Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 24 June 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
London > Central London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 246 189 171
Rank change year-on-year -57 -18 +39
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 25 108 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.30% 1.18% 1.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.76% 2.98% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 101 67
Central London median daily rate £625 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £440 £500 £413
90th Percentile £740 £838 £706
London median daily rate £600 £650 £600
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - £52.50

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 Central London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 3,268 3,623 2,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 38.81% 39.70% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,607 2,960 2,195
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +3.02% +7.57%
10th Percentile £406 £363 £330
90th Percentile £675 £651 £638
London median daily rate £525 £510 £480
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 7
Central London median hourly rate £44.57 £22.00 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.57% -11.50% -24.17%
10th Percentile £24.30 £21.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £68.15 £103.50 £31.85
London median hourly rate £44.92 £44.21 £43.13
% change year-on-year +1.60% +2.51% +16.55%

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for FIX Protocol in Central London

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FIX Protocol in Central London

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FIX Protocol in Central London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FIX Protocol in Central London

FIX Protocol
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing FIX Protocol in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for FIX Protocol in Central London

FIX Protocol
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FIX Protocol within the Central London region over the 6 months to 24 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -63 24 £625 -3.85% 19
FIX Protocol
London

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Central London region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) Front Office
2 11 (44.00%) Banking
3 10 (40.00%) Java
3 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) Electronic Trading
4 9 (36.00%) Fixed Income
4 9 (36.00%) Equities
5 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (28.00%) SQL
6 7 (28.00%) Unix
7 6 (24.00%) C#
7 6 (24.00%) OO
7 6 (24.00%) OOD
7 6 (24.00%) Scrum
7 6 (24.00%) Investment Banking
7 6 (24.00%) Derivative
8 5 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (16.00%) Python
9 4 (16.00%) Perl
9 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (16.00%) XML
9 4 (16.00%) FpML
9 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
9 4 (16.00%) Algorithmic Trading
10 3 (12.00%) JSON
10 3 (12.00%) Taxonomies
10 3 (12.00%) Data Architecture
10 3 (12.00%) Data Governance
10 3 (12.00%) Apache Avro

FIX Protocol
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (4.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.00%) KDB
2 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) PowerDesigner
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Hudson
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) Banking
2 11 (44.00%) Front Office
3 6 (24.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Back Office
5 1 (4.00%) Advertising
5 1 (4.00%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Developer
2 10 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Java Pricing Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Pricing Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Core Java Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Data Modeller
6 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Fidessa Support
7 1 (4.00%) Finance Modeller
7 1 (4.00%) NoSQL Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Production Support Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) FpML
1 4 (16.00%) XML
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) Apache Avro
2 3 (12.00%) JSON
2 3 (12.00%) Middleware
3 2 (8.00%) JMS
3 2 (8.00%) Rendezvous
4 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (4.00%) React
4 1 (4.00%) StructureMap
4 1 (4.00%) WCF
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Equities
1 9 (36.00%) Fixed Income
2 6 (24.00%) Derivative
3 5 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (12.00%) Taxonomies
5 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (8.00%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (4.00%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (4.00%) Hedge funds
6 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
6 1 (4.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Unix
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (40.00%) Electronic Trading
2 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (24.00%) OO
3 6 (24.00%) OOD
3 6 (24.00%) Scrum
4 4 (16.00%) Algorithmic Trading
5 3 (12.00%) Concurrent Programming
5 3 (12.00%) Data Architecture
5 3 (12.00%) Data Governance
5 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (12.00%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (8.00%) Data Development
6 2 (8.00%) FX Algorithmic Trading
6 2 (8.00%) Low Latency
6 2 (8.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (8.00%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 6 (24.00%) C#
4 4 (16.00%) Perl
4 4 (16.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Fidessa
1 2 (8.00%) Solace
1 2 (8.00%) Sun
1 2 (8.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (4.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (4.00%) Splunk
2 1 (4.00%) Sybase
2 1 (4.00%) Syncfusion
2 1 (4.00%) Tradeweb