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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK
Rank 462 472 460
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 133 158 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.94% 1.06% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 128 123
Median daily rate £550 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £386 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £438 £381
% change year-on-year
-5.14% +14.75%
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
14134 14852 14129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.15% 28.54% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9839 10231 9344
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 249 192
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £21.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +13.97%

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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FIX Protocol within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 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 +4 122 £563 -6.25% 57
London -24 120 £575 -4.16% 56
City of London -25 29 £600 +9.09% 19
Northern Ireland - 11 £423 -
Belfast - 8 £425 -
County Antrim - 8 £425 -
Canary Wharf 0 2 £550 -21.48%
Liverpool - 2 £331 -
Merseyside - 2 £331 -
North West - 2 £331 -
Docklands, London 0 1 £550 -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 130 (50.58%) Finance
2 119 (46.30%) Linux
3 107 (41.63%) Java
4 96 (37.35%) Banking
5 88 (34.24%) Electronic Trading
6 82 (31.91%) Front Office
7 77 (29.96%) Equities
7 77 (29.96%) Unix
8 74 (28.79%) C++
9 73 (28.40%) Multithreading
10 72 (28.02%) Low Latency
11 67 (26.07%) Fixed Income
11 67 (26.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 63 (24.51%) SQL
13 59 (22.96%) Oracle
14 56 (21.79%) Investment Banking
15 55 (21.40%) SQL Server
16 50 (19.46%) Derivative
17 41 (15.95%) XML
17 41 (15.95%) OO
18 40 (15.56%) KDB
19 39 (15.18%) TIBCO
20 36 (14.01%) Rendezvous
20 36 (14.01%) Python
21 35 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
22 34 (13.23%) Reuters
23 33 (12.84%) RMDS
24 32 (12.45%) Analytical Skills
25 31 (12.06%) ION Trading
25 31 (12.06%) MiFID

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 19 (7.39%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (1.56%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (1.17%) Confluence
3 3 (1.17%) GemFire
3 3 (1.17%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.78%) Apache Qpid
4 2 (0.78%) Lightstreamer
4 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.78%) WebORB
5 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.39%) JBoss
5 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.39%) MTS
5 1 (0.39%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 9 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 33 (12.84%) RMDS
2 10 (3.89%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.78%) Murex MxG2000
4 1 (0.39%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.39%) BondVision
4 1 (0.39%) Eikon
4 1 (0.39%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.78%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.12%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.95%) FIX Connectivity
2 5 (1.95%) Wireshark
3 4 (1.56%) Internet
4 3 (1.17%) Firewall
5 2 (0.78%) Extranet
5 2 (0.78%) NGN
5 2 (0.78%) SSL
5 2 (0.78%) VPN
6 1 (0.39%) AMQP
6 1 (0.39%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (21.40%) SQL Server
2 40 (15.56%) KDB
3 13 (5.06%) Tick Data
4 11 (4.28%) DB2
4 11 (4.28%) Kdb+
4 11 (4.28%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.89%) Big Data
5 10 (3.89%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (2.72%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.33%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.56%) MySQL
10 3 (1.17%) CouchDB
10 3 (1.17%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 28 (10.89%) JUnit
2 14 (5.45%) Maven
3 6 (2.33%) JIRA
3 6 (2.33%) Subversion
4 4 (1.56%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.17%) EasyMock
5 3 (1.17%) Hudson
6 2 (0.78%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.78%) Mockito
6 2 (0.78%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.39%) Ant
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.39%) ERwin
7 1 (0.39%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.39%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.39%) Selenium
7 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.39%) TestRail
General
1 130 (50.58%) Finance
2 96 (37.35%) Banking
3 82 (31.91%) Front Office
4 56 (21.79%) Investment Banking
5 14 (5.45%) Back Office
5 14 (5.45%) Financial Institution
6 9 (3.50%) Publishing
7 3 (1.17%) Retail
8 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.39%) French Language
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 148 (57.59%) Developer
2 68 (26.46%) Java Developer
3 55 (21.40%) Analyst
4 48 (18.68%) C++ Developer
5 33 (12.84%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 31 (12.06%) Support Analyst
7 25 (9.73%) Business Analyst
8 22 (8.56%) Linux Developer
8 22 (8.56%) Senior Developer
9 21 (8.17%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 16 (6.23%) Python Developer
11 15 (5.84%) Architect
12 14 (5.45%) FIX Analyst
12 14 (5.45%) Low Latency C++ Developer
12 14 (5.45%) Senior Java Developer
13 13 (5.06%) Technical Analyst
14 12 (4.67%) MiFID Business Analyst
14 12 (4.67%) Technical Business Analyst
15 11 (4.28%) SQL Analyst
16 10 (3.89%) FIX Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (15.95%) XML
2 36 (14.01%) Rendezvous
3 27 (10.51%) FpML
4 15 (5.84%) JMS
5 14 (5.45%) .NET
5 14 (5.45%) HTML
6 11 (4.28%) Spring
7 10 (3.89%) SOAP
8 8 (3.11%) JSON
9 6 (2.33%) Kafka
9 6 (2.33%) XML Messaging
9 6 (2.33%) XSLT
10 5 (1.95%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.95%) HTML5
10 5 (1.95%) Middleware
10 5 (1.95%) Spring Integration
10 5 (1.95%) ZeroMQ
11 4 (1.56%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.56%) FIXML
11 4 (1.56%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 77 (29.96%) Equities
2 67 (26.07%) Fixed Income
2 67 (26.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 50 (19.46%) Derivative
4 32 (12.45%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (6.61%) Algorithms
5 17 (6.61%) Computer Science
5 17 (6.61%) Fintech
6 12 (4.67%) Data Structures
7 11 (4.28%) SWIFT
8 10 (3.89%) Reference Data
9 9 (3.50%) OTC Derivatives
10 7 (2.72%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (2.33%) Credit Derivative
11 6 (2.33%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.95%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.95%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.56%) Taxonomies
14 3 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 119 (46.30%) Linux
2 77 (29.96%) Unix
3 28 (10.89%) Windows
4 2 (0.78%) Solaris
5 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (34.24%) Electronic Trading
2 73 (28.40%) Multithreading
3 72 (28.02%) Low Latency
4 41 (15.95%) OO
5 35 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (8.56%) Workflow
7 20 (7.78%) Scrum
8 19 (7.39%) TDD
9 18 (7.00%) Algorithmic Trading
9 18 (7.00%) Business Analysis
10 17 (6.61%) Market Making
11 15 (5.84%) Project Management
11 15 (5.84%) SDLC
12 13 (5.06%) Analytics
12 13 (5.06%) Change Management
12 13 (5.06%) Data Modelling
12 13 (5.06%) OOP
12 13 (5.06%) Ultra-Low Latency
13 12 (4.67%) OOD
14 11 (4.28%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 107 (41.63%) Java
2 74 (28.79%) C++
3 63 (24.51%) SQL
4 36 (14.01%) Python
5 23 (8.95%) C#
6 20 (7.78%) Shell Script
7 14 (5.45%) JavaScript
8 13 (5.06%) Perl
9 7 (2.72%) Scala
10 5 (1.95%) C
11 4 (1.56%) MATLAB
11 4 (1.56%) Tcl
12 3 (1.17%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.39%) Korn
14 1 (0.39%) VBA
14 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (10.51%) Degree
2 3 (1.17%) PMI Certification
2 3 (1.17%) PMP
3 2 (0.78%) ISEB
4 1 (0.39%) HND
4 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.39%) MCP
4 1 (0.39%) MCSE
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.06%) MiFID
2 24 (9.34%) QA
3 8 (3.11%) EMIR
4 6 (2.33%) SLA
5 4 (1.56%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.17%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.56%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.39%) Control-M
3 1 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 59 (22.96%) Oracle
2 39 (15.18%) TIBCO
3 34 (13.23%) Reuters
4 31 (12.06%) ION Trading
5 25 (9.73%) Sybase
6 18 (7.00%) Bloomberg
7 17 (6.61%) Fidessa
8 11 (4.28%) Microsoft
9 7 (2.72%) Currenex
9 7 (2.72%) FXall
10 4 (1.56%) Google
10 4 (1.56%) NYFIX
11 3 (1.17%) Informatica
12 2 (0.78%) Adobe
12 2 (0.78%) Greenplum
12 2 (0.78%) IBM
12 2 (0.78%) Murex
12 2 (0.78%) Remedy
12 2 (0.78%) Solace
12 2 (0.78%) Sun
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