Period
to 16 October 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 16 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 139 206
Rank change year-on-year -48 +67 -1
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 85 106 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.21% 1.55% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.03% 4.05% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 89 42
City of London median daily rate £625 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% - +2.33%
10th Percentile £486 £413 £394
90th Percentile £753 £715 £686
Central London median daily rate £625 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +1.15%
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 2,808 2,615 2,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.06% 38.16% 35.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,338 2,155 1,998
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £388 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 4
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.36 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.36% -30.40% -3.45%
10th Percentile £19.14 £19.80 £19.00
90th Percentile £73.98 £26.61 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +48.84% -38.57% -3.45%

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 16 October 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 16 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 City of London region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 63 (74.12%) Java
2 38 (44.71%) Finance
3 37 (43.53%) Low Latency
4 31 (36.47%) Java 8
5 29 (34.12%) Multithreading
6 27 (31.76%) Electronic Trading
6 27 (31.76%) Front Office
7 26 (30.59%) Equities
8 24 (28.24%) Banking
9 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (20.00%) Fixed Income
10 17 (20.00%) SQL
11 16 (18.82%) Investment Banking
11 16 (18.82%) Concurrent Programming
12 15 (17.65%) Unix
12 15 (17.65%) JMS
12 15 (17.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (16.47%) Linux
13 14 (16.47%) Derivative
14 13 (15.29%) OO
15 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
15 12 (14.12%) Algorithmic Trading
15 12 (14.12%) TDD
15 12 (14.12%) MongoDB
16 11 (12.94%) XML
17 10 (11.76%) Spring
17 10 (11.76%) Test Automation
18 9 (10.59%) Sybase
19 8 (9.41%) WebLogic
19 8 (9.41%) Data Modelling

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 8 (9.41%) JBoss
1 8 (9.41%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.06%) MQSeries
3 4 (4.71%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.71%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) ION MarketView
2 3 (3.53%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) MongoDB
1 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.41%) KDB
3 7 (8.24%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.71%) DB2
4 4 (4.71%) MySQL
5 2 (2.35%) Kdb+
5 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
1 6 (7.06%) Maven
2 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.71%) Robot Framework
2 4 (4.71%) Subversion
3 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.35%) JIRA
3 2 (2.35%) Selenium
3 2 (2.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.18%) IntelliJ
General
1 38 (44.71%) Finance
2 27 (31.76%) Front Office
3 24 (28.24%) Banking
4 16 (18.82%) Investment Banking
5 6 (7.06%) Back Office
6 4 (4.71%) Advertising
6 4 (4.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (61.18%) Developer
2 44 (51.76%) Java Developer
3 15 (17.65%) Analyst
4 12 (14.12%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 12 (14.12%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 10 (11.76%) Senior Developer
6 9 (10.59%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (8.24%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Front Office Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Applications Support
10 3 (3.53%) Data Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Finance Systems Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Financial Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Software Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Systems Analyst
11 2 (2.35%) Automation Engineer
11 2 (2.35%) NoSQL Developer
11 2 (2.35%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) JMS
2 11 (12.94%) XML
3 10 (11.76%) Spring
4 8 (9.41%) Java EE
4 8 (9.41%) JSON
4 8 (9.41%) Middleware
5 7 (8.24%) HTML
5 7 (8.24%) REST
6 6 (7.06%) Hibernate
6 6 (7.06%) J2EE
6 6 (7.06%) Web Services
7 5 (5.88%) SOAP
8 4 (4.71%) Rendezvous
9 3 (3.53%) FpML
9 3 (3.53%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (3.53%) Ultra Messaging
10 2 (2.35%) Akka
10 2 (2.35%) Java Concurrency
10 2 (2.35%) Underscore.js
10 2 (2.35%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (30.59%) Equities
2 17 (20.00%) Fixed Income
3 15 (17.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (16.47%) Derivative
5 8 (9.41%) Fintech
6 4 (4.71%) Algorithms
6 4 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.53%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (3.53%) SWIFT
8 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.35%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.35%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.35%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 2 (2.35%) N-Tier
8 2 (2.35%) Reference Data
9 1 (1.18%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Unix
2 14 (16.47%) Linux
3 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.53%) Low Latency
2 29 (34.12%) Multithreading
3 27 (31.76%) Electronic Trading
4 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (18.82%) Concurrent Programming
6 13 (15.29%) OO
7 12 (14.12%) Algorithmic Trading
7 12 (14.12%) TDD
8 10 (11.76%) Test Automation
9 8 (9.41%) Data Modelling
9 8 (9.41%) OOD
10 7 (8.24%) Multithreaded Programming
11 6 (7.06%) Analytics
11 6 (7.06%) SOA
11 6 (7.06%) Workflow
12 5 (5.88%) E-Commerce
12 5 (5.88%) Integration Testing
12 5 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
12 5 (5.88%) UML
13 4 (4.71%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 63 (74.12%) Java
2 31 (36.47%) Java 8
3 17 (20.00%) SQL
4 4 (4.71%) ANSI SQL
4 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.53%) C
6 2 (2.35%) Python
6 2 (2.35%) Scala
6 2 (2.35%) VBScript
7 1 (1.18%) C#
7 1 (1.18%) C++
7 1 (1.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (2.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) QA
2 4 (4.71%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Ansible
1 2 (2.35%) Control-M
1 2 (2.35%) HP ALM
1 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.35%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (2.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (10.59%) Sybase
2 8 (9.41%) TIBCO
3 6 (7.06%) ION Trading
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle
4 5 (5.88%) Charles River
5 2 (2.35%) F5
5 2 (2.35%) HP
5 2 (2.35%) Informatica
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.35%) Solace
6 1 (1.18%) Currenex