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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 159 128 146
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +18
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 337 425 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.41% 1.70% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 2.22% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 312 296
Average daily rate
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£600 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
- +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
18493 19154 19396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.13% 76.59% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12846 13423 13066
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 230 359
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +17 134 £650 +13.04% 68
Docklands, London +7 2 £555 +5.71%
Canary Wharf - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Low Latency
England

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 378 (58.51%) Java
2 311 (48.14%) Multithreading
3 310 (47.99%) Front Office
4 297 (45.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 269 (41.64%) Banking
6 196 (30.34%) SQL
7 187 (28.95%) UNIX
8 165 (25.54%) Linux
9 157 (24.30%) C++
10 152 (23.53%) Investment Banking
11 146 (22.60%) Finance
12 142 (21.98%) Oracle
13 131 (20.28%) C#
14 118 (18.27%) Algorithmic Trading
15 115 (17.80%) Fixed Income
16 104 (16.10%) E-Commerce
17 95 (14.71%) Electronic Trading
18 93 (14.40%) Perl
19 92 (14.24%) FIX Protocol
20 90 (13.93%) Spring
21 88 (13.62%) Python
22 85 (13.16%) Risk Management
23 84 (13.00%) TIBCO
24 69 (10.68%) Derivative
25 62 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
26 60 (9.29%) Equities
27 57 (8.82%) 29West
28 55 (8.51%) Firewall
28 55 (8.51%) Multicast
29 53 (8.20%) TDD

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 47 (7.28%) Oracle Coherence
2 16 (2.48%) Confluence
3 8 (1.24%) Apache
3 8 (1.24%) MQSeries
3 8 (1.24%) TIBCO EMS
4 7 (1.08%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (0.93%) Node.js
6 5 (0.77%) GemFire
6 5 (0.77%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.77%) IIS
6 5 (0.77%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.46%) Jetty
8 2 (0.31%) Lightstreamer
9 1 (0.15%) Mule
9 1 (0.15%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (0.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 36 (5.57%) RMDS
2 14 (2.17%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.24%) GitHub
2 6 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 55 (8.51%) Firewall
1 55 (8.51%) Multicast
2 41 (6.35%) TCP/IP
3 26 (4.02%) BGP
4 22 (3.41%) WAN
5 21 (3.25%) LAN
5 21 (3.25%) OSPF
6 12 (1.86%) EIGRP
6 12 (1.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (1.55%) VPN
8 9 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (1.24%) VLAN
9 8 (1.24%) HSRP
10 7 (1.08%) VoIP
10 7 (1.08%) Internet
11 6 (0.93%) VRRP
11 6 (0.93%) DNS
11 6 (0.93%) Wireless
11 6 (0.93%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.50%) Relational Database
2 32 (4.95%) Oracle Database
3 31 (4.80%) KDB
4 22 (3.41%) SQL Server
5 12 (1.86%) Hazelcast
6 9 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.08%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.93%) MySQL
8 6 (0.93%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (0.93%) Big Data
9 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.62%) CouchDB
10 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.31%) DB2
11 2 (0.31%) OLAP
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (4.64%) JIRA
2 28 (4.33%) Maven
3 25 (3.87%) TeamCity
4 24 (3.72%) JUnit
5 20 (3.10%) Mockito
6 19 (2.94%) Grunt
7 18 (2.79%) WebDriver
8 15 (2.32%) Bower
8 15 (2.32%) Git (software)
9 14 (2.17%) Subversion
10 12 (1.86%) CruiseControl
11 5 (0.77%) Selenium
11 5 (0.77%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.77%) Jenkins
12 4 (0.62%) Ant
13 3 (0.46%) jMock
13 3 (0.46%) EasyMock
14 2 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
14 2 (0.31%) LoadRunner
14 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
General
1 310 (47.99%) Front Office
2 269 (41.64%) Banking
3 152 (23.53%) Investment Banking
4 146 (22.60%) Finance
5 23 (3.56%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.48%) Back Office
7 15 (2.32%) Games
8 8 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.62%) Marketing
10 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.46%) Billing
11 2 (0.31%) Legal
11 2 (0.31%) Retail
12 1 (0.15%) Law
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.15%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 393 (60.84%) Developer
2 225 (34.83%) Java Developer
3 65 (10.06%) C++ Developer
4 62 (9.60%) Senior Developer
5 49 (7.59%) Analyst
6 48 (7.43%) C# Developer
7 46 (7.12%) Senior Java Developer
8 37 (5.73%) Applications Support
9 30 (4.64%) Support Engineer
10 28 (4.33%) Support Analyst
11 24 (3.72%) Network Engineer
12 22 (3.41%) Development Manager
12 22 (3.41%) Linux Support
13 21 (3.25%) Front Office Developer
14 20 (3.10%) Architect
15 18 (2.79%) Production Support Analyst
16 16 (2.48%) Consultant
17 13 (2.01%) Software Engineer
17 13 (2.01%) JavaScript Developer
18 12 (1.86%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (14.24%) FIX Protocol
2 90 (13.93%) Spring
3 50 (7.74%) Rendezvous
4 41 (6.35%) .NET
5 38 (5.88%) HTML
6 36 (5.57%) Middleware
6 36 (5.57%) HTML5
7 34 (5.26%) J2EE
8 33 (5.11%) Web Services
9 30 (4.64%) Hibernate
9 30 (4.64%) WPF
10 28 (4.33%) JMS
11 27 (4.18%) Apache Flex
12 25 (3.87%) CSS
13 24 (3.72%) XML
13 24 (3.72%) AngularJS
14 22 (3.41%) JDBC
15 18 (2.79%) Swing
15 18 (2.79%) REST
16 15 (2.32%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 297 (45.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 115 (17.80%) Fixed Income
3 69 (10.68%) Derivative
4 60 (9.29%) Equities
5 39 (6.04%) Computer Science
6 29 (4.49%) Mathematics
7 26 (4.02%) Market Risk
8 24 (3.72%) Open Source
9 19 (2.94%) VWAP
9 19 (2.94%) TWAP
10 12 (1.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 11 (1.70%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 10 (1.55%) Hedge funds
13 9 (1.39%) RIA
13 9 (1.39%) Online Games
14 8 (1.24%) Credit Risk
14 8 (1.24%) Statistics
15 6 (0.93%) Management Information System
15 6 (0.93%) Physics
16 5 (0.77%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 187 (28.95%) UNIX
2 165 (25.54%) Linux
3 51 (7.89%) Windows
4 38 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (4.64%) Solaris
6 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.77%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.46%) SUSE
8 2 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (48.14%) Multithreading
2 118 (18.27%) Algorithmic Trading
3 104 (16.10%) E-Commerce
4 95 (14.71%) Electronic Trading
5 85 (13.16%) Risk Management
6 62 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (8.20%) TDD
8 47 (7.28%) Performance Tuning
9 40 (6.19%) Software Engineering
10 35 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (5.42%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 31 (4.80%) OO
12 29 (4.49%) Change Management
12 29 (4.49%) Analytics
13 27 (4.18%) Project Management
14 26 (4.02%) Scrum
14 26 (4.02%) Capacity Management
15 23 (3.56%) MVC
16 21 (3.25%) Unit Testing
17 20 (3.10%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 378 (58.51%) Java
2 196 (30.34%) SQL
3 157 (24.30%) C++
4 131 (20.28%) C#
5 93 (14.40%) Perl
6 88 (13.62%) Python
7 39 (6.04%) JavaScript
8 37 (5.73%) Shell Script
9 29 (4.49%) Bash Shell
10 27 (4.18%) C
11 15 (2.32%) Scala
12 14 (2.17%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.39%) VB
14 6 (0.93%) PHP
15 5 (0.77%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.77%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.77%) Ruby
16 4 (0.62%) VBA
17 3 (0.46%) Korn
17 3 (0.46%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 35 (5.42%) Degree
2 26 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (2.32%) CCNP
4 11 (1.70%) CCIE
5 6 (0.93%) CCNA
6 5 (0.77%) CCA
6 5 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (0.77%) CCSE
6 5 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.77%) VCP4
6 5 (0.77%) VCP5
7 4 (0.62%) CCDP
7 4 (0.62%) PhD
8 3 (0.46%) CCIP
8 3 (0.46%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.31%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.31%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.72%) QA
2 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (0.77%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.77%) XenApp
2 4 (0.62%) vCloud
3 2 (0.31%) HDFS
3 2 (0.31%) Snort
3 2 (0.31%) NFS
4 1 (0.15%) Squid
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (3.41%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.08%) Puppet
3 5 (0.77%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.31%) Nagios
5 2 (0.31%) Ansible
5 2 (0.31%) Salt
Vendors
1 142 (21.98%) Oracle
2 84 (13.00%) TIBCO
3 57 (8.82%) 29West
4 42 (6.50%) Sybase
5 38 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 34 (5.26%) Cisco
7 33 (5.11%) Reuters
8 28 (4.33%) Adobe
9 24 (3.72%) MarketAxess
9 24 (3.72%) eSpeed
10 22 (3.41%) Microsoft
11 21 (3.25%) ION Trading
12 18 (2.79%) Juniper
13 15 (2.32%) F5
14 12 (1.86%) VMware
15 10 (1.55%) CheckPoint
16 9 (1.39%) Informatica
17 6 (0.93%) HP
18 5 (0.77%) Dell
18 5 (0.77%) EMC
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Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
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Rate: £550 - £585 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Rate: £600 per day - initial 6 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
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Aston Carter
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £500 - £550 p/day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per annum
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London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per annum
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London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £700.00 - £800.00 per annum
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