Period
to 20 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 835 781 777
Rank change year-on-year -54 -4 -19
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 47 100 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.098% 0.079%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 66 43
UK median daily rate £700 £620 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £553 £525 £363
90th Percentile £750 £713 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate - £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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 32,516 33,917 31,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.78% 33.40% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,424 22,667 20,425
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £660 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,037 1,028 1,119
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +10.26% -2.50%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.58 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.88 £48.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.35 £18.38
% change year-on-year -1.72% +10.75% -8.13%

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 February 2019.

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 2 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 February 2019. 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
London -27 47 £700 +12.90% 8
England -27 47 £700 +12.00% 10

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 22 (46.81%) Java
1 22 (46.81%) Multithreading
2 19 (40.43%) Front Office
3 17 (36.17%) Java 8
4 16 (34.04%) C#
5 14 (29.79%) Market Risk
6 12 (25.53%) Scala
7 11 (23.40%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (23.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (21.28%) Apache Spark
9 9 (19.15%) TDD
9 9 (19.15%) Banking
9 9 (19.15%) Derivative
9 9 (19.15%) Credit Risk
9 9 (19.15%) .NET
10 8 (17.02%) SQL
10 8 (17.02%) Python
10 8 (17.02%) Hadoop
10 8 (17.02%) Haskell
11 7 (14.89%) Integration Testing
11 7 (14.89%) Electronic Trading
11 7 (14.89%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (14.89%) Memory Management
11 7 (14.89%) Issue Tracking
11 7 (14.89%) Concurrent Programming
11 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
11 7 (14.89%) Deployment Automation
12 6 (12.77%) Finance
12 6 (12.77%) Low Latency

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 10 (21.28%) Apache Spark
2 4 (8.51%) DataSynapse
3 3 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (4.26%) Apache
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Coherence
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (4.26%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) SoftLayer
4 1 (2.13%) GitHub
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) SAN
1 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) Hadoop
2 5 (10.64%) Big Data
3 4 (8.51%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (40.43%) Front Office
2 9 (19.15%) Banking
3 6 (12.77%) Finance
4 5 (10.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (72.34%) Developer
2 22 (46.81%) Java Developer
3 9 (19.15%) C# Developer
4 8 (17.02%) Senior Developer
5 7 (14.89%) Consultant
5 7 (14.89%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 7 (14.89%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 7 (14.89%) Risk Consultant
6 6 (12.77%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (10.64%) Analytics Developer
7 5 (10.64%) Java Software Developer
7 5 (10.64%) Risk Analytics Developer
7 5 (10.64%) Software Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Front Office Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Python Developer
10 2 (4.26%) Cloud Specialist
10 2 (4.26%) Grid Specialist
10 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 2 (4.26%) Java Pricing Developer
10 2 (4.26%) Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.38%) React
2 3 (6.38%) Spring
3 2 (4.26%) JNI
4 1 (2.13%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.13%) WCF
4 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Market Risk
2 11 (23.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (19.15%) Credit Risk
3 9 (19.15%) Derivative
4 5 (10.64%) Data Structures
4 5 (10.64%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (6.38%) Public Cloud
6 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (4.26%) Fixed Income
7 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Unix
3 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Debian
4 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Multithreading
2 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.40%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (19.15%) TDD
4 7 (14.89%) Concurrent Programming
4 7 (14.89%) Deployment Automation
4 7 (14.89%) Electronic Trading
4 7 (14.89%) Integration Testing
4 7 (14.89%) Issue Tracking
4 7 (14.89%) Memory Management
4 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
5 6 (12.77%) Analytics
5 6 (12.77%) BDD
5 6 (12.77%) Low Latency
6 4 (8.51%) SOLID
7 3 (6.38%) High Availability
8 2 (4.26%) DevOps
8 2 (4.26%) Garbage Collection
8 2 (4.26%) Greeks
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) Java
2 17 (36.17%) Java 8
3 16 (34.04%) C#
4 12 (25.53%) Scala
5 8 (17.02%) Haskell
5 8 (17.02%) Python
5 8 (17.02%) SQL
6 5 (10.64%) Kotlin
7 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.13%) C++
8 1 (2.13%) Perl
8 1 (2.13%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) EMIR
1 1 (2.13%) MiFID
1 1 (2.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) GPFS
1 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.13%) LXC
1 1 (2.13%) Platform Symphony
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.26%) Puppet
1 2 (4.26%) ZABBIX
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.13%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
2 1 (2.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle
1 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
1 3 (6.38%) Tableau
2 2 (4.26%) Bloomberg
2 2 (4.26%) Google
2 2 (4.26%) IBM
2 2 (4.26%) Reuters
2 2 (4.26%) SevOne
2 2 (4.26%) Solace
2 2 (4.26%) Splunk
2 2 (4.26%) Sybase
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) NetApp
3 1 (2.13%) Sun
3 1 (2.13%) VMware