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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 301 360 279
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -81
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 354 256 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.45% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.61% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 231 266
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £421 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+72.72% -21.42%
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
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +55 346 £625 - 106
London +54 323 £644 +3.00% 93
City of London +23 86 £625 -3.84% 41
Docklands, London +11 13 £650 -
South East -11 13 £475 +72.72% 10
East of England - 4 £1,000 - 3
Hertfordshire - 4 £1,000 -
Scotland 0 3 £438 +12.90% 1
West Midlands - 3 £295 -
Birmingham - 3 £295 -
Glasgow -5 2 £438 +12.90%
St Albans - 2 £1,000 -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
South West +1 1 £388 +40.90%
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Bath - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Street - - - -
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 376 (54.41%) Java
2 338 (48.91%) Multithreading
3 314 (45.44%) Front Office
4 282 (40.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 234 (33.86%) Banking
6 223 (32.27%) Finance
7 188 (27.21%) C++
7 188 (27.21%) Linux
8 162 (23.44%) C#
9 161 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
10 153 (22.14%) UNIX
11 139 (20.12%) Investment Banking
12 112 (16.21%) SQL
13 110 (15.92%) FIX Protocol
14 99 (14.33%) Algorithmic Trading
15 96 (13.89%) TDD
16 94 (13.60%) Equities
17 93 (13.46%) Electronic Trading
18 81 (11.72%) Middleware
19 73 (10.56%) TIBCO
19 73 (10.56%) Fixed Income
20 71 (10.27%) Python
21 68 (9.84%) OO
22 63 (9.12%) Windows
23 61 (8.83%) Perl
24 60 (8.68%) Ultra-Low Latency
25 58 (8.39%) Spring
26 57 (8.25%) Oracle
27 52 (7.53%) E-Commerce
27 52 (7.53%) Cisco Certification

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 33 (4.78%) TIBCO EMS
2 17 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.46%) OpenStack
3 13 (1.88%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.30%) Oracle Coherence
5 8 (1.16%) Apache
6 6 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (0.87%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.58%) JBoss
7 4 (0.58%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.43%) Drupal
9 2 (0.29%) Jetty
9 2 (0.29%) Node.js
9 2 (0.29%) MTS
9 2 (0.29%) SAS
9 2 (0.29%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.14%) CICS
Applications
1 18 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.72%) MS Office
3 4 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) SPSS
4 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (3.04%) ION MarketView
2 15 (2.17%) RMDS
3 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.43%) Endur
4 3 (0.43%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.29%) SaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Office 365
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (7.24%) TCP/IP
1 50 (7.24%) Multicast
2 40 (5.79%) Firewall
3 38 (5.50%) BGP
4 30 (4.34%) EIGRP
5 28 (4.05%) MPLS
5 28 (4.05%) OSPF
6 24 (3.47%) VPLS
6 24 (3.47%) Cisco Nexus
7 23 (3.33%) NetScaler
8 21 (3.04%) SAN
9 18 (2.60%) NAS
10 13 (1.88%) LAN
10 13 (1.88%) HTTP
11 11 (1.59%) WAN
12 9 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.16%) Wireless
14 7 (1.01%) Network Security
14 7 (1.01%) Junos
15 5 (0.72%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.09%) Relational Database
2 41 (5.93%) KDB
3 32 (4.63%) SQL Server
4 21 (3.04%) Big Data
5 8 (1.16%) InfluxDB
5 8 (1.16%) DB2
5 8 (1.16%) OLAP
6 7 (1.01%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.87%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.87%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.72%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.72%) MySQL
9 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.58%) Hazelcast
10 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.43%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 40 (5.79%) Maven
2 32 (4.63%) JUnit
3 28 (4.05%) Subversion
4 24 (3.47%) Eclipse
5 17 (2.46%) TeamCity
5 17 (2.46%) Git (software)
5 17 (2.46%) Mockito
6 12 (1.74%) JIRA
7 11 (1.59%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.30%) VisualVM
8 9 (1.30%) YourKit
9 7 (1.01%) NUnit
10 4 (0.58%) Moq
11 3 (0.43%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.43%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.29%) Apache Ivy
12 2 (0.29%) EasyMock
12 2 (0.29%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.29%) Selenium
12 2 (0.29%) jMock
General
1 314 (45.44%) Front Office
2 234 (33.86%) Banking
3 223 (32.27%) Finance
4 139 (20.12%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.32%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.87%) Games
8 4 (0.58%) Retail
8 4 (0.58%) Advertising
9 1 (0.14%) Publishing
9 1 (0.14%) Legal
9 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.14%) Back Office
9 1 (0.14%) Electronics
9 1 (0.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 467 (67.58%) Developer
2 270 (39.07%) Java Developer
3 113 (16.35%) C++ Developer
4 66 (9.55%) Senior Developer
5 54 (7.81%) Network Engineer
6 53 (7.67%) Analyst
7 50 (7.24%) C# Developer
8 45 (6.51%) Senior Java Developer
9 22 (3.18%) Support Analyst
10 21 (3.04%) Senior Network Engineer
11 19 (2.75%) Architect
12 16 (2.32%) Programmer
12 16 (2.32%) Wintel Analyst
13 15 (2.17%) C++/C# Developer
14 13 (1.88%) Linux Engineer
15 11 (1.59%) Applications Support
16 10 (1.45%) Lead Developer
17 8 (1.16%) Analyst Programmer
17 8 (1.16%) Front Office Developer
17 8 (1.16%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (15.92%) FIX Protocol
2 81 (11.72%) Middleware
3 58 (8.39%) Spring
4 49 (7.09%) JMS
5 38 (5.50%) Rendezvous
6 37 (5.35%) Web Services
7 35 (5.07%) .NET
8 34 (4.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 32 (4.63%) STL
10 31 (4.49%) XML
11 24 (3.47%) WPF
12 23 (3.33%) HTML
13 22 (3.18%) REST
14 19 (2.75%) RESTful
14 19 (2.75%) SOAP
15 15 (2.17%) WCF
16 14 (2.03%) HTML5
17 12 (1.74%) CSS
18 11 (1.59%) Hibernate
19 10 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 282 (40.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 94 (13.60%) Equities
3 73 (10.56%) Fixed Income
4 50 (7.24%) Computer Science
5 48 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (6.80%) Derivative
7 37 (5.35%) Mathematics
8 34 (4.92%) Algorithms
9 22 (3.18%) Replication
10 18 (2.60%) Hedge funds
11 15 (2.17%) Open Source
12 13 (1.88%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.74%) Credit Derivative
14 11 (1.59%) Management Information System
15 10 (1.45%) Physics
16 9 (1.30%) Spread Betting
16 9 (1.30%) Clustering
17 8 (1.16%) N-Tier
17 8 (1.16%) Eurex
17 8 (1.16%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 188 (27.21%) Linux
2 153 (22.14%) UNIX
3 63 (9.12%) Windows
4 25 (3.62%) Solaris
5 20 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.01%) AIX
7 7 (1.01%) SUSE
8 6 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.14%) CentOS
10 1 (0.14%) Fedora
10 1 (0.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (48.91%) Multithreading
2 161 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (14.33%) Algorithmic Trading
4 96 (13.89%) TDD
5 93 (13.46%) Electronic Trading
6 68 (9.84%) OO
7 60 (8.68%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 52 (7.53%) E-Commerce
9 34 (4.92%) ITIL
9 34 (4.92%) Project Management
10 32 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (4.49%) Risk Management
12 29 (4.20%) Performance Tuning
13 26 (3.76%) Unit Testing
13 26 (3.76%) Incident Management
14 24 (3.47%) Scrum
14 24 (3.47%) ITSM
14 24 (3.47%) BDD
15 21 (3.04%) SOA
15 21 (3.04%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 376 (54.41%) Java
2 188 (27.21%) C++
3 162 (23.44%) C#
4 112 (16.21%) SQL
5 71 (10.27%) Python
6 61 (8.83%) Perl
7 26 (3.76%) JavaScript
7 26 (3.76%) Shell Script
8 23 (3.33%) VBScript
9 22 (3.18%) PowerShell
10 16 (2.32%) C
11 14 (2.03%) Bash Shell
11 14 (2.03%) Ruby
12 9 (1.30%) Scala
13 8 (1.16%) VB
14 7 (1.01%) VBA
14 7 (1.01%) Assembly Language
14 7 (1.01%) Korn
15 4 (0.58%) Groovy
15 4 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (6.08%) CCNP
2 42 (6.08%) Degree
3 41 (5.93%) CCIE
4 5 (0.72%) CCNA
5 3 (0.43%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (0.43%) CCSA
6 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.29%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.14%) PMP
7 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.14%) ISEB
7 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 25 (3.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 20 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (2.89%) Hyper-V
3 18 (2.60%) XenDesktop
4 17 (2.46%) XenApp
4 17 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.72%) vSphere
6 3 (0.43%) Varnish
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 19 (2.75%) SCCM
1 19 (2.75%) SCOM
2 18 (2.60%) SCVMM
2 18 (2.60%) Puppet
3 17 (2.46%) HP SIM
3 17 (2.46%) EdgeSight
4 11 (1.59%) ITRS Geneos
5 10 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.16%) Kibana
7 7 (1.01%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 5 (0.72%) StatsD
9 2 (0.29%) Ansible
9 2 (0.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 73 (10.56%) TIBCO
2 57 (8.25%) Oracle
3 50 (7.24%) Cisco
4 45 (6.51%) Microsoft
5 40 (5.79%) IBM
6 39 (5.64%) 29West
7 37 (5.35%) Juniper
8 35 (5.07%) Sybase
9 34 (4.92%) ION Trading
10 32 (4.63%) VMware
11 30 (4.34%) Citrix
11 30 (4.34%) HP
12 25 (3.62%) Veritas
13 24 (3.47%) F5
14 22 (3.18%) Dell
15 21 (3.04%) Red Hat
15 21 (3.04%) CheckPoint
16 19 (2.75%) Fortinet
17 17 (2.46%) Veeam
17 17 (2.46%) ServiceNow
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