The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grails
Rank 542 513 453
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -60
Contract jobs citing Grails 36 62 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.43% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 37 72
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £310 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £413
% change year-on-year
- -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14252 14271 12387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.34% 27.22% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9268 9086 7820
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 223 322
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.18 £16.95 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 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 30 March 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -40 36 £475 +11.76% 23
London -10 33 £475 +2.70% 14
City of London +17 5 £425 -15.00% 2
Manchester -23 3 £350 - 1
North West -28 3 £350 - 1
Salford - 2 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £338 -
South East - - - - 6
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -
Staines - - - - 1
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Oxford - - - - 2
Macclesfield - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bradford - - - -

Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 79 (87.78%) Java
2 56 (62.22%) JavaScript
3 48 (53.33%) Groovy
4 45 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (50.00%) HTML
5 40 (44.44%) CSS
6 35 (38.89%) TDD
7 32 (35.56%) Spring
8 29 (32.22%) HTML5
9 28 (31.11%) CSS3
9 28 (31.11%) AngularJS
10 27 (30.00%) Git (software)
11 25 (27.78%) Hibernate
12 24 (26.67%) Maven
13 22 (24.44%) XML
13 22 (24.44%) MVC
14 21 (23.33%) Tomcat
15 20 (22.22%) MySQL
16 19 (21.11%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (21.11%) BDD
17 18 (20.00%) Web Services
18 17 (18.89%) Linux
18 17 (18.89%) Pair Programming
18 17 (18.89%) Jasmine
19 15 (16.67%) Oracle
20 14 (15.56%) Red Hat
21 13 (14.44%) SQL
21 13 (14.44%) J2EE
21 13 (14.44%) OO
21 13 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Grails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 21 (23.33%) Tomcat
2 11 (12.22%) JBoss
3 6 (6.67%) Jetty
3 6 (6.67%) Node.js
4 5 (5.56%) nginx
4 5 (5.56%) Apache Solr
5 3 (3.33%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.22%) CMS
7 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Misys Midas
1 1 (1.11%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (5.56%) Heroku
3 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.33%) HTTP
2 4 (4.44%) Internet
3 1 (1.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.22%) MySQL
2 8 (8.89%) MongoDB
2 8 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.67%) Hazelcast
3 6 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (5.56%) Oracle9i Database
4 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.56%) Redis
5 4 (4.44%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 27 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 24 (26.67%) Maven
3 17 (18.89%) Jasmine
4 10 (11.11%) Gradle
4 10 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 10 (11.11%) Mocha
5 9 (10.00%) Subversion
6 8 (8.89%) QUnit
6 8 (8.89%) JUnit
7 6 (6.67%) Ant
7 6 (6.67%) Cucumber
8 5 (5.56%) RSpec
8 5 (5.56%) Mockito
8 5 (5.56%) Hamcrest
8 5 (5.56%) Eclipse
9 4 (4.44%) NetBeans
10 3 (3.33%) ClearQuest
10 3 (3.33%) TortoiseSVN
10 3 (3.33%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.22%) Spock
General
1 7 (7.78%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Billing
3 4 (4.44%) Publishing
4 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.11%) Advertising
5 1 (1.11%) Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (93.33%) Developer
2 37 (41.11%) Java Developer
3 11 (12.22%) Senior Developer
4 6 (6.67%) Lead Developer
4 6 (6.67%) Scala Developer
4 6 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (5.56%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
5 5 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 5 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (3.33%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 3 (3.33%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.22%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (2.22%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (1.11%) Lead Java Developer
8 1 (1.11%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (1.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (1.11%) Java Swing Developer
8 1 (1.11%) CSS Developer
8 1 (1.11%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 1 (1.11%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (50.00%) HTML
2 40 (44.44%) CSS
3 32 (35.56%) Spring
4 29 (32.22%) HTML5
5 28 (31.11%) CSS3
5 28 (31.11%) AngularJS
6 25 (27.78%) Hibernate
7 22 (24.44%) XML
8 18 (20.00%) Web Services
9 13 (14.44%) J2EE
10 12 (13.33%) J2SE
11 11 (12.22%) JMS
12 10 (11.11%) Servlets
12 10 (11.11%) Sinatra
13 9 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (8.89%) jQuery
14 8 (8.89%) Spring MVC
14 8 (8.89%) XSLT
14 8 (8.89%) Backbone.js
15 7 (7.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.33%) User Experience
3 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.22%) Open Source
5 1 (1.11%) Social Media
5 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.11%) Blog
5 1 (1.11%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.89%) Linux
2 13 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (6.67%) Android
4 4 (4.44%) Windows
5 2 (2.22%) UNIX
5 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (38.89%) TDD
3 22 (24.44%) MVC
4 19 (21.11%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (21.11%) BDD
5 17 (18.89%) Pair Programming
6 13 (14.44%) OO
7 12 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (11.11%) Scrum
9 8 (8.89%) Software Engineering
9 8 (8.89%) DevOps
10 7 (7.78%) CRM
10 7 (7.78%) OOD
11 6 (6.67%) E-Commerce
11 6 (6.67%) SEO
11 6 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (6.67%) Mentoring
12 5 (5.56%) Multithreading
12 5 (5.56%) Performance Testing
12 5 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (87.78%) Java
2 56 (62.22%) JavaScript
3 48 (53.33%) Groovy
4 13 (14.44%) SQL
5 11 (12.22%) Ruby
6 6 (6.67%) Scala
6 6 (6.67%) C#
7 5 (5.56%) C++
8 4 (4.44%) XPath
8 4 (4.44%) XQuery
9 1 (1.11%) Python
9 1 (1.11%) Perl
9 1 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) Puppet
2 5 (5.56%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 15 (16.67%) Oracle
2 14 (15.56%) Red Hat
3 7 (7.78%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (5.56%) Akamai
5 1 (1.11%) Google
5 1 (1.11%) Informatica