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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 135 147
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12  
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 33 31 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.03% 0.89% 1.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.88% 2.70% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 48
Median daily rate £625 £550 £593
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -7.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £395 £473
10% offered a daily rate of more than £669 £660 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -3.88% +16.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 1145 1147 1654
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 35.87% 32.87% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 976 1296
Median daily rate £475 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.52% +11.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £313 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Median hourly rate £26.80 £22.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.81% -19.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £16.52 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.94 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +10.66% +3.44%  

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing FIX Protocol as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 25 April 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 33 (51.56%) Java
2 28 (43.75%) Finance
3 27 (42.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (39.06%) Low Latency
5 21 (32.81%) Front Office
6 20 (31.25%) Banking
7 19 (29.69%) Linux
8 18 (28.13%) Electronic Trading
9 16 (25.00%) Fixed Income
9 16 (25.00%) Equities
10 15 (23.44%) Investment Banking
10 15 (23.44%) Multithreading
11 14 (21.88%) SQL
12 12 (18.75%) OO
13 11 (17.19%) Unix
13 11 (17.19%) C++
14 10 (15.63%) XML
15 9 (14.06%) OOP
15 9 (14.06%) FpML
15 9 (14.06%) ION Trading
15 9 (14.06%) ION MarketView
16 8 (12.50%) Ultra-Low Latency
16 8 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
16 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (12.50%) MiFID
16 8 (12.50%) .NET
17 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
17 7 (10.94%) Data Modelling
18 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
18 6 (9.38%) Computer Science

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 3 (4.69%) Confluence
2 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 9 (14.06%) ION MarketView
2 3 (4.69%) RMDS
3 2 (3.13%) Minerva
4 1 (1.56%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.13%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.56%) Firewall
2 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) KDB
3 2 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (3.13%) Kdb+
3 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.56%) MySQL
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Maven
2 4 (6.25%) JIRA
3 3 (4.69%) JUnit
3 3 (4.69%) Subversion
4 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.56%) EasyMock
5 1 (1.56%) ERwin
5 1 (1.56%) XMLSpy
General
1 28 (43.75%) Finance
2 21 (32.81%) Front Office
3 20 (31.25%) Banking
4 15 (23.44%) Investment Banking
5 6 (9.38%) Back Office
6 3 (4.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (60.94%) Developer
2 25 (39.06%) Java Developer
3 11 (17.19%) Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Architect
4 8 (12.50%) C++ Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Data Architect
5 7 (10.94%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Linux Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Low Latency C++ Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Low Latency Java Developer
8 3 (4.69%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.69%) FIX Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Integration Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) XML
2 9 (14.06%) FpML
3 8 (12.50%) .NET
4 5 (7.81%) XSD
4 5 (7.81%) XSLT
5 4 (6.25%) FIXML
5 4 (6.25%) JMS
5 4 (6.25%) Ultra Messaging
6 3 (4.69%) HTML
6 3 (4.69%) Middleware
6 3 (4.69%) Rendezvous
7 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.13%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.13%) HTML5
7 2 (3.13%) Kafka
7 2 (3.13%) MAPI
7 2 (3.13%) Spring
7 2 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (42.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (25.00%) Equities
2 16 (25.00%) Fixed Income
3 8 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 6 (9.38%) Derivative
5 4 (6.25%) Reference Data
5 4 (6.25%) Taxonomies
6 3 (4.69%) Credit Derivative
6 3 (4.69%) Data Structures
7 2 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.56%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.69%) Linux
2 11 (17.19%) Unix
3 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.06%) Low Latency
2 18 (28.13%) Electronic Trading
3 15 (23.44%) Multithreading
4 12 (18.75%) OO
5 9 (14.06%) OOP
6 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (12.50%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 7 (10.94%) Data Modelling
8 5 (7.81%) Analytics
9 4 (6.25%) Algorithmic Trading
9 4 (6.25%) API Development
9 4 (6.25%) Project Management
9 4 (6.25%) SDLC
10 3 (4.69%) Asset Management
10 3 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (4.69%) Data Architecture
10 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.69%) Multithreaded Programming
11 2 (3.13%) High-Frequency Trading
11 2 (3.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (51.56%) Java
2 14 (21.88%) SQL
3 11 (17.19%) C++
4 5 (7.81%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.25%) C#
6 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.13%) PHP
7 2 (3.13%) Python
8 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) MiFID
2 5 (7.81%) QA
3 3 (4.69%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.56%) ISO20022
4 1 (1.56%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) ION Trading
2 6 (9.38%) Oracle
2 6 (9.38%) Sybase
2 6 (9.38%) TIBCO
3 4 (6.25%) Fidessa
4 3 (4.69%) Bloomberg
4 3 (4.69%) Reuters
5 2 (3.13%) Currenex
6 1 (1.56%) FXall
6 1 (1.56%) HP
6 1 (1.56%) IBM
6 1 (1.56%) Murex
6 1 (1.56%) SimCorp
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