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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FIX Protocol over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 384 273 296
Rank change year-on-year
-111 +23
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 67 171 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.72% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.87% 2.28% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 131 107
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £700 £679
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £463 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
7696 7485 7476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 33.43% 31.60% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5725 5477 5231
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 47 51
Median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £22.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £52.27 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +12.92%

FIX Protocol
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing FIX Protocol as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FIX Protocol within the London region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -7 15 £500 -2.43% 17
FIX Protocol
England

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing FIX Protocol also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 89 (52.66%) Front Office
2 81 (47.93%) Electronic Trading
3 71 (42.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 62 (36.69%) SQL
4 62 (36.69%) Low Latency
5 61 (36.09%) Finance
6 57 (33.73%) Multithreading
6 57 (33.73%) Algorithmic Trading
7 55 (32.54%) Unix
8 51 (30.18%) C#
9 50 (29.59%) Java
10 48 (28.40%) Banking
11 46 (27.22%) Equities
11 46 (27.22%) Analytical Skills
12 41 (24.26%) C++
13 40 (23.67%) Linux
14 39 (23.08%) Market Making
15 37 (21.89%) Oracle
16 35 (20.71%) Risk Management
16 35 (20.71%) WPF
17 32 (18.93%) Windows
18 31 (18.34%) WinForms
19 30 (17.75%) Performance Optimisation
20 28 (16.57%) Investment Banking
21 26 (15.38%) SQL Server
22 22 (13.02%) Fixed Income
22 22 (13.02%) Derivative
23 21 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
24 20 (11.83%) Fidessa
25 19 (11.24%) Python

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (7.69%) Confluence
2 4 (2.37%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.59%) GemFire
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (8.28%) RMDS
2 4 (2.37%) ION MarketView
3 2 (1.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (1.18%) LatentZero
3 2 (1.18%) Minerva
4 1 (0.59%) Eikon
4 1 (0.59%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.59%) Murex MxG2000
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.47%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.96%) VPN
3 3 (1.78%) SSL
4 2 (1.18%) BGP
4 2 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (1.18%) Firewall
4 2 (1.18%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.18%) LDAP
4 2 (1.18%) Multicast
4 2 (1.18%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.18%) SAN
4 2 (1.18%) tcpdump
4 2 (1.18%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.59%) HTTP
5 1 (0.59%) Internet
5 1 (0.59%) LAN
5 1 (0.59%) NGN
5 1 (0.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.10%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.96%) KDB
4 4 (2.37%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.78%) DB2
5 3 (1.78%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.78%) MySQL
5 3 (1.78%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.59%) Kdb+
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (6.51%) JIRA
1 11 (6.51%) Subversion
2 5 (2.96%) ERwin
2 5 (2.96%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.96%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.96%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.37%) Ant
3 4 (2.37%) JUnit
4 3 (1.78%) Maven
4 3 (1.78%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.18%) Babel
5 2 (1.18%) Bower
5 2 (1.18%) Grunt
5 2 (1.18%) gulp
5 2 (1.18%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.18%) JSUnit
5 2 (1.18%) QUnit
5 2 (1.18%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (1.18%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (1.18%) SpecFlow
General
1 89 (52.66%) Front Office
2 61 (36.09%) Finance
3 48 (28.40%) Banking
4 28 (16.57%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.55%) Back Office
5 6 (3.55%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (47.93%) Developer
2 45 (26.63%) Analyst
3 33 (19.53%) C# Developer
4 28 (16.57%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
5 24 (14.20%) Java Developer
6 23 (13.61%) Support Analyst
7 21 (12.43%) Applications Support
8 20 (11.83%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
9 19 (11.24%) C++ Developer
10 14 (8.28%) FIX Analyst
11 13 (7.69%) Unix Support
12 12 (7.10%) Applications Support Analyst
12 12 (7.10%) Senior Developer
12 12 (7.10%) Unix Analyst
13 11 (6.51%) Business Analyst
13 11 (6.51%) Unix Support Analyst
14 10 (5.92%) C++/C# Developer
15 8 (4.73%) Banking Analyst
15 8 (4.73%) Fidessa Support
15 8 (4.73%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (20.71%) WPF
2 31 (18.34%) WinForms
3 15 (8.88%) XML
4 14 (8.28%) Rendezvous
5 11 (6.51%) FpML
6 9 (5.33%) .NET
7 8 (4.73%) JMS
8 7 (4.14%) CSS
8 7 (4.14%) FIXML
8 7 (4.14%) HTML
8 7 (4.14%) HTML5
9 5 (2.96%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (2.96%) CSS3
9 5 (2.96%) jQuery
9 5 (2.96%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (2.96%) LESS
9 5 (2.96%) Middleware
9 5 (2.96%) RequireJS
9 5 (2.96%) Sass
10 4 (2.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 71 (42.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 46 (27.22%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (27.22%) Equities
3 22 (13.02%) Derivative
3 22 (13.02%) Fixed Income
4 9 (5.33%) Equity Derivative
5 8 (4.73%) Fintech
6 6 (3.55%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.55%) SWIFT
7 5 (2.96%) SCADA
7 5 (2.96%) Visualisation
8 4 (2.37%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.78%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.18%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.18%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.18%) Statistics
10 2 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (32.54%) Unix
2 40 (23.67%) Linux
3 32 (18.93%) Windows
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.59%) CentOS
5 1 (0.59%) Solaris
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (47.93%) Electronic Trading
2 62 (36.69%) Low Latency
3 57 (33.73%) Algorithmic Trading
3 57 (33.73%) Multithreading
4 39 (23.08%) Market Making
5 35 (20.71%) Risk Management
6 30 (17.75%) Performance Optimisation
7 21 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (10.65%) Data Management
9 13 (7.69%) Project Management
10 11 (6.51%) ITIL
10 11 (6.51%) Workflow
11 10 (5.92%) OO
12 9 (5.33%) E-Commerce
12 9 (5.33%) Incident Management
13 8 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (4.14%) Analytics
14 7 (4.14%) Configuration Management
14 7 (4.14%) MVC
15 6 (3.55%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 62 (36.69%) SQL
2 51 (30.18%) C#
3 50 (29.59%) Java
4 41 (24.26%) C++
5 19 (11.24%) Python
6 15 (8.88%) Perl
7 10 (5.92%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.14%) Tcl
9 6 (3.55%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.96%) C
11 4 (2.37%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.78%) Ruby
12 3 (1.78%) VBA
13 2 (1.18%) ES6
13 2 (1.18%) PHP
14 1 (0.59%) Korn
14 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (6.51%) Degree
2 3 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.18%) PhD
3 2 (1.18%) RHCE
4 1 (0.59%) ISEB
4 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.69%) QA
2 5 (2.96%) SLA
2 5 (2.96%) Solvency II
3 3 (1.78%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.18%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.18%) NFS
1 2 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.14%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (1.78%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.18%) Puppet
3 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.59%) Graphite
4 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.59%) Nagios
4 1 (0.59%) Opsview
4 1 (0.59%) yum
Vendors
1 37 (21.89%) Oracle
2 20 (11.83%) Fidessa
3 17 (10.06%) TIBCO
4 13 (7.69%) Sybase
5 11 (6.51%) Reuters
6 7 (4.14%) ION Trading
7 6 (3.55%) FXall
7 6 (3.55%) Sun
8 5 (2.96%) Bloomberg
8 5 (2.96%) Currenex
8 5 (2.96%) Radianz
8 5 (2.96%) Splunk
9 4 (2.37%) HP
9 4 (2.37%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.18%) BT
10 2 (1.18%) Citrix
10 2 (1.18%) Infragistics
10 2 (1.18%) NetApp
10 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.18%) VMware
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