Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a FIX Analyst was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

FIX Analyst
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 888 883
Rank change year-on-year +25 -5 -32
Contract jobs requiring a FIX Analyst 21 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.010% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.011% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 17
UK median daily rate £550 £540 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +20.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £375 £413 £413
90th Percentile £650 £675 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

FIX Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured FIX Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FIX Analyst in the UK

FIX Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FIX Analyst in the UK

FIX Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FIX Analyst over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FIX Analyst in the UK

FIX Analyst
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FIX Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
England +25 21 £550 +1.85% 7
London -21 21 £550 +1.85% 7

FIX Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, FIX Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring FIX Analyst in the job title.

1 20 (95.24%) FIX Protocol
2 13 (61.90%) Unix
3 10 (47.62%) Linux
3 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 10 (47.62%) Equities
4 9 (42.86%) Finance
4 9 (42.86%) FIX Connectivity
5 8 (38.10%) Banking
6 7 (33.33%) MiFID
6 7 (33.33%) Front Office
7 6 (28.57%) Low Latency
8 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (23.81%) Project Management
8 5 (23.81%) XML
8 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
8 5 (23.81%) Investment Banking
9 4 (19.05%) Hedge funds
9 4 (19.05%) LAN
9 4 (19.05%) WAN
9 4 (19.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (19.05%) Middleware
9 4 (19.05%) Bloomberg
9 4 (19.05%) Financial Institution
9 4 (19.05%) Time Management
9 4 (19.05%) Degree
10 3 (14.29%) Client Onboarding
10 3 (14.29%) SSL
10 3 (14.29%) Fidessa
10 3 (14.29%) Windows
10 3 (14.29%) QA

FIX Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (4.76%) MetaTrader
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) FIX Connectivity
2 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 4 (19.05%) LAN
3 4 (19.05%) WAN
4 3 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Blockchain
1 1 (4.76%) KDB
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 7 (33.33%) Front Office
4 5 (23.81%) Investment Banking
5 4 (19.05%) Financial Institution
6 1 (4.76%) Back Office
6 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (95.24%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (23.81%) XML
3 4 (19.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Equities
2 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (19.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (19.05%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.76%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (4.76%) Derivative
4 1 (4.76%) Fintech
4 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
4 1 (4.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Unix
2 10 (47.62%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Low Latency
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) Time Management
4 3 (14.29%) Client Onboarding
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) Algorithmic Trading
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Strategic Thinking
6 1 (4.76%) System Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) Bourne shell
3 1 (4.76%) C-shell
3 1 (4.76%) Korn
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) MiFID
2 3 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Bloomberg
2 3 (14.29%) Fidessa
3 1 (4.76%) Currenex
3 1 (4.76%) FXall
3 1 (4.76%) ION Trading
3 1 (4.76%) Tradeweb