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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information Exchange Markup Language (FIXML)
Rank 592 584 566
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs citing FIXML 8 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.028% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.052% 0.099% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £518 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 -
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
15338 15097 13707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.34% 28.03% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10258 9816 8606
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 222 341
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.75 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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 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 30 June 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 -17 8 £550 +6.28%
London -22 4 £550 +4.76%
City of London -4 1 - -

FIXML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 6 (46.15%) XSD
2 6 (46.15%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
4 3 (23.08%) Murex
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (23.08%) FpML
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 2 (15.38%) EMIR
5 2 (15.38%) C
5 2 (15.38%) Banking
5 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
6 1 (7.69%) XML Schema
6 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (7.69%) SSL
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
6 1 (7.69%) SOA
6 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
6 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (7.69%) Perl
6 1 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (7.69%) XSLT

FIXML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.69%) WMQI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Ant
2 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
2 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) C# Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Financial Business Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (7.69%) FX Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior WebSphere Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (46.15%) XSD
3 3 (23.08%) FpML
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (7.69%) WPF
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (7.69%) XSLT
4 1 (7.69%) XML Schema
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) COM
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
2 3 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
2 1 (7.69%) Target Operating Model
2 1 (7.69%) SOA
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
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 3 (23.08%) Murex
1 3 (23.08%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Sybase
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft