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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 424 422 436
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 145 117 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.12% 0.92% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 90 69
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£563 £550 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £700 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £500 £350
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +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
12962 12714 11092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.17% 27.32% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8620 8056 7087
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 249 284
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +28 142 £563 +2.27% 78
South East - 1 - -
South West - - - -
North West - - - -
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FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (50.78%) UNIX
2 148 (46.39%) Front Office
3 144 (45.14%) Banking
4 141 (44.20%) Java
5 136 (42.63%) Low Latency
6 116 (36.36%) SQL
7 114 (35.74%) Finance
8 105 (32.92%) Linux
9 99 (31.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 93 (29.15%) Multithreading
11 91 (28.53%) C++
12 74 (23.20%) Equities
13 65 (20.38%) Investment Banking
14 58 (18.18%) Electronic Trading
15 56 (17.55%) Derivative
16 55 (17.24%) Perl
17 54 (16.93%) Algorithmic Trading
18 51 (15.99%) Fixed Income
19 48 (15.05%) C#
20 46 (14.42%) TIBCO
21 44 (13.79%) Oracle
22 41 (12.85%) Python
22 41 (12.85%) Relational Database
23 35 (10.97%) Middleware
24 33 (10.34%) Reuters
25 32 (10.03%) Solaris
26 30 (9.40%) Windows
26 30 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
27 29 (9.09%) Degree
27 29 (9.09%) Fidessa

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 15 (4.70%) WebSphere
2 11 (3.45%) TIBCO EMS
3 8 (2.51%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.63%) JBoss
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.31%) Apache
5 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.31%) Documentum
5 1 (0.31%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.31%) Confluence
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.31%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 11 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.57%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (5.64%) RMDS
2 7 (2.19%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.25%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (0.94%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.63%) Endur
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.63%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.31%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.31%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.52%) TCP/IP
2 17 (5.33%) Firewall
3 7 (2.19%) Multicast
4 5 (1.57%) tcpdump
4 5 (1.57%) DNS
5 3 (0.94%) LAN
5 3 (0.94%) WAN
5 3 (0.94%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.85%) Relational Database
2 26 (8.15%) SQL Server
3 22 (6.90%) KDB
4 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.31%) DB2
6 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.31%) IDOL
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.70%) Subversion
2 9 (2.82%) Maven
2 9 (2.82%) TeamCity
3 8 (2.51%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.57%) NUnit
4 5 (1.57%) VisiBroker
4 5 (1.57%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.25%) JIRA
6 3 (0.94%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.94%) jMock
6 3 (0.94%) Moq
7 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.63%) MSI
7 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.31%) JUnit
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
General
1 148 (46.39%) Front Office
2 144 (45.14%) Banking
3 114 (35.74%) Finance
4 65 (20.38%) Investment Banking
5 22 (6.90%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.19%) Back Office
7 3 (0.94%) Advertising
7 3 (0.94%) Games
7 3 (0.94%) Marketing
8 2 (0.63%) Retail
8 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 151 (47.34%) Developer
2 82 (25.71%) Analyst
3 80 (25.08%) Java Developer
4 51 (15.99%) Support Analyst
5 48 (15.05%) C++ Developer
6 32 (10.03%) Applications Support
7 19 (5.96%) C# Developer
7 19 (5.96%) FIX Analyst
8 16 (5.02%) Applications Support Analyst
8 16 (5.02%) Support Engineer
9 14 (4.39%) Senior Developer
10 12 (3.76%) Technical Support
11 10 (3.13%) Business Analyst
11 10 (3.13%) Technical Support Engineer
11 10 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
12 8 (2.51%) Linux Engineer
13 7 (2.19%) Senior Java Developer
13 7 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
14 6 (1.88%) Architect
14 6 (1.88%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.97%) Middleware
2 25 (7.84%) JMS
3 24 (7.52%) XML
4 20 (6.27%) Rendezvous
5 17 (5.33%) .NET
6 15 (4.70%) CGI
7 12 (3.76%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (3.76%) XSLT
8 10 (3.13%) HTML
8 10 (3.13%) FpML
8 10 (3.13%) Spring
9 8 (2.51%) WCF
9 8 (2.51%) WPF
9 8 (2.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 8 (2.51%) HTML5
10 6 (1.88%) FIXML
10 6 (1.88%) Hibernate
10 6 (1.88%) MAPI
11 5 (1.57%) CORBA
11 5 (1.57%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 99 (31.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 74 (23.20%) Equities
3 56 (17.55%) Derivative
4 51 (15.99%) Fixed Income
5 26 (8.15%) Computer Science
6 25 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (5.02%) Algorithms
8 14 (4.39%) Grid Computing
9 11 (3.45%) Credit Derivative
10 9 (2.82%) Hedge funds
11 8 (2.51%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.88%) SWIFT
13 5 (1.57%) Equity Derivative
14 4 (1.25%) Physics
14 4 (1.25%) Reference Data
14 4 (1.25%) Data Structures
15 3 (0.94%) Spread Betting
15 3 (0.94%) Tandem
16 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
17 1 (0.31%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 162 (50.78%) UNIX
2 105 (32.92%) Linux
3 32 (10.03%) Solaris
4 30 (9.40%) Windows
5 14 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.25%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.25%) SUSE
6 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.94%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.31%) CentOS
8 1 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (42.63%) Low Latency
2 93 (29.15%) Multithreading
3 58 (18.18%) Electronic Trading
4 54 (16.93%) Algorithmic Trading
5 30 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (7.84%) ITIL
6 25 (7.84%) Service Management
7 21 (6.58%) E-Commerce
8 20 (6.27%) Performance Tuning
9 19 (5.96%) Risk Management
10 16 (5.02%) OO
11 13 (4.08%) TDD
12 12 (3.76%) Software Engineering
13 11 (3.45%) Change Management
14 10 (3.13%) Business Analysis
14 10 (3.13%) Migration
15 9 (2.82%) Incident Management
15 9 (2.82%) Ultra-Low Latency
16 8 (2.51%) Change Control
16 8 (2.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 141 (44.20%) Java
2 116 (36.36%) SQL
3 91 (28.53%) C++
4 55 (17.24%) Perl
5 48 (15.05%) C#
6 41 (12.85%) Python
7 25 (7.84%) Shell Script
8 18 (5.64%) Korn
9 14 (4.39%) Assembly Language
10 12 (3.76%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.51%) AWK
11 8 (2.51%) C
12 7 (2.19%) C-shell
13 4 (1.25%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.25%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.25%) Scala
14 3 (0.94%) Tcl
15 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.63%) PHP
16 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (0.63%) VCP4
2 2 (0.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.70%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) EMIR
2 2 (0.63%) UCITS
System Software
1 2 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (5.64%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.63%) Control-M
2 2 (0.63%) Nagios
2 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (14.42%) TIBCO
2 44 (13.79%) Oracle
3 33 (10.34%) Reuters
4 29 (9.09%) Fidessa
5 24 (7.52%) Sybase
6 22 (6.90%) 29West
7 20 (6.27%) Bloomberg
8 18 (5.64%) ION Trading
9 16 (5.02%) Red Hat
10 13 (4.08%) Microsoft
11 11 (3.45%) IBM
12 9 (2.82%) MarketAxess
13 7 (2.19%) eSpeed
13 7 (2.19%) Murex
14 6 (1.88%) Informatica
15 5 (1.57%) Patsystems
15 5 (1.57%) EasyScreen
15 5 (1.57%) Adobe
16 4 (1.25%) CQG
16 4 (1.25%) DevExpress
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