Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 760 814 789
Rank change year-on-year +54 -25 +29
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 47 86 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.083% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 63 81
UK median daily rate £675 £643 £620
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.06% +3.63% +5.98%
10th Percentile £522 £525 £450
90th Percentile £763 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £700 - £435
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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 25,958 33,696 34,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.20% 32.38% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,446 22,010 22,447
UK median daily rate £465 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £263
90th Percentile £669 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,040 1,052 1,033
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.88 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £19.36
% change year-on-year +17.55% -1.86% -3.20%

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 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 6 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 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
England +59 46 £675 +5.06% 3
London +34 30 £675 +5.06% 1
UK excluding London +85 15 £700 - 2
South West +6 10 - -
East of England - 3 £700 - 2
South East - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 24 (51.06%) Java
2 19 (40.43%) Python
3 18 (38.30%) Finance
4 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (31.91%) Banking
5 15 (31.91%) Front Office
6 13 (27.66%) Risk Management
6 13 (27.66%) Multithreading
6 13 (27.66%) Apache Spark
7 12 (25.53%) Linux
8 11 (23.40%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (23.40%) TDD
8 11 (23.40%) Big Data
8 11 (23.40%) Jenkins
9 10 (21.28%) Data Centre
9 10 (21.28%) Degree
9 10 (21.28%) Market Risk
9 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
9 10 (21.28%) Internet
10 9 (19.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (17.02%) Haskell
11 8 (17.02%) Kotlin
11 8 (17.02%) Data Structures
11 8 (17.02%) Concurrent Programming
11 8 (17.02%) BDD
11 8 (17.02%) MongoDB
11 8 (17.02%) Java 8
11 8 (17.02%) Architectural Design
12 7 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (14.89%) NoSQL

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 (27.66%) Apache Spark
2 6 (12.77%) Apache
3 5 (10.64%) OpenStack
4 3 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (2.13%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.40%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (12.77%) AWS
2 6 (12.77%) GCP
3 3 (6.38%) GitHub
4 2 (4.26%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) Internet
2 4 (8.51%) HTTP
3 3 (6.38%) Firewall
4 1 (2.13%) DMZ
4 1 (2.13%) FabricPath
4 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) Big Data
2 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
3 8 (17.02%) MongoDB
4 7 (14.89%) Hadoop
4 7 (14.89%) NoSQL
5 5 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (8.51%) Couchbase
6 4 (8.51%) Flink
7 3 (6.38%) HBase
7 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (4.26%) Data Mining
9 1 (2.13%) Apache Ignite
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.26%) Gradle
3 2 (4.26%) Maven
3 2 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (38.30%) Finance
2 15 (31.91%) Banking
2 15 (31.91%) Front Office
3 6 (12.77%) Investment Banking
4 4 (8.51%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.13%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (59.57%) Developer
2 18 (38.30%) Java Developer
3 13 (27.66%) Senior Developer
4 11 (23.40%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (10.64%) C# Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Front Office Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Java Software Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Analytics Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Risk Analytics Developer
7 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Architect
7 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Python Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Security Architect
8 2 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Big Data Developer
9 1 (2.13%) C# Quant Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Commodities Java Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Operational Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) RESTful
1 5 (10.64%) Web Services
2 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 4 (8.51%) Kafka
2 4 (8.51%) Samza
3 3 (6.38%) Spring
4 2 (4.26%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (4.26%) JMX
4 2 (4.26%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.13%) Middleware
5 1 (2.13%) React
5 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Data Centre
1 10 (21.28%) Market Risk
2 9 (19.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (17.02%) Data Structures
4 7 (14.89%) Derivative
4 7 (14.89%) Equities
5 6 (12.77%) Algorithms
5 6 (12.77%) Credit Risk
6 5 (10.64%) Driving Licence
7 4 (8.51%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (8.51%) PKI
8 3 (6.38%) Credit Derivative
8 3 (6.38%) Fixed Income
8 3 (6.38%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (4.26%) Hedge funds
9 2 (4.26%) Public Cloud
10 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Linux
2 5 (10.64%) Windows
3 3 (6.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Multithreading
2 13 (27.66%) Risk Management
3 11 (23.40%) TDD
4 8 (17.02%) Architectural Design
4 8 (17.02%) BDD
4 8 (17.02%) Concurrent Programming
5 7 (14.89%) Analytics
5 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
5 7 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (12.77%) Low Latency
6 6 (12.77%) Microservices
7 5 (10.64%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (10.64%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (10.64%) Deep Learning
7 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (10.64%) Machine Learning
7 5 (10.64%) Presales
7 5 (10.64%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (10.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (51.06%) Java
2 19 (40.43%) Python
3 8 (17.02%) Haskell
3 8 (17.02%) Java 8
3 8 (17.02%) Kotlin
4 7 (14.89%) Bash Shell
4 7 (14.89%) C#
5 6 (12.77%) Groovy
5 6 (12.77%) Scala
5 6 (12.77%) SQL
6 5 (10.64%) Perl
6 5 (10.64%) Shell Script
7 4 (8.51%) C++
7 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
7 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
8 3 (6.38%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) CCNP
2 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.51%) CCIE
3 4 (8.51%) CCIE Data Center
3 4 (8.51%) CCIE Security
3 4 (8.51%) GIAC
3 4 (8.51%) SANS
4 1 (2.13%) CCNA
4 1 (2.13%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (2.13%) JNCIP
4 1 (2.13%) VCP6
4 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (6.38%) MiFID
1 3 (6.38%) NIST
2 2 (4.26%) EMIR
3 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Docker
2 5 (10.64%) oVirt
3 1 (2.13%) GridGain
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Kubernetes
2 3 (6.38%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (6.38%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.26%) Ansible
4 1 (2.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Cisco
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle
1 5 (10.64%) Sun
2 4 (8.51%) Google
3 3 (6.38%) McAfee
3 3 (6.38%) Splunk
3 3 (6.38%) Tableau
4 2 (4.26%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.26%) Sybase
4 2 (4.26%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.13%) BT
5 1 (2.13%) Juniper
5 1 (2.13%) VMware