Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 538 526 579
Rank change year-on-year -12 +53 -35
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 337 289 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.10% 1.07% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 229 238
England median daily rate £675 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £409
90th Percentile £848 £738 £700
UK median daily rate £675 £563 £600
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +9.09%
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 30,648 27,132 28,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.07% 31.84% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,792 18,805 19,952
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 341 440
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.81% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +1.23% +4.52% +10.71%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -13 327 £675 +12.50% 60
North West -5 7 £325 -1.89%
North of England -9 7 £325 -1.89%
Midlands -10 4 £325 -3.70%
East Midlands 0 3 £325 -3.70%
West Midlands - 1 - -
FIX Protocol
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 182 (54.01%) Java
2 173 (51.34%) Finance
3 144 (42.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 143 (42.43%) Electronic Trading
5 131 (38.87%) Front Office
6 120 (35.61%) Banking
7 105 (31.16%) Low Latency
8 100 (29.67%) Linux
9 81 (24.04%) Unix
10 69 (20.47%) Equities
11 68 (20.18%) Multithreading
12 60 (17.80%) Algorithmic Trading
13 57 (16.91%) SQL
14 56 (16.62%) TIBCO
15 52 (15.43%) Java 8
16 47 (13.95%) C#
17 44 (13.06%) KDB
18 42 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
18 42 (12.46%) ION Trading
18 42 (12.46%) Investment Banking
19 40 (11.87%) Fixed Income
20 39 (11.57%) Python
21 38 (11.28%) Sybase
22 36 (10.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 35 (10.39%) ION MarketView
23 35 (10.39%) C++
24 34 (10.09%) TDD
24 34 (10.09%) Integration Testing
25 33 (9.79%) Test Automation
26 32 (9.50%) 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 5 (1.48%) Apache Spark
1 5 (1.48%) MQSeries
2 4 (1.19%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.89%) IIS
3 3 (0.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.30%) Apache
4 1 (0.30%) Confluence
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 35 (10.39%) ION MarketView
2 7 (2.08%) RMDS
3 2 (0.59%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.59%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.59%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.30%) Global One
4 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.30%) Minerva
4 1 (0.30%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.30%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.30%) GitHub
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.30%) npm
2 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.30%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.90%) FIX Connectivity
2 12 (3.56%) Firewall
3 10 (2.97%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.48%) AMQP
4 5 (1.48%) Multicast
5 4 (1.19%) tcpdump
6 3 (0.89%) LAN
6 3 (0.89%) WAN
7 1 (0.30%) BGP
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.30%) NX-OS
7 1 (0.30%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.06%) KDB
2 28 (8.31%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.37%) Blockchain
5 7 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.78%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.19%) Big Data
7 4 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.89%) DB2
9 2 (0.59%) MySQL
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.30%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (4.75%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.86%) Maven
3 10 (2.97%) NUnit
4 8 (2.37%) Gradle
4 8 (2.37%) JIRA
5 7 (2.08%) JUnit
6 6 (1.78%) JProfiler
6 6 (1.78%) Subversion
7 5 (1.48%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.48%) Mocha
7 5 (1.48%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.19%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.19%) Moq
8 4 (1.19%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.89%) Robot Framework
9 3 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.89%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.59%) GDB
10 2 (0.59%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 173 (51.34%) Finance
2 131 (38.87%) Front Office
3 120 (35.61%) Banking
4 42 (12.46%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.97%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.78%) Back Office
7 3 (0.89%) Legal
8 2 (0.59%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 220 (65.28%) Developer
2 157 (46.59%) Java Developer
3 84 (24.93%) Senior Developer
4 72 (21.36%) Senior Java Developer
5 50 (14.84%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 48 (14.24%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 46 (13.65%) Analyst
8 38 (11.28%) Front Office Developer
9 37 (10.98%) C# Developer
10 27 (8.01%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 24 (7.12%) Support Analyst
12 19 (5.64%) Business Analyst
13 15 (4.45%) Applications Support
14 13 (3.86%) FIX Analyst
14 13 (3.86%) FIX Specialist
15 11 (3.26%) Applications Support Analyst
15 11 (3.26%) C++ Developer
15 11 (3.26%) Senior C# Developer
15 11 (3.26%) Support Specialist
16 10 (2.97%) Messaging Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.20%) TIBCO EMS
2 26 (7.72%) .NET
3 20 (5.93%) Java Concurrency
3 20 (5.93%) Rendezvous
4 19 (5.64%) XML
5 17 (5.04%) Middleware
6 16 (4.75%) JMS
7 11 (3.26%) Kafka
7 11 (3.26%) Spring
8 10 (2.97%) Ultra Messaging
8 10 (2.97%) WPF
9 9 (2.67%) React
10 8 (2.37%) J2EE
10 8 (2.37%) jQuery
10 8 (2.37%) WinForms
11 7 (2.08%) Hibernate
11 7 (2.08%) HTML
11 7 (2.08%) JSON
12 6 (1.78%) Ajax
12 6 (1.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 144 (42.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 69 (20.47%) Equities
3 40 (11.87%) Fixed Income
4 32 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (9.20%) Computer Science
6 25 (7.42%) Derivative
6 25 (7.42%) Hedge funds
7 22 (6.53%) Algorithms
8 9 (2.67%) Data Structures
8 9 (2.67%) Fintech
9 7 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (2.08%) VWAP
10 6 (1.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.89%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.89%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.30%) PMI
14 1 (0.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 100 (29.67%) Linux
2 81 (24.04%) Unix
3 36 (10.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (8.61%) Windows
5 2 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (42.43%) Electronic Trading
2 105 (31.16%) Low Latency
3 68 (20.18%) Multithreading
4 60 (17.80%) Algorithmic Trading
5 42 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (10.09%) Integration Testing
6 34 (10.09%) TDD
7 33 (9.79%) Test Automation
8 21 (6.23%) OO
9 20 (5.93%) Concurrent Programming
10 19 (5.64%) E-Commerce
10 19 (5.64%) Market Making
10 19 (5.64%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (5.04%) Asset Management
11 17 (5.04%) Multithreaded Programming
11 17 (5.04%) Unit Testing
12 14 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (4.15%) High Availability
13 12 (3.56%) Mathematics
14 11 (3.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 182 (54.01%) Java
2 57 (16.91%) SQL
3 52 (15.43%) Java 8
4 47 (13.95%) C#
5 39 (11.57%) Python
6 35 (10.39%) C++
7 22 (6.53%) Perl
8 17 (5.04%) JavaScript
9 14 (4.15%) C
10 9 (2.67%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.78%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.48%) Haskell
13 4 (1.19%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.89%) PHP
14 3 (0.89%) Scala
15 2 (0.59%) Ruby
15 2 (0.59%) Tcl
16 1 (0.30%) AWK
16 1 (0.30%) Groovy
16 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (9.20%) Degree
2 19 (5.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.30%) CCNP
3 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.30%) CISSP
3 1 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.72%) MiFID
2 15 (4.45%) QA
3 1 (0.30%) EMIR
3 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.89%) CA Spectrum
1 3 (0.89%) Control-M
2 1 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 56 (16.62%) TIBCO
2 42 (12.46%) ION Trading
3 38 (11.28%) Sybase
4 27 (8.01%) Bloomberg
5 24 (7.12%) Fidessa
6 16 (4.75%) Oracle
6 16 (4.75%) Reuters
7 15 (4.45%) Charles River
8 9 (2.67%) Microsoft
9 7 (2.08%) Currenex
10 6 (1.78%) FXall
11 5 (1.48%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.48%) Perforce
11 5 (1.48%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.19%) Typemock
13 3 (0.89%) CA
13 3 (0.89%) IBM
13 3 (0.89%) Remedy
13 3 (0.89%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.89%) Solace