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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 559 527 449
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -78
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 98 134 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.23% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.60% 0.83% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 92 131
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £698 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £488 £389
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +25.48%
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
16462 16144 15521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.76% 28.22% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11405 11120 10101
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 174
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £17.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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 27 September 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 13 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 27 September 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 -12 94 £563 +2.27% 40
London -47 87 £575 - 37
City of London +1 24 £515 -1.90% 18
North West - 4 £413 -
East Midlands -7 3 £425 -6.84%
Nottinghamshire -10 3 £425 -6.84%
Nottingham -14 3 £425 -6.84%
Liverpool - 3 £475 -
Merseyside - 3 £475 -
Glasgow - 3 £375 -
Scotland - 3 £375 -
Westminster - 1 £575 -
Cheshire - 1 £350 -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 99 (54.10%) Front Office
2 94 (51.37%) Electronic Trading
3 74 (40.44%) Java
4 70 (38.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 68 (37.16%) Finance
6 67 (36.61%) SQL
7 64 (34.97%) Multithreading
8 63 (34.43%) Unix
9 58 (31.69%) Banking
10 54 (29.51%) Oracle
10 54 (29.51%) Linux
11 53 (28.96%) Algorithmic Trading
12 51 (27.87%) Low Latency
13 50 (27.32%) Analytical Skills
14 46 (25.14%) SQL Server
15 44 (24.04%) Equities
16 43 (23.50%) C#
17 39 (21.31%) Market Making
18 38 (20.77%) Windows
19 36 (19.67%) C++
20 34 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
21 32 (17.49%) TIBCO
22 30 (16.39%) Risk Management
22 30 (16.39%) Python
22 30 (16.39%) RMDS
22 30 (16.39%) Fixed Income
22 30 (16.39%) Investment Banking
23 28 (15.30%) Rendezvous
24 27 (14.75%) Reuters
24 27 (14.75%) WPF

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 11 (6.01%) Confluence
2 10 (5.46%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.64%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.64%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.64%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.55%) GemFire
5 1 (0.55%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 30 (16.39%) RMDS
2 3 (1.64%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 3 (1.64%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.55%) Eikon
3 1 (0.55%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.55%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.55%) Minerva
3 1 (0.55%) Murex MxG2000
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.02%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.73%) VPN
3 3 (1.64%) SSL
4 2 (1.09%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.55%) Internet
5 1 (0.55%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.55%) LAN
5 1 (0.55%) LDAP
5 1 (0.55%) Multicast
5 1 (0.55%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.55%) NGN
5 1 (0.55%) SAN
5 1 (0.55%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.56%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.83%) DB2
4 5 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.73%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.19%) Data Mining
5 4 (2.19%) KDB
6 3 (1.64%) Big Data
6 3 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.64%) HBase
6 3 (1.64%) Impala
7 2 (1.09%) MySQL
7 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.55%) Kdb+
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (8.74%) JUnit
2 13 (7.10%) JIRA
3 12 (6.56%) Subversion
4 11 (6.01%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.92%) Git (software)
6 8 (4.37%) Maven
7 5 (2.73%) ERwin
7 5 (2.73%) Gradle
7 5 (2.73%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.64%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.09%) Ant
9 2 (1.09%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.09%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.09%) JProfiler
9 2 (1.09%) JSUnit
9 2 (1.09%) Moq
9 2 (1.09%) NUnit
9 2 (1.09%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (1.09%) Toad
General
1 99 (54.10%) Front Office
2 68 (37.16%) Finance
3 58 (31.69%) Banking
