Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 770 759 757
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 99 71 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.075% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.23% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 43 110
UK median daily rate £620 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £525 £363 £449
90th Percentile £713 £725 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £425
% change year-on-year +4.76% +23.53% +23.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 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 33,624 30,912 35,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.38% 32.71% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,499 20,177 22,775
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 999 1,097 1,330
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.74% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £47.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.79 £18.94 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.05% -5.30% +18.69%

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 19 February 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 10 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 19 February 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 +13 95 £625 +4.17% 10
London -20 83 £620 -0.80% 7
UK excluding London +7 16 £550 +4.76% 3
East Midlands +3 4 - -
Midlands +2 4 - -
South East -14 4 £660 +17.33% 3
North East - 4 - -
North of England - 4 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 £380 -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 47 (47.47%) C#
2 44 (44.44%) Finance
3 43 (43.43%) Banking
4 39 (39.39%) Front Office
4 39 (39.39%) SQL
5 30 (30.30%) Linux
6 29 (29.29%) OO
6 29 (29.29%) Java
7 28 (28.28%) .NET
7 28 (28.28%) Risk Management
8 26 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (24.24%) SQL Server
10 23 (23.23%) Multithreading
11 21 (21.21%) Windows
12 19 (19.19%) HTML
12 19 (19.19%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (18.18%) Analytics
13 18 (18.18%) OOP
14 17 (17.17%) HTML5
14 17 (17.17%) Scala
14 17 (17.17%) Algorithms
14 17 (17.17%) Front End Development
15 16 (16.16%) Cloud Computing
15 16 (16.16%) TDD
16 14 (14.14%) Unix
16 14 (14.14%) C++
16 14 (14.14%) Investment Banking
16 14 (14.14%) DevOps
16 14 (14.14%) PnL Attribution
17 13 (13.13%) Ansible

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 9 (9.09%) DataSynapse
2 6 (6.06%) Apache Spark
3 5 (5.05%) Apache
4 4 (4.04%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.04%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.01%) Confluence
5 1 (1.01%) Drupal
5 1 (1.01%) IIS
5 1 (1.01%) nginx
5 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.16%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.04%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (4.04%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.08%) InfiniBand
2 4 (4.04%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.01%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.10%) Hadoop
2 10 (10.10%) NoSQL
3 7 (7.07%) HBase
4 6 (6.06%) Big Data
5 4 (4.04%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.03%) MySQL
6 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.02%) Mahout
7 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.01%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.01%) Impala
8 1 (1.01%) KDB
8 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.01%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.06%) TeamCity
3 5 (5.05%) Selenium
4 4 (4.04%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.04%) git-flow
4 4 (4.04%) GitLab
4 4 (4.04%) SonarQube
4 4 (4.04%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.03%) Maven
5 3 (3.03%) Subversion
5 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.02%) IntelliJ
6 2 (2.02%) JConsole
6 2 (2.02%) JProfiler
6 2 (2.02%) VisualVM
7 1 (1.01%) Gradle
7 1 (1.01%) JIRA
7 1 (1.01%) JUnit
General
1 44 (44.44%) Finance
2 43 (43.43%) Banking
3 39 (39.39%) Front Office
4 14 (14.14%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.02%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.01%) Law
6 1 (1.01%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (71.72%) Developer
2 40 (40.40%) C# Developer
3 18 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 15 (15.15%) Senior Developer
5 13 (13.13%) Agile C# Developer
5 13 (13.13%) Agile Developer
6 8 (8.08%) Grid Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Support
6 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (8.08%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.05%) Grid Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Administrator
9 4 (4.04%) C++ Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (4.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.04%) Quantitative Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.28%) .NET
2 19 (19.19%) HTML
3 17 (17.17%) HTML5
4 8 (8.08%) OpenMP
5 7 (7.07%) LINQ
5 7 (7.07%) Task Parallel Library
6 6 (6.06%) WCF
6 6 (6.06%) WPF
7 4 (4.04%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.04%) LDAP
8 3 (3.03%) JMX
8 3 (3.03%) Kafka
8 3 (3.03%) Middleware
8 3 (3.03%) Reactive Extensions
9 2 (2.02%) Akka
9 2 (2.02%) LAMP
10 1 (1.01%) LEMP Stack
10 1 (1.01%) Sensu
10 1 (1.01%) Spring
10 1 (1.01%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.19%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (17.17%) Algorithms
3 13 (13.13%) Fixed Income
4 11 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (9.09%) Credit Risk
6 8 (8.08%) Derivative
6 8 (8.08%) Market Risk
7 5 (5.05%) Data Structures
8 4 (4.04%) Equities
8 4 (4.04%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.03%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 2 (2.02%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (1.01%) Credit Derivative
11 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
11 1 (1.01%) Hedge funds
11 1 (1.01%) Reference Data
11 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.30%) Linux
2 21 (21.21%) Windows
3 14 (14.14%) Unix
4 8 (8.08%) SUSE
5 7 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.03%) CentOS
6 3 (3.03%) Mac OS X
6 3 (3.03%) Scientific Linux
6 3 (3.03%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.01%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.29%) OO
2 28 (28.28%) Risk Management
3 26 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (23.23%) Multithreading
5 18 (18.18%) Analytics
5 18 (18.18%) OOP
6 17 (17.17%) Front End Development
7 16 (16.16%) TDD
8 14 (14.14%) DevOps
8 14 (14.14%) PnL Attribution
9 8 (8.08%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (8.08%) Integration Testing
9 8 (8.08%) Investment Management
9 8 (8.08%) Issue Tracking
9 8 (8.08%) Risk Analysis
10 7 (7.07%) Asynchronous Programming
10 7 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.06%) BDD
11 6 (6.06%) Test Automation
11 6 (6.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (47.47%) C#
2 39 (39.39%) SQL
3 29 (29.29%) Java
4 17 (17.17%) Scala
5 14 (14.14%) C++
6 11 (11.11%) Python
7 9 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 9 (9.09%) Perl
8 8 (8.08%) PowerShell
9 7 (7.07%) JavaScript
10 5 (5.05%) Clojure
11 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
12 3 (3.03%) C
13 2 (2.02%) Fortran
14 1 (1.01%) AWK
14 1 (1.01%) Korn
14 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.05%) Degree
2 3 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (8.08%) GPFS
2 4 (4.04%) Docker
3 3 (3.03%) NFS
3 3 (3.03%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (1.01%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (13.13%) Ansible
2 7 (7.07%) Puppet
3 4 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.04%) Terraform
4 3 (3.03%) Cobbler
4 3 (3.03%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (1.01%) Control-M
5 1 (1.01%) Oozie
5 1 (1.01%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 10 (10.10%) Oracle
3 8 (8.08%) NetApp
4 4 (4.04%) Google
4 4 (4.04%) Sybase
5 3 (3.03%) Splunk
6 2 (2.02%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.02%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.01%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.01%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.01%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.01%) Tableau