Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 419 688 580
Rank change year-on-year +269 -108 -48
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 508 188 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.67% 0.63% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 164 227
England median daily rate £600 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% - +2.22%
10th Percentile £438 £407 £413
90th Percentile £775 £675 £700
UK median daily rate £575 £563 £563
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30485 29636 30170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.41% 30.67% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21696 20704 20910
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 342 509
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.56 £14.98
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing FIX Protocol as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for FIX Protocol in England

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FIX Protocol in England

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FIX Protocol in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FIX Protocol in England

FIX Protocol
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FIX Protocol in England

FIX Protocol
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +193 501 £600 +4.35% 43
North of England +59 4 £450 +9.09%
North West +21 4 £450 +9.09%
South West - 2 - -
South East +6 1 - - 2
FIX Protocol
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 271 (53.35%) Java
2 267 (52.56%) Finance
3 234 (46.06%) Banking
4 189 (37.20%) Electronic Trading
5 175 (34.45%) Front Office
6 155 (30.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 150 (29.53%) Unix
8 147 (28.94%) Linux
9 125 (24.61%) SQL
10 124 (24.41%) Equities
10 124 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
11 123 (24.21%) Low Latency
12 102 (20.08%) TIBCO
13 96 (18.90%) Multithreading
14 92 (18.11%) Investment Banking
15 91 (17.91%) MiFID
16 84 (16.54%) Derivative
17 76 (14.96%) Oracle
18 71 (13.98%) Sybase
19 65 (12.80%) KDB
20 64 (12.60%) Python
20 64 (12.60%) FIX Connectivity
21 61 (12.01%) Algorithmic Trading
22 60 (11.81%) C++
23 58 (11.42%) XML
24 56 (11.02%) SQL Server
25 49 (9.65%) C#
25 49 (9.65%) Fixed Income
26 48 (9.45%) Git (software)
26 48 (9.45%) Analytical Skills

FIX Protocol
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 16 (3.15%) WebSphere
2 14 (2.76%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.36%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.97%) Oracle Coherence
5 9 (1.77%) GemFire
5 9 (1.77%) IIS
5 9 (1.77%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.59%) Confluence
6 3 (0.59%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.59%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.20%) Apache
7 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.20%) JBoss
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 33 (6.50%) ION MarketView
2 21 (4.13%) RMDS
3 5 (0.98%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (0.79%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.39%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.39%) Postilion
6 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.20%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.18%) npm
2 5 (0.98%) GitHub
3 4 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 64 (12.60%) FIX Connectivity
2 42 (8.27%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.76%) Firewall
4 6 (1.18%) SSL
5 5 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (0.98%) LAN
5 5 (0.98%) WAN
6 3 (0.59%) SMTP
7 2 (0.39%) HTTP
8 1 (0.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (12.80%) KDB
2 56 (11.02%) SQL Server
3 37 (7.28%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.54%) Blockchain
5 14 (2.76%) RDBMS
6 12 (2.36%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.17%) MySQL
8 9 (1.77%) Big Data
9 8 (1.57%) DB2
9 8 (1.57%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.38%) Kdb+
10 7 (1.38%) MariaDB
11 6 (1.18%) Jackrabbit
12 5 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
15 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
16 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (9.45%) Git (software)
2 36 (7.09%) Subversion
3 34 (6.69%) Maven
4 26 (5.12%) TeamCity
5 21 (4.13%) JIRA
6 17 (3.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (2.56%) Eclipse
8 12 (2.36%) IntelliJ
9 10 (1.97%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.77%) Gradle
10 9 (1.77%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.98%) JUnit
11 5 (0.98%) Robot Framework
12 4 (0.79%) Travis CI
13 2 (0.39%) Ant
13 2 (0.39%) CodeRush
13 2 (0.39%) GDB
13 2 (0.39%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.39%) ReSharper
13 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 267 (52.56%) Finance
2 234 (46.06%) Banking
3 175 (34.45%) Front Office
4 92 (18.11%) Investment Banking
5 42 (8.27%) Financial Institution
6 20 (3.94%) Back Office
7 3 (0.59%) Legal
8 2 (0.39%) Retail
9 1 (0.20%) French Language
9 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 302 (59.45%) Developer
2 198 (38.98%) Java Developer
3 91 (17.91%) Senior Developer
4 78 (15.35%) Analyst
5 72 (14.17%) Senior Java Developer
6 50 (9.84%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 41 (8.07%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 37 (7.28%) Front Office Developer
9 30 (5.91%) C# Developer
10 26 (5.12%) Support Analyst
11 24 (4.72%) C++ Developer
12 23 (4.53%) Business Analyst
13 21 (4.13%) FIX Specialist
14 20 (3.94%) FIX Analyst
15 19 (3.74%) KDB Developer
16 16 (3.15%) Pricing Developer
17 14 (2.76%) Software Developer
18 13 (2.56%) Consultant
18 13 (2.56%) Java Pricing Developer
18 13 (2.56%) Messaging Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (11.42%) XML
2 38 (7.48%) TIBCO EMS
3 36 (7.09%) Rendezvous
4 35 (6.89%) JMS
5 32 (6.30%) Spring
6 31 (6.10%) HTML
6 31 (6.10%) Ultra Messaging
7 28 (5.51%) HTML5
8 26 (5.12%) FpML
9 24 (4.72%) .NET
10 18 (3.54%) Middleware
11 17 (3.35%) Web Services
12 14 (2.76%) RESTful
13 12 (2.36%) Hibernate
13 12 (2.36%) SOAP
13 12 (2.36%) WebSockets
14 11 (2.17%) AngularJS
14 11 (2.17%) REST
15 10 (1.97%) J2SE
15 10 (1.97%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 155 (30.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 124 (24.41%) Equities
3 84 (16.54%) Derivative
4 49 (9.65%) Fixed Income
5 48 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (4.92%) Computer Science
7 18 (3.54%) Data Structures
8 15 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (2.56%) Hedge funds
10 12 (2.36%) Fintech
11 9 (1.77%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.57%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.57%) SWIFT
13 5 (0.98%) Credit Derivative
13 5 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
14 4 (0.79%) VWAP
15 3 (0.59%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.59%) Data Centre
16 2 (0.39%) OTC Derivatives
16 2 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 150 (29.53%) Unix
2 147 (28.94%) Linux
3 45 (8.86%) Windows
4 31 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.18%) Solaris
6 4 (0.79%) CoreOS
7 3 (0.59%) CentOS
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (37.20%) Electronic Trading
2 124 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (24.21%) Low Latency
4 96 (18.90%) Multithreading
5 61 (12.01%) Algorithmic Trading
6 41 (8.07%) Client Onboarding
6 41 (8.07%) TDD
7 38 (7.48%) OO
7 38 (7.48%) Scrum
8 37 (7.28%) Test Automation
9 36 (7.09%) Integration Testing
9 36 (7.09%) Risk Management
10 35 (6.89%) Market Making
11 31 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
12 30 (5.91%) Change Management
13 29 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (5.51%) E-Commerce
15 27 (5.31%) SDLC
16 26 (5.12%) Concurrent Programming
17 25 (4.92%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 271 (53.35%) Java
2 125 (24.61%) SQL
3 64 (12.60%) Python
4 60 (11.81%) C++
5 49 (9.65%) C#
6 41 (8.07%) Perl
7 33 (6.50%) JavaScript
8 21 (4.13%) Bash Shell
8 21 (4.13%) C
9 15 (2.95%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.56%) Haskell
11 12 (2.36%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.97%) Tcl
13 8 (1.57%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.18%) Scala
15 5 (0.98%) Ruby
16 4 (0.79%) Groovy
17 3 (0.59%) XPath
18 1 (0.20%) Bourne shell
18 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (8.27%) Degree
2 22 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.77%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.98%) PMP
5 1 (0.20%) ISEB
5 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (17.91%) MiFID
2 32 (6.30%) QA
3 3 (0.59%) EMIR
4 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.39%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.39%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 17 (3.35%) Docker
2 5 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (0.79%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.59%) MOM
3 2 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 102 (20.08%) TIBCO
2 76 (14.96%) Oracle
3 71 (13.98%) Sybase
4 46 (9.06%) ION Trading
5 42 (8.27%) Bloomberg
6 35 (6.89%) Currenex
7 28 (5.51%) Reuters
8 22 (4.33%) Microsoft
9 21 (4.13%) Fidessa
10 20 (3.94%) Solace
11 19 (3.74%) FXall
12 12 (2.36%) Atlassian
12 12 (2.36%) Charles River
13 8 (1.57%) IBM
14 5 (0.98%) SunGard
14 5 (0.98%) VMware
15 4 (0.79%) Citrix
15 4 (0.79%) CQG
15 4 (0.79%) Fiserv
15 4 (0.79%) Fixnetix