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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Low Latency
Rank 394 354 276
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -78
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 270 329 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.58% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.72% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 272 305
Median daily rate £600 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +31.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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
44681 45476 42373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.84% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29558 29423 26292
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 26 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 26 July 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 -47 268 £600 -4.00% 125
London -29 239 £625 - 108
City of London +8 56 £600 -4.00% 34
North West - 12 £525 - 1
Manchester - 9 £525 - 1
South East -4 8 £419 -11.84% 5
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
South West -2 4 - - 4
Devon - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Exeter - 4 - -
Leeds - 3 £475 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £475 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £475 - 2
Reading -2 2 £438 -7.89% 1
Scotland -3 2 £463 +8.82% 1
Berkshire -15 2 £438 -7.89% 1
Glasgow - 2 £463 - 1
East of England +18 1 £300 -47.82% 2
Hampshire 0 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 £525 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £525 - 1
Southampton - 1 £400 -
St Albans - 1 £300 -
Nottingham - 1 £525 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £300 -

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 303 (49.03%) Java
2 239 (38.67%) Multithreading
3 202 (32.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 192 (31.07%) Front Office
5 187 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
6 180 (29.13%) Finance
7 159 (25.73%) Linux
8 152 (24.60%) C#
9 150 (24.27%) C++
10 145 (23.46%) Electronic Trading
11 142 (22.98%) Banking
12 135 (21.84%) Unix
13 132 (21.36%) TDD
14 108 (17.48%) High Availability
15 104 (16.83%) Algorithmic Trading
16 83 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
17 80 (12.94%) FIX Protocol
18 79 (12.78%) Investment Banking
19 77 (12.46%) JavaScript
20 76 (12.30%) Oracle
20 76 (12.30%) E-Commerce
21 71 (11.49%) SQL
21 71 (11.49%) Market Making
22 69 (11.17%) Python
23 65 (10.52%) Risk Management
24 62 (10.03%) HTML
25 61 (9.87%) REST
26 60 (9.71%) Equities
27 58 (9.39%) Spring
28 57 (9.22%) WPF

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 15 (2.43%) Apache Spark
2 10 (1.62%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.29%) Confluence
3 8 (1.29%) Oracle Coherence
4 7 (1.13%) JBoss
5 5 (0.81%) CMS
6 4 (0.65%) Apache TomEE
6 4 (0.65%) Mule
7 3 (0.49%) Apache
7 3 (0.49%) Jetty
8 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.32%) SAS
8 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.16%) JCAPS
9 1 (0.16%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.16%) nginx
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (1.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.16%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.16%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
3 13 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (2.10%) Amazon Kinesis
3 13 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.81%) PaaS
6 4 (0.65%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.49%) GitHub
8 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.32%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.72%) Firewall
2 21 (3.40%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.43%) Multicast
4 14 (2.27%) WAN
5 13 (2.10%) LAN
6 12 (1.94%) SAN
7 10 (1.62%) DNS
8 8 (1.29%) BGP
8 8 (1.29%) Internet
8 8 (1.29%) MPLS
9 7 (1.13%) NAS
9 7 (1.13%) Network Security
10 6 (0.97%) LDAP
11 5 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.81%) OSPF
12 4 (0.65%) VPN
13 3 (0.49%) DHCP
13 3 (0.49%) EIGRP
13 3 (0.49%) IPsec
13 3 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.83%) Hadoop
3 35 (5.66%) KDB
4 26 (4.21%) Relational Database
5 24 (3.88%) Big Data
6 21 (3.40%) MySQL
7 18 (2.91%) MongoDB
8 15 (2.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (2.10%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.94%) OLAP
10 12 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.78%) DB2
12 10 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.29%) NoSQL
14 7 (1.13%) Redis
15 6 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (4.53%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.56%) Jenkins
2 22 (3.56%) JUnit
3 20 (3.24%) Maven
4 15 (2.43%) JIRA
5 12 (1.94%) Mockito
6 10 (1.62%) Subversion
7 8 (1.29%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.13%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.97%) Jasmine
9 6 (0.97%) Mocha
10 5 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.81%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.81%) Moq
10 5 (0.81%) NUnit
10 5 (0.81%) Rhino Mocks
11 4 (0.65%) Ant
11 4 (0.65%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.65%) JSUnit
11 4 (0.65%) QUnit
General
1 192 (31.07%) Front Office
2 180 (29.13%) Finance
3 142 (22.98%) Banking
4 79 (12.78%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.65%) Games
5 4 (0.65%) Publishing
6 2 (0.32%) Back Office
6 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.32%) Legal
6 2 (0.32%) Marketing
6 2 (0.32%) Retail
7 1 (0.16%) Electronics
7 1 (0.16%) French Language
7 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 449 (72.65%) Developer
2 220 (35.60%) Java Developer
3 91 (14.72%) C# Developer
4 88 (14.24%) Senior Developer
5 76 (12.30%) C++ Developer
6 61 (9.87%) Senior Java Developer
7 41 (6.63%) Agile Developer
8 36 (5.83%) Front Office Developer
9 34 (5.50%) JavaScript Developer
10 31 (5.02%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 29 (4.69%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 29 (4.69%) Low Latency C++ Developer
12 28 (4.53%) Agile Java Developer
13 27 (4.37%) C++/C# Developer
14 25 (4.05%) Analyst
14 25 (4.05%) Architect
14 25 (4.05%) Core Java Developer
15 20 (3.24%) .NET Developer
16 18 (2.91%) C# .NET Developer
17 17 (2.75%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (12.94%) FIX Protocol
2 62 (10.03%) HTML
3 61 (9.87%) REST
4 58 (9.39%) Spring
5 57 (9.22%) WPF
6 52 (8.41%) RESTful
7 50 (8.09%) HTML5
8 46 (7.44%) .NET
9 44 (7.12%) Web Services
10 42 (6.80%) Hibernate
11 41 (6.63%) CSS
11 41 (6.63%) WinForms
12 36 (5.83%) Middleware
13 33 (5.34%) XML
14 28 (4.53%) Node.js
15 25 (4.05%) AngularJS
16 24 (3.88%) CSS3
16 24 (3.88%) SOAP
17 20 (3.24%) Rendezvous
18 17 (2.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 202 (32.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 83 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (9.71%) Equities
4 44 (7.12%) Fixed Income
5 32 (5.18%) Algorithms
6 26 (4.21%) Computer Science
6 26 (4.21%) Data Structures
7 23 (3.72%) Data Centre
8 21 (3.40%) Mathematics
9 19 (3.07%) Derivative
10 16 (2.59%) N-Tier
11 13 (2.10%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.78%) User Experience
13 7 (1.13%) Equity Derivative
13 7 (1.13%) Fintech
13 7 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (1.13%) Replication
14 6 (0.97%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.97%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.97%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 159 (25.73%) Linux
2 135 (21.84%) Unix
3 39 (6.31%) Windows
4 31 (5.02%) Solaris
5 26 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (3.72%) AIX
7 15 (2.43%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.49%) SUSE
10 2 (0.32%) CentOS
11 1 (0.16%) Android
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (38.67%) Multithreading
2 187 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (23.46%) Electronic Trading
4 132 (21.36%) TDD
5 108 (17.48%) High Availability
6 104 (16.83%) Algorithmic Trading
7 76 (12.30%) E-Commerce
8 71 (11.49%) Market Making
9 65 (10.52%) Risk Management
10 54 (8.74%) Scrum
11 52 (8.41%) Concurrent Programming
12 50 (8.09%) Kanban
13 49 (7.93%) Microservices
14 48 (7.77%) Performance Tuning
15 44 (7.12%) OO
16 43 (6.96%) Open Source
17 40 (6.47%) Software Engineering
18 38 (6.15%) BDD
19 36 (5.83%) Performance Optimisation
20 35 (5.66%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 303 (49.03%) Java
2 152 (24.60%) C#
3 150 (24.27%) C++
4 77 (12.46%) JavaScript
5 71 (11.49%) SQL
6 69 (11.17%) Python
7 42 (6.80%) Perl
8 41 (6.63%) Scala
9 29 (4.69%) Shell Script
10 19 (3.07%) Ruby
11 14 (2.27%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.78%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.62%) C
14 9 (1.46%) ES6
15 7 (1.13%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.13%) SystemTap
16 6 (0.97%) Clojure
17 2 (0.32%) ECMAScript
17 2 (0.32%) PHP
17 2 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (7.61%) Degree
2 17 (2.75%) PhD
3 11 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.62%) CCIE
5 8 (1.29%) CCNP
6 4 (0.65%) CCSA
6 4 (0.65%) CCSE
7 3 (0.49%) RHCE
7 3 (0.49%) RHCT
8 2 (0.32%) RHCA
8 2 (0.32%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.16%) CCDA
9 1 (0.16%) CCDP
9 1 (0.16%) CCIP
9 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.97%) MiFID
2 5 (0.81%) QA
3 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
2 13 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.78%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.46%) Docker
5 7 (1.13%) KVM
6 4 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.32%) oVirt
8 1 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 21 (3.40%) Puppet
2 17 (2.75%) ITRS Geneos
3 14 (2.27%) Ansible
4 11 (1.78%) Nagios
5 9 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.13%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (0.97%) BladeLogic
7 6 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.81%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.65%) yum
10 3 (0.49%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.49%) Graphite
10 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.32%) Pingdom
11 2 (0.32%) Salt
12 1 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.16%) Control-M
Vendors
1 76 (12.30%) Oracle
2 32 (5.18%) Red Hat
3 28 (4.53%) TIBCO
4 26 (4.21%) Microsoft
5 24 (3.88%) HP
6 23 (3.72%) Cisco
7 22 (3.56%) Dell
8 20 (3.24%) Reuters
9 18 (2.91%) IBM
10 17 (2.75%) Sun
11 14 (2.27%) Bloomberg
12 13 (2.10%) VMware
13 12 (1.94%) Citrix
13 12 (1.94%) Sybase
14 11 (1.78%) Informatica
14 11 (1.78%) Juniper
14 11 (1.78%) Splunk
15 10 (1.62%) Hortonworks
16 9 (1.46%) F5
16 9 (1.46%) ION Trading
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