Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for FIX Connectivity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FIX Connectivity over the 6 months to 15 December 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.

FIX Connectivity
England > London
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 617 591
Rank change year-on-year +65 -26 +15
Contract jobs citing FIX Connectivity 68 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.016% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.23% 0.12% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 5 18
London median daily rate £575 £625 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £513 £540 £433
90th Percentile £688 £680 £698
England median daily rate £575 £625 £625
% change year-on-year -8.00% - +19.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

FIX Connectivity is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5546 6086 5784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.68% 13.66% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3762 3975 3822
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £260 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £406 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +1.44% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 154 171
London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% -12.40% +15.99%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

FIX Connectivity
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing FIX Connectivity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for FIX Connectivity in London

FIX Connectivity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FIX Connectivity in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for FIX Connectivity in London

FIX Connectivity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FIX Connectivity in London over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FIX Connectivity in London

FIX Connectivity
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FIX Connectivity within the London region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. 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
Central London +1 16 £625 +8.70% 3
East London - 1 £625 -
FIX Connectivity
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FIX Connectivity 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 London region with a requirement for FIX Connectivity.

1 66 (97.06%) FIX Protocol
2 38 (55.88%) Finance
3 35 (51.47%) Java
4 28 (41.18%) Banking
5 27 (39.71%) Electronic Trading
6 22 (32.35%) Equities
7 18 (26.47%) MiFID
7 18 (26.47%) Investment Banking
8 17 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (22.06%) Low Latency
10 14 (20.59%) Unix
10 14 (20.59%) Linux
10 14 (20.59%) Bloomberg
11 13 (19.12%) TDD
11 13 (19.12%) Front Office
12 12 (17.65%) Test Automation
13 11 (16.18%) Asset Management
14 10 (14.71%) OO
14 10 (14.71%) Multithreading
15 9 (13.24%) Algorithmic Trading
15 9 (13.24%) Big Data
15 9 (13.24%) Market Making
15 9 (13.24%) Client Onboarding
15 9 (13.24%) Collaborative Working
15 9 (13.24%) J2SE
15 9 (13.24%) TIBCO
15 9 (13.24%) Rendezvous
16 8 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 8 (11.76%) Concurrent Programming
16 8 (11.76%) Degree

FIX Connectivity
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Postilion
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.88%) LAN
2 4 (5.88%) WAN
3 3 (4.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) Big Data
2 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.47%) KDB
3 1 (1.47%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.47%) NuGet
General
1 38 (55.88%) Finance
2 28 (41.18%) Banking
3 18 (26.47%) Investment Banking
4 13 (19.12%) Front Office
5 4 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 35 (51.47%) Developer
2 24 (35.29%) Java Developer
3 17 (25.00%) Analyst
4 10 (14.71%) FIX Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 9 (13.24%) Messaging Developer
5 9 (13.24%) Software Developer
6 8 (11.76%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 8 (11.76%) FIX Specialist
7 6 (8.82%) FIX Support Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) Support Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Market Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) Core Java Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Onboarding Specialist
9 3 (4.41%) Support Specialist
10 2 (2.94%) Electronic Trading Consultant
10 2 (2.94%) Integration Manager
10 2 (2.94%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (97.06%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (13.24%) J2SE
2 9 (13.24%) Rendezvous
3 5 (7.35%) XML
4 4 (5.88%) Middleware
5 3 (4.41%) QuickFIX
6 1 (1.47%) .NET
6 1 (1.47%) J2EE
6 1 (1.47%) LINQ
6 1 (1.47%) Spring
6 1 (1.47%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (1.47%) Web Services
6 1 (1.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.35%) Equities
2 8 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.35%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) Derivative
5 1 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.47%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.59%) Linux
1 14 (20.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.71%) Electronic Trading
2 17 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (22.06%) Low Latency
4 13 (19.12%) TDD
5 12 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 11 (16.18%) Asset Management
7 10 (14.71%) Multithreading
7 10 (14.71%) OO
8 9 (13.24%) Algorithmic Trading
8 9 (13.24%) Client Onboarding
8 9 (13.24%) Collaborative Working
8 9 (13.24%) Market Making
9 8 (11.76%) Concurrent Programming
10 7 (10.29%) Multithreaded Programming
10 7 (10.29%) Project Management
11 4 (5.88%) Time Management
12 3 (4.41%) API Integration
12 3 (4.41%) E-Commerce
12 3 (4.41%) Translating Business Requirements
12 3 (4.41%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 35 (51.47%) Java
2 4 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 4 (5.88%) SQL
3 3 (4.41%) Perl
4 1 (1.47%) C
4 1 (1.47%) C#
4 1 (1.47%) C++
4 1 (1.47%) Python
4 1 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (26.47%) MiFID
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Bloomberg
2 9 (13.24%) TIBCO
3 2 (2.94%) BT
3 2 (2.94%) Radianz
3 2 (2.94%) Reuters
4 1 (1.47%) Fidessa
4 1 (1.47%) Solace
4 1 (1.47%) Sybase