The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information Exchange Markup Language (FIXML)
Rank 391 390 357
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -33
Contract jobs citing FIXML 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.014% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.047% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 6
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£475 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
6328 6319 6051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.96% 29.32% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4744 4501 4387
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 53 60
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £21.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +60.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £77.50 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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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

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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

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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 30 January 2015.

FIXML Daily Rate Histogram in London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 13 (86.67%) XML
2 11 (73.33%) Finance
3 10 (66.67%) FpML
4 9 (60.00%) JIRA
4 9 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 9 (60.00%) Murex
4 9 (60.00%) HP
4 9 (60.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (40.00%) Client/Server
5 6 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
5 6 (40.00%) Banking
6 5 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle
7 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
7 4 (26.67%) ISEB
7 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Derivative
8 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
8 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
8 3 (20.00%) Fixed Income
8 3 (20.00%) SWIFT
9 2 (13.33%) OpenLink
9 2 (13.33%) Endur
9 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001
9 2 (13.33%) C
10 1 (6.67%) J2EE
10 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
10 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Endur
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) JIRA
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
1 9 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) FX Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) XML
2 10 (66.67%) FpML
3 6 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (40.00%) Client/Server
3 4 (26.67%) Derivative
4 3 (20.00%) Fixed Income
4 3 (20.00%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (6.67%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Murex
1 9 (60.00%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) OpenLink