The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Low Latency skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Low Latency over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Low Latency
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 60 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 18.52% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.06% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 52 0 0
Median daily rate £445 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -8.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

Low Latency is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 272 72 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 83.95% 85.71% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 37 26
Median daily rate £413 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £438 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £13.78 £17.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.97% -31.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Low Latency as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Low Latency in Belfast

Low Latency
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Low Latency in Belfast

Low Latency
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Low Latency in Belfast over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Low Latency in Belfast

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 across the Belfast region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 70 (88.61%) Finance
2 60 (75.95%) Linux
3 58 (73.42%) C++
4 56 (70.89%) Unix
5 47 (59.49%) Banking
6 46 (58.23%) Front Office
7 43 (54.43%) Multithreading
8 38 (48.10%) Market Making
9 36 (45.57%) OOP
9 36 (45.57%) OOA/OOD
10 34 (43.04%) FIX Protocol
11 30 (37.97%) Electronic Trading
12 27 (34.18%) Equities
13 20 (25.32%) Visual Studio
14 18 (22.78%) Windows
14 18 (22.78%) Java
15 15 (18.99%) SQL Server
15 15 (18.99%) UML
15 15 (18.99%) Unit Testing
16 13 (16.46%) Virtual Team
17 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (15.19%) Requirements Analysis
18 11 (13.92%) Degree
18 11 (13.92%) SQL
19 10 (12.66%) OO
20 9 (11.39%) Relational Database
21 8 (10.13%) Computer Science Degree
22 7 (8.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 7 (8.86%) C#
23 6 (7.59%) Fixed Income

Low Latency
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.39%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.33%) KDB
4 1 (1.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (25.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 70 (88.61%) Finance
2 47 (59.49%) Banking
3 46 (58.23%) Front Office
4 3 (3.80%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (96.20%) Developer
2 55 (69.62%) C++ Developer
3 29 (36.71%) Senior Developer
4 16 (20.25%) Java Developer
5 15 (18.99%) Senior C++ Developer
6 14 (17.72%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 14 (17.72%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (16.46%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
7 13 (16.46%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 10 (12.66%) Front Office C++ Developer
8 10 (12.66%) Front Office Developer
9 6 (7.59%) C# Developer
10 5 (6.33%) C++/C# Developer
10 5 (6.33%) KDB Developer
11 4 (5.06%) Linux Developer
11 4 (5.06%) Real Time Developer
12 3 (3.80%) C++ Software Engineer
12 3 (3.80%) Senior C# Developer
12 3 (3.80%) Software Engineer
13 2 (2.53%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (43.04%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (5.06%) WPF
3 2 (2.53%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (34.18%) Equities
2 13 (16.46%) Virtual Team
3 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (7.59%) Fixed Income
6 3 (3.80%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 60 (75.95%) Linux
2 56 (70.89%) Unix
3 18 (22.78%) Windows
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (54.43%) Multithreading
2 38 (48.10%) Market Making
3 36 (45.57%) OOA/OOD
3 36 (45.57%) OOP
4 30 (37.97%) Electronic Trading
5 15 (18.99%) UML
5 15 (18.99%) Unit Testing
6 12 (15.19%) Requirements Analysis
7 10 (12.66%) OO
8 6 (7.59%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.33%) Asynchronous Programming
9 5 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.33%) Performance Improvement
9 5 (6.33%) TDD
9 5 (6.33%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.06%) Index Arbitrage
11 3 (3.80%) Physics
11 3 (3.80%) Refactoring
11 3 (3.80%) Software Engineering
12 2 (2.53%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 58 (73.42%) C++
2 18 (22.78%) Java
3 11 (13.92%) SQL
4 7 (8.86%) C#
5 2 (2.53%) R
6 1 (1.27%) Python
6 1 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Degree
2 8 (10.13%) Computer Science Degree