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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 423 411 416
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 133 123 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.06% 1.01% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 87 79
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £500 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +42.85%
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
12559 12177 11793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.17% 27.36% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 7823 7618
Average daily rate £395 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 257 321
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 0 130 £550 +4.76% 52
South East - 1 - - 8
South West - - - - 1
North West - - - -
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FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (51.27%) UNIX
2 146 (46.20%) Java
3 145 (45.89%) Banking
4 143 (45.25%) Front Office
5 132 (41.77%) Low Latency
6 131 (41.46%) SQL
7 122 (38.61%) Finance
8 119 (37.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 106 (33.54%) Linux
10 90 (28.48%) C++
11 86 (27.22%) Multithreading
12 66 (20.89%) Investment Banking
13 59 (18.67%) Oracle
13 59 (18.67%) Equities
14 57 (18.04%) Electronic Trading
15 55 (17.41%) Perl
16 54 (17.09%) Derivative
17 53 (16.77%) Fixed Income
18 51 (16.14%) C#
18 51 (16.14%) TIBCO
19 42 (13.29%) Python
19 42 (13.29%) Algorithmic Trading
20 39 (12.34%) Relational Database
21 36 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
22 34 (10.76%) Middleware
22 34 (10.76%) Reuters
23 32 (10.13%) Windows
23 32 (10.13%) Sybase
24 31 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
25 29 (9.18%) Solaris

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 20 (6.33%) WebSphere
2 13 (4.11%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.80%) TIBCO EMS
4 4 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.32%) Confluence
6 1 (0.32%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.32%) Documentum
6 1 (0.32%) Apache
6 1 (0.32%) JBoss
6 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.95%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.16%) RMDS
2 8 (2.53%) Murex MxG2000
3 5 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.63%) Endur
4 2 (0.63%) Front Arena
4 2 (0.63%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.63%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.32%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.91%) Firewall
2 22 (6.96%) TCP/IP
3 15 (4.75%) Multicast
4 6 (1.90%) DNS
4 6 (1.90%) tcpdump
5 4 (1.27%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.95%) LAN
6 3 (0.95%) WAN
7 1 (0.32%) FTP
7 1 (0.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.34%) Relational Database
2 19 (6.01%) KDB
3 18 (5.70%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.90%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.63%) Informix
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.32%) IDOL
8 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (3.48%) Subversion
2 10 (3.16%) TeamCity
3 9 (2.85%) JIRA
4 8 (2.53%) Maven
5 7 (2.22%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.58%) VisiBroker
7 3 (0.95%) jMock
7 3 (0.95%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.63%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.63%) MSI
8 2 (0.63%) NUnit
8 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.32%) JUnit
General
1 145 (45.89%) Banking
2 143 (45.25%) Front Office
3 122 (38.61%) Finance
4 66 (20.89%) Investment Banking
5 23 (7.28%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.53%) Back Office
7 4 (1.27%) Games
8 3 (0.95%) Retail
8 3 (0.95%) Advertising
9 2 (0.63%) Marketing
9 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.63%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 142 (44.94%) Developer
2 87 (27.53%) Analyst
3 75 (23.73%) Java Developer
4 60 (18.99%) Support Analyst
5 44 (13.92%) C++ Developer
6 38 (12.03%) Applications Support
7 21 (6.65%) Support Engineer
8 18 (5.70%) Senior Developer
9 17 (5.38%) Applications Support Analyst
10 15 (4.75%) C# Developer
11 13 (4.11%) FIX Analyst
12 11 (3.48%) Technical Support
13 10 (3.16%) Linux Engineer
14 9 (2.85%) Business Analyst
15 8 (2.53%) Senior Java Developer
16 7 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
16 7 (2.22%) Technical Support Engineer
16 7 (2.22%) Technical Engineer
16 7 (2.22%) Linux Support
16 7 (2.22%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.76%) Middleware
2 28 (8.86%) XML
3 26 (8.23%) JMS
4 24 (7.59%) Rendezvous
5 17 (5.38%) WebSphere MQ
6 16 (5.06%) Spring
6 16 (5.06%) XSLT
7 15 (4.75%) .NET
8 14 (4.43%) CGI
9 11 (3.48%) Hibernate
10 10 (3.16%) FpML
10 10 (3.16%) HTML
10 10 (3.16%) Java SE
11 9 (2.85%) Spring Integration
12 8 (2.53%) WCF
12 8 (2.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 8 (2.53%) Murex Flex
12 8 (2.53%) HTML5
13 7 (2.22%) JNI
13 7 (2.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 119 (37.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 59 (18.67%) Equities
3 54 (17.09%) Derivative
4 53 (16.77%) Fixed Income
5 31 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (7.28%) Computer Science
7 14 (4.43%) Grid Computing
8 11 (3.48%) Mathematics
9 10 (3.16%) Credit Derivative
9 10 (3.16%) Algorithms
10 9 (2.85%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.90%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (1.90%) SWIFT
12 4 (1.27%) Spread Betting
12 4 (1.27%) Physics
12 4 (1.27%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
14 1 (0.32%) Open Source
14 1 (0.32%) Online Banking
14 1 (0.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 162 (51.27%) UNIX
2 106 (33.54%) Linux
3 32 (10.13%) Windows
4 29 (9.18%) Solaris
5 17 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.95%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.95%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.95%) SUSE
6 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.95%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (41.77%) Low Latency
2 86 (27.22%) Multithreading
3 57 (18.04%) Electronic Trading
4 42 (13.29%) Algorithmic Trading
5 36 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (7.91%) Risk Management
7 22 (6.96%) ITIL
8 21 (6.65%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (6.65%) Service Management
9 20 (6.33%) E-Commerce
10 14 (4.43%) OO
10 14 (4.43%) Change Management
11 11 (3.48%) Incident Management
11 11 (3.48%) Business Analysis
12 10 (3.16%) Project Management
12 10 (3.16%) Software Engineering
12 10 (3.16%) TDD
12 10 (3.16%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 10 (3.16%) Capacity Management
13 9 (2.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 146 (46.20%) Java
2 131 (41.46%) SQL
3 90 (28.48%) C++
4 55 (17.41%) Perl
5 51 (16.14%) C#
6 42 (13.29%) Python
7 20 (6.33%) Shell Script
8 17 (5.38%) Korn
9 14 (4.43%) Assembly Language
10 13 (4.11%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.22%) C
12 3 (0.95%) Scala
12 3 (0.95%) C-shell
12 3 (0.95%) AWK
12 3 (0.95%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.95%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.63%) PHP
13 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.63%) Tcl
14 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (8.86%) Degree
2 2 (0.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.43%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) EMIR
2 2 (0.63%) UCITS
Systems Management
1 18 (5.70%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (2.22%) Control-M
3 2 (0.63%) Nagios
3 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 59 (18.67%) Oracle
2 51 (16.14%) TIBCO
3 34 (10.76%) Reuters
4 32 (10.13%) Sybase
5 27 (8.54%) Fidessa
6 26 (8.23%) Bloomberg
7 22 (6.96%) 29West
8 18 (5.70%) Red Hat
9 12 (3.80%) MarketAxess
9 12 (3.80%) Microsoft
9 12 (3.80%) Murex
9 12 (3.80%) ION Trading
10 11 (3.48%) IBM
11 10 (3.16%) eSpeed
11 10 (3.16%) Informatica
12 9 (2.85%) Adobe
13 5 (1.58%) thinkFolio
13 5 (1.58%) Remedy
14 4 (1.27%) EasyScreen
14 4 (1.27%) Calypso
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