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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 614 597
Rank change year-on-year +66 -17  
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 53 30 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.056% 0.087%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 27 40
Median daily rate £575 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £515 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £708 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £500 £331
% change year-on-year -13.00% +50.94%  
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 15350 17924 17751
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.18% 33.33% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9976 11744 11107
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 588 660
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +17.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £12.50 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

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 24 June 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 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 24 June 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 +73 53 £575 +4.54% 4
London +43 52 £575 +4.54% 2
City of London +8 11 £569 -6.76% 1
Docklands, London - 2 £575 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £750 -
Heathrow - 1 £425 -
Bristol - 1 £435 -
South West - 1 £435 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 45 (54.88%) Java
2 34 (41.46%) Finance
3 31 (37.80%) Front Office
4 29 (35.37%) Derivative
5 28 (34.15%) Fixed Income
6 26 (31.71%) Banking
7 22 (26.83%) Oracle
8 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
8 20 (24.39%) Scala
9 19 (23.17%) C#
9 19 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (21.95%) Python
11 16 (19.51%) SQL
11 16 (19.51%) .NET
11 16 (19.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (19.51%) Investment Banking
11 16 (19.51%) Credit Risk
11 16 (19.51%) Multithreading
12 15 (18.29%) Windows
12 15 (18.29%) Linux
13 14 (17.07%) TDD
14 13 (15.85%) Data Structures
14 13 (15.85%) Risk Management
14 13 (15.85%) Unix
14 13 (15.85%) Oracle Coherence
14 13 (15.85%) DataSynapse
15 12 (14.63%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (14.63%) Middleware
15 12 (14.63%) Scrum
15 12 (14.63%) Analytics

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 (15.85%) DataSynapse
1 13 (15.85%) Oracle Coherence
2 11 (13.41%) Apache
3 5 (6.10%) Apache Spark
4 4 (4.88%) Apache Pig
5 3 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.44%) iPlanet
6 2 (2.44%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.44%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.44%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.22%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.22%) Confluence
7 1 (1.22%) JBoss
7 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.66%) IaaS
2 3 (3.66%) PaaS
3 2 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) Kerberos
2 4 (4.88%) DNS
3 3 (3.66%) Anycast
3 3 (3.66%) DHCP
3 3 (3.66%) DSL
4 2 (2.44%) Firewall
4 2 (2.44%) LDAP
4 2 (2.44%) NAS
4 2 (2.44%) SAN
5 1 (1.22%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.22%) FCoE
5 1 (1.22%) FTP
5 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.22%) Network Security
5 1 (1.22%) SSH
5 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.22%) VLAN
5 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.63%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (13.41%) Big Data
4 9 (10.98%) NoSQL
5 8 (9.76%) Hadoop
6 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (6.10%) Apache Hive
7 5 (6.10%) Hazelcast
7 5 (6.10%) HBase
7 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (4.88%) Infinispan
9 3 (3.66%) Mahout
9 3 (3.66%) MySQL
9 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
9 3 (3.66%) Sqoop
10 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.44%) Redis
11 1 (1.22%) DB2
11 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Jenkins
1 7 (8.54%) Subversion
1 7 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.10%) ClearCase
2 5 (6.10%) CruiseControl
2 5 (6.10%) NUnit
3 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.44%) JIRA
4 2 (2.44%) Maven
5 1 (1.22%) Gradle
5 1 (1.22%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.22%) JConsole
5 1 (1.22%) JUnit
5 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.22%) VisualVM
General
1 34 (41.46%) Finance
2 31 (37.80%) Front Office
3 26 (31.71%) Banking
4 16 (19.51%) Investment Banking
5 6 (7.32%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.44%) Legal
7 1 (1.22%) Back Office
7 1 (1.22%) Billing
7 1 (1.22%) Games
7 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (71.95%) Developer
2 27 (32.93%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.07%) Scala Developer
4 11 (13.41%) Front Office Developer
5 10 (12.20%) C# Developer
5 10 (12.20%) Senior Developer
6 9 (10.98%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Consultant
7 6 (7.32%) Credit Risk Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Credit Risk Java Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Python Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Big Data Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Data Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Java Scala Developer
9 4 (4.88%) C++ Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) .NET
2 12 (14.63%) Middleware
3 9 (10.98%) Akka
4 8 (9.76%) WCF
5 7 (8.54%) Spring
6 6 (7.32%) Web Services
7 5 (6.10%) WF
8 4 (4.88%) HTML
8 4 (4.88%) HTML5
8 4 (4.88%) JSON
8 4 (4.88%) Kafka
9 3 (3.66%) Apache Avro
9 3 (3.66%) J2EE
9 3 (3.66%) Protocol Buffers
10 2 (2.44%) D3.js
10 2 (2.44%) Highcharts JS
10 2 (2.44%) JNI
10 2 (2.44%) JSP
10 2 (2.44%) Node.js
10 2 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (35.37%) Derivative
2 28 (34.15%) Fixed Income
3 16 (19.51%) Credit Risk
3 16 (19.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (15.85%) Data Structures
5 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (8.54%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (8.54%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 7 (8.54%) N-Tier
6 6 (7.32%) Market Risk
7 5 (6.10%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (4.88%) Algorithms
8 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
8 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
8 4 (4.88%) Public Cloud
9 3 (3.66%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (2.44%) Clustering
10 2 (2.44%) CUDA
10 2 (2.44%) Virtual Team
11 1 (1.22%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Linux
1 15 (18.29%) Windows
2 13 (15.85%) Unix
3 4 (4.88%) Solaris
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.44%) AIX
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.22%) Android
6 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.22%) HPUX
6 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.51%) Multithreading
3 14 (17.07%) TDD
4 13 (15.85%) Risk Management
5 12 (14.63%) Analytics
5 12 (14.63%) Scrum
6 10 (12.20%) DevOps
7 9 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (9.76%) Change Management
8 8 (9.76%) Electronic Trading
8 8 (9.76%) Multithreaded Programming
9 7 (8.54%) High Availability
9 7 (8.54%) Migration
10 6 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (7.32%) Performance Optimisation
10 6 (7.32%) SDLC
11 5 (6.10%) Functional Programming
11 5 (6.10%) Risk Analytics
11 5 (6.10%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.10%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 45 (54.88%) Java
2 20 (24.39%) Scala
3 19 (23.17%) C#
4 18 (21.95%) Python
5 16 (19.51%) SQL
6 8 (9.76%) C++
7 4 (4.88%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.66%) Perl
9 2 (2.44%) C
10 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.22%) C-shell
10 1 (1.22%) Haskell
10 1 (1.22%) Korn
10 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.22%) R
10 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (6.10%) Degree
2 3 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.22%) CFA
3 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.22%) PhD
3 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) EMIR
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.22%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) Platform Symphony
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (3.66%) HDFS
4 2 (2.44%) GridGain
4 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.22%) KVM
5 1 (1.22%) Samba
5 1 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) Hadoop YARN
1 5 (6.10%) Oozie
2 3 (3.66%) Ambari
3 2 (2.44%) OpenView
4 1 (1.22%) Ansible
4 1 (1.22%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.22%) Ganglia
4 1 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.22%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.22%) Kibana
4 1 (1.22%) logstash
4 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (26.83%) Oracle
2 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.66%) Google
3 3 (3.66%) Hortonworks
3 3 (3.66%) Infoblox
3 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.66%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco
4 2 (2.44%) Cognos
4 2 (2.44%) F5
4 2 (2.44%) HP
4 2 (2.44%) Murex
4 2 (2.44%) Opsware
4 2 (2.44%) Sun
4 2 (2.44%) Veritas
4 2 (2.44%) VMware
5 1 (1.22%) BEA
5 1 (1.22%) BMC
5 1 (1.22%) EMC
5 1 (1.22%) NetApp
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