The table below looks at the statistics for FIX Protocol skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FIX Protocol over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
London / City of London
Rank 124 103 151
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +48
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 29 48 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.98% 1.52% 0.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.75% 4.80% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 38 35
Median daily rate £600 £563 £543
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £386 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £667 £673 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £438 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1053 1000 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.62% 31.70% 30.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 843 1246
Median daily rate £475 £453 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.97% +6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

FIX Protocol
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing FIX Protocol as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

FIX Protocol Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FIX Protocol across the City of London region.

FIX Protocol Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FIX Protocol across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

FIX Protocol Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FIX Protocol across the City of London region.

FIX Protocol Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FIX Protocol also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 29 (50.00%) Finance
2 25 (43.10%) Java
3 22 (37.93%) Linux
3 22 (37.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 21 (36.21%) Front Office
4 21 (36.21%) Electronic Trading
4 21 (36.21%) Low Latency
5 20 (34.48%) Fixed Income
6 17 (29.31%) Banking
7 16 (27.59%) Multithreading
8 14 (24.14%) Equities
9 13 (22.41%) C++
10 12 (20.69%) Unix
11 11 (18.97%) OO
12 10 (17.24%) SQL
12 10 (17.24%) FpML
12 10 (17.24%) Investment Banking
13 9 (15.52%) XML
14 8 (13.79%) Oracle
14 8 (13.79%) TIBCO
14 8 (13.79%) Ultra-Low Latency
15 7 (12.07%) Rendezvous
15 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
15 7 (12.07%) OOP
15 7 (12.07%) Data Modelling
15 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (12.07%) RMDS
15 7 (12.07%) Derivative
16 6 (10.34%) MiFID
16 6 (10.34%) Computer Science

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.45%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 7 (12.07%) RMDS
2 5 (8.62%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.72%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) KDB
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) Big Data
4 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.72%) Kdb+
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) JUnit
2 3 (5.17%) JIRA
2 3 (5.17%) Maven
3 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.72%) EasyMock
4 1 (1.72%) ERwin
4 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 29 (50.00%) Finance
2 21 (36.21%) Front Office
3 17 (29.31%) Banking
4 10 (17.24%) Investment Banking
5 5 (8.62%) Financial Institution
6 3 (5.17%) Back Office
7 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (56.90%) Developer
2 18 (31.03%) Java Developer
3 12 (20.69%) Analyst
4 10 (17.24%) C++ Developer
5 9 (15.52%) Senior Developer
5 9 (15.52%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (13.79%) Architect
6 8 (13.79%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 7 (12.07%) Data Architect
7 7 (12.07%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 7 (12.07%) Linux Developer
7 7 (12.07%) Low Latency C++ Developer
7 7 (12.07%) Support Analyst
8 5 (8.62%) Business Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) Banking Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) MiFID Business Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) Technical Business Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) Low Latency Java Developer
10 3 (5.17%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) FpML
2 9 (15.52%) XML
3 7 (12.07%) Rendezvous
4 6 (10.34%) .NET
5 4 (6.90%) FIXML
5 4 (6.90%) XSD
5 4 (6.90%) XSLT
6 3 (5.17%) HTML
7 2 (3.45%) HTML5
7 2 (3.45%) Kafka
8 1 (1.72%) J2EE
8 1 (1.72%) JMS
8 1 (1.72%) JMX
8 1 (1.72%) SOAP
8 1 (1.72%) Spring
8 1 (1.72%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (1.72%) Ultra Messaging
8 1 (1.72%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 20 (34.48%) Fixed Income
3 14 (24.14%) Equities
4 7 (12.07%) Derivative
5 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
6 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (8.62%) Credit Derivative
7 4 (6.90%) Reference Data
7 4 (6.90%) Taxonomies
8 3 (5.17%) Data Structures
9 2 (3.45%) Fintech
9 2 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.72%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 1 (1.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 22 (37.93%) Linux
2 12 (20.69%) Unix
3 6 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) Electronic Trading
1 21 (36.21%) Low Latency
2 16 (27.59%) Multithreading
3 11 (18.97%) OO
4 8 (13.79%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.07%) Data Modelling
5 7 (12.07%) OOP
6 4 (6.90%) Analytics
6 4 (6.90%) API Development
6 4 (6.90%) Business Analysis
6 4 (6.90%) Project Management
7 3 (5.17%) Data Architecture
7 3 (5.17%) Data Management
7 3 (5.17%) Scrum
8 2 (3.45%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.45%) Mathematics
8 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) Java
2 13 (22.41%) C++
3 10 (17.24%) SQL
4 6 (10.34%) Python
5 4 (6.90%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.45%) C#
8 1 (1.72%) Perl
8 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) MiFID
2 5 (8.62%) QA
3 2 (3.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.72%) ISO20022
4 1 (1.72%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Oracle
1 8 (13.79%) TIBCO
2 5 (8.62%) Fidessa
2 5 (8.62%) ION Trading
3 4 (6.90%) Bloomberg
3 4 (6.90%) Reuters
3 4 (6.90%) Sybase
4 1 (1.72%) HP
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