The table below looks at the statistics for Low Latency skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Low Latency over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 25 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.08% 5.21% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.30% 8.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93 62 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 71.54% 64.58% 66.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 29 40
Average daily rate £300 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Low Latency across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Low Latency Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Low Latency
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Low Latency across the Belfast region.

Low Latency Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Low Latency
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Low Latency also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Low Latency.

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Multicast
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (25.00%) Reuters
4 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Equities

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Low Latency also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Low Latency. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) Multicast
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C++ Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithmic Trading
2 1 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Reuters
2 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg