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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 282 357 295
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -62
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 368 225 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.44% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.59% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 198 217
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £693 £800 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £620 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £90.00 - -
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
39961 37976 33183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.00% 74.83% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25156 22879 19730
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1143 1185
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +85 363 £600 -1.03% 97
London +74 358 £600 -4.00% 90
City of London +21 109 £613 -5.76% 52
Yorkshire - 3 £310 -
East of England - 2 £1,000 - 3
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £1,000 - 2
St Albans - 2 £1,000 - 2
Sheffield - 1 £310 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £310 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
Scotland - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Street - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - - 2

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 440 (58.43%) Java
2 391 (51.93%) Multithreading
3 361 (47.94%) Front Office
4 339 (45.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 287 (38.11%) Banking
6 244 (32.40%) Finance
7 210 (27.89%) C++
8 181 (24.04%) Linux
9 173 (22.97%) C#
10 172 (22.84%) UNIX
11 171 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
12 164 (21.78%) Investment Banking
13 152 (20.19%) SQL
14 137 (18.19%) FIX Protocol
14 137 (18.19%) Algorithmic Trading
15 98 (13.01%) Electronic Trading
16 90 (11.95%) Fixed Income
17 89 (11.82%) TDD
18 78 (10.36%) Middleware
19 77 (10.23%) Oracle
20 74 (9.83%) TIBCO
21 72 (9.56%) Relational Database
22 71 (9.43%) Equities
23 69 (9.16%) Windows
23 69 (9.16%) Ultra-Low Latency
24 68 (9.03%) OO
25 66 (8.76%) E-Commerce
26 65 (8.63%) Python
26 65 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
27 61 (8.10%) Spring

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 34 (4.52%) TIBCO EMS
2 15 (1.99%) OpenStack
2 15 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.33%) Oracle Coherence
4 9 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.06%) Apache
6 7 (0.93%) JBoss
7 6 (0.80%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.53%) Jetty
9 3 (0.40%) Drupal
9 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.27%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.13%) CICS
11 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.66%) MS Office
3 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) SPSS
4 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 27 (3.59%) ION MarketView
2 19 (2.52%) 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 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.13%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.13%) GitHub
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (6.64%) Multicast
2 46 (6.11%) TCP/IP
3 42 (5.58%) BGP
4 40 (5.31%) Firewall
5 32 (4.25%) OSPF
5 32 (4.25%) EIGRP
6 24 (3.19%) MPLS
6 24 (3.19%) VPLS
7 23 (3.05%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (2.79%) NetScaler
9 19 (2.52%) SAN
10 16 (2.12%) NAS
11 15 (1.99%) LAN
12 13 (1.73%) WAN
13 11 (1.46%) Wireshark
13 11 (1.46%) Wireless
14 10 (1.33%) RIP
14 10 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (1.06%) DNS
16 6 (0.80%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (9.56%) Relational Database
2 44 (5.84%) KDB
3 28 (3.72%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.06%) InfluxDB
4 8 (1.06%) Big Data
5 7 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.80%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.80%) MySQL
7 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.66%) OLAP
8 4 (0.53%) DB2
8 4 (0.53%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.40%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.40%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.27%) ROLAP
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 47 (6.24%) Maven
2 36 (4.78%) JUnit
3 22 (2.92%) Subversion
4 21 (2.79%) Mockito
5 20 (2.66%) TeamCity
6 18 (2.39%) Git (software)
7 17 (2.26%) Eclipse
8 14 (1.86%) JIRA
9 13 (1.73%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.20%) VisualVM
10 9 (1.20%) YourKit
11 7 (0.93%) jMock
12 6 (0.80%) NUnit
13 5 (0.66%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.53%) TestNG
14 4 (0.53%) IntelliJ
14 4 (0.53%) LoadRunner
14 4 (0.53%) EasyMock
14 4 (0.53%) Selenium
15 3 (0.40%) Ant
General
1 361 (47.94%) Front Office
2 287 (38.11%) Banking
3 244 (32.40%) Finance
4 164 (21.78%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.52%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.46%) Games
8 5 (0.66%) Retail
9 2 (0.27%) Back Office
