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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 459 441 373
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -68
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 173 179 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.32% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.04% 1.15% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 122 165
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £685 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
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
16577 15633 15315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.90% 28.09% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11265 9911 9834
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 218 265
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 31 August 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 11 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 31 August 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
England -5 171 £550 - 40
London +22 168 £550 - 35
City of London -13 44 £500 -16.66% 21
Dundee -6 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -7 1 £463 +8.82%
East Midlands -8 1 £463 +8.82%
Scotland -42 1 - -
South East - 1 £488 - 5
Hampshire - 1 £488 - 5
Nottingham - 1 £463 -
Docklands, London - 1 £500 -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (47.99%) Front Office
2 162 (46.55%) Finance
3 154 (44.25%) UNIX
4 151 (43.39%) Linux
5 147 (42.24%) Banking
6 138 (39.66%) Java
7 129 (37.07%) SQL
8 119 (34.20%) Equities
9 109 (31.32%) Low Latency
10 98 (28.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 96 (27.59%) Investment Banking
12 83 (23.85%) C++
13 81 (23.28%) Perl
14 79 (22.70%) Electronic Trading
15 72 (20.69%) Python
16 71 (20.40%) Multithreading
16 71 (20.40%) Derivative
17 66 (18.97%) Algorithmic Trading
18 54 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
19 44 (12.64%) C#
20 43 (12.36%) Windows
21 42 (12.07%) Oracle
21 42 (12.07%) Fixed Income
22 39 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
23 36 (10.34%) Sybase
24 35 (10.06%) Relational Database
25 34 (9.77%) SQL Server
25 34 (9.77%) Shell Script
26 30 (8.62%) Firewall
27 28 (8.05%) TDD

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (0.86%) MTS
1 3 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (0.86%) WebSphere
1 3 (0.86%) JBoss
2 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.29%) Apache
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.29%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.72%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.86%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.57%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.29%) Kondor+
4 1 (0.29%) Summit
4 1 (0.29%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.29%) RMDS
4 1 (0.29%) MetaTrader
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.62%) Firewall
2 19 (5.46%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.02%) Multicast
4 11 (3.16%) LAN
5 10 (2.87%) WAN
6 9 (2.59%) VPN
7 4 (1.15%) Internet
8 1 (0.29%) VoIP
8 1 (0.29%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.06%) Relational Database
2 34 (9.77%) SQL Server
3 20 (5.75%) KDB
4 11 (3.16%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.30%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.15%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.86%) QlikView
8 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.57%) DB2
9 2 (0.57%) Informix
9 2 (0.57%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.29%) OLTP
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.29%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 13 (3.74%) Subversion
2 10 (2.87%) JIRA
3 9 (2.59%) Maven
4 8 (2.30%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.44%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.15%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.15%) Moq
6 4 (1.15%) NUnit
7 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Blend
7 2 (0.57%) JUnit
7 2 (0.57%) ERwin
8 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.29%) Selenium
8 1 (0.29%) jMock
8 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.29%) Gradle
8 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
General
1 167 (47.99%) Front Office
2 162 (46.55%) Finance
3 147 (42.24%) Banking
4 96 (27.59%) Investment Banking
5 20 (5.75%) Financial Institution
6 14 (4.02%) Back Office
7 6 (1.72%) Legal
8 2 (0.57%) Advertising
