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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ultra-Low Latency
Rank 59 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.14% 0.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£280 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £453 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+29.28% +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
525 490 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.36% 72.27% 70.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 310 207
Average daily rate £375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £11.70 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.49% -93.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

Ultra-Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Ultra-Low Latency Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Ultra-Low Latency
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Ultra-Low Latency Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 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%) 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

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (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%) 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