The first table below looks at the demand for Low Latency skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Low Latency over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 143 124 142
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +18
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 359 418 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.52% 1.72% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.25% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 304 303
Average daily rate
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£600 £550 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £481
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18167 18542 19451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.94% 76.48% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12695 12898 12907
Average daily rate £443 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 260 374
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Low Latency
England

Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Low Latency Jobs Demand Trend in London

Low Latency
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Low Latency Daily Rate Trend in London

Low Latency
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Low Latency across the London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Low Latency Daily Rate Histogram in London

Low Latency
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Low Latency across the London region.

Low Latency Hourly Rate Trend in London

Low Latency
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
City of London +9 130 £625 +8.69% 46
Docklands, London +3 3 £700 +34.61%
Canary Wharf - - - -
Low Latency
England

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 353 (58.83%) Java
2 289 (48.17%) Front Office
3 273 (45.50%) Multithreading
4 263 (43.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 239 (39.83%) Banking
6 192 (32.00%) SQL
7 171 (28.50%) UNIX
8 159 (26.50%) Linux
9 152 (25.33%) C++
10 137 (22.83%) Investment Banking
11 133 (22.17%) C#
12 131 (21.83%) Oracle
13 130 (21.67%) Finance
14 115 (19.17%) Fixed Income
15 103 (17.17%) E-Commerce
16 93 (15.50%) Electronic Trading
17 91 (15.17%) Perl
18 90 (15.00%) TIBCO
19 88 (14.67%) Algorithmic Trading
20 86 (14.33%) FIX Protocol
20 86 (14.33%) Risk Management
21 83 (13.83%) Python
22 82 (13.67%) Spring
23 70 (11.67%) Derivative
24 68 (11.33%) 29West
25 61 (10.17%) Equities
26 60 (10.00%) TDD
27 57 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
28 56 (9.33%) Rendezvous
29 49 (8.17%) Sybase

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 42 (7.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 15 (2.50%) Confluence
3 12 (2.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 8 (1.33%) MQSeries
5 7 (1.17%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (1.00%) Apache
6 6 (1.00%) Node.js
7 5 (0.83%) GemFire
7 5 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.83%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.83%) IIS
7 5 (0.83%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.17%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.17%) Mule
8 1 (0.17%) Lightstreamer
Applications
1 6 (1.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 38 (6.33%) RMDS
2 16 (2.67%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.17%) GitHub
2 5 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.17%) Multicast
2 42 (7.00%) Firewall
3 29 (4.83%) TCP/IP
4 18 (3.00%) BGP
5 15 (2.50%) WAN
6 13 (2.17%) OSPF
7 12 (2.00%) LAN
8 10 (1.67%) EIGRP
9 6 (1.00%) Internet
9 6 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (0.83%) SSL
10 5 (0.83%) VoIP
10 5 (0.83%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.67%) VPN
11 4 (0.67%) RIP
11 4 (0.67%) MPLS
11 4 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (0.67%) Wireless
12 3 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.50%) Relational Database
2 29 (4.83%) KDB
3 26 (4.33%) Oracle Database
4 22 (3.67%) SQL Server
5 12 (2.00%) Hazelcast
6 7 (1.17%) MySQL
6 7 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.00%) Big Data
7 6 (1.00%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.00%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.83%) DB2
8 5 (0.83%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.67%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.33%) Voldemort
11 2 (0.33%) OLAP
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (4.67%) JIRA
2 20 (3.33%) Maven
3 19 (3.17%) Mockito
3 19 (3.17%) JUnit
4 18 (3.00%) TeamCity
5 16 (2.67%) Grunt
6 15 (2.50%) Bower
6 15 (2.50%) WebDriver
7 11 (1.83%) Subversion
8 9 (1.50%) Git (software)
9 8 (1.33%) CruiseControl
10 5 (0.83%) Selenium
10 5 (0.83%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.67%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.67%) Ant
12 2 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.17%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 289 (48.17%) Front Office
2 239 (39.83%) Banking
3 137 (22.83%) Investment Banking
4 130 (21.67%) Finance
5 21 (3.50%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.67%) Back Office
7 12 (2.00%) Games
8 7 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.67%) Marketing
10 3 (0.50%) Billing
11 2 (0.33%) Retail
11 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 375 (62.50%) Developer
2 219 (36.50%) Java Developer
3 63 (10.50%) C++ Developer
4 53 (8.83%) Senior Developer
5 47 (7.83%) Analyst
6 44 (7.33%) C# Developer
7 39 (6.50%) Senior Java Developer
8 33 (5.50%) Applications Support
9 29 (4.83%) Support Analyst
10 23 (3.83%) Support Engineer
10 23 (3.83%) Development Manager
11 22 (3.67%) Production Support Analyst
12 20 (3.33%) Front Office Developer
12 20 (3.33%) Network Engineer
13 17 (2.83%) Architect
13 17 (2.83%) Linux Support
14 14 (2.33%) Consultant
15 12 (2.00%) Web Developer
15 12 (2.00%) WPF Developer
15 12 (2.00%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (14.33%) FIX Protocol
2 82 (13.67%) Spring
3 56 (9.33%) Rendezvous
4 42 (7.00%) Middleware
4 42 (7.00%) .NET
5 35 (5.83%) HTML
6 34 (5.67%) JMS
7 32 (5.33%) J2EE
7 32 (5.33%) HTML5
8 30 (5.00%) WPF
9 28 (4.67%) CSS
10 26 (4.33%) Web Services
11 24 (4.00%) XML
12 22 (3.67%) Hibernate
13 21 (3.50%) Apache Flex
13 21 (3.50%) AngularJS
14 19 (3.17%) REST
14 19 (3.17%) Swing
15 18 (3.00%) JDBC
16 14 (2.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 263 (43.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 115 (19.17%) Fixed Income
3 70 (11.67%) Derivative
4 61 (10.17%) Equities
5 38 (6.33%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.67%) Mathematics
7 21 (3.50%) Open Source
8 20 (3.33%) Market Risk
9 16 (2.67%) VWAP
9 16 (2.67%) TWAP
10 12 (2.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 9 (1.50%) RIA
11 9 (1.50%) Online Games
11 9 (1.50%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.33%) Statistics
13 7 (1.17%) Credit Risk
14 6 (1.00%) Reference Data
14 6 (1.00%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.83%) CLARiiON
15 5 (0.83%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 171 (28.50%) UNIX
2 159 (26.50%) Linux
3 40 (6.67%) Windows
4 36 (6.00%) Solaris
5 28 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.83%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (45.50%) Multithreading
2 103 (17.17%) E-Commerce
3 93 (15.50%) Electronic Trading
4 88 (14.67%) Algorithmic Trading
5 86 (14.33%) Risk Management
6 60 (10.00%) TDD
7 57 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (6.50%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 35 (5.83%) Software Engineering
10 33 (5.50%) Performance Tuning
11 32 (5.33%) Analytics
12 28 (4.67%) OO
13 27 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (4.17%) Change Management
15 24 (4.00%) Data Modelling
15 24 (4.00%) Scrum
16 23 (3.83%) UML
16 23 (3.83%) Project Management
17 22 (3.67%) Capacity Management
18 20 (3.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 353 (58.83%) Java
2 192 (32.00%) SQL
3 152 (25.33%) C++
4 133 (22.17%) C#
5 91 (15.17%) Perl
6 83 (13.83%) Python
7 35 (5.83%) JavaScript
8 33 (5.50%) Shell Script
9 29 (4.83%) C
9 29 (4.83%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.83%) Scala
11 16 (2.67%) PL/SQL
12 14 (2.33%) VB
13 7 (1.17%) VBA
14 6 (1.00%) PHP
15 5 (0.83%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.83%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.50%) Groovy
16 3 (0.50%) Ruby
16 3 (0.50%) Korn
Qualifications
1 33 (5.50%) Degree
2 23 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (2.33%) CCNP
4 9 (1.50%) CCIE
5 6 (1.00%) CCNA
6 5 (0.83%) CCA
6 5 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.83%) VCP4
6 5 (0.83%) VCP5
7 4 (0.67%) CCDP
8 3 (0.50%) CCIP
8 3 (0.50%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.33%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.33%) PhD
9 2 (0.33%) CCSE
10 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (0.83%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.83%) XenApp
2 4 (0.67%) vCloud
3 2 (0.33%) HDFS
3 2 (0.33%) Snort
4 1 (0.17%) Squid
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (3.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.83%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.67%) Puppet
4 4 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.33%) Nagios
5 2 (0.33%) Ansible
5 2 (0.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 131 (21.83%) Oracle
2 90 (15.00%) TIBCO
3 68 (11.33%) 29West
4 49 (8.17%) Sybase
5 29 (4.83%) Reuters
6 28 (4.67%) Red Hat
7 26 (4.33%) Cisco
8 25 (4.17%) Microsoft
8 25 (4.17%) ION Trading
9 22 (3.67%) Adobe
10 19 (3.17%) eSpeed
10 19 (3.17%) MarketAxess
11 11 (1.83%) VMware
12 10 (1.67%) Juniper
13 9 (1.50%) F5
14 7 (1.17%) HP
15 6 (1.00%) Informatica
16 5 (0.83%) Atlassian
16 5 (0.83%) 3PAR
16 5 (0.83%) Dell
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