Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 361 368 360
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8 +12
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 15 13 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.089% 0.078% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.094% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 25
South East median daily rate £475 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £338 £434 £359
90th Percentile £538 £538 £650
England median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
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 Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13930 13767 15584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.73% 82.56% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8344 8295 9308
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £536
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 556 610
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.13 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Thames Valley +3 9 £360 -17.71%
Berkshire +1 5 £513 +17.14%
Surrey -10 4 £500 -4.76%
Buckinghamshire -23 4 £345 -
Hampshire +13 1 - -
Low Latency
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (40.00%) RESTful
2 6 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) DevOps
3 5 (33.33%) Microservices
3 5 (33.33%) User Stories
3 5 (33.33%) API Development
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) HTTP
3 5 (33.33%) IBM
3 5 (33.33%) JMS
3 5 (33.33%) OpenID
3 5 (33.33%) Node.js
3 5 (33.33%) Spring
3 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 5 (33.33%) OAuth
4 4 (26.67%) Grails
4 4 (26.67%) Online Games
4 4 (26.67%) Maven
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (26.67%) REST
4 4 (26.67%) iPad
4 4 (26.67%) Games
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
4 4 (26.67%) J2EE
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) Spring Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Docker
5 3 (20.00%) Redis

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 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
1 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (20.00%) Redis
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Hazelcast
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) Maven
3 3 (20.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 4 (26.67%) Games
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Digital Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Data Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Firmware Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Low Latency Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) RESTful
2 5 (33.33%) JMS
2 5 (33.33%) Node.js
2 5 (33.33%) OAuth
2 5 (33.33%) OpenID
2 5 (33.33%) Spring
3 4 (26.67%) Grails
3 4 (26.67%) J2EE
3 4 (26.67%) REST
3 4 (26.67%) Spring Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Apache Camel
4 3 (20.00%) Java EE
4 3 (20.00%) Kafka
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 1 (6.67%) Doctrine
6 1 (6.67%) EJB
6 1 (6.67%) Spring Boot
6 1 (6.67%) WebRTC
6 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) iPad
1 4 (26.67%) Online Games
2 1 (6.67%) DataPower
2 1 (6.67%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) DevOps
2 5 (33.33%) API Development
2 5 (33.33%) Microservices
2 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (33.33%) User Stories
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (13.33%) BDD
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Kanban
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) SOLID
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) Groovy
4 2 (13.33%) C
5 1 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio