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 3 months to 26 June 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.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 266 336 269
Rank change year-on-year +70 -67  
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 167 82 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.80% 0.38% 0.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.25% 1.18% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 78 148
Median daily rate £593 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.04% +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £658 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -7.55% +16.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FIX Protocol is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 7432 6937 7308
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.80% 32.45% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5525 5323 5305
Median daily rate £476 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 49
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +77.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £16.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £190.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing FIX Protocol as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +18 42 £550 - 25
Canary Wharf - 4 £700 -
Docklands, London - 2 £600 -
Bromley - 1 £575 -
Westminster - 1 £400 -
FIX Protocol
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FIX Protocol 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 Protocol.

1 166 (54.07%) Java
2 165 (53.75%) Finance
3 116 (37.79%) Electronic Trading
4 112 (36.48%) Front Office
5 106 (34.53%) Low Latency
6 102 (33.22%) Linux
7 99 (32.25%) Banking
8 92 (29.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 82 (26.71%) Equities
10 79 (25.73%) Multithreading
11 77 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
12 61 (19.87%) SQL
13 59 (19.22%) Investment Banking
14 58 (18.89%) Oracle
14 58 (18.89%) Unix
14 58 (18.89%) KDB
15 57 (18.57%) Fixed Income
16 49 (15.96%) TIBCO
16 49 (15.96%) OO
17 48 (15.64%) MiFID
18 47 (15.31%) C++
19 45 (14.66%) Risk Management
20 39 (12.70%) Financial Institution
21 38 (12.38%) JMS
21 38 (12.38%) Maven
22 37 (12.05%) Derivative
23 36 (11.73%) SQL Server
24 35 (11.40%) XML
25 34 (11.07%) Degree
26 33 (10.75%) Sybase

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 19 (6.19%) Oracle Workflow
2 11 (3.58%) Confluence
3 10 (3.26%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.28%) Oracle Coherence
4 7 (2.28%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.30%) GemFire
5 4 (1.30%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.65%) Apache Qpid
6 2 (0.65%) Lightstreamer
6 2 (0.65%) WebORB
6 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.33%) MTS
Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (5.86%) RMDS
2 15 (4.89%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.30%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (0.98%) Minerva
4 3 (0.98%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.65%) Global One
5 2 (0.65%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.65%) Postilion
5 2 (0.65%) SunGard Martini
6 1 (0.33%) BondVision
6 1 (0.33%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.33%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.30%) Amazon Kinesis
2 4 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.65%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.14%) TCP/IP
2 19 (6.19%) FIX Connectivity
3 8 (2.61%) Firewall
4 7 (2.28%) SSL
5 5 (1.63%) Internet
5 5 (1.63%) Wireshark
6 4 (1.30%) Multicast
7 2 (0.65%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (18.89%) KDB
2 36 (11.73%) SQL Server
3 26 (8.47%) Relational Database
4 20 (6.51%) Kdb+
5 9 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.61%) Big Data
7 7 (2.28%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.95%) MariaDB
9 5 (1.63%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.63%) Tick Data
10 4 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.98%) DB2
11 3 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.65%) InterSystems Cache
12 2 (0.65%) MySQL
12 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 38 (12.38%) Maven
2 28 (9.12%) Subversion
3 26 (8.47%) Git (software)
4 23 (7.49%) JUnit
5 21 (6.84%) TeamCity
6 18 (5.86%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (4.23%) JIRA
8 10 (3.26%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.95%) IntelliJ
10 4 (1.30%) EasyMock
10 4 (1.30%) Gradle
10 4 (1.30%) Robot Framework
10 4 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.30%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.98%) Hudson
12 2 (0.65%) Ant
12 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.33%) ERwin
13 1 (0.33%) XMLSpy
General
1 165 (53.75%) Finance
2 112 (36.48%) Front Office
