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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grid Computing
Rank 568 551 475
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -76
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 32 44 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.081% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.26% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 71
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£600 £600 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £417 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £728 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £268 £500
% change year-on-year
+23.36% -46.50%
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
16926 16915 15102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.33% 31.05% 31.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10398 10470 9012
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 656 657
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%

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 1 May 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 12 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 1 May 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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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 -20 31 £600 - 7
London -16 27 £600 -2.04% 5
City of London -7 6 £600 -7.69% 1
South East -8 2 £313 +32.97%
East Midlands - 2 £347 -
Nottingham - 2 £347 -
Oxford - 2 £313 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £347 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £313 -
Hammersmith - 2 £325 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £613 -

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 43 (56.58%) C++
2 39 (51.32%) SQL
3 36 (47.37%) Multithreading
4 35 (46.05%) Java
4 35 (46.05%) C#
5 27 (35.53%) Finance
6 26 (34.21%) Linux
7 21 (27.63%) Front Office
8 20 (26.32%) .NET
9 19 (25.00%) Banking
10 18 (23.68%) Oracle
11 14 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (18.42%) Fixed Income
11 14 (18.42%) Credit Risk
12 13 (17.11%) Analytics
12 13 (17.11%) Derivative
12 13 (17.11%) UNIX
13 12 (15.79%) Python
14 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
14 10 (13.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (13.16%) Computer Science
15 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
15 9 (11.84%) Sybase
15 9 (11.84%) STL
15 9 (11.84%) Risk Management
16 8 (10.53%) Investment Banking
16 8 (10.53%) Windows
16 8 (10.53%) OO
16 8 (10.53%) WCF
16 8 (10.53%) Risk Analysis

Grid Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 3 (3.95%) Oracle Coherence
1 3 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
1 3 (3.95%) JBoss
1 3 (3.95%) Apache
1 3 (3.95%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.63%) iPlanet
2 2 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.63%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Project
2 2 (2.63%) MS Office
2 2 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Firewall
1 2 (2.63%) VLAN
1 2 (2.63%) LDAP
1 2 (2.63%) WAN
1 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.63%) DNS
1 2 (2.63%) SAN
1 2 (2.63%) FCoE
1 2 (2.63%) iSCSI
1 2 (2.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.21%) NoSQL
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (7.89%) Hadoop
4 5 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.26%) Big Data
5 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.32%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.32%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Subversion
2 2 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.32%) ANTLR
3 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.32%) yacc
3 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.32%) Maven
General
1 27 (35.53%) Finance
2 21 (27.63%) Front Office
3 19 (25.00%) Banking
4 8 (10.53%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.95%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.63%) Games
7 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 61 (80.26%) Developer
2 28 (36.84%) C++ Developer
3 21 (27.63%) Java Developer
4 13 (17.11%) C++/Java Developer
5 9 (11.84%) Quantitative Developer
5 9 (11.84%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.58%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Senior C++ Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Python Developer
8 3 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Architect
8 3 (3.95%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.95%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Data Architect
9 2 (2.63%) Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Lead Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.32%) .NET
2 9 (11.84%) STL
3 8 (10.53%) WCF
3 8 (10.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (9.21%) XML
5 5 (6.58%) WF
6 4 (5.26%) WPF
7 3 (3.95%) Twisted
7 3 (3.95%) MDX
7 3 (3.95%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (3.95%) J2EE
7 3 (3.95%) Spring
8 2 (2.63%) WinForms
8 2 (2.63%) XML-RPC
8 2 (2.63%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (2.63%) Java RMI
8 2 (2.63%) Web Services
8 2 (2.63%) JDBC
8 2 (2.63%) SOAP
8 2 (2.63%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Fixed Income
1 14 (18.42%) Credit Risk
2 13 (17.11%) Derivative
3 10 (13.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (13.16%) Computer Science
4 8 (10.53%) Market Risk
5 6 (7.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 5 (6.58%) Mathematics
7 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (5.26%) Physics
7 4 (5.26%) Open Source
8 2 (2.63%) Clustering
8 2 (2.63%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.32%) Chemistry
9 1 (1.32%) Biology
9 1 (1.32%) Equity Risk
9 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.32%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 26 (34.21%) Linux
2 13 (17.11%) UNIX
3 8 (10.53%) Windows
4 2 (2.63%) SUSE
4 2 (2.63%) AIX
4 2 (2.63%) HPUX
4 2 (2.63%) Solaris
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (47.37%) Multithreading
2 14 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (17.11%) Analytics
4 9 (11.84%) Risk Management
5 8 (10.53%) OO
5 8 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
6 7 (9.21%) Functional Programming
7 6 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.89%) Monte Carlo Method
8 5 (6.58%) Unit Testing
8 5 (6.58%) Low Latency
9 4 (5.26%) TDD
9 4 (5.26%) ETL
9 4 (5.26%) Risk Analytics
9 4 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (3.95%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.95%) Electronic Trading
10 3 (3.95%) System Testing
10 3 (3.95%) Kimball Methodology
10 3 (3.95%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 43 (56.58%) C++
2 39 (51.32%) SQL
3 35 (46.05%) Java
3 35 (46.05%) C#
4 12 (15.79%) Python
5 6 (7.89%) Perl
6 5 (6.58%) Scala
7 4 (5.26%) Korn
7 4 (5.26%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.95%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.63%) C-shell
9 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Platform Symphony
2 2 (2.63%) Samba
2 2 (2.63%) KVM
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.32%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Control-M
2 2 (2.63%) OpenView
3 1 (1.32%) logstash
3 1 (1.32%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (23.68%) Oracle
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.84%) Sybase
3 6 (7.89%) DataSynapse
4 4 (5.26%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.63%) VMware
5 2 (2.63%) PlateSpin
5 2 (2.63%) Cognos
5 2 (2.63%) Cisco
5 2 (2.63%) Veritas
5 2 (2.63%) Sun
5 2 (2.63%) HP
5 2 (2.63%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.63%) F5
5 2 (2.63%) Opsware
6 1 (1.32%) Tableau
6 1 (1.32%) Solace
6 1 (1.32%) Informatica
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