Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 398 353
Rank change year-on-year +148 -45 -27
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 478 201 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.03% 0.48% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.80% 1.36% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 176 184
London median daily rate £625 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £788 £700 £688
England median daily rate £625 £550 £600
% change year-on-year +13.64% -8.33% +9.09%
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 17,060 14,795 14,252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.58% 35.60% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,210 11,046 10,680
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £306
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 76 94
London median hourly rate £31.38 £45.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.28% +17.65% +9.29%
10th Percentile £20.75 £20.67 £16.36
90th Percentile £47.83 £73.75 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 +68 158 £675 +17.39% 38
East London -5 6 £600 +9.09% 2
South London - 1 £563 -
FIX Protocol
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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.

1 263 (55.02%) Java
2 240 (50.21%) Finance
3 195 (40.79%) Electronic Trading
4 185 (38.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 181 (37.87%) Banking
6 160 (33.47%) Front Office
7 143 (29.92%) Unix
8 141 (29.50%) Linux
9 121 (25.31%) Low Latency
10 117 (24.48%) SQL
11 108 (22.59%) Equities
12 99 (20.71%) Multithreading
13 84 (17.57%) TIBCO
14 82 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
15 77 (16.11%) Algorithmic Trading
16 69 (14.44%) Investment Banking
16 69 (14.44%) MiFID
17 67 (14.02%) Python
18 60 (12.55%) C#
18 60 (12.55%) Derivative
19 58 (12.13%) TDD
19 58 (12.13%) KDB
20 57 (11.92%) C++
20 57 (11.92%) Windows
20 57 (11.92%) FIX Connectivity
21 55 (11.51%) SQL Server
22 52 (10.88%) Sybase
22 52 (10.88%) Oracle
23 51 (10.67%) Bloomberg
24 49 (10.25%) 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 (3.14%) WebSphere
2 11 (2.30%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.88%) IIS
4 8 (1.67%) Oracle Coherence
4 8 (1.67%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.46%) GemFire
6 6 (1.26%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.63%) Confluence
7 3 (0.63%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.21%) Apache
8 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.21%) JBoss
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 36 (7.53%) ION MarketView
2 22 (4.60%) RMDS
3 4 (0.84%) MetaTrader
3 4 (0.84%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.63%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.42%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.42%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.21%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.05%) GitHub
1 5 (1.05%) npm
2 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (11.92%) FIX Connectivity
2 28 (5.86%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.51%) Firewall
4 6 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.05%) AMQP
5 5 (1.05%) LAN
5 5 (1.05%) WAN
6 4 (0.84%) tcpdump
7 3 (0.63%) SMTP
8 2 (0.42%) HTTP
8 2 (0.42%) SSL
9 1 (0.21%) FTP
9 1 (0.21%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (12.13%) KDB
2 55 (11.51%) SQL Server
3 20 (4.18%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.51%) Blockchain
4 12 (2.51%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.88%) MySQL
6 8 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.46%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.26%) Big Data
9 5 (1.05%) Jackrabbit
9 5 (1.05%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.84%) DB2
10 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.42%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 34 (7.11%) Git (software)
2 18 (3.77%) JIRA
3 17 (3.56%) Maven
4 16 (3.35%) Subversion
5 12 (2.51%) TeamCity
6 11 (2.30%) Visual Studio
7 10 (2.09%) Eclipse
7 10 (2.09%) IntelliJ
7 10 (2.09%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.88%) Gradle
8 9 (1.88%) NUnit
9 5 (1.05%) Mocha
9 5 (1.05%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.84%) Travis CI
11 3 (0.63%) JUnit
11 3 (0.63%) Moq
11 3 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.42%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.42%) ReSharper
12 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 240 (50.21%) Finance
