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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Grid Computing over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Grid Computing
Rank 615 576 567
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -9
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 28 70 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.12% 0.068%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.38% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 58 29
Median daily rate £550 £600 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £387 £464
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
18103 18393 17223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.45% 32.30% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11668 11542 10428
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 722 689
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.35 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

Grid Computing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Grid Computing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grid Computing within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -55 28 £550 -8.33% 8
London -39 23 £550 -8.33% 6
City of London +30 2 £610 +0.61% 1
South East -3 2 £506 +35.00%
North East - 2 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 -
Berkshire - 2 £506 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 -
Coventry - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 £488 -
Reading - 1 £525 -

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Grid Computing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Grid Computing.

1 30 (60.00%) C#
2 23 (46.00%) TDD
2 23 (46.00%) Derivative
3 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (36.00%) Finance
3 18 (36.00%) Oracle
4 17 (34.00%) Java
4 17 (34.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (26.00%) Banking
5 13 (26.00%) DataSynapse
6 12 (24.00%) Oracle Coherence
6 12 (24.00%) C++
7 11 (22.00%) Risk Management
8 10 (20.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 10 (20.00%) Fixed Income
8 10 (20.00%) Windows
9 9 (18.00%) Linux
9 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
9 9 (18.00%) .NET
9 9 (18.00%) Monte Carlo Method
9 9 (18.00%) Performance Optimisation
9 9 (18.00%) Oracle Database
9 9 (18.00%) Quantitative Finance
10 8 (16.00%) RESTful
10 8 (16.00%) Front Office
10 8 (16.00%) HTTP
10 8 (16.00%) Unix
11 7 (14.00%) Firewall
11 7 (14.00%) Pair Programming
11 7 (14.00%) Spring

Grid Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (24.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (12.00%) Apache
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 4 (8.00%) WebLogic
5 3 (6.00%) iPlanet
5 3 (6.00%) MQSeries
5 3 (6.00%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (4.00%) Apache Spark
6 2 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (4.00%) IIS
6 2 (4.00%) SAS
7 1 (2.00%) Apache Pig
7 1 (2.00%) JBoss
7 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
7 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) PaaS
2 3 (6.00%) IaaS
3 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) HTTP
2 7 (14.00%) Firewall
3 5 (10.00%) LDAP
3 5 (10.00%) SAN
4 4 (8.00%) FTP
5 3 (6.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (6.00%) DHCP
5 3 (6.00%) DNS
5 3 (6.00%) NAS
5 3 (6.00%) SSH
6 2 (4.00%) Internet
7 1 (2.00%) DDNS
7 1 (2.00%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.00%) LAN
7 1 (2.00%) Network Security
7 1 (2.00%) SMTP
7 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.00%) VLAN
7 1 (2.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle Database
1 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) Big Data
3 6 (12.00%) Hadoop
4 5 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 5 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (6.00%) DB2
6 2 (4.00%) MySQL
6 2 (4.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (4.00%) SAS EBI
6 2 (4.00%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.00%) Impala
7 1 (2.00%) Mahout
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) VisualVM
General
1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 13 (26.00%) Banking
3 8 (16.00%) Front Office
4 6 (12.00%) Investment Banking
5 5 (10.00%) International Banking
6 2 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (58.00%) Developer
2 14 (28.00%) C# Developer
3 11 (22.00%) Agile Developer
4 10 (20.00%) Grid Developer
5 9 (18.00%) Agile C# Developer
5 9 (18.00%) C++ Developer
5 9 (18.00%) C++/C# Developer
5 9 (18.00%) Java Developer
6 8 (16.00%) Analyst
6 8 (16.00%) Qualitative Analyst
6 8 (16.00%) Quantitative Analyst
7 6 (12.00%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
7 6 (12.00%) Risk Analyst
8 5 (10.00%) Cassandra Developer
8 5 (10.00%) Database Developer
8 5 (10.00%) MongoDB Developer
9 4 (8.00%) Consultant
10 3 (6.00%) Oracle Developer
11 2 (4.00%) Architect
11 2 (4.00%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) .NET
2 8 (16.00%) RESTful
3 7 (14.00%) Spring
4 6 (12.00%) XML
5 5 (10.00%) Kafka
5 5 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (10.00%) REST
5 5 (10.00%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (10.00%) Ultra Messaging
5 5 (10.00%) Web Services
5 5 (10.00%) XSD
6 4 (8.00%) J2EE
6 4 (8.00%) Middleware
7 3 (6.00%) JSP
7 3 (6.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (4.00%) WCF
8 2 (4.00%) WF
9 1 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.00%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.00%) Derivative
2 17 (34.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (20.00%) Fixed Income
3 10 (20.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 6 (12.00%) Credit Derivative
5 5 (10.00%) Clustering
5 5 (10.00%) N-Tier
6 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
6 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (8.00%) Mathematics
6 4 (8.00%) Statistics
7 3 (6.00%) HP Storage
7 3 (6.00%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (4.00%) Credit Risk
8 2 (4.00%) Data Integration
8 2 (4.00%) Market Risk
8 2 (4.00%) Public Cloud
8 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
9 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) Linux
3 8 (16.00%) Unix
4 4 (8.00%) AIX
4 4 (8.00%) Solaris
5 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) TDD
2 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.00%) Risk Management
4 9 (18.00%) Monte Carlo Method
4 9 (18.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 9 (18.00%) Quantitative Finance
5 7 (14.00%) DevOps
5 7 (14.00%) Pair Programming
6 6 (12.00%) SOA
7 5 (10.00%) Analytics
7 5 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 5 (10.00%) OO
7 5 (10.00%) Scrum
7 5 (10.00%) SDLC
7 5 (10.00%) UML
8 4 (8.00%) Numerical Analysis
9 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (6.00%) Load Balancing
9 3 (6.00%) QMS
9 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (60.00%) C#
2 17 (34.00%) Java
3 12 (24.00%) C++
4 4 (8.00%) Python
5 3 (6.00%) SQL
6 2 (4.00%) C
6 2 (4.00%) Perl
6 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.00%) R
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) PhD
2 2 (4.00%) SAS Certification
3 1 (2.00%) CISSP
3 1 (2.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) JSP 440
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.00%) XenServer
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Flume
4 1 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (2.00%) HDFS
4 1 (2.00%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) BMC PATROL
1 3 (6.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (6.00%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (6.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (6.00%) OpenView
1 3 (6.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (4.00%) Puppet
2 2 (4.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.00%) Cacti
3 1 (2.00%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.00%) Nagios
3 1 (2.00%) Oozie
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.00%) vRealize
3 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Oracle
2 13 (26.00%) DataSynapse
3 6 (12.00%) TIBCO
3 6 (12.00%) VMware
4 4 (8.00%) Cognos
4 4 (8.00%) F5
4 4 (8.00%) HP
5 3 (6.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (6.00%) BEA
5 3 (6.00%) BMC
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco
5 3 (6.00%) EMC
5 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.00%) NetApp
5 3 (6.00%) Opsware
5 3 (6.00%) Qualys
5 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.00%) Sun
5 3 (6.00%) Symantec
5 3 (6.00%) Veritas
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