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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 285 303 295
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 356 283 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.60% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.81% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 227 237
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
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
37706 35111 32588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.60% 74.22% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25073 22066 19516
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1076 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £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 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +54 345 £613 +2.08% 80
South East -38 7 £500 -4.76% 2
West Midlands - 3 £370 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
East of England - - - - 2
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Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 416 (57.94%) Java
2 376 (52.37%) Multithreading
3 340 (47.35%) Front Office
4 319 (44.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 279 (38.86%) Banking
6 208 (28.97%) Finance
7 186 (25.91%) C++
8 185 (25.77%) UNIX
9 174 (24.23%) SQL
10 169 (23.54%) Linux
11 168 (23.40%) Algorithmic Trading
12 155 (21.59%) Investment Banking
13 153 (21.31%) C#
14 148 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
15 136 (18.94%) FIX Protocol
16 121 (16.85%) Oracle
17 106 (14.76%) Fixed Income
18 87 (12.12%) Spring
19 86 (11.98%) Electronic Trading
20 82 (11.42%) Performance Tuning
21 81 (11.28%) TIBCO
22 80 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
23 76 (10.58%) E-Commerce
23 76 (10.58%) TDD
24 65 (9.05%) Middleware
24 65 (9.05%) Relational Database
25 61 (8.50%) Risk Management
25 61 (8.50%) Equities
25 61 (8.50%) Perl
26 59 (8.22%) .NET

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 27 (3.76%) TIBCO EMS
2 25 (3.48%) Oracle Coherence
3 15 (2.09%) WebSphere
4 13 (1.81%) Apache
5 10 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (1.11%) MQSeries
7 7 (0.97%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.97%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.84%) Jetty
9 4 (0.56%) JBoss
10 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.42%) Confluence
11 2 (0.28%) Drupal
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.14%) Node.js
12 1 (0.14%) CICS
12 1 (0.14%) Lightstreamer
Applications
1 12 (1.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.37%) RMDS
2 16 (2.23%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.28%) Endur
4 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.28%) SaaS
2 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.28%) GitHub
3 1 (0.14%) Office 365
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 55 (7.66%) TCP/IP
2 41 (5.71%) Firewall
3 40 (5.57%) Multicast
4 34 (4.74%) BGP
5 31 (4.32%) OSPF
6 25 (3.48%) LAN
6 25 (3.48%) WAN
7 24 (3.34%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (2.09%) VPN
9 14 (1.95%) Wireshark
9 14 (1.95%) EIGRP
10 13 (1.81%) Wireless
11 12 (1.67%) RIP
11 12 (1.67%) NetScaler
12 10 (1.39%) tcpdump
12 10 (1.39%) SAN
12 10 (1.39%) DNS
12 10 (1.39%) MPLS
13 9 (1.25%) HSRP
13 9 (1.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.05%) Relational Database
2 47 (6.55%) KDB
3 29 (4.04%) SQL Server
4 20 (2.79%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.84%) MySQL
6 6 (0.84%) DB2
6 6 (0.84%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.56%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.42%) Big Data
8 3 (0.42%) OLAP
8 3 (0.42%) CouchDB
8 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.14%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 40 (5.57%) Maven
2 31 (4.32%) JUnit
3 22 (3.06%) TeamCity
4 21 (2.92%) Mockito
5 18 (2.51%) Git (software)
5 18 (2.51%) JIRA
6 16 (2.23%) Jenkins
7 14 (1.95%) Subversion
8 9 (1.25%) JMeter
8 9 (1.25%) jMock
9 7 (0.97%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.84%) EasyMock
10 6 (0.84%) LoadRunner
10 6 (0.84%) Grunt
11 5 (0.70%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.70%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.56%) Selenium
12 4 (0.56%) TestNG
12 4 (0.56%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.42%) Ant
General
1 340 (47.35%) Front Office
2 279 (38.86%) Banking
3 208 (28.97%) Finance
4 155 (21.59%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.79%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.81%) Games
7 12 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.56%) Back Office
9 3 (0.42%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.28%) Legal
11 1 (0.14%) Advertising
11 1 (0.14%) Marketing
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.14%) International Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 463 (64.48%) Developer
2 257 (35.79%) Java Developer
3 100 (13.93%) C++ Developer
4 72 (10.03%) Senior Developer
5 55 (7.66%) Senior Java Developer
6 53 (7.38%) Analyst
7 46 (6.41%) C# Developer
8 31 (4.32%) Architect
8 31 (4.32%) Network Engineer
9 24 (3.34%) Support Analyst
10 22 (3.06%) Applications Support
11 14 (1.95%) Support Engineer
12 13 (1.81%) Software Engineer
13 11 (1.53%) Programmer
13 11 (1.53%) Test Analyst
13 11 (1.53%) Technical Leader
13 11 (1.53%) Performance Analyst
14 10 (1.39%) Linux Support
14 10 (1.39%) .NET Developer
14 10 (1.39%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (18.94%) FIX Protocol
2 87 (12.12%) Spring
3 65 (9.05%) Middleware
4 59 (8.22%) .NET
5 50 (6.96%) Rendezvous
6 36 (5.01%) STL
7 35 (4.87%) Hibernate
7 35 (4.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 34 (4.74%) HTML
9 30 (4.18%) JMS
9 30 (4.18%) WPF
10 27 (3.76%) Web Services
11 24 (3.34%) HTML5
12 23 (3.20%) XML
12 23 (3.20%) J2EE
13 19 (2.65%) WCF
13 19 (2.65%) JDBC
14 16 (2.23%) CSS
15 14 (1.95%) AngularJS
16 10 (1.39%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 319 (44.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 106 (14.76%) Fixed Income
3 80 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (8.50%) Equities
5 57 (7.94%) Derivative
6 44 (6.13%) Computer Science
7 41 (5.71%) Algorithms
8 40 (5.57%) Mathematics
9 28 (3.90%) VWAP
9 28 (3.90%) TWAP
10 23 (3.20%) Data Structures
11 18 (2.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 16 (2.23%) Grid Computing
13 14 (1.95%) Spread Betting
13 14 (1.95%) Hedge funds
14 13 (1.81%) Market Risk
15 12 (1.67%) Physics
16 11 (1.53%) User Experience
16 11 (1.53%) Open Source
17 10 (1.39%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 185 (25.77%) UNIX
2 169 (23.54%) Linux
3 57 (7.94%) Windows
4 29 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (2.92%) Solaris
6 9 (1.25%) SUSE
7 8 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 7 (0.97%) AIX
9 5 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (52.37%) Multithreading
2 168 (23.40%) Algorithmic Trading
3 148 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (11.98%) Electronic Trading
5 82 (11.42%) Performance Tuning
6 76 (10.58%) E-Commerce
6 76 (10.58%) TDD
7 61 (8.50%) Risk Management
8 58 (8.08%) OO
9 54 (7.52%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 39 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (4.18%) Software Engineering
12 25 (3.48%) ITIL
12 25 (3.48%) Project Management
12 25 (3.48%) Scrum
13 20 (2.79%) Unit Testing
14 19 (2.65%) Memory Management
14 19 (2.65%) BDD
14 19 (2.65%) MVC
14 19 (2.65%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 416 (57.94%) Java
2 186 (25.91%) C++
3 174 (24.23%) SQL
4 153 (21.31%) C#
5 61 (8.50%) Perl
6 57 (7.94%) Python
7 35 (4.87%) JavaScript
8 25 (3.48%) Shell Script
9 18 (2.51%) C
9 18 (2.51%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.09%) Assembly Language
11 12 (1.67%) PowerShell
11 12 (1.67%) VBScript
12 10 (1.39%) Ruby
13 9 (1.25%) VB
14 7 (0.97%) Korn
15 5 (0.70%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.56%) VBA
17 3 (0.42%) XAML
17 3 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (6.82%) Degree
2 25 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (2.23%) CCNP
4 15 (2.09%) CCIE
5 7 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.97%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.84%) CCSE
7 5 (0.70%) PhD
8 4 (0.56%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (0.42%) CCSA
10 2 (0.28%) CCNA
11 1 (0.14%) CCDP
11 1 (0.14%) PMP
11 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.79%) QA
2 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (1.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 10 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.11%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.11%) XenDesktop
4 7 (0.97%) XenApp
4 7 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.70%) vSphere
6 3 (0.42%) Firmware
7 2 (0.28%) Snort
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.28%) NFS
7 2 (0.28%) Varnish
8 1 (0.14%) HDFS
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.14%) Squid
Systems Management
1 14 (1.95%) Puppet
2 9 (1.25%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (1.11%) SCCM
3 8 (1.11%) SCOM
3 8 (1.11%) SCVMM
3 8 (1.11%) HP SIM
3 8 (1.11%) EdgeSight
4 7 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.84%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 4 (0.56%) Nagios
6 4 (0.56%) Ansible
6 4 (0.56%) Kibana
7 2 (0.28%) Control-M
7 2 (0.28%) StatsD
7 2 (0.28%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.14%) Salt
8 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 121 (16.85%) Oracle
2 81 (11.28%) TIBCO
3 51 (7.10%) 29West
4 50 (6.96%) Sybase
5 39 (5.43%) Cisco
6 33 (4.60%) Juniper
7 28 (3.90%) Microsoft
7 28 (3.90%) Red Hat
7 28 (3.90%) ION Trading
8 26 (3.62%) HP
9 23 (3.20%) F5
10 20 (2.79%) Informatica
11 19 (2.65%) CheckPoint
11 19 (2.65%) IBM
12 16 (2.23%) VMware
13 15 (2.09%) Reuters
13 15 (2.09%) MarketAxess
14 14 (1.95%) Citrix
14 14 (1.95%) Veritas
15 13 (1.81%) Blue Coat
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