Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 660 412 714
Rank change year-on-year -248 +302 -107
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 236 567 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.56% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 1.73% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 456 171
UK median daily rate £614 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.78% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £460 £400 £394
90th Percentile £750 £763 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +11.52% -2.94% -12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 35,987 32,733 32,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.85% 32.27% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,384 23,100 22,314
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £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 316 374 373
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.15 £14.36
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.84% +8.67% -

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 19 November 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 5 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 19 November 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
London -167 221 £625 +4.17% 64
England -209 221 £625 +4.38% 67
UK excluding London -55 15 £460 +11.52% 5
Northern Ireland -3 12 £460 +11.52%
Scotland -12 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 146 (61.86%) Java
2 122 (51.69%) Front Office
3 109 (46.19%) Finance
4 90 (38.14%) Low Latency
5 88 (37.29%) Equities
6 84 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
7 78 (33.05%) Banking
8 67 (28.39%) Multithreading
9 61 (25.85%) SQL
10 56 (23.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 56 (23.73%) Electronic Trading
11 50 (21.19%) Java 8
12 49 (20.76%) Linux
13 47 (19.92%) Algorithmic Trading
14 46 (19.49%) Investment Banking
15 45 (19.07%) Fixed Income
16 38 (16.10%) XML
17 36 (15.25%) JMS
18 34 (14.41%) Relational Database
19 32 (13.56%) SQL Server
19 32 (13.56%) TDD
19 32 (13.56%) Git (software)
20 31 (13.14%) Unix
20 31 (13.14%) OO
21 27 (11.44%) C++
21 27 (11.44%) Derivative
22 26 (11.02%) Subversion
23 25 (10.59%) Test Automation
24 24 (10.17%) Scrum
25 23 (9.75%) JSON

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 13 (5.51%) Apache Spark
2 11 (4.66%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.39%) JBoss
4 7 (2.97%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.54%) MQSeries
5 6 (2.54%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.69%) Apache
6 4 (1.69%) Confluence
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.12%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.27%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.05%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (1.69%) FTP
3 1 (0.42%) AMQP
3 1 (0.42%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.42%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.42%) SSL
3 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.41%) Relational Database
2 32 (13.56%) SQL Server
3 18 (7.63%) MongoDB
4 16 (6.78%) NoSQL
5 13 (5.51%) RDBMS
6 12 (5.08%) DB2
7 10 (4.24%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.39%) Impala
9 7 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.97%) KDB
10 6 (2.54%) MySQL
11 4 (1.69%) Big Data
11 4 (1.69%) DB2 UDB
12 3 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.27%) Kdb+
13 1 (0.42%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 32 (13.56%) Git (software)
2 26 (11.02%) Subversion
3 22 (9.32%) Maven
4 11 (4.66%) Eclipse
5 9 (3.81%) IntelliJ
6 8 (3.39%) JUnit
7 7 (2.97%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (2.12%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.12%) JIRA
9 5 (2.12%) Robot Framework
10 4 (1.69%) Bower
10 4 (1.69%) ClearCase
10 4 (1.69%) Grunt
10 4 (1.69%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.69%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.69%) Selenium
11 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 122 (51.69%) Front Office
2 109 (46.19%) Finance
