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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 341 282 224
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -58
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 320 381 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.70% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.92% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 305 343
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£613 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.37% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £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
44294 41615 38269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.78% 76.15% 74.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28706 25700 23210
Average daily rate £418 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1169 1103
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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 26 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 4 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -58 314 £625 +4.16% 110
London -26 281 £625 +4.16% 95
City of London -37 91 £625 -1.96% 44
South East -5 25 £475 +11.76% 7
Berkshire +15 17 £475 - 2
Reading +5 13 £475 - 1
Surrey - 5 £418 - 4
Scotland -7 4 £425 +6.25% 3
Canary Wharf - 4 £475 -
West Midlands +1 3 £320 -21.95% 1
Hampshire - 3 £400 -
Slough - 3 - -
Staffordshire - 3 £320 - 1
Bristol - 2 £375 -
Luton - 2 £575 - 1
Basingstoke - 2 £400 -
South West - 2 £375 -
East of England - 2 £575 - 4
Bedfordshire - 2 £575 - 1
West Yorkshire -26 1 £338 +5.46%
Yorkshire -29 1 £338 +5.46%
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £418 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £475 -
Stirling - 1 - -

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 339 (50.22%) Multithreading
2 322 (47.70%) Java
3 293 (43.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 282 (41.78%) Front Office
5 205 (30.37%) Finance
6 195 (28.89%) C++
6 195 (28.89%) Linux
7 171 (25.33%) Banking
8 153 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
9 152 (22.52%) C#
10 144 (21.33%) UNIX
11 123 (18.22%) FIX Protocol
12 122 (18.07%) SQL
13 121 (17.93%) Equities
14 115 (17.04%) Algorithmic Trading
15 92 (13.63%) TDD
16 91 (13.48%) Investment Banking
17 86 (12.74%) Electronic Trading
18 84 (12.44%) Python
19 73 (10.81%) OO
20 69 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
21 67 (9.93%) Perl
22 60 (8.89%) Computer Science
23 59 (8.74%) E-Commerce
23 59 (8.74%) Fixed Income
24 58 (8.59%) Risk Management
25 56 (8.30%) Middleware
26 55 (8.15%) Spring
26 55 (8.15%) Degree
27 54 (8.00%) Relational Database

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 15 (2.22%) WebSphere
2 12 (1.78%) Oracle Coherence
3 9 (1.33%) MTS
4 8 (1.19%) Node.js
5 7 (1.04%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (0.89%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.44%) JBoss
8 2 (0.30%) Apache
8 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.30%) SAS
8 2 (0.30%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.30%) Mule
8 2 (0.30%) Confluence
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.15%) CMS
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 18 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.30%) SPSS
4 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.15%) MS Project
4 1 (0.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 23 (3.41%) ION MarketView
2 12 (1.78%) RMDS
3 5 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Misys Opics
6 1 (0.15%) Finacle
6 1 (0.15%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.19%) GitHub
3 5 (0.74%) SaaS
4 4 (0.59%) PaaS
4 4 (0.59%) IaaS
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 30 (4.44%) Multicast
3 25 (3.70%) Firewall
4 22 (3.26%) BGP
5 19 (2.81%) OSPF
6 13 (1.93%) IPsec
6 13 (1.93%) HTTP
7 12 (1.78%) WAN
7 12 (1.78%) EIGRP
8 11 (1.63%) LAN
8 11 (1.63%) VPN
8 11 (1.63%) HSRP
9 9 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (1.33%) MPLS
10 8 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (1.04%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (1.04%) SAN
12 6 (0.89%) VRRP
12 6 (0.89%) Wireless
12 6 (0.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 48 (7.11%) SQL Server
3 42 (6.22%) Big Data
4 36 (5.33%) KDB
5 16 (2.37%) DB2
6 13 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.78%) OLAP
7 12 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.19%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.19%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.59%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.59%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.59%) MySQL
12 3 (0.44%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (5.33%) Maven
2 31 (4.59%) Jenkins
3 29 (4.30%) Eclipse
4 17 (2.52%) JUnit
4 17 (2.52%) Subversion
5 14 (2.07%) Hudson
6 11 (1.63%) NUnit
7 10 (1.48%) JMeter
7 10 (1.48%) JIRA
8 9 (1.33%) CruiseControl
9 8 (1.19%) IntelliJ
9 8 (1.19%) LoadRunner
9 8 (1.19%) Git (software)
9 8 (1.19%) Build Forge
9 8 (1.19%) Moq
10 7 (1.04%) TeamCity
10 7 (1.04%) VisualVM
10 7 (1.04%) YourKit
11 6 (0.89%) Ant
12 5 (0.74%) ANTLR
General
1 282 (41.78%) Front Office
2 205 (30.37%) Finance
3 171 (25.33%) Banking
4 91 (13.48%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.07%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.33%) Games
7 6 (0.89%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.74%) Marketing
9 4 (0.59%) Advertising
9 4 (0.59%) Retail
10 3 (0.44%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.44%) Electronics
10 3 (0.44%) Legal
10 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 498 (73.78%) Developer
