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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grails
Rank 532 511 446
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -65
Contract jobs citing Grails 51 42 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.087% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.32% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 75
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£475 £500 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +18.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £600 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £413
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -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 30 January 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 24 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 January 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 -8 51 £475 -6.17% 25
London +4 40 £475 -9.52% 19
Manchester -1 9 £350 +16.66% 2
North West -9 9 £350 +16.66% 2
City of London +2 5 £415 -24.54% 6
Salford - 5 £346 -
South East - 2 £505 - 3
South West - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Scotland - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Staines - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Bradford - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 2
Leeds - - - - 1

Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 102 (89.47%) Java
2 57 (50.00%) Groovy
3 54 (47.37%) JavaScript
4 52 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (36.84%) Spring
5 42 (36.84%) HTML
6 41 (35.96%) TDD
7 38 (33.33%) CSS
8 34 (29.82%) XML
8 34 (29.82%) Tomcat
8 34 (29.82%) Maven
9 32 (28.07%) Linux
10 31 (27.19%) AngularJS
11 28 (24.56%) HTML5
12 27 (23.68%) CSS3
12 27 (23.68%) Red Hat
12 27 (23.68%) Hibernate
13 26 (22.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (21.05%) Git (software)
15 23 (20.18%) BDD
15 23 (20.18%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (20.18%) MVC
15 23 (20.18%) J2SE
15 23 (20.18%) HTTP
15 23 (20.18%) JMS
15 23 (20.18%) Servlets
16 22 (19.30%) J2EE
17 21 (18.42%) XSLT
17 21 (18.42%) OO
17 21 (18.42%) Jasmine

Grails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 34 (29.82%) Tomcat
2 13 (11.40%) WebSphere
3 10 (8.77%) Node.js
4 8 (7.02%) JBoss
5 4 (3.51%) Jetty
5 4 (3.51%) CMS
5 4 (3.51%) Apache Solr
5 4 (3.51%) nginx
6 2 (1.75%) Apache
7 1 (0.88%) Drupal
7 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Magento
1 1 (0.88%) Misys Midas
1 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.51%) Heroku
3 1 (0.88%) SaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.18%) HTTP
2 5 (4.39%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.91%) Hazelcast
2 16 (14.04%) MySQL
3 8 (7.02%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.39%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.39%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.39%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.39%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (4.39%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.51%) Redis
6 3 (2.63%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 34 (29.82%) Maven
2 24 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 21 (18.42%) Jasmine
4 13 (11.40%) Mocha
5 12 (10.53%) Jenkins
6 9 (7.89%) JUnit
6 9 (7.89%) QUnit
7 8 (7.02%) Gradle
8 7 (6.14%) Subversion
9 5 (4.39%) Cucumber
9 5 (4.39%) Geb
9 5 (4.39%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.51%) Ant
10 4 (3.51%) NetBeans
10 4 (3.51%) RSpec
10 4 (3.51%) Mockito
10 4 (3.51%) Hamcrest
11 3 (2.63%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.63%) TortoiseSVN
11 3 (2.63%) Spock
General
1 12 (10.53%) Billing
2 5 (4.39%) Finance
3 1 (0.88%) Banking
3 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 105 (92.11%) Developer
2 53 (46.49%) Java Developer
3 13 (11.40%) Senior Developer
4 7 (6.14%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (6.14%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 5 (4.39%) Lead Developer
6 4 (3.51%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 4 (3.51%) Software Engineer
6 4 (3.51%) Scala Developer
6 4 (3.51%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
7 3 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (2.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (2.63%) Software Developer
8 2 (1.75%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (0.88%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 1 (0.88%) Agile Java Developer
9 1 (0.88%) CSS Developer
9 1 (0.88%) Agile Development Manager
9 1 (0.88%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (36.84%) Spring
1 42 (36.84%) HTML
2 38 (33.33%) CSS
3 34 (29.82%) XML
4 31 (27.19%) AngularJS
5 28 (24.56%) HTML5
6 27 (23.68%) CSS3
6 27 (23.68%) Hibernate
7 23 (20.18%) J2SE
7 23 (20.18%) JMS
7 23 (20.18%) Servlets
8 22 (19.30%) J2EE
9 21 (18.42%) XSLT
10 19 (16.67%) Web Services
11 17 (14.91%) XML Schema
12 13 (11.40%) DOM
13 9 (7.89%) WebSphere MQ
13 9 (7.89%) SAX
13 9 (7.89%) jQuery
14 8 (7.02%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.02%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.14%) User Experience
4 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.51%) Open Source
5 2 (1.75%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.88%) Social Media
6 1 (0.88%) Blog
6 1 (0.88%) RIA
6 1 (0.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.07%) Linux
2 26 (22.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (14.91%) Android
4 13 (11.40%) Windows
5 1 (0.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (35.96%) TDD
3 23 (20.18%) BDD
3 23 (20.18%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (20.18%) MVC
4 21 (18.42%) OO
5 20 (17.54%) Pair Programming
6 14 (12.28%) Software Engineering
6 14 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (11.40%) CRM
8 11 (9.65%) DevOps
9 9 (7.89%) Mentoring
10 8 (7.02%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.14%) OOD
11 7 (6.14%) Scrum
11 7 (6.14%) Extreme Programming
11 7 (6.14%) SEO
12 4 (3.51%) UML
12 4 (3.51%) Project Management
12 4 (3.51%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (89.47%) Java
2 57 (50.00%) Groovy
3 54 (47.37%) JavaScript
4 17 (14.91%) XPath
5 14 (12.28%) C#
6 12 (10.53%) C++
7 10 (8.77%) SQL
8 9 (7.89%) Ruby
9 5 (4.39%) Scala
10 4 (3.51%) XQuery
11 2 (1.75%) PHP
12 1 (0.88%) Perl
12 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (11.40%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.39%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) RHEV
2 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) Puppet
2 4 (3.51%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (23.68%) Red Hat
2 13 (11.40%) Oracle
2 13 (11.40%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.51%) Akamai
4 1 (0.88%) Google
4 1 (0.88%) Zend
4 1 (0.88%) Informatica
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