Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 775 798 735
Rank change year-on-year +23 -63 +35
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 102 83 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.079% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.24% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 55 118
UK median daily rate £620 £585 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.98% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £450 £363 £400
90th Percentile £700 £715 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £525 £381
% change year-on-year -17.14% +37.70% -10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £29.00 - -
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 34682 34666 36957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.63% 33.10% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23021 22730 23492
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1016 1189 1465
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.67 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +6.00% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 21 November 2017.

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 9 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 21 November 2017. 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 +33 100 £620 +5.98% 9
London +3 92 £624 +3.96% 8
UK excluding London +15 10 £435 -17.14% 1
North of England - 5 £410 -
North East - 5 £410 -
Scotland - 2 £550 -
South West - 2 £361 -
West Midlands +21 1 £600 +20.00%
Midlands +19 1 £600 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 with a requirement for Grid Computing.

1 58 (56.86%) Front Office
2 55 (53.92%) Java
3 41 (40.20%) Finance
4 38 (37.25%) SQL
4 38 (37.25%) Banking
5 28 (27.45%) Unix
5 28 (27.45%) Scala
6 27 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (25.49%) Linux
8 24 (23.53%) Windows
8 24 (23.53%) C#
9 22 (21.57%) SQL Server
10 21 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (19.61%) Issue Tracking
11 20 (19.61%) Integration Testing
11 20 (19.61%) .NET
11 20 (19.61%) Oracle
12 19 (18.63%) OO
12 19 (18.63%) Fixed Income
13 18 (17.65%) OOP
13 18 (17.65%) HTML
13 18 (17.65%) Front End Development
13 18 (17.65%) Algorithms
14 17 (16.67%) HTML5
15 15 (14.71%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (14.71%) PnL Attribution
16 14 (13.73%) Multithreading
16 14 (13.73%) Investment Banking
16 14 (13.73%) Derivative
16 14 (13.73%) Risk Management

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 13 (12.75%) Apache
2 10 (9.80%) DataSynapse
3 8 (7.84%) Oracle Coherence
4 6 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (5.88%) MQSeries
4 6 (5.88%) OpenStack
4 6 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.90%) iPlanet
5 5 (4.90%) JBoss
5 5 (4.90%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (4.90%) WebLogic
5 5 (4.90%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (2.94%) Confluence
7 2 (1.96%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.98%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.98%) Drupal
8 1 (0.98%) SAS
8 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.98%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.82%) LDAP
2 6 (5.88%) Kerberos
2 6 (5.88%) NAS
2 6 (5.88%) SAN
3 5 (4.90%) Firewall
3 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.94%) DNS
4 3 (2.94%) FCoE
4 3 (2.94%) iSCSI
4 3 (2.94%) VLAN
4 3 (2.94%) WAN
5 2 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.80%) NoSQL
3 9 (8.82%) Hadoop
4 6 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (4.90%) HBase
6 4 (3.92%) Big Data
7 3 (2.94%) Hazelcast
7 3 (2.94%) Infinispan
7 3 (2.94%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.94%) MySQL
8 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.98%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.98%) KDB
9 1 (0.98%) Mahout
9 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.98%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.98%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Subversion
2 6 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.90%) IntelliJ
3 5 (4.90%) JIRA
3 5 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.92%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.92%) JUnit
5 3 (2.94%) ClearCase
5 3 (2.94%) CruiseControl
5 3 (2.94%) Gradle
5 3 (2.94%) NUnit
6 1 (0.98%) Maven
6 1 (0.98%) Selenium
6 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (56.86%) Front Office
2 41 (40.20%) Finance
3 38 (37.25%) Banking
4 14 (13.73%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) French Language
6 1 (0.98%) Law
Job Titles
1 77 (75.49%) Developer
2 33 (32.35%) Java Developer
3 29 (28.43%) Senior Developer
4 23 (22.55%) C# Developer
5 22 (21.57%) Scala Developer
6 16 (15.69%) Senior Java Developer
7 15 (14.71%) Agile C# Developer
7 15 (14.71%) Agile Developer
8 14 (13.73%) Front Office Developer
9 10 (9.80%) Senior Systems Developer
10 9 (8.82%) Senior Scala Developer
11 8 (7.84%) Java Scala Developer
12 7 (6.86%) Grid Developer
13 6 (5.88%) Administrator
13 6 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
14 5 (4.90%) AIX Engineer
14 5 (4.90%) Applications Support
14 5 (4.90%) C++ Developer
14 5 (4.90%) Credit Risk Developer
14 5 (4.90%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.61%) .NET
2 18 (17.65%) HTML
3 17 (16.67%) HTML5
4 14 (13.73%) Middleware
5 6 (5.88%) J2EE
6 5 (4.90%) Akka
6 5 (4.90%) Spring
6 5 (4.90%) Web Services
7 3 (2.94%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.94%) JMX
8 2 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (1.96%) Kafka
8 2 (1.96%) LAMP
8 2 (1.96%) RESTful
8 2 (1.96%) WPF
9 1 (0.98%) jQuery
9 1 (0.98%) JSON
9 1 (0.98%) Lambda Expressions
9 1 (0.98%) Nightwatchjs
9 1 (0.98%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (18.63%) Fixed Income
3 18 (17.65%) Algorithms
4 14 (13.73%) Derivative
5 12 (11.76%) Credit Risk
5 12 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (9.80%) Data Structures
6 10 (9.80%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 7 (6.86%) Clustering
8 6 (5.88%) Market Risk
9 5 (4.90%) Credit Derivative
9 5 (4.90%) N-Tier
10 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
11 3 (2.94%) CUDA
11 3 (2.94%) Equities
12 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
12 2 (1.96%) Reference Data
13 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.98%) Replication
13 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (27.45%) Unix
2 26 (25.49%) Linux
3 24 (23.53%) Windows
4 11 (10.78%) Solaris
5 6 (5.88%) AIX
5 6 (5.88%) HPUX
5 6 (5.88%) SUSE
6 4 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.94%) CentOS
7 3 (2.94%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.94%) Scientific Linux
8 2 (1.96%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.61%) Integration Testing
2 20 (19.61%) Issue Tracking
3 19 (18.63%) OO
4 18 (17.65%) Front End Development
4 18 (17.65%) OOP
5 15 (14.71%) PnL Attribution
6 14 (13.73%) Multithreading
6 14 (13.73%) Risk Management
7 10 (9.80%) TDD
8 9 (8.82%) Multithreaded Programming
9 8 (7.84%) ITIL
9 8 (7.84%) Unit Testing
10 7 (6.86%) Change Management
10 7 (6.86%) High Availability
11 6 (5.88%) DevOps
11 6 (5.88%) Electronic Trading
11 6 (5.88%) Functional Programming
11 6 (5.88%) Load Balancing
11 6 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 55 (53.92%) Java
2 38 (37.25%) SQL
3 28 (27.45%) Scala
4 24 (23.53%) C#
5 8 (7.84%) Python
6 7 (6.86%) C++
6 7 (6.86%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.92%) Clojure
7 4 (3.92%) Korn
7 4 (3.92%) Perl
8 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.94%) C-shell
9 2 (1.96%) C
9 2 (1.96%) Fortran
9 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.98%) AWK
10 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 6 (5.88%) KVM
2 6 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.94%) NFS
3 3 (2.94%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (2.94%) Samba
4 2 (1.96%) GridGain
5 1 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.98%) HDFS
5 1 (0.98%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) OpenView
2 5 (4.90%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (3.92%) Puppet
4 3 (2.94%) Cobbler
4 3 (2.94%) Ganglia
5 2 (1.96%) Ansible
5 2 (1.96%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (1.96%) Kibana
5 2 (1.96%) logstash
5 2 (1.96%) Oozie
6 1 (0.98%) Ambari
6 1 (0.98%) Control-M
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.98%) Nagios
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 20 (19.61%) Oracle
2 10 (9.80%) Red Hat
3 6 (5.88%) Cognos
3 6 (5.88%) HP
3 6 (5.88%) Opsware
3 6 (5.88%) PlateSpin
3 6 (5.88%) Sun
3 6 (5.88%) Veritas
3 6 (5.88%) VMware
4 5 (4.90%) Cisco
4 5 (4.90%) F5
4 5 (4.90%) Splunk
5 3 (2.94%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.96%) Sybase
7 1 (0.98%) Algorithmics
7 1 (0.98%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.98%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.98%) ION Trading