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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 184 130 138
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +8
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 286 364 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.23% 1.59% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 2.01% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 306 272
Average daily rate
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£625 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £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
18365 18102 18348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.72% 78.99% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13067 12777 12671
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
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 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 226 280
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -25 91 £625 - 42
Canary Wharf - 6 £475 -
Docklands, London -7 1 £650 -3.70%
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Low Latency
England

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 346 (54.23%) Java
2 342 (53.61%) Multithreading
3 307 (48.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 296 (46.39%) Front Office
5 197 (30.88%) C++
6 190 (29.78%) Finance
7 188 (29.47%) Linux
8 186 (29.15%) Banking
9 151 (23.67%) C#
10 136 (21.32%) UNIX
11 130 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
12 129 (20.22%) FIX Protocol
13 119 (18.65%) SQL
14 112 (17.55%) Equities
15 109 (17.08%) Algorithmic Trading
16 98 (15.36%) Electronic Trading
17 97 (15.20%) Investment Banking
18 89 (13.95%) Python
19 81 (12.70%) OO
19 81 (12.70%) TDD
20 69 (10.82%) Perl
21 67 (10.50%) Computer Science
22 64 (10.03%) Fixed Income
23 59 (9.25%) Degree
24 57 (8.93%) Middleware
25 54 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
26 53 (8.31%) Spring
27 51 (7.99%) E-Commerce
28 50 (7.84%) TIBCO
29 49 (7.68%) Risk Management

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 13 (2.04%) Oracle Coherence
2 10 (1.57%) OpenStack
3 9 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.41%) MTS
4 6 (0.94%) Node.js
5 4 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
5 4 (0.63%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.63%) JBoss
5 4 (0.63%) Apache
6 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.31%) Confluence
7 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.16%) Drupal
8 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.63%) MS Office
3 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (3.92%) ION MarketView
2 14 (2.19%) RMDS
3 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.47%) Murex MxG2000
4 1 (0.16%) Endur
4 1 (0.16%) Misys Opics
4 1 (0.16%) Finacle
4 1 (0.16%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (0.63%) IaaS
3 4 (0.63%) SaaS
3 4 (0.63%) PaaS
4 3 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.27%) Multicast
2 34 (5.33%) TCP/IP
3 26 (4.08%) Firewall
4 17 (2.66%) BGP
5 12 (1.88%) OSPF
6 10 (1.57%) EIGRP
6 10 (1.57%) NetScaler
7 9 (1.41%) MPLS
7 9 (1.41%) SAN
7 9 (1.41%) WAN
7 9 (1.41%) NAS
8 8 (1.25%) LAN
8 8 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (1.25%) HSRP
9 6 (0.94%) VRRP
9 6 (0.94%) IPsec
10 5 (0.78%) Wireless
10 5 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (0.78%) WLAN
10 5 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.68%) Relational Database
2 37 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 33 (5.17%) KDB
4 13 (2.04%) Big Data
5 9 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.41%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.10%) OLAP
7 7 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.94%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.78%) DB2
9 5 (0.78%) MySQL
9 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.78%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.63%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.63%) Hazelcast
10 4 (0.63%) InfluxDB
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 38 (5.96%) Maven
2 23 (3.61%) Subversion
3 22 (3.45%) Eclipse
4 19 (2.98%) JUnit
5 18 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 13 (2.04%) JIRA
7 11 (1.72%) Hudson
8 10 (1.57%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.57%) Git (software)
9 9 (1.41%) NUnit
10 7 (1.10%) VisualVM
10 7 (1.10%) YourKit
11 6 (0.94%) Moq
11 6 (0.94%) Mockito
11 6 (0.94%) Ant
12 5 (0.78%) CruiseControl
12 5 (0.78%) Build Forge
13 4 (0.63%) JConsole
14 3 (0.47%) SpecFlow
14 3 (0.47%) Cucumber
General
1 296 (46.39%) Front Office
2 190 (29.78%) Finance
3 186 (29.15%) Banking
4 97 (15.20%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.66%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.10%) Games
7 5 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.78%) Retail
8 4 (0.63%) Advertising
9 2 (0.31%) Legal
9 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.31%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 461 (72.26%) Developer
2 254 (39.81%) Java Developer
3 117 (18.34%) C++ Developer
4 79 (12.38%) Senior Developer
5 57 (8.93%) C# Developer
6 46 (7.21%) Senior Java Developer
7 43 (6.74%) Analyst
8 28 (4.39%) Network Engineer
9 22 (3.45%) C++/C# Developer
10 16 (2.51%) Applications Support
11 15 (2.35%) Support Analyst
12 13 (2.04%) Architect
12 13 (2.04%) Linux Engineer
13 11 (1.72%) Scala Developer
14 10 (1.57%) WPF Developer
14 10 (1.57%) Front Office Developer
14 10 (1.57%) Applications Support Analyst
14 10 (1.57%) Senior Network Engineer
15 9 (1.41%) Programmer
15 9 (1.41%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (20.22%) FIX Protocol
2 57 (8.93%) Middleware
3 53 (8.31%) Spring
4 35 (5.49%) WPF
5 32 (5.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 31 (4.86%) .NET
7 29 (4.55%) JMS
8 27 (4.23%) XML
8 27 (4.23%) STL
8 27 (4.23%) Rendezvous
9 24 (3.76%) Ultra Messaging
10 23 (3.61%) Web Services
11 22 (3.45%) REST
12 20 (3.13%) TIBCO EMS
13 17 (2.66%) HTML
14 15 (2.35%) RESTful
15 14 (2.19%) HTML5
16 13 (2.04%) WinForms
17 12 (1.88%) Hibernate
17 12 (1.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 307 (48.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 112 (17.55%) Equities
3 67 (10.50%) Computer Science
4 64 (10.03%) Fixed Income
5 54 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (7.21%) Algorithms
7 40 (6.27%) Derivative
8 25 (3.92%) Mathematics
9 19 (2.98%) Data Structures
10 15 (2.35%) Replication
11 14 (2.19%) Eurex
11 14 (2.19%) Data Centre
12 13 (2.04%) N-Tier
13 12 (1.88%) Physics
14 10 (1.57%) Hedge funds
14 10 (1.57%) Management Information System
15 9 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
16 8 (1.25%) Credit Derivative
17 7 (1.10%) Market Risk
18 5 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 188 (29.47%) Linux
2 136 (21.32%) UNIX
3 46 (7.21%) Windows
4 23 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (2.35%) Solaris
6 4 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 4 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (0.63%) SUSE
6 4 (0.63%) AIX
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.16%) Android
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (53.61%) Multithreading
2 130 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (17.08%) Algorithmic Trading
4 98 (15.36%) Electronic Trading
5 81 (12.70%) TDD
5 81 (12.70%) OO
6 51 (7.99%) E-Commerce
7 49 (7.68%) Risk Management
8 46 (7.21%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 42 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (5.33%) Project Management
11 31 (4.86%) Software Engineering
11 31 (4.86%) Performance Tuning
12 28 (4.39%) Market Making
13 26 (4.08%) Garbage Collection
14 24 (3.76%) Unit Testing
15 23 (3.61%) Concurrent Programming
16 22 (3.45%) DevOps
17 21 (3.29%) Scrum
18 20 (3.13%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 346 (54.23%) Java
2 197 (30.88%) C++
3 151 (23.67%) C#
4 119 (18.65%) SQL
5 89 (13.95%) Python
6 69 (10.82%) Perl
7 24 (3.76%) Shell Script
8 20 (3.13%) JavaScript
9 18 (2.82%) Scala
9 18 (2.82%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.66%) C
11 14 (2.19%) Ruby
12 11 (1.72%) VBScript
13 9 (1.41%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.41%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.25%) Korn
15 5 (0.78%) VBA
16 4 (0.63%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.63%) Groovy
17 3 (0.47%) Lua
Qualifications
1 59 (9.25%) Degree
2 27 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (3.29%) CCIE
4 19 (2.98%) CCNP
5 4 (0.63%) PhD
6 3 (0.47%) CCNA
7 2 (0.31%) CCSE
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.63%) QA
2 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 9 (1.41%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.41%) XenApp
3 9 (1.41%) XenDesktop
3 9 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.47%) Docker
5 2 (0.31%) Snort
6 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.16%) Varnish
6 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 18 (2.82%) Puppet
2 12 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.57%) SCCM
3 10 (1.57%) SCOM
4 9 (1.41%) SCVMM
4 9 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (0.94%) HP SIM
5 6 (0.94%) EdgeSight
6 4 (0.63%) Kibana
6 4 (0.63%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 3 (0.47%) StatsD
8 2 (0.31%) Ansible
8 2 (0.31%) Mesos
8 2 (0.31%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 50 (7.84%) TIBCO
2 46 (7.21%) Oracle
3 35 (5.49%) Microsoft
4 33 (5.17%) ION Trading
5 30 (4.70%) Sybase
6 25 (3.92%) Cisco
7 23 (3.61%) Red Hat
8 21 (3.29%) eSpeed
8 21 (3.29%) VMware
9 20 (3.13%) Reuters
10 17 (2.66%) Bloomberg
11 16 (2.51%) Juniper
12 15 (2.35%) Currenex
13 13 (2.04%) MarketAxess
13 13 (2.04%) Citrix
13 13 (2.04%) HP
13 13 (2.04%) Veritas
14 12 (1.88%) IBM
15 10 (1.57%) Dell
15 10 (1.57%) Tradeweb
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