The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for FIXML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FIXML over the 3 months to 28 June 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 Markup Language (FIXML)
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 418 430 431
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1  
Contract jobs citing FIXML 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.019% 0.018% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.054% 0.057% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £513 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.81% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £510
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FIXML 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 7474 7044 7223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.99% 32.45% 31.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5553 5408 5246
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 £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 27 49
Median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +77.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £16.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £190.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

FIXML
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing FIXML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for FIXML in London

FIXML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FIXML in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for FIXML in London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FIXML 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 FIXML.

1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 2 (50.00%) Equities
2 2 (50.00%) FpML
2 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) Markit EDM
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) Front Office
3 1 (25.00%) Back Office
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) MiFID

FIXML
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:

Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SSIS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) FpML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Equities
1 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Solaris
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) MiFID
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) GoldenSource
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle