The table below looks at the statistics for Ultra-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 Ultra-Low Latency over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ultra-Low Latency
Rank 554 543 555
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 25 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.027% 0.025%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.036% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 13
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£700 £575 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Ultra-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
39047 35944 38456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.01% 74.50% 72.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24929 22718 22716
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
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 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 1003 1444
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.50 £30.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.33% -3.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £48.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

Ultra-Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Ultra-Low Latency Jobs Demand Trend in England

Ultra-Low Latency
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency across the England region.

Ultra-Low Latency Daily Rate Trend in England

Ultra-Low Latency
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency across the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Ultra-Low Latency Daily Rate Histogram in England

Ultra-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 Ultra-Low Latency within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 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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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 +24 21 £700 +21.73% 5
West Midlands - 4 £350 -
Ultra-Low Latency
UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Ultra-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 Ultra-Low Latency.

1 50 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 23 (46.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 22 (44.00%) Front Office
3 22 (44.00%) Java
3 22 (44.00%) Banking
4 19 (38.00%) UNIX
5 17 (34.00%) C++
5 17 (34.00%) Linux
6 15 (30.00%) Investment Banking
6 15 (30.00%) Multithreading
7 12 (24.00%) E-Commerce
7 12 (24.00%) Finance
8 10 (20.00%) Solaris
8 10 (20.00%) Firewall
9 9 (18.00%) 29West
9 9 (18.00%) BGP
10 8 (16.00%) Migration
10 8 (16.00%) Risk Management
10 8 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (16.00%) Hedge funds
11 7 (14.00%) Electronic Trading
11 7 (14.00%) Algorithmic Trading
11 7 (14.00%) Cisco
11 7 (14.00%) OSPF
12 6 (12.00%) Internet
12 6 (12.00%) C
12 6 (12.00%) Multicast
12 6 (12.00%) Algorithms
13 5 (10.00%) SQL
13 5 (10.00%) CCIE

Ultra-Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Ultra-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 Ultra-Low Latency. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (2.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) Firewall
2 9 (18.00%) BGP
3 7 (14.00%) OSPF
4 6 (12.00%) Internet
4 6 (12.00%) Multicast
5 5 (10.00%) LAN
5 5 (10.00%) WAN
6 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (8.00%) VPN
6 4 (8.00%) Extranet
7 3 (6.00%) MPLS
7 3 (6.00%) DNS
7 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (6.00%) Junos
8 2 (4.00%) SSH
8 2 (4.00%) EIGRP
8 2 (4.00%) Network Security
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.00%) LDAP
9 1 (2.00%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Subversion
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
1 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (44.00%) Front Office
1 22 (44.00%) Banking
2 15 (30.00%) Investment Banking
3 12 (24.00%) Finance
4 5 (10.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Developer
2 11 (22.00%) Architect
3 10 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 8 (16.00%) C++ Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Network Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Applications Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Network Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) Systems Support
9 1 (2.00%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Performance Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) UNIX Support
9 1 (2.00%) Cisco Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) JMS
2 3 (6.00%) Rendezvous
2 3 (6.00%) STL
3 2 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.00%) .NET
4 1 (2.00%) WCF
4 1 (2.00%) LINQ
4 1 (2.00%) XML
4 1 (2.00%) XSLT
4 1 (2.00%) Middleware
4 1 (2.00%) Java SE
4 1 (2.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (16.00%) Hedge funds
3 6 (12.00%) Algorithms
4 4 (8.00%) Equities
5 2 (4.00%) Clustering
6 1 (2.00%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) UNIX
2 17 (34.00%) Linux
3 10 (20.00%) Solaris
4 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.00%) Windows
5 1 (2.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 15 (30.00%) Multithreading
3 12 (24.00%) E-Commerce
4 8 (16.00%) Risk Management
4 8 (16.00%) Migration
5 7 (14.00%) Electronic Trading
5 7 (14.00%) Algorithmic Trading
6 3 (6.00%) Investment Management
7 2 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (4.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.00%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.00%) Project Management
8 1 (2.00%) Network Design
8 1 (2.00%) Change Control
8 1 (2.00%) Kernel Tuning
8 1 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.00%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.00%) Java
2 17 (34.00%) C++
3 6 (12.00%) C
4 5 (10.00%) SQL
4 5 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.00%) Python
5 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.00%) Perl
6 2 (4.00%) C#
6 2 (4.00%) Tcl
6 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.00%) CCIE
2 5 (10.00%) CCNP
3 3 (6.00%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (6.00%) CCSA
4 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
1 1 (2.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) 29West
2 7 (14.00%) Cisco
3 5 (10.00%) Juniper
4 4 (8.00%) TIBCO
5 3 (6.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle
6 2 (4.00%) F5
7 1 (2.00%) JBoss
7 1 (2.00%) Sun
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