2 240 (35.56%) Java Developer
3 125 (18.52%) C++ Developer
4 101 (14.96%) Senior Developer
5 65 (9.63%) C# Developer
6 49 (7.26%) Senior Java Developer
7 41 (6.07%) Analyst
8 26 (3.85%) C++/C# Developer
9 25 (3.70%) Ab Initio Developer
10 23 (3.41%) Network Engineer
11 16 (2.37%) Applications Support
12 15 (2.22%) Architect
12 15 (2.22%) Senior C# Developer
13 14 (2.07%) Support Analyst
14 13 (1.93%) Project Manager
14 13 (1.93%) Senior C++ Developer
15 12 (1.78%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
15 12 (1.78%) Software Engineer
16 11 (1.63%) Front Office Developer
16 11 (1.63%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (18.22%) FIX Protocol
2 56 (8.30%) Middleware
3 55 (8.15%) Spring
4 43 (6.37%) XML
5 42 (6.22%) .NET
6 40 (5.93%) Web Services
7 39 (5.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 34 (5.04%) WPF
8 34 (5.04%) JMS
9 33 (4.89%) STL
10 30 (4.44%) REST
11 26 (3.85%) SOAP
12 22 (3.26%) HTML
13 19 (2.81%) HTML5
13 19 (2.81%) TIBCO EMS
14 18 (2.67%) WinForms
14 18 (2.67%) Ultra Messaging
15 16 (2.37%) Rendezvous
16 15 (2.22%) J2SE
16 15 (2.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 293 (43.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 121 (17.93%) Equities
3 69 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (8.89%) Computer Science
5 59 (8.74%) Fixed Income
6 51 (7.56%) Algorithms
7 40 (5.93%) Derivative
8 21 (3.11%) Data Structures
8 21 (3.11%) Data Centre
9 16 (2.37%) DataPower
9 16 (2.37%) Mathematics
10 13 (1.93%) Replication
10 13 (1.93%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.48%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.33%) Physics
12 9 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
13 8 (1.19%) Market Risk
13 8 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
13 8 (1.19%) Eurex
14 7 (1.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 195 (28.89%) Linux
2 144 (21.33%) UNIX
3 48 (7.11%) Windows
4 18 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (2.67%) Solaris
5 6 (0.89%) Android
6 3 (0.44%) AIX
6 3 (0.44%) SUSE
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.30%) CentOS
8 1 (0.15%) Fedora
8 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.15%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (50.22%) Multithreading
2 153 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (17.04%) Algorithmic Trading
4 92 (13.63%) TDD
5 86 (12.74%) Electronic Trading
6 73 (10.81%) OO
7 59 (8.74%) E-Commerce
8 58 (8.59%) Risk Management
9 52 (7.70%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (6.81%) Software Engineering
11 36 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
12 34 (5.04%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 34 (5.04%) Market Making
13 32 (4.74%) Scrum
13 32 (4.74%) Project Management
14 24 (3.56%) High Availability
15 23 (3.41%) Garbage Collection
16 22 (3.26%) SDLC
17 21 (3.11%) Open Source
17 21 (3.11%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 322 (47.70%) Java
2 195 (28.89%) C++
3 152 (22.52%) C#
4 122 (18.07%) SQL
5 84 (12.44%) Python
6 67 (9.93%) Perl
7 46 (6.81%) Shell Script
8 20 (2.96%) Bash Shell
8 20 (2.96%) JavaScript
9 17 (2.52%) C
10 15 (2.22%) Scala
11 10 (1.48%) Ruby
11 10 (1.48%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.04%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.04%) VBScript
13 6 (0.89%) Korn
14 5 (0.74%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.74%) VBA
15 3 (0.44%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.44%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 55 (8.15%) Degree
2 25 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (2.22%) CCNP
4 14 (2.07%) CCIE
5 7 (1.04%) PhD
5 7 (1.04%) CCNA
6 5 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.59%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.44%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.44%) CCSA
8 3 (0.44%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (0.30%) CCSE
9 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.74%) QA
2 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.74%) XenApp
5 5 (0.74%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.44%) Docker
7 2 (0.30%) Snort
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (1.78%) Puppet
2 10 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (0.74%) SCCM
4 5 (0.74%) SCOM
4 5 (0.74%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.44%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 2 (0.30%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.30%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.30%) MOM
6 2 (0.30%) Ansible
6 2 (0.30%) Mesos
6 2 (0.30%) EdgeSight
6 2 (0.30%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 54 (8.00%) Oracle
2 50 (7.41%) TIBCO
3 35 (5.19%) Microsoft
4 28 (4.15%) Sybase
5 27 (4.00%) ION Trading
6 26 (3.85%) Cisco
7 25 (3.70%) IBM
7 25 (3.70%) Ab Initio
8 22 (3.26%) VMware
9 20 (2.96%) Red Hat
10 16 (2.37%) Juniper
11 15 (2.22%) Bloomberg
11 15 (2.22%) eSpeed
12 13 (1.93%) CheckPoint
13 12 (1.78%) Reuters
14 10 (1.48%) Tradeweb
14 10 (1.48%) Currenex
14 10 (1.48%) Solace
15 9 (1.33%) HP
16 8 (1.19%) SOASTA, Inc
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £375 - £410 Per Day please send cv
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £675 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day +
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £385.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Berkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
East London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £800 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £675 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago