The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for FIXML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FIXML over the 3 months to 28 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 Markup Language (FIXML)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 624 636
Contract jobs citing FIXML 0 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.028% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.10% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 5
Median daily rate - £550 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +57.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FIXML 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 14193 14997 14342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.48% 27.99% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9846 10410 9296
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 183 223 192
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 £13.00 £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%  

FIXML
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing FIXML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for FIXML in the UK

FIXML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FIXML.

Contractor daily rate trend for FIXML in the UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FIXML 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 FIXML.

1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SOAP
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
1 4 (50.00%) XML
1 4 (50.00%) XSD
1 4 (50.00%) XSLT
1 4 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (50.00%) FpML
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
1 4 (50.00%) Spring
1 4 (50.00%) Taxonomies
1 4 (50.00%) JSON
1 4 (50.00%) FIX Protocol
1 4 (50.00%) Reference Data
1 4 (50.00%) JPA
1 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (50.00%) SWIFT
1 4 (50.00%) Elasticsearch

FIXML
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 4 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Data Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) FIX Protocol
1 4 (50.00%) FpML
1 4 (50.00%) JPA
1 4 (50.00%) JSON
1 4 (50.00%) SOAP
1 4 (50.00%) Spring
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
1 4 (50.00%) XML
1 4 (50.00%) XSD
1 4 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (50.00%) Reference Data
1 4 (50.00%) SWIFT
1 4 (50.00%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle