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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grails
Rank 193 187 183
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Grails 7 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 1.04% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 13
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£475 £513 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +13.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £46.50
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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
1678 2023 1853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.74% 29.76% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1348 1533 1445
Average daily rate £425 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.60 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £77.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (95.00%) Java
2 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (75.00%) Groovy
4 12 (60.00%) TDD
5 11 (55.00%) BDD
6 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
7 8 (40.00%) J2EE
7 8 (40.00%) DevOps
8 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
8 7 (35.00%) Extreme Programming
9 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
10 5 (25.00%) MySQL
11 4 (20.00%) OO
11 4 (20.00%) HTML
11 4 (20.00%) CSS
11 4 (20.00%) Web Services
11 4 (20.00%) Scrum
11 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
11 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
12 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
12 3 (15.00%) RESTful
12 3 (15.00%) Scala
12 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
13 2 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
13 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
13 2 (10.00%) OOD
13 2 (10.00%) MVC
13 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
13 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
13 2 (10.00%) HTML5

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Pig
3 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Gradle
3 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Developer
2 15 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Scala Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (5.00%) CSS Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) J2EE
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) CSS
2 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (15.00%) RESTful
4 2 (10.00%) HTML5
4 2 (10.00%) CSS3
4 2 (10.00%) Spring
4 2 (10.00%) Spring MVC
4 2 (10.00%) JAX-RS
5 1 (5.00%) Play Framework
5 1 (5.00%) Backbone.js
5 1 (5.00%) jQuery
5 1 (5.00%) Ajax
5 1 (5.00%) JSON
5 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (5.00%) REST
5 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) RIA
2 1 (5.00%) Social Media
2 1 (5.00%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) TDD
3 11 (55.00%) BDD
4 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
5 8 (40.00%) DevOps
6 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
6 7 (35.00%) Extreme Programming
7 4 (20.00%) OO
7 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
9 2 (10.00%) OOD
9 2 (10.00%) MVC
10 1 (5.00%) Microservices
10 1 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (5.00%) Analytics
10 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
10 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) Java
2 15 (75.00%) Groovy
3 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) Scala
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) Clojure
5 1 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Oozie
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Google
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle