Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 808 763 855
Rank change year-on-year -45 +92 -59
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 75 115 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.12% 0.048%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.34% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 88 40
UK median daily rate £613 £620 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.21% +12.73% -8.33%
10th Percentile £525 £449 £462
90th Percentile £740 £712 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £435 £500
% change year-on-year -16.67% -13.00% +33.33%
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 35,154 33,727 36,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.11% 34.16% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,939 22,025 24,067
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.54%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,073 1,049 1,241
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.16 £20.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +2.35% +11.73%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +17.14%

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 September 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 7 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 September 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 -48 74 £619 -0.20% 6
London -20 72 £619 -0.20% 2
UK excluding London -22 3 £363 -16.67% 4
Midlands -2 1 - - 1
South West -2 1 - -
West Midlands -22 1 - - 1
Scotland -24 1 £363 -34.09%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 44 (58.67%) C#
2 38 (50.67%) Banking
3 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (42.67%) Front Office
5 27 (36.00%) Finance
5 27 (36.00%) Investment Banking
6 25 (33.33%) SQL
7 24 (32.00%) Risk Management
7 24 (32.00%) TDD
8 22 (29.33%) .NET
8 22 (29.33%) SQL Server
9 20 (26.67%) Multithreading
10 17 (22.67%) Analytics
11 15 (20.00%) WCF
11 15 (20.00%) Market Risk
12 14 (18.67%) Java
13 13 (17.33%) Python
14 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET
14 12 (16.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (16.00%) NoSQL
15 11 (14.67%) Amazon AWS
15 11 (14.67%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (13.33%) Apache Spark
16 10 (13.33%) Java 8
16 10 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
17 9 (12.00%) Risk Analytics
17 9 (12.00%) Scala
17 9 (12.00%) BDD
18 8 (10.67%) MVC

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 10 (13.33%) Apache Spark
2 7 (9.33%) Apache
3 4 (5.33%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (5.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.67%) Confluence
4 2 (2.67%) DataSynapse
4 2 (2.67%) Jetty
4 2 (2.67%) nginx
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.67%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (14.67%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.33%) AWS Fargate
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.67%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (2.67%) PaaS
3 2 (2.67%) SoftLayer
4 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (29.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.00%) NoSQL
3 10 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (9.33%) Hadoop
6 6 (8.00%) Big Data
7 5 (6.67%) Relational Database
8 4 (5.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.67%) Apache Hive
10 2 (2.67%) Cloudera CDH
10 2 (2.67%) HBase
10 2 (2.67%) Impala
10 2 (2.67%) MySQL
11 1 (1.33%) Hazelcast
11 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.33%) GitLab
3 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.00%) JIRA
4 2 (2.67%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.67%) FishEye
4 2 (2.67%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.67%) Subversion
5 1 (1.33%) JUnit
5 1 (1.33%) Maven
General
1 38 (50.67%) Banking
2 32 (42.67%) Front Office
3 27 (36.00%) Finance
3 27 (36.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Games
5 1 (1.33%) Back Office
5 1 (1.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 58 (77.33%) Developer
2 35 (46.67%) C# Developer
3 16 (21.33%) .NET Developer
4 15 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (14.67%) Java Developer
5 11 (14.67%) Senior Developer
6 10 (13.33%) SQL Developer
7 9 (12.00%) Front Office Developer
7 9 (12.00%) Python Developer
8 7 (9.33%) Consultant
9 6 (8.00%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
9 6 (8.00%) Senior C# Developer
10 5 (6.67%) Risk Consultant
11 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (5.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (5.33%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (5.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (5.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 4 (5.33%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (5.33%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.33%) .NET
2 15 (20.00%) WCF
3 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (10.67%) Kafka
5 7 (9.33%) Web Services
5 7 (9.33%) WF
5 7 (9.33%) WPF
6 5 (6.67%) Middleware
7 4 (5.33%) .NET Core
7 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Core
7 4 (5.33%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (5.33%) HTML
7 4 (5.33%) HTML5
7 4 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (5.33%) Reactive Extensions
7 4 (5.33%) Swagger
7 4 (5.33%) XML
8 3 (4.00%) AngularJS
8 3 (4.00%) React
8 3 (4.00%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.00%) Market Risk
2 12 (16.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (10.67%) Credit Risk
3 8 (10.67%) Fixed Income
4 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.00%) Derivative
5 3 (4.00%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.67%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (2.67%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.67%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.33%) User Experience
7 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Linux
2 6 (8.00%) Windows
3 5 (6.67%) Unix
4 4 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.00%) Risk Management
2 24 (32.00%) TDD
3 20 (26.67%) Multithreading
4 17 (22.67%) Analytics
5 10 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (12.00%) BDD
6 9 (12.00%) Risk Analytics
7 8 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (10.67%) MVC
7 8 (10.67%) Web Development
8 7 (9.33%) DevOps
8 7 (9.33%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (9.33%) SOLID
9 6 (8.00%) Change Control
9 6 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (8.00%) High Availability
9 6 (8.00%) Low Latency
10 5 (6.67%) Greeks
Programming Languages
1 44 (58.67%) C#
2 25 (33.33%) SQL
3 14 (18.67%) Java
4 13 (17.33%) Python
5 10 (13.33%) Java 8
6 9 (12.00%) Scala
7 3 (4.00%) C++
8 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.67%) Haskell
8 2 (2.67%) Kotlin
8 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.33%) AWK
9 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.33%) Perl
9 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.67%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) EMIR
1 4 (5.33%) MiFID
2 1 (1.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Docker
1 5 (6.67%) Platform Symphony
2 2 (2.67%) GPFS
2 2 (2.67%) HDFS
2 2 (2.67%) LXC
3 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.00%) Ansible
2 3 (4.00%) Control-M
3 2 (2.67%) Oozie
3 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.67%) Puppet
3 2 (2.67%) Salt
3 2 (2.67%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.33%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.33%) SCCM
4 1 (1.33%) SCOM
4 1 (1.33%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.00%) Tableau
3 3 (4.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle
4 2 (2.67%) Bloomberg
4 2 (2.67%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.67%) IBM
4 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.67%) Reuters
4 2 (2.67%) SaltStack
4 2 (2.67%) SevOne
4 2 (2.67%) Splunk
5 1 (1.33%) Murex
5 1 (1.33%) Sybase
5 1 (1.33%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.33%) VMware