The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
Rank 22 - 20
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 19 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 8.92% - 1.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.68% - 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 1
Median daily rate £433 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £450 £381
% change year-on-year -3.88% +18.03%  
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 County Antrim with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
County Antrim
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 74 31 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 34.74% 27.68% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 16 22
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in County Antrim 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 County Antrim

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FIX Protocol in County Antrim

FIX Protocol
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

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 County Antrim region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast - 18 £433 -
FIX Protocol
Northern Ireland

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 19 (95.00%) Unix
2 18 (90.00%) Banking
3 15 (75.00%) Linux
4 14 (70.00%) OOP
4 14 (70.00%) OOA/OOD
4 14 (70.00%) C++
4 14 (70.00%) Front Office
4 14 (70.00%) Multithreading
4 14 (70.00%) Market Making
4 14 (70.00%) Low Latency
5 12 (60.00%) Finance
6 10 (50.00%) Virtual Team
7 7 (35.00%) Equities
7 7 (35.00%) Investment Banking
8 5 (25.00%) Degree
8 5 (25.00%) Client Onboarding
9 4 (20.00%) FIX Connectivity
9 4 (20.00%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (20.00%) Fidessa
9 4 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (20.00%) Bloomberg
9 4 (20.00%) NYFIX
9 4 (20.00%) SQL
10 3 (15.00%) KDB
11 2 (10.00%) Index Arbitrage
11 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
12 1 (5.00%) Korn
12 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
12 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
12 1 (5.00%) DB2 UDB

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) KDB
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (90.00%) Banking
2 14 (70.00%) Front Office
3 12 (60.00%) Finance
4 7 (35.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Developer
2 12 (60.00%) C++ Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Senior C++ Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Front Office C++ Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Front Office Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 7 (35.00%) Equities
3 4 (20.00%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Unix
2 15 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Low Latency
1 14 (70.00%) Market Making
1 14 (70.00%) Multithreading
1 14 (70.00%) OOA/OOD
1 14 (70.00%) OOP
2 5 (25.00%) Client Onboarding
3 2 (10.00%) Index Arbitrage
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Data Mapping
4 1 (5.00%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (5.00%) Metaprogramming
4 1 (5.00%) Parallel Processing
4 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) C++
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Korn
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Bloomberg
1 4 (20.00%) Fidessa
1 4 (20.00%) NYFIX
2 1 (5.00%) Ab Initio
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Sun