Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 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.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 393 267 443
Rank change year-on-year -126 +176 -91
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 248 457 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.54% 1.02% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 2.75% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 364 152
London median daily rate £625 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% - -
10th Percentile £475 £425 £401
90th Percentile £775 £750 £675
England median daily rate £625 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 18,175 16,634 15,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.35% 36.98% 34.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,657 12,622 11,565
London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 90 68
London median hourly rate £43.50 £30.38 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.21% -28.53% +23.19%
10th Percentile £19.42 £18.45 £19.00
90th Percentile £72.41 £50.00 £82.93
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.24%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 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
Central London -58 86 £625 +13.64% 40
South London -21 4 £550 -2.22% 1
East London -25 3 £682 +9.12% 2
FIX Protocol
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 London region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 160 (64.52%) Java
2 128 (51.61%) Front Office
3 118 (47.58%) Finance
4 95 (38.31%) Low Latency
5 78 (31.45%) Equities
6 76 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (30.65%) Banking
7 72 (29.03%) Multithreading
8 71 (28.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 65 (26.21%) SQL
10 59 (23.79%) Java 8
11 56 (22.58%) Electronic Trading
12 53 (21.37%) Algorithmic Trading
13 52 (20.97%) Linux
14 48 (19.35%) Fixed Income
15 47 (18.95%) Investment Banking
16 40 (16.13%) Unix
17 37 (14.92%) XML
18 36 (14.52%) OO
19 34 (13.71%) TDD
20 33 (13.31%) SQL Server
21 32 (12.90%) Relational Database
22 31 (12.50%) Derivative
22 31 (12.50%) Git (software)
23 30 (12.10%) JSON
23 30 (12.10%) JMS
24 29 (11.69%) C#
25 27 (10.89%) C++
26 24 (9.68%) Data Modelling
26 24 (9.68%) Subversion

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 15 (6.05%) Apache Spark
2 10 (4.03%) JBoss
3 9 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (3.63%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.82%) MQSeries
5 6 (2.42%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.02%) Apache
6 5 (2.02%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.61%) Confluence
7 4 (1.61%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.42%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.21%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) npm
3 1 (0.40%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.06%) FIX Connectivity
2 5 (2.02%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.40%) AMQP
3 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.31%) SQL Server
2 32 (12.90%) Relational Database
3 23 (9.27%) MongoDB
4 15 (6.05%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.84%) KDB
6 11 (4.44%) Hadoop
7 9 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.63%) Impala
8 7 (2.82%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.42%) DB2
9 6 (2.42%) MySQL
10 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.61%) Big Data
12 3 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.81%) Kdb+
14 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
14 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 31 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 24 (9.68%) Subversion
3 22 (8.87%) Maven
4 9 (3.63%) JIRA
5 8 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.82%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.42%) IntelliJ
7 6 (2.42%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.02%) JUnit
8 5 (2.02%) Selenium
8 5 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.61%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.61%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.61%) Robot Framework
10 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.81%) Moq
11 2 (0.81%) NUnit
11 2 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.81%) SpecFlow
General
1 128 (51.61%) Front Office
2 118 (47.58%) Finance
3 76 (30.65%) Banking
4 47 (18.95%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.03%) Back Office
6 8 (3.23%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.42%) Advertising
7 6 (2.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 171 (68.95%) Developer
2 115 (46.37%) Java Developer
3 49 (19.76%) Senior Developer
4 33 (13.31%) Senior Java Developer
5 31 (12.50%) Front Office Developer
6 28 (11.29%) Analyst
7 24 (9.68%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 20 (8.06%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 17 (6.85%) C# Developer
10 14 (5.65%) C++ Developer
11 12 (4.84%) Business Analyst
12 9 (3.63%) Data Modeller
13 8 (3.23%) Applications Support
13 8 (3.23%) Low Latency Java Developer
13 8 (3.23%) Support Analyst
14 6 (2.42%) Python Developer
14 6 (2.42%) Senior Data Modeller
15 5 (2.02%) .NET Developer
15 5 (2.02%) FIX Analyst
16 4 (1.61%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.92%) XML
2 30 (12.10%) JMS
2 30 (12.10%) JSON
3 19 (7.66%) FpML
3 19 (7.66%) Middleware
3 19 (7.66%) Spring
4 16 (6.45%) HTML
5 13 (5.24%) REST
6 12 (4.84%) .NET
7 11 (4.44%) Hibernate
8 10 (4.03%) Java EE
8 10 (4.03%) SOAP
9 9 (3.63%) Akka
9 9 (3.63%) HTML5
9 9 (3.63%) J2EE
9 9 (3.63%) JSON Schema
9 9 (3.63%) Ultra Messaging
9 9 (3.63%) Web Services
9 9 (3.63%) XSD
10 8 (3.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 78 (31.45%) Equities
2 71 (28.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 48 (19.35%) Fixed Income
4 31 (12.50%) Derivative
5 18 (7.26%) Algorithms
6 16 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (5.24%) Hedge funds
8 12 (4.84%) Computer Science
9 11 (4.44%) Fintech
10 10 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (4.03%) Reference Data
11 8 (3.23%) Data Structures
11 8 (3.23%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (2.42%) N-Tier
12 6 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (2.02%) Grid Computing
13 5 (2.02%) SWIFT
14 4 (1.61%) Client/Server
14 4 (1.61%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.97%) Linux
2 40 (16.13%) Unix
3 10 (4.03%) Windows
4 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (38.31%) Low Latency
2 76 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (29.03%) Multithreading
4 56 (22.58%) Electronic Trading
5 53 (21.37%) Algorithmic Trading
6 36 (14.52%) OO
7 34 (13.71%) TDD
8 24 (9.68%) Data Modelling
8 24 (9.68%) SDLC
8 24 (9.68%) Test Automation
9 23 (9.27%) Concurrent Programming
10 20 (8.06%) Scrum
10 20 (8.06%) SOA
11 19 (7.66%) Integration Testing
11 19 (7.66%) Technical Analysis
12 18 (7.26%) Risk Management
13 16 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (6.05%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 160 (64.52%) Java
2 65 (26.21%) SQL
3 59 (23.79%) Java 8
4 29 (11.69%) C#
5 27 (10.89%) C++
6 21 (8.47%) Python
7 17 (6.85%) Shell Script
8 15 (6.05%) Scala
9 13 (5.24%) JavaScript
10 12 (4.84%) Perl
11 8 (3.23%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.61%) ANSI SQL
13 3 (1.21%) C
13 3 (1.21%) VBA
14 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.81%) VBScript
15 1 (0.40%) ES6
15 1 (0.40%) Haskell
15 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (3.63%) Degree
2 3 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.84%) MiFID
2 11 (4.44%) QA
3 5 (2.02%) EMIR
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.02%) Ansible
1 5 (2.02%) Control-M
1 5 (2.02%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.81%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.81%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (8.87%) Sybase
2 20 (8.06%) Oracle
2 20 (8.06%) TIBCO
3 15 (6.05%) Fidessa
4 13 (5.24%) Tableau
5 9 (3.63%) Cloudera
6 8 (3.23%) ION Trading
7 7 (2.82%) Charles River
7 7 (2.82%) Currenex
8 6 (2.42%) Solace
9 5 (2.02%) Bloomberg
9 5 (2.02%) F5
9 5 (2.02%) Microsoft
10 4 (1.61%) Sun
11 3 (1.21%) DevExpress
11 3 (1.21%) Informatica
11 3 (1.21%) Reuters
12 2 (0.81%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.81%) Tradeweb
12 2 (0.81%) Typemock