The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Grid Computing in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Grid Computing over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grid Computing
Rank 158 - 128
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.071% - 0.069%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% - 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1197 990 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.52% 31.51% 29.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 525 419
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 56 53
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £36.98 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

Grid Computing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Grid Computing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Grid Computing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Grid Computing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Grid Computing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Grid Computing across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Grid Computing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Grid Computing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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
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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
Manchester - 3 £450 -
Grid Computing
England

Grid Computing
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (100.00%) OLAP
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) AIX
1 3 (100.00%) SAS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
1 3 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 3 (100.00%) Base SAS
1 3 (100.00%) OLAP Cube
2 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
2 2 (66.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis

Grid Computing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) OLAP
1 3 (100.00%) Base SAS
1 3 (100.00%) OLAP Cube
2 2 (66.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) SAS Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SAS Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SAS Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft