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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 265 297 277
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -20
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 379 300 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.64% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.87% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 247 259
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£613 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £498 £438
% change year-on-year
-12.06% +13.71%
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
38343 34678 33493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.75% 74.28% 72.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 25330 21958 19908
Average daily rate £425 £403 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% -1.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1031 1366
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 November 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 November 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 +34 368 £613 +6.52% 79
South East -28 7 £500 -4.76% 2
West Midlands - 3 £370 - 2
East of England - - - - 3
Low Latency
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Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 434 (58.89%) Java
2 397 (53.87%) Multithreading
3 358 (48.58%) Front Office
4 335 (45.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 281 (38.13%) Banking
6 202 (27.41%) Finance
7 196 (26.59%) C++
8 194 (26.32%) UNIX
9 187 (25.37%) SQL
10 175 (23.74%) Algorithmic Trading
11 174 (23.61%) Linux
12 157 (21.30%) C#
13 152 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
13 152 (20.62%) Investment Banking
14 147 (19.95%) FIX Protocol
15 137 (18.59%) Oracle
16 113 (15.33%) Fixed Income
17 98 (13.30%) Spring
18 89 (12.08%) Electronic Trading
19 88 (11.94%) TIBCO
20 86 (11.67%) Performance Tuning
21 85 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
22 80 (10.85%) E-Commerce
23 78 (10.58%) TDD
24 71 (9.63%) Relational Database
25 65 (8.82%) Perl
26 64 (8.68%) Equities
27 61 (8.28%) Derivative
28 60 (8.14%) Middleware
29 58 (7.87%) Sybase

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 30 (4.07%) Oracle Coherence
2 25 (3.39%) TIBCO EMS
3 17 (2.31%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.63%) Apache
4 12 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (0.81%) MQSeries
5 6 (0.81%) Jetty
6 5 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.54%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.54%) JBoss
7 4 (0.54%) Confluence
8 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.27%) Node.js
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.27%) Drupal
10 1 (0.14%) Lightstreamer
10 1 (0.14%) CICS
10 1 (0.14%) GemFire
Applications
1 13 (1.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.31%) RMDS
1 17 (2.31%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.27%) Endur
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.41%) GitHub
3 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (7.60%) TCP/IP
2 39 (5.29%) Multicast
3 38 (5.16%) Firewall
4 29 (3.93%) BGP
5 26 (3.53%) OSPF
6 25 (3.39%) WAN
7 23 (3.12%) LAN
8 18 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (2.17%) VPN
10 14 (1.90%) Wireshark
11 12 (1.63%) RIP
11 12 (1.63%) Wireless
12 10 (1.36%) tcpdump
12 10 (1.36%) DNS
13 9 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (1.22%) Network Security
13 9 (1.22%) VLAN
13 9 (1.22%) NetScaler
13 9 (1.22%) HSRP
14 8 (1.09%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (9.63%) Relational Database
2 43 (5.83%) KDB
3 29 (3.93%) SQL Server
4 26 (3.53%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.95%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.81%) MySQL
7 6 (0.81%) DB2
8 5 (0.68%) Hazelcast
9 4 (0.54%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.54%) Big Data
9 4 (0.54%) OLAP
9 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.54%) CouchDB
9 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.41%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 39 (5.29%) Maven
2 31 (4.21%) JUnit
3 24 (3.26%) TeamCity
4 22 (2.99%) Mockito
5 19 (2.58%) Git (software)
6 18 (2.44%) JIRA
7 15 (2.04%) Subversion
8 14 (1.90%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.22%) jMock
9 9 (1.22%) JMeter
10 8 (1.09%) CruiseControl
11 7 (0.95%) Grunt
12 6 (0.81%) LoadRunner
12 6 (0.81%) EasyMock
12 6 (0.81%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.68%) Selenium
13 5 (0.68%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.54%) TestNG
15 3 (0.41%) IntelliJ
15 3 (0.41%) Ant
General
1 358 (48.58%) Front Office
2 281 (38.13%) Banking
3 202 (27.41%) Finance
4 152 (20.62%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.99%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.17%) Games
7 10 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.81%) Back Office
9 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.27%) Legal
11 1 (0.14%) Retail
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.14%) International Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Marketing
11 1 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 482 (65.40%) Developer
2 267 (36.23%) Java Developer
3 100 (13.57%) C++ Developer
4 75 (10.18%) Senior Developer
5 58 (7.87%) Senior Java Developer
6 52 (7.06%) Analyst
7 49 (6.65%) C# Developer
8 34 (4.61%) Architect
9 25 (3.39%) Support Analyst
9 25 (3.39%) Network Engineer
10 23 (3.12%) Applications Support
11 21 (2.85%) Support Engineer
12 14 (1.90%) Software Engineer
13 12 (1.63%) Linux Support
14 11 (1.49%) Performance Analyst
14 11 (1.49%) Test Analyst
15 10 (1.36%) Front Office Developer
15 10 (1.36%) Programmer
15 10 (1.36%) Quantitative Developer
15 10 (1.36%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (19.95%) FIX Protocol
2 98 (13.30%) Spring
3 60 (8.14%) Middleware
4 55 (7.46%) .NET
5 52 (7.06%) Rendezvous
6 36 (4.88%) Hibernate
7 34 (4.61%) JMS
8 32 (4.34%) HTML
8 32 (4.34%) STL
9 31 (4.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 28 (3.80%) WPF
11 27 (3.66%) Web Services
12 25 (3.39%) J2EE
13 24 (3.26%) HTML5
14 23 (3.12%) XML
15 20 (2.71%) JDBC
16 16 (2.17%) CSS
17 15 (2.04%) WCF
17 15 (2.04%) AngularJS
18 14 (1.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 335 (45.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 113 (15.33%) Fixed Income
3 85 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (8.68%) Equities
5 61 (8.28%) Derivative
6 47 (6.38%) Computer Science
7 40 (5.43%) Algorithms
8 36 (4.88%) Mathematics
9 30 (4.07%) VWAP
9 30 (4.07%) TWAP
10 23 (3.12%) Data Structures
11 21 (2.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 16 (2.17%) Market Risk
12 16 (2.17%) Grid Computing
13 13 (1.76%) Hedge funds
14 12 (1.63%) User Experience
14 12 (1.63%) Physics
14 12 (1.63%) Open Source
15 11 (1.49%) Spread Betting
16 10 (1.36%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 194 (26.32%) UNIX
2 174 (23.61%) Linux
3 55 (7.46%) Windows
4 29 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (2.31%) Solaris
6 7 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (0.95%) SUSE
7 6 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.68%) AIX
8 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (53.87%) Multithreading
2 175 (23.74%) Algorithmic Trading
3 152 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (12.08%) Electronic Trading
5 86 (11.67%) Performance Tuning
6 80 (10.85%) E-Commerce
7 78 (10.58%) TDD
8 56 (7.60%) Risk Management
9 54 (7.33%) OO
9 54 (7.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 43 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (4.07%) Software Engineering
12 27 (3.66%) Scrum
13 26 (3.53%) Migration
14 23 (3.12%) Unit Testing
15 22 (2.99%) Project Management
16 21 (2.85%) MVC
16 21 (2.85%) ITIL
17 20 (2.71%) BDD
17 20 (2.71%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 434 (58.89%) Java
2 196 (26.59%) C++
3 187 (25.37%) SQL
4 157 (21.30%) C#
5 65 (8.82%) Perl
6 58 (7.87%) Python
7 36 (4.88%) JavaScript
8 27 (3.66%) Shell Script
9 24 (3.26%) Bash Shell
9 24 (3.26%) C
10 15 (2.04%) Assembly Language
11 11 (1.49%) PowerShell
11 11 (1.49%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.22%) VBScript
12 9 (1.22%) VB
13 8 (1.09%) Ruby
14 6 (0.81%) Korn
15 4 (0.54%) XAML
16 3 (0.41%) Scala
16 3 (0.41%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 49 (6.65%) Degree
2 20 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (1.22%) CCNP
4 8 (1.09%) CCIE
5 7 (0.95%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.95%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.81%) CCSE
7 5 (0.68%) PhD
8 4 (0.54%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (0.41%) CCSA
9 3 (0.41%) CCNA
10 2 (0.27%) VCP5
10 2 (0.27%) CCA
10 2 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.27%) VCP4
10 2 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.14%) PMP
11 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.14%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.85%) QA
2 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 7 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.81%) XenApp
4 5 (0.68%) vSphere
4 5 (0.68%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.41%) Firmware
7 2 (0.27%) HDFS
7 2 (0.27%) Varnish
7 2 (0.27%) NFS
7 2 (0.27%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.27%) Snort
8 1 (0.14%) Squid
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (1.76%) ITRS Geneos
2 11 (1.49%) Puppet
3 5 (0.68%) SCCM
3 5 (0.68%) SCOM
3 5 (0.68%) SCVMM
3 5 (0.68%) HP SIM
3 5 (0.68%) EdgeSight
3 5 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.54%) Ansible
4 4 (0.54%) Nagios
4 4 (0.54%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 3 (0.41%) Kibana
6 2 (0.27%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.27%) Control-M
7 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.14%) Salt
7 1 (0.14%) StatsD
Vendors
1 137 (18.59%) Oracle
2 88 (11.94%) TIBCO
3 58 (7.87%) Sybase
4 52 (7.06%) 29West
5 38 (5.16%) Cisco
6 29 (3.93%) ION Trading
6 29 (3.93%) Red Hat
7 27 (3.66%) Juniper
7 27 (3.66%) Microsoft
8 23 (3.12%) HP
9 21 (2.85%) Informatica
10 18 (2.44%) Reuters
11 17 (2.31%) F5
12 16 (2.17%) MarketAxess
13 15 (2.04%) VMware
13 15 (2.04%) IBM
14 14 (1.90%) CheckPoint
15 12 (1.63%) eSpeed
16 11 (1.49%) Adobe
16 11 (1.49%) Citrix
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