Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 133 215
Rank change year-on-year -105 +82 0
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 62 155 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.67% 1.78% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.63% 4.77% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 138 44
Central London median daily rate £650 £644 £528
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.97% +22.04% -4.09%
10th Percentile £444 £451 £394
90th Percentile £750 £829 £675
London median daily rate £615 £600 £550
% change year-on-year +2.42% +9.09% -8.33%
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 3,796 3,250 2,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 41.06% 37.42% 37.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,098 2,701 2,431
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.44%
10th Percentile £388 £363 £325
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 4
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.58% -38.57% -9.68%
10th Percentile £15.35 £18.55 £19.00
90th Percentile £81.03 £29.96 £56.31
London median hourly rate £36.00 £29.00 £42.13
% change year-on-year +24.14% -31.16% +17.83%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -73 60 £650 -1.89% 26
West End of London - 1 £550 -
FIX Protocol
London

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 41 (66.13%) Java
2 28 (45.16%) Equities
3 27 (43.55%) Banking
4 25 (40.32%) Finance
5 24 (38.71%) Front Office
6 23 (37.10%) Low Latency
7 22 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (32.26%) Multithreading
9 19 (30.65%) Java 8
10 18 (29.03%) Investment Banking
11 17 (27.42%) Electronic Trading
12 14 (22.58%) JMS
13 13 (20.97%) Linux
14 12 (19.35%) Algorithmic Trading
15 11 (17.74%) SQL
15 11 (17.74%) Fixed Income
15 11 (17.74%) Concurrent Programming
16 10 (16.13%) Sybase
16 10 (16.13%) Unix
16 10 (16.13%) OO
16 10 (16.13%) Test Automation
16 10 (16.13%) TDD
17 9 (14.52%) Derivative
17 9 (14.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 9 (14.52%) Middleware
17 9 (14.52%) Relational Database
17 9 (14.52%) MongoDB
18 8 (12.90%) TIBCO
18 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
18 8 (12.90%) XML

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 4 (6.45%) JBoss
1 4 (6.45%) MQSeries
1 4 (6.45%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.61%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) MongoDB
1 9 (14.52%) Relational Database
2 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.68%) KDB
4 5 (8.06%) DB2
4 5 (8.06%) NoSQL
4 5 (8.06%) RDBMS
5 4 (6.45%) MySQL
6 3 (4.84%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.29%) Subversion
3 5 (8.06%) Maven
3 5 (8.06%) Robot Framework
4 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.61%) IntelliJ
General
1 27 (43.55%) Banking
2 25 (40.32%) Finance
3 24 (38.71%) Front Office
4 18 (29.03%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.45%) Advertising
6 3 (4.84%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 51 (82.26%) Developer
2 35 (56.45%) Java Developer
3 10 (16.13%) Senior Developer
4 8 (12.90%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 8 (12.90%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
4 8 (12.90%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Low Latency Java Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Node.js Developer
5 5 (8.06%) NoSQL Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.84%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Front Office Developer
7 3 (4.84%) KDB Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Machine Learning Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Systems Developer
9 1 (1.61%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) JMS
2 9 (14.52%) Middleware
3 8 (12.90%) XML
4 6 (9.68%) FpML
5 5 (8.06%) Express
5 5 (8.06%) HTML
5 5 (8.06%) JSON
5 5 (8.06%) lodash
5 5 (8.06%) Mongoose
5 5 (8.06%) Node.js
5 5 (8.06%) Rendezvous
5 5 (8.06%) RESTful
5 5 (8.06%) Underscore.js
6 4 (6.45%) .NET
6 4 (6.45%) .NET Framework
6 4 (6.45%) Java EE
6 4 (6.45%) LINQ
6 4 (6.45%) Spring
6 4 (6.45%) Ultra Messaging
6 4 (6.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (45.16%) Equities
2 11 (17.74%) Fixed Income
3 9 (14.52%) Derivative
3 9 (14.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (8.06%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.84%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.61%) Fintech
7 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.61%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.61%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.61%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Linux
2 10 (16.13%) Unix
3 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Low Latency
2 22 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.26%) Multithreading
4 17 (27.42%) Electronic Trading
5 12 (19.35%) Algorithmic Trading
6 11 (17.74%) Concurrent Programming
7 10 (16.13%) OO
7 10 (16.13%) TDD
7 10 (16.13%) Test Automation
8 7 (11.29%) Integration Testing
8 7 (11.29%) Scrum
9 5 (8.06%) Change Control
9 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.06%) Data Modelling
9 5 (8.06%) MapReduce
9 5 (8.06%) OOD
9 5 (8.06%) Technical Analysis
9 5 (8.06%) Test Scripting
9 5 (8.06%) UML
9 5 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (66.13%) Java
2 19 (30.65%) Java 8
3 11 (17.74%) SQL
4 5 (8.06%) C
4 5 (8.06%) C#
4 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.06%) Python
5 3 (4.84%) C++
6 2 (3.23%) Perl
7 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) Degree
1 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) MiFID
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Sybase
2 8 (12.90%) TIBCO
3 5 (8.06%) ION Trading
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle
4 3 (4.84%) Informatica
5 2 (3.23%) Bloomberg
5 2 (3.23%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.61%) Charles River
6 1 (1.61%) Currenex
6 1 (1.61%) Portware
6 1 (1.61%) Reuters