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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 267 258
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.022% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.073% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £500 £331
% change year-on-year -13.00% +50.94%  
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 2207 2741 2924
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.56% 30.53% 31.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 2274 2133
Median daily rate £400 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 196 163
Median hourly rate £19.83 £32.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.03% +93.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

Grid Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Grid Computing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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