The table below looks at the statistics for FIX Protocol skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FIX Protocol over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 107 109 107
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 13 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.49% 0.13% 0.097%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.03% 0.50% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
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£381 £500 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +48.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £500 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +42.85%
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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
641 597 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.29% 26.16% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 312 334
Average daily rate £375 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £63.75 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

FIX Protocol
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

FIX Protocol Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

FIX Protocol
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

FIX Protocol Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

FIX Protocol
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +10 13 £381 - 1
FIX Protocol
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FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 27 (87.10%) XML
1 27 (87.10%) C++
2 26 (83.87%) Visual Studio
3 25 (80.65%) HTTP
4 24 (77.42%) STL
4 24 (77.42%) C#
5 22 (70.97%) SQL
5 22 (70.97%) .NET
6 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
7 20 (64.52%) SQL Server
8 18 (58.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (54.84%) T-SQL
10 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET
11 14 (45.16%) DCOM
12 12 (38.71%) COM+
13 11 (35.48%) Unit Testing
14 10 (32.26%) Finance
15 9 (29.03%) OLE DB
16 8 (25.81%) ATL
17 7 (22.58%) Banking
17 7 (22.58%) .NET Framework
18 6 (19.35%) Web Services
19 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
20 4 (12.90%) Multithreading
20 4 (12.90%) VB6
20 4 (12.90%) VB
21 3 (9.68%) Windows
21 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
21 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
21 3 (9.68%) OLE

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (3.23%) IIS
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (80.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (64.52%) SQL Server
2 18 (58.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (83.87%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) CppUnit
2 2 (6.45%) GoogleTest
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 29 (93.55%) Developer
2 25 (80.65%) C++ Developer
3 14 (45.16%) Senior Developer
4 11 (35.48%) Senior C++ Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) DBA
6 1 (3.23%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.23%) C++ Applications Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (87.10%) XML
2 24 (77.42%) STL
3 22 (70.97%) .NET
4 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET
5 14 (45.16%) DCOM
6 12 (38.71%) COM+
7 9 (29.03%) OLE DB
8 8 (25.81%) ATL
9 7 (22.58%) .NET Framework
10 6 (19.35%) Web Services
11 3 (9.68%) OLE
12 2 (6.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 2 (6.45%) COM
13 1 (3.23%) J2EE
13 1 (3.23%) MFC
13 1 (3.23%) XSLT
13 1 (3.23%) SOAP
13 1 (3.23%) Struts
13 1 (3.23%) Spring
13 1 (3.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Unit Testing
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Multithreading
4 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.45%) TDD
6 1 (3.23%) BPEL
6 1 (3.23%) Investment Management
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 27 (87.10%) C++
2 24 (77.42%) C#
3 22 (70.97%) SQL
4 17 (54.84%) T-SQL
5 4 (12.90%) VB6
5 4 (12.90%) VB
6 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.45%) Java
8 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Charles River
2 2 (6.45%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle