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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 271 294 254
Rank change year-on-year +23 -40  
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 138 146 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.71% 0.65% 0.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.03% 2.04% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 120 127
Median daily rate £600 £600 £585
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £398 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -3.88% +16.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 6798 7159 6427
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.75% 31.90% 30.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5065 5371 4647
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 28 27
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +82.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £21.37 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -11 28 £625 +13.63% 19
Canary Wharf -2 3 £650 -7.20%
Docklands, London - 2 £600 -
Westminster - 1 £400 -
FIX Protocol
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 137 (53.73%) Finance
2 113 (44.31%) Java
3 106 (41.57%) Linux
4 95 (37.25%) Banking
5 87 (34.12%) Electronic Trading
6 83 (32.55%) Equities
7 81 (31.76%) Low Latency
8 76 (29.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 75 (29.41%) Front Office
10 71 (27.84%) Multithreading
11 68 (26.67%) C++
12 66 (25.88%) Fixed Income
13 63 (24.71%) Investment Banking
14 55 (21.57%) SQL
15 54 (21.18%) Unix
16 51 (20.00%) KDB
17 46 (18.04%) Derivative
18 45 (17.65%) OO
19 43 (16.86%) Oracle
20 38 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
21 37 (14.51%) SQL Server
22 36 (14.12%) XML
23 32 (12.55%) C#
23 32 (12.55%) MiFID
24 31 (12.16%) ION Trading
25 29 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
26 28 (10.98%) Reuters
27 26 (10.20%) JUnit
27 26 (10.20%) Computer Science
28 23 (9.02%) QA

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 14 (5.49%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (3.14%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.96%) Confluence
4 4 (1.57%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (1.57%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.18%) GemFire
6 2 (0.78%) Apache Qpid
6 2 (0.78%) Lightstreamer
6 2 (0.78%) WebORB
7 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.39%) MTS
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (7.84%) RMDS
2 12 (4.71%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.57%) Minerva
3 4 (1.57%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (1.18%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.39%) BondVision
5 1 (0.39%) Eikon
5 1 (0.39%) Global One
5 1 (0.39%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.39%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.57%) Amazon Kinesis
1 4 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.78%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.84%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.14%) Wireshark
3 5 (1.96%) FIX Connectivity
4 4 (1.57%) Internet
4 4 (1.57%) Multicast
5 2 (0.78%) Extranet
5 2 (0.78%) Firewall
5 2 (0.78%) NGN
5 2 (0.78%) SSL
5 2 (0.78%) VPN
6 1 (0.39%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (20.00%) KDB
2 37 (14.51%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.49%) Kdb+
4 13 (5.10%) Tick Data
5 11 (4.31%) Oracle Database
6 10 (3.92%) Big Data
6 10 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (3.14%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.35%) DB2
8 6 (2.35%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.57%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (1.57%) MySQL
10 3 (1.18%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 26 (10.20%) JUnit
2 12 (4.71%) Maven
3 7 (2.75%) Subversion
4 6 (2.35%) Eclipse
4 6 (2.35%) JIRA
5 4 (1.57%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.57%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.18%) EasyMock
6 3 (1.18%) Hudson
7 2 (0.78%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.78%) Mockito
8 1 (0.39%) Ant
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.39%) ERwin
8 1 (0.39%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.39%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.39%) Selenium
8 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.39%) TestRail
General
1 137 (53.73%) Finance
2 95 (37.25%) Banking
3 75 (29.41%) Front Office
4 63 (24.71%) Investment Banking
5 17 (6.67%) Financial Institution
6 10 (3.92%) Back Office
7 9 (3.53%) Publishing
8 2 (0.78%) French Language
8 2 (0.78%) Legal
8 2 (0.78%) Retail
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (60.78%) Developer
2 78 (30.59%) Java Developer
3 53 (20.78%) Analyst
4 43 (16.86%) C++ Developer
5 28 (10.98%) Business Analyst
6 25 (9.80%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 22 (8.63%) Linux Developer
8 21 (8.24%) Support Analyst
9 19 (7.45%) FIX Analyst
10 18 (7.06%) Senior Developer
11 16 (6.27%) Architect
12 15 (5.88%) FIX Business Analyst
12 15 (5.88%) Low Latency C++ Developer
12 15 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
13 14 (5.49%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 13 (5.10%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 11 (4.31%) C# Developer
15 11 (4.31%) Development Manager
15 11 (4.31%) Java Development Manager
16 10 (3.92%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.12%) XML
2 23 (9.02%) FpML
3 21 (8.24%) Rendezvous
4 20 (7.84%) .NET
5 19 (7.45%) Spring
6 13 (5.10%) JMS
7 12 (4.71%) HTML
8 11 (4.31%) XSLT
9 8 (3.14%) Hibernate
9 8 (3.14%) HTML5
9 8 (3.14%) Middleware
9 8 (3.14%) Spring Integration
10 7 (2.75%) XSD
11 6 (2.35%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.35%) Kafka
11 6 (2.35%) WCF
12 5 (1.96%) jQuery
12 5 (1.96%) SOAP
12 5 (1.96%) ZeroMQ
13 4 (1.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 83 (32.55%) Equities
2 76 (29.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 66 (25.88%) Fixed Income
4 46 (18.04%) Derivative
5 29 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (10.20%) Computer Science
7 17 (6.67%) Algorithms
8 15 (5.88%) Fintech
9 12 (4.71%) Data Structures
10 8 (3.14%) OTC Derivatives
11 7 (2.75%) Reference Data
12 5 (1.96%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.57%) Credit Derivative
13 4 (1.57%) SWIFT
13 4 (1.57%) Taxonomies
14 3 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
14 3 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.78%) Contract for Difference
15 2 (0.78%) DTCC
15 2 (0.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 106 (41.57%) Linux
2 54 (21.18%) Unix
3 18 (7.06%) Windows
4 2 (0.78%) Solaris
5 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (34.12%) Electronic Trading
2 81 (31.76%) Low Latency
3 71 (27.84%) Multithreading
4 45 (17.65%) OO
5 38 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (7.84%) Workflow
7 19 (7.45%) Analytics
8 18 (7.06%) Algorithmic Trading
8 18 (7.06%) Risk Management
8 18 (7.06%) Scrum
8 18 (7.06%) SDLC
8 18 (7.06%) TDD
9 15 (5.88%) Project Management
9 15 (5.88%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 14 (5.49%) Change Management
11 13 (5.10%) Business Analysis
11 13 (5.10%) Mentoring
11 13 (5.10%) OOP
12 12 (4.71%) Market Making
13 11 (4.31%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 113 (44.31%) Java
2 68 (26.67%) C++
3 55 (21.57%) SQL
4 32 (12.55%) C#
5 20 (7.84%) Shell Script
6 18 (7.06%) Python
7 10 (3.92%) Perl
8 9 (3.53%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.96%) C
9 5 (1.96%) Scala
10 4 (1.57%) MATLAB
10 4 (1.57%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.57%) Tcl
11 2 (0.78%) PHP
12 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.39%) VBA
12 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (9.02%) Degree
2 5 (1.96%) PMI Certification
2 5 (1.96%) PMP
3 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.39%) HND
3 1 (0.39%) ISEB
3 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.39%) MCP
3 1 (0.39%) MCSE
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.55%) MiFID
2 23 (9.02%) QA
3 6 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.35%) SLA
4 5 (1.96%) EMIR
5 3 (1.18%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.39%) PMO
7 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (16.86%) Oracle
2 31 (12.16%) ION Trading
3 28 (10.98%) Reuters
4 23 (9.02%) TIBCO
5 22 (8.63%) Sybase
6 18 (7.06%) Bloomberg
7 16 (6.27%) Microsoft
8 13 (5.10%) Fidessa
9 4 (1.57%) Adobe
9 4 (1.57%) Google
9 4 (1.57%) IBM
9 4 (1.57%) Murex
10 3 (1.18%) FXall
10 3 (1.18%) SimCorp
11 2 (0.78%) Greenplum
11 2 (0.78%) Informatica
11 2 (0.78%) Solace
12 1 (0.39%) HP
12 1 (0.39%) Remedy
12 1 (0.39%) SunGard
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