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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 580 477 436
Rank change year-on-year
-103 -41
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 81 174 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.30% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 1.11% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 141 147
Median daily rate £575 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £463 £419
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +10.44%
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
15732 15668 15091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.21% 27.44% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11013 10550 9735
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 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 226 218
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £16.90 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

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 29 July 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 10 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 29 July 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 -91 80 £575 +4.54% 42
London -87 76 £575 +4.54% 39
City of London +20 19 £525 - 32
East Midlands +6 4 £425 -8.10%
Nottinghamshire -1 3 £425 -8.10%
Nottingham -8 3 £425 -8.10%
Glasgow +1 1 £350 - 1
Scotland +1 1 £350 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 102 (45.95%) Front Office
2 93 (41.89%) Electronic Trading
3 88 (39.64%) SQL
4 83 (37.39%) Finance
5 80 (36.04%) Low Latency
6 79 (35.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 73 (32.88%) Unix
8 72 (32.43%) Banking
9 64 (28.83%) Linux
9 64 (28.83%) Java
10 63 (28.38%) Multithreading
11 62 (27.93%) C#
11 62 (27.93%) Equities
12 56 (25.23%) Algorithmic Trading
13 53 (23.87%) Analytical Skills
14 51 (22.97%) C++
15 45 (20.27%) Investment Banking
16 43 (19.37%) Oracle
17 41 (18.47%) Risk Management
17 41 (18.47%) Market Making
18 40 (18.02%) WPF
19 35 (15.77%) WinForms
20 34 (15.32%) Performance Optimisation
21 32 (14.41%) Windows
22 31 (13.96%) Fidessa
22 31 (13.96%) Fixed Income
23 29 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
23 29 (13.06%) SQL Server
24 28 (12.61%) Derivative
25 25 (11.26%) Perl

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 17 (7.66%) Confluence
2 4 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.35%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.35%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.45%) GemFire
5 1 (0.45%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.60%) RMDS
2 7 (3.15%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.90%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.90%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.90%) Minerva
4 1 (0.45%) Eikon
4 1 (0.45%) Global One
4 1 (0.45%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.45%) Murex MxG2000
4 1 (0.45%) SunGard Martini
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.86%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.15%) Firewall
2 7 (3.15%) VPN
3 5 (2.25%) Multicast
4 4 (1.80%) tcpdump
5 3 (1.35%) SSL
6 2 (0.90%) BGP
6 2 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.90%) HTTP
6 2 (0.90%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.90%) LDAP
6 2 (0.90%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.90%) SAN
6 2 (0.90%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.45%) FTP
7 1 (0.45%) Internet
7 1 (0.45%) LAN
7 1 (0.45%) NGN
7 1 (0.45%) WAN
7 1 (0.45%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.06%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.01%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.50%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.60%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.25%) DB2
6 4 (1.80%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.80%) MySQL
7 3 (1.35%) Big Data
7 3 (1.35%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.35%) HBase
7 3 (1.35%) Impala
7 3 (1.35%) KDB
7 3 (1.35%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.45%) HSQLDB
9 1 (0.45%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.45%) OLAP
9 1 (0.45%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 15 (6.76%) Subversion
2 14 (6.31%) JIRA
3 13 (5.86%) Jenkins
4 12 (5.41%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (3.15%) Maven
5 7 (3.15%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.70%) JUnit
7 5 (2.25%) Ant
7 5 (2.25%) ERwin
7 5 (2.25%) Gradle
7 5 (2.25%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.80%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.80%) JSUnit
8 4 (1.80%) Mocha
8 4 (1.80%) Moq
8 4 (1.80%) NUnit
8 4 (1.80%) QUnit
8 4 (1.80%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (1.80%) Sinon.JS
General
1 102 (45.95%) Front Office
2 83 (37.39%) Finance
3 72 (32.43%) Banking
4 45 (20.27%) Investment Banking
5 13 (5.86%) Back Office
6 6 (2.70%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.25%) Legal
8 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.45%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (49.55%) Developer
2 53 (23.87%) Analyst
3 39 (17.57%) C# Developer
4 31 (13.96%) Java Developer
5 29 (13.06%) Applications Support
6 27 (12.16%) Support Analyst
7 25 (11.26%) C++ Developer
8 18 (8.11%) Applications Support Analyst
9 16 (7.21%) Senior Developer
10 15 (6.76%) FIX Analyst
11 14 (6.31%) Business Analyst
12 12 (5.41%) Fidessa Support
13 11 (4.95%) .NET Developer
13 11 (4.95%) Fidessa Analyst
14 10 (4.50%) C++/C# Developer
14 10 (4.50%) Unix Support
15 9 (4.05%) Fidessa Developer
16 8 (3.60%) Banking Analyst
16 8 (3.60%) Fidessa Support Analyst
16 8 (3.60%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.02%) WPF
2 35 (15.77%) WinForms
3 23 (10.36%) XML
4 19 (8.56%) FpML
5 16 (7.21%) Web Services
6 15 (6.76%) HTML
6 15 (6.76%) HTML5
7 14 (6.31%) .NET
8 13 (5.86%) jQuery
9 12 (5.41%) Rendezvous
10 11 (4.95%) FIXML
10 11 (4.95%) JMS
10 11 (4.95%) JSON
11 10 (4.50%) Middleware
12 9 (4.05%) CSS
13 8 (3.60%) AngularJS
13 8 (3.60%) ASP.NET
13 8 (3.60%) Node.js
13 8 (3.60%) REST
14 7 (3.15%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 79 (35.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 62 (27.93%) Equities
3 53 (23.87%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (13.96%) Fixed Income
5 28 (12.61%) Derivative
6 12 (5.41%) Computer Science
6 12 (5.41%) Fintech
7 10 (4.50%) SWIFT
8 9 (4.05%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (2.70%) Visualisation
10 5 (2.25%) User Experience
11 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.35%) Eurex
11 3 (1.35%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (1.35%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.35%) Statistics
12 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.90%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 73 (32.88%) Unix
2 64 (28.83%) Linux
3 32 (14.41%) Windows
4 7 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.80%) Solaris
5 4 (1.80%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) CentOS
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (41.89%) Electronic Trading
2 80 (36.04%) Low Latency
3 63 (28.38%) Multithreading
4 56 (25.23%) Algorithmic Trading
5 41 (18.47%) Market Making
5 41 (18.47%) Risk Management
6 34 (15.32%) Performance Optimisation
7 29 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (9.01%) Data Management
9 18 (8.11%) Project Management
10 17 (7.66%) ITIL
10 17 (7.66%) Software Engineering
11 15 (6.76%) Data Modelling
11 15 (6.76%) Unit Testing
11 15 (6.76%) Workflow
12 14 (6.31%) OO
13 11 (4.95%) Analytics
14 10 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (4.05%) Change Management
15 9 (4.05%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 88 (39.64%) SQL
2 64 (28.83%) Java
3 62 (27.93%) C#
4 51 (22.97%) C++
5 25 (11.26%) Perl
6 21 (9.46%) Python
7 15 (6.76%) Shell Script
8 12 (5.41%) Bash Shell
8 12 (5.41%) JavaScript
9 9 (4.05%) Tcl
10 4 (1.80%) C
10 4 (1.80%) Scala
11 3 (1.35%) Ruby
11 3 (1.35%) VBA
12 2 (0.90%) ES6
12 2 (0.90%) PHP
12 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.45%) Korn
13 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (5.41%) Degree
2 9 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.90%) ISEB
3 2 (0.90%) PhD
3 2 (0.90%) RHCE
4 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.56%) QA
2 6 (2.70%) SLA
3 5 (2.25%) Solvency II
4 3 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.90%) MiFID
6 1 (0.45%) HL7
6 1 (0.45%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.45%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.90%) NFS
2 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (4.95%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (1.35%) BladeLogic
2 3 (1.35%) Oozie
3 2 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.90%) Puppet
3 2 (0.90%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.45%) Graphite
4 1 (0.45%) Nagios
4 1 (0.45%) Opsview
4 1 (0.45%) yum
Vendors
1 43 (19.37%) Oracle
2 31 (13.96%) Fidessa
3 18 (8.11%) Sybase
4 15 (6.76%) TIBCO
5 11 (4.95%) Reuters
6 8 (3.60%) ION Trading
7 7 (3.15%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.15%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.70%) Bloomberg
9 5 (2.25%) HP
9 5 (2.25%) MarketAxess
9 5 (2.25%) Radianz
9 5 (2.25%) Splunk
10 4 (1.80%) Currenex
11 3 (1.35%) eSpeed
11 3 (1.35%) Perforce
11 3 (1.35%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.35%) Trayport
11 3 (1.35%) VMware
12 2 (0.90%) 3PAR
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