8 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.57%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Retail
9 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 148 (42.53%) Developer
2 76 (21.84%) Java Developer
3 74 (21.26%) Analyst
4 48 (13.79%) Applications Support
5 43 (12.36%) C++ Developer
6 39 (11.21%) Support Analyst
7 18 (5.17%) Integration Specialist
8 16 (4.60%) Business Analyst
8 16 (4.60%) Applications Support Analyst
9 15 (4.31%) C# Developer
10 12 (3.45%) Senior Developer
10 12 (3.45%) FIX Analyst
11 11 (3.16%) Consultant
12 10 (2.87%) Support Specialist
12 10 (2.87%) Senior Java Developer
13 9 (2.59%) Applications Specialist
14 8 (2.30%) Applications Support Specialist
14 8 (2.30%) Fidessa Developer
15 7 (2.01%) Integration Engineer
15 7 (2.01%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.47%) XML
2 23 (6.61%) Middleware
3 19 (5.46%) .NET
4 18 (5.17%) Spring
5 13 (3.74%) WPF
6 12 (3.45%) Rendezvous
7 10 (2.87%) FpML
8 9 (2.59%) TIBCO EMS
8 9 (2.59%) JMS
9 7 (2.01%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (2.01%) Swing
9 7 (2.01%) HTML
9 7 (2.01%) WinForms
9 7 (2.01%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 6 (1.72%) STL
11 5 (1.44%) Web Services
12 4 (1.15%) CSS
12 4 (1.15%) HTML5
12 4 (1.15%) Ultra Messaging
13 3 (0.86%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 119 (34.20%) Equities
2 98 (28.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 71 (20.40%) Derivative
4 54 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (12.07%) Fixed Income
6 24 (6.90%) Equity Derivative
7 23 (6.61%) Computer Science
7 23 (6.61%) Algorithms
8 16 (4.60%) Data Structures
9 9 (2.59%) Mathematics
10 8 (2.30%) Eurex
11 6 (1.72%) SWIFT
12 5 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.44%) PMI
13 4 (1.15%) Physics
13 4 (1.15%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.86%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.86%) DTCC
14 3 (0.86%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.86%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 154 (44.25%) UNIX
2 151 (43.39%) Linux
3 43 (12.36%) Windows
4 13 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.72%) Solaris
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (31.32%) Low Latency
2 79 (22.70%) Electronic Trading
3 71 (20.40%) Multithreading
4 66 (18.97%) Algorithmic Trading
5 39 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (8.05%) TDD
7 25 (7.18%) SDLC
8 22 (6.32%) OO
8 22 (6.32%) Project Management
9 20 (5.75%) Risk Management
10 19 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (5.17%) Market Making
12 17 (4.89%) Asset Management
12 17 (4.89%) Process Management
13 15 (4.31%) Workflow
14 13 (3.74%) Software Engineering
15 12 (3.45%) UML
16 11 (3.16%) Service Management
16 11 (3.16%) Migration
17 10 (2.87%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 138 (39.66%) Java
2 129 (37.07%) SQL
3 83 (23.85%) C++
4 81 (23.28%) Perl
5 72 (20.69%) Python
6 44 (12.64%) C#
7 34 (9.77%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.16%) C
8 11 (3.16%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.59%) Tcl
9 9 (2.59%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.72%) VBA
11 5 (1.44%) Korn
11 5 (1.44%) PHP
11 5 (1.44%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.44%) Scala
12 4 (1.15%) VB
13 3 (0.86%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.86%) AWK
13 3 (0.86%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 22 (6.32%) Degree
2 5 (1.44%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.57%) CCNP
3 2 (0.57%) CCNA
3 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.61%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) EMIR
2 3 (0.86%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.29%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.57%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 8 (2.30%) Control-M
2 7 (2.01%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (1.44%) SCOM
3 5 (1.44%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.29%) MOM
4 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (12.07%) Oracle
2 36 (10.34%) Sybase
3 27 (7.76%) TIBCO
4 25 (7.18%) Bloomberg
4 25 (7.18%) Fidessa
5 17 (4.89%) Microsoft
5 17 (4.89%) Reuters
6 12 (3.45%) Currenex
7 10 (2.87%) Citrix
7 10 (2.87%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.59%) Charles River
8 9 (2.59%) eSpeed
8 9 (2.59%) ION Trading
9 8 (2.30%) MarketAxess
10 7 (2.01%) Tradeweb
10 7 (2.01%) Remedy
11 5 (1.44%) VMware
11 5 (1.44%) Solace
12 4 (1.15%) Typemock
12 4 (1.15%) Portware
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