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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 411 493 464
Rank change year-on-year +82 -29  
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 172 149 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.22% 1.00% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 123 137
Median daily rate £550 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.34% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £380 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £450 £381
% change year-on-year -3.88% +18.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 14119 14879 14337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.43% 27.95% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9794 10317 9294
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 227 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +48 147 £600 +2.12% 43
London +27 142 £600 +1.05% 43
City of London -7 27 £625 +13.63% 17
Northern Ireland - 25 £433 - 1
County Antrim - 19 £433 -
Belfast - 18 £433 -
East Midlands -2 3 £338 -25.00%
Canary Wharf -3 3 £650 -7.20%
Northampton - 3 £338 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £338 -
Docklands, London - 2 £600 -
Clevedon - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £338 -
Merseyside - 1 £338 -
Somerset - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
North West - 1 £338 -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 163 (56.01%) Finance
2 130 (44.67%) Linux
3 122 (41.92%) Banking
4 121 (41.58%) Java
5 100 (34.36%) Low Latency
6 95 (32.65%) Front Office
7 92 (31.62%) Equities
7 92 (31.62%) Electronic Trading
8 91 (31.27%) Multithreading
9 90 (30.93%) C++
10 84 (28.87%) Unix
11 82 (28.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 70 (24.05%) Investment Banking
13 66 (22.68%) Fixed Income
14 65 (22.34%) SQL
15 54 (18.56%) KDB
16 51 (17.53%) OO
17 48 (16.49%) Oracle
18 46 (15.81%) Derivative
19 44 (15.12%) SQL Server
19 44 (15.12%) XML
20 40 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
21 34 (11.68%) OOP
22 33 (11.34%) C#
23 32 (11.00%) Market Making
24 31 (10.65%) Degree
24 31 (10.65%) MiFID
24 31 (10.65%) ION Trading
25 30 (10.31%) JUnit
26 29 (9.97%) Reuters

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 14 (4.81%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (2.75%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.72%) Confluence
3 5 (1.72%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (1.37%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.03%) GemFire
6 2 (0.69%) Apache Qpid
6 2 (0.69%) Lightstreamer
6 2 (0.69%) WebORB
7 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.34%) JBoss
7 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.34%) MTS
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.34%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (6.87%) RMDS
2 12 (4.12%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.37%) Minerva
3 4 (1.37%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (1.03%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.34%) BondVision
5 1 (0.34%) Eikon
5 1 (0.34%) Global One
5 1 (0.34%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.34%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.37%) Amazon Kinesis
1 4 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.69%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.87%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.09%) FIX Connectivity
3 8 (2.75%) Wireshark
4 5 (1.72%) Multicast
5 4 (1.37%) Internet
6 3 (1.03%) Firewall
7 2 (0.69%) Extranet
7 2 (0.69%) NGN
7 2 (0.69%) SSL
7 2 (0.69%) VPN
8 1 (0.34%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (18.56%) KDB
2 44 (15.12%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.81%) Kdb+
4 13 (4.47%) Tick Data
5 12 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.78%) Oracle Database
7 10 (3.44%) Big Data
7 10 (3.44%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (2.41%) DB2
9 6 (2.06%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.06%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.37%) InterSystems Cache
10 4 (1.37%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.37%) MySQL
11 3 (1.03%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (10.31%) JUnit
2 13 (4.47%) Maven
3 10 (3.44%) JIRA
4 9 (3.09%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.41%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.41%) Subversion
6 6 (2.06%) IntelliJ
7 5 (1.72%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.37%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.03%) EasyMock
9 3 (1.03%) Gradle
9 3 (1.03%) Hudson
9 3 (1.03%) JProfiler
10 2 (0.69%) Mockito
11 1 (0.34%) Ant
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Ivy
11 1 (0.34%) Robot Framework
11 1 (0.34%) Selenium
11 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
General
1 163 (56.01%) Finance
2 122 (41.92%) Banking
3 95 (32.65%) Front Office
4 70 (24.05%) Investment Banking
5 17 (5.84%) Financial Institution
6 10 (3.44%) Back Office
7 9 (3.09%) Publishing
8 3 (1.03%) Retail
9 2 (0.69%) French Language
9 2 (0.69%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 182 (62.54%) Developer
2 84 (28.87%) Java Developer
3 61 (20.96%) C++ Developer
4 55 (18.90%) Analyst
5 29 (9.97%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 28 (9.62%) Business Analyst
7 27 (9.28%) Senior Developer
8 23 (7.90%) Linux Developer
9 22 (7.56%) Support Analyst
10 19 (6.53%) FIX Analyst
11 18 (6.19%) Low Latency C++ Developer
12 16 (5.50%) Architect
13 15 (5.15%) FIX Business Analyst
13 15 (5.15%) Senior Java Developer
14 14 (4.81%) Investment Banking Java Developer
15 13 (4.47%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 12 (4.12%) Python Developer
16 12 (4.12%) Senior C++ Developer
17 11 (3.78%) C# Developer
17 11 (3.78%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (15.12%) XML
2 23 (7.90%) FpML
2 23 (7.90%) Spring
3 22 (7.56%) Rendezvous
4 21 (7.22%) .NET
5 15 (5.15%) JMS
6 14 (4.81%) HTML
6 14 (4.81%) XSLT
7 11 (3.78%) Hibernate
7 11 (3.78%) SOAP
8 9 (3.09%) HTML5
8 9 (3.09%) jQuery
8 9 (3.09%) Middleware
9 8 (2.75%) JSON
9 8 (2.75%) Spring Integration
10 7 (2.41%) .NET Framework
10 7 (2.41%) WCF
10 7 (2.41%) XSD
11 6 (2.06%) Kafka
12 5 (1.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 92 (31.62%) Equities
2 82 (28.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 66 (22.68%) Fixed Income
4 46 (15.81%) Derivative
5 28 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (8.93%) Computer Science
7 18 (6.19%) Algorithms
8 15 (5.15%) Fintech
9 14 (4.81%) Virtual Team
10 12 (4.12%) Data Structures
11 8 (2.75%) OTC Derivatives
11 8 (2.75%) Reference Data
12 7 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
13 6 (2.06%) SWIFT
14 5 (1.72%) Management Information System
15 4 (1.37%) Credit Derivative
15 4 (1.37%) Taxonomies
16 3 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
17 2 (0.69%) Contract for Difference
17 2 (0.69%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 130 (44.67%) Linux
2 84 (28.87%) Unix
3 19 (6.53%) Windows
4 2 (0.69%) Solaris
5 1 (0.34%) Android
5 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (34.36%) Low Latency
2 92 (31.62%) Electronic Trading
3 91 (31.27%) Multithreading
4 51 (17.53%) OO
5 40 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (11.68%) OOP
7 32 (11.00%) Market Making
8 21 (7.22%) OOA/OOD
8 21 (7.22%) TDD
9 20 (6.87%) Workflow
10 19 (6.53%) Analytics
10 19 (6.53%) SDLC
11 18 (6.19%) Risk Management
11 18 (6.19%) Scrum
12 17 (5.84%) Algorithmic Trading
13 14 (4.81%) Change Management
13 14 (4.81%) Data Modelling
13 14 (4.81%) Project Management
13 14 (4.81%) Ultra-Low Latency
14 13 (4.47%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 121 (41.58%) Java
2 90 (30.93%) C++
3 65 (22.34%) SQL
4 33 (11.34%) C#
5 22 (7.56%) Python
6 21 (7.22%) Shell Script
7 13 (4.47%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.12%) Perl
9 7 (2.41%) Scala
10 5 (1.72%) C
11 4 (1.37%) MATLAB
11 4 (1.37%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.37%) Tcl
12 3 (1.03%) PHP
13 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.34%) Korn
14 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.34%) VBA
14 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (10.65%) Degree
2 5 (1.72%) PMI Certification
2 5 (1.72%) PMP
3 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.34%) HND
3 1 (0.34%) ISEB
3 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.34%) MCP
3 1 (0.34%) MCSE
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.65%) MiFID
2 25 (8.59%) QA
3 6 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.06%) SLA
4 5 (1.72%) EMIR
5 3 (1.03%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.34%) PMO
7 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.37%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.34%) Control-M
2 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (16.49%) Oracle
2 31 (10.65%) ION Trading
3 29 (9.97%) Reuters
4 24 (8.25%) TIBCO
5 22 (7.56%) Sybase
6 21 (7.22%) Bloomberg
7 16 (5.50%) Fidessa
7 16 (5.50%) Microsoft
8 5 (1.72%) IBM
9 4 (1.37%) Adobe
9 4 (1.37%) Google
9 4 (1.37%) Murex
9 4 (1.37%) NYFIX
10 3 (1.03%) FXall
10 3 (1.03%) Informatica
10 3 (1.03%) Perforce
10 3 (1.03%) SimCorp
10 3 (1.03%) Solace
11 2 (0.69%) Greenplum
11 2 (0.69%) Remedy
London
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Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
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Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £465 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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London
Cititec
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
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London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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JM
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London
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