Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 633 422 721
Rank change year-on-year -211 +299 -135
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 261 527 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.53% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 1.65% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 413 163
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £425 £406 £413
90th Percentile £798 £750 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £416 £425
% change year-on-year +8.17% -2.12% -8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £52.50 -
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 35,933 31,996 32,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.97% 32.38% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,352 22,189 22,494
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £294
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 391 387
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.22% +11.11% -3.87%
10th Percentile £15.12 £16.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -4.00%

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 21 September 2018.

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 10 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 21 September 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
England -192 239 £614 +6.78% 73
London -142 235 £620 +7.83% 66
UK excluding London -66 26 £450 +8.17% 8
Northern Ireland +2 14 £446 +6.76% 1
Scotland -18 8 £595 +8.18%
North of England -20 3 £388 +40.91%
East Midlands +11 2 £325 -
Midlands -13 2 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
North West -16 1 £325 +18.18%

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 160 (61.30%) Java
2 131 (50.19%) Front Office
3 127 (48.66%) Finance
4 94 (36.02%) Low Latency
5 77 (29.50%) Banking
6 75 (28.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 74 (28.35%) Equities
8 73 (27.97%) Multithreading
9 71 (27.20%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (24.52%) SQL
11 61 (23.37%) Electronic Trading
12 50 (19.16%) Algorithmic Trading
13 48 (18.39%) Java 8
14 46 (17.62%) Fixed Income
15 45 (17.24%) Linux
16 43 (16.48%) Unix
17 42 (16.09%) Investment Banking
18 39 (14.94%) OO
19 38 (14.56%) TDD
20 36 (13.79%) XML
21 35 (13.41%) JMS
22 31 (11.88%) SQL Server
22 31 (11.88%) Relational Database
23 30 (11.49%) Test Automation
24 29 (11.11%) Derivative
25 27 (10.34%) C#
25 27 (10.34%) Oracle
26 26 (9.96%) Maven
26 26 (9.96%) Git (software)
27 25 (9.58%) Concurrent Programming

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 12 (4.60%) WebLogic
2 10 (3.83%) Apache Spark
2 10 (3.83%) JBoss
3 8 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.07%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.68%) MQSeries
4 7 (2.68%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.30%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.53%) Apache
6 4 (1.53%) Confluence
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.07%) thinkFolio
2 7 (2.68%) ION MarketView
3 3 (1.15%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.77%) HFM
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.38%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) npm
3 1 (0.38%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.20%) FIX Connectivity
2 6 (2.30%) BIG-IP
3 3 (1.15%) FTP
4 1 (0.38%) AMQP
4 1 (0.38%) Firewall
4 1 (0.38%) Multicast
4 1 (0.38%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.38%) SSL
4 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.88%) Relational Database
1 31 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.28%) MongoDB
3 13 (4.98%) KDB
4 10 (3.83%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.07%) DB2
6 7 (2.68%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.30%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.30%) MySQL
8 5 (1.92%) Impala
8 5 (1.92%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.15%) DB2 UDB
11 2 (0.77%) Big Data
11 2 (0.77%) Kdb+
12 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (9.96%) Git (software)
1 26 (9.96%) Maven
2 18 (6.90%) Subversion
3 10 (3.83%) JIRA
4 9 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.45%) TeamCity
5 8 (3.07%) Eclipse
5 8 (3.07%) JUnit
6 7 (2.68%) Selenium
6 7 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (2.30%) IntelliJ
7 6 (2.30%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.92%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.53%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.53%) Robot Framework
9 4 (1.53%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.15%) Gradle
10 3 (1.15%) Grunt
10 3 (1.15%) Jasmine
General
1 131 (50.19%) Front Office
2 127 (48.66%) Finance
3 77 (29.50%) Banking
4 42 (16.09%) Investment Banking
5 11 (4.21%) Back Office
6 9 (3.45%) Advertising
7 7 (2.68%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.68%) Legal
8 2 (0.77%) Billing
8 2 (0.77%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 166 (63.60%) Developer
2 118 (45.21%) Java Developer
3 52 (19.92%) Senior Developer
4 40 (15.33%) Analyst
5 39 (14.94%) Senior Java Developer
6 34 (13.03%) Front Office Developer
7 25 (9.58%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 21 (8.05%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 20 (7.66%) Business Analyst
10 14 (5.36%) C# Developer
11 12 (4.60%) C++ Developer
11 12 (4.60%) Support Analyst
12 10 (3.83%) Applications Support
13 8 (3.07%) Low Latency Java Developer
14 7 (2.68%) FIX Analyst
15 6 (2.30%) Applications Support Analyst
15 6 (2.30%) Charles River Analyst
15 6 (2.30%) Python Developer
16 5 (1.92%) Architect
16 5 (1.92%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.79%) XML
2 35 (13.41%) JMS
3 25 (9.58%) Spring
4 22 (8.43%) JSON
4 22 (8.43%) Middleware
5 17 (6.51%) Hibernate
6 15 (5.75%) HTML
7 13 (4.98%) REST
8 12 (4.60%) .NET
8 12 (4.60%) J2EE
8 12 (4.60%) Ultra Messaging
8 12 (4.60%) Web Services
9 11 (4.21%) FpML
10 10 (3.83%) Java EE
10 10 (3.83%) SOAP
11 9 (3.45%) Akka
11 9 (3.45%) CSS
12 8 (3.07%) AngularJS
12 8 (3.07%) HTML5
13 7 (2.68%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 75 (28.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 74 (28.35%) Equities
3 46 (17.62%) Fixed Income
4 29 (11.11%) Derivative
5 16 (6.13%) Hedge funds
6 15 (5.75%) Algorithms
6 15 (5.75%) Fintech
7 13 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (4.98%) Computer Science
8 10 (3.83%) Reference Data
9 9 (3.45%) SWIFT
10 8 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (3.07%) Equity Derivative
11 7 (2.68%) Data Structures
12 6 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (1.53%) Client/Server
14 4 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 4 (1.53%) Grid Computing
14 4 (1.53%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.24%) Linux
2 43 (16.48%) Unix
3 11 (4.21%) Windows
4 5 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (36.02%) Low Latency
2 73 (27.97%) Multithreading
3 71 (27.20%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (23.37%) Electronic Trading
5 50 (19.16%) Algorithmic Trading
6 39 (14.94%) OO
7 38 (14.56%) TDD
8 30 (11.49%) Test Automation
9 25 (9.58%) Concurrent Programming
10 18 (6.90%) Data Modelling
10 18 (6.90%) SDLC
11 17 (6.51%) Workflow
12 16 (6.13%) Market Making
12 16 (6.13%) Project Management
12 16 (6.13%) Software Engineering
13 14 (5.36%) BDD
13 14 (5.36%) Multithreaded Programming
13 14 (5.36%) Risk Management
14 13 (4.98%) Integration Testing
14 13 (4.98%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (61.30%) Java
2 64 (24.52%) SQL
3 48 (18.39%) Java 8
4 27 (10.34%) C#
5 25 (9.58%) C++
6 24 (9.20%) Python
7 17 (6.51%) JavaScript
8 13 (4.98%) Shell Script
9 12 (4.60%) Perl
10 11 (4.21%) Scala
11 9 (3.45%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.53%) ANSI SQL
13 3 (1.15%) C
13 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.15%) VBA
14 2 (0.77%) VBScript
15 1 (0.38%) Haskell
15 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.38%) R
15 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (4.21%) Degree
2 3 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.13%) MiFID
2 14 (5.36%) QA
3 4 (1.53%) EMIR
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (2.30%) Control-M
2 5 (1.92%) Ansible
2 5 (1.92%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.77%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.77%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.38%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 27 (10.34%) Oracle
2 25 (9.58%) Sybase
3 24 (9.20%) TIBCO
4 17 (6.51%) Fidessa
5 16 (6.13%) Charles River
6 9 (3.45%) Bloomberg
6 9 (3.45%) Currenex
6 9 (3.45%) ION Trading
6 9 (3.45%) Tableau
7 6 (2.30%) F5
7 6 (2.30%) Solace
8 5 (1.92%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.92%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.53%) Sun
10 3 (1.15%) IBM
10 3 (1.15%) Informatica
10 3 (1.15%) Reuters
10 3 (1.15%) Typemock
11 2 (0.77%) Concur
11 2 (0.77%) Hyperion