9 2 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) Publishing
10 1 (0.13%) Legal
10 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 502 (66.67%) Developer
2 309 (41.04%) Java Developer
3 109 (14.48%) C++ Developer
4 64 (8.50%) Senior Developer
5 58 (7.70%) Analyst
5 58 (7.70%) Network Engineer
6 51 (6.77%) Senior Java Developer
7 46 (6.11%) C# Developer
8 31 (4.12%) Architect
9 29 (3.85%) Support Analyst
10 20 (2.66%) Applications Support
11 19 (2.52%) Senior Network Engineer
12 17 (2.26%) Programmer
13 14 (1.86%) Wintel Analyst
14 10 (1.33%) Technical Leader
14 10 (1.33%) Linux Engineer
14 10 (1.33%) Quantitative Developer
15 9 (1.20%) Applications Support Analyst
15 9 (1.20%) WPF Developer
16 8 (1.06%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (18.19%) FIX Protocol
2 78 (10.36%) Middleware
3 61 (8.10%) Spring
4 58 (7.70%) .NET
5 45 (5.98%) Rendezvous
6 44 (5.84%) JMS
7 38 (5.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 37 (4.91%) STL
9 33 (4.38%) WPF
10 30 (3.98%) Web Services
11 29 (3.85%) HTML
12 20 (2.66%) RESTful
13 19 (2.52%) HTML5
13 19 (2.52%) REST
14 16 (2.12%) WCF
14 16 (2.12%) Hibernate
15 15 (1.99%) XML
15 15 (1.99%) CSS
16 10 (1.33%) CGI
16 10 (1.33%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 339 (45.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 90 (11.95%) Fixed Income
3 71 (9.43%) Equities
4 65 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (7.70%) Computer Science
6 50 (6.64%) Derivative
7 44 (5.84%) Algorithms
8 41 (5.44%) Mathematics
9 20 (2.66%) Replication
10 19 (2.52%) Data Structures
11 17 (2.26%) Hedge funds
12 16 (2.12%) Physics
13 15 (1.99%) Grid Computing
14 14 (1.86%) Spread Betting
15 13 (1.73%) Credit Derivative
16 12 (1.59%) VWAP
16 12 (1.59%) TWAP
17 10 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 9 (1.20%) Open Source
19 8 (1.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 181 (24.04%) Linux
2 172 (22.84%) UNIX
3 69 (9.16%) Windows
4 25 (3.32%) Solaris
5 18 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (0.93%) SUSE
7 7 (0.93%) AIX
8 6 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (51.93%) Multithreading
2 171 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (18.19%) Algorithmic Trading
4 98 (13.01%) Electronic Trading
5 89 (11.82%) TDD
6 69 (9.16%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 68 (9.03%) OO
8 66 (8.76%) E-Commerce
9 54 (7.17%) Risk Management
10 53 (7.04%) Performance Tuning
11 35 (4.65%) ITIL
12 31 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (3.98%) Project Management
14 28 (3.72%) Scrum
15 26 (3.45%) Unit Testing
16 24 (3.19%) Analytics
16 24 (3.19%) Incident Management
17 22 (2.92%) Software Engineering
17 22 (2.92%) ITSM
18 21 (2.79%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 440 (58.43%) Java
2 210 (27.89%) C++
3 173 (22.97%) C#
4 152 (20.19%) SQL
5 65 (8.63%) Python
6 60 (7.97%) Perl
7 28 (3.72%) JavaScript
8 20 (2.66%) C
8 20 (2.66%) VBScript
8 20 (2.66%) PowerShell
9 15 (1.99%) Assembly Language
10 14 (1.86%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.73%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.59%) Ruby
13 10 (1.33%) Korn
14 8 (1.06%) VB
15 7 (0.93%) VBA
16 5 (0.66%) Scala
17 3 (0.40%) Lua
17 3 (0.40%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 52 (6.91%) Degree
2 49 (6.51%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (5.44%) CCNP
4 39 (5.18%) CCIE
5 6 (0.80%) CCNA
6 5 (0.66%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.66%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.27%) VCP4
7 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.27%) PhD
8 1 (0.13%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (0.13%) PMP
8 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.13%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.46%) QA
2 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (3.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 18 (2.39%) Hyper-V
3 17 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.12%) XenDesktop
5 15 (1.99%) XenApp
5 15 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.66%) vSphere
7 3 (0.40%) Varnish
8 2 (0.27%) Firmware
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 17 (2.26%) SCCM
1 17 (2.26%) SCOM
2 16 (2.12%) SCVMM
2 16 (2.12%) HP SIM
2 16 (2.12%) Puppet
2 16 (2.12%) EdgeSight
3 10 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
4 8 (1.06%) Kibana
4 8 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.93%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 5 (0.66%) StatsD
7 4 (0.53%) Ansible
7 4 (0.53%) Nagios
8 2 (0.27%) Control-M
8 2 (0.27%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 77 (10.23%) Oracle
2 74 (9.83%) TIBCO
3 53 (7.04%) Cisco
4 48 (6.37%) 29West
5 42 (5.58%) ION Trading
5 42 (5.58%) Sybase
6 39 (5.18%) Microsoft
6 39 (5.18%) Juniper
7 31 (4.12%) F5
8 30 (3.98%) IBM
9 29 (3.85%) HP
10 28 (3.72%) Citrix
10 28 (3.72%) VMware
11 23 (3.05%) Veritas
12 20 (2.66%) CheckPoint
12 20 (2.66%) Dell
13 19 (2.52%) Fortinet
14 18 (2.39%) CA
15 17 (2.26%) Red Hat
16 16 (2.12%) Veeam
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