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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 542 451 403
Rank change year-on-year
-91 -48
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 106 178 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.33% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.71% 1.22% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 132 175
Median daily rate £575 £556 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.37% +1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £693 £675 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £419 £420
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -0.29%
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
14868 14636 14455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 26.97% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10538 9608 9611
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 198 174
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.30 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.93% +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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -67 106 £575 +1.09% 67
London -64 102 £575 +1.09% 64
City of London +10 25 £550 -8.33% 42
East Midlands - 4 £450 -
Northampton - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £450 -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £450 -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 125 (47.17%) Front Office
2 104 (39.25%) SQL
3 101 (38.11%) Finance
4 97 (36.60%) Banking
5 96 (36.23%) Unix
6 93 (35.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 92 (34.72%) Low Latency
8 90 (33.96%) Electronic Trading
9 85 (32.08%) Equities
10 84 (31.70%) Java
11 80 (30.19%) Multithreading
12 78 (29.43%) Linux
13 66 (24.91%) Investment Banking
14 63 (23.77%) C#
15 62 (23.40%) C++
16 59 (22.26%) Analytical Skills
17 50 (18.87%) Algorithmic Trading
18 49 (18.49%) Oracle
18 49 (18.49%) Fidessa
19 46 (17.36%) Windows
20 43 (16.23%) Fixed Income
20 43 (16.23%) Risk Management
21 42 (15.85%) XML
22 39 (14.72%) Derivative
22 39 (14.72%) Market Making
23 35 (13.21%) WPF
24 32 (12.08%) Sybase
24 32 (12.08%) Data Modelling
24 32 (12.08%) FpML
25 31 (11.70%) SQL Server

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 15 (5.66%) Confluence
2 6 (2.26%) Node.js
3 5 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.13%) Apache
4 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.13%) JBoss
4 3 (1.13%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.13%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.38%) GemFire
6 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 10 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.02%) ION MarketView
1 8 (3.02%) RMDS
2 4 (1.51%) MetaTrader
3 3 (1.13%) Endur
3 3 (1.13%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 1 (0.38%) Eikon
4 1 (0.38%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.38%) Global One
4 1 (0.38%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.38%) Minerva
4 1 (0.38%) Murex MxG2000
4 1 (0.38%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 1 (0.38%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.38%) SunGard Martini
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.57%) TCP/IP
2 13 (4.91%) Firewall
3 10 (3.77%) Multicast
4 8 (3.02%) VPN
5 4 (1.51%) SSL
5 4 (1.51%) tcpdump
6 3 (1.13%) DHCP
6 3 (1.13%) DNS
7 2 (0.75%) BGP
7 2 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.75%) HTTP
7 2 (0.75%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.75%) LDAP
7 2 (0.75%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.75%) SAN
7 2 (0.75%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.38%) AMQP
8 1 (0.38%) Internet
8 1 (0.38%) NGN
8 1 (0.38%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.79%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.02%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.64%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.89%) OLTP
7 4 (1.51%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.51%) Hazelcast
8 3 (1.13%) KDB
8 3 (1.13%) MySQL
8 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.13%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.75%) DB2
10 1 (0.38%) HSQLDB
10 1 (0.38%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.38%) OLAP
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (4.91%) JIRA
2 12 (4.53%) Subversion
3 7 (2.64%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.64%) Maven
4 6 (2.26%) Ant
4 6 (2.26%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.26%) JUnit
5 5 (1.89%) ERwin
6 4 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.13%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.75%) Emacs
8 2 (0.75%) Gradle
8 2 (0.75%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.75%) jMock
8 2 (0.75%) JSUnit
8 2 (0.75%) Moq
8 2 (0.75%) QUnit
8 2 (0.75%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (0.75%) Sinon.JS
8 2 (0.75%) XMLSpy
General
1 125 (47.17%) Front Office
2 101 (38.11%) Finance
3 97 (36.60%) Banking
4 66 (24.91%) Investment Banking
5 15 (5.66%) Back Office
6 5 (1.89%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.51%) Retail
8 3 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.75%) Legal
9 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 134 (50.57%) Developer
2 64 (24.15%) Analyst
3 44 (16.60%) Java Developer
4 39 (14.72%) C# Developer
5 33 (12.45%) C++ Developer
6 25 (9.43%) Applications Support
6 25 (9.43%) Support Analyst
7 24 (9.06%) FIX Analyst
8 23 (8.68%) Business Analyst
8 23 (8.68%) Senior Developer
9 16 (6.04%) Applications Support Analyst
10 15 (5.66%) Fidessa Developer
11 11 (4.15%) Architect
11 11 (4.15%) Fidessa Analyst
11 11 (4.15%) Fidessa Support
11 11 (4.15%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (3.77%) Data Architect
12 10 (3.77%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 9 (3.40%) .NET Developer
14 8 (3.02%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (15.85%) XML
2 35 (13.21%) WPF
3 32 (12.08%) FpML
4 29 (10.94%) WinForms
5 21 (7.92%) Middleware
6 18 (6.79%) Web Services
7 17 (6.42%) FIXML
8 16 (6.04%) JMS
9 13 (4.91%) JSON
9 13 (4.91%) Spring
10 12 (4.53%) .NET
11 11 (4.15%) Rendezvous
12 10 (3.77%) REST
12 10 (3.77%) XML Schema
13 7 (2.64%) HTML
13 7 (2.64%) HTML5
13 7 (2.64%) J2EE
13 7 (2.64%) QuickFIX
13 7 (2.64%) XSLT
14 6 (2.26%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 93 (35.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 85 (32.08%) Equities
3 59 (22.26%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (16.23%) Fixed Income
5 39 (14.72%) Derivative
6 16 (6.04%) SWIFT
7 13 (4.91%) Computer Science
7 13 (4.91%) Equity Derivative
7 13 (4.91%) Fintech
8 8 (3.02%) Data Structures
9 7 (2.64%) Algorithms
9 7 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.89%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.51%) Eurex
11 4 (1.51%) Mathematics
12 3 (1.13%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.13%) Statistics
13 2 (0.75%) HP StoreVirtual
13 2 (0.75%) User Experience
13 2 (0.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 96 (36.23%) Unix
2 78 (29.43%) Linux
3 46 (17.36%) Windows
4 10 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.40%) Solaris
6 7 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.13%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.38%) Android
9 1 (0.38%) CentOS
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (34.72%) Low Latency
2 90 (33.96%) Electronic Trading
3 80 (30.19%) Multithreading
4 50 (18.87%) Algorithmic Trading
5 43 (16.23%) Risk Management
6 39 (14.72%) Market Making
7 32 (12.08%) Data Modelling
8 30 (11.32%) Performance Optimisation
9 24 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (7.92%) OO
11 19 (7.17%) Data Management
12 17 (6.42%) UML
12 17 (6.42%) Workflow
13 16 (6.04%) Change Management
13 16 (6.04%) Data Analysis
13 16 (6.04%) Project Management
14 15 (5.66%) ITIL
15 14 (5.28%) Software Engineering
15 14 (5.28%) Unit Testing
16 13 (4.91%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 104 (39.25%) SQL
2 84 (31.70%) Java
3 63 (23.77%) C#
4 62 (23.40%) C++
5 26 (9.81%) Perl
6 25 (9.43%) Shell Script
7 21 (7.92%) Python
8 18 (6.79%) Tcl
9 14 (5.28%) Bash Shell
10 11 (4.15%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.89%) C
12 3 (1.13%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.75%) PHP
13 2 (0.75%) Ruby
13 2 (0.75%) VBA
14 1 (0.38%) Korn
14 1 (0.38%) VC++
Qualifications
1 16 (6.04%) Degree
2 12 (4.53%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.75%) ISEB
3 2 (0.75%) PhD
3 2 (0.75%) RHCE
4 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.19%) QA
2 9 (3.40%) ISO20022
3 5 (1.89%) Solvency II
4 3 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.13%) ISO15022
4 3 (1.13%) MiFID
4 3 (1.13%) SLA
5 1 (0.38%) HL7
5 1 (0.38%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.75%) NFS
4 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (3.77%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (1.13%) BladeLogic
2 3 (1.13%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.13%) vMotion
3 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.75%) Puppet
4 1 (0.38%) Foglight
Vendors
1 49 (18.49%) Fidessa
1 49 (18.49%) Oracle
2 32 (12.08%) Sybase
3 17 (6.42%) TIBCO
4 12 (4.53%) Reuters
5 11 (4.15%) ION Trading
6 10 (3.77%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.64%) Bloomberg
7 7 (2.64%) Radianz
7 7 (2.64%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.26%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.26%) Splunk
8 6 (2.26%) Trayport
8 6 (2.26%) VMware
9 5 (1.89%) Currenex
9 5 (1.89%) HP
9 5 (1.89%) SunGard
10 4 (1.51%) BT
10 4 (1.51%) eSpeed
10 4 (1.51%) Perforce
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