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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK / England
Rank 436 468 436
Rank change year-on-year +32 -32  
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 149 147 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.30% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 1.06% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 121 133
Median daily rate £600 £588 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +2.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £400 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £675
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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13203 13828 12995
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.59% 28.19% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9164 9692 8524
Median daily rate £425 £410 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 213 172
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 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
London +31 144 £600 +1.05% 39
East Midlands -3 3 £338 -25.00%
North West - 1 £338 -
South West - 1 - -
FIX Protocol
UK

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 149 (55.39%) Finance
2 121 (44.98%) Java
3 113 (42.01%) Linux
4 103 (38.29%) Banking
5 89 (33.09%) Electronic Trading
6 86 (31.97%) Equities
7 82 (30.48%) Low Latency
8 81 (30.11%) Front Office
9 78 (29.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 72 (26.77%) Multithreading
11 71 (26.39%) C++
12 70 (26.02%) Fixed Income
13 66 (24.54%) Investment Banking
14 60 (22.30%) SQL
15 57 (21.19%) Unix
16 50 (18.59%) OO
16 50 (18.59%) KDB
17 48 (17.84%) Oracle
18 47 (17.47%) Derivative
19 43 (15.99%) SQL Server
20 42 (15.61%) XML
20 42 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
21 37 (13.75%) MiFID
22 33 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
22 33 (12.27%) ION Trading
23 32 (11.90%) C#
24 30 (11.15%) JUnit
25 28 (10.41%) FpML
25 28 (10.41%) Reuters
26 25 (9.29%) TIBCO

FIX Protocol
Top Related 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 15 (5.58%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (2.97%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.49%) Confluence
3 4 (1.49%) Oracle Coherence
3 4 (1.49%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.12%) GemFire
5 2 (0.74%) Apache Qpid
5 2 (0.74%) Lightstreamer
5 2 (0.74%) WebORB
6 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.37%) JBoss
6 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.37%) MTS
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (7.81%) RMDS
2 12 (4.46%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.49%) Minerva
3 4 (1.49%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (1.12%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.37%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.37%) BondVision
5 1 (0.37%) Eikon
5 1 (0.37%) Global One
5 1 (0.37%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.37%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.49%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.74%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.06%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.97%) Wireshark
3 5 (1.86%) FIX Connectivity
4 4 (1.49%) Internet
4 4 (1.49%) Multicast
5 3 (1.12%) Firewall
6 2 (0.74%) Extranet
6 2 (0.74%) NGN
6 2 (0.74%) SSL
6 2 (0.74%) VPN
7 1 (0.37%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (18.59%) KDB
2 43 (15.99%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.20%) Kdb+
4 13 (4.83%) Tick Data
5 11 (4.09%) Oracle Database
5 11 (4.09%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.72%) Big Data
6 10 (3.72%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (2.23%) DB2
7 6 (2.23%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.86%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.49%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (1.49%) MySQL
10 3 (1.12%) CouchDB
10 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (11.15%) JUnit
2 12 (4.46%) Maven
3 9 (3.35%) Eclipse
4 8 (2.97%) JIRA
5 7 (2.60%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.60%) Subversion
6 5 (1.86%) IntelliJ
6 5 (1.86%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.12%) EasyMock
7 3 (1.12%) Gradle
7 3 (1.12%) Hudson
7 3 (1.12%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.12%) JProfiler
7 3 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.74%) Mockito
9 1 (0.37%) Ant
9 1 (0.37%) ERwin
9 1 (0.37%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.37%) Selenium
9 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
General
1 149 (55.39%) Finance
2 103 (38.29%) Banking
3 81 (30.11%) Front Office
4 66 (24.54%) Investment Banking
5 17 (6.32%) Financial Institution
6 12 (4.46%) Back Office
7 9 (3.35%) Publishing
8 3 (1.12%) Retail
9 2 (0.74%) French Language
9 2 (0.74%) Legal
10 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (60.59%) Developer
2 83 (30.86%) Java Developer
3 57 (21.19%) Analyst
4 45 (16.73%) C++ Developer
5 32 (11.90%) Business Analyst
6 26 (9.67%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 22 (8.18%) Linux Developer
7 22 (8.18%) Support Analyst
8 19 (7.06%) FIX Analyst
8 19 (7.06%) Senior Developer
9 17 (6.32%) Architect
10 16 (5.95%) Senior Java Developer
11 15 (5.58%) FIX Business Analyst
11 15 (5.58%) Low Latency C++ Developer
12 14 (5.20%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 14 (5.20%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 13 (4.83%) MiFID Business Analyst
13 13 (4.83%) Technical Analyst
14 12 (4.46%) Python Developer
14 12 (4.46%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (15.61%) XML
2 28 (10.41%) FpML
3 23 (8.55%) Rendezvous
4 21 (7.81%) Spring
5 20 (7.43%) .NET
6 14 (5.20%) HTML
6 14 (5.20%) JMS
6 14 (5.20%) XSLT
7 11 (4.09%) Hibernate
8 10 (3.72%) SOAP
9 9 (3.35%) jQuery
9 9 (3.35%) Middleware
10 8 (2.97%) HTML5
10 8 (2.97%) Spring Integration
11 7 (2.60%) JSON
11 7 (2.60%) XSD
12 6 (2.23%) .NET Framework
12 6 (2.23%) Kafka
12 6 (2.23%) WCF
13 5 (1.86%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 86 (31.97%) Equities
2 78 (29.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 70 (26.02%) Fixed Income
4 47 (17.47%) Derivative
5 33 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (9.29%) Computer Science
7 18 (6.69%) Algorithms
8 15 (5.58%) Fintech
9 12 (4.46%) Data Structures
10 9 (3.35%) Reference Data
11 8 (2.97%) OTC Derivatives
12 6 (2.23%) SWIFT
13 5 (1.86%) Management Information System
14 4 (1.49%) Credit Derivative
14 4 (1.49%) Taxonomies
15 3 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
15 3 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
16 2 (0.74%) Data Centre
16 2 (0.74%) Hedge funds
16 2 (0.74%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 113 (42.01%) Linux
2 57 (21.19%) Unix
3 23 (8.55%) Windows
4 2 (0.74%) Solaris
5 1 (0.37%) Android
5 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (33.09%) Electronic Trading
2 82 (30.48%) Low Latency
3 72 (26.77%) Multithreading
4 50 (18.59%) OO
5 42 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (7.81%) TDD
6 21 (7.81%) Workflow
7 19 (7.06%) SDLC
8 18 (6.69%) Algorithmic Trading
8 18 (6.69%) Analytics
8 18 (6.69%) Risk Management
8 18 (6.69%) Scrum
9 17 (6.32%) Project Management
10 16 (5.95%) Business Analysis
11 14 (5.20%) Change Management
11 14 (5.20%) Data Modelling
11 14 (5.20%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 13 (4.83%) Mentoring
12 13 (4.83%) OOP
13 11 (4.09%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 121 (44.98%) Java
2 71 (26.39%) C++
3 60 (22.30%) SQL
4 32 (11.90%) C#
5 21 (7.81%) Python
6 20 (7.43%) Shell Script
7 14 (5.20%) JavaScript
8 11 (4.09%) Perl
9 7 (2.60%) Scala
10 5 (1.86%) C
11 4 (1.49%) MATLAB
11 4 (1.49%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.49%) Tcl
12 3 (1.12%) PHP
13 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.37%) VBA
13 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (8.18%) Degree
2 4 (1.49%) PMI Certification
2 4 (1.49%) PMP
3 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.37%) HND
3 1 (0.37%) ISEB
3 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.37%) MCP
3 1 (0.37%) MCSE
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.75%) MiFID
2 25 (9.29%) QA
3 6 (2.23%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.23%) EMIR
3 6 (2.23%) SLA
4 3 (1.12%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.37%) PMO
6 1 (0.37%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.49%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.37%) Control-M
2 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (17.84%) Oracle
2 33 (12.27%) ION Trading
3 28 (10.41%) Reuters
4 25 (9.29%) TIBCO
5 22 (8.18%) Sybase
6 20 (7.43%) Bloomberg
7 15 (5.58%) Fidessa
7 15 (5.58%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.49%) Adobe
8 4 (1.49%) Google
8 4 (1.49%) IBM
8 4 (1.49%) Murex
9 3 (1.12%) Informatica
9 3 (1.12%) Perforce
9 3 (1.12%) SimCorp
9 3 (1.12%) Solace
10 2 (0.74%) FXall
10 2 (0.74%) Greenplum
10 2 (0.74%) Remedy
11 1 (0.37%) Portware
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