Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 582 487 647
Rank change year-on-year -95 +160 -116
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 268 361 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.41% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.82% 1.27% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 264 205
England median daily rate £650 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% - -
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £850 £750 £700
UK median daily rate £640 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +16.36% -4.35% +1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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 32,503 28,330 29,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.36% 32.41% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,075 19,615 20,934
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £295
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 369 379
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.20 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.13 £53.80 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +4.17%

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 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 2018. 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 -91 260 £650 +11.35% 58
North of England -21 6 £325 -3.70%
North West -25 4 £313 -7.41%
East Midlands -3 3 £325 -3.70%
Midlands -21 3 £325 -3.70%
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
FIX Protocol
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 England region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 165 (61.57%) Java
2 132 (49.25%) Finance
3 131 (48.88%) Front Office
4 100 (37.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 94 (35.07%) Low Latency
6 84 (31.34%) Electronic Trading
6 84 (31.34%) Banking
7 69 (25.75%) Multithreading
8 65 (24.25%) Equities
9 57 (21.27%) Unix
9 57 (21.27%) Agile Software Development
10 56 (20.90%) Linux
11 53 (19.78%) Java 8
12 52 (19.40%) SQL
13 45 (16.79%) Algorithmic Trading
14 40 (14.93%) TDD
15 39 (14.55%) Investment Banking
15 39 (14.55%) Fixed Income
16 38 (14.18%) TIBCO
17 36 (13.43%) Derivative
18 34 (12.69%) OO
19 32 (11.94%) C#
20 31 (11.57%) Test Automation
21 28 (10.45%) Sybase
22 27 (10.07%) Maven
22 27 (10.07%) Concurrent Programming
23 26 (9.70%) XML
24 25 (9.33%) JMS
24 25 (9.33%) ION Trading
24 25 (9.33%) Git (software)

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 8 (2.99%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.24%) JBoss
2 6 (2.24%) MQSeries
2 6 (2.24%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.24%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.87%) Confluence
3 5 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (1.87%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.37%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (1.49%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (7.09%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.49%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.75%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.37%) Global One
4 1 (0.37%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.37%) Minerva
4 1 (0.37%) RMDS
4 1 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.75%) npm
1 2 (0.75%) Yarn
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.72%) FIX Connectivity
2 8 (2.99%) Firewall
3 5 (1.87%) BIG-IP
4 4 (1.49%) Multicast
5 3 (1.12%) AMQP
5 3 (1.12%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.37%) BGP
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.37%) LAN
6 1 (0.37%) NX-OS
6 1 (0.37%) OSPF
6 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.33%) KDB
2 23 (8.58%) SQL Server
3 19 (7.09%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.10%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.24%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.49%) DB2
8 3 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.12%) Impala
9 2 (0.75%) Big Data
9 2 (0.75%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.75%) MySQL
9 2 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.37%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 27 (10.07%) Maven
2 25 (9.33%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.22%) JIRA
4 13 (4.85%) Subversion
5 10 (3.73%) Jenkins
6 9 (3.36%) JUnit
7 8 (2.99%) Eclipse
7 8 (2.99%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.61%) Gradle
9 6 (2.24%) JProfiler
9 6 (2.24%) Selenium
9 6 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (2.24%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.87%) IntelliJ
10 5 (1.87%) NUnit
10 5 (1.87%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (1.49%) Robot Framework
12 3 (1.12%) Moq
12 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 132 (49.25%) Finance
2 131 (48.88%) Front Office
3 84 (31.34%) Banking
4 39 (14.55%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.99%) Legal
6 6 (2.24%) Back Office
7 4 (1.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) French Language
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 171 (63.81%) Developer
2 130 (48.51%) Java Developer
3 61 (22.76%) Senior Developer
4 51 (19.03%) Senior Java Developer
5 40 (14.93%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 40 (14.93%) Front Office Developer
6 35 (13.06%) Analyst
6 35 (13.06%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 20 (7.46%) C# Developer
8 17 (6.34%) Business Analyst
9 15 (5.60%) Low Latency Java Developer
10 12 (4.48%) C++ Developer
11 11 (4.10%) Support Analyst
12 10 (3.73%) Applications Support
13 9 (3.36%) Consultant
13 9 (3.36%) Fidessa Support
14 8 (2.99%) FIX Analyst
14 8 (2.99%) Senior C# Developer
15 7 (2.61%) Core Java Developer
16 6 (2.24%) FIX Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.70%) XML
2 25 (9.33%) JMS
3 21 (7.84%) Spring
4 20 (7.46%) JSON
5 18 (6.72%) Hibernate
5 18 (6.72%) Middleware
6 16 (5.97%) J2EE
6 16 (5.97%) TIBCO EMS
7 15 (5.60%) .NET
8 14 (5.22%) REST
9 12 (4.48%) Rendezvous
9 12 (4.48%) Ultra Messaging
10 11 (4.10%) HTML
11 9 (3.36%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (3.36%) SOAP
12 8 (2.99%) HTML5
12 8 (2.99%) Kafka
12 8 (2.99%) React
12 8 (2.99%) WPF
13 7 (2.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 100 (37.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 65 (24.25%) Equities
3 39 (14.55%) Fixed Income
4 36 (13.43%) Derivative
5 18 (6.72%) Hedge funds
6 15 (5.60%) Fintech
7 11 (4.10%) Algorithms
7 11 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (4.10%) Computer Science
8 10 (3.73%) Equity Derivative
9 7 (2.61%) Data Structures
10 6 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (2.24%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 4 (1.49%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.49%) OTC Derivatives
13 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (1.12%) Reference Data
14 2 (0.75%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 57 (21.27%) Unix
2 56 (20.90%) Linux
3 17 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.36%) Windows
5 2 (0.75%) Solaris
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (35.07%) Low Latency
2 84 (31.34%) Electronic Trading
3 69 (25.75%) Multithreading
4 57 (21.27%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (16.79%) Algorithmic Trading
6 40 (14.93%) TDD
7 34 (12.69%) OO
8 31 (11.57%) Test Automation
9 27 (10.07%) Concurrent Programming
10 19 (7.09%) Integration Testing
11 18 (6.72%) Deployment Automation
11 18 (6.72%) E-Commerce
11 18 (6.72%) Unit Testing
12 15 (5.60%) Multithreaded Programming
12 15 (5.60%) SDLC
12 15 (5.60%) Workflow
13 14 (5.22%) Data Modelling
13 14 (5.22%) Market Making
13 14 (5.22%) Performance Optimisation
13 14 (5.22%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 165 (61.57%) Java
2 53 (19.78%) Java 8
3 52 (19.40%) SQL
4 32 (11.94%) C#
5 24 (8.96%) Python
6 23 (8.58%) C++
7 18 (6.72%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.48%) Shell Script
9 11 (4.10%) Perl
10 9 (3.36%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.24%) Scala
12 4 (1.49%) ANSI SQL
12 4 (1.49%) Haskell
13 3 (1.12%) C
13 3 (1.12%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.12%) VBA
14 2 (0.75%) ES6
14 2 (0.75%) Tcl
14 2 (0.75%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (5.60%) Degree
2 7 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.37%) CCNP
3 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.72%) MiFID
2 15 (5.60%) QA
3 1 (0.37%) EMIR
System Software
1 10 (3.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.99%) Control-M
2 5 (1.87%) Ansible
2 5 (1.87%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.12%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.75%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 38 (14.18%) TIBCO
2 28 (10.45%) Sybase
3 25 (9.33%) ION Trading
4 19 (7.09%) Fidessa
5 18 (6.72%) Oracle
6 12 (4.48%) Charles River
7 10 (3.73%) Bloomberg
8 8 (2.99%) Currenex
9 7 (2.61%) Microsoft
9 7 (2.61%) Reuters
10 6 (2.24%) Solace
11 5 (1.87%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.87%) F5
11 5 (1.87%) Perforce
12 4 (1.49%) Tableau
13 3 (1.12%) CA
13 3 (1.12%) Cloudera
13 3 (1.12%) FXall
13 3 (1.12%) Remedy
13 3 (1.12%) Typemock