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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Low Latency
Rank 383 350 294
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -56
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 275 333 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.59% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.74% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 284 317
Median daily rate £600 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
44001 44737 42259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.29% 79.69% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29186 28814 26448
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1191 1229
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -26 273 £600 -4.00% 115
London -27 237 £625 - 91
City of London +9 63 £625 - 29
North West - 13 £513 - 2
South East -16 10 £438 -12.50% 7
Manchester - 10 £525 - 2
Buckinghamshire +15 5 - -
South West +5 5 £500 +33.33% 4
Milton Keynes +15 4 - -
Exeter - 4 - -
Devon - 4 - -
East of England +11 3 £588 +2.17% 6
Yorkshire - 3 £425 -
Leeds - 3 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £425 -
Glasgow 0 2 - -
Berkshire -20 2 £438 -12.50% 2
Reading -21 2 £438 -12.50% 2
Scotland -24 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +18 1 £300 -7.69% 2
Bedfordshire +4 1 £588 +2.17%
Hampshire +2 1 £400 -
Luton +1 1 £588 +2.17%
Surrey -5 1 - - 5
West Sussex - 1 £525 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £525 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 1 £425 - 1
Swindon - 1 £500 -
Cambridge - 1 £600 - 4
Southampton - 1 £400 -

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 311 (48.67%) Java
2 255 (39.91%) Multithreading
3 210 (32.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 199 (31.14%) Front Office
5 198 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
6 196 (30.67%) Finance
7 165 (25.82%) Linux
8 163 (25.51%) C++
9 157 (24.57%) C#
10 154 (24.10%) Electronic Trading
11 146 (22.85%) Unix
12 145 (22.69%) Banking
13 139 (21.75%) TDD
14 107 (16.74%) Algorithmic Trading
14 107 (16.74%) High Availability
15 93 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
16 91 (14.24%) E-Commerce
17 81 (12.68%) FIX Protocol
18 80 (12.52%) Investment Banking
18 80 (12.52%) Python
18 80 (12.52%) JavaScript
19 78 (12.21%) Market Making
20 71 (11.11%) SQL
21 69 (10.80%) Oracle
22 68 (10.64%) Risk Management
23 64 (10.02%) REST
24 63 (9.86%) Spring
25 62 (9.70%) Scrum
26 60 (9.39%) HTML
27 58 (9.08%) Equities

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 17 (2.66%) Apache Spark
2 11 (1.72%) Confluence
2 11 (1.72%) JBoss
3 10 (1.56%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.25%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (0.94%) CMS
6 5 (0.78%) Mule
7 4 (0.63%) Apache TomEE
8 3 (0.47%) Apache
8 3 (0.47%) Jetty
9 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.31%) SAS
9 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.16%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.16%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.16%) nginx
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (1.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (0.94%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.31%) MetaTrader
2 2 (0.31%) RMDS
2 2 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 49 (7.67%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
3 13 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (2.03%) Amazon Kinesis
4 12 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.94%) PaaS
7 4 (0.63%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.47%) GitHub
9 2 (0.31%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.07%) TCP/IP
2 23 (3.60%) Firewall
3 15 (2.35%) Multicast
4 14 (2.19%) WAN
5 13 (2.03%) LAN
6 12 (1.88%) SAN
7 9 (1.41%) Internet
8 8 (1.25%) BGP
8 8 (1.25%) DNS
8 8 (1.25%) MPLS
9 7 (1.10%) NAS
9 7 (1.10%) Network Security
10 5 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.78%) LDAP
10 5 (0.78%) OSPF
11 4 (0.63%) VPN
12 3 (0.47%) DHCP
12 3 (0.47%) EIGRP
12 3 (0.47%) IPsec
12 3 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.26%) KDB
3 39 (6.10%) Hadoop
4 28 (4.38%) Relational Database
5 24 (3.76%) Big Data
6 23 (3.60%) MongoDB
6 23 (3.60%) MySQL
7 15 (2.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 14 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (2.03%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.03%) OLAP
10 10 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.56%) DB2
11 9 (1.41%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.10%) Redis
12 7 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (4.69%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.38%) Jenkins
3 27 (4.23%) JUnit
4 21 (3.29%) Maven
5 17 (2.66%) JIRA
6 13 (2.03%) Mockito
7 10 (1.56%) Subversion
8 7 (1.10%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.94%) Jasmine
9 6 (0.94%) JBehave
9 6 (0.94%) Mocha
9 6 (0.94%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.78%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.78%) Grunt
10 5 (0.78%) Moq
10 5 (0.78%) NUnit
10 5 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
11 4 (0.63%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.63%) JSUnit
General
1 199 (31.14%) Front Office
2 196 (30.67%) Finance
3 145 (22.69%) Banking
4 80 (12.52%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.63%) Games
5 4 (0.63%) Publishing
5 4 (0.63%) Retail
6 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.47%) Legal
7 2 (0.31%) Back Office
7 2 (0.31%) Marketing
7 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 454 (71.05%) Developer
2 225 (35.21%) Java Developer
3 88 (13.77%) Senior Developer
4 86 (13.46%) C# Developer
5 78 (12.21%) C++ Developer
6 60 (9.39%) Senior Java Developer
7 46 (7.20%) Agile Developer
8 35 (5.48%) JavaScript Developer
9 34 (5.32%) Front Office Developer
10 33 (5.16%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 32 (5.01%) Analyst
12 30 (4.69%) Agile Java Developer
13 29 (4.54%) Low Latency Java Developer
14 28 (4.38%) Architect
15 27 (4.23%) .NET Developer
16 24 (3.76%) Low Latency C++ Developer
17 23 (3.60%) C++/C# Developer
18 21 (3.29%) C# .NET Developer
18 21 (3.29%) Core Java Developer
19 18 (2.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (12.68%) FIX Protocol
2 64 (10.02%) REST
3 63 (9.86%) Spring
4 60 (9.39%) HTML
5 57 (8.92%) WPF
6 54 (8.45%) .NET
7 49 (7.67%) Hibernate
8 48 (7.51%) RESTful
8 48 (7.51%) Web Services
9 46 (7.20%) HTML5
10 44 (6.89%) WinForms
11 41 (6.42%) Middleware
12 39 (6.10%) CSS
13 38 (5.95%) XML
14 30 (4.69%) SOAP
15 29 (4.54%) Node.js
16 26 (4.07%) AngularJS
17 20 (3.13%) CSS3
18 19 (2.97%) ASP.NET
18 19 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 210 (32.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 93 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (9.08%) Equities
4 47 (7.36%) Fixed Income
5 35 (5.48%) Algorithms
6 33 (5.16%) Computer Science
7 27 (4.23%) Data Structures
8 23 (3.60%) Derivative
8 23 (3.60%) Mathematics
9 21 (3.29%) Data Centre
10 16 (2.50%) N-Tier
11 14 (2.19%) Virtual Team
12 12 (1.88%) Fintech
13 11 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (1.56%) User Experience
15 8 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
16 7 (1.10%) Client/Server
16 7 (1.10%) Replication
17 6 (0.94%) Visualisation
18 5 (0.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 165 (25.82%) Linux
2 146 (22.85%) Unix
3 41 (6.42%) Windows
4 25 (3.91%) Solaris
5 22 (3.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (2.82%) AIX
7 13 (2.03%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.47%) SUSE
10 2 (0.31%) CentOS
11 1 (0.16%) Android
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (39.91%) Multithreading
2 198 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (24.10%) Electronic Trading
4 139 (21.75%) TDD
5 107 (16.74%) Algorithmic Trading
5 107 (16.74%) High Availability
6 91 (14.24%) E-Commerce
7 78 (12.21%) Market Making
8 68 (10.64%) Risk Management
9 62 (9.70%) Scrum
10 55 (8.61%) Kanban
11 53 (8.29%) Concurrent Programming
12 49 (7.67%) Microservices
12 49 (7.67%) OO
12 49 (7.67%) Software Engineering
13 44 (6.89%) Open Source
14 42 (6.57%) Performance Tuning
15 41 (6.42%) BDD
16 39 (6.10%) DevOps
17 38 (5.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 311 (48.67%) Java
2 163 (25.51%) C++
3 157 (24.57%) C#
4 80 (12.52%) JavaScript
4 80 (12.52%) Python
5 71 (11.11%) SQL
6 50 (7.82%) Perl
7 41 (6.42%) Scala
8 29 (4.54%) Shell Script
9 17 (2.66%) Ruby
10 14 (2.19%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.88%) C
12 9 (1.41%) ES6
13 7 (1.10%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.94%) SystemTap
15 5 (0.78%) Clojure
16 4 (0.63%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.31%) ECMAScript
18 2 (0.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 57 (8.92%) Degree
2 19 (2.97%) PhD
3 12 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (1.72%) CCIE
5 8 (1.25%) CCNP
6 4 (0.63%) CCSA
6 4 (0.63%) CCSE
7 2 (0.31%) RHCE
7 2 (0.31%) RHCT
8 1 (0.16%) CCDA
8 1 (0.16%) CCDP
8 1 (0.16%) CCIP
8 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.16%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.16%) RHCA
8 1 (0.16%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.94%) MiFID
2 5 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.41%) Docker
4 6 (0.94%) KVM
5 4 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.31%) oVirt
7 1 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 24 (3.76%) ITRS Geneos
1 24 (3.76%) Puppet
2 14 (2.19%) Ansible
2 14 (2.19%) Nagios
3 8 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.94%) Graphite
4 6 (0.94%) Oracle ZFS
5 5 (0.78%) BladeLogic
5 5 (0.78%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.63%) yum
7 3 (0.47%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.31%) Oozie
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.31%) Pingdom
8 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.31%) Salt
9 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 69 (10.80%) Oracle
2 34 (5.32%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.32%) Red Hat
3 25 (3.91%) Cisco
4 24 (3.76%) TIBCO
5 21 (3.29%) HP
6 19 (2.97%) Dell
7 18 (2.82%) Reuters
8 17 (2.66%) Splunk
9 16 (2.50%) Sun
10 15 (2.35%) IBM
11 12 (1.88%) Bloomberg
11 12 (1.88%) ION Trading
11 12 (1.88%) Juniper
11 12 (1.88%) Sybase
12 11 (1.72%) VMware
13 10 (1.56%) Citrix
14 9 (1.41%) F5
15 8 (1.25%) Google
15 8 (1.25%) Hortonworks
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