The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Grid Computing in IT contracts advertised for the 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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Grid Computing
Rank 353 365 350
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 58 40 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 0.53% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 36 48
Average daily rate £600 £594 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £566 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £663 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £618 £300
% change year-on-year
-27.12% +105.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Grid Computing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7568 7531 8236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.79% 36.15% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5293 5276 5595
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 147 160
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

Grid Computing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Grid Computing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Grid Computing
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Grid Computing Daily Rate Trend in London

Grid Computing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Grid Computing across the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Grid Computing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Grid Computing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Grid Computing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Grid Computing
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grid Computing within the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +39 21 £600 +2.12% 2
Grid Computing
England

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 81 (63.78%) Java
2 48 (37.80%) Front Office
3 46 (36.22%) DataSynapse
4 45 (35.43%) Finance
5 42 (33.07%) Derivative
6 40 (31.50%) Oracle
7 39 (30.71%) Unix
8 38 (29.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 35 (27.56%) Linux
10 34 (26.77%) Banking
11 33 (25.98%) Multithreading
12 32 (25.20%) Oracle Coherence
13 30 (23.62%) TDD
13 30 (23.62%) Fixed Income
13 30 (23.62%) SQL
14 26 (20.47%) C#
14 26 (20.47%) Electronic Trading
15 25 (19.69%) C++
15 25 (19.69%) Pair Programming
16 24 (18.90%) Software Engineering
16 24 (18.90%) Scala
16 24 (18.90%) Market Risk
17 23 (18.11%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (18.11%) Eclipse
18 22 (17.32%) Functional Programming
19 21 (16.54%) Spring
20 20 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
20 20 (15.75%) JUnit
20 20 (15.75%) Gradle
21 18 (14.17%) Low Latency

Grid Computing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 32 (25.20%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.15%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.57%) Apache
4 2 (1.57%) Confluence
4 2 (1.57%) IIS
4 2 (1.57%) Node.js
5 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.30%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.15%) DHCP
1 4 (3.15%) DNS
1 4 (3.15%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.57%) Network Security
3 1 (0.79%) Firewall
3 1 (0.79%) LDAP
3 1 (0.79%) SAN
3 1 (0.79%) VLAN
3 1 (0.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.66%) Big Data
2 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (5.51%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.72%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.36%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.57%) MySQL
6 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.57%) Spotfire
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.57%) VLDB
7 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.79%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.79%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.79%) OLAP
7 1 (0.79%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (18.11%) Eclipse
2 20 (15.75%) Gradle
2 20 (15.75%) JUnit
3 5 (3.94%) JIRA
3 5 (3.94%) Maven
4 4 (3.15%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.15%) SonarQube
5 3 (2.36%) Subversion
5 3 (2.36%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.57%) Grunt
6 2 (1.57%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.57%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 48 (37.80%) Front Office
2 45 (35.43%) Finance
3 34 (26.77%) Banking
4 14 (11.02%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.51%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.79%) Law
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (60.63%) Developer
2 38 (29.92%) Java Developer
3 21 (16.54%) Java Engineer
3 21 (16.54%) Java Software Engineer
3 21 (16.54%) Software Engineer
4 20 (15.75%) Java Scala Software Engineer
4 20 (15.75%) Scala Software Engineer
5 12 (9.45%) C++ Developer
5 12 (9.45%) Senior Developer
6 10 (7.87%) Grid Engineer
6 10 (7.87%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (7.09%) C# Developer
8 8 (6.30%) Front Office Developer
8 8 (6.30%) Quantitative Developer
9 7 (5.51%) Risk Manager
10 6 (4.72%) Grid Developer
10 6 (4.72%) Market Risk Project Manager
10 6 (4.72%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.72%) Risk Project Manager
10 6 (4.72%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.54%) Spring
2 11 (8.66%) XML
3 5 (3.94%) Middleware
4 4 (3.15%) .NET
4 4 (3.15%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (3.15%) Swing
5 3 (2.36%) ELK Stack
6 2 (1.57%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (1.57%) CSS3
6 2 (1.57%) HTML5
6 2 (1.57%) jQuery
6 2 (1.57%) JSON
6 2 (1.57%) MDX
6 2 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.57%) Underscore.js
6 2 (1.57%) WCF
6 2 (1.57%) WebSockets
6 2 (1.57%) WPF
6 2 (1.57%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 42 (33.07%) Derivative
2 38 (29.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 30 (23.62%) Fixed Income
4 24 (18.90%) Market Risk
5 23 (18.11%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (7.87%) Equities
7 7 (5.51%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (5.51%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 6 (4.72%) Credit Risk
9 5 (3.94%) Mathematics
9 5 (3.94%) Visualisation
10 4 (3.15%) Fintech
11 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
12 2 (1.57%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (1.57%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.79%) Clustering
13 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
13 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.71%) Unix
2 35 (27.56%) Linux
3 14 (11.02%) Windows
4 2 (1.57%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Solaris
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.98%) Multithreading
2 30 (23.62%) TDD
3 26 (20.47%) Electronic Trading
4 25 (19.69%) Pair Programming
5 24 (18.90%) Software Engineering
6 22 (17.32%) Functional Programming
7 20 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (14.17%) Low Latency
9 12 (9.45%) Analytics
9 12 (9.45%) Data Analysis
10 10 (7.87%) DevOps
10 10 (7.87%) Risk Management
11 8 (6.30%) Automated Testing
11 8 (6.30%) Scrum
12 7 (5.51%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (5.51%) Kanban
12 7 (5.51%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (3.94%) Mentoring
13 5 (3.94%) Open Source
14 4 (3.15%) Business Analytics
Programming Languages
1 81 (63.78%) Java
2 30 (23.62%) SQL
3 26 (20.47%) C#
4 25 (19.69%) C++
5 24 (18.90%) Scala
6 10 (7.87%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.30%) Python
8 7 (5.51%) Korn
8 7 (5.51%) Shell Script
9 6 (4.72%) Perl
10 4 (3.15%) Assembly Language
10 4 (3.15%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.15%) C-shell
11 3 (2.36%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.57%) C
12 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (4.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.57%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.57%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.30%) Platform Symphony
2 2 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) NFS
3 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (7.09%) Control-M
2 3 (2.36%) Ganglia
2 3 (2.36%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (2.36%) Kibana
2 3 (2.36%) logstash
2 3 (2.36%) Puppet
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.79%) SCCM
3 1 (0.79%) SCOM
3 1 (0.79%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (36.22%) DataSynapse
2 40 (31.50%) Oracle
3 15 (11.81%) TIBCO
4 9 (7.09%) Sybase
5 7 (5.51%) IBM
6 5 (3.94%) Splunk
7 3 (2.36%) Citrix
7 3 (2.36%) Infoblox
8 2 (1.57%) HP
8 2 (1.57%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.57%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.79%) Dell
9 1 (0.79%) Solace
9 1 (0.79%) Sun
9 1 (0.79%) VMware