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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 158 201 131
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -70
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 313 244 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.40% 1.05% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.34% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 216 271
Average daily rate
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£650 £625 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £738 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £288 £375
% change year-on-year
+73.91% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £90.00 - -
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
17516 18221 16711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.35% 78.23% 77.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12265 12963 11608
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.86% -3.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 230 235
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -25.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.50 £50.00 £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 4 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 4 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 +16 76 £625 -3.84% 32
Docklands, London +8 11 £663 +1.92%
Canary Wharf -2 6 £475 -52.50%
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Low Latency
England

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 360 (55.21%) Java
2 337 (51.69%) Multithreading
3 306 (46.93%) Front Office
4 277 (42.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 226 (34.66%) Banking
6 217 (33.28%) Finance
7 181 (27.76%) C++
8 177 (27.15%) Linux
9 159 (24.39%) C#
10 149 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
11 139 (21.32%) UNIX
12 132 (20.25%) Investment Banking
13 107 (16.41%) SQL
14 105 (16.10%) FIX Protocol
15 104 (15.95%) Algorithmic Trading
16 99 (15.18%) Equities
17 96 (14.72%) Electronic Trading
18 92 (14.11%) TDD
19 76 (11.66%) Fixed Income
20 75 (11.50%) Middleware
21 74 (11.35%) OO
22 71 (10.89%) Python
23 64 (9.82%) TIBCO
24 62 (9.51%) Perl
25 57 (8.74%) Windows
26 55 (8.44%) Computer Science
26 55 (8.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
27 54 (8.28%) Oracle
28 51 (7.82%) Derivative
28 51 (7.82%) Multicast

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 20 (3.07%) OpenStack
2 19 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.53%) Oracle Coherence
4 8 (1.23%) Apache
5 6 (0.92%) MQSeries
6 5 (0.77%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.61%) Apache ServiceMix
7 4 (0.61%) JBoss
7 4 (0.61%) MTS
8 3 (0.46%) Drupal
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.31%) Jetty
10 1 (0.15%) Node.js
10 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 16 (2.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.61%) MS Office
3 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.31%) MS Project
4 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (3.53%) ION MarketView
2 17 (2.61%) RMDS
3 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.46%) Murex MxG2000
5 2 (0.31%) Endur
6 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.82%) Multicast
2 41 (6.29%) TCP/IP
3 37 (5.67%) Firewall
4 36 (5.52%) BGP
5 30 (4.60%) EIGRP
6 27 (4.14%) MPLS
7 26 (3.99%) OSPF
8 23 (3.53%) NetScaler
8 23 (3.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 23 (3.53%) VPLS
9 20 (3.07%) SAN
10 19 (2.91%) NAS
11 13 (1.99%) LAN
12 11 (1.69%) WAN
13 9 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.23%) Wireless
15 5 (0.77%) HSRP
15 5 (0.77%) Network Security
15 5 (0.77%) IPsec
15 5 (0.77%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.06%) Relational Database
2 41 (6.29%) KDB
3 37 (5.67%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.23%) InfluxDB
5 7 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.07%) Big Data
5 7 (1.07%) OLAP
6 6 (0.92%) RDBMS
6 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.77%) Hazelcast
7 5 (0.77%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.77%) MySQL
7 5 (0.77%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.61%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.46%) DB2
10 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 39 (5.98%) Maven
2 29 (4.45%) JUnit
3 27 (4.14%) Subversion
4 25 (3.83%) Eclipse
5 14 (2.15%) Mockito
5 14 (2.15%) Git (software)
5 14 (2.15%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.84%) JIRA
7 11 (1.69%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.38%) VisualVM
8 9 (1.38%) YourKit
9 8 (1.23%) NUnit
10 5 (0.77%) Moq
11 3 (0.46%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.31%) Apache Ivy
12 2 (0.31%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.31%) jMock
12 2 (0.31%) EasyMock
12 2 (0.31%) Mercurial
General
1 306 (46.93%) Front Office
2 226 (34.66%) Banking
3 217 (33.28%) Finance
4 132 (20.25%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.30%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.92%) Games
8 5 (0.77%) Retail
9 4 (0.61%) Advertising
10 1 (0.15%) Marketing
10 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Publishing
10 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 451 (69.17%) Developer
2 269 (41.26%) Java Developer
3 108 (16.56%) C++ Developer
4 70 (10.74%) Senior Developer
5 53 (8.13%) Network Engineer
5 53 (8.13%) C# Developer
6 51 (7.82%) Analyst
7 47 (7.21%) Senior Java Developer
8 21 (3.22%) Senior Network Engineer
9 20 (3.07%) Support Analyst
10 18 (2.76%) Wintel Analyst
11 15 (2.30%) C++/C# Developer
11 15 (2.30%) Programmer
12 13 (1.99%) Linux Engineer
12 13 (1.99%) Architect
13 11 (1.69%) Applications Support
14 10 (1.53%) Front Office Developer
15 9 (1.38%) WPF Developer
15 9 (1.38%) Lead Developer
16 8 (1.23%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (16.10%) FIX Protocol
2 75 (11.50%) Middleware
3 48 (7.36%) Spring
4 39 (5.98%) Ultra Messaging
5 35 (5.37%) Rendezvous
6 34 (5.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 34 (5.21%) JMS
7 33 (5.06%) .NET
8 32 (4.91%) STL
9 30 (4.60%) WPF
10 28 (4.29%) Web Services
11 26 (3.99%) TIBCO EMS
12 22 (3.37%) REST
13 21 (3.22%) HTML
13 21 (3.22%) XML
14 17 (2.61%) RESTful
14 17 (2.61%) WCF
15 12 (1.84%) HTML5
16 10 (1.53%) XSLT
16 10 (1.53%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 277 (42.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 99 (15.18%) Equities
3 76 (11.66%) Fixed Income
4 55 (8.44%) Computer Science
5 51 (7.82%) Derivative
6 45 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (5.52%) Algorithms
8 35 (5.37%) Mathematics
9 21 (3.22%) Replication
10 17 (2.61%) Hedge funds
11 15 (2.30%) Open Source
12 14 (2.15%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.99%) Credit Derivative
13 13 (1.99%) Data Structures
14 11 (1.69%) Physics
15 10 (1.53%) Equity Derivative
16 9 (1.38%) Spread Betting
16 9 (1.38%) Clustering
16 9 (1.38%) N-Tier
17 8 (1.23%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 177 (27.15%) Linux
2 139 (21.32%) UNIX
3 57 (8.74%) Windows
4 24 (3.68%) Solaris
5 22 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.38%) SUSE
6 9 (1.38%) AIX
6 9 (1.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 8 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (51.69%) Multithreading
2 149 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (15.95%) Algorithmic Trading
4 96 (14.72%) Electronic Trading
5 92 (14.11%) TDD
6 74 (11.35%) OO
7 55 (8.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 49 (7.52%) E-Commerce
9 37 (5.67%) Project Management
9 37 (5.67%) Risk Management
10 36 (5.52%) ITIL
11 31 (4.75%) Concurrent Programming
12 28 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (4.14%) ITSM
13 27 (4.14%) Garbage Collection
14 26 (3.99%) Unit Testing
14 26 (3.99%) Incident Management
15 25 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
16 23 (3.53%) Software Engineering
17 21 (3.22%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 360 (55.21%) Java
2 181 (27.76%) C++
3 159 (24.39%) C#
4 107 (16.41%) SQL
5 71 (10.89%) Python
6 62 (9.51%) Perl
7 24 (3.68%) VBScript
7 24 (3.68%) JavaScript
8 22 (3.37%) PowerShell
9 20 (3.07%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.61%) Ruby
11 14 (2.15%) C
12 13 (1.99%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.53%) Scala
14 7 (1.07%) Korn
15 6 (0.92%) VB
16 5 (0.77%) VBA
17 4 (0.61%) PHP
17 4 (0.61%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 49 (7.52%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (7.21%) Degree
3 40 (6.13%) CCIE
4 39 (5.98%) CCNP
5 5 (0.77%) CCNA
6 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.15%) PhD
7 1 (0.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.07%) QA
System Software
1 28 (4.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 21 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
3 19 (2.91%) XenApp
3 19 (2.91%) XenDesktop
3 19 (2.91%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.46%) Varnish
4 3 (0.46%) vSphere
5 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (3.22%) Puppet
2 20 (3.07%) SCCM
2 20 (3.07%) SCOM
3 19 (2.91%) SCVMM
4 16 (2.45%) EdgeSight
4 16 (2.45%) HP SIM
5 13 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.69%) ITRS Geneos
7 9 (1.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 8 (1.23%) Kibana
9 5 (0.77%) StatsD
10 1 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 64 (9.82%) TIBCO
2 54 (8.28%) Oracle
3 48 (7.36%) Microsoft
4 47 (7.21%) Cisco
5 34 (5.21%) Juniper
5 34 (5.21%) ION Trading
6 32 (4.91%) VMware
7 31 (4.75%) HP
8 30 (4.60%) Citrix
8 30 (4.60%) IBM
9 28 (4.29%) Sybase
9 28 (4.29%) Veritas
10 24 (3.68%) F5
11 23 (3.53%) Dell
12 22 (3.37%) Red Hat
13 19 (2.91%) Fortinet
13 19 (2.91%) ServiceNow
14 18 (2.76%) CheckPoint
15 16 (2.45%) CA
15 16 (2.45%) Veeam
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