The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 413 450 440
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -10
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 169 116 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.20% 0.84% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 88 77
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £500 £350
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14073 13742 12315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.79% 27.14% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9236 8599 7726
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 259 304
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 4 March 2015.

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 25 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 4 March 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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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
England +38 155 £550 - 82
London +34 152 £556 +1.13% 82
City of London +26 41 £546 -8.95% 42
Glasgow +5 11 £369 -
Scotland -1 11 £369 - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
South West - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Preston - - - -
Woking - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 167 (45.38%) UNIX
2 161 (43.75%) Banking
3 152 (41.30%) Front Office
4 151 (41.03%) Java
5 149 (40.49%) SQL
6 137 (37.23%) Low Latency
7 134 (36.41%) Finance
8 114 (30.98%) C++
9 111 (30.16%) Linux
10 107 (29.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 94 (25.54%) Multithreading
12 90 (24.46%) Equities
13 72 (19.57%) C#
14 69 (18.75%) Investment Banking
15 68 (18.48%) Derivative
16 60 (16.30%) Electronic Trading
17 59 (16.03%) Fixed Income
18 56 (15.22%) Perl
18 56 (15.22%) Algorithmic Trading
19 55 (14.95%) SQL Server
20 49 (13.32%) XML
21 46 (12.50%) Oracle
22 45 (12.23%) TIBCO
23 44 (11.96%) Relational Database
24 42 (11.41%) Python
25 39 (10.60%) Degree
26 35 (9.51%) .NET
26 35 (9.51%) Middleware
27 34 (9.24%) Windows
28 33 (8.97%) Reuters

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 23 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 16 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.26%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.54%) JBoss
5 1 (0.27%) Apache
5 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.27%) Documentum
5 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.27%) Confluence
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.27%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 12 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (4.89%) RMDS
2 7 (1.90%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.82%) Murex MxG2000
3 3 (0.82%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.82%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.54%) Front Arena
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.54%) Endur
5 1 (0.27%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.07%) TCP/IP
2 22 (5.98%) HTTP
3 18 (4.89%) Firewall
4 6 (1.63%) Multicast
5 5 (1.36%) DNS
5 5 (1.36%) tcpdump
6 3 (0.82%) LAN
6 3 (0.82%) WAN
6 3 (0.82%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.54%) VPN
7 2 (0.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 44 (11.96%) Relational Database
3 23 (6.25%) KDB
4 19 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.09%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.82%) DB2
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.54%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.27%) IDOL
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (6.52%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.35%) Subversion
3 10 (2.72%) TeamCity
3 10 (2.72%) Maven
4 8 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.63%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.36%) NUnit
6 5 (1.36%) VisiBroker
6 5 (1.36%) JIRA
7 3 (0.82%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.82%) Moq
7 3 (0.82%) jMock
7 3 (0.82%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.54%) GoogleTest
8 2 (0.54%) CppUnit
8 2 (0.54%) MSI
8 2 (0.54%) JUnit
9 1 (0.27%) CodeRush
9 1 (0.27%) Selenium
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
General
1 161 (43.75%) Banking
2 152 (41.30%) Front Office
3 134 (36.41%) Finance
4 69 (18.75%) Investment Banking
5 22 (5.98%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.17%) Back Office
7 3 (0.82%) Games
