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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 292 339 328
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -11
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 336 232 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.48% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.64% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 193 181
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£550 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £454 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £715 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £448 £438
% change year-on-year
-13.96% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
38160 36205 32086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.24% 74.33% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24546 22063 19027
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1129 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 +51 333 £550 -8.33% 105
London +51 328 £550 -8.33% 96
City of London +36 119 £594 -8.65% 47
Glasgow -9 2 £413 +3.12% 1
Scotland -13 2 £413 +3.12% 1
South East -26 2 - - 4
Yorkshire - 2 £330 -
West Midlands - 1 £370 - 4
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
North West - - - -
Bath - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 3
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 409 (54.83%) Java
2 364 (48.79%) Multithreading
3 342 (45.84%) Front Office
4 315 (42.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 302 (40.48%) Banking
6 239 (32.04%) Finance
7 207 (27.75%) C++
8 187 (25.07%) UNIX
9 178 (23.86%) Linux
10 174 (23.32%) Investment Banking
11 161 (21.58%) SQL
12 155 (20.78%) C#
12 155 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
13 154 (20.64%) Algorithmic Trading
14 130 (17.43%) FIX Protocol
15 96 (12.87%) Oracle
16 94 (12.60%) Electronic Trading
17 88 (11.80%) Fixed Income
18 80 (10.72%) TDD
19 76 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
20 74 (9.92%) Spring
21 70 (9.38%) Relational Database
22 69 (9.25%) Windows
23 68 (9.12%) TIBCO
23 68 (9.12%) Middleware
23 68 (9.12%) Performance Tuning
24 67 (8.98%) Perl
25 66 (8.85%) Ultra-Low Latency
26 65 (8.71%) OO
27 64 (8.58%) Python

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 31 (4.16%) TIBCO EMS
2 14 (1.88%) Oracle Coherence
3 13 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.74%) Apache
3 13 (1.74%) OpenStack
4 10 (1.34%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.94%) Jetty
6 6 (0.80%) MQSeries
6 6 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (0.67%) JBoss
8 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.40%) Drupal
8 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.13%) CICS
10 1 (0.13%) Lightstreamer
10 1 (0.13%) Confluence
10 1 (0.13%) Node.js
10 1 (0.13%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 21 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.54%) MS Office
3 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (2.55%) ION MarketView
2 15 (2.01%) RMDS
3 3 (0.40%) Murex MxG2000
3 3 (0.40%) Endur
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.27%) GitHub
2 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.13%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (7.37%) TCP/IP
1 55 (7.37%) Multicast
2 47 (6.30%) BGP
3 46 (6.17%) Firewall
4 40 (5.36%) OSPF
5 31 (4.16%) EIGRP
5 31 (4.16%) Cisco Nexus
6 25 (3.35%) MPLS
6 25 (3.35%) LAN
7 24 (3.22%) WAN
8 23 (3.08%) VPLS
9 19 (2.55%) NetScaler
10 15 (2.01%) SAN
11 14 (1.88%) Wireless
11 14 (1.88%) Wireshark
11 14 (1.88%) NAS
12 12 (1.61%) RIP
13 11 (1.47%) Network Security
14 10 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (1.34%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 47 (6.30%) KDB
3 26 (3.49%) SQL Server
4 11 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.94%) MySQL
5 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.80%) DB2
7 5 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.67%) Big Data
8 4 (0.54%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.40%) OLAP
9 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.40%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.40%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.13%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 48 (6.43%) Maven
2 38 (5.09%) JUnit
3 23 (3.08%) TeamCity
4 22 (2.95%) Mockito
5 21 (2.82%) Git (software)
6 17 (2.28%) JIRA
6 17 (2.28%) Subversion
6 17 (2.28%) Jenkins
7 10 (1.34%) jMock
8 9 (1.21%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.94%) JMeter
9 7 (0.94%) EasyMock
10 6 (0.80%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.80%) TestNG
10 6 (0.80%) Selenium
10 6 (0.80%) LoadRunner
11 5 (0.67%) CruiseControl
11 5 (0.67%) YourKit
11 5 (0.67%) VisualVM
12 4 (0.54%) Grunt
General
1 342 (45.84%) Front Office
2 302 (40.48%) Banking
3 239 (32.04%) Finance
4 174 (23.32%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.08%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.74%) Games
7 12 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.40%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.27%) Legal
9 2 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) Publishing
10 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Marketing
10 1 (0.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 473 (63.40%) Developer
2 263 (35.25%) Java Developer
3 109 (14.61%) C++ Developer
4 63 (8.45%) Senior Developer
5 61 (8.18%) Analyst
6 58 (7.77%) Network Engineer
7 50 (6.70%) Senior Java Developer
8 44 (5.90%) C# Developer
9 31 (4.16%) Support Analyst
10 29 (3.89%) Architect
11 21 (2.82%) Senior Network Engineer
12 20 (2.68%) Applications Support
13 14 (1.88%) Programmer
13 14 (1.88%) Wintel Analyst
14 12 (1.61%) Support Engineer
14 12 (1.61%) Quantitative Developer
14 12 (1.61%) Linux Engineer
15 11 (1.47%) Performance Analyst
16 10 (1.34%) .NET Developer
16 10 (1.34%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (17.43%) FIX Protocol
2 74 (9.92%) Spring
3 68 (9.12%) Middleware
4 60 (8.04%) .NET
5 42 (5.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 42 (5.63%) Rendezvous
6 41 (5.50%) STL
7 36 (4.83%) HTML
7 36 (4.83%) JMS
8 35 (4.69%) WPF
9 33 (4.42%) Web Services
10 29 (3.89%) Hibernate
11 25 (3.35%) HTML5
12 18 (2.41%) XML
12 18 (2.41%) CSS
12 18 (2.41%) WCF
13 17 (2.28%) RESTful
14 16 (2.14%) J2EE
15 15 (2.01%) REST
16 13 (1.74%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 315 (42.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 88 (11.80%) Fixed Income
3 76 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (7.64%) Equities
5 51 (6.84%) Computer Science
6 49 (6.57%) Derivative
7 43 (5.76%) Mathematics
8 41 (5.50%) Algorithms
9 28 (3.75%) Data Structures
10 18 (2.41%) Hedge funds
11 17 (2.28%) Spread Betting
12 16 (2.14%) Replication
12 16 (2.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 15 (2.01%) VWAP
13 15 (2.01%) Grid Computing
13 15 (2.01%) TWAP
14 14 (1.88%) Physics
15 11 (1.47%) Credit Derivative
15 11 (1.47%) User Experience
16 10 (1.34%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 187 (25.07%) UNIX
2 178 (23.86%) Linux
3 69 (9.25%) Windows
4 28 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (3.22%) Solaris
6 10 (1.34%) SUSE
7 9 (1.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 7 (0.94%) AIX
9 6 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (48.79%) Multithreading
2 155 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (20.64%) Algorithmic Trading
4 94 (12.60%) Electronic Trading
5 80 (10.72%) TDD
6 68 (9.12%) Performance Tuning
7 66 (8.85%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 65 (8.71%) OO
9 56 (7.51%) Risk Management
9 56 (7.51%) E-Commerce
10 37 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (4.69%) ITIL
12 29 (3.89%) Project Management
13 28 (3.75%) Unit Testing
14 26 (3.49%) Scrum
15 23 (3.08%) Software Engineering
16 22 (2.95%) Memory Management
17 20 (2.68%) ITSM
17 20 (2.68%) Incident Management
17 20 (2.68%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 409 (54.83%) Java
2 207 (27.75%) C++
3 161 (21.58%) SQL
4 155 (20.78%) C#
5 67 (8.98%) Perl
6 64 (8.58%) Python
7 37 (4.96%) JavaScript
8 20 (2.68%) Shell Script
9 19 (2.55%) C
10 18 (2.41%) VBScript
10 18 (2.41%) PowerShell
11 17 (2.28%) Bash Shell
12 15 (2.01%) Assembly Language
13 12 (1.61%) Ruby
14 10 (1.34%) Korn
15 9 (1.21%) VB
16 6 (0.80%) VBA
17 4 (0.54%) Scala
17 4 (0.54%) PHP5
17 4 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (6.30%) Degree
1 47 (6.30%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (5.09%) CCIE
3 36 (4.83%) CCNP
4 5 (0.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.54%) CCSE
6 3 (0.40%) CCNA
6 3 (0.40%) PhD
7 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.13%) CCDP
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.13%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (0.13%) PMP
8 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.61%) QA
2 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (2.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 16 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.88%) XenDesktop
3 14 (1.88%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (1.74%) XenApp
5 5 (0.67%) vSphere
6 3 (0.40%) Firmware
6 3 (0.40%) Varnish
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.27%) NFS
8 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 18 (2.41%) Puppet
2 15 (2.01%) SCCM
2 15 (2.01%) SCOM
3 14 (1.88%) EdgeSight
3 14 (1.88%) SCVMM
3 14 (1.88%) HP SIM
4 12 (1.61%) ITRS Geneos
5 8 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.94%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 7 (0.94%) Kibana
7 6 (0.80%) Ansible
8 4 (0.54%) StatsD
8 4 (0.54%) Nagios
9 2 (0.27%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.27%) Control-M
Vendors
1 96 (12.87%) Oracle
2 68 (9.12%) TIBCO
3 56 (7.51%) Cisco
4 46 (6.17%) 29West
5 45 (6.03%) Sybase
6 44 (5.90%) Juniper
7 36 (4.83%) Microsoft
8 35 (4.69%) ION Trading
9 34 (4.56%) F5
10 30 (4.02%) HP
11 27 (3.62%) VMware
11 27 (3.62%) Red Hat
12 26 (3.49%) Citrix
13 24 (3.22%) IBM
14 23 (3.08%) CheckPoint
15 21 (2.82%) Veritas
16 17 (2.28%) Dell
17 16 (2.14%) CA
17 16 (2.14%) Blue Coat
17 16 (2.14%) Fortinet
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