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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grails
Rank 534 533 543
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Grails 78 41 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.078% 0.088%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 0.27% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 38 41
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£469 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
15477 15084 15543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.81% 28.64% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9801 9697 9556
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 August 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 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +21 77 £473 +5.00% 16
London +46 69 £475 +4.10% 12
City of London +26 16 £450 -6.25% 3
North West - 7 £313 -
Manchester - 7 £313 -
Salford - 5 £313 -
South East -7 1 £310 -17.33%
Scotland -16 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 £310 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - - 1

Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 120 (89.55%) Java
2 95 (70.90%) Groovy
3 88 (65.67%) TDD
4 67 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (49.25%) HTML
6 60 (44.78%) Spring
7 49 (36.57%) JavaScript
8 46 (34.33%) CSS
9 45 (33.58%) Scrum
10 40 (29.85%) Web Services
11 39 (29.10%) HTML5
12 38 (28.36%) BDD
13 34 (25.37%) Git (software)
14 33 (24.63%) MongoDB
15 32 (23.88%) MVC
16 31 (23.13%) Hibernate
16 31 (23.13%) Pair Programming
16 31 (23.13%) XML
16 31 (23.13%) AngularJS
17 29 (21.64%) CSS3
18 28 (20.90%) RESTful
19 27 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
19 27 (20.15%) MySQL
20 26 (19.40%) JSON
21 24 (17.91%) NoSQL
22 23 (17.16%) Linux
23 22 (16.42%) Continuous Improvement
24 21 (15.67%) Cucumber
24 21 (15.67%) Spring MVC
25 20 (14.93%) Oracle

Grails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (13.43%) Tomcat
2 15 (11.19%) Node.js
3 6 (4.48%) CMS
3 6 (4.48%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.99%) Jetty
5 3 (2.24%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.24%) Apache
5 3 (2.24%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.24%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.49%) Mule
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.75%) Drupal
7 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.75%) Apache ServiceMix
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.75%) Misys Midas
1 1 (0.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.69%) HTTP
2 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.75%) SSL
2 1 (0.75%) Internet
2 1 (0.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.63%) MongoDB
2 27 (20.15%) MySQL
3 24 (17.91%) NoSQL
4 11 (8.21%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.48%) Hazelcast
6 4 (2.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.99%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.24%) Pentaho
7 3 (2.24%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.24%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.75%) Redis
9 1 (0.75%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.75%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.75%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 34 (25.37%) Git (software)
2 21 (15.67%) Cucumber
3 16 (11.94%) JUnit
3 16 (11.94%) Maven
4 15 (11.19%) Subversion
5 14 (10.45%) Jasmine
6 12 (8.96%) Mockito
7 11 (8.21%) Mocha
8 10 (7.46%) Jenkins
9 9 (6.72%) Hamcrest
10 8 (5.97%) Hudson
10 8 (5.97%) Gradle
11 5 (3.73%) QUnit
12 3 (2.24%) Selenium
13 2 (1.49%) EasyMock
13 2 (1.49%) Ant
14 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
14 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
14 1 (0.75%) WebDriver
14 1 (0.75%) JIRA
General
1 10 (7.46%) Finance
2 2 (1.49%) Automotive
2 2 (1.49%) Retail
3 1 (0.75%) Billing
3 1 (0.75%) Marketing
3 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.75%) Electronics
3 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.75%) Publishing
3 1 (0.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (92.54%) Developer
2 78 (58.21%) Java Developer
3 30 (22.39%) Senior Developer
4 13 (9.70%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (8.21%) Software Developer
5 11 (8.21%) Agile Java Developer
6 10 (7.46%) Senior Software Developer
7 6 (4.48%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (4.48%) Web Developer
8 4 (2.99%) Analyst
8 4 (2.99%) Programmer
8 4 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (2.24%) Senior Web Developer
9 3 (2.24%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.24%) Scala Developer
10 2 (1.49%) Node.js Developer
10 2 (1.49%) Mobile Developer
10 2 (1.49%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 2 (1.49%) Senior Programmer
10 2 (1.49%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (49.25%) HTML
2 60 (44.78%) Spring
3 46 (34.33%) CSS
4 40 (29.85%) Web Services
5 39 (29.10%) HTML5
6 31 (23.13%) AngularJS
6 31 (23.13%) XML
6 31 (23.13%) Hibernate
7 29 (21.64%) CSS3
8 28 (20.90%) RESTful
9 26 (19.40%) JSON
10 21 (15.67%) Spring MVC
11 18 (13.43%) SOAP
12 15 (11.19%) REST
13 13 (9.70%) JMS
13 13 (9.70%) JDBC
14 12 (8.96%) J2EE
15 9 (6.72%) Sensu
15 9 (6.72%) RabbitMQ
15 9 (6.72%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.69%) Open Source
2 13 (9.70%) Digital Media
3 5 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.24%) Social Media
4 3 (2.24%) iPad
4 3 (2.24%) iPhone
4 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.75%) DTV
5 1 (0.75%) Blog
5 1 (0.75%) Social Network
5 1 (0.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.16%) Linux
2 7 (5.22%) Android
3 6 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.73%) UNIX
4 5 (3.73%) Windows
5 2 (1.49%) CentOS
6 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (65.67%) TDD
2 67 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (33.58%) Scrum
4 38 (28.36%) BDD
5 32 (23.88%) MVC
6 31 (23.13%) Pair Programming
7 27 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (16.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (11.19%) Release Management
9 15 (11.19%) Kanban
10 14 (10.45%) OO
11 13 (9.70%) DevOps
12 12 (8.96%) Software Engineering
13 11 (8.21%) SOA
14 9 (6.72%) E-Commerce
14 9 (6.72%) Extreme Programming
15 8 (5.97%) Test Automation
16 6 (4.48%) OOD
16 6 (4.48%) B2B
16 6 (4.48%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 120 (89.55%) Java
2 95 (70.90%) Groovy
3 49 (36.57%) JavaScript
4 17 (12.69%) Ruby
5 16 (11.94%) SQL
6 15 (11.19%) Scala
7 8 (5.97%) Bash Shell
8 7 (5.22%) XPath
9 6 (4.48%) Clojure
9 6 (4.48%) Python
10 5 (3.73%) Perl
11 3 (2.24%) C#
12 2 (1.49%) PHP
13 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.75%) C++
13 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (8.21%) Degree
2 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.24%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) RHEV
1 1 (0.75%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.48%) Puppet
2 3 (2.24%) Oozie
3 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.75%) Salt
Vendors
1 20 (14.93%) Oracle
2 8 (5.97%) Akamai
3 6 (4.48%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.73%) JBoss
5 2 (1.49%) HP
5 2 (1.49%) Sencha
6 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.75%) Zend
6 1 (0.75%) SAP
London
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £500 per day all inclusive
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago