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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Grid Computing
Rank 623 569 579
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +10
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 20 41 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.076% 0.062%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 27
Median daily rate £550 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £433 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £650 £695
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £361 £300
% change year-on-year
+38.41% +20.41%
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
17737 17281 17007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.07% 31.88% 31.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11534 10640 10486
Median daily rate £425 £413 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 590 704 736
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -7.50%

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 31 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 31 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 -29 20 £550 -8.33% 3
London -15 15 £550 -8.33% 2
South East -19 2 £525 +40.00%
North East - 2 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 -
City of London +33 1 - - 2
Reading - 1 £525 -
Berkshire - 1 £525 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 - 1

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 44 (55.00%) Java
2 39 (48.75%) Oracle
3 37 (46.25%) DataSynapse
4 35 (43.75%) Derivative
4 35 (43.75%) TDD
5 31 (38.75%) C#
6 29 (36.25%) Finance
7 28 (35.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 26 (32.50%) Front Office
8 26 (32.50%) Oracle Coherence
9 23 (28.75%) Pair Programming
10 22 (27.50%) Banking
11 21 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (22.50%) TIBCO
12 18 (22.50%) Windows
13 17 (21.25%) C++
13 17 (21.25%) Spring
14 16 (20.00%) DevOps
15 15 (18.75%) SQL
16 14 (17.50%) Unix
17 13 (16.25%) Big Data
18 12 (15.00%) Analytics
18 12 (15.00%) Data Analysis
18 12 (15.00%) Scrum
18 12 (15.00%) Linux
18 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
18 12 (15.00%) .NET
19 11 (13.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 11 (13.75%) Market Risk
20 10 (12.50%) Multithreading

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 26 (32.50%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (6.25%) Apache
2 5 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (6.25%) IIS
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (2.50%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.50%) iPlanet
3 2 (2.50%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.50%) SAS
3 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.25%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.00%) PaaS
3 3 (3.75%) IaaS
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) Firewall
2 7 (8.75%) LDAP
2 7 (8.75%) SAN
3 6 (7.50%) HTTP
4 5 (6.25%) DHCP
4 5 (6.25%) DNS
5 4 (5.00%) VLAN
5 4 (5.00%) VPN
6 3 (3.75%) FTP
7 2 (2.50%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.50%) NAS
7 2 (2.50%) SSH
8 1 (1.25%) Internet
8 1 (1.25%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.25%) LAN
8 1 (1.25%) Network Security
8 1 (1.25%) SMTP
8 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) Big Data
2 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (7.50%) Hadoop
4 6 (7.50%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.50%) DB2
7 2 (2.50%) OLAP
7 2 (2.50%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (2.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (2.50%) SAS EBI
7 2 (2.50%) Spotfire
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.25%) Impala
8 1 (1.25%) MySQL
8 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.25%) JIRA
1 1 (1.25%) Subversion
1 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (36.25%) Finance
2 26 (32.50%) Front Office
3 22 (27.50%) Banking
4 10 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.25%) International Banking
6 2 (2.50%) Marketing
7 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (58.75%) Developer
2 27 (33.75%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.50%) C# Developer
4 10 (12.50%) Grid Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 7 (8.75%) Agile Developer
6 7 (8.75%) C++ Developer
6 7 (8.75%) Risk Manager
6 7 (8.75%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Agile C# Developer
7 6 (7.50%) C++/C# Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Grid Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Market Risk Project Manager
7 6 (7.50%) Project Manager
7 6 (7.50%) Risk Project Manager
8 5 (6.25%) Cassandra Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Database Developer
8 5 (6.25%) MongoDB Developer
9 4 (5.00%) C# Quant Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.25%) Spring
2 12 (15.00%) .NET
3 8 (10.00%) RESTful
3 8 (10.00%) XML
4 5 (6.25%) Kafka
4 5 (6.25%) Middleware
4 5 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (6.25%) REST
4 5 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (6.25%) Ultra Messaging
4 5 (6.25%) XSD
5 3 (3.75%) ELK Stack
5 3 (3.75%) Web Services
6 2 (2.50%) J2EE
6 2 (2.50%) JSP
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (2.50%) WCF
6 2 (2.50%) WF
7 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.25%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 35 (43.75%) Derivative
2 28 (35.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (13.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 11 (13.75%) Market Risk
4 5 (6.25%) Credit Risk
4 5 (6.25%) Fixed Income
4 5 (6.25%) N-Tier
4 5 (6.25%) Visualisation
5 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.75%) Clustering
6 3 (3.75%) Credit Derivative
6 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.75%) Statistics
7 2 (2.50%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.50%) Equities
7 2 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (2.50%) HP Storage
7 2 (2.50%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.50%) Windows
2 14 (17.50%) Unix
3 12 (15.00%) Linux
4 6 (7.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.75%) AIX
5 3 (3.75%) Solaris
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (43.75%) TDD
2 23 (28.75%) Pair Programming
3 21 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (20.00%) DevOps
5 12 (15.00%) Analytics
5 12 (15.00%) Data Analysis
5 12 (15.00%) Scrum
6 10 (12.50%) Multithreading
7 8 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 7 (8.75%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (8.75%) Kanban
9 6 (7.50%) Load Balancing
9 6 (7.50%) SDLC
10 5 (6.25%) Data Modelling
10 5 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (6.25%) OO
10 5 (6.25%) Open Source
10 5 (6.25%) SOA
10 5 (6.25%) UML
11 4 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (55.00%) Java
2 31 (38.75%) C#
3 17 (21.25%) C++
4 15 (18.75%) SQL
5 10 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.50%) Python
7 5 (6.25%) Perl
8 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.50%) C
10 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.25%) Korn
10 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.25%) R
10 1 (1.25%) Ruby
10 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) PhD
2 1 (1.25%) CISSP
2 1 (1.25%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) SAS Certification
2 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) JSP 440
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.25%) XenServer
4 4 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.75%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.50%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (1.25%) Apache Flume
7 1 (1.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (1.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) SCCM
1 5 (6.25%) SCOrch
2 4 (5.00%) Control-M
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (5.00%) Puppet
2 4 (5.00%) SCOM
2 4 (5.00%) WSUS
3 3 (3.75%) Ganglia
3 3 (3.75%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (3.75%) Kibana
3 3 (3.75%) logstash
4 2 (2.50%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.50%) OpenView
4 2 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.25%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.25%) Oozie
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 39 (48.75%) Oracle
2 37 (46.25%) DataSynapse
3 18 (22.50%) TIBCO
4 8 (10.00%) VMware
5 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.75%) Sybase
6 6 (7.50%) HP
7 5 (6.25%) Splunk
8 4 (5.00%) Citrix
8 4 (5.00%) Dell
9 2 (2.50%) BEA
9 2 (2.50%) BMC
9 2 (2.50%) Cisco
9 2 (2.50%) Cognos
9 2 (2.50%) EMC
9 2 (2.50%) NetApp
9 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.50%) Sun
9 2 (2.50%) Symantec
9 2 (2.50%) Veritas