The first table below looks at the demand for FIX Protocol skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FIX Protocol over the 3 months to 18 April 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 511 493 511
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +18
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 76 51 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 0.40% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 33 46
Average daily rate £500 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £318 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £595 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

FIX Protocol
Jobs Demand Trend

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

FIX Protocol Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FIX Protocol
Daily Rate Trend

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

FIX Protocol Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FIX Protocol
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FIX Protocol within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

FIX Protocol Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FIX Protocol
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FIX Protocol within the UK.

FIX Protocol Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FIX Protocol
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -69 67 £500 +14.28% 23
London -15 55 £525 +20.00% 20
City of London -23 13 £600 +41.17% 13
Nottingham - 11 £420 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 11 £420 - 2
East Midlands - 11 £420 - 2
Scotland +1 9 £375 -6.25% 1
Glasgow +16 8 £375 -6.25%
Birmingham - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 71 (54.62%) UNIX
2 64 (49.23%) SQL
3 63 (48.46%) Java
4 53 (40.77%) Finance
4 53 (40.77%) Multithreading
4 53 (40.77%) Low Latency
5 48 (36.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 47 (36.15%) Equities
6 47 (36.15%) C++
7 43 (33.08%) Linux
7 43 (33.08%) Front Office
8 41 (31.54%) Banking
9 30 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 29 (22.31%) OO
11 28 (21.54%) Perl
12 27 (20.77%) Electronic Trading
13 26 (20.00%) Derivative
14 21 (16.15%) Risk Management
15 20 (15.38%) Investment Banking
16 19 (14.62%) Algorithmic Trading
17 18 (13.85%) Middleware
18 17 (13.08%) Shell Script
18 17 (13.08%) Fixed Income
18 17 (13.08%) XML
18 17 (13.08%) KDB
19 16 (12.31%) QA
19 16 (12.31%) C#
20 15 (11.54%) Windows
20 15 (11.54%) Degree
21 14 (10.77%) Agile Software Development

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (4.62%) Confluence
2 1 (0.77%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (9.23%) MS Office
2 8 (6.15%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.54%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) ION MarketView
1 2 (1.54%) RMDS
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 12 (9.23%) Firewall
3 10 (7.69%) VPN
4 4 (3.08%) Internet
5 2 (1.54%) SSL
6 1 (0.77%) Multicast
6 1 (0.77%) MPLS
6 1 (0.77%) OSPF
6 1 (0.77%) SAN
6 1 (0.77%) BGP
6 1 (0.77%) DNS
6 1 (0.77%) LAN
6 1 (0.77%) WAN
6 1 (0.77%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.08%) KDB
2 7 (5.38%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.31%) DB2
4 3 (2.31%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.31%) MySQL
5 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (5.38%) JIRA
2 3 (2.31%) WebDriver
2 3 (2.31%) Bower
2 3 (2.31%) Grunt
2 3 (2.31%) Eclipse RCP
2 3 (2.31%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.31%) Ant
3 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.54%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.54%) Maven
3 2 (1.54%) Subversion
4 1 (0.77%) TeamCity
General
1 53 (40.77%) Finance
2 43 (33.08%) Front Office
3 41 (31.54%) Banking
4 20 (15.38%) Investment Banking
5 8 (6.15%) Marketing
6 5 (3.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.77%) Retail
7 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.77%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 71 (54.62%) Developer
2 31 (23.85%) Java Developer
3 28 (21.54%) C++ Developer
4 19 (14.62%) Senior Developer
5 18 (13.85%) Analyst
6 15 (11.54%) Senior C++ Developer
7 6 (4.62%) Consultant
8 5 (3.85%) QA Consultant
9 4 (3.08%) Technical Support
9 4 (3.08%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.08%) Support Specialist
9 4 (3.08%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) Exchange Specialist
9 4 (3.08%) Technical Specialist
9 4 (3.08%) Technical Support Specialist
10 3 (2.31%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (2.31%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (2.31%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.31%) Test Analyst
11 2 (1.54%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.85%) Middleware
2 17 (13.08%) XML
3 13 (10.00%) J2EE
4 12 (9.23%) .NET
5 11 (8.46%) Java SE
6 9 (6.92%) Web Services
7 7 (5.38%) HTML
8 6 (4.62%) Hibernate
8 6 (4.62%) CSS
8 6 (4.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 6 (4.62%) Spring
9 5 (3.85%) HTML5
10 4 (3.08%) Apache Flex
11 3 (2.31%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.31%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.31%) WinForms
11 3 (2.31%) JMS
11 3 (2.31%) ASP.NET
12 2 (1.54%) DHTML
12 2 (1.54%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (36.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 47 (36.15%) Equities
3 26 (20.00%) Derivative
4 17 (13.08%) Fixed Income
5 13 (10.00%) Computer Science
6 8 (6.15%) Mathematics
6 8 (6.15%) Physics
7 7 (5.38%) Client/Server
8 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.54%) Replication
9 2 (1.54%) Photography
9 2 (1.54%) RIA
10 1 (0.77%) Index Arbitrage
10 1 (0.77%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.77%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 71 (54.62%) UNIX
2 43 (33.08%) Linux
3 15 (11.54%) Windows
4 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.77%) SUSE
5 1 (0.77%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (40.77%) Multithreading
1 53 (40.77%) Low Latency
2 29 (22.31%) OO
3 27 (20.77%) Electronic Trading
4 21 (16.15%) Risk Management
5 19 (14.62%) Algorithmic Trading
6 14 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (9.23%) Analytics
8 9 (6.92%) Project Management
9 8 (6.15%) SOA
10 7 (5.38%) Change Management
11 6 (4.62%) E-Commerce
12 5 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (3.85%) Configuration Management
13 4 (3.08%) Waterfall
13 4 (3.08%) Software Engineering
13 4 (3.08%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
14 3 (2.31%) Web Development
14 3 (2.31%) TDD
14 3 (2.31%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (49.23%) SQL
2 63 (48.46%) Java
3 47 (36.15%) C++
4 28 (21.54%) Perl
5 17 (13.08%) Shell Script
6 16 (12.31%) C#
7 9 (6.92%) AWK
8 8 (6.15%) Python
9 7 (5.38%) C-shell
9 7 (5.38%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.31%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.31%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.54%) VB
11 2 (1.54%) PHP
11 2 (1.54%) C
11 2 (1.54%) sed
Qualifications
1 15 (11.54%) Degree
2 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.54%) CCNA
3 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.77%) CCNP
3 1 (0.77%) CCIP
3 1 (0.77%) HNC
3 1 (0.77%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.31%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 1 (0.77%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.77%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (5.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.77%) Puppet
2 1 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.77%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 11 (8.46%) Oracle
2 6 (4.62%) Adobe
3 5 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.31%) TIBCO
4 3 (2.31%) Fidessa
5 2 (1.54%) Cisco
5 2 (1.54%) Radianz
5 2 (1.54%) HP
5 2 (1.54%) Green Hat
5 2 (1.54%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.77%) Patsystems
6 1 (0.77%) GL TRADE
6 1 (0.77%) Splunk
6 1 (0.77%) 29West
6 1 (0.77%) Isilon
6 1 (0.77%) Reuters
6 1 (0.77%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.77%) NYFIX
6 1 (0.77%) EasyScreen
6 1 (0.77%) Juniper
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