Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 811 784 810
Rank change year-on-year -27 +26 -54
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 87 102 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.099% 0.078%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.29% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 79 55
UK median daily rate £634 £620 £585
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.98% -2.50%
10th Percentile £525 £449 £363
90th Percentile £750 £700 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate - £435 £538
% change year-on-year - -19.07% +43.33%
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 35,501 35,457 36,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.02% 34.42% 34.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,380 23,432 23,529
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.92%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,089 1,085 1,237
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.63
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.67 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £20.67
% change year-on-year +1.23% -3.22% +11.70%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 -5 87 £634 +2.22% 15
London -13 85 £634 +1.60% 13
UK excluding London -27 2 - - 2
Midlands -9 1 - -
South West -28 1 - -
West Midlands -29 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 48 (55.17%) C#
2 37 (42.53%) Banking
3 36 (41.38%) Front Office
4 34 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (33.33%) Multithreading
6 28 (32.18%) Finance
7 26 (29.89%) Investment Banking
8 25 (28.74%) .NET
9 24 (27.59%) SQL
9 24 (27.59%) Risk Management
9 24 (27.59%) TDD
10 22 (25.29%) SQL Server
11 20 (22.99%) Java
12 17 (19.54%) Analytics
13 16 (18.39%) Java 8
14 15 (17.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (16.09%) Python
15 14 (16.09%) WCF
15 14 (16.09%) Market Risk
16 13 (14.94%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (14.94%) Scala
17 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET
17 10 (11.49%) Credit Risk
17 10 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
17 10 (11.49%) BDD
17 10 (11.49%) Performance Tuning
18 9 (10.34%) Low Latency
18 9 (10.34%) NoSQL
18 9 (10.34%) Fixed Income
19 8 (9.20%) Linux

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 8 (9.20%) Apache Spark
2 7 (8.05%) Apache
3 6 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (4.60%) DataSynapse
5 2 (2.30%) Confluence
5 2 (2.30%) Jetty
5 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.94%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.60%) AWS Fargate
3 4 (4.60%) IBM Cloud
3 4 (4.60%) SoftLayer
4 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) HTTP
1 1 (1.15%) SAN
1 1 (1.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.34%) NoSQL
3 8 (9.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.60%) Big Data
6 3 (3.45%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.15%) Hazelcast
8 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) GitLab
1 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.45%) JIRA
2 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.30%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.30%) FishEye
3 2 (2.30%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.15%) JUnit
4 1 (1.15%) Maven
General
1 37 (42.53%) Banking
2 36 (41.38%) Front Office
3 28 (32.18%) Finance
4 26 (29.89%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Games
6 1 (1.15%) Back Office
6 1 (1.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 66 (75.86%) Developer
2 37 (42.53%) C# Developer
3 19 (21.84%) Java Developer
4 15 (17.24%) .NET Developer
5 14 (16.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (12.64%) Senior Developer
7 10 (11.49%) Front Office Developer
8 9 (10.34%) SQL Developer
9 8 (9.20%) Consultant
10 7 (8.05%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 7 (8.05%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 7 (8.05%) Python Developer
10 7 (8.05%) Risk Consultant
11 6 (6.90%) Senior C# Developer
12 5 (5.75%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
13 4 (4.60%) C# WCF Developer
13 4 (4.60%) Cloud Specialist
13 4 (4.60%) Senior C# .NET Developer
13 4 (4.60%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
13 4 (4.60%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (28.74%) .NET
2 14 (16.09%) WCF
3 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET
4 7 (8.05%) Web Services
4 7 (8.05%) WPF
5 6 (6.90%) Kafka
6 5 (5.75%) AngularJS
6 5 (5.75%) Middleware
6 5 (5.75%) React
6 5 (5.75%) WF
6 5 (5.75%) XML
7 4 (4.60%) .NET Core
7 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET Core
7 4 (4.60%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (4.60%) HTML
7 4 (4.60%) HTML5
7 4 (4.60%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (4.60%) Reactive Extensions
7 4 (4.60%) Spring
7 4 (4.60%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (16.09%) Market Risk
3 10 (11.49%) Credit Risk
4 9 (10.34%) Fixed Income
5 6 (6.90%) Derivative
6 5 (5.75%) Public Cloud
7 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.60%) Data Centre
8 3 (3.45%) Data Structures
8 3 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.30%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (2.30%) SWIFT
10 1 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.15%) User Experience
10 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.20%) Linux
2 6 (6.90%) Unix
3 5 (5.75%) Windows
4 4 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 24 (27.59%) Risk Management
3 24 (27.59%) TDD
4 17 (19.54%) Analytics
5 10 (11.49%) BDD
5 10 (11.49%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (10.34%) Low Latency
7 8 (9.20%) High Availability
7 8 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (9.20%) SOLID
8 7 (8.05%) Deployment Automation
8 7 (8.05%) Electronic Trading
8 7 (8.05%) Integration Testing
8 7 (8.05%) Issue Tracking
8 7 (8.05%) Memory Management
8 7 (8.05%) Risk Analytics
9 6 (6.90%) Change Control
9 6 (6.90%) Concurrent Programming
9 6 (6.90%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 48 (55.17%) C#
2 24 (27.59%) SQL
3 20 (22.99%) Java
4 16 (18.39%) Java 8
5 14 (16.09%) Python
6 13 (14.94%) Scala
7 3 (3.45%) C++
7 3 (3.45%) Haskell
7 3 (3.45%) Kotlin
8 2 (2.30%) Perl
8 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.15%) AWK
9 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.15%) R
9 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.60%) Degree
2 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) EMIR
1 4 (4.60%) MiFID
2 1 (1.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (6.90%) Platform Symphony
2 5 (5.75%) Docker
3 3 (3.45%) GPFS
3 3 (3.45%) LXC
4 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) Kubernetes
1 4 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.60%) Puppet
1 4 (4.60%) ZABBIX
2 3 (3.45%) Control-M
3 1 (1.15%) Ansible
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.15%) SCCM
3 1 (1.15%) SCOM
3 1 (1.15%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft
1 6 (6.90%) Tableau
2 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.60%) IBM
3 4 (4.60%) SevOne
3 4 (4.60%) Splunk
4 3 (3.45%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle
5 2 (2.30%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.30%) Reuters
5 2 (2.30%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) Murex
6 1 (1.15%) Sun
6 1 (1.15%) Sybase