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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Grid Computing
Rank 560 574 580
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 54 75 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.41% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 54 62
Median daily rate £600 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £401 £539
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -
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
16124 18312 17926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.53% 33.30% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10444 11516 11374
Median daily rate £433 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 785 743
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.12 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +14.70%

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 10 December 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 11 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 10 December 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 0 54 £600 -7.69% 7
London -13 47 £650 - 5
City of London -28 11 £500 -23.07%
South East +22 6 £550 +29.41%
Staines - 6 £550 -
Surrey - 6 £550 -
Docklands, London +1 3 £750 +25.00%
Canary Wharf +3 2 £625 -
Telford - 1 £500 -
Shropshire - 1 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 £500 -

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 51 (64.56%) Java
2 34 (43.04%) Finance
3 28 (35.44%) Banking
3 28 (35.44%) Oracle
3 28 (35.44%) Big Data
4 27 (34.18%) C++
5 26 (32.91%) Unix
5 26 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (30.38%) Risk Management
6 24 (30.38%) Linux
6 24 (30.38%) SQL
7 22 (27.85%) Hadoop
8 21 (26.58%) Derivative
9 20 (25.32%) Scala
9 20 (25.32%) Windows
9 20 (25.32%) DevOps
10 19 (24.05%) Apache Spark
10 19 (24.05%) Scrum
11 18 (22.78%) C#
11 18 (22.78%) Analytics
11 18 (22.78%) HBase
12 17 (21.52%) Apache Hive
12 17 (21.52%) Front Office
13 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
13 16 (20.25%) Web Services
13 16 (20.25%) Apache Solr
13 16 (20.25%) HDFS
13 16 (20.25%) Oozie
14 15 (18.99%) DataSynapse
14 15 (18.99%) Fixed Income

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 19 (24.05%) Apache Spark
2 16 (20.25%) Apache Solr
3 12 (15.19%) Apache
4 9 (11.39%) Apache Pig
5 5 (6.33%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (5.06%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.80%) IIS
7 3 (3.80%) JBoss
7 3 (3.80%) SAS
7 3 (3.80%) WebLogic
7 3 (3.80%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.53%) iPlanet
8 2 (2.53%) MQSeries
8 2 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (2.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (11.39%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.39%) LAN
1 9 (11.39%) WAN
2 8 (10.13%) Kerberos
3 7 (8.86%) HTTP
4 3 (3.80%) DDNS
4 3 (3.80%) DHCP
4 3 (3.80%) DNS
5 2 (2.53%) BIG-IP
5 2 (2.53%) Firewall
5 2 (2.53%) FTP
5 2 (2.53%) Internet
5 2 (2.53%) LDAP
5 2 (2.53%) NAS
5 2 (2.53%) SAN
5 2 (2.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (35.44%) Big Data
2 22 (27.85%) Hadoop
3 18 (22.78%) HBase
4 17 (21.52%) Apache Hive
5 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
6 11 (13.92%) MySQL
7 10 (12.66%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (12.66%) NoSQL
8 9 (11.39%) Oracle Exadata
9 8 (10.13%) Apache Zeppelin
9 8 (10.13%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (10.13%) Impala
9 8 (10.13%) QlikView
9 8 (10.13%) Sqoop
10 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database
11 3 (3.80%) DB2
11 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (1.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 1 (1.27%) SAS EBI
12 1 (1.27%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) ClearCase
1 6 (7.59%) CruiseControl
1 6 (7.59%) NUnit
1 6 (7.59%) Subversion
1 6 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.06%) EasyMock
3 4 (5.06%) Eclipse
3 4 (5.06%) IntelliJ
3 4 (5.06%) JUnit
3 4 (5.06%) Mockito
4 3 (3.80%) JIRA
4 3 (3.80%) VisualVM
5 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.27%) JConsole
5 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.27%) JProfiler
5 1 (1.27%) RSpec
General
1 34 (43.04%) Finance
2 28 (35.44%) Banking
3 17 (21.52%) Front Office
4 10 (12.66%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.53%) Law
6 2 (2.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (64.56%) Developer
2 24 (30.38%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.72%) Scala Developer
4 12 (15.19%) Senior Developer
5 9 (11.39%) Administrator
5 9 (11.39%) C++ Developer
5 9 (11.39%) Hadoop Developer
6 8 (10.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (8.86%) C# Developer
7 7 (8.86%) Credit Risk Developer
7 7 (8.86%) Credit Risk Java Developer
7 7 (8.86%) Data Administrator
7 7 (8.86%) Python Developer
8 6 (7.59%) Java Scala Developer
9 5 (6.33%) Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Front Office Developer
9 5 (6.33%) Senior Credit Risk Java Developer
10 4 (5.06%) C++/C# Developer
10 4 (5.06%) Consultant
10 4 (5.06%) Grid Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) Web Services
2 10 (12.66%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 10 (12.66%) XML
3 9 (11.39%) Kafka
3 9 (11.39%) Spring
4 8 (10.13%) Apache Avro
4 8 (10.13%) Apache Tez
4 8 (10.13%) REST
5 7 (8.86%) Middleware
6 5 (6.33%) J2EE
7 4 (5.06%) ELK Stack
8 3 (3.80%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (3.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (3.80%) HTML
8 3 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (3.80%) SOAP
8 3 (3.80%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (2.53%) CSS
9 2 (2.53%) JSP
9 2 (2.53%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.58%) Derivative
2 15 (18.99%) Fixed Income
3 11 (13.92%) Computer Science
3 11 (13.92%) Visualisation
4 10 (12.66%) Credit Risk
5 8 (10.13%) N-Tier
6 7 (8.86%) Clustering
7 5 (6.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (5.06%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (5.06%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (5.06%) Market Risk
9 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
9 3 (3.80%) Mathematics
9 3 (3.80%) Statistics
9 3 (3.80%) Virtual Team
10 2 (2.53%) HP Storage
10 2 (2.53%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (2.53%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 2 (2.53%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.91%) Unix
2 24 (30.38%) Linux
3 20 (25.32%) Windows
4 5 (6.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.06%) Solaris
6 2 (2.53%) AIX
6 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.38%) Risk Management
3 20 (25.32%) DevOps
4 19 (24.05%) Scrum
5 18 (22.78%) Analytics
6 14 (17.72%) Multithreading
7 12 (15.19%) High Availability
8 11 (13.92%) Configuration Management
8 11 (13.92%) SDLC
9 10 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (12.66%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (11.39%) Benchmarking
10 9 (11.39%) Open Source
10 9 (11.39%) Project Management
11 8 (10.13%) Data Architecture
11 8 (10.13%) Data Visualisation
11 8 (10.13%) MapReduce
11 8 (10.13%) OO
11 8 (10.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 51 (64.56%) Java
2 27 (34.18%) C++
3 24 (30.38%) SQL
4 20 (25.32%) Scala
5 18 (22.78%) C#
6 14 (17.72%) Perl
7 13 (16.46%) Python
8 12 (15.19%) C
9 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
10 3 (3.80%) AWK
11 2 (2.53%) Ruby
12 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.27%) Haskell
12 1 (1.27%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.27%) R
12 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Degree
2 1 (1.27%) PhD
2 1 (1.27%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.53%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (20.25%) HDFS
2 11 (13.92%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (10.13%) Apache Flume
3 8 (10.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.27%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 16 (20.25%) Oozie
2 8 (10.13%) Ambari
2 8 (10.13%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (7.59%) Puppet
4 4 (5.06%) Ansible
4 4 (5.06%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (3.80%) Control-M
6 2 (2.53%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (2.53%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.53%) Ganglia
6 2 (2.53%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.53%) Kibana
6 2 (2.53%) logstash
6 2 (2.53%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.53%) OpenView
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (2.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.27%) Cacti
7 1 (1.27%) Nagios
7 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (35.44%) Oracle
2 15 (18.99%) DataSynapse
3 11 (13.92%) Cisco
4 9 (11.39%) Teradata
5 8 (10.13%) Cloudera
5 8 (10.13%) Hortonworks
5 8 (10.13%) TIBCO
6 4 (5.06%) F5
6 4 (5.06%) IBM
6 4 (5.06%) Splunk
7 3 (3.80%) Bloomberg
7 3 (3.80%) Cognos
7 3 (3.80%) Reuters
7 3 (3.80%) Sun
8 2 (2.53%) BEA
8 2 (2.53%) BMC
8 2 (2.53%) EMC
8 2 (2.53%) HP
8 2 (2.53%) NetApp
8 2 (2.53%) Veritas