7 3 (0.82%) Advertising
7 3 (0.82%) Marketing
8 2 (0.54%) Retail
8 2 (0.54%) Legal
8 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 189 (51.36%) Developer
2 87 (23.64%) Java Developer
3 86 (23.37%) Analyst
4 70 (19.02%) C++ Developer
5 52 (14.13%) Support Analyst
6 32 (8.70%) Applications Support
7 30 (8.15%) Senior Developer
8 23 (6.25%) C# Developer
9 21 (5.71%) FIX Analyst
10 16 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
11 15 (4.08%) Support Engineer
12 14 (3.80%) Senior C++ Developer
13 12 (3.26%) Technical Support
13 12 (3.26%) Business Analyst
14 10 (2.72%) Technical Support Engineer
14 10 (2.72%) Technical Engineer
15 8 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
16 7 (1.90%) Linux Engineer
16 7 (1.90%) Senior Java Developer
17 6 (1.63%) Equity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (13.32%) XML
2 35 (9.51%) .NET
2 35 (9.51%) Middleware
3 26 (7.07%) JMS
4 20 (5.43%) STL
4 20 (5.43%) FpML
5 19 (5.16%) Rendezvous
6 17 (4.62%) ASP.NET
7 15 (4.08%) CGI
8 12 (3.26%) WebSphere MQ
9 11 (2.99%) XSLT
9 11 (2.99%) Web Services
9 11 (2.99%) Java EE
10 10 (2.72%) DCOM
10 10 (2.72%) HTML
11 9 (2.45%) COM+
11 9 (2.45%) Spring
11 9 (2.45%) .NET Framework
11 9 (2.45%) WPF
12 8 (2.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 107 (29.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 90 (24.46%) Equities
3 68 (18.48%) Derivative
4 59 (16.03%) Fixed Income
5 29 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (7.34%) Computer Science
7 19 (5.16%) Algorithms
8 14 (3.80%) Grid Computing
9 11 (2.99%) Credit Derivative
10 9 (2.45%) Hedge funds
11 8 (2.17%) SWIFT
11 8 (2.17%) Equity Derivative
12 7 (1.90%) Mathematics
13 6 (1.63%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.63%) Reference Data
14 4 (1.09%) Physics
15 3 (0.82%) Tandem
15 3 (0.82%) Spread Betting
16 2 (0.54%) Management Information System
17 1 (0.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 167 (45.38%) UNIX
2 111 (30.16%) Linux
3 34 (9.24%) Windows
4 32 (8.70%) Solaris
5 13 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.09%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.09%) SUSE
6 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.82%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.27%) Debian
8 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (37.23%) Low Latency
2 94 (25.54%) Multithreading
3 60 (16.30%) Electronic Trading
4 56 (15.22%) Algorithmic Trading
5 33 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (6.79%) ITIL
6 25 (6.79%) OO
6 25 (6.79%) Service Management
7 21 (5.71%) E-Commerce
8 20 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (4.89%) Risk Management
10 16 (4.35%) TDD
10 16 (4.35%) Unit Testing
11 12 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (3.26%) Software Engineering
12 11 (2.99%) Migration
12 11 (2.99%) Business Analysis
13 10 (2.72%) Change Management
14 9 (2.45%) UML
14 9 (2.45%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (41.03%) Java
2 149 (40.49%) SQL
3 114 (30.98%) C++
4 72 (19.57%) C#
5 56 (15.22%) Perl
6 42 (11.41%) Python
7 28 (7.61%) Shell Script
8 20 (5.43%) Korn
9 19 (5.16%) T-SQL
10 14 (3.80%) Assembly Language
10 14 (3.80%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.45%) AWK
12 8 (2.17%) C-shell
12 8 (2.17%) C
13 6 (1.63%) JavaScript
14 5 (1.36%) Scala
14 5 (1.36%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.09%) VB6
15 4 (1.09%) VB
16 3 (0.82%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 39 (10.60%) Degree
2 7 (1.90%) VCP4
3 2 (0.54%) ISEB
4 1 (0.27%) HNC
4 1 (0.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.08%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) EMIR
3 2 (0.54%) UCITS
4 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (4.89%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.09%) Control-M
3 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.54%) Nagios
4 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (12.50%) Oracle
2 45 (12.23%) TIBCO
3 33 (8.97%) Reuters
4 30 (8.15%) Microsoft
5 29 (7.88%) Fidessa
6 23 (6.25%) Sybase
7 22 (5.98%) 29West
8 20 (5.43%) Bloomberg
9 18 (4.89%) ION Trading
10 15 (4.08%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.99%) IBM
12 8 (2.17%) MarketAxess
13 7 (1.90%) Murex
14 6 (1.63%) eSpeed
15 5 (1.36%) EasyScreen
15 5 (1.36%) Informatica
15 5 (1.36%) Patsystems
16 4 (1.09%) DevExpress
16 4 (1.09%) Adobe
16 4 (1.09%) CQG
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