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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Low Latency
Rank 330 294 356
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +62
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 334 350 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.69% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.87% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 290 225
Average daily rate £600 £625 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £736
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +81.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.27 £90.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.70% -
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
41826 40039 38764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 78.98% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27962 25351 24614
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1169 1134
Average hourly rate £32.25 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Low Latency within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 289 £625 -3.84% 83
East of England +12 12 £594 -40.62% 8
South East -32 12 £450 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire +9 10 £425 - 1
North West - 6 £475 - 1
North East - 2 £450 -
South West +9 1 £500 +29.03% 1
East Midlands - 1 £475 -
Low Latency
UK

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 362 (52.24%) Java
2 309 (44.59%) Multithreading
3 248 (35.79%) Front Office
4 247 (35.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 242 (34.92%) Finance
6 202 (29.15%) C++
7 189 (27.27%) Linux
7 189 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
8 176 (25.40%) Electronic Trading
9 166 (23.95%) Unix
10 165 (23.81%) Banking
11 147 (21.21%) C#
12 125 (18.04%) TDD
13 117 (16.88%) Algorithmic Trading
14 108 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
15 103 (14.86%) FIX Protocol
15 103 (14.86%) SQL
16 99 (14.29%) Investment Banking
16 99 (14.29%) High Availability
17 94 (13.56%) Equities
18 89 (12.84%) Python
19 86 (12.41%) Degree
20 84 (12.12%) Spring
21 79 (11.40%) Software Engineering
21 79 (11.40%) Oracle
21 79 (11.40%) Risk Management
22 76 (10.97%) Market Making
23 75 (10.82%) JavaScript
24 73 (10.53%) E-Commerce
25 68 (9.81%) .NET

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 23 (3.32%) Oracle Coherence
2 17 (2.45%) Apache Spark
2 17 (2.45%) Tomcat
3 12 (1.73%) Node.js
4 10 (1.44%) JBoss
5 9 (1.30%) Confluence
6 8 (1.15%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.87%) CMS
8 5 (0.72%) Apache
9 4 (0.58%) Apache TomEE
9 4 (0.58%) Mule
10 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.43%) JCAPS
10 3 (0.43%) Mule ESB
10 3 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (2.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.72%) ION MarketView
1 5 (0.72%) RMDS
2 3 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.29%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.30%) Amazon Kinesis
3 9 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (0.87%) GitHub
5 5 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.58%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.29%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.29%) PaaS
7 2 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.36%) TCP/IP
2 28 (4.04%) Multicast
3 23 (3.32%) Firewall
4 9 (1.30%) BGP
4 9 (1.30%) DNS
5 8 (1.15%) Internet
6 7 (1.01%) DHCP
6 7 (1.01%) EIGRP
6 7 (1.01%) OSPF
6 7 (1.01%) SAN
7 6 (0.87%) IPsec
7 6 (0.87%) WAN
8 5 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (0.72%) HSRP
8 5 (0.72%) HTTP
8 5 (0.72%) LAN
8 5 (0.72%) Spanning Tree
8 5 (0.72%) VRRP
9 4 (0.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (6.49%) KDB
2 36 (5.19%) Relational Database
3 35 (5.05%) Hadoop
4 32 (4.62%) SQL Server
5 26 (3.75%) Big Data
6 25 (3.61%) MySQL
7 21 (3.03%) NoSQL
8 15 (2.16%) MongoDB
9 14 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.88%) DB2
10 13 (1.88%) OLAP
11 12 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (1.30%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.01%) RavenDB
15 6 (0.87%) Apache Hive
15 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 42 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 32 (4.62%) Maven
3 28 (4.04%) Git (software)
4 20 (2.89%) JUnit
5 16 (2.31%) JIRA
5 16 (2.31%) Subversion
6 11 (1.59%) Eclipse
7 10 (1.44%) Ant
8 7 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (1.01%) Mockito
8 7 (1.01%) NuGet
8 7 (1.01%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.87%) Gatling
9 6 (0.87%) IntelliJ
9 6 (0.87%) JBehave
9 6 (0.87%) JMeter
9 6 (0.87%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.72%) Hudson
10 5 (0.72%) Selenium
10 5 (0.72%) VTune
General
1 248 (35.79%) Front Office
2 242 (34.92%) Finance
3 165 (23.81%) Banking
4 99 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.30%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.72%) Retail
7 4 (0.58%) Games
7 4 (0.58%) Legal
8 3 (0.43%) Marketing
9 2 (0.29%) Back Office
9 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 507 (73.16%) Developer
2 274 (39.54%) Java Developer
3 101 (14.57%) Senior Developer
4 95 (13.71%) C++ Developer
5 78 (11.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 76 (10.97%) C# Developer
7 47 (6.78%) Agile Developer
8 41 (5.92%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 34 (4.91%) .NET Developer
9 34 (4.91%) Front Office Developer
10 33 (4.76%) Agile Java Developer
10 33 (4.76%) Analyst
11 30 (4.33%) Low Latency Java Developer
12 25 (3.61%) Architect
12 25 (3.61%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
12 25 (3.61%) JavaScript Developer
13 24 (3.46%) C# .NET Developer
13 24 (3.46%) Software Engineer
14 21 (3.03%) Low Latency C++ Developer
15 19 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (14.86%) FIX Protocol
2 84 (12.12%) Spring
3 68 (9.81%) .NET
4 61 (8.80%) Hibernate
5 60 (8.66%) REST
6 47 (6.78%) RESTful
7 46 (6.64%) Web Services
7 46 (6.64%) XML
8 45 (6.49%) HTML
9 44 (6.35%) Middleware
10 39 (5.63%) WPF
11 37 (5.34%) SOAP
12 35 (5.05%) WinForms
13 31 (4.47%) HTML5
14 23 (3.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 22 (3.17%) CSS
15 22 (3.17%) STL
16 21 (3.03%) ASP.NET
16 21 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (3.03%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 247 (35.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 108 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (13.56%) Equities
4 60 (8.66%) Computer Science
5 54 (7.79%) Data Structures
6 53 (7.65%) Fixed Income
7 43 (6.20%) Algorithms
8 38 (5.48%) Fintech
9 36 (5.19%) Derivative
10 16 (2.31%) Mathematics
11 15 (2.16%) Equity Derivative
11 15 (2.16%) N-Tier
12 14 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (1.59%) Statistics
14 10 (1.44%) Data Centre
15 8 (1.15%) Hedge funds
16 7 (1.01%) Client/Server
16 7 (1.01%) User Experience
17 6 (0.87%) Replication
18 5 (0.72%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 189 (27.27%) Linux
2 166 (23.95%) Unix
3 39 (5.63%) Windows
4 16 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (2.31%) Solaris
5 4 (0.58%) SUSE
6 3 (0.43%) AIX
6 3 (0.43%) CentOS
6 3 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.29%) Android
7 2 (0.29%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (44.59%) Multithreading
2 189 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (25.40%) Electronic Trading
4 125 (18.04%) TDD
5 117 (16.88%) Algorithmic Trading
6 99 (14.29%) High Availability
7 79 (11.40%) Risk Management
7 79 (11.40%) Software Engineering
8 76 (10.97%) Market Making
9 73 (10.53%) E-Commerce
10 61 (8.80%) Scrum
11 55 (7.94%) OO
12 49 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
13 48 (6.93%) Concurrent Programming
14 47 (6.78%) SDLC
15 44 (6.35%) DevOps
15 44 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
16 43 (6.20%) Open Source
17 42 (6.06%) Kanban
18 40 (5.77%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 362 (52.24%) Java
2 202 (29.15%) C++
3 147 (21.21%) C#
4 103 (14.86%) SQL
5 89 (12.84%) Python
6 75 (10.82%) JavaScript
7 64 (9.24%) Perl
8 44 (6.35%) Scala
9 27 (3.90%) Bash Shell
10 26 (3.75%) Shell Script
11 23 (3.32%) C
12 10 (1.44%) Ruby
13 6 (0.87%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.72%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.58%) Clojure
16 3 (0.43%) Go
16 3 (0.43%) Groovy
16 3 (0.43%) XPath
17 2 (0.29%) SystemTap
17 2 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (12.41%) Degree
2 21 (3.03%) PhD
3 13 (1.88%) CCIE
3 13 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.58%) CCNP
5 2 (0.29%) CCSA
5 2 (0.29%) CCSE
5 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.14%) JNCIE
6 1 (0.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.31%) QA
2 10 (1.44%) MiFID
3 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.87%) Docker
3 5 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.58%) KVM
5 2 (0.29%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.29%) NFS
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.29%) oVirt
5 2 (0.29%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 25 (3.61%) Puppet
2 21 (3.03%) ITRS Geneos
3 18 (2.60%) Nagios
4 12 (1.73%) Graphite
5 10 (1.44%) Ansible
6 6 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.58%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.58%) yum
8 2 (0.29%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.29%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.29%) Oozie
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.29%) Pingdom
8 2 (0.29%) Salt
9 1 (0.14%) Control-M
9 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.14%) MOM
9 1 (0.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 79 (11.40%) Oracle
2 39 (5.63%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.47%) Red Hat
4 25 (3.61%) Cisco
5 23 (3.32%) TIBCO
6 18 (2.60%) Splunk
7 13 (1.88%) Sybase
8 12 (1.73%) IBM
8 12 (1.73%) ION Trading
8 12 (1.73%) Juniper
9 11 (1.59%) F5
10 9 (1.30%) Reuters
11 8 (1.15%) Dell
11 8 (1.15%) Google
11 8 (1.15%) Solace
11 8 (1.15%) VMware
12 7 (1.01%) Ab Initio
12 7 (1.01%) Currenex
12 7 (1.01%) Sun
13 6 (0.87%) Atlassian
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