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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 147 158 160
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 384 361 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.56% 1.42% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.83% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 296 270
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£625 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £487 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
19078 19694 18813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.35% 77.70% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13764 13804 12807
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 228 338
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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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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 +30 116 £650 +8.33% 49
Docklands, London +14 2 £555 -3.81%
Canary Wharf - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Low Latency
England

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 442 (59.81%) Java
2 398 (53.86%) Multithreading
3 368 (49.80%) Front Office
4 350 (47.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 302 (40.87%) Banking
6 220 (29.77%) UNIX
7 206 (27.88%) SQL
8 199 (26.93%) C++
9 187 (25.30%) Finance
10 174 (23.55%) Linux
10 174 (23.55%) Algorithmic Trading
11 159 (21.52%) Investment Banking
12 157 (21.24%) C#
13 145 (19.62%) Oracle
14 133 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
15 117 (15.83%) Fixed Income
16 101 (13.67%) Electronic Trading
17 98 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
18 96 (12.99%) FIX Protocol
19 93 (12.58%) Spring
19 93 (12.58%) Perl
20 91 (12.31%) E-Commerce
21 90 (12.18%) Python
22 87 (11.77%) Risk Management
23 80 (10.83%) TIBCO
24 77 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
25 75 (10.15%) Derivative
26 70 (9.47%) Relational Database
27 69 (9.34%) Equities
28 59 (7.98%) Windows

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 39 (5.28%) Oracle Coherence
2 17 (2.30%) TIBCO EMS
3 10 (1.35%) Confluence
3 10 (1.35%) Apache
4 7 (0.95%) MQSeries
5 6 (0.81%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (0.68%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.68%) Jetty
6 5 (0.68%) GemFire
7 4 (0.54%) IIS
8 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.41%) Node.js
9 2 (0.27%) Lightstreamer
9 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (1.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 23 (3.11%) RMDS
2 19 (2.57%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (0.95%) GitHub
3 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (7.58%) TCP/IP
2 52 (7.04%) Multicast
3 45 (6.09%) Firewall
4 30 (4.06%) BGP
5 27 (3.65%) WAN
5 27 (3.65%) OSPF
6 26 (3.52%) LAN
7 14 (1.89%) Wireshark
7 14 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (1.49%) Wireless
8 11 (1.49%) VPN
8 11 (1.49%) RIP
9 10 (1.35%) DNS
10 9 (1.22%) EIGRP
10 9 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (1.22%) VLAN
10 9 (1.22%) HSRP
11 8 (1.08%) tcpdump
11 8 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.95%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (9.47%) Relational Database
2 36 (4.87%) KDB
3 32 (4.33%) Oracle Database
4 17 (2.30%) SQL Server
5 11 (1.49%) Hazelcast
6 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (0.81%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.68%) DB2
9 4 (0.54%) MySQL
9 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.41%) Big Data
10 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.41%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.41%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.27%) OLAP
12 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (4.74%) Maven
2 29 (3.92%) TeamCity
3 26 (3.52%) JIRA
4 25 (3.38%) JUnit
5 19 (2.57%) Mockito
6 18 (2.44%) Git (software)
7 17 (2.30%) Subversion
8 14 (1.89%) Grunt
9 13 (1.76%) WebDriver
9 13 (1.76%) CruiseControl
10 10 (1.35%) Bower
11 8 (1.08%) jMock
12 6 (0.81%) Selenium
12 6 (0.81%) LoadRunner
12 6 (0.81%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.68%) EasyMock
14 4 (0.54%) Jenkins
14 4 (0.54%) Ant
14 4 (0.54%) TestNG
15 3 (0.41%) IntelliJ
General
1 368 (49.80%) Front Office
2 302 (40.87%) Banking
3 187 (25.30%) Finance
4 159 (21.52%) Investment Banking
5 28 (3.79%) Financial Institution
6 15 (2.03%) Games
7 11 (1.49%) Back Office
8 8 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.54%) Marketing
10 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.41%) Legal
11 1 (0.14%) Retail
11 1 (0.14%) Law
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 472 (63.87%) Developer
2 265 (35.86%) Java Developer
3 89 (12.04%) C++ Developer
4 77 (10.42%) Senior Developer
5 61 (8.25%) Analyst
6 59 (7.98%) Senior Java Developer
7 53 (7.17%) C# Developer
8 38 (5.14%) Applications Support
9 37 (5.01%) Support Analyst
10 34 (4.60%) Architect
11 28 (3.79%) Support Engineer
12 27 (3.65%) Network Engineer
13 22 (2.98%) Front Office Developer
14 17 (2.30%) Linux Support
14 17 (2.30%) Production Support Analyst
15 16 (2.17%) Software Engineer
16 13 (1.76%) JavaScript Developer
17 12 (1.62%) WPF Developer
17 12 (1.62%) Consultant
18 11 (1.49%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (12.99%) FIX Protocol
2 93 (12.58%) Spring
3 53 (7.17%) Rendezvous
3 53 (7.17%) .NET
4 47 (6.36%) Middleware
5 37 (5.01%) HTML
6 36 (4.87%) JMS
6 36 (4.87%) HTML5
7 35 (4.74%) WPF
7 35 (4.74%) Hibernate
8 30 (4.06%) Web Services
9 23 (3.11%) STL
9 23 (3.11%) JDBC
9 23 (3.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 22 (2.98%) CSS
11 21 (2.84%) Apache Flex
11 21 (2.84%) AngularJS
12 20 (2.71%) XML
13 19 (2.57%) J2EE
14 16 (2.17%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 350 (47.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 117 (15.83%) Fixed Income
3 98 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (10.15%) Derivative
5 69 (9.34%) Equities
6 50 (6.77%) Computer Science
7 41 (5.55%) Algorithms
8 36 (4.87%) Mathematics
9 28 (3.79%) VWAP
9 28 (3.79%) TWAP
10 24 (3.25%) Market Risk
11 23 (3.11%) User Experience
12 22 (2.98%) Data Structures
13 19 (2.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 16 (2.17%) Open Source
15 14 (1.89%) Physics
16 11 (1.49%) Grid Computing
17 10 (1.35%) Hedge funds
18 9 (1.22%) Spread Betting
19 8 (1.08%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 220 (29.77%) UNIX
2 174 (23.55%) Linux
3 59 (7.98%) Windows
4 31 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (2.17%) Solaris
6 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.54%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (53.86%) Multithreading
2 174 (23.55%) Algorithmic Trading
3 133 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (13.67%) Electronic Trading
5 91 (12.31%) E-Commerce
6 87 (11.77%) Risk Management
7 77 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
8 54 (7.31%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 54 (7.31%) TDD
9 48 (6.50%) OO
10 40 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (5.28%) Software Engineering
12 31 (4.19%) Migration
13 27 (3.65%) Scrum
14 25 (3.38%) MVC
14 25 (3.38%) Project Management
15 24 (3.25%) Unit Testing
16 22 (2.98%) Change Management
17 21 (2.84%) Analytics
18 20 (2.71%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 442 (59.81%) Java
2 206 (27.88%) SQL
3 199 (26.93%) C++
4 157 (21.24%) C#
5 93 (12.58%) Perl
6 90 (12.18%) Python
7 37 (5.01%) JavaScript
8 35 (4.74%) Shell Script
9 32 (4.33%) Bash Shell
10 29 (3.92%) C
11 14 (1.89%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.22%) Scala
12 9 (1.22%) Korn
13 8 (1.08%) Assembly Language
14 5 (0.68%) XAML
14 5 (0.68%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.54%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.27%) Ada
16 2 (0.27%) ECMAScript
16 2 (0.27%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 50 (6.77%) Degree
2 24 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (1.89%) CCIE
4 9 (1.22%) CCNP
5 7 (0.95%) CCNA
6 6 (0.81%) CCSE
7 5 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (0.68%) VCP4
7 5 (0.68%) VCP5
7 5 (0.68%) CCA
7 5 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (0.68%) PhD
8 2 (0.27%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.27%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.14%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.14%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.71%) QA
2 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (0.68%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.68%) XenApp
2 2 (0.27%) HDFS
2 2 (0.27%) NFS
2 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.27%) Firmware
2 2 (0.27%) Snort
3 1 (0.14%) Squid
3 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (3.11%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (0.68%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.54%) Ansible
3 4 (0.54%) Puppet
4 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.27%) Control-M
4 2 (0.27%) Nagios
4 2 (0.27%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 145 (19.62%) Oracle
2 80 (10.83%) TIBCO
3 53 (7.17%) Sybase
4 52 (7.04%) 29West
5 37 (5.01%) Cisco
6 30 (4.06%) Red Hat
7 25 (3.38%) Reuters
8 23 (3.11%) MarketAxess
8 23 (3.11%) Juniper
9 22 (2.98%) ION Trading
10 20 (2.71%) Adobe
11 19 (2.57%) F5
11 19 (2.57%) eSpeed
12 18 (2.44%) Microsoft
13 14 (1.89%) Informatica
14 13 (1.76%) VMware
15 11 (1.49%) CheckPoint
16 8 (1.08%) Fidessa
17 6 (0.81%) HP
17 6 (0.81%) Cognizant
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