Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 18 November 2018 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 > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 15 40
Rank change year-on-year -32 +25 -17
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 5 105 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.31% 16.83% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 18.62% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 95 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £460 £445 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.37% - -
UK median daily rate £650 £625 £600
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 323 564 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 84.33% 90.38% 79.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 445 138
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £413 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +14.58% +10.77%
10th Percentile £278 £300 £140
90th Percentile £525 £500 £438
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 27
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £34.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.86% +7.69% -14.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.13 £23.75 £31.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%

Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Low Latency in Northern Ireland

Low Latency
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Low Latency in Northern Ireland

Low Latency
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Low Latency in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Low Latency in Northern Ireland

Low Latency
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. 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
County Antrim -23 4 £420 -5.62% 2
County Londonderry - 1 £675 -
Low Latency
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Low Latency also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 4 (80.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Virtual Team
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (40.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Front Office
4 1 (20.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) Equities
4 1 (20.00%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (20.00%) Market Making
4 1 (20.00%) Java 8
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis

Low Latency
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Self-Motivation
1 3 (60.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (20.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Algorithmic Trading
2 1 (20.00%) Market Making
2 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (20.00%) OOP
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Java 8
4 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (60.00%) Degree