Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 450 259 419
Rank change year-on-year -191 +160 -53
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 176 484 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 1.04% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 2.84% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 397 177
London median daily rate £625 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £475 £438 £425
90th Percentile £738 £775 £700
England median daily rate £625 £600 £550
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -8.33%
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 17,154 17,071 14,904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.62% 36.73% 35.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,914 13,187 11,131
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £494 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 98 78
London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -22.22% +18.42%
10th Percentile £24.79 £20.75 £20.80
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £64.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -110 48 £663 +1.92% 26
South London 0 4 £550 -2.22%
East London -37 2 £682 +13.67%
FIX Protocol
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 104 (59.09%) Java
2 82 (46.59%) Front Office
3 78 (44.32%) Finance
4 69 (39.20%) Banking
5 63 (35.80%) Equities
6 62 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (33.52%) Low Latency
8 47 (26.70%) SQL
9 44 (25.00%) Investment Banking
10 42 (23.86%) Multithreading
11 41 (23.30%) Electronic Trading
12 40 (22.73%) Linux
13 36 (20.45%) Algorithmic Trading
14 35 (19.89%) Java 8
15 34 (19.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 34 (19.32%) Fixed Income
16 30 (17.05%) Unix
17 29 (16.48%) Git (software)
18 28 (15.91%) SQL Server
19 25 (14.20%) Scrum
20 24 (13.64%) C#
21 23 (13.07%) OO
21 23 (13.07%) Relational Database
22 22 (12.50%) XML
22 22 (12.50%) C++
22 22 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
23 21 (11.93%) Subversion
24 20 (11.36%) Derivative
24 20 (11.36%) JSON
24 20 (11.36%) Integration Testing

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 11 (6.25%) Apache Spark
2 7 (3.98%) JBoss
3 4 (2.27%) Apache
3 4 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.27%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.70%) Confluence
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.41%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.52%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.57%) AMQP
2 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.07%) Relational Database
3 17 (9.66%) NoSQL
4 15 (8.52%) MongoDB
5 10 (5.68%) DB2
6 9 (5.11%) RDBMS
7 8 (4.55%) Hadoop
8 6 (3.41%) Impala
8 6 (3.41%) KDB
8 6 (3.41%) MySQL
9 5 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.70%) Big Data
10 3 (1.70%) Kdb+
11 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (16.48%) Git (software)
2 21 (11.93%) Subversion
3 15 (8.52%) Maven
4 8 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.41%) IntelliJ
6 5 (2.84%) Robot Framework
7 4 (2.27%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.70%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.70%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.70%) JIRA
8 3 (1.70%) JUnit
8 3 (1.70%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.14%) Ant
9 2 (1.14%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.57%) Selenium
10 1 (0.57%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.57%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 82 (46.59%) Front Office
2 78 (44.32%) Finance
3 69 (39.20%) Banking
4 44 (25.00%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.98%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.41%) Back Office
7 4 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 127 (72.16%) Developer
2 78 (44.32%) Java Developer
3 26 (14.77%) Senior Developer
4 15 (8.52%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 15 (8.52%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (7.95%) C# Developer
5 14 (7.95%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 9 (5.11%) Analyst
6 9 (5.11%) C++ Developer
6 9 (5.11%) Front Office Developer
7 7 (3.98%) Applications Support
7 7 (3.98%) Node.js Developer
8 6 (3.41%) Data Modeller
8 6 (3.41%) NoSQL Developer
8 6 (3.41%) Support Analyst
9 5 (2.84%) .NET Developer
9 5 (2.84%) Senior Data Modeller
10 4 (2.27%) Fidessa Developer
10 4 (2.27%) Python Developer
10 4 (2.27%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.50%) XML
2 20 (11.36%) JSON
2 20 (11.36%) Middleware
3 19 (10.80%) FpML
3 19 (10.80%) JMS
4 14 (7.95%) .NET
4 14 (7.95%) RESTful
5 13 (7.39%) HTML
6 11 (6.25%) Mongoose
6 11 (6.25%) Node.js
7 10 (5.68%) Spring
8 9 (5.11%) Express
8 9 (5.11%) HTML5
8 9 (5.11%) lodash
8 9 (5.11%) Underscore.js
9 7 (3.98%) AngularJS
9 7 (3.98%) Rendezvous
9 7 (3.98%) WCF
9 7 (3.98%) WPF
10 6 (3.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 63 (35.80%) Equities
2 34 (19.32%) Fixed Income
2 34 (19.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 20 (11.36%) Derivative
4 16 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (9.09%) Hedge funds
5 14 (7.95%) Algorithms
6 11 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (3.98%) Reference Data
8 6 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.84%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.84%) N-Tier
10 4 (2.27%) Grid Computing
11 3 (1.70%) Fintech
12 2 (1.14%) Cloud Native
12 2 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (1.14%) Market Risk
12 2 (1.14%) User Experience
12 2 (1.14%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 40 (22.73%) Linux
2 30 (17.05%) Unix
3 12 (6.82%) Windows
4 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (33.52%) Low Latency
3 42 (23.86%) Multithreading
4 41 (23.30%) Electronic Trading
5 36 (20.45%) Algorithmic Trading
6 25 (14.20%) Scrum
7 23 (13.07%) OO
8 22 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (11.36%) Integration Testing
9 20 (11.36%) SOA
10 17 (9.66%) SDLC
10 17 (9.66%) Technical Analysis
11 16 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (9.09%) Data Modelling
11 16 (9.09%) Test Scripting
12 15 (8.52%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (8.52%) Test Automation
13 14 (7.95%) TDD
13 14 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (7.39%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (59.09%) Java
2 47 (26.70%) SQL
3 35 (19.89%) Java 8
4 24 (13.64%) C#
5 22 (12.50%) C++
6 17 (9.66%) JavaScript
7 12 (6.82%) Python
8 10 (5.68%) Perl
8 10 (5.68%) Scala
9 9 (5.11%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.84%) C
11 4 (2.27%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.70%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.57%) AWK
13 1 (0.57%) C-shell
13 1 (0.57%) F#
13 1 (0.57%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 3 (1.70%) Degree
1 3 (1.70%) Sun Certification
2 1 (0.57%) PhD
2 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.98%) MiFID
2 6 (3.41%) QA
3 4 (2.27%) EMIR
4 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.55%) Docker
2 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.84%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (10.80%) Fidessa
2 17 (9.66%) Sybase
2 17 (9.66%) TIBCO
3 16 (9.09%) Oracle
4 9 (5.11%) Tableau
5 8 (4.55%) ION Trading
5 8 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.41%) Cloudera
6 6 (3.41%) DevExpress
7 5 (2.84%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.70%) Informatica
8 3 (1.70%) Splunk
9 2 (1.14%) Currenex
9 2 (1.14%) IBM
9 2 (1.14%) Reuters
9 2 (1.14%) Solace
9 2 (1.14%) Sun
9 2 (1.14%) Tradeweb
10 1 (0.57%) Cadence
10 1 (0.57%) Telerik