Period
to 20 May 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Grid Computing in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Grid Computing over the 6 months to 20 May 2018 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
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 798 757 800
Rank change year-on-year -41 +43 +4
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 83 72 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.079% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 65
UK median daily rate £625 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% -
10th Percentile £489 £443 £444
90th Percentile £731 £729 £683
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% +44.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Grid Computing is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34,110 30,649 35,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.87% 33.75% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,317 19,868 23,148
UK median daily rate £451 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,065 1,091 1,184
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.50% -4.76% +17.55%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.21 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +14.62% -11.90% +20.00%

Grid Computing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Grid Computing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Grid Computing in the UK

Grid Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Grid Computing in the UK

Grid Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Grid Computing over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Grid Computing in the UK

Grid Computing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grid Computing.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Grid Computing 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 6 months to 20 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -54 77 £634 +10.26% 5
London -48 65 £627 +8.48% 5
UK excluding London -13 18 £455 -4.21%
Northern Ireland - 5 £430 -
East Midlands 0 4 - -
Midlands -12 4 - -
North East - 4 - -
South East - 4 £660 -
North of England - 4 - -
Scotland - 1 £363 -

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Grid Computing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Grid Computing.

1 47 (56.63%) Finance
2 41 (49.40%) Banking
3 37 (44.58%) C#
4 30 (36.14%) SQL
5 29 (34.94%) Risk Management
6 27 (32.53%) Linux
7 26 (31.33%) Java
8 23 (27.71%) Multithreading
9 22 (26.51%) Front Office
10 21 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (25.30%) TDD
10 21 (25.30%) Analytics
10 21 (25.30%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (24.10%) Windows
12 18 (21.69%) .NET
12 18 (21.69%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (21.69%) Ansible
12 18 (21.69%) DevOps
13 17 (20.48%) SQL Server
14 16 (19.28%) Python
15 15 (18.07%) OO
16 14 (16.87%) C++
16 14 (16.87%) Hadoop
16 14 (16.87%) Bash Shell
16 14 (16.87%) Apache Spark
17 13 (15.66%) Scala
17 13 (15.66%) NoSQL
17 13 (15.66%) Jenkins
17 13 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (14.46%) Investment Banking

Grid Computing
Co-occurring 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 14 (16.87%) Apache Spark
2 9 (10.84%) Tomcat
3 8 (9.64%) DataSynapse
4 6 (7.23%) nginx
5 5 (6.02%) Apache
6 4 (4.82%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.20%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.69%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.23%) PaaS
4 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (4.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (4.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) InfiniBand
2 6 (7.23%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.48%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.87%) Hadoop
3 13 (15.66%) NoSQL
4 12 (14.46%) Big Data
5 9 (10.84%) HBase
6 7 (8.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (7.23%) Apache Hive
7 6 (7.23%) Cloudera CDH
7 6 (7.23%) Impala
7 6 (7.23%) MongoDB
7 6 (7.23%) MySQL
8 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
9 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (2.41%) Mahout
11 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (1.20%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 13 (15.66%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.64%) TeamCity
3 7 (8.43%) Subversion
4 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.82%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.82%) git-flow
5 4 (4.82%) GitLab
5 4 (4.82%) Selenium
5 4 (4.82%) SonarQube
5 4 (4.82%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.61%) Maven
7 2 (2.41%) JConsole
7 2 (2.41%) JProfiler
7 2 (2.41%) VisualVM
8 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 47 (56.63%) Finance
2 41 (49.40%) Banking
3 22 (26.51%) Front Office
4 12 (14.46%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (69.88%) Developer
2 29 (34.94%) C# Developer
3 14 (16.87%) Java Developer
4 13 (15.66%) Senior Developer
5 10 (12.05%) .NET Developer
6 8 (9.64%) Grid Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Support
6 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Support Engineer
7 7 (8.43%) Quantitative Developer
7 7 (8.43%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Big Data Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (6.02%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (6.02%) Data Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) C# Quant Developer
10 4 (4.82%) Market Risk Developer
10 4 (4.82%) Pricing Developer
10 4 (4.82%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.69%) .NET
2 9 (10.84%) LINQ
2 9 (10.84%) Task Parallel Library
3 8 (9.64%) OpenMP
3 8 (9.64%) WCF
4 7 (8.43%) Kafka
5 6 (7.23%) LDAP
5 6 (7.23%) LEMP Stack
5 6 (7.23%) Sensu
6 5 (6.02%) WPF
7 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.61%) HTML
8 3 (3.61%) Reactive Extensions
8 3 (3.61%) WF
9 2 (2.41%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (2.41%) HTML5
9 2 (2.41%) WebSockets
10 1 (1.20%) Akka
10 1 (1.20%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (10.84%) Fixed Income
2 9 (10.84%) Market Risk
3 8 (9.64%) Credit Risk
4 7 (8.43%) Computer Science
4 7 (8.43%) Derivative
5 6 (7.23%) Equities
5 6 (7.23%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.82%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.41%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.20%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (1.20%) CUDA
9 1 (1.20%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 27 (32.53%) Linux
2 20 (24.10%) Windows
3 9 (10.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (9.64%) SUSE
4 8 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.94%) Risk Management
2 23 (27.71%) Multithreading
3 21 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.30%) Analytics
3 21 (25.30%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (25.30%) TDD
4 18 (21.69%) DevOps
5 15 (18.07%) OO
6 13 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (12.05%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (10.84%) Asynchronous Programming
9 8 (9.64%) Investment Management
9 8 (9.64%) Risk Analysis
10 6 (7.23%) BDD
10 6 (7.23%) Low Latency
10 6 (7.23%) Mathematics
10 6 (7.23%) Project Management
10 6 (7.23%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Scrum
11 5 (6.02%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 37 (44.58%) C#
2 30 (36.14%) SQL
3 26 (31.33%) Java
4 16 (19.28%) Python
5 14 (16.87%) Bash Shell
5 14 (16.87%) C++
6 13 (15.66%) Scala
7 12 (14.46%) Java 8
8 10 (12.05%) PowerShell
9 8 (9.64%) Perl
10 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
11 4 (4.82%) Clojure
12 1 (1.20%) C
12 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) Degree
2 10 (12.05%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (7.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) EMIR
1 2 (2.41%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) GPFS
2 6 (7.23%) HDFS
3 5 (6.02%) Platform Symphony
4 4 (4.82%) Docker
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (21.69%) Ansible
2 6 (7.23%) Oozie
2 6 (7.23%) Salt
3 4 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.82%) Puppet
3 4 (4.82%) Terraform
4 1 (1.20%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) Oracle
2 8 (9.64%) NetApp
2 8 (9.64%) Red Hat
3 7 (8.43%) Tableau
4 6 (7.23%) Cloudera
4 6 (7.23%) SaltStack
5 5 (6.02%) Sybase
6 4 (4.82%) Google
6 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.61%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.20%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.20%) TOWER Software