The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Grid Computing 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 Grid Computing over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grid Computing
Rank 190 198 170
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -28
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 6 15 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.24% 0.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.63% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 37
Average daily rate
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£600 £650 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £268 £500
% change year-on-year
+23.36% -46.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1969 2381 2369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.94% 37.95% 37.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1511 1800 1769
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 52
Average hourly rate £19.35 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.04% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £11.80 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.25 £45.98 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.65%

Grid Computing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Grid Computing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Grid Computing
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 Grid Computing across the City of London region.

Grid Computing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Grid Computing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Grid Computing across the City of London region.

Grid Computing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Grid Computing 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 Grid Computing.

1 22 (84.62%) C++
2 20 (76.92%) Java
2 20 (76.92%) SQL
2 20 (76.92%) Multithreading
3 19 (73.08%) Linux
4 13 (50.00%) C#
4 13 (50.00%) Front Office
5 9 (34.62%) Banking
6 7 (26.92%) UNIX
6 7 (26.92%) Oracle
6 7 (26.92%) Sybase
7 6 (23.08%) Finance
8 3 (11.54%) STL
8 3 (11.54%) Credit Risk
8 3 (11.54%) NoSQL
8 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
9 2 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (7.69%) Market Risk
9 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
9 2 (7.69%) .NET
9 2 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (7.69%) Python
9 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (7.69%) TDD
9 2 (7.69%) Derivative
10 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
10 1 (3.85%) JIRA
10 1 (3.85%) Oracle Coherence

Grid Computing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Grid Computing 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 Grid Computing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Coherence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) NoSQL
1 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 13 (50.00%) Front Office
2 9 (34.62%) Banking
3 6 (23.08%) Finance
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (73.08%) Developer
2 14 (53.85%) C++ Developer
3 13 (50.00%) Java Developer
4 12 (46.15%) C++/Java Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Quantitative Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C++ Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) STL
2 2 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) WCF
3 1 (3.85%) WF
3 1 (3.85%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Credit Risk
2 2 (7.69%) Market Risk
2 2 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (7.69%) Derivative
3 1 (3.85%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Linux
2 7 (26.92%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Multithreading
2 2 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
2 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.85%) Change Control
3 1 (3.85%) Risk Analytics
3 1 (3.85%) Analytics
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) C++
2 20 (76.92%) Java
2 20 (76.92%) SQL
3 13 (50.00%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.85%) Korn
5 1 (3.85%) Scala
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
1 7 (26.92%) Sybase
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft