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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grid Computing
Rank 176 193 149
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -44
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 20 15 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.25% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.04% 0.66% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 42
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£588 £625 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £550 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £300 £423
% change year-on-year
+58.33% -28.99%
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
1918 2267 2082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.78% 38.33% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1502 1649 1614
Average daily rate £470 £500 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 39 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.05 £42.50 £90.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 25 (80.65%) C++
2 22 (70.97%) SQL
3 21 (67.74%) C#
3 21 (67.74%) Java
3 21 (67.74%) Multithreading
4 19 (61.29%) Linux
5 14 (45.16%) Front Office
6 13 (41.94%) Banking
7 12 (38.71%) Oracle
8 7 (22.58%) Sybase
9 6 (19.35%) .NET
9 6 (19.35%) Finance
9 6 (19.35%) UNIX
10 5 (16.13%) Degree
10 5 (16.13%) Investment Banking
11 4 (12.90%) Windows
11 4 (12.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
12 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
12 3 (9.68%) Derivative
12 3 (9.68%) WCF
12 3 (9.68%) DataSynapse
12 3 (9.68%) Market Risk
13 2 (6.45%) Risk Analysis
13 2 (6.45%) WPF
13 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
13 2 (6.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (6.45%) JDBC

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (3.23%) Oracle Coherence
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Hudson
1 1 (3.23%) Mockito
1 1 (3.23%) CruiseControl
1 1 (3.23%) Maven
1 1 (3.23%) jMock
General
1 14 (45.16%) Front Office
2 13 (41.94%) Banking
3 6 (19.35%) Finance
4 5 (16.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (74.19%) Developer
2 15 (48.39%) C++ Developer
3 14 (45.16%) Java Developer
4 12 (38.71%) C++/Java Developer
5 4 (12.90%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Business Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Quantitative Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.23%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) WCF
3 2 (6.45%) WPF
3 2 (6.45%) JDBC
3 2 (6.45%) STL
3 2 (6.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (3.23%) AppFabric
4 1 (3.23%) HTML5
4 1 (3.23%) Middleware
4 1 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) Spring
4 1 (3.23%) MDX
4 1 (3.23%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (9.68%) Derivative
2 3 (9.68%) Market Risk
3 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
3 2 (6.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.23%) Physics
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) UNIX
3 4 (12.90%) Windows
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Multithreading
2 2 (6.45%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
2 2 (6.45%) Greeks
2 2 (6.45%) Risk Analytics
2 2 (6.45%) Analytics
2 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.23%) Low Latency
3 1 (3.23%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (3.23%) Software Architecture
3 1 (3.23%) Scrum
3 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (3.23%) OO
3 1 (3.23%) ETL
3 1 (3.23%) Data Management
3 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
3 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (3.23%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (80.65%) C++
2 22 (70.97%) SQL
3 21 (67.74%) C#
3 21 (67.74%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Control-M
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Oracle
2 7 (22.58%) Sybase
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) DataSynapse
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.23%) Business Objects