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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 250 226 231
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 168 195 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.73% 0.85% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.36% 2.72% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 155 142
Average daily rate
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£550 £600 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +10.00%
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
7108 7169 7420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.09% 31.29% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5155 5149 5316
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 35 97
Average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £53.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 7 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 7 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -6 50 £525 -12.50% 31
FIX Protocol
England

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 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.

1 170 (49.56%) UNIX
2 169 (49.27%) Front Office
3 155 (45.19%) Banking
4 141 (41.11%) Linux
5 138 (40.23%) Java
6 136 (39.65%) Finance
7 130 (37.90%) Low Latency
8 125 (36.44%) SQL
9 124 (36.15%) Equities
10 103 (30.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 97 (28.28%) Investment Banking
12 91 (26.53%) Perl
13 88 (25.66%) C++
14 87 (25.36%) Multithreading
15 76 (22.16%) Electronic Trading
15 76 (22.16%) Python
16 70 (20.41%) Algorithmic Trading
17 58 (16.91%) Derivative
18 51 (14.87%) Fixed Income
19 41 (11.95%) Relational Database
20 39 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
21 38 (11.08%) C#
22 36 (10.50%) Windows
23 35 (10.20%) Firewall
24 34 (9.91%) Shell Script
25 33 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
26 31 (9.04%) Algorithms
27 29 (8.45%) Computer Science
27 29 (8.45%) TIBCO
27 29 (8.45%) Oracle

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 (0.87%) MTS
2 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.58%) JBoss
2 2 (0.58%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.29%) Apache
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
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 20 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (4.08%) RMDS
2 11 (3.21%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.87%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.58%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.29%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.29%) Front Arena
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.20%) Firewall
2 26 (7.58%) TCP/IP
3 15 (4.37%) Multicast
4 11 (3.21%) VPN
5 6 (1.75%) LAN
6 5 (1.46%) WAN
7 1 (0.29%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.95%) Relational Database
2 25 (7.29%) SQL Server
3 19 (5.54%) KDB
4 7 (2.04%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.17%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.58%) DB2
8 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.29%) OLTP
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (4.37%) Subversion
2 12 (3.50%) Eclipse
3 7 (2.04%) Maven
4 4 (1.17%) JIRA
4 4 (1.17%) NUnit
4 4 (1.17%) Moq
4 4 (1.17%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.58%) JUnit
5 2 (0.58%) ERwin
6 1 (0.29%) Selenium
6 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.29%) Gradle
General
1 169 (49.27%) Front Office
2 155 (45.19%) Banking
3 136 (39.65%) Finance
4 97 (28.28%) Investment Banking
5 20 (5.83%) Financial Institution
6 14 (4.08%) Back Office
7 6 (1.75%) Legal
8 3 (0.87%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.58%) Marketing
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 152 (44.31%) Developer
2 80 (23.32%) Java Developer
3 75 (21.87%) Analyst
4 41 (11.95%) C++ Developer
5 36 (10.50%) Support Analyst
6 33 (9.62%) Applications Support
7 20 (5.83%) FIX Analyst
8 17 (4.96%) Integration Specialist
8 17 (4.96%) C# Developer
8 17 (4.96%) Applications Support Analyst
9 12 (3.50%) Senior Developer
9 12 (3.50%) Consultant
9 12 (3.50%) Business Analyst
10 8 (2.33%) Support Specialist
10 8 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (2.33%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (2.04%) Fidessa Developer
11 7 (2.04%) Linux Engineer
12 6 (1.75%) Equity Analyst
12 6 (1.75%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.83%) XML
1 20 (5.83%) Middleware
2 17 (4.96%) Spring
2 17 (4.96%) Rendezvous
3 14 (4.08%) .NET
4 11 (3.21%) WPF
5 10 (2.92%) JMS
6 9 (2.62%) CGI
6 9 (2.62%) Ultra Messaging
7 8 (2.33%) TIBCO EMS
8 7 (2.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 6 (1.75%) FpML
9 6 (1.75%) Swing
10 5 (1.46%) HTML
10 5 (1.46%) STL
10 5 (1.46%) WinForms
11 3 (0.87%) CSS
11 3 (0.87%) J2EE
11 3 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.87%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 124 (36.15%) Equities
2 103 (30.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 58 (16.91%) Derivative
4 51 (14.87%) Fixed Income
5 39 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (9.04%) Algorithms
7 29 (8.45%) Computer Science
8 20 (5.83%) Equity Derivative
9 18 (5.25%) Data Structures
10 15 (4.37%) Eurex
11 10 (2.92%) Mathematics
12 7 (2.04%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.46%) Physics
13 5 (1.46%) Data Centre
13 5 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (1.17%) DTCC
15 3 (0.87%) Tandem
15 3 (0.87%) Grid Computing
16 2 (0.58%) SWIFT
16 2 (0.58%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 170 (49.56%) UNIX
2 141 (41.11%) Linux
3 36 (10.50%) Windows
4 16 (4.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.92%) Solaris
6 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.58%) 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
1 130 (37.90%) Low Latency
2 87 (25.36%) Multithreading
3 76 (22.16%) Electronic Trading
4 70 (20.41%) Algorithmic Trading
5 33 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (7.87%) TDD
7 24 (7.00%) OO
8 22 (6.41%) Project Management
9 19 (5.54%) Service Management
9 19 (5.54%) SDLC
10 18 (5.25%) Garbage Collection
10 18 (5.25%) Process Management
11 17 (4.96%) Risk Management
12 16 (4.66%) Migration
12 16 (4.66%) ITIL
12 16 (4.66%) Market Making
13 14 (4.08%) UML
14 13 (3.79%) Change Management
14 13 (3.79%) Asset Management
15 12 (3.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 138 (40.23%) Java
2 125 (36.44%) SQL
3 91 (26.53%) Perl
4 88 (25.66%) C++
5 76 (22.16%) Python
6 38 (11.08%) C#
7 34 (9.91%) Shell Script
8 14 (4.08%) Korn
9 10 (2.92%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.33%) Tcl
10 8 (2.33%) AWK
10 8 (2.33%) C
11 7 (2.04%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.75%) Scala
13 5 (1.46%) C-shell
13 5 (1.46%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.17%) VBA
14 4 (1.17%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.87%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (7.87%) Degree
2 2 (0.58%) CCNP
2 2 (0.58%) CCNA
2 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.16%) QA
2 3 (0.87%) EMIR
2 3 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.29%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.58%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 5 (1.46%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (0.87%) Control-M
3 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.29%) WSUS
4 1 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (8.45%) Oracle
1 29 (8.45%) TIBCO
2 24 (7.00%) Reuters
2 24 (7.00%) Sybase
3 23 (6.71%) Fidessa
4 19 (5.54%) Microsoft
4 19 (5.54%) ION Trading
5 17 (4.96%) Red Hat
6 15 (4.37%) eSpeed
6 15 (4.37%) Currenex
7 14 (4.08%) MarketAxess
7 14 (4.08%) Bloomberg
8 7 (2.04%) Tradeweb
9 6 (1.75%) Portware
10 5 (1.46%) Citrix
11 4 (1.17%) Typemock
12 3 (0.87%) SimCorp
12 3 (0.87%) Remedy
12 3 (0.87%) Charles River
13 2 (0.58%) Radianz
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