2 181 (37.87%) Banking
3 160 (33.47%) Front Office
4 69 (14.44%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.97%) Financial Institution
6 18 (3.77%) Back Office
7 4 (0.84%) Legal
8 2 (0.42%) Retail
9 1 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 285 (59.62%) Developer
2 195 (40.79%) Java Developer
3 102 (21.34%) Senior Developer
4 82 (17.15%) Senior Java Developer
5 72 (15.06%) Analyst
6 50 (10.46%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 45 (9.41%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 43 (9.00%) Front Office Developer
9 39 (8.16%) C# Developer
10 35 (7.32%) Support Analyst
11 23 (4.81%) FIX Specialist
12 21 (4.39%) Business Analyst
12 21 (4.39%) C++ Developer
13 20 (4.18%) Low Latency Java Developer
14 19 (3.97%) Applications Support
15 16 (3.35%) Applications Support Analyst
15 16 (3.35%) FIX Analyst
15 16 (3.35%) Messaging Developer
16 15 (3.14%) Pricing Developer
17 12 (2.51%) Java Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.16%) TIBCO EMS
1 39 (8.16%) XML
2 35 (7.32%) .NET
3 33 (6.90%) Rendezvous
4 24 (5.02%) JMS
4 24 (5.02%) Spring
5 21 (4.39%) FpML
5 21 (4.39%) HTML
5 21 (4.39%) Java Concurrency
6 20 (4.18%) Middleware
7 18 (3.77%) HTML5
8 16 (3.35%) Ultra Messaging
9 13 (2.72%) WebSockets
10 12 (2.51%) RESTful
11 10 (2.09%) WebSphere MQ
12 9 (1.88%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.88%) J2EE
12 9 (1.88%) Kafka
12 9 (1.88%) WinForms
13 8 (1.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 185 (38.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 108 (22.59%) Equities
3 60 (12.55%) Derivative
4 49 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (10.04%) Fixed Income
6 34 (7.11%) Computer Science
7 20 (4.18%) Algorithms
8 16 (3.35%) Hedge funds
9 15 (3.14%) Data Structures
10 11 (2.30%) VWAP
11 10 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.67%) Fintech
12 8 (1.67%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.67%) SWIFT
13 4 (0.84%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (0.63%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.63%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
15 2 (0.42%) Analytical Mindset
15 2 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 143 (29.92%) Unix
2 141 (29.50%) Linux
3 57 (11.92%) Windows
4 37 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.84%) CoreOS
5 4 (0.84%) Solaris
6 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (40.79%) Electronic Trading
2 121 (25.31%) Low Latency
3 99 (20.71%) Multithreading
4 82 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (16.11%) Algorithmic Trading
6 58 (12.13%) TDD
7 38 (7.95%) Test Automation
8 37 (7.74%) Integration Testing
9 35 (7.32%) Market Making
10 33 (6.90%) Asset Management
11 32 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (6.69%) OO
12 31 (6.49%) Client Onboarding
13 30 (6.28%) Concurrent Programming
14 27 (5.65%) E-Commerce
14 27 (5.65%) Multithreaded Programming
15 25 (5.23%) Mathematics
15 25 (5.23%) Performance Tuning
16 23 (4.81%) DevOps
17 18 (3.77%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 263 (55.02%) Java
2 117 (24.48%) SQL
3 67 (14.02%) Python
4 60 (12.55%) C#
5 57 (11.92%) C++
6 42 (8.79%) Perl
7 23 (4.81%) C
8 22 (4.60%) JavaScript
9 15 (3.14%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.72%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.30%) Haskell
12 9 (1.88%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.46%) Tcl
13 7 (1.46%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.26%) Scala
15 5 (1.05%) Groovy
15 5 (1.05%) Ruby
16 3 (0.63%) PHP
17 2 (0.42%) C-shell
17 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (9.21%) Degree
2 25 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.05%) PMP
4 1 (0.21%) CISSP
4 1 (0.21%) ISEB
4 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (14.44%) MiFID
2 23 (4.81%) QA
3 3 (0.63%) EMIR
3 3 (0.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 16 (3.35%) Docker
2 5 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.84%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.63%) MOM
3 1 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 84 (17.57%) TIBCO
2 52 (10.88%) Oracle
2 52 (10.88%) Sybase
3 51 (10.67%) Bloomberg
4 47 (9.83%) ION Trading
5 33 (6.90%) Reuters
6 24 (5.02%) Fidessa
7 23 (4.81%) Charles River
8 22 (4.60%) Microsoft
9 21 (4.39%) Currenex
10 20 (4.18%) FXall
11 17 (3.56%) Solace
12 11 (2.30%) Atlassian
13 8 (1.67%) IBM
14 5 (1.05%) VMware
15 4 (0.84%) Citrix
15 4 (0.84%) CQG
15 4 (0.84%) Fiserv
15 4 (0.84%) Red Hat
15 4 (0.84%) SunGard