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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 292 234 308
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +74
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 376 465 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.88% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.19% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 358 270
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£600 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -49 364 £600 +9.09% 94
London -18 347 £600 +9.09% 86
City of London +10 124 £650 +13.04% 50
West Midlands - 11 £370 - 3
Glasgow -7 6 £400 +14.28%
Scotland -29 6 £400 +6.66% 1
Birmingham - 6 £350 -
Northern Ireland -6 4 £375 +36.36%
County Antrim -7 4 £375 +36.36%
Belfast -8 4 £375 +36.36%
South East -5 3 £500 -6.97% 1
East of England -19 2 £370 -40.80% 2
Reading +12 1 - -
Docklands, London +10 1 £555 +6.22%
Yorkshire +1 1 - -
Berkshire 0 1 - -
Surrey -5 1 £500 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £370 -
Cambridge - 1 £370 -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Solihull - - - -
St Albans - - - - 2
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 2
Basildon - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 445 (59.33%) Java
2 357 (47.60%) Multithreading
3 344 (45.87%) Front Office
4 334 (44.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 291 (38.80%) Banking
6 220 (29.33%) SQL
7 212 (28.27%) UNIX
8 191 (25.47%) Linux
9 189 (25.20%) C++
10 187 (24.93%) Finance
11 163 (21.73%) Oracle
12 161 (21.47%) Investment Banking
13 154 (20.53%) Algorithmic Trading
14 152 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
15 141 (18.80%) C#
16 114 (15.20%) Fixed Income
17 110 (14.67%) E-Commerce
18 106 (14.13%) Electronic Trading
19 105 (14.00%) Spring
20 104 (13.87%) Perl
21 102 (13.60%) FIX Protocol
22 96 (12.80%) Risk Management
23 95 (12.67%) Python
24 91 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
25 80 (10.67%) TIBCO
26 74 (9.87%) Equities
27 72 (9.60%) Derivative
28 64 (8.53%) Windows
29 62 (8.27%) Performance Tuning
29 62 (8.27%) Relational Database

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 49 (6.53%) Oracle Coherence
2 16 (2.13%) WebSphere
3 15 (2.00%) Confluence
4 12 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (1.33%) TIBCO EMS
6 9 (1.20%) Apache
7 8 (1.07%) MQSeries
8 5 (0.67%) GemFire
8 5 (0.67%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.67%) IIS
9 4 (0.53%) Jetty
9 4 (0.53%) Node.js
10 2 (0.27%) Lightstreamer
11 1 (0.13%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.13%) Mule
Applications
1 11 (1.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 37 (4.93%) RMDS
2 17 (2.27%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.07%) GitHub
2 7 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.13%) SaaS
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 61 (8.13%) Multicast
2 58 (7.73%) Firewall
3 57 (7.60%) TCP/IP
4 32 (4.27%) BGP
5 28 (3.73%) OSPF
6 27 (3.60%) WAN
7 25 (3.33%) LAN
8 14 (1.87%) VPN
9 13 (1.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (1.60%) EIGRP
11 11 (1.47%) Wireshark
12 10 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (1.33%) RIP
12 10 (1.33%) Wireless
13 9 (1.20%) DNS
13 9 (1.20%) Internet
13 9 (1.20%) VLAN
13 9 (1.20%) HSRP
14 8 (1.07%) Network Security
14 8 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (8.27%) Relational Database
2 42 (5.60%) KDB
3 33 (4.40%) Oracle Database
4 22 (2.93%) SQL Server
5 12 (1.60%) Hazelcast
6 10 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.93%) DB2
8 6 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (0.80%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (0.80%) MySQL
9 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.67%) Big Data
10 4 (0.53%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.40%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.40%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.27%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 39 (5.20%) Maven
2 29 (3.87%) TeamCity
2 29 (3.87%) JIRA
3 28 (3.73%) JUnit
4 21 (2.80%) Mockito
5 19 (2.53%) Grunt
6 18 (2.40%) WebDriver
7 17 (2.27%) Git (software)
7 17 (2.27%) Subversion
8 15 (2.00%) Bower
9 13 (1.73%) CruiseControl
10 11 (1.47%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.93%) JMeter
11 7 (0.93%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.93%) Selenium
11 7 (0.93%) jMock
12 5 (0.67%) Ant
12 5 (0.67%) LoadRunner
13 4 (0.53%) TestNG
13 4 (0.53%) EasyMock
General
1 344 (45.87%) Front Office
2 291 (38.80%) Banking
3 187 (24.93%) Finance
4 161 (21.47%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.60%) Financial Institution
6 18 (2.40%) Games
7 16 (2.13%) Back Office
8 12 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.67%) Marketing
10 3 (0.40%) Retail
10 3 (0.40%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.27%) Billing
11 2 (0.27%) Legal
12 1 (0.13%) Law
12 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.13%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 458 (61.07%) Developer
2 267 (35.60%) Java Developer
3 78 (10.40%) C++ Developer
4 75 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 61 (8.13%) Analyst
6 57 (7.60%) Senior Java Developer
7 48 (6.40%) C# Developer
8 38 (5.07%) Applications Support
9 33 (4.40%) Support Analyst
10 30 (4.00%) Support Engineer
11 28 (3.73%) Network Engineer
12 27 (3.60%) Architect
13 24 (3.20%) Front Office Developer
14 21 (2.80%) Development Manager
14 21 (2.80%) Linux Support
15 20 (2.67%) Consultant
16 18 (2.40%) Production Support Analyst
17 15 (2.00%) Software Engineer
18 13 (1.73%) JavaScript Developer
19 11 (1.47%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (14.00%) Spring
2 102 (13.60%) FIX Protocol
3 53 (7.07%) Rendezvous
4 48 (6.40%) .NET
5 44 (5.87%) Middleware
6 39 (5.20%) J2EE
7 38 (5.07%) HTML
7 38 (5.07%) Hibernate
8 35 (4.67%) HTML5
8 35 (4.67%) Web Services
9 31 (4.13%) JMS
10 28 (3.73%) WPF
10 28 (3.73%) CSS
11 26 (3.47%) Apache Flex
12 25 (3.33%) XML
13 24 (3.20%) AngularJS
14 23 (3.07%) JDBC
15 21 (2.80%) REST
16 20 (2.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 20 (2.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 334 (44.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 114 (15.20%) Fixed Income
3 91 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (9.87%) Equities
5 72 (9.60%) Derivative
6 45 (6.00%) Computer Science
7 33 (4.40%) Mathematics
8 28 (3.73%) User Experience
9 26 (3.47%) Market Risk
10 23 (3.07%) Open Source
11 22 (2.93%) TWAP
11 22 (2.93%) VWAP
12 17 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 12 (1.60%) Hedge funds
14 11 (1.47%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 9 (1.20%) RIA
16 8 (1.07%) Spread Betting
16 8 (1.07%) Credit Risk
16 8 (1.07%) Management Information System
17 7 (0.93%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 212 (28.27%) UNIX
2 191 (25.47%) Linux
3 64 (8.53%) Windows
4 40 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (4.27%) Solaris
6 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.67%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.40%) SUSE
8 2 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (47.60%) Multithreading
2 154 (20.53%) Algorithmic Trading
3 152 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (14.67%) E-Commerce
5 106 (14.13%) Electronic Trading
6 96 (12.80%) Risk Management
7 62 (8.27%) Performance Tuning
8 61 (8.13%) TDD
9 47 (6.27%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 46 (6.13%) Software Engineering
10 46 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
11 45 (6.00%) OO
12 31 (4.13%) Project Management
13 28 (3.73%) Scrum
14 27 (3.60%) Change Management
14 27 (3.60%) Unit Testing
15 25 (3.33%) Capacity Management
16 24 (3.20%) MVC
17 23 (3.07%) Migration
17 23 (3.07%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 445 (59.33%) Java
2 220 (29.33%) SQL
3 189 (25.20%) C++
4 141 (18.80%) C#
5 104 (13.87%) Perl
6 95 (12.67%) Python
7 45 (6.00%) Shell Script
8 42 (5.60%) JavaScript
9 30 (4.00%) Bash Shell
10 27 (3.60%) C
11 15 (2.00%) Scala
12 14 (1.87%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.93%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.80%) Korn
15 5 (0.67%) VB
15 5 (0.67%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.40%) XAML
16 3 (0.40%) Assembly Language
16 3 (0.40%) PHP
16 3 (0.40%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 43 (5.73%) Degree
2 30 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (2.27%) CCNP
4 13 (1.73%) CCIE
5 6 (0.80%) CCNA
6 5 (0.67%) VCP5
6 5 (0.67%) PhD
6 5 (0.67%) CCA
6 5 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (0.67%) VCP4
6 5 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.67%) CCSE
7 4 (0.53%) CCDP
8 3 (0.40%) CCSA
8 3 (0.40%) CCIP
8 3 (0.40%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (0.40%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.33%) QA
2 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (0.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.67%) XenApp
2 3 (0.40%) vCloud
3 2 (0.27%) Snort
3 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) NFS
3 2 (0.27%) HDFS
4 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.13%) Squid
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 22 (2.93%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.67%) Ansible
3 5 (0.67%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.67%) Puppet
4 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.13%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.13%) Salt
5 1 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 163 (21.73%) Oracle
2 80 (10.67%) TIBCO
3 61 (8.13%) 29West
4 50 (6.67%) Sybase
5 43 (5.73%) Cisco
6 39 (5.20%) Red Hat
7 32 (4.27%) Reuters
8 26 (3.47%) Juniper
9 25 (3.33%) Adobe
10 23 (3.07%) eSpeed
10 23 (3.07%) MarketAxess
11 21 (2.80%) Microsoft
12 20 (2.67%) ION Trading
12 20 (2.67%) F5
13 14 (1.87%) CheckPoint
13 14 (1.87%) VMware
14 12 (1.60%) Informatica
15 11 (1.47%) HP
16 7 (0.93%) Blue Coat
17 5 (0.67%) Symantec
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Stott & May
Rate: From £550 to £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £720 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £585 per day
Posted: 24 days ago