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 29 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
England > South East
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 254 236
Rank change year-on-year +16 -18  
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 10 10 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.11% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.14% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 18
South East median daily rate £460 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% -12.50%  
10th Percentile £338 £379 £400
90th Percentile £549 £526 £558
England median daily rate £600 £600 £625
% change year-on-year - -4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £50.00 - -
England 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 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 6409 7312 7631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.00% 82.07% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14382 16214 15490
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
10th Percentile £294 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 806 614
South East median hourly rate £29.75 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.03% +28.00%  
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £58.00 £55.00 £47.82
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.36% +10.00%  

Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Low Latency as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 29 June 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 29 June 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
Berkshire +21 4 £525 +20.00%
Buckinghamshire -17 3 £345 - 1
Hampshire +4 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £420 -
Low Latency
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 12 (63.16%) Git (software)
3 8 (42.11%) Groovy
3 8 (42.11%) RESTful
3 8 (42.11%) Spring Integration
3 8 (42.11%) Apache Camel
3 8 (42.11%) Microservices
3 8 (42.11%) Spring
3 8 (42.11%) Maven
3 8 (42.11%) Grails
4 7 (36.84%) IBM
4 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 6 (31.58%) REST
6 5 (26.32%) Node.js
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (26.32%) OpenID
6 5 (26.32%) OAuth
6 5 (26.32%) User Stories
6 5 (26.32%) DevOps
6 5 (26.32%) API Development
6 5 (26.32%) Bitbucket
6 5 (26.32%) MySQL
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle
6 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
6 5 (26.32%) JMS
6 5 (26.32%) HTTP
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Java EE
7 4 (21.05%) Games

Low Latency
Co-occurring 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 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
2 4 (21.05%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Google App Engine
1 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (5.26%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (5.26%) Google Container Engine
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) MySQL
2 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
2 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
2 3 (15.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Git (software)
2 8 (42.11%) Maven
3 5 (26.32%) Bitbucket
4 3 (15.79%) Gradle
5 2 (10.53%) JUnit
General
1 4 (21.05%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Developer
2 13 (68.42%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Digital Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Agile Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Apache Camel
1 8 (42.11%) Grails
1 8 (42.11%) RESTful
1 8 (42.11%) Spring
1 8 (42.11%) Spring Integration
2 6 (31.58%) REST
3 5 (26.32%) Java EE
3 5 (26.32%) JMS
3 5 (26.32%) Node.js
3 5 (26.32%) OAuth
3 5 (26.32%) OpenID
4 4 (21.05%) J2EE
4 4 (21.05%) Web Services
5 3 (15.79%) Kafka
5 3 (15.79%) XML
5 3 (15.79%) XSLT
6 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
6 2 (10.53%) CSS
6 2 (10.53%) HTML
7 1 (5.26%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) iPad
1 4 (21.05%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Microservices
2 5 (26.32%) API Development
2 5 (26.32%) DevOps
2 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
2 5 (26.32%) User Stories
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (15.79%) High Availability
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) BDD
4 2 (10.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) Groovy
3 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) C
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) IBM
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Google