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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grid Computing
Rank 556 571 521
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -50
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 74 45 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.080% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.25% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 43 70
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£600 £588 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £479 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £695 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £388
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
18729 18236 17476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.08% 32.26% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11760 10964 10579
Average daily rate £425 £400 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 756 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 3 September 2015.

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 16 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 3 September 2015. 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
England +15 70 £600 +2.12% 13
London +11 64 £600 +2.12% 10
City of London +17 15 £631 +9.78% 3
Manchester - 3 £450 -
North West - 3 £450 -
South West - 3 £288 -
Wiltshire - 2 £288 -
Swindon - 2 £288 -
Hayes - 1 - -
Plymouth - 1 - -
Aldershot - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 50 (43.86%) Finance
2 46 (40.35%) SQL
3 43 (37.72%) Front Office
4 41 (35.96%) Java
5 38 (33.33%) Oracle
6 35 (30.70%) Python
7 34 (29.82%) XML
7 34 (29.82%) Derivative
8 32 (28.07%) Banking
9 30 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (25.44%) Credit Risk
10 29 (25.44%) Multithreading
10 29 (25.44%) C++
11 28 (24.56%) UNIX
12 27 (23.68%) Windows
12 27 (23.68%) C#
13 26 (22.81%) OO
13 26 (22.81%) Analytics
14 22 (19.30%) Perl
15 21 (18.42%) Linux
15 21 (18.42%) Investment Banking
16 20 (17.54%) Market Risk
17 19 (16.67%) .NET
17 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
18 18 (15.79%) SQL Server
18 18 (15.79%) MS Office
18 18 (15.79%) Risk Management
18 18 (15.79%) Oracle Coherence
19 17 (14.91%) Fixed Income
20 16 (14.04%) Spreadsheet

Grid Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 18 (15.79%) Oracle Coherence
2 12 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.51%) Apache
5 3 (2.63%) SAS
6 2 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.75%) iPlanet
6 2 (1.75%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.75%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.75%) JBoss
6 2 (1.75%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.88%) GemFire
7 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (15.79%) MS Office
2 16 (14.04%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.63%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.65%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) LDAP
1 2 (1.75%) WAN
1 2 (1.75%) HTTP
1 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.75%) DNS
1 2 (1.75%) SAN
1 2 (1.75%) Firewall
1 2 (1.75%) VLAN
1 2 (1.75%) iSCSI
1 2 (1.75%) NAS
1 2 (1.75%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 8 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (6.14%) Relational Database
6 6 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (4.39%) OLAP
8 4 (3.51%) DB2
8 4 (3.51%) RDBMS
8 4 (3.51%) OLAP Cube
8 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.63%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.63%) Base SAS
10 2 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.75%) Hazelcast
10 2 (1.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (0.88%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 11 (9.65%) Subversion
2 3 (2.63%) Maven
2 3 (2.63%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.63%) XMLSpy
2 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.75%) JUnit
3 2 (1.75%) Hudson
3 2 (1.75%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.75%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.75%) JIRA
4 1 (0.88%) jMock
4 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.88%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.88%) MSTest
4 1 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.88%) Mockito
4 1 (0.88%) NSubstitute
General
1 50 (43.86%) Finance
2 43 (37.72%) Front Office
3 32 (28.07%) Banking
4 21 (18.42%) Investment Banking
5 7 (6.14%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (73.68%) Developer
2 25 (21.93%) Python Developer
3 14 (12.28%) C++ Developer
3 14 (12.28%) C# Developer
3 14 (12.28%) Senior Developer
3 14 (12.28%) Java Developer
4 13 (11.40%) Architect
5 8 (7.02%) Solutions Designer
5 8 (7.02%) Designer
6 7 (6.14%) Senior C++ Developer
7 6 (5.26%) Senior Python Developer
7 6 (5.26%) SQL Developer
7 6 (5.26%) Front Office Developer
7 6 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (4.39%) SharePoint Designer
8 5 (4.39%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (4.39%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.51%) Quantitative Developer
9 4 (3.51%) Analyst
9 4 (3.51%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (29.82%) XML
2 19 (16.67%) .NET
3 11 (9.65%) STL
3 11 (9.65%) WCF
3 11 (9.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (6.14%) MDX
5 6 (5.26%) Spring
5 6 (5.26%) SciPy
5 6 (5.26%) NumPy
6 5 (4.39%) Web Services
6 5 (4.39%) Twisted
7 4 (3.51%) WPF
7 4 (3.51%) JMS
7 4 (3.51%) Middleware
8 3 (2.63%) XML Schema
8 3 (2.63%) XSD
8 3 (2.63%) XSLT
8 3 (2.63%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.75%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.75%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (29.82%) Derivative
2 29 (25.44%) Credit Risk
3 20 (17.54%) Market Risk
4 17 (14.91%) Fixed Income
5 15 (13.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (6.14%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 6 (5.26%) Computer Science
8 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (3.51%) Mathematics
10 3 (2.63%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (2.63%) W3C
10 3 (2.63%) Clustering
10 3 (2.63%) Equities
10 3 (2.63%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.75%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.75%) Economics
11 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.75%) Wiki
11 2 (1.75%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.56%) UNIX
2 27 (23.68%) Windows
3 21 (18.42%) Linux
4 6 (5.26%) AIX
5 5 (4.39%) Solaris
6 2 (1.75%) HPUX
6 2 (1.75%) SUSE
6 2 (1.75%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.44%) Multithreading
3 26 (22.81%) Analytics
3 26 (22.81%) OO
4 18 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 12 (10.53%) SOA
6 9 (7.89%) TDD
6 9 (7.89%) Asset Management
7 8 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (7.02%) UML
7 8 (7.02%) SDLC
8 7 (6.14%) Low Latency
8 7 (6.14%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (6.14%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (6.14%) Use Case
9 6 (5.26%) ETL
9 6 (5.26%) Functional Programming
9 6 (5.26%) System Testing
9 6 (5.26%) Kimball Methodology
10 5 (4.39%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 46 (40.35%) SQL
2 41 (35.96%) Java
3 35 (30.70%) Python
4 29 (25.44%) C++
5 27 (23.68%) C#
6 22 (19.30%) Perl
7 10 (8.77%) Scala
8 8 (7.02%) R
9 5 (4.39%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.39%) Korn
9 5 (4.39%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.63%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.75%) C-shell
12 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (1.75%) Postgraduate
2 2 (1.75%) CFA
3 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) QA
1 1 (0.88%) Basel III
System Software
1 6 (5.26%) Platform Symphony
2 3 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (1.75%) KVM
3 2 (1.75%) iptables
3 2 (1.75%) Samba
4 1 (0.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) Control-M
2 2 (1.75%) Nagios
2 2 (1.75%) Ganglia
2 2 (1.75%) Puppet
2 2 (1.75%) OpenView
Vendors
1 38 (33.33%) Oracle
2 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.89%) DataSynapse
4 7 (6.14%) GigaSpaces
5 6 (5.26%) Sybase
6 4 (3.51%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.51%) IBM
6 4 (3.51%) Solace
7 3 (2.63%) Sun
7 3 (2.63%) HP
8 2 (1.75%) Veritas
8 2 (1.75%) Cognos
8 2 (1.75%) Cisco
8 2 (1.75%) VMware
8 2 (1.75%) Opsware
8 2 (1.75%) F5
8 2 (1.75%) PlateSpin
9 1 (0.88%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.88%) SAP
9 1 (0.88%) Murex
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