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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 271 215 263
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +48
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 358 445 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.91% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.24% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 322 307
Average daily rate
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£600 £554 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.30% -3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37564 35968 38529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.68% 73.76% 71.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23690 22532 22798
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1063 991 1384
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -30 338 £600 +4.34% 101
West Midlands - 11 £370 - 2
Yorkshire +11 4 £320 -39.04%
South East -16 3 £500 -9.09% 3
East of England -20 2 £370 -40.80% 1
South West - - - -
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Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 401 (58.45%) Java
2 319 (46.50%) Multithreading
3 315 (45.92%) Front Office
4 301 (43.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 275 (40.09%) Banking
6 212 (30.90%) SQL
7 194 (28.28%) UNIX
8 173 (25.22%) Linux
9 166 (24.20%) C++
10 156 (22.74%) Finance
11 155 (22.59%) Investment Banking
12 150 (21.87%) Oracle
13 136 (19.83%) C#
14 119 (17.35%) Fixed Income
15 118 (17.20%) Algorithmic Trading
16 110 (16.03%) E-Commerce
17 99 (14.43%) Spring
18 97 (14.14%) Electronic Trading
19 96 (13.99%) FIX Protocol
19 96 (13.99%) Perl
20 88 (12.83%) Python
20 88 (12.83%) Risk Management
21 84 (12.24%) TIBCO
22 69 (10.06%) Derivative
23 68 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
24 62 (9.04%) Equities
24 62 (9.04%) TDD
25 60 (8.75%) Firewall
26 58 (8.45%) 29West
27 55 (8.02%) Multicast

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 47 (6.85%) Oracle Coherence
2 16 (2.33%) Confluence
2 16 (2.33%) WebSphere
3 12 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (1.17%) Apache
4 8 (1.17%) TIBCO EMS
4 8 (1.17%) MQSeries
5 6 (0.87%) Node.js
6 5 (0.73%) GemFire
6 5 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.73%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.73%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.73%) IIS
7 3 (0.44%) Jetty
8 2 (0.29%) Lightstreamer
9 1 (0.15%) Mule
9 1 (0.15%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (1.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 36 (5.25%) RMDS
2 14 (2.04%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.17%) GitHub
2 6 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 60 (8.75%) Firewall
2 55 (8.02%) Multicast
3 43 (6.27%) TCP/IP
4 28 (4.08%) BGP
5 24 (3.50%) WAN
6 23 (3.35%) OSPF
7 21 (3.06%) LAN
8 14 (2.04%) VPN
9 12 (1.75%) EIGRP
9 12 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (1.60%) Internet
11 9 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (1.17%) Network Security
12 8 (1.17%) VLAN
12 8 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (1.17%) HSRP
13 7 (1.02%) Junos
13 7 (1.02%) VoIP
14 6 (0.87%) RIP
14 6 (0.87%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.00%) Relational Database
2 32 (4.66%) Oracle Database
3 31 (4.52%) KDB
4 26 (3.79%) SQL Server
5 12 (1.75%) Hazelcast
6 11 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.02%) Big Data
8 6 (0.87%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (0.87%) MySQL
9 5 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.58%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.58%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.44%) DB2
11 3 (0.44%) OLAP
12 2 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (4.81%) Maven
2 31 (4.52%) JIRA
3 26 (3.79%) JUnit
4 25 (3.64%) TeamCity
5 20 (2.92%) Mockito
6 19 (2.77%) Grunt
7 18 (2.62%) WebDriver
8 15 (2.19%) Git (software)
8 15 (2.19%) Bower
9 14 (2.04%) Subversion
10 12 (1.75%) CruiseControl
11 10 (1.46%) Jenkins
12 6 (0.87%) JMeter
13 5 (0.73%) Selenium
13 5 (0.73%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.58%) Ant
15 3 (0.44%) jMock
15 3 (0.44%) EasyMock
16 2 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
16 2 (0.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 315 (45.92%) Front Office
2 275 (40.09%) Banking
3 156 (22.74%) Finance
4 155 (22.59%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.35%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.33%) Back Office
7 15 (2.19%) Games
8 8 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.58%) Marketing
10 3 (0.44%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.44%) Billing
11 2 (0.29%) Legal
11 2 (0.29%) Retail
12 1 (0.15%) Law
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.15%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 422 (61.52%) Developer
2 244 (35.57%) Java Developer
3 68 (9.91%) C++ Developer
4 64 (9.33%) Senior Developer
5 54 (7.87%) Analyst
6 49 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 47 (6.85%) Senior Java Developer
8 37 (5.39%) Applications Support
9 30 (4.37%) Support Engineer
10 28 (4.08%) Support Analyst
11 24 (3.50%) Network Engineer
12 22 (3.21%) Architect
12 22 (3.21%) Development Manager
12 22 (3.21%) Linux Support
13 21 (3.06%) Front Office Developer
14 18 (2.62%) Production Support Analyst
15 17 (2.48%) Consultant
16 13 (1.90%) Software Engineer
16 13 (1.90%) JavaScript Developer
17 12 (1.75%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (14.43%) Spring
2 96 (13.99%) FIX Protocol
3 50 (7.29%) Rendezvous
4 45 (6.56%) .NET
4 45 (6.56%) J2EE
5 44 (6.41%) HTML
6 36 (5.25%) Web Services
6 36 (5.25%) Middleware
6 36 (5.25%) Hibernate
6 36 (5.25%) HTML5
7 31 (4.52%) CSS
8 30 (4.37%) WPF
9 28 (4.08%) JMS
10 27 (3.94%) Apache Flex
11 26 (3.79%) XML
12 24 (3.50%) AngularJS
13 22 (3.21%) JDBC
14 20 (2.92%) REST
15 19 (2.77%) Swing
16 17 (2.48%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 301 (43.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 119 (17.35%) Fixed Income
3 69 (10.06%) Derivative
4 62 (9.04%) Equities
5 40 (5.83%) Computer Science
6 29 (4.23%) Mathematics
7 26 (3.79%) Market Risk
8 24 (3.50%) Open Source
9 19 (2.77%) VWAP
9 19 (2.77%) TWAP
10 12 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 11 (1.60%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 10 (1.46%) Hedge funds
13 9 (1.31%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.31%) RIA
13 9 (1.31%) Online Games
14 8 (1.17%) Credit Risk
14 8 (1.17%) Statistics
15 7 (1.02%) N-Tier
16 6 (0.87%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 194 (28.28%) UNIX
2 173 (25.22%) Linux
3 52 (7.58%) Windows
4 38 (5.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (5.10%) Solaris
6 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.73%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.44%) SUSE
8 2 (0.29%) CentOS
8 2 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (46.50%) Multithreading
2 118 (17.20%) Algorithmic Trading
3 110 (16.03%) E-Commerce
4 97 (14.14%) Electronic Trading
5 88 (12.83%) Risk Management
6 68 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (9.04%) TDD
8 50 (7.29%) Performance Tuning
9 42 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (5.83%) Software Engineering
10 40 (5.83%) OO
11 39 (5.69%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 29 (4.23%) Analytics
12 29 (4.23%) Change Management
13 27 (3.94%) Scrum
13 27 (3.94%) Project Management
14 26 (3.79%) Capacity Management
15 25 (3.64%) MVC
15 25 (3.64%) Unit Testing
16 24 (3.50%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 401 (58.45%) Java
2 212 (30.90%) SQL
3 166 (24.20%) C++
4 136 (19.83%) C#
5 96 (13.99%) Perl
6 88 (12.83%) Python
7 45 (6.56%) JavaScript
8 40 (5.83%) Shell Script
9 30 (4.37%) Bash Shell
10 27 (3.94%) C
11 15 (2.19%) Scala
12 14 (2.04%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.90%) VB
14 7 (1.02%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.02%) VBA
14 7 (1.02%) PHP
15 5 (0.73%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.73%) Ruby
16 3 (0.44%) Korn
16 3 (0.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (5.69%) Degree
2 29 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (2.62%) CCNP
4 11 (1.60%) CCIE
5 6 (0.87%) CCNA
6 5 (0.73%) CCA
6 5 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (0.73%) CCSE
6 5 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.73%) VCP4
6 5 (0.73%) VCP5
7 4 (0.58%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.58%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.58%) CCDP
7 4 (0.58%) PhD
8 3 (0.44%) CCIP
8 3 (0.44%) JNCIP
8 3 (0.44%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (0.44%) CCSA
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.50%) QA
2 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (0.73%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.73%) XenApp
2 4 (0.58%) vCloud
3 2 (0.29%) HDFS
3 2 (0.29%) Snort
3 2 (0.29%) NFS
4 1 (0.15%) Squid
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (3.35%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.02%) Puppet
3 5 (0.73%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.29%) Nagios
5 2 (0.29%) Ansible
5 2 (0.29%) Salt
Vendors
1 150 (21.87%) Oracle
2 84 (12.24%) TIBCO
3 58 (8.45%) 29West
4 44 (6.41%) Sybase
5 38 (5.54%) Cisco
5 38 (5.54%) Red Hat
6 33 (4.81%) Reuters
7 28 (4.08%) Adobe
8 24 (3.50%) Microsoft
8 24 (3.50%) eSpeed
8 24 (3.50%) MarketAxess
9 21 (3.06%) ION Trading
9 21 (3.06%) Juniper
10 15 (2.19%) F5
11 13 (1.90%) VMware
11 13 (1.90%) CheckPoint
12 11 (1.60%) HP
13 9 (1.31%) Informatica
14 7 (1.02%) Blue Coat
15 5 (0.73%) Atlassian
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