The table below looks at the statistics for Low Latency skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Low Latency over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 251 222 249
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +27
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 7 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.072% 0.16% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.100% 0.23% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 3
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£500 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7027 6129 6497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.73% 71.38% 70.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 3386 3158
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 245 322
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Low Latency across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Low Latency Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Low Latency
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Low Latency across the South East region.

Low Latency Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Low Latency
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 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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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
Surrey -3 4 £500 -
Berkshire -3 1 £450 -14.28%
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Low Latency
England

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) J2EE
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
1 4 (40.00%) JBoss
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (20.00%) FFmpeg
2 2 (20.00%) WCF
2 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (20.00%) Streaming Media
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Ab Initio
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (10.00%) MPLS
3 1 (10.00%) BT
3 1 (10.00%) VHDL
3 1 (10.00%) Verilog
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) DB2
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (40.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) ATM
2 1 (10.00%) ISDN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (40.00%) J2EE Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Ab Initio Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) J2EE
2 2 (20.00%) WCF
2 2 (20.00%) FFmpeg
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (20.00%) Streaming Media
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) DataPower
3 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (10.00%) VHDL
3 1 (10.00%) Verilog
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) AIX
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Ab Initio
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) BT