Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 277 453 381
Rank change year-on-year +176 -72 -101
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 102 139 254
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.66% 0.35% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.72% 0.95% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 114 203
Median daily rate £650 £550 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -15.38% +13.04%
10th Percentile £425 £475 £475
90th Percentile £794 £713 £838
England median daily rate £650 £550 £650
% change year-on-year +18.18% -15.38% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 5,926 14,663 17,508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.31% 36.65% 38.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,170 10,960 13,332
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £370 £375 £363
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 79 109
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +3.45% +24.29%
10th Percentile £25.23 £17.25 £19.25
90th Percentile £65.14 £80.50 £73.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.53 £41.52
% change year-on-year -21.41% +7.27% +3.79%

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for FIX Protocol in London

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing FIX Protocol in London.

Daily rate trend for FIX Protocol in London

FIX Protocol
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing FIX Protocol in London over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for FIX Protocol in London

FIX Protocol
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing FIX Protocol in London.

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 5 August 2020. 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 +117 18 £657 +31.30% 10
East London +43 1 - -
FIX Protocol
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 61 (59.80%) Java
2 53 (51.96%) Finance
3 50 (49.02%) Linux
4 40 (39.22%) Front Office
5 39 (38.24%) Banking
6 36 (35.29%) Multithreading
7 33 (32.35%) Low Latency
8 30 (29.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 29 (28.43%) Multithreaded Programming
10 28 (27.45%) Electronic Trading
11 26 (25.49%) QA
12 24 (23.53%) Test Automation
12 24 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
13 21 (20.59%) SQL
13 21 (20.59%) Oracle
14 20 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (19.61%) Problem-Solving
15 19 (18.63%) Investment Banking
16 18 (17.65%) Data Structures
16 18 (17.65%) Algorithmic Trading
17 16 (15.69%) Algorithms
18 15 (14.71%) Memory Management
19 14 (13.73%) Fixed Income
19 14 (13.73%) Python
20 13 (12.75%) Bloomberg
21 12 (11.76%) Performance Testing
21 12 (11.76%) Stress Testing
21 12 (11.76%) JMeter
21 12 (11.76%) Derivative

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 7 (6.86%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (2.94%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Front Arena
1 1 (0.98%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) AWS
2 2 (1.96%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (1.96%) PaaS
2 2 (1.96%) SaaS
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon Cognito
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon ECS
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.98%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.86%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (3.92%) Multicast
3 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.96%) LAN
4 2 (1.96%) WAN
5 1 (0.98%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.86%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.92%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.96%) MySQL
4 2 (1.96%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.98%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.98%) OLAP
5 1 (0.98%) OLTP
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.98%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (11.76%) JMeter
2 8 (7.84%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.86%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.88%) Selenium
5 5 (4.90%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.92%) JIRA
7 3 (2.94%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.94%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.96%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.96%) Gradle
8 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.98%) ERwin
9 1 (0.98%) JUnit
9 1 (0.98%) Maven
9 1 (0.98%) Postman
9 1 (0.98%) PowerDesigner
General
1 53 (51.96%) Finance
2 40 (39.22%) Front Office
3 39 (38.24%) Banking
4 19 (18.63%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.90%) Back Office
6 4 (3.92%) Prime Brokerage
7 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 54 (52.94%) Developer
2 42 (41.18%) Java Developer
3 22 (21.57%) Analyst
4 18 (17.65%) QA Analyst
5 13 (12.75%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 12 (11.76%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 12 (11.76%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Consultant
7 7 (6.86%) Financial Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Python Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Tester
10 4 (3.92%) Automation Tester
10 4 (3.92%) C++ Developer
10 4 (3.92%) FIX Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Java Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) Linux Developer
11 3 (2.94%) Java Automation Tester
11 3 (2.94%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) Spring
2 4 (3.92%) FpML
2 4 (3.92%) NumPy
2 4 (3.92%) Pandas
3 3 (2.94%) .NET
3 3 (2.94%) FIXML
3 3 (2.94%) Spring Boot
3 3 (2.94%) WPF
4 2 (1.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (1.96%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.96%) HTML
4 2 (1.96%) HTML5
4 2 (1.96%) JMS
4 2 (1.96%) Kafka
4 2 (1.96%) Middleware
4 2 (1.96%) React
4 2 (1.96%) Rendezvous
4 2 (1.96%) STL
4 2 (1.96%) Ultra Messaging
4 2 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (29.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 20 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (17.65%) Data Structures
4 16 (15.69%) Algorithms
5 14 (13.73%) Fixed Income
6 12 (11.76%) Derivative
7 10 (9.80%) Equities
7 10 (9.80%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (7.84%) Hedge funds
9 3 (2.94%) Swaptions
9 3 (2.94%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.96%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.98%) Clustering
11 1 (0.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.98%) TWAP
11 1 (0.98%) User Experience
11 1 (0.98%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 50 (49.02%) Linux
2 9 (8.82%) Unix
3 4 (3.92%) Windows
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (35.29%) Multithreading
2 33 (32.35%) Low Latency
3 29 (28.43%) Multithreaded Programming
4 28 (27.45%) Electronic Trading
5 24 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
5 24 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 20 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (19.61%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (17.65%) Algorithmic Trading
8 15 (14.71%) Memory Management
9 12 (11.76%) Performance Testing
9 12 (11.76%) Stress Testing
10 10 (9.80%) Workflow
11 9 (8.82%) TDD
12 7 (6.86%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (6.86%) OO
12 7 (6.86%) Software Engineering
13 6 (5.88%) API Testing
13 6 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 61 (59.80%) Java
2 21 (20.59%) SQL
3 14 (13.73%) Python
4 11 (10.78%) C++
5 6 (5.88%) C#
6 3 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.96%) Java 8
8 1 (0.98%) C
8 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.98%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (6.86%) Degree
2 5 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.94%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.96%) ISEB
4 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.98%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (25.49%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.98%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Docker
1 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (20.59%) Oracle
2 13 (12.75%) Bloomberg
3 11 (10.78%) ION Trading
4 8 (7.84%) HP
5 5 (4.90%) FXall
6 4 (3.92%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.92%) Solace
6 4 (3.92%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.94%) Fidessa
8 2 (1.96%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.98%) Charles River
9 1 (0.98%) Eze Castle Integration
9 1 (0.98%) MarketAxess
9 1 (0.98%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.98%) Portware
9 1 (0.98%) Reuters
9 1 (0.98%) StreamBase
9 1 (0.98%) SunGard
9 1 (0.98%) Tradeweb
9 1 (0.98%) VMware