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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 317 260 221
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -39
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 314 375 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.76% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.99% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 307 306
Average daily rate
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£625 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
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
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -28 282 £625 +4.16% 93
South East +12 25 £475 +11.76% 4
West Midlands -5 2 £320 -13.51%
East of England - 2 £575 - 5
South West - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire -27 1 £338 +5.46%
Low Latency
UK

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 340 (50.90%) Multithreading
2 325 (48.65%) Java
3 294 (44.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 278 (41.62%) Front Office
5 198 (29.64%) Finance
6 195 (29.19%) Linux
7 191 (28.59%) C++
8 168 (25.15%) Banking
9 152 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
10 147 (22.01%) C#
11 142 (21.26%) UNIX
12 123 (18.41%) FIX Protocol
13 121 (18.11%) SQL
14 117 (17.51%) Equities
15 115 (17.22%) Algorithmic Trading
16 89 (13.32%) TDD
17 88 (13.17%) Electronic Trading
18 87 (13.02%) Investment Banking
19 84 (12.57%) Python
20 72 (10.78%) OO
21 70 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
22 65 (9.73%) Perl
23 60 (8.98%) E-Commerce
23 60 (8.98%) Fixed Income
23 60 (8.98%) Computer Science
24 57 (8.53%) Spring
24 57 (8.53%) Middleware
25 56 (8.38%) Risk Management
25 56 (8.38%) Degree
26 54 (8.08%) Relational Database

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 15 (2.25%) WebSphere
2 14 (2.10%) Oracle Coherence
3 9 (1.35%) MTS
4 8 (1.20%) Node.js
4 8 (1.20%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (1.05%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.45%) JBoss
6 3 (0.45%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.30%) Mule
7 2 (0.30%) Apache
7 2 (0.30%) SAS
7 2 (0.30%) Confluence
8 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.15%) CMS
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 16 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.30%) SPSS
4 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (3.44%) ION MarketView
2 12 (1.80%) RMDS
3 5 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Misys Opics
6 1 (0.15%) Finacle
6 1 (0.15%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.05%) GitHub
3 5 (0.75%) SaaS
4 4 (0.60%) PaaS
4 4 (0.60%) IaaS
5 3 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 46 (6.89%) TCP/IP
2 30 (4.49%) Multicast
3 27 (4.04%) Firewall
4 21 (3.14%) BGP
5 18 (2.69%) OSPF
6 14 (2.10%) HTTP
7 13 (1.95%) IPsec
8 12 (1.80%) WAN
9 11 (1.65%) LAN
9 11 (1.65%) VPN
9 11 (1.65%) EIGRP
9 11 (1.65%) HSRP
10 9 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (1.35%) MPLS
11 8 (1.20%) SAN
12 7 (1.05%) Spanning Tree
12 7 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (0.90%) NAS
13 6 (0.90%) Network Security
13 6 (0.90%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.08%) Relational Database
2 45 (6.74%) SQL Server
3 42 (6.29%) Big Data
4 36 (5.39%) KDB
5 16 (2.40%) DB2
6 12 (1.80%) OLAP
6 12 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.20%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.05%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.75%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.60%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.60%) MySQL
11 4 (0.60%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 37 (5.54%) Maven
2 30 (4.49%) Eclipse
2 30 (4.49%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.84%) JUnit
4 16 (2.40%) Subversion
5 14 (2.10%) Hudson
6 11 (1.65%) NUnit
7 10 (1.50%) JIRA
8 9 (1.35%) JMeter
8 9 (1.35%) VisualVM
8 9 (1.35%) YourKit
9 8 (1.20%) CruiseControl
9 8 (1.20%) Build Forge
9 8 (1.20%) Moq
10 7 (1.05%) IntelliJ
10 7 (1.05%) LoadRunner
11 6 (0.90%) Ant
11 6 (0.90%) Git (software)
12 5 (0.75%) ANTLR
12 5 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 278 (41.62%) Front Office
2 198 (29.64%) Finance
3 168 (25.15%) Banking
4 87 (13.02%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.95%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.50%) Games
7 6 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.75%) Marketing
9 4 (0.60%) Advertising
9 4 (0.60%) Retail
10 3 (0.45%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.45%) Electronics
10 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.30%) Legal
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 493 (73.80%) Developer
2 244 (36.53%) Java Developer
3 121 (18.11%) C++ Developer
4 101 (15.12%) Senior Developer
5 60 (8.98%) C# Developer
6 50 (7.49%) Senior Java Developer
7 38 (5.69%) Analyst
8 25 (3.74%) Ab Initio Developer
8 25 (3.74%) C++/C# Developer
9 23 (3.44%) Network Engineer
10 16 (2.40%) Architect
11 15 (2.25%) Applications Support
12 14 (2.10%) Senior C# Developer
13 13 (1.95%) Project Manager
13 13 (1.95%) Support Analyst
14 12 (1.80%) Software Engineer
14 12 (1.80%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
14 12 (1.80%) Senior C++ Developer
15 11 (1.65%) Front Office Developer
15 11 (1.65%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (18.41%) FIX Protocol
2 57 (8.53%) Middleware
2 57 (8.53%) Spring
3 41 (6.14%) Web Services
4 40 (5.99%) XML
5 39 (5.84%) .NET
6 38 (5.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 35 (5.24%) JMS
8 32 (4.79%) STL
8 32 (4.79%) REST
9 31 (4.64%) WPF
10 26 (3.89%) SOAP
11 21 (3.14%) HTML
12 18 (2.69%) Rendezvous
12 18 (2.69%) TIBCO EMS
12 18 (2.69%) HTML5
13 17 (2.54%) Ultra Messaging
13 17 (2.54%) WinForms
14 15 (2.25%) J2SE
15 14 (2.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 294 (44.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 117 (17.51%) Equities
3 70 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (8.98%) Fixed Income
4 60 (8.98%) Computer Science
5 51 (7.63%) Algorithms
6 41 (6.14%) Derivative
7 21 (3.14%) Data Centre
8 20 (2.99%) Data Structures
9 17 (2.54%) Mathematics
10 16 (2.40%) DataPower
11 14 (2.10%) Replication
12 13 (1.95%) N-Tier
13 10 (1.50%) Physics
13 10 (1.50%) Equity Derivative
13 10 (1.50%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.50%) Eurex
14 8 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
14 8 (1.20%) Credit Derivative
15 7 (1.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 195 (29.19%) Linux
2 142 (21.26%) UNIX
3 48 (7.19%) Windows
4 20 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (2.40%) Solaris
6 6 (0.90%) Android
7 3 (0.45%) AIX
7 3 (0.45%) SUSE
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.30%) CentOS
9 1 (0.15%) Fedora
9 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.15%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (50.90%) Multithreading
2 152 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (17.22%) Algorithmic Trading
4 89 (13.32%) TDD
5 88 (13.17%) Electronic Trading
6 72 (10.78%) OO
7 60 (8.98%) E-Commerce
8 56 (8.38%) Risk Management
9 47 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (6.44%) Software Engineering
11 35 (5.24%) Performance Tuning
12 34 (5.09%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 34 (5.09%) Market Making
13 31 (4.64%) Scrum
13 31 (4.64%) Project Management
14 24 (3.59%) Garbage Collection
15 23 (3.44%) High Availability
16 21 (3.14%) Open Source
17 20 (2.99%) BDD
17 20 (2.99%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 325 (48.65%) Java
2 191 (28.59%) C++
3 147 (22.01%) C#
4 121 (18.11%) SQL
5 84 (12.57%) Python
6 65 (9.73%) Perl
7 43 (6.44%) Shell Script
8 19 (2.84%) JavaScript
9 18 (2.69%) Bash Shell
10 16 (2.40%) C
11 14 (2.10%) Scala
12 10 (1.50%) Ruby
12 10 (1.50%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.20%) VBScript
14 6 (0.90%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.90%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.75%) Korn
15 5 (0.75%) VBA
16 3 (0.45%) Assembly Language
17 2 (0.30%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 56 (8.38%) Degree
2 24 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (2.10%) CCIE
3 14 (2.10%) CCNP
4 7 (1.05%) CCNA
4 7 (1.05%) PhD
5 5 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.60%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.45%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.45%) CCSA
7 3 (0.45%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (0.30%) CCSE
8 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.75%) QA
2 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 8 (1.20%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.90%) XenApp
5 6 (0.90%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.45%) Docker
7 2 (0.30%) Snort
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 13 (1.95%) Puppet
2 10 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.20%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (0.90%) SCCM
4 6 (0.90%) SCOM
4 6 (0.90%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.45%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 3 (0.45%) HP SIM
5 3 (0.45%) EdgeSight
6 2 (0.30%) Ansible
6 2 (0.30%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.30%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.30%) MOM
6 2 (0.30%) Mesos
7 1 (0.15%) StatsD
7 1 (0.15%) Kibana
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 51 (7.63%) Oracle
1 51 (7.63%) TIBCO
2 34 (5.09%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.04%) Sybase
3 27 (4.04%) ION Trading
4 26 (3.89%) Cisco
4 26 (3.89%) IBM
5 25 (3.74%) Ab Initio
6 22 (3.29%) VMware
6 22 (3.29%) Red Hat
7 17 (2.54%) eSpeed
8 16 (2.40%) Juniper
9 15 (2.25%) Bloomberg
10 14 (2.10%) Reuters
10 14 (2.10%) CheckPoint
11 12 (1.80%) Currenex
12 10 (1.50%) Tradeweb
12 10 (1.50%) HP
13 9 (1.35%) MarketAxess
13 9 (1.35%) Veritas
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £385.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
East London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £800 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £675 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago