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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
England / London
Rank 283 259 277
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +18
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 120 156 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.62% 0.73% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.78% 2.30% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 126 113
Median daily rate £575 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £723 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £438 £381
% change year-on-year
-5.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
6746 6778 6466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.88% 31.61% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5081 5017 4783
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 21
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +72.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £24.58 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +13.97%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -25 29 £600 +9.09% 19
Canary Wharf 0 2 £550 -21.48%
Docklands, London 0 1 £550 -
FIX Protocol
England

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 121 (51.27%) Finance
2 112 (47.46%) Linux
3 101 (42.80%) Java
4 86 (36.44%) Electronic Trading
5 83 (35.17%) Banking
6 77 (32.63%) Front Office
7 72 (30.51%) Equities
8 68 (28.81%) C++
9 67 (28.39%) Fixed Income
9 67 (28.39%) Low Latency
10 66 (27.97%) Multithreading
11 62 (26.27%) Unix
12 61 (25.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 58 (24.58%) SQL
14 54 (22.88%) Oracle
15 50 (21.19%) Derivative
16 49 (20.76%) Investment Banking
16 49 (20.76%) SQL Server
17 38 (16.10%) TIBCO
18 37 (15.68%) KDB
19 36 (15.25%) OO
20 35 (14.83%) Rendezvous
21 33 (13.98%) Reuters
21 33 (13.98%) XML
21 33 (13.98%) RMDS
22 32 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
23 31 (13.14%) ION Trading
23 31 (13.14%) MiFID
23 31 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
24 30 (12.71%) 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 19 (8.05%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.27%) Confluence
2 3 (1.27%) GemFire
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (1.27%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.85%) Apache Qpid
3 2 (0.85%) Lightstreamer
3 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.85%) WebORB
4 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.42%) JBoss
4 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.42%) MTS
Applications
1 9 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 33 (13.98%) RMDS
2 10 (4.24%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.85%) Murex MxG2000
4 1 (0.42%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.42%) BondVision
4 1 (0.42%) Eikon
4 1 (0.42%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.69%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.85%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.02%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.12%) Wireshark
3 4 (1.69%) Internet
4 2 (0.85%) Extranet
4 2 (0.85%) Firewall
4 2 (0.85%) NGN
4 2 (0.85%) SSL
4 2 (0.85%) VPN
5 1 (0.42%) AMQP
5 1 (0.42%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (20.76%) SQL Server
2 37 (15.68%) KDB
3 13 (5.51%) Tick Data
4 11 (4.66%) Kdb+
4 11 (4.66%) Oracle Database
5 10 (4.24%) Big Data
5 10 (4.24%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (2.97%) DB2
7 6 (2.54%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.54%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.69%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.69%) MySQL
10 3 (1.27%) CouchDB
10 3 (1.27%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.42%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 27 (11.44%) JUnit
2 13 (5.51%) Maven
3 5 (2.12%) JIRA
3 5 (2.12%) Subversion
4 4 (1.69%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.27%) EasyMock
5 3 (1.27%) Hudson
6 2 (0.85%) Mockito
6 2 (0.85%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.42%) Ant
7 1 (0.42%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.42%) ERwin
7 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.42%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.42%) Selenium
7 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.42%) TestRail
General
1 121 (51.27%) Finance
2 83 (35.17%) Banking
3 77 (32.63%) Front Office
4 49 (20.76%) Investment Banking
5 14 (5.93%) Back Office
6 13 (5.51%) Financial Institution
7 9 (3.81%) Publishing
8 3 (1.27%) Retail
9 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.42%) French Language
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
9 1 (0.42%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (56.78%) Developer
2 63 (26.69%) Java Developer
3 54 (22.88%) Analyst
4 44 (18.64%) C++ Developer
5 33 (13.98%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 30 (12.71%) Support Analyst
7 25 (10.59%) Business Analyst
8 21 (8.90%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 21 (8.90%) Linux Developer
9 19 (8.05%) Senior Developer
10 15 (6.36%) Architect
11 14 (5.93%) FIX Analyst
11 14 (5.93%) Low Latency C++ Developer
11 14 (5.93%) Senior Java Developer
12 13 (5.51%) Technical Analyst
13 12 (5.08%) MiFID Business Analyst
13 12 (5.08%) Technical Business Analyst
14 11 (4.66%) Python Developer
14 11 (4.66%) SQL Analyst
15 10 (4.24%) FIX Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (14.83%) Rendezvous
2 33 (13.98%) XML
3 27 (11.44%) FpML
4 14 (5.93%) HTML
5 13 (5.51%) .NET
5 13 (5.51%) JMS
6 9 (3.81%) Spring
7 6 (2.54%) Kafka
7 6 (2.54%) XSLT
8 5 (2.12%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.12%) HTML5
8 5 (2.12%) Middleware
8 5 (2.12%) Spring Integration
8 5 (2.12%) ZeroMQ
9 4 (1.69%) FIXML
9 4 (1.69%) SOAP
9 4 (1.69%) XSD
10 3 (1.27%) CSS
10 3 (1.27%) JMX
10 3 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 72 (30.51%) Equities
2 67 (28.39%) Fixed Income
3 61 (25.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 50 (21.19%) Derivative
5 32 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (7.20%) Algorithms
6 17 (7.20%) Computer Science
6 17 (7.20%) Fintech
7 12 (5.08%) Data Structures
8 10 (4.24%) Reference Data
8 10 (4.24%) SWIFT
9 9 (3.81%) OTC Derivatives
10 6 (2.54%) Credit Derivative
11 5 (2.12%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.69%) Taxonomies
13 3 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
13 3 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.85%) Contract for Difference
14 2 (0.85%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.85%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 112 (47.46%) Linux
2 62 (26.27%) Unix
3 28 (11.86%) Windows
4 2 (0.85%) Solaris
5 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (36.44%) Electronic Trading
2 67 (28.39%) Low Latency
3 66 (27.97%) Multithreading
4 36 (15.25%) OO
5 31 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (9.32%) Workflow
7 19 (8.05%) Scrum
8 18 (7.63%) Algorithmic Trading
8 18 (7.63%) Business Analysis
9 17 (7.20%) TDD
10 15 (6.36%) Project Management
10 15 (6.36%) SDLC
11 13 (5.51%) Analytics
11 13 (5.51%) Change Management
11 13 (5.51%) Data Modelling
11 13 (5.51%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 12 (5.08%) Market Making
12 12 (5.08%) OOD
13 11 (4.66%) ITIL
14 9 (3.81%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 101 (42.80%) Java
2 68 (28.81%) C++
3 58 (24.58%) SQL
4 30 (12.71%) Python
5 22 (9.32%) C#
6 19 (8.05%) Shell Script
7 14 (5.93%) JavaScript
8 12 (5.08%) Perl
9 5 (2.12%) C
9 5 (2.12%) Scala
10 4 (1.69%) MATLAB
10 4 (1.69%) Tcl
11 3 (1.27%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.42%) VBA
12 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (9.75%) Degree
2 3 (1.27%) PMI Certification
2 3 (1.27%) PMP
3 2 (0.85%) ISEB
4 1 (0.42%) HND
4 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.42%) MCP
4 1 (0.42%) MCSE
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (13.14%) MiFID
2 23 (9.75%) QA
3 8 (3.39%) EMIR
4 6 (2.54%) SLA
5 4 (1.69%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.27%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.42%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.27%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 54 (22.88%) Oracle
2 38 (16.10%) TIBCO
3 33 (13.98%) Reuters
4 31 (13.14%) ION Trading
5 22 (9.32%) Sybase
6 14 (5.93%) Bloomberg
7 13 (5.51%) Fidessa
8 11 (4.66%) Microsoft
9 7 (2.97%) Currenex
9 7 (2.97%) FXall
10 4 (1.69%) Google
11 3 (1.27%) Informatica
12 2 (0.85%) Adobe
12 2 (0.85%) Greenplum
12 2 (0.85%) MarketAxess
12 2 (0.85%) Murex
12 2 (0.85%) Solace
12 2 (0.85%) Tradeweb
13 1 (0.42%) FactSet
13 1 (0.42%) Green Hat
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