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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 410 407 378
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -29
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 172 166 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.25% 1.22% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 138 104
Average daily rate
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£575 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £414 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £658 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.29% +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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13795 13574 11664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.27% 27.33% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9075 8962 7439
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 199 329
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £18.35 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +15 172 £575 +0.43% 54
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FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 158 (51.80%) UNIX
2 153 (50.16%) Front Office
3 137 (44.92%) Banking
4 129 (42.30%) Java
5 128 (41.97%) Finance
6 122 (40.00%) Linux
7 105 (34.43%) Low Latency
8 104 (34.10%) SQL
9 101 (33.11%) Equities
10 84 (27.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 83 (27.21%) Multithreading
12 71 (23.28%) C++
13 70 (22.95%) Investment Banking
14 62 (20.33%) Electronic Trading
15 60 (19.67%) Algorithmic Trading
16 58 (19.02%) Perl
17 55 (18.03%) Derivative
18 47 (15.41%) Python
19 41 (13.44%) C#
19 41 (13.44%) Fixed Income
20 39 (12.79%) TIBCO
21 34 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
22 32 (10.49%) Shell Script
22 32 (10.49%) Oracle
22 32 (10.49%) Fidessa
23 29 (9.51%) Reuters
24 28 (9.18%) Degree
25 27 (8.85%) Computer Science
26 26 (8.52%) TDD
26 26 (8.52%) Firewall

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 10 (3.28%) WebSphere
2 6 (1.97%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.98%) JBoss
3 3 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.66%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (5.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.64%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (5.25%) RMDS
2 7 (2.30%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.98%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.66%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.33%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.33%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.33%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.33%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.52%) Firewall
2 22 (7.21%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.95%) VPN
4 8 (2.62%) Multicast
5 3 (0.98%) LAN
6 2 (0.66%) WAN
6 2 (0.66%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.52%) SQL Server
1 26 (8.52%) KDB
2 25 (8.20%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (6.23%) Subversion
2 13 (4.26%) Eclipse
3 10 (3.28%) Maven
4 6 (1.97%) JIRA
4 6 (1.97%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.64%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.98%) Moq
6 3 (0.98%) NUnit
7 2 (0.66%) JUnit
7 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.66%) jMock
7 2 (0.66%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.33%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.33%) Gradle
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.33%) Selenium
General
1 153 (50.16%) Front Office
2 137 (44.92%) Banking
3 128 (41.97%) Finance
4 70 (22.95%) Investment Banking
5 23 (7.54%) Financial Institution
6 10 (3.28%) Back Office
7 4 (1.31%) Advertising
8 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.98%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.66%) Marketing
9 2 (0.66%) Legal
10 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 146 (47.87%) Developer
2 81 (26.56%) Java Developer
3 80 (26.23%) Analyst
4 44 (14.43%) Support Analyst
5 36 (11.80%) C++ Developer
6 22 (7.21%) C# Developer
6 22 (7.21%) Applications Support
7 21 (6.89%) FIX Analyst
8 15 (4.92%) Applications Support Analyst
9 14 (4.59%) Support Engineer
10 13 (4.26%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.61%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.28%) Technical Support
12 10 (3.28%) Technical Support Engineer
12 10 (3.28%) Technical Engineer
13 8 (2.62%) Consultant
13 8 (2.62%) Integration Specialist
14 7 (2.30%) Linux Engineer
14 7 (2.30%) Equity Analyst
15 6 (1.97%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.20%) Middleware
2 21 (6.89%) XML
3 17 (5.57%) Rendezvous
4 14 (4.59%) JMS
5 13 (4.26%) TIBCO EMS
6 11 (3.61%) .NET
6 11 (3.61%) Ultra Messaging
7 10 (3.28%) CGI
7 10 (3.28%) WebSphere MQ
7 10 (3.28%) Spring
8 9 (2.95%) HTML
8 9 (2.95%) WPF
9 8 (2.62%) HTML5
10 7 (2.30%) Swing
10 7 (2.30%) FpML
11 6 (1.97%) XSLT
12 5 (1.64%) WCF
13 4 (1.31%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 4 (1.31%) jQuery
13 4 (1.31%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 101 (33.11%) Equities
2 84 (27.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 55 (18.03%) Derivative
4 41 (13.44%) Fixed Income
5 27 (8.85%) Computer Science
6 23 (7.54%) Algorithms
7 22 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (4.92%) Equity Derivative
9 13 (4.26%) Data Structures
10 12 (3.93%) Eurex
11 9 (2.95%) Hedge funds
12 7 (2.30%) Mathematics
13 6 (1.97%) SWIFT
14 5 (1.64%) Open Source
14 5 (1.64%) Grid Computing
15 4 (1.31%) Credit Derivative
16 3 (0.98%) Tandem
16 3 (0.98%) Physics
16 3 (0.98%) DTCC
16 3 (0.98%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 158 (51.80%) UNIX
2 122 (40.00%) Linux
3 24 (7.87%) Windows
4 23 (7.54%) Solaris
5 12 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.98%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.98%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.98%) SUSE
6 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.66%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.33%) CentOS
8 1 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (34.43%) Low Latency
2 83 (27.21%) Multithreading
3 62 (20.33%) Electronic Trading
4 60 (19.67%) Algorithmic Trading
5 34 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (8.52%) TDD
7 24 (7.87%) OO
8 23 (7.54%) Service Management
9 22 (7.21%) ITIL
10 18 (5.90%) Garbage Collection
11 13 (4.26%) UML
11 13 (4.26%) Project Management
11 13 (4.26%) Migration
12 12 (3.93%) Process Management
12 12 (3.93%) E-Commerce
13 11 (3.61%) Risk Management
13 11 (3.61%) Business Analysis
14 10 (3.28%) Asset Management
14 10 (3.28%) Market Making
15 9 (2.95%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 129 (42.30%) Java
2 104 (34.10%) SQL
3 71 (23.28%) C++
4 58 (19.02%) Perl
5 47 (15.41%) Python
6 41 (13.44%) C#
7 32 (10.49%) Shell Script
8 13 (4.26%) Korn
9 9 (2.95%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.62%) AWK
11 7 (2.30%) Tcl
12 6 (1.97%) JavaScript
13 5 (1.64%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.64%) Assembly Language
13 5 (1.64%) Scala
13 5 (1.64%) C-shell
14 4 (1.31%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.31%) C
15 2 (0.66%) PHP
16 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (9.18%) Degree
2 2 (0.66%) CCNP
2 2 (0.66%) CCNA
2 2 (0.66%) ISEB
2 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.87%) QA
2 3 (0.98%) EMIR
3 1 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 14 (4.59%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.66%) Control-M
3 1 (0.33%) SCOM
3 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (12.79%) TIBCO
2 32 (10.49%) Fidessa
2 32 (10.49%) Oracle
3 29 (9.51%) Reuters
4 15 (4.92%) Bloomberg
4 15 (4.92%) Red Hat
4 15 (4.92%) Microsoft
5 14 (4.59%) Sybase
5 14 (4.59%) ION Trading
6 10 (3.28%) Currenex
7 7 (2.30%) Portware
8 6 (1.97%) MarketAxess
8 6 (1.97%) eSpeed
9 5 (1.64%) IBM
10 4 (1.31%) Murex
11 3 (0.98%) Calypso
11 3 (0.98%) CQG
11 3 (0.98%) EasyScreen
11 3 (0.98%) Charles River
11 3 (0.98%) SimCorp
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