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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Grid Computing
UK
Rank 570 574 598
Rank change year-on-year +4 +24  
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 29 54 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.10% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.33% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 47 18
Median daily rate £550 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £488 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £662 £675 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14330 16380 15830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.04% 31.01% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9234 10679 9585
Median daily rate £443 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 554 655
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

Grid Computing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Grid Computing.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Grid Computing in the UK

Grid Computing
Top 8 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 29 £550 -8.33% 9
London -6 28 £550 -8.33% 7
City of London -9 3 £750 +25.00%
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
Nottingham - 1 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -
Heathrow - 1 £425 -

Grid Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for Grid Computing.

1 47 (58.75%) Java
2 37 (46.25%) Finance
3 33 (41.25%) Banking
4 26 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (32.50%) Scala
5 24 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 23 (28.75%) Derivative
7 22 (27.50%) Big Data
7 22 (27.50%) Unix
8 21 (26.25%) Oracle
9 20 (25.00%) C#
9 20 (25.00%) Linux
10 19 (23.75%) Scrum
10 19 (23.75%) DevOps
11 18 (22.50%) Front Office
11 18 (22.50%) SQL
12 17 (21.25%) C++
13 16 (20.00%) Python
13 16 (20.00%) Windows
13 16 (20.00%) Fixed Income
14 14 (17.50%) Hadoop
14 14 (17.50%) Degree
14 14 (17.50%) Credit Risk
14 14 (17.50%) Analytics
15 13 (16.25%) SDLC
15 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (16.25%) Multithreading
15 13 (16.25%) Investment Banking
15 13 (16.25%) Visualisation
15 13 (16.25%) HBase

