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 2 December 2016 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Low Latency
Rank 365 334 308
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -26
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 278 345 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.62% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.77% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 293 315
Median daily rate £600 £600 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £425 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £438
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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
41428 45059 44386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.57% 81.10% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27562 29248 28857
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1345 1237
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £48.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 2016.

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 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -37 261 £600 - 142
London -44 231 £600 -2.43% 123
City of London -28 66 £600 -5.88% 39
Wales - 11 £700 - 2
South Wales - 10 £700 - 1
North West - 9 £525 - 1
Newport - 8 - - 1
Yorkshire +25 7 £525 +54.41%
South East +22 7 £525 +23.52% 6
Manchester - 7 £525 - 1
West Yorkshire +23 6 £500 +47.05%
Leeds - 6 £500 -
Surrey +19 4 £513 +44.36% 3
Hertfordshire +3 4 £525 -
East of England 0 4 £525 -10.63% 7
Belfast -11 2 - -
County Antrim -12 2 - -
Northern Ireland -15 2 - -
West Midlands -22 2 £475 +48.43% 5
Cardiff - 2 £700 -
Shropshire - 2 £475 - 1
Telford - 2 £475 - 1
Docklands, London - 2 £675 -
Guildford - 2 £525 -
Hampshire +18 1 £525 +23.52% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 1 - - 2
Milton Keynes +11 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf +3 1 £550 -15.38%
Sheffield - 1 £525 -
Chester - 1 £425 -

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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.

1 287 (52.95%) Java
2 204 (37.64%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (35.24%) Multithreading
4 166 (30.63%) Finance
5 163 (30.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 150 (27.68%) Electronic Trading
7 139 (25.65%) Front Office
8 138 (25.46%) TDD
8 138 (25.46%) Banking
9 126 (23.25%) Linux
10 121 (22.32%) Unix
11 107 (19.74%) High Availability
12 101 (18.63%) C++
13 96 (17.71%) C#
14 91 (16.79%) Algorithmic Trading
15 84 (15.50%) JavaScript
16 72 (13.28%) Investment Banking
17 69 (12.73%) SQL
18 66 (12.18%) HTML
19 63 (11.62%) Open Source
20 62 (11.44%) RESTful
21 60 (11.07%) Microservices
22 57 (10.52%) BDD
23 54 (9.96%) Scala
23 54 (9.96%) Performance Tuning
24 53 (9.78%) Concurrent Programming
24 53 (9.78%) REST
25 52 (9.59%) Scrum
26 51 (9.41%) Oracle
27 50 (9.23%) OO

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 (2.03%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.11%) Apache Pig
2 6 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.55%) Apache
6 2 (0.37%) Confluence
6 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.37%) SAS
7 1 (0.18%) CMS
7 1 (0.18%) JBoss
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (2.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (1.48%) Amazon Kinesis
5 7 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.29%) SaaS
6 6 (1.11%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (0.74%) PaaS
8 3 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.06%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.95%) Firewall
3 15 (2.77%) DNS
4 12 (2.21%) Internet
4 12 (2.21%) Multicast
5 9 (1.66%) DHCP
6 8 (1.48%) BGP
6 8 (1.48%) OSPF
7 7 (1.29%) LDAP
7 7 (1.29%) Spanning Tree
8 6 (1.11%) HTTP
9 5 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (0.92%) IPsec
9 5 (0.92%) MPLS
9 5 (0.92%) SAN
10 4 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (0.74%) EIGRP
10 4 (0.74%) HSRP
10 4 (0.74%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.01%) Hadoop
2 32 (5.90%) SQL Server
3 24 (4.43%) MongoDB
4 23 (4.24%) Big Data
5 22 (4.06%) KDB
5 22 (4.06%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.40%) MySQL
7 12 (2.21%) Kdb+
8 11 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.48%) HBase
11 7 (1.29%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.11%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.11%) CouchDB
12 6 (1.11%) Data Mining
12 6 (1.11%) OLTP
13 5 (0.92%) RavenDB
13 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (4.24%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.87%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.21%) Maven
4 9 (1.66%) Grunt
5 8 (1.48%) Eclipse
5 8 (1.48%) IntelliJ
5 8 (1.48%) JUnit
5 8 (1.48%) Subversion
6 7 (1.29%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.11%) gulp
7 6 (1.11%) Hudson
7 6 (1.11%) JIRA
7 6 (1.11%) NuGet
7 6 (1.11%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.92%) Build Forge
8 5 (0.92%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.74%) Bower
10 3 (0.55%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.55%) Mockito
General
1 166 (30.63%) Finance
2 139 (25.65%) Front Office
3 138 (25.46%) Banking
4 72 (13.28%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.40%) Publishing
6 5 (0.92%) Games
6 5 (0.92%) Prime Brokerage
7 4 (0.74%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.55%) Marketing
9 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.37%) Retail
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Electronics
10 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 407 (75.09%) Developer
2 213 (39.30%) Java Developer
3 75 (13.84%) Senior Developer
4 68 (12.55%) C# Developer
5 66 (12.18%) C++ Developer
6 62 (11.44%) Senior Java Developer
7 42 (7.75%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 38 (7.01%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 36 (6.64%) Agile Developer
10 35 (6.46%) Agile Java Developer
11 29 (5.35%) JavaScript Developer
12 27 (4.98%) Core Java Developer
13 26 (4.80%) Low Latency C++ Developer
14 25 (4.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 23 (4.24%) Architect
16 22 (4.06%) Administrator
16 22 (4.06%) Front Office Developer
16 22 (4.06%) Linux Engineer
16 22 (4.06%) Scala Developer
17 19 (3.51%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (12.18%) HTML
2 62 (11.44%) RESTful
3 53 (9.78%) REST
4 48 (8.86%) FIX Protocol
4 48 (8.86%) HTML5
4 48 (8.86%) Web Services
5 47 (8.67%) Spring
6 46 (8.49%) AngularJS
7 44 (8.12%) .NET
8 43 (7.93%) CSS
9 33 (6.09%) WPF
10 28 (5.17%) Middleware
11 27 (4.98%) Node.js
12 25 (4.61%) CSS3
12 25 (4.61%) Hibernate
13 22 (4.06%) STL
14 21 (3.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 20 (3.69%) React
16 19 (3.51%) Ultra Messaging
17 17 (3.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 163 (30.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 42 (7.75%) Equities
3 38 (7.01%) Algorithms
4 32 (5.90%) Fixed Income
5 28 (5.17%) Computer Science
6 27 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (4.98%) Derivative
7 15 (2.77%) Data Structures
8 12 (2.21%) Mathematics
8 12 (2.21%) Virtual Team
9 11 (2.03%) Fintech
9 11 (2.03%) N-Tier
9 11 (2.03%) RIA
9 11 (2.03%) TWAP
9 11 (2.03%) VWAP
10 8 (1.48%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.29%) Inversion of Control
11 7 (1.29%) User Experience
12 6 (1.11%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 126 (23.25%) Linux
2 121 (22.32%) Unix
3 29 (5.35%) Solaris
4 26 (4.80%) Windows
5 20 (3.69%) AIX
6 16 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 9 (1.66%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.92%) SUSE
10 1 (0.18%) Android
10 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (37.64%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (35.24%) Multithreading
3 150 (27.68%) Electronic Trading
4 138 (25.46%) TDD
5 107 (19.74%) High Availability
6 91 (16.79%) Algorithmic Trading
7 63 (11.62%) Open Source
8 60 (11.07%) Microservices
9 57 (10.52%) BDD
10 54 (9.96%) Performance Tuning
11 53 (9.78%) Concurrent Programming
12 52 (9.59%) Scrum
13 50 (9.23%) E-Commerce
13 50 (9.23%) OO
14 48 (8.86%) Risk Management
15 40 (7.38%) Kanban
16 39 (7.20%) DevOps
17 32 (5.90%) Software Engineering
18 31 (5.72%) Multithreaded Programming
19 30 (5.54%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 287 (52.95%) Java
2 101 (18.63%) C++
3 96 (17.71%) C#
4 84 (15.50%) JavaScript
5 69 (12.73%) SQL
6 54 (9.96%) Scala
7 46 (8.49%) Python
8 27 (4.98%) Ruby
9 21 (3.87%) Perl
10 17 (3.14%) Shell Script
11 16 (2.95%) ES6
12 15 (2.77%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.66%) C
13 9 (1.66%) MATLAB
14 6 (1.11%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.11%) SystemTap
14 6 (1.11%) VBA
15 5 (0.92%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.92%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (5.35%) Degree
2 9 (1.66%) CCIE
2 9 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (1.66%) RHCE
2 9 (1.66%) RHCT
3 8 (1.48%) RHCA
3 8 (1.48%) RHCSA
4 1 (0.18%) CCNP
4 1 (0.18%) CCSA
4 1 (0.18%) CCSE
4 1 (0.18%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.95%) MiFID
2 6 (1.11%) QA
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (2.77%) Docker
2 14 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (1.11%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.92%) KVM
5 5 (0.92%) NFS
5 5 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 32 (5.90%) Puppet
2 14 (2.58%) ITRS Geneos
3 9 (1.66%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (1.11%) Ansible
4 6 (1.11%) Oracle ZFS
5 5 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.55%) Graphite
7 3 (0.55%) Nagios
8 2 (0.37%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.37%) Endace
8 2 (0.37%) Grafana
8 2 (0.37%) Kibana
8 2 (0.37%) logstash
8 2 (0.37%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.37%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.18%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (9.41%) Oracle
2 26 (4.80%) IBM
2 26 (4.80%) TIBCO
3 24 (4.43%) HP
4 18 (3.32%) Cisco
4 18 (3.32%) Red Hat
5 14 (2.58%) Microsoft
5 14 (2.58%) VMware
6 12 (2.21%) Sybase
7 11 (2.03%) Bloomberg
7 11 (2.03%) CheckPoint
7 11 (2.03%) Reuters
7 11 (2.03%) Sun
8 10 (1.85%) Informatica
8 10 (1.85%) Juniper
8 10 (1.85%) Solace
8 10 (1.85%) Veritas
9 7 (1.29%) Cognizant
9 7 (1.29%) Dell
9 7 (1.29%) Fidessa
Wales
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Cititec Associates Limited
Rate: £800 - £850 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day please send CV
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Martin & Conley
Rate: Unspecified Competitive daily rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sidtech Info
Rate: Open Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £560.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £495 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 3 days ago