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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 120 132 108
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -24
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 76 83 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.40% 1.32% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.71% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 70 86
Average daily rate
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£625 £650 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £498 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £703 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £305 £375
% change year-on-year
+63.93% -18.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
4229 4844 4866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.91% 76.96% 76.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3282 3557 3706
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 51
Average hourly rate £27.37 £25.00 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -65.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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.

1 101 (51.79%) Java
2 93 (47.69%) Multithreading
3 73 (37.44%) Front Office
4 70 (35.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 63 (32.31%) C#
6 60 (30.77%) C++
7 59 (30.26%) Banking
8 54 (27.69%) Finance
9 49 (25.13%) Linux
10 33 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (15.38%) Fixed Income
12 29 (14.87%) UNIX
12 29 (14.87%) Electronic Trading
13 27 (13.85%) TDD
14 26 (13.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
15 25 (12.82%) FIX Protocol
16 24 (12.31%) TIBCO
17 23 (11.79%) Investment Banking
18 22 (11.28%) Derivative
18 22 (11.28%) SQL
18 22 (11.28%) Cisco Certification
19 21 (10.77%) Algorithmic Trading
20 20 (10.26%) CCNP
21 19 (9.74%) OO
22 18 (9.23%) CCIE
22 18 (9.23%) WPF
23 17 (8.72%) Mathematics
23 17 (8.72%) Cisco
23 17 (8.72%) Python
23 17 (8.72%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (1.54%) MQSeries
2 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.03%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.51%) Apache
3 1 (0.51%) MTS
Applications
1 3 (1.54%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.56%) ION MarketView
2 4 (2.05%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.21%) Multicast
2 12 (6.15%) Firewall
3 11 (5.64%) BGP
4 9 (4.62%) EIGRP
5 8 (4.10%) VPLS
6 7 (3.59%) MPLS
6 7 (3.59%) OSPF
7 5 (2.56%) Network Security
8 4 (2.05%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.03%) LAN
9 2 (1.03%) WAN
9 2 (1.03%) DNS
10 1 (0.51%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.51%) AMQP
10 1 (0.51%) SAN
10 1 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.13%) KDB
3 6 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.03%) Big Data
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.51%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (5.13%) JUnit
2 8 (4.10%) Maven
3 7 (3.59%) Mockito
4 6 (3.08%) Subversion
5 4 (2.05%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.05%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.05%) JIRA
6 3 (1.54%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.03%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (1.03%) Moq
7 2 (1.03%) NUnit
8 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.51%) VisualVM
8 1 (0.51%) YourKit
8 1 (0.51%) IntelliJ
General
1 73 (37.44%) Front Office
2 59 (30.26%) Banking
3 54 (27.69%) Finance
4 23 (11.79%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.10%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.05%) Advertising
7 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.03%) Games
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 132 (67.69%) Developer
2 69 (35.38%) Java Developer
3 29 (14.87%) C++ Developer
4 24 (12.31%) Network Engineer
5 23 (11.79%) C# Developer
6 21 (10.77%) Senior Developer
7 10 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (4.62%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (4.62%) Programmer
9 7 (3.59%) Senior C# Developer
10 6 (3.08%) UI Developer
10 6 (3.08%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.08%) WPF Developer
10 6 (3.08%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.08%) UI Programmer
11 5 (2.56%) Senior WPF Developer
12 4 (2.05%) Linux Engineer
12 4 (2.05%) Real Time Developer
12 4 (2.05%) Team Leader
13 3 (1.54%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.82%) FIX Protocol
2 18 (9.23%) WPF
3 17 (8.72%) .NET
4 16 (8.21%) Spring
5 15 (7.69%) WCF
6 14 (7.18%) Ultra Messaging
7 12 (6.15%) TIBCO EMS
8 9 (4.62%) Rendezvous
9 7 (3.59%) JMS
10 5 (2.56%) Reactive Extensions
10 5 (2.56%) LINQ
10 5 (2.56%) Web Services
11 4 (2.05%) Middleware
11 4 (2.05%) HTML
12 3 (1.54%) XML
12 3 (1.54%) JDBC
12 3 (1.54%) Hibernate
12 3 (1.54%) WinForms
13 2 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (1.03%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 70 (35.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 30 (15.38%) Fixed Income
3 22 (11.28%) Derivative
4 17 (8.72%) Mathematics
5 15 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (6.67%) Equities
7 12 (6.15%) Computer Science
8 9 (4.62%) Spread Betting
9 5 (2.56%) Physics
10 4 (2.05%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.54%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.54%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.54%) Credit Derivative
11 3 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (1.03%) Replication
12 2 (1.03%) Open Source
12 2 (1.03%) Online Games
12 2 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.51%) TWAP
13 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (25.13%) Linux
2 29 (14.87%) UNIX
3 11 (5.64%) Windows
4 5 (2.56%) Solaris
5 4 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.51%) AIX
6 1 (0.51%) SUSE
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (47.69%) Multithreading
2 33 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (14.87%) Electronic Trading
4 27 (13.85%) TDD
5 26 (13.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 21 (10.77%) Algorithmic Trading
7 19 (9.74%) OO
8 13 (6.67%) OOP
9 11 (5.64%) E-Commerce
10 8 (4.10%) Analytics
10 8 (4.10%) Concurrent Programming
11 7 (3.59%) Scrum
12 6 (3.08%) Unit Testing
12 6 (3.08%) Network Design
13 5 (2.56%) DevOps
13 5 (2.56%) FX Algorithmic Trading
13 5 (2.56%) Market Making
13 5 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (2.56%) BDD
13 5 (2.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (51.79%) Java
2 63 (32.31%) C#
3 60 (30.77%) C++
4 22 (11.28%) SQL
5 17 (8.72%) Python
6 8 (4.10%) Shell Script
6 8 (4.10%) Perl
7 6 (3.08%) VB
8 4 (2.05%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.05%) C
9 3 (1.54%) Ruby
9 3 (1.54%) Scala
9 3 (1.54%) VBA
10 1 (0.51%) Go
10 1 (0.51%) Groovy
10 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (11.28%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (10.26%) CCNP
3 18 (9.23%) CCIE
4 9 (4.62%) Degree
5 2 (1.03%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.51%) Docker
2 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (2.05%) Puppet
1 4 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.03%) Nagios
2 2 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.51%) SCCM
3 1 (0.51%) SCOM
3 1 (0.51%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 24 (12.31%) TIBCO
2 17 (8.72%) Cisco
3 13 (6.67%) ION Trading
4 10 (5.13%) Juniper
5 9 (4.62%) VMware
6 8 (4.10%) Citrix
6 8 (4.10%) Sybase
6 8 (4.10%) Oracle
7 7 (3.59%) F5
7 7 (3.59%) Fortinet
7 7 (3.59%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.59%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.56%) Blue Coat
8 5 (2.56%) Reuters
8 5 (2.56%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.54%) Solace
9 3 (1.54%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.03%) EMC
10 2 (1.03%) Informatica
10 2 (1.03%) Radianz
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