The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 29 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
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 270 314 289
Rank change year-on-year +44 -25  
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 356 358 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.72% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.87% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 306 292
Median daily rate £588 £600 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £700 £724
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -8.94% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £27.27 £90.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -69.70%  
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34744 41185 38836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.25% 82.92% 80.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23057 27403 24454
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 998 1135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Low Latency
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Low Latency in England

Low Latency
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Low Latency in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Low Latency in England

Low Latency
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Low Latency in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Low Latency in England

Low Latency
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Low Latency within the England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
London +36 336 £600 -4.00% 110
South East +16 9 £350 -21.12% 3
West Midlands +19 7 £425 +41.66%
North West +28 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +10 1 £475 +11.76% 2
East of England -18 1 £525 -10.63% 3
Low Latency
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 337 (51.37%) Java
2 316 (48.17%) Multithreading
3 235 (35.82%) Finance
4 229 (34.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 219 (33.38%) C++
6 210 (32.01%) Banking
7 206 (31.40%) Electronic Trading
8 203 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
9 195 (29.73%) Front Office
10 186 (28.35%) Linux
11 156 (23.78%) Unix
12 140 (21.34%) Investment Banking
13 137 (20.88%) High Availability
14 106 (16.16%) Equities
15 100 (15.24%) SQL
16 99 (15.09%) TDD
17 90 (13.72%) Fixed Income
18 83 (12.65%) C#
19 81 (12.35%) FIX Protocol
19 81 (12.35%) Multithreaded Programming
20 79 (12.04%) Algorithmic Trading
20 79 (12.04%) Python
21 74 (11.28%) Spring
22 67 (10.21%) Microservices
23 65 (9.91%) SDLC
23 65 (9.91%) OO
24 64 (9.76%) Algorithms
25 62 (9.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
26 61 (9.30%) E-Commerce
26 61 (9.30%) Oracle

Low Latency
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 22 (3.35%) Oracle Coherence
2 12 (1.83%) Apache Spark
3 6 (0.91%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.76%) Apache
5 4 (0.61%) NServiceBus
5 4 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.46%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.46%) GemFire
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.30%) Apache Qpid
7 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.30%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.30%) Jetty
7 2 (0.30%) Lightstreamer
7 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.30%) WebORB
8 1 (0.15%) CMS
8 1 (0.15%) Confluence
8 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.15%) MTS
Applications
1 8 (1.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (2.74%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.30%) RMDS
3 1 (0.15%) BondVision
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.64%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.22%) IaaS
3 7 (1.07%) Amazon Kinesis
4 6 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.46%) PaaS
7 3 (0.46%) SaaS
8 2 (0.30%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.42%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.29%) DNS
2 15 (2.29%) Multicast
3 14 (2.13%) Internet
4 8 (1.22%) tcpdump
5 7 (1.07%) BGP
5 7 (1.07%) DHCP
5 7 (1.07%) Firewall
6 5 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (0.76%) LDAP
7 4 (0.61%) HTTP
7 4 (0.61%) MPLS
8 3 (0.46%) EIGRP
8 3 (0.46%) FIX Connectivity
8 3 (0.46%) SSL
9 2 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.30%) LAN
9 2 (0.30%) OSPF
9 2 (0.30%) VPN
9 2 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.95%) KDB
2 21 (3.20%) Hadoop
2 21 (3.20%) NoSQL
2 21 (3.20%) SQL Server
3 18 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 17 (2.59%) Big Data
5 16 (2.44%) Kdb+
6 11 (1.68%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.68%) MySQL
7 9 (1.37%) Tick Data
8 8 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (1.07%) HBase
10 4 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.61%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.61%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.46%) DataStage
11 3 (0.46%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 47 (7.16%) Jenkins
2 38 (5.79%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.96%) Maven
4 24 (3.66%) Hudson
5 12 (1.83%) JUnit
6 11 (1.68%) Subversion
7 10 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.52%) Eclipse
8 8 (1.22%) Grunt
9 7 (1.07%) Gradle
9 7 (1.07%) IntelliJ
9 7 (1.07%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.07%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.91%) Ant
10 6 (0.91%) GoCD
10 6 (0.91%) gulp
11 5 (0.76%) Build Forge
11 5 (0.76%) CruiseControl
11 5 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.61%) JIRA
General
1 235 (35.82%) Finance
2 210 (32.01%) Banking
3 195 (29.73%) Front Office
4 140 (21.34%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.52%) Publishing
5 10 (1.52%) Retail
6 9 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.76%) Games
8 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.61%) Marketing
8 4 (0.61%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.15%) Advertising
9 1 (0.15%) Electronics
9 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.15%) Legal
9 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 497 (75.76%) Developer
2 265 (40.40%) Java Developer
3 136 (20.73%) C++ Developer
4 97 (14.79%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 89 (13.57%) Senior Developer
6 77 (11.74%) Senior Java Developer
7 53 (8.08%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 49 (7.47%) Low Latency C++ Developer
9 45 (6.86%) Low Latency Java Developer
10 37 (5.64%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
11 34 (5.18%) C# Developer
12 32 (4.88%) Front Office Developer
13 29 (4.42%) Linux Developer
14 27 (4.12%) Agile Developer
15 25 (3.81%) Agile Java Developer
16 22 (3.35%) Scala Developer
17 21 (3.20%) Architect
18 20 (3.05%) JavaScript Developer
18 20 (3.05%) Senior Agile Developer
19 19 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (12.35%) FIX Protocol
2 74 (11.28%) Spring
3 62 (9.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 56 (8.54%) STL
5 55 (8.38%) RESTful
6 53 (8.08%) Web Services
7 52 (7.93%) REST
8 45 (6.86%) HTML
9 43 (6.55%) Hibernate
10 40 (6.10%) .NET
11 37 (5.64%) Middleware
12 29 (4.42%) CSS
13 27 (4.12%) XML
14 26 (3.96%) HTML5
15 25 (3.81%) AngularJS
16 23 (3.51%) JNI
17 22 (3.35%) J2EE
18 21 (3.20%) Apache Camel
18 21 (3.20%) WPF
19 19 (2.90%) React
Miscellaneous
1 229 (34.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 106 (16.16%) Equities
3 90 (13.72%) Fixed Income
4 64 (9.76%) Algorithms
5 54 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (6.71%) Derivative
7 39 (5.95%) Computer Science
8 34 (5.18%) Fintech
9 27 (4.12%) Data Structures
10 16 (2.44%) N-Tier
11 12 (1.83%) Hedge funds
12 11 (1.68%) RIA
13 10 (1.52%) Data Centre
13 10 (1.52%) Virtual Team
14 9 (1.37%) TWAP
14 9 (1.37%) VWAP
15 8 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (1.22%) OTC Derivatives
16 7 (1.07%) Credit Risk
16 7 (1.07%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 186 (28.35%) Linux
2 156 (23.78%) Unix
3 42 (6.40%) Windows
4 26 (3.96%) Solaris
5 23 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.91%) CentOS
6 6 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.61%) AIX
8 3 (0.46%) Android
8 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.46%) Fedora
8 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (48.17%) Multithreading
2 206 (31.40%) Electronic Trading
3 203 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
4 137 (20.88%) High Availability
5 99 (15.09%) TDD
6 81 (12.35%) Multithreaded Programming
7 79 (12.04%) Algorithmic Trading
8 67 (10.21%) Microservices
9 65 (9.91%) OO
9 65 (9.91%) SDLC
10 61 (9.30%) E-Commerce
11 57 (8.69%) Open Source
12 55 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
13 54 (8.23%) Scrum
14 52 (7.93%) Risk Management
15 49 (7.47%) Software Engineering
16 41 (6.25%) Concurrent Programming
17 39 (5.95%) DevOps
18 34 (5.18%) BDD
19 30 (4.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 337 (51.37%) Java
2 219 (33.38%) C++
3 100 (15.24%) SQL
4 83 (12.65%) C#
5 79 (12.04%) Python
6 52 (7.93%) JavaScript
7 49 (7.47%) Perl
8 45 (6.86%) Scala
9 43 (6.55%) Bash Shell
10 38 (5.79%) C
11 26 (3.96%) Ruby
12 16 (2.44%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.37%) Groovy
13 9 (1.37%) Korn
14 8 (1.22%) ES6
14 8 (1.22%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.07%) MATLAB
15 7 (1.07%) PHP
15 7 (1.07%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.91%) Go
Qualifications
1 43 (6.55%) Degree
2 4 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (0.46%) CCIE
4 2 (0.30%) CCNP
5 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.15%) JNCIE
5 1 (0.15%) MCSE
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.12%) MiFID
2 11 (1.68%) QA
3 7 (1.07%) SLA
4 2 (0.30%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.15%) EMIR
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (3.05%) Docker
2 10 (1.52%) NFS
3 8 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.76%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.61%) KVM
5 4 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 27 (4.12%) Puppet
2 23 (3.51%) Ansible
3 16 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (2.13%) ITRS Geneos
5 10 (1.52%) Graphite
5 10 (1.52%) Nagios
5 10 (1.52%) Terraform
6 7 (1.07%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 5 (0.76%) TeamSite
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 61 (9.30%) Oracle
2 41 (6.25%) TIBCO
3 30 (4.57%) Red Hat
4 25 (3.81%) ION Trading
5 23 (3.51%) Reuters
6 22 (3.35%) Solace
7 21 (3.20%) IBM
8 12 (1.83%) Cognizant
9 11 (1.68%) Bloomberg
10 10 (1.52%) Cisco
10 10 (1.52%) HP
10 10 (1.52%) Microsoft
10 10 (1.52%) Sybase
11 9 (1.37%) VMware
12 7 (1.07%) Google
13 6 (0.91%) Informatica
13 6 (0.91%) Perforce
13 6 (0.91%) Sun
14 5 (0.76%) Altera
14 5 (0.76%) Atlassian
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