Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 168 210
Rank change year-on-year -30 +42 -22
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 11 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.20% 0.16% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.69% 0.56% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Scotland median daily rate £595 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.18% +46.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £359 £525 £331
90th Percentile £641 £575 £409
UK median daily rate £625 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +13.64% -4.35% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 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 1,588 1,251 1,249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.90% 28.96% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 787 742
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% -5.33%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 16
Scotland median hourly rate £33.75 £43.39 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.53% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.52 £14.49 £13.75
90th Percentile £43.00 £48.71 £46.06
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -2.70%

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 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
Edinburgh -20 9 £595 +8.18%
Glasgow -22 2 £350 -
FIX Protocol
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 Scotland region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 9 (81.82%) Charles River
2 8 (72.73%) Finance
3 6 (54.55%) Asset Management
4 5 (45.45%) Markit EDM
5 4 (36.36%) Front Office
5 4 (36.36%) Fixed Income
5 4 (36.36%) Equities
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) thinkFolio
6 3 (27.27%) Time Management
6 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (18.18%) Hyperion
7 2 (18.18%) CODA
7 2 (18.18%) Bloomberg
7 2 (18.18%) OO
7 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
7 2 (18.18%) Java
7 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) J2EE
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle
7 2 (18.18%) JUnit
7 2 (18.18%) XML
7 2 (18.18%) XSLT
7 2 (18.18%) Concur
7 2 (18.18%) Accounts Payable
7 2 (18.18%) JSON
7 2 (18.18%) MiFID
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (18.18%) Hibernate

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:

Business Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Markit EDM
2 4 (36.36%) thinkFolio
3 2 (18.18%) HFM
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
2 1 (9.09%) Gradle
2 1 (9.09%) JProfiler
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Front Office
3 2 (18.18%) Billing
3 2 (18.18%) General Ledger
4 1 (9.09%) Advertising
4 1 (9.09%) Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
1 5 (45.45%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Applications Support
3 3 (27.27%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Charles River Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Charles River Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Charles River Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Front Office Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Ajax
1 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
1 2 (18.18%) J2EE
1 2 (18.18%) JPA
1 2 (18.18%) jQuery
1 2 (18.18%) JSON
1 2 (18.18%) Spring
1 2 (18.18%) XML
1 2 (18.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Equities
1 4 (36.36%) Fixed Income
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Asset Management
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Time Management
4 2 (18.18%) Accounts Payable
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
4 2 (18.18%) Line Management
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (9.09%) RAD
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) MiFID
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Charles River
2 2 (18.18%) Bloomberg
2 2 (18.18%) CODA
2 2 (18.18%) Concur
2 2 (18.18%) Hyperion
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Perforce