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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Grid Computing
Rank 624 594 589
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -5
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 25 76 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.13% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.40% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 61 53
Median daily rate £563 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £450 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £650 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £475 -
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -
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
17655 19131 18584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.37% 33.00% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11448 11987 11233
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 813 802
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.27 £44.95 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%

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 25 September 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 10 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 25 September 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 -21 25 £563 -6.25% 2
London -45 17 £575 -4.16% 1
South East - 7 £550 -
Surrey - 6 £563 -
Staines - 5 £550 -
City of London -2 3 £575 -11.53%
West Midlands - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £488 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £488 -

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 26 (47.27%) C#
2 23 (41.82%) C++
3 22 (40.00%) Java
4 21 (38.18%) Derivative
5 18 (32.73%) Unix
5 18 (32.73%) Linux
6 17 (30.91%) Finance
7 15 (27.27%) Windows
7 15 (27.27%) Oracle
7 15 (27.27%) Analytics
8 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (23.64%) TDD
9 13 (23.64%) Fixed Income
10 12 (21.82%) Risk Management
10 12 (21.82%) Big Data
11 11 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (20.00%) Hadoop
11 11 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (20.00%) SQL
12 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
12 10 (18.18%) Cisco
12 10 (18.18%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 10 (18.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 9 (16.36%) High Availability
13 9 (16.36%) Monte Carlo Method
13 9 (16.36%) C
13 9 (16.36%) MySQL
13 9 (16.36%) Apache
13 9 (16.36%) Quantitative Finance
13 9 (16.36%) Performance Optimisation

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 9 (16.36%) Apache
2 8 (14.55%) Apache Pig
2 8 (14.55%) Apache Spark
3 6 (10.91%) Apache Solr
4 5 (9.09%) WebLogic
5 4 (7.27%) iPlanet
5 4 (7.27%) MQSeries
5 4 (7.27%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (5.45%) IIS
6 3 (5.45%) JBoss
6 3 (5.45%) SAS
6 3 (5.45%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.91%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) Kerberos
1 7 (12.73%) LAN
2 6 (10.91%) WAN
3 5 (9.09%) Firewall
3 5 (9.09%) FTP
3 5 (9.09%) HTTP
3 5 (9.09%) LDAP
3 5 (9.09%) SAN
4 4 (7.27%) BIG-IP
4 4 (7.27%) DHCP
4 4 (7.27%) DNS
4 4 (7.27%) NAS
4 4 (7.27%) SSH
5 3 (5.45%) DDNS
5 3 (5.45%) Internet
6 1 (1.82%) Network Security
6 1 (1.82%) SMTP
6 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) Big Data
2 11 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 9 (16.36%) MySQL
5 8 (14.55%) Apache Hive
6 7 (12.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (10.91%) Apache Zeppelin
7 6 (10.91%) HBase
7 6 (10.91%) NoSQL
7 6 (10.91%) Oracle Exadata
7 6 (10.91%) Sqoop
8 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database
9 4 (7.27%) DB2
10 2 (3.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (3.64%) SAS EBI
10 2 (3.64%) SAS Visual Analytics
11 1 (1.82%) Hazelcast
11 1 (1.82%) Impala
11 1 (1.82%) Mahout
11 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.64%) VisualVM
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Front Office
3 6 (10.91%) Banking
4 5 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Developer
2 15 (27.27%) C# Developer
3 11 (20.00%) Agile Developer
3 11 (20.00%) C++ Developer
4 10 (18.18%) C++/C# Developer
4 10 (18.18%) Grid Developer
5 9 (16.36%) Agile C# Developer
5 9 (16.36%) Analyst
6 8 (14.55%) Qualitative Analyst
6 8 (14.55%) Quantitative Analyst
7 7 (12.73%) Administrator
8 6 (10.91%) Consultant
8 6 (10.91%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
8 6 (10.91%) Risk Analyst
9 5 (9.09%) Data Administrator
9 5 (9.09%) Senior Developer
10 4 (7.27%) Front Office Developer
10 4 (7.27%) Grid Engineer
10 4 (7.27%) Java Developer
11 2 (3.64%) C# Quant Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 8 (14.55%) Web Services
3 7 (12.73%) J2EE
4 6 (10.91%) Apache Tez
4 6 (10.91%) Kafka
5 4 (7.27%) ELK Stack
5 4 (7.27%) JSP
5 4 (7.27%) Middleware
6 3 (5.45%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (5.45%) XML
7 2 (3.64%) .NET
7 2 (3.64%) JMS
7 2 (3.64%) JMX
7 2 (3.64%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (3.64%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (3.64%) WCF
7 2 (3.64%) WF
8 1 (1.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (1.82%) STL
8 1 (1.82%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 21 (38.18%) Derivative
2 13 (23.64%) Fixed Income
3 11 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (18.18%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 8 (14.55%) Clustering
6 7 (12.73%) Credit Derivative
7 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
8 4 (7.27%) HP Storage
8 4 (7.27%) HP StoreVirtual
8 4 (7.27%) Mathematics
8 4 (7.27%) Statistics
8 4 (7.27%) Virtual Team
9 3 (5.45%) Credit Risk
9 3 (5.45%) Market Risk
10 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (3.64%) Data Integration
10 2 (3.64%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
11 1 (1.82%) GPGPU
11 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) Linux
1 18 (32.73%) Unix
2 15 (27.27%) Windows
3 7 (12.73%) Solaris
3 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.91%) Windows Server
5 5 (9.09%) AIX
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Analytics
2 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (23.64%) TDD
4 12 (21.82%) Risk Management
5 9 (16.36%) High Availability
5 9 (16.36%) Monte Carlo Method
5 9 (16.36%) Performance Optimisation
5 9 (16.36%) Quantitative Finance
6 8 (14.55%) Configuration Management
7 7 (12.73%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (10.91%) Benchmarking
8 6 (10.91%) DevOps
8 6 (10.91%) MapReduce
8 6 (10.91%) Open Source
9 5 (9.09%) ITIL
10 4 (7.27%) ITIL V3
10 4 (7.27%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (7.27%) Multithreading
10 4 (7.27%) Project Management
10 4 (7.27%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 26 (47.27%) C#
2 23 (41.82%) C++
3 22 (40.00%) Java
4 11 (20.00%) SQL
5 9 (16.36%) C
6 7 (12.73%) Python
7 5 (9.09%) Perl
8 2 (3.64%) Ruby
8 2 (3.64%) Scala
8 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.82%) Haskell
9 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.82%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) PhD
2 3 (5.45%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) SAS Certification
4 1 (1.82%) CISSP
4 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) JSP 440
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (12.73%) Apache Flume
2 7 (12.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 7 (12.73%) HDFS
3 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.82%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) Oozie
2 6 (10.91%) Ambari
2 6 (10.91%) Hadoop YARN
2 6 (10.91%) Puppet
3 4 (7.27%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (7.27%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (7.27%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (7.27%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (7.27%) NetBackup
3 4 (7.27%) OpenView
3 4 (7.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (5.45%) Ansible
5 2 (3.64%) Ganglia
5 2 (3.64%) Kibana
5 2 (3.64%) logstash
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.82%) Cacti
6 1 (1.82%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.82%) Nagios
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Oracle
2 10 (18.18%) Cisco
3 7 (12.73%) TIBCO
4 6 (10.91%) DataSynapse
4 6 (10.91%) F5
4 6 (10.91%) Hortonworks
4 6 (10.91%) Teradata
5 5 (9.09%) Cognos
5 5 (9.09%) Sun
5 5 (9.09%) VMware
6 4 (7.27%) BEA
6 4 (7.27%) BMC
6 4 (7.27%) EMC
6 4 (7.27%) HP
6 4 (7.27%) IBM
6 4 (7.27%) NetApp
6 4 (7.27%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.27%) Splunk
6 4 (7.27%) Symantec
6 4 (7.27%) Veritas