Period
to 15 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 15 December 2019 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
England > London
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 402 437 243
Rank change year-on-year +35 -194 +205
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 135 206 516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.44% 1.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.12% 1.13% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 158 416
London median daily rate £600 £615 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.36% +2.42% +9.09%
10th Percentile £475 £463 £434
90th Percentile £750 £738 £775
England median daily rate £600 £615 £600
% change year-on-year -2.36% +2.42% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.00 - -

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 London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 12,090 18,241 17,540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.01% 39.24% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,902 13,788 13,440
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £374 £350
90th Percentile £694 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £480 £470
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% +10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 81 100
London median hourly rate £47.83 £36.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.86% +24.14% -31.16%
10th Percentile £17.48 £24.11 £19.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £57.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for FIX Protocol in London

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FIX Protocol in London

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FIX Protocol in London over the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FIX Protocol in London

FIX Protocol
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing FIX Protocol in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for FIX Protocol in London

FIX Protocol
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 Protocol within the London region over the 6 months to 15 December 2019. 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 +34 44 £625 -3.85% 22
East London +38 2 £525 -23.02% 4
FIX Protocol
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 68 (50.37%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (47.41%) Finance
3 63 (46.67%) Java
4 52 (38.52%) Equities
5 50 (37.04%) Banking
6 45 (33.33%) Front Office
7 44 (32.59%) Low Latency
8 42 (31.11%) Electronic Trading
9 39 (28.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 38 (28.15%) SQL
11 30 (22.22%) Algorithmic Trading
12 29 (21.48%) C#
12 29 (21.48%) C++
13 28 (20.74%) Multithreading
14 27 (20.00%) Derivative
15 26 (19.26%) .NET
16 25 (18.52%) TDD
17 21 (15.56%) Unix
17 21 (15.56%) Linux
17 21 (15.56%) Test Automation
18 20 (14.81%) SQL Server
18 20 (14.81%) Fixed Income
19 19 (14.07%) RabbitMQ
20 18 (13.33%) Kafka
20 18 (13.33%) Investment Banking
20 18 (13.33%) Windows
20 18 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
21 17 (12.59%) Multithreaded Programming
21 17 (12.59%) Data Structures
21 17 (12.59%) SpecFlow

FIX Protocol
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 5 (3.70%) Confluence
2 4 (2.96%) SugarCRM
3 3 (2.22%) Apache
3 3 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.74%) Hyperledger
4 1 (0.74%) IIS
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) thinkFolio
2 2 (1.48%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (1.48%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.48%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.19%) GitHub
2 3 (2.22%) AWS
3 1 (0.74%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.11%) AMQP
2 14 (10.37%) Multicast
3 13 (9.63%) FIX Connectivity
4 8 (5.93%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.96%) Internet
6 3 (2.22%) SSL
6 3 (2.22%) VPN
7 1 (0.74%) Firewall
7 1 (0.74%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.74%) LAN
7 1 (0.74%) MPLS
7 1 (0.74%) SAN
7 1 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.85%) NoSQL
3 15 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (10.37%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.70%) KDB
7 4 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.48%) MySQL
8 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.74%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (12.59%) SpecFlow
2 15 (11.11%) NUnit
3 12 (8.89%) TeamCity
4 8 (5.93%) JIRA
5 7 (5.19%) Subversion
6 6 (4.44%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (4.44%) YourKit
7 5 (3.70%) Log4Net
8 3 (2.22%) Selenium
9 2 (1.48%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.48%) JMeter
9 2 (1.48%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (1.48%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.74%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.74%) MSI
10 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.74%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (47.41%) Finance
2 50 (37.04%) Banking
3 45 (33.33%) Front Office
4 18 (13.33%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.70%) Advertising
5 5 (3.70%) Back Office
6 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.74%) Billing
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (52.59%) Developer
2 37 (27.41%) Java Developer
3 22 (16.30%) Analyst
4 17 (12.59%) C# Developer
4 17 (12.59%) Senior Developer
5 16 (11.85%) .NET Developer
5 16 (11.85%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (11.11%) F# Developer
6 15 (11.11%) NoSQL Developer
7 14 (10.37%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 14 (10.37%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 8 (5.93%) FIX Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) Java Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) Applications Support
10 6 (4.44%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Quantitative Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Unix Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.26%) .NET
2 19 (14.07%) RabbitMQ
3 18 (13.33%) Kafka
4 16 (11.85%) Apache Avro
5 15 (11.11%) Middleware
5 15 (11.11%) Protocol Buffers
5 15 (11.11%) Reactive Extensions
6 12 (8.89%) AngularJS
7 9 (6.67%) .NET Framework
7 9 (6.67%) ASP.NET
8 8 (5.93%) HTML
9 7 (5.19%) CSS
10 6 (4.44%) WCF
10 6 (4.44%) WPF
11 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (3.70%) JSON
11 5 (3.70%) LINQ
11 5 (3.70%) Task Parallel Library
11 5 (3.70%) WinForms
11 5 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (38.52%) Equities
2 39 (28.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 27 (20.00%) Derivative
4 20 (14.81%) Fixed Income
5 18 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (12.59%) Data Structures
7 14 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (7.41%) SWIFT
9 7 (5.19%) Algorithms
10 6 (4.44%) Hedge funds
11 5 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.48%) OTC Derivatives
13 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
13 1 (0.74%) Eurex
13 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.74%) Replication
13 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (0.74%) User Experience
13 1 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.56%) Linux
1 21 (15.56%) Unix
2 18 (13.33%) Windows
3 11 (8.15%) Solaris
4 3 (2.22%) Windows NT
5 2 (1.48%) CentOS
5 2 (1.48%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.74%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (50.37%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (32.59%) Low Latency
3 42 (31.11%) Electronic Trading
4 30 (22.22%) Algorithmic Trading
5 28 (20.74%) Multithreading
6 25 (18.52%) TDD
7 21 (15.56%) Test Automation
8 17 (12.59%) Multithreaded Programming
9 16 (11.85%) OO
10 15 (11.11%) CQRS
10 15 (11.11%) Functional Programming
10 15 (11.11%) Proprietary Trading
11 13 (9.63%) Fintech
11 13 (9.63%) Memory Management
12 12 (8.89%) Project Management
13 10 (7.41%) Financial Modelling
13 10 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (6.67%) Problem Management
14 9 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 63 (46.67%) Java
2 38 (28.15%) SQL
3 29 (21.48%) C#
3 29 (21.48%) C++
4 16 (11.85%) Python
5 15 (11.11%) F#
6 11 (8.15%) Perl
7 10 (7.41%) JavaScript
8 9 (6.67%) Shell Script
9 6 (4.44%) PHP
10 4 (2.96%) AWK
10 4 (2.96%) C-shell
10 4 (2.96%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.22%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.48%) PHP 5
12 2 (1.48%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (3.70%) Degree
2 3 (2.22%) HNC
2 3 (2.22%) HND
3 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) MiFID
2 7 (5.19%) QA
3 4 (2.96%) EMIR
4 1 (0.74%) GDPR
4 1 (0.74%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.74%) Docker
1 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.74%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.48%) BladeLogic
1 2 (1.48%) Control-M
2 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.74%) Packer
2 1 (0.74%) Puppet
2 1 (0.74%) SCOM
2 1 (0.74%) Terraform
2 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (11.11%) Oracle
2 13 (9.63%) Solace
2 13 (9.63%) Sybase
3 7 (5.19%) Sun
4 4 (2.96%) Charles River
5 3 (2.22%) ION Trading
5 3 (2.22%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.22%) Splunk
5 3 (2.22%) Tableau
6 2 (1.48%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.48%) Radianz
7 1 (0.74%) CommVault
7 1 (0.74%) CQG
7 1 (0.74%) Dell
7 1 (0.74%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.74%) McAfee
7 1 (0.74%) Reuters
7 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.74%) VMware