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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 428 366 369
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +3
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 181 225 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.23% 1.54% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 181 144
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.29% +20.00%
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
14705 14615 12634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 27.75% 27.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9690 9670 7937
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 186 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £17.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 26 May 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 7 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 26 May 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
London -19 168 £575 -4.16% 59
England -39 168 £575 +2.67% 64
City of London +8 55 £600 - 27
Scotland -10 12 £388 +3.33% 2
Glasgow -6 9 £381 +1.66%
Edinburgh -4 1 £450 - 1
Dundee - 1 - - 1

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 165 (48.25%) UNIX
1 165 (48.25%) Front Office
2 152 (44.44%) Banking
3 143 (41.81%) Java
4 138 (40.35%) Finance
5 137 (40.06%) Linux
6 125 (36.55%) SQL
7 115 (33.63%) Equities
8 111 (32.46%) Low Latency
9 91 (26.61%) C++
10 87 (25.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 86 (25.15%) Investment Banking
12 84 (24.56%) Multithreading
13 74 (21.64%) Perl
14 66 (19.30%) Python
15 64 (18.71%) Electronic Trading
15 64 (18.71%) Algorithmic Trading
16 61 (17.84%) Derivative
17 54 (15.79%) C#
18 47 (13.74%) Fixed Income
19 40 (11.70%) Shell Script
20 39 (11.40%) XML
21 38 (11.11%) SQL Server
22 37 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
23 35 (10.23%) TDD
23 35 (10.23%) TIBCO
23 35 (10.23%) Relational Database
24 34 (9.94%) Oracle
25 33 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
26 32 (9.36%) Fidessa

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 8 (2.34%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.17%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.88%) JBoss
4 2 (0.58%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.29%) Apache
5 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (4.68%) RMDS
2 9 (2.63%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.88%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.58%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.58%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.29%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.02%) Firewall
2 21 (6.14%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.51%) HTTP
4 10 (2.92%) VPN
4 10 (2.92%) Multicast
5 2 (0.58%) FTP
5 2 (0.58%) LAN
6 1 (0.29%) VoIP
6 1 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 35 (10.23%) Relational Database
3 28 (8.19%) KDB
4 9 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.05%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.46%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.17%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.17%) DB2
8 3 (0.88%) QlikView
9 2 (0.58%) DB2 UDB
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.29%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 19 (5.56%) Subversion
2 14 (4.09%) Eclipse
3 13 (3.80%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.63%) Maven
5 6 (1.75%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.46%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.17%) JIRA
8 3 (0.88%) Moq
8 3 (0.88%) NUnit
8 3 (0.88%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.58%) jMock
9 2 (0.58%) JUnit
9 2 (0.58%) ERwin
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.29%) Selenium
10 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.29%) CodeRush
10 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.29%) GoogleTest
10 1 (0.29%) Gradle
General
1 165 (48.25%) Front Office
2 152 (44.44%) Banking
3 138 (40.35%) Finance
4 86 (25.15%) Investment Banking
5 18 (5.26%) Financial Institution
6 11 (3.22%) Back Office
7 3 (0.88%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.58%) Legal
8 2 (0.58%) Advertising
8 2 (0.58%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 167 (48.83%) Developer
2 84 (24.56%) Java Developer
3 79 (23.10%) Analyst
4 45 (13.16%) C++ Developer
5 39 (11.40%) Support Analyst
6 29 (8.48%) Applications Support
7 21 (6.14%) C# Developer
7 21 (6.14%) Senior Developer
8 19 (5.56%) FIX Analyst
9 18 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
10 15 (4.39%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.80%) Integration Specialist
12 11 (3.22%) Support Engineer
13 10 (2.92%) Technical Support
13 10 (2.92%) Technical Support Engineer
13 10 (2.92%) Consultant
13 10 (2.92%) Technical Engineer
14 8 (2.34%) Integration Engineer
15 7 (2.05%) Senior C++ Developer
15 7 (2.05%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.40%) XML
2 26 (7.60%) Middleware
3 23 (6.73%) .NET
4 19 (5.56%) Rendezvous
5 14 (4.09%) JMS
6 13 (3.80%) STL
6 13 (3.80%) Web Services
7 12 (3.51%) Spring
8 10 (2.92%) CGI
8 10 (2.92%) WPF
8 10 (2.92%) Ultra Messaging
9 9 (2.63%) TIBCO EMS
9 9 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
9 9 (2.63%) FpML
9 9 (2.63%) ASP.NET
10 8 (2.34%) HTML
10 8 (2.34%) Swing
11 6 (1.75%) COM+
11 6 (1.75%) DCOM
11 6 (1.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 115 (33.63%) Equities
2 87 (25.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 61 (17.84%) Derivative
4 47 (13.74%) Fixed Income
5 33 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (9.36%) Computer Science
7 24 (7.02%) Algorithms
8 17 (4.97%) Equity Derivative
9 13 (3.80%) Eurex
9 13 (3.80%) Data Structures
10 8 (2.34%) SWIFT
11 7 (2.05%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.75%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.88%) Physics
13 3 (0.88%) DTCC
13 3 (0.88%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.88%) Tandem
14 2 (0.58%) Grid Computing
14 2 (0.58%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.58%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 165 (48.25%) UNIX
2 137 (40.06%) Linux
3 30 (8.77%) Windows
4 20 (5.85%) Solaris
5 14 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.58%) SUSE
6 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) CentOS
7 1 (0.29%) Debian
7 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (32.46%) Low Latency
2 84 (24.56%) Multithreading
3 64 (18.71%) Electronic Trading
3 64 (18.71%) Algorithmic Trading
4 37 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (10.23%) TDD
6 26 (7.60%) OO
7 25 (7.31%) SDLC
8 23 (6.73%) Service Management
9 22 (6.43%) ITIL
10 20 (5.85%) Garbage Collection
11 18 (5.26%) UML
11 18 (5.26%) Project Management
12 16 (4.68%) Process Management
13 15 (4.39%) Migration
13 15 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (4.09%) Unit Testing
14 14 (4.09%) Market Making
15 11 (3.22%) Capacity Management
15 11 (3.22%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (41.81%) Java
2 125 (36.55%) SQL
3 91 (26.61%) C++
4 74 (21.64%) Perl
5 66 (19.30%) Python
6 54 (15.79%) C#
7 40 (11.70%) Shell Script
8 17 (4.97%) Korn
9 11 (3.22%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.92%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.34%) AWK
11 8 (2.34%) Tcl
12 7 (2.05%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.75%) JavaScript
14 5 (1.46%) Scala
14 5 (1.46%) C-shell
15 4 (1.17%) VB6
15 4 (1.17%) VB
16 3 (0.88%) VBA
16 3 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (9.36%) Degree
2 2 (0.58%) CCNP
2 2 (0.58%) CCNA
2 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.48%) QA
2 3 (0.88%) EMIR
3 2 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.29%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.58%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 11 (3.22%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.17%) Control-M
3 1 (0.29%) SCOM
3 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (10.23%) TIBCO
2 34 (9.94%) Oracle
3 32 (9.36%) Fidessa
4 29 (8.48%) Microsoft
5 27 (7.89%) Reuters
6 20 (5.85%) Sybase
7 15 (4.39%) Bloomberg
7 15 (4.39%) ION Trading
8 13 (3.80%) Red Hat
9 11 (3.22%) Currenex
10 9 (2.63%) MarketAxess
11 8 (2.34%) eSpeed
12 6 (1.75%) Portware
13 5 (1.46%) IBM
13 5 (1.46%) Business Objects
14 4 (1.17%) Charles River
15 3 (0.88%) SimCorp
15 3 (0.88%) Typemock
15 3 (0.88%) Tableau
15 3 (0.88%) Murex
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