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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 416 422 411
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 181 180 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.22% 1.19% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 145 116
Average daily rate
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£575 £550 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.29% +20.00%
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
14860 15075 13098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.67% 27.30% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 9762 8191
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 221 356
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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 9 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 24 April 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
London +15 168 £580 +0.86% 55
England +2 168 £580 +5.45% 58
City of London +31 56 £585 -2.50% 31
Scotland 0 10 £388 +3.33% 3
Glasgow -6 8 £381 +1.66% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £350 -
County Antrim - 1 £350 -
Belfast - 1 £350 -
Edinburgh - 1 £450 - 2

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 162 (48.50%) UNIX
2 154 (46.11%) Front Office
3 147 (44.01%) Banking
4 139 (41.62%) Finance
5 133 (39.82%) Java
6 130 (38.92%) Linux
7 120 (35.93%) SQL
8 112 (33.53%) Equities
9 107 (32.04%) Low Latency
10 91 (27.25%) C++
11 84 (25.15%) Multithreading
12 83 (24.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 73 (21.86%) Investment Banking
14 65 (19.46%) Perl
15 63 (18.86%) Electronic Trading
16 61 (18.26%) Derivative
17 59 (17.66%) Algorithmic Trading
18 56 (16.77%) C#
19 52 (15.57%) Python
20 43 (12.87%) Fixed Income
21 40 (11.98%) TIBCO
21 40 (11.98%) XML
22 38 (11.38%) SQL Server
23 37 (11.08%) Shell Script
24 35 (10.48%) Oracle
25 33 (9.88%) Fidessa
25 33 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
26 30 (8.98%) TDD
26 30 (8.98%) Reuters
26 30 (8.98%) KDB

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (2.69%) WebSphere
2 6 (1.80%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.90%) JBoss
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.50%) MS Office
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (4.79%) RMDS
2 7 (2.10%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.90%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.90%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.60%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.30%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.30%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.30%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.08%) Firewall
2 23 (6.89%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.19%) HTTP
4 9 (2.69%) VPN
5 8 (2.40%) Multicast
6 4 (1.20%) LAN
7 3 (0.90%) WAN
8 2 (0.60%) FTP
8 2 (0.60%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.98%) KDB
3 29 (8.68%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.20%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.60%) DB2 UDB
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.60%) DB2
6 2 (0.60%) QlikView
6 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (5.69%) Subversion
2 16 (4.79%) Visual Studio
3 13 (3.89%) Eclipse
4 10 (2.99%) Maven
5 6 (1.80%) JIRA
5 6 (1.80%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.80%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.90%) Moq
6 3 (0.90%) NUnit
7 2 (0.60%) JUnit
7 2 (0.60%) VisiBroker
7 2 (0.60%) jMock
8 1 (0.30%) Gradle
8 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.30%) GoogleTest
8 1 (0.30%) CodeRush
8 1 (0.30%) CppUnit
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 154 (46.11%) Front Office
2 147 (44.01%) Banking
3 139 (41.62%) Finance
4 73 (21.86%) Investment Banking
5 24 (7.19%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.99%) Back Office
7 4 (1.20%) Advertising
7 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.90%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.60%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 168 (50.30%) Developer
2 84 (25.15%) Java Developer
3 82 (24.55%) Analyst
4 51 (15.27%) C++ Developer
5 45 (13.47%) Support Analyst
6 24 (7.19%) Applications Support
7 21 (6.29%) C# Developer
7 21 (6.29%) Senior Developer
7 21 (6.29%) FIX Analyst
8 16 (4.79%) Applications Support Analyst
9 15 (4.49%) Business Analyst
10 14 (4.19%) Support Engineer
11 10 (2.99%) Technical Support Engineer
11 10 (2.99%) Technical Engineer
11 10 (2.99%) Technical Support
12 8 (2.40%) Senior C++ Developer
12 8 (2.40%) Consultant
13 7 (2.10%) Integration Specialist
13 7 (2.10%) Systems Engineer
13 7 (2.10%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.98%) XML
2 25 (7.49%) Middleware
3 20 (5.99%) .NET
4 17 (5.09%) Rendezvous
5 16 (4.79%) JMS
6 13 (3.89%) TIBCO EMS
7 12 (3.59%) STL
8 11 (3.29%) Ultra Messaging
8 11 (3.29%) ASP.NET
9 10 (2.99%) Spring
9 10 (2.99%) Web Services
9 10 (2.99%) HTML
9 10 (2.99%) CGI
9 10 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (2.69%) WPF
11 8 (2.40%) HTML5
12 7 (2.10%) FpML
12 7 (2.10%) Swing
12 7 (2.10%) COM+
12 7 (2.10%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 112 (33.53%) Equities
2 83 (24.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 61 (18.26%) Derivative
4 43 (12.87%) Fixed Income
5 27 (8.08%) Computer Science
6 23 (6.89%) Algorithms
7 22 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (4.49%) Equity Derivative
9 13 (3.89%) Data Structures
9 13 (3.89%) Eurex
10 9 (2.69%) Hedge funds
11 8 (2.40%) SWIFT
12 7 (2.10%) Mathematics
13 5 (1.50%) Open Source
13 5 (1.50%) Grid Computing
14 4 (1.20%) Credit Derivative
15 3 (0.90%) Reference Data
15 3 (0.90%) DTCC
15 3 (0.90%) Physics
15 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 162 (48.50%) UNIX
2 130 (38.92%) Linux
3 26 (7.78%) Windows
4 24 (7.19%) Solaris
5 16 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.20%) SUSE
6 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.20%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.90%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.30%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (32.04%) Low Latency
2 84 (25.15%) Multithreading
3 63 (18.86%) Electronic Trading
4 59 (17.66%) Algorithmic Trading
5 33 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (8.98%) TDD
7 25 (7.49%) OO
8 23 (6.89%) Service Management
9 22 (6.59%) ITIL
10 18 (5.39%) Garbage Collection
11 15 (4.49%) UML
11 15 (4.49%) Project Management
12 14 (4.19%) Migration
12 14 (4.19%) Unit Testing
13 12 (3.59%) E-Commerce
13 12 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (3.29%) Business Analysis
14 11 (3.29%) Risk Management
15 10 (2.99%) Asset Management
15 10 (2.99%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 133 (39.82%) Java
2 120 (35.93%) SQL
3 91 (27.25%) C++
4 65 (19.46%) Perl
5 56 (16.77%) C#
6 52 (15.57%) Python
7 37 (11.08%) Shell Script
8 16 (4.79%) Korn
9 12 (3.59%) T-SQL
10 11 (3.29%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.40%) AWK
12 7 (2.10%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.10%) Tcl
13 6 (1.80%) JavaScript
14 5 (1.50%) C-shell
14 5 (1.50%) Scala
14 5 (1.50%) Assembly Language
15 4 (1.20%) VB6
15 4 (1.20%) C
15 4 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (8.38%) Degree
2 2 (0.60%) CCNP
2 2 (0.60%) CCNA
2 2 (0.60%) ISEB
2 2 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.59%) QA
2 3 (0.90%) EMIR
3 1 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 14 (4.19%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.20%) Control-M
3 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (11.98%) TIBCO
2 35 (10.48%) Oracle
3 33 (9.88%) Fidessa
4 30 (8.98%) Reuters
5 26 (7.78%) Microsoft
6 18 (5.39%) Sybase
7 16 (4.79%) Red Hat
7 16 (4.79%) Bloomberg
8 15 (4.49%) ION Trading
9 10 (2.99%) Currenex
10 7 (2.10%) Portware
11 6 (1.80%) eSpeed
11 6 (1.80%) MarketAxess
12 5 (1.50%) IBM
13 4 (1.20%) Patsystems
13 4 (1.20%) Business Objects
13 4 (1.20%) Murex
13 4 (1.20%) EasyScreen
13 4 (1.20%) CQG
14 3 (0.90%) Typemock
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