Period
to 21 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 21 February 2019 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 176 173 168
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 +29
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 8 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% 0.33% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.60% 1.30% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Scotland median daily rate £488 £327 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.08% -21.91% +39.58%
10th Percentile £394 £327 £374
90th Percentile £571 £327 £468
UK median daily rate £625 £650 £550
% change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 Scotland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,325 1,233 1,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.46% 25.10% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 756 710
Scotland median daily rate £421 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.86% +4.83% -3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £284 £263
90th Percentile £550 £513 £488
UK median daily rate £485 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +4.86% +8.82% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 16
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -50.52% +21.25%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.62 £16.18
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £41.85 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.61% - +3.90%

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing FIX Protocol as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for FIX Protocol in Scotland

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FIX Protocol in Scotland

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FIX Protocol in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FIX Protocol in Scotland

FIX Protocol
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 February 2019. 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
Edinburgh +2 4 - -
Glasgow - 4 £488 -
FIX Protocol
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) Legal
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Equities
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Kanban
4 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) Software Deployment
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (37.50%) DevOps
4 3 (37.50%) Coaching
4 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Task Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (25.00%) Epics
5 2 (25.00%) User Experience
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Spring Boot

FIX Protocol
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (25.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
1 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) Gradle
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) JUnit
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Legal
3 2 (25.00%) Advertising
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Front Office
3 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Derivatives Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Charles River Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Charles River Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Equity Derivatives Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) JDBC
2 2 (25.00%) JMS
2 2 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (25.00%) Spring Boot
3 1 (12.50%) LDAP
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Equities
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Derivative
2 2 (25.00%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (25.00%) SWIFT
2 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Coaching
2 3 (37.50%) DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (37.50%) Kanban
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Software Deployment
2 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Task Automation
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (25.00%) Epics
3 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Charles River
2 2 (25.00%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) IBM