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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 129 129
Rank change year-on-year +34 0  
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 12 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.68% 0.077% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.093% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -8.94% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1472 2161 2379
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.83% 83.31% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1215 1311
Median daily rate £390 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.63% -1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 46
Median hourly rate £33.50 £39.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.10% +23.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +16 12 - -
Low Latency
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 11 (91.67%) Java
1 11 (91.67%) OOA/OOD
1 11 (91.67%) OO
1 11 (91.67%) Relational Database
2 9 (75.00%) Finance
3 8 (66.67%) Unix
3 8 (66.67%) Perl
3 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 8 (66.67%) Sybase
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing

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 11 (91.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
1 11 (91.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) OO
1 11 (91.67%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (8.33%) ETL
2 1 (8.33%) High Availability
2 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (8.33%) SOA
2 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) Perl
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Sybase
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft