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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 428 431 421
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 149 130 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 0.99% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 93 89
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£538 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £435 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £500 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +42.85%
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
13731 13141 12896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.00% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9225 8312 8170
Average daily rate £390 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 276 337
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.46 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 23 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 26 January 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 -20 133 £550 +4.76% 44
London +8 130 £550 +4.76% 36
City of London +10 33 £525 -10.63% 19
Glasgow +8 13 £381 - 1
Scotland +4 13 £381 -23.75% 1
South East - 1 - - 8
Surrey - 1 - - 8
South West - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Preston - - - -
Woking - - - - 4
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 169 (46.05%) SQL
2 167 (45.50%) UNIX
3 161 (43.87%) Banking
4 158 (43.05%) Java
5 148 (40.33%) Front Office
5 148 (40.33%) Finance
6 132 (35.97%) Low Latency
7 131 (35.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 122 (33.24%) C++
9 110 (29.97%) Linux
10 91 (24.80%) Multithreading
11 76 (20.71%) C#
12 71 (19.35%) Equities
13 67 (18.26%) Investment Banking
14 64 (17.44%) Fixed Income
15 63 (17.17%) Derivative
15 63 (17.17%) Oracle
16 61 (16.62%) XML
17 59 (16.08%) Electronic Trading
18 57 (15.53%) Perl
19 52 (14.17%) SQL Server
20 51 (13.90%) TIBCO
21 44 (11.99%) Relational Database
22 43 (11.72%) Python
23 42 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
23 42 (11.44%) Algorithmic Trading
24 38 (10.35%) Windows
24 38 (10.35%) .NET
24 38 (10.35%) Degree
25 37 (10.08%) Microsoft

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 31 (8.45%) WebSphere
2 22 (5.99%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.27%) TIBCO EMS
4 4 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.54%) Apache
7 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.27%) Documentum
7 1 (0.27%) IIS
7 1 (0.27%) JBoss
7 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.27%) Confluence
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.09%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.72%) RMDS
2 8 (2.18%) Murex MxG2000
3 6 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.82%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.54%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.54%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.54%) Endur
6 1 (0.27%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.17%) HTTP
2 25 (6.81%) Firewall
3 22 (5.99%) TCP/IP
4 15 (4.09%) Multicast
5 6 (1.63%) tcpdump
5 6 (1.63%) DNS
6 4 (1.09%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.82%) LAN
7 3 (0.82%) WAN
8 2 (0.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 44 (11.99%) Relational Database
3 27 (7.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (5.45%) KDB
5 12 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.09%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.54%) DB2
8 2 (0.54%) Informix
9 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.27%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.27%) IDOL
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (8.72%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.00%) Subversion
2 11 (3.00%) TeamCity
3 9 (2.45%) JIRA
4 8 (2.18%) Maven
4 8 (2.18%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.36%) GoogleTest
5 5 (1.36%) VisiBroker
5 5 (1.36%) CppUnit
6 4 (1.09%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.82%) jMock
7 3 (0.82%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.54%) MSI
8 2 (0.54%) NUnit
8 2 (0.54%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.54%) CodeRush
9 1 (0.27%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.27%) JUnit
9 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
General
1 161 (43.87%) Banking
2 148 (40.33%) Front Office
2 148 (40.33%) Finance
3 67 (18.26%) Investment Banking
4 23 (6.27%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.18%) Back Office
6 4 (1.09%) Retail
6 4 (1.09%) Games
7 3 (0.82%) Advertising
8 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.54%) Legal
8 2 (0.54%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 184 (50.14%) Developer
2 90 (24.52%) Analyst
3 82 (22.34%) Java Developer
4 71 (19.35%) C++ Developer
5 63 (17.17%) Support Analyst
6 40 (10.90%) Applications Support
7 35 (9.54%) Senior Developer
8 21 (5.72%) Support Engineer
9 19 (5.18%) Applications Support Analyst
10 15 (4.09%) C# Developer
10 15 (4.09%) Senior C++ Developer
11 14 (3.81%) FIX Analyst
12 11 (3.00%) Lead Developer
12 11 (3.00%) Technical Support
13 10 (2.72%) Linux Engineer
14 9 (2.45%) Business Analyst
14 9 (2.45%) Senior Java Developer
15 7 (1.91%) Lead Java Developer
15 7 (1.91%) Technical Engineer
15 7 (1.91%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (16.62%) XML
2 38 (10.35%) .NET
3 34 (9.26%) Middleware
4 29 (7.90%) STL
5 28 (7.63%) JMS
6 24 (6.54%) Rendezvous
7 19 (5.18%) FpML
7 19 (5.18%) ASP.NET
8 18 (4.90%) DCOM
8 18 (4.90%) WebSphere MQ
9 17 (4.63%) Spring
9 17 (4.63%) XSLT
9 17 (4.63%) Java EE
10 16 (4.36%) COM+
11 14 (3.81%) CGI
12 13 (3.54%) OLE DB
13 12 (3.27%) Hibernate
13 12 (3.27%) ATL
13 12 (3.27%) Web Services
14 11 (3.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 131 (35.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 71 (19.35%) Equities
3 64 (17.44%) Fixed Income
4 63 (17.17%) Derivative
5 35 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (6.54%) Computer Science
7 14 (3.81%) Grid Computing
8 12 (3.27%) Mathematics
9 11 (3.00%) Algorithms
10 10 (2.72%) Credit Derivative
11 9 (2.45%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.91%) SWIFT
13 6 (1.63%) Equity Derivative
14 5 (1.36%) Reference Data
15 4 (1.09%) Spread Betting
15 4 (1.09%) Physics
16 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
17 2 (0.54%) Client/Server
18 1 (0.27%) N-Tier
18 1 (0.27%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 167 (45.50%) UNIX
2 110 (29.97%) Linux
3 38 (10.35%) Windows
4 30 (8.17%) Solaris
5 17 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.82%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.82%) SUSE
7 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (35.97%) Low Latency
2 91 (24.80%) Multithreading
3 59 (16.08%) Electronic Trading
4 42 (11.44%) Algorithmic Trading
4 42 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (6.81%) Risk Management
6 23 (6.27%) OO
6 23 (6.27%) Performance Tuning
7 22 (5.99%) ITIL
8 21 (5.72%) E-Commerce
8 21 (5.72%) Service Management
9 19 (5.18%) Unit Testing
10 15 (4.09%) Change Management
10 15 (4.09%) TDD
11 12 (3.27%) Business Analysis
11 12 (3.27%) Incident Management
12 11 (3.00%) Project Management
12 11 (3.00%) Automated Testing
13 10 (2.72%) Software Engineering
13 10 (2.72%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 169 (46.05%) SQL
2 158 (43.05%) Java
3 122 (33.24%) C++
4 76 (20.71%) C#
5 57 (15.53%) Perl
6 43 (11.72%) Python
7 24 (6.54%) T-SQL
8 22 (5.99%) Shell Script
9 18 (4.90%) Korn
10 14 (3.81%) Bash Shell
10 14 (3.81%) Assembly Language
11 7 (1.91%) C
12 5 (1.36%) VB
12 5 (1.36%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.09%) C-shell
13 4 (1.09%) AWK
13 4 (1.09%) VB6
13 4 (1.09%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.82%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (10.35%) Degree
2 2 (0.54%) ISEB
3 1 (0.27%) HNC
3 1 (0.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.09%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) EMIR
2 2 (0.54%) UCITS
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (4.90%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (2.18%) Control-M
3 2 (0.54%) Nagios
3 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 63 (17.17%) Oracle
2 51 (13.90%) TIBCO
3 37 (10.08%) Microsoft
4 35 (9.54%) Reuters
5 33 (8.99%) Sybase
6 27 (7.36%) Fidessa
6 27 (7.36%) Bloomberg
7 22 (5.99%) 29West
8 18 (4.90%) Red Hat
9 12 (3.27%) MarketAxess
9 12 (3.27%) Murex
9 12 (3.27%) ION Trading
10 11 (3.00%) IBM
11 10 (2.72%) Informatica
11 10 (2.72%) eSpeed
12 9 (2.45%) Google
12 9 (2.45%) Adobe
13 5 (1.36%) thinkFolio
13 5 (1.36%) Remedy
14 4 (1.09%) Charles River
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