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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Grid Computing over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Grid Computing
Rank 562 555 514
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -41
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 61 38 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.074% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.24% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 33 49
Average daily rate £600 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £578 £510
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £670 £700
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 - - -

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
16353 15933 15959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.27% 31.15% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10543 9918 9611
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 668 680
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.58 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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 13 February 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 11 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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England +28 61 £600 - 6
London +19 57 £600 - 3
City of London +48 21 £600 +2.12% 1
South East +11 3 £450 +44.00% 2
Kent - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 1
Reading - 1 £425 -
Tonbridge - 1 £450 -
Sheffield - 1 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Berkshire - 1 £425 -

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 83 (60.14%) Java
2 52 (37.68%) Finance
3 48 (34.78%) DataSynapse
4 47 (34.06%) Front Office
5 46 (33.33%) Unix
6 44 (31.88%) Oracle
7 41 (29.71%) Derivative
8 40 (28.99%) Linux
9 38 (27.54%) Banking
10 37 (26.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 34 (24.64%) Multithreading
12 33 (23.91%) Oracle Coherence
12 33 (23.91%) SQL
13 30 (21.74%) Fixed Income
14 29 (21.01%) TDD
15 26 (18.84%) C#
15 26 (18.84%) C++
15 26 (18.84%) Electronic Trading
16 25 (18.12%) Market Risk
16 25 (18.12%) Pair Programming
17 24 (17.39%) Software Engineering
18 23 (16.67%) Eclipse
18 23 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (15.94%) Functional Programming
19 22 (15.94%) Scala
20 21 (15.22%) Spring
20 21 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
21 20 (14.49%) JUnit
21 20 (14.49%) Gradle
22 18 (13.04%) Low Latency

Grid Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 33 (23.91%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.90%) IIS
3 4 (2.90%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.17%) Apache
5 2 (1.45%) Confluence
5 2 (1.45%) Node.js
5 2 (1.45%) SAS
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (2.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.97%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.35%) DHCP
1 6 (4.35%) DNS
2 4 (2.90%) Firewall
2 4 (2.90%) SAN
2 4 (2.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.17%) LDAP
3 3 (2.17%) Network Security
3 3 (2.17%) VLAN
3 3 (2.17%) VPN
4 1 (0.72%) HTTP
4 1 (0.72%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.42%) Big Data
2 12 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 9 (6.52%) NoSQL
3 9 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.62%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.90%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.17%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.17%) OLAP
6 3 (2.17%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (1.45%) MySQL
7 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.45%) PowerCenter
7 2 (1.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (1.45%) SAS EBI
7 2 (1.45%) Spotfire
7 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.45%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 23 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 20 (14.49%) Gradle
2 20 (14.49%) JUnit
3 6 (4.35%) JIRA
4 5 (3.62%) Maven
5 4 (2.90%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.90%) SonarQube
5 4 (2.90%) Subversion
6 3 (2.17%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.45%) Grunt
7 2 (1.45%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.45%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 52 (37.68%) Finance
2 47 (34.06%) Front Office
3 38 (27.54%) Banking
4 15 (10.87%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.07%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.72%) German Language
6 1 (0.72%) International Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Law
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (57.97%) Developer
2 39 (28.26%) Java Developer
3 21 (15.22%) Java Engineer
3 21 (15.22%) Java Software Engineer
3 21 (15.22%) Software Engineer
4 20 (14.49%) Java Scala Software Engineer
4 20 (14.49%) Scala Software Engineer
5 14 (10.14%) Senior Developer
6 13 (9.42%) C++ Developer
7 10 (7.25%) Grid Engineer
7 10 (7.25%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (6.52%) Architect
9 8 (5.80%) C# Developer
9 8 (5.80%) Front Office Developer
9 8 (5.80%) Quantitative Developer
10 7 (5.07%) Risk Manager
11 6 (4.35%) Grid Developer
11 6 (4.35%) Project Manager
11 6 (4.35%) Risk Project Manager
11 6 (4.35%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.22%) Spring
2 12 (8.70%) XML
3 6 (4.35%) .NET
4 5 (3.62%) Middleware
4 5 (3.62%) Swing
5 4 (2.90%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (2.17%) ELK Stack
7 2 (1.45%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (1.45%) CSS3
7 2 (1.45%) HTML5 Canvas
7 2 (1.45%) jQuery
7 2 (1.45%) JSON
7 2 (1.45%) MDX
7 2 (1.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.45%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.45%) Underscore.js
7 2 (1.45%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.71%) Derivative
2 37 (26.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 30 (21.74%) Fixed Income
4 25 (18.12%) Market Risk
5 23 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (7.25%) Equities
7 7 (5.07%) Credit Risk
7 7 (5.07%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (5.07%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 5 (3.62%) Mathematics
8 5 (3.62%) Visualisation
9 4 (2.90%) Data Centre
9 4 (2.90%) Fintech
10 2 (1.45%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (1.45%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (33.33%) Unix
2 40 (28.99%) Linux
3 16 (11.59%) Windows
4 5 (3.62%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.45%) Solaris
6 1 (0.72%) AIX
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.64%) Multithreading
2 29 (21.01%) TDD
3 26 (18.84%) Electronic Trading
4 25 (18.12%) Pair Programming
5 24 (17.39%) Software Engineering
6 22 (15.94%) Functional Programming
7 21 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (13.04%) Low Latency
9 13 (9.42%) Analytics
10 12 (8.70%) Data Analysis
11 11 (7.97%) DevOps
11 11 (7.97%) Risk Management
12 9 (6.52%) Scrum
13 8 (5.80%) Automated Testing
14 7 (5.07%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (5.07%) Kanban
14 7 (5.07%) Performance Tuning
15 5 (3.62%) Mentoring
15 5 (3.62%) Open Source
15 5 (3.62%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (60.14%) Java
2 33 (23.91%) SQL
3 26 (18.84%) C#
3 26 (18.84%) C++
4 22 (15.94%) Scala
5 12 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 9 (6.52%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.80%) Korn
7 8 (5.80%) Perl
8 7 (5.07%) Python
9 4 (2.90%) Assembly Language
9 4 (2.90%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.90%) C-shell
10 3 (2.17%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.45%) C
11 2 (1.45%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.72%) R
12 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.45%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.80%) Platform Symphony
2 3 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.17%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.17%) XenServer
3 2 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.72%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.72%) HDFS
4 1 (0.72%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (6.52%) Control-M
2 3 (2.17%) Ganglia
2 3 (2.17%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (2.17%) Kibana
2 3 (2.17%) logstash
2 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (2.17%) Puppet
2 3 (2.17%) SCCM
2 3 (2.17%) SCOM
2 3 (2.17%) SCOrch
2 3 (2.17%) WSUS
3 1 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (0.72%) Oozie
Vendors
1 48 (34.78%) DataSynapse
2 44 (31.88%) Oracle
3 16 (11.59%) TIBCO
4 10 (7.25%) Sybase
5 8 (5.80%) IBM
6 6 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 5 (3.62%) Citrix
7 5 (3.62%) HP
7 5 (3.62%) Splunk
8 4 (2.90%) VMware
9 3 (2.17%) Dell
9 3 (2.17%) Infoblox
10 2 (1.45%) Informatica
10 2 (1.45%) WorldPay
11 1 (0.72%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.72%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.72%) MapR
11 1 (0.72%) NetApp
11 1 (0.72%) Solace
11 1 (0.72%) Sun