The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 26 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
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 70 73
Rank change year-on-year +16 +3  
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.35% 0.29% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.35% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -8.89% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Glasgow with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 554 565 751
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 83.31% 80.60% 83.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 340 387
Median daily rate £380 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +2.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 29
Median hourly rate £25.00 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% +19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £43.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Low Latency
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Low Latency in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 26 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 20 (95.24%) Java
1 20 (95.24%) OOA/OOD
1 20 (95.24%) OO
1 20 (95.24%) Relational Database
2 18 (85.71%) Finance
3 17 (80.95%) Unix
3 17 (80.95%) Perl
3 17 (80.95%) SQL
3 17 (80.95%) Sybase
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.76%) SOA
4 1 (4.76%) ETL
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Scenario Testing

Low Latency
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 20 (95.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (85.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
1 20 (95.24%) Java Developer
2 1 (4.76%) Analyst
2 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) OO
1 20 (95.24%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (4.76%) ETL
2 1 (4.76%) High Availability
2 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
2 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (4.76%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (4.76%) SOA
2 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
2 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
2 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) Java
2 17 (80.95%) Perl
2 17 (80.95%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Sybase
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft