The first table below looks at the demand for Low Latency skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Low Latency over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 352 263 253
Rank change year-on-year
-89 -10
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 259 328 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.69% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.95% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 268 327
Average daily rate £613 £525 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £456
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Low Latency Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Low Latency
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Low Latency within the UK.

Low Latency Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Low Latency
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Low Latency within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Low Latency Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Low Latency
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Low Latency within the UK.

Low Latency Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Low Latency
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -114 255 £625 +19.04% 107
London -66 247 £625 +19.04% 100
City of London -22 83 £650 +23.80% 55
South East - 5 £275 - 2
Canary Wharf +15 4 £1,000 +53.84%
Scotland -5 4 £388 +3.33% 1
Docklands, London -5 4 £650 +36.84%
Wiltshire - 4 £275 -
Swindon - 4 £275 -
South West - 4 £275 -
Reading - 4 £275 -
Berkshire - 4 £275 -
Glasgow +12 3 £388 +10.71% 1
East Midlands - 3 £425 - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Watford - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
West Wales - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 2

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 290 (58.70%) Java
2 216 (43.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 214 (43.32%) Front Office
4 201 (40.69%) Multithreading
5 173 (35.02%) SQL
6 172 (34.82%) Banking
7 148 (29.96%) Linux
8 136 (27.53%) UNIX
9 115 (23.28%) Finance
10 112 (22.67%) C++
11 107 (21.66%) Investment Banking
12 97 (19.64%) C#
13 95 (19.23%) Electronic Trading
14 94 (19.03%) Fixed Income
15 84 (17.00%) TIBCO
16 83 (16.80%) Risk Management
17 77 (15.59%) Oracle
18 75 (15.18%) Perl
19 69 (13.97%) Rendezvous
20 67 (13.56%) E-Commerce
21 64 (12.96%) 29West
22 63 (12.75%) Equities
23 60 (12.15%) OO
24 57 (11.54%) Python
24 57 (11.54%) Computer Science
25 54 (10.93%) TDD
26 53 (10.73%) Windows
26 53 (10.73%) .NET
26 53 (10.73%) FIX Protocol
27 49 (9.92%) Derivative

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 22 (4.45%) Oracle Coherence
2 14 (2.83%) TIBCO EMS
3 10 (2.02%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.42%) Apache
5 6 (1.21%) Confluence
5 6 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.81%) Node.js
6 4 (0.81%) WebSphere Process Server
7 3 (0.61%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.61%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.40%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.40%) SAS
9 1 (0.20%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.20%) IIS
9 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.20%) Mule
Applications
1 9 (1.82%) MS Office
1 9 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (7.09%) RMDS
2 19 (3.85%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.40%) GitHub
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.91%) Firewall
2 42 (8.50%) Multicast
3 29 (5.87%) TCP/IP
4 16 (3.24%) OSPF
5 13 (2.63%) WAN
6 12 (2.43%) BGP
7 11 (2.23%) EIGRP
7 11 (2.23%) LAN
8 9 (1.82%) RIP
9 8 (1.62%) VoIP
9 8 (1.62%) DMZ
9 8 (1.62%) Internet
10 7 (1.42%) SDH
10 7 (1.42%) IP Telephony
10 7 (1.42%) DWDM
10 7 (1.42%) Network Security
11 6 (1.21%) MPLS
11 6 (1.21%) SSL
12 5 (1.01%) IPsec
12 5 (1.01%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.07%) KDB
1 30 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.04%) DB2
3 14 (2.83%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.23%) MySQL
5 10 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.42%) Big Data
7 5 (1.01%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.81%) QlikView
8 4 (0.81%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (0.81%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.81%) MS Access
8 4 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.61%) OLAP
9 3 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (4.25%) Maven
2 19 (3.85%) JIRA
3 14 (2.83%) Subversion
4 9 (1.82%) JUnit
4 9 (1.82%) Mockito
5 8 (1.62%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.62%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.42%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.01%) Bower
7 5 (1.01%) Grunt
7 5 (1.01%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.01%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.01%) Hudson
8 4 (0.81%) Selenium
8 4 (0.81%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.61%) Ant
10 2 (0.40%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.40%) CodeRush
10 2 (0.40%) VTune
General
1 214 (43.32%) Front Office
2 172 (34.82%) Banking
3 115 (23.28%) Finance
4 107 (21.66%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.82%) Games
5 9 (1.82%) Marketing
6 8 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.42%) Multimedia
7 7 (1.42%) Back Office
7 7 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.81%) Billing
9 3 (0.61%) Retail
10 2 (0.40%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Legal
11 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 299 (60.53%) Developer
2 179 (36.23%) Java Developer
3 55 (11.13%) Senior Developer
4 51 (10.32%) C++ Developer
5 34 (6.88%) Analyst
5 34 (6.88%) C# Developer
6 28 (5.67%) Senior Java Developer
7 27 (5.47%) Support Engineer
8 26 (5.26%) Architect
9 21 (4.25%) Applications Support
10 20 (4.05%) Development Manager
11 19 (3.85%) Senior C++ Developer
12 18 (3.64%) Linux Support
13 14 (2.83%) Applications Support Engineer
14 13 (2.63%) Network Engineer
15 12 (2.43%) Linux Engineer
15 12 (2.43%) Linux Support Engineer
15 12 (2.43%) WPF Developer
16 11 (2.23%) Support Analyst
17 10 (2.02%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (13.97%) Rendezvous
2 53 (10.73%) .NET
2 53 (10.73%) FIX Protocol
3 44 (8.91%) Spring
4 43 (8.70%) Middleware
5 33 (6.68%) J2EE
6 31 (6.28%) WPF
7 30 (6.07%) JMS
8 23 (4.66%) HTML
8 23 (4.66%) XML
9 18 (3.64%) WinForms
9 18 (3.64%) Swing
10 17 (3.44%) Hibernate
10 17 (3.44%) Java SE
11 16 (3.24%) Web Services
12 15 (3.04%) WCF
13 13 (2.63%) CSS
14 11 (2.23%) RabbitMQ
14 11 (2.23%) HTML5
15 10 (2.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 216 (43.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 94 (19.03%) Fixed Income
3 63 (12.75%) Equities
4 57 (11.54%) Computer Science
5 49 (9.92%) Derivative
6 26 (5.26%) Mathematics
7 16 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.83%) Physics
9 11 (2.23%) Market Risk
10 10 (2.02%) Open Source
11 7 (1.42%) DataPower
11 7 (1.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 6 (1.21%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (1.21%) Online Games
12 6 (1.21%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.21%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.21%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.01%) Ergonomics
14 4 (0.81%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 148 (29.96%) Linux
2 136 (27.53%) UNIX
3 53 (10.73%) Windows
4 45 (9.11%) Solaris
5 35 (7.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.61%) AIX
7 2 (0.40%) CentOS
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (40.69%) Multithreading
2 95 (19.23%) Electronic Trading
3 83 (16.80%) Risk Management
4 67 (13.56%) E-Commerce
5 60 (12.15%) OO
6 54 (10.93%) TDD
7 48 (9.72%) Algorithmic Trading
8 45 (9.11%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (7.69%) Project Management
10 37 (7.49%) Change Management
11 36 (7.29%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 35 (7.09%) UML
13 33 (6.68%) Capacity Management
14 27 (5.47%) Data Modelling
14 27 (5.47%) Analytics
15 22 (4.45%) Scrum
15 22 (4.45%) Software Engineering
16 19 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
17 18 (3.64%) SOA
18 15 (3.04%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 290 (58.70%) Java
2 173 (35.02%) SQL
3 112 (22.67%) C++
4 97 (19.64%) C#
5 75 (15.18%) Perl
6 57 (11.54%) Python
7 32 (6.48%) C
8 20 (4.05%) JavaScript
9 17 (3.44%) Shell Script
10 16 (3.24%) VB
11 13 (2.63%) Scala
11 13 (2.63%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.02%) VBA
13 8 (1.62%) PHP
14 6 (1.21%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.61%) Ruby
16 2 (0.40%) VB6
16 2 (0.40%) Lua
16 2 (0.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 43 (8.70%) Degree
2 21 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (2.43%) CCNP
4 8 (1.62%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.62%) CCNA
5 7 (1.42%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.21%) JNCIA
7 4 (0.81%) CCDP
8 3 (0.61%) CCIP
8 3 (0.61%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.40%) CCIE
10 1 (0.20%) RHCE
10 1 (0.20%) PMP
10 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.63%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (0.81%) vCloud
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (1.42%) CiscoWorks
2 6 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.21%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (1.01%) Puppet
4 3 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.40%) Cacti
5 2 (0.40%) Nagios
5 2 (0.40%) OpenView
5 2 (0.40%) Ansible
6 1 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.20%) MOM
6 1 (0.20%) Netcool
Vendors
1 84 (17.00%) TIBCO
2 77 (15.59%) Oracle
3 64 (12.96%) 29West
4 42 (8.50%) Sybase
5 38 (7.69%) Reuters
6 34 (6.88%) Red Hat
7 29 (5.87%) eSpeed
7 29 (5.87%) MarketAxess
8 28 (5.67%) ION Trading
9 16 (3.24%) Cisco
10 15 (3.04%) Microsoft
11 13 (2.63%) Juniper
12 11 (2.23%) IBM
13 8 (1.62%) Ab Initio
13 8 (1.62%) Adobe
14 7 (1.42%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.42%) Huawei
15 6 (1.21%) Telcordia
15 6 (1.21%) CA
15 6 (1.21%) HP
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