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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 138 125 169
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +44
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 27 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.85% 0.99% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.27% 3.08% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 34
Median daily rate £594 £575 £639
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% -9.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £394
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +23.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
FIX Protocol
London

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
1187 1105 1706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.50% 32.11% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 927 1360
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £26.32 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016, 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 28 (59.57%) Front Office
2 27 (57.45%) Electronic Trading
3 26 (55.32%) Finance
4 21 (44.68%) Banking
5 18 (38.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (36.17%) Java
6 17 (36.17%) Fixed Income
7 14 (29.79%) SQL
8 13 (27.66%) Unix
8 13 (27.66%) Multithreading
9 12 (25.53%) Linux
9 12 (25.53%) Equities
10 10 (21.28%) Investment Banking
10 10 (21.28%) Oracle
10 10 (21.28%) Low Latency
11 9 (19.15%) TIBCO
11 9 (19.15%) Rendezvous
12 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
12 8 (17.02%) RMDS
13 7 (14.89%) Data Management
13 7 (14.89%) Financial Institution
13 7 (14.89%) Derivative
13 7 (14.89%) Windows
13 7 (14.89%) Bloomberg
14 6 (12.77%) FpML
14 6 (12.77%) Python
14 6 (12.77%) Credit Derivative
15 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
15 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP

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:

Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (17.02%) RMDS
2 2 (4.26%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 2 (4.26%) Minerva
3 1 (2.13%) ION MarketView
3 1 (2.13%) LatentZero
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) KDB
3 1 (2.13%) DB2
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) JUnit
2 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (59.57%) Front Office
2 26 (55.32%) Finance
3 21 (44.68%) Banking
4 10 (21.28%) Investment Banking
5 7 (14.89%) Financial Institution
6 2 (4.26%) Back Office
7 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Developer
2 16 (34.04%) Analyst
3 12 (25.53%) Support Analyst
4 11 (23.40%) Java Developer
5 10 (21.28%) Senior Developer
5 10 (21.28%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (14.89%) Banking Analyst
7 6 (12.77%) Unix Analyst
7 6 (12.77%) Unix Support
7 6 (12.77%) Unix Support Analyst
8 5 (10.64%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 5 (10.64%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 4 (8.51%) Applications Support
9 4 (8.51%) Architect
9 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
9 4 (8.51%) Data Architect
10 3 (6.38%) C++ Developer
10 3 (6.38%) Electronic Trading Support
10 3 (6.38%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (6.38%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) Rendezvous
2 6 (12.77%) FpML
3 5 (10.64%) XML
4 3 (6.38%) HTML
5 2 (4.26%) .NET
5 2 (4.26%) FIXML
5 2 (4.26%) HTML5
5 2 (4.26%) XSD
5 2 (4.26%) XSLT
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.13%) CSS3
6 1 (2.13%) JMS
6 1 (2.13%) JMX
6 1 (2.13%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.13%) LESS
6 1 (2.13%) RequireJS
6 1 (2.13%) Sass
6 1 (2.13%) Spring
6 1 (2.13%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (38.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (36.17%) Fixed Income
3 12 (25.53%) Equities
4 7 (14.89%) Derivative
5 6 (12.77%) Credit Derivative
6 5 (10.64%) Fintech
7 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (4.26%) Data Structures
8 2 (4.26%) Reference Data
8 2 (4.26%) Taxonomies
9 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
9 1 (2.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
9 1 (2.13%) SWIFT
9 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) Unix
2 12 (25.53%) Linux
3 7 (14.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (57.45%) Electronic Trading
2 13 (27.66%) Multithreading
3 10 (21.28%) Low Latency
4 7 (14.89%) Data Management
5 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
6 4 (8.51%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.38%) OO
7 3 (6.38%) Project Management
8 2 (4.26%) Analytics
8 2 (4.26%) Data Architecture
8 2 (4.26%) ITIL
8 2 (4.26%) Scrum
9 1 (2.13%) Change Management
9 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.13%) OOA/OOD
9 1 (2.13%) OOP
9 1 (2.13%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) Java
2 14 (29.79%) SQL
3 6 (12.77%) Python
4 5 (10.64%) C++
5 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.26%) C#
7 1 (2.13%) Perl
7 1 (2.13%) VBA
7 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) MiFID
1 3 (6.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.13%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle
2 9 (19.15%) TIBCO
3 7 (14.89%) Bloomberg
4 5 (10.64%) Fidessa
4 5 (10.64%) Reuters
5 3 (6.38%) Sybase
6 2 (4.26%) FXall
6 2 (4.26%) MarketAxess
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) ION Trading