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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Low Latency
UK
Rank 294 304 306
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 335 361 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.71% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.87% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 305 282
Median daily rate £560 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £519 £413
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +25.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
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
36783 41524 39970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.18% 81.75% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24390 26922 25816
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 1204 1054
Median hourly rate £34.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Low Latency within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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 0 314 £575 -4.16% 126
London -16 273 £578 -3.75% 107
City of London -11 60 £600 -4.00% 35
South East +24 17 £500 +17.64% 4
Wales - 14 £700 -
South Wales - 13 £700 -
West Midlands 0 12 £480 +60.00% 5
Newport - 11 - -
Milton Keynes +11 8 £348 -42.08%
Buckinghamshire +9 8 £348 -42.08%
Coventry - 7 £500 - 2
North West +30 6 £525 +23.52% 3
Manchester +23 6 £525 +23.52% 3
Surrey +20 6 £500 +40.84% 3
Telford - 4 £475 - 3
Shropshire - 4 £475 - 3
Scotland +27 3 - -
Canary Wharf +1 3 £650 -
Docklands, London - 3 £613 -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Yorkshire +7 2 £463 - 2
Hertfordshire -1 2 £525 +10.52%
East of England -5 2 £525 -10.63% 5
East Midlands - 2 £335 -
Leicester - 2 £335 -
Leeds - 2 £463 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £463 - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £335 -
Cardiff - 2 £700 -
Hampshire +8 1 £525 +23.52% 1

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 289 (48.09%) Java
2 237 (39.43%) Multithreading
3 212 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
4 190 (31.61%) Finance
5 185 (30.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 168 (27.95%) Banking
7 166 (27.62%) Linux
8 165 (27.45%) Electronic Trading
9 143 (23.79%) C++
10 133 (22.13%) Front Office
11 131 (21.80%) Unix
12 127 (21.13%) TDD
13 115 (19.13%) High Availability
14 95 (15.81%) Algorithmic Trading
14 95 (15.81%) Investment Banking
15 77 (12.81%) C#
16 76 (12.65%) JavaScript
17 73 (12.15%) SQL
18 71 (11.81%) OO
19 68 (11.31%) Microservices
20 66 (10.98%) Scrum
21 62 (10.32%) Spring
22 61 (10.15%) Open Source
22 61 (10.15%) HTML
23 59 (9.82%) Web Services
24 58 (9.65%) RESTful
25 57 (9.48%) E-Commerce
26 56 (9.32%) Equities
27 55 (9.15%) Scala
27 55 (9.15%) FIX Protocol

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 11 (1.83%) Apache Spark
2 10 (1.66%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (1.00%) Apache
3 6 (1.00%) Apache Pig
3 6 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Qpid
6 1 (0.17%) CMS
6 1 (0.17%) Confluence
6 1 (0.17%) Lightstreamer
6 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.17%) WebORB
Applications
1 7 (1.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.16%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.17%) RMDS
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.16%) SaaS
4 6 (1.00%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.50%) IaaS
6 3 (0.50%) PaaS
7 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.49%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.16%) Multicast
3 17 (2.83%) Internet
4 12 (2.00%) DNS
4 12 (2.00%) Firewall
5 10 (1.66%) BGP
6 8 (1.33%) DHCP
6 8 (1.33%) tcpdump
7 6 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (1.00%) HTTP
7 6 (1.00%) OSPF
7 6 (1.00%) Spanning Tree
8 5 (0.83%) EIGRP
8 5 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (0.83%) LDAP
8 5 (0.83%) MPLS
9 4 (0.67%) IPsec
9 4 (0.67%) VPN
9 4 (0.67%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.16%) Hadoop
2 25 (4.16%) NoSQL
3 23 (3.83%) KDB
4 22 (3.66%) Big Data
5 19 (3.16%) SQL Server
6 16 (2.66%) MongoDB
7 14 (2.33%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.66%) HBase
9 9 (1.50%) MySQL
10 7 (1.16%) Apache Hive
10 7 (1.16%) Data Mining
10 7 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.16%) Kdb+
11 6 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.00%) CouchDB
11 6 (1.00%) OLTP
12 5 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.83%) RavenDB
12 5 (0.83%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 36 (5.99%) Jenkins
2 31 (5.16%) Git (software)
3 24 (3.99%) Maven
4 19 (3.16%) Hudson
5 12 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (1.50%) TeamCity
7 8 (1.33%) Eclipse
7 8 (1.33%) Gradle
7 8 (1.33%) Grunt
8 7 (1.16%) IntelliJ
8 7 (1.16%) Subversion
9 6 (1.00%) Ant
9 6 (1.00%) GoCD
9 6 (1.00%) JUnit
9 6 (1.00%) NuGet
9 6 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.00%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.83%) Build Forge
10 5 (0.83%) CruiseControl
10 5 (0.83%) gulp
General
1 190 (31.61%) Finance
2 168 (27.95%) Banking
3 133 (22.13%) Front Office
4 95 (15.81%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.83%) Retail
6 10 (1.66%) Publishing
7 5 (0.83%) Games
7 5 (0.83%) Prime Brokerage
7 5 (0.83%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.67%) Marketing
9 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Electronics
10 1 (0.17%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 437 (72.71%) Developer
2 229 (38.10%) Java Developer
3 103 (17.14%) C++ Developer
4 72 (11.98%) Senior Developer
5 62 (10.32%) Senior Java Developer
6 56 (9.32%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 43 (7.15%) C# Developer
8 38 (6.32%) Agile Developer
9 37 (6.16%) Agile Java Developer
9 37 (6.16%) Low Latency Java Developer
10 36 (5.99%) Low Latency C++ Developer
11 30 (4.99%) JavaScript Developer
12 28 (4.66%) Architect
12 28 (4.66%) Scala Developer
13 24 (3.99%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 24 (3.99%) Linux Developer
14 22 (3.66%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
14 22 (3.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 21 (3.49%) Linux Engineer
16 19 (3.16%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (10.32%) Spring
2 61 (10.15%) HTML
3 59 (9.82%) Web Services
4 58 (9.65%) RESTful
5 55 (9.15%) FIX Protocol
6 53 (8.82%) REST
7 47 (7.82%) .NET
7 47 (7.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 46 (7.65%) STL
9 42 (6.99%) CSS
10 41 (6.82%) AngularJS
11 38 (6.32%) HTML5
12 35 (5.82%) Hibernate
13 28 (4.66%) Middleware
14 25 (4.16%) Node.js
15 23 (3.83%) WPF
16 22 (3.66%) XML
17 21 (3.49%) J2EE
18 19 (3.16%) React
19 17 (2.83%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 185 (30.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 56 (9.32%) Equities
3 53 (8.82%) Algorithms
4 49 (8.15%) Fixed Income
5 35 (5.82%) Derivative
6 33 (5.49%) Computer Science
7 30 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (4.16%) Data Structures
9 21 (3.49%) Fintech
10 16 (2.66%) N-Tier
11 15 (2.50%) RIA
12 12 (2.00%) TWAP
12 12 (2.00%) VWAP
13 10 (1.66%) Virtual Team
14 7 (1.16%) OTC Derivatives
15 6 (1.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 6 (1.00%) Hedge funds
15 6 (1.00%) Management Information System
16 5 (0.83%) Credit Risk
16 5 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 166 (27.62%) Linux
2 131 (21.80%) Unix
3 30 (4.99%) Windows
4 23 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (3.66%) Solaris
6 7 (1.16%) AIX
7 6 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.83%) CentOS
9 3 (0.50%) Android
9 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.50%) Fedora
9 3 (0.50%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.50%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (39.43%) Multithreading
2 212 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (27.45%) Electronic Trading
4 127 (21.13%) TDD
5 115 (19.13%) High Availability
6 95 (15.81%) Algorithmic Trading
7 71 (11.81%) OO
8 68 (11.31%) Microservices
9 66 (10.98%) Scrum
10 61 (10.15%) Open Source
11 57 (9.48%) E-Commerce
12 53 (8.82%) BDD
13 52 (8.65%) Concurrent Programming
13 52 (8.65%) Risk Management
14 50 (8.32%) Performance Tuning
14 50 (8.32%) Software Engineering
15 46 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (7.15%) DevOps
17 37 (6.16%) Multithreaded Programming
18 31 (5.16%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 289 (48.09%) Java
2 143 (23.79%) C++
3 77 (12.81%) C#
4 76 (12.65%) JavaScript
5 73 (12.15%) SQL
6 55 (9.15%) Scala
7 53 (8.82%) Python
8 42 (6.99%) Perl
9 41 (6.82%) Bash Shell
10 33 (5.49%) Ruby
11 17 (2.83%) C
11 17 (2.83%) Shell Script
12 12 (2.00%) Groovy
13 11 (1.83%) ES6
14 10 (1.66%) MATLAB
15 9 (1.50%) Korn
15 9 (1.50%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.33%) Go
17 5 (0.83%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (5.49%) Degree
2 6 (1.00%) CCIE
2 6 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (1.00%) RHCA
2 6 (1.00%) RHCE
2 6 (1.00%) RHCSA
2 6 (1.00%) RHCT
3 2 (0.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.17%) MCSE
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.83%) MiFID
2 8 (1.33%) QA
3 7 (1.16%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (3.33%) Docker
2 10 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.83%) NFS
4 4 (0.67%) KVM
5 3 (0.50%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 34 (5.66%) Puppet
2 19 (3.16%) ITRS Geneos
3 15 (2.50%) Ansible
4 12 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.50%) Terraform
6 7 (1.16%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (1.16%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 6 (1.00%) Graphite
7 6 (1.00%) Nagios
8 4 (0.67%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.33%) Endace
9 2 (0.33%) Grafana
9 2 (0.33%) Kibana
9 2 (0.33%) logstash
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.33%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 54 (8.99%) Oracle
2 30 (4.99%) Red Hat
2 30 (4.99%) TIBCO
3 29 (4.83%) IBM
4 22 (3.66%) Cisco
5 18 (3.00%) Reuters
6 16 (2.66%) Solace
7 15 (2.50%) HP
8 13 (2.16%) Sybase
9 11 (1.83%) Microsoft
10 10 (1.66%) CheckPoint
10 10 (1.66%) VMware
11 9 (1.50%) Cognizant
11 9 (1.50%) Google
11 9 (1.50%) Juniper
12 7 (1.16%) Fidessa
12 7 (1.16%) Fortinet
12 7 (1.16%) Informatica
12 7 (1.16%) ION Trading
13 6 (1.00%) Veritas
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 4 days ago
London
FDM Group
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £520 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago