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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 266 234 282
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +48
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 377 404 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.84% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.13% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 324 268
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £449 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
38426 35840 38298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.91% 74.48% 72.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24559 22678 22623
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1075 996 1428
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.33% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 October 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 1 October 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 -4 358 £613 +6.52% 77
West Midlands - 12 £370 - 2
South East -20 4 £500 -6.97% 5
East of England -22 2 £370 -40.80% 3
Yorkshire 0 1 - -
South West - - - -
Low Latency
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Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 453 (59.68%) Java
2 375 (49.41%) Multithreading
3 356 (46.90%) Front Office
4 345 (45.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 304 (40.05%) Banking
6 222 (29.25%) SQL
7 220 (28.99%) UNIX
8 191 (25.16%) C++
9 189 (24.90%) Finance
10 181 (23.85%) Linux
11 165 (21.74%) Investment Banking
12 163 (21.48%) Oracle
13 159 (20.95%) Algorithmic Trading
14 153 (20.16%) C#
15 142 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
16 116 (15.28%) Fixed Income
17 107 (14.10%) E-Commerce
18 106 (13.97%) Electronic Trading
19 101 (13.31%) Spring
19 101 (13.31%) FIX Protocol
20 99 (13.04%) Perl
21 97 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
22 93 (12.25%) Python
23 91 (11.99%) Risk Management
24 81 (10.67%) TIBCO
25 74 (9.75%) Derivative
26 72 (9.49%) Equities
27 71 (9.35%) Performance Tuning
28 68 (8.96%) Relational Database
29 60 (7.91%) Windows

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 45 (5.93%) Oracle Coherence
2 17 (2.24%) WebSphere
3 13 (1.71%) TIBCO EMS
3 13 (1.71%) Confluence
3 13 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (1.19%) Apache
5 8 (1.05%) MQSeries
6 5 (0.66%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.66%) IIS
6 5 (0.66%) GemFire
7 4 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.53%) Jetty
8 3 (0.40%) Node.js
9 2 (0.26%) Lightstreamer
10 1 (0.13%) Mule
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.13%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 14 (1.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 33 (4.35%) RMDS
2 18 (2.37%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (0.92%) GitHub
2 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.13%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 57 (7.51%) TCP/IP
1 57 (7.51%) Multicast
2 55 (7.25%) Firewall
3 34 (4.48%) BGP
4 30 (3.95%) OSPF
5 29 (3.82%) WAN
6 27 (3.56%) LAN
7 14 (1.84%) VPN
7 14 (1.84%) Wireshark
8 13 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (1.58%) RIP
9 12 (1.58%) Wireless
9 12 (1.58%) EIGRP
10 10 (1.32%) DNS
10 10 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (1.19%) VLAN
11 9 (1.19%) Internet
11 9 (1.19%) HSRP
12 8 (1.05%) DWDM
12 8 (1.05%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (8.96%) Relational Database
2 38 (5.01%) KDB
3 32 (4.22%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.77%) SQL Server
5 12 (1.58%) Hazelcast
6 10 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (0.79%) MySQL
7 6 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (0.79%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.66%) DB2
8 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.53%) Big Data
10 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.40%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.40%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.40%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.26%) OLAP
11 2 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (5.14%) Maven
2 29 (3.82%) TeamCity
3 26 (3.43%) JIRA
3 26 (3.43%) JUnit
4 19 (2.50%) Mockito
4 19 (2.50%) Grunt
5 18 (2.37%) WebDriver
5 18 (2.37%) Subversion
6 17 (2.24%) Git (software)
7 15 (1.98%) Bower
8 13 (1.71%) CruiseControl
9 11 (1.45%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.05%) JMeter
11 7 (0.92%) jMock
12 6 (0.79%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.66%) Ant
14 4 (0.53%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.53%) EasyMock
14 4 (0.53%) Selenium
15 3 (0.40%) IntelliJ
General
1 356 (46.90%) Front Office
2 304 (40.05%) Banking
3 189 (24.90%) Finance
4 165 (21.74%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.56%) Financial Institution
6 17 (2.24%) Games
7 15 (1.98%) Back Office
8 8 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.66%) Marketing
10 3 (0.40%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.26%) Legal
11 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.26%) Billing
11 2 (0.26%) Retail
12 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.13%) International Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 471 (62.06%) Developer
2 271 (35.70%) Java Developer
3 80 (10.54%) C++ Developer
4 75 (9.88%) Senior Developer
5 62 (8.17%) Analyst
6 57 (7.51%) Senior Java Developer
7 52 (6.85%) C# Developer
8 38 (5.01%) Applications Support
9 34 (4.48%) Support Analyst
10 30 (3.95%) Architect
10 30 (3.95%) Network Engineer
11 29 (3.82%) Support Engineer
12 22 (2.90%) Front Office Developer
13 19 (2.50%) Linux Support
14 18 (2.37%) Production Support Analyst
15 16 (2.11%) Software Engineer
15 16 (2.11%) Consultant
16 14 (1.84%) Development Manager
16 14 (1.84%) JavaScript Developer
17 12 (1.58%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (13.31%) Spring
1 101 (13.31%) FIX Protocol
2 57 (7.51%) Rendezvous
3 53 (6.98%) .NET
4 47 (6.19%) Middleware
5 41 (5.40%) HTML
6 40 (5.27%) Hibernate
7 37 (4.87%) HTML5
8 36 (4.74%) J2EE
9 35 (4.61%) JMS
9 35 (4.61%) WPF
10 32 (4.22%) Web Services
11 30 (3.95%) CSS
12 26 (3.43%) Apache Flex
13 25 (3.29%) XML
13 25 (3.29%) AngularJS
14 23 (3.03%) JDBC
15 21 (2.77%) STL
15 21 (2.77%) REST
15 21 (2.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 345 (45.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 116 (15.28%) Fixed Income
3 97 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (9.75%) Derivative
5 72 (9.49%) Equities
6 47 (6.19%) Computer Science
7 45 (5.93%) Algorithms
8 33 (4.35%) Mathematics
9 28 (3.69%) User Experience
10 26 (3.43%) Market Risk
11 23 (3.03%) TWAP
11 23 (3.03%) VWAP
12 22 (2.90%) Data Structures
13 20 (2.64%) Open Source
14 18 (2.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 12 (1.58%) Hedge funds
16 9 (1.19%) Spread Betting
16 9 (1.19%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 9 (1.19%) RIA
17 8 (1.05%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 220 (28.99%) UNIX
2 181 (23.85%) Linux
3 60 (7.91%) Windows
4 34 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (3.56%) Solaris
6 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.66%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.40%) SUSE
8 2 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (49.41%) Multithreading
2 159 (20.95%) Algorithmic Trading
3 142 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (14.10%) E-Commerce
5 106 (13.97%) Electronic Trading
6 91 (11.99%) Risk Management
7 71 (9.35%) Performance Tuning
8 59 (7.77%) TDD
9 52 (6.85%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 51 (6.72%) OO
11 48 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (5.40%) Software Engineering
13 29 (3.82%) Project Management
14 27 (3.56%) Migration
14 27 (3.56%) Unit Testing
15 26 (3.43%) Scrum
16 25 (3.29%) MVC
16 25 (3.29%) Change Management
17 23 (3.03%) Capacity Management
18 21 (2.77%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 453 (59.68%) Java
2 222 (29.25%) SQL
3 191 (25.16%) C++
4 153 (20.16%) C#
5 99 (13.04%) Perl
6 93 (12.25%) Python
7 45 (5.93%) JavaScript
8 40 (5.27%) Shell Script
9 30 (3.95%) C
9 30 (3.95%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.84%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.71%) Scala
12 8 (1.05%) Korn
13 7 (0.92%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.79%) Assembly Language
15 5 (0.66%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.53%) XAML
17 3 (0.40%) Clojure
17 3 (0.40%) VB
18 2 (0.26%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 46 (6.06%) Degree
2 32 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (2.24%) CCNP
4 15 (1.98%) CCIE
5 6 (0.79%) CCNA
5 6 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.79%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.66%) CCSE
6 5 (0.66%) VCP4
6 5 (0.66%) PhD
6 5 (0.66%) CCA
6 5 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (0.66%) VCP5
7 4 (0.53%) CCDP
8 3 (0.40%) JNCIP
8 3 (0.40%) CCSA
8 3 (0.40%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (0.40%) CCIP
9 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.90%) QA
2 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (0.66%) XenApp
1 5 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.26%) HDFS
2 2 (0.26%) NFS
2 2 (0.26%) Firmware
2 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.26%) Snort
3 1 (0.13%) Squid
3 1 (0.13%) vCloud
3 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (3.03%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.66%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.53%) Puppet
4 2 (0.26%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.26%) Ansible
5 1 (0.13%) Control-M
5 1 (0.13%) Nagios
5 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 163 (21.48%) Oracle
2 81 (10.67%) TIBCO
3 58 (7.64%) 29West
4 52 (6.85%) Sybase
5 45 (5.93%) Cisco
6 33 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 28 (3.69%) Juniper
7 28 (3.69%) Reuters
8 25 (3.29%) Adobe
9 22 (2.90%) MarketAxess
9 22 (2.90%) F5
9 22 (2.90%) Microsoft
10 21 (2.77%) eSpeed
11 20 (2.64%) ION Trading
12 14 (1.84%) VMware
12 14 (1.84%) CheckPoint
13 13 (1.71%) Informatica
14 12 (1.58%) HP
15 7 (0.92%) Blue Coat
16 6 (0.79%) Fidessa
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