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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ultra-Low Latency over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ultra-Low Latency
Rank 590 567 580
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 21 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.030% 0.014%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.050% 0.041% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 8
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£600 £575 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
42045 39415 41397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.46% 73.73% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26091 24205 23959
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1165 1093 1499
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.45 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

Ultra-Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2014.

Ultra-Low Latency Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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 -7 21 £600 +4.34% 3
London +22 17 £625 +8.69% 3
City of London +33 7 £575 - 2
West Midlands - 4 £350 -
Birmingham - 4 £350 -

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Ultra-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 Ultra-Low Latency.

1 41 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 20 (48.78%) UNIX
3 17 (41.46%) Linux
4 16 (39.02%) C++
5 15 (36.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (36.59%) Banking
6 14 (34.15%) Front Office
6 14 (34.15%) Java
7 12 (29.27%) Finance
7 12 (29.27%) Multithreading
8 10 (24.39%) 29West
8 10 (24.39%) Firewall
8 10 (24.39%) Solaris
9 9 (21.95%) BGP
10 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (19.51%) Investment Banking
11 7 (17.07%) Hedge funds
11 7 (17.07%) OSPF
11 7 (17.07%) Risk Management
11 7 (17.07%) Cisco
11 7 (17.07%) C
12 6 (14.63%) Internet
12 6 (14.63%) Multicast
13 5 (12.20%) Electronic Trading
13 5 (12.20%) Algorithmic Trading
13 5 (12.20%) Juniper
13 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
13 5 (12.20%) TIBCO
13 5 (12.20%) Financial Institution
13 5 (12.20%) SQL

Ultra-Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Ultra-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 Ultra-Low Latency. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.76%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (2.44%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) Firewall
2 9 (21.95%) BGP
3 7 (17.07%) OSPF
4 6 (14.63%) Internet
4 6 (14.63%) Multicast
5 5 (12.20%) LAN
5 5 (12.20%) WAN
6 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
6 4 (9.76%) VPN
6 4 (9.76%) Extranet
7 3 (7.32%) MPLS
7 3 (7.32%) DNS
7 3 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (7.32%) Junos
8 2 (4.88%) SSH
8 2 (4.88%) EIGRP
8 2 (4.88%) Network Security
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.88%) LDAP
9 1 (2.44%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Subversion
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
1 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (36.59%) Banking
2 14 (34.15%) Front Office
3 12 (29.27%) Finance
4 8 (19.51%) Investment Banking
5 5 (12.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Developer
2 11 (26.83%) Java Developer
3 8 (19.51%) C++ Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Network Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Network Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) UNIX Support
7 1 (2.44%) Systems Support
7 1 (2.44%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Applications Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) JMS
2 4 (9.76%) Rendezvous
3 3 (7.32%) STL
4 2 (4.88%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (4.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.44%) .NET
5 1 (2.44%) WCF
5 1 (2.44%) LINQ
5 1 (2.44%) XML
5 1 (2.44%) XSLT
5 1 (2.44%) Middleware
5 1 (2.44%) Java SE
5 1 (2.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (17.07%) Hedge funds
3 4 (9.76%) Equities
4 2 (4.88%) Clustering
5 1 (2.44%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 20 (48.78%) UNIX
2 17 (41.46%) Linux
3 10 (24.39%) Solaris
4 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Windows
5 1 (2.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 12 (29.27%) Multithreading
3 7 (17.07%) Risk Management
4 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
4 5 (12.20%) Electronic Trading
4 5 (12.20%) Algorithmic Trading
5 3 (7.32%) Investment Management
6 2 (4.88%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.44%) Network Design
7 1 (2.44%) Project Management
7 1 (2.44%) Migration
7 1 (2.44%) Change Control
7 1 (2.44%) Kernel Tuning
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.44%) DevOps
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) C++
2 14 (34.15%) Java
3 7 (17.07%) C
4 5 (12.20%) SQL
4 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.32%) Python
5 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.88%) Perl
6 2 (4.88%) Tcl
6 2 (4.88%) C#
6 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.20%) CCIE
2 5 (12.20%) CCNP
3 3 (7.32%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (7.32%) CCSA
4 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) CCNA
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
1 1 (2.44%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) 29West
2 7 (17.07%) Cisco
3 5 (12.20%) Juniper
3 5 (12.20%) TIBCO
4 3 (7.32%) Blue Coat
4 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) F5
6 1 (2.44%) JBoss
6 1 (2.44%) Sun
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