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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 19 August 2022 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
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 386 374 283
Rank change year-on-year -12 -91 +176
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 208 169 94
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.52% 0.54% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.68% 1.53% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 139 76
10th Percentile £525 £475 £425
25th Percentile £575 £538 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £665 £650 £650
Median % change year-on-year +2.31% - +18.18%
75th Percentile £788 £769 £738
90th Percentile £875 £775 £794
England median daily rate £665 £675 £650
% change year-on-year -1.48% +3.85% +18.18%

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 12,395 11,047 5,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 31.15% 35.08% 37.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,367 8,237 4,041
10th Percentile £425 £400 £363
25th Percentile £506 £463 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £725 £650 £625
90th Percentile £800 £725 £713
England median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 31
10th Percentile £28.25 £17.28 £22.50
25th Percentile £39.00 £35.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate £55.24 £49.00 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.72% +5.38% -7.00%
75th Percentile £68.91 £67.81 £63.00
90th Percentile £76.84 £71.00 £69.50
England median hourly rate £60.00 £48.27 £45.00
% change year-on-year +24.31% +7.26% -0.55%

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 19 August 2022.

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 19 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -14 20 £600 +9.09% 22
South London -12 1 - -
FIX Protocol
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, 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.

1 124 (59.62%) Java
2 119 (57.21%) Front Office
3 118 (56.73%) Linux
4 114 (54.81%) Electronic Trading
5 88 (42.31%) Social Skills
6 85 (40.87%) Finance
7 84 (40.38%) SQL
8 80 (38.46%) Multithreading
9 75 (36.06%) Problem-Solving
10 71 (34.13%) Oracle
11 66 (31.73%) Low Latency
12 63 (30.29%) Analytical Skills
13 62 (29.81%) SQL Server
14 60 (28.85%) Python
15 59 (28.37%) Fixed Income
15 59 (28.37%) Algorithms
16 58 (27.88%) Banking
17 54 (25.96%) Multithreaded Programming
18 52 (25.00%) Event-Driven
18 52 (25.00%) Event-Driven Programming
19 51 (24.52%) Windows
19 51 (24.52%) ION Trading
20 46 (22.12%) Test Automation
21 45 (21.63%) Equities
22 43 (20.67%) ITRS Geneos
23 42 (20.19%) Unix
24 41 (19.71%) Algorithmic Trading
25 37 (17.79%) FIX Connectivity
25 37 (17.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
26 36 (17.31%) Workflow

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 26 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (2.88%) Confluence
3 5 (2.40%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.44%) Jetty
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.48%) MTS
Applications
1 8 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.37%) Fidessa
2 4 (1.92%) BondVision
3 2 (0.96%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.96%) RMDS
3 2 (0.96%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.48%) Bloomberg AIM
4 1 (0.48%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.48%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.92%) Power Platform
2 3 (1.44%) Azure
3 1 (0.48%) AWS
3 1 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 37 (17.79%) FIX Connectivity
2 27 (12.98%) Firewall
3 21 (10.10%) Multicast
4 3 (1.44%) FTP
5 2 (0.96%) LAN
5 2 (0.96%) SSL
5 2 (0.96%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.96%) VPN
5 2 (0.96%) WAN
6 1 (0.48%) HTTP
6 1 (0.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (29.81%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.69%) KDB
3 4 (1.92%) Power BI
4 2 (0.96%) Big Data
4 2 (0.96%) DB2
4 2 (0.96%) DB2 UDB
4 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.96%) Hazelcast
4 2 (0.96%) HBase
4 2 (0.96%) HSQLDB
4 2 (0.96%) Impala
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.96%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.48%) MySQL
5 1 (0.48%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 29 (13.94%) JUnit
2 24 (11.54%) JIRA
3 19 (9.13%) Maven
4 17 (8.17%) Git (software)
5 13 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 13 (6.25%) Gradle
5 13 (6.25%) IntelliJ
6 10 (4.81%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.37%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.37%) Mockito
8 4 (1.92%) Bitbucket Server
8 4 (1.92%) Introscope
8 4 (1.92%) Subversion
9 3 (1.44%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.44%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.96%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.96%) Concordion
10 2 (0.96%) Crucible
10 2 (0.96%) GitLab
11 1 (0.48%) Ranorex
General
1 119 (57.21%) Front Office
2 88 (42.31%) Social Skills
3 85 (40.87%) Finance
4 63 (30.29%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (27.88%) Banking
6 35 (16.83%) Investment Banking
7 7 (3.37%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.40%) Back Office
9 4 (1.92%) Retail
10 2 (0.96%) International Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.48%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.48%) Publishing
11 1 (0.48%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 106 (50.96%) Developer
2 89 (42.79%) Java Developer
3 58 (27.88%) Front Office Developer
4 42 (20.19%) Analyst
5 38 (18.27%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 38 (18.27%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 20 (9.62%) Applications Engineer
6 20 (9.62%) Support Analyst
7 19 (9.13%) Senior Developer
8 18 (8.65%) Senior Java Developer
9 16 (7.69%) Business Analyst
10 14 (6.73%) Electronic Trading Support
10 14 (6.73%) Production Support Analyst
11 10 (4.81%) .NET Developer
11 10 (4.81%) Applications Support
12 9 (4.33%) IT Analyst
13 8 (3.85%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
13 8 (3.85%) Business IT Analyst
13 8 (3.85%) IT Business Analyst
13 8 (3.85%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.54%) Rendezvous
2 16 (7.69%) .NET
3 12 (5.77%) REST
3 12 (5.77%) Spring
3 12 (5.77%) XML
4 10 (4.81%) JSON
4 10 (4.81%) Middleware
5 9 (4.33%) AngularJS
5 9 (4.33%) Kafka
6 7 (3.37%) SignalR
7 6 (2.88%) Protocol Buffers
7 6 (2.88%) Ultra Messaging
7 6 (2.88%) WebSockets
8 5 (2.40%) JMS
9 4 (1.92%) Spring Boot
10 3 (1.44%) JPA
10 3 (1.44%) React
11 2 (0.96%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (0.96%) JAX-RS
11 2 (0.96%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 59 (28.37%) Algorithms
1 59 (28.37%) Fixed Income
2 45 (21.63%) Equities
3 37 (17.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (11.06%) Derivative
5 15 (7.21%) SWIFT
6 10 (4.81%) TWAP
6 10 (4.81%) VWAP
7 6 (2.88%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.88%) User Experience
8 4 (1.92%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.96%) Wiki
11 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.48%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 118 (56.73%) Linux
2 51 (24.52%) Windows
3 42 (20.19%) Unix
4 20 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (54.81%) Electronic Trading
2 80 (38.46%) Multithreading
3 75 (36.06%) Problem-Solving
4 66 (31.73%) Low Latency
5 54 (25.96%) Multithreaded Programming
6 52 (25.00%) Event-Driven
6 52 (25.00%) Event-Driven Programming
7 46 (22.12%) Test Automation
8 41 (19.71%) Algorithmic Trading
9 36 (17.31%) Order Management
9 36 (17.31%) Workflow
10 33 (15.87%) Agile
11 31 (14.90%) Change Management
11 31 (14.90%) Incident Management
12 26 (12.50%) Migration
13 25 (12.02%) Capacity Management
13 25 (12.02%) Project Management
14 23 (11.06%) Basket Trading
14 23 (11.06%) High-Frequency Trading
15 22 (10.58%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 124 (59.62%) Java
2 84 (40.38%) SQL
3 60 (28.85%) Python
4 32 (15.38%) Perl
5 29 (13.94%) C++
6 22 (10.58%) C
7 10 (4.81%) C#
8 5 (2.40%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.92%) Bash
10 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (1.44%) CFA
2 3 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.48%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.90%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) EMIR
2 2 (0.96%) MiFID
3 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (0.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 43 (20.67%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.92%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (1.92%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.96%) Ansible
3 2 (0.96%) Kibana
4 1 (0.48%) Control-M
4 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 71 (34.13%) Oracle
2 51 (24.52%) ION Trading
3 32 (15.38%) Bloomberg
3 32 (15.38%) Sun
4 31 (14.90%) TIBCO
5 21 (10.10%) Azul
5 21 (10.10%) Red Hat
6 18 (8.65%) Reuters
7 16 (7.69%) Currenex
8 11 (5.29%) Sybase
9 9 (4.33%) Solace
10 8 (3.85%) Citrix
10 8 (3.85%) Splunk
11 7 (3.37%) Eze Castle Integration
12 5 (2.40%) CA
12 5 (2.40%) Google
13 4 (1.92%) HP
13 4 (1.92%) MarketAxess
14 3 (1.44%) ServiceNow
15 2 (0.96%) Atlassian