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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 500 499 518
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 95 79 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.61% 0.52% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 53 58
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £380 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £400 -
% change year-on-year
-48.12% -
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
15617 15211 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.53% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 9790 9471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 260 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 August 2014.

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 18 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 22 August 2014. 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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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 -12 89 £450 - 25
London +31 80 £469 +4.16% 24
City of London +36 27 £588 +23.68% 19
Scotland -10 5 - - 1
Glasgow -10 5 - - 1
Birmingham +3 4 £280 -37.77%
West Midlands -20 4 £280 -37.77%
West Yorkshire +10 3 £200 -36.00%
Yorkshire +3 3 £200 -36.00%
East Midlands - 1 £425 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £425 - 1
South East - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 121 (57.08%) UNIX
2 107 (50.47%) Java
3 106 (50.00%) Banking
4 101 (47.64%) SQL
5 94 (44.34%) Low Latency
6 79 (37.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 76 (35.85%) Front Office
8 72 (33.96%) Multithreading
9 71 (33.49%) Finance
10 69 (32.55%) C++
11 67 (31.60%) Linux
11 67 (31.60%) Equities
12 57 (26.89%) Perl
13 47 (22.17%) Electronic Trading
14 45 (21.23%) Derivative
14 45 (21.23%) Investment Banking
15 37 (17.45%) C#
16 35 (16.51%) Algorithmic Trading
17 34 (16.04%) Fixed Income
18 33 (15.57%) Shell Script
19 28 (13.21%) Oracle
20 26 (12.26%) Relational Database
21 22 (10.38%) Python
22 21 (9.91%) OO
23 19 (8.96%) TCP/IP
23 19 (8.96%) HTML
24 18 (8.49%) JavaScript
24 18 (8.49%) E-Commerce
24 18 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
25 17 (8.02%) Risk Management

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 8 (3.77%) Confluence
2 7 (3.30%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.30%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (2.83%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (2.36%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.42%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (1.42%) Apache
6 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.94%) GemFire
7 1 (0.47%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
Applications
1 12 (5.66%) MS Office
2 4 (1.89%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.94%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (1.89%) RMDS
2 3 (1.42%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.96%) TCP/IP
2 16 (7.55%) Firewall
3 10 (4.72%) Multicast
4 8 (3.77%) DNS
4 8 (3.77%) Internet
5 7 (3.30%) VPN
6 5 (2.36%) IMAP
6 5 (2.36%) SMTP
7 4 (1.89%) LAN
7 4 (1.89%) VoIP
7 4 (1.89%) WAN
7 4 (1.89%) MPLS
7 4 (1.89%) VLAN
8 1 (0.47%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.47%) BGP
8 1 (0.47%) SAN
8 1 (0.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.26%) Relational Database
2 16 (7.55%) KDB
3 9 (4.25%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.83%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.42%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.94%) Informix
7 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (6.13%) JIRA
2 8 (3.77%) WebDriver
2 8 (3.77%) Grunt
2 8 (3.77%) Bower
3 6 (2.83%) Subversion
4 5 (2.36%) TeamCity
4 5 (2.36%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.89%) Maven
6 2 (0.94%) Ant
6 2 (0.94%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.94%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.94%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
General
1 106 (50.00%) Banking
2 76 (35.85%) Front Office
3 71 (33.49%) Finance
4 45 (21.23%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.77%) Back Office
6 6 (2.83%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.89%) Marketing
8 2 (0.94%) Legal
8 2 (0.94%) Retail
9 1 (0.47%) International Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 106 (50.00%) Developer
2 58 (27.36%) Java Developer
3 48 (22.64%) Analyst
4 30 (14.15%) C++ Developer
5 26 (12.26%) Support Analyst
6 20 (9.43%) Senior Developer
7 13 (6.13%) Senior Java Developer
8 12 (5.66%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.72%) Consultant
10 8 (3.77%) Applications Support
11 7 (3.30%) QA Consultant
11 7 (3.30%) Business Analyst
12 6 (2.83%) Lead Developer
12 6 (2.83%) Programmer
12 6 (2.83%) Java Programmer
13 5 (2.36%) Web Developer
13 5 (2.36%) Support Specialist
13 5 (2.36%) Test Analyst
14 4 (1.89%) Software Engineer
14 4 (1.89%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.96%) HTML
2 16 (7.55%) J2EE
2 16 (7.55%) Spring
3 15 (7.08%) HTML5
4 13 (6.13%) XML
4 13 (6.13%) CSS
4 13 (6.13%) Java SE
5 12 (5.66%) Apache Flex
5 12 (5.66%) .NET
5 12 (5.66%) JMS
6 11 (5.19%) Web Services
7 10 (4.72%) Rendezvous
7 10 (4.72%) AngularJS
8 9 (4.25%) Middleware
9 8 (3.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 6 (2.83%) JDBC
10 6 (2.83%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (2.36%) Hibernate
12 3 (1.42%) WebSockets
12 3 (1.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 79 (37.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 67 (31.60%) Equities
3 45 (21.23%) Derivative
4 34 (16.04%) Fixed Income
5 11 (5.19%) Client/Server
5 11 (5.19%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.83%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.36%) RIA
8 4 (1.89%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (0.94%) AS400
9 2 (0.94%) Photography
10 1 (0.47%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.47%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 121 (57.08%) UNIX
2 67 (31.60%) Linux
3 15 (7.08%) Windows
4 3 (1.42%) Solaris
5 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (44.34%) Low Latency
2 72 (33.96%) Multithreading
3 47 (22.17%) Electronic Trading
4 35 (16.51%) Algorithmic Trading
5 21 (9.91%) OO
6 18 (8.49%) E-Commerce
6 18 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (8.02%) Risk Management
8 12 (5.66%) Software Engineering
9 11 (5.19%) Project Management
10 8 (3.77%) UML
11 7 (3.30%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (3.30%) Memory Management
11 7 (3.30%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (3.30%) Automated Testing
11 7 (3.30%) Business Analysis
11 7 (3.30%) Configuration Management
12 6 (2.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (2.83%) Dependency Injection
12 6 (2.83%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 107 (50.47%) Java
2 101 (47.64%) SQL
3 69 (32.55%) C++
4 57 (26.89%) Perl
5 37 (17.45%) C#
6 33 (15.57%) Shell Script
7 22 (10.38%) Python
8 18 (8.49%) JavaScript
9 15 (7.08%) AWK
10 13 (6.13%) C-shell
11 12 (5.66%) PL/SQL
12 9 (4.25%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.83%) C
14 2 (0.94%) PHP
14 2 (0.94%) Ada
14 2 (0.94%) sed
15 1 (0.47%) Korn
15 1 (0.47%) Groovy
15 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (7.08%) Degree
2 4 (1.89%) CCNA
2 4 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.94%) HNC
3 2 (0.94%) HND
3 2 (0.94%) ISEB
4 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.08%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.36%) Sendmail
2 1 (0.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (6.60%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.36%) Control-M
4 2 (0.94%) Salt
4 2 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.94%) Puppet
5 1 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 28 (13.21%) Oracle
2 17 (8.02%) TIBCO
3 14 (6.60%) Adobe
4 10 (4.72%) 29West
5 9 (4.25%) Sybase
6 5 (2.36%) Remedy
6 5 (2.36%) Lotus
7 4 (1.89%) Cisco
8 3 (1.42%) ION Trading
8 3 (1.42%) Fidessa
9 2 (0.94%) HP
9 2 (0.94%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.94%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.94%) Informatica
9 2 (0.94%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.94%) Green Hat
9 2 (0.94%) Splunk
9 2 (0.94%) StreamBase
10 1 (0.47%) Isilon
10 1 (0.47%) Google
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