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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information Exchange Markup Language (FIXML)
Rank 643 627 612
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -15
Contract jobs citing FIXML 5 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.015% 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.033% 0.053% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 10
Median daily rate £550 £550 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £300
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
15340 15170 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.42% 27.51% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10819 10144 9789
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 210 213
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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
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 27 June 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 -1 5 £550 -
England -7 5 £550 -
City of London +35 1 £550 -

FIXML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 15 (78.95%) Finance
2 14 (73.68%) FIX Protocol
3 13 (68.42%) XML
4 11 (57.89%) Business Analysis
5 8 (42.11%) FpML
6 6 (31.58%) XML Schema
7 5 (26.32%) QuickFIX
7 5 (26.32%) Front Office
7 5 (26.32%) SQL
7 5 (26.32%) .NET
7 5 (26.32%) C#
7 5 (26.32%) MiFID
8 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) Equities
8 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) Derivative
8 4 (21.05%) UML
8 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
8 4 (21.05%) Fixed Income
8 4 (21.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (21.05%) SWIFT
8 4 (21.05%) Data Governance
8 4 (21.05%) Low Latency
8 4 (21.05%) Wireframes
9 3 (15.79%) EMIR
9 3 (15.79%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (15.79%) WPF
9 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (10.53%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (10.53%) WebSphere

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 (10.53%) WebSphere
1 2 (10.53%) WMQI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Ant
1 2 (10.53%) ClearCase
1 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (78.95%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Front Office
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) Business Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Developer
4 6 (31.58%) XML Analyst
5 5 (26.32%) Finance Business Analyst
5 5 (26.32%) Financial Analyst
5 5 (26.32%) Financial Business Analyst
5 5 (26.32%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 5 (26.32%) Service Analyst
6 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
7 3 (15.79%) MiFID Business Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
8 2 (10.53%) Finance Systems Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) FIX Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) FIX Business Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Java WebSphere Developer
8 2 (10.53%) Regulatory Business Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Regulatory Reporting Business Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) SDLC Business Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) FIX Protocol
2 13 (68.42%) XML
3 8 (42.11%) FpML
4 6 (31.58%) XML Schema
5 5 (26.32%) .NET
5 5 (26.32%) QuickFIX
6 3 (15.79%) WPF
7 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
7 2 (10.53%) HTML
7 2 (10.53%) HTML5
7 2 (10.53%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (10.53%) Web Services
7 2 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (10.53%) XSLT
8 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (5.26%) CSS
8 1 (5.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Derivative
1 4 (21.05%) Equities
1 4 (21.05%) Fixed Income
1 4 (21.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (21.05%) SWIFT
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Business Analysis
2 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
2 4 (21.05%) Data Governance
2 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
2 4 (21.05%) Low Latency
2 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (21.05%) UML
2 4 (21.05%) Wireframes
3 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) SDLC
4 2 (10.53%) SOA
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (5.26%) Front End Development
5 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.26%) MVC
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) C#
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) MiFID
2 3 (15.79%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (15.79%) EMIR
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Sybase