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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grid Computing
Rank 543 512 538
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +26
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 53 70 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.13% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.43% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 64 51
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£600 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £508 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate - £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
17295 16389 17515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.52% 31.07% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 10094 10144
Average daily rate £401 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 666 878
Average hourly rate £18.53 £18.02 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -27.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +1 53 £600 +9.09% 7
England -33 53 £600 +9.09% 8
City of London +17 11 £575 -4.16% 1
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Bletchley - - - -
East of England - - - -

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 50 (60.24%) C#
2 39 (46.99%) C++
3 32 (38.55%) Oracle
4 30 (36.14%) .NET
5 29 (34.94%) Finance
6 28 (33.73%) Banking
7 26 (31.33%) Derivative
8 24 (28.92%) Front Office
9 22 (26.51%) SQL
10 20 (24.10%) Java
11 19 (22.89%) WCF
12 18 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (19.28%) Fixed Income
13 16 (19.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
13 16 (19.28%) Microsoft
14 15 (18.07%) Multithreading
14 15 (18.07%) DataSynapse
15 13 (15.66%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 13 (15.66%) Degree
16 12 (14.46%) Windows
16 12 (14.46%) Oracle Coherence
16 12 (14.46%) Investment Banking
17 11 (13.25%) XML
17 11 (13.25%) STL
17 11 (13.25%) Python
18 10 (12.05%) TDD
18 10 (12.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 10 (12.05%) Greeks
18 10 (12.05%) Credit Risk

Grid Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 12 (14.46%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (3.61%) SAS
3 1 (1.20%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.20%) GemFire
3 1 (1.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.02%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (6.02%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) GitHub
1 2 (2.41%) SaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) SAN
1 2 (2.41%) NAS
2 1 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.20%) SMTP
2 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.20%) FTP
2 1 (1.20%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) SNMP
2 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.43%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database
4 6 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (7.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (6.02%) Hadoop
5 5 (6.02%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.61%) Big Data
7 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.41%) OLAP
8 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.20%) CouchDB
9 1 (1.20%) Hazelcast
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Eclipse
1 4 (4.82%) IntelliJ
1 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (4.82%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.41%) JUnit
2 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.41%) Maven
3 1 (1.20%) Selenium
3 1 (1.20%) jMock
3 1 (1.20%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.20%) Mockito
3 1 (1.20%) Hudson
3 1 (1.20%) Gradle
General
1 29 (34.94%) Finance
2 28 (33.73%) Banking
3 24 (28.92%) Front Office
4 12 (14.46%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.61%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.41%) Back Office
6 2 (2.41%) Legal
7 1 (1.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (73.49%) Developer
2 22 (26.51%) C# Developer
3 20 (24.10%) C++ Developer
4 13 (15.66%) Java Developer
5 11 (13.25%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.64%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (9.64%) C++/C# Developer
7 7 (8.43%) .NET Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Lead Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Technical Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Technical Leader
10 3 (3.61%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Python Developer
10 3 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.61%) SQL DBA
10 3 (3.61%) Quantitative Developer
10 3 (3.61%) DBA
10 3 (3.61%) Front Office Developer
11 2 (2.41%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (36.14%) .NET
2 19 (22.89%) WCF
3 11 (13.25%) XML
3 11 (13.25%) STL
4 10 (12.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 9 (10.84%) WPF
5 9 (10.84%) Middleware
6 7 (8.43%) Spring
7 6 (7.23%) WinForms
7 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET
8 4 (4.82%) Hibernate
8 4 (4.82%) J2EE
8 4 (4.82%) HTML
8 4 (4.82%) HTML5
8 4 (4.82%) MDX
8 4 (4.82%) LINQ
9 3 (3.61%) WF
9 3 (3.61%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (3.61%) Task Parallel Library
10 2 (2.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (31.33%) Derivative
2 16 (19.28%) Fixed Income
2 16 (19.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (15.66%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 10 (12.05%) Credit Risk
5 7 (8.43%) Market Risk
6 6 (7.23%) Visualisation
6 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
7 5 (6.02%) Credit Derivative
7 5 (6.02%) Clustering
8 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
9 2 (2.41%) Equities
9 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.20%) Economics
10 1 (1.20%) CUDA
10 1 (1.20%) Open Source
10 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.46%) Windows
2 9 (10.84%) Linux
3 5 (6.02%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.61%) UNIX
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.07%) Multithreading
3 10 (12.05%) TDD
3 10 (12.05%) Greeks
3 10 (12.05%) Analytics
4 9 (10.84%) Risk Analysis
4 9 (10.84%) Scrum
5 8 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (8.43%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (7.23%) Risk Management
7 6 (7.23%) OO
8 5 (6.02%) Unit Testing
8 5 (6.02%) Project Planning
8 5 (6.02%) Low Latency
9 4 (4.82%) Workflow
9 4 (4.82%) Data Modelling
9 4 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.82%) Rapid Prototyping
9 4 (4.82%) Monte Carlo Method
10 3 (3.61%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 50 (60.24%) C#
2 39 (46.99%) C++
3 22 (26.51%) SQL
4 20 (24.10%) Java
5 11 (13.25%) Python
6 3 (3.61%) VBA
6 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.61%) Assembly Language
7 2 (2.41%) Perl
7 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.41%) C++/CLI
8 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.20%) Scala
8 1 (1.20%) VBScript
8 1 (1.20%) VB
8 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) Degree
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.02%) MCSE
4 4 (4.82%) MCSD
4 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.41%) MCSA
7 1 (1.20%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) CFA
7 1 (1.20%) MCITP
7 1 (1.20%) NCDA
7 1 (1.20%) NCIE
7 1 (1.20%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.20%) PhD
7 1 (1.20%) OCP
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.20%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) SLA
1 2 (2.41%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (3.61%) Platform Symphony
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 32 (38.55%) Oracle
2 16 (19.28%) Microsoft
3 15 (18.07%) DataSynapse
4 4 (4.82%) Infragistics
4 4 (4.82%) DevExpress
5 3 (3.61%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.41%) Reuters
6 2 (2.41%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.41%) Sybase
6 2 (2.41%) Sun
6 2 (2.41%) Vertica
7 1 (1.20%) Netezza
7 1 (1.20%) IBM
7 1 (1.20%) Murex
7 1 (1.20%) HP
7 1 (1.20%) EMC
7 1 (1.20%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.20%) OpenLink
7 1 (1.20%) NetApp
7 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
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