3 99 (32.25%) Banking
4 59 (19.22%) Investment Banking
5 39 (12.70%) Financial Institution
6 13 (4.23%) Back Office
7 2 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) French Language
8 1 (0.33%) Retail
8 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 192 (62.54%) Developer
2 114 (37.13%) Java Developer
3 52 (16.94%) Analyst
4 30 (9.77%) Business Analyst
5 26 (8.47%) Senior Developer
6 25 (8.14%) C++ Developer
7 22 (7.17%) KDB Developer
8 21 (6.84%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 20 (6.51%) Senior Java Developer
10 19 (6.19%) FIX Analyst
11 15 (4.89%) FIX Business Analyst
12 13 (4.23%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 13 (4.23%) Financial Analyst
12 13 (4.23%) Low Latency Java Developer
13 12 (3.91%) C# Developer
13 12 (3.91%) Front Office Developer
13 12 (3.91%) Low Latency C++ Developer
13 12 (3.91%) Service Analyst
14 11 (3.58%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 11 (3.58%) Java Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.38%) JMS
2 35 (11.40%) XML
3 32 (10.42%) Spring
4 24 (7.82%) HTML
4 24 (7.82%) Ultra Messaging
5 23 (7.49%) HTML5
6 21 (6.84%) FpML
6 21 (6.84%) Rendezvous
7 18 (5.86%) .NET
8 15 (4.89%) Hibernate
9 13 (4.23%) CSS
10 12 (3.91%) Middleware
11 10 (3.26%) Spring Integration
12 9 (2.93%) SOAP
13 8 (2.61%) MAPI
13 8 (2.61%) XSLT
14 7 (2.28%) Java SE
14 7 (2.28%) Web Services
15 6 (1.95%) .NET Framework
15 6 (1.95%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 92 (29.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 82 (26.71%) Equities
3 57 (18.57%) Fixed Income
4 37 (12.05%) Derivative
5 31 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (7.82%) Computer Science
7 13 (4.23%) Fintech
8 11 (3.58%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (3.26%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.63%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.63%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.63%) OTC Derivatives
11 4 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.30%) Reference Data
11 4 (1.30%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.98%) Contract for Difference
12 3 (0.98%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.65%) TWAP
13 2 (0.65%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 102 (33.22%) Linux
2 58 (18.89%) Unix
3 18 (5.86%) Windows
4 6 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.98%) CentOS
6 2 (0.65%) Solaris
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (37.79%) Electronic Trading
2 106 (34.53%) Low Latency
3 79 (25.73%) Multithreading
4 77 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (15.96%) OO
6 45 (14.66%) Risk Management
7 31 (10.10%) Algorithmic Trading
8 29 (9.45%) Scrum
8 29 (9.45%) SDLC
9 27 (8.79%) Workflow
10 22 (7.17%) Test Automation
11 20 (6.51%) Analytics
11 20 (6.51%) Project Management
11 20 (6.51%) TDD
12 18 (5.86%) Test Strategy
13 17 (5.54%) Change Management
14 16 (5.21%) Collateral Management
14 16 (5.21%) Market Making
14 16 (5.21%) Ultra-Low Latency
15 15 (4.89%) High-Frequency Trading
Programming Languages
1 166 (54.07%) Java
2 61 (19.87%) SQL
3 47 (15.31%) C++
4 30 (9.77%) Bash Shell
5 28 (9.12%) C#
6 23 (7.49%) Python
7 22 (7.17%) Shell Script
8 16 (5.21%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.93%) C
10 6 (1.95%) Perl
11 5 (1.63%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.98%) Scala
13 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.65%) PHP
13 2 (0.65%) Tcl
14 1 (0.33%) Haskell
14 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (11.07%) Degree
2 8 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (2.61%) Master's Degree
3 5 (1.63%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.63%) PMP
4 2 (0.65%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (15.64%) MiFID
2 21 (6.84%) QA
3 7 (2.28%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.30%) EMIR
5 3 (0.98%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.33%) PMO
7 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.33%) Ansible
1 1 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (18.89%) Oracle
2 49 (15.96%) TIBCO
3 33 (10.75%) Sybase
4 31 (10.10%) ION Trading
5 27 (8.79%) Reuters
6 22 (7.17%) Bloomberg
7 20 (6.51%) Fidessa
8 19 (6.19%) Currenex
9 8 (2.61%) Microsoft
10 6 (1.95%) FXall
10 6 (1.95%) IBM
11 5 (1.63%) Murex
12 4 (1.30%) Adobe
12 4 (1.30%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.30%) Solace
13 3 (0.98%) SimCorp
13 3 (0.98%) SunGard
14 2 (0.65%) Calypso
14 2 (0.65%) Charles River
14 2 (0.65%) Sophis
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Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
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City, London
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Rate: £400 - £435 per day + none
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