Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 390 278 399
Rank change year-on-year -112 +121 -86
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 255 370 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.55% 0.88% 0.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.46% 2.43% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 269 198
London median daily rate £650 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% - -
10th Percentile £468 £425 £415
90th Percentile £841 £750 £700
England median daily rate £650 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +13.04% - -
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 17,457 15,199 14,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.85% 36.01% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,289 11,292 11,244
London median daily rate £513 £490 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.59% +5.95% +2.78%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 98 55
London median hourly rate £43.50 £38.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.26% +29.17% -
10th Percentile £20.03 £18.40 £19.00
90th Percentile £71.19 £53.94 £56.50
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.30% +8.67% +3.45%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -28 102 £650 +14.54% 43
East London -29 2 £700 +7.69% 1
FIX Protocol
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 156 (61.18%) Java
2 131 (51.37%) Front Office
3 125 (49.02%) Finance
4 95 (37.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 94 (36.86%) Low Latency
6 81 (31.76%) Electronic Trading
7 79 (30.98%) Banking
8 71 (27.84%) Multithreading
9 63 (24.71%) Equities
10 55 (21.57%) Unix
11 54 (21.18%) SQL
11 54 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
12 53 (20.78%) Linux
13 50 (19.61%) Java 8
14 46 (18.04%) Algorithmic Trading
15 39 (15.29%) Investment Banking
15 39 (15.29%) Fixed Income
16 37 (14.51%) Derivative
17 36 (14.12%) TIBCO
18 35 (13.73%) TDD
19 31 (12.16%) C#
20 28 (10.98%) OO
20 28 (10.98%) Concurrent Programming
21 27 (10.59%) Sybase
22 26 (10.20%) JMS
23 25 (9.80%) Python
23 25 (9.80%) Maven
23 25 (9.80%) Git (software)
24 24 (9.41%) SQL Server
25 22 (8.63%) C++

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 8 (3.14%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.75%) MQSeries
3 6 (2.35%) JBoss
3 6 (2.35%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.35%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.96%) Confluence
4 5 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (1.96%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.39%) Apache
6 1 (0.39%) Mongoose
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (1.57%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (6.27%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.57%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.78%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.39%) Global One
4 1 (0.39%) Minerva
4 1 (0.39%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.78%) npm
1 2 (0.78%) Yarn
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.45%) FIX Connectivity
2 8 (3.14%) Firewall
3 5 (1.96%) BIG-IP
4 4 (1.57%) Multicast
5 3 (1.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.78%) AMQP
7 1 (0.39%) BGP
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.39%) LAN
7 1 (0.39%) NX-OS
7 1 (0.39%) OSPF
7 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.63%) KDB
3 20 (7.84%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.71%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.75%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.96%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.57%) DB2
8 3 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.18%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.18%) Impala
8 3 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.78%) Big Data
9 2 (0.78%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.78%) MySQL
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.39%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 25 (9.80%) Git (software)
1 25 (9.80%) Maven
2 14 (5.49%) JIRA
2 14 (5.49%) Subversion
3 8 (3.14%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.14%) TeamCity
4 6 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.96%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.57%) NUnit
6 4 (1.57%) Robot Framework
6 4 (1.57%) Selenium
7 3 (1.18%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.18%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.18%) JUnit
7 3 (1.18%) Moq
7 3 (1.18%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.78%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 131 (51.37%) Front Office
2 125 (49.02%) Finance
3 79 (30.98%) Banking
4 39 (15.29%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.14%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.75%) Legal
7 6 (2.35%) Back Office
8 4 (1.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) French Language
9 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 165 (64.71%) Developer
2 123 (48.24%) Java Developer
3 59 (23.14%) Senior Developer
4 49 (19.22%) Senior Java Developer
5 42 (16.47%) Front Office Developer
6 40 (15.69%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 36 (14.12%) Analyst
8 34 (13.33%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 21 (8.24%) C# Developer
10 18 (7.06%) Business Analyst
11 13 (5.10%) Low Latency Java Developer
12 11 (4.31%) C++ Developer
12 11 (4.31%) Support Analyst
13 10 (3.92%) Applications Support
14 9 (3.53%) Consultant
15 8 (3.14%) FIX Analyst
16 7 (2.75%) Core Java Developer
16 7 (2.75%) Senior C# Developer
17 6 (2.35%) Fidessa Consultant
17 6 (2.35%) Fidessa Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.20%) JMS
2 21 (8.24%) XML
3 17 (6.67%) Middleware
4 16 (6.27%) Spring
5 15 (5.88%) JSON
6 14 (5.49%) REST
6 14 (5.49%) TIBCO EMS
7 13 (5.10%) .NET
8 12 (4.71%) Hibernate
8 12 (4.71%) Ultra Messaging
9 11 (4.31%) HTML
9 11 (4.31%) Rendezvous
10 10 (3.92%) J2EE
11 9 (3.53%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (3.53%) SOAP
11 9 (3.53%) WPF
12 8 (3.14%) Akka
12 8 (3.14%) HTML5
13 7 (2.75%) Kafka
13 7 (2.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 95 (37.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 63 (24.71%) Equities
3 39 (15.29%) Fixed Income
4 37 (14.51%) Derivative
5 18 (7.06%) Hedge funds
6 16 (6.27%) Fintech
7 12 (4.71%) Computer Science
8 11 (4.31%) Algorithms
8 11 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (4.31%) Equity Derivative
9 7 (2.75%) Data Structures
10 6 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (2.35%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 4 (1.57%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.57%) OTC Derivatives
12 4 (1.57%) Reference Data
13 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.78%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 55 (21.57%) Unix
2 53 (20.78%) Linux
3 15 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.53%) Windows
5 2 (0.78%) Solaris
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (36.86%) Low Latency
2 81 (31.76%) Electronic Trading
3 71 (27.84%) Multithreading
4 54 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (18.04%) Algorithmic Trading
6 35 (13.73%) TDD
7 28 (10.98%) Concurrent Programming
7 28 (10.98%) OO
8 22 (8.63%) Test Automation
9 18 (7.06%) E-Commerce
9 18 (7.06%) Integration Testing
9 18 (7.06%) Multithreaded Programming
10 16 (6.27%) Deployment Automation
11 15 (5.88%) Market Making
11 15 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
12 14 (5.49%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (5.49%) SDLC
12 14 (5.49%) Workflow
13 13 (5.10%) Risk Management
14 12 (4.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 156 (61.18%) Java
2 54 (21.18%) SQL
3 50 (19.61%) Java 8
4 31 (12.16%) C#
5 25 (9.80%) Python
6 22 (8.63%) C++
7 13 (5.10%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.71%) Shell Script
9 11 (4.31%) Perl
10 9 (3.53%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.35%) Scala
12 4 (1.57%) ANSI SQL
12 4 (1.57%) Haskell
13 3 (1.18%) C
13 3 (1.18%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.18%) VBA
14 2 (0.78%) ES6
14 2 (0.78%) Tcl
14 2 (0.78%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (5.88%) Degree
2 7 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.39%) CCNP
3 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.67%) MiFID
2 13 (5.10%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) EMIR
System Software
1 8 (3.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.14%) Control-M
2 5 (1.96%) Ansible
2 5 (1.96%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.18%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.78%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 36 (14.12%) TIBCO
2 27 (10.59%) Sybase
3 22 (8.63%) ION Trading
4 19 (7.45%) Oracle
5 18 (7.06%) Fidessa
6 11 (4.31%) Charles River
7 9 (3.53%) Bloomberg
8 8 (3.14%) Currenex
9 7 (2.75%) Microsoft
10 6 (2.35%) Reuters
10 6 (2.35%) Solace
11 5 (1.96%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.96%) F5
11 5 (1.96%) Tableau
12 3 (1.18%) CA
12 3 (1.18%) Cloudera
12 3 (1.18%) DevExpress
12 3 (1.18%) Remedy
12 3 (1.18%) Telerik
12 3 (1.18%) Typemock