The table below looks at the statistics for Low Latency skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Low Latency over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 122 118 123
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 71 86 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.31% 1.44% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.87% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 72 73
Average daily rate
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£625 £650 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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 City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4182 4595 4909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.07% 76.87% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3293 3455 3705
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 81
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Low Latency Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Low Latency
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Low Latency Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Low Latency
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Low Latency across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Low Latency Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Low Latency
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Low Latency across the City of London region.

Low Latency Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 95 (50.80%) Java
2 88 (47.06%) Multithreading
3 74 (39.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 67 (35.83%) Banking
5 65 (34.76%) Front Office
6 57 (30.48%) C++
7 56 (29.95%) C#
8 49 (26.20%) Finance
9 44 (23.53%) Linux
10 29 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (15.51%) Electronic Trading
11 27 (14.44%) UNIX
11 27 (14.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 25 (13.37%) Investment Banking
13 24 (12.83%) Fixed Income
14 22 (11.76%) OO
14 22 (11.76%) FIX Protocol
15 21 (11.23%) Cisco Certification
16 20 (10.70%) CCNP
16 20 (10.70%) Algorithmic Trading
17 19 (10.16%) TDD
17 19 (10.16%) Derivative
17 19 (10.16%) CCIE
17 19 (10.16%) Python
18 18 (9.63%) WPF
18 18 (9.63%) Multicast
19 17 (9.09%) Mathematics
19 17 (9.09%) SQL
19 17 (9.09%) .NET
19 17 (9.09%) TIBCO

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (1.07%) WebSphere
1 2 (1.07%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.53%) Node.js
2 1 (0.53%) Confluence
2 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.53%) Apache
2 1 (0.53%) MTS
Applications
1 3 (1.60%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.74%) ION MarketView
2 6 (3.21%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) IaaS
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.63%) Multicast
2 11 (5.88%) Firewall
3 10 (5.35%) BGP
3 10 (5.35%) EIGRP
4 8 (4.28%) OSPF
4 8 (4.28%) VPLS
5 6 (3.21%) MPLS
6 5 (2.67%) Network Security
6 5 (2.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.60%) DNS
8 1 (0.53%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.53%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.53%) HSRP
8 1 (0.53%) AMQP
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.53%) VRRP
8 1 (0.53%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.67%) KDB
1 5 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.60%) Big Data
3 3 (1.60%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.07%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.53%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (4.28%) Maven
2 6 (3.21%) Subversion
2 6 (3.21%) JIRA
3 5 (2.67%) JUnit
4 4 (2.14%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.14%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.60%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.07%) NUnit
6 2 (1.07%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (1.07%) Moq
6 2 (1.07%) Mockito
7 1 (0.53%) YourKit
7 1 (0.53%) VisualVM
7 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.53%) Selenium
7 1 (0.53%) JMeter
7 1 (0.53%) IntelliJ
General
1 67 (35.83%) Banking
2 65 (34.76%) Front Office
3 49 (26.20%) Finance
4 25 (13.37%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.81%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.14%) Advertising
7 2 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Publishing
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 131 (70.05%) Developer
2 66 (35.29%) Java Developer
3 32 (17.11%) C++ Developer
4 25 (13.37%) C# Developer
5 22 (11.76%) Senior Developer
6 21 (11.23%) Network Engineer
7 11 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (5.35%) Senior Network Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) Programmer
10 8 (4.28%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (3.74%) .NET Developer
12 6 (3.21%) Senior C# Developer
12 6 (3.21%) UI Developer
12 6 (3.21%) UI Programmer
13 5 (2.67%) WPF Developer
13 5 (2.67%) Linux Engineer
14 4 (2.14%) Real Time Developer
14 4 (2.14%) C++/C# Developer
14 4 (2.14%) DevOps Engineer
14 4 (2.14%) Senior WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.76%) FIX Protocol
2 18 (9.63%) WPF
3 17 (9.09%) .NET
4 14 (7.49%) WCF
5 12 (6.42%) Spring
6 11 (5.88%) Ultra Messaging
7 10 (5.35%) TIBCO EMS
8 7 (3.74%) Rendezvous
8 7 (3.74%) JMS
9 5 (2.67%) Reactive Extensions
9 5 (2.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 5 (2.67%) LINQ
9 5 (2.67%) STL
9 5 (2.67%) XML
10 4 (2.14%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.14%) Middleware
11 3 (1.60%) RESTful
11 3 (1.60%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (1.60%) WinForms
11 3 (1.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 74 (39.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 24 (12.83%) Fixed Income
3 19 (10.16%) Derivative
4 17 (9.09%) Mathematics
5 14 (7.49%) Computer Science
5 14 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (6.95%) Equities
7 8 (4.28%) Spread Betting
8 5 (2.67%) Physics
9 4 (2.14%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.60%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.60%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.60%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.07%) Open Source
11 2 (1.07%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.53%) User Experience
12 1 (0.53%) TWAP
12 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 44 (23.53%) Linux
2 27 (14.44%) UNIX
3 11 (5.88%) Windows
4 5 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.14%) Solaris
6 1 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.53%) SUSE
6 1 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (47.06%) Multithreading
2 29 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (15.51%) Electronic Trading
3 27 (14.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 22 (11.76%) OO
5 20 (10.70%) Algorithmic Trading
6 19 (10.16%) TDD
7 13 (6.95%) OOP
8 12 (6.42%) E-Commerce
9 8 (4.28%) Concurrent Programming
10 6 (3.21%) Network Design
10 6 (3.21%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (3.21%) Memory Management
10 6 (3.21%) Market Making
10 6 (3.21%) DevOps
11 5 (2.67%) FX Algorithmic Trading
11 5 (2.67%) Unit Testing
11 5 (2.67%) Project Management
11 5 (2.67%) Scrum
12 4 (2.14%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 95 (50.80%) Java
2 57 (30.48%) C++
3 56 (29.95%) C#
4 19 (10.16%) Python
5 17 (9.09%) SQL
6 9 (4.81%) Perl
7 6 (3.21%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.67%) Scala
8 5 (2.67%) C
9 4 (2.14%) Ruby
10 3 (1.60%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.53%) Go
11 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.53%) Groovy
11 1 (0.53%) VB
11 1 (0.53%) VBA
11 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (11.23%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (10.70%) CCNP
3 19 (10.16%) CCIE
4 11 (5.88%) Degree
5 2 (1.07%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.53%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.67%) Puppet
2 3 (1.60%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.53%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (0.53%) SCCM
3 1 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (9.09%) TIBCO
2 15 (8.02%) Cisco
3 10 (5.35%) VMware
3 10 (5.35%) ION Trading
4 8 (4.28%) Juniper
4 8 (4.28%) Citrix
5 7 (3.74%) F5
5 7 (3.74%) Fortinet
5 7 (3.74%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.67%) Blue Coat
6 5 (2.67%) Reuters
6 5 (2.67%) Bloomberg
6 5 (2.67%) Oracle
7 4 (2.14%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.60%) Sybase
9 2 (1.07%) IBM
9 2 (1.07%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.07%) Fidessa
9 2 (1.07%) Informatica
9 2 (1.07%) EMC
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