Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 434 349
Rank change year-on-year +194 -85 -28
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 502 185 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.08% 0.41% 0.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.91% 1.19% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 162 221
London median daily rate £599 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.13% - -
10th Percentile £439 £421 £413
90th Percentile £775 £675 £700
England median daily rate £595 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +3.48% +4.55% -3.72%
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 17269 15562 15183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.10% 34.40% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13196 11655 11304
London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £308
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 72 92
London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £19.00 £19.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £57.44 £58.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +94 146 £625 +8.70% 23
East London - 9 £638 -
South London - 1 £563 - 1
FIX Protocol
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 265 (52.79%) Java
2 263 (52.39%) Finance
3 228 (45.42%) Banking
4 190 (37.85%) Electronic Trading
5 177 (35.26%) Front Office
6 153 (30.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 149 (29.68%) Unix
8 148 (29.48%) Linux
9 126 (25.10%) SQL
10 123 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
11 122 (24.30%) Equities
11 122 (24.30%) Low Latency
12 103 (20.52%) TIBCO
13 96 (19.12%) Multithreading
14 91 (18.13%) MiFID
15 90 (17.93%) Investment Banking
16 86 (17.13%) Derivative
17 75 (14.94%) Oracle
18 71 (14.14%) Sybase
19 65 (12.95%) KDB
19 65 (12.95%) FIX Connectivity
20 63 (12.55%) Algorithmic Trading
21 61 (12.15%) Python
22 60 (11.95%) C++
23 57 (11.35%) SQL Server
24 54 (10.76%) XML
25 48 (9.56%) C#
25 48 (9.56%) Fixed Income
25 48 (9.56%) Git (software)
26 46 (9.16%) Analytical Skills

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 (2.99%) WebSphere
2 14 (2.79%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.39%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.99%) Oracle Coherence
5 9 (1.79%) GemFire
5 9 (1.79%) IIS
5 9 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.60%) Confluence
6 3 (0.60%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.60%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.20%) Apache
7 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.20%) JBoss
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 32 (6.37%) ION MarketView
2 21 (4.18%) RMDS
3 5 (1.00%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (0.80%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.40%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.40%) Postilion
6 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.20%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.20%) npm
2 5 (1.00%) GitHub
3 4 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 65 (12.95%) FIX Connectivity
2 42 (8.37%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.99%) Firewall
4 6 (1.20%) SSL
5 5 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.00%) LAN
5 5 (1.00%) WAN
6 3 (0.60%) SMTP
7 2 (0.40%) HTTP
8 1 (0.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (12.95%) KDB
2 57 (11.35%) SQL Server
3 36 (7.17%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.59%) Blockchain
5 13 (2.59%) RDBMS
6 12 (2.39%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.19%) MySQL
8 9 (1.79%) Big Data
8 9 (1.79%) DB2
9 8 (1.59%) Kdb+
9 8 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.39%) MariaDB
11 6 (1.20%) Jackrabbit
12 5 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
15 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
16 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
16 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (9.56%) Git (software)
2 37 (7.37%) Subversion
3 34 (6.77%) Maven
4 26 (5.18%) TeamCity
5 21 (4.18%) JIRA
6 17 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (2.39%) Eclipse
7 12 (2.39%) IntelliJ
8 10 (1.99%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.79%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.39%) Gradle
11 6 (1.20%) Robot Framework
12 4 (0.80%) JUnit
12 4 (0.80%) Travis CI
13 2 (0.40%) CodeRush
13 2 (0.40%) GDB
13 2 (0.40%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.40%) ReSharper
13 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
General
1 263 (52.39%) Finance
2 228 (45.42%) Banking
3 177 (35.26%) Front Office
4 90 (17.93%) Investment Banking
5 43 (8.57%) Financial Institution
6 19 (3.78%) Back Office
7 3 (0.60%) Legal
8 2 (0.40%) Retail
9 1 (0.20%) French Language
9 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 292 (58.17%) Developer
2 190 (37.85%) Java Developer
3 87 (17.33%) Senior Developer
4 80 (15.94%) Analyst
5 68 (13.55%) Senior Java Developer
6 49 (9.76%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 40 (7.97%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 37 (7.37%) Front Office Developer
9 30 (5.98%) C# Developer
10 27 (5.38%) Support Analyst
11 24 (4.78%) Business Analyst
11 24 (4.78%) C++ Developer
12 21 (4.18%) FIX Analyst
12 21 (4.18%) FIX Specialist
13 20 (3.98%) KDB Developer
14 16 (3.19%) Pricing Developer
15 14 (2.79%) Software Developer
16 13 (2.59%) Java Pricing Developer
17 12 (2.39%) Consultant
17 12 (2.39%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (10.76%) XML
2 37 (7.37%) Rendezvous
2 37 (7.37%) TIBCO EMS
3 35 (6.97%) JMS
4 31 (6.18%) Ultra Messaging
5 30 (5.98%) HTML
6 29 (5.78%) Spring
7 27 (5.38%) HTML5
8 25 (4.98%) FpML
9 24 (4.78%) .NET
10 18 (3.59%) Middleware
11 17 (3.39%) Web Services
12 13 (2.59%) RESTful
13 12 (2.39%) WebSockets
14 11 (2.19%) AngularJS
14 11 (2.19%) REST
15 10 (1.99%) Hibernate
15 10 (1.99%) J2SE
15 10 (1.99%) Spring MVC
16 9 (1.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 153 (30.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 122 (24.30%) Equities
3 86 (17.13%) Derivative
4 48 (9.56%) Fixed Income
5 46 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (4.98%) Computer Science
7 18 (3.59%) Data Structures
8 15 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (2.59%) Fintech
9 13 (2.59%) Hedge funds
10 9 (1.79%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.59%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.39%) SWIFT
13 5 (1.00%) Credit Derivative
13 5 (1.00%) Equity Derivative
14 4 (0.80%) VWAP
15 3 (0.60%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.60%) Data Centre
16 2 (0.40%) OTC Derivatives
16 2 (0.40%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 149 (29.68%) Unix
2 148 (29.48%) Linux
3 46 (9.16%) Windows
4 30 (5.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.20%) Solaris
6 4 (0.80%) CoreOS
7 3 (0.60%) CentOS
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (37.85%) Electronic Trading
2 123 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (24.30%) Low Latency
4 96 (19.12%) Multithreading
5 63 (12.55%) Algorithmic Trading
6 41 (8.17%) Client Onboarding
7 40 (7.97%) TDD
8 38 (7.57%) Scrum
9 37 (7.37%) OO
10 36 (7.17%) Risk Management
11 35 (6.97%) Market Making
12 34 (6.77%) Integration Testing
12 34 (6.77%) Test Automation
13 32 (6.37%) Performance Tuning
14 30 (5.98%) Change Management
15 27 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (5.38%) E-Commerce
15 27 (5.38%) SDLC
16 25 (4.98%) Concurrent Programming
16 25 (4.98%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 265 (52.79%) Java
2 126 (25.10%) SQL
3 61 (12.15%) Python
4 60 (11.95%) C++
5 48 (9.56%) C#
6 41 (8.17%) Perl
7 31 (6.18%) JavaScript
8 21 (4.18%) Bash Shell
8 21 (4.18%) C
9 15 (2.99%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.59%) Haskell
10 13 (2.59%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.99%) Tcl
12 8 (1.59%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.20%) Scala
14 5 (1.00%) Ruby
15 4 (0.80%) Groovy
16 3 (0.60%) XPath
17 1 (0.20%) Bourne shell
17 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (8.37%) Degree
2 22 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.00%) PMP
5 1 (0.20%) ISEB
5 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (18.13%) MiFID
2 29 (5.78%) QA
3 3 (0.60%) EMIR
4 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.40%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.40%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 17 (3.39%) Docker
2 5 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (0.80%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.60%) MOM
3 2 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 103 (20.52%) TIBCO
2 75 (14.94%) Oracle
3 71 (14.14%) Sybase
4 45 (8.96%) ION Trading
5 41 (8.17%) Bloomberg
6 35 (6.97%) Currenex
7 29 (5.78%) Reuters
8 22 (4.38%) Fidessa
8 22 (4.38%) Microsoft
9 21 (4.18%) Solace
10 19 (3.78%) FXall
11 13 (2.59%) Charles River
12 12 (2.39%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.39%) IBM
14 5 (1.00%) SunGard
14 5 (1.00%) VMware
15 4 (0.80%) Citrix
15 4 (0.80%) CQG
15 4 (0.80%) Fiserv
15 4 (0.80%) Fixnetix