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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ultra-Low Latency
Rank 579 543 541
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -2
Contract jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 8 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.051% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.066% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 14
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£700 £550 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £625 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+78.57% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Ultra-Low Latency
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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
40242 37742 35090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.92% 76.45% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 23738 21765
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1093 1019
Average hourly rate £28.50 £23.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -27.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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 8 £700 +27.27% 4
Ultra-Low Latency
UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 33 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 20 (60.61%) Front Office
3 18 (54.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (42.42%) Java
5 12 (36.36%) Multithreading
6 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (27.27%) Cisco
7 9 (27.27%) Juniper
7 9 (27.27%) C++
7 9 (27.27%) Finance
8 8 (24.24%) OSPF
8 8 (24.24%) BGP
8 8 (24.24%) CCIE
9 7 (21.21%) UNIX
9 7 (21.21%) Equities
9 7 (21.21%) Derivative
9 7 (21.21%) Multicast
9 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
10 6 (18.18%) Algorithms
10 6 (18.18%) HSRP
10 6 (18.18%) Junos
10 6 (18.18%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (18.18%) Network Design
10 6 (18.18%) VRRP
10 6 (18.18%) IPsec
10 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
11 5 (15.15%) MPLS
11 5 (15.15%) LAN
11 5 (15.15%) WLAN
11 5 (15.15%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) OSPF
1 8 (24.24%) BGP
2 7 (21.21%) Multicast
3 6 (18.18%) Junos
3 6 (18.18%) HSRP
3 6 (18.18%) IPsec
3 6 (18.18%) VRRP
3 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 5 (15.15%) LAN
4 5 (15.15%) WLAN
4 5 (15.15%) WAN
4 5 (15.15%) MPLS
4 5 (15.15%) Wireless
5 4 (12.12%) IGMP
5 4 (12.12%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 4 (12.12%) GLBP
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (12.12%) Ethernet
5 4 (12.12%) Firewall
6 3 (9.09%) Internet
General
1 20 (60.61%) Front Office
2 9 (27.27%) Finance
3 5 (15.15%) Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (63.64%) Developer
2 14 (42.42%) Java Developer
3 7 (21.21%) C++ Developer
4 6 (18.18%) Network Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Design Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Core Java Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Front Office Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (6.06%) JMS
2 2 (6.06%) Rendezvous
2 2 (6.06%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (6.06%) Ultra Messaging
3 1 (3.03%) STL
3 1 (3.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 18 (54.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (21.21%) Equities
2 7 (21.21%) Derivative
2 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
3 6 (18.18%) Algorithms
4 5 (15.15%) Credit Derivative
5 2 (6.06%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (6.06%) Eurex
5 2 (6.06%) Clustering
6 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.03%) Index Arbitrage
6 1 (3.03%) Statistical Arbitrage
6 1 (3.03%) Hedge funds
6 1 (3.03%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) UNIX
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Solaris
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 12 (36.36%) Multithreading
3 6 (18.18%) Network Design
4 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (9.09%) Algorithmic Trading
6 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.06%) Electronic Trading
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (6.06%) Market Making
6 2 (6.06%) Garbage Collection
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.03%) TDD
7 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.03%) Scrum
7 1 (3.03%) Project Management
7 1 (3.03%) Change Management
7 1 (3.03%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) C++
3 2 (6.06%) Perl
3 2 (6.06%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (24.24%) CCIE
3 3 (9.09%) CCNP
3 3 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (9.09%) CCSA
4 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) CCNA
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Juniper
1 9 (27.27%) Cisco
2 4 (12.12%) SevOne
3 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.06%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.06%) Blue Coat
4 2 (6.06%) Sybase
5 1 (3.03%) Aruba
5 1 (3.03%) F5
5 1 (3.03%) Sun
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy