The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
England / North West
Rank 130 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.038% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £338 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £450 £381
% change year-on-year -3.88% +18.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FIX Protocol 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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 812 1019 815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.22% 26.55% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 679 498
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for FIX Protocol in the North West

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FIX Protocol in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for FIX Protocol in the North West

FIX Protocol
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 1 £338 -
FIX Protocol
England

FIX Protocol
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 North West region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) XML Messaging
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) Scala

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Scala