The table below looks at the statistics for FIXML skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FIXML over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information Exchange Markup Language (FIXML)
Rank 201 223 228
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +5
Contract jobs citing FIXML 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.028% 0.038%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.095% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £563 £975
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -42.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £250 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1752 2112 2183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.66% 29.50% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1319 1598 1673
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.97 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.88% +9.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

FIXML
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FIXML across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

FIXML Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

FIXML
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 FIXML across the City of London region.

FIXML Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

FIXML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing FIXML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited FIXML.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Murex
3 4 (57.14%) XML
4 3 (42.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 3 (42.86%) FpML
4 3 (42.86%) Fixed Income
4 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (42.86%) SWIFT
5 2 (28.57%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
5 2 (28.57%) Radianz
5 2 (28.57%) Axway
5 2 (28.57%) Tumbleweed
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Clustering
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (28.57%) X.509
5 2 (28.57%) Internet
5 2 (28.57%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) Identity Management

FIXML
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing FIXML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited FIXML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Mule
2 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LDAP
1 2 (28.57%) FTP
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
1 2 (28.57%) SSL
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) X.509
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Sybase ASE
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) TestDirector
2 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (14.29%) ClearQuest
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Support
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) FpML
3 2 (28.57%) JMS
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) XSLT
4 1 (14.29%) JTS
4 1 (14.29%) XBRL
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware
4 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
4 1 (14.29%) Spring
4 1 (14.29%) JTA
4 1 (14.29%) Java EE
4 1 (14.29%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (42.86%) Fixed Income
1 3 (42.86%) SWIFT
2 2 (28.57%) Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) Cryptography
3 1 (14.29%) Derivative
3 1 (14.29%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (14.29%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Identity Management
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) B2B
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) ActionScript 2.0
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (28.57%) ActionScript
3 2 (28.57%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (28.57%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Murex
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Sybase
3 2 (28.57%) Radianz
3 2 (28.57%) Axway
3 2 (28.57%) Fidessa
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Tumbleweed
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) TIBCO
4 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
4 1 (14.29%) thinkFolio
4 1 (14.29%) JBoss
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