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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 570 492 460
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -32
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 75 171 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 1.04% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 126 122
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £654 £700 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
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
16167 16419 15518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.92% 28.02% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11211 11157 9833
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 289 216
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.89 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.86% +11.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

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 31 August 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 8 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 31 August 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 -91 72 £575 +4.54% 32
London -112 69 £575 +4.54% 32
City of London -4 16 £475 -5.00% 16
Scotland +18 3 £375 -
East Midlands 0 3 £425 -8.10%
Nottinghamshire -6 3 £425 -8.10%
Nottingham -10 3 £425 -8.10%
Glasgow - 3 £375 -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 90 (51.43%) Front Office
2 86 (49.14%) Electronic Trading
3 72 (41.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 68 (38.86%) SQL
5 65 (37.14%) Finance
6 63 (36.00%) Unix
7 60 (34.29%) Java
8 59 (33.71%) Multithreading
8 59 (33.71%) Low Latency
9 56 (32.00%) Algorithmic Trading
10 50 (28.57%) C#
10 50 (28.57%) Banking
11 46 (26.29%) Equities
11 46 (26.29%) Analytical Skills
12 45 (25.71%) Linux
13 41 (23.43%) Oracle
14 39 (22.29%) C++
15 38 (21.71%) Market Making
16 35 (20.00%) Risk Management
17 33 (18.86%) Windows
18 32 (18.29%) WPF
19 31 (17.71%) SQL Server
20 30 (17.14%) WinForms
21 29 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
21 29 (16.57%) Performance Optimisation
22 27 (15.43%) Investment Banking
23 22 (12.57%) Derivative
23 22 (12.57%) Fixed Income
24 21 (12.00%) Python
25 20 (11.43%) Fidessa

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 (7.43%) Confluence
2 5 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.71%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.71%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.71%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.57%) GemFire
5 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (9.14%) RMDS
2 3 (1.71%) ION MarketView
3 2 (1.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (1.14%) LatentZero
3 2 (1.14%) Minerva
4 1 (0.57%) Eikon
4 1 (0.57%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.57%) Murex MxG2000
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.86%) VPN
3 3 (1.71%) SSL
4 2 (1.14%) BGP
4 2 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (1.14%) Firewall
4 2 (1.14%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.14%) LDAP
4 2 (1.14%) Multicast
4 2 (1.14%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.14%) SAN
4 2 (1.14%) tcpdump
4 2 (1.14%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.57%) HTTP
5 1 (0.57%) Internet
5 1 (0.57%) LAN
5 1 (0.57%) NGN
5 1 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.71%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.86%) KDB
3 5 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.29%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.29%) MySQL
5 3 (1.71%) Big Data
5 3 (1.71%) DB2
5 3 (1.71%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.71%) HBase
5 3 (1.71%) Impala
6 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.14%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.57%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (7.43%) JIRA
1 13 (7.43%) Subversion
2 12 (6.86%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.71%) Git (software)
4 9 (5.14%) JUnit
5 8 (4.57%) Maven
6 5 (2.86%) ERwin
6 5 (2.86%) Gradle
6 5 (2.86%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.29%) Ant
8 3 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.14%) GCC
9 2 (1.14%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.14%) JProfiler
9 2 (1.14%) JSUnit
9 2 (1.14%) Mocha
9 2 (1.14%) Moq
9 2 (1.14%) NUnit
9 2 (1.14%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 90 (51.43%) Front Office
2 65 (37.14%) Finance
3 50 (28.57%) Banking
4 27 (15.43%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.00%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.43%) Back Office
7 5 (2.86%) Legal
8 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.57%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (49.71%) Developer
2 46 (26.29%) Analyst
3 35 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 31 (17.71%) C# Developer
5 27 (15.43%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
6 25 (14.29%) Support Analyst
7 21 (12.00%) Applications Support
8 19 (10.86%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
9 18 (10.29%) C++ Developer
10 15 (8.57%) Unix Support
11 14 (8.00%) FIX Analyst
11 14 (8.00%) Senior Developer
11 14 (8.00%) Unix Analyst
12 13 (7.43%) Unix Support Analyst
13 12 (6.86%) Applications Support Analyst
14 11 (6.29%) Business Analyst
15 10 (5.71%) C++/C# Developer
15 10 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
16 9 (5.14%) Banking Analyst
17 8 (4.57%) Fidessa Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.29%) WPF
2 30 (17.14%) WinForms
3 19 (10.86%) XML
4 16 (9.14%) Rendezvous
5 12 (6.86%) HTML
5 12 (6.86%) HTML5
5 12 (6.86%) jQuery
6 10 (5.71%) FpML
6 10 (5.71%) JMS
6 10 (5.71%) Web Services
7 8 (4.57%) AngularJS
7 8 (4.57%) Spring
8 7 (4.00%) .NET
8 7 (4.00%) CSS
9 6 (3.43%) FIXML
9 6 (3.43%) Swing
10 5 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (2.86%) LESS
10 5 (2.86%) Middleware
10 5 (2.86%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 72 (41.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 46 (26.29%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (26.29%) Equities
3 22 (12.57%) Derivative
3 22 (12.57%) Fixed Income
4 9 (5.14%) Equity Derivative
5 8 (4.57%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.57%) Fintech
6 6 (3.43%) SWIFT
7 5 (2.86%) SCADA
7 5 (2.86%) User Experience
7 5 (2.86%) Visualisation
8 4 (2.29%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.71%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.14%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.14%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.14%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.14%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 63 (36.00%) Unix
2 45 (25.71%) Linux
3 33 (18.86%) Windows
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.57%) CentOS
5 1 (0.57%) Solaris
5 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (49.14%) Electronic Trading
2 59 (33.71%) Low Latency
2 59 (33.71%) Multithreading
3 56 (32.00%) Algorithmic Trading
4 38 (21.71%) Market Making
5 35 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 29 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (16.57%) Performance Optimisation
7 18 (10.29%) Data Management
8 15 (8.57%) Unit Testing
9 13 (7.43%) OO
9 13 (7.43%) Software Engineering
10 12 (6.86%) Project Management
10 12 (6.86%) Workflow
11 11 (6.29%) ITIL
12 10 (5.71%) Analytics
12 10 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (5.14%) E-Commerce
13 9 (5.14%) Incident Management
14 8 (4.57%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 68 (38.86%) SQL
2 60 (34.29%) Java
3 50 (28.57%) C#
4 39 (22.29%) C++
5 21 (12.00%) Python
6 15 (8.57%) Perl
7 10 (5.71%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.00%) Tcl
9 5 (2.86%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.86%) C
9 5 (2.86%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.29%) Scala
11 3 (1.71%) Ruby
11 3 (1.71%) VBA
12 2 (1.14%) ES6
12 2 (1.14%) PHP
12 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.57%) Korn
13 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (8.00%) Degree
2 3 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.14%) PhD
3 2 (1.14%) RHCE
4 1 (0.57%) ISEB
4 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.86%) QA
2 5 (2.86%) SLA
2 5 (2.86%) Solvency II
3 3 (1.71%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.14%) NFS
1 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.00%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (1.71%) BladeLogic
2 3 (1.71%) Oozie
3 2 (1.14%) Puppet
3 2 (1.14%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.57%) Graphite
4 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.57%) Nagios
4 1 (0.57%) Opsview
4 1 (0.57%) yum
Vendors
1 41 (23.43%) Oracle
2 20 (11.43%) Fidessa
3 19 (10.86%) TIBCO
4 15 (8.57%) Reuters
5 13 (7.43%) Sybase
6 7 (4.00%) FXall
6 7 (4.00%) ION Trading
7 6 (3.43%) Currenex
7 6 (3.43%) Sun
8 5 (2.86%) Bloomberg
8 5 (2.86%) Radianz
8 5 (2.86%) Splunk
9 4 (2.29%) HP
9 4 (2.29%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.14%) BT
10 2 (1.14%) Citrix
10 2 (1.14%) IBM
10 2 (1.14%) Infragistics
10 2 (1.14%) Perforce
10 2 (1.14%) VMware
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