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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 330 277 236
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -41
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 318 385 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.73% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.96% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 320 315
Average daily rate
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£625 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £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
42498 40281 37334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.13% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27435 25058 22430
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1192 1110
Average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 2015.

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 26 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 7 July 2015. 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 -54 312 £625 +4.16% 102
London -50 279 £625 +4.16% 83
City of London -27 90 £625 +2.04% 48
South East +10 27 £488 +14.70% 5
Berkshire - 15 £488 - 2
Reading - 12 £488 - 1
Hampshire - 7 £400 -
Canary Wharf - 7 £475 -
Surrey - 4 - - 3
Basingstoke - 4 £400 -
Scotland -8 3 £425 +6.25% 1
East of England - 3 £575 - 7
Slough - 3 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £575 -
Bristol - 2 £375 -
Luton - 2 £575 -
South West - 2 £375 -
West Midlands 0 1 £280 -30.00% 1
Docklands, London -4 1 £650 -3.70%
Birmingham -5 1 £280 -30.00%
Edinburgh - 1 £475 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £325 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 363 (51.42%) Java
2 354 (50.14%) Multithreading
3 311 (44.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 301 (42.63%) Front Office
5 212 (30.03%) Finance
6 203 (28.75%) C++
7 202 (28.61%) Linux
8 193 (27.34%) Banking
9 158 (22.38%) C#
10 156 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
11 153 (21.67%) UNIX
12 133 (18.84%) FIX Protocol
13 126 (17.85%) SQL
14 118 (16.71%) Equities
15 114 (16.15%) Algorithmic Trading
16 101 (14.31%) Investment Banking
17 100 (14.16%) Python
18 98 (13.88%) Electronic Trading
19 91 (12.89%) TDD
20 83 (11.76%) OO
21 76 (10.76%) Perl
22 70 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
23 68 (9.63%) Computer Science
24 65 (9.21%) Fixed Income
25 62 (8.78%) Middleware
26 61 (8.64%) Spring
27 60 (8.50%) Degree
28 57 (8.07%) TIBCO
29 54 (7.65%) E-Commerce
30 53 (7.51%) Relational Database

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 16 (2.27%) WebSphere
2 13 (1.84%) Oracle Coherence
3 10 (1.42%) OpenStack
4 9 (1.27%) MTS
4 9 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (0.99%) Node.js
6 4 (0.57%) JBoss
6 4 (0.57%) Apache ServiceMix
7 3 (0.42%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.42%) Apache
8 2 (0.28%) SAS
8 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.28%) Mule
8 2 (0.28%) Confluence
9 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.71%) MS Office
3 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.28%) SPSS
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (3.54%) ION MarketView
2 14 (1.98%) RMDS
3 4 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.42%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.14%) Misys Opics
5 1 (0.14%) Endur
5 1 (0.14%) Finacle
5 1 (0.14%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.71%) SaaS
3 4 (0.57%) PaaS
3 4 (0.57%) IaaS
3 4 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.37%) TCP/IP
2 41 (5.81%) Multicast
3 33 (4.67%) Firewall
4 23 (3.26%) BGP
5 18 (2.55%) OSPF
6 15 (2.12%) HTTP
7 13 (1.84%) EIGRP
8 11 (1.56%) VPN
8 11 (1.56%) SAN
9 10 (1.42%) MPLS
9 10 (1.42%) IPsec
9 10 (1.42%) NetScaler
10 9 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (1.27%) NAS
10 9 (1.27%) WAN
11 8 (1.13%) LAN
11 8 (1.13%) HSRP
12 6 (0.85%) Network Security
12 6 (0.85%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (7.51%) Relational Database
2 42 (5.95%) SQL Server
3 39 (5.52%) Big Data
4 35 (4.96%) KDB
5 16 (2.27%) DB2
6 12 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.27%) OLAP
8 9 (1.27%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.13%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.13%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.99%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.57%) MySQL
13 4 (0.57%) Hazelcast
13 4 (0.57%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (6.09%) Maven
2 27 (3.82%) Eclipse
3 25 (3.54%) Subversion
4 23 (3.26%) JUnit
5 20 (2.83%) Jenkins
6 13 (1.84%) JIRA
7 12 (1.70%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.56%) Git (software)
8 11 (1.56%) VisualVM
8 11 (1.56%) YourKit
8 11 (1.56%) Hudson
9 9 (1.27%) NUnit
10 6 (0.85%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.85%) Ant
10 6 (0.85%) Moq
10 6 (0.85%) Mockito
11 5 (0.71%) Build Forge
12 4 (0.57%) ANTLR
12 4 (0.57%) JConsole
13 3 (0.42%) Grunt
General
1 301 (42.63%) Front Office
2 212 (30.03%) Finance
3 193 (27.34%) Banking
4 101 (14.31%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.55%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.99%) Games
8 5 (0.71%) Marketing
8 5 (0.71%) Retail
9 4 (0.57%) Advertising
10 3 (0.42%) Electronics
10 3 (0.42%) Legal
10 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 506 (71.67%) Developer
2 268 (37.96%) Java Developer
3 118 (16.71%) C++ Developer
4 94 (13.31%) Senior Developer
5 61 (8.64%) C# Developer
6 51 (7.22%) Senior Java Developer
7 45 (6.37%) Analyst
8 33 (4.67%) Network Engineer
9 23 (3.26%) C++/C# Developer
10 19 (2.69%) Architect
11 17 (2.41%) Applications Support
11 17 (2.41%) Ab Initio Developer
12 16 (2.27%) Support Analyst
13 13 (1.84%) Linux Engineer
14 12 (1.70%) Software Engineer
15 11 (1.56%) Applications Support Analyst
15 11 (1.56%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
15 11 (1.56%) Scala Developer
16 10 (1.42%) Senior C# Developer
16 10 (1.42%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (18.84%) FIX Protocol
2 62 (8.78%) Middleware
3 61 (8.64%) Spring
4 48 (6.80%) JMS
5 45 (6.37%) XML
6 38 (5.38%) WPF
7 36 (5.10%) .NET
7 36 (5.10%) Web Services
8 33 (4.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 33 (4.67%) REST
9 27 (3.82%) STL
9 27 (3.82%) Rendezvous
10 26 (3.68%) SOAP
11 25 (3.54%) Ultra Messaging
12 21 (2.97%) TIBCO EMS
13 19 (2.69%) RESTful
14 17 (2.41%) HTML
15 14 (1.98%) WebSphere MQ
15 14 (1.98%) HTML5
16 13 (1.84%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 311 (44.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 118 (16.71%) Equities
3 70 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (9.63%) Computer Science
5 65 (9.21%) Fixed Income
6 51 (7.22%) Algorithms
7 41 (5.81%) Derivative
8 25 (3.54%) Mathematics
9 21 (2.97%) Data Centre
9 21 (2.97%) Data Structures
10 17 (2.41%) Replication
11 16 (2.27%) DataPower
12 14 (1.98%) Eurex
13 13 (1.84%) N-Tier
14 12 (1.70%) Physics
15 10 (1.42%) Management Information System
15 10 (1.42%) Hedge funds
16 9 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
17 8 (1.13%) Market Risk
17 8 (1.13%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 202 (28.61%) Linux
2 153 (21.67%) UNIX
3 49 (6.94%) Windows
4 24 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (2.55%) Solaris
6 5 (0.71%) Android
7 4 (0.57%) SUSE
7 4 (0.57%) AIX
7 4 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.28%) CentOS
10 1 (0.14%) Fedora
10 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.14%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (50.14%) Multithreading
2 156 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (16.15%) Algorithmic Trading
4 98 (13.88%) Electronic Trading
5 91 (12.89%) TDD
6 83 (11.76%) OO
7 54 (7.65%) E-Commerce
8 52 (7.37%) Risk Management
9 50 (7.08%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 45 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (5.95%) Software Engineering
12 37 (5.24%) Project Management
13 31 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
14 29 (4.11%) Market Making
15 27 (3.82%) Garbage Collection
16 26 (3.68%) Scrum
17 25 (3.54%) Concurrent Programming
18 24 (3.40%) Unit Testing
19 21 (2.97%) SOA
20 20 (2.83%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 363 (51.42%) Java
2 203 (28.75%) C++
3 158 (22.38%) C#
4 126 (17.85%) SQL
5 100 (14.16%) Python
6 76 (10.76%) Perl
7 38 (5.38%) Shell Script
8 21 (2.97%) JavaScript
9 20 (2.83%) C
9 20 (2.83%) Bash Shell
10 19 (2.69%) Scala
11 13 (1.84%) Ruby
12 11 (1.56%) VBScript
13 9 (1.27%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.27%) Korn
13 9 (1.27%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.71%) VBA
15 4 (0.57%) Groovy
15 4 (0.57%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.42%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 60 (8.50%) Degree
2 34 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (3.68%) CCNP
4 22 (3.12%) CCIE
5 7 (0.99%) CCNA
6 5 (0.71%) PhD
7 4 (0.57%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.42%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.42%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (0.42%) CCSA
9 2 (0.28%) CCSE
10 1 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.14%) ISEB
10 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.57%) QA
2 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 11 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.27%) XenApp
5 9 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.42%) Docker
7 2 (0.28%) Snort
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 16 (2.27%) Puppet
2 12 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.42%) SCCM
3 10 (1.42%) SCOM
4 9 (1.27%) SCVMM
4 9 (1.27%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (0.85%) HP SIM
5 6 (0.85%) EdgeSight
6 4 (0.57%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (0.28%) StatsD
7 2 (0.28%) Ansible
7 2 (0.28%) Kibana
7 2 (0.28%) Mesos
7 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 57 (8.07%) TIBCO
2 52 (7.37%) Oracle
3 39 (5.52%) Microsoft
4 33 (4.67%) Cisco
4 33 (4.67%) ION Trading
5 32 (4.53%) Sybase
6 30 (4.25%) IBM
7 26 (3.68%) Red Hat
8 22 (3.12%) VMware
9 21 (2.97%) eSpeed
10 20 (2.83%) Reuters
11 19 (2.69%) Juniper
12 17 (2.41%) Bloomberg
12 17 (2.41%) Ab Initio
13 15 (2.12%) Currenex
14 14 (1.98%) CheckPoint
15 13 (1.84%) Veritas
15 13 (1.84%) Citrix
15 13 (1.84%) HP
15 13 (1.84%) MarketAxess
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