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 3 months to 29 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.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 133 119
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.039% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.17% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -3.88% +16.12%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 521 572 591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.62% 22.07% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 333 353
Median daily rate £370 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
Median hourly rate £52.17 £18.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.24% -58.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Concurrent Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit

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 1 (50.00%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (50.00%) Linux Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JDBC
1 1 (50.00%) JMS
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Concurrent Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Reuters