Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 39 37
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 6 12 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 1.46% 3.63% 8.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.64% 6.90% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 47
Belfast median daily rate £423 £446 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.32% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £406 £388
90th Percentile £441 £511 £468
County Antrim median daily rate £423 £433 £429
% change year-on-year -2.31% +0.87% -
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 165 174 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 40.24% 52.57% 46.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 143 214
Belfast median daily rate £423 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.11% +9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £300 £309 £333
90th Percentile £573 £538 £496
County Antrim median daily rate £423 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -6.11% +9.09% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Belfast median hourly rate £44.50 - £13.78
10th Percentile £42.25 - £13.38
90th Percentile £46.75 - £14.17
County Antrim median hourly rate £44.50 - £13.78

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing FIX Protocol also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 6 (100.00%) Project Management
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Electronic Trading
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 4 (66.67%) Equities
3 2 (33.33%) Front Office
3 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (33.33%) Project Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

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:

General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Front Office
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Banking Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Electronic Trading Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Project Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) FIX Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) FIX Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Equities
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Electronic Trading
1 6 (100.00%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (33.33%) Project Delivery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA