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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grails
Rank 579 529 496
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -33
Contract jobs citing Grails 28 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.36% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 41
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£425 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £328 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £295
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +35.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 12 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 22 May 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 -49 28 £425 - 28
London -34 20 £450 +4.04% 18
Yorkshire -10 5 £550 - 2
West Yorkshire - 5 £550 - 1
Leeds - 3 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £285 -
North East - 3 £285 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £285 -
City of London +4 2 - - 3
Bradford - 2 £375 -
Hounslow - 1 £500 -
Wimbledon - 1 £338 -

Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 67 (83.75%) Java
2 47 (58.75%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (51.25%) JavaScript
4 39 (48.75%) HTML
5 38 (47.50%) Spring
6 35 (43.75%) Groovy
7 33 (41.25%) TDD
8 29 (36.25%) Hibernate
8 29 (36.25%) CSS
9 25 (31.25%) XML
10 22 (27.50%) Linux
11 20 (25.00%) MySQL
11 20 (25.00%) Maven
11 20 (25.00%) Git (software)
12 19 (23.75%) Oracle
12 19 (23.75%) Web Services
13 16 (20.00%) SQL
13 16 (20.00%) Tomcat
13 16 (20.00%) Ruby
14 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (16.25%) Cucumber
14 13 (16.25%) REST
15 12 (15.00%) AngularJS
15 12 (15.00%) RabbitMQ
15 12 (15.00%) HTML5
15 12 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (15.00%) Scrum
16 11 (13.75%) Red Hat
16 11 (13.75%) JBoss
16 11 (13.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Grails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 11 (13.75%) JBoss
3 9 (11.25%) Confluence
4 6 (7.50%) Jetty
5 5 (6.25%) nginx
5 5 (6.25%) Apache Solr
6 4 (5.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (3.75%) Node.js
8 2 (2.50%) Apache
8 2 (2.50%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.25%) CMS
9 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.25%) SAS
9 1 (1.25%) Apache Pig
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.25%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.25%) Heroku
2 5 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.50%) GitHub
3 2 (2.50%) IaaS
4 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) HTTP
2 2 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (1.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.00%) MySQL
2 8 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 8 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.75%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (8.75%) Oracle Database
3 7 (8.75%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.75%) HBase
4 6 (7.50%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (6.25%) Redis
6 4 (5.00%) SQL Navigator
7 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.50%) Hazelcast
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.25%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 20 (25.00%) Maven
1 20 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 13 (16.25%) Cucumber
3 10 (12.50%) Gradle
4 9 (11.25%) JIRA
4 9 (11.25%) Jenkins
4 9 (11.25%) Spock
5 8 (10.00%) Geb
5 8 (10.00%) Subversion
6 7 (8.75%) IntelliJ
7 6 (7.50%) Ant
8 5 (6.25%) Eclipse
8 5 (6.25%) Mockito
8 5 (6.25%) Hamcrest
8 5 (6.25%) RSpec
9 4 (5.00%) NetBeans
10 3 (3.75%) ClearQuest
10 3 (3.75%) Jasmine
10 3 (3.75%) SoapUI
10 3 (3.75%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Publishing
2 4 (5.00%) Billing
3 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (88.75%) Developer
2 42 (52.50%) Java Developer
3 11 (13.75%) Senior Developer
4 8 (10.00%) Scala Developer
5 7 (8.75%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Lead Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Architect
9 3 (3.75%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Technical Architect
10 2 (2.50%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Senior Web Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Senior Java Web Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Java Web Developer
11 1 (1.25%) Lead Java Developer
11 1 (1.25%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (48.75%) HTML
2 38 (47.50%) Spring
3 29 (36.25%) Hibernate
3 29 (36.25%) CSS
4 25 (31.25%) XML
5 19 (23.75%) Web Services
6 13 (16.25%) REST
7 12 (15.00%) AngularJS
7 12 (15.00%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (15.00%) HTML5
8 11 (13.75%) CSS3
9 10 (12.50%) Sinatra
9 10 (12.50%) J2EE
9 10 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
9 10 (12.50%) jQuery
10 9 (11.25%) JSON
10 9 (11.25%) Struts
10 9 (11.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (11.25%) RESTful
11 8 (10.00%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.50%) Open Source
3 2 (2.50%) W3C
3 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.25%) Blog
4 1 (1.25%) User Experience
4 1 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) Linux
2 11 (13.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (8.75%) Ubuntu
3 7 (8.75%) CentOS
4 2 (2.50%) Android
4 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.50%) UNIX
4 2 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (58.75%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.25%) TDD
3 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (15.00%) Scrum
5 9 (11.25%) Microservices
6 8 (10.00%) BDD
7 7 (8.75%) OO
7 7 (8.75%) OOD
7 7 (8.75%) Project Management
7 7 (8.75%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (7.50%) Performance Testing
8 6 (7.50%) DevOps
8 6 (7.50%) RUP
8 6 (7.50%) Pair Programming
8 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.25%) MVC
9 5 (6.25%) CRM
9 5 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.25%) Multithreading
10 4 (5.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 67 (83.75%) Java
2 41 (51.25%) JavaScript
3 35 (43.75%) Groovy
4 16 (20.00%) SQL
4 16 (20.00%) Ruby
5 9 (11.25%) Scala
6 8 (10.00%) C#
7 4 (5.00%) XQuery
7 4 (5.00%) C++
8 2 (2.50%) Python
8 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.50%) Perl
8 2 (2.50%) XPath
9 1 (1.25%) PHP
9 1 (1.25%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) Puppet
2 5 (6.25%) Capistrano
3 2 (2.50%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Oracle
2 11 (13.75%) Red Hat
3 6 (7.50%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (6.25%) Akamai
5 4 (5.00%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.25%) Informatica
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