3 78 (33.05%) Banking
4 46 (19.49%) Investment Banking
5 11 (4.66%) Financial Institution
6 9 (3.81%) Back Office
7 6 (2.54%) Advertising
8 3 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 166 (70.34%) Developer
2 113 (47.88%) Java Developer
3 39 (16.53%) Senior Developer
4 28 (11.86%) Analyst
5 26 (11.02%) Senior Java Developer
6 25 (10.59%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 23 (9.75%) Front Office Developer
8 21 (8.90%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 14 (5.93%) C# Developer
9 14 (5.93%) C++ Developer
10 12 (5.08%) Business Analyst
11 8 (3.39%) Data Modeller
11 8 (3.39%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 8 (3.39%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.97%) Applications Support
13 6 (2.54%) FIX Analyst
13 6 (2.54%) Node.js Developer
13 6 (2.54%) Senior Data Modeller
14 5 (2.12%) .NET Developer
14 5 (2.12%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.10%) XML
2 36 (15.25%) JMS
3 23 (9.75%) JSON
4 21 (8.90%) Middleware
5 20 (8.47%) FpML
6 17 (7.20%) HTML
7 16 (6.78%) Spring
8 15 (6.36%) RESTful
9 11 (4.66%) CSS
9 11 (4.66%) HTML5
9 11 (4.66%) Ultra Messaging
9 11 (4.66%) Web Services
10 10 (4.24%) .NET
10 10 (4.24%) AngularJS
10 10 (4.24%) Mongoose
10 10 (4.24%) Node.js
11 8 (3.39%) Express
11 8 (3.39%) Hibernate
11 8 (3.39%) lodash
11 8 (3.39%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 88 (37.29%) Equities
2 56 (23.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 45 (19.07%) Fixed Income
4 27 (11.44%) Derivative
5 17 (7.20%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (6.36%) Algorithms
6 15 (6.36%) Hedge funds
7 11 (4.66%) Computer Science
8 9 (3.81%) Reference Data
8 9 (3.81%) SWIFT
9 8 (3.39%) Fintech
9 8 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (2.54%) N-Tier
12 5 (2.12%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.69%) Grid Computing
14 3 (1.27%) Data Centre
14 3 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
14 3 (1.27%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 49 (20.76%) Linux
2 31 (13.14%) Unix
3 10 (4.24%) Windows
4 4 (1.69%) Solaris
5 3 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (38.14%) Low Latency
2 84 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (28.39%) Multithreading
4 56 (23.73%) Electronic Trading
5 47 (19.92%) Algorithmic Trading
6 32 (13.56%) TDD
7 31 (13.14%) OO
8 25 (10.59%) Test Automation
9 24 (10.17%) Scrum
10 22 (9.32%) Concurrent Programming
10 22 (9.32%) Data Modelling
10 22 (9.32%) SDLC
11 21 (8.90%) Risk Management
12 20 (8.47%) Integration Testing
12 20 (8.47%) SOA
12 20 (8.47%) Technical Analysis
13 18 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (7.20%) Test Scripting
15 15 (6.36%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 146 (61.86%) Java
2 61 (25.85%) SQL
3 50 (21.19%) Java 8
4 27 (11.44%) C++
5 22 (9.32%) C#
6 20 (8.47%) JavaScript
7 17 (7.20%) Python
8 13 (5.51%) Shell Script
9 10 (4.24%) Perl
10 9 (3.81%) Bash Shell
10 9 (3.81%) Scala
11 4 (1.69%) C
12 2 (0.85%) ANSI SQL
13 1 (0.42%) Haskell
13 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.42%) R
13 1 (0.42%) Ruby
13 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (5.51%) Degree
2 2 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.42%) ISEB
3 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.42%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.36%) QA
2 7 (2.97%) MiFID
3 4 (1.69%) EMIR
4 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.39%) Docker
2 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.27%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.85%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (9.75%) Sybase
2 22 (9.32%) TIBCO
3 19 (8.05%) Oracle
4 16 (6.78%) Fidessa
5 11 (4.66%) Tableau
6 8 (3.39%) Cloudera
6 8 (3.39%) Currenex
7 7 (2.97%) ION Trading
7 7 (2.97%) Microsoft
8 6 (2.54%) Charles River
9 5 (2.12%) Bloomberg
10 4 (1.69%) DevExpress
10 4 (1.69%) Informatica
10 4 (1.69%) Sun
11 3 (1.27%) IBM
12 2 (0.85%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.85%) HP
12 2 (0.85%) Murex
12 2 (0.85%) Reuters
12 2 (0.85%) Tradeweb