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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information Exchange Markup Language (FIXML)
Rank 587 595 560
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -35
Contract jobs citing FIXML 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.007% 0.008%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.040% 0.026% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£550 - £463
90% offered a daily rate of more than £510 - £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 - £473
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
14870 15193 13060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.61% 26.95% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9632 9759 8160
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 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 228 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 17 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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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 -2 6 £550 - 2
London +4 3 £550 - 2
City of London - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

FIXML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) XML
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) XSD
3 5 (38.46%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) WebLogic
4 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
4 4 (30.77%) FpML
4 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (23.08%) SWIFT
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 3 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (23.08%) Murex
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
6 2 (15.38%) EMIR
6 2 (15.38%) Derivative
6 2 (15.38%) Banking
6 2 (15.38%) C
6 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
7 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
7 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
7 1 (7.69%) PKI
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
7 1 (7.69%) WPF
7 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing

FIXML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 4 (30.77%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
1 5 (38.46%) C# Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Designer
5 1 (7.69%) FX Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (38.46%) XSD
3 4 (30.77%) FpML
3 4 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (7.69%) WPF
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) J2EE
4 1 (7.69%) COM
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
2 3 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (23.08%) SWIFT
3 2 (15.38%) Derivative
4 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C
4 1 (7.69%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
1 2 (15.38%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Murex
2 3 (23.08%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft