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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Low Latency over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Low Latency
Rank 374 353 284
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -69
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 267 323 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.61% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.76% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 252 281
Median daily rate £600 £600 £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £375
% change year-on-year
- +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median 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
41109 42571 40219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.47% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27368 28203 25368
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 1139 1122
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.44 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Low Latency as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Low Latency within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 236 £600 -4.00% 114
North West - 9 £525 - 2
Yorkshire +10 8 £475 +40.74% 1
South East -13 7 £438 -7.89% 3
East of England +22 4 £308 -46.43% 4
South West +8 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 £525 - 6
Low Latency
UK

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Low Latency also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 267 (48.99%) Java
2 189 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (34.68%) Multithreading
3 165 (30.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 159 (29.17%) Front Office
5 154 (28.26%) Finance
6 137 (25.14%) C#
7 136 (24.95%) Banking
8 133 (24.40%) Linux
9 132 (24.22%) TDD
10 121 (22.20%) Electronic Trading
11 110 (20.18%) Unix
12 106 (19.45%) Algorithmic Trading
13 100 (18.35%) C++
14 96 (17.61%) High Availability
15 84 (15.41%) JavaScript
16 78 (14.31%) E-Commerce
17 74 (13.58%) Investment Banking
18 66 (12.11%) HTML
18 66 (12.11%) Oracle
19 62 (11.38%) FIX Protocol
20 59 (10.83%) SQL
21 57 (10.46%) RESTful
22 56 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
23 53 (9.72%) Risk Management
23 53 (9.72%) HTML5
24 52 (9.54%) Microservices
24 52 (9.54%) REST
25 51 (9.36%) Market Making
25 51 (9.36%) WPF

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (2.20%) Apache Spark
2 11 (2.02%) Tomcat
3 5 (0.92%) JBoss
3 5 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (0.73%) Apache TomEE
4 4 (0.73%) CMS
4 4 (0.73%) Confluence
4 4 (0.73%) Mule
5 3 (0.55%) Jetty
6 2 (0.37%) Apache
6 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.37%) SAS
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.18%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.18%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (2.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.18%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 45 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
4 10 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.83%) Amazon Kinesis
4 10 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.73%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.73%) PaaS
6 3 (0.55%) GitHub
7 2 (0.37%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.04%) Firewall
2 18 (3.30%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.39%) WAN
4 12 (2.20%) LAN
5 10 (1.83%) DNS
5 10 (1.83%) Multicast
6 9 (1.65%) SAN
7 8 (1.47%) BGP
7 8 (1.47%) MPLS
7 8 (1.47%) Network Security
8 7 (1.28%) Internet
8 7 (1.28%) NAS
9 6 (1.10%) LDAP
10 5 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.92%) OSPF
10 5 (0.92%) VPN
11 3 (0.55%) DHCP
11 3 (0.55%) EIGRP
11 3 (0.55%) IPsec
11 3 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.16%) Hadoop
2 37 (6.79%) SQL Server
3 26 (4.77%) KDB
4 21 (3.85%) Big Data
4 21 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.67%) MySQL
6 16 (2.94%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.75%) Kdb+
7 15 (2.75%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (2.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (2.02%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.28%) Redis
15 6 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 5 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 28 (5.14%) Git (software)
2 20 (3.67%) Maven
3 17 (3.12%) JUnit
4 15 (2.75%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.83%) JIRA
5 10 (1.83%) Mockito
6 8 (1.47%) Subversion
7 6 (1.10%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.92%) Grunt
9 4 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.73%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.73%) gulp
9 4 (0.73%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.73%) Mocha
9 4 (0.73%) NuGet
10 3 (0.55%) Ant
10 3 (0.55%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.55%) JMeter
10 3 (0.55%) NUnit
10 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 159 (29.17%) Front Office
2 154 (28.26%) Finance
3 136 (24.95%) Banking
4 74 (13.58%) Investment Banking
5 5 (0.92%) Games
6 4 (0.73%) Publishing
7 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.37%) Legal
7 2 (0.37%) Marketing
7 2 (0.37%) Retail
8 1 (0.18%) Electronics
8 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 393 (72.11%) Developer
2 193 (35.41%) Java Developer
3 93 (17.06%) C# Developer
4 70 (12.84%) Senior Developer
5 55 (10.09%) C++ Developer
6 49 (8.99%) Senior Java Developer
7 44 (8.07%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
8 34 (6.24%) Agile Developer
9 32 (5.87%) JavaScript Developer
10 30 (5.50%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 28 (5.14%) Front Office Developer
12 26 (4.77%) C++/C# Developer
12 26 (4.77%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 25 (4.59%) Core Java Developer
13 25 (4.59%) Low Latency C++ Developer
14 24 (4.40%) Architect
15 22 (4.04%) Agile Java Developer
15 22 (4.04%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
16 21 (3.85%) Administrator
17 20 (3.67%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (12.11%) HTML
2 62 (11.38%) FIX Protocol
3 57 (10.46%) RESTful
4 53 (9.72%) HTML5
5 52 (9.54%) REST
6 51 (9.36%) WPF
7 48 (8.81%) Spring
8 46 (8.44%) .NET
9 45 (8.26%) CSS
10 41 (7.52%) Web Services
11 35 (6.42%) WinForms
12 34 (6.24%) Node.js
13 33 (6.06%) AngularJS
14 31 (5.69%) Hibernate
14 31 (5.69%) Middleware
15 28 (5.14%) CSS3
16 25 (4.59%) XML
17 18 (3.30%) ASP.NET
17 18 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
18 16 (2.94%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 165 (30.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 56 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (8.07%) Equities
4 30 (5.50%) Algorithms
4 30 (5.50%) Fixed Income
5 21 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 20 (3.67%) Mathematics
7 19 (3.49%) Computer Science
8 18 (3.30%) Data Structures
9 14 (2.57%) Derivative
10 11 (2.02%) User Experience
11 9 (1.65%) Virtual Team
12 8 (1.47%) N-Tier
13 6 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
13 6 (1.10%) Fintech
13 6 (1.10%) Visualisation
14 5 (0.92%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.92%) SWIFT
15 4 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
15 4 (0.73%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 133 (24.40%) Linux
2 110 (20.18%) Unix
3 37 (6.79%) Windows
4 31 (5.69%) Solaris
5 25 (4.59%) AIX
6 22 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (2.75%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.73%) SUSE
10 2 (0.37%) CentOS
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
1 189 (34.68%) Multithreading
2 132 (24.22%) TDD
3 121 (22.20%) Electronic Trading
4 106 (19.45%) Algorithmic Trading
5 96 (17.61%) High Availability
6 78 (14.31%) E-Commerce
7 53 (9.72%) Risk Management
8 52 (9.54%) Microservices
9 51 (9.36%) Market Making
10 50 (9.17%) BDD
11 46 (8.44%) Concurrent Programming
11 46 (8.44%) Scrum
12 44 (8.07%) Open Source
13 43 (7.89%) Kanban
14 42 (7.71%) Performance Tuning
15 39 (7.16%) OO
16 33 (6.06%) Performance Optimisation
16 33 (6.06%) Software Engineering
17 29 (5.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 267 (48.99%) Java
2 137 (25.14%) C#
3 100 (18.35%) C++
4 84 (15.41%) JavaScript
5 59 (10.83%) SQL
6 48 (8.81%) Python
7 40 (7.34%) Scala
8 27 (4.95%) Shell Script
9 21 (3.85%) Ruby
10 18 (3.30%) Perl
11 11 (2.02%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.47%) ES6
13 7 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.28%) SystemTap
14 6 (1.10%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.92%) C
16 4 (0.73%) Clojure
16 4 (0.73%) MATLAB
17 3 (0.55%) Groovy
17 3 (0.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (6.42%) Degree
2 12 (2.20%) PhD
3 11 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.83%) CCIE
5 8 (1.47%) CCNP
6 7 (1.28%) RHCE
6 7 (1.28%) RHCT
7 6 (1.10%) RHCA
7 6 (1.10%) RHCSA
8 4 (0.73%) CCSA
8 4 (0.73%) CCSE
9 1 (0.18%) CCDA
9 1 (0.18%) CCDP
9 1 (0.18%) CCIP
9 1 (0.18%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.47%) QA
2 7 (1.28%) MiFID
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.57%) Oracle RAC
3 12 (2.20%) Docker
4 11 (2.02%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.28%) KVM
6 5 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.37%) oVirt
8 1 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 29 (5.32%) Puppet
2 14 (2.57%) ITRS Geneos
3 12 (2.20%) Ansible
4 8 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.28%) Oracle ZFS
5 7 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (1.10%) BladeLogic
6 6 (1.10%) Nagios
6 6 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.73%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.73%) yum
8 3 (0.55%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.37%) Grafana
9 2 (0.37%) Kibana
9 2 (0.37%) logstash
9 2 (0.37%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.37%) Pingdom
9 2 (0.37%) Salt
10 1 (0.18%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 66 (12.11%) Oracle
2 30 (5.50%) Cisco
3 27 (4.95%) HP
4 25 (4.59%) Red Hat
5 24 (4.40%) IBM
6 22 (4.04%) TIBCO
7 21 (3.85%) Dell
8 20 (3.67%) Microsoft
9 17 (3.12%) Sun
10 16 (2.94%) Reuters
10 16 (2.94%) VMware
11 15 (2.75%) Bloomberg
12 13 (2.39%) Juniper
13 12 (2.20%) CheckPoint
13 12 (2.20%) Citrix
14 10 (1.83%) Hortonworks
14 10 (1.83%) Informatica
15 9 (1.65%) F5
15 9 (1.65%) Google
15 9 (1.65%) Splunk
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