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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grid Computing
Rank 189 205 203
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 11 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.35% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 1.09% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 19
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£575 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £545
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate - £388 -
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
1754 2396 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.77% 32.56% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1221 1747 1903
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 61 57
Average hourly rate £17.68 £19.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.32% -1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.05 £45.60 £32.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Grid Computing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Grid Computing Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 August 2014, 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 21 (77.78%) C#
2 17 (62.96%) Banking
3 14 (51.85%) Front Office
4 11 (40.74%) C++
4 11 (40.74%) Java
5 9 (33.33%) Derivative
5 9 (33.33%) WCF
6 8 (29.63%) Credit Risk
6 8 (29.63%) Investment Banking
6 8 (29.63%) Finance
6 8 (29.63%) .NET
7 7 (25.93%) Oracle
7 7 (25.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (25.93%) DataSynapse
7 7 (25.93%) Multithreading
8 6 (22.22%) Monte Carlo Method
8 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (22.22%) STL
8 6 (22.22%) Windows
9 5 (18.52%) Perl
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 5 (18.52%) Python
9 5 (18.52%) Fixed Income
9 5 (18.52%) Spring
9 5 (18.52%) Degree
9 5 (18.52%) Market Risk
10 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (14.81%) LINQ
10 4 (14.81%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (14.81%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 4 (14.81%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (3.70%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (3.70%) GemFire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.70%) Hazelcast
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.41%) Maven
1 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
1 2 (7.41%) IntelliJ
2 1 (3.70%) JUnit
2 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) Gradle
General
1 17 (62.96%) Banking
2 14 (51.85%) Front Office
3 8 (29.63%) Investment Banking
3 8 (29.63%) Finance
4 2 (7.41%) Back Office
5 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (85.19%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) C# Developer
3 7 (25.93%) C++ Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
5 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) C++/C# Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Development Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) WCF
2 8 (29.63%) .NET
3 6 (22.22%) STL
4 5 (18.52%) Spring
5 4 (14.81%) LINQ
5 4 (14.81%) Middleware
5 4 (14.81%) XML
6 3 (11.11%) WPF
6 3 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (11.11%) Task Parallel Library
7 2 (7.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (7.41%) HTML5
7 2 (7.41%) WinForms
7 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
7 2 (7.41%) HTML
8 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.70%) JDBC
8 1 (3.70%) WF
8 1 (3.70%) MDX
8 1 (3.70%) Restlet
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Derivative
2 8 (29.63%) Credit Risk
3 7 (25.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (18.52%) Fixed Income
4 5 (18.52%) Market Risk
5 3 (11.11%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
6 2 (7.41%) Equities
6 2 (7.41%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (3.70%) Economics
7 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.70%) CUDA
7 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Multithreading
2 6 (22.22%) Monte Carlo Method
3 4 (14.81%) TDD
4 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (11.11%) Analytics
5 2 (7.41%) Greeks
5 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.70%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (3.70%) OO
6 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.70%) SOA
6 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Workflow
6 1 (3.70%) MVC
6 1 (3.70%) Scrum
6 1 (3.70%) Validation
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) C#
2 11 (40.74%) C++
2 11 (40.74%) Java
3 5 (18.52%) Perl
3 5 (18.52%) Python
4 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) VBA
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) MCSD
2 1 (3.70%) Postgraduate
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PhD
2 1 (3.70%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
1 7 (25.93%) DataSynapse
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Reuters
3 2 (7.41%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.70%) Sybase
4 1 (3.70%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.70%) Infragistics
4 1 (3.70%) DevExpress
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