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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Low Latency
Rank 390 358 329
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -29
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 273 317 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.57% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.71% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 269 282
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 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £735 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +28.57%
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
44007 44399 41585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 79.29% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29216 28157 26311
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 £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1026 1266 1219
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -23 272 £600 -4.00% 121
London -26 236 £625 -1.96% 98
City of London +29 62 £625 - 34
North West - 10 £475 - 4
South East -17 8 £444 -6.57% 8
Manchester - 8 £500 - 3
West Yorkshire - 7 £425 -
Yorkshire - 7 £425 -
East of England +13 6 £600 +84.61% 8
Leeds - 6 £438 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £594 -
Canary Wharf +3 4 £565 +18.94%
Luton - 4 £588 -
South West -4 3 £500 +33.33% 3
Reading -21 3 £438 -12.50% 1
Berkshire -23 3 £438 -7.89% 1
Surrey -6 2 - - 5
West Sussex - 2 £513 -
Devon - 2 - -
Exeter - 2 - -
Glasgow -1 1 - - 2
Hampshire -2 1 £400 -
Scotland -22 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £600 - 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £425 -
North East - 1 £425 -
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £425 -
Cambridge - 1 £600 - 8
Swindon - 1 £500 -

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 323 (49.92%) Java
2 287 (44.36%) Multithreading
3 230 (35.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 220 (34.00%) Front Office
5 212 (32.77%) Finance
6 191 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
7 182 (28.13%) C++
8 168 (25.97%) Linux
8 168 (25.97%) Electronic Trading
9 157 (24.27%) C#
10 149 (23.03%) Unix
11 143 (22.10%) Banking
12 137 (21.17%) TDD
13 106 (16.38%) Algorithmic Trading
14 101 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
15 98 (15.15%) High Availability
16 87 (13.45%) FIX Protocol
17 85 (13.14%) E-Commerce
18 82 (12.67%) SQL
19 81 (12.52%) Investment Banking
20 80 (12.36%) JavaScript
20 80 (12.36%) Python
20 80 (12.36%) Market Making
21 76 (11.75%) Degree
22 73 (11.28%) Spring
22 73 (11.28%) Oracle
23 68 (10.51%) Risk Management
24 67 (10.36%) .NET
25 65 (10.05%) Equities
26 61 (9.43%) Scrum

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 16 (2.47%) Apache Spark
1 16 (2.47%) Node.js
1 16 (2.47%) Oracle Coherence
1 16 (2.47%) Tomcat
2 11 (1.70%) JBoss
3 9 (1.39%) Confluence
4 6 (0.93%) CMS
4 6 (0.93%) Mule
5 5 (0.77%) Apache
6 4 (0.62%) Apache TomEE
6 4 (0.62%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.46%) JCAPS
7 3 (0.46%) Mule ESB
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.31%) Jetty
9 1 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (2.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.08%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.62%) RMDS
3 3 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.46%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
2 13 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (1.85%) Amazon Kinesis
4 7 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.62%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.31%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.31%) PaaS
6 2 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.03%) TCP/IP
2 24 (3.71%) Firewall
3 17 (2.63%) Multicast
4 11 (1.70%) BGP
4 11 (1.70%) DNS
4 11 (1.70%) WAN
5 10 (1.55%) LAN
6 8 (1.24%) EIGRP
6 8 (1.24%) Internet
6 8 (1.24%) OSPF
6 8 (1.24%) SAN
7 7 (1.08%) DHCP
7 7 (1.08%) Network Security
8 6 (0.93%) IPsec
9 5 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (0.77%) MPLS
9 5 (0.77%) NAS
9 5 (0.77%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.03%) KDB
2 34 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 31 (4.79%) Hadoop
4 28 (4.33%) Relational Database
5 22 (3.40%) MySQL
6 21 (3.25%) Big Data
7 17 (2.63%) MongoDB
8 16 (2.47%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (2.01%) OLAP
9 13 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.39%) DB2
13 7 (1.08%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.93%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.93%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 31 (4.79%) Jenkins
2 27 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.55%) JUnit
4 22 (3.40%) Maven
5 14 (2.16%) JIRA
6 11 (1.70%) Mockito
7 10 (1.55%) Subversion
8 6 (0.93%) Ant
8 6 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.93%) JBehave
8 6 (0.93%) NuGet
9 5 (0.77%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.77%) Selenium
9 5 (0.77%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.62%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.46%) Hudson
11 3 (0.46%) Mocha
11 3 (0.46%) NUnit
11 3 (0.46%) Rhino Mocks
11 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 220 (34.00%) Front Office
2 212 (32.77%) Finance
3 143 (22.10%) Banking
4 81 (12.52%) Investment Banking
5 6 (0.93%) Games
6 5 (0.77%) Legal
6 5 (0.77%) Retail
7 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.31%) Back Office
8 2 (0.31%) Marketing
8 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 466 (72.02%) Developer
2 245 (37.87%) Java Developer
3 97 (14.99%) Senior Developer
4 83 (12.83%) C# Developer
5 82 (12.67%) C++ Developer
6 74 (11.44%) Senior Java Developer
7 47 (7.26%) Agile Developer
8 37 (5.72%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 36 (5.56%) Analyst
10 35 (5.41%) .NET Developer
10 35 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
11 31 (4.79%) Front Office Developer
12 29 (4.48%) Agile Java Developer
13 26 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
14 24 (3.71%) Low Latency Java Developer
15 23 (3.55%) Architect
16 21 (3.25%) ASP.NET Developer
16 21 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 21 (3.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 21 (3.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (13.45%) FIX Protocol
2 73 (11.28%) Spring
3 67 (10.36%) .NET
4 61 (9.43%) REST
5 53 (8.19%) Hibernate
6 52 (8.04%) HTML
7 48 (7.42%) WPF
8 45 (6.96%) Web Services
8 45 (6.96%) XML
9 41 (6.34%) RESTful
10 40 (6.18%) Middleware
11 39 (6.03%) WinForms
12 36 (5.56%) HTML5
13 33 (5.10%) SOAP
14 30 (4.64%) CSS
15 23 (3.55%) ASP.NET
15 23 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (3.09%) AngularJS
16 20 (3.09%) STL
17 19 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 230 (35.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 101 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (10.05%) Equities
4 51 (7.88%) Computer Science
5 50 (7.73%) Fixed Income
6 42 (6.49%) Algorithms
7 37 (5.72%) Data Structures
8 31 (4.79%) Derivative
9 19 (2.94%) Fintech
9 19 (2.94%) Mathematics
10 15 (2.32%) N-Tier
11 14 (2.16%) Data Centre
11 14 (2.16%) Equity Derivative
12 12 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (1.24%) Statistics
14 7 (1.08%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.08%) User Experience
15 6 (0.93%) Hedge funds
15 6 (0.93%) Replication
16 5 (0.77%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 168 (25.97%) Linux
2 149 (23.03%) Unix
3 39 (6.03%) Windows
4 14 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.85%) Solaris
6 6 (0.93%) AIX
7 4 (0.62%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.31%) CentOS
9 1 (0.15%) Android
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.15%) SUSE
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (44.36%) Multithreading
2 191 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (25.97%) Electronic Trading
4 137 (21.17%) TDD
5 106 (16.38%) Algorithmic Trading
6 98 (15.15%) High Availability
7 85 (13.14%) E-Commerce
8 80 (12.36%) Market Making
9 68 (10.51%) Risk Management
10 61 (9.43%) Scrum
11 56 (8.66%) OO
12 54 (8.35%) Software Engineering
13 51 (7.88%) Concurrent Programming
14 48 (7.42%) Kanban
15 43 (6.65%) DevOps
16 42 (6.49%) SDLC
17 41 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
18 39 (6.03%) Microservices
19 36 (5.56%) BDD
19 36 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 323 (49.92%) Java
2 182 (28.13%) C++
3 157 (24.27%) C#
4 82 (12.67%) SQL
5 80 (12.36%) JavaScript
5 80 (12.36%) Python
6 54 (8.35%) Perl
7 39 (6.03%) Scala
8 26 (4.02%) Shell Script
9 18 (2.78%) C
10 17 (2.63%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.70%) Ruby
12 5 (0.77%) Clojure
12 5 (0.77%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.77%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.62%) ES6
13 4 (0.62%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.46%) Groovy
14 3 (0.46%) SystemTap
14 3 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 76 (11.75%) Degree
2 22 (3.40%) PhD
3 17 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (2.47%) CCIE
5 8 (1.24%) CCNP
6 3 (0.46%) CCSA
6 3 (0.46%) CCSE
7 1 (0.15%) CCDP
7 1 (0.15%) CCIP
7 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.15%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.15%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.39%) QA
2 7 (1.08%) MiFID
3 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.77%) Docker
1 5 (0.77%) KVM
1 5 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.31%) oVirt
3 2 (0.31%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 24 (3.71%) ITRS Geneos
2 21 (3.25%) Puppet
3 17 (2.63%) Nagios
4 11 (1.70%) Ansible
5 9 (1.39%) Graphite
6 6 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.77%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.62%) yum
9 3 (0.46%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.46%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.31%) Oozie
10 2 (0.31%) Pingdom
10 2 (0.31%) Salt
11 1 (0.15%) Control-M
11 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.15%) MOM
11 1 (0.15%) OpenView
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 73 (11.28%) Oracle
2 38 (5.87%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.79%) Cisco
4 27 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 22 (3.40%) TIBCO
6 20 (3.09%) Splunk
7 16 (2.47%) Juniper
8 14 (2.16%) F5
8 14 (2.16%) Sybase
9 13 (2.01%) ION Trading
10 11 (1.70%) Dell
10 11 (1.70%) Reuters
10 11 (1.70%) Sun
11 10 (1.55%) IBM
12 9 (1.39%) HP
12 9 (1.39%) Solace
13 8 (1.24%) Google
14 7 (1.08%) Atlassian
15 6 (0.93%) Aruba
15 6 (0.93%) Currenex
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