The table below looks at the statistics for FIX Protocol skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FIX Protocol over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 434 438 371
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -67
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 167 151 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.29% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 1.04% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 109 146
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £685 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15389 14469 14352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.56% 28.27% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10620 9338 9387
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 199 250
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

FIX Protocol
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

FIX Protocol Jobs Demand Trend in England

FIX Protocol
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

FIX Protocol Daily Rate Trend in England

FIX Protocol
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FIX Protocol across the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

FIX Protocol Daily Rate Histogram in England

FIX Protocol
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

FIX Protocol Hourly Rate Trend in England

FIX Protocol
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FIX Protocol within the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 164 £550 - 39
East Midlands -10 1 £463 +8.82%
South East - 1 £488 - 6
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FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing FIX Protocol 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 FIX Protocol.

1 162 (49.85%) Front Office
2 151 (46.46%) UNIX
3 149 (45.85%) Finance
4 143 (44.00%) Banking
5 141 (43.38%) Linux
6 128 (39.38%) Java
7 120 (36.92%) SQL
8 108 (33.23%) Equities
9 106 (32.62%) Low Latency
10 97 (29.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 95 (29.23%) Investment Banking
12 76 (23.38%) Electronic Trading
13 75 (23.08%) Perl
14 73 (22.46%) C++
15 69 (21.23%) Multithreading
16 63 (19.38%) Python
16 63 (19.38%) Derivative
16 63 (19.38%) Algorithmic Trading
17 49 (15.08%) Analytical Skills
18 42 (12.92%) Windows
19 40 (12.31%) Oracle
20 39 (12.00%) Fixed Income
21 38 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
22 35 (10.77%) Relational Database
23 34 (10.46%) Sybase
23 34 (10.46%) C#
24 30 (9.23%) SQL Server
24 30 (9.23%) Firewall
25 28 (8.62%) Shell Script
26 25 (7.69%) TIBCO

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing FIX Protocol 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 FIX Protocol. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (0.92%) MTS
1 3 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (0.92%) WebSphere
1 3 (0.92%) JBoss
2 2 (0.62%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.31%) Apache
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.31%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.85%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.92%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.62%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.31%) Kondor+
4 1 (0.31%) Summit
4 1 (0.31%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.31%) RMDS
4 1 (0.31%) MetaTrader
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.23%) Firewall
2 19 (5.85%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.31%) Multicast
4 11 (3.38%) LAN
5 10 (3.08%) WAN
6 9 (2.77%) VPN
7 4 (1.23%) Internet
8 1 (0.31%) VoIP
8 1 (0.31%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.77%) Relational Database
2 30 (9.23%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.23%) KDB
4 10 (3.08%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.46%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.62%) DB2
8 2 (0.62%) Informix
8 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.62%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.31%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.31%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 13 (4.00%) Subversion
2 8 (2.46%) Maven
2 8 (2.46%) JIRA
2 8 (2.46%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.54%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.23%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.23%) Moq
4 4 (1.23%) NUnit
5 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Blend
5 2 (0.62%) ERwin
6 1 (0.31%) JUnit
6 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.31%) jMock
6 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.31%) Gradle
6 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
General
1 162 (49.85%) Front Office
2 149 (45.85%) Finance
3 143 (44.00%) Banking
4 95 (29.23%) Investment Banking
5 19 (5.85%) Financial Institution
6 14 (4.31%) Back Office
7 6 (1.85%) Legal
8 2 (0.62%) Advertising
8 2 (0.62%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.31%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Marketing
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 135 (41.54%) Developer
2 72 (22.15%) Java Developer
3 70 (21.54%) Analyst
4 47 (14.46%) Applications Support
5 39 (12.00%) Support Analyst
6 38 (11.69%) C++ Developer
7 17 (5.23%) Integration Specialist
8 16 (4.92%) Applications Support Analyst
9 12 (3.69%) Business Analyst
9 12 (3.69%) Senior Developer
9 12 (3.69%) FIX Analyst
10 11 (3.38%) Consultant
10 11 (3.38%) C# Developer
11 10 (3.08%) Support Specialist
11 10 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (2.77%) Applications Specialist
13 8 (2.46%) Applications Support Specialist
13 8 (2.46%) Fidessa Developer
14 7 (2.15%) Project Manager
15 6 (1.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.08%) XML
1 23 (7.08%) Middleware
2 18 (5.54%) .NET
2 18 (5.54%) Spring
3 12 (3.69%) WPF
4 11 (3.38%) Rendezvous
5 9 (2.77%) FpML
5 9 (2.77%) JMS
6 8 (2.46%) TIBCO EMS
7 7 (2.15%) WinForms
7 7 (2.15%) Swing
7 7 (2.15%) HTML
7 7 (2.15%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (2.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 6 (1.85%) STL
9 4 (1.23%) CSS
9 4 (1.23%) HTML5
9 4 (1.23%) Ultra Messaging
10 3 (0.92%) J2EE
10 3 (0.92%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 108 (33.23%) Equities
2 97 (29.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 63 (19.38%) Derivative
4 49 (15.08%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (12.00%) Fixed Income
6 23 (7.08%) Computer Science
7 22 (6.77%) Equity Derivative
8 21 (6.46%) Algorithms
9 15 (4.62%) Data Structures
10 9 (2.77%) Mathematics
11 8 (2.46%) Eurex
12 6 (1.85%) SWIFT
13 5 (1.54%) PMI
13 5 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (1.23%) Hedge funds
14 4 (1.23%) Physics
15 3 (0.92%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.92%) Grid Computing
15 3 (0.92%) DTCC
15 3 (0.92%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 151 (46.46%) UNIX
2 141 (43.38%) Linux
3 42 (12.92%) Windows
4 10 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.85%) Solaris
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (32.62%) Low Latency
2 76 (23.38%) Electronic Trading
3 69 (21.23%) Multithreading
4 63 (19.38%) Algorithmic Trading
5 38 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (7.69%) TDD
7 22 (6.77%) OO
7 22 (6.77%) Project Management
8 20 (6.15%) Risk Management
9 18 (5.54%) SDLC
10 17 (5.23%) Market Making
10 17 (5.23%) Asset Management
10 17 (5.23%) Process Management
10 17 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (4.62%) Workflow
12 13 (4.00%) Software Engineering
13 11 (3.38%) Service Management
14 10 (3.08%) UML
14 10 (3.08%) Migration
14 10 (3.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 128 (39.38%) Java
2 120 (36.92%) SQL
3 75 (23.08%) Perl
4 73 (22.46%) C++
5 63 (19.38%) Python
6 34 (10.46%) C#
7 28 (8.62%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.38%) C
8 11 (3.38%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.77%) Tcl
10 7 (2.15%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.85%) VBA
12 5 (1.54%) Korn
12 5 (1.54%) PHP
12 5 (1.54%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.23%) VB
13 4 (1.23%) Scala
14 3 (0.92%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.92%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.92%) AWK
Qualifications
1 21 (6.46%) Degree
2 5 (1.54%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.62%) CCNP
3 2 (0.62%) CCNA
3 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.46%) QA
2 2 (0.62%) EMIR
2 2 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.31%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 8 (2.46%) Control-M
2 7 (2.15%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (1.54%) SCOM
3 5 (1.54%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.31%) MOM
4 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (12.31%) Oracle
2 34 (10.46%) Sybase
3 25 (7.69%) Fidessa
3 25 (7.69%) TIBCO
4 24 (7.38%) Bloomberg
5 16 (4.92%) Reuters
6 13 (4.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (3.69%) Currenex
8 10 (3.08%) Red Hat
8 10 (3.08%) Citrix
9 9 (2.77%) eSpeed
9 9 (2.77%) ION Trading
10 8 (2.46%) MarketAxess
11 7 (2.15%) Tradeweb
11 7 (2.15%) Remedy
11 7 (2.15%) Charles River
12 5 (1.54%) VMware
13 4 (1.23%) Portware
13 4 (1.23%) Typemock
13 4 (1.23%) Solace
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