Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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 Markup Language (FIXML)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 - 868
Rank change year-on-year - +868 +15
Contract jobs citing FIXML 5 0 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% - 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.015% - 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 12
UK median daily rate £525 - £450
10th Percentile £483 - £316
90th Percentile £535 - £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FIXML 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 32796 31564 32386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23154 21883 22196
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 380 362 558
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £14.35 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +11.48%

FIXML
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FIXML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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

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Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FIXML within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 - 5 £525 -
London - 4 £513 -
South East - 1 £525 -
UK excluding London - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) FpML
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) Markit EDM
2 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Billing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) ISO 20022
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) IFS
3 1 (20.00%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (20.00%) Derivative
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) MiFID
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (20.00%) RPG IV
3 1 (20.00%) Data Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Data Quality

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modeller
2 1 (20.00%) RPG Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SSIS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) FpML
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Derivative
1 1 (20.00%) Equities
1 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (20.00%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) OS/400
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Governance
2 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Security
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) RPG
3 1 (20.00%) RPG IV
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 20022
1 1 (20.00%) MiFID
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) IFS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft