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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 411 547 453
Rank change year-on-year +136 -94  
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 171 85 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.17% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.25% 0.59% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 79 144
Median daily rate £593 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.04% +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £490 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £655 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -7.55% +16.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 - -
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 13677 14326 14175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.21% 29.02% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9502 10197 9645
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 167 191
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +94 168 £593 +3.04% 46
East Midlands -7 2 £325 -27.77%
South West - 1 - -
FIX Protocol
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 175 (54.86%) Java
2 172 (53.92%) Finance
3 117 (36.68%) Electronic Trading
4 112 (35.11%) Front Office
5 109 (34.17%) Low Latency
6 107 (33.54%) Banking
7 104 (32.60%) Linux
8 92 (28.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 83 (26.02%) Equities
10 81 (25.39%) Multithreading
11 80 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
12 67 (21.00%) SQL
13 64 (20.06%) Oracle
14 60 (18.81%) Unix
15 59 (18.50%) Investment Banking
16 58 (18.18%) Fixed Income
16 58 (18.18%) KDB
17 56 (17.55%) OO
18 50 (15.67%) TIBCO
19 49 (15.36%) MiFID
20 48 (15.05%) C++
21 45 (14.11%) Risk Management
22 43 (13.48%) SQL Server
23 41 (12.85%) XML
24 39 (12.23%) Financial Institution
25 38 (11.91%) JMS
25 38 (11.91%) Derivative
25 38 (11.91%) Maven
26 37 (11.60%) Spring
27 34 (10.66%) Degree

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 20 (6.27%) Oracle Workflow
2 11 (3.45%) Confluence
3 10 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.19%) Oracle Coherence
4 7 (2.19%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.25%) GemFire
5 4 (1.25%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.63%) Apache Qpid
6 2 (0.63%) Lightstreamer
6 2 (0.63%) WebORB
6 2 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.31%) MTS
Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (5.96%) RMDS
2 15 (4.70%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.25%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (0.94%) Minerva
4 3 (0.94%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.63%) Global One
5 2 (0.63%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.63%) Postilion
5 2 (0.63%) SunGard Martini
6 1 (0.31%) BondVision
6 1 (0.31%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.31%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.25%) Amazon Kinesis
2 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.63%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.84%) TCP/IP
2 19 (5.96%) FIX Connectivity
3 8 (2.51%) Firewall
4 7 (2.19%) SSL
5 5 (1.57%) Internet
5 5 (1.57%) Wireshark
6 4 (1.25%) Multicast
7 2 (0.63%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (18.18%) KDB
2 43 (13.48%) SQL Server
3 31 (9.72%) Relational Database
4 20 (6.27%) Kdb+
5 10 (3.13%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.51%) Big Data
8 7 (2.19%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.88%) MariaDB
9 6 (1.88%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.57%) Tick Data
11 4 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.94%) DB2
12 3 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.63%) InterSystems Cache
13 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (11.91%) Maven
2 31 (9.72%) Git (software)
3 29 (9.09%) JUnit
4 28 (8.78%) Subversion
5 21 (6.58%) TeamCity
6 18 (5.64%) JIRA
6 18 (5.64%) Sonatype Nexus
7 15 (4.70%) Eclipse
8 11 (3.45%) IntelliJ
9 9 (2.82%) Gradle
10 7 (2.19%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.57%) JProfiler
11 5 (1.57%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.25%) EasyMock
12 4 (1.25%) Robot Framework
12 4 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.94%) Hudson
14 2 (0.63%) Ant
14 2 (0.63%) Cucumber
15 1 (0.31%) XMLSpy
General
1 172 (53.92%) Finance
2 112 (35.11%) Front Office
3 107 (33.54%) Banking
4 59 (18.50%) Investment Banking
5 39 (12.23%) Financial Institution
6 13 (4.08%) Back Office
7 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) French Language
8 1 (0.31%) Retail
8 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 203 (63.64%) Developer
2 123 (38.56%) Java Developer
3 53 (16.61%) Analyst
4 31 (9.72%) Business Analyst
5 27 (8.46%) Senior Developer
6 26 (8.15%) C++ Developer
7 22 (6.90%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 22 (6.90%) KDB Developer
8 21 (6.58%) Senior Java Developer
9 20 (6.27%) FIX Analyst
10 16 (5.02%) FIX Business Analyst
11 14 (4.39%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 13 (4.08%) Financial Analyst
12 13 (4.08%) Low Latency Java Developer
13 12 (3.76%) C# Developer
13 12 (3.76%) Front Office Developer
13 12 (3.76%) Low Latency C++ Developer
13 12 (3.76%) Service Analyst
14 11 (3.45%) .NET Developer
14 11 (3.45%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.85%) XML
2 38 (11.91%) JMS
3 37 (11.60%) Spring
4 26 (8.15%) HTML
5 25 (7.84%) HTML5
6 24 (7.52%) Ultra Messaging
7 22 (6.90%) FpML
7 22 (6.90%) Rendezvous
8 20 (6.27%) Hibernate
9 19 (5.96%) .NET
10 15 (4.70%) CSS
10 15 (4.70%) SOAP
11 13 (4.08%) XSLT
12 12 (3.76%) Middleware
13 10 (3.13%) jQuery
13 10 (3.13%) Spring Integration
14 9 (2.82%) JSON
15 8 (2.51%) J2EE
15 8 (2.51%) MAPI
16 7 (2.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 92 (28.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 83 (26.02%) Equities
3 58 (18.18%) Fixed Income
4 38 (11.91%) Derivative
5 33 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (7.52%) Computer Science
7 14 (4.39%) Fintech
8 11 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (3.13%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.88%) OTC Derivatives
11 5 (1.57%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.57%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.25%) Reference Data
12 4 (1.25%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.94%) Contract for Difference
13 3 (0.94%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.63%) DTCC
14 2 (0.63%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 104 (32.60%) Linux
2 60 (18.81%) Unix
3 18 (5.64%) Windows
4 6 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.94%) CentOS
6 2 (0.63%) Android
6 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.63%) Solaris
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (36.68%) Electronic Trading
2 109 (34.17%) Low Latency
3 81 (25.39%) Multithreading
4 80 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (17.55%) OO
6 45 (14.11%) Risk Management
7 32 (10.03%) Algorithmic Trading
8 29 (9.09%) Scrum
8 29 (9.09%) SDLC
9 28 (8.78%) Workflow
10 27 (8.46%) Test Automation
11 25 (7.84%) TDD
12 20 (6.27%) Analytics
12 20 (6.27%) Project Management
13 19 (5.96%) Change Management
13 19 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (5.64%) Test Strategy
15 16 (5.02%) Collateral Management
15 16 (5.02%) Market Making
15 16 (5.02%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 175 (54.86%) Java
2 67 (21.00%) SQL
3 48 (15.05%) C++
4 30 (9.40%) Bash Shell
5 29 (9.09%) C#
6 24 (7.52%) Python
7 22 (6.90%) Shell Script
8 21 (6.58%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.82%) C
10 6 (1.88%) Perl
11 5 (1.57%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.25%) Scala
13 3 (0.94%) PHP
14 2 (0.63%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.63%) Tcl
15 1 (0.31%) Haskell
15 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (10.66%) Degree
2 8 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (2.51%) Master's Degree
3 5 (1.57%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.57%) PMP
4 2 (0.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.31%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (15.36%) MiFID
2 21 (6.58%) QA
3 7 (2.19%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.25%) EMIR
5 3 (0.94%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.31%) PMO
7 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) Ansible
1 1 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (20.06%) Oracle
2 50 (15.67%) TIBCO
3 33 (10.34%) Sybase
4 32 (10.03%) ION Trading
5 28 (8.78%) Reuters
6 22 (6.90%) Bloomberg
7 20 (6.27%) Fidessa
8 19 (5.96%) Currenex
9 8 (2.51%) Microsoft
10 6 (1.88%) FXall
10 6 (1.88%) IBM
11 5 (1.57%) Murex
11 5 (1.57%) Perforce
12 4 (1.25%) Adobe
12 4 (1.25%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.25%) Solace
13 3 (0.94%) SimCorp
13 3 (0.94%) SunGard
14 2 (0.63%) Calypso
14 2 (0.63%) Sophis
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