The first table below looks at the demand for Grails skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Grails over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grails
Rank 489 446 520
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +74
Contract jobs citing Grails 68 76 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.18% 0.090%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.49% 0.66% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 59 27
Average daily rate £433 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £418 £463
% change year-on-year
-16.21% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13748 11579 14356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.77% 26.81% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9003 7377 8666
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 338 363
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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Grails
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Grails Jobs Demand Trend in England

Grails
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Grails Daily Rate Trend in England

Grails
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Grails across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Grails Daily Rate Histogram in England

Grails
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Grails Hourly Rate Trend in England

Grails
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grails within the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -36 59 £450 +5.88% 10
North West -12 7 £363 +11.53%
South West -27 1 £350 +19.14% 1
East of England -33 1 £350 -30.00%
West Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 2
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Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 104 (96.30%) Java
2 77 (71.30%) Groovy
3 73 (67.59%) Spring
4 70 (64.81%) TDD
5 64 (59.26%) Scrum
6 52 (48.15%) HTML
7 47 (43.52%) XML
7 47 (43.52%) JSON
7 47 (43.52%) Git (software)
8 45 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (37.04%) JavaScript
9 40 (37.04%) MongoDB
10 39 (36.11%) Web Services
11 38 (35.19%) MVC
12 37 (34.26%) Hibernate
13 35 (32.41%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (32.41%) BDD
14 34 (31.48%) Kanban
15 32 (29.63%) JUnit
15 32 (29.63%) HTML5
16 31 (28.70%) Linux
17 30 (27.78%) CSS
17 30 (27.78%) HTTP
17 30 (27.78%) Pair Programming
18 29 (26.85%) NoSQL
19 28 (25.93%) RESTful
19 28 (25.93%) Spring MVC
20 27 (25.00%) Test Automation
21 26 (24.07%) Subversion
22 25 (23.15%) Hudson

Grails
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 13 (12.04%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.56%) Jetty
2 6 (5.56%) Mule
3 5 (4.63%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.70%) Apache
4 4 (3.70%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.70%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (2.78%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (2.78%) CMS
6 2 (1.85%) Node.js
7 1 (0.93%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.78%) GitHub
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.85%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 30 (27.78%) HTTP
2 3 (2.78%) SSL
3 1 (0.93%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (37.04%) MongoDB
2 29 (26.85%) NoSQL
3 18 (16.67%) MySQL
4 15 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.70%) MarkLogic
7 3 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.85%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.93%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.93%) DB2
9 1 (0.93%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 47 (43.52%) Git (software)
2 32 (29.63%) JUnit
3 26 (24.07%) Subversion
4 25 (23.15%) Hudson
5 19 (17.59%) Cucumber
5 19 (17.59%) Maven
6 14 (12.96%) Mockito
6 14 (12.96%) Hamcrest
7 6 (5.56%) Eclipse
8 5 (4.63%) Jasmine
8 5 (4.63%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.70%) QUnit
9 4 (3.70%) Spring Roo
9 4 (3.70%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.70%) JIRA
9 4 (3.70%) Selenium
10 3 (2.78%) Behat
10 3 (2.78%) Gradle
11 2 (1.85%) Ant
11 2 (1.85%) Grunt
General
1 11 (10.19%) Finance
2 3 (2.78%) Advertising
2 3 (2.78%) Billing
3 2 (1.85%) Retail
3 2 (1.85%) Automotive
4 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 92 (85.19%) Developer
2 60 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 29 (26.85%) Senior Developer
4 11 (10.19%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (6.48%) Software Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) Software Developer
6 6 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
7 5 (4.63%) Agile Java Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) Web Developer
9 3 (2.78%) Consultant
9 3 (2.78%) Programmer
9 3 (2.78%) Java Engineer
9 3 (2.78%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (2.78%) Test Consultant
10 2 (1.85%) Senior Analyst Programmer
10 2 (1.85%) Senior Programmer
10 2 (1.85%) Mobile Developer
10 2 (1.85%) Support Analyst
10 2 (1.85%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (67.59%) Spring
2 52 (48.15%) HTML
3 47 (43.52%) XML
3 47 (43.52%) JSON
4 39 (36.11%) Web Services
5 37 (34.26%) Hibernate
6 32 (29.63%) HTML5
7 30 (27.78%) CSS
8 28 (25.93%) RESTful
8 28 (25.93%) Spring MVC
9 24 (22.22%) CSS3
10 22 (20.37%) SOAP
11 18 (16.67%) JDBC
12 13 (12.04%) GWT
13 11 (10.19%) REST
13 11 (10.19%) AngularJS
14 10 (9.26%) jQuery
15 9 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
16 7 (6.48%) Ruby on Rails
16 7 (6.48%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) Open Source
2 5 (4.63%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.78%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (2.78%) iPad
3 3 (2.78%) iPhone
4 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (28.70%) Linux
2 6 (5.56%) Windows
3 4 (3.70%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.85%) CentOS
5 1 (0.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (64.81%) TDD
2 64 (59.26%) Scrum
3 45 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (35.19%) MVC
5 35 (32.41%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (32.41%) BDD
6 34 (31.48%) Kanban
7 30 (27.78%) Pair Programming
8 27 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 18 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (14.81%) Release Management
11 8 (7.41%) Software Engineering
11 8 (7.41%) OO
12 6 (5.56%) E-Commerce
12 6 (5.56%) Automated Testing
13 5 (4.63%) OOP
13 5 (4.63%) B2B
14 4 (3.70%) SOA
14 4 (3.70%) Content Management
14 4 (3.70%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (96.30%) Java
2 77 (71.30%) Groovy
3 40 (37.04%) JavaScript
4 24 (22.22%) SQL
5 23 (21.30%) Ruby
6 15 (13.89%) Bash Shell
7 8 (7.41%) Python
8 4 (3.70%) Scala
9 3 (2.78%) PHP
10 2 (1.85%) Perl
10 2 (1.85%) Clojure
11 1 (0.93%) C
11 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.63%) Puppet
2 4 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (22.22%) Oracle
2 13 (12.04%) Akamai
3 10 (9.26%) JBoss
4 2 (1.85%) HP
4 2 (1.85%) Sencha
4 2 (1.85%) Splunk
4 2 (1.85%) Twitter
5 1 (0.93%) Facebook
5 1 (0.93%) Apple
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft
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