The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 30 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 262 324 313
Rank change year-on-year +62 -11  
Contract jobs citing Low Latency 400 362 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.67% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.81% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 308 297
Median daily rate £575 £600 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.16% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -8.94% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £27.27 £90.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -69.70%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37817 44820 42796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.06% 82.80% 79.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25004 29451 26544
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 1102 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Low Latency
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Low Latency in the UK

Low Latency
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Low Latency over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Low Latency in the UK

Low Latency
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Low Latency.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Low Latency in the UK

Low Latency
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England +41 356 £588 -2.08% 117
London +33 336 £600 -4.00% 109
City of London +25 76 £613 -2.00% 34
Northern Ireland - 28 £433 - 2
County Antrim - 21 £433 - 1
Belfast - 20 £433 - 1
Scotland +32 12 - -
Glasgow +13 12 - -
Canary Wharf +3 10 £625 +30.20%
South East +17 9 £350 -21.12% 3
West Midlands +24 7 £425 +41.66%
Shropshire - 6 £425 -
Telford - 6 £425 -
Milton Keynes +3 5 £350 -22.22%
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £350 -22.22%
North West +28 2 - - 1
Berkshire +21 2 £400 -7.24% 1
Manchester +13 2 - - 1
Reading +12 2 £400 -7.24%
Fleet - 2 £525 -
Hampshire - 2 £525 -
Newport - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Yorkshire +11 1 £475 +11.76% 2
West Yorkshire +8 1 £475 +11.76% 2
Leeds +1 1 £475 +11.76% 2
Hertfordshire -1 1 £525 +5.00%
East of England -13 1 £525 -10.63% 2
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 367 (51.11%) Java
2 337 (46.94%) Multithreading
3 274 (38.16%) Finance
4 247 (34.40%) C++
5 230 (32.03%) Banking
6 228 (31.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 220 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
8 217 (30.22%) Front Office
8 217 (30.22%) Electronic Trading
9 216 (30.08%) Linux
10 190 (26.46%) Unix
11 142 (19.78%) Investment Banking
12 140 (19.50%) High Availability
13 117 (16.30%) TDD
14 116 (16.16%) Equities
15 113 (15.74%) SQL
16 103 (14.35%) FIX Protocol
17 90 (12.53%) Fixed Income
17 90 (12.53%) OO
18 83 (11.56%) C#
19 81 (11.28%) Multithreaded Programming
20 80 (11.14%) Python
20 80 (11.14%) Algorithmic Trading
21 75 (10.45%) Spring
22 70 (9.75%) Microservices
23 67 (9.33%) SDLC
24 66 (9.19%) Algorithms
25 65 (9.05%) Software Engineering
25 65 (9.05%) Scrum
26 61 (8.50%) Oracle

Low Latency
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 22 (3.06%) Oracle Coherence
2 12 (1.67%) Apache Spark
3 6 (0.84%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.70%) Apache
5 4 (0.56%) NServiceBus
5 4 (0.56%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.42%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.42%) GemFire
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.28%) Apache Qpid
7 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.28%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.28%) Jetty
7 2 (0.28%) Lightstreamer
7 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.28%) WebORB
8 1 (0.14%) CMS
8 1 (0.14%) Confluence
8 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.14%) MTS
Applications
1 8 (1.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (2.51%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.28%) RMDS
3 1 (0.14%) BondVision
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.11%) IaaS
3 7 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
4 6 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.42%) PaaS
7 3 (0.42%) SaaS
8 2 (0.28%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.04%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.09%) DNS
2 15 (2.09%) Multicast
3 14 (1.95%) Internet
4 8 (1.11%) tcpdump
5 7 (0.97%) BGP
5 7 (0.97%) DHCP
5 7 (0.97%) Firewall
6 5 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (0.70%) LDAP
7 4 (0.56%) MPLS
8 3 (0.42%) EIGRP
8 3 (0.42%) FIX Connectivity
8 3 (0.42%) HTTP
8 3 (0.42%) SSL
9 2 (0.28%) InfiniBand
9 2 (0.28%) LAN
9 2 (0.28%) OSPF
9 2 (0.28%) VPN
9 2 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.43%) KDB
2 30 (4.18%) Relational Database
3 28 (3.90%) SQL Server
4 23 (3.20%) NoSQL
5 21 (2.92%) Hadoop
6 17 (2.37%) Big Data
7 16 (2.23%) Kdb+
8 11 (1.53%) MongoDB
8 11 (1.53%) MySQL
9 9 (1.25%) Tick Data
10 8 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.97%) HBase
12 4 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.56%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.56%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.42%) IBM InfoSphere
13 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (6.55%) Jenkins
2 38 (5.29%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.62%) Maven
4 24 (3.34%) Hudson
5 13 (1.81%) Visual Studio
6 12 (1.67%) JUnit
7 11 (1.53%) Subversion
8 10 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (1.39%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.25%) Grunt
10 7 (0.97%) Gradle
10 7 (0.97%) gulp
10 7 (0.97%) IntelliJ
10 7 (0.97%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.84%) Ant
11 6 (0.84%) GoCD
12 5 (0.70%) Build Forge
12 5 (0.70%) CruiseControl
12 5 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 274 (38.16%) Finance
2 230 (32.03%) Banking
3 217 (30.22%) Front Office
4 142 (19.78%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.39%) Publishing
5 10 (1.39%) Retail
6 9 (1.25%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.70%) Games
8 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.56%) Marketing
8 4 (0.56%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.14%) Advertising
9 1 (0.14%) Electronics
9 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.14%) Legal
9 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 552 (76.88%) Developer
2 291 (40.53%) Java Developer
3 162 (22.56%) C++ Developer
4 101 (14.07%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 99 (13.79%) Senior Developer
6 78 (10.86%) Senior Java Developer
7 54 (7.52%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 53 (7.38%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 45 (6.27%) Low Latency Java Developer
10 41 (5.71%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
11 39 (5.43%) Agile Developer
12 37 (5.15%) Agile Java Developer
13 36 (5.01%) Front Office Developer
14 34 (4.74%) C# Developer
15 29 (4.04%) Linux Developer
16 23 (3.20%) Architect
16 23 (3.20%) Scala Developer
17 21 (2.92%) JavaScript Developer
18 20 (2.79%) Senior Agile Developer
19 19 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (14.35%) FIX Protocol
2 75 (10.45%) Spring
3 61 (8.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 59 (8.22%) RESTful
5 55 (7.66%) STL
6 54 (7.52%) REST
7 53 (7.38%) Web Services
8 45 (6.27%) HTML
9 43 (5.99%) Hibernate
10 40 (5.57%) .NET
11 36 (5.01%) Middleware
12 29 (4.04%) CSS
13 27 (3.76%) XML
14 26 (3.62%) AngularJS
14 26 (3.62%) HTML5
15 23 (3.20%) JNI
16 22 (3.06%) J2EE
17 21 (2.92%) Apache Camel
17 21 (2.92%) WPF
18 20 (2.79%) React
Miscellaneous
1 228 (31.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 116 (16.16%) Equities
3 90 (12.53%) Fixed Income
4 66 (9.19%) Algorithms
5 54 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (6.13%) Derivative
7 38 (5.29%) Computer Science
8 34 (4.74%) Fintech
9 27 (3.76%) Data Structures
10 22 (3.06%) Virtual Team
11 15 (2.09%) N-Tier
12 13 (1.81%) Hedge funds
13 11 (1.53%) RIA
14 10 (1.39%) Data Centre
15 9 (1.25%) TWAP
15 9 (1.25%) VWAP
16 8 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (1.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 8 (1.11%) OTC Derivatives
17 7 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 216 (30.08%) Linux
2 190 (26.46%) Unix
3 47 (6.55%) Windows
4 26 (3.62%) Solaris
5 23 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.84%) CentOS
6 6 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.56%) AIX
8 3 (0.42%) Android
8 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.42%) Fedora
8 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (46.94%) Multithreading
2 220 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (30.22%) Electronic Trading
4 140 (19.50%) High Availability
5 117 (16.30%) TDD
6 90 (12.53%) OO
7 81 (11.28%) Multithreaded Programming
8 80 (11.14%) Algorithmic Trading
9 70 (9.75%) Microservices
10 67 (9.33%) SDLC
11 65 (9.05%) Scrum
11 65 (9.05%) Software Engineering
12 60 (8.36%) E-Commerce
13 59 (8.22%) Open Source
14 55 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
15 51 (7.10%) Risk Management
16 47 (6.55%) Market Making
17 41 (5.71%) Concurrent Programming
18 40 (5.57%) OOA/OOD
19 39 (5.43%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 367 (51.11%) Java
2 247 (34.40%) C++
3 113 (15.74%) SQL
4 83 (11.56%) C#
5 80 (11.14%) Python
6 59 (8.22%) Perl
7 55 (7.66%) JavaScript
8 46 (6.41%) Scala
9 43 (5.99%) Bash Shell
10 38 (5.29%) C
11 26 (3.62%) Ruby
12 16 (2.23%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.25%) ES6
13 9 (1.25%) Groovy
13 9 (1.25%) Korn
14 8 (1.11%) Go
14 8 (1.11%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.97%) MATLAB
15 7 (0.97%) PHP
15 7 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (7.10%) Degree
2 4 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (0.42%) CCIE
4 2 (0.28%) CCNP
4 2 (0.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.28%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.14%) JNCIE
5 1 (0.14%) MCSE
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.62%) MiFID
2 11 (1.53%) QA
3 7 (0.97%) SLA
4 2 (0.28%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.14%) EMIR
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (2.79%) Docker
2 10 (1.39%) NFS
3 8 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.70%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.56%) KVM
5 4 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 27 (3.76%) Puppet
2 23 (3.20%) Ansible
3 16 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.95%) ITRS Geneos
5 10 (1.39%) Graphite
5 10 (1.39%) Nagios
5 10 (1.39%) Terraform
6 7 (0.97%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 5 (0.70%) TeamSite
8 4 (0.56%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 61 (8.50%) Oracle
2 41 (5.71%) TIBCO
3 30 (4.18%) Red Hat
4 25 (3.48%) ION Trading
5 23 (3.20%) Reuters
6 21 (2.92%) IBM
6 21 (2.92%) Solace
7 19 (2.65%) Sybase
8 11 (1.53%) Bloomberg
8 11 (1.53%) Cognizant
8 11 (1.53%) HP
8 11 (1.53%) Microsoft
9 10 (1.39%) Cisco
10 9 (1.25%) Google
10 9 (1.25%) VMware
11 6 (0.84%) Informatica
11 6 (0.84%) Perforce
11 6 (0.84%) Sun
12 5 (0.70%) Altera
12 5 (0.70%) Atlassian
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