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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 498 510 456
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -54
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 130 127 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.83% 0.81% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 101 150
Median daily rate £535 £580 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.75% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £488 £400
% change year-on-year
-14.10% +21.87%
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
15571 15735 15493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.03% 28.77% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10772 10959 10575
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 258 172
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £19.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £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 December 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 14 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 December 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 +2 127 £535 -7.75% 45
London -5 121 £550 -8.33% 43
City of London +2 29 £588 +4.44% 15
North West - 5 £350 -
Liverpool - 4 £400 -
Merseyside - 4 £400 -
Scotland +10 2 £419 -
Glasgow +7 2 £419 -
South East +12 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £575 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £550 -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 101 (50.25%) Electronic Trading
2 98 (48.76%) Finance
3 91 (45.27%) Front Office
4 80 (39.80%) Banking
5 77 (38.31%) Java
5 77 (38.31%) Linux
6 70 (34.83%) Unix
7 66 (32.84%) SQL
8 64 (31.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 63 (31.34%) Equities
10 58 (28.86%) Multithreading
11 56 (27.86%) Oracle
12 53 (26.37%) SQL Server
13 47 (23.38%) Low Latency
14 46 (22.89%) C++
15 45 (22.39%) Investment Banking
16 44 (21.89%) Derivative
17 40 (19.90%) TIBCO
17 40 (19.90%) Fixed Income
17 40 (19.90%) Analytical Skills
18 36 (17.91%) Algorithmic Trading
18 36 (17.91%) Rendezvous
19 33 (16.42%) Python
20 32 (15.92%) RMDS
21 31 (15.42%) Reuters
22 29 (14.43%) C#
23 28 (13.93%) Windows
23 28 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
23 28 (13.93%) Market Making
24 27 (13.43%) XML

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 13 (6.47%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (3.48%) Oracle Coherence
3 4 (1.99%) GemFire
4 3 (1.49%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.49%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.00%) Confluence
6 1 (0.50%) JBoss
6 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.50%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (4.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 32 (15.92%) RMDS
2 3 (1.49%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (1.00%) Minerva
4 1 (0.50%) Eikon
4 1 (0.50%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.50%) LatentZero
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.99%) VPN
2 4 (1.99%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.00%) NGN
4 1 (0.50%) AMQP
4 1 (0.50%) Firewall
4 1 (0.50%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (26.37%) SQL Server
2 25 (12.44%) KDB
3 12 (5.97%) DB2
4 9 (4.48%) Big Data
5 7 (3.48%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.48%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (3.48%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.48%) Tick Data
6 5 (2.49%) Kdb+
6 5 (2.49%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.49%) MySQL
7 4 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.49%) CouchDB
8 3 (1.49%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.49%) HBase
8 3 (1.49%) Impala
8 3 (1.49%) InterSystems Cache
9 2 (1.00%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (9.95%) JUnit
2 10 (4.98%) Maven
3 9 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.98%) JIRA
5 7 (3.48%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.99%) Subversion
7 4 (1.99%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.49%) Gradle
8 3 (1.49%) IntelliJ
8 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.00%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.00%) Grunt
9 2 (1.00%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.00%) JSUnit
9 2 (1.00%) NUnit
9 2 (1.00%) QUnit
9 2 (1.00%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (1.00%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.00%) Toad
General
1 98 (48.76%) Finance
2 91 (45.27%) Front Office
3 80 (39.80%) Banking
4 45 (22.39%) Investment Banking
5 15 (7.46%) Back Office
5 15 (7.46%) Financial Institution
6 8 (3.98%) Publishing
7 4 (1.99%) Legal
8 3 (1.49%) Retail
9 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.50%) French Language
9 1 (0.50%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (53.73%) Developer
2 56 (27.86%) Analyst
3 52 (25.87%) Java Developer
4 44 (21.89%) Support Analyst
5 27 (13.43%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 22 (10.95%) C++ Developer
7 21 (10.45%) Unix Support
8 20 (9.95%) Senior Developer
8 20 (9.95%) Unix Analyst
8 20 (9.95%) Unix Support Analyst
9 19 (9.45%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 17 (8.46%) Applications Support
10 17 (8.46%) C# Developer
11 16 (7.96%) SQL Analyst
12 15 (7.46%) Senior Java Developer
13 14 (6.97%) Electronic Trading Support
13 14 (6.97%) SQL Support Analyst
14 13 (6.47%) Applications Support Analyst
14 13 (6.47%) Business Analyst
14 13 (6.47%) FX Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (17.91%) Rendezvous
2 27 (13.43%) XML
3 23 (11.44%) HTML
4 16 (7.96%) FpML
4 16 (7.96%) JMS
5 14 (6.97%) HTML5
5 14 (6.97%) WinForms
5 14 (6.97%) WPF
6 11 (5.47%) jQuery
7 10 (4.98%) AngularJS
7 10 (4.98%) Spring
8 9 (4.48%) CSS
9 8 (3.98%) CSS3
9 8 (3.98%) SOAP
10 7 (3.48%) JSON
10 7 (3.48%) Middleware
11 6 (2.99%) Web Services
12 5 (2.49%) .NET
12 5 (2.49%) Sass
12 5 (2.49%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 64 (31.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 63 (31.34%) Equities
3 44 (21.89%) Derivative
4 40 (19.90%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (19.90%) Fixed Income
5 10 (4.98%) Fintech
6 9 (4.48%) Algorithms
6 9 (4.48%) SWIFT
7 8 (3.98%) Reference Data
8 7 (3.48%) Computer Science
8 7 (3.48%) Data Structures
9 6 (2.99%) Credit Derivative
10 5 (2.49%) Data Integration
10 5 (2.49%) Management Information System
10 5 (2.49%) Mathematics
10 5 (2.49%) SCADA
10 5 (2.49%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.99%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.99%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.99%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 77 (38.31%) Linux
2 70 (34.83%) Unix
3 28 (13.93%) Windows
4 1 (0.50%) Solaris
4 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (50.25%) Electronic Trading
2 58 (28.86%) Multithreading
3 47 (23.38%) Low Latency
4 36 (17.91%) Algorithmic Trading
5 28 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (13.93%) Market Making
6 20 (9.95%) OO
6 20 (9.95%) Risk Management
7 18 (8.96%) ITIL
8 16 (7.96%) Data Management
9 15 (7.46%) Scrum
10 14 (6.97%) Workflow
11 13 (6.47%) Business Analysis
11 13 (6.47%) Multithreaded Programming
11 13 (6.47%) Performance Optimisation
11 13 (6.47%) Unit Testing
12 12 (5.97%) Configuration Management
12 12 (5.97%) TDD
13 10 (4.98%) Project Management
13 10 (4.98%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (38.31%) Java
2 66 (32.84%) SQL
3 46 (22.89%) C++
4 33 (16.42%) Python
5 29 (14.43%) C#
6 16 (7.96%) JavaScript
7 13 (6.47%) Perl
8 6 (2.99%) Scala
8 6 (2.99%) Tcl
9 5 (2.49%) C
9 5 (2.49%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.99%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.00%) ES6
11 2 (1.00%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.50%) Ruby
12 1 (0.50%) VBA
12 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (10.95%) Degree
2 1 (0.50%) HND
2 1 (0.50%) ISEB
2 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (0.50%) MCP
2 1 (0.50%) MCSE
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.46%) QA
2 11 (5.47%) MiFID
3 9 (4.48%) SLA
4 5 (2.49%) EMIR
5 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.99%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (1.49%) Oozie
3 2 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.50%) Control-M
4 1 (0.50%) Graphite
4 1 (0.50%) Nagios
4 1 (0.50%) Opsview
4 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 56 (27.86%) Oracle
2 40 (19.90%) TIBCO
3 31 (15.42%) Reuters
4 20 (9.95%) Sybase
5 17 (8.46%) Fidessa
6 14 (6.97%) ION Trading
7 13 (6.47%) Bloomberg
8 12 (5.97%) FXall
9 11 (5.47%) Currenex
9 11 (5.47%) Microsoft
10 6 (2.99%) Sun
11 4 (1.99%) IBM
12 3 (1.49%) Google
12 3 (1.49%) Informatica
12 3 (1.49%) MarketAxess
13 2 (1.00%) Infragistics
13 2 (1.00%) Solace
13 2 (1.00%) Syncfusion
14 1 (0.50%) Perforce
14 1 (0.50%) Remedy
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