Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 339 314 338
Rank change year-on-year -25 +24 -23
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 313 280 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.68% 0.70% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.87% 2.00% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 221 238
London median daily rate £675 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £413
90th Percentile £850 £738 £700
England median daily rate £675 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £52.50 -
England median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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 16,694 13,975 14,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.25% 35.15% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,782 10,452 10,774
London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +5.71%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £631
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 86 69
London median hourly rate £41.41 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.98% +12.50% +35.59%
10th Percentile £20.75 £20.04 £18.72
90th Percentile £57.50 £57.50 £58.00
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +5.81% +10.71%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +6 122 £700 +16.67% 30
East London -17 3 £600 -7.69%
FIX Protocol
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, 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.

1 166 (53.04%) Java
2 161 (51.44%) Finance
3 132 (42.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 131 (41.85%) Electronic Trading
5 128 (40.89%) Front Office
6 104 (33.23%) Banking
7 100 (31.95%) Low Latency
8 93 (29.71%) Linux
9 75 (23.96%) Unix
10 65 (20.77%) Multithreading
11 61 (19.49%) Equities
12 54 (17.25%) SQL
12 54 (17.25%) Algorithmic Trading
13 50 (15.97%) TIBCO
14 46 (14.70%) Java 8
15 44 (14.06%) C#
16 41 (13.10%) KDB
17 39 (12.46%) Investment Banking
18 37 (11.82%) ION Trading
18 37 (11.82%) Fixed Income
19 35 (11.18%) Python
19 35 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
20 33 (10.54%) TDD
20 33 (10.54%) C++
20 33 (10.54%) Sybase
21 31 (9.90%) Degree
21 31 (9.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 30 (9.58%) ION MarketView
22 30 (9.58%) Computer Science
23 28 (8.95%) 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 5 (1.60%) Apache Spark
1 5 (1.60%) MQSeries
2 4 (1.28%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.32%) Confluence
5 1 (0.32%) IIS
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (9.58%) ION MarketView
2 7 (2.24%) RMDS
3 2 (0.64%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.64%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.64%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.32%) Global One
4 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.32%) Minerva
4 1 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.32%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.32%) GitHub
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.32%) npm
2 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.32%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.31%) FIX Connectivity
2 12 (3.83%) Firewall
3 10 (3.19%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.60%) AMQP
4 5 (1.60%) Multicast
5 4 (1.28%) tcpdump
6 3 (0.96%) LAN
6 3 (0.96%) WAN
7 2 (0.64%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.32%) BGP
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.32%) NX-OS
8 1 (0.32%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.10%) KDB
2 26 (8.31%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.88%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.56%) Blockchain
5 7 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.92%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.96%) Big Data
8 3 (0.96%) DB2
8 3 (0.96%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.32%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.32%) MySQL
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (5.43%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.83%) Maven
3 10 (3.19%) NUnit
4 9 (2.88%) JIRA
5 6 (1.92%) Subversion
6 5 (1.60%) Mocha
6 5 (1.60%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.28%) Moq
7 4 (1.28%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.28%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.96%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.96%) Robot Framework
8 3 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.64%) GDB
9 2 (0.64%) Gradle
9 2 (0.64%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.32%) FxCop
10 1 (0.32%) Liquibase
10 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 161 (51.44%) Finance
2 128 (40.89%) Front Office
3 104 (33.23%) Banking
4 39 (12.46%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.19%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.92%) Back Office
7 2 (0.64%) Advertising
7 2 (0.64%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 194 (61.98%) Developer
2 141 (45.05%) Java Developer
3 77 (24.60%) Senior Developer
4 66 (21.09%) Senior Java Developer
5 45 (14.38%) Analyst
6 43 (13.74%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 41 (13.10%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 37 (11.82%) Front Office Developer
9 34 (10.86%) C# Developer
10 27 (8.63%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 24 (7.67%) Support Analyst
12 19 (6.07%) Business Analyst
13 15 (4.79%) Applications Support
14 13 (4.15%) FIX Analyst
14 13 (4.15%) FIX Specialist
15 11 (3.51%) Applications Support Analyst
15 11 (3.51%) Senior C# Developer
15 11 (3.51%) Support Specialist
16 10 (3.19%) C++ Developer
16 10 (3.19%) Messaging Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.31%) TIBCO EMS
2 25 (7.99%) .NET
3 19 (6.07%) Java Concurrency
3 19 (6.07%) Rendezvous
4 17 (5.43%) Middleware
5 15 (4.79%) JMS
6 10 (3.19%) Kafka
6 10 (3.19%) Ultra Messaging
6 10 (3.19%) WPF
7 9 (2.88%) React
7 9 (2.88%) XML
8 7 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (2.24%) Spring
8 7 (2.24%) WinForms
9 6 (1.92%) FpML
9 6 (1.92%) Protocol Buffers
10 5 (1.60%) Apache Avro
10 5 (1.60%) HTML
10 5 (1.60%) NancyFx
10 5 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 132 (42.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 61 (19.49%) Equities
3 37 (11.82%) Fixed Income
4 30 (9.58%) Computer Science
5 28 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (7.99%) Hedge funds
7 24 (7.67%) Derivative
8 22 (7.03%) Algorithms
9 9 (2.88%) Fintech
10 8 (2.56%) Data Structures
11 7 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (2.24%) VWAP
12 6 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 3 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.96%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.96%) SWIFT
14 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
15 1 (0.32%) Grid Computing
15 1 (0.32%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 93 (29.71%) Linux
2 75 (23.96%) Unix
3 31 (9.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (8.95%) Windows
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (41.85%) Electronic Trading
2 100 (31.95%) Low Latency
3 65 (20.77%) Multithreading
4 54 (17.25%) Algorithmic Trading
5 35 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (10.54%) TDD
7 28 (8.95%) Integration Testing
8 26 (8.31%) Deployment Automation
9 25 (7.99%) Test Automation
10 19 (6.07%) E-Commerce
10 19 (6.07%) Market Making
10 19 (6.07%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (5.75%) Concurrent Programming
12 17 (5.43%) Asset Management
13 15 (4.79%) Multithreaded Programming
14 14 (4.47%) High Availability
14 14 (4.47%) OO
15 12 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (3.51%) Incident Management
16 11 (3.51%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 166 (53.04%) Java
2 54 (17.25%) SQL
3 46 (14.70%) Java 8
4 44 (14.06%) C#
5 35 (11.18%) Python
6 33 (10.54%) C++
7 22 (7.03%) Perl
8 14 (4.47%) C
9 10 (3.19%) JavaScript
10 9 (2.88%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.60%) Haskell
11 5 (1.60%) Scala
11 5 (1.60%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.28%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.64%) PHP
13 2 (0.64%) Tcl
14 1 (0.32%) AWK
14 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.32%) Ruby
14 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (9.90%) Degree
2 19 (6.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.32%) CCNP
3 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.32%) CISSP
3 1 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.99%) MiFID
2 13 (4.15%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.60%) Docker
2 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.60%) Control-M
2 3 (0.96%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (0.64%) Ansible
3 2 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 50 (15.97%) TIBCO
2 37 (11.82%) ION Trading
3 33 (10.54%) Sybase
4 27 (8.63%) Bloomberg
5 24 (7.67%) Fidessa
6 18 (5.75%) Oracle
7 16 (5.11%) Reuters
8 15 (4.79%) Charles River
9 8 (2.56%) Microsoft
10 7 (2.24%) Currenex
11 6 (1.92%) FXall
12 5 (1.60%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.60%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.60%) Solace
13 4 (1.28%) Typemock
14 3 (0.96%) CA
14 3 (0.96%) IBM
14 3 (0.96%) Remedy
14 3 (0.96%) ServiceNow
15 2 (0.64%) Calypso