The first table below looks at the demand for Grails skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Grails over the 3 months to 18 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.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grails
Rank 516 470 534
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +64
Contract jobs citing Grails 71 74 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.089%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 0.58% 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 £323 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £369 £463
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -20.27%
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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

Grails
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Grails Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Grails
Daily Rate Trend

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

Grails Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Grails
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Grails within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Grails Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Grails
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Grails Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Grails
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grails within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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
England -89 69 £425 - 17
London -21 59 £450 +5.88% 11
City of London -23 9 £488 +14.70% 6
Manchester -7 7 £363 +11.53%
North West -10 7 £363 +11.53%
Glasgow +10 1 - -
Scotland -6 1 - -
Bristol -13 1 £350 +24.44%
South West -24 1 £350 +19.14% 1
Yorkshire -25 1 - - 2
East of England -28 1 £350 -30.00%
Suffolk - 1 £350 -
Surrey - - - - 3
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Bradford - - - - 2
Leeds - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Staines - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 3

Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 109 (96.46%) Java
2 81 (71.68%) Groovy
3 78 (69.03%) Spring
4 72 (63.72%) TDD
5 66 (58.41%) Scrum
6 53 (46.90%) HTML
7 50 (44.25%) JSON
8 49 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (42.48%) Git (software)
10 47 (41.59%) XML
11 43 (38.05%) Web Services
12 42 (37.17%) JavaScript
13 41 (36.28%) Hibernate
14 40 (35.40%) MVC
14 40 (35.40%) MongoDB
15 38 (33.63%) BDD
16 37 (32.74%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (31.86%) Kanban
18 33 (29.20%) HTML5
18 33 (29.20%) JUnit
19 32 (28.32%) Linux
20 31 (27.43%) CSS
20 31 (27.43%) RESTful
21 30 (26.55%) HTTP
21 30 (26.55%) Pair Programming
22 29 (25.66%) Spring MVC
22 29 (25.66%) NoSQL
23 27 (23.89%) Test Automation
23 27 (23.89%) Subversion
24 25 (22.12%) Oracle

Grails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 14 (12.39%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.31%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.31%) Jetty
2 6 (5.31%) Mule
3 4 (3.54%) Apache
3 4 (3.54%) WebLogic Portal
3 4 (3.54%) Apache Solr
3 4 (3.54%) Apache ServiceMix
4 3 (2.65%) CMS
5 2 (1.77%) Node.js
6 1 (0.88%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) GitHub
1 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.77%) Heroku
2 2 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 30 (26.55%) HTTP
2 3 (2.65%) SSL
3 1 (0.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (35.40%) MongoDB
2 29 (25.66%) NoSQL
3 19 (16.81%) MySQL
4 16 (14.16%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (7.08%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.54%) MarkLogic
7 3 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.77%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.88%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.88%) DB2
9 1 (0.88%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 48 (42.48%) Git (software)
2 33 (29.20%) JUnit
3 27 (23.89%) Subversion
4 25 (22.12%) Hudson
5 21 (18.58%) Maven
6 19 (16.81%) Cucumber
7 14 (12.39%) Mockito
7 14 (12.39%) Hamcrest
8 7 (6.19%) Jenkins
9 6 (5.31%) Eclipse
9 6 (5.31%) Selenium
9 6 (5.31%) JIRA
9 6 (5.31%) Jasmine
10 4 (3.54%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.54%) Spring Roo
10 4 (3.54%) QUnit
11 3 (2.65%) Gradle
11 3 (2.65%) Behat
12 2 (1.77%) Ant
12 2 (1.77%) Grunt
General
1 11 (9.73%) Finance
2 3 (2.65%) Advertising
2 3 (2.65%) Billing
3 2 (1.77%) Retail
3 2 (1.77%) Automotive
4 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 96 (84.96%) Developer
2 63 (55.75%) Java Developer
3 32 (28.32%) Senior Developer
4 13 (11.50%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (7.08%) Software Developer
6 7 (6.19%) Software Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Senior Software Developer
7 5 (4.42%) Agile Java Developer
8 4 (3.54%) Analyst
9 3 (2.65%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Java Engineer
9 3 (2.65%) Programmer
9 3 (2.65%) Test Consultant
9 3 (2.65%) Web Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Consultant
10 2 (1.77%) Technical Architect
10 2 (1.77%) Architect
10 2 (1.77%) Senior Programmer
10 2 (1.77%) Senior Analyst Programmer
10 2 (1.77%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (69.03%) Spring
2 53 (46.90%) HTML
3 50 (44.25%) JSON
4 47 (41.59%) XML
5 43 (38.05%) Web Services
6 41 (36.28%) Hibernate
7 33 (29.20%) HTML5
8 31 (27.43%) CSS
8 31 (27.43%) RESTful
9 29 (25.66%) Spring MVC
10 24 (21.24%) CSS3
11 23 (20.35%) SOAP
12 18 (15.93%) JDBC
13 13 (11.50%) GWT
14 12 (10.62%) AngularJS
14 12 (10.62%) jQuery
15 11 (9.73%) REST
16 9 (7.96%) RabbitMQ
17 8 (7.08%) J2EE
18 7 (6.19%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.39%) Open Source
2 6 (5.31%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.65%) iPhone
3 3 (2.65%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (2.65%) iPad
4 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.32%) Linux
2 6 (5.31%) Windows
3 4 (3.54%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.77%) CentOS
5 1 (0.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (63.72%) TDD
2 66 (58.41%) Scrum
3 49 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (35.40%) MVC
5 38 (33.63%) BDD
6 37 (32.74%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (31.86%) Kanban
8 30 (26.55%) Pair Programming
9 27 (23.89%) Test Automation
10 18 (15.93%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (14.16%) Release Management
12 8 (7.08%) OO
12 8 (7.08%) Software Engineering
13 7 (6.19%) E-Commerce
14 6 (5.31%) Automated Testing
14 6 (5.31%) Unit Testing
15 5 (4.42%) OOP
15 5 (4.42%) B2B
16 4 (3.54%) SOA
16 4 (3.54%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 109 (96.46%) Java
2 81 (71.68%) Groovy
3 42 (37.17%) JavaScript
4 24 (21.24%) SQL
5 23 (20.35%) Ruby
6 15 (13.27%) Bash Shell
7 9 (7.96%) Python
8 5 (4.42%) Scala
9 3 (2.65%) PHP
10 2 (1.77%) Perl
10 2 (1.77%) Clojure
11 1 (0.88%) XPath
11 1 (0.88%) C
11 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (7.96%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) Puppet
2 4 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (22.12%) Oracle
2 13 (11.50%) JBoss
2 13 (11.50%) Akamai
3 2 (1.77%) HP
3 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.77%) Twitter
3 2 (1.77%) Sencha
3 2 (1.77%) Splunk
4 1 (0.88%) Facebook
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.88%) Apple
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