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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Low Latency over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Low Latency
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 31 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.35% - 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% - 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £415 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £625
% change year-on-year
- -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
182 79 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 81.61% 82.29% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 35 39
Median daily rate £370 £325 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +116.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Low Latency as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Low Latency also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Equities
3 2 (40.00%) Front Office
3 2 (40.00%) OOP
3 2 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (40.00%) Electronic Trading
3 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (40.00%) Market Making
3 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team
3 2 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Index Arbitrage
4 1 (20.00%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Java

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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:

General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Low Latency C++ Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Front Office C++ Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Front Office Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Algorithmic Trading Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior C++ Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (40.00%) Equities
1 2 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (20.00%) Index Arbitrage
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Electronic Trading
1 2 (40.00%) Market Making
1 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (40.00%) OOP
2 1 (20.00%) Algorithmic Trading
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree