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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 288 340 243
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -97
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 347 257 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.52% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.69% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 228 277
Average daily rate
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£625 £625 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £733 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £275 £375
% change year-on-year
+81.81% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £90.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -
UK excluding London average 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
38856 37385 32217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.37% 73.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 24681 23757 19706
Average daily rate £420 £404 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.00%
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 £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1136 1104 1010
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.36 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +38 314 £650 +4.00% 72
South East +9 23 £500 +81.81% 4
East of England - 4 £1,000 - 2
West Midlands - 3 £295 -
Yorkshire -9 2 - - 1
South West +1 1 £388 +40.90%
Low Latency
UK

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 363 (52.84%) Java
2 338 (49.20%) Multithreading
3 306 (44.54%) Front Office
4 276 (40.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 228 (33.19%) Banking
6 224 (32.61%) Finance
7 184 (26.78%) C++
8 183 (26.64%) Linux
9 161 (23.44%) C#
9 161 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
10 145 (21.11%) UNIX
11 132 (19.21%) Investment Banking
12 108 (15.72%) SQL
13 105 (15.28%) FIX Protocol
14 103 (14.99%) Algorithmic Trading
15 99 (14.41%) Equities
16 96 (13.97%) TDD
16 96 (13.97%) Electronic Trading
17 79 (11.50%) Middleware
18 77 (11.21%) Fixed Income
19 76 (11.06%) OO
20 75 (10.92%) Python
21 65 (9.46%) TIBCO
22 64 (9.32%) Perl
23 60 (8.73%) Windows
24 58 (8.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
25 56 (8.15%) TCP/IP
26 54 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
26 54 (7.86%) Oracle
26 54 (7.86%) Computer Science

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 20 (2.91%) OpenStack
2 19 (2.77%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.89%) WebSphere
4 10 (1.46%) Oracle Coherence
5 8 (1.16%) Apache
5 8 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (0.87%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.58%) Apache ServiceMix
7 4 (0.58%) MTS
7 4 (0.58%) JBoss
8 3 (0.44%) Drupal
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.44%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.29%) Node.js
9 2 (0.29%) SAS
9 2 (0.29%) Jetty
10 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 18 (2.62%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.58%) MS Office
4 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.29%) SPSS
5 2 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (3.35%) ION MarketView
2 17 (2.47%) RMDS
3 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.44%) Murex MxG2000
5 2 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.29%) Endur
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (0.29%) SaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (8.15%) TCP/IP
2 51 (7.42%) Multicast
3 42 (6.11%) Firewall
4 40 (5.82%) BGP
5 31 (4.51%) EIGRP
6 30 (4.37%) OSPF
7 28 (4.08%) MPLS
8 24 (3.49%) VPLS
8 24 (3.49%) Cisco Nexus
9 23 (3.35%) NetScaler
10 22 (3.20%) SAN
11 19 (2.77%) NAS
12 18 (2.62%) HTTP
13 13 (1.89%) LAN
14 11 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.60%) WAN
15 9 (1.31%) Wireless
16 8 (1.16%) Network Security
17 7 (1.02%) Junos
17 7 (1.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.84%) Relational Database
2 41 (5.97%) KDB
3 38 (5.53%) SQL Server
4 26 (3.78%) Big Data
5 9 (1.31%) DB2
5 9 (1.31%) OLAP
6 8 (1.16%) InfluxDB
6 8 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.02%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.87%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.73%) MySQL
9 5 (0.73%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.58%) Hazelcast
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.29%) MOLAP
Development Applications
1 41 (5.97%) Maven
2 30 (4.37%) JUnit
3 27 (3.93%) Subversion
4 26 (3.78%) Eclipse
5 15 (2.18%) Git (software)
6 14 (2.04%) TeamCity
6 14 (2.04%) Mockito
7 13 (1.89%) Jenkins
8 12 (1.75%) JIRA
9 10 (1.46%) YourKit
9 10 (1.46%) VisualVM
10 8 (1.16%) NUnit
11 5 (0.73%) Moq
12 3 (0.44%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.29%) Apache Ivy
13 2 (0.29%) IntelliJ
13 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.29%) jMock
13 2 (0.29%) Hudson
13 2 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 306 (44.54%) Front Office
2 228 (33.19%) Banking
3 224 (32.61%) Finance
4 132 (19.21%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.18%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.87%) Games
8 5 (0.73%) Retail
9 4 (0.58%) Advertising
10 2 (0.29%) Marketing
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 473 (68.85%) Developer
2 271 (39.45%) Java Developer
3 108 (15.72%) C++ Developer
4 76 (11.06%) Senior Developer
5 56 (8.15%) Network Engineer
6 54 (7.86%) C# Developer
7 51 (7.42%) Analyst
8 49 (7.13%) Senior Java Developer
9 21 (3.06%) Senior Network Engineer
10 20 (2.91%) Support Analyst
11 18 (2.62%) Wintel Analyst
12 17 (2.47%) Architect
13 15 (2.18%) C++/C# Developer
13 15 (2.18%) Programmer
14 13 (1.89%) Linux Engineer
15 11 (1.60%) Applications Support
16 10 (1.46%) Front Office Developer
17 9 (1.31%) Lead Developer
17 9 (1.31%) WPF Developer
18 8 (1.16%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (15.28%) FIX Protocol
2 79 (11.50%) Middleware
3 51 (7.42%) Spring
4 48 (6.99%) JMS
5 39 (5.68%) Ultra Messaging
6 37 (5.39%) XML
7 36 (5.24%) .NET
8 35 (5.09%) Rendezvous
8 35 (5.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 34 (4.95%) Web Services
10 32 (4.66%) STL
11 30 (4.37%) WPF
12 26 (3.78%) TIBCO EMS
13 24 (3.49%) SOAP
13 24 (3.49%) REST
14 22 (3.20%) HTML
15 19 (2.77%) RESTful
16 17 (2.47%) WCF
17 13 (1.89%) HTML5
17 13 (1.89%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 276 (40.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 99 (14.41%) Equities
3 77 (11.21%) Fixed Income
4 54 (7.86%) Computer Science
5 52 (7.57%) Derivative
6 49 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (5.24%) Algorithms
8 35 (5.09%) Mathematics
9 23 (3.35%) Replication
10 17 (2.47%) Hedge funds
11 15 (2.18%) Open Source
12 14 (2.04%) Credit Derivative
13 13 (1.89%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.89%) Data Structures
14 12 (1.75%) DataPower
15 11 (1.60%) Physics
16 10 (1.46%) Clustering
16 10 (1.46%) Equity Derivative
17 9 (1.31%) Spread Betting
17 9 (1.31%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 183 (26.64%) Linux
2 145 (21.11%) UNIX
3 60 (8.73%) Windows
4 25 (3.64%) Solaris
5 21 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 8 (1.16%) AIX
6 8 (1.16%) SUSE
7 7 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.29%) Android
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (49.20%) Multithreading
2 161 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (14.99%) Algorithmic Trading
4 96 (13.97%) TDD
4 96 (13.97%) Electronic Trading
5 76 (11.06%) OO
6 58 (8.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 51 (7.42%) E-Commerce
8 37 (5.39%) Project Management
8 37 (5.39%) Risk Management
9 35 (5.09%) ITIL
10 31 (4.51%) Concurrent Programming
11 29 (4.22%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (3.93%) Unit Testing
12 27 (3.93%) Garbage Collection
13 26 (3.78%) Software Engineering
13 26 (3.78%) Incident Management
13 26 (3.78%) ITSM
14 24 (3.49%) Scrum
14 24 (3.49%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 363 (52.84%) Java
2 184 (26.78%) C++
3 161 (23.44%) C#
4 108 (15.72%) SQL
5 75 (10.92%) Python
6 64 (9.32%) Perl
7 26 (3.78%) JavaScript
8 24 (3.49%) VBScript
8 24 (3.49%) Shell Script
9 22 (3.20%) PowerShell
10 16 (2.33%) C
10 16 (2.33%) Ruby
11 13 (1.89%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.46%) Scala
13 7 (1.02%) Korn
14 6 (0.87%) VB
14 6 (0.87%) VBA
15 4 (0.58%) PHP
15 4 (0.58%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 54 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (6.70%) Degree
3 44 (6.40%) CCNP
4 41 (5.97%) CCIE
5 7 (1.02%) CCNA
6 3 (0.44%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.44%) CCSA
6 3 (0.44%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (0.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.15%) PhD
8 1 (0.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 27 (3.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 21 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (3.06%) Hyper-V
3 19 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
3 19 (2.77%) XenApp
3 19 (2.77%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.44%) vSphere
4 3 (0.44%) Varnish
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (2.91%) SCCM
1 20 (2.91%) SCOM
1 20 (2.91%) Puppet
2 19 (2.77%) SCVMM
3 16 (2.33%) HP SIM
3 16 (2.33%) EdgeSight
4 12 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.60%) ITRS Geneos
6 8 (1.16%) Kibana
6 8 (1.16%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 5 (0.73%) StatsD
8 1 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 65 (9.46%) TIBCO
2 54 (7.86%) Oracle
3 52 (7.57%) Cisco
4 49 (7.13%) Microsoft
5 44 (6.40%) IBM
6 37 (5.39%) Juniper
7 34 (4.95%) ION Trading
8 32 (4.66%) VMware
9 31 (4.51%) HP
10 30 (4.37%) Citrix
11 28 (4.08%) Sybase
12 27 (3.93%) Veritas
13 24 (3.49%) F5
14 23 (3.35%) CheckPoint
14 23 (3.35%) Dell
15 22 (3.20%) Red Hat
16 19 (2.77%) ServiceNow
16 19 (2.77%) Fortinet
17 16 (2.33%) CA
17 16 (2.33%) Blue Coat
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Rate: £625 - £650 per day
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