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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Low Latency over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Low Latency
Rank 375 326 266
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -60
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 271 323 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.62% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.78% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 265 303
Median daily rate £600 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £360
% change year-on-year
- +31.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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
41433 41340 38406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 79.98% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27617 27390 24287
Median daily rate £448 £420 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.54% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 956 1081 1104
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Low Latency as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Low Latency within the England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -23 242 £615 -1.60% 112
North West - 11 £525 - 1
South East -14 8 £419 -11.84% 5
South West +5 4 - - 4
Yorkshire - 4 £475 - 1
East of England +19 1 £300 -47.82% 2
East Midlands - 1 £525 - 2
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UK

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Low Latency also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 300 (49.18%) Java
2 233 (38.20%) Multithreading
3 201 (32.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 189 (30.98%) Front Office
5 185 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
6 176 (28.85%) Finance
7 159 (26.07%) Linux
8 150 (24.59%) C#
9 147 (24.10%) C++
10 146 (23.93%) Electronic Trading
11 142 (23.28%) Banking
12 133 (21.80%) Unix
13 131 (21.48%) TDD
14 107 (17.54%) High Availability
15 102 (16.72%) Algorithmic Trading
16 81 (13.28%) FIX Protocol
17 80 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
18 79 (12.95%) Investment Banking
19 78 (12.79%) JavaScript
20 77 (12.62%) Oracle
21 74 (12.13%) E-Commerce
22 73 (11.97%) SQL
23 70 (11.48%) Python
24 69 (11.31%) Market Making
25 64 (10.49%) HTML
25 64 (10.49%) Risk Management
26 61 (10.00%) REST
27 59 (9.67%) Equities
28 56 (9.18%) Spring
29 55 (9.02%) WPF

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (2.30%) Apache Spark
2 10 (1.64%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.31%) Confluence
3 8 (1.31%) Oracle Coherence
4 7 (1.15%) JBoss
5 5 (0.82%) CMS
6 4 (0.66%) Apache TomEE
6 4 (0.66%) Mule
7 3 (0.49%) Apache
7 3 (0.49%) Jetty
8 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.33%) SAS
9 1 (0.16%) JCAPS
9 1 (0.16%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.82%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.16%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.16%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
3 13 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (1.97%) Amazon Kinesis
5 9 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.82%) PaaS
7 4 (0.66%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.49%) GitHub
9 2 (0.33%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.33%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.10%) Firewall
2 21 (3.44%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.46%) Multicast
4 13 (2.13%) WAN
5 12 (1.97%) LAN
5 12 (1.97%) SAN
6 10 (1.64%) DNS
7 8 (1.31%) BGP
7 8 (1.31%) Internet
7 8 (1.31%) MPLS
7 8 (1.31%) Network Security
8 7 (1.15%) NAS
9 6 (0.98%) LDAP
10 5 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.82%) OSPF
10 5 (0.82%) VPN
11 3 (0.49%) DHCP
11 3 (0.49%) EIGRP
11 3 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.74%) Hadoop
3 34 (5.57%) KDB
4 26 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 23 (3.77%) Big Data
6 20 (3.28%) MySQL
7 17 (2.79%) MongoDB
8 14 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 14 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (2.13%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
10 12 (1.97%) OLAP
10 12 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.64%) DB2
11 10 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.15%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.15%) Redis
13 6 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (4.59%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.61%) Jenkins
2 22 (3.61%) JUnit
3 21 (3.44%) Maven
4 15 (2.46%) JIRA
5 12 (1.97%) Mockito
6 11 (1.80%) Subversion
7 9 (1.48%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.98%) Jasmine
8 6 (0.98%) Mocha
9 5 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.82%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.82%) Moq
9 5 (0.82%) NUnit
9 5 (0.82%) Rhino Mocks
9 5 (0.82%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.66%) Ant
10 4 (0.66%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.66%) JSUnit
10 4 (0.66%) QUnit
General
1 189 (30.98%) Front Office
2 176 (28.85%) Finance
3 142 (23.28%) Banking
4 79 (12.95%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.66%) Games
5 4 (0.66%) Publishing
6 2 (0.33%) Back Office
6 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.33%) Legal
6 2 (0.33%) Marketing
6 2 (0.33%) Retail
7 1 (0.16%) Electronics
7 1 (0.16%) French Language
7 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 444 (72.79%) Developer
2 217 (35.57%) Java Developer
3 89 (14.59%) C# Developer
4 87 (14.26%) Senior Developer
5 76 (12.46%) C++ Developer
6 60 (9.84%) Senior Java Developer
7 40 (6.56%) Agile Developer
8 36 (5.90%) Front Office Developer
9 34 (5.57%) JavaScript Developer
10 31 (5.08%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 29 (4.75%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 29 (4.75%) Low Latency C++ Developer
12 27 (4.43%) Agile Java Developer
12 27 (4.43%) C++/C# Developer
13 25 (4.10%) Architect
13 25 (4.10%) Core Java Developer
14 23 (3.77%) Analyst
15 18 (2.95%) .NET Developer
16 17 (2.79%) Administrator
16 17 (2.79%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (13.28%) FIX Protocol
2 64 (10.49%) HTML
3 61 (10.00%) REST
4 56 (9.18%) Spring
5 55 (9.02%) WPF
6 52 (8.52%) HTML5
6 52 (8.52%) RESTful
7 44 (7.21%) .NET
7 44 (7.21%) Web Services
8 43 (7.05%) CSS
9 40 (6.56%) Hibernate
10 39 (6.39%) WinForms
11 36 (5.90%) Middleware
12 33 (5.41%) XML
13 27 (4.43%) Node.js
14 26 (4.26%) AngularJS
15 25 (4.10%) CSS3
16 24 (3.93%) SOAP
17 20 (3.28%) Rendezvous
18 17 (2.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 201 (32.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 80 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (9.67%) Equities
4 44 (7.21%) Fixed Income
5 31 (5.08%) Algorithms
6 26 (4.26%) Computer Science
7 25 (4.10%) Data Structures
8 22 (3.61%) Data Centre
9 21 (3.44%) Mathematics
10 19 (3.11%) Derivative
11 16 (2.62%) N-Tier
12 13 (2.13%) Virtual Team
13 11 (1.80%) User Experience
14 7 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
14 7 (1.15%) Fintech
14 7 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (1.15%) Replication
15 6 (0.98%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.98%) Hedge funds
15 6 (0.98%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 159 (26.07%) Linux
2 133 (21.80%) Unix
3 40 (6.56%) Windows
4 31 (5.08%) Solaris
5 26 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (3.77%) AIX
7 15 (2.46%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.49%) SUSE
10 2 (0.33%) CentOS
11 1 (0.16%) Android
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (38.20%) Multithreading
2 185 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (23.93%) Electronic Trading
4 131 (21.48%) TDD
5 107 (17.54%) High Availability
6 102 (16.72%) Algorithmic Trading
7 74 (12.13%) E-Commerce
8 69 (11.31%) Market Making
9 64 (10.49%) Risk Management
10 53 (8.69%) Scrum
11 51 (8.36%) Concurrent Programming
12 50 (8.20%) Microservices
13 48 (7.87%) Kanban
13 48 (7.87%) Performance Tuning
14 45 (7.38%) OO
15 44 (7.21%) Open Source
16 40 (6.56%) Software Engineering
17 38 (6.23%) BDD
18 36 (5.90%) Performance Optimisation
19 34 (5.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 300 (49.18%) Java
2 150 (24.59%) C#
3 147 (24.10%) C++
4 78 (12.79%) JavaScript
5 73 (11.97%) SQL
6 70 (11.48%) Python
7 42 (6.89%) Perl
8 39 (6.39%) Scala
9 28 (4.59%) Shell Script
10 19 (3.11%) Ruby
11 15 (2.46%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.80%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.48%) C
13 9 (1.48%) ES6
14 7 (1.15%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.15%) SystemTap
15 6 (0.98%) Clojure
16 2 (0.33%) ECMAScript
16 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (7.54%) Degree
2 16 (2.62%) PhD
3 11 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.64%) CCIE
5 8 (1.31%) CCNP
6 4 (0.66%) CCSA
6 4 (0.66%) CCSE
7 3 (0.49%) RHCE
7 3 (0.49%) RHCT
8 2 (0.33%) RHCA
8 2 (0.33%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.16%) CCDA
9 1 (0.16%) CCDP
9 1 (0.16%) CCIP
9 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.98%) MiFID
2 5 (0.82%) QA
3 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (2.30%) Oracle RAC
2 13 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.80%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.48%) Docker
5 7 (1.15%) KVM
6 4 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.33%) oVirt
8 1 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 21 (3.44%) Puppet
2 17 (2.79%) ITRS Geneos
3 14 (2.30%) Ansible
4 11 (1.80%) Nagios
5 9 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.15%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (0.98%) BladeLogic
7 6 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.82%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.66%) yum
10 3 (0.49%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.49%) Graphite
10 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.33%) Pingdom
11 2 (0.33%) Salt
12 1 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.16%) Control-M
12 1 (0.16%) MOM
Vendors
1 77 (12.62%) Oracle
2 32 (5.25%) Red Hat
3 28 (4.59%) TIBCO
4 24 (3.93%) Cisco
4 24 (3.93%) Microsoft
5 22 (3.61%) Dell
5 22 (3.61%) HP
6 20 (3.28%) Reuters
7 17 (2.79%) IBM
7 17 (2.79%) Sun
8 14 (2.30%) Bloomberg
9 13 (2.13%) Sybase
9 13 (2.13%) VMware
10 12 (1.97%) Citrix
10 12 (1.97%) Juniper
11 11 (1.80%) Informatica
11 11 (1.80%) Splunk
12 10 (1.64%) Hortonworks
13 9 (1.48%) F5
13 9 (1.48%) ION Trading
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