The table below looks at the statistics for Low Latency skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Low Latency over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Low Latency
Rank 413 385 309
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -76
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 249 293 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.51% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.62% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 229 299
Median daily rate £593 £588 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.85% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44351 47009 44831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.10% 81.05% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29387 30697 28094
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1306 1225
Median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Low Latency as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Low Latency within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 245 £593 +0.85% 132
London -22 217 £600 - 114
City of London +6 67 £575 -10.67% 38
Yorkshire +21 11 £500 +47.60%
West Yorkshire +20 10 £488 +43.91%
Leeds - 10 £488 -
North West - 9 £525 -
Manchester - 8 £525 -
East of England +6 3 £308 -47.57% 4
South East -2 3 £525 +10.52% 7
Hertfordshire - 3 £308 - 1
St Albans - 3 £308 -
West Midlands -34 2 £525 +64.06% 4
Scotland +14 1 £463 +28.47% 1
Glasgow +7 1 £463 +28.47%
Hampshire +4 1 £525 +23.52% 2
Surrey +3 1 £525 +47.88% 2
South Wales - 1 £500 -
Wales - 1 £500 -
Shropshire - 1 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £525 -
Telford - 1 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 £425 -
Guildford - 1 £525 - 1
Chester - 1 £425 -
Coventry - 1 £575 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £500 -
Sheffield - 1 £525 -

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Low Latency also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 254 (48.57%) Java
2 186 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (34.61%) Multithreading
4 161 (30.78%) Finance
5 154 (29.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 142 (27.15%) Front Office
7 134 (25.62%) Banking
8 132 (25.24%) Linux
9 131 (25.05%) TDD
10 120 (22.94%) C#
11 117 (22.37%) Unix
12 116 (22.18%) Electronic Trading
13 97 (18.55%) Algorithmic Trading
13 97 (18.55%) High Availability
14 86 (16.44%) JavaScript
15 80 (15.30%) C++
16 71 (13.58%) HTML
16 71 (13.58%) Investment Banking
17 69 (13.19%) E-Commerce
18 62 (11.85%) Oracle
19 60 (11.47%) SQL
20 56 (10.71%) HTML5
20 56 (10.71%) BDD
21 53 (10.13%) Microservices
22 52 (9.94%) Open Source
23 51 (9.75%) Concurrent Programming
24 50 (9.56%) Performance Tuning
24 50 (9.56%) RESTful
25 49 (9.37%) FIX Protocol
26 47 (8.99%) Amazon AWS

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.53%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.34%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.57%) Apache Pig
3 3 (0.57%) JBoss
3 3 (0.57%) Jetty
3 3 (0.57%) Mule
4 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.38%) Confluence
4 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (0.38%) SAS
5 1 (0.19%) Apache
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (2.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.19%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 47 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.49%) AWS Lambda
4 11 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (2.10%) Amazon Kinesis
5 10 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.76%) PaaS
6 4 (0.76%) SaaS
7 3 (0.57%) GitHub
7 3 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.40%) Firewall
1 23 (4.40%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.87%) DNS
3 14 (2.68%) Multicast
4 11 (2.10%) BGP
5 10 (1.91%) OSPF
6 9 (1.72%) DHCP
6 9 (1.72%) LAN
6 9 (1.72%) WAN
7 8 (1.53%) Internet
7 8 (1.53%) MPLS
7 8 (1.53%) SAN
8 7 (1.34%) Network Security
8 7 (1.34%) Spanning Tree
9 6 (1.15%) EIGRP
9 6 (1.15%) IPsec
9 6 (1.15%) VPN
10 5 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.96%) LDAP
10 5 (0.96%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.27%) Hadoop
2 37 (7.07%) SQL Server
3 24 (4.59%) KDB
3 24 (4.59%) MongoDB
4 22 (4.21%) Big Data
5 16 (3.06%) NoSQL
6 14 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 14 (2.68%) Kdb+
6 14 (2.68%) MySQL
7 12 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (2.10%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.53%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.34%) Redis
10 7 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (5.16%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.87%) JUnit
2 15 (2.87%) Maven
3 14 (2.68%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.72%) Mockito
5 8 (1.53%) Subversion
6 7 (1.34%) JIRA
6 7 (1.34%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.15%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.96%) Gradle
8 5 (0.96%) Grunt
8 5 (0.96%) NuGet
8 5 (0.96%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.76%) gulp
9 4 (0.76%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.76%) Mocha
10 3 (0.57%) JMeter
10 3 (0.57%) Moq
10 3 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 161 (30.78%) Finance
2 142 (27.15%) Front Office
3 134 (25.62%) Banking
4 71 (13.58%) Investment Banking
5 5 (0.96%) Games
6 4 (0.76%) Publishing
7 3 (0.57%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.38%) Legal
8 2 (0.38%) Marketing
8 2 (0.38%) Retail
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 372 (71.13%) Developer
2 186 (35.56%) Java Developer
3 88 (16.83%) C# Developer
4 71 (13.58%) Senior Developer
5 54 (10.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 46 (8.80%) C++ Developer
7 35 (6.69%) JavaScript Developer
8 34 (6.50%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
9 31 (5.93%) Low Latency Java Developer
10 27 (5.16%) Core Java Developer
11 26 (4.97%) Agile Developer
11 26 (4.97%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 24 (4.59%) .NET Developer
13 23 (4.40%) Architect
13 23 (4.40%) C# .NET Developer
13 23 (4.40%) Front Office Developer
13 23 (4.40%) HTML Developer
14 21 (4.02%) C++/C# Developer
15 19 (3.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 19 (3.63%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (13.58%) HTML
2 56 (10.71%) HTML5
3 50 (9.56%) RESTful
4 49 (9.37%) FIX Protocol
5 47 (8.99%) CSS
6 46 (8.80%) REST
7 43 (8.22%) Web Services
8 42 (8.03%) .NET
8 42 (8.03%) WPF
9 41 (7.84%) Spring
10 38 (7.27%) AngularJS
11 33 (6.31%) Node.js
12 31 (5.93%) CSS3
12 31 (5.93%) Middleware
13 29 (5.54%) WinForms
14 21 (4.02%) Hibernate
15 18 (3.44%) XML
16 16 (3.06%) Rendezvous
16 16 (3.06%) Ultra Messaging
17 15 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 154 (29.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 45 (8.60%) Equities
3 43 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (5.74%) Algorithms
5 27 (5.16%) Fixed Income
6 20 (3.82%) Computer Science
7 19 (3.63%) Mathematics
8 18 (3.44%) Data Centre
9 15 (2.87%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.72%) TWAP
10 9 (1.72%) User Experience
10 9 (1.72%) VWAP
11 8 (1.53%) Derivative
11 8 (1.53%) Fintech
11 8 (1.53%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.15%) Visualisation
13 5 (0.96%) Clustering
13 5 (0.96%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.96%) RIA
14 4 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 132 (25.24%) Linux
2 117 (22.37%) Unix
3 41 (7.84%) Windows
4 31 (5.93%) Solaris
5 27 (5.16%) AIX
6 23 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (2.68%) Windows Server
8 12 (2.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.96%) SUSE
10 2 (0.38%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (34.61%) Multithreading
3 131 (25.05%) TDD
4 116 (22.18%) Electronic Trading
5 97 (18.55%) Algorithmic Trading
5 97 (18.55%) High Availability
6 69 (13.19%) E-Commerce
7 56 (10.71%) BDD
8 53 (10.13%) Microservices
9 52 (9.94%) Open Source
10 51 (9.75%) Concurrent Programming
11 50 (9.56%) Performance Tuning
12 44 (8.41%) Risk Management
13 43 (8.22%) Kanban
14 41 (7.84%) Scrum
15 39 (7.46%) OO
16 37 (7.07%) Market Making
17 30 (5.74%) DevOps
18 29 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (5.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 254 (48.57%) Java
2 120 (22.94%) C#
3 86 (16.44%) JavaScript
4 80 (15.30%) C++
5 60 (11.47%) SQL
6 44 (8.41%) Python
6 44 (8.41%) Scala
7 28 (5.35%) Ruby
8 27 (5.16%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.68%) Perl
10 12 (2.29%) ES6
11 11 (2.10%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.53%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.15%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.15%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.15%) SystemTap
14 4 (0.76%) Clojure
14 4 (0.76%) Groovy
14 4 (0.76%) R
15 3 (0.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (5.16%) Degree
2 16 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (2.87%) CCIE
4 9 (1.72%) RHCE
4 9 (1.72%) RHCT
5 8 (1.53%) CCNP
5 8 (1.53%) RHCA
5 8 (1.53%) RHCSA
6 5 (0.96%) PhD
7 3 (0.57%) CCSA
7 3 (0.57%) CCSE
8 1 (0.19%) CCDA
8 1 (0.19%) CCDP
8 1 (0.19%) CCIP
8 1 (0.19%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.91%) MiFID
2 8 (1.53%) QA
3 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.49%) Oracle RAC
3 12 (2.29%) Docker
4 11 (2.10%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.15%) KVM
5 6 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.38%) oVirt
7 1 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 32 (6.12%) Puppet
2 12 (2.29%) ITRS Geneos
3 10 (1.91%) Ansible
4 9 (1.72%) Red Hat Satellite
5 6 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (1.15%) Oracle ZFS
6 5 (0.96%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.76%) Nagios
8 3 (0.57%) Cobbler
8 3 (0.57%) yum
9 2 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.38%) Endace
9 2 (0.38%) Grafana
9 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.38%) Kibana
9 2 (0.38%) logstash
9 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.38%) Pingdom
9 2 (0.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 62 (11.85%) Oracle
2 30 (5.74%) Cisco
3 28 (5.35%) HP
4 27 (5.16%) IBM
5 22 (4.21%) Red Hat
6 20 (3.82%) TIBCO
7 18 (3.44%) Dell
8 17 (3.25%) Microsoft
8 17 (3.25%) VMware
9 16 (3.06%) Reuters
10 15 (2.87%) Bloomberg
10 15 (2.87%) Juniper
11 12 (2.29%) CheckPoint
11 12 (2.29%) Sun
12 11 (2.10%) Citrix
12 11 (2.10%) F5
12 11 (2.10%) Sybase
13 10 (1.91%) Hortonworks
13 10 (1.91%) Informatica
14 8 (1.53%) Veritas
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Office Local Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day 3 Month Initial Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Flexible working
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago