The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Grid Computing in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Grid Computing over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Grid Computing
Rank 613 592 593
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 30 49 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.088% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 23
Median daily rate £550 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £389 £444
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
+50.94% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17659 17863 17492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 31.95% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11429 11116 10751
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 675 702
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £45.24 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

Grid Computing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Grid Computing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Grid Computing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Grid Computing
Daily Rate Trend

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

Grid Computing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Grid Computing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Grid Computing within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Grid Computing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Grid Computing
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Grid Computing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Grid Computing
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grid Computing within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 30 £550 -8.33% 2
London -5 25 £550 -8.33% 2
City of London +35 2 £610 +1.66% 1
South East +7 2 £525 +40.00%
North East - 2 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 -
Berkshire - 1 £525 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £525 -
Coventry - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Grid Computing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Grid Computing.

1 39 (46.99%) C#
1 39 (46.99%) Java
1 39 (46.99%) Derivative
2 37 (44.58%) TDD
3 35 (42.17%) Oracle
4 32 (38.55%) Finance
4 32 (38.55%) DataSynapse
5 31 (37.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 25 (30.12%) Front Office
7 24 (28.92%) Oracle Coherence
8 23 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (25.30%) Pair Programming
9 21 (25.30%) Banking
10 19 (22.89%) C++
11 17 (20.48%) Windows
12 16 (19.28%) Spring
13 15 (18.07%) DevOps
14 14 (16.87%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 14 (16.87%) TIBCO
14 14 (16.87%) SQL
14 14 (16.87%) Unix
15 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
15 12 (14.46%) .NET
15 12 (14.46%) Linux
16 11 (13.25%) Big Data
17 10 (12.05%) Analytics
17 10 (12.05%) Multithreading
17 10 (12.05%) Fixed Income
17 10 (12.05%) Risk Management
17 10 (12.05%) Scrum

Grid Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (28.92%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (6.02%) Apache
2 5 (6.02%) IIS
2 5 (6.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.41%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.41%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.41%) iPlanet
4 2 (2.41%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.41%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.20%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (4.82%) PaaS
3 3 (3.61%) IaaS
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.84%) Firewall
2 7 (8.43%) LDAP
2 7 (8.43%) SAN
3 6 (7.23%) HTTP
4 5 (6.02%) DHCP
4 5 (6.02%) DNS
5 4 (4.82%) VLAN
5 4 (4.82%) VPN
6 3 (3.61%) FTP
7 2 (2.41%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.41%) NAS
7 2 (2.41%) SSH
8 1 (1.20%) Internet
8 1 (1.20%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.20%) LAN
8 1 (1.20%) Network Security
8 1 (1.20%) SMTP
8 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.25%) Big Data
3 8 (9.64%) Oracle Database
4 6 (7.23%) Hadoop
4 6 (7.23%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (6.02%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.41%) DB2
7 2 (2.41%) Spotfire
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.20%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.20%) Mahout
8 1 (1.20%) MySQL
8 1 (1.20%) OLAP
8 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.20%) JIRA
1 1 (1.20%) Subversion
1 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (38.55%) Finance
2 25 (30.12%) Front Office
3 21 (25.30%) Banking
4 9 (10.84%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.02%) International Banking
6 2 (2.41%) Marketing
7 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 49 (59.04%) Developer
2 25 (30.12%) Java Developer
3 17 (20.48%) C# Developer
4 11 (13.25%) Agile Developer
5 10 (12.05%) C++ Developer
6 9 (10.84%) Agile C# Developer
6 9 (10.84%) C++/C# Developer
6 9 (10.84%) Grid Developer
7 8 (9.64%) Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) Qualitative Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) Quantitative Analyst
8 7 (8.43%) Grid Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) Senior Developer
9 6 (7.23%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) Risk Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) Cassandra Developer
10 5 (6.02%) MongoDB Developer
10 5 (6.02%) Risk Manager
10 5 (6.02%) Risk Project Manager
10 5 (6.02%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.28%) Spring
2 12 (14.46%) .NET
3 8 (9.64%) RESTful
3 8 (9.64%) XML
4 5 (6.02%) Kafka
4 5 (6.02%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (6.02%) REST
4 5 (6.02%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (6.02%) Ultra Messaging
4 5 (6.02%) XSD
5 3 (3.61%) Middleware
5 3 (3.61%) Web Services
6 2 (2.41%) J2EE
6 2 (2.41%) JSP
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (2.41%) WCF
6 2 (2.41%) WF
7 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.20%) ELK Stack
7 1 (1.20%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 39 (46.99%) Derivative
2 31 (37.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 14 (16.87%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 10 (12.05%) Fixed Income
5 9 (10.84%) Market Risk
6 6 (7.23%) Credit Derivative
7 5 (6.02%) Credit Risk
7 5 (6.02%) Mathematics
7 5 (6.02%) N-Tier
8 4 (4.82%) Data Centre
8 4 (4.82%) Statistics
9 3 (3.61%) Clustering
9 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
9 3 (3.61%) Visualisation
10 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (2.41%) HP Storage
10 2 (2.41%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
11 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
11 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Unix
3 12 (14.46%) Linux
4 5 (6.02%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.61%) AIX
5 3 (3.61%) Solaris
6 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (44.58%) TDD
2 23 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.30%) Pair Programming
4 15 (18.07%) DevOps
5 10 (12.05%) Analytics
5 10 (12.05%) Multithreading
5 10 (12.05%) Risk Management
5 10 (12.05%) Scrum
6 9 (10.84%) Monte Carlo Method
6 9 (10.84%) Quantitative Finance
7 8 (9.64%) Data Analysis
7 8 (9.64%) Performance Optimisation
8 6 (7.23%) Automated Testing
8 6 (7.23%) Load Balancing
8 6 (7.23%) SDLC
9 5 (6.02%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (6.02%) Data Modelling
9 5 (6.02%) Kanban
9 5 (6.02%) SOA
9 5 (6.02%) UML
Programming Languages
1 39 (46.99%) C#
1 39 (46.99%) Java
2 19 (22.89%) C++
3 14 (16.87%) SQL
4 9 (10.84%) PowerShell
5 6 (7.23%) Python
6 5 (6.02%) Perl
7 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.41%) C
9 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.20%) Korn
9 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.20%) R
9 1 (1.20%) Ruby
9 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) PhD
2 1 (1.20%) CISSP
2 1 (1.20%) Degree
2 1 (1.20%) SAS Certification
2 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) JSP 440
1 2 (2.41%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.02%) XenServer
4 4 (4.82%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.41%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (1.20%) Apache Flume
7 1 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (1.20%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) SCCM
1 5 (6.02%) SCOrch
2 4 (4.82%) Control-M
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (4.82%) SCOM
2 4 (4.82%) WSUS
3 2 (2.41%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (2.41%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.41%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.41%) OpenView
3 2 (2.41%) Puppet
3 2 (2.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.20%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.20%) Ganglia
4 1 (1.20%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.20%) Kibana
4 1 (1.20%) logstash
4 1 (1.20%) Oozie
4 1 (1.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 35 (42.17%) Oracle
2 32 (38.55%) DataSynapse
3 14 (16.87%) TIBCO
4 8 (9.64%) VMware
5 6 (7.23%) HP
5 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.23%) Sybase
6 4 (4.82%) Citrix
6 4 (4.82%) Dell
7 3 (3.61%) Splunk
8 2 (2.41%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.41%) BEA
8 2 (2.41%) BMC
8 2 (2.41%) F5
8 2 (2.41%) NetApp
8 2 (2.41%) Opsware
8 2 (2.41%) Qualys
8 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.41%) Symantec
8 2 (2.41%) Veritas