The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Grid Computing in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Grid Computing over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grid Computing
Rank 549 495 527
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +32
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 39 68 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.51% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 58 50
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£588 £594 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £523
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13778 13403 14248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.22% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8337 8107 8177
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 600 789
Average hourly rate £20.29 £22.00 £24.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%

Grid Computing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Grid Computing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 July 2014.

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 23 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
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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
London -7 39 £588 -2.08% 9
England -55 39 £588 -2.08% 11
City of London +2 14 £600 - 5
South East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Scotland - - - - 2
Bletchley - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 48 (55.81%) C#
2 35 (40.70%) Banking
3 32 (37.21%) C++
4 29 (33.72%) Front Office
5 27 (31.40%) .NET
5 27 (31.40%) WCF
6 26 (30.23%) Derivative
7 23 (26.74%) Java
8 21 (24.42%) Finance
9 19 (22.09%) Oracle
10 18 (20.93%) Fixed Income
10 18 (20.93%) DataSynapse
11 17 (19.77%) Credit Risk
11 17 (19.77%) SQL Server
11 17 (19.77%) Linux
12 16 (18.60%) Multithreading
13 15 (17.44%) Investment Banking
14 14 (16.28%) WPF
15 13 (15.12%) Oracle Coherence
15 13 (15.12%) Windows
16 12 (13.95%) SQL
16 12 (13.95%) Python
17 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
17 10 (11.63%) UNIX
17 10 (11.63%) TDD
17 10 (11.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 10 (11.63%) Middleware
17 10 (11.63%) Degree
17 10 (11.63%) Monte Carlo Method
18 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services

Grid Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 13 (15.12%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (3.49%) SAS
3 2 (2.33%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (1.16%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.16%) GemFire
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) GitHub
2 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (1.16%) NAS
1 1 (1.16%) SAN
1 1 (1.16%) SMTP
1 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.16%) FTP
1 1 (1.16%) HTTP
1 1 (1.16%) SNMP
1 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.16%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.14%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.81%) Hadoop
5 5 (5.81%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.65%) KDB
7 2 (2.33%) OLAP
7 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.16%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Eclipse
1 4 (4.65%) IntelliJ
1 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (4.65%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.49%) Maven
3 2 (2.33%) JUnit
3 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.16%) Selenium
4 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.16%) Gradle
General
1 35 (40.70%) Banking
2 29 (33.72%) Front Office
3 21 (24.42%) Finance
4 15 (17.44%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.49%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.33%) Back Office
6 2 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (66.28%) Developer
2 22 (25.58%) C# Developer
3 15 (17.44%) Java Developer
4 13 (15.12%) C++ Developer
5 7 (8.14%) .NET Developer
5 7 (8.14%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Quantitative Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (3.49%) C++/C# Developer
8 3 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.49%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Front Office Developer
8 3 (3.49%) DBA
9 2 (2.33%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.33%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.33%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.40%) .NET
1 27 (31.40%) WCF
2 14 (16.28%) WPF
3 10 (11.63%) Middleware
4 8 (9.30%) WinForms
4 8 (9.30%) Spring
5 7 (8.14%) XML
6 6 (6.98%) ASP.NET
6 6 (6.98%) STL
7 5 (5.81%) Web Services
8 4 (4.65%) HTML
8 4 (4.65%) Hibernate
8 4 (4.65%) HTML5
8 4 (4.65%) SciPy
8 4 (4.65%) NumPy
8 4 (4.65%) MDX
8 4 (4.65%) Apache Flex
8 4 (4.65%) LINQ
8 4 (4.65%) Django
9 3 (3.49%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (30.23%) Derivative
2 18 (20.93%) Fixed Income
3 17 (19.77%) Credit Risk
4 10 (11.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (8.14%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 6 (6.98%) Visualisation
6 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
7 5 (5.81%) Market Risk
7 5 (5.81%) Credit Derivative
7 5 (5.81%) Clustering
8 4 (4.65%) Equities
9 3 (3.49%) CUDA
10 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
10 2 (2.33%) Mathematics
11 1 (1.16%) Economics
11 1 (1.16%) Open Source
11 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.77%) Linux
2 13 (15.12%) Windows
3 10 (11.63%) UNIX
4 2 (2.33%) Solaris
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.60%) Multithreading
2 10 (11.63%) TDD
2 10 (11.63%) Monte Carlo Method
3 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (10.47%) OO
4 8 (9.30%) Risk Management
5 7 (8.14%) Data Modelling
6 6 (6.98%) Scrum
6 6 (6.98%) Analytics
6 6 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.81%) Low Latency
7 5 (5.81%) ITIL
8 4 (4.65%) SOA
8 4 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.65%) Workflow
8 4 (4.65%) Rapid Prototyping
8 4 (4.65%) Unit Testing
9 3 (3.49%) Use Case
9 3 (3.49%) Greeks
9 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 48 (55.81%) C#
2 32 (37.21%) C++
3 23 (26.74%) Java
4 12 (13.95%) SQL
4 12 (13.95%) Python
5 9 (10.47%) Perl
6 5 (5.81%) VBA
7 3 (3.49%) Scala
7 3 (3.49%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.33%) C++/CLI
9 1 (1.16%) Haskell
9 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.16%) F#
9 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Degree
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.81%) MCSE
4 4 (4.65%) MCSD
4 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.33%) MCSA
6 2 (2.33%) OCP
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) CFA
7 1 (1.16%) MCITP
7 1 (1.16%) NCDA
7 1 (1.16%) NCIE
7 1 (1.16%) MCP
7 1 (1.16%) PhD
7 1 (1.16%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) SLA
1 2 (2.33%) Basel III
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.49%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.33%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (1.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.16%) Legato
3 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (22.09%) Oracle
2 18 (20.93%) DataSynapse
3 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.81%) DevExpress
4 5 (5.81%) Infragistics
5 4 (4.65%) Adobe
5 4 (4.65%) Sybase
5 4 (4.65%) TIBCO
6 3 (3.49%) GigaSpaces
7 2 (2.33%) EMC
7 2 (2.33%) Reuters
7 2 (2.33%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.33%) Vertica
8 1 (1.16%) NetApp
8 1 (1.16%) Veritas
8 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.16%) OpenLink
8 1 (1.16%) IBM
8 1 (1.16%) Sun
8 1 (1.16%) Murex
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