The table below looks at the statistics for FIXML skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FIXML over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information Exchange Markup Language (FIXML)
Rank 638 619 604
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs citing FIXML 10 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.015% 0.021%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.067% 0.055% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 6
Median daily rate £550 £550 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £510 £513
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
14868 14636 14455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 26.97% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10538 9608 9611
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 198 174
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.30 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.93% +7.14%

FIXML
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing FIXML as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FIXML within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 10 £550 -
England -7 10 £550 -
City of London - 2 £475 -

FIXML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing FIXML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for FIXML.

1 17 (73.91%) Finance
1 17 (73.91%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (69.57%) XML
3 13 (56.52%) Business Analysis
4 10 (43.48%) FpML
5 8 (34.78%) XML Schema
6 7 (30.43%) Front Office
7 6 (26.09%) Fixed Income
7 6 (26.09%) Equities
7 6 (26.09%) Derivative
7 6 (26.09%) Data Analysis
7 6 (26.09%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (26.09%) Data Modelling
7 6 (26.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (26.09%) UML
7 6 (26.09%) Data Governance
8 5 (21.74%) QuickFIX
8 5 (21.74%) C#
8 5 (21.74%) SQL
8 5 (21.74%) .NET
8 5 (21.74%) MiFID
9 4 (17.39%) Java
9 4 (17.39%) SWIFT
9 4 (17.39%) Wireframes
9 4 (17.39%) Low Latency
10 3 (13.04%) EMIR
10 3 (13.04%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (13.04%) WPF
10 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Banking

FIXML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
1 2 (8.70%) WMQI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Ant
1 2 (8.70%) ClearCase
1 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (73.91%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Front Office
3 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) Business Analyst
3 9 (39.13%) Developer
4 6 (26.09%) XML Analyst
5 5 (21.74%) Finance Business Analyst
5 5 (21.74%) Financial Analyst
5 5 (21.74%) Financial Business Analyst
5 5 (21.74%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 5 (21.74%) Service Analyst
6 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
7 3 (13.04%) MiFID Business Analyst
7 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
7 3 (13.04%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (8.70%) Finance Systems Analyst
8 2 (8.70%) FIX Analyst
8 2 (8.70%) Senior WebSphere Developer
8 2 (8.70%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (8.70%) Technical Services Analyst
8 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (73.91%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (69.57%) XML
3 10 (43.48%) FpML
4 8 (34.78%) XML Schema
5 5 (21.74%) .NET
5 5 (21.74%) QuickFIX
6 3 (13.04%) WPF
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
7 2 (8.70%) HTML
7 2 (8.70%) HTML5
7 2 (8.70%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (8.70%) Web Services
7 2 (8.70%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (8.70%) XSLT
8 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.35%) CSS
8 1 (4.35%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Derivative
1 6 (26.09%) Equities
1 6 (26.09%) Fixed Income
1 6 (26.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (17.39%) SWIFT
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Business Analysis
2 6 (26.09%) Data Analysis
2 6 (26.09%) Data Governance
2 6 (26.09%) Data Modelling
2 6 (26.09%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (26.09%) UML
3 4 (17.39%) Low Latency
3 4 (17.39%) Wireframes
4 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) SDLC
5 2 (8.70%) SOA
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (4.35%) Front End Development
6 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.35%) MVC
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) C#
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) MiFID
2 3 (13.04%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (13.04%) EMIR
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Sybase
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle