Period
to 29 May 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 29 May 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 470 711 574
Rank change year-on-year +241 -137 -64
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 135 135 319
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.15% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.96% 0.45% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 101 248
Median daily rate £625 £600 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -7.69% +16.07%
10th Percentile £413 £450 £392
90th Percentile £750 £725 £850
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £423 £395
% change year-on-year +18.34% +6.96% -8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 14,111 29,695 33,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.36% 32.68% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,516 20,775 23,358
Median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +8.57%
10th Percentile £330 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £443 £413
% change year-on-year +1.69% +7.27% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 305 339
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +0.56% +4.36%
10th Percentile £21.56 £18.28 £16.09
90th Percentile £63.00 £60.00 £63.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year -17.65% +4.29% +1.88%

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 29 May 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 6 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 29 May 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 +264 135 £625 +4.17% 12
London +192 134 £628 +4.58% 12
Work from Home +15 4 £750 +66.67%
UK excluding London +167 1 £500 +18.34% 1
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
Midlands - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 83 (61.48%) Java
2 68 (50.37%) Finance
3 60 (44.44%) Linux
4 50 (37.04%) Front Office
5 48 (35.56%) Multithreading
5 48 (35.56%) Electronic Trading
6 42 (31.11%) Low Latency
7 37 (27.41%) Multithreaded Programming
8 36 (26.67%) Banking
9 35 (25.93%) Oracle
10 34 (25.19%) SQL Server
11 33 (24.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 32 (23.70%) Fixed Income
13 31 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (18.52%) Test Automation
14 25 (18.52%) QA
15 23 (17.04%) ION Trading
16 22 (16.30%) Performance Tuning
17 21 (15.56%) Algorithms
17 21 (15.56%) Greenfield Project
18 20 (14.81%) Hedge funds
19 19 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (14.07%) Workflow
19 19 (14.07%) SQL
19 19 (14.07%) Problem-Solving
19 19 (14.07%) Data Structures
20 17 (12.59%) Algorithmic Trading
21 16 (11.85%) Oracle Workflow
21 16 (11.85%) Fintech
22 15 (11.11%) 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 16 (11.85%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (3.70%) Confluence
3 2 (1.48%) IIS
3 2 (1.48%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.48%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.48%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) ION MarketView
1 1 (0.74%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) AWS
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon Cognito
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (0.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.70%) Multicast
2 4 (2.96%) Firewall
2 4 (2.96%) LAN
3 3 (2.22%) FIX Connectivity
3 3 (2.22%) FTP
3 3 (2.22%) SAN
3 3 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.48%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.48%) MPLS
4 2 (1.48%) VLAN
4 2 (1.48%) VoIP
4 2 (1.48%) VPN
4 2 (1.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (25.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.48%) MySQL
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.74%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.74%) KDB
7 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.74%) OLAP
7 1 (0.74%) OLTP
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.74%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (8.89%) JMeter
2 7 (5.19%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.19%) Selenium
3 6 (4.44%) Cucumber
3 6 (4.44%) JIRA
4 5 (3.70%) LoadRunner
4 5 (3.70%) Log4Net
4 5 (3.70%) Subversion
4 5 (3.70%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.96%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.48%) JUnit
6 2 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.74%) Ant
7 1 (0.74%) ERwin
7 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.74%) Maven
7 1 (0.74%) Postman
7 1 (0.74%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.74%) Ranorex
General
1 68 (50.37%) Finance
2 50 (37.04%) Front Office
3 36 (26.67%) Banking
4 12 (8.89%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.70%) Back Office
5 5 (3.70%) Prime Brokerage
6 3 (2.22%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 70 (51.85%) Developer
2 59 (43.70%) Java Developer
3 26 (19.26%) Analyst
4 25 (18.52%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 25 (18.52%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 19 (14.07%) QA Analyst
6 9 (6.67%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 8 (5.93%) Java Scala Developer
7 8 (5.93%) Scala Developer
8 7 (5.19%) Financial Analyst
8 7 (5.19%) Front Office Developer
8 7 (5.19%) Java Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Consultant
9 6 (4.44%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (3.70%) C++ Developer
10 5 (3.70%) IT Support
10 5 (3.70%) Linux Developer
10 5 (3.70%) Python Developer
10 5 (3.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.37%) WPF
2 10 (7.41%) .NET
2 10 (7.41%) AngularJS
3 9 (6.67%) Kafka
4 8 (5.93%) .NET Framework
4 8 (5.93%) WinForms
5 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (3.70%) LINQ
5 5 (3.70%) Task Parallel Library
5 5 (3.70%) WCF
6 4 (2.96%) NumPy
6 4 (2.96%) Pandas
7 3 (2.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (2.22%) FIXML
7 3 (2.22%) FpML
7 3 (2.22%) JMS
7 3 (2.22%) STL
8 2 (1.48%) Rendezvous
8 2 (1.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (24.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 32 (23.70%) Fixed Income
3 21 (15.56%) Algorithms
3 21 (15.56%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (14.81%) Hedge funds
5 19 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (14.07%) Data Structures
6 12 (8.89%) Derivative
6 12 (8.89%) Equities
7 3 (2.22%) Grid Computing
7 3 (2.22%) Swaptions
7 3 (2.22%) SWIFT
7 3 (2.22%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.48%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (44.44%) Linux
2 13 (9.63%) Windows
3 6 (4.44%) Unix
4 4 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.22%) VMS
6 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.56%) Electronic Trading
1 48 (35.56%) Multithreading
2 42 (31.11%) Low Latency
3 37 (27.41%) Multithreaded Programming
4 31 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (18.52%) Test Automation
6 22 (16.30%) Performance Tuning
7 19 (14.07%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (14.07%) Workflow
8 17 (12.59%) Algorithmic Trading
9 16 (11.85%) Fintech
10 14 (10.37%) Memory Management
11 12 (8.89%) Stress Testing
12 11 (8.15%) Microservices
12 11 (8.15%) Performance Testing
13 9 (6.67%) TDD
14 8 (5.93%) Concurrent Programming
14 8 (5.93%) FX Algorithmic Trading
14 8 (5.93%) Software Engineering
15 7 (5.19%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 83 (61.48%) Java
2 19 (14.07%) SQL
3 15 (11.11%) C#
3 15 (11.11%) Python
4 13 (9.63%) C++
5 8 (5.93%) Scala
6 3 (2.22%) Haskell
6 3 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.22%) Kotlin
7 2 (1.48%) Java 8
8 1 (0.74%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (2.22%) Degree
1 3 (2.22%) ISEB
2 2 (1.48%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (1.48%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.74%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (18.52%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.74%) GDPR
2 1 (0.74%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.48%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.48%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.48%) SCOM
2 2 (1.48%) WSUS
3 1 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 35 (25.93%) Oracle
2 23 (17.04%) ION Trading
3 11 (8.15%) Bloomberg
4 8 (5.93%) HP
5 6 (4.44%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.70%) Atlassian
6 5 (3.70%) Fidessa
6 5 (3.70%) FXall
7 4 (2.96%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.96%) VMware
8 3 (2.22%) Cisco
8 3 (2.22%) EMC
9 2 (1.48%) Dell
9 2 (1.48%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.48%) McAfee
9 2 (1.48%) Solace
9 2 (1.48%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.74%) Reuters
10 1 (0.74%) StreamBase
10 1 (0.74%) Tradeweb