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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grails
Rank 545 522 528
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +6
Contract jobs citing Grails 59 43 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.084% 0.095%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 0.30% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 37 41
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +11.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £508 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15100 14239 14923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.62% 27.86% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9730 9049 9104
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 291 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%

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 28 July 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 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 28 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 56 £475 +5.55% 22
London +35 55 £475 +5.55% 17
City of London +12 10 £450 +15.38% 6
Scotland -20 3 £350 -
South East -25 1 - - 2
South Wales - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Westminster - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - - 1
Preston - - - -
Sale - - - -
Salford - - - - 1

Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 117 (92.13%) Java
2 94 (74.02%) Groovy
3 86 (67.72%) TDD
4 69 (54.33%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (53.54%) HTML
6 66 (51.97%) Spring
7 54 (42.52%) Scrum
8 48 (37.80%) JavaScript
9 41 (32.28%) CSS
9 41 (32.28%) Hibernate
10 40 (31.50%) MongoDB
11 38 (29.92%) Git (software)
11 38 (29.92%) Web Services
12 36 (28.35%) MVC
12 36 (28.35%) HTML5
12 36 (28.35%) BDD
13 35 (27.56%) JSON
14 32 (25.20%) Pair Programming
14 32 (25.20%) XML
15 30 (23.62%) MySQL
15 30 (23.62%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (20.47%) RESTful
16 26 (20.47%) Oracle
17 25 (19.69%) CSS3
17 25 (19.69%) AngularJS
18 24 (18.90%) Continuous Improvement
18 24 (18.90%) NoSQL
19 22 (17.32%) Cucumber
19 22 (17.32%) SQL
19 22 (17.32%) Spring MVC

Grails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 12 (9.45%) Tomcat
1 12 (9.45%) Node.js
2 6 (4.72%) Jetty
3 5 (3.94%) CMS
4 3 (2.36%) GlassFish
4 3 (2.36%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.36%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.57%) Mule
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.79%) Apache
6 1 (0.79%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.79%) Apache ServiceMix
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.79%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.24%) HTTP
2 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.79%) SSL
2 1 (0.79%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (31.50%) MongoDB
2 30 (23.62%) MySQL
3 24 (18.90%) NoSQL
4 17 (13.39%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.36%) Pentaho
6 3 (2.36%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.57%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.79%) Redis
8 1 (0.79%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.79%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.79%) DB2
8 1 (0.79%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 38 (29.92%) Git (software)
2 22 (17.32%) Cucumber
3 20 (15.75%) JUnit
4 18 (14.17%) Subversion
4 18 (14.17%) Mockito
5 17 (13.39%) Maven
6 15 (11.81%) Hamcrest
7 11 (8.66%) Hudson
8 10 (7.87%) Jasmine
8 10 (7.87%) Jenkins
9 8 (6.30%) Mocha
10 7 (5.51%) Gradle
11 5 (3.94%) Selenium
12 4 (3.15%) Eclipse
12 4 (3.15%) QUnit
13 3 (2.36%) Behat
14 2 (1.57%) Ant
14 2 (1.57%) JIRA
14 2 (1.57%) EasyMock
15 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (7.09%) Finance
2 3 (2.36%) Advertising
3 2 (1.57%) Retail
3 2 (1.57%) Billing
3 2 (1.57%) Automotive
4 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.79%) Electronics
4 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.79%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Publishing
4 1 (0.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (88.19%) Developer
2 70 (55.12%) Java Developer
3 31 (24.41%) Senior Developer
4 14 (11.02%) Senior Java Developer
5 12 (9.45%) Software Developer
6 10 (7.87%) Senior Software Developer
6 10 (7.87%) Agile Java Developer
7 6 (4.72%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Analyst
10 3 (2.36%) Consultant
10 3 (2.36%) Programmer
10 3 (2.36%) Test Consultant
10 3 (2.36%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (2.36%) Front-End Developer
10 3 (2.36%) Scala Developer
10 3 (2.36%) Node.js Developer
11 2 (1.57%) Mobile Developer
11 2 (1.57%) Senior Programmer
11 2 (1.57%) Senior Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (53.54%) HTML
2 66 (51.97%) Spring
3 41 (32.28%) CSS
3 41 (32.28%) Hibernate
4 38 (29.92%) Web Services
5 36 (28.35%) HTML5
6 35 (27.56%) JSON
7 32 (25.20%) XML
8 26 (20.47%) RESTful
9 25 (19.69%) CSS3
9 25 (19.69%) AngularJS
10 22 (17.32%) Spring MVC
11 20 (15.75%) SOAP
12 19 (14.96%) JDBC
13 15 (11.81%) REST
14 14 (11.02%) Sensu
14 14 (11.02%) GWT
15 10 (7.87%) RabbitMQ
16 9 (7.09%) J2EE
17 8 (6.30%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.17%) Open Source
2 10 (7.87%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.36%) Social Media
3 3 (2.36%) iPad
3 3 (2.36%) iPhone
4 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.79%) Blog
5 1 (0.79%) Social Network
5 1 (0.79%) DTV
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.17%) Linux
2 4 (3.15%) UNIX
3 2 (1.57%) Windows
3 2 (1.57%) CentOS
4 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (67.72%) TDD
2 69 (54.33%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (42.52%) Scrum
4 36 (28.35%) MVC
4 36 (28.35%) BDD
5 32 (25.20%) Pair Programming
6 30 (23.62%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (18.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (14.96%) Kanban
9 18 (14.17%) Release Management
10 13 (10.24%) Test Automation
11 12 (9.45%) Software Engineering
12 11 (8.66%) SOA
12 11 (8.66%) OO
12 11 (8.66%) DevOps
13 7 (5.51%) E-Commerce
13 7 (5.51%) Extreme Programming
14 6 (4.72%) OOD
15 5 (3.94%) OOA/OOD
15 5 (3.94%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 117 (92.13%) Java
2 94 (74.02%) Groovy
3 48 (37.80%) JavaScript
4 22 (17.32%) SQL
4 22 (17.32%) Ruby
5 10 (7.87%) Scala
6 9 (7.09%) Bash Shell
6 9 (7.09%) Python
7 6 (4.72%) Clojure
8 5 (3.94%) Perl
9 1 (0.79%) PHP
9 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.79%) XPath
9 1 (0.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (6.30%) Degree
2 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.60%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) Puppet
2 3 (2.36%) Oozie
3 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (20.47%) Oracle
2 14 (11.02%) Akamai
3 9 (7.09%) JBoss
4 2 (1.57%) HP
4 2 (1.57%) Sencha
5 1 (0.79%) Splunk
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.79%) SAP
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