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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grid Computing
Rank 550 563 481
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -82
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 63 29 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.055% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.17% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 68
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£600 £600 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £444 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £658
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
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 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 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 15 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 3 July 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 +2 61 £600 - 6
London +18 58 £600 - 5
City of London -5 15 £600 - 2
Hampshire - 2 £375 -
Aldershot - 2 £375 -
South East - 2 £375 -
Hayes - 2 £425 -
South West - 1 £288 -
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £375 - 1
Swindon - 1 £288 -
Wiltshire - 1 £288 -
Docklands, London - 1 £613 -
North West - 1 £375 - 1

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 36 (41.86%) Java
1 36 (41.86%) SQL
2 35 (40.70%) Finance
3 31 (36.05%) Front Office
4 29 (33.72%) Oracle
5 28 (32.56%) C++
6 27 (31.40%) Multithreading
7 26 (30.23%) XML
7 26 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (29.07%) Derivative
9 21 (24.42%) Python
10 20 (23.26%) C#
10 20 (23.26%) Credit Risk
11 19 (22.09%) UNIX
11 19 (22.09%) OO
12 18 (20.93%) Linux
13 17 (19.77%) Windows
14 16 (18.60%) Fixed Income
14 16 (18.60%) Analytics
15 15 (17.44%) Perl
16 14 (16.28%) Banking
16 14 (16.28%) Market Risk
17 13 (15.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 13 (15.12%) MS Office
18 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
18 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
19 11 (12.79%) .NET
19 11 (12.79%) Subversion
20 10 (11.63%) STL
20 10 (11.63%) SOA

Grid Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (10.47%) SharePoint
1 9 (10.47%) Oracle Coherence
2 7 (8.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.65%) Apache
4 3 (3.49%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.49%) JBoss
4 3 (3.49%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.33%) iPlanet
5 2 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.33%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.16%) IIS
6 1 (1.16%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) MS Office
2 10 (11.63%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.33%) MS Project
4 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.33%) DNS
1 2 (2.33%) SAN
1 2 (2.33%) Firewall
1 2 (2.33%) VLAN
1 2 (2.33%) iSCSI
1 2 (2.33%) NAS
1 2 (2.33%) FCoE
1 2 (2.33%) LDAP
1 2 (2.33%) WAN
2 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.30%) NoSQL
2 8 (9.30%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.81%) RDBMS
5 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.81%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.65%) Big Data
7 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (3.49%) OLAP
7 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.33%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.33%) DB2
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Subversion
2 3 (3.49%) XMLSpy
2 3 (3.49%) JIRA
3 2 (2.33%) JUnit
4 1 (1.16%) Maven
4 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (40.70%) Finance
2 31 (36.05%) Front Office
3 14 (16.28%) Banking
4 7 (8.14%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.81%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.33%) Games
7 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (77.91%) Developer
2 18 (20.93%) C++ Developer
3 17 (19.77%) Java Developer
4 16 (18.60%) Python Developer
5 11 (12.79%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.30%) C# Developer
6 8 (9.30%) Architect
7 7 (8.14%) Senior C++ Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Quantitative Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Solutions Designer
9 5 (5.81%) Designer
10 4 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Front Office Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.65%) .NET Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Senior Python Developer
11 3 (3.49%) C++/Java Developer
11 3 (3.49%) SQL Developer
11 3 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.23%) XML
2 11 (12.79%) .NET
3 10 (11.63%) STL
4 9 (10.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 7 (8.14%) WCF
5 7 (8.14%) Web Services
6 5 (5.81%) Spring
6 5 (5.81%) Twisted
7 4 (4.65%) MDX
7 4 (4.65%) WPF
7 4 (4.65%) SciPy
7 4 (4.65%) NumPy
8 3 (3.49%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (3.49%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (3.49%) XML Schema
8 3 (3.49%) J2EE
8 3 (3.49%) XSD
8 3 (3.49%) XSLT
9 2 (2.33%) JDBC
9 2 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.07%) Derivative
2 20 (23.26%) Credit Risk
3 16 (18.60%) Fixed Income
4 14 (16.28%) Market Risk
5 13 (15.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (10.47%) Computer Science
7 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (6.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 5 (5.81%) Mathematics
9 3 (3.49%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (3.49%) W3C
9 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
10 2 (2.33%) Clustering
10 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
10 2 (2.33%) Economics
10 2 (2.33%) Wiki
10 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
11 1 (1.16%) Physics
11 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.09%) UNIX
2 18 (20.93%) Linux
3 17 (19.77%) Windows
4 3 (3.49%) AIX
4 3 (3.49%) Solaris
5 2 (2.33%) SUSE
5 2 (2.33%) HPUX
6 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) Multithreading
2 26 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (22.09%) OO
4 16 (18.60%) Analytics
5 10 (11.63%) SOA
6 9 (10.47%) UML
7 8 (9.30%) Risk Management
7 8 (9.30%) Risk Analysis
7 8 (9.30%) Functional Programming
7 8 (9.30%) SDLC
8 7 (8.14%) Use Case
9 6 (6.98%) Software Architecture
10 5 (5.81%) Waterfall
10 5 (5.81%) Low Latency
10 5 (5.81%) Unit Testing
10 5 (5.81%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (5.81%) TDD
10 5 (5.81%) Asset Management
11 4 (4.65%) ETL
11 4 (4.65%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 36 (41.86%) Java
1 36 (41.86%) SQL
2 28 (32.56%) C++
3 21 (24.42%) Python
4 20 (23.26%) C#
5 15 (17.44%) Perl
6 6 (6.98%) Scala
7 5 (5.81%) Korn
7 5 (5.81%) R
8 4 (4.65%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.49%) Assembly Language
9 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.33%) C-shell
10 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) Postgraduate
2 2 (2.33%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Platform Symphony
2 2 (2.33%) KVM
2 2 (2.33%) Samba
2 2 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.16%) iptables
3 1 (1.16%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Control-M
2 2 (2.33%) OpenView
3 1 (1.16%) Nagios
3 1 (1.16%) Ganglia
3 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (33.72%) Oracle
2 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.14%) GigaSpaces
4 6 (6.98%) Sybase
5 4 (4.65%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.49%) DataSynapse
7 2 (2.33%) PlateSpin
7 2 (2.33%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.33%) VMware
7 2 (2.33%) Opsware
7 2 (2.33%) F5
7 2 (2.33%) Cognos
7 2 (2.33%) Cisco
7 2 (2.33%) Sun
7 2 (2.33%) HP
7 2 (2.33%) Veritas
8 1 (1.16%) Informatica
8 1 (1.16%) Murex
8 1 (1.16%) Tableau
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