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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information Exchange Markup Language (FIXML)
Rank 628 625 608
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Contract jobs citing FIXML 13 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.013% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.085% 0.047% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 2
Median daily rate £550 £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £510 £503
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £523
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
15298 15029 14921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.52% 26.86% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10714 9731 9797
Median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 201 205
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 £17.72 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.08% +5.71%

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 6 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 6 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 -3 13 £550 -
England -18 13 £550 -
City of London - 3 £550 -

FIXML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 22 (73.33%) XML
2 20 (66.67%) Finance
3 18 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
4 14 (46.67%) FpML
5 12 (40.00%) Business Analysis
6 10 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (26.67%) XML Schema
7 8 (26.67%) Java
7 8 (26.67%) SQL
8 7 (23.33%) Front Office
9 6 (20.00%) Fixed Income
9 6 (20.00%) Equities
9 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
9 6 (20.00%) Derivative
9 6 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (20.00%) UML
9 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
9 6 (20.00%) Data Governance
10 5 (16.67%) QuickFIX
10 5 (16.67%) .NET
10 5 (16.67%) C#
11 4 (13.33%) Banking
11 4 (13.33%) Oracle
11 4 (13.33%) MiFID
11 4 (13.33%) JIRA
11 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (13.33%) SWIFT
11 4 (13.33%) Low Latency
12 3 (10.00%) WPF
12 3 (10.00%) Investment 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 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.67%) WMQI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) 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 20 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Front Office
3 4 (13.33%) Banking
4 3 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Analyst
2 13 (43.33%) Developer
3 12 (40.00%) Business Analyst
4 8 (26.67%) Java Developer
5 6 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) Service Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) XML Analyst
6 5 (16.67%) Finance Business Analyst
6 5 (16.67%) Financial Business Analyst
6 5 (16.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
7 4 (13.33%) .NET Developer
7 4 (13.33%) FX Test Analyst
7 4 (13.33%) XML Developer
8 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
8 3 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
9 2 (6.67%) Senior WebSphere Developer
9 2 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
9 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (73.33%) XML
2 18 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
3 14 (46.67%) FpML
4 8 (26.67%) XML Schema
5 5 (16.67%) .NET
5 5 (16.67%) QuickFIX
6 3 (10.00%) WPF
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.67%) HTML
7 2 (6.67%) HTML5
7 2 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (6.67%) Web Services
7 2 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (6.67%) XSLT
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.33%) CSS
8 1 (3.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (20.00%) Derivative
2 6 (20.00%) Equities
2 6 (20.00%) Fixed Income
3 4 (13.33%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 6 (20.00%) Data Governance
2 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (20.00%) UML
3 4 (13.33%) Low Latency
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) Defect Management
4 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (6.67%) SDLC
4 2 (6.67%) SOA
4 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (3.33%) Front End Development
5 1 (3.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (3.33%) MVC
5 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) Java
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) MiFID
2 2 (6.67%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (6.67%) EMIR
2 2 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) Murex
2 2 (6.67%) Sybase