The table below looks at the statistics for Low Latency skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Low Latency over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 62 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.28% 0.45% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
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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 Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
547 486 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 75.34% 72.65% 70.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 308 200
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £11.85 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.62% -93.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Low Latency Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Low Latency
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Low Latency Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) Check Point Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) Extranet
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) CCSA
1 3 (100.00%) Junos
1 3 (100.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Tcl
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Linux

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) Extranet
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Junos
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (100.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Check Point Certification
1 3 (100.00%) CCSA
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Sun