Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 422 631 597
Rank change year-on-year +209 -34 -66
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 480 207 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.61% 0.74% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 182 189
England median daily rate £625 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £788 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £600
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +9.09%
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 29,785 28,091 29,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.47% 31.73% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,445 19,483 20,222
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 312 539
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.03 £15.34 £15.62
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +136 474 £625 +13.64% 145
North of England +39 4 £450 +28.57%
North West +2 4 £450 +28.57%
South East -22 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - - 3
FIX Protocol
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 263 (54.79%) Java
2 241 (50.21%) Finance
3 192 (40.00%) Electronic Trading
4 184 (38.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 182 (37.92%) Banking
6 160 (33.33%) Front Office
7 145 (30.21%) Unix
8 140 (29.17%) Linux
9 120 (25.00%) Low Latency
10 117 (24.38%) SQL
11 109 (22.71%) Equities
12 99 (20.63%) Multithreading
13 84 (17.50%) TIBCO
14 83 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
15 77 (16.04%) Algorithmic Trading
16 70 (14.58%) Python
17 69 (14.38%) MiFID
18 68 (14.17%) Investment Banking
19 60 (12.50%) Derivative
20 59 (12.29%) C#
21 57 (11.88%) Windows
21 57 (11.88%) TDD
21 57 (11.88%) FIX Connectivity
22 56 (11.67%) C++
22 56 (11.67%) SQL Server
22 56 (11.67%) KDB
23 53 (11.04%) Oracle
24 52 (10.83%) Sybase
24 52 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
25 51 (10.63%) Fixed Income

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 15 (3.13%) WebSphere
2 11 (2.29%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.88%) IIS
4 8 (1.67%) Oracle Coherence
4 8 (1.67%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.46%) GemFire
6 6 (1.25%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.63%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.42%) Confluence
9 1 (0.21%) Apache
9 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.21%) JBoss
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 36 (7.50%) ION MarketView
2 22 (4.58%) RMDS
3 4 (0.83%) MetaTrader
3 4 (0.83%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.63%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.42%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.42%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.21%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.04%) GitHub
1 5 (1.04%) npm
2 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (11.88%) FIX Connectivity
2 28 (5.83%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.50%) Firewall
4 6 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.04%) LAN
5 5 (1.04%) WAN
6 4 (0.83%) AMQP
6 4 (0.83%) tcpdump
7 3 (0.63%) SMTP
8 2 (0.42%) HTTP
8 2 (0.42%) SSL
9 1 (0.21%) FTP
9 1 (0.21%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.67%) KDB
1 56 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.50%) Blockchain
3 12 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 9 (1.88%) MySQL
5 7 (1.46%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.25%) Big Data
6 6 (1.25%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.04%) Jackrabbit
8 4 (0.83%) DB2
8 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.42%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (7.08%) Git (software)
2 18 (3.75%) Maven
3 17 (3.54%) JIRA
4 16 (3.33%) Subversion
5 12 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 11 (2.29%) Eclipse
6 11 (2.29%) Jenkins
6 11 (2.29%) Visual Studio
7 10 (2.08%) Gradle
7 10 (2.08%) IntelliJ
8 8 (1.67%) NUnit
9 4 (0.83%) JUnit
9 4 (0.83%) Mocha
9 4 (0.83%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.83%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.63%) Moq
10 3 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.42%) CodeRush
11 2 (0.42%) GDB
11 2 (0.42%) Robot Framework
General
1 241 (50.21%) Finance
2 182 (37.92%) Banking
3 160 (33.33%) Front Office
4 68 (14.17%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.96%) Financial Institution
6 18 (3.75%) Back Office
7 4 (0.83%) Legal
8 2 (0.42%) Retail
9 1 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 287 (59.79%) Developer
2 196 (40.83%) Java Developer
3 102 (21.25%) Senior Developer
4 83 (17.29%) Senior Java Developer
5 72 (15.00%) Analyst
6 50 (10.42%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 45 (9.38%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 43 (8.96%) Front Office Developer
9 38 (7.92%) C# Developer
10 35 (7.29%) Support Analyst
11 23 (4.79%) FIX Specialist
12 21 (4.38%) Business Analyst
13 20 (4.17%) C++ Developer
14 19 (3.96%) Applications Support
14 19 (3.96%) Low Latency Java Developer
15 16 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
15 16 (3.33%) FIX Analyst
15 16 (3.33%) Messaging Developer
16 15 (3.13%) Pricing Developer
17 12 (2.50%) Java Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.96%) XML
2 39 (8.13%) TIBCO EMS
3 34 (7.08%) .NET
4 33 (6.88%) Rendezvous
5 25 (5.21%) JMS
5 25 (5.21%) Spring
6 21 (4.38%) FpML
7 20 (4.17%) HTML
7 20 (4.17%) Java Concurrency
8 19 (3.96%) Middleware
9 17 (3.54%) HTML5
10 16 (3.33%) Ultra Messaging
11 13 (2.71%) RESTful
11 13 (2.71%) WebSockets
12 10 (2.08%) J2EE
12 10 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
13 9 (1.88%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.88%) Kafka
13 9 (1.88%) Web Services
13 9 (1.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 184 (38.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 109 (22.71%) Equities
3 60 (12.50%) Derivative
4 52 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (10.63%) Fixed Income
6 35 (7.29%) Computer Science
7 20 (4.17%) Algorithms
8 16 (3.33%) Hedge funds
9 15 (3.13%) Data Structures
10 11 (2.29%) VWAP
11 10 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.88%) Fintech
13 8 (1.67%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.67%) SWIFT
14 4 (0.83%) Credit Derivative
15 3 (0.63%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.63%) Data Centre
15 3 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
16 2 (0.42%) Analytical Mindset
16 2 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 145 (30.21%) Unix
2 140 (29.17%) Linux
3 57 (11.88%) Windows
4 37 (7.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.83%) CoreOS
5 4 (0.83%) Solaris
6 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (40.00%) Electronic Trading
2 120 (25.00%) Low Latency
3 99 (20.63%) Multithreading
4 83 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (16.04%) Algorithmic Trading
6 57 (11.88%) TDD
7 42 (8.75%) Test Automation
8 37 (7.71%) Integration Testing
9 34 (7.08%) Market Making
9 34 (7.08%) OO
10 33 (6.88%) Asset Management
10 33 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (6.46%) Client Onboarding
12 29 (6.04%) Concurrent Programming
13 27 (5.63%) E-Commerce
14 26 (5.42%) Multithreaded Programming
15 25 (5.21%) Mathematics
15 25 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
16 23 (4.79%) DevOps
17 18 (3.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 263 (54.79%) Java
2 117 (24.38%) SQL
3 70 (14.58%) Python
4 59 (12.29%) C#
5 56 (11.67%) C++
6 42 (8.75%) Perl
7 23 (4.79%) C
7 23 (4.79%) JavaScript
8 15 (3.13%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.71%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.29%) Haskell
11 9 (1.88%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.46%) Tcl
12 7 (1.46%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.25%) Scala
14 5 (1.04%) Groovy
14 5 (1.04%) Ruby
15 3 (0.63%) PHP
16 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 42 (8.75%) Degree
2 25 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.04%) PMP
4 1 (0.21%) CISSP
4 1 (0.21%) ISEB
4 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (14.38%) MiFID
2 26 (5.42%) QA
3 3 (0.63%) EMIR
3 3 (0.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 16 (3.33%) Docker
2 5 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.83%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.63%) MOM
3 1 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 84 (17.50%) TIBCO
2 53 (11.04%) Oracle
3 52 (10.83%) Sybase
4 50 (10.42%) Bloomberg
5 47 (9.79%) ION Trading
6 32 (6.67%) Reuters
7 24 (5.00%) Fidessa
8 23 (4.79%) Charles River
9 22 (4.58%) Microsoft
10 21 (4.38%) Currenex
11 19 (3.96%) FXall
12 17 (3.54%) Solace
13 11 (2.29%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.67%) IBM
15 5 (1.04%) VMware
16 4 (0.83%) Citrix
16 4 (0.83%) CQG
16 4 (0.83%) Fiserv
16 4 (0.83%) Red Hat
16 4 (0.83%) SunGard