Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 20 July 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
London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 199 204
Rank change year-on-year +39 +5 +7
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 80 51 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.23% 0.74% 0.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.35% 2.16% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 48 86
City of London median daily rate £609 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.68% - -8.33%
10th Percentile £413 £371 £385
90th Percentile £722 £679 £675
London median daily rate £575 £575 £575
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £52.50 - -

FIX Protocol is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2391 2361 3404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 36.84% 34.21% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1937 2015 2725
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £355 £319 £306
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
London median daily rate £494 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +6.13% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 17
City of London median hourly rate £24.49 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.43% -17.46% -24.30%
10th Percentile £20.75 £16.69 £11.05
90th Percentile £29.62 £35.74 £80.50
London median hourly rate £38.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +29.17% - -14.29%

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for FIX Protocol in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FIX Protocol in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FIX Protocol in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FIX Protocol in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FIX Protocol in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 City of London region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 44 (55.00%) Java
2 42 (52.50%) Finance
3 32 (40.00%) Front Office
4 29 (36.25%) Banking
4 29 (36.25%) Low Latency
5 26 (32.50%) Equities
6 25 (31.25%) SQL
7 22 (27.50%) Linux
8 21 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (25.00%) Investment Banking
9 20 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
10 19 (23.75%) Multithreading
11 18 (22.50%) Unix
12 17 (21.25%) MiFID
13 15 (18.75%) Oracle
13 15 (18.75%) KDB
14 14 (17.50%) Derivative
14 14 (17.50%) Fixed Income
15 12 (15.00%) Scrum
16 11 (13.75%) Sybase
16 11 (13.75%) XML
16 11 (13.75%) TIBCO
16 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (12.50%) SDLC
17 10 (12.50%) Degree
17 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
17 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
17 10 (12.50%) ION Trading
18 9 (11.25%) Subversion

FIX Protocol
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.50%) Confluence
2 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.25%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 9 (11.25%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.25%) LatentZero
2 1 (1.25%) Minerva
2 1 (1.25%) RMDS
2 1 (1.25%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (1.25%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.50%) Firewall
2 2 (2.50%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (1.25%) Internet
3 1 (1.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.75%) KDB
2 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.50%) Kdb+
5 4 (5.00%) MariaDB
5 4 (5.00%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.50%) DB2
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.25%) MySQL
8 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Maven
1 9 (11.25%) Subversion
2 7 (8.75%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (6.25%) TeamCity
4 4 (5.00%) JIRA
5 3 (3.75%) Robot Framework
6 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.25%) EasyMock
7 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.25%) ERwin
7 1 (1.25%) GitLab
7 1 (1.25%) JUnit
7 1 (1.25%) XMLSpy
General
1 42 (52.50%) Finance
2 32 (40.00%) Front Office
3 29 (36.25%) Banking
4 20 (25.00%) Investment Banking
5 7 (8.75%) Back Office
5 7 (8.75%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (61.25%) Developer
2 35 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 16 (20.00%) Analyst
4 12 (15.00%) Senior Developer
5 8 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 8 (10.00%) KDB Developer
5 8 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 4 (5.00%) FIX Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) FIX Specialist
7 4 (5.00%) Front Office Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.75%) C++ Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Integration Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) XML
2 9 (11.25%) JMS
3 7 (8.75%) Ultra Messaging
4 6 (7.50%) FpML
4 6 (7.50%) Spring
5 5 (6.25%) MAPI
6 4 (5.00%) .NET
6 4 (5.00%) Hibernate
6 4 (5.00%) Middleware
6 4 (5.00%) SOAP
7 3 (3.75%) HTML
7 3 (3.75%) TIBCO EMS
7 3 (3.75%) Web Services
8 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.50%) Entity Framework
8 2 (2.50%) HTML5
8 2 (2.50%) jQuery
8 2 (2.50%) RESTful
8 2 (2.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.50%) Equities
2 20 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 14 (17.50%) Derivative
3 14 (17.50%) Fixed Income
4 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.50%) Fintech
6 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.75%) Algorithms
7 3 (3.75%) Data Structures
7 3 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.25%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) Linux
2 18 (22.50%) Unix
3 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.50%) Windows
5 1 (1.25%) CentOS
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.25%) Low Latency
2 21 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
4 19 (23.75%) Multithreading
5 12 (15.00%) Scrum
6 10 (12.50%) SDLC
7 8 (10.00%) Algorithmic Trading
7 8 (10.00%) Analytics
7 8 (10.00%) OO
8 6 (7.50%) Client Onboarding
9 5 (6.25%) API Integration
9 5 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.00%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.00%) Functional Testing
10 4 (5.00%) Kanban
10 4 (5.00%) Project Management
10 4 (5.00%) Regression Testing
10 4 (5.00%) Web Application Development
11 3 (3.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 44 (55.00%) Java
2 25 (31.25%) SQL
3 8 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.25%) C++
5 4 (5.00%) Python
6 3 (3.75%) C#
7 2 (2.50%) PHP
7 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.25%) C
8 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.25%) Perl
8 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.50%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.25%) MiFID
2 9 (11.25%) QA
3 4 (5.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.25%) ISO 20022
4 1 (1.25%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) Oracle
2 11 (13.75%) Sybase
2 11 (13.75%) TIBCO
3 10 (12.50%) ION Trading
4 5 (6.25%) Currenex
4 5 (6.25%) Fidessa
5 3 (3.75%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.50%) Reuters
6 2 (2.50%) Solace
7 1 (1.25%) FXall
7 1 (1.25%) IBM
7 1 (1.25%) Murex
7 1 (1.25%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.25%) SimCorp
7 1 (1.25%) Sun