4 30 (16.39%) Investment Banking
5 10 (5.46%) Back Office
6 9 (4.92%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.19%) Legal
8 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.55%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (52.46%) Developer
2 46 (25.14%) Analyst
3 43 (23.50%) Java Developer
4 30 (16.39%) Support Analyst
5 27 (14.75%) C# Developer
6 23 (12.57%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
7 21 (11.48%) Unix Support
8 19 (10.38%) Unix Analyst
8 19 (10.38%) Unix Support Analyst
9 18 (9.84%) Senior Developer
10 17 (9.29%) Applications Support
11 16 (8.74%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
11 16 (8.74%) C++ Developer
12 15 (8.20%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 13 (7.10%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 13 (7.10%) Electronic Trading Support
13 13 (7.10%) Senior Java Developer
14 12 (6.56%) FX Support Analyst
14 12 (6.56%) SQL Analyst
14 12 (6.56%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.30%) Rendezvous
2 27 (14.75%) WPF
3 26 (14.21%) WinForms
4 24 (13.11%) XML
5 16 (8.74%) HTML
6 14 (7.65%) FpML
7 12 (6.56%) JMS
8 11 (6.01%) HTML5
8 11 (6.01%) jQuery
9 10 (5.46%) Spring
10 8 (4.37%) AngularJS
10 8 (4.37%) JSON
10 8 (4.37%) Web Services
11 7 (3.83%) CSS
12 6 (3.28%) .NET
13 5 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (2.73%) CSS3
13 5 (2.73%) Hibernate
13 5 (2.73%) Middleware
13 5 (2.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (38.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 50 (27.32%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (24.04%) Equities
4 30 (16.39%) Fixed Income
5 25 (13.66%) Derivative
6 8 (4.37%) Fintech
7 6 (3.28%) Equity Derivative
7 6 (3.28%) SWIFT
8 5 (2.73%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.73%) SCADA
8 5 (2.73%) Visualisation
9 4 (2.19%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.64%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.64%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.64%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (1.64%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (1.64%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.64%) User Experience
11 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 63 (34.43%) Unix
2 54 (29.51%) Linux
3 38 (20.77%) Windows
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.55%) Solaris
4 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (51.37%) Electronic Trading
2 64 (34.97%) Multithreading
3 53 (28.96%) Algorithmic Trading
4 51 (27.87%) Low Latency
5 39 (21.31%) Market Making
6 34 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (16.39%) Risk Management
8 25 (13.66%) Performance Optimisation
9 18 (9.84%) Unit Testing
10 17 (9.29%) Data Management
11 16 (8.74%) OO
11 16 (8.74%) Workflow
12 14 (7.65%) Project Management
13 12 (6.56%) Software Engineering
14 11 (6.01%) ITIL
15 10 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (4.92%) Data Modelling
16 9 (4.92%) TDD
17 8 (4.37%) Analytics
17 8 (4.37%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 74 (40.44%) Java
2 67 (36.61%) SQL
3 43 (23.50%) C#
4 36 (19.67%) C++
5 30 (16.39%) Python
6 12 (6.56%) Perl
7 10 (5.46%) JavaScript
7 10 (5.46%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.92%) Tcl
9 5 (2.73%) C
10 4 (2.19%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.19%) Scala
11 3 (1.64%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.09%) ES6
12 2 (1.09%) Ruby
12 2 (1.09%) VBA
13 1 (0.55%) Korn
13 1 (0.55%) PHP
13 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (10.38%) Degree
2 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.09%) PhD
4 1 (0.55%) ISEB
4 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.55%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.56%) QA
2 9 (4.92%) MiFID
3 5 (2.73%) SLA
3 5 (2.73%) Solvency II
4 4 (2.19%) EMIR
5 3 (1.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.55%) NFS
1 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.28%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (1.64%) BladeLogic
2 3 (1.64%) Oozie
3 1 (0.55%) Graphite
3 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.55%) Nagios
3 1 (0.55%) Opsview
3 1 (0.55%) Puppet
3 1 (0.55%) yum
Vendors
1 54 (29.51%) Oracle
2 32 (17.49%) TIBCO
3 27 (14.75%) Reuters
4 23 (12.57%) Fidessa
5 16 (8.74%) Sybase
6 13 (7.10%) ION Trading
7 12 (6.56%) FXall
8 11 (6.01%) Currenex
9 10 (5.46%) Bloomberg
10 6 (3.28%) Sun
11 4 (2.19%) Microsoft
11 4 (2.19%) Splunk
12 3 (1.64%) MarketAxess
12 3 (1.64%) Perforce
12 3 (1.64%) Radianz
13 2 (1.09%) IBM
13 2 (1.09%) Infragistics
13 2 (1.09%) Syncfusion
14 1 (0.55%) Adobe
14 1 (0.55%) Murex
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