The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Low Latency
England / South East
Rank 243 257 266
Rank change year-on-year +14 +9  
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 10 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.087% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.11% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
Median daily rate £375 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £300 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6361 7494 7901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.62% 81.26% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3684 4608 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 268 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Low Latency
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Low Latency in the South East

Low Latency
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Low Latency in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Low Latency in the South East

Low Latency
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £350 -22.22%
Hampshire - 3 £525 -
Berkshire +27 2 £400 +8.47% 1
Low Latency
England

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 18 (78.26%) Java
2 12 (52.17%) Spring
3 11 (47.83%) Maven
4 9 (39.13%) Groovy
4 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
4 9 (39.13%) Apache Camel
5 8 (34.78%) Grails
5 8 (34.78%) Spring Integration
5 8 (34.78%) Microservices
5 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (30.43%) XML
6 7 (30.43%) XSLT
6 7 (30.43%) IBM
6 7 (30.43%) Gradle
6 7 (30.43%) Multithreading
7 6 (26.09%) RESTful
7 6 (26.09%) Web Services
8 5 (21.74%) C#
8 5 (21.74%) .NET
8 5 (21.74%) TDD
8 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
8 5 (21.74%) WPF
8 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (21.74%) MVVM
9 4 (17.39%) BDD
9 4 (17.39%) Scala
9 4 (17.39%) JMS
9 4 (17.39%) Apache
10 3 (13.04%) Linux
10 3 (13.04%) J2EE

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) Apache Spark
2 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Big Data
1 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Maven
2 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
3 7 (30.43%) Gradle
4 3 (13.04%) Bitbucket
5 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.70%) JUnit
6 1 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
1 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (69.57%) Java Developer
3 5 (21.74%) C# Developer
3 5 (21.74%) C# WPF Developer
3 5 (21.74%) WPF Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Scala Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Agile Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Apache Spark Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) Spring
2 9 (39.13%) Apache Camel
3 8 (34.78%) Grails
3 8 (34.78%) Spring Integration
4 7 (30.43%) XML
4 7 (30.43%) XSLT
5 6 (26.09%) RESTful
5 6 (26.09%) Web Services
6 5 (21.74%) .NET
6 5 (21.74%) WPF
7 4 (17.39%) JMS
8 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
8 3 (13.04%) J2EE
8 3 (13.04%) REST
9 2 (8.70%) Akka
9 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
9 2 (8.70%) CSS
9 2 (8.70%) HTML
9 2 (8.70%) Java EE
9 2 (8.70%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) iPad
1 1 (4.35%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (34.78%) Microservices
2 7 (30.43%) Multithreading
3 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (21.74%) MVVM
3 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
3 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 4 (17.39%) BDD
5 3 (13.04%) High Availability
6 2 (8.70%) Concurrent Programming
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
7 1 (4.35%) Kanban
7 1 (4.35%) MVC
7 1 (4.35%) Pair Programming
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.35%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) Groovy
3 5 (21.74%) C#
4 4 (17.39%) Scala
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) IBM
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle