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 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 261 271 275
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 134 125 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.64% 0.57% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.13% 1.95% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 89 81
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 £625
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 - - -
FIX Protocol
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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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6281 6400 5997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.90% 29.23% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4719 4602 4361
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 54 59
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £77.50 £47.50
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 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 23 January 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 23 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
City of London +13 34 £513 -14.58% 18
Docklands, London - - - -
FIX Protocol
England

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 160 (51.12%) UNIX
2 145 (46.33%) Banking
3 144 (46.01%) Front Office
4 142 (45.37%) Java
5 130 (41.53%) Low Latency
6 129 (41.21%) SQL
7 120 (38.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 120 (38.34%) Finance
8 104 (33.23%) Linux
9 89 (28.43%) C++
10 85 (27.16%) Multithreading
11 65 (20.77%) Investment Banking
12 59 (18.85%) Oracle
13 58 (18.53%) Equities
14 56 (17.89%) Electronic Trading
15 54 (17.25%) Derivative
15 54 (17.25%) Perl
16 53 (16.93%) Fixed Income
17 49 (15.65%) C#
17 49 (15.65%) TIBCO
18 42 (13.42%) Algorithmic Trading
19 41 (13.10%) Relational Database
20 40 (12.78%) Python
21 34 (10.86%) Middleware
21 34 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
22 33 (10.54%) Reuters
22 33 (10.54%) Sybase
23 31 (9.90%) Windows
23 31 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
24 29 (9.27%) Solaris

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 20 (6.39%) WebSphere
2 12 (3.83%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.51%) TIBCO EMS
4 4 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.32%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.32%) Confluence
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.32%) Apache
6 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.32%) Documentum
Applications
1 12 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.96%) MS Office
3 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.19%) RMDS
2 8 (2.56%) Murex MxG2000
3 5 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.64%) Front Arena
4 2 (0.64%) Endur
4 2 (0.64%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.64%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.32%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.67%) Firewall
2 22 (7.03%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.47%) Multicast
4 6 (1.92%) tcpdump
4 6 (1.92%) DNS
5 4 (1.28%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.96%) LAN
6 3 (0.96%) WAN
7 1 (0.32%) FTP
7 1 (0.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.10%) Relational Database
2 19 (6.07%) KDB
3 18 (5.75%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.64%) Informix
7 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.32%) IDOL
7 1 (0.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (3.19%) TeamCity
2 9 (2.88%) JIRA
3 8 (2.56%) Subversion
4 6 (1.92%) Maven
5 5 (1.60%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.60%) VisiBroker
6 3 (0.96%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.64%) MSI
7 2 (0.64%) NUnit
7 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.32%) jMock
8 1 (0.32%) JUnit
General
1 145 (46.33%) Banking
2 144 (46.01%) Front Office
3 120 (38.34%) Finance
4 65 (20.77%) Investment Banking
5 22 (7.03%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.56%) Back Office
7 4 (1.28%) Games
8 3 (0.96%) Advertising
9 2 (0.64%) Retail
9 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.64%) Legal
9 2 (0.64%) Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (44.09%) Developer
2 89 (28.43%) Analyst
3 71 (22.68%) Java Developer
4 62 (19.81%) Support Analyst
5 43 (13.74%) C++ Developer
6 40 (12.78%) Applications Support
7 21 (6.71%) Support Engineer
8 19 (6.07%) Applications Support Analyst
9 18 (5.75%) Senior Developer
10 15 (4.79%) C# Developer
11 13 (4.15%) FIX Analyst
12 11 (3.51%) Technical Support
13 9 (2.88%) Business Analyst
13 9 (2.88%) Linux Engineer
14 8 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
15 7 (2.24%) Linux Support
15 7 (2.24%) Technical Support Engineer
15 7 (2.24%) Technical Engineer
15 7 (2.24%) Front Office Developer
15 7 (2.24%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.86%) Middleware
2 27 (8.63%) XML
3 25 (7.99%) JMS
4 22 (7.03%) Rendezvous
5 17 (5.43%) WebSphere MQ
6 16 (5.11%) XSLT
6 16 (5.11%) Spring
7 15 (4.79%) .NET
8 14 (4.47%) CGI
9 11 (3.51%) Hibernate
10 10 (3.19%) FpML
10 10 (3.19%) Java SE
11 9 (2.88%) Spring Integration
12 8 (2.56%) Murex Flex
12 8 (2.56%) WCF
12 8 (2.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 8 (2.56%) HTML
13 7 (2.24%) WPF
13 7 (2.24%) Java EE
13 7 (2.24%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 120 (38.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 58 (18.53%) Equities
3 54 (17.25%) Derivative
4 53 (16.93%) Fixed Income
5 31 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (6.71%) Computer Science
7 14 (4.47%) Grid Computing
8 11 (3.51%) Mathematics
9 10 (3.19%) Credit Derivative
9 10 (3.19%) Algorithms
10 9 (2.88%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (1.60%) SWIFT
13 4 (1.28%) Reference Data
13 4 (1.28%) Spread Betting
13 4 (1.28%) Physics
14 3 (0.96%) Management Information System
15 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
16 1 (0.32%) N-Tier
16 1 (0.32%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 160 (51.12%) UNIX
2 104 (33.23%) Linux
3 31 (9.90%) Windows
4 29 (9.27%) Solaris
5 15 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.96%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.96%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.96%) SUSE
6 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (41.53%) Low Latency
2 85 (27.16%) Multithreading
3 56 (17.89%) Electronic Trading
4 42 (13.42%) Algorithmic Trading
5 34 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (7.99%) Risk Management
7 22 (7.03%) ITIL
8 21 (6.71%) Service Management
8 21 (6.71%) Performance Tuning
9 20 (6.39%) E-Commerce
10 14 (4.47%) Change Management
11 12 (3.83%) OO
11 12 (3.83%) Incident Management
12 11 (3.51%) Business Analysis
13 10 (3.19%) Ultra-Low Latency
14 9 (2.88%) Capacity Management
14 9 (2.88%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (2.88%) Project Management
15 8 (2.56%) TDD
15 8 (2.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 142 (45.37%) Java
2 129 (41.21%) SQL
3 89 (28.43%) C++
4 54 (17.25%) Perl
5 49 (15.65%) C#
6 40 (12.78%) Python
7 20 (6.39%) Shell Script
8 17 (5.43%) Korn
9 14 (4.47%) Assembly Language
10 13 (4.15%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.24%) C
12 3 (0.96%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.96%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.96%) AWK
12 3 (0.96%) Scala
12 3 (0.96%) C-shell
13 2 (0.64%) Tcl
13 2 (0.64%) PHP
14 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (8.31%) Degree
2 2 (0.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.47%) QA
2 2 (0.64%) EMIR
2 2 (0.64%) UCITS
Systems Management
1 18 (5.75%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (2.24%) Control-M
3 2 (0.64%) Nagios
3 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 59 (18.85%) Oracle
2 49 (15.65%) TIBCO
3 33 (10.54%) Reuters
3 33 (10.54%) Sybase
4 27 (8.63%) Fidessa
5 26 (8.31%) Bloomberg
6 22 (7.03%) 29West
7 16 (5.11%) Red Hat
8 12 (3.83%) ION Trading
8 12 (3.83%) Murex
8 12 (3.83%) Microsoft
9 11 (3.51%) MarketAxess
10 10 (3.19%) IBM
10 10 (3.19%) Informatica
11 9 (2.88%) Adobe
11 9 (2.88%) eSpeed
12 5 (1.60%) Remedy
12 5 (1.60%) thinkFolio
13 4 (1.28%) DevExpress
13 4 (1.28%) Patsystems
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