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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information Exchange Markup Language (FIXML)
Rank 608 606 586
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs citing FIXML 18 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.012% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.043% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 0
Average daily rate £501 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FIXML within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

FIXML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FIXML
Top 3 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +19 18 £501 +5.36% 3
England +9 18 £501 +5.36% 3
City of London +40 7 £550 +57.14% 1

FIXML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 23 (76.67%) XML
2 19 (63.33%) Finance
3 16 (53.33%) FpML
3 16 (53.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (40.00%) Derivative
4 12 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
5 11 (36.67%) JIRA
5 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (36.67%) SQL
6 10 (33.33%) Banking
6 10 (33.33%) Equities
7 9 (30.00%) Fixed Income
7 9 (30.00%) Murex
8 8 (26.67%) Java
8 8 (26.67%) QA
9 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
9 7 (23.33%) HP
9 7 (23.33%) Data Modelling
9 7 (23.33%) XML Schema
10 6 (20.00%) Investment Banking
11 5 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (16.67%) Front Office
11 5 (16.67%) UML
11 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
11 5 (16.67%) Data Governance
12 4 (13.33%) Client/Server
12 4 (13.33%) Oracle
12 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (10.00%) ISEB
13 3 (10.00%) ISTQB

FIXML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.67%) WMQI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Ant
2 2 (6.67%) ClearCase
2 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (63.33%) Finance
2 10 (33.33%) Banking
3 6 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 5 (16.67%) Front Office
5 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) Developer
3 9 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 8 (26.67%) Business Analyst
4 8 (26.67%) Java Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Test Leader
5 4 (13.33%) XML Developer
6 3 (10.00%) FX Test Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Murex Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Senior WebSphere Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (76.67%) XML
2 16 (53.33%) FpML
3 12 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (23.33%) XML Schema
5 2 (6.67%) .NET
5 2 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (6.67%) QuickFIX
5 2 (6.67%) Web Services
5 2 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (6.67%) XSLT
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.33%) HTML
6 1 (3.33%) HTML5
6 1 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (53.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (40.00%) Derivative
3 10 (33.33%) Equities
4 9 (30.00%) Fixed Income
5 4 (13.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
1 7 (23.33%) Data Modelling
2 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 5 (16.67%) Data Governance
2 5 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (16.67%) UML
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (6.67%) SOA
5 2 (6.67%) Use Case
6 1 (3.33%) Data Mapping
6 1 (3.33%) Front End Development
6 1 (3.33%) KYC
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) MVC
6 1 (3.33%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (3.33%) TDD
6 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISEB
1 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (3.33%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Murex
2 7 (23.33%) HP
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) Sybase
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