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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 393 567 455
Rank change year-on-year +174 -112  
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 223 84 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.16% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.48% 0.55% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 78 150
Median daily rate £550 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £485 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 - £388
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 - -
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15073 15351 15194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.50% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10419 10809 10150
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 192 210
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £18.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 17 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +126 176 £593 +3.04% 55
London +96 174 £593 +3.04% 54
Northern Ireland - 43 £416 - 1
City of London +21 42 £550 - 22
Belfast - 33 £413 -
County Antrim - 33 £413 -
Canary Wharf - 5 £750 -
Docklands, London - 3 £600 -
Scotland - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Northampton +4 1 £313 -
Northamptonshire 0 1 £313 -
East Midlands -10 1 £313 -
South West - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 232 (58.88%) Finance
2 177 (44.92%) Java
3 175 (44.42%) Banking
4 169 (42.89%) Front Office
5 163 (41.37%) Linux
6 158 (40.10%) Low Latency
7 147 (37.31%) Electronic Trading
8 132 (33.50%) Multithreading
9 130 (32.99%) Unix
10 102 (25.89%) C++
11 101 (25.63%) Equities
12 96 (24.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 84 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
14 82 (20.81%) SQL
15 75 (19.04%) Investment Banking
16 69 (17.51%) Market Making
17 66 (16.75%) Oracle
18 65 (16.50%) KDB
19 64 (16.24%) OOP
20 58 (14.72%) Fixed Income
21 54 (13.71%) OOA/OOD
21 54 (13.71%) OO
22 51 (12.94%) MiFID
23 50 (12.69%) TIBCO
23 50 (12.69%) Risk Management
24 44 (11.17%) Degree
24 44 (11.17%) XML
25 43 (10.91%) SQL Server
26 40 (10.15%) Financial Institution
27 39 (9.90%) JMS

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 19 (4.82%) Oracle Workflow
2 12 (3.05%) Confluence
3 10 (2.54%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.78%) Oracle Coherence
4 7 (1.78%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.02%) GemFire
5 4 (1.02%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.51%) Apache Qpid
6 2 (0.51%) Lightstreamer
6 2 (0.51%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.51%) WebORB
6 2 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.25%) MTS
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (4.57%) RMDS
2 14 (3.55%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.02%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (0.76%) Minerva
4 3 (0.76%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.51%) Global One
5 2 (0.51%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.51%) Postilion
5 2 (0.51%) SunGard Martini
6 1 (0.25%) BondVision
6 1 (0.25%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.25%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.02%) Amazon Kinesis
2 4 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.51%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.35%) TCP/IP
2 24 (6.09%) FIX Connectivity
3 8 (2.03%) Firewall
4 7 (1.78%) SSL
5 5 (1.27%) Internet
5 5 (1.27%) Wireshark
6 4 (1.02%) Multicast
7 2 (0.51%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (16.50%) KDB
2 43 (10.91%) SQL Server
3 33 (8.38%) Relational Database
4 20 (5.08%) Kdb+
5 11 (2.79%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.03%) Big Data
8 7 (1.78%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.52%) MariaDB
9 6 (1.52%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.27%) Tick Data
11 4 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.02%) DB2
11 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.51%) InterSystems Cache
13 2 (0.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 39 (9.90%) Maven
2 32 (8.12%) Git (software)
3 29 (7.36%) Subversion
4 28 (7.11%) JUnit
5 22 (5.58%) TeamCity
6 19 (4.82%) JIRA
6 19 (4.82%) Sonatype Nexus
7 15 (3.81%) Eclipse
8 11 (2.79%) IntelliJ
9 9 (2.28%) Gradle
10 7 (1.78%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.27%) JProfiler
11 5 (1.27%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.02%) EasyMock
12 4 (1.02%) Robot Framework
12 4 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.76%) Hudson
14 2 (0.51%) Ant
14 2 (0.51%) Cucumber
15 1 (0.25%) XMLSpy
General
1 232 (58.88%) Finance
2 175 (44.42%) Banking
3 169 (42.89%) Front Office
4 75 (19.04%) Investment Banking
5 40 (10.15%) Financial Institution
6 13 (3.30%) Back Office
7 2 (0.51%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) French Language
8 1 (0.25%) Retail
8 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 250 (63.45%) Developer
2 123 (31.22%) Java Developer
3 72 (18.27%) C++ Developer
4 57 (14.47%) Analyst
5 47 (11.93%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 44 (11.17%) Senior Developer
7 38 (9.64%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 30 (7.61%) Business Analyst
9 27 (6.85%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
10 23 (5.84%) Front Office Developer
10 23 (5.84%) KDB Developer
11 21 (5.33%) Senior Java Developer
12 19 (4.82%) FIX Analyst
13 16 (4.06%) Senior C++ Developer
14 15 (3.81%) FIX Business Analyst
15 14 (3.55%) Linux Developer
16 13 (3.30%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 13 (3.30%) Financial Analyst
16 13 (3.30%) Low Latency Java Developer
17 12 (3.05%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (11.17%) XML
2 39 (9.90%) JMS
3 37 (9.39%) Spring
4 26 (6.60%) HTML
5 25 (6.35%) HTML5
5 25 (6.35%) Ultra Messaging
6 24 (6.09%) FpML
7 21 (5.33%) Rendezvous
8 20 (5.08%) Hibernate
9 18 (4.57%) .NET
10 15 (3.81%) CSS
10 15 (3.81%) SOAP
11 14 (3.55%) XSLT
12 12 (3.05%) Middleware
13 10 (2.54%) jQuery
13 10 (2.54%) Spring Integration
14 9 (2.28%) MAPI
14 9 (2.28%) Web Services
15 8 (2.03%) J2EE
15 8 (2.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 101 (25.63%) Equities
2 96 (24.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 58 (14.72%) Fixed Income
4 39 (9.90%) Derivative
5 34 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (5.84%) Computer Science
7 16 (4.06%) Virtual Team
8 13 (3.30%) Fintech
9 12 (3.05%) Algorithms
10 10 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (2.28%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (1.27%) Data Centre
12 5 (1.27%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.27%) OTC Derivatives
12 5 (1.27%) SWIFT
13 4 (1.02%) Reference Data
14 3 (0.76%) Contract for Difference
14 3 (0.76%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
15 2 (0.51%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 163 (41.37%) Linux
2 130 (32.99%) Unix
3 17 (4.31%) Windows
4 6 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.76%) CentOS
6 2 (0.51%) Android
6 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.51%) Solaris
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (40.10%) Low Latency
2 147 (37.31%) Electronic Trading
3 132 (33.50%) Multithreading
4 84 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (17.51%) Market Making
6 64 (16.24%) OOP
7 54 (13.71%) OO
7 54 (13.71%) OOA/OOD
8 50 (12.69%) Risk Management
9 33 (8.38%) Scrum
10 32 (8.12%) Algorithmic Trading
11 29 (7.36%) SDLC
12 28 (7.11%) Test Automation
12 28 (7.11%) Workflow
13 25 (6.35%) TDD
14 20 (5.08%) Analytics
14 20 (5.08%) Project Management
15 19 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (4.57%) Change Management
16 18 (4.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 177 (44.92%) Java
2 102 (25.89%) C++
3 82 (20.81%) SQL
4 33 (8.38%) C#
5 32 (8.12%) Bash Shell
6 26 (6.60%) Python
7 22 (5.58%) Shell Script
8 21 (5.33%) JavaScript
9 10 (2.54%) C
9 10 (2.54%) Perl
10 5 (1.27%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.02%) Scala
12 3 (0.76%) PHP
13 2 (0.51%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.51%) Tcl
14 1 (0.25%) Korn
14 1 (0.25%) Ruby
14 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.25%) VBA
14 1 (0.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 44 (11.17%) Degree
2 16 (4.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.03%) Master's Degree
4 5 (1.27%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.27%) PMP
5 4 (1.02%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (12.94%) MiFID
2 22 (5.58%) QA
3 7 (1.78%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.02%) EMIR
4 4 (1.02%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
6 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) Ansible
1 1 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 66 (16.75%) Oracle
2 50 (12.69%) TIBCO
3 34 (8.63%) Sybase
4 31 (7.87%) Bloomberg
4 31 (7.87%) Reuters
5 30 (7.61%) ION Trading
6 29 (7.36%) Fidessa
7 20 (5.08%) Currenex
8 8 (2.03%) Microsoft
9 6 (1.52%) FXall
9 6 (1.52%) IBM
10 5 (1.27%) Murex
10 5 (1.27%) NYFIX
10 5 (1.27%) Perforce
10 5 (1.27%) Solace
11 4 (1.02%) Adobe
11 4 (1.02%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.76%) Fixnetix
12 3 (0.76%) SimCorp
12 3 (0.76%) SunGard
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