The table below looks at the statistics for Ultra-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 Ultra-Low Latency over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ultra-Low Latency
Rank 61 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.52% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Ultra-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
490 442 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.64% 70.27% 68.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 307 247
Average daily rate £375 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 10
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.16% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.30 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £52.60 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Ultra-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 Ultra-Low Latency.

1 4 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) Extranet
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 3 (75.00%) CCSA
2 3 (75.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (75.00%) Junos
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) Solaris
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Tcl
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (25.00%) Finance

Ultra-Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Ultra-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 Ultra-Low Latency. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) Extranet
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Junos
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Solaris
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCSA
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Check Point Certification
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (75.00%) Juniper
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Sun