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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information Exchange Markup Language (FIXML)
Rank 194 217 216
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -1
Contract jobs citing FIXML 3 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.052% 0.028% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.093% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Average daily rate
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£338 £563 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £553 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £573 £975
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
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
1738 2156 2177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.88% 29.75% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1276 1636 1692
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £296 £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 13 15 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.49 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.92% -16.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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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

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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

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FIXML across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

FIXML Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) SWIFT
3 2 (40.00%) Axway
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) Clustering
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Tumbleweed
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (40.00%) ActionScript 2.0
3 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (40.00%) SSH
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
3 2 (40.00%) Sybase
3 2 (40.00%) Radianz
3 2 (40.00%) X.509
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) ActionScript
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Mule
2 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LDAP
1 2 (40.00%) FTP
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
1 2 (40.00%) SSL
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
1 2 (40.00%) X.509
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Sybase ASE
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
1 1 (20.00%) JMeter
1 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) JMS
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) XSLT
2 1 (20.00%) JTS
2 1 (20.00%) XBRL
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) FpML
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) JTA
2 1 (20.00%) Java EE
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) SWIFT
2 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (20.00%) Derivative
3 1 (20.00%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (20.00%) Equities
3 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) B2B
2 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (40.00%) ActionScript
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) XPath
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Sybase
2 2 (40.00%) Radianz
2 2 (40.00%) Axway
2 2 (40.00%) Murex
2 2 (40.00%) Fidessa
2 2 (40.00%) Tumbleweed
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (20.00%) thinkFolio
3 1 (20.00%) JBoss