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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Grid Computing
Rank - - 128
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.036%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £465 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +55.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Grid Computing
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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
1255 909 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.01% 28.09% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 525 478
Average daily rate £400 £364 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.81% +7.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £231 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 40 52
Average hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.72 £40.00 £32.00
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 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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) OLAP
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) SAS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Informatica
1 1 (50.00%) PowerCenter
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Base SAS
1 1 (50.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (50.00%) Parallel Computing
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 1 (50.00%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (50.00%) SAS EBI

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (50.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Base SAS
1 1 (50.00%) OLAP
1 1 (50.00%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (50.00%) PowerCenter
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 1 (50.00%) SAS EBI
1 1 (50.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Informatica Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) SAS Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SAS Data Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Parallel Computing
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Informatica
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle