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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 130 202 156
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -46
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 356 210 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.68% 0.97% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.23% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 182 207
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£600 £613 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £462 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £900 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £620 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £90.00 - -
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
16714 17075 15210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.73% 78.57% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11868 11661 10681
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 236 247
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £25.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £67.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +28 113 £613 -5.76% 47
Chessington - - - -
Low Latency
England

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 423 (58.75%) Java
2 383 (53.19%) Multithreading
3 354 (49.17%) Front Office
4 335 (46.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 279 (38.75%) Banking
6 240 (33.33%) Finance
7 205 (28.47%) C++
8 173 (24.03%) Linux
9 168 (23.33%) C#
10 166 (23.06%) UNIX
11 162 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
12 158 (21.94%) Investment Banking
13 146 (20.28%) SQL
14 136 (18.89%) Algorithmic Trading
15 133 (18.47%) FIX Protocol
16 96 (13.33%) Electronic Trading
17 89 (12.36%) Fixed Income
18 78 (10.83%) TDD
19 74 (10.28%) Middleware
20 72 (10.00%) TIBCO
21 69 (9.58%) Equities
21 69 (9.58%) Relational Database
22 68 (9.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
23 67 (9.31%) Oracle
24 65 (9.03%) E-Commerce
25 64 (8.89%) Windows
25 64 (8.89%) Python
26 63 (8.75%) OO
27 62 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
28 59 (8.19%) Perl

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 33 (4.58%) TIBCO EMS
2 15 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.08%) OpenStack
3 9 (1.25%) Oracle Coherence
4 8 (1.11%) Apache
5 6 (0.83%) MQSeries
6 5 (0.69%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.56%) Jetty
8 3 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.42%) Drupal
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.28%) JBoss
9 2 (0.28%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (2.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.56%) MS Office
3 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 27 (3.75%) ION MarketView
2 19 (2.64%) RMDS
3 3 (0.42%) Murex MxG2000
3 3 (0.42%) Endur
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 48 (6.67%) Multicast
2 43 (5.97%) TCP/IP
3 41 (5.69%) BGP
4 40 (5.56%) Firewall
5 31 (4.31%) OSPF
5 31 (4.31%) EIGRP
6 22 (3.06%) MPLS
6 22 (3.06%) VPLS
6 22 (3.06%) Cisco Nexus
7 21 (2.92%) NetScaler
8 17 (2.36%) SAN
9 16 (2.22%) NAS
10 15 (2.08%) LAN
11 13 (1.81%) WAN
12 11 (1.53%) Wireshark
12 11 (1.53%) Wireless
13 10 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (1.25%) RIP
15 8 (1.11%) DNS
16 6 (0.83%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (9.58%) Relational Database
2 43 (5.97%) KDB
3 26 (3.61%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.11%) InfluxDB
5 7 (0.97%) Big Data
6 5 (0.69%) MySQL
6 5 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.56%) DB2
7 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.42%) OLAP
8 3 (0.42%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.28%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.28%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 43 (5.97%) Maven
2 36 (5.00%) JUnit
3 21 (2.92%) Mockito
4 19 (2.64%) Subversion
5 18 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 16 (2.22%) Eclipse
7 15 (2.08%) Git (software)
8 14 (1.94%) JIRA
9 11 (1.53%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.25%) VisualVM
10 9 (1.25%) YourKit
11 7 (0.97%) jMock
12 5 (0.69%) NUnit
12 5 (0.69%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.56%) TestNG
13 4 (0.56%) IntelliJ
13 4 (0.56%) LoadRunner
13 4 (0.56%) EasyMock
13 4 (0.56%) Selenium
14 3 (0.42%) Ant
General
1 354 (49.17%) Front Office
2 279 (38.75%) Banking
3 240 (33.33%) Finance
4 158 (21.94%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.64%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.53%) Games
7 5 (0.69%) Retail
8 2 (0.28%) Back Office
8 2 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.14%) Publishing
9 1 (0.14%) Legal
9 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 479 (66.53%) Developer
2 294 (40.83%) Java Developer
3 107 (14.86%) C++ Developer
4 62 (8.61%) Senior Developer
5 57 (7.92%) Analyst
6 56 (7.78%) Network Engineer
7 50 (6.94%) Senior Java Developer
8 44 (6.11%) C# Developer
9 29 (4.03%) Support Analyst
10 27 (3.75%) Architect
11 19 (2.64%) Applications Support
11 19 (2.64%) Senior Network Engineer
12 17 (2.36%) Programmer
13 14 (1.94%) Wintel Analyst
14 10 (1.39%) Technical Leader
14 10 (1.39%) Linux Engineer
14 10 (1.39%) Quantitative Developer
15 9 (1.25%) Applications Support Analyst
15 9 (1.25%) WPF Developer
16 8 (1.11%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (18.47%) FIX Protocol
2 74 (10.28%) Middleware
3 57 (7.92%) Spring
4 51 (7.08%) .NET
5 45 (6.25%) Rendezvous
6 43 (5.97%) JMS
7 37 (5.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 36 (5.00%) STL
9 33 (4.58%) WPF
10 28 (3.89%) Web Services
11 25 (3.47%) HTML
12 18 (2.50%) RESTful
13 17 (2.36%) REST
14 16 (2.22%) HTML5
14 16 (2.22%) WCF
15 13 (1.81%) Hibernate
15 13 (1.81%) XML
16 11 (1.53%) CSS
17 10 (1.39%) CGI
17 10 (1.39%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 335 (46.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 89 (12.36%) Fixed Income
3 69 (9.58%) Equities
4 62 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (7.50%) Computer Science
6 50 (6.94%) Derivative
7 42 (5.83%) Algorithms
8 41 (5.69%) Mathematics
9 18 (2.50%) Replication
10 17 (2.36%) Data Structures
11 16 (2.22%) Hedge funds
11 16 (2.22%) Physics
12 15 (2.08%) Grid Computing
13 14 (1.94%) Spread Betting
14 13 (1.81%) Credit Derivative
15 12 (1.67%) VWAP
15 12 (1.67%) TWAP
16 10 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 8 (1.11%) Clustering
17 8 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 173 (24.03%) Linux
2 166 (23.06%) UNIX
3 64 (8.89%) Windows
4 24 (3.33%) Solaris
5 18 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.97%) SUSE
6 7 (0.97%) AIX
6 7 (0.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 6 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (53.19%) Multithreading
2 162 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (18.89%) Algorithmic Trading
4 96 (13.33%) Electronic Trading
5 78 (10.83%) TDD
6 68 (9.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 65 (9.03%) E-Commerce
8 63 (8.75%) OO
9 54 (7.50%) Risk Management
10 52 (7.22%) Performance Tuning
11 35 (4.86%) ITIL
12 30 (4.17%) Project Management
13 27 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (3.47%) Scrum
15 24 (3.33%) Incident Management
16 23 (3.19%) Unit Testing
17 22 (3.06%) ITSM
18 21 (2.92%) Software Engineering
18 21 (2.92%) Analytics
19 19 (2.64%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 423 (58.75%) Java
2 205 (28.47%) C++
3 168 (23.33%) C#
4 146 (20.28%) SQL
5 64 (8.89%) Python
6 59 (8.19%) Perl
7 24 (3.33%) JavaScript
8 20 (2.78%) VBScript
8 20 (2.78%) PowerShell
9 18 (2.50%) C
10 14 (1.94%) Assembly Language
10 14 (1.94%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.67%) Ruby
11 12 (1.67%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.39%) Korn
13 8 (1.11%) VB
14 7 (0.97%) VBA
15 5 (0.69%) Scala
16 3 (0.42%) Lua
16 3 (0.42%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 50 (6.94%) Degree
2 47 (6.53%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (5.42%) CCNP
4 37 (5.14%) CCIE
5 5 (0.69%) CCNA
6 2 (0.28%) PhD
6 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.14%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.14%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.14%) VCP4
7 1 (0.14%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (0.14%) PMP
7 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.14%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.39%) QA
2 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (3.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 17 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.22%) Hyper-V
3 16 (2.22%) XenDesktop
4 15 (2.08%) XenApp
4 15 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.69%) vSphere
6 3 (0.42%) Varnish
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 17 (2.36%) SCCM
1 17 (2.36%) SCOM
2 16 (2.22%) SCVMM
2 16 (2.22%) HP SIM
2 16 (2.22%) Puppet
2 16 (2.22%) EdgeSight
3 10 (1.39%) ITRS Geneos
4 8 (1.11%) Kibana
4 8 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.97%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 5 (0.69%) StatsD
7 4 (0.56%) Ansible
7 4 (0.56%) Nagios
8 2 (0.28%) Control-M
8 2 (0.28%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 72 (10.00%) TIBCO
2 67 (9.31%) Oracle
3 51 (7.08%) Cisco
4 47 (6.53%) 29West
5 42 (5.83%) ION Trading
6 40 (5.56%) Sybase
7 39 (5.42%) Juniper
8 37 (5.14%) Microsoft
9 31 (4.31%) F5
10 29 (4.03%) IBM
11 28 (3.89%) Citrix
11 28 (3.89%) VMware
12 27 (3.75%) HP
13 23 (3.19%) Veritas
14 20 (2.78%) CheckPoint
14 20 (2.78%) Dell
15 19 (2.64%) Fortinet
16 18 (2.50%) CA
17 17 (2.36%) Red Hat
18 16 (2.22%) Nimsoft
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