The first table below looks at the demand for FIXML 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 FIXML over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the London region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information Exchange Markup Language (FIXML)
Rank 391 406 388
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -18
Contract jobs citing FIXML 10 1 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.042% 0.004% 0.087%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.013% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 17
Average daily rate
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£525 £550 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £550 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £975
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7272 7612 7536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.84% 31.40% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5181 5488 5257
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 81 82
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
FIXML
England

FIXML
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

FIXML Jobs Demand Trend in London

FIXML
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

FIXML Daily Rate Trend in London

FIXML
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FIXML across the London region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

FIXML Daily Rate Histogram in London

FIXML
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 FIXML within the London region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +28 5 £510 -7.27%
FIXML
England

FIXML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing FIXML 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 FIXML.

1 12 (80.00%) Finance
2 11 (73.33%) XML
3 9 (60.00%) Front Office
3 9 (60.00%) FpML
3 9 (60.00%) Banking
3 9 (60.00%) Investment Banking
4 8 (53.33%) Derivative
5 7 (46.67%) Credit Derivative
5 7 (46.67%) Publishing
5 7 (46.67%) XML Schema
6 6 (40.00%) Java
7 5 (33.33%) Fixed Income
8 4 (26.67%) SQL
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle
9 3 (20.00%) MySQL
9 3 (20.00%) UNIX
9 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (20.00%) Sybase
9 3 (20.00%) JMS
9 3 (20.00%) Murex
9 3 (20.00%) Fidessa
9 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
9 3 (20.00%) Migration
9 3 (20.00%) Spring
9 3 (20.00%) SWIFT
10 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (13.33%) Radianz
10 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
10 2 (13.33%) Java EE
10 2 (13.33%) Axway

FIXML
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing FIXML 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 FIXML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Mule
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SSH
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
1 2 (13.33%) X.509
1 2 (13.33%) LDAP
1 2 (13.33%) SSL
1 2 (13.33%) FTP
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (6.67%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Maven
1 2 (13.33%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) ClearQuest
2 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
2 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.67%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
2 1 (6.67%) jMock
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (80.00%) Finance
2 9 (60.00%) Front Office
2 9 (60.00%) Banking
2 9 (60.00%) Investment Banking
3 7 (46.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Author
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) XML
2 9 (60.00%) FpML
3 7 (46.67%) XML Schema
4 3 (20.00%) JMS
4 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (20.00%) Spring
5 2 (13.33%) Java EE
5 2 (13.33%) JTA
5 2 (13.33%) Middleware
5 2 (13.33%) XSLT
5 2 (13.33%) JTS
5 2 (13.33%) XBRL
5 2 (13.33%) CSS
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 1 (6.67%) XSD
6 1 (6.67%) SOAP
6 1 (6.67%) MSMQ
6 1 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (6.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Derivative
2 7 (46.67%) Credit Derivative
3 5 (33.33%) Fixed Income
4 3 (20.00%) SWIFT
5 2 (13.33%) Cryptography
5 2 (13.33%) Clustering
5 2 (13.33%) Equities
6 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (6.67%) Open Source
6 1 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (6.67%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (13.33%) BDD
2 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) TDD
2 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (13.33%) Identity Management
2 2 (13.33%) UML
2 2 (13.33%) OO
2 2 (13.33%) B2B
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Scrum
3 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Use Case
3 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (13.33%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) Perl
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (13.33%) ActionScript
5 1 (6.67%) XPath
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Sybase
2 3 (20.00%) Murex
2 3 (20.00%) Fidessa
3 2 (13.33%) Radianz
3 2 (13.33%) Axway
3 2 (13.33%) Tumbleweed
3 2 (13.33%) TIBCO
3 2 (13.33%) Bloomberg
3 2 (13.33%) JBoss
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) thinkFolio