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 21 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 58 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.81% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Low Latency
West Midlands

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
491 435 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 66.26% 66.21% 67.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 289 249
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 9
Average hourly rate £23.00 £175.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.85% +821.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £175.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 2014, 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 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) Internet
2 4 (44.44%) Extranet
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 3 (33.33%) Solaris
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) CCSA
3 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 3 (33.33%) Junos
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) J2EE
4 2 (22.22%) Sybase
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (22.22%) OO

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) VPN
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
1 4 (44.44%) Extranet
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Junos
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JMeter
1 2 (22.22%) Maven
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Geneos Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) J2EE
1 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
1 2 (22.22%) Spring
1 2 (22.22%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
1 2 (22.22%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
1 4 (44.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 2 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (22.22%) OO
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) Electronic Trading
2 2 (22.22%) Memory Management
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Tcl
2 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
1 3 (33.33%) CCSA
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Juniper
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Sybase
4 1 (11.11%) Sun
4 1 (11.11%) VMware