The table below looks at the statistics for Grails skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Grails over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Grails
Rank 142 188 193
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +5
Contract jobs citing Grails 8 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.078% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.81% 0.26% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 11
Average daily rate £550 £415 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.53% -24.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Grails
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
990 1564 1731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 31.46% 30.54% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 1258 1292
Average daily rate £463 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £27.37 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.94% -26.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

Grails
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Grails across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Grails Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Grails
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Grails across the City of London region.

Grails Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Grails
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Grails across the City of London region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Grails Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Grails
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Grails across the City of London region.

Grails Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Grails also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Grails.

1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (75.00%) Groovy
4 9 (56.25%) TDD
5 7 (43.75%) Scrum
5 7 (43.75%) MySQL
6 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
7 5 (31.25%) Subversion
7 5 (31.25%) MongoDB
8 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
8 4 (25.00%) Confluence
8 4 (25.00%) TeamCity
8 4 (25.00%) JIRA
8 4 (25.00%) Pair Programming
8 4 (25.00%) Spring
8 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (25.00%) J2EE
8 4 (25.00%) Apache
8 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
8 4 (25.00%) FishEye
9 3 (18.75%) HTML
9 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 3 (18.75%) CSS
9 3 (18.75%) Linux
9 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
9 3 (18.75%) QA
9 3 (18.75%) Open Source
9 3 (18.75%) REST
10 2 (12.50%) RESTful

Grails
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Grails also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Grails. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) Apache
1 4 (25.00%) Confluence
1 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) FTP
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) SMTP
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) MySQL
2 5 (31.25%) MongoDB
3 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (31.25%) Subversion
3 4 (25.00%) FishEye
3 4 (25.00%) JIRA
3 4 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (12.50%) Geb
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium
4 2 (12.50%) Spock
5 1 (6.25%) Ant
5 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 1 (6.25%) Gatling
5 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.25%) IntelliJ
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Games
1 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Senior Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Java Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (6.25%) CMS Developer
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Developer
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Java E-Commerce Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Java Scala Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Open Source Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Scala Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) J2EE
1 4 (25.00%) Spring
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) REST
3 2 (12.50%) Ajax
3 2 (12.50%) jQuery
3 2 (12.50%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) DAO
4 1 (6.25%) JMS
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) TDD
3 7 (43.75%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (25.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (18.75%) Open Source
7 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Kanban
7 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.25%) High Availability
8 1 (6.25%) Microservices
8 1 (6.25%) MVC
8 1 (6.25%) OO
8 1 (6.25%) OOD
8 1 (6.25%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 12 (75.00%) Groovy
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Scala
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet