The table below looks at the statistics for FIXML skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FIXML over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information Exchange Markup Language (FIXML)
Rank 606 583 596
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs citing FIXML 6 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.006% 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.038% 0.020% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
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£300 £550 £975
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% -43.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £250 -
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
15650 15213 15616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.17% 28.83% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10137 9787 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 266 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

FIXML
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FIXML within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

FIXML Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FIXML
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FIXML within the UK.

FIXML Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FIXML
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FIXML within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
London +18 6 £300 -46.66% 3
England -5 6 £300 -46.66% 3
City of London +28 2 £300 -46.66% 3
Scotland - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

FIXML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FIXML 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 FIXML.

1 16 (76.19%) Finance
2 15 (71.43%) XML
3 13 (61.90%) FpML
3 13 (61.90%) Banking
4 10 (47.62%) Investment Banking
4 10 (47.62%) Derivative
5 9 (42.86%) Front Office
6 8 (38.10%) Java
7 7 (33.33%) SQL
7 7 (33.33%) XML Schema
7 7 (33.33%) Publishing
7 7 (33.33%) Credit Derivative
7 7 (33.33%) Fixed Income
8 6 (28.57%) Murex
9 5 (23.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
10 4 (19.05%) Oracle
10 4 (19.05%) JIRA
10 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (14.29%) SWIFT
11 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 3 (14.29%) Hibernate
11 3 (14.29%) Spring
11 3 (14.29%) MySQL
11 3 (14.29%) UNIX
11 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 3 (14.29%) Sybase
11 3 (14.29%) UML
11 3 (14.29%) JMS
11 3 (14.29%) Migration

FIXML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FIXML 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 FIXML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
1 2 (9.52%) IIS
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) Mule
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
1 2 (9.52%) X.509
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) LDAP
1 2 (9.52%) SSL
1 2 (9.52%) FTP
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
1 2 (9.52%) SSH
2 1 (4.76%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) JUnit
2 2 (9.52%) Maven
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) FitNesse
3 1 (4.76%) jMock
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.76%) ClearQuest
3 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
3 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 16 (76.19%) Finance
2 13 (61.90%) Banking
3 10 (47.62%) Investment Banking
4 9 (42.86%) Front Office
5 7 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Author
3 4 (19.05%) Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Support
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) XML
2 13 (61.90%) FpML
3 7 (33.33%) XML Schema
4 3 (14.29%) Hibernate
4 3 (14.29%) Spring
4 3 (14.29%) JMS
5 2 (9.52%) Middleware
5 2 (9.52%) JTS
5 2 (9.52%) XBRL
5 2 (9.52%) CSS
5 2 (9.52%) Web Services
5 2 (9.52%) JTA
5 2 (9.52%) XSLT
5 2 (9.52%) Java EE
6 1 (4.76%) RESTful
6 1 (4.76%) REST
6 1 (4.76%) Apache Camel
6 1 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (4.76%) WCF
6 1 (4.76%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Derivative
2 7 (33.33%) Credit Derivative
2 7 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 5 (23.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (14.29%) SWIFT
5 2 (9.52%) Cryptography
5 2 (9.52%) Clustering
5 2 (9.52%) Equities
6 1 (4.76%) Open Source
6 1 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (4.76%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) UNIX
2 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 3 (14.29%) UML
2 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
3 2 (9.52%) OO
3 2 (9.52%) B2B
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) TDD
3 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Use Case
3 2 (9.52%) BDD
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.76%) Change Control
4 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Scrum
4 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) Perl
4 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 2 (9.52%) ActionScript
4 2 (9.52%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) EMIR
1 1 (4.76%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.52%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Murex
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) Sybase
3 3 (14.29%) Fidessa
3 3 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) TIBCO
4 2 (9.52%) Bloomberg
4 2 (9.52%) Radianz
4 2 (9.52%) OpenLink
4 2 (9.52%) JBoss
4 2 (9.52%) Tumbleweed
4 2 (9.52%) Axway
5 1 (4.76%) thinkFolio
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
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