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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 308 273 247
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -26
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 309 330 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.68% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.90% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 285 253
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£625 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £737 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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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
38204 36588 31531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.28% 75.56% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24825 23441 19307
Average daily rate £420 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1118 976
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 -11 273 £625 +4.16% 107
South East +17 28 £475 +52.00% 7
South West +7 3 £375 +36.36%
West Midlands -12 3 £295 -34.44% 2
East of England - 2 £325 - 3
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Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 343 (51.58%) Java
2 332 (49.92%) Multithreading
3 291 (43.76%) Front Office
4 276 (41.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 219 (32.93%) Banking
6 206 (30.98%) Finance
7 185 (27.82%) Linux
8 178 (26.77%) C++
9 150 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
10 145 (21.80%) C#
11 142 (21.35%) UNIX
12 123 (18.50%) Investment Banking
13 119 (17.89%) SQL
14 113 (16.99%) FIX Protocol
15 107 (16.09%) Equities
16 105 (15.79%) Algorithmic Trading
16 105 (15.79%) Electronic Trading
17 89 (13.38%) Python
18 86 (12.93%) OO
19 84 (12.63%) TDD
20 75 (11.28%) Perl
21 66 (9.92%) Middleware
21 66 (9.92%) Computer Science
22 62 (9.32%) Fixed Income
23 61 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
24 56 (8.42%) Degree
25 55 (8.27%) Windows
25 55 (8.27%) Ultra-Low Latency
26 54 (8.12%) Relational Database
27 52 (7.82%) E-Commerce

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 15 (2.26%) OpenStack
2 14 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.95%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.65%) Oracle Coherence
5 7 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (1.05%) MTS
6 6 (0.90%) Apache
6 6 (0.90%) Node.js
7 4 (0.60%) JBoss
7 4 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (0.45%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.30%) SAS
10 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.15%) Drupal
10 1 (0.15%) Jetty
10 1 (0.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.60%) MS Office
4 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.30%) MS Project
5 2 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (3.76%) ION MarketView
2 15 (2.26%) RMDS
3 4 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.45%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Misys Opics
5 1 (0.15%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (0.60%) SaaS
4 3 (0.45%) PaaS
4 3 (0.45%) IaaS
5 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.82%) TCP/IP
2 49 (7.37%) Multicast
3 39 (5.86%) Firewall
4 33 (4.96%) BGP
5 25 (3.76%) EIGRP
5 25 (3.76%) OSPF
6 21 (3.16%) MPLS
7 17 (2.56%) HTTP
8 16 (2.41%) SAN
8 16 (2.41%) VPLS
9 15 (2.26%) NetScaler
9 15 (2.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (2.11%) NAS
11 11 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (1.65%) LAN
12 10 (1.50%) WAN
13 9 (1.35%) IPsec
14 8 (1.20%) Wireless
14 8 (1.20%) VPN
14 8 (1.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.12%) Relational Database
2 35 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 33 (4.96%) KDB
4 29 (4.36%) Big Data
5 14 (2.11%) DB2
6 8 (1.20%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.20%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.05%) OLAP
8 6 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.75%) MySQL
9 5 (0.75%) InfluxDB
9 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.75%) Hazelcast
9 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 42 (6.32%) Maven
2 28 (4.21%) Eclipse
3 25 (3.76%) JUnit
4 24 (3.61%) Subversion
5 14 (2.11%) JIRA
6 13 (1.95%) Jenkins
7 12 (1.80%) VisualVM
7 12 (1.80%) YourKit
8 11 (1.65%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.65%) Git (software)
9 8 (1.20%) NUnit
9 8 (1.20%) Mockito
10 5 (0.75%) Moq
11 4 (0.60%) ANTLR
12 3 (0.45%) Ant
12 3 (0.45%) Hudson
12 3 (0.45%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.45%) Grunt
13 2 (0.30%) Apache Ivy
13 2 (0.30%) Cucumber
General
1 291 (43.76%) Front Office
2 219 (32.93%) Banking
3 206 (30.98%) Finance
4 123 (18.50%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.26%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.20%) Games
8 5 (0.75%) Retail
9 4 (0.60%) Marketing
10 3 (0.45%) Electronics
10 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.45%) Advertising
11 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 464 (69.77%) Developer
2 263 (39.55%) Java Developer
3 104 (15.64%) C++ Developer
4 77 (11.58%) Senior Developer
5 57 (8.57%) C# Developer
6 48 (7.22%) Network Engineer
7 47 (7.07%) Senior Java Developer
8 46 (6.92%) Analyst
9 21 (3.16%) Support Analyst
10 20 (3.01%) Senior Network Engineer
11 19 (2.86%) C++/C# Developer
12 16 (2.41%) Applications Support
12 16 (2.41%) Architect
13 13 (1.95%) Wintel Analyst
13 13 (1.95%) Linux Engineer
14 12 (1.80%) Programmer
15 11 (1.65%) Applications Support Analyst
16 9 (1.35%) Front Office Developer
16 9 (1.35%) Software Engineer
17 8 (1.20%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (16.99%) FIX Protocol
2 66 (9.92%) Middleware
3 51 (7.67%) Spring
4 45 (6.77%) JMS
5 36 (5.41%) XML
6 33 (4.96%) WPF
6 33 (4.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 31 (4.66%) .NET
8 30 (4.51%) Web Services
9 28 (4.21%) STL
10 27 (4.06%) Rendezvous
11 25 (3.76%) Ultra Messaging
11 25 (3.76%) REST
12 23 (3.46%) SOAP
13 20 (3.01%) RESTful
14 17 (2.56%) TIBCO EMS
15 15 (2.26%) HTML
16 13 (1.95%) WSDL
16 13 (1.95%) WCF
17 12 (1.80%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 276 (41.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 107 (16.09%) Equities
3 66 (9.92%) Computer Science
4 62 (9.32%) Fixed Income
5 61 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (7.07%) Derivative
7 39 (5.86%) Algorithms
8 30 (4.51%) Mathematics
9 21 (3.16%) Data Centre
10 19 (2.86%) Replication
11 15 (2.26%) Data Structures
12 14 (2.11%) DataPower
13 13 (1.95%) Hedge funds
14 12 (1.80%) Credit Derivative
14 12 (1.80%) N-Tier
15 11 (1.65%) Management Information System
15 11 (1.65%) Physics
15 11 (1.65%) Eurex
16 10 (1.50%) Equity Derivative
17 8 (1.20%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 185 (27.82%) Linux
2 142 (21.35%) UNIX
3 55 (8.27%) Windows
4 22 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (3.16%) Solaris
6 6 (0.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 6 (0.90%) AIX
6 6 (0.90%) SUSE
7 5 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.30%) Android
10 1 (0.15%) CentOS
10 1 (0.15%) Fedora
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (49.92%) Multithreading
2 150 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (15.79%) Algorithmic Trading
3 105 (15.79%) Electronic Trading
4 86 (12.93%) OO
5 84 (12.63%) TDD
6 55 (8.27%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 52 (7.82%) E-Commerce
8 41 (6.17%) Risk Management
9 36 (5.41%) Project Management
10 32 (4.81%) Software Engineering
11 28 (4.21%) ITIL
11 28 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
11 28 (4.21%) Garbage Collection
11 28 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (3.76%) Concurrent Programming
13 24 (3.61%) Market Making
14 23 (3.46%) Unit Testing
15 21 (3.16%) Scrum
15 21 (3.16%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 343 (51.58%) Java
2 178 (26.77%) C++
3 145 (21.80%) C#
4 119 (17.89%) SQL
5 89 (13.38%) Python
6 75 (11.28%) Perl
7 24 (3.61%) Shell Script
8 19 (2.86%) C
8 19 (2.86%) JavaScript
9 16 (2.41%) VBScript
9 16 (2.41%) Bash Shell
10 14 (2.11%) PowerShell
11 13 (1.95%) Ruby
12 12 (1.80%) Scala
13 9 (1.35%) Korn
14 5 (0.75%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.60%) Groovy
16 3 (0.45%) VBA
16 3 (0.45%) Lua
16 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (8.42%) Degree
2 47 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (5.71%) CCNP
4 34 (5.11%) CCIE
5 8 (1.20%) CCNA
6 3 (0.45%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (0.45%) CCSA
6 3 (0.45%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.30%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.30%) PhD
8 1 (0.15%) ISEB
8 1 (0.15%) CCSE
8 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.75%) QA
2 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (3.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 19 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.11%) XenApp
4 14 (2.11%) XenDesktop
4 14 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.15%) Docker
5 1 (0.15%) Varnish
5 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.15%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (2.71%) Puppet
2 15 (2.26%) SCCM
2 15 (2.26%) SCOM
3 14 (2.11%) SCVMM
4 12 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.80%) ITRS Geneos
5 11 (1.65%) HP SIM
5 11 (1.65%) EdgeSight
6 6 (0.90%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 5 (0.75%) Kibana
8 4 (0.60%) StatsD
Vendors
1 49 (7.37%) TIBCO
2 48 (7.22%) Oracle
3 45 (6.77%) Cisco
4 42 (6.32%) Microsoft
5 33 (4.96%) IBM
6 30 (4.51%) ION Trading
7 28 (4.21%) Juniper
8 26 (3.91%) Sybase
8 26 (3.91%) VMware
9 22 (3.31%) Red Hat
10 20 (3.01%) Veritas
10 20 (3.01%) Citrix
10 20 (3.01%) HP
11 19 (2.86%) CheckPoint
11 19 (2.86%) F5
12 17 (2.56%) Reuters
13 16 (2.41%) Bloomberg
13 16 (2.41%) eSpeed
14 15 (2.26%) Dell
15 14 (2.11%) ServiceNow
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