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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 271 333 323
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -10
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 333 219 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.49% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.66% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 181 176
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £460 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £765 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Low Latency
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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
34421 33336 29989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.52% 74.76% 72.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22421 20614 18160
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 921 1049 1240
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +68 330 £550 -6.38% 97
South East -17 1 - - 5
Yorkshire - 1 £310 -
West Midlands - 1 £370 - 4
East of England - - - - 1
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
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Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 404 (55.34%) Java
2 361 (49.45%) Multithreading
3 331 (45.34%) Front Office
4 311 (42.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 295 (40.41%) Banking
6 238 (32.60%) Finance
7 198 (27.12%) C++
8 182 (24.93%) UNIX
9 170 (23.29%) Linux
10 168 (23.01%) Investment Banking
11 160 (21.92%) SQL
12 154 (21.10%) C#
13 149 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
14 146 (20.00%) Algorithmic Trading
15 128 (17.53%) FIX Protocol
16 92 (12.60%) Oracle
16 92 (12.60%) Electronic Trading
17 87 (11.92%) Fixed Income
18 78 (10.68%) TDD
19 69 (9.45%) Spring
19 69 (9.45%) Relational Database
20 68 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
20 68 (9.32%) TIBCO
21 67 (9.18%) OO
22 66 (9.04%) Windows
23 65 (8.90%) Ultra-Low Latency
24 64 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
24 64 (8.77%) Middleware
25 63 (8.63%) Python
26 62 (8.49%) Perl

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 31 (4.25%) TIBCO EMS
2 13 (1.78%) OpenStack
2 13 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.64%) Apache
4 11 (1.51%) Oracle Coherence
5 10 (1.37%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.82%) Jetty
6 6 (0.82%) MQSeries
6 6 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (0.68%) JBoss
8 3 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.41%) Drupal
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.14%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.14%) CICS
10 1 (0.14%) Confluence
10 1 (0.14%) Lightstreamer
Applications
1 21 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.55%) MS Office
3 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (2.60%) ION MarketView
2 15 (2.05%) RMDS
3 3 (0.41%) Endur
3 3 (0.41%) Murex MxG2000
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.27%) GitHub
3 1 (0.14%) Office 365
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (6.99%) TCP/IP
1 51 (6.99%) Multicast
2 47 (6.44%) Firewall
3 46 (6.30%) BGP
4 39 (5.34%) OSPF
5 31 (4.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 30 (4.11%) EIGRP
7 25 (3.42%) MPLS
8 24 (3.29%) LAN
9 23 (3.15%) VPLS
9 23 (3.15%) WAN
10 19 (2.60%) NetScaler
11 15 (2.05%) SAN
12 14 (1.92%) NAS
12 14 (1.92%) Wireshark
13 13 (1.78%) Wireless
14 11 (1.51%) RIP
14 11 (1.51%) Network Security
15 10 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (1.37%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (9.45%) Relational Database
2 46 (6.30%) KDB
3 27 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 10 (1.37%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.96%) Big Data
5 7 (0.96%) MySQL
5 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.55%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.55%) DB2
8 3 (0.41%) OLAP
8 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.41%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.14%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 49 (6.71%) Maven
2 38 (5.21%) JUnit
3 24 (3.29%) Mockito
4 23 (3.15%) TeamCity
5 19 (2.60%) Git (software)
6 17 (2.33%) Subversion
7 16 (2.19%) JIRA
7 16 (2.19%) Jenkins
8 10 (1.37%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.23%) jMock
10 7 (0.96%) JMeter
11 6 (0.82%) EasyMock
11 6 (0.82%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.68%) YourKit
12 5 (0.68%) VisualVM
12 5 (0.68%) IntelliJ
12 5 (0.68%) CruiseControl
13 4 (0.55%) TestNG
13 4 (0.55%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.55%) Selenium
General
1 331 (45.34%) Front Office
2 295 (40.41%) Banking
3 238 (32.60%) Finance
4 168 (23.01%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.01%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.92%) Games
7 13 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.27%) Retail
9 2 (0.27%) Legal
9 2 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.14%) Advertising
10 1 (0.14%) Publishing
10 1 (0.14%) Marketing
10 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 460 (63.01%) Developer
2 259 (35.48%) Java Developer
3 105 (14.38%) C++ Developer
4 62 (8.49%) Analyst
4 62 (8.49%) Senior Developer
5 58 (7.95%) Network Engineer
6 49 (6.71%) Senior Java Developer
7 42 (5.75%) C# Developer
8 31 (4.25%) Support Analyst
9 30 (4.11%) Architect
10 22 (3.01%) Senior Network Engineer
11 19 (2.60%) Applications Support
12 16 (2.19%) Programmer
13 14 (1.92%) Wintel Analyst
14 12 (1.64%) Linux Engineer
14 12 (1.64%) Support Engineer
14 12 (1.64%) Quantitative Developer
15 11 (1.51%) Performance Analyst
16 10 (1.37%) .NET Developer
16 10 (1.37%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (17.53%) FIX Protocol
2 69 (9.45%) Spring
3 64 (8.77%) Middleware
4 59 (8.08%) .NET
5 42 (5.75%) Rendezvous
6 41 (5.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 39 (5.34%) STL
8 38 (5.21%) JMS
9 35 (4.79%) WPF
10 34 (4.66%) HTML
11 32 (4.38%) Web Services
12 27 (3.70%) Hibernate
13 23 (3.15%) HTML5
14 18 (2.47%) WCF
15 17 (2.33%) XML
15 17 (2.33%) CSS
16 16 (2.19%) RESTful
16 16 (2.19%) J2EE
17 15 (2.05%) REST
18 13 (1.78%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 311 (42.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 87 (11.92%) Fixed Income
3 68 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (7.53%) Equities
5 48 (6.58%) Computer Science
6 47 (6.44%) Derivative
7 44 (6.03%) Mathematics
8 41 (5.62%) Algorithms
9 25 (3.42%) Data Structures
10 18 (2.47%) Spread Betting
11 17 (2.33%) Hedge funds
12 16 (2.19%) Replication
13 15 (2.05%) TWAP
13 15 (2.05%) Grid Computing
13 15 (2.05%) VWAP
14 14 (1.92%) Physics
15 13 (1.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 11 (1.51%) Credit Derivative
17 9 (1.23%) User Experience
17 9 (1.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 182 (24.93%) UNIX
2 170 (23.29%) Linux
3 66 (9.04%) Windows
4 24 (3.29%) Solaris
5 23 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.10%) SUSE
7 7 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (0.96%) AIX
8 6 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (49.45%) Multithreading
2 149 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (20.00%) Algorithmic Trading
4 92 (12.60%) Electronic Trading
5 78 (10.68%) TDD
6 67 (9.18%) OO
7 65 (8.90%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 64 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
9 61 (8.36%) E-Commerce
10 56 (7.67%) Risk Management
11 37 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (4.52%) ITIL
13 29 (3.97%) Project Management
14 27 (3.70%) Unit Testing
15 26 (3.56%) Scrum
16 23 (3.15%) Software Engineering
17 20 (2.74%) Memory Management
17 20 (2.74%) Incident Management
17 20 (2.74%) ITSM
17 20 (2.74%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 404 (55.34%) Java
2 198 (27.12%) C++
3 160 (21.92%) SQL
4 154 (21.10%) C#
5 63 (8.63%) Python
6 62 (8.49%) Perl
7 35 (4.79%) JavaScript
8 18 (2.47%) PowerShell
8 18 (2.47%) VBScript
9 17 (2.33%) C
9 17 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 15 (2.05%) Assembly Language
10 15 (2.05%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.64%) Ruby
12 10 (1.37%) Korn
13 9 (1.23%) VB
14 6 (0.82%) VBA
15 5 (0.68%) Scala
16 4 (0.55%) PHP5
16 4 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (6.16%) Degree
3 39 (5.34%) CCIE
4 37 (5.07%) CCNP
5 5 (0.68%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.68%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.55%) CCSE
7 3 (0.41%) CCNA
8 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.27%) PhD
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.14%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.14%) PMP
9 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.14%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.64%) QA
2 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (2.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 16 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.92%) XenDesktop
3 14 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (1.78%) XenApp
5 5 (0.68%) vSphere
6 3 (0.41%) Firmware
6 3 (0.41%) Varnish
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 16 (2.19%) Puppet
2 15 (2.05%) SCCM
2 15 (2.05%) SCOM
3 14 (1.92%) HP SIM
3 14 (1.92%) SCVMM
3 14 (1.92%) EdgeSight
4 12 (1.64%) ITRS Geneos
5 8 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.96%) Kibana
6 7 (0.96%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 4 (0.55%) Nagios
7 4 (0.55%) StatsD
7 4 (0.55%) Ansible
8 2 (0.27%) Control-M
8 2 (0.27%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 92 (12.60%) Oracle
2 68 (9.32%) TIBCO
3 56 (7.67%) Cisco
4 45 (6.16%) 29West
5 44 (6.03%) Juniper
5 44 (6.03%) Sybase
6 36 (4.93%) Microsoft
7 35 (4.79%) F5
7 35 (4.79%) ION Trading
8 30 (4.11%) HP
9 27 (3.70%) VMware
10 26 (3.56%) Citrix
11 24 (3.29%) IBM
11 24 (3.29%) CheckPoint
12 22 (3.01%) Red Hat
13 21 (2.88%) Veritas
14 17 (2.33%) Dell
14 17 (2.33%) Fortinet
14 17 (2.33%) Blue Coat
15 16 (2.19%) CA
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