Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 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.

FIX Connectivity
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 609 556 610
Rank change year-on-year -53 +54 -28
Contract jobs citing FIX Connectivity 21 59 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.046% 0.13% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 1.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 51 7
London median daily rate £500 £575 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% -8.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £455 £475 £548
90th Percentile £675 £688 £676
England median daily rate £500 £575 £625
% change year-on-year -13.04% -8.00% +21.95%
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 5,297 5,119 6,220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.48% 11.37% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,672 3,467 4,114
London median daily rate £453 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +1.12% +11.11%
10th Percentile £200 £215 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 139 139
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +1.36% +2.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.15
90th Percentile £55.46 £47.75 £49.35
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FIX Connectivity in London

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing FIX Connectivity 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 London region with a requirement for FIX Connectivity.

1 20 (95.24%) FIX Protocol
2 17 (80.95%) Java
3 16 (76.19%) Front Office
4 12 (57.14%) Algorithmic Trading
5 10 (47.62%) Banking
5 10 (47.62%) Fidessa
6 9 (42.86%) Equities
7 7 (33.33%) Reference Data
7 7 (33.33%) Algorithms
8 6 (28.57%) Finance
9 5 (23.81%) Investment Banking
10 4 (19.05%) Multithreading
11 3 (14.29%) Low Latency
11 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (14.29%) TDD
11 3 (14.29%) Derivative
11 3 (14.29%) QA
11 3 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (14.29%) C#
11 3 (14.29%) SQL
11 3 (14.29%) .NET
11 3 (14.29%) OO
11 3 (14.29%) IntelliJ
12 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
12 2 (9.52%) Python
12 2 (9.52%) Unix
12 2 (9.52%) Linux
12 2 (9.52%) Perl
12 2 (9.52%) JMS
12 2 (9.52%) TIBCO

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) IntelliJ
2 2 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) Gradle
3 1 (4.76%) Maven
General
1 16 (76.19%) Front Office
2 10 (47.62%) Banking
3 6 (28.57%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Developer
2 13 (61.90%) Java Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Front Office Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Fidessa Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Fidessa Support
6 1 (4.76%) Fidessa Support Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
6 1 (4.76%) Support Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Support
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (95.24%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (9.52%) JMS
3 2 (9.52%) QuickFIX
3 2 (9.52%) Spring
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Equities
2 7 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 7 (33.33%) Reference Data
3 3 (14.29%) Derivative
3 3 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (9.52%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (9.52%) Hedge funds
5 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
5 1 (4.76%) TWAP
5 1 (4.76%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Algorithmic Trading
2 4 (19.05%) Multithreading
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 3 (14.29%) OO
3 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) API Development
4 2 (9.52%) BDD
4 2 (9.52%) Garbage Collection
4 2 (9.52%) Pair Programming
4 2 (9.52%) SDET
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Computational Finance
5 1 (4.76%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (4.76%) MVVM
5 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (4.76%) Quantitative Trading
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.52%) Java 8
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Fidessa
2 2 (9.52%) Bloomberg
2 2 (9.52%) TIBCO
2 2 (9.52%) Tradeweb
3 1 (4.76%) DevExpress
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Murex
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Sybase
3 1 (4.76%) Syncfusion
3 1 (4.76%) Telerik