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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Grid Computing
Rank 127 175 191
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +16
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 21 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.67% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.68% 1.02% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 14
Average daily rate £600 £588 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -2.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+44.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Grid Computing
London

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
1253 1965 2277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.88% 38.70% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 1544 1645
Average daily rate £500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 39
Average hourly rate £19.99 £17.87 £22.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.89% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.25 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £27.37 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 14 February 2016, 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 43 (91.49%) Java
2 23 (48.94%) Unix
2 23 (48.94%) Linux
3 22 (46.81%) Front Office
4 21 (44.68%) Eclipse
4 21 (44.68%) Oracle
4 21 (44.68%) Software Engineering
5 20 (42.55%) Fixed Income
5 20 (42.55%) Oracle Coherence
5 20 (42.55%) Derivative
5 20 (42.55%) JUnit
5 20 (42.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (42.55%) Electronic Trading
5 20 (42.55%) Scala
5 20 (42.55%) Gradle
5 20 (42.55%) Functional Programming
5 20 (42.55%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (40.43%) DataSynapse
7 17 (36.17%) Spring
7 17 (36.17%) TDD
7 17 (36.17%) Pair Programming
8 6 (12.77%) Banking
9 5 (10.64%) Finance
9 5 (10.64%) Multithreading
10 4 (8.51%) SQL
10 4 (8.51%) Degree
10 4 (8.51%) Mathematics
11 3 (6.38%) JIRA
11 3 (6.38%) Credit Risk
11 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 20 (42.55%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (4.26%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (4.26%) VLDB
2 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (44.68%) Eclipse
2 20 (42.55%) Gradle
2 20 (42.55%) JUnit
3 3 (6.38%) JIRA
4 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.13%) Subversion
5 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (46.81%) Front Office
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Finance
4 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Developer
2 20 (42.55%) Java Engineer
2 20 (42.55%) Java Scala Software Engineer
2 20 (42.55%) Java Software Engineer
2 20 (42.55%) Scala Software Engineer
2 20 (42.55%) Software Engineer
3 17 (36.17%) Java Developer
4 3 (6.38%) C++ Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Front Office Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.26%) C# Quant Developer
5 2 (4.26%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 2 (4.26%) C++/C# Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Development DBA
5 2 (4.26%) Front Office C++ Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Quantitative Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Senior DBA
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Development DBA
5 2 (4.26%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.17%) Spring
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (4.26%) XML
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
3 1 (2.13%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 20 (42.55%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (42.55%) Derivative
1 20 (42.55%) Fixed Income
1 20 (42.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (8.51%) Mathematics
3 3 (6.38%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.13%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 23 (48.94%) Linux
1 23 (48.94%) Unix
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Software Engineering
2 20 (42.55%) Electronic Trading
2 20 (42.55%) Functional Programming
3 17 (36.17%) Pair Programming
3 17 (36.17%) TDD
4 5 (10.64%) Multithreading
5 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.26%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.26%) Database Security
6 2 (4.26%) Database Tuning
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.26%) Physical Data Model
7 1 (2.13%) Analytics
7 1 (2.13%) Business Analytics
7 1 (2.13%) Change Control
7 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.13%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.13%) SDLC
7 1 (2.13%) SOA
7 1 (2.13%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (91.49%) Java
2 20 (42.55%) Scala
3 4 (8.51%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) C++
4 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.26%) C#
5 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
1 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (4.26%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Oracle
2 19 (40.43%) DataSynapse
3 2 (4.26%) IBM
3 2 (4.26%) WorldPay
4 1 (2.13%) Sybase