Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 120 199
Rank change year-on-year -73 +79 -10
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 62 144 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.87% 2.00% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.19% 5.28% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 128 42
City of London median daily rate £650 £675 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +25.00% -1.82%
10th Percentile £455 £446 £394
90th Percentile £750 £838 £675
Central London median daily rate £625 £650 £528
% change year-on-year -3.85% +23.22% -4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central 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 the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,831 2,729 2,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.69% 37.86% 35.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,358 2,302 1,986
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £406 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.79 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% -26.32% -9.68%
10th Percentile £14.90 £19.33 £19.00
90th Percentile £84.50 £41.25 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.58% -38.57% -9.68%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 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 City of London region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 43 (69.35%) Java
2 28 (45.16%) Equities
3 27 (43.55%) Banking
4 26 (41.94%) Finance
5 25 (40.32%) Front Office
6 24 (38.71%) Low Latency
7 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (33.87%) Multithreading
8 19 (30.65%) Electronic Trading
8 19 (30.65%) Java 8
9 18 (29.03%) Investment Banking
10 14 (22.58%) JMS
11 12 (19.35%) Fixed Income
11 12 (19.35%) Linux
11 12 (19.35%) Concurrent Programming
12 11 (17.74%) SQL
12 11 (17.74%) Unix
12 11 (17.74%) Algorithmic Trading
12 11 (17.74%) Test Automation
13 10 (16.13%) Derivative
13 10 (16.13%) TDD
13 10 (16.13%) Sybase
13 10 (16.13%) OO
14 9 (14.52%) XML
14 9 (14.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (14.52%) Middleware
14 9 (14.52%) Relational Database
14 9 (14.52%) MongoDB
15 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
15 8 (12.90%) TIBCO

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 (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 7 (11.29%) 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%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.61%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.61%) Selenium
General
1 27 (43.55%) Banking
2 26 (41.94%) Finance
3 25 (40.32%) Front Office
4 18 (29.03%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.45%) Advertising
6 3 (4.84%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 50 (80.65%) Developer
2 36 (58.06%) Java Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Senior 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%) Front Office Developer
7 3 (4.84%) KDB Developer
8 2 (3.23%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Machine Learning Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Systems Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) JMS
2 9 (14.52%) Middleware
2 9 (14.52%) XML
3 6 (9.68%) FpML
3 6 (9.68%) HTML
4 5 (8.06%) Express
4 5 (8.06%) JSON
4 5 (8.06%) lodash
4 5 (8.06%) Mongoose
4 5 (8.06%) Node.js
4 5 (8.06%) Rendezvous
4 5 (8.06%) RESTful
4 5 (8.06%) Underscore.js
5 4 (6.45%) Java EE
5 4 (6.45%) Spring
5 4 (6.45%) Ultra Messaging
6 3 (4.84%) LINQ
6 3 (4.84%) SciPy
6 3 (4.84%) Velocity
6 3 (4.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (45.16%) Equities
2 12 (19.35%) Fixed Income
3 10 (16.13%) Derivative
4 9 (14.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (8.06%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (4.84%) Algorithms
6 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
7 2 (3.23%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (1.61%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (1.61%) Fintech
8 1 (1.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (1.61%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.61%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.61%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Linux
2 11 (17.74%) Unix
3 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Low Latency
2 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.87%) Multithreading
3 19 (30.65%) Electronic Trading
4 12 (19.35%) Concurrent Programming
5 11 (17.74%) Algorithmic Trading
5 11 (17.74%) Test Automation
6 10 (16.13%) OO
6 10 (16.13%) TDD
7 7 (11.29%) Integration Testing
7 7 (11.29%) Scrum
8 6 (9.68%) Analytics
8 6 (9.68%) Multithreaded Programming
9 5 (8.06%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.06%) Domain Models
9 5 (8.06%) SDLC
9 5 (8.06%) Technical Analysis
9 5 (8.06%) Test Scripting
9 5 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (69.35%) Java
2 19 (30.65%) Java 8
3 11 (17.74%) SQL
4 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.06%) C
6 4 (6.45%) Python
7 3 (4.84%) C#
8 2 (3.23%) C++
8 2 (3.23%) Perl
9 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.61%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Sybase
2 8 (12.90%) TIBCO
3 5 (8.06%) ION Trading
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle
5 3 (4.84%) Informatica
6 1 (1.61%) Charles River
6 1 (1.61%) Currenex
6 1 (1.61%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.61%) HP