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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 124 107 90
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -17
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 8 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.27% 0.79% 1.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.30% 2.64% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 22
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£419 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +10.00%
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
615 794 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.54% 30.01% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 464 320
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Average hourly rate £36.25 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £32.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 7 July 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 -19 5 £388 +3.33% 1
Dundee - 2 - -
Edinburgh -4 1 £450 -30.76%
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FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 12 (66.67%) C++
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Equities
3 7 (38.89%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) C#
3 7 (38.89%) XML
3 7 (38.89%) Linux
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) Python
3 7 (38.89%) SDLC
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 6 (33.33%) Derivative
5 5 (27.78%) Banking
5 5 (27.78%) Perl
5 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
5 5 (27.78%) STL
5 5 (27.78%) HTTP
5 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
5 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (16.67%) Fixed Income
7 3 (16.67%) TDD
7 3 (16.67%) QlikView
7 3 (16.67%) KDB
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) Business Objects
7 3 (16.67%) Web Services
7 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 3 (16.67%) .NET

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) QlikView
3 3 (16.67%) KDB
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Front Office
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) C++ Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior C++ Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Capacity Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Capacity Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) AWS Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) XML
2 5 (27.78%) STL
3 3 (16.67%) .NET
3 3 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (11.11%) Java EE
4 2 (11.11%) GWT
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 2 (11.11%) Struts
5 1 (5.56%) OLE DB
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.56%) ATL
5 1 (5.56%) COM+
5 1 (5.56%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Equities
2 6 (33.33%) Derivative
3 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (16.67%) Fixed Income
5 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.56%) UNIX
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) SDLC
2 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 3 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Low Latency
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.56%) UML
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C++
2 7 (38.89%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) Python
2 7 (38.89%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
3 5 (27.78%) Perl
4 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.56%) VB
5 1 (5.56%) VB6
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Business Objects
2 3 (16.67%) Tableau
3 2 (11.11%) Sybase
3 2 (11.11%) Charles River