The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information Exchange Markup Language (FIXML)
Rank 582 534 536
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +2
Contract jobs citing FIXML 5 4 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.008% 0.073%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.034% 0.031% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 29
Average daily rate £500 £463 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +15.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14764 12753 15212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 26.74% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9559 7969 8989
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 349 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 6 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -11 5 £500 +8.10%
England -47 5 £500 +8.10%
Preston - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -

FIXML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (90.00%) XML
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) FpML
3 7 (70.00%) Banking
3 7 (70.00%) Derivative
4 6 (60.00%) Investment Banking
4 6 (60.00%) Front Office
5 5 (50.00%) Publishing
5 5 (50.00%) XML Schema
5 5 (50.00%) Credit Derivative
6 3 (30.00%) Java
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle
7 2 (20.00%) UML
7 2 (20.00%) IBM
7 2 (20.00%) JMS
7 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Spring
7 2 (20.00%) Web Services
7 2 (20.00%) Maven
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
8 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
8 1 (10.00%) EMIR
8 1 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (10.00%) Java EE
8 1 (10.00%) QA
8 1 (10.00%) WCF
8 1 (10.00%) jMock
8 1 (10.00%) Use Case

FIXML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
1 1 (10.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) jMock
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) Banking
3 6 (60.00%) Investment Banking
3 6 (60.00%) Front Office
4 5 (50.00%) Publishing
5 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Author
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Messaging Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) XML
2 8 (80.00%) FpML
3 5 (50.00%) XML Schema
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (20.00%) Spring
4 2 (20.00%) JMS
5 1 (10.00%) JTA
5 1 (10.00%) Java EE
5 1 (10.00%) WCF
5 1 (10.00%) RESTful
5 1 (10.00%) REST
5 1 (10.00%) SOAP
5 1 (10.00%) XML Messaging
5 1 (10.00%) JTS
5 1 (10.00%) XBRL
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware
5 1 (10.00%) XSD
5 1 (10.00%) XSLT
5 1 (10.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Derivative
2 5 (50.00%) Credit Derivative
3 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (10.00%) AS400
4 1 (10.00%) Fixed Income
4 1 (10.00%) iSeries
4 1 (10.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) UML
1 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (10.00%) BDD
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) OO
2 1 (10.00%) SOA
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) RPG
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) RPG/400
2 1 (10.00%) RPG IV
2 1 (10.00%) RPG III
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) EMIR
1 1 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Sybase
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) Murex
2 1 (10.00%) Fidessa
2 1 (10.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (10.00%) Bloomberg
London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago