The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 176 160 142
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -18
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 268 300 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.21% 1.33% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.70% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 262 266
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£638 £613 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% +11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Low Latency
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17318 17624 17111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 77.89% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12201 12641 11801
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 267
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.88 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -34.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
City of London -4 71 £625 -3.84% 53
Canary Wharf -3 8 £475 -52.50%
Docklands, London -2 6 £675 +1.88%
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Low Latency
England

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 344 (54.69%) Java
2 328 (52.15%) Multithreading
3 293 (46.58%) Front Office
4 273 (43.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 224 (35.61%) Banking
6 208 (33.07%) Finance
7 174 (27.66%) C++
7 174 (27.66%) Linux
8 149 (23.69%) C#
9 142 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
10 132 (20.99%) UNIX
11 127 (20.19%) Investment Banking
12 111 (17.65%) SQL
13 105 (16.69%) FIX Protocol
14 103 (16.38%) Algorithmic Trading
14 103 (16.38%) Equities
15 100 (15.90%) Electronic Trading
16 86 (13.67%) TDD
17 81 (12.88%) OO
18 77 (12.24%) Python
19 67 (10.65%) Middleware
20 66 (10.49%) Fixed Income
21 65 (10.33%) Computer Science
22 64 (10.17%) Perl
23 54 (8.59%) TIBCO
23 54 (8.59%) Degree
24 53 (8.43%) Ultra-Low Latency
24 53 (8.43%) Multicast
25 51 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
25 51 (8.11%) Windows

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 17 (2.70%) OpenStack
2 16 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.75%) Oracle Coherence
4 7 (1.11%) Apache
5 5 (0.79%) Node.js
6 4 (0.64%) Apache ServiceMix
6 4 (0.64%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.64%) MTS
6 4 (0.64%) JBoss
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.48%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.32%) Drupal
8 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.16%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.16%) Confluence
9 1 (0.16%) Jetty
Applications
1 18 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.64%) MS Office
3 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.32%) MS Project
4 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (3.82%) ION MarketView
2 16 (2.54%) RMDS
3 3 (0.48%) Murex MxG2000
3 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Endur
4 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.16%) IaaS
4 1 (0.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.16%) PaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (8.43%) Multicast
2 38 (6.04%) TCP/IP
3 36 (5.72%) Firewall
4 34 (5.41%) BGP
5 30 (4.77%) EIGRP
6 26 (4.13%) MPLS
6 26 (4.13%) OSPF
7 23 (3.66%) VPLS
8 19 (3.02%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (2.70%) NetScaler
10 16 (2.54%) NAS
10 16 (2.54%) SAN
11 11 (1.75%) LAN
12 9 (1.43%) WAN
13 8 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (1.11%) Wireless
15 6 (0.95%) HSRP
15 6 (0.95%) IPsec
15 6 (0.95%) VRRP
16 5 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.63%) Relational Database
2 36 (5.72%) KDB
3 33 (5.25%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.27%) Big Data
4 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (1.27%) RDBMS
5 7 (1.11%) InfluxDB
6 6 (0.95%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.95%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.95%) OLAP
7 5 (0.79%) DB2
7 5 (0.79%) Hazelcast
7 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.79%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.64%) MySQL
9 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 41 (6.52%) Maven
2 27 (4.29%) Subversion
3 25 (3.97%) Eclipse
4 24 (3.82%) JUnit
5 13 (2.07%) TeamCity
5 13 (2.07%) JIRA
5 13 (2.07%) Git (software)
6 12 (1.91%) Jenkins
7 10 (1.59%) Mockito
8 9 (1.43%) YourKit
8 9 (1.43%) VisualVM
9 8 (1.27%) NUnit
10 5 (0.79%) Moq
11 3 (0.48%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.48%) Hudson
11 3 (0.48%) Grunt
12 2 (0.32%) Apache Ivy
12 2 (0.32%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.32%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.32%) Mercurial
General
1 293 (46.58%) Front Office
2 224 (35.61%) Banking
3 208 (33.07%) Finance
4 127 (20.19%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.38%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.27%) Games
8 5 (0.79%) Retail
9 4 (0.64%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Publishing
10 1 (0.16%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 442 (70.27%) Developer
2 260 (41.34%) Java Developer
3 106 (16.85%) C++ Developer
4 66 (10.49%) Senior Developer
5 53 (8.43%) C# Developer
6 49 (7.79%) Network Engineer
7 48 (7.63%) Analyst
8 43 (6.84%) Senior Java Developer
9 21 (3.34%) Support Analyst
9 21 (3.34%) Senior Network Engineer
10 18 (2.86%) C++/C# Developer
11 15 (2.38%) Wintel Analyst
12 14 (2.23%) Linux Engineer
12 14 (2.23%) Programmer
12 14 (2.23%) Applications Support
13 11 (1.75%) Architect
14 9 (1.43%) Front Office Developer
14 9 (1.43%) Lead Developer
14 9 (1.43%) Applications Support Analyst
15 8 (1.27%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (16.69%) FIX Protocol
2 67 (10.65%) Middleware
3 46 (7.31%) Spring
4 35 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 32 (5.09%) Ultra Messaging
5 32 (5.09%) JMS
6 31 (4.93%) STL
6 31 (4.93%) WPF
7 30 (4.77%) Rendezvous
8 29 (4.61%) .NET
9 25 (3.97%) Web Services
10 21 (3.34%) REST
11 20 (3.18%) XML
12 19 (3.02%) TIBCO EMS
13 18 (2.86%) HTML
14 17 (2.70%) RESTful
15 14 (2.23%) WCF
16 13 (2.07%) HTML5
17 12 (1.91%) CSS
18 9 (1.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 273 (43.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 103 (16.38%) Equities
3 66 (10.49%) Fixed Income
4 65 (10.33%) Computer Science
5 51 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (7.79%) Derivative
7 37 (5.88%) Algorithms
8 33 (5.25%) Mathematics
9 19 (3.02%) Replication
10 15 (2.38%) Hedge funds
11 14 (2.23%) Open Source
12 13 (2.07%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.91%) Credit Derivative
13 12 (1.91%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.75%) Physics
15 10 (1.59%) Equity Derivative
15 10 (1.59%) N-Tier
16 9 (1.43%) Eurex
17 8 (1.27%) Spread Betting
18 7 (1.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 174 (27.66%) Linux
2 132 (20.99%) UNIX
3 51 (8.11%) Windows
4 20 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (3.02%) Solaris
6 7 (1.11%) AIX
6 7 (1.11%) SUSE
6 7 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 6 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (52.15%) Multithreading
2 142 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (16.38%) Algorithmic Trading
4 100 (15.90%) Electronic Trading
5 86 (13.67%) TDD
6 81 (12.88%) OO
7 53 (8.43%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 50 (7.95%) E-Commerce
9 40 (6.36%) Risk Management
10 35 (5.56%) Project Management
11 30 (4.77%) ITIL
12 29 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (4.45%) Software Engineering
14 27 (4.29%) Concurrent Programming
15 26 (4.13%) Garbage Collection
16 25 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
17 24 (3.82%) Unit Testing
18 22 (3.50%) ITSM
18 22 (3.50%) Market Making
19 21 (3.34%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 344 (54.69%) Java
2 174 (27.66%) C++
3 149 (23.69%) C#
4 111 (17.65%) SQL
5 77 (12.24%) Python
6 64 (10.17%) Perl
7 21 (3.34%) JavaScript
8 18 (2.86%) VBScript
9 17 (2.70%) Shell Script
9 17 (2.70%) Bash Shell
10 16 (2.54%) PowerShell
11 15 (2.38%) Ruby
12 14 (2.23%) C
13 12 (1.91%) Scala
14 9 (1.43%) Korn
15 5 (0.79%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.64%) Groovy
16 4 (0.64%) VBA
17 3 (0.48%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (8.59%) Degree
2 48 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (6.52%) CCIE
4 39 (6.20%) CCNP
5 5 (0.79%) CCNA
6 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.16%) PhD
7 1 (0.16%) ISEB
7 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.95%) QA
2 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (3.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 19 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
3 16 (2.54%) Hyper-V
3 16 (2.54%) XenApp
3 16 (2.54%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.32%) Varnish
5 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (3.02%) Puppet
2 17 (2.70%) SCCM
2 17 (2.70%) SCOM
3 16 (2.54%) SCVMM
4 13 (2.07%) HP SIM
4 13 (2.07%) EdgeSight
5 12 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.91%) ITRS Geneos
6 7 (1.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 7 (1.11%) Kibana
7 5 (0.79%) StatsD
Vendors
1 54 (8.59%) TIBCO
2 49 (7.79%) Oracle
3 44 (7.00%) Cisco
4 43 (6.84%) Microsoft
5 31 (4.93%) Juniper
6 30 (4.77%) ION Trading
7 28 (4.45%) Sybase
8 27 (4.29%) VMware
9 24 (3.82%) Citrix
9 24 (3.82%) F5
10 23 (3.66%) HP
10 23 (3.66%) Veritas
11 21 (3.34%) IBM
12 19 (3.02%) Red Hat
12 19 (3.02%) Fortinet
13 18 (2.86%) CheckPoint
14 17 (2.70%) Dell
15 16 (2.54%) ServiceNow
16 15 (2.38%) Reuters
17 14 (2.23%) Blue Coat
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