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 23 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
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 360 346
Rank change year-on-year +116 -14  
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 404 282 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.94% 0.57% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.68% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 238 267
Median daily rate £610 £600 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £488 £463
% change year-on-year -11.17% +5.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
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 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 36435 41257 41286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.75% 83.48% 80.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23948 27689 26938
Median daily rate £450 £445 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +7.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 962 1153
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.26% +0.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +65 387 £625 - 113
South East +5 10 £460 +3.66% 3
East of England -8 3 £519 -11.70% 1
Yorkshire +25 2 £469 +10.29% 2
North West +13 2 - - 3
Low Latency
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 452 (59.47%) Java
2 387 (50.92%) Multithreading
3 305 (40.13%) Electronic Trading
4 304 (40.00%) Finance
5 294 (38.68%) Front Office
6 289 (38.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 257 (33.82%) Banking
8 250 (32.89%) C++
9 214 (28.16%) Linux
10 205 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
11 172 (22.63%) Investment Banking
12 147 (19.34%) Equities
13 146 (19.21%) SQL
14 126 (16.58%) Greenfield Project
15 125 (16.45%) High Availability
16 124 (16.32%) Unix
17 118 (15.53%) SDLC
18 109 (14.34%) Fixed Income
18 109 (14.34%) FIX Protocol
19 105 (13.82%) Python
20 103 (13.55%) TDD
21 98 (12.89%) Multithreaded Programming
22 96 (12.63%) C#
23 91 (11.97%) Oracle
23 91 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
24 87 (11.45%) Spring
25 80 (10.53%) Algorithmic Trading
26 77 (10.13%) JavaScript
27 72 (9.47%) TIBCO
28 67 (8.82%) HTML

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 (2.89%) Tomcat
2 21 (2.76%) Oracle Coherence
3 10 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
4 7 (0.92%) Apache
4 7 (0.92%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.79%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.66%) GemFire
7 4 (0.53%) GlassFish
7 4 (0.53%) Jetty
7 4 (0.53%) NServiceBus
8 3 (0.39%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.39%) JBoss
8 3 (0.39%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.26%) Apache Qpid
9 2 (0.26%) Confluence
9 2 (0.26%) Lightstreamer
9 2 (0.26%) MTS
9 2 (0.26%) WebORB
Applications
1 6 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 38 (5.00%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.39%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 3 (0.39%) RMDS
3 2 (0.26%) Postilion
4 1 (0.13%) BASE24
4 1 (0.13%) BondVision
4 1 (0.13%) Global One
4 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.13%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
2 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.66%) IaaS
3 3 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (0.26%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.13%) Google Container Engine
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.68%) TCP/IP
2 19 (2.50%) Multicast
3 16 (2.11%) Firewall
4 15 (1.97%) Internet
5 10 (1.32%) BGP
6 9 (1.18%) DNS
7 8 (1.05%) HTTP
8 7 (0.92%) EIGRP
8 7 (0.92%) OSPF
9 6 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (0.79%) DHCP
9 6 (0.79%) FIX Connectivity
9 6 (0.79%) SSL
10 4 (0.53%) tcpdump
11 3 (0.39%) DMZ
11 3 (0.39%) MPLS
11 3 (0.39%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.39%) VLAN
11 3 (0.39%) VoIP
11 3 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 36 (4.74%) KDB
4 25 (3.29%) NoSQL
5 19 (2.50%) Kdb+
6 13 (1.71%) Big Data
6 13 (1.71%) MySQL
7 12 (1.58%) Hadoop
7 12 (1.58%) Tick Data
8 10 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.18%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.05%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.79%) MariaDB
12 5 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.66%) HBase
13 4 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.39%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.39%) Redis
14 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 64 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 44 (5.79%) Maven
3 41 (5.39%) Subversion
4 39 (5.13%) TeamCity
5 35 (4.61%) Jenkins
6 21 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 16 (2.11%) JUnit
8 13 (1.71%) Selenium
9 11 (1.45%) Hudson
10 10 (1.32%) WebDriver
11 9 (1.18%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.18%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 8 (1.05%) Mockito
13 7 (0.92%) Gradle
13 7 (0.92%) Grunt
13 7 (0.92%) gulp
14 6 (0.79%) IntelliJ
14 6 (0.79%) JIRA
14 6 (0.79%) NUnit
General
1 304 (40.00%) Finance
2 294 (38.68%) Front Office
3 257 (33.82%) Banking
4 172 (22.63%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.29%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.05%) Games
8 5 (0.66%) Retail
9 4 (0.53%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.13%) French Language
10 1 (0.13%) Law
10 1 (0.13%) Legal
10 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 619 (81.45%) Developer
2 373 (49.08%) Java Developer
3 148 (19.47%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 125 (16.45%) C++ Developer
5 107 (14.08%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 92 (12.11%) Senior Developer
7 79 (10.39%) Senior Java Developer
8 74 (9.74%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 43 (5.66%) Low Latency C++ Developer
10 40 (5.26%) Front Office Developer
11 33 (4.34%) Agile Developer
12 31 (4.08%) C# Developer
12 31 (4.08%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
13 25 (3.29%) JavaScript Developer
14 23 (3.03%) Agile Java Developer
15 20 (2.63%) Linux Developer
16 19 (2.50%) Analyst
17 17 (2.24%) Java Swing Developer
17 17 (2.24%) Scala Developer
18 16 (2.11%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (14.34%) FIX Protocol
2 87 (11.45%) Spring
3 67 (8.82%) HTML
4 58 (7.63%) RESTful
5 55 (7.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 51 (6.71%) HTML5
7 50 (6.58%) REST
8 49 (6.45%) JNI
8 49 (6.45%) Middleware
9 46 (6.05%) Web Services
10 43 (5.66%) Hibernate
11 42 (5.53%) CSS
11 42 (5.53%) STL
12 41 (5.39%) AngularJS
13 39 (5.13%) JMS
14 37 (4.87%) Rendezvous
15 34 (4.47%) Node.js
16 31 (4.08%) Ultra Messaging
16 31 (4.08%) XML
17 29 (3.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 289 (38.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 147 (19.34%) Equities
3 126 (16.58%) Greenfield Project
4 109 (14.34%) Fixed Income
5 91 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
6 51 (6.71%) Computer Science
6 51 (6.71%) Fintech
7 42 (5.53%) Algorithms
8 38 (5.00%) Derivative
9 19 (2.50%) Data Structures
9 19 (2.50%) Hedge funds
10 14 (1.84%) Data Centre
11 13 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.71%) User Experience
12 10 (1.32%) RIA
12 10 (1.32%) TWAP
12 10 (1.32%) VWAP
13 9 (1.18%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.92%) NHS
15 5 (0.66%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 214 (28.16%) Linux
2 124 (16.32%) Unix
3 55 (7.24%) Windows
4 18 (2.37%) Solaris
5 17 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.45%) CentOS
7 7 (0.92%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.66%) AIX
8 5 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (50.92%) Multithreading
2 305 (40.13%) Electronic Trading
3 205 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (16.45%) High Availability
5 118 (15.53%) SDLC
6 103 (13.55%) TDD
7 98 (12.89%) Multithreaded Programming
8 80 (10.53%) Algorithmic Trading
9 62 (8.16%) Microservices
10 59 (7.76%) OO
10 59 (7.76%) Software Engineering
11 55 (7.24%) E-Commerce
12 51 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (6.18%) Open Source
14 44 (5.79%) Test Automation
15 42 (5.53%) Scrum
16 40 (5.26%) Unit Testing
17 37 (4.87%) High-Frequency Trading
18 36 (4.74%) Analytics
18 36 (4.74%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 452 (59.47%) Java
2 250 (32.89%) C++
3 146 (19.21%) SQL
4 105 (13.82%) Python
5 96 (12.63%) C#
6 77 (10.13%) JavaScript
7 55 (7.24%) C
8 48 (6.32%) Bash Shell
9 46 (6.05%) Perl
10 30 (3.95%) Scala
11 17 (2.24%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.71%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.71%) Ruby
13 10 (1.32%) Groovy
14 9 (1.18%) PHP
15 7 (0.92%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.79%) ES6
16 6 (0.79%) MATLAB
17 4 (0.53%) Go
18 3 (0.39%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 50 (6.58%) Degree
2 14 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.05%) PhD
5 6 (0.79%) CCIE
5 6 (0.79%) CCNP
6 3 (0.39%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.39%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.26%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (0.13%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.47%) MiFID
2 16 (2.11%) QA
3 3 (0.39%) SLA
4 2 (0.26%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.13%) EMIR
5 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (1.97%) Docker
2 6 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.66%) NFS
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (2.11%) Ansible
1 16 (2.11%) Puppet
2 9 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.05%) Nagios
4 5 (0.66%) Graphite
4 5 (0.66%) Terraform
5 4 (0.53%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.39%) Cacti
6 3 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.39%) TeamSite
6 3 (0.39%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 2 (0.26%) Oozie
7 2 (0.26%) Opsview
7 2 (0.26%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.13%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.13%) Control-M
8 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.13%) yum
Vendors
1 91 (11.97%) Oracle
2 72 (9.47%) TIBCO
3 66 (8.68%) ION Trading
4 32 (4.21%) Solace
5 31 (4.08%) Red Hat
6 27 (3.55%) Sybase
7 25 (3.29%) Microsoft
8 23 (3.03%) Bloomberg
9 19 (2.50%) Currenex
9 19 (2.50%) IBM
10 18 (2.37%) Reuters
11 13 (1.71%) Cisco
12 11 (1.45%) Perforce
13 10 (1.32%) Tradeweb
14 9 (1.18%) Citrix
15 8 (1.05%) Cognizant
16 7 (0.92%) VMware
17 6 (0.79%) Arista
17 6 (0.79%) StreamBase
18 5 (0.66%) SaltStack
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