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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information Exchange Markup Language (FIXML)
Rank 603 578 566
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -12
Contract jobs citing FIXML 9 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.017% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.058% 0.059% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
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
15599 15235 14857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.89% 29.11% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10438 9919 8959
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 283 371
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £46.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 5 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 31 October 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
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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
London +8 8 £300 -42.85%
England -35 8 £300 -42.85%
City of London +20 4 £300 -45.45%
Scotland - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

FIXML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 12 (66.67%) XML
3 11 (61.11%) FpML
4 9 (50.00%) Banking
4 9 (50.00%) SQL
5 7 (38.89%) Murex
5 7 (38.89%) Fixed Income
5 7 (38.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (33.33%) HP
6 6 (33.33%) Java
6 6 (33.33%) JIRA
6 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (27.78%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (27.78%) Derivative
7 5 (27.78%) Investment Banking
7 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
8 4 (22.22%) ISEB
8 4 (22.22%) Front Office
8 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (16.67%) XML Schema
9 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
9 3 (16.67%) Oracle
9 3 (16.67%) Publishing
10 2 (11.11%) X.509
10 2 (11.11%) Radianz
10 2 (11.11%) OpenLink
10 2 (11.11%) Endur
10 2 (11.11%) Internet
10 2 (11.11%) CA SiteMinder

FIXML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 2 (11.11%) IIS
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) Mule
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) LDAP
1 2 (11.11%) FTP
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
1 2 (11.11%) SSL
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
1 2 (11.11%) X.509
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
1 2 (11.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.56%) Sybase ASE
2 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Banking
3 5 (27.78%) Investment Banking
4 4 (22.22%) Front Office
5 3 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Author
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) FX Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) XML
2 11 (61.11%) FpML
3 5 (27.78%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (16.67%) XML Schema
5 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
5 2 (11.11%) Spring
5 2 (11.11%) CSS
6 1 (5.56%) SOAP
6 1 (5.56%) Struts
6 1 (5.56%) Web Services
6 1 (5.56%) XSD
6 1 (5.56%) XSLT
6 1 (5.56%) JMS
6 1 (5.56%) JTA
6 1 (5.56%) Java EE
6 1 (5.56%) JTS
6 1 (5.56%) XBRL
6 1 (5.56%) Middleware
6 1 (5.56%) RESTful
6 1 (5.56%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 7 (38.89%) Fixed Income
2 5 (27.78%) Derivative
3 3 (16.67%) Credit Derivative
3 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (11.11%) SWIFT
4 2 (11.11%) Cryptography
4 2 (11.11%) Clustering
4 2 (11.11%) Equities
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source
5 1 (5.56%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
1 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.11%) UML
3 2 (11.11%) B2B
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Identity Management
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) TDD
4 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) Use Case
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.11%) ActionScript
3 2 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) EMIR
1 1 (5.56%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.11%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Murex
2 6 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) Radianz
4 2 (11.11%) OpenLink
4 2 (11.11%) Axway
4 2 (11.11%) Tumbleweed
5 1 (5.56%) thinkFolio
5 1 (5.56%) Sybase
5 1 (5.56%) Fidessa
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.56%) Bloomberg