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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 497 516 527
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +11
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 99 66 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.64% 0.43% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 44 51
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £315 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £684 £550 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £400 -
% change year-on-year
-48.12% -
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
15445 15232 15833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.25% 28.88% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9999 9783 9533
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 269 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 17 September 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 16 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 17 September 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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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 +15 95 £450 - 22
London +49 86 £500 +5.26% 20
City of London +37 28 £600 +90.47% 14
Yorkshire +3 3 £200 -50.00%
West Yorkshire +1 3 £200 -50.00%
Scotland -14 3 - -
Glasgow -15 3 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £375 - 1
South East - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £425 -
Leeds - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Slough - - - -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 132 (56.90%) UNIX
2 118 (50.86%) Java
3 115 (49.57%) Banking
4 109 (46.98%) SQL
5 101 (43.53%) Low Latency
6 90 (38.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 86 (37.07%) Front Office
8 75 (32.33%) Finance
8 75 (32.33%) Multithreading
9 72 (31.03%) C++
10 64 (27.59%) Perl
10 64 (27.59%) Linux
11 63 (27.16%) Equities
12 50 (21.55%) Investment Banking
13 47 (20.26%) Derivative
14 44 (18.97%) Electronic Trading
15 39 (16.81%) C#
16 38 (16.38%) Oracle
16 38 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
17 35 (15.09%) Algorithmic Trading
17 35 (15.09%) Relational Database
18 32 (13.79%) Fixed Income
18 32 (13.79%) Shell Script
19 30 (12.93%) TCP/IP
20 23 (9.91%) E-Commerce
20 23 (9.91%) Windows
21 22 (9.48%) Python
21 22 (9.48%) Firewall
22 20 (8.62%) OO
23 19 (8.19%) HTML

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 8 (3.45%) Confluence
2 7 (3.02%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (3.02%) TIBCO EMS
2 7 (3.02%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.16%) IBM Notes
4 4 (1.72%) Apache
5 3 (1.29%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.29%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.86%) GemFire
7 1 (0.43%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.43%) Documentum
7 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.43%) GlassFish
Applications
1 12 (5.17%) MS Office
2 5 (2.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.02%) RMDS
2 4 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.29%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.43%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.93%) TCP/IP
2 22 (9.48%) Firewall
3 13 (5.60%) VPN
3 13 (5.60%) DNS
4 10 (4.31%) BGP
4 10 (4.31%) Multicast
5 9 (3.88%) HSRP
5 9 (3.88%) DMVPN
5 9 (3.88%) PPP
5 9 (3.88%) SNMP
5 9 (3.88%) EIGRP
5 9 (3.88%) OSPF
5 9 (3.88%) VRRP
6 8 (3.45%) TACACS
6 8 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (2.59%) Internet
8 5 (2.16%) SMTP
8 5 (2.16%) IMAP
9 4 (1.72%) VLAN
9 4 (1.72%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.09%) Relational Database
2 13 (5.60%) KDB
3 9 (3.88%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.59%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.72%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.86%) Informix
6 2 (0.86%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.43%) DB2
7 1 (0.43%) IDOL
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.60%) JIRA
2 9 (3.88%) TeamCity
3 8 (3.45%) Subversion
3 8 (3.45%) WebDriver
3 8 (3.45%) Grunt
3 8 (3.45%) Bower
4 7 (3.02%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.72%) Maven
5 4 (1.72%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.86%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.86%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.43%) JUnit
7 1 (0.43%) jMock
General
1 115 (49.57%) Banking
2 86 (37.07%) Front Office
3 75 (32.33%) Finance
4 50 (21.55%) Investment Banking
5 11 (4.74%) Financial Institution
6 8 (3.45%) Back Office
7 5 (2.16%) Marketing
8 3 (1.29%) Games
8 3 (1.29%) Retail
9 2 (0.86%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.43%) International Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (47.41%) Developer
2 64 (27.59%) Java Developer
3 53 (22.84%) Analyst
4 29 (12.50%) C++ Developer
5 27 (11.64%) Support Analyst
6 26 (11.21%) Senior Developer
7 18 (7.76%) Senior Java Developer
8 16 (6.90%) Support Engineer
9 14 (6.03%) Consultant
10 11 (4.74%) Applications Support
11 9 (3.88%) Test Analyst
12 7 (3.02%) QA Consultant
12 7 (3.02%) Business Analyst
12 7 (3.02%) Lead Developer
13 6 (2.59%) Java Programmer
13 6 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (2.59%) Programmer
13 6 (2.59%) Software Engineer
14 5 (2.16%) Cisco Network Consultant
14 5 (2.16%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.19%) HTML
2 17 (7.33%) Spring
3 16 (6.90%) HTML5
4 15 (6.47%) J2EE
5 13 (5.60%) XML
6 12 (5.17%) Apache Flex
6 12 (5.17%) JMS
6 12 (5.17%) CSS
6 12 (5.17%) .NET
7 10 (4.31%) Rendezvous
7 10 (4.31%) Web Services
7 10 (4.31%) AngularJS
8 9 (3.88%) Middleware
8 9 (3.88%) Java SE
9 6 (2.59%) Hibernate
9 6 (2.59%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (2.59%) JDBC
9 6 (2.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 4 (1.72%) JSON
10 4 (1.72%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 90 (38.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 63 (27.16%) Equities
3 47 (20.26%) Derivative
4 32 (13.79%) Fixed Income
5 12 (5.17%) Computer Science
5 12 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.31%) User Experience
7 9 (3.88%) Client/Server
8 8 (3.45%) FlexPod
9 5 (2.16%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.16%) RIA
10 4 (1.72%) Credit Derivative
11 3 (1.29%) Spread Betting
12 2 (0.86%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.86%) AS400
13 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.43%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.43%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 132 (56.90%) UNIX
2 64 (27.59%) Linux
3 23 (9.91%) Windows
4 4 (1.72%) Solaris
5 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (43.53%) Low Latency
2 75 (32.33%) Multithreading
3 44 (18.97%) Electronic Trading
4 38 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (15.09%) Algorithmic Trading
6 23 (9.91%) E-Commerce
7 20 (8.62%) OO
8 19 (8.19%) Risk Management
9 16 (6.90%) Software Engineering
10 11 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (4.31%) Change Management
12 8 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (3.45%) Project Management
12 8 (3.45%) UML
13 7 (3.02%) Memory Management
13 7 (3.02%) Automated Testing
13 7 (3.02%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (3.02%) Business Analysis
14 6 (2.59%) Configuration Management
14 6 (2.59%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 118 (50.86%) Java
2 109 (46.98%) SQL
3 72 (31.03%) C++
4 64 (27.59%) Perl
5 39 (16.81%) C#
6 32 (13.79%) Shell Script
7 22 (9.48%) Python
8 17 (7.33%) JavaScript
9 15 (6.47%) AWK
10 13 (5.60%) C-shell
10 13 (5.60%) Bash Shell
11 12 (5.17%) PL/SQL
12 8 (3.45%) C
13 5 (2.16%) R
14 4 (1.72%) Korn
15 2 (0.86%) Ada
15 2 (0.86%) sed
15 2 (0.86%) Scala
16 1 (0.43%) Groovy
16 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (7.33%) Degree
2 13 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (3.88%) CCIE
3 9 (3.88%) CCNP
4 4 (1.72%) CCNA
5 2 (0.86%) ISEB
5 2 (0.86%) HNC
5 2 (0.86%) HND
6 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) MCSE
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.47%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.16%) Sendmail
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (6.03%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (3.45%) OpenNMS
2 8 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.45%) RANCID
3 5 (2.16%) Control-M
4 2 (0.86%) Salt
4 2 (0.86%) Puppet
4 2 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (16.38%) Oracle
2 18 (7.76%) TIBCO
3 15 (6.47%) 29West
4 14 (6.03%) Sybase
5 13 (5.60%) Cisco
5 13 (5.60%) Adobe
6 5 (2.16%) Remedy
6 5 (2.16%) Lotus
7 3 (1.29%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.29%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.86%) Fidessa
8 2 (0.86%) HP
8 2 (0.86%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.86%) Informatica
8 2 (0.86%) SaltStack
8 2 (0.86%) Splunk
8 2 (0.86%) StreamBase
8 2 (0.86%) Green Hat
9 1 (0.43%) Interwoven
9 1 (0.43%) Sun
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