Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for FIX Protocol skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FIX Protocol over the 6 months to 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 43 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 - +27
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 39 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 7.20% 0.35% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.84% 1.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 37 1 0
Belfast median daily rate £413 £413 -
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £413 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

FIX Protocol is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 207 63 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 38.19% 22.11% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 30 14
Belfast median daily rate £413 £410 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +5.81% +29.17%
10th Percentile £327 £262 £313
90th Percentile £475 £458 £450
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £410 £388
% change year-on-year +0.61% +5.81% +29.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Belfast median hourly rate - £12.13 -
County Antrim median hourly rate - £12.13 -

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing FIX Protocol as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for FIX Protocol in Belfast

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FIX Protocol in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for FIX Protocol in Belfast

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FIX Protocol in Belfast over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FIX Protocol in Belfast

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FIX Protocol also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 35 (89.74%) Finance
2 29 (74.36%) Banking
3 28 (71.79%) Unix
4 24 (61.54%) Linux
5 22 (56.41%) Low Latency
6 19 (48.72%) Market Making
6 19 (48.72%) Front Office
6 19 (48.72%) OOP
6 19 (48.72%) OOA/OOD
6 19 (48.72%) C++
6 19 (48.72%) Multithreading
7 14 (35.90%) Electronic Trading
8 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
8 12 (30.77%) Degree
9 11 (28.21%) Java
9 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
9 11 (28.21%) SQL
9 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (23.08%) Virtual Team
11 8 (20.51%) Investment Banking
12 7 (17.95%) QA
12 7 (17.95%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (15.38%) Ruby
14 5 (12.82%) Ajax
14 5 (12.82%) TDD
14 5 (12.82%) Spring
14 5 (12.82%) Hibernate
14 5 (12.82%) WebSphere

FIX Protocol
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 5 (12.82%) WebLogic
1 5 (12.82%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) FTP
2 1 (2.56%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) DB2
1 5 (12.82%) DB2 UDB
1 5 (12.82%) RDBMS
1 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Bower
1 5 (12.82%) Cucumber
1 5 (12.82%) Eclipse
1 5 (12.82%) Grunt
1 5 (12.82%) Jasmine
1 5 (12.82%) JUnit
2 4 (10.26%) Hudson
2 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.26%) JIRA
3 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 35 (89.74%) Finance
2 29 (74.36%) Banking
3 19 (48.72%) Front Office
4 8 (20.51%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (61.54%) Developer
2 19 (48.72%) C++ Developer
3 15 (38.46%) Senior Developer
4 13 (33.33%) Senior C++ Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Automation Tester
5 7 (17.95%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Tester
6 6 (15.38%) Front Office C++ Developer
6 6 (15.38%) Front Office Developer
6 6 (15.38%) Low Latency C++ Developer
7 5 (12.82%) Java Developer
8 4 (10.26%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
8 4 (10.26%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 4 (10.26%) Linux Developer
9 3 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
10 2 (5.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (5.13%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
10 2 (5.13%) Java Mobile Developer
10 2 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
11 1 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Ajax
1 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
1 5 (12.82%) Backbone.js
1 5 (12.82%) CSS
1 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
1 5 (12.82%) Hibernate
1 5 (12.82%) JMS
1 5 (12.82%) JSP
1 5 (12.82%) RESTful
1 5 (12.82%) Spring
1 5 (12.82%) Spring Integration
1 5 (12.82%) Struts
1 5 (12.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 5 (12.82%) Web Services
1 5 (12.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Virtual Team
2 5 (12.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (12.82%) SWIFT
3 3 (7.69%) Equities
3 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.56%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 28 (71.79%) Unix
2 24 (61.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Low Latency
2 19 (48.72%) Market Making
2 19 (48.72%) Multithreading
2 19 (48.72%) OOA/OOD
2 19 (48.72%) OOP
3 14 (35.90%) Electronic Trading
4 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (12.82%) ETL
7 5 (12.82%) MVC
7 5 (12.82%) TDD
7 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
8 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Issue Tracking
8 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Requirements Management
8 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
8 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) C++
2 11 (28.21%) Java
2 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
2 11 (28.21%) SQL
3 6 (15.38%) Ruby
4 2 (5.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Degree
2 7 (17.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (10.26%) ISEB
3 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) Bloomberg
2 4 (10.26%) Fidessa
2 4 (10.26%) HP
3 3 (7.69%) Reuters
4 1 (2.56%) NYFIX