Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 609 456 668
Rank change year-on-year -153 +212 -114
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 290 436 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.46% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.83% 1.42% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 333 207
UK median daily rate £625 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £416 £404 £413
90th Percentile £838 £738 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.65% - +9.68%
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 35,090 30,606 31,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.91% 32.21% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,686 21,144 22,102
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £305 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 384 401
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.13 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +7.01% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.05 £13.25
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +2.04%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -121 264 £650 +13.04% 63
London -91 256 £650 +9.70% 61
UK excluding London -71 34 £432 +1.65% 2
Scotland -30 14 £595 -
Northern Ireland -25 12 £446 +3.18%
North of England -17 6 £325 -3.70%
North West -22 4 £313 -7.41%
East Midlands +9 3 £325 -3.70%
Midlands -9 3 £325 -3.70%
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 173 (59.66%) Java
2 146 (50.34%) Front Office
3 143 (49.31%) Finance
4 99 (34.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 98 (33.79%) Low Latency
6 91 (31.38%) Banking
7 85 (29.31%) Electronic Trading
8 73 (25.17%) Multithreading
8 73 (25.17%) Equities
9 62 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
10 58 (20.00%) SQL
11 57 (19.66%) Unix
12 55 (18.97%) Linux
13 52 (17.93%) Java 8
14 46 (15.86%) Fixed Income
14 46 (15.86%) Algorithmic Trading
15 42 (14.48%) TDD
16 41 (14.14%) Investment Banking
17 36 (12.41%) Test Automation
17 36 (12.41%) Derivative
17 36 (12.41%) TIBCO
17 36 (12.41%) OO
18 31 (10.69%) XML
18 31 (10.69%) C#
19 28 (9.66%) Python
19 28 (9.66%) JMS
20 27 (9.31%) SQL Server
20 27 (9.31%) Sybase
20 27 (9.31%) Maven
20 27 (9.31%) 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 9 (3.10%) WebSphere
2 8 (2.76%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.76%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.07%) JBoss
3 6 (2.07%) MQSeries
3 6 (2.07%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.72%) Confluence
4 5 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.03%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (1.38%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (5.86%) ION MarketView
2 11 (3.79%) thinkFolio
3 5 (1.72%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.69%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.69%) HFM
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.34%) Global One
5 1 (0.34%) Minerva
5 1 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.69%) npm
1 2 (0.69%) Yarn
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.55%) FIX Connectivity
2 8 (2.76%) Firewall
3 5 (1.72%) BIG-IP
4 4 (1.38%) Multicast
5 3 (1.03%) FTP
5 3 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.69%) AMQP
7 1 (0.34%) BGP
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.34%) LAN
7 1 (0.34%) NX-OS
7 1 (0.34%) OSPF
7 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.31%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.93%) KDB
3 21 (7.24%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.79%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.41%) DB2
6 6 (2.07%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.38%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.03%) DB2 UDB
9 3 (1.03%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.03%) Impala
10 2 (0.69%) Big Data
10 2 (0.69%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.69%) MySQL
10 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (9.31%) Maven
2 24 (8.28%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.83%) JIRA
3 14 (4.83%) JUnit
4 13 (4.48%) Subversion
5 12 (4.14%) Eclipse
6 10 (3.45%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.76%) Gradle
7 8 (2.76%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.41%) JProfiler
9 6 (2.07%) Selenium
9 6 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (1.72%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.72%) IntelliJ
10 5 (1.72%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.72%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.38%) NUnit
11 4 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (1.38%) Robot Framework
12 3 (1.03%) Grunt
General
1 146 (50.34%) Front Office
2 143 (49.31%) Finance
3 91 (31.38%) Banking
4 41 (14.14%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.10%) Legal
6 8 (2.76%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.07%) Back Office
8 5 (1.72%) Advertising
9 2 (0.69%) Billing
9 2 (0.69%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 179 (61.72%) Developer
2 138 (47.59%) Java Developer
3 62 (21.38%) Senior Developer
4 53 (18.28%) Senior Java Developer
5 47 (16.21%) Analyst
6 43 (14.83%) Front Office Developer
7 39 (13.45%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 34 (11.72%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 25 (8.62%) Business Analyst
10 19 (6.55%) C# Developer
11 14 (4.83%) C++ Developer
11 14 (4.83%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 14 (4.83%) Support Analyst
12 13 (4.48%) Applications Support
13 9 (3.10%) Consultant
13 9 (3.10%) Fidessa Support
14 8 (2.76%) Applications Support Analyst
14 8 (2.76%) FIX Analyst
15 7 (2.41%) Architect
15 7 (2.41%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.69%) XML
2 28 (9.66%) JMS
3 26 (8.97%) Spring
4 23 (7.93%) Hibernate
5 22 (7.59%) JSON
6 18 (6.21%) J2EE
7 17 (5.86%) Middleware
8 15 (5.17%) TIBCO EMS
9 14 (4.83%) .NET
9 14 (4.83%) REST
10 12 (4.14%) Ultra Messaging
11 11 (3.79%) Ajax
11 11 (3.79%) HTML
11 11 (3.79%) Rendezvous
12 10 (3.45%) Web Services
13 9 (3.10%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (3.10%) SOAP
13 9 (3.10%) XSLT
14 8 (2.76%) CSS
14 8 (2.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 99 (34.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 73 (25.17%) Equities
3 46 (15.86%) Fixed Income
4 36 (12.41%) Derivative
5 18 (6.21%) Hedge funds
6 16 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (5.52%) Fintech
7 12 (4.14%) Algorithms
7 12 (4.14%) Computer Science
8 10 (3.45%) Equity Derivative
9 9 (3.10%) SWIFT
10 7 (2.41%) Data Structures
11 6 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 4 (1.38%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.38%) OTC Derivatives
13 4 (1.38%) Reference Data
14 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
15 2 (0.69%) Data Centre
15 2 (0.69%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 57 (19.66%) Unix
2 55 (18.97%) Linux
3 16 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.10%) Windows
5 2 (0.69%) Solaris
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (33.79%) Low Latency
2 85 (29.31%) Electronic Trading
3 73 (25.17%) Multithreading
4 62 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (15.86%) Algorithmic Trading
6 42 (14.48%) TDD
7 36 (12.41%) OO
7 36 (12.41%) Test Automation
8 27 (9.31%) Concurrent Programming
9 20 (6.90%) Unit Testing
10 19 (6.55%) Market Making
10 19 (6.55%) Workflow
11 18 (6.21%) E-Commerce
11 18 (6.21%) Integration Testing
12 17 (5.86%) Deployment Automation
12 17 (5.86%) Project Management
13 16 (5.52%) Data Modelling
13 16 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (5.52%) SDLC
14 15 (5.17%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 173 (59.66%) Java
2 58 (20.00%) SQL
3 52 (17.93%) Java 8
4 31 (10.69%) C#
5 28 (9.66%) Python
6 25 (8.62%) C++
7 23 (7.93%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.14%) Shell Script
9 11 (3.79%) Perl
10 9 (3.10%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.07%) Scala
12 4 (1.38%) ANSI SQL
12 4 (1.38%) Haskell
13 3 (1.03%) C
13 3 (1.03%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.03%) VBA
14 2 (0.69%) ES6
14 2 (0.69%) Tcl
14 2 (0.69%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (6.21%) Degree
2 7 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.34%) CCNP
3 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.55%) MiFID
2 18 (6.21%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) EMIR
System Software
1 10 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.76%) Control-M
2 5 (1.72%) Ansible
2 5 (1.72%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.03%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.69%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 36 (12.41%) TIBCO
2 27 (9.31%) Sybase
3 23 (7.93%) Charles River
3 23 (7.93%) ION Trading
3 23 (7.93%) Oracle
4 20 (6.90%) Fidessa
5 12 (4.14%) Bloomberg
6 8 (2.76%) Currenex
7 7 (2.41%) Microsoft
8 6 (2.07%) Perforce
8 6 (2.07%) Reuters
8 6 (2.07%) Solace
9 5 (1.72%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.72%) F5
9 5 (1.72%) Tableau
10 3 (1.03%) CA
10 3 (1.03%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.03%) FXall
10 3 (1.03%) Remedy
10 3 (1.03%) Typemock