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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Grid Computing
Rank 641 616 576
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -40
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 23 31 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.055% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.17% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 40
Median daily rate £550 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £332 £417
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £330 £268
% change year-on-year
+51.51% +23.36%
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
18208 17980 17517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.58% 31.69% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11846 10898 10690
Median daily rate £425 £420 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 704 760
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.96 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -11 23 £550 -8.33% 2
London -28 18 £550 -9.27% 1
City of London +42 4 £600 -
South East -14 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 -
North East - 2 £500 -
Oxfordshire +7 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
Kent - 1 - -
Tonbridge - 1 - -

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 53 (60.23%) Java
2 41 (46.59%) Oracle
3 40 (45.45%) DataSynapse
4 35 (39.77%) TDD
5 34 (38.64%) Front Office
6 29 (32.95%) Finance
6 29 (32.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 29 (32.95%) Derivative
7 28 (31.82%) Oracle Coherence
8 27 (30.68%) Banking
9 26 (29.55%) C#
10 25 (28.41%) Pair Programming
11 21 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (23.86%) SQL
12 19 (21.59%) Windows
12 19 (21.59%) TIBCO
13 18 (20.45%) Big Data
14 17 (19.32%) Unix
14 17 (19.32%) Spring
14 17 (19.32%) Market Risk
14 17 (19.32%) Multithreading
15 16 (18.18%) Linux
15 16 (18.18%) DevOps
16 15 (17.05%) SQL Server
17 13 (14.77%) C++
17 13 (14.77%) Scrum
17 13 (14.77%) Investment Banking
18 12 (13.64%) Data Analysis
18 12 (13.64%) PowerShell
18 12 (13.64%) .NET

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 28 (31.82%) Oracle Coherence
2 7 (7.95%) Apache
3 5 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (5.68%) IIS
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (2.27%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.27%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.27%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.27%) iPlanet
4 2 (2.27%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.27%) Node.js
4 2 (2.27%) SAS
4 2 (2.27%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.27%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.14%) Confluence
5 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
2 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.55%) PaaS
3 3 (3.41%) IaaS
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) Firewall
2 8 (9.09%) SAN
3 7 (7.95%) LDAP
4 6 (6.82%) DHCP
4 6 (6.82%) DNS
4 6 (6.82%) HTTP
5 4 (4.55%) VLAN
5 4 (4.55%) VPN
6 3 (3.41%) FTP
7 2 (2.27%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.27%) NAS
7 2 (2.27%) SSH
8 1 (1.14%) Internet
8 1 (1.14%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.14%) LAN
8 1 (1.14%) Network Security
8 1 (1.14%) SMTP
8 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.45%) Big Data
2 15 (17.05%) SQL Server
3 10 (11.36%) NoSQL
3 10 (11.36%) Oracle Database
4 8 (9.09%) Hadoop
5 7 (7.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (5.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (5.68%) MongoDB
8 3 (3.41%) MySQL
8 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.27%) Apache Hive
9 2 (2.27%) Data Mining
9 2 (2.27%) DB2
9 2 (2.27%) Impala
9 2 (2.27%) OLAP
9 2 (2.27%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (2.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (2.27%) SAS EBI
9 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.27%) Grunt
2 2 (2.27%) Jasmine
2 2 (2.27%) JIRA
2 2 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.14%) Subversion
3 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (38.64%) Front Office
2 29 (32.95%) Finance
3 27 (30.68%) Banking
4 13 (14.77%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.68%) International Banking
6 2 (2.27%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.27%) Marketing
7 1 (1.14%) German Language
7 1 (1.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 53 (60.23%) Developer
2 33 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.64%) Senior Developer
4 10 (11.36%) C# Developer
4 10 (11.36%) Grid Engineer
5 9 (10.23%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (7.95%) Risk Manager
7 6 (6.82%) Market Risk Project Manager
7 6 (6.82%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.82%) Risk Project Manager
8 5 (5.68%) Cassandra Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Database Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Front Office Developer
8 5 (5.68%) MongoDB Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Grid Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (3.41%) Agile Developer
10 3 (3.41%) C++ Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.32%) Spring
2 12 (13.64%) .NET
3 10 (11.36%) XML
4 8 (9.09%) RESTful
5 6 (6.82%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (6.82%) TIBCO EMS
6 5 (5.68%) Kafka
6 5 (5.68%) Middleware
6 5 (5.68%) REST
6 5 (5.68%) Ultra Messaging
6 5 (5.68%) XSD
7 3 (3.41%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.41%) ELK Stack
7 3 (3.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (3.41%) Web Services
8 2 (2.27%) CSS
8 2 (2.27%) HTML
8 2 (2.27%) J2EE
8 2 (2.27%) JSON
8 2 (2.27%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (32.95%) Derivative
1 29 (32.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (19.32%) Market Risk
3 7 (7.95%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 6 (6.82%) Credit Risk
4 6 (6.82%) Equities
5 5 (5.68%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.68%) Fixed Income
5 5 (5.68%) N-Tier
5 5 (5.68%) Visualisation
6 3 (3.41%) Clustering
6 3 (3.41%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.27%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (2.27%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.27%) HP Storage
7 2 (2.27%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (2.27%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) Windows
2 17 (19.32%) Unix
3 16 (18.18%) Linux
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.41%) AIX
5 3 (3.41%) Solaris
5 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.77%) TDD
2 25 (28.41%) Pair Programming
3 21 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (19.32%) Multithreading
5 16 (18.18%) DevOps
6 13 (14.77%) Scrum
7 12 (13.64%) Analytics
7 12 (13.64%) Data Analysis
8 8 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 7 (7.95%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (7.95%) Kanban
10 6 (6.82%) Data Modelling
10 6 (6.82%) Load Balancing
10 6 (6.82%) SDLC
11 5 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (5.68%) Low Latency
11 5 (5.68%) OO
11 5 (5.68%) Open Source
11 5 (5.68%) SOA
11 5 (5.68%) UML
Programming Languages
1 53 (60.23%) Java
2 26 (29.55%) C#
3 21 (23.86%) SQL
4 13 (14.77%) C++
5 12 (13.64%) PowerShell
6 9 (10.23%) Python
7 7 (7.95%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.68%) Perl
9 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.27%) C
10 2 (2.27%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.27%) R
11 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.14%) Korn
11 1 (1.14%) Ruby
11 1 (1.14%) Scala
11 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (1.14%) SAS Certification
2 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) JSP 440
1 2 (2.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.82%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.68%) XenServer
4 4 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (4.55%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.27%) Apache Flume
5 2 (2.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (2.27%) HDFS
5 2 (2.27%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) Control-M
2 5 (5.68%) SCCM
2 5 (5.68%) SCOrch
3 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (4.55%) Puppet
3 4 (4.55%) SCOM
3 4 (4.55%) WSUS
4 3 (3.41%) Ganglia
4 3 (3.41%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (3.41%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (3.41%) Kibana
4 3 (3.41%) logstash
5 2 (2.27%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.27%) Oozie
5 2 (2.27%) OpenView
5 2 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.14%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 41 (46.59%) Oracle
2 40 (45.45%) DataSynapse
3 19 (21.59%) TIBCO
4 9 (10.23%) VMware
5 7 (7.95%) HP
5 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
5 7 (7.95%) Sybase
6 5 (5.68%) Splunk
7 4 (4.55%) Citrix
7 4 (4.55%) Dell
8 3 (3.41%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.41%) NetApp
9 2 (2.27%) Cloudera
9 2 (2.27%) F5
9 2 (2.27%) Infoblox
9 2 (2.27%) MapR
9 2 (2.27%) Opsware
9 2 (2.27%) Qualys
9 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.27%) Veritas