The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 480 505 497
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -8
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 110 68 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 0.48% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 50 56
Average daily rate
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£495 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £369 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £244 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-45.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15054 14274 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.55% 27.91% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9655 9067 9193
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 282 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 1 August 2014.

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 15 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 1 August 2014. 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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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 +34 103 £495 +10.00% 18
London +45 94 £500 +11.11% 17
City of London +35 28 £550 +15.78% 13
Glasgow 0 6 £375 -21.05%
Scotland -18 6 £375 -21.05%
Birmingham -3 4 £280 -37.77%
West Midlands -15 4 £280 -37.77%
East Midlands - 1 £425 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £425 - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
South East - - - -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 113 (57.65%) UNIX
2 98 (50.00%) Java
3 95 (48.47%) Banking
4 93 (47.45%) SQL
5 89 (45.41%) Low Latency
6 69 (35.20%) Front Office
7 67 (34.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 67 (34.18%) Multithreading
8 66 (33.67%) Equities
9 64 (32.65%) C++
10 62 (31.63%) Finance
11 61 (31.12%) Linux
12 54 (27.55%) Perl
13 47 (23.98%) Electronic Trading
14 45 (22.96%) Derivative
15 42 (21.43%) Investment Banking
16 35 (17.86%) C#
17 34 (17.35%) Fixed Income
18 33 (16.84%) Shell Script
18 33 (16.84%) Algorithmic Trading
19 24 (12.24%) Relational Database
20 22 (11.22%) OO
21 20 (10.20%) Python
22 19 (9.69%) JavaScript
22 19 (9.69%) Oracle
23 18 (9.18%) HTML
23 18 (9.18%) TCP/IP
23 18 (9.18%) Risk Management
24 17 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
25 16 (8.16%) Spring

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 8 (4.08%) Confluence
2 7 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.06%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (2.55%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.53%) Apache
5 3 (1.53%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.02%) GemFire
6 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.51%) IIS
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.51%) GlassFish
Applications
1 12 (6.12%) MS Office
2 2 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.02%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) RMDS
2 3 (1.53%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.18%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.61%) Firewall
3 8 (4.08%) Internet
4 7 (3.57%) DNS
4 7 (3.57%) VPN
5 5 (2.55%) Multicast
5 5 (2.55%) SMTP
5 5 (2.55%) IMAP
6 4 (2.04%) VLAN
6 4 (2.04%) MPLS
6 4 (2.04%) LAN
6 4 (2.04%) VoIP
6 4 (2.04%) WAN
7 1 (0.51%) SAN
7 1 (0.51%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.24%) Relational Database
2 16 (8.16%) KDB
3 9 (4.59%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.06%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.53%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.02%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.08%) WebDriver
1 8 (4.08%) JIRA
1 8 (4.08%) Grunt
1 8 (4.08%) Bower
2 7 (3.57%) Subversion
3 6 (3.06%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.04%) Maven
4 4 (2.04%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.02%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.02%) WinRunner
5 2 (1.02%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.02%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.02%) Ant
6 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
General
1 95 (48.47%) Banking
2 69 (35.20%) Front Office
3 62 (31.63%) Finance
4 42 (21.43%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.08%) Back Office
6 5 (2.55%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.04%) Marketing
8 2 (1.02%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Retail
9 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.51%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (52.04%) Developer
2 56 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 38 (19.39%) Analyst
4 30 (15.31%) C++ Developer
5 18 (9.18%) Support Analyst
6 17 (8.67%) Senior Developer
7 12 (6.12%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (5.10%) Consultant
9 9 (4.59%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.57%) QA Consultant
11 6 (3.06%) Java Programmer
11 6 (3.06%) Programmer
11 6 (3.06%) Applications Support
12 5 (2.55%) Support Specialist
12 5 (2.55%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.55%) Web Developer
13 4 (2.04%) JavaScript Developer
13 4 (2.04%) Java Software Engineer
13 4 (2.04%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.18%) HTML
2 16 (8.16%) Spring
2 16 (8.16%) J2EE
3 14 (7.14%) CSS
3 14 (7.14%) HTML5
4 13 (6.63%) Java SE
4 13 (6.63%) XML
5 12 (6.12%) .NET
5 12 (6.12%) JMS
5 12 (6.12%) Apache Flex
6 11 (5.61%) Web Services
7 10 (5.10%) AngularJS
8 9 (4.59%) Middleware
9 8 (4.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 6 (3.06%) JDBC
11 5 (2.55%) Hibernate
11 5 (2.55%) Rendezvous
12 4 (2.04%) jQuery
13 3 (1.53%) XHTML
13 3 (1.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 67 (34.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 66 (33.67%) Equities
3 45 (22.96%) Derivative
4 34 (17.35%) Fixed Income
5 11 (5.61%) Computer Science
5 11 (5.61%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.55%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.55%) RIA
7 4 (2.04%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (1.02%) Photography
8 2 (1.02%) AS400
9 1 (0.51%) Replication
9 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 113 (57.65%) UNIX
2 61 (31.12%) Linux
3 12 (6.12%) Windows
4 3 (1.53%) Solaris
5 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (45.41%) Low Latency
2 67 (34.18%) Multithreading
3 47 (23.98%) Electronic Trading
4 33 (16.84%) Algorithmic Trading
5 22 (11.22%) OO
6 18 (9.18%) Risk Management
7 17 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 12 (6.12%) Software Engineering
10 11 (5.61%) Project Management
11 8 (4.08%) UML
12 7 (3.57%) Configuration Management
12 7 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (3.57%) Memory Management
12 7 (3.57%) Business Analysis
13 6 (3.06%) Automated Testing
13 6 (3.06%) Dependency Injection
13 6 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (3.06%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (3.06%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 98 (50.00%) Java
2 93 (47.45%) SQL
3 64 (32.65%) C++
4 54 (27.55%) Perl
5 35 (17.86%) C#
6 33 (16.84%) Shell Script
7 20 (10.20%) Python
8 19 (9.69%) JavaScript
9 15 (7.65%) AWK
10 13 (6.63%) C-shell
11 12 (6.12%) PL/SQL
12 8 (4.08%) Bash Shell
13 6 (3.06%) C
14 2 (1.02%) sed
14 2 (1.02%) PHP
14 2 (1.02%) Ada
15 1 (0.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (7.14%) Degree
2 4 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (2.04%) CCNA
3 2 (1.02%) HNC
3 2 (1.02%) HND
3 2 (1.02%) ISEB
4 1 (0.51%) MCSE
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.51%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.55%) Sendmail
2 1 (0.51%) NFS
2 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 13 (6.63%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.02%) Salt
3 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.02%) Puppet
4 1 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 19 (9.69%) Oracle
2 14 (7.14%) Adobe
3 12 (6.12%) TIBCO
4 9 (4.59%) 29West
5 8 (4.08%) Sybase
6 5 (2.55%) Lotus
7 4 (2.04%) Cisco
8 3 (1.53%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.53%) Fidessa
8 3 (1.53%) ION Trading
9 2 (1.02%) SaltStack
9 2 (1.02%) StreamBase
9 2 (1.02%) Green Hat
9 2 (1.02%) Splunk
9 2 (1.02%) Informatica
9 2 (1.02%) HP
10 1 (0.51%) VMware
10 1 (0.51%) Radianz
10 1 (0.51%) Syncfusion
10 1 (0.51%) Isilon
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