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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grails
Rank 190 211 216
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +5
Contract jobs citing Grails 13 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.23% 0.077%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.74% 0.77% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £480 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +7.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £384 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £413
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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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
1758 2089 2130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.81% 29.52% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1325 1581 1631
Average daily rate £420 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.49 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.92% -6.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 18 September 2014.

Grails Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (90.00%) Java
2 14 (70.00%) TDD
3 13 (65.00%) Groovy
4 10 (50.00%) BDD
5 9 (45.00%) Scrum
6 8 (40.00%) MySQL
6 8 (40.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (30.00%) NoSQL
7 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (30.00%) MVC
7 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
8 5 (25.00%) OOD
8 5 (25.00%) OO
8 5 (25.00%) RESTful
8 5 (25.00%) Spring
8 5 (25.00%) Spring MVC
8 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
8 5 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 4 (20.00%) DevOps
9 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
9 4 (20.00%) Ruby
9 4 (20.00%) Scala
9 4 (20.00%) Clojure
9 4 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (20.00%) CSS
9 4 (20.00%) Web Services
9 4 (20.00%) HTML
10 3 (15.00%) J2EE
10 3 (15.00%) Tomcat

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (15.00%) Apache Pig
2 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) MySQL
2 6 (30.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (15.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.00%) JUnit
4 1 (5.00%) Subversion
4 1 (5.00%) Hudson
4 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
4 1 (5.00%) Gradle
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Developer
2 15 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Scala Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Spring MVC
1 5 (25.00%) RESTful
1 5 (25.00%) Spring
1 5 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) CSS
2 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (15.00%) J2EE
3 3 (15.00%) JAX-RS
4 2 (10.00%) CSS3
4 2 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (5.00%) REST
5 1 (5.00%) Backbone.js
5 1 (5.00%) JSON
5 1 (5.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) JMS
5 1 (5.00%) SOAP
5 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (70.00%) TDD
3 10 (50.00%) BDD
4 9 (45.00%) Scrum
5 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (30.00%) MVC
6 5 (25.00%) OOD
6 5 (25.00%) OO
7 4 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (20.00%) DevOps
8 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (15.00%) Extreme Programming
8 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
9 2 (10.00%) SOA
10 1 (5.00%) B2B
10 1 (5.00%) Content Management
10 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (5.00%) Kanban
10 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) Java
2 13 (65.00%) Groovy
3 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (20.00%) Ruby
4 4 (20.00%) Scala
4 4 (20.00%) Clojure
5 1 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Oozie
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
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