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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grails
Rank 180 186 185
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Grails 5 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.098% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.52% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 17
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£425 £550 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +34.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £509 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £406
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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
1582 1729 1632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.89% 29.46% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1271 1262 1298
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 19
Average hourly rate £27.37 £41.00 £37.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.24% +9.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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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

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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 3 March 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) Groovy
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) TDD
4 5 (41.67%) Spring
4 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) HTML
4 5 (41.67%) J2EE
4 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
4 5 (41.67%) BDD
5 4 (33.33%) DevOps
5 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 4 (33.33%) Web Services
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Subversion
5 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
5 4 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
6 3 (25.00%) Maven
6 3 (25.00%) Ant
6 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) MySQL
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) Swing
6 3 (25.00%) Struts
6 3 (25.00%) JBoss
7 2 (16.67%) OO
7 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Navigator
7 2 (16.67%) JAXB
7 2 (16.67%) XQuery

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 (25.00%) JBoss
2 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Subversion
2 3 (25.00%) Maven
2 3 (25.00%) Ant
3 2 (16.67%) NetBeans
4 1 (8.33%) ClearQuest
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (83.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Java Swing Developer
3 1 (8.33%) CSS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) HTML
1 5 (41.67%) J2EE
1 5 (41.67%) Spring
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 3 (25.00%) Struts
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) Swing
4 2 (16.67%) JAXB
4 2 (16.67%) JSF
4 2 (16.67%) Java EE
4 2 (16.67%) JSP
4 2 (16.67%) DHTML
4 2 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) XSLT
4 2 (16.67%) HTML5
4 2 (16.67%) CSS3
5 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
5 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (8.33%) Raphaël
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) W3C
2 1 (8.33%) Social Media
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 5 (41.67%) BDD
2 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
3 4 (33.33%) DevOps
3 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Web Design
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) RUP
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) SEO
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) Groovy
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) XQuery
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
1 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) Google
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