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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 139 207 196
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -11
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 330 213 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.60% 0.97% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.25% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 177 168
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £460 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £780 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
16159 17087 15138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 78.17% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11564 11767 10514
Average daily rate £450 £445 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 237 299
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.75 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
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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 +38 122 £588 -6.00% 53
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Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 392 (55.29%) Java
2 361 (50.92%) Multithreading
3 331 (46.69%) Front Office
4 311 (43.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 294 (41.47%) Banking
6 236 (33.29%) Finance
7 198 (27.93%) C++
8 179 (25.25%) UNIX
9 168 (23.70%) Investment Banking
10 167 (23.55%) Linux
11 151 (21.30%) SQL
12 150 (21.16%) C#
13 146 (20.59%) Algorithmic Trading
14 145 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
15 128 (18.05%) FIX Protocol
16 92 (12.98%) Electronic Trading
17 87 (12.27%) Fixed Income
18 81 (11.42%) Oracle
19 68 (9.59%) TIBCO
19 68 (9.59%) TDD
20 67 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
21 66 (9.31%) Windows
22 65 (9.17%) Ultra-Low Latency
23 64 (9.03%) Performance Tuning
23 64 (9.03%) Middleware
24 63 (8.89%) Python
24 63 (8.89%) Relational Database
25 62 (8.74%) Perl
26 61 (8.60%) E-Commerce
26 61 (8.60%) Spring

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 31 (4.37%) TIBCO EMS
2 13 (1.83%) OpenStack
2 13 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.69%) Apache
4 11 (1.55%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (0.85%) MQSeries
5 6 (0.85%) Jetty
6 3 (0.42%) Drupal
6 3 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.14%) Lightstreamer
8 1 (0.14%) Confluence
8 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.14%) JBoss
8 1 (0.14%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 20 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.56%) MS Office
3 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) MS Project
4 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (2.68%) ION MarketView
2 15 (2.12%) RMDS
3 3 (0.42%) Endur
3 3 (0.42%) Murex MxG2000
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.28%) GitHub
2 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.19%) Multicast
2 49 (6.91%) TCP/IP
3 46 (6.49%) Firewall
3 46 (6.49%) BGP
4 39 (5.50%) OSPF
5 30 (4.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 30 (4.23%) EIGRP
6 24 (3.39%) LAN
7 23 (3.24%) MPLS
8 22 (3.10%) WAN
8 22 (3.10%) VPLS
9 19 (2.68%) NetScaler
10 15 (2.12%) SAN
11 14 (1.97%) NAS
11 14 (1.97%) Wireshark
12 13 (1.83%) Wireless
13 11 (1.55%) Network Security
13 11 (1.55%) RIP
14 10 (1.41%) DNS
14 10 (1.41%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (8.89%) Relational Database
2 46 (6.49%) KDB
3 25 (3.53%) SQL Server
4 10 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.99%) MySQL
6 6 (0.85%) Big Data
7 5 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.56%) DB2
9 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.42%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.42%) OLAP
10 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.14%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 44 (6.21%) Maven
2 36 (5.08%) JUnit
3 24 (3.39%) Mockito
4 23 (3.24%) TeamCity
5 18 (2.54%) Git (software)
6 17 (2.40%) Subversion
7 16 (2.26%) JIRA
8 11 (1.55%) Jenkins
9 10 (1.41%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.27%) jMock
11 6 (0.85%) LoadRunner
11 6 (0.85%) EasyMock
12 5 (0.71%) CruiseControl
12 5 (0.71%) IntelliJ
12 5 (0.71%) YourKit
12 5 (0.71%) VisualVM
13 4 (0.56%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.56%) TestNG
13 4 (0.56%) Selenium
14 3 (0.42%) ANTLR
General
1 331 (46.69%) Front Office
2 294 (41.47%) Banking
3 236 (33.29%) Finance
4 168 (23.70%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.10%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.97%) Games
7 12 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.42%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.28%) Legal
9 2 (0.28%) Back Office
9 2 (0.28%) Retail
10 1 (0.14%) Marketing
10 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Advertising
10 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 443 (62.48%) Developer
2 248 (34.98%) Java Developer
3 105 (14.81%) C++ Developer
4 61 (8.60%) Analyst
4 61 (8.60%) Senior Developer
5 57 (8.04%) Network Engineer
6 48 (6.77%) Senior Java Developer
7 40 (5.64%) C# Developer
8 31 (4.37%) Support Analyst
9 29 (4.09%) Architect
10 22 (3.10%) Senior Network Engineer
11 19 (2.68%) Applications Support
12 16 (2.26%) Programmer
13 14 (1.97%) Wintel Analyst
14 12 (1.69%) Support Engineer
14 12 (1.69%) Quantitative Developer
14 12 (1.69%) Linux Engineer
15 11 (1.55%) Performance Analyst
16 10 (1.41%) Software Engineer
17 9 (1.27%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (18.05%) FIX Protocol
2 64 (9.03%) Middleware
3 61 (8.60%) Spring
4 55 (7.76%) .NET
5 42 (5.92%) Rendezvous
6 41 (5.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 39 (5.50%) STL
8 38 (5.36%) JMS
9 35 (4.94%) WPF
10 31 (4.37%) Web Services
11 30 (4.23%) HTML
12 22 (3.10%) HTML5
13 21 (2.96%) Hibernate
14 16 (2.26%) WCF
15 15 (2.12%) RESTful
15 15 (2.12%) XML
16 13 (1.83%) REST
16 13 (1.83%) JDBC
17 11 (1.55%) AngularJS
17 11 (1.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 311 (43.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 87 (12.27%) Fixed Income
3 67 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (7.76%) Equities
5 47 (6.63%) Derivative
6 46 (6.49%) Computer Science
7 44 (6.21%) Mathematics
8 41 (5.78%) Algorithms
9 25 (3.53%) Data Structures
10 18 (2.54%) Spread Betting
11 17 (2.40%) Hedge funds
12 16 (2.26%) Replication
13 15 (2.12%) VWAP
13 15 (2.12%) TWAP
13 15 (2.12%) Grid Computing
14 14 (1.97%) Physics
15 13 (1.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 11 (1.55%) Credit Derivative
17 9 (1.27%) User Experience
17 9 (1.27%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 179 (25.25%) UNIX
2 167 (23.55%) Linux
3 66 (9.31%) Windows
4 24 (3.39%) Solaris
5 23 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.13%) SUSE
7 7 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (0.99%) AIX
8 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (50.92%) Multithreading
2 146 (20.59%) Algorithmic Trading
3 145 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (12.98%) Electronic Trading
5 68 (9.59%) TDD
6 65 (9.17%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 64 (9.03%) Performance Tuning
8 61 (8.60%) E-Commerce
9 60 (8.46%) OO
10 56 (7.90%) Risk Management
11 33 (4.65%) ITIL
12 30 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (4.09%) Project Management
14 24 (3.39%) Scrum
14 24 (3.39%) Unit Testing
15 23 (3.24%) Software Engineering
16 20 (2.82%) ITSM
16 20 (2.82%) Analytics
16 20 (2.82%) Incident Management
17 17 (2.40%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 392 (55.29%) Java
2 198 (27.93%) C++
3 151 (21.30%) SQL
4 150 (21.16%) C#
5 63 (8.89%) Python
6 62 (8.74%) Perl
7 29 (4.09%) JavaScript
8 18 (2.54%) VBScript
8 18 (2.54%) PowerShell
9 16 (2.26%) Shell Script
9 16 (2.26%) C
10 15 (2.12%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.97%) Assembly Language
12 12 (1.69%) Ruby
13 10 (1.41%) Korn
14 7 (0.99%) VB
15 6 (0.85%) VBA
16 5 (0.71%) Scala
17 4 (0.56%) PHP
17 4 (0.56%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 47 (6.63%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (6.06%) Degree
3 38 (5.36%) CCIE
4 36 (5.08%) CCNP
5 4 (0.56%) CCSE
6 3 (0.42%) CCNA
7 2 (0.28%) PhD
7 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.14%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) CCDP
8 1 (0.14%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (0.14%) PMP
8 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.55%) QA
2 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (2.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 16 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.97%) XenDesktop
3 14 (1.97%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.83%) XenApp
4 13 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.71%) vSphere
6 3 (0.42%) Varnish
7 2 (0.28%) Firmware
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 16 (2.26%) Puppet
2 15 (2.12%) SCCM
2 15 (2.12%) SCOM
3 14 (1.97%) HP SIM
3 14 (1.97%) SCVMM
3 14 (1.97%) EdgeSight
4 12 (1.69%) ITRS Geneos
5 8 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.99%) Kibana
6 7 (0.99%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 4 (0.56%) StatsD
7 4 (0.56%) Ansible
7 4 (0.56%) Nagios
8 2 (0.28%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.28%) Control-M
Vendors
1 81 (11.42%) Oracle
2 68 (9.59%) TIBCO
3 54 (7.62%) Cisco
4 45 (6.35%) 29West
5 44 (6.21%) Juniper
5 44 (6.21%) Sybase
6 35 (4.94%) ION Trading
6 35 (4.94%) F5
7 34 (4.80%) Microsoft
8 27 (3.81%) VMware
9 26 (3.67%) Citrix
10 25 (3.53%) HP
11 24 (3.39%) IBM
11 24 (3.39%) CheckPoint
12 22 (3.10%) Red Hat
13 21 (2.96%) Veritas
14 17 (2.40%) Fortinet
14 17 (2.40%) Dell
14 17 (2.40%) Blue Coat
15 16 (2.26%) CA
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