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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Low Latency
Rank 206 183 171
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -12
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 237 276 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.09% 1.22% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.51% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 237 269
Median daily rate £613 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £470 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
18191 18320 18823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.91% 80.97% 80.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13326 12907 13499
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 259 237
Median hourly rate £21.64 £22.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £80.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +32 63 £613 -2.00% 36
Canary Wharf +2 4 £565 +18.94%
Bromley - 1 £600 -
Clapham - 1 £450 -
Low Latency
England

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 290 (50.70%) Java
2 266 (46.50%) Multithreading
3 228 (39.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 219 (38.29%) Front Office
5 203 (35.49%) Finance
6 180 (31.47%) C++
7 166 (29.02%) Electronic Trading
8 162 (28.32%) Linux
9 157 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
10 150 (26.22%) Unix
11 143 (25.00%) Banking
12 138 (24.13%) C#
13 105 (18.36%) Algorithmic Trading
14 103 (18.01%) TDD
15 86 (15.03%) FIX Protocol
16 84 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
17 80 (13.99%) Market Making
18 79 (13.81%) Investment Banking
19 77 (13.46%) Degree
19 77 (13.46%) SQL
19 77 (13.46%) E-Commerce
20 76 (13.29%) Python
21 73 (12.76%) High Availability
22 69 (12.06%) Oracle
23 67 (11.71%) JavaScript
23 67 (11.71%) Risk Management
24 63 (11.01%) Equities
25 58 (10.14%) Spring
26 54 (9.44%) Perl
27 51 (8.92%) OO

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 16 (2.80%) Oracle Coherence
2 14 (2.45%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.27%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.75%) Node.js
5 6 (1.05%) CMS
6 5 (0.87%) Apache
7 4 (0.70%) Apache TomEE
8 3 (0.52%) JBoss
8 3 (0.52%) JCAPS
8 3 (0.52%) Mule
8 3 (0.52%) Mule ESB
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (1.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.22%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.70%) RMDS
3 3 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.52%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.17%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 41 (7.17%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
2 13 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.10%) Amazon Kinesis
4 8 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.70%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.35%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.35%) PaaS
6 2 (0.35%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.47%) TCP/IP
2 21 (3.67%) Firewall
3 17 (2.97%) Multicast
4 11 (1.92%) BGP
5 10 (1.75%) DNS
5 10 (1.75%) WAN
6 9 (1.57%) LAN
7 8 (1.40%) EIGRP
7 8 (1.40%) OSPF
7 8 (1.40%) SAN
8 7 (1.22%) DHCP
8 7 (1.22%) Network Security
9 6 (1.05%) IPsec
10 5 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (0.87%) HSRP
10 5 (0.87%) MPLS
10 5 (0.87%) NAS
10 5 (0.87%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (0.87%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.99%) KDB
2 32 (5.59%) SQL Server
3 28 (4.90%) Hadoop
4 25 (4.37%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.32%) MySQL
6 16 (2.80%) Big Data
7 13 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 13 (2.27%) OLAP
8 12 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (2.10%) NoSQL
8 12 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.92%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.57%) DB2
12 6 (1.05%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.87%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 29 (5.07%) Jenkins
2 21 (3.67%) Maven
3 20 (3.50%) JUnit
4 19 (3.32%) Git (software)
5 9 (1.57%) Subversion
6 7 (1.22%) JIRA
6 7 (1.22%) Mockito
7 6 (1.05%) Ant
7 6 (1.05%) JBehave
8 5 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.87%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.87%) NuGet
8 5 (0.87%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.70%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.52%) Hudson
10 3 (0.52%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.52%) Mocha
10 3 (0.52%) Moq
10 3 (0.52%) NUnit
10 3 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 219 (38.29%) Front Office
2 203 (35.49%) Finance
3 143 (25.00%) Banking
4 79 (13.81%) Investment Banking
5 5 (0.87%) Games
6 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.70%) Legal
6 4 (0.70%) Retail
7 2 (0.35%) Back Office
7 2 (0.35%) Marketing
7 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 413 (72.20%) Developer
2 213 (37.24%) Java Developer
3 89 (15.56%) Senior Developer
4 82 (14.34%) C++ Developer
5 80 (13.99%) C# Developer
6 72 (12.59%) Senior Java Developer
7 37 (6.47%) Agile Developer
8 36 (6.29%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 34 (5.94%) Analyst
10 32 (5.59%) JavaScript Developer
11 31 (5.42%) Front Office Developer
12 30 (5.24%) .NET Developer
13 25 (4.37%) C# .NET Developer
14 24 (4.20%) Low Latency Java Developer
15 21 (3.67%) Support Analyst
16 20 (3.50%) ASP.NET Developer
16 20 (3.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 20 (3.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 19 (3.32%) Agile Java Developer
17 19 (3.32%) Low Latency C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (15.03%) FIX Protocol
2 58 (10.14%) Spring
3 47 (8.22%) HTML
3 47 (8.22%) WPF
4 46 (8.04%) .NET
5 45 (7.87%) XML
6 43 (7.52%) Hibernate
6 43 (7.52%) Web Services
7 36 (6.29%) WinForms
8 34 (5.94%) REST
9 31 (5.42%) HTML5
10 28 (4.90%) RESTful
11 27 (4.72%) Middleware
12 25 (4.37%) CSS
13 22 (3.85%) ASP.NET
13 22 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (3.50%) STL
15 18 (3.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 17 (2.97%) AngularJS
17 15 (2.62%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 228 (39.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 84 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (11.01%) Equities
4 49 (8.57%) Fixed Income
5 48 (8.39%) Computer Science
6 42 (7.34%) Algorithms
7 37 (6.47%) Data Structures
8 31 (5.42%) Derivative
9 19 (3.32%) Fintech
10 18 (3.15%) Mathematics
11 14 (2.45%) Equity Derivative
12 12 (2.10%) N-Tier
13 11 (1.92%) Data Centre
14 8 (1.40%) Statistics
15 7 (1.22%) User Experience
16 6 (1.05%) Hedge funds
17 5 (0.87%) Eurex
17 5 (0.87%) Physics
17 5 (0.87%) SWIFT
17 5 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 162 (28.32%) Linux
2 150 (26.22%) Unix
3 37 (6.47%) Windows
4 14 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (2.27%) Solaris
6 7 (1.22%) AIX
7 5 (0.87%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.35%) CentOS
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.17%) SUSE
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (46.50%) Multithreading
2 166 (29.02%) Electronic Trading
3 157 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (18.36%) Algorithmic Trading
5 103 (18.01%) TDD
6 80 (13.99%) Market Making
7 77 (13.46%) E-Commerce
8 73 (12.76%) High Availability
9 67 (11.71%) Risk Management
10 51 (8.92%) OO
10 51 (8.92%) Scrum
11 42 (7.34%) DevOps
12 39 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (6.82%) Kanban
13 36 (6.29%) Concurrent Programming
14 35 (6.12%) SDLC
15 34 (5.94%) Performance Optimisation
16 32 (5.59%) Software Engineering
16 32 (5.59%) Ultra-Low Latency
17 31 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 290 (50.70%) Java
2 180 (31.47%) C++
3 138 (24.13%) C#
4 77 (13.46%) SQL
5 76 (13.29%) Python
6 67 (11.71%) JavaScript
7 54 (9.44%) Perl
8 28 (4.90%) Scala
9 26 (4.55%) Shell Script
10 18 (3.15%) C
11 17 (2.97%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.05%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.87%) Clojure
14 4 (0.70%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.70%) Ruby
15 3 (0.52%) Groovy
15 3 (0.52%) SystemTap
15 3 (0.52%) XPath
16 2 (0.35%) ES6
16 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (13.46%) Degree
2 21 (3.67%) PhD
3 16 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (2.62%) CCIE
5 7 (1.22%) CCNP
6 3 (0.52%) CCSA
6 3 (0.52%) CCSE
7 1 (0.17%) CCDP
7 1 (0.17%) CCIP
7 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.17%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.17%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.57%) QA
2 7 (1.22%) MiFID
3 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.87%) KVM
3 4 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.70%) Docker
4 2 (0.35%) oVirt
4 2 (0.35%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 24 (4.20%) ITRS Geneos
2 21 (3.67%) Puppet
3 14 (2.45%) Nagios
4 10 (1.75%) Ansible
5 9 (1.57%) Graphite
6 6 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.70%) yum
8 3 (0.52%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.52%) Cobbler
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.35%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.35%) Oozie
9 2 (0.35%) Pingdom
9 2 (0.35%) Salt
10 1 (0.17%) Control-M
10 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.17%) MOM
10 1 (0.17%) OpenView
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 69 (12.06%) Oracle
2 27 (4.72%) Cisco
3 21 (3.67%) Microsoft
4 20 (3.50%) TIBCO
5 18 (3.15%) Red Hat
6 17 (2.97%) Splunk
7 16 (2.80%) Juniper
8 13 (2.27%) ION Trading
8 13 (2.27%) Sybase
9 12 (2.10%) Reuters
10 11 (1.92%) F5
10 11 (1.92%) Sun
11 10 (1.75%) IBM
12 9 (1.57%) Dell
12 9 (1.57%) HP
12 9 (1.57%) Solace
13 8 (1.40%) Google
14 6 (1.05%) Bloomberg
14 6 (1.05%) Citrix
14 6 (1.05%) VMware
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