The table below looks at the statistics for FIX Protocol skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FIX Protocol over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 524 459 431
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -28
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 129 181 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.84% 1.21% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 136 149
Median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £419 £420
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
15280 14977 14864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.51% 26.85% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10694 9690 9758
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 200 202
Median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.64 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

FIX Protocol
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing FIX Protocol as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FIX Protocol within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -64 129 £575 - 62
London -37 125 £575 - 60
City of London +7 27 £550 -8.33% 32
East Midlands - 4 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £450 -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £450 -
Northampton - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £701 -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing FIX Protocol also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 127 (45.68%) Front Office
2 118 (42.45%) Finance
3 114 (41.01%) Banking
4 104 (37.41%) Unix
5 103 (37.05%) Low Latency
6 102 (36.69%) SQL
7 101 (36.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 95 (34.17%) Java
9 93 (33.45%) Multithreading
10 92 (33.09%) Electronic Trading
11 84 (30.22%) Equities
12 81 (29.14%) Investment Banking
13 79 (28.42%) Linux
14 63 (22.66%) C#
15 62 (22.30%) C++
16 50 (17.99%) Analytical Skills
17 49 (17.63%) Fixed Income
18 47 (16.91%) Fidessa
19 46 (16.55%) Risk Management
19 46 (16.55%) Algorithmic Trading
20 44 (15.83%) Derivative
21 43 (15.47%) Oracle
21 43 (15.47%) XML
22 39 (14.03%) Windows
23 36 (12.95%) Market Making
24 34 (12.23%) FpML
25 32 (11.51%) TCP/IP
26 31 (11.15%) Data Modelling
26 31 (11.15%) Sybase
26 31 (11.15%) WPF

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (3.96%) Confluence
2 6 (2.16%) Node.js
3 5 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.44%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.08%) Apache
5 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.08%) JBoss
5 3 (1.08%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.72%) GemFire
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 10 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.08%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.88%) ION MarketView
2 5 (1.80%) RMDS
3 4 (1.44%) Front Arena
3 4 (1.44%) MetaTrader
4 3 (1.08%) Endur
4 3 (1.08%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 2 (0.72%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.36%) Eikon
6 1 (0.36%) Global One
6 1 (0.36%) Minerva
6 1 (0.36%) Murex MxG2000
6 1 (0.36%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 1 (0.36%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.36%) SunGard Martini
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.51%) TCP/IP
2 13 (4.68%) Firewall
2 13 (4.68%) Multicast
3 5 (1.80%) VPN
4 4 (1.44%) tcpdump
5 3 (1.08%) DHCP
5 3 (1.08%) DNS
6 2 (0.72%) BGP
6 2 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.72%) HTTP
6 2 (0.72%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.72%) LDAP
6 2 (0.72%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.72%) SAN
6 2 (0.72%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.36%) AMQP
7 1 (0.36%) FTP
7 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.36%) SSL
7 1 (0.36%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.40%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.32%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.96%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.80%) Hazelcast
6 5 (1.80%) OLTP
7 3 (1.08%) KDB
7 3 (1.08%) MySQL
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.72%) DB2
9 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.36%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.36%) OLAP
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (4.68%) JIRA
2 10 (3.60%) Maven
2 10 (3.60%) Subversion
3 8 (2.88%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.52%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.16%) Ant
5 6 (2.16%) JUnit
6 4 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.08%) ERwin
7 3 (1.08%) jMock
7 3 (1.08%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.72%) GCC
8 2 (0.72%) JProfiler
8 2 (0.72%) JSUnit
8 2 (0.72%) Mocha
8 2 (0.72%) Moq
8 2 (0.72%) NUnit
8 2 (0.72%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (0.72%) XMLSpy
General
1 127 (45.68%) Front Office
2 118 (42.45%) Finance
3 114 (41.01%) Banking
4 81 (29.14%) Investment Banking
5 15 (5.40%) Back Office
6 5 (1.80%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.44%) Retail
8 3 (1.08%) Legal
9 2 (0.72%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 152 (54.68%) Developer
2 58 (20.86%) Analyst
3 54 (19.42%) Java Developer
4 41 (14.75%) C# Developer
5 36 (12.95%) C++ Developer
6 26 (9.35%) Senior Developer
6 26 (9.35%) Support Analyst
7 25 (8.99%) Applications Support
8 18 (6.47%) Business Analyst
9 17 (6.12%) FIX Analyst
10 16 (5.76%) Applications Support Analyst
11 14 (5.04%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 13 (4.68%) Fidessa Developer
13 11 (3.96%) Architect
13 11 (3.96%) FIX Specialist
13 11 (3.96%) Low Latency Java Developer
13 11 (3.96%) Senior Java Developer
14 10 (3.60%) .NET Developer
14 10 (3.60%) Fidessa Support
14 10 (3.60%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (15.47%) XML
2 34 (12.23%) FpML
3 31 (11.15%) WPF
4 25 (8.99%) WinForms
5 23 (8.27%) Middleware
6 19 (6.83%) Web Services
7 18 (6.47%) FIXML
7 18 (6.47%) JMS
8 16 (5.76%) Spring
9 14 (5.04%) JSON
10 13 (4.68%) .NET
11 11 (3.96%) Rendezvous
11 11 (3.96%) REST
12 10 (3.60%) XML Schema
13 9 (3.24%) J2EE
13 9 (3.24%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (3.24%) XSLT
14 8 (2.88%) ActiveMQ
14 8 (2.88%) HTML
14 8 (2.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 101 (36.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 84 (30.22%) Equities
3 50 (17.99%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (17.63%) Fixed Income
5 44 (15.83%) Derivative
6 20 (7.19%) Fintech
7 16 (5.76%) SWIFT
8 15 (5.40%) Data Structures
8 15 (5.40%) Equity Derivative
9 14 (5.04%) Computer Science
10 11 (3.96%) Hedge funds
11 7 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.80%) Algorithms
13 4 (1.44%) Eurex
13 4 (1.44%) Mathematics
14 3 (1.08%) Data Centre
15 2 (0.72%) HP StoreVirtual
15 2 (0.72%) Physics
15 2 (0.72%) Visualisation
15 2 (0.72%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 104 (37.41%) Unix
2 79 (28.42%) Linux
3 39 (14.03%) Windows
4 11 (3.96%) Solaris
5 10 (3.60%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.08%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.36%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) CentOS
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (37.05%) Low Latency
2 93 (33.45%) Multithreading
3 92 (33.09%) Electronic Trading
4 46 (16.55%) Algorithmic Trading
4 46 (16.55%) Risk Management
5 36 (12.95%) Market Making
6 31 (11.15%) Data Modelling
7 27 (9.71%) Performance Optimisation
8 24 (8.63%) Data Management
9 22 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (7.55%) OO
11 18 (6.47%) Software Engineering
12 17 (6.12%) Workflow
13 16 (5.76%) Change Management
14 15 (5.40%) ITIL
14 15 (5.40%) UML
15 14 (5.04%) Data Analysis
15 14 (5.04%) Mentoring
16 13 (4.68%) Business Analysis
16 13 (4.68%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (36.69%) SQL
2 95 (34.17%) Java
3 63 (22.66%) C#
4 62 (22.30%) C++
5 28 (10.07%) Perl
6 27 (9.71%) Shell Script
7 20 (7.19%) Python
8 17 (6.12%) Tcl
9 14 (5.04%) Bash Shell
10 11 (3.96%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.08%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.72%) C
12 2 (0.72%) PHP
12 2 (0.72%) R
12 2 (0.72%) Ruby
12 2 (0.72%) VBA
13 1 (0.36%) Korn
13 1 (0.36%) VC++
Qualifications
1 16 (5.76%) Degree
2 12 (4.32%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.72%) ISEB
3 2 (0.72%) RHCE
4 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.71%) QA
2 9 (3.24%) ISO20022
3 3 (1.08%) ISO15022
3 3 (1.08%) MiFID
3 3 (1.08%) SLA
3 3 (1.08%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.36%) HL7
4 1 (0.36%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.72%) NFS
4 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (3.60%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.08%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.08%) vMotion
4 2 (0.72%) Puppet
5 1 (0.36%) Foglight
Vendors
1 47 (16.91%) Fidessa
2 43 (15.47%) Oracle
3 31 (11.15%) Sybase
4 24 (8.63%) TIBCO
5 12 (4.32%) Reuters
6 11 (3.96%) ION Trading
6 11 (3.96%) Microsoft
7 8 (2.88%) Bloomberg
7 8 (2.88%) SunGard
8 7 (2.52%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.16%) HP
9 6 (2.16%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.16%) Trayport
9 6 (2.16%) VMware
10 5 (1.80%) Currenex
11 4 (1.44%) BT
11 4 (1.44%) eSpeed
11 4 (1.44%) FXall
11 4 (1.44%) IBM
11 4 (1.44%) Perforce
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