The table below looks at the statistics for Grails skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Grails over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Grails
UK
Rank 552 538 568
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +30
Contract jobs citing Grails 44 86 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.31% 0.59% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 47 43
Median daily rate £425 £488 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
14112 14564 13890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.12% 28.47% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9817 10041 9189
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 245 189
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £20.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.38 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +13.97%

Grails
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Grails as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grails within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 42 £435 -10.76% 18
South East +28 16 £350 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 16 £350 - 2
Milton Keynes - 16 £350 - 2
South West +16 15 £490 +63.33% 2
Devon - 12 £480 - 2
Exeter - 12 £480 - 2
London -46 11 £525 +5.00% 5
Wales - 2 £425 -
South Wales - 2 £425 -
Dorset - 2 £494 -
Dorchester - 2 £494 -
Cardiff - 2 £425 -

Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Grails also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Grails.

1 101 (100.00%) Java
2 73 (72.28%) Spring
3 69 (68.32%) JavaScript
4 68 (67.33%) XML
5 66 (65.35%) Groovy
6 57 (56.44%) Git (software)
7 45 (44.55%) SQL
8 43 (42.57%) Docker
9 40 (39.60%) RabbitMQ
10 38 (37.62%) REST
11 36 (35.64%) Gradle
11 36 (35.64%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (32.67%) Maven
14 31 (30.69%) Migration
14 31 (30.69%) Open Source
15 29 (28.71%) Jenkins
15 29 (28.71%) Hibernate
16 22 (21.78%) Linux
16 22 (21.78%) TDD
16 22 (21.78%) AngularJS
17 21 (20.79%) Continuous Delivery
17 21 (20.79%) JMS
18 20 (19.80%) HTML
18 20 (19.80%) Oracle
18 20 (19.80%) JSON
19 19 (18.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 19 (18.81%) Microservices
20 18 (17.82%) Apache Camel
20 18 (17.82%) Spring MVC

Grails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (13.86%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (8.91%) Tomcat
3 8 (7.92%) Apache
3 8 (7.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (6.93%) nginx
5 6 (5.94%) CMS
6 5 (4.95%) Confluence
6 5 (4.95%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.97%) JBoss
8 1 (0.99%) Mule
8 1 (0.99%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.91%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.95%) IaaS
3 5 (4.95%) PaaS
4 4 (3.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.93%) HTTP
2 3 (2.97%) AMQP
3 1 (0.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (35.64%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (12.87%) MongoDB
3 10 (9.90%) MySQL
4 6 (5.94%) Neo4j
5 5 (4.95%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.95%) HBase
5 5 (4.95%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.97%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.99%) Big Data
8 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.99%) Redis
Development Applications
1 57 (56.44%) Git (software)
2 36 (35.64%) Gradle
3 33 (32.67%) Maven
4 29 (28.71%) Jenkins
5 19 (18.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (12.87%) Mockito
7 12 (11.88%) JUnit
8 11 (10.89%) Ant
9 8 (7.92%) JIRA
10 7 (6.93%) Spock
11 6 (5.94%) Bitbucket
11 6 (5.94%) IntelliJ
12 5 (4.95%) Eclipse
13 4 (3.96%) Sonatype Nexus
14 2 (1.98%) Jasmine
14 2 (1.98%) Mocha
14 2 (1.98%) Protractor
15 1 (0.99%) CMake
15 1 (0.99%) GitLab
15 1 (0.99%) VisualVM
General
1 8 (7.92%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Games
3 2 (1.98%) Back Office
4 1 (0.99%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (96.04%) Developer
2 87 (86.14%) Java Developer
3 16 (15.84%) Senior Developer
3 16 (15.84%) Senior Java Developer
4 9 (8.91%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (6.93%) SQL Developer
6 5 (4.95%) Agile Developer
6 5 (4.95%) Agile Java Developer
6 5 (4.95%) Angular Developer
6 5 (4.95%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (3.96%) .NET Developer
8 3 (2.97%) e-Learning Developer
8 3 (2.97%) J2EE Developer
8 3 (2.97%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (2.97%) Node.js Developer
8 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 2 (1.98%) AWS Developer
9 2 (1.98%) Hadoop Developer
9 2 (1.98%) Java Hadoop Developer
9 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (72.28%) Spring
2 68 (67.33%) XML
3 40 (39.60%) RabbitMQ
4 38 (37.62%) REST
5 29 (28.71%) Hibernate
6 22 (21.78%) AngularJS
7 21 (20.79%) JMS
8 20 (19.80%) HTML
8 20 (19.80%) JSON
9 18 (17.82%) Apache Camel
9 18 (17.82%) Spring MVC
9 18 (17.82%) Web Services
10 16 (15.84%) XSLT
11 15 (14.85%) Java EE
11 15 (14.85%) Play Framework
12 14 (13.86%) JPA
12 14 (13.86%) JSF
13 13 (12.87%) CSS
13 13 (12.87%) J2EE
13 13 (12.87%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.90%) NHS
2 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.97%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.98%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.99%) Clustering
5 1 (0.99%) iPad
5 1 (0.99%) Online Games
5 1 (0.99%) User Experience
5 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.78%) Linux
2 7 (6.93%) Mac OS X
2 7 (6.93%) Unix
3 3 (2.97%) Android
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.99%) Debian
5 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (30.69%) Migration
2 31 (30.69%) Open Source
3 22 (21.78%) TDD
4 21 (20.79%) Continuous Delivery
5 19 (18.81%) Microservices
6 18 (17.82%) MVC
7 17 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (13.86%) Unit Testing
9 13 (12.87%) Configuration Management
9 13 (12.87%) SOA
10 11 (10.89%) BDD
10 11 (10.89%) Scrum
11 9 (8.91%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (7.92%) Low Latency
13 7 (6.93%) E-Commerce
13 7 (6.93%) Process Improvement
13 7 (6.93%) Software Engineering
14 6 (5.94%) Continuous Deployment
14 6 (5.94%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (100.00%) Java
2 69 (68.32%) JavaScript
3 66 (65.35%) Groovy
4 45 (44.55%) SQL
5 11 (10.89%) XPath
6 10 (9.90%) Scala
7 4 (3.96%) Clojure
8 3 (2.97%) Jython
8 3 (2.97%) Python
8 3 (2.97%) Ruby
9 1 (0.99%) C++
9 1 (0.99%) ES6
Qualifications
1 16 (15.84%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.91%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (6.93%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.91%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 43 (42.57%) Docker
2 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (11.88%) Puppet
2 9 (8.91%) Ansible
3 8 (7.92%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.95%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (19.80%) Oracle
2 9 (8.91%) IBM
3 5 (4.95%) ATG
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