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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 440 405 365
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -40
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 174 200 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.37% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.11% 1.31% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 147 166
Average daily rate
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£550 £575 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £685 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £419 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.44% +11.66%
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
15641 15215 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.83% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 9806 9151
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 221 296
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 29 July 2015.

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 10 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 29 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 170 £550 -8.33% 59
London -1 168 £550 -8.33% 52
City of London -4 46 £525 -12.50% 27
Scotland -24 3 - - 1
Dundee - 2 - -
Docklands, London -5 1 £500 -28.57%
Nottingham -8 1 £463 +8.82% 3
Glasgow -11 1 - -
East Midlands -12 1 £463 +8.82% 3
Nottinghamshire -15 1 £463 +8.82% 3

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 178 (49.58%) Front Office
2 160 (44.57%) UNIX
3 150 (41.78%) Java
4 149 (41.50%) Banking
5 148 (41.23%) Finance
6 146 (40.67%) Linux
7 136 (37.88%) Equities
8 128 (35.65%) SQL
9 127 (35.38%) Low Latency
10 102 (28.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 94 (26.18%) Investment Banking
12 90 (25.07%) Multithreading
13 88 (24.51%) Perl
14 84 (23.40%) C++
15 81 (22.56%) Electronic Trading
16 73 (20.33%) Python
17 71 (19.78%) Algorithmic Trading
18 61 (16.99%) Derivative
19 48 (13.37%) Fixed Income
19 48 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
20 46 (12.81%) C#
21 42 (11.70%) Relational Database
22 36 (10.03%) Oracle
22 36 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
23 34 (9.47%) SQL Server
23 34 (9.47%) Windows
23 34 (9.47%) Shell Script
24 32 (8.91%) TDD
25 30 (8.36%) TIBCO
25 30 (8.36%) Firewall

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 3 (0.84%) MTS
2 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (0.56%) JBoss
2 2 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.28%) Xceptor
3 1 (0.28%) Apache
3 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (3.34%) RMDS
2 11 (3.06%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.84%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.56%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.28%) Kondor+
5 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.28%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.28%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.36%) Firewall
2 24 (6.69%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.34%) Multicast
4 11 (3.06%) VPN
5 7 (1.95%) LAN
6 6 (1.67%) WAN
7 1 (0.28%) FTP
7 1 (0.28%) VoIP
7 1 (0.28%) Internet
7 1 (0.28%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.70%) Relational Database
2 34 (9.47%) SQL Server
3 22 (6.13%) KDB
4 9 (2.51%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.11%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.84%) QlikView
7 3 (0.84%) DB2
8 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.28%) OLTP
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.28%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (4.74%) Subversion
2 12 (3.34%) Eclipse
3 9 (2.51%) Maven
4 6 (1.67%) JIRA
5 5 (1.39%) NUnit
5 5 (1.39%) Moq
5 5 (1.39%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.11%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.56%) JUnit
7 2 (0.56%) ERwin
8 1 (0.28%) Selenium
8 1 (0.28%) jMock
8 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.28%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.28%) Gradle
8 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
General
1 178 (49.58%) Front Office
2 149 (41.50%) Banking
3 148 (41.23%) Finance
4 94 (26.18%) Investment Banking
5 18 (5.01%) Financial Institution
6 15 (4.18%) Back Office
7 6 (1.67%) Legal
8 3 (0.84%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.56%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 166 (46.24%) Developer
2 91 (25.35%) Java Developer
3 71 (19.78%) Analyst
4 42 (11.70%) C++ Developer
5 37 (10.31%) Applications Support
6 31 (8.64%) Support Analyst
7 17 (4.74%) C# Developer
7 17 (4.74%) Integration Specialist
7 17 (4.74%) FIX Analyst
8 14 (3.90%) Applications Support Analyst
8 14 (3.90%) Business Analyst
9 12 (3.34%) Consultant
10 11 (3.06%) Senior Developer
10 11 (3.06%) Support Specialist
11 9 (2.51%) Applications Specialist
12 8 (2.23%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (2.23%) Applications Support Specialist
12 8 (2.23%) Senior Java Developer
13 7 (1.95%) Integration Engineer
13 7 (1.95%) Fidessa Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.41%) XML
2 21 (5.85%) Middleware
3 18 (5.01%) .NET
4 17 (4.74%) Spring
5 15 (4.18%) Rendezvous
6 11 (3.06%) WPF
7 10 (2.79%) Ultra Messaging
8 9 (2.51%) TIBCO EMS
8 9 (2.51%) FpML
8 9 (2.51%) JMS
9 8 (2.23%) HTML
10 7 (1.95%) Swing
10 7 (1.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 6 (1.67%) Web Services
11 6 (1.67%) WinForms
12 5 (1.39%) STL
12 5 (1.39%) HTML5
13 4 (1.11%) CSS
13 4 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
14 3 (0.84%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 136 (37.88%) Equities
2 102 (28.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 61 (16.99%) Derivative
4 48 (13.37%) Fixed Income
4 48 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (7.80%) Algorithms
6 26 (7.24%) Computer Science
7 20 (5.57%) Equity Derivative
8 18 (5.01%) Data Structures
9 11 (3.06%) Eurex
10 9 (2.51%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.39%) Tandem
11 5 (1.39%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.11%) Physics
12 4 (1.11%) DTCC
13 3 (0.84%) Grid Computing
13 3 (0.84%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.84%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.56%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 160 (44.57%) UNIX
2 146 (40.67%) Linux
3 34 (9.47%) Windows
4 15 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.39%) Solaris
6 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.28%) SUSE
7 1 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (35.38%) Low Latency
2 90 (25.07%) Multithreading
3 81 (22.56%) Electronic Trading
4 71 (19.78%) Algorithmic Trading
5 36 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (8.91%) TDD
7 24 (6.69%) OO
7 24 (6.69%) SDLC
8 22 (6.13%) Project Management
9 18 (5.01%) Garbage Collection
10 17 (4.74%) Market Making
10 17 (4.74%) Risk Management
11 16 (4.46%) Migration
11 16 (4.46%) Process Management
12 15 (4.18%) UML
12 15 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (3.90%) Asset Management
14 13 (3.62%) E-Commerce
14 13 (3.62%) Service Management
15 12 (3.34%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 150 (41.78%) Java
2 128 (35.65%) SQL
3 88 (24.51%) Perl
4 84 (23.40%) C++
5 73 (20.33%) Python
6 46 (12.81%) C#
7 34 (9.47%) Shell Script
8 12 (3.34%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.51%) Korn
9 9 (2.51%) JavaScript
10 8 (2.23%) AWK
10 8 (2.23%) Tcl
11 7 (1.95%) C
12 6 (1.67%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.67%) VBA
12 6 (1.67%) Scala
13 5 (1.39%) C-shell
14 4 (1.11%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.84%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.84%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (6.69%) Degree
2 2 (0.56%) CCNP
2 2 (0.56%) CCNA
2 2 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.24%) QA
2 3 (0.84%) EMIR
2 3 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.28%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.56%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 5 (1.39%) Control-M
1 5 (1.39%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.56%) SCOM
2 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.28%) MOM
3 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (10.03%) Oracle
2 30 (8.36%) TIBCO
3 28 (7.80%) Sybase
4 21 (5.85%) Reuters
5 20 (5.57%) Fidessa
6 18 (5.01%) Microsoft
7 17 (4.74%) Bloomberg
8 15 (4.18%) ION Trading
9 13 (3.62%) Red Hat
9 13 (3.62%) Currenex
10 11 (3.06%) eSpeed
11 10 (2.79%) MarketAxess
12 7 (1.95%) Tradeweb
13 6 (1.67%) Portware
13 6 (1.67%) Citrix
14 5 (1.39%) Typemock
14 5 (1.39%) Charles River
15 4 (1.11%) Remedy
16 3 (0.84%) SimCorp
16 3 (0.84%) Tableau
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