Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 37 22
Rank change year-on-year +22 -15 +9
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 96 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 16.35% 0.75% 3.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.22% 0.94% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 0 5
Belfast median daily rate £445 - £425
10th Percentile £378 - £413
90th Percentile £588 - £445
County Antrim median daily rate £445 - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 527 212 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 89.78% 79.40% 71.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 128 52
Belfast median daily rate £413 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +8.53% +2.38%
10th Percentile £303 £138 £100
90th Percentile £501 £425 £525
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £350 £323
% change year-on-year +17.86% +8.53% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 2
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% -6.56% +17.31%
10th Percentile £10.45 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £23.75 £18.00 £16.38
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £13.63 £15.25
% change year-on-year +2.75% -10.66% +17.31%

Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Low Latency as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Low Latency in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 72 (75.00%) Finance
2 57 (59.38%) Unix
2 57 (59.38%) Banking
3 54 (56.25%) C++
4 52 (54.17%) Linux
4 52 (54.17%) Multithreading
5 47 (48.96%) Front Office
6 39 (40.63%) Market Making
7 38 (39.58%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (31.25%) Equities
9 29 (30.21%) KDB
10 26 (27.08%) Electronic Trading
11 25 (26.04%) OOP
11 25 (26.04%) OOA/OOD
11 25 (26.04%) Visual Studio
12 24 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
13 23 (23.96%) Test Automation
13 23 (23.96%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (22.92%) C#
15 21 (21.88%) TDD
15 21 (21.88%) Asynchronous Programming
15 21 (21.88%) Performance Improvement
16 20 (20.83%) Degree
17 16 (16.67%) Java
18 15 (15.63%) Requirements Analysis
18 15 (15.63%) Refactoring
18 15 (15.63%) Data Structures
19 12 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 12 (12.50%) Physics
20 11 (11.46%) Virtual Team

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 29 (30.21%) KDB
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (26.04%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.08%) Hudson
2 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.08%) JHipster
3 1 (1.04%) JIRA
General
1 72 (75.00%) Finance
2 57 (59.38%) Banking
3 47 (48.96%) Front Office
4 8 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (97.92%) Developer
2 50 (52.08%) C++ Developer
3 36 (37.50%) Senior Developer
4 27 (28.13%) KDB Developer
5 26 (27.08%) Senior C++ Developer
6 21 (21.88%) C# Developer
7 17 (17.71%) C++/C# Developer
8 16 (16.67%) Real Time Developer
9 14 (14.58%) Java Developer
10 13 (13.54%) Senior C# Developer
11 10 (10.42%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (9.38%) Low Latency C++ Developer
13 8 (8.33%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 8 (8.33%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
14 7 (7.29%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
14 7 (7.29%) Front Office Developer
15 6 (6.25%) Front Office C++ Developer
16 4 (4.17%) C Developer
16 4 (4.17%) Linux Developer
17 2 (2.08%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (2.08%) Spring Boot
2 2 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (39.58%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (31.25%) Equities
3 15 (15.63%) Data Structures
4 12 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (11.46%) Virtual Team
6 9 (9.38%) Fixed Income
7 8 (8.33%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 57 (59.38%) Unix
2 52 (54.17%) Linux
3 8 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (54.17%) Multithreading
2 39 (40.63%) Market Making
3 26 (27.08%) Electronic Trading
4 25 (26.04%) OOA/OOD
4 25 (26.04%) OOP
5 23 (23.96%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (23.96%) Test Automation
6 21 (21.88%) Asynchronous Programming
6 21 (21.88%) Performance Improvement
6 21 (21.88%) TDD
7 15 (15.63%) Refactoring
7 15 (15.63%) Requirements Analysis
8 12 (12.50%) Physics
9 9 (9.38%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (4.17%) UML
10 4 (4.17%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.13%) Risk Management
12 2 (2.08%) Functional Testing
12 2 (2.08%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (56.25%) C++
2 22 (22.92%) C#
3 16 (16.67%) Java
4 6 (6.25%) R
5 5 (5.21%) SQL
6 4 (4.17%) C
6 4 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.17%) Ruby
7 3 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (20.83%) Degree
2 8 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.04%) ISEB
3 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (1.04%) HP