The table below looks at the statistics for FIX Protocol skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FIX Protocol over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 254 253 240
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 168 173 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.71% 0.73% 0.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.28% 2.36% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 133 142
Average daily rate
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£550 £600 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £419 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.44% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
FIX Protocol
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7353 7326 7682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.22% 31.02% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5348 5215 5537
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 44 80
Average hourly rate £24.23 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £53.00 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

FIX Protocol
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

FIX Protocol Jobs Demand Trend in London

FIX Protocol
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

FIX Protocol Daily Rate Trend in London

FIX Protocol
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FIX Protocol across the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

FIX Protocol Daily Rate Histogram in London

FIX Protocol
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

FIX Protocol Hourly Rate Trend in London

FIX Protocol
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
City of London -4 46 £525 -12.50% 26
Docklands, London -5 1 £500 -28.57%
FIX Protocol
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FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 175 (51.47%) Front Office
2 157 (46.18%) UNIX
3 144 (42.35%) Banking
4 140 (41.18%) Java
5 137 (40.29%) Linux
6 135 (39.71%) Finance
7 126 (37.06%) Equities
8 124 (36.47%) Low Latency
9 122 (35.88%) SQL
10 102 (30.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 91 (26.76%) Investment Banking
12 88 (25.88%) Multithreading
13 82 (24.12%) Perl
14 79 (23.24%) Electronic Trading
15 76 (22.35%) C++
16 70 (20.59%) Algorithmic Trading
17 65 (19.12%) Python
18 55 (16.18%) Derivative
19 45 (13.24%) Fixed Income
20 44 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
21 41 (12.06%) Relational Database
21 41 (12.06%) C#
22 34 (10.00%) Oracle
22 34 (10.00%) Windows
22 34 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
23 30 (8.82%) Firewall
23 30 (8.82%) SQL Server
24 29 (8.53%) TIBCO
25 28 (8.24%) Shell Script
25 28 (8.24%) TDD

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (0.88%) MTS
2 2 (0.59%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (0.59%) JBoss
2 2 (0.59%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.29%) Apache
3 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (3.53%) RMDS
2 11 (3.24%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.88%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.59%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.29%) Kondor+
5 1 (0.29%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.29%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.82%) Firewall
2 24 (7.06%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.53%) Multicast
4 11 (3.24%) VPN
5 7 (2.06%) LAN
6 6 (1.76%) WAN
7 1 (0.29%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.29%) VoIP
7 1 (0.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.06%) Relational Database
2 30 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 19 (5.59%) KDB
4 8 (2.35%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.18%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.59%) DB2
6 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.29%) OLTP
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (4.41%) Subversion
2 11 (3.24%) Eclipse
3 8 (2.35%) Maven
4 5 (1.47%) JIRA
4 5 (1.47%) NUnit
4 5 (1.47%) Moq
4 5 (1.47%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.88%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.59%) JUnit
6 2 (0.59%) ERwin
7 1 (0.29%) Selenium
7 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.29%) Gradle
General
1 175 (51.47%) Front Office
2 144 (42.35%) Banking
3 135 (39.71%) Finance
4 91 (26.76%) Investment Banking
5 17 (5.00%) Financial Institution
6 15 (4.41%) Back Office
7 6 (1.76%) Legal
8 3 (0.88%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.59%) Marketing
10 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.29%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 157 (46.18%) Developer
2 87 (25.59%) Java Developer
3 68 (20.00%) Analyst
4 39 (11.47%) C++ Developer
5 36 (10.59%) Applications Support
6 31 (9.12%) Support Analyst
7 17 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 17 (5.00%) FIX Analyst
8 16 (4.71%) Integration Specialist
9 14 (4.12%) Applications Support Analyst
10 12 (3.53%) Consultant
11 11 (3.24%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.24%) Support Specialist
12 10 (2.94%) Senior Developer
13 9 (2.65%) Applications Specialist
14 8 (2.35%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (2.35%) Applications Support Specialist
14 8 (2.35%) Senior Java Developer
15 7 (2.06%) Fidessa Developer
16 5 (1.47%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.18%) Middleware
2 20 (5.88%) XML
3 18 (5.29%) .NET
4 17 (5.00%) Spring
5 14 (4.12%) Rendezvous
6 11 (3.24%) WPF
7 10 (2.94%) Ultra Messaging
8 9 (2.65%) FpML
8 9 (2.65%) TIBCO EMS
9 8 (2.35%) JMS
10 7 (2.06%) HTML
10 7 (2.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 6 (1.76%) WinForms
11 6 (1.76%) Swing
12 5 (1.47%) STL
13 4 (1.18%) CSS
13 4 (1.18%) WebSphere MQ
13 4 (1.18%) HTML5
14 3 (0.88%) CGI
14 3 (0.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 126 (37.06%) Equities
2 102 (30.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 55 (16.18%) Derivative
4 45 (13.24%) Fixed Income
5 44 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (8.24%) Algorithms
7 25 (7.35%) Computer Science
8 20 (5.88%) Equity Derivative
9 18 (5.29%) Data Structures
10 11 (3.24%) Eurex
11 9 (2.65%) Mathematics
12 5 (1.47%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.47%) Tandem
12 5 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.18%) DTCC
13 4 (1.18%) Physics
14 3 (0.88%) Grid Computing
14 3 (0.88%) Data Centre
15 2 (0.59%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 157 (46.18%) UNIX
2 137 (40.29%) Linux
3 34 (10.00%) Windows
4 12 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.47%) Solaris
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.29%) SUSE
7 1 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (36.47%) Low Latency
2 88 (25.88%) Multithreading
3 79 (23.24%) Electronic Trading
4 70 (20.59%) Algorithmic Trading
5 34 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (8.24%) TDD
7 23 (6.76%) OO
8 21 (6.18%) Project Management
9 17 (5.00%) Risk Management
9 17 (5.00%) Market Making
9 17 (5.00%) Garbage Collection
9 17 (5.00%) SDLC
10 16 (4.71%) Process Management
11 15 (4.41%) Migration
12 14 (4.12%) Asset Management
13 13 (3.82%) Service Management
13 13 (3.82%) UML
13 13 (3.82%) E-Commerce
14 12 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (3.24%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 140 (41.18%) Java
2 122 (35.88%) SQL
3 82 (24.12%) Perl
4 76 (22.35%) C++
5 65 (19.12%) Python
6 41 (12.06%) C#
7 28 (8.24%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.24%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.35%) AWK
9 8 (2.35%) Korn
9 8 (2.35%) Tcl
9 8 (2.35%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.06%) C
11 6 (1.76%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.76%) VBA
11 6 (1.76%) Scala
12 5 (1.47%) C-shell
13 4 (1.18%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.88%) PHP
14 3 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (6.76%) Degree
2 2 (0.59%) CCNP
2 2 (0.59%) CCNA
2 2 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.06%) QA
2 3 (0.88%) EMIR
2 3 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.29%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.59%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 5 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.18%) Control-M
3 2 (0.59%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.59%) SCOM
4 1 (0.29%) MOM
4 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (10.00%) Oracle
2 29 (8.53%) TIBCO
3 26 (7.65%) Sybase
4 21 (6.18%) Reuters
5 20 (5.88%) Fidessa
6 17 (5.00%) Bloomberg
7 15 (4.41%) ION Trading
8 14 (4.12%) Microsoft
9 13 (3.82%) Red Hat
9 13 (3.82%) Currenex
10 11 (3.24%) eSpeed
11 10 (2.94%) MarketAxess
12 7 (2.06%) Tradeweb
13 6 (1.76%) Portware
13 6 (1.76%) Citrix
14 5 (1.47%) Typemock
15 4 (1.18%) Remedy
16 3 (0.88%) Charles River
16 3 (0.88%) SimCorp
16 3 (0.88%) Calypso
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