The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Grid Computing in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Grid Computing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Grid Computing
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 264 264
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.032% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.11% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £450 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +44.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £330
% change year-on-year - +36.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Grid Computing is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2445 2810 2785
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.87% 29.88% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1399 1688 1454
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 149 162
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +89.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.07 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

Grid Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Grid Computing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Grid Computing in the South East

Grid Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Grid Computing in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Grid Computing in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 across the South East region with a requirement for Grid Computing.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Benchmarking
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Teradata
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Exadata
1 2 (100.00%) High Availability
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) HBase
2 1 (50.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) HDFS

Grid Computing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Pig
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) HBase
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Exadata
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Zeppelin
2 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (50.00%) Sqoop
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Data Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Hadoop Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Tez
1 1 (50.00%) Kafka
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Benchmarking
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) High Availability
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Flume
2 1 (50.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (50.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ambari
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (50.00%) Oozie
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Teradata
2 1 (50.00%) Hortonworks