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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grid Computing
Rank 527 496 496
Rank change year-on-year
-31 0
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 65 74 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.47% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 59 48
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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 £550 £382 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £370
% change year-on-year
- +14.86%
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
16471 15885 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.37% 31.03% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10634 9829 8499
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 681 815
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 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 24 December 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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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 -41 61 £600 +9.09% 1
London +7 59 £600 +9.09% 1
City of London +8 20 £588 -6.00% 1
South East -32 2 £425 -22.72%
Abingdon - 2 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £425 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 74 (59.68%) C++
2 73 (58.87%) C#
3 51 (41.13%) Finance
4 49 (39.52%) Banking
5 47 (37.90%) SQL
5 47 (37.90%) .NET
6 43 (34.68%) Oracle
7 38 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (30.65%) Multithreading
8 35 (28.23%) Java
9 31 (25.00%) Analytics
10 29 (23.39%) Derivative
10 29 (23.39%) Linux
11 25 (20.16%) Front Office
12 23 (18.55%) Fixed Income
13 22 (17.74%) Windows
14 21 (16.94%) Investment Banking
15 20 (16.13%) STL
15 20 (16.13%) Microsoft
15 20 (16.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 19 (15.32%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 19 (15.32%) Risk Analysis
17 18 (14.52%) XML
17 18 (14.52%) Python
18 17 (13.71%) DataSynapse
18 17 (13.71%) Performance Tuning
19 16 (12.90%) Low Latency
19 16 (12.90%) Degree
20 14 (11.29%) FIX Protocol
20 14 (11.29%) Electronic Trading

Grid Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (8.06%) Oracle Coherence
2 7 (5.65%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.42%) SAS
4 2 (1.61%) Apache
5 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
Applications
1 12 (9.68%) MS Project
1 12 (9.68%) MS Excel
1 12 (9.68%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.61%) SaaS
3 1 (0.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.61%) SAN
1 2 (1.61%) NAS
2 1 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (0.81%) SMTP
2 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.81%) FTP
2 1 (0.81%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) SNMP
2 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.81%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 12 (9.68%) Hadoop
2 8 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.42%) Big Data
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.61%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.61%) OLAP
5 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.81%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.81%) MySQL
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.23%) Eclipse
2 4 (3.23%) IntelliJ
3 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.81%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.81%) Maven
4 1 (0.81%) jMock
4 1 (0.81%) yacc
4 1 (0.81%) ANTLR
4 1 (0.81%) Mockito
4 1 (0.81%) Hudson
General
1 51 (41.13%) Finance
2 49 (39.52%) Banking
3 25 (20.16%) Front Office
4 21 (16.94%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.42%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Advertising
7 1 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 98 (79.03%) Developer
2 44 (35.48%) C++ Developer
3 28 (22.58%) C# Developer
4 25 (20.16%) Java Developer
5 11 (8.87%) Lead Developer
5 11 (8.87%) Technical Leader
5 11 (8.87%) Technical Developer
6 10 (8.06%) C++/Java Developer
6 10 (8.06%) C++/C# Developer
7 8 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (4.84%) Quantitative Developer
9 5 (4.03%) .NET Developer
10 4 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.23%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 4 (3.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (3.23%) Administrator
10 4 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.23%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (37.90%) .NET
2 20 (16.13%) STL
2 20 (16.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 18 (14.52%) XML
4 14 (11.29%) FIX Protocol
5 13 (10.48%) WCF
6 7 (5.65%) Spring
7 6 (4.84%) WPF
8 5 (4.03%) WF
8 5 (4.03%) Middleware
9 4 (3.23%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.23%) Web Services
9 4 (3.23%) J2EE
10 3 (2.42%) HTML
10 3 (2.42%) HTML5
11 2 (1.61%) AppFabric
11 2 (1.61%) CSS3
11 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.39%) Derivative
2 23 (18.55%) Fixed Income
3 19 (15.32%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 14 (11.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (10.48%) Credit Risk
6 8 (6.45%) Computer Science
7 7 (5.65%) Market Risk
7 7 (5.65%) Open Source
7 7 (5.65%) Physics
8 6 (4.84%) N-Tier
9 5 (4.03%) Credit Derivative
9 5 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (3.23%) Chemistry
10 4 (3.23%) Biology
10 4 (3.23%) Mathematics
10 4 (3.23%) Clustering
11 3 (2.42%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.81%) Exotic Derivative
12 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.39%) Linux
2 22 (17.74%) Windows
3 12 (9.68%) UNIX
3 12 (9.68%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (30.65%) Multithreading
2 31 (25.00%) Analytics
3 19 (15.32%) Risk Analysis
4 17 (13.71%) Performance Tuning
5 16 (12.90%) Low Latency
6 14 (11.29%) Electronic Trading
7 13 (10.48%) OO
8 12 (9.68%) TDD
8 12 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (9.68%) Project Planning
9 10 (8.06%) Functional Programming
10 9 (7.26%) Scrum
11 8 (6.45%) Risk Management
12 7 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (5.65%) Greeks
13 6 (4.84%) Risk Analytics
14 5 (4.03%) Release Management
14 5 (4.03%) OOP
14 5 (4.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 74 (59.68%) C++
2 73 (58.87%) C#
3 47 (37.90%) SQL
4 35 (28.23%) Java
5 18 (14.52%) Python
6 14 (11.29%) Assembly Language
7 4 (3.23%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.61%) Perl
8 2 (1.61%) Scala
8 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.61%) C++/CLI
8 2 (1.61%) Groovy
9 1 (0.81%) F#
9 1 (0.81%) Haskell
9 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.81%) VBScript
9 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (12.90%) Degree
2 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.81%) NCDA
3 1 (0.81%) NCIE
3 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.81%) MCP
3 1 (0.81%) MCSE
3 1 (0.81%) MCSA
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) Basel III
System Software
1 4 (3.23%) Platform Symphony
2 2 (1.61%) Docker
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.81%) NFS
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 7 (5.65%) logstash
1 7 (5.65%) Kibana
2 2 (1.61%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.61%) Ansible
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.81%) Control-M
Vendors
1 43 (34.68%) Oracle
2 20 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 17 (13.71%) DataSynapse
4 8 (6.45%) Sybase
5 3 (2.42%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.61%) Reuters
6 2 (1.61%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.61%) Vertica
6 2 (1.61%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.61%) Sun
7 1 (0.81%) HP
7 1 (0.81%) EMC
7 1 (0.81%) NetApp
7 1 (0.81%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.81%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.81%) IBM
7 1 (0.81%) Netezza