The table below looks at the statistics for Low Latency skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Low Latency over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 278 221 278
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +57
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 354 442 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.92% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.23% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 335 281
Average daily rate
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£600 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Low Latency
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38289 35908 38956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.49% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24309 22565 22981
Average daily rate £413 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1022 1423
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Low Latency Jobs Demand Trend in England

Low Latency
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Low Latency Daily Rate Trend in England

Low Latency
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Low Latency across the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Low Latency Daily Rate Histogram in England

Low Latency
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Low Latency Hourly Rate Trend in England

Low Latency
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Low Latency within the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 338 £613 +11.36% 87
West Midlands - 11 £370 - 2
South East -13 2 - - 3
East of England -19 2 £370 -40.80% 1
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
South West - - - -
Low Latency
UK

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 432 (59.75%) Java
2 348 (48.13%) Multithreading
3 332 (45.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 332 (45.92%) Front Office
4 285 (39.42%) Banking
5 218 (30.15%) SQL
6 207 (28.63%) UNIX
7 183 (25.31%) Linux
7 183 (25.31%) C++
8 174 (24.07%) Finance
9 162 (22.41%) Oracle
10 155 (21.44%) Investment Banking
11 147 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
12 146 (20.19%) Algorithmic Trading
13 141 (19.50%) C#
14 112 (15.49%) E-Commerce
14 112 (15.49%) Fixed Income
15 104 (14.38%) Spring
16 103 (14.25%) Electronic Trading
17 101 (13.97%) FIX Protocol
18 99 (13.69%) Perl
19 98 (13.55%) Risk Management
20 93 (12.86%) Python
21 88 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
22 80 (11.07%) TIBCO
23 70 (9.68%) Equities
23 70 (9.68%) Derivative
24 63 (8.71%) 29West
25 62 (8.58%) Performance Tuning
26 60 (8.30%) Relational Database

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 49 (6.78%) Oracle Coherence
2 16 (2.21%) Confluence
2 16 (2.21%) WebSphere
3 12 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (1.24%) Apache
4 9 (1.24%) TIBCO EMS
5 8 (1.11%) MQSeries
6 5 (0.69%) GemFire
6 5 (0.69%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.69%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.69%) IIS
7 4 (0.55%) Jetty
7 4 (0.55%) Node.js
8 2 (0.28%) Lightstreamer
9 1 (0.14%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.14%) Mule
Applications
1 9 (1.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 38 (5.26%) RMDS
2 14 (1.94%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.11%) GitHub
2 7 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.14%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 59 (8.16%) Firewall
2 56 (7.75%) Multicast
3 52 (7.19%) TCP/IP
4 30 (4.15%) BGP
5 26 (3.60%) OSPF
6 25 (3.46%) WAN
7 23 (3.18%) LAN
8 14 (1.94%) VPN
9 13 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (1.66%) EIGRP
11 10 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (1.38%) DNS
12 9 (1.24%) Internet
12 9 (1.24%) Wireshark
12 9 (1.24%) VLAN
12 9 (1.24%) HSRP
13 8 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.11%) Network Security
13 8 (1.11%) RIP
13 8 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (8.30%) Relational Database
2 39 (5.39%) KDB
3 33 (4.56%) Oracle Database
4 22 (3.04%) SQL Server
5 12 (1.66%) Hazelcast
6 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.97%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (0.83%) MySQL
8 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.69%) Big Data
9 5 (0.69%) DB2
10 4 (0.55%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.41%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.28%) OLAP
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 39 (5.39%) Maven
2 31 (4.29%) JIRA
3 30 (4.15%) TeamCity
4 29 (4.01%) JUnit
5 22 (3.04%) Mockito
6 19 (2.63%) Grunt
7 18 (2.49%) WebDriver
7 18 (2.49%) Git (software)
8 17 (2.35%) Subversion
9 15 (2.07%) Bower
10 13 (1.80%) CruiseControl
11 11 (1.52%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.97%) JMeter
12 7 (0.97%) jMock
13 5 (0.69%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.69%) Ant
13 5 (0.69%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.69%) Selenium
14 4 (0.55%) EasyMock
15 3 (0.41%) IntelliJ
General
1 332 (45.92%) Front Office
2 285 (39.42%) Banking
3 174 (24.07%) Finance
4 155 (21.44%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.73%) Financial Institution
6 17 (2.35%) Games
7 16 (2.21%) Back Office
8 8 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.69%) Marketing
10 3 (0.41%) Retail
10 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.28%) Billing
11 2 (0.28%) Legal
12 1 (0.14%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 442 (61.13%) Developer
2 256 (35.41%) Java Developer
3 75 (10.37%) C++ Developer
4 73 (10.10%) Senior Developer
5 57 (7.88%) Analyst
6 55 (7.61%) Senior Java Developer
7 48 (6.64%) C# Developer
8 36 (4.98%) Applications Support
9 30 (4.15%) Support Analyst
9 30 (4.15%) Support Engineer
10 26 (3.60%) Network Engineer
11 24 (3.32%) Architect
12 22 (3.04%) Development Manager
12 22 (3.04%) Front Office Developer
13 21 (2.90%) Linux Support
14 18 (2.49%) Consultant
14 18 (2.49%) Production Support Analyst
15 15 (2.07%) Software Engineer
16 13 (1.80%) JavaScript Developer
17 11 (1.52%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (14.38%) Spring
2 101 (13.97%) FIX Protocol
3 52 (7.19%) Rendezvous
4 47 (6.50%) .NET
5 39 (5.39%) HTML
5 39 (5.39%) J2EE
5 39 (5.39%) Middleware
6 38 (5.26%) Hibernate
7 36 (4.98%) HTML5
8 35 (4.84%) Web Services
9 31 (4.29%) JMS
10 28 (3.87%) CSS
10 28 (3.87%) WPF
11 27 (3.73%) Apache Flex
12 25 (3.46%) XML
13 24 (3.32%) AngularJS
14 23 (3.18%) JDBC
15 21 (2.90%) REST
16 20 (2.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 20 (2.77%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 332 (45.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 112 (15.49%) Fixed Income
3 88 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (9.68%) Equities
4 70 (9.68%) Derivative
5 46 (6.36%) Computer Science
6 33 (4.56%) Mathematics
7 28 (3.87%) User Experience
8 26 (3.60%) Market Risk
9 23 (3.18%) Open Source
10 22 (3.04%) TWAP
10 22 (3.04%) VWAP
11 16 (2.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 12 (1.66%) Hedge funds
13 11 (1.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 9 (1.24%) RIA
15 8 (1.11%) Statistics
15 8 (1.11%) Credit Risk
15 8 (1.11%) Spread Betting
15 8 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 207 (28.63%) UNIX
2 183 (25.31%) Linux
3 59 (8.16%) Windows
4 37 (5.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (4.56%) Solaris
6 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.69%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.41%) SUSE
8 2 (0.28%) AIX
9 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (48.13%) Multithreading
2 147 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (20.19%) Algorithmic Trading
4 112 (15.49%) E-Commerce
5 103 (14.25%) Electronic Trading
6 98 (13.55%) Risk Management
7 62 (8.58%) Performance Tuning
8 60 (8.30%) TDD
9 47 (6.50%) Software Engineering
10 46 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (6.36%) OO
11 45 (6.22%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 31 (4.29%) Project Management
13 28 (3.87%) Change Management
13 28 (3.87%) Scrum
14 27 (3.73%) Unit Testing
15 25 (3.46%) Capacity Management
16 24 (3.32%) MVC
17 23 (3.18%) Analytics
18 21 (2.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 432 (59.75%) Java
2 218 (30.15%) SQL
3 183 (25.31%) C++
4 141 (19.50%) C#
5 99 (13.69%) Perl
6 93 (12.86%) Python
7 43 (5.95%) JavaScript
8 42 (5.81%) Shell Script
9 30 (4.15%) Bash Shell
10 26 (3.60%) C
11 15 (2.07%) Scala
12 14 (1.94%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.97%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.83%) VB
15 5 (0.69%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.55%) Korn
17 3 (0.41%) Assembly Language
17 3 (0.41%) PHP
17 3 (0.41%) Clojure
17 3 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (5.95%) Degree
2 28 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (2.35%) CCNP
4 11 (1.52%) CCIE
5 6 (0.83%) CCNA
6 5 (0.69%) VCP5
6 5 (0.69%) CCA
6 5 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (0.69%) PhD
6 5 (0.69%) VCP4
6 5 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.69%) CCSE
7 4 (0.55%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.55%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.55%) CCDP
8 3 (0.41%) CCSA
8 3 (0.41%) CCIP
8 3 (0.41%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (0.41%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.46%) QA
2 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (0.69%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.69%) XenApp
2 3 (0.41%) vCloud
3 2 (0.28%) Snort
3 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.28%) NFS
3 2 (0.28%) HDFS
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.14%) Squid
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (3.18%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.83%) Puppet
4 5 (0.69%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.41%) Ansible
6 2 (0.28%) Salt
7 1 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 162 (22.41%) Oracle
2 80 (11.07%) TIBCO
3 63 (8.71%) 29West
4 48 (6.64%) Sybase
5 41 (5.67%) Cisco
6 36 (4.98%) Red Hat
7 31 (4.29%) Reuters
8 26 (3.60%) Adobe
9 24 (3.32%) Juniper
10 23 (3.18%) eSpeed
10 23 (3.18%) MarketAxess
11 20 (2.77%) Microsoft
12 18 (2.49%) F5
12 18 (2.49%) ION Trading
13 14 (1.94%) CheckPoint
13 14 (1.94%) VMware
14 12 (1.66%) Informatica
15 11 (1.52%) HP
16 7 (0.97%) Blue Coat
17 5 (0.69%) Symantec
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