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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 292 324 300
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -24
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 361 288 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.56% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.76% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 233 238
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £441 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.91% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 +14 357 £600 - 87
London +43 347 £613 +2.08% 81
City of London +32 126 £639 +2.20% 40
South East -23 6 £500 -9.09% 2
Scotland -5 3 £425 +6.25%
West Midlands - 3 £370 - 2
Surrey - 3 £500 - 1
Glasgow -6 2 £413 +3.12%
Reading +13 1 £450 -10.00%
Berkshire -6 1 £450 -18.18%
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Oxford - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Suffolk - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - -

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 424 (57.53%) Java
2 382 (51.83%) Multithreading
3 344 (46.68%) Front Office
4 316 (42.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 287 (38.94%) Banking
6 221 (29.99%) Finance
7 189 (25.64%) C++
8 184 (24.97%) UNIX
9 177 (24.02%) Linux
10 173 (23.47%) Algorithmic Trading
11 172 (23.34%) SQL
12 162 (21.98%) Investment Banking
13 155 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
14 153 (20.76%) C#
15 135 (18.32%) FIX Protocol
16 122 (16.55%) Oracle
17 106 (14.38%) Fixed Income
18 90 (12.21%) Spring
19 88 (11.94%) Electronic Trading
20 81 (10.99%) TDD
20 81 (10.99%) Performance Tuning
21 80 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
21 80 (10.85%) TIBCO
22 77 (10.45%) E-Commerce
23 71 (9.63%) Middleware
24 65 (8.82%) Relational Database
25 64 (8.68%) Perl
26 63 (8.55%) Windows
26 63 (8.55%) Risk Management
27 62 (8.41%) Equities

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 27 (3.66%) TIBCO EMS
2 26 (3.53%) Oracle Coherence
3 15 (2.04%) WebSphere
4 13 (1.76%) Apache
5 10 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (1.09%) MQSeries
7 7 (0.95%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.95%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.81%) Jetty
9 4 (0.54%) JBoss
10 3 (0.41%) Confluence
10 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.27%) Drupal
11 2 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.14%) Node.js
12 1 (0.14%) Lightstreamer
12 1 (0.14%) CICS
Applications
1 12 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.31%) RMDS
2 16 (2.17%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.27%) Endur
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.27%) SaaS
2 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.27%) GitHub
3 1 (0.14%) Office 365
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 56 (7.60%) TCP/IP
2 46 (6.24%) Multicast
3 45 (6.11%) Firewall
4 41 (5.56%) BGP
5 37 (5.02%) OSPF
6 29 (3.93%) Cisco Nexus
7 25 (3.39%) LAN
8 24 (3.26%) WAN
9 21 (2.85%) EIGRP
10 17 (2.31%) MPLS
11 15 (2.04%) VPLS
11 15 (2.04%) VPN
12 14 (1.90%) Wireless
12 14 (1.90%) Wireshark
13 12 (1.63%) RIP
13 12 (1.63%) NetScaler
14 10 (1.36%) DNS
14 10 (1.36%) tcpdump
15 9 (1.22%) HSRP
15 9 (1.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 49 (6.65%) KDB
3 29 (3.93%) SQL Server
4 20 (2.71%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.09%) DB2
5 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.81%) MySQL
6 6 (0.81%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.54%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.41%) Big Data
8 3 (0.41%) CouchDB
8 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.41%) OLAP
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.14%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 40 (5.43%) Maven
2 31 (4.21%) JUnit
3 22 (2.99%) TeamCity
4 21 (2.85%) Mockito
5 18 (2.44%) JIRA
5 18 (2.44%) Git (software)
6 16 (2.17%) Jenkins
7 13 (1.76%) Subversion
8 9 (1.22%) jMock
8 9 (1.22%) JMeter
9 7 (0.95%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.81%) LoadRunner
10 6 (0.81%) Selenium
10 6 (0.81%) EasyMock
10 6 (0.81%) TestNG
10 6 (0.81%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.81%) Grunt
11 5 (0.68%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.68%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.41%) ANTLR
General
1 344 (46.68%) Front Office
2 287 (38.94%) Banking
3 221 (29.99%) Finance
4 162 (21.98%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.71%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.76%) Games
7 12 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.54%) Back Office
9 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.27%) Legal
11 1 (0.14%) Marketing
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.14%) International Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Retail
11 1 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 475 (64.45%) Developer
2 267 (36.23%) Java Developer
3 102 (13.84%) C++ Developer
4 72 (9.77%) Senior Developer
5 56 (7.60%) Senior Java Developer
6 52 (7.06%) Analyst
7 46 (6.24%) C# Developer
8 39 (5.29%) Network Engineer
9 31 (4.21%) Architect
10 24 (3.26%) Support Analyst
11 21 (2.85%) Applications Support
12 13 (1.76%) Support Engineer
12 13 (1.76%) Software Engineer
13 11 (1.49%) Performance Analyst
13 11 (1.49%) Technical Leader
13 11 (1.49%) Senior Network Engineer
13 11 (1.49%) Test Analyst
13 11 (1.49%) Programmer
14 10 (1.36%) .NET Developer
14 10 (1.36%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (18.32%) FIX Protocol
2 90 (12.21%) Spring
3 71 (9.63%) Middleware
4 60 (8.14%) .NET
5 50 (6.78%) Rendezvous
6 36 (4.88%) Hibernate
6 36 (4.88%) STL
7 35 (4.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 34 (4.61%) HTML
9 30 (4.07%) WPF
9 30 (4.07%) JMS
10 29 (3.93%) Web Services
11 24 (3.26%) HTML5
12 23 (3.12%) XML
12 23 (3.12%) J2EE
13 19 (2.58%) WCF
13 19 (2.58%) JDBC
14 16 (2.17%) CSS
15 14 (1.90%) AngularJS
16 12 (1.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 316 (42.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 106 (14.38%) Fixed Income
3 80 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (8.41%) Equities
5 56 (7.60%) Derivative
6 45 (6.11%) Computer Science
7 42 (5.70%) Algorithms
8 39 (5.29%) Mathematics
9 27 (3.66%) VWAP
9 27 (3.66%) TWAP
10 24 (3.26%) Data Structures
11 18 (2.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 16 (2.17%) Grid Computing
12 16 (2.17%) Hedge funds
13 14 (1.90%) Spread Betting
14 13 (1.76%) Market Risk
15 12 (1.63%) Physics
16 11 (1.49%) User Experience
16 11 (1.49%) Open Source
17 10 (1.36%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 184 (24.97%) UNIX
2 177 (24.02%) Linux
3 63 (8.55%) Windows
4 31 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (2.85%) Solaris
6 9 (1.22%) SUSE
7 8 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 7 (0.95%) AIX
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (51.83%) Multithreading
2 173 (23.47%) Algorithmic Trading
3 155 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (11.94%) Electronic Trading
5 81 (10.99%) TDD
5 81 (10.99%) Performance Tuning
6 77 (10.45%) E-Commerce
7 63 (8.55%) Risk Management
8 59 (8.01%) OO
9 54 (7.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 40 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (3.93%) Software Engineering
12 25 (3.39%) ITIL
12 25 (3.39%) Project Management
12 25 (3.39%) Scrum
13 22 (2.99%) BDD
13 22 (2.99%) Market Making
14 21 (2.85%) Memory Management
15 20 (2.71%) MVC
15 20 (2.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 424 (57.53%) Java
2 189 (25.64%) C++
3 172 (23.34%) SQL
4 153 (20.76%) C#
5 64 (8.68%) Perl
6 57 (7.73%) Python
7 35 (4.75%) JavaScript
8 27 (3.66%) Shell Script
9 18 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.31%) C
11 15 (2.04%) Assembly Language
12 12 (1.63%) VBScript
12 12 (1.63%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.36%) Ruby
14 9 (1.22%) VB
15 7 (0.95%) Korn
16 5 (0.68%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.54%) VBA
18 3 (0.41%) Scala
18 3 (0.41%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 49 (6.65%) Degree
2 32 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (3.12%) CCNP
4 21 (2.85%) CCIE
5 7 (0.95%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.95%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.81%) CCSE
7 5 (0.68%) PhD
8 4 (0.54%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (0.41%) CCSA
9 3 (0.41%) CCNA
10 1 (0.14%) CCDP
10 1 (0.14%) PMP
10 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.71%) QA
2 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (1.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 10 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.09%) XenDesktop
4 7 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.95%) XenApp
5 5 (0.68%) vSphere
6 3 (0.41%) Firmware
7 2 (0.27%) NFS
7 2 (0.27%) Snort
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.27%) Varnish
8 1 (0.14%) HDFS
8 1 (0.14%) Squid
Systems Management
1 14 (1.90%) Puppet
2 9 (1.22%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (1.09%) SCCM
3 8 (1.09%) SCOM
3 8 (1.09%) SCVMM
3 8 (1.09%) HP SIM
3 8 (1.09%) EdgeSight
4 7 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.81%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 6 (0.81%) Ansible
6 4 (0.54%) Nagios
6 4 (0.54%) Kibana
7 2 (0.27%) Control-M
7 2 (0.27%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.27%) StatsD
8 1 (0.14%) Salt
8 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 122 (16.55%) Oracle
2 80 (10.85%) TIBCO
3 51 (6.92%) Sybase
3 51 (6.92%) 29West
4 43 (5.83%) Cisco
5 38 (5.16%) Juniper
6 30 (4.07%) Red Hat
7 28 (3.80%) F5
7 28 (3.80%) ION Trading
7 28 (3.80%) Microsoft
8 26 (3.53%) HP
9 23 (3.12%) CheckPoint
10 20 (2.71%) Informatica
11 19 (2.58%) IBM
12 16 (2.17%) Reuters
12 16 (2.17%) VMware
12 16 (2.17%) Blue Coat
13 15 (2.04%) MarketAxess
13 15 (2.04%) Citrix
14 14 (1.90%) Veritas
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