The table below looks at the statistics for FIX Protocol skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FIX Protocol over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 53 60 68
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 13 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.74% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.63% 0.58% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate
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£381 - £338
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 Glasgow region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
231 172 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 30.88% 28.57% 34.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 96 159
Average daily rate £350 £309 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% -4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%

FIX Protocol
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

FIX Protocol Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

FIX Protocol
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

FIX Protocol Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 32 (96.97%) XML
1 32 (96.97%) C++
2 30 (90.91%) HTTP
3 29 (87.88%) STL
3 29 (87.88%) Visual Studio
4 24 (72.73%) C#
5 23 (69.70%) .NET
5 23 (69.70%) SQL
5 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
6 22 (66.67%) SQL Server
7 21 (63.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (60.61%) T-SQL
9 19 (57.58%) DCOM
10 17 (51.52%) COM+
11 16 (48.48%) ASP.NET
12 14 (42.42%) OLE DB
12 14 (42.42%) Unit Testing
13 13 (39.39%) ATL
14 9 (27.27%) Finance
15 7 (21.21%) Banking
15 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
16 6 (18.18%) Multithreading
16 6 (18.18%) Windows
16 6 (18.18%) Web Services
17 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
18 4 (12.12%) Google
18 4 (12.12%) VB6
18 4 (12.12%) TDD
18 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
18 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 1 (3.03%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (90.91%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 21 (63.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (87.88%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.12%) CppUnit
2 4 (12.12%) GoogleTest
3 1 (3.03%) CodeRush
3 1 (3.03%) ReSharper
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 33 (100.00%) Developer
2 27 (81.82%) C++ Developer
3 15 (45.45%) Senior Developer
4 11 (33.33%) Senior C++ Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.03%) C++ Applications Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (96.97%) XML
2 29 (87.88%) STL
3 23 (69.70%) .NET
4 19 (57.58%) DCOM
5 17 (51.52%) COM+
6 16 (48.48%) ASP.NET
7 14 (42.42%) OLE DB
8 13 (39.39%) ATL
9 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
10 6 (18.18%) Web Services
11 4 (12.12%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 3 (9.09%) MFC
12 3 (9.09%) OLE
13 2 (6.06%) COM
14 1 (3.03%) J2EE
14 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
14 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) UNIX
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Unit Testing
2 6 (18.18%) Multithreading
3 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
4 4 (12.12%) TDD
4 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.03%) Memory Management
7 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (96.97%) C++
2 24 (72.73%) C#
3 23 (69.70%) SQL
4 20 (60.61%) T-SQL
5 4 (12.12%) VB6
5 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
5 4 (12.12%) VB
6 1 (3.03%) Java
6 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Google