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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information Exchange Markup Language (FIXML)
Rank 576 565 526
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -39
Contract jobs citing FIXML 5 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.002% 0.018%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.036% 0.007% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 7
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 - £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 - £445
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
14073 13742 12315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.79% 27.14% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9236 8599 7726
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 259 304
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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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
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 4 March 2015.

FIXML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FIXML
Top 10 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 4 March 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 0 5 £350 - 4
London -3 5 £350 - 3
Preston - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1

FIXML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 14 (87.50%) XML
2 11 (68.75%) Finance
3 10 (62.50%) FpML
4 9 (56.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (56.25%) Murex
4 9 (56.25%) HP
4 9 (56.25%) SQL
4 9 (56.25%) JIRA
4 9 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (37.50%) FIX Protocol
5 6 (37.50%) Banking
5 6 (37.50%) Java
5 6 (37.50%) Client/Server
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle
6 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Derivative
7 4 (25.00%) WebLogic
7 4 (25.00%) ISEB
8 3 (18.75%) Fixed Income
8 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
8 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
8 3 (18.75%) SWIFT
9 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
9 2 (12.50%) OpenLink
9 2 (12.50%) Endur
9 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
9 2 (12.50%) C
10 1 (6.25%) J2EE
10 1 (6.25%) SOAP

FIXML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (25.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Endur
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) FX Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) XML
2 10 (62.50%) FpML
3 6 (37.50%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (6.25%) J2EE
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) Struts
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) XSD
4 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (37.50%) Client/Server
3 4 (25.00%) Derivative
4 3 (18.75%) Fixed Income
4 3 (18.75%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 1 (6.25%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Murex
1 9 (56.25%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) OpenLink
4 1 (6.25%) TIBCO