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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 - 22
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 19 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 9.22% - 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.73% - 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 1
Median daily rate £433 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -8.94% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 177 93 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 85.92% 83.04% 80.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 44 43
Median daily rate £400 £300 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +39.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £109 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £16.81 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.89% -17.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (95.24%) C++
3 19 (90.48%) Finance
4 16 (76.19%) Unix
5 13 (61.90%) Front Office
5 13 (61.90%) OOP
5 13 (61.90%) OOA/OOD
5 13 (61.90%) FIX Protocol
5 13 (61.90%) Market Making
5 13 (61.90%) Multithreading
6 12 (57.14%) Banking
7 9 (42.86%) Virtual Team
8 8 (38.10%) Electronic Trading
9 6 (28.57%) Equities
10 5 (23.81%) Degree
10 5 (23.81%) Windows
10 5 (23.81%) UML
10 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
10 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
10 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
11 3 (14.29%) Algorithms
12 2 (9.52%) Index Arbitrage
12 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
12 2 (9.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (9.52%) SQL
13 1 (4.76%) OO
13 1 (4.76%) Java
13 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
13 1 (4.76%) Algorithmic Trading

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 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (90.48%) Finance
2 13 (61.90%) Front Office
3 12 (57.14%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Developer
2 18 (85.71%) C++ Developer
3 7 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 6 (28.57%) Senior C++ Developer
5 4 (19.05%) Front Office C++ Developer
5 4 (19.05%) Front Office Developer
6 2 (9.52%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Algorithmic Trading Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Virtual Team
2 6 (28.57%) Equities
3 3 (14.29%) Algorithms
4 2 (9.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (76.19%) Unix
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Market Making
1 13 (61.90%) Multithreading
1 13 (61.90%) OOA/OOD
1 13 (61.90%) OOP
2 8 (38.10%) Electronic Trading
3 5 (23.81%) UML
3 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Index Arbitrage
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) Algorithmic Trading
5 1 (4.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) C++
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £466.00 per day
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