Period
to 23 November 2020

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 23 November 2020 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
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 458 660 671
Rank change year-on-year +202 +11 -261
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 98 150 237
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% 0.60% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 130 181
Median daily rate £600 £600 £614
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.28% +6.78%
10th Percentile £388 £475 £450
90th Percentile £794 £750 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate - £431 £460
% change year-on-year - -6.30% +11.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 -

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 11,004 25,023 36,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.59% 30.44% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,240 17,308 25,567
Median daily rate £480 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £331 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 288 315
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +1.20% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25.22 £19.83 £17.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £77.88 £60.00
Median hourly rate £38.50 £41.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -6.10% -1.20% +1.22%

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing FIX Protocol.

Daily rate trend for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing FIX Protocol over the 6 months to 23 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing FIX Protocol.

Hourly rate trend for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Top 3 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 23 November 2020. 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 +196 91 £600 - 25
London +116 91 £600 - 25
Work from Home -127 19 £650 -13.33% 4

For the 6 months to 23 November 2020, 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 58 (59.18%) Finance
2 46 (46.94%) Java
3 40 (40.82%) Linux
3 40 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (38.78%) Electronic Trading
5 36 (36.73%) Banking
6 34 (34.69%) Front Office
7 30 (30.61%) Low Latency
8 27 (27.55%) Multithreading
9 24 (24.49%) Equities
10 22 (22.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (22.45%) QA
11 21 (21.43%) Fixed Income
11 21 (21.43%) Investment Banking
12 19 (19.39%) OO
12 19 (19.39%) Algorithmic Trading
13 17 (17.35%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (17.35%) SQL
14 16 (16.33%) TDD
14 16 (16.33%) Relational Database
14 16 (16.33%) Data Structures
14 16 (16.33%) Multithreaded Programming
15 15 (15.31%) FIX Connectivity
15 15 (15.31%) RDBMS
16 14 (14.29%) Derivative
16 14 (14.29%) Algorithms
16 14 (14.29%) Computer Science
17 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (13.27%) Oracle
17 13 (13.27%) C++

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 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.02%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Front Arena
1 1 (1.02%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.02%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.14%) AWS
2 6 (6.12%) Amazon Kinesis
2 6 (6.12%) AWS CloudFormation
2 6 (6.12%) PaaS
2 6 (6.12%) SaaS
3 5 (5.10%) Amazon ECS
3 5 (5.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.02%) Amazon Cognito
4 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.02%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.31%) FIX Connectivity
2 7 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.04%) LAN
3 2 (2.04%) WAN
4 1 (1.02%) BGP
4 1 (1.02%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.02%) DSL
4 1 (1.02%) Extranet
4 1 (1.02%) Firewall
4 1 (1.02%) FTP
4 1 (1.02%) H.323
4 1 (1.02%) HTTP
4 1 (1.02%) MGCP
4 1 (1.02%) MPLS
4 1 (1.02%) OSPF
4 1 (1.02%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.02%) VoIP
4 1 (1.02%) VPN
4 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.33%) Relational Database
2 15 (15.31%) RDBMS
3 6 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.02%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.02%) KDB
5 1 (1.02%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (11.22%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.16%) JMeter
3 7 (7.14%) LoadRunner
4 6 (6.12%) Eclipse
4 6 (6.12%) IntelliJ
4 6 (6.12%) Maven
5 5 (5.10%) Gradle
6 3 (3.06%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.04%) Ant
7 2 (2.04%) JIRA
7 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
General
1 58 (59.18%) Finance
2 36 (36.73%) Banking
3 34 (34.69%) Front Office
4 21 (21.43%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.08%) Prime Brokerage
6 2 (2.04%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
7 1 (1.02%) Back Office
7 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (47.96%) Developer
2 33 (33.67%) Java Developer
3 24 (24.49%) Analyst
4 9 (9.18%) QA Analyst
4 9 (9.18%) Senior Developer
4 9 (9.18%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (8.16%) Business Analyst
5 8 (8.16%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Analyst Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Developer Analyst
6 6 (6.12%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) C++ Developer
8 4 (4.08%) AWS Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Finance Business Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Java Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 3 (3.06%) FIX Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.22%) Spring
2 8 (8.16%) HTML
2 8 (8.16%) HTML5
3 7 (7.14%) Redux
3 7 (7.14%) Spring Boot
3 7 (7.14%) XML
4 6 (6.12%) Lambda Expressions
4 6 (6.12%) QuickFIX
5 5 (5.10%) Kafka
5 5 (5.10%) REST
6 3 (3.06%) FpML
6 3 (3.06%) JDBC
6 3 (3.06%) JMS
6 3 (3.06%) React
7 2 (2.04%) Enzyme
7 2 (2.04%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.04%) Jest
7 2 (2.04%) Middleware
7 2 (2.04%) Swing
8 1 (1.02%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (24.49%) Equities
2 22 (22.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 21 (21.43%) Fixed Income
4 16 (16.33%) Data Structures
5 14 (14.29%) Algorithms
5 14 (14.29%) Derivative
6 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (5.10%) Clustering
9 4 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (4.08%) TWAP
9 4 (4.08%) User Experience
9 4 (4.08%) Virtual Team
9 4 (4.08%) VWAP
10 3 (3.06%) Credit Derivative
11 2 (2.04%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (2.04%) Hedge funds
12 1 (1.02%) Contract for Difference
12 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
12 1 (1.02%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 40 (40.82%) Linux
2 12 (12.24%) Unix
3 1 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (38.78%) Electronic Trading
3 30 (30.61%) Low Latency
4 27 (27.55%) Multithreading
5 19 (19.39%) Algorithmic Trading
5 19 (19.39%) OO
6 17 (17.35%) Performance Tuning
7 16 (16.33%) Multithreaded Programming
7 16 (16.33%) TDD
8 14 (14.29%) Computer Science
9 12 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (12.24%) Test Automation
10 10 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (9.18%) Fintech
11 9 (9.18%) High Availability
11 9 (9.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (8.16%) Memory Management
12 8 (8.16%) Microservices
12 8 (8.16%) Performance Testing
12 8 (8.16%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (46.94%) Java
2 17 (17.35%) SQL
3 13 (13.27%) C++
4 11 (11.22%) JavaScript
5 10 (10.20%) Python
6 8 (8.16%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.10%) Perl
8 4 (4.08%) C#
9 3 (3.06%) Java 8
10 2 (2.04%) C
10 2 (2.04%) ES6
11 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.02%) Java 9
11 1 (1.02%) Korn
11 1 (1.02%) PHP
11 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.02%) R
11 1 (1.02%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) Degree
2 5 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.06%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.02%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.02%) CCIE
5 1 (1.02%) CCNP
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.45%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) EMIR
2 1 (1.02%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Docker
1 1 (1.02%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.06%) Puppet
2 1 (1.02%) Ansible
2 1 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.02%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.02%) Nagios
2 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (13.27%) Oracle
2 7 (7.14%) HP
3 5 (5.10%) Bloomberg
4 3 (3.06%) ION Trading
4 3 (3.06%) Solace
5 2 (2.04%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.04%) Eze Castle Integration
5 2 (2.04%) Fidessa
5 2 (2.04%) MarketAxess
5 2 (2.04%) Portware
5 2 (2.04%) SunGard
5 2 (2.04%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.02%) Calypso
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco
6 1 (1.02%) F5
6 1 (1.02%) Murex
6 1 (1.02%) Radianz
6 1 (1.02%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.02%) Sybase
6 1 (1.02%) VMware