The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 263 218 278
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +60
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 387 462 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.90% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.24% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 343 305
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£600 £550 £585
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £513
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -26.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40471 37295 40749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25021 22614 23464
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1059 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -42 375 £600 +9.09% 99
London -18 358 £600 +9.09% 91
City of London +7 130 £625 +8.69% 47
Glasgow +3 10 £400 +1.58% 1
Scotland -43 10 £400 +6.66% 1
West Midlands - 10 £370 - 3
Birmingham - 8 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +9 4 £320 -39.04% 1
Docklands, London +4 3 £700 +34.61%
West Yorkshire +3 3 £320 -39.04% 1
South East -14 3 £425 -22.72% 1
Leeds -4 2 £320 -39.04% 1
Reading +4 1 - -
Berkshire -3 1 - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 2

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 384 (59.08%) Java
2 308 (47.38%) Front Office
3 288 (44.31%) Multithreading
4 273 (42.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 248 (38.15%) Banking
6 202 (31.08%) SQL
7 180 (27.69%) UNIX
8 171 (26.31%) Linux
9 161 (24.77%) C++
10 146 (22.46%) Finance
11 141 (21.69%) Investment Banking
12 138 (21.23%) Oracle
13 137 (21.08%) C#
14 121 (18.62%) Fixed Income
15 107 (16.46%) E-Commerce
16 99 (15.23%) Algorithmic Trading
17 97 (14.92%) Perl
18 96 (14.77%) Electronic Trading
19 90 (13.85%) FIX Protocol
19 90 (13.85%) TIBCO
20 89 (13.69%) Spring
21 88 (13.54%) Risk Management
22 86 (13.23%) Python
23 73 (11.23%) Derivative
24 68 (10.46%) 29West
25 65 (10.00%) Equities
26 64 (9.85%) TDD
27 62 (9.54%) Agile Software Development
28 55 (8.46%) Rendezvous
29 50 (7.69%) Sybase

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 43 (6.62%) Oracle Coherence
2 15 (2.31%) Confluence
3 11 (1.69%) WebSphere
3 11 (1.69%) TIBCO EMS
4 9 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (1.23%) MQSeries
6 6 (0.92%) Apache
6 6 (0.92%) Node.js
7 5 (0.77%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.77%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.77%) IIS
7 5 (0.77%) GemFire
8 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.15%) Lightstreamer
9 1 (0.15%) Jetty
9 1 (0.15%) Mule
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.15%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 10 (1.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.31%) MS Office
2 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 38 (5.85%) RMDS
2 15 (2.31%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.08%) GitHub
2 5 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.15%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 48 (7.38%) Firewall
2 47 (7.23%) Multicast
3 31 (4.77%) TCP/IP
4 20 (3.08%) BGP
5 15 (2.31%) WAN
5 15 (2.31%) OSPF
6 12 (1.85%) LAN
7 10 (1.54%) Internet
7 10 (1.54%) EIGRP
8 8 (1.23%) VPN
9 6 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (0.77%) Junos
10 5 (0.77%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.77%) VoIP
10 5 (0.77%) SSL
11 4 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (0.62%) RIP
11 4 (0.62%) MPLS
11 4 (0.62%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.00%) Relational Database
2 35 (5.38%) KDB
3 26 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 25 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.85%) Hazelcast
6 11 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.08%) Big Data
8 6 (0.92%) DB2
8 6 (0.92%) MySQL
8 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (0.92%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.92%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.62%) OLAP
10 4 (0.62%) MS Access
10 4 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.62%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 29 (4.46%) JIRA
2 24 (3.69%) Maven
3 21 (3.23%) JUnit
4 19 (2.92%) TeamCity
4 19 (2.92%) Mockito
5 17 (2.62%) Grunt
6 16 (2.46%) WebDriver
7 15 (2.31%) Bower
8 13 (2.00%) Subversion
9 12 (1.85%) Git (software)
10 8 (1.23%) CruiseControl
11 7 (1.08%) Jenkins
12 6 (0.92%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.92%) Selenium
13 4 (0.62%) Ant
14 3 (0.46%) JMeter
15 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
15 2 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
16 1 (0.15%) jMock
General
1 308 (47.38%) Front Office
2 248 (38.15%) Banking
3 146 (22.46%) Finance
4 141 (21.69%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.08%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.46%) Back Office
7 12 (1.85%) Games
8 11 (1.69%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.62%) Marketing
10 3 (0.46%) Billing
11 2 (0.31%) Retail
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.15%) International Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.15%) Law
12 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 406 (62.46%) Developer
2 243 (37.38%) Java Developer
3 63 (9.69%) C++ Developer
4 55 (8.46%) Senior Developer
5 53 (8.15%) Analyst
6 46 (7.08%) C# Developer
7 40 (6.15%) Senior Java Developer
8 35 (5.38%) Applications Support
9 29 (4.46%) Support Analyst
10 24 (3.69%) Support Engineer
11 23 (3.54%) Development Manager
12 22 (3.38%) Production Support Analyst
12 22 (3.38%) Front Office Developer
13 21 (3.23%) Architect
14 19 (2.92%) Network Engineer
15 18 (2.77%) Linux Support
16 17 (2.62%) Consultant
17 13 (2.00%) Scala Developer
18 12 (1.85%) WPF Developer
19 11 (1.69%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (13.85%) FIX Protocol
2 89 (13.69%) Spring
3 55 (8.46%) Rendezvous
4 47 (7.23%) Middleware
5 44 (6.77%) .NET
6 40 (6.15%) J2EE
7 39 (6.00%) HTML
8 34 (5.23%) JMS
9 32 (4.92%) HTML5
10 29 (4.46%) Web Services
10 29 (4.46%) WPF
11 27 (4.15%) CSS
12 25 (3.85%) Hibernate
13 23 (3.54%) XML
14 22 (3.38%) AngularJS
14 22 (3.38%) Apache Flex
15 19 (2.92%) Swing
16 18 (2.77%) JDBC
16 18 (2.77%) REST
17 16 (2.46%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 273 (42.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 121 (18.62%) Fixed Income
3 73 (11.23%) Derivative
4 65 (10.00%) Equities
5 42 (6.46%) Computer Science
6 23 (3.54%) Mathematics
7 22 (3.38%) Open Source
8 18 (2.77%) Market Risk
9 16 (2.46%) TWAP
9 16 (2.46%) VWAP
10 13 (2.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 9 (1.38%) RIA
11 9 (1.38%) Online Games
11 9 (1.38%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.38%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.23%) Statistics
12 8 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 7 (1.08%) Credit Risk
14 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.92%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 180 (27.69%) UNIX
2 171 (26.31%) Linux
3 46 (7.08%) Windows
4 40 (6.15%) Solaris
5 32 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.77%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.31%) AIX
7 2 (0.31%) SUSE
7 2 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (44.31%) Multithreading
2 107 (16.46%) E-Commerce
3 99 (15.23%) Algorithmic Trading
4 96 (14.77%) Electronic Trading
5 88 (13.54%) Risk Management
6 64 (9.85%) TDD
7 62 (9.54%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (6.46%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 41 (6.31%) Performance Tuning
10 36 (5.54%) OO
11 35 (5.38%) Software Engineering
12 32 (4.92%) Analytics
13 31 (4.77%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (4.31%) Data Modelling
15 26 (4.00%) Change Management
16 25 (3.85%) Scrum
16 25 (3.85%) UML
17 24 (3.69%) Project Management
18 23 (3.54%) Capacity Management
19 21 (3.23%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 384 (59.08%) Java
2 202 (31.08%) SQL
3 161 (24.77%) C++
4 137 (21.08%) C#
5 97 (14.92%) Perl
6 86 (13.23%) Python
7 37 (5.69%) JavaScript
8 36 (5.54%) Shell Script
9 31 (4.77%) Bash Shell
10 30 (4.62%) C
11 18 (2.77%) Scala
12 16 (2.46%) VB
13 14 (2.15%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.69%) VBA
15 6 (0.92%) PHP
16 5 (0.77%) Ruby
16 5 (0.77%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.77%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.62%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.46%) Korn
Qualifications
1 37 (5.69%) Degree
2 26 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (2.62%) CCNP
4 9 (1.38%) CCIE
5 6 (0.92%) CCNA
6 5 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.77%) VCP4
6 5 (0.77%) CCA
6 5 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (0.77%) VCP5
7 4 (0.62%) CCDP
7 4 (0.62%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.62%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.46%) JNCIP
8 3 (0.46%) CCSA
8 3 (0.46%) PhD
8 3 (0.46%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (0.46%) CCIP
9 2 (0.31%) CCSE
10 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 5 (0.77%) XenApp
1 5 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.62%) vCloud
3 2 (0.31%) HDFS
3 2 (0.31%) NFS
3 2 (0.31%) Snort
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.15%) Squid
4 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (3.23%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.92%) Puppet
4 5 (0.77%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.46%) Ansible
7 2 (0.31%) Salt
7 2 (0.31%) Nagios
Vendors
1 138 (21.23%) Oracle
2 90 (13.85%) TIBCO
3 68 (10.46%) 29West
4 50 (7.69%) Sybase
5 32 (4.92%) Red Hat
6 30 (4.62%) Reuters
7 29 (4.46%) Cisco
8 25 (3.85%) Microsoft
9 24 (3.69%) ION Trading
10 23 (3.54%) Adobe
11 20 (3.08%) eSpeed
11 20 (3.08%) MarketAxess
12 13 (2.00%) Juniper
13 12 (1.85%) VMware
14 10 (1.54%) HP
15 9 (1.38%) F5
16 7 (1.08%) CheckPoint
16 7 (1.08%) Informatica
17 5 (0.77%) Blue Coat
17 5 (0.77%) 3PAR
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £650 - £950 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £585 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £515.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago