Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 259 427 380
Rank change year-on-year +168 -47 -75
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 927 526 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.98% 0.53% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.63% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 458 518
England median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - -
10th Percentile £475 £404 £425
90th Percentile £775 £725 £750
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80039 82853 86098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.68% 84.20% 81.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53826 55230 56760
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1870 2132 2519
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%

Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +110 897 £650 +8.33% 82
South East +5 14 £438 -16.67% 2
North of England +32 8 £488 -7.14% 1
North West +7 6 £488 -7.14%
East of England -24 6 £500 +20.05% 3
Midlands +27 2 £488 -7.14% 1
Yorkshire +17 2 £481 +1.32% 1
West Midlands +22 1 £525 -
East Midlands +2 1 £450 -14.29% 1
Low Latency
UK

For the 6 months to 17 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 England region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 628 (67.75%) Java
2 486 (52.43%) Multithreading
3 444 (47.90%) Front Office
4 402 (43.37%) Electronic Trading
5 370 (39.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 362 (39.05%) Banking
7 267 (28.80%) Finance
8 225 (24.27%) Investment Banking
9 224 (24.16%) Linux
10 216 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
11 215 (23.19%) C++
12 159 (17.15%) Algorithmic Trading
13 156 (16.83%) SQL
14 136 (14.67%) High Availability
15 134 (14.46%) Greenfield Project
16 130 (14.02%) Multithreaded Programming
16 130 (14.02%) Python
17 122 (13.16%) C#
17 122 (13.16%) FIX Protocol
18 119 (12.84%) Equities
19 108 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
20 106 (11.43%) TDD
21 96 (10.36%) JavaScript
22 94 (10.14%) SDLC
23 93 (10.03%) Fixed Income
24 89 (9.60%) Concurrent Programming
25 83 (8.95%) Unix
26 77 (8.31%) HTML
27 76 (8.20%) TIBCO
27 76 (8.20%) Degree

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 24 (2.59%) Tomcat
2 16 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (1.62%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.51%) Apache
4 14 (1.51%) Confluence
5 9 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
6 8 (0.86%) GemFire
7 6 (0.65%) IIS
8 5 (0.54%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.43%) GlassFish
9 4 (0.43%) Jetty
10 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.32%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.11%) nginx
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.11%) WildFly
Applications
1 11 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.11%) GIMP
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 44 (4.75%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.22%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 2 (0.22%) Postilion
2 2 (0.22%) RMDS
3 1 (0.11%) BASE24
3 1 (0.11%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (0.76%) GitHub
4 6 (0.65%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
5 5 (0.54%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.37%) TCP/IP
2 18 (1.94%) BGP
2 18 (1.94%) Firewall
3 16 (1.73%) FIX Connectivity
4 15 (1.62%) OSPF
5 13 (1.40%) EIGRP
6 11 (1.19%) MPLS
6 11 (1.19%) Network Security
7 10 (1.08%) Internet
7 10 (1.08%) LAN
7 10 (1.08%) Multicast
7 10 (1.08%) Spanning Tree
8 9 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (0.97%) WAN
8 9 (0.97%) WLAN
9 8 (0.86%) HSRP
9 8 (0.86%) NGN
9 8 (0.86%) SNMP
9 8 (0.86%) TACACS
9 8 (0.86%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.88%) Relational Database
3 29 (3.13%) KDB
4 20 (2.16%) Big Data
5 19 (2.05%) NoSQL
6 18 (1.94%) Blockchain
7 15 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (1.19%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.86%) Apache Hive
10 7 (0.76%) Kdb+
10 7 (0.76%) MariaDB
10 7 (0.76%) MySQL
11 6 (0.65%) Impala
11 6 (0.65%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.54%) Flink
12 5 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.54%) Presto
13 4 (0.43%) BigQuery
13 4 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 58 (6.26%) TeamCity
2 55 (5.93%) Git (software)
3 52 (5.61%) Subversion
4 35 (3.78%) Maven
5 25 (2.70%) JIRA
5 25 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 22 (2.37%) Jenkins
7 21 (2.27%) Bitbucket
8 19 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
9 18 (1.94%) Xcode
10 16 (1.73%) Selenium
11 13 (1.40%) Eclipse
11 13 (1.40%) WebDriver
12 11 (1.19%) Mockito
13 10 (1.08%) JUnit
13 10 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (0.97%) Gradle
14 9 (0.97%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.86%) Grunt
15 8 (0.86%) gulp
General
1 444 (47.90%) Front Office
2 362 (39.05%) Banking
3 267 (28.80%) Finance
4 225 (24.27%) Investment Banking
5 36 (3.88%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.51%) Games
7 8 (0.86%) Law
8 5 (0.54%) Back Office
8 5 (0.54%) Retail
9 4 (0.43%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.22%) Marketing
11 1 (0.11%) Advertising
11 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 791 (85.33%) Developer
2 504 (54.37%) Java Developer
3 188 (20.28%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 145 (15.64%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 126 (13.59%) Senior Developer
6 111 (11.97%) C++ Developer
7 104 (11.22%) Senior Java Developer
8 78 (8.41%) C# Developer
9 68 (7.34%) Front Office Developer
10 66 (7.12%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 39 (4.21%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
12 38 (4.10%) Low Latency C++ Developer
13 35 (3.78%) Linux Developer
14 31 (3.34%) Python Developer
15 30 (3.24%) Agile Developer
15 30 (3.24%) Java Swing Developer
16 28 (3.02%) JavaScript Developer
17 26 (2.80%) Core Java Developer
18 24 (2.59%) UI Developer
19 23 (2.48%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (13.16%) FIX Protocol
2 77 (8.31%) HTML
3 72 (7.77%) RESTful
4 60 (6.47%) HTML5
5 58 (6.26%) JMS
6 56 (6.04%) Spring
7 51 (5.50%) CSS
8 49 (5.29%) Rendezvous
8 49 (5.29%) REST
9 41 (4.42%) WPF
10 38 (4.10%) .NET
10 38 (4.10%) AngularJS
11 36 (3.88%) Hibernate
12 34 (3.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 31 (3.34%) Swing
14 30 (3.24%) JNI
14 30 (3.24%) Ultra Messaging
15 27 (2.91%) React
16 25 (2.70%) STL
16 25 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 370 (39.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 134 (14.46%) Greenfield Project
3 119 (12.84%) Equities
4 108 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
5 93 (10.03%) Fixed Income
6 63 (6.80%) Computer Science
7 53 (5.72%) Derivative
8 43 (4.64%) Fintech
9 40 (4.31%) Equity Derivative
10 37 (3.99%) User Experience
11 30 (3.24%) Data Structures
12 29 (3.13%) Algorithms
13 26 (2.80%) Hedge funds
14 14 (1.51%) Virtual Team
15 12 (1.29%) Credit Risk
15 12 (1.29%) iPad
16 10 (1.08%) N-Tier
17 8 (0.86%) Data Centre
17 8 (0.86%) iPhone
18 7 (0.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 224 (24.16%) Linux
2 83 (8.95%) Unix
3 20 (2.16%) Windows
4 19 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.29%) CentOS
6 9 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.65%) AIX
8 4 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (0.43%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.32%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.32%) Debian
9 3 (0.32%) Solaris
9 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (52.43%) Multithreading
2 402 (43.37%) Electronic Trading
3 216 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
4 159 (17.15%) Algorithmic Trading
5 136 (14.67%) High Availability
6 130 (14.02%) Multithreaded Programming
7 106 (11.43%) TDD
8 94 (10.14%) SDLC
9 89 (9.60%) Concurrent Programming
10 72 (7.77%) Performance Tuning
11 68 (7.34%) Unit Testing
12 66 (7.12%) Test Automation
13 57 (6.15%) Market Making
14 55 (5.93%) Open Source
15 54 (5.83%) Ultra-Low Latency
16 49 (5.29%) Performance Optimisation
17 46 (4.96%) Microservices
17 46 (4.96%) Scrum
18 43 (4.64%) FX Algorithmic Trading
19 39 (4.21%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 628 (67.75%) Java
2 215 (23.19%) C++
3 156 (16.83%) SQL
4 130 (14.02%) Python
5 122 (13.16%) C#
6 96 (10.36%) JavaScript
7 43 (4.64%) C
8 38 (4.10%) Bash Shell
9 36 (3.88%) Perl
10 18 (1.94%) Apple Swift
10 18 (1.94%) Objective-C
11 17 (1.83%) Scala
12 9 (0.97%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.97%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.86%) Kotlin
14 6 (0.65%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.65%) Ruby
15 4 (0.43%) ES6
16 3 (0.32%) Groovy
16 3 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (8.20%) Degree
2 35 (3.78%) PhD
3 31 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.08%) CCNP
6 9 (0.97%) CCIE
7 3 (0.32%) RHCE
8 2 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.22%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.11%) CCNA
9 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.99%) QA
2 34 (3.67%) MiFID
3 7 (0.76%) SLA
4 5 (0.54%) EMIR
5 4 (0.43%) GCP
6 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (2.05%) Docker
2 6 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.54%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.32%) KVM
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.32%) Samba
5 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.11%) Firmware
6 1 (0.11%) HDFS
6 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (1.51%) Ansible
2 9 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.86%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.65%) Puppet
5 5 (0.54%) Nagios
6 4 (0.43%) Oozie
6 4 (0.43%) Rancher
7 3 (0.32%) Cacti
7 3 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.32%) Kibana
7 3 (0.32%) logstash
7 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.22%) MOM
8 2 (0.22%) Opsview
9 1 (0.11%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.11%) Control-M
9 1 (0.11%) Terraform
9 1 (0.11%) yum
Vendors
1 76 (8.20%) TIBCO
2 69 (7.44%) Oracle
3 64 (6.90%) ION Trading
4 41 (4.42%) Microsoft
5 37 (3.99%) Sybase
6 34 (3.67%) Currenex
7 28 (3.02%) Bloomberg
8 27 (2.91%) Cisco
9 25 (2.70%) Perforce
10 23 (2.48%) Red Hat
11 22 (2.37%) Tradeweb
12 20 (2.16%) Solace
13 17 (1.83%) Reuters
14 15 (1.62%) Atlassian
15 12 (1.29%) CheckPoint
15 12 (1.29%) IBM
16 10 (1.08%) Arista
16 10 (1.08%) HP
17 9 (0.97%) Riverbed
17 9 (0.97%) SolarWinds