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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 480 463 456
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 150 148 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 1.06% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 117 93
Average daily rate £600 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £370 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £650 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £388 £500
% change year-on-year
+35.48% -22.50%
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
14624 13900 13032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.43% 26.94% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10168 9284 8197
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 195 268
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 8 February 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 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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 148 £600 +9.09% 58
London +25 147 £600 +9.09% 56
City of London +64 48 £550 +10.00% 28
Canary Wharf - 3 £701 -
Glasgow -3 1 £300 -20.00%
East Midlands -10 1 £525 +23.52%
Nottingham -10 1 £525 +23.52%
Nottinghamshire -11 1 £525 +23.52%
Scotland -19 1 £300 -20.00%
Docklands, London - 1 - -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 133 (50.00%) Banking
2 123 (46.24%) Front Office
3 122 (45.86%) Finance
4 117 (43.98%) Unix
5 113 (42.48%) SQL
6 107 (40.23%) Java
7 98 (36.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 95 (35.71%) Investment Banking
9 94 (35.34%) Multithreading
10 93 (34.96%) Equities
11 82 (30.83%) Linux
11 82 (30.83%) Low Latency
12 73 (27.44%) Electronic Trading
13 58 (21.80%) Oracle
14 57 (21.43%) C++
15 54 (20.30%) Derivative
16 51 (19.17%) C#
17 47 (17.67%) Windows
18 46 (17.29%) Fidessa
19 45 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
20 44 (16.54%) Sybase
21 41 (15.41%) Risk Management
22 39 (14.66%) Fixed Income
23 36 (13.53%) TCP/IP
24 35 (13.16%) XML
25 32 (12.03%) Algorithmic Trading
26 29 (10.90%) JMS
27 28 (10.53%) TIBCO
27 28 (10.53%) Middleware
27 28 (10.53%) Mentoring

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 6 (2.26%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.88%) JBoss
2 5 (1.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (1.50%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (1.13%) Apache
4 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.13%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.13%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.75%) GemFire
5 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 1 (0.38%) Confluence
6 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.26%) Front Arena
2 5 (1.88%) thinkFolio
3 3 (1.13%) Endur
3 3 (1.13%) ION MarketView
3 3 (1.13%) MetaTrader
3 3 (1.13%) RMDS
3 3 (1.13%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 2 (0.75%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.38%) Global One
5 1 (0.38%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 1 (0.38%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.38%) SunGard Martini
Communications & Networking
1 36 (13.53%) TCP/IP
2 13 (4.89%) Multicast
3 10 (3.76%) Firewall
4 5 (1.88%) VPN
5 3 (1.13%) DHCP
5 3 (1.13%) DNS
5 3 (1.13%) Internet
5 3 (1.13%) LAN
5 3 (1.13%) WAN
6 2 (0.75%) FTP
6 2 (0.75%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.75%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.38%) AMQP
7 1 (0.38%) HTTP
7 1 (0.38%) SAN
7 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.76%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.38%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.38%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.63%) Hazelcast
5 7 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.88%) OLTP
7 4 (1.50%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.13%) KDB
9 2 (0.75%) DB2
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.75%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.38%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.38%) OLAP
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (4.14%) Maven
2 9 (3.38%) JIRA
3 8 (3.01%) Subversion
4 6 (2.26%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Blend
6 3 (1.13%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.13%) JUnit
6 3 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.13%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.13%) XMLSpy
7 2 (0.75%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.75%) Emacs
7 2 (0.75%) jMock
8 1 (0.38%) Ant
8 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.38%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.38%) MagicDraw
8 1 (0.38%) Moq
8 1 (0.38%) NUnit
8 1 (0.38%) Toad
General
1 133 (50.00%) Banking
2 123 (46.24%) Front Office
3 122 (45.86%) Finance
4 95 (35.71%) Investment Banking
5 11 (4.14%) Financial Institution
6 9 (3.38%) Back Office
7 6 (2.26%) Retail
8 4 (1.50%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.13%) Legal
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Games
10 1 (0.38%) Marketing
10 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (56.39%) Developer
2 70 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 63 (23.68%) Analyst
4 32 (12.03%) C# Developer
5 30 (11.28%) Support Analyst
6 28 (10.53%) C++ Developer
6 28 (10.53%) Senior Developer
7 22 (8.27%) Applications Support
8 19 (7.14%) Business Analyst
8 19 (7.14%) Fidessa Developer
9 18 (6.77%) FIX Analyst
10 16 (6.02%) Senior Java Developer
11 14 (5.26%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 10 (3.76%) FIX Support Analyst
12 10 (3.76%) Senior IT Support
13 9 (3.38%) Applications Support Analyst
14 8 (3.01%) Architect
14 8 (3.01%) FIX Specialist
15 7 (2.63%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
15 7 (2.63%) Fidessa Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (13.16%) XML
2 29 (10.90%) JMS
3 28 (10.53%) Middleware
4 20 (7.52%) FpML
5 19 (7.14%) WPF
6 18 (6.77%) Spring
7 13 (4.89%) Web Services
7 13 (4.89%) WinForms
8 12 (4.51%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (4.14%) .NET
9 11 (4.14%) ActiveMQ
9 11 (4.14%) FIXML
10 10 (3.76%) JSON
11 9 (3.38%) REST
11 9 (3.38%) XML Schema
12 7 (2.63%) Ehcache
12 7 (2.63%) Hibernate
12 7 (2.63%) J2EE
12 7 (2.63%) Rendezvous
12 7 (2.63%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 98 (36.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 93 (34.96%) Equities
3 54 (20.30%) Derivative
4 45 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (14.66%) Fixed Income
6 22 (8.27%) Fintech
7 19 (7.14%) Data Structures
8 16 (6.02%) Equity Derivative
9 14 (5.26%) Computer Science
10 13 (4.89%) Hedge funds
10 13 (4.89%) SWIFT
11 10 (3.76%) Algorithms
12 7 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.50%) Grid Computing
13 4 (1.50%) Mathematics
13 4 (1.50%) Physics
14 3 (1.13%) Eurex
14 3 (1.13%) Online Banking
14 3 (1.13%) PMI
14 3 (1.13%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 117 (43.98%) Unix
2 82 (30.83%) Linux
3 47 (17.67%) Windows
4 13 (4.89%) Windows Server
5 12 (4.51%) Solaris
6 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.13%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.38%) AIX
8 1 (0.38%) Android
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (35.34%) Multithreading
2 82 (30.83%) Low Latency
3 73 (27.44%) Electronic Trading
4 41 (15.41%) Risk Management
5 32 (12.03%) Algorithmic Trading
6 28 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 26 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (9.40%) Data Management
8 25 (9.40%) Software Engineering
9 23 (8.65%) Data Modelling
10 19 (7.14%) Market Making
10 19 (7.14%) OO
11 17 (6.39%) Change Management
11 17 (6.39%) Workflow
12 15 (5.64%) E-Commerce
12 15 (5.64%) Investment Management
12 15 (5.64%) Performance Optimisation
13 14 (5.26%) Memory Management
14 13 (4.89%) Asset Management
14 13 (4.89%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 113 (42.48%) SQL
2 107 (40.23%) Java
3 57 (21.43%) C++
4 51 (19.17%) C#
5 24 (9.02%) Shell Script
5 24 (9.02%) Tcl
6 22 (8.27%) Perl
7 20 (7.52%) Python
8 13 (4.89%) C
9 9 (3.38%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.26%) VB
11 5 (1.88%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.88%) Korn
12 4 (1.50%) Assembly Language
12 4 (1.50%) C-shell
13 3 (1.13%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.75%) PHP
14 2 (0.75%) R
14 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.38%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (6.39%) Degree
2 6 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.38%) ISEB
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.77%) QA
2 9 (3.38%) ISO20022
3 3 (1.13%) ISO15022
4 2 (0.75%) SEPA
5 1 (0.38%) HL7
5 1 (0.38%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.13%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (1.13%) vMotion
3 2 (0.75%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.38%) Foglight
Vendors
1 58 (21.80%) Oracle
2 46 (17.29%) Fidessa
3 44 (16.54%) Sybase
4 28 (10.53%) TIBCO
5 20 (7.52%) Bloomberg
6 10 (3.76%) Reuters
6 10 (3.76%) SunGard
7 8 (3.01%) Microsoft
8 7 (2.63%) Currenex
8 7 (2.63%) Solace
8 7 (2.63%) VMware
9 6 (2.26%) FXall
9 6 (2.26%) Informatica
10 5 (1.88%) ION Trading
11 4 (1.50%) Charles River
11 4 (1.50%) Citrix
11 4 (1.50%) HP
11 4 (1.50%) IBM
12 3 (1.13%) eSpeed
12 3 (1.13%) OpenLink
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