Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 January 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
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 692 446 657
Rank change year-on-year -246 +211 -24
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 179 526 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.53% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 1.65% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 429 186
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £471 £386 £414
90th Percentile £750 £775 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £388 £406
% change year-on-year +12.58% -4.62% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 34,054 31,957 29,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.17% 32.08% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,974 22,787 20,664
UK median daily rate £480 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 332 335
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.10 £18.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +3.79% +4.58% +2.00%

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FIX Protocol over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing FIX Protocol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Top 5 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 January 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
London -182 170 £625 - 47
England -240 170 £625 - 51
UK excluding London -76 9 £436 +12.58% 8
Northern Ireland 0 5 £436 +9.06% 2
Scotland -23 4 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 106 (59.22%) Java
2 84 (46.93%) Finance
3 79 (44.13%) Front Office
4 66 (36.87%) Banking
5 65 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (34.64%) Equities
7 59 (32.96%) Low Latency
8 50 (27.93%) SQL
9 42 (23.46%) Investment Banking
10 41 (22.91%) Multithreading
10 41 (22.91%) Electronic Trading
10 41 (22.91%) Linux
11 35 (19.55%) Algorithmic Trading
11 35 (19.55%) Java 8
12 34 (18.99%) Fixed Income
13 33 (18.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 31 (17.32%) SQL Server
14 31 (17.32%) Unix
15 28 (15.64%) Scrum
15 28 (15.64%) Git (software)
16 24 (13.41%) XML
17 23 (12.85%) OO
17 23 (12.85%) C#
17 23 (12.85%) C++
18 22 (12.29%) Middleware
18 22 (12.29%) Relational Database
19 21 (11.73%) JMS
19 21 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
20 20 (11.17%) Derivative
20 20 (11.17%) Subversion

FIX Protocol
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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (6.15%) Apache Spark
2 7 (3.91%) JBoss
3 5 (2.79%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.23%) Apache
4 4 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.68%) Confluence
6 2 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.35%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.15%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.56%) AMQP
2 1 (0.56%) BIG-IP
2 1 (0.56%) FTP
2 1 (0.56%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.56%) SSL
2 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.32%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.29%) Relational Database
3 16 (8.94%) NoSQL
4 14 (7.82%) MongoDB
5 11 (6.15%) DB2
6 8 (4.47%) Hadoop
6 8 (4.47%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.35%) Impala
7 6 (3.35%) KDB
7 6 (3.35%) MySQL
8 5 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.68%) Big Data
9 3 (1.68%) Kdb+
10 1 (0.56%) DB2 UDB
10 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 28 (15.64%) Git (software)
2 20 (11.17%) Subversion
3 15 (8.38%) Maven
4 9 (5.03%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.35%) IntelliJ
6 5 (2.79%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.79%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.79%) JUnit
6 5 (2.79%) Robot Framework
7 4 (2.23%) JIRA
8 3 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.68%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.68%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.12%) Ant
9 2 (1.12%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.12%) Selenium
9 2 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 84 (46.93%) Finance
2 79 (44.13%) Front Office
3 66 (36.87%) Banking
4 42 (23.46%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.47%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.35%) Advertising
6 6 (3.35%) Back Office
7 2 (1.12%) Legal
8 1 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 126 (70.39%) Developer
2 79 (44.13%) Java Developer
3 24 (13.41%) Senior Developer
4 15 (8.38%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 15 (8.38%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 14 (7.82%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (6.70%) C# Developer
7 10 (5.59%) Analyst
8 9 (5.03%) C++ Developer
9 7 (3.91%) Applications Support
9 7 (3.91%) Node.js Developer
9 7 (3.91%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.35%) Data Modeller
10 6 (3.35%) Front Office Developer
10 6 (3.35%) NoSQL Developer
11 5 (2.79%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.79%) Core Java Developer
11 5 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.79%) Senior Data Modeller
12 4 (2.23%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.41%) XML
2 22 (12.29%) Middleware
3 21 (11.73%) JMS
4 19 (10.61%) JSON
5 18 (10.06%) FpML
6 14 (7.82%) .NET
6 14 (7.82%) RESTful
7 13 (7.26%) HTML
8 11 (6.15%) Spring
9 10 (5.59%) Mongoose
9 10 (5.59%) Node.js
10 9 (5.03%) Express
10 9 (5.03%) HTML5
10 9 (5.03%) lodash
10 9 (5.03%) Underscore.js
11 8 (4.47%) AngularJS
11 8 (4.47%) Rendezvous
12 7 (3.91%) WCF
13 6 (3.35%) WPF
13 6 (3.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 62 (34.64%) Equities
2 34 (18.99%) Fixed Income
3 33 (18.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (11.17%) Derivative
5 16 (8.94%) Hedge funds
6 15 (8.38%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (7.26%) Algorithms
8 12 (6.70%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (3.35%) Reference Data
11 5 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (2.79%) Data Structures
11 5 (2.79%) N-Tier
12 4 (2.23%) Grid Computing
13 3 (1.68%) Fintech
14 2 (1.12%) Cloud Native
14 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
14 2 (1.12%) Market Risk
14 2 (1.12%) User Experience
14 2 (1.12%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 41 (22.91%) Linux
2 31 (17.32%) Unix
3 13 (7.26%) Windows
4 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (32.96%) Low Latency
3 41 (22.91%) Electronic Trading
3 41 (22.91%) Multithreading
4 35 (19.55%) Algorithmic Trading
5 28 (15.64%) Scrum
6 23 (12.85%) OO
7 21 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (10.61%) Integration Testing
9 18 (10.06%) SOA
9 18 (10.06%) Test Automation
10 16 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (8.94%) SDLC
10 16 (8.94%) Technical Analysis
11 15 (8.38%) Data Modelling
11 15 (8.38%) TDD
11 15 (8.38%) Test Scripting
12 14 (7.82%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (7.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (6.70%) Domain Models
Programming Languages
1 106 (59.22%) Java
2 50 (27.93%) SQL
3 35 (19.55%) Java 8
4 23 (12.85%) C#
4 23 (12.85%) C++
5 18 (10.06%) JavaScript
6 14 (7.82%) Python
7 10 (5.59%) Perl
7 10 (5.59%) Scala
8 9 (5.03%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.79%) C
10 4 (2.23%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.68%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.56%) AWK
12 1 (0.56%) C-shell
12 1 (0.56%) F#
12 1 (0.56%) Haskell
12 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (2.23%) Degree
2 3 (1.68%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.56%) ISEB
3 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.56%) PhD
3 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.91%) MiFID
1 7 (3.91%) QA
2 4 (2.23%) EMIR
3 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.03%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.79%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.56%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 17 (9.50%) Fidessa
1 17 (9.50%) TIBCO
2 16 (8.94%) Oracle
2 16 (8.94%) Sybase
3 11 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.03%) Tableau
5 8 (4.47%) ION Trading
6 6 (3.35%) Cloudera
7 5 (2.79%) Bloomberg
7 5 (2.79%) DevExpress
8 3 (1.68%) Informatica
8 3 (1.68%) Solace
8 3 (1.68%) Splunk
9 2 (1.12%) Currenex
9 2 (1.12%) IBM
9 2 (1.12%) Reuters
9 2 (1.12%) Sun
9 2 (1.12%) Tradeweb
10 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.56%) Portware