The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 286 222 281
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +59
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 381 471 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.88% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.19% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 353 298
Average daily rate
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£600 £550 £558
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
- +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London average 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
42045 39415 41397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.46% 73.73% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26091 24205 23959
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1165 1093 1499
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.45 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
England -53 366 £600 +9.09% 122
London -23 346 £600 +9.09% 115
City of London +27 138 £650 +13.04% 71
West Midlands - 11 £370 - 2
Glasgow -12 9 £400 +14.28% 1
Scotland -29 9 £400 +6.66% 1
Birmingham - 6 £350 -
Yorkshire +5 4 £320 -39.04%
County Antrim +2 4 £375 +30.43%
Belfast +1 4 £375 +30.43%
Northern Ireland +1 4 £375 +30.43%
West Yorkshire +5 3 £320 -39.04%
South East -9 3 £500 -9.09% 3
Docklands, London +7 2 £555 +5.71%
Leeds +7 2 £320 -39.04%
East of England -21 2 £370 -40.80% 1
Reading +6 1 - -
Berkshire +6 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £370 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
Cambridge - 1 £370 - 1
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 418 (58.63%) Java
2 328 (46.00%) Multithreading
3 322 (45.16%) Front Office
4 306 (42.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 278 (38.99%) Banking
6 215 (30.15%) SQL
7 198 (27.77%) UNIX
8 185 (25.95%) Linux
9 174 (24.40%) C++
10 169 (23.70%) Finance
11 157 (22.02%) Investment Banking
12 153 (21.46%) Oracle
13 142 (19.92%) C#
14 132 (18.51%) Algorithmic Trading
15 117 (16.41%) Fixed Income
16 110 (15.43%) E-Commerce
17 103 (14.45%) Spring
18 100 (14.03%) Electronic Trading
18 100 (14.03%) Perl
19 96 (13.46%) FIX Protocol
20 90 (12.62%) Python
20 90 (12.62%) Risk Management
21 84 (11.78%) TIBCO
22 73 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
23 70 (9.82%) Derivative
24 64 (8.98%) Equities
24 64 (8.98%) TDD
25 63 (8.84%) Firewall
25 63 (8.84%) Windows
26 60 (8.42%) Multicast

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 48 (6.73%) Oracle Coherence
2 16 (2.24%) Confluence
2 16 (2.24%) WebSphere
3 12 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (1.12%) Apache
4 8 (1.12%) TIBCO EMS
4 8 (1.12%) MQSeries
5 5 (0.70%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.70%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.70%) IIS
5 5 (0.70%) Node.js
5 5 (0.70%) GemFire
6 3 (0.42%) Jetty
7 2 (0.28%) Lightstreamer
8 1 (0.14%) Mule
8 1 (0.14%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (1.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 36 (5.05%) RMDS
2 14 (1.96%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.12%) GitHub
2 6 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.14%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 63 (8.84%) Firewall
2 60 (8.42%) Multicast
3 49 (6.87%) TCP/IP
4 29 (4.07%) BGP
5 24 (3.37%) OSPF
5 24 (3.37%) WAN
6 22 (3.09%) LAN
7 15 (2.10%) VPN
8 13 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (1.68%) EIGRP
10 11 (1.54%) Internet
11 10 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (1.26%) VLAN
12 9 (1.26%) HSRP
13 8 (1.12%) Network Security
13 8 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.12%) DNS
14 7 (0.98%) VoIP
14 7 (0.98%) Junos
14 7 (0.98%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.73%) Relational Database
2 38 (5.33%) KDB
3 33 (4.63%) Oracle Database
4 26 (3.65%) SQL Server
5 12 (1.68%) Hazelcast
6 11 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (0.98%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.84%) Big Data
8 6 (0.84%) DB2
8 6 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (0.84%) MySQL
9 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.70%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.56%) CouchDB
10 4 (0.56%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.42%) OLAP
12 2 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (4.63%) Maven
2 30 (4.21%) JIRA
3 27 (3.79%) JUnit
4 26 (3.65%) TeamCity
5 21 (2.95%) Mockito
6 19 (2.66%) Grunt
7 18 (2.52%) WebDriver
8 15 (2.10%) Git (software)
8 15 (2.10%) Bower
9 14 (1.96%) Subversion
10 13 (1.82%) CruiseControl
11 10 (1.40%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.98%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.98%) Selenium
13 6 (0.84%) JMeter
14 3 (0.42%) LoadRunner
14 3 (0.42%) Ant
14 3 (0.42%) jMock
14 3 (0.42%) TestNG
14 3 (0.42%) EasyMock
General
1 322 (45.16%) Front Office
2 278 (38.99%) Banking
3 169 (23.70%) Finance
4 157 (22.02%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.23%) Financial Institution
6 18 (2.52%) Games
7 16 (2.24%) Back Office
8 12 (1.68%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.56%) Marketing
10 3 (0.42%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.42%) Billing
11 2 (0.28%) Legal
11 2 (0.28%) Retail
12 1 (0.14%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 433 (60.73%) Developer
2 251 (35.20%) Java Developer
3 69 (9.68%) C++ Developer
4 64 (8.98%) Senior Developer
5 57 (7.99%) Analyst
6 49 (6.87%) C# Developer
7 47 (6.59%) Senior Java Developer
8 37 (5.19%) Applications Support
9 31 (4.35%) Support Engineer
10 29 (4.07%) Support Analyst
11 25 (3.51%) Network Engineer
12 24 (3.37%) Architect
13 23 (3.23%) Linux Support
14 22 (3.09%) Front Office Developer
14 22 (3.09%) Development Manager
15 19 (2.66%) Consultant
16 18 (2.52%) Production Support Analyst
17 14 (1.96%) Software Engineer
18 13 (1.82%) JavaScript Developer
19 12 (1.68%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (14.45%) Spring
2 96 (13.46%) FIX Protocol
3 52 (7.29%) Rendezvous
4 50 (7.01%) .NET
5 44 (6.17%) J2EE
6 43 (6.03%) HTML
7 41 (5.75%) Middleware
8 37 (5.19%) Hibernate
8 37 (5.19%) Web Services
9 36 (5.05%) HTML5
10 30 (4.21%) WPF
10 30 (4.21%) CSS
11 28 (3.93%) JMS
12 27 (3.79%) Apache Flex
13 26 (3.65%) XML
14 24 (3.37%) AngularJS
15 23 (3.23%) JDBC
16 20 (2.81%) REST
17 18 (2.52%) Spring MVC
17 18 (2.52%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 306 (42.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 117 (16.41%) Fixed Income
3 70 (9.82%) Derivative
4 64 (8.98%) Equities
5 40 (5.61%) Computer Science
6 30 (4.21%) Mathematics
7 27 (3.79%) Market Risk
8 23 (3.23%) Open Source
9 21 (2.95%) VWAP
9 21 (2.95%) TWAP
10 12 (1.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 11 (1.54%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 10 (1.40%) Hedge funds
13 9 (1.26%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.26%) RIA
13 9 (1.26%) Online Games
14 8 (1.12%) Credit Risk
14 8 (1.12%) Statistics
15 7 (0.98%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.98%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 198 (27.77%) UNIX
2 185 (25.95%) Linux
3 63 (8.84%) Windows
4 43 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (4.77%) Solaris
6 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.70%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.42%) SUSE
8 2 (0.28%) CentOS
8 2 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (46.00%) Multithreading
2 132 (18.51%) Algorithmic Trading
3 110 (15.43%) E-Commerce
4 100 (14.03%) Electronic Trading
5 90 (12.62%) Risk Management
6 73 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (8.98%) TDD
8 56 (7.85%) Performance Tuning
9 43 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (5.89%) Software Engineering
11 41 (5.75%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 40 (5.61%) OO
13 30 (4.21%) Change Management
14 29 (4.07%) Project Management
15 28 (3.93%) Analytics
16 27 (3.79%) Capacity Management
17 26 (3.65%) Scrum
17 26 (3.65%) Unit Testing
18 25 (3.51%) MVC
19 22 (3.09%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 418 (58.63%) Java
2 215 (30.15%) SQL
3 174 (24.40%) C++
4 142 (19.92%) C#
5 100 (14.03%) Perl
6 90 (12.62%) Python
7 45 (6.31%) JavaScript
8 44 (6.17%) Shell Script
9 29 (4.07%) Bash Shell
10 27 (3.79%) C
11 15 (2.10%) Scala
12 14 (1.96%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.68%) VB
14 7 (0.98%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.84%) VBA
15 6 (0.84%) PHP
16 5 (0.70%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.70%) Ruby
17 3 (0.42%) Korn
17 3 (0.42%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (5.47%) Degree
2 29 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (2.52%) CCNP
4 11 (1.54%) CCIE
5 6 (0.84%) CCNA
6 5 (0.70%) CCA
6 5 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (0.70%) CCSE
6 5 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.70%) VCP4
6 5 (0.70%) VCP5
7 4 (0.56%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.56%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.56%) CCDP
7 4 (0.56%) PhD
8 3 (0.42%) CCIP
8 3 (0.42%) JNCIP
8 3 (0.42%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (0.42%) CCSA
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (0.70%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.70%) XenApp
2 4 (0.56%) vCloud
3 2 (0.28%) HDFS
3 2 (0.28%) Snort
3 2 (0.28%) NFS
4 1 (0.14%) Squid
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (3.23%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.98%) Puppet
3 5 (0.70%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.70%) Ansible
4 4 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.28%) Nagios
5 2 (0.28%) Salt
Vendors
1 153 (21.46%) Oracle
2 84 (11.78%) TIBCO
3 59 (8.27%) 29West
4 45 (6.31%) Sybase
5 42 (5.89%) Red Hat
6 40 (5.61%) Cisco
7 34 (4.77%) Reuters
8 28 (3.93%) Adobe
9 25 (3.51%) eSpeed
9 25 (3.51%) MarketAxess
10 24 (3.37%) Microsoft
11 22 (3.09%) Juniper
12 21 (2.95%) ION Trading
13 16 (2.24%) F5
14 14 (1.96%) CheckPoint
15 13 (1.82%) VMware
16 11 (1.54%) HP
17 10 (1.40%) Informatica
18 7 (0.98%) Blue Coat
19 5 (0.70%) Atlassian
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Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
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Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £500 - £550 p/day
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London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
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London
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Rate: £550 - £585 per day
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Rate: £600 per day - initial 6 month contract
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
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Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + competitive
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Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per annum
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London
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Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
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