Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 806 753 840
Rank change year-on-year -53 +87 -46
Contract jobs citing Grid Computing 75 93 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.098% 0.055%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.29% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 65 51
UK median daily rate £613 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.52% +4.55% -8.33%
10th Percentile £503 £413 £444
90th Percentile £738 £733 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £435 £488
% change year-on-year -6.86% -10.77% +47.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 35,073 32,502 37,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.84% 34.22% 34.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,800 21,125 24,580
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £251
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,094 1,111 1,239
UK median hourly rate £22.46 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.44 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.60% -7.43% +20.00%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -52 69 £613 +6.52% 13
London -67 68 £613 +6.52% 7
UK excluding London -27 7 £405 -6.86% 6
Northern Ireland - 5 £430 -
South West -2 1 - -
Scotland -44 1 £363 -34.09%

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 (62.67%) C#
2 39 (52.00%) Finance
3 37 (49.33%) Banking
4 36 (48.00%) SQL
5 33 (44.00%) Front Office
5 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (38.67%) SQL Server
7 28 (37.33%) .NET
8 27 (36.00%) Risk Management
9 25 (33.33%) TDD
10 24 (32.00%) Investment Banking
11 17 (22.67%) Analytics
12 16 (21.33%) Multithreading
12 16 (21.33%) WCF
12 16 (21.33%) Java
12 16 (21.33%) Windows
13 15 (20.00%) Python
14 13 (17.33%) Credit Risk
14 13 (17.33%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (16.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (16.00%) Market Risk
15 12 (16.00%) Degree
15 12 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
16 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
16 10 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (13.33%) Platform Symphony
17 9 (12.00%) DevOps
17 9 (12.00%) Jenkins
17 9 (12.00%) Kafka

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 (12.00%) Apache Spark
2 7 (9.33%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.67%) DataSynapse
3 5 (6.67%) nginx
4 4 (5.33%) Apache
5 2 (2.67%) Confluence
5 2 (2.67%) Jetty
6 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.33%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.67%) PaaS
4 3 (4.00%) AWS Fargate
4 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.67%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (2.67%) SoftLayer
6 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (38.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.00%) Hadoop
2 9 (12.00%) NoSQL
2 9 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (10.67%) Big Data
4 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (8.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (8.00%) MongoDB
6 5 (6.67%) Apache Hive
6 5 (6.67%) Cloudera CDH
6 5 (6.67%) HBase
6 5 (6.67%) Impala
6 5 (6.67%) MySQL
6 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.00%) Subversion
3 5 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.33%) JIRA
5 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.00%) GitLab
6 2 (2.67%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.67%) FishEye
6 2 (2.67%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.33%) JUnit
7 1 (1.33%) Maven
General
1 39 (52.00%) Finance
2 37 (49.33%) Banking
3 33 (44.00%) Front Office
4 24 (32.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Games
6 1 (1.33%) Billing
6 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 62 (82.67%) Developer
2 39 (52.00%) C# Developer
3 20 (26.67%) .NET Developer
4 15 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (18.67%) Senior Developer
6 10 (13.33%) Java Developer
6 10 (13.33%) SQL Developer
7 9 (12.00%) Front Office Developer
8 6 (8.00%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
8 6 (8.00%) Quantitative Developer
8 6 (8.00%) Senior C# Developer
9 5 (6.67%) Big Data Engineer
9 5 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (5.33%) C# WCF Developer
10 4 (5.33%) Credit Risk Developer
10 4 (5.33%) Data Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (5.33%) WCF Developer
11 3 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (4.00%) Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (37.33%) .NET
2 16 (21.33%) WCF
3 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 9 (12.00%) Kafka
5 7 (9.33%) WF
5 7 (9.33%) WPF
6 6 (8.00%) Web Services
7 5 (6.67%) LDAP
7 5 (6.67%) LEMP Stack
7 5 (6.67%) LINQ
7 5 (6.67%) Sensu
7 5 (6.67%) Task Parallel Library
8 4 (5.33%) Middleware
8 4 (5.33%) Reactive Extensions
8 4 (5.33%) XML
9 3 (4.00%) HTML
9 3 (4.00%) HTML5
9 3 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (4.00%) Servlets
9 3 (4.00%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Credit Risk
2 12 (16.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (16.00%) Market Risk
3 7 (9.33%) Derivative
4 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.00%) Fixed Income
5 5 (6.67%) Equities
5 5 (6.67%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.00%) Credit Derivative
6 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.00%) Data Structures
6 3 (4.00%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (2.67%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.33%) CUDA
8 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.33%) Windows
2 9 (12.00%) Linux
3 7 (9.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.67%) Unix
4 5 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.00%) Risk Management
3 25 (33.33%) TDD
4 17 (22.67%) Analytics
5 16 (21.33%) Multithreading
6 12 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (12.00%) DevOps
8 9 (12.00%) Risk Analytics
9 7 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.33%) MVC
9 7 (9.33%) Web Development
10 6 (8.00%) SOLID
11 5 (6.67%) Asynchronous Programming
11 5 (6.67%) OO
11 5 (6.67%) Project Management
11 5 (6.67%) Software Engineering
11 5 (6.67%) Unit Testing
12 4 (5.33%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 47 (62.67%) C#
2 36 (48.00%) SQL
3 16 (21.33%) Java
4 15 (20.00%) Python
5 9 (12.00%) Java 8
6 7 (9.33%) C++
7 5 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.33%) Scala
9 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.33%) AWK
10 1 (1.33%) Clojure
10 1 (1.33%) Perl
10 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (16.00%) Degree
2 8 (10.67%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) EMIR
1 2 (2.67%) MiFID
2 1 (1.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (13.33%) Platform Symphony
2 5 (6.67%) HDFS
3 4 (5.33%) Docker
4 2 (2.67%) GPFS
4 2 (2.67%) LXC
5 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) Ansible
2 5 (6.67%) Oozie
2 5 (6.67%) Salt
3 3 (4.00%) Control-M
3 3 (4.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.67%) Puppet
4 2 (2.67%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.33%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.33%) SCCM
5 1 (1.33%) SCOM
5 1 (1.33%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.00%) Tableau
3 5 (6.67%) Cloudera
3 5 (6.67%) SaltStack
4 3 (4.00%) Atlassian
4 3 (4.00%) Sybase
5 2 (2.67%) IBM
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle
5 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.67%) SevOne
5 2 (2.67%) Splunk
5 2 (2.67%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.33%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.33%) Reuters
6 1 (1.33%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.33%) VMware