Grid Computing
Top Related 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 12 (15.00%) Apache Spark
1 12 (15.00%) DataSynapse
2 10 (12.50%) Apache Solr
3 6 (7.50%) Apache
4 5 (6.25%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (5.00%) Apache Pig
5 4 (5.00%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.50%) iPlanet
6 2 (2.50%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.25%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (1.25%) SAS
7 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.25%) IaaS
4 1 (1.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) HTTP
2 3 (3.75%) Anycast
2 3 (3.75%) DHCP
2 3 (3.75%) DNS
2 3 (3.75%) DSL
2 3 (3.75%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.75%) LAN
2 3 (3.75%) WAN
3 2 (2.50%) BIG-IP
3 2 (2.50%) Firewall
3 2 (2.50%) FTP
3 2 (2.50%) LDAP
3 2 (2.50%) NAS
3 2 (2.50%) SAN
3 2 (2.50%) SSH
4 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.25%) Internet
4 1 (1.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.50%) Big Data
2 14 (17.50%) Hadoop
3 13 (16.25%) HBase
3 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
4 12 (15.00%) Apache Hive
5 8 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (10.00%) Impala
5 8 (10.00%) QlikView
6 7 (8.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
8 5 (6.25%) NoSQL
9 4 (5.00%) MySQL
9 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (3.75%) DB2
10 3 (3.75%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
10 3 (3.75%) Sqoop
11 2 (2.50%) Apache Zeppelin
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Subversion
2 6 (7.50%) ClearCase
2 6 (7.50%) CruiseControl
2 6 (7.50%) NUnit
2 6 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.25%) IntelliJ
3 5 (6.25%) JIRA
3 5 (6.25%) JUnit
4 4 (5.00%) EasyMock
4 4 (5.00%) Eclipse
4 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.00%) Mockito
5 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.25%) Gradle
5 1 (1.25%) JConsole
5 1 (1.25%) JProfiler
5 1 (1.25%) RSpec
5 1 (1.25%) VisualVM
General
1 37 (46.25%) Finance
2 33 (41.25%) Banking
3 18 (22.50%) Front Office
4 13 (16.25%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.75%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.50%) Law
6 2 (2.50%) Marketing
7 1 (1.25%) Billing
7 1 (1.25%) Legal
7 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (73.75%) Developer
2 26 (32.50%) Java Developer
3 19 (23.75%) Scala Developer
4 8 (10.00%) Credit Risk Developer
4 8 (10.00%) Credit Risk Java Developer
4 8 (10.00%) Hadoop Developer
4 8 (10.00%) Java Scala Developer
4 8 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 7 (8.75%) C# Developer
5 7 (8.75%) C++ Developer
5 7 (8.75%) Consultant
5 7 (8.75%) Python Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Credit Risk Java Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Architect
8 4 (5.00%) Front Office Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Grid Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Administrator
9 3 (3.75%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.25%) Web Services
2 11 (13.75%) Apache Avro
3 9 (11.25%) .NET
3 9 (11.25%) Spring
4 8 (10.00%) Kafka
4 8 (10.00%) Middleware
4 8 (10.00%) REST
4 8 (10.00%) XML
5 5 (6.25%) HTML
6 4 (5.00%) HTML5
6 4 (5.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (5.00%) WCF
6 4 (5.00%) WF
7 3 (3.75%) Akka
7 3 (3.75%) JSON
7 3 (3.75%) Protocol Buffers
7 3 (3.75%) SOAP
8 2 (2.50%) CSS
8 2 (2.50%) J2EE
8 2 (2.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.75%) Derivative
2 16 (20.00%) Fixed Income
3 14 (17.50%) Credit Risk
4 11 (13.75%) Computer Science
5 8 (10.00%) N-Tier
6 7 (8.75%) Market Risk
7 5 (6.25%) Data Structures
7 5 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (6.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (5.00%) Clustering
8 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
8 4 (5.00%) Public Cloud
9 3 (3.75%) Algorithms
9 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
9 3 (3.75%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (2.50%) HP Storage
10 2 (2.50%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (2.50%) Virtual Team
11 1 (1.25%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) Unix
2 20 (25.00%) Linux
3 16 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (2.50%) AIX
4 2 (2.50%) Solaris
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.25%) Android
5 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 19 (23.75%) DevOps
3 19 (23.75%) Scrum
4 14 (17.50%) Analytics
5 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (16.25%) Multithreading
5 13 (16.25%) SDLC
5 13 (16.25%) Visualisation
6 11 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (11.25%) Project Management
8 8 (10.00%) API Design
8 8 (10.00%) Data Architecture
8 8 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
8 8 (10.00%) Stress Testing
8 8 (10.00%) TDD
9 7 (8.75%) Mathematics
9 7 (8.75%) OO
9 7 (8.75%) Planning and Forecasting
9 7 (8.75%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 47 (58.75%) Java
2 26 (32.50%) Scala
3 20 (25.00%) C#
4 18 (22.50%) SQL
5 17 (21.25%) C++
6 16 (20.00%) Python
7 12 (15.00%) Perl
8 9 (11.25%) JavaScript
9 5 (6.25%) C
10 4 (5.00%) AWK
11 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.25%) Haskell
11 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.25%) R
11 1 (1.25%) Ruby
11 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (17.50%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (13.75%) HDFS
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (2.50%) Apache Flume
4 2 (2.50%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) Oozie
2 3 (3.75%) Ambari
2 3 (3.75%) Control-M
2 3 (3.75%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (2.50%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.50%) OpenView
3 2 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.25%) Ansible
4 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (26.25%) Oracle
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.00%) Cloudera
4 5 (6.25%) Cisco
5 3 (3.75%) Bloomberg
5 3 (3.75%) Hortonworks
5 3 (3.75%) Infoblox
5 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.75%) Reuters
5 3 (3.75%) Teradata
6 2 (2.50%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.50%) BEA
6 2 (2.50%) BMC
6 2 (2.50%) F5
6 2 (2.50%) NetApp
6 2 (2.50%) Opsware
6 2 (2.50%) Qualys
6 2 (2.50%) Symantec
6 2 (2.50%) Veritas
6 2 (2.50%) VMware
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £600 - £750 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago