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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Low Latency
Rank 308 313 365
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +52
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 377 341 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.66% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.85% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 282 193
Average daily rate £600 £550 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £790
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +26 374 £600 +9.09% 100
London +11 345 £603 +9.54% 91
City of London -4 69 £625 +10.86% 27
East of England - 15 £588 -
Luton - 12 £588 -
Bedfordshire - 12 £588 -
South East +20 4 £600 - 4
Yorkshire -18 4 £365 +17.74%
Staffordshire - 4 £300 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £300 - 1
Canary Wharf +2 3 £565 -33.52%
Hammersmith - 3 £565 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £500 -
North Yorkshire - 3 - -
Ripon - 3 - -
Scotland -4 2 - - 2
Osterley - 2 £431 -
North West - 2 £425 -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 £425 -
Watford - 2 £488 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £365 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £600 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £600 -
Leeds - 1 £365 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £320 -

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 372 (55.03%) Java
2 284 (42.01%) Multithreading
3 264 (39.05%) Finance
4 227 (33.58%) Front Office
5 208 (30.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 200 (29.59%) Linux
7 184 (27.22%) Banking
8 180 (26.63%) C++
9 178 (26.33%) Unix
10 168 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
11 161 (23.82%) Electronic Trading
12 139 (20.56%) SQL
13 123 (18.20%) Investment Banking
14 122 (18.05%) Algorithmic Trading
15 120 (17.75%) Software Engineering
16 110 (16.27%) C#
17 95 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
18 93 (13.76%) Equities
19 88 (13.02%) High Availability
20 86 (12.72%) Python
20 86 (12.72%) Spring
20 86 (12.72%) Degree
21 81 (11.98%) TDD
22 80 (11.83%) FIX Protocol
23 76 (11.24%) Computer Science
24 69 (10.21%) Risk Management
25 68 (10.06%) E-Commerce
26 67 (9.91%) .NET
27 65 (9.62%) Oracle
28 64 (9.47%) TCP/IP

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 28 (4.14%) Oracle Coherence
2 20 (2.96%) Tomcat
3 15 (2.22%) WebSphere
4 13 (1.92%) Confluence
5 12 (1.78%) Mule
6 11 (1.63%) JBoss
6 11 (1.63%) Node.js
7 9 (1.33%) Apache
8 8 (1.18%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.04%) Apache ServiceMix
10 5 (0.74%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.59%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.30%) CMS
13 2 (0.30%) JCAPS
13 2 (0.30%) Jetty
13 2 (0.30%) Mule ESB
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.15%) GemFire
Applications
1 22 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.18%) ION MarketView
1 8 (1.18%) RMDS
2 5 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.30%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.33%) GitHub
3 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.89%) Amazon Kinesis
4 6 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (0.44%) PaaS
6 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (9.47%) TCP/IP
2 31 (4.59%) Multicast
3 20 (2.96%) Firewall
4 13 (1.92%) BGP
5 12 (1.78%) DNS
5 12 (1.78%) HTTP
6 11 (1.63%) OSPF
7 10 (1.48%) EIGRP
8 9 (1.33%) DHCP
9 8 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (1.18%) Spanning Tree
10 7 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 7 (1.04%) HSRP
10 7 (1.04%) IPsec
10 7 (1.04%) VRRP
11 6 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.74%) SSH
13 4 (0.59%) LAN
13 4 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (8.28%) KDB
2 47 (6.95%) NoSQL
3 37 (5.47%) SQL Server
4 36 (5.33%) Relational Database
5 26 (3.85%) Big Data
5 26 (3.85%) Hadoop
5 26 (3.85%) MySQL
6 17 (2.51%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.78%) DB2
8 11 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.04%) OLAP
11 7 (1.04%) RavenDB
11 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (0.74%) NewSQL
13 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 61 (9.02%) Jenkins
2 46 (6.80%) Maven
3 37 (5.47%) Git (software)
4 27 (3.99%) VTune
5 21 (3.11%) JIRA
6 17 (2.51%) Eclipse
7 16 (2.37%) JUnit
8 13 (1.92%) JMeter
9 12 (1.78%) Subversion
10 10 (1.48%) Gatling
10 10 (1.48%) IntelliJ
10 10 (1.48%) LoadRunner
11 9 (1.33%) Ant
12 7 (1.04%) NuGet
13 5 (0.74%) AccuRev
13 5 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.74%) Hudson
14 4 (0.59%) JBehave
14 4 (0.59%) Mockito
14 4 (0.59%) TeamCity
General
1 264 (39.05%) Finance
2 227 (33.58%) Front Office
3 184 (27.22%) Banking
4 123 (18.20%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.92%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.33%) Retail
7 7 (1.04%) Games
8 6 (0.89%) Legal
9 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.30%) Marketing
11 1 (0.15%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 450 (66.57%) Developer
2 249 (36.83%) Java Developer
3 95 (14.05%) Senior Developer
4 93 (13.76%) C++ Developer
5 80 (11.83%) Senior Java Developer
6 47 (6.95%) Software Engineer
7 45 (6.66%) C# Developer
8 43 (6.36%) Java Engineer
9 36 (5.33%) Java Software Engineer
10 32 (4.73%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 27 (3.99%) .NET Developer
11 27 (3.99%) Agile Developer
11 27 (3.99%) Architect
12 24 (3.55%) AWS Engineer
12 24 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
12 24 (3.55%) E-Commerce Engineer
13 22 (3.25%) Analyst
13 22 (3.25%) Lead DevOps Engineer
14 20 (2.96%) Agile Java Developer
14 20 (2.96%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (12.72%) Spring
2 80 (11.83%) FIX Protocol
3 67 (9.91%) .NET
4 51 (7.54%) REST
5 43 (6.36%) Web Services
6 42 (6.21%) Hibernate
7 41 (6.07%) Middleware
8 40 (5.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 40 (5.92%) SOAP
9 38 (5.62%) STL
10 35 (5.18%) XML
11 34 (5.03%) JMS
12 27 (3.99%) HTML
13 25 (3.70%) WinForms
14 23 (3.40%) RESTful
14 23 (3.40%) WPF
15 22 (3.25%) J2EE
15 22 (3.25%) LAMP
15 22 (3.25%) WCF
16 21 (3.11%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 208 (30.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 95 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (13.76%) Equities
4 76 (11.24%) Computer Science
5 48 (7.10%) Fixed Income
6 47 (6.95%) Data Structures
7 45 (6.66%) Fintech
8 39 (5.77%) Algorithms
9 36 (5.33%) Derivative
10 21 (3.11%) Hybrid Cloud
11 19 (2.81%) Mathematics
12 18 (2.66%) Grid Computing
13 17 (2.51%) Equity Derivative
14 11 (1.63%) N-Tier
15 10 (1.48%) Data Centre
15 10 (1.48%) Market Risk
16 9 (1.33%) DataPower
17 8 (1.18%) Hedge funds
17 8 (1.18%) Physics
17 8 (1.18%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 200 (29.59%) Linux
2 178 (26.33%) Unix
3 49 (7.25%) Solaris
4 45 (6.66%) Windows
5 16 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.59%) Android
6 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.59%) SUSE
7 3 (0.44%) CentOS
7 3 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.30%) AIX
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (42.01%) Multithreading
2 168 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (23.82%) Electronic Trading
4 122 (18.05%) Algorithmic Trading
5 120 (17.75%) Software Engineering
6 88 (13.02%) High Availability
7 81 (11.98%) TDD
8 69 (10.21%) Risk Management
9 68 (10.06%) E-Commerce
10 59 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
10 59 (8.73%) OO
11 57 (8.43%) DevOps
12 53 (7.84%) Open Source
12 53 (7.84%) SDLC
13 49 (7.25%) Market Making
13 49 (7.25%) Scrum
14 45 (6.66%) Data Management
15 44 (6.51%) Performance Tuning
16 42 (6.21%) SOA
17 35 (5.18%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 372 (55.03%) Java
2 180 (26.63%) C++
3 139 (20.56%) SQL
4 110 (16.27%) C#
5 86 (12.72%) Python
6 58 (8.58%) JavaScript
7 52 (7.69%) Perl
8 49 (7.25%) Scala
9 41 (6.07%) Bash Shell
10 32 (4.73%) C
11 22 (3.25%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.04%) Ruby
12 7 (1.04%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.74%) Groovy
13 5 (0.74%) Korn
14 4 (0.59%) Assembly Language
14 4 (0.59%) C-shell
14 4 (0.59%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.59%) PHP
14 4 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (12.72%) Degree
2 17 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (2.37%) CCIE
4 12 (1.78%) PhD
5 5 (0.74%) RHCE
5 5 (0.74%) RHCSA
6 4 (0.59%) CCNP
7 3 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.11%) QA
2 6 (0.89%) MiFID
3 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (3.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 17 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.74%) Squid
4 4 (0.59%) Docker
5 2 (0.30%) NFS
5 2 (0.30%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 40 (5.92%) Puppet
2 29 (4.29%) Nagios
3 23 (3.40%) Graphite
4 16 (2.37%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (1.04%) Ansible
6 6 (0.89%) Cobbler
7 5 (0.74%) CFEngine
8 2 (0.30%) Oozie
8 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.15%) MOM
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 65 (9.62%) Oracle
2 43 (6.36%) Microsoft
3 24 (3.55%) TIBCO
4 22 (3.25%) Cisco
5 21 (3.11%) Splunk
6 19 (2.81%) Red Hat
7 17 (2.51%) IBM
7 17 (2.51%) VMware
8 15 (2.22%) ION Trading
8 15 (2.22%) Sybase
9 13 (1.92%) Juniper
10 12 (1.78%) DataSynapse
11 11 (1.63%) Atlassian
12 10 (1.48%) SOASTA, Inc
13 9 (1.33%) F5
14 8 (1.18%) Aruba
14 8 (1.18%) Palo Alto
15 7 (1.04%) Ab Initio
15 7 (1.04%) WSO2
16 6 (0.89%) Cognizant
Reading, England
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: 300 GBP pd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vita Exclusive Recruitment/Amelco
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
London
caspian one
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £500 - 650 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago