The table below looks at the statistics for Ultra-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 Ultra-Low Latency over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ultra-Low Latency
Rank 625 633 597
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -36
Contract jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 13 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.029% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.031% 0.036% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 30
Median daily rate £625 £675 £725
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £439 £613
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £705 £803
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
42021 44388 43486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.55% 81.15% 76.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28019 28757 28290
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 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1336 1206
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Ultra-Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Ultra-Low Latency Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency within the UK.

Ultra-Low Latency Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Ultra-Low Latency Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 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 +4 13 £625 -7.40% 10
London -5 13 £625 -7.40% 10
City of London +11 9 £675 +16.12% 4

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ultra-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 Ultra-Low Latency.

1 13 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 8 (61.54%) Unix
2 8 (61.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (46.15%) Front Office
3 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 6 (46.15%) Java
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) DHCP
4 5 (38.46%) DNS
4 5 (38.46%) Multithreading
4 5 (38.46%) Electronic Trading
5 4 (30.77%) Banking
5 4 (30.77%) IPsec
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Firewall
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco
5 4 (30.77%) CCIE
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (30.77%) Juniper
5 4 (30.77%) OSPF
5 4 (30.77%) BGP
5 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
5 4 (30.77%) VRRP
5 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (30.77%) Multicast
5 4 (30.77%) Aruba
5 4 (30.77%) F5
5 4 (30.77%) Ultra Messaging
5 4 (30.77%) Security Architecture

Ultra-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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
2 5 (38.46%) DHCP
2 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) BGP
3 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
3 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (30.77%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) HSRP
3 4 (30.77%) IPsec
3 4 (30.77%) Multicast
3 4 (30.77%) OSPF
3 4 (30.77%) Spanning Tree
3 4 (30.77%) VRRP
4 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.69%) FTP
4 1 (7.69%) IGMP
4 1 (7.69%) InfiniBand
4 1 (7.69%) SSH
General
1 6 (46.15%) Front Office
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Java Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Data Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Low Latency Java Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Data Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 1 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Data Network Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Ultra Messaging
2 3 (23.08%) JMS
2 3 (23.08%) Rendezvous
2 3 (23.08%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Derivative
3 1 (7.69%) Equities
3 1 (7.69%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Unix
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Solaris
4 1 (7.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 5 (38.46%) Electronic Trading
2 5 (38.46%) Multithreading
3 4 (30.77%) Security Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
4 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
4 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Code Optimisation
5 2 (15.38%) OOD
5 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) Kernel Tuning
6 1 (7.69%) Market Making
6 1 (7.69%) OOP
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCIE
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) NFS
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Aruba
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
1 4 (30.77%) F5
1 4 (30.77%) Juniper
1 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
2 3 (23.08%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Sun