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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Low Latency over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Low Latency
Rank 228 194 163
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -31
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 237 287 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.03% 1.21% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.47% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 237 276
Median daily rate £600 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £375
% change year-on-year
- +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median 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
19741 19475 19801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.76% 82.22% 81.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14170 13879 13791
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 220 236
Median hourly rate £23.50 £22.24 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.68% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Low Latency as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Low Latency within the London region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 53 £600 -6.25% 31
Low Latency
England

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Low Latency also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 234 (48.95%) Java
2 168 (35.15%) Multithreading
3 164 (34.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 159 (33.26%) Front Office
5 150 (31.38%) Finance
6 142 (29.71%) Agile Software Development
7 133 (27.82%) Banking
8 130 (27.20%) C#
9 128 (26.78%) Linux
10 121 (25.31%) Electronic Trading
11 106 (22.18%) Algorithmic Trading
11 106 (22.18%) Unix
12 99 (20.71%) C++
13 94 (19.67%) TDD
14 78 (16.32%) E-Commerce
15 73 (15.27%) Investment Banking
16 67 (14.02%) JavaScript
17 66 (13.81%) High Availability
18 63 (13.18%) Oracle
19 62 (12.97%) FIX Protocol
20 55 (11.51%) SQL
21 52 (10.88%) HTML
21 52 (10.88%) Risk Management
22 51 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
22 51 (10.67%) Market Making
23 50 (10.46%) WPF
24 47 (9.83%) Python
25 45 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
26 43 (9.00%) Equities
27 41 (8.58%) RESTful

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (2.51%) Apache Spark
2 8 (1.67%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (0.84%) Apache TomEE
4 4 (0.84%) CMS
5 3 (0.63%) JBoss
6 2 (0.42%) Apache
6 2 (0.42%) Confluence
6 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.42%) SAS
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.21%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.21%) Mule
7 1 (0.21%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (2.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.42%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.21%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.51%) AWS Lambda
4 10 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (2.09%) Amazon Kinesis
4 10 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.84%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.84%) PaaS
6 3 (0.63%) GitHub
7 2 (0.42%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.39%) Firewall
2 16 (3.35%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.30%) WAN
4 10 (2.09%) LAN
5 9 (1.88%) DNS
5 9 (1.88%) SAN
6 8 (1.67%) Multicast
6 8 (1.67%) Network Security
7 7 (1.46%) BGP
7 7 (1.46%) MPLS
7 7 (1.46%) NAS
8 6 (1.26%) LDAP
9 5 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (1.05%) VPN
10 4 (0.84%) Internet
10 4 (0.84%) OSPF
11 3 (0.63%) DHCP
11 3 (0.63%) EIGRP
11 3 (0.63%) Junos
11 3 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.32%) Hadoop
3 26 (5.44%) KDB
4 20 (4.18%) Big Data
5 17 (3.56%) MySQL
6 15 (3.14%) Kdb+
7 14 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (2.93%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 12 (2.51%) MongoDB
9 12 (2.51%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (1.88%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (1.05%) DB2
14 5 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (3.56%) Maven
2 16 (3.35%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.51%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.51%) JUnit
4 8 (1.67%) JIRA
5 7 (1.46%) Subversion
6 6 (1.26%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.05%) Grunt
7 5 (1.05%) Mockito
8 4 (0.84%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.84%) gulp
8 4 (0.84%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.84%) Mocha
8 4 (0.84%) NuGet
9 3 (0.63%) Ant
9 3 (0.63%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.63%) Moq
9 3 (0.63%) NUnit
9 3 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 159 (33.26%) Front Office
2 150 (31.38%) Finance
3 133 (27.82%) Banking
4 73 (15.27%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.05%) Games
6 4 (0.84%) Publishing
7 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.42%) Legal
7 2 (0.42%) Marketing
7 2 (0.42%) Retail
8 1 (0.21%) Electronics
8 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 341 (71.34%) Developer
2 161 (33.68%) Java Developer
3 91 (19.04%) C# Developer
4 61 (12.76%) Senior Developer
5 55 (11.51%) C++ Developer
6 45 (9.41%) Senior Java Developer
7 44 (9.21%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
8 30 (6.28%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 28 (5.86%) Front Office Developer
10 26 (5.44%) C++/C# Developer
10 26 (5.44%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 25 (5.23%) Core Java Developer
11 25 (5.23%) Low Latency C++ Developer
12 24 (5.02%) JavaScript Developer
13 23 (4.81%) Agile Developer
14 22 (4.60%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
15 21 (4.39%) Administrator
16 20 (4.18%) .NET Developer
16 20 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
17 19 (3.97%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (12.97%) FIX Protocol
2 52 (10.88%) HTML
3 50 (10.46%) WPF
4 41 (8.58%) RESTful
5 40 (8.37%) .NET
5 40 (8.37%) Spring
6 39 (8.16%) HTML5
6 39 (8.16%) Web Services
7 35 (7.32%) WinForms
8 30 (6.28%) CSS
8 30 (6.28%) REST
9 26 (5.44%) Hibernate
10 25 (5.23%) AngularJS
10 25 (5.23%) XML
11 22 (4.60%) Middleware
11 22 (4.60%) Node.js
12 18 (3.77%) ASP.NET
12 18 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (3.35%) Rendezvous
14 15 (3.14%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 164 (34.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 51 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (9.00%) Equities
4 30 (6.28%) Algorithms
4 30 (6.28%) Fixed Income
5 19 (3.97%) Data Centre
5 19 (3.97%) Mathematics
6 18 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.77%) Data Structures
7 14 (2.93%) Derivative
8 10 (2.09%) User Experience
9 8 (1.67%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.26%) Equity Derivative
10 6 (1.26%) Fintech
10 6 (1.26%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.26%) Visualisation
11 5 (1.05%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.05%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (0.84%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 128 (26.78%) Linux
2 106 (22.18%) Unix
3 37 (7.74%) Windows
4 31 (6.49%) Solaris
5 25 (5.23%) AIX
6 22 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (3.14%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.84%) SUSE
10 2 (0.42%) CentOS
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (35.15%) Multithreading
2 142 (29.71%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (25.31%) Electronic Trading
4 106 (22.18%) Algorithmic Trading
5 94 (19.67%) TDD
6 78 (16.32%) E-Commerce
7 66 (13.81%) High Availability
8 52 (10.88%) Risk Management
9 51 (10.67%) Market Making
10 38 (7.95%) Kanban
11 37 (7.74%) Scrum
12 35 (7.32%) OO
13 33 (6.90%) Performance Optimisation
14 30 (6.28%) Open Source
15 29 (6.07%) Analytics
15 29 (6.07%) BDD
15 29 (6.07%) Concurrent Programming
16 28 (5.86%) Performance Tuning
17 26 (5.44%) Microservices
18 25 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 234 (48.95%) Java
2 130 (27.20%) C#
3 99 (20.71%) C++
4 67 (14.02%) JavaScript
5 55 (11.51%) SQL
6 47 (9.83%) Python
7 27 (5.65%) Shell Script
8 21 (4.39%) Scala
9 18 (3.77%) Perl
10 11 (2.30%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.46%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.46%) Ruby
11 7 (1.46%) SystemTap
12 6 (1.26%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.05%) C
14 4 (0.84%) Clojure
14 4 (0.84%) ES6
14 4 (0.84%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.63%) Groovy
15 3 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (7.32%) Degree
2 12 (2.51%) PhD
3 9 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.67%) CCIE
5 7 (1.46%) CCNP
5 7 (1.46%) RHCE
5 7 (1.46%) RHCT
6 6 (1.26%) RHCA
6 6 (1.26%) RHCSA
7 4 (0.84%) CCSA
7 4 (0.84%) CCSE
8 1 (0.21%) CCDA
8 1 (0.21%) CCDP
8 1 (0.21%) CCIP
8 1 (0.21%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.67%) QA
2 7 (1.46%) MiFID
3 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.93%) Oracle RAC
3 11 (2.30%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.88%) Docker
5 7 (1.46%) KVM
6 5 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.42%) oVirt
8 1 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 28 (5.86%) Puppet
2 14 (2.93%) ITRS Geneos
3 10 (2.09%) Ansible
4 8 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.46%) Oracle ZFS
5 7 (1.46%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (1.26%) BladeLogic
6 6 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.84%) Nagios
7 4 (0.84%) yum
8 3 (0.63%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.42%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.42%) Grafana
9 2 (0.42%) Kibana
9 2 (0.42%) logstash
9 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.42%) Pingdom
9 2 (0.42%) Salt
10 1 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 63 (13.18%) Oracle
2 28 (5.86%) Cisco
3 27 (5.65%) HP
4 23 (4.81%) IBM
5 22 (4.60%) Red Hat
5 22 (4.60%) TIBCO
6 19 (3.97%) Dell
7 17 (3.56%) Sun
8 16 (3.35%) Reuters
8 16 (3.35%) VMware
9 15 (3.14%) Bloomberg
9 15 (3.14%) Microsoft
10 13 (2.72%) Juniper
11 12 (2.51%) CheckPoint
11 12 (2.51%) Citrix
12 10 (2.09%) Hortonworks
12 10 (2.09%) Informatica
13 9 (1.88%) Google
14 8 (1.67%) Sybase
14 8 (1.67%) Veritas
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