Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 184 190
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -8
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 9 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 0.045% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.054% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Scotland median daily rate - £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.82% -15.00%
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland 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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4202 3676 5115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.09% 83.55% 82.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2386 2144 2670
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £251 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 91 108
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +14.94%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.78 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
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 Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Low Latency in Scotland

Low Latency
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Low Latency in Scotland

Low Latency
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland 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
Glasgow -2 9 - -
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 Scotland region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) Perl
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) Sybase
2 8 (88.89%) Unix
2 8 (88.89%) OOA/OOD
2 8 (88.89%) OO
2 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 8 (88.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) React
3 1 (11.11%) RxJS
3 1 (11.11%) Redux
3 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
3 1 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) TypeScript
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) HTML

Low Latency
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 8 (88.89%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
1 1 (11.11%) React
1 1 (11.11%) Redux
1 1 (11.11%) RxJS
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) OO
1 8 (88.89%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) Perl
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Sybase