The first table below looks at the demand for GemFire skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GemFire over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vFabric GemFire
Rank 193 214 218
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +4
Contract jobs citing GemFire 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.035% 0.071% 0.077%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.21% 0.43% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate
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£563 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £600 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
959 1168 1338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.63% 16.49% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 792 932
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 53 40
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.15 £59.00 £53.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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GemFire
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GemFire across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

GemFire Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

GemFire
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GemFire across the City of London region.

GemFire Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

GemFire
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing GemFire also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GemFire.

1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Equities
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) Strategic Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) SLA
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) Memcached
2 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (40.00%) Splunk
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Big Data
2 2 (40.00%) Couchbase

GemFire
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing GemFire also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GemFire. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (40.00%) Big Data
2 2 (40.00%) Couchbase
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Hazelcast
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Memcached
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) WinForms
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Equities
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (20.00%) Market Risk
2 1 (20.00%) Derivative
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (20.00%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Management
1 2 (40.00%) Strategic Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Splunk