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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK
Rank 485 483 455
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -28
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 115 135 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.84% 0.92% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 107 115
Median daily rate £563 £600 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £550 £381
% change year-on-year
-29.54% +44.26%
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
13751 14734 13681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.66% 28.97% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9453 10131 9262
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 264 181
Median hourly rate £38.00 £38.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.55 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FIX Protocol within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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 +4 113 £575 -4.16% 57
London -11 111 £575 -4.16% 54
City of London -23 29 £588 +6.81% 29
Scotland +24 1 £388 -
Glasgow +8 1 £388 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £413 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £550 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 3
North West - 1 £325 -
Merseyside - 1 £325 -
Liverpool - 1 £325 -
Belfast - 1 £413 -
County Antrim - 1 £413 -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 100 (46.95%) Finance
1 100 (46.95%) Linux
2 96 (45.07%) Electronic Trading
3 90 (42.25%) Java
4 80 (37.56%) Banking
5 79 (37.09%) Front Office
6 66 (30.99%) Unix
7 63 (29.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 62 (29.11%) C++
9 61 (28.64%) Equities
10 60 (28.17%) Oracle
10 60 (28.17%) Multithreading
11 57 (26.76%) SQL
12 56 (26.29%) Fixed Income
13 54 (25.35%) SQL Server
13 54 (25.35%) Low Latency
14 45 (21.13%) Investment Banking
15 42 (19.72%) TIBCO
16 41 (19.25%) Derivative
17 39 (18.31%) Rendezvous
18 37 (17.37%) Python
19 35 (16.43%) Reuters
19 35 (16.43%) RMDS
20 33 (15.49%) OO
20 33 (15.49%) XML
21 32 (15.02%) KDB
21 32 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
22 29 (13.62%) Windows
23 28 (13.15%) ION Trading
24 27 (12.68%) Agile Software Development

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 18 (8.45%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (2.35%) Oracle Coherence
3 4 (1.88%) GemFire
4 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.47%) JBoss
4 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.47%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 35 (16.43%) RMDS
2 9 (4.23%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.47%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.47%) Eikon
3 1 (0.47%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.86%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.88%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.94%) NGN
3 2 (0.94%) VPN
4 1 (0.47%) AMQP
4 1 (0.47%) Firewall
4 1 (0.47%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (25.35%) SQL Server
2 32 (15.02%) KDB
3 13 (6.10%) Tick Data
4 10 (4.69%) DB2
4 10 (4.69%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (4.69%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.23%) Big Data
5 9 (4.23%) Kdb+
6 5 (2.35%) MySQL
7 4 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.41%) CouchDB
8 3 (1.41%) InterSystems Cache
9 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.47%) DB2 UDB
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.47%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 24 (11.27%) JUnit
2 9 (4.23%) Maven
3 5 (2.35%) Subversion
4 4 (1.88%) JIRA
5 3 (1.41%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.41%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.94%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.94%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.47%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.47%) Mockito
7 1 (0.47%) Selenium
7 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 100 (46.95%) Finance
2 80 (37.56%) Banking
3 79 (37.09%) Front Office
4 45 (21.13%) Investment Banking
5 14 (6.57%) Financial Institution
6 11 (5.16%) Back Office
7 9 (4.23%) Publishing
8 3 (1.41%) Retail
9 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.47%) French Language
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 129 (60.56%) Developer
2 59 (27.70%) Java Developer
3 48 (22.54%) Analyst
4 39 (18.31%) C++ Developer
5 35 (16.43%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 35 (16.43%) Support Analyst
6 24 (11.27%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 21 (9.86%) Linux Developer
8 19 (8.92%) Senior Developer
9 16 (7.51%) Unix Support
10 15 (7.04%) Business Analyst
10 15 (7.04%) Unix Analyst
10 15 (7.04%) Unix Support Analyst
11 14 (6.57%) Senior Java Developer
11 14 (6.57%) SQL Analyst
12 13 (6.10%) Architect
12 13 (6.10%) Python Developer
13 12 (5.63%) Electronic Trading Support
13 12 (5.63%) Real Time Developer
13 12 (5.63%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.31%) Rendezvous
2 33 (15.49%) XML
3 21 (9.86%) FpML
4 15 (7.04%) HTML
4 15 (7.04%) JMS
5 10 (4.69%) Spring
6 9 (4.23%) .NET
6 9 (4.23%) SOAP
7 8 (3.76%) JSON
8 6 (2.82%) HTML5
8 6 (2.82%) Middleware
9 5 (2.35%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.35%) CSS
9 5 (2.35%) XML Messaging
10 4 (1.88%) FIXML
10 4 (1.88%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.88%) JMX
10 4 (1.88%) WinForms
10 4 (1.88%) XSD
10 4 (1.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 63 (29.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 61 (28.64%) Equities
3 56 (26.29%) Fixed Income
4 41 (19.25%) Derivative
5 32 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (6.10%) Fintech
7 12 (5.63%) Algorithms
8 11 (5.16%) Computer Science
8 11 (5.16%) Data Structures
9 10 (4.69%) Reference Data
9 10 (4.69%) SWIFT
10 7 (3.29%) Credit Derivative
10 7 (3.29%) OTC Derivatives
11 5 (2.35%) Data Integration
12 4 (1.88%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.88%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.88%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.88%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.88%) SCADA
12 4 (1.88%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 100 (46.95%) Linux
2 66 (30.99%) Unix
3 29 (13.62%) Windows
4 1 (0.47%) Solaris
4 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (45.07%) Electronic Trading
2 60 (28.17%) Multithreading
3 54 (25.35%) Low Latency
4 33 (15.49%) OO
5 27 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (11.74%) Algorithmic Trading
7 19 (8.92%) Workflow
8 18 (8.45%) Market Making
9 17 (7.98%) Scrum
10 14 (6.57%) TDD
11 13 (6.10%) Business Analysis
12 11 (5.16%) Data Management
12 11 (5.16%) Data Modelling
12 11 (5.16%) ITIL
12 11 (5.16%) OOD
13 10 (4.69%) Risk Management
14 9 (4.23%) SDLC
15 8 (3.76%) Analytics
15 8 (3.76%) Change Management
15 8 (3.76%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 90 (42.25%) Java
2 62 (29.11%) C++
3 57 (26.76%) SQL
4 37 (17.37%) Python
5 20 (9.39%) C#
6 16 (7.51%) Shell Script
7 15 (7.04%) JavaScript
8 14 (6.57%) Perl
9 6 (2.82%) C
10 5 (2.35%) Tcl
11 4 (1.88%) MATLAB
11 4 (1.88%) Scala
12 3 (1.41%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.47%) Korn
14 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.47%) Ruby
14 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (8.92%) Degree
2 1 (0.47%) HND
2 1 (0.47%) ISEB
2 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.47%) MCP
2 1 (0.47%) MCSE
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.33%) QA
2 14 (6.57%) MiFID
3 6 (2.82%) SLA
4 5 (2.35%) EMIR
5 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.47%) Control-M
3 1 (0.47%) Graphite
3 1 (0.47%) Nagios
3 1 (0.47%) Opsview
3 1 (0.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (28.17%) Oracle
2 42 (19.72%) TIBCO
3 35 (16.43%) Reuters
4 28 (13.15%) ION Trading
5 21 (9.86%) Sybase
6 13 (6.10%) Fidessa
7 11 (5.16%) Bloomberg
7 11 (5.16%) Currenex
8 10 (4.69%) FXall
9 8 (3.76%) Microsoft
10 5 (2.35%) Sun
11 3 (1.41%) Google
11 3 (1.41%) IBM
11 3 (1.41%) Informatica
12 2 (0.94%) Solace
13 1 (0.47%) FactSet
13 1 (0.47%) Green Hat
13 1 (0.47%) MarketAxess
13 1 (0.47%) Portware
13 1 (0.47%) Tradeweb
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