Period
to 19 November 2017

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 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 408 700 599
Rank change year-on-year +292 -101 -99
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 567 196 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.74% 0.62% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 171 228
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £400 £394 £413
90th Percentile £763 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £488
% change year-on-year -2.94% -12.82% +23.65%
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 32518 31826 32407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22959 22067 22211
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 364 554
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.10 £14.19 £15.01
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.40 £54.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.29%

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 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing FIX Protocol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for FIX Protocol in the UK

FIX Protocol
Top 9 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 2017. 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 +256 504 £599 +4.13% 45
London +189 497 £600 +4.35% 43
UK excluding London +79 69 £413 -2.94% 3
Northern Ireland - 53 £413 -
Scotland -1 9 £550 +39.68% 1
North of England +58 4 £450 +9.09%
North West +24 4 £450 +9.09%
South West - 2 - -
South East +7 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 317 (55.91%) Finance
2 284 (50.09%) Java
3 276 (48.68%) Banking
4 212 (37.39%) Front Office
5 211 (37.21%) Electronic Trading
6 187 (32.98%) Unix
7 182 (32.10%) Linux
8 160 (28.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 156 (27.51%) Low Latency
10 139 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
11 137 (24.16%) SQL
12 133 (23.46%) Equities
13 123 (21.69%) Multithreading
14 101 (17.81%) TIBCO
15 100 (17.64%) Investment Banking
16 94 (16.58%) MiFID
17 88 (15.52%) C++
18 84 (14.81%) Derivative
19 82 (14.46%) Oracle
20 70 (12.35%) Sybase
21 66 (11.64%) Python
22 65 (11.46%) XML
22 65 (11.46%) FIX Connectivity
23 64 (11.29%) KDB
24 63 (11.11%) Market Making
24 63 (11.11%) SQL Server
25 62 (10.93%) Algorithmic Trading
26 58 (10.23%) Degree
27 56 (9.88%) Fixed Income
28 52 (9.17%) Test Automation

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 21 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 14 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.12%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.76%) Oracle Coherence
5 9 (1.59%) GemFire
5 9 (1.59%) IIS
5 9 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (1.06%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.53%) Confluence
7 3 (0.53%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.53%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.18%) Apache
8 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.18%) JBoss
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 32 (5.64%) ION MarketView
2 21 (3.70%) RMDS
3 8 (1.41%) thinkFolio
4 5 (0.88%) SunGard GMI
5 4 (0.71%) MetaTrader
6 3 (0.53%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.35%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 2 (0.35%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.06%) npm
2 5 (0.88%) GitHub
3 4 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 65 (11.46%) FIX Connectivity
2 42 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.47%) Firewall
4 7 (1.23%) FTP
5 6 (1.06%) SSL
6 5 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.88%) LAN
6 5 (0.88%) WAN
7 3 (0.53%) SMTP
8 2 (0.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (11.29%) KDB
2 63 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 44 (7.76%) Relational Database
4 21 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 19 (3.35%) Blockchain
6 15 (2.65%) DB2
7 12 (2.12%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.94%) MySQL
9 9 (1.59%) Big Data
10 8 (1.41%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.23%) DB2 UDB
11 7 (1.23%) Kdb+
11 7 (1.23%) MariaDB
12 6 (1.06%) Jackrabbit
13 5 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
16 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
17 1 (0.18%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 48 (8.47%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.35%) Subversion
3 33 (5.82%) Maven
4 26 (4.59%) TeamCity
5 25 (4.41%) JIRA
6 19 (3.35%) Eclipse
7 17 (3.00%) Jenkins
7 17 (3.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (2.12%) IntelliJ
9 11 (1.94%) JUnit
10 9 (1.59%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.41%) Gradle
12 7 (1.23%) Hudson
13 6 (1.06%) Bower
13 6 (1.06%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.06%) Grunt
13 6 (1.06%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.88%) Robot Framework
15 4 (0.71%) Travis CI
16 2 (0.35%) CodeRush
General
1 317 (55.91%) Finance
2 276 (48.68%) Banking
3 212 (37.39%) Front Office
4 100 (17.64%) Investment Banking
5 43 (7.58%) Financial Institution
6 19 (3.35%) Back Office
7 3 (0.53%) Legal
8 2 (0.35%) Retail
9 1 (0.18%) French Language
9 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 334 (58.91%) Developer
2 201 (35.45%) Java Developer
3 109 (19.22%) Senior Developer
4 87 (15.34%) Analyst
5 74 (13.05%) Senior Java Developer
6 61 (10.76%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 52 (9.17%) C++ Developer
8 45 (7.94%) Front Office Developer
9 40 (7.05%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 30 (5.29%) Business Analyst
10 30 (5.29%) C# Developer
11 27 (4.76%) Support Analyst
12 21 (3.70%) FIX Specialist
12 21 (3.70%) Low Latency C++ Developer
13 20 (3.53%) FIX Analyst
14 19 (3.35%) KDB Developer
15 18 (3.17%) Senior C++ Developer
16 16 (2.82%) Pricing Developer
17 14 (2.47%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
17 14 (2.47%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (11.46%) XML
2 40 (7.05%) JMS
3 37 (6.53%) Spring
3 37 (6.53%) TIBCO EMS
4 36 (6.35%) Rendezvous
5 31 (5.47%) Ultra Messaging
6 30 (5.29%) HTML
7 27 (4.76%) HTML5
8 25 (4.41%) FpML
9 24 (4.23%) .NET
9 24 (4.23%) Web Services
10 19 (3.35%) RESTful
11 18 (3.17%) Hibernate
12 17 (3.00%) AngularJS
12 17 (3.00%) Middleware
13 15 (2.65%) CSS
14 13 (2.29%) Spring Integration
15 12 (2.12%) WebSockets
16 11 (1.94%) REST
16 11 (1.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 160 (28.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 133 (23.46%) Equities
3 84 (14.81%) Derivative
4 56 (9.88%) Fixed Income
5 50 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (4.41%) Computer Science
7 18 (3.17%) Data Structures
8 15 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (2.47%) SWIFT
10 13 (2.29%) Hedge funds
10 13 (2.29%) Virtual Team
11 12 (2.12%) Fintech
12 9 (1.59%) Algorithms
13 8 (1.41%) Management Information System
14 6 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
15 5 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
16 4 (0.71%) VWAP
17 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
17 3 (0.53%) Data Centre
17 3 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 187 (32.98%) Unix
2 182 (32.10%) Linux
3 45 (7.94%) Windows
4 30 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.06%) Solaris
6 4 (0.71%) CoreOS
7 3 (0.53%) CentOS
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (37.21%) Electronic Trading
2 156 (27.51%) Low Latency
3 139 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (21.69%) Multithreading
5 63 (11.11%) Market Making
6 62 (10.93%) Algorithmic Trading
7 52 (9.17%) Test Automation
8 46 (8.11%) TDD
9 43 (7.58%) Risk Management
10 42 (7.41%) Client Onboarding
11 37 (6.53%) OO
11 37 (6.53%) Scrum
12 34 (6.00%) Integration Testing
13 32 (5.64%) Performance Tuning
14 31 (5.47%) Change Management
15 30 (5.29%) OOP
16 28 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (4.94%) OOA/OOD
16 28 (4.94%) SDLC
17 27 (4.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 284 (50.09%) Java
2 137 (24.16%) SQL
3 88 (15.52%) C++
4 66 (11.64%) Python
5 48 (8.47%) C#
6 47 (8.29%) JavaScript
7 41 (7.23%) Perl
8 22 (3.88%) Bash Shell
9 21 (3.70%) C
10 16 (2.82%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.47%) Ruby
12 13 (2.29%) Haskell
13 12 (2.12%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.76%) Tcl
15 8 (1.41%) TypeScript
16 6 (1.06%) Scala
17 4 (0.71%) Groovy
18 3 (0.53%) XPath
19 2 (0.35%) Korn
20 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (10.23%) Degree
2 32 (5.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.59%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.88%) ISEB
4 5 (0.88%) ISTQB
4 5 (0.88%) PMP
5 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (16.58%) MiFID
2 41 (7.23%) QA
3 5 (0.88%) EMIR
4 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.35%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.35%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) AIFMD
System Software
1 17 (3.00%) Docker
2 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (0.71%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.53%) MOM
3 2 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 101 (17.81%) TIBCO
2 82 (14.46%) Oracle
3 70 (12.35%) Sybase
4 46 (8.11%) Bloomberg
5 45 (7.94%) ION Trading
6 35 (6.17%) Currenex
7 32 (5.64%) Reuters
8 26 (4.59%) Fidessa
9 22 (3.88%) Microsoft
10 21 (3.70%) Charles River
11 20 (3.53%) Solace
12 19 (3.35%) FXall
13 12 (2.12%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.23%) IBM
15 5 (0.88%) SunGard
15 5 (0.88%) VMware
16 4 (0.71%) Citrix
16 4 (0.71%) CQG
16 4 (0.71%) Fixnetix
16 4 (0.71%) HP