The first table below looks at the demand for GemFire skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GemFire over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vFabric GemFire
Rank 586 542 -
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -
Contract jobs citing GemFire 17 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.021% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.17% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 0
Average daily rate £625 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9768 8438 9919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.99% 17.36% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5956 4773 5359
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 416 450
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.11 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £39.53 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%

GemFire
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GemFire within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

GemFire Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GemFire
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GemFire within the UK.

GemFire Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GemFire
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GemFire within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

GemFire Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GemFire
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GemFire within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -30 16 £625 +4.16% 1
England -30 16 £625 +4.16% 1
City of London - 11 £625 - 1
Glasgow +10 1 £400 +14.28%
Scotland -8 1 £400 +14.28%
South East - - - -
Egham - - - -
Surrey - - - -

GemFire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GemFire 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 GemFire.

1 17 (65.38%) Java
2 12 (46.15%) Oracle
3 11 (42.31%) OO
4 10 (38.46%) Banking
4 10 (38.46%) Hadoop
4 10 (38.46%) Open Source
5 9 (34.62%) Investment Banking
5 9 (34.62%) Derivative
5 9 (34.62%) OOD
6 8 (30.77%) UNIX
6 8 (30.77%) Linux
6 8 (30.77%) Oracle Coherence
7 7 (26.92%) Front Office
7 7 (26.92%) Finance
7 7 (26.92%) Python
8 6 (23.08%) OOP
8 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 6 (23.08%) C++
8 6 (23.08%) Fixed Income
8 6 (23.08%) Spring
8 6 (23.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (23.08%) Akka
8 6 (23.08%) Scala
8 6 (23.08%) Multithreading
8 6 (23.08%) Platform Symphony
9 5 (19.23%) Credit Derivative
9 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
9 5 (19.23%) Data Management
9 5 (19.23%) C#
9 5 (19.23%) SQL

GemFire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GemFire 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 GemFire. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (3.85%) TIBCO EMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) Hadoop
2 6 (23.08%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 4 (15.38%) RDBMS
3 4 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 4 (15.38%) Big Data
3 4 (15.38%) Couchbase
3 4 (15.38%) MySQL
3 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
4 3 (11.54%) Hazelcast
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 2 (7.69%) Redis
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) OLAP
5 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (7.69%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Subversion
1 3 (11.54%) Maven
2 2 (7.69%) Ant
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 10 (38.46%) Banking
2 9 (34.62%) Investment Banking
3 7 (26.92%) Front Office
3 7 (26.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Developer
2 9 (34.62%) Java Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Data Architect
6 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Lead C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C++/Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Data Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Spring
1 6 (23.08%) Akka
2 5 (19.23%) JMS
3 4 (15.38%) Rendezvous
3 4 (15.38%) .NET
3 4 (15.38%) Memcached
4 3 (11.54%) XML
5 2 (7.69%) JDBC
5 2 (7.69%) WinForms
5 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.69%) WCF
5 2 (7.69%) WPF
5 2 (7.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Open Source
2 9 (34.62%) Derivative
3 6 (23.08%) Fixed Income
4 5 (19.23%) Credit Derivative
5 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (15.38%) Equities
5 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 3 (11.54%) Credit Risk
6 3 (11.54%) Market Risk
6 3 (11.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (7.69%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (7.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) UNIX
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) OO
2 9 (34.62%) OOD
3 6 (23.08%) OOP
3 6 (23.08%) Multithreading
4 5 (19.23%) Data Management
4 5 (19.23%) Project Management
4 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
5 4 (15.38%) UML
5 4 (15.38%) TDD
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (15.38%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Analytics
6 2 (7.69%) Analytics
6 2 (7.69%) Dependency Management
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.85%) Workflow
7 1 (3.85%) Scrum
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) Python
3 6 (23.08%) Scala
3 6 (23.08%) C++
4 5 (19.23%) C#
4 5 (19.23%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 4 (15.38%) Perl
5 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) TIBCO
3 4 (15.38%) DataSynapse
3 4 (15.38%) Splunk
4 3 (11.54%) 29West
5 2 (7.69%) CA
6 1 (3.85%) GigaSpaces
6 1 (3.85%) Sybase