Period
to 18 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Ultra-Low Latency skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ultra-Low Latency over the 6 months to 18 August 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.

Ultra-Low Latency
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 789 862 831
Rank change year-on-year +73 -31 -32
Contract jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 28 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.007% 0.027%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.008% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 24
England median daily rate £650 £675 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% - +8.00%
10th Percentile £525 £456 £327
90th Percentile £699 £713 £750
UK median daily rate £650 £675 £675
% change year-on-year -3.70% - +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Ultra-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 75181 84075 83124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.59% 83.65% 80.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 49672 56159 53972
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £285 £269 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1825 1976 2368
England median hourly rate £24.77 £24.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.08% +12.50% +9.32%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.79
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +8.88%

Ultra-Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Ultra-Low Latency in England

Ultra-Low Latency
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ultra-Low Latency in England

Ultra-Low Latency
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency in England over the 6 months to 18 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ultra-Low Latency in England

Ultra-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 Ultra-Low Latency within the England region over the 6 months to 18 August 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 +35 28 £650 -3.70% 4
Ultra-Low Latency
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ultra-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 Ultra-Low Latency.

1 28 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 26 (92.86%) Java
3 22 (78.57%) Front Office
4 13 (46.43%) Electronic Trading
5 11 (39.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (32.14%) Equities
6 9 (32.14%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (25.00%) Linux
8 6 (21.43%) Multithreading
9 4 (14.29%) JMS
9 4 (14.29%) TIBCO
9 4 (14.29%) Rendezvous
9 4 (14.29%) Finance
9 4 (14.29%) Banking
9 4 (14.29%) TIBCO EMS
9 4 (14.29%) FIX Connectivity
10 3 (10.71%) C++
10 3 (10.71%) HTML
10 3 (10.71%) Code Optimisation
10 3 (10.71%) Postilion
10 3 (10.71%) HTML5
10 3 (10.71%) Ultra Messaging
11 2 (7.14%) KDB
11 2 (7.14%) High-Frequency Trading
11 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (7.14%) Front End Development
11 2 (7.14%) Migration
11 2 (7.14%) JNI
11 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking

Ultra-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:

Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Postilion
2 1 (3.57%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) KDB
General
1 22 (78.57%) Front Office
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (100.00%) Developer
2 24 (85.71%) Java Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Low Latency Java Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (7.14%) C++ Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (7.14%) Front Office Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Low Latency C++ Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Core Java Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
7 1 (3.57%) HTML Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Java Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Linux Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) UI Developer
7 1 (3.57%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (14.29%) JMS
2 4 (14.29%) Rendezvous
2 4 (14.29%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (10.71%) HTML
3 3 (10.71%) HTML5
3 3 (10.71%) Ultra Messaging
4 2 (7.14%) JNI
5 1 (3.57%) Ajax
5 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) jQuery
5 1 (3.57%) JSON
5 1 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (3.57%) Middleware
5 1 (3.57%) Node.js
5 1 (3.57%) React
5 1 (3.57%) Vue.js
5 1 (3.57%) WPF
5 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (32.14%) Equities
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.57%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 13 (46.43%) Electronic Trading
3 6 (21.43%) Multithreading
4 3 (10.71%) Code Optimisation
5 2 (7.14%) Front End Development
5 2 (7.14%) High-Frequency Trading
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.57%) Algorithmic Trading
6 1 (3.57%) Garbage Collection
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) MiFID
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) TIBCO
2 1 (3.57%) Azul