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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 407 400 399
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 201 185 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.31% 1.26% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 141 137
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £450 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
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
15375 14633 14419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.65% 28.27% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10489 9488 8807
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 283 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +4.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.04 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 28 November 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 17 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 28 November 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
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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
London +7 177 £568 +8.09% 64
England -51 177 £568 +8.09% 69
City of London +12 33 £650 +8.33% 30
Scotland +1 13 £389 -22.30% 1
Glasgow - 11 £388 - 1
Edinburgh -10 2 £650 +30.00%
Crewe - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 4
Canary Wharf - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 5

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 195 (51.32%) SQL
2 174 (45.79%) Java
3 167 (43.95%) UNIX
4 162 (42.63%) Banking
5 153 (40.26%) Front Office
6 152 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 147 (38.68%) Low Latency
8 143 (37.63%) Finance
9 118 (31.05%) C++
10 115 (30.26%) Multithreading
11 105 (27.63%) Linux
12 78 (20.53%) Oracle
13 74 (19.47%) C#
14 73 (19.21%) Equities
15 72 (18.95%) Electronic Trading
16 71 (18.68%) Investment Banking
17 69 (18.16%) Derivative
18 66 (17.37%) Fixed Income
19 65 (17.11%) Perl
20 61 (16.05%) TIBCO
21 56 (14.74%) XML
22 50 (13.16%) Relational Database
23 49 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
24 44 (11.58%) Windows
24 44 (11.58%) Algorithmic Trading
25 43 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
26 42 (11.05%) SQL Server
27 41 (10.79%) Sybase
28 39 (10.26%) Python
29 35 (9.21%) HTTP

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 31 (8.16%) WebSphere
2 19 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 16 (4.21%) TIBCO EMS
4 7 (1.84%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (1.58%) IIS
6 5 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.05%) Apache
8 3 (0.79%) Confluence
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.53%) GemFire
10 1 (0.26%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.26%) Documentum
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (2.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (1.32%) MS Office
3 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.11%) RMDS
1 8 (2.11%) Murex MxG2000
2 6 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.53%) Endur
3 2 (0.53%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.26%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.21%) HTTP
2 28 (7.37%) Firewall
3 19 (5.00%) Multicast
4 17 (4.47%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.84%) DNS
6 6 (1.58%) tcpdump
7 5 (1.32%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.05%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.79%) FTP
10 2 (0.53%) SSH
10 2 (0.53%) X.509
10 2 (0.53%) Internet
10 2 (0.53%) LAN
10 2 (0.53%) WAN
10 2 (0.53%) SSL
10 2 (0.53%) LDAP
11 1 (0.26%) SAN
11 1 (0.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.16%) Relational Database
2 42 (11.05%) SQL Server
3 23 (6.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (3.68%) KDB
5 13 (3.42%) Oracle Database
6 12 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.84%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.53%) Informix
9 2 (0.53%) MySQL
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.26%) DB2
10 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.26%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 28 (7.37%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.16%) Subversion
2 12 (3.16%) TeamCity
3 9 (2.37%) JIRA
3 9 (2.37%) Maven
4 8 (2.11%) GoogleTest
4 8 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.11%) CppUnit
5 5 (1.32%) VisiBroker
5 5 (1.32%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.53%) NUnit
6 2 (0.53%) MSI
6 2 (0.53%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.53%) Grunt
6 2 (0.53%) Bower
6 2 (0.53%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.26%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.26%) ReSharper
General
1 162 (42.63%) Banking
2 153 (40.26%) Front Office
3 143 (37.63%) Finance
4 71 (18.68%) Investment Banking
5 20 (5.26%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.63%) Back Office
7 4 (1.05%) Games
8 3 (0.79%) Retail
8 3 (0.79%) Advertising
9 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.53%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.26%) International Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 194 (51.05%) Developer
2 94 (24.74%) Java Developer
3 86 (22.63%) Analyst
4 70 (18.42%) C++ Developer
5 58 (15.26%) Support Analyst
6 40 (10.53%) Applications Support
7 36 (9.47%) Senior Developer
8 21 (5.53%) Senior Java Developer
9 15 (3.95%) Applications Support Analyst
9 15 (3.95%) Linux Support
9 15 (3.95%) Lead Developer
9 15 (3.95%) Support Engineer
10 14 (3.68%) Support Specialist
11 12 (3.16%) C# Developer
11 12 (3.16%) Business Analyst
12 11 (2.89%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (2.89%) Senior C++ Developer
13 9 (2.37%) FIX Analyst
14 8 (2.11%) Consultant
15 7 (1.84%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (14.74%) XML
2 34 (8.95%) .NET
3 32 (8.42%) JMS
4 31 (8.16%) Rendezvous
4 31 (8.16%) Spring
5 30 (7.89%) STL
6 29 (7.63%) Middleware
7 22 (5.79%) DCOM
8 20 (5.26%) COM+
9 18 (4.74%) ATL
9 18 (4.74%) HTML
10 17 (4.47%) Java EE
11 16 (4.21%) FpML
11 16 (4.21%) OLE DB
12 14 (3.68%) Hibernate
12 14 (3.68%) XSLT
13 12 (3.16%) WebSphere MQ
13 12 (3.16%) ASP.NET
14 11 (2.89%) .NET Framework
15 10 (2.63%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 152 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 73 (19.21%) Equities
3 69 (18.16%) Derivative
4 66 (17.37%) Fixed Income
5 43 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.68%) Grid Computing
6 14 (3.68%) Credit Derivative
7 11 (2.89%) Mathematics
8 10 (2.63%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.11%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.58%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.58%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.32%) Reference Data
12 4 (1.05%) Physics
12 4 (1.05%) Spread Betting
12 4 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.05%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.53%) Clustering
13 2 (0.53%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.53%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 167 (43.95%) UNIX
2 105 (27.63%) Linux
3 44 (11.58%) Windows
4 24 (6.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (3.95%) Solaris
6 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.53%) SUSE
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.53%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (38.68%) Low Latency
2 115 (30.26%) Multithreading
3 72 (18.95%) Electronic Trading
4 49 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (11.58%) Algorithmic Trading
6 33 (8.68%) Performance Tuning
7 31 (8.16%) Risk Management
8 28 (7.37%) E-Commerce
9 22 (5.79%) OO
9 22 (5.79%) Change Management
10 17 (4.47%) Business Analysis
11 16 (4.21%) Automated Testing
11 16 (4.21%) TDD
12 15 (3.95%) Asset Management
13 14 (3.68%) Project Management
13 14 (3.68%) Incident Management
13 14 (3.68%) Unit Testing
14 13 (3.42%) Software Engineering
15 12 (3.16%) ITIL
15 12 (3.16%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 195 (51.32%) SQL
2 174 (45.79%) Java
3 118 (31.05%) C++
4 74 (19.47%) C#
5 65 (17.11%) Perl
6 39 (10.26%) Python
7 26 (6.84%) Shell Script
8 23 (6.05%) T-SQL
9 18 (4.74%) Bash Shell
10 14 (3.68%) Assembly Language
11 12 (3.16%) JavaScript
12 11 (2.89%) PL/SQL
13 10 (2.63%) C
13 10 (2.63%) Korn
14 5 (1.32%) C-shell
14 5 (1.32%) AWK
15 3 (0.79%) Scala
15 3 (0.79%) Tcl
16 2 (0.53%) VB
16 2 (0.53%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 24 (6.32%) Degree
2 4 (1.05%) ISEB
3 1 (0.26%) HNC
3 1 (0.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.63%) QA
2 2 (0.53%) UCITS
3 1 (0.26%) EMIR
System Software
1 6 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 22 (5.79%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (1.84%) Control-M
2 7 (1.84%) Nagios
3 5 (1.32%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.53%) CA SiteMinder
4 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.26%) Puppet
5 1 (0.26%) Salt
5 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 78 (20.53%) Oracle
2 61 (16.05%) TIBCO
3 41 (10.79%) Sybase
4 31 (8.16%) 29West
5 29 (7.63%) Reuters
6 26 (6.84%) Microsoft
7 23 (6.05%) Red Hat
8 20 (5.26%) Bloomberg
9 17 (4.47%) Informatica
10 15 (3.95%) Fidessa
11 14 (3.68%) MarketAxess
12 13 (3.42%) Google
13 12 (3.16%) eSpeed
13 12 (3.16%) Murex
13 12 (3.16%) Adobe
14 10 (2.63%) Charles River
15 7 (1.84%) ION Trading
16 6 (1.58%) IBM
17 5 (1.32%) thinkFolio
17 5 (1.32%) Remedy
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