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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Low Latency
UK
Rank 267 306 298
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -8
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 396 376 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.72% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.87% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 314 309
Median daily rate £550 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £620
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -23.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £90.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.55%
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
37065 42986 41665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.79% 82.74% 79.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24644 28105 26278
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1180 1114
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.75 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.74% +41.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +24 378 £550 -8.33% 167
London +11 335 £575 -4.16% 141
City of London +7 69 £625 - 45
South East +30 20 £450 +20.00% 5
West Midlands +17 15 £475 +58.33% 2
Canary Wharf +4 10 £638 +32.81%
Milton Keynes +8 9 £350 -22.22%
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £350 -22.22%
Shropshire - 7 £425 -
Coventry - 7 £500 -
Telford - 7 £425 -
Scotland +30 6 - - 2
Glasgow +4 6 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 6 £411 -
North West +19 5 £525 +23.52%
Manchester +12 5 £525 +23.52%
Newport - 5 - - 1
Wales - 5 - - 1
South Wales - 5 - - 1
Surrey - 4 £500 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £525 -
Fleet - 4 £525 -
Belfast - 3 £415 -
County Antrim - 3 £415 -
Docklands, London - 2 £550 -
Reading +21 1 £400 +33.33% 2
Yorkshire +14 1 £475 +5.55% 2
West Yorkshire +14 1 £475 +11.76%
Berkshire +11 1 £400 +33.33% 4
East Midlands +8 1 £335 -29.47%

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 330 (50.08%) Java
2 289 (43.85%) Multithreading
3 237 (35.96%) Finance
4 213 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
5 202 (30.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 193 (29.29%) C++
7 191 (28.98%) Banking
8 185 (28.07%) Linux
9 177 (26.86%) Electronic Trading
10 165 (25.04%) Unix
11 161 (24.43%) Front Office
12 135 (20.49%) High Availability
13 124 (18.82%) TDD
14 114 (17.30%) Investment Banking
15 91 (13.81%) SQL
16 84 (12.75%) Equities
17 83 (12.59%) C#
18 82 (12.44%) OO
19 81 (12.29%) Algorithmic Trading
20 72 (10.93%) FIX Protocol
21 71 (10.77%) Microservices
22 69 (10.47%) Spring
23 67 (10.17%) Python
24 65 (9.86%) Fixed Income
25 64 (9.71%) Scrum
26 63 (9.56%) JavaScript
26 63 (9.56%) Open Source
27 61 (9.26%) RESTful
28 60 (9.10%) Oracle
28 60 (9.10%) Algorithms

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 (2.43%) Oracle Coherence
2 12 (1.82%) Apache Spark
3 6 (0.91%) Apache
3 6 (0.91%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.76%) Apache Pig
4 5 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.61%) NServiceBus
5 4 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.30%) Apache Qpid
6 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.30%) Lightstreamer
6 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.30%) WebORB
7 1 (0.15%) CMS
7 1 (0.15%) Confluence
7 1 (0.15%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.15%) Jetty
7 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.15%) MTS
Applications
1 7 (1.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.67%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.15%) BondVision
2 1 (0.15%) RMDS
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.21%) Amazon Kinesis
2 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.91%) IaaS
4 6 (0.91%) SaaS
5 5 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.76%) IBM Cloud
6 3 (0.46%) PaaS
7 2 (0.30%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.46%) TCP/IP
2 22 (3.34%) Multicast
3 19 (2.88%) Internet
4 18 (2.73%) DNS
5 13 (1.97%) BGP
6 12 (1.82%) Firewall
7 11 (1.67%) DHCP
8 8 (1.21%) OSPF
8 8 (1.21%) tcpdump
9 7 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (1.06%) EIGRP
10 6 (0.91%) HTTP
10 6 (0.91%) MPLS
10 6 (0.91%) Spanning Tree
11 5 (0.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (0.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (0.76%) LDAP
12 4 (0.61%) HSRP
12 4 (0.61%) VPN
12 4 (0.61%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.25%) KDB
2 25 (3.79%) Hadoop
3 24 (3.64%) NoSQL
4 20 (3.03%) Big Data
5 19 (2.88%) SQL Server
6 18 (2.73%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.12%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.52%) Kdb+
8 10 (1.52%) MySQL
9 9 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (1.37%) HBase
10 7 (1.06%) Tick Data
11 6 (0.91%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.91%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.76%) CouchDB
12 5 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.76%) OLTP
13 4 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 45 (6.83%) Jenkins
2 36 (5.46%) Git (software)
3 27 (4.10%) Maven
4 23 (3.49%) Hudson
5 11 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (1.67%) JUnit
6 10 (1.52%) Eclipse
6 10 (1.52%) Subversion
7 9 (1.37%) Gradle
8 8 (1.21%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.21%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.06%) Grunt
9 7 (1.06%) IntelliJ
10 6 (0.91%) Ant
10 6 (0.91%) GoCD
10 6 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.76%) Build Forge
11 5 (0.76%) CruiseControl
11 5 (0.76%) gulp
12 4 (0.61%) Bitbucket
General
1 237 (35.96%) Finance
2 191 (28.98%) Banking
3 161 (24.43%) Front Office
4 114 (17.30%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.52%) Publishing
5 10 (1.52%) Retail
6 8 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.91%) Prime Brokerage
8 4 (0.61%) Games
8 4 (0.61%) Marketing
9 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Advertising
10 1 (0.15%) Electronics
10 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 486 (73.75%) Developer
2 260 (39.45%) Java Developer
3 128 (19.42%) C++ Developer
4 85 (12.90%) Senior Developer
5 76 (11.53%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 68 (10.32%) Senior Java Developer
7 45 (6.83%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 39 (5.92%) Agile Developer
8 39 (5.92%) C# Developer
9 37 (5.61%) Low Latency Java Developer
10 36 (5.46%) Agile Java Developer
11 34 (5.16%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
12 32 (4.86%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 28 (4.25%) Architect
13 28 (4.25%) Linux Developer
14 26 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
15 25 (3.79%) Scala Developer
16 22 (3.34%) Front Office Developer
17 21 (3.19%) Senior Agile Developer
18 19 (2.88%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (10.93%) FIX Protocol
2 69 (10.47%) Spring
3 61 (9.26%) RESTful
4 59 (8.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 59 (8.95%) Web Services
5 54 (8.19%) HTML
5 54 (8.19%) REST
5 54 (8.19%) STL
6 47 (7.13%) .NET
7 39 (5.92%) Hibernate
8 36 (5.46%) CSS
8 36 (5.46%) Middleware
9 31 (4.70%) HTML5
10 29 (4.40%) AngularJS
11 26 (3.95%) XML
12 22 (3.34%) React
13 21 (3.19%) Apache Camel
13 21 (3.19%) J2EE
13 21 (3.19%) WPF
14 20 (3.03%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 202 (30.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 84 (12.75%) Equities
3 65 (9.86%) Fixed Income
4 60 (9.10%) Algorithms
5 41 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (6.22%) Derivative
6 39 (5.92%) Computer Science
7 30 (4.55%) Fintech
8 27 (4.10%) Data Structures
9 18 (2.73%) N-Tier
10 16 (2.43%) RIA
11 15 (2.28%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.37%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 9 (1.37%) TWAP
12 9 (1.37%) VWAP
13 8 (1.21%) Hedge funds
13 8 (1.21%) OTC Derivatives
14 6 (0.91%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.76%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 185 (28.07%) Linux
2 165 (25.04%) Unix
3 39 (5.92%) Windows
4 27 (4.10%) Solaris
5 24 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.06%) AIX
7 6 (0.91%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.76%) CentOS
9 4 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.46%) Android
10 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.46%) Fedora
10 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (43.85%) Multithreading
2 213 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (26.86%) Electronic Trading
4 135 (20.49%) High Availability
5 124 (18.82%) TDD
6 82 (12.44%) OO
7 81 (12.29%) Algorithmic Trading
8 71 (10.77%) Microservices
9 64 (9.71%) Scrum
10 63 (9.56%) Open Source
11 59 (8.95%) Multithreaded Programming
12 57 (8.65%) Software Engineering
13 55 (8.35%) E-Commerce
14 53 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
15 50 (7.59%) Risk Management
16 49 (7.44%) Concurrent Programming
16 49 (7.44%) SDLC
17 46 (6.98%) BDD
18 43 (6.53%) DevOps
19 42 (6.37%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 330 (50.08%) Java
2 193 (29.29%) C++
3 91 (13.81%) SQL
4 83 (12.59%) C#
5 67 (10.17%) Python
6 63 (9.56%) JavaScript
7 49 (7.44%) Perl
7 49 (7.44%) Scala
8 40 (6.07%) Bash Shell
9 33 (5.01%) Ruby
10 25 (3.79%) C
11 16 (2.43%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.67%) ES6
13 10 (1.52%) Groovy
14 9 (1.37%) Korn
15 8 (1.21%) Go
15 8 (1.21%) MATLAB
15 8 (1.21%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.91%) PHP
17 5 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (6.68%) Degree
2 9 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (1.21%) CCIE
4 2 (0.30%) CCNP
4 2 (0.30%) RHCA
4 2 (0.30%) RHCE
4 2 (0.30%) RHCSA
4 2 (0.30%) RHCT
4 2 (0.30%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.30%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.15%) JNCIE
5 1 (0.15%) MCSE
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.25%) MiFID
2 8 (1.21%) QA
3 7 (1.06%) SLA
4 2 (0.30%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.15%) EMIR
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (3.03%) Docker
2 9 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.21%) NFS
4 5 (0.76%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.61%) KVM
5 4 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 28 (4.25%) Puppet
2 22 (3.34%) Ansible
3 15 (2.28%) ITRS Geneos
3 15 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.37%) Graphite
4 9 (1.37%) Nagios
4 9 (1.37%) Terraform
5 7 (1.06%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 5 (0.76%) TeamSite
7 4 (0.61%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.30%) Endace
10 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 60 (9.10%) Oracle
2 37 (5.61%) TIBCO
3 29 (4.40%) Red Hat
4 25 (3.79%) IBM
5 23 (3.49%) Reuters
6 21 (3.19%) Solace
7 16 (2.43%) Cisco
8 14 (2.12%) Sybase
9 13 (1.97%) ION Trading
10 12 (1.82%) HP
11 11 (1.67%) Arista
11 11 (1.67%) Cognizant
11 11 (1.67%) Microsoft
12 10 (1.52%) Bloomberg
12 10 (1.52%) VMware
13 9 (1.37%) Google
13 9 (1.37%) Juniper
14 6 (0.91%) F5
14 6 (0.91%) Fidessa
14 6 (0.91%) Informatica
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day Paid weekly
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
FDM Group
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Contingency Team
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago