Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 150 233
Rank change year-on-year -63 +83 -10
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 83 129 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.91% 1.58% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.22% 4.20% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 110 40
Central London median daily rate £625 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% - +2.33%
10th Percentile £484 £436 £388
90th Percentile £758 £745 £676
London median daily rate £625 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +8.70% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London 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 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 3,745 3,071 2,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 41.09% 37.56% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,068 2,499 2,502
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.50% +4.33%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £325
90th Percentile £658 £650 £631
London median daily rate £525 £500 £455
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.89% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 4
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -38.57% -
10th Percentile £18.52 £18.25 £19.00
90th Percentile £77.80 £29.66 £56.31
London median hourly rate £43.50 £29.62 £42.50
% change year-on-year +46.86% -30.31% +25.00%

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018. 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 -38 81 £625 +8.70% 43
West End of London - 1 £550 -
FIX Protocol
London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 62 (74.70%) Java
2 37 (44.58%) Low Latency
3 35 (42.17%) Finance
4 30 (36.14%) Java 8
5 28 (33.73%) Multithreading
6 27 (32.53%) Front Office
6 27 (32.53%) Equities
7 25 (30.12%) Electronic Trading
8 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (25.30%) Banking
10 17 (20.48%) SQL
11 16 (19.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (19.28%) Concurrent Programming
12 15 (18.07%) JMS
12 15 (18.07%) Unix
12 15 (18.07%) Fixed Income
12 15 (18.07%) Investment Banking
13 14 (16.87%) Derivative
13 14 (16.87%) Linux
13 14 (16.87%) Algorithmic Trading
14 13 (15.66%) OO
15 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
15 12 (14.46%) TDD
15 12 (14.46%) MongoDB
16 11 (13.25%) XML
17 10 (12.05%) Spring
17 10 (12.05%) Test Automation
18 8 (9.64%) Java EE
18 8 (9.64%) JSON
18 8 (9.64%) Middleware

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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.64%) JBoss
1 8 (9.64%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.23%) MQSeries
3 4 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.82%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) ION MarketView
2 2 (2.41%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) MongoDB
1 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) KDB
2 7 (8.43%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.82%) DB2
3 4 (4.82%) MySQL
4 2 (2.41%) Kdb+
4 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
1 6 (7.23%) Maven
2 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.82%) Robot Framework
2 4 (4.82%) Subversion
3 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.41%) JIRA
3 2 (2.41%) Selenium
3 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.20%) IntelliJ
General
1 35 (42.17%) Finance
2 27 (32.53%) Front Office
3 21 (25.30%) Banking
4 15 (18.07%) Investment Banking
5 6 (7.23%) Back Office
6 4 (4.82%) Advertising
6 4 (4.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (63.86%) Developer
2 44 (53.01%) Java Developer
3 13 (15.66%) Analyst
4 11 (13.25%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 11 (13.25%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 10 (12.05%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.64%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (6.02%) Front Office Developer
7 5 (6.02%) Low Latency Java Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Applications Support
8 4 (4.82%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Finance Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.61%) Software Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (2.41%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.41%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.07%) JMS
2 11 (13.25%) XML
3 10 (12.05%) Spring
4 8 (9.64%) Java EE
4 8 (9.64%) JSON
4 8 (9.64%) Middleware
5 7 (8.43%) HTML
5 7 (8.43%) REST
6 6 (7.23%) Hibernate
6 6 (7.23%) J2EE
6 6 (7.23%) Web Services
7 5 (6.02%) SOAP
8 4 (4.82%) FpML
8 4 (4.82%) Rendezvous
9 3 (3.61%) Ultra Messaging
10 2 (2.41%) Node.js
10 2 (2.41%) NumPy
10 2 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (2.41%) SciPy
10 2 (2.41%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.53%) Equities
2 16 (19.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (18.07%) Fixed Income
4 14 (16.87%) Derivative
5 6 (7.23%) Fintech
6 4 (4.82%) Algorithms
6 4 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.61%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (3.61%) SWIFT
8 2 (2.41%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.41%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 2 (2.41%) N-Tier
8 2 (2.41%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.20%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.07%) Unix
2 14 (16.87%) Linux
3 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (44.58%) Low Latency
2 28 (33.73%) Multithreading
3 25 (30.12%) Electronic Trading
4 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (19.28%) Concurrent Programming
6 14 (16.87%) Algorithmic Trading
7 13 (15.66%) OO
8 12 (14.46%) TDD
9 10 (12.05%) Test Automation
10 8 (9.64%) Data Modelling
10 8 (9.64%) OOD
11 7 (8.43%) Multithreaded Programming
12 6 (7.23%) Analytics
12 6 (7.23%) SOA
13 5 (6.02%) E-Commerce
13 5 (6.02%) Performance Optimisation
13 5 (6.02%) UML
14 4 (4.82%) BDD
14 4 (4.82%) Market Making
14 4 (4.82%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 62 (74.70%) Java
2 30 (36.14%) Java 8
3 17 (20.48%) SQL
4 4 (4.82%) ANSI SQL
4 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.61%) C
5 3 (3.61%) Python
6 2 (2.41%) C#
6 2 (2.41%) C++
6 2 (2.41%) Scala
6 2 (2.41%) VBScript
7 1 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Ansible
1 2 (2.41%) Control-M
1 2 (2.41%) HP ALM
1 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.41%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (2.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) Sybase
2 7 (8.43%) Oracle
2 7 (8.43%) TIBCO
3 5 (6.02%) ION Trading
4 4 (4.82%) Charles River
5 2 (2.41%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.41%) F5
5 2 (2.41%) HP
5 2 (2.41%) Informatica
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.41%) Solace
6 1 (1.20%) Currenex
6 1 (1.20%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.20%) Portware
6 1 (1.20%) Reuters