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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grails
Rank 557 543 503
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -40
Contract jobs citing Grails 52 48 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.091% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 42
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
15034 14825 13750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 28.02% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10082 9622 8642
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £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 222 211 331
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 6 July 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 13 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 6 July 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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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 -5 51 £425 -10.05% 33
London +3 40 £425 -10.05% 18
City of London +1 13 £500 +13.63% 9
Yorkshire -16 7 £463 - 5
West Yorkshire - 7 £463 - 4
Leeds - 4 £550 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £285 -
North East - 3 £285 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £285 -
Bradford - 2 £375 -
Newport - 1 £375 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 £375 -

Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 77 (86.52%) Java
2 62 (69.66%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (57.30%) Groovy
4 44 (49.44%) Spring
4 44 (49.44%) HTML
5 41 (46.07%) TDD
6 40 (44.94%) JavaScript
7 31 (34.83%) CSS
8 24 (26.97%) XML
8 24 (26.97%) Hibernate
9 22 (24.72%) Scrum
9 22 (24.72%) Linux
10 21 (23.60%) SQL
11 19 (21.35%) Cucumber
12 18 (20.22%) MySQL
12 18 (20.22%) Ruby
13 17 (19.10%) Oracle
13 17 (19.10%) Web Services
14 16 (17.98%) Puppet
15 15 (16.85%) NoSQL
15 15 (16.85%) Git (software)
16 14 (15.73%) Scala
16 14 (15.73%) Confluence
16 14 (15.73%) HTML5
16 14 (15.73%) jQuery
16 14 (15.73%) JIRA
16 14 (15.73%) REST
16 14 (15.73%) Tomcat
16 14 (15.73%) Ruby on Rails
17 13 (14.61%) MVC

Grails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 14 (15.73%) Tomcat
1 14 (15.73%) Confluence
2 10 (11.24%) JBoss
3 6 (6.74%) Apache
3 6 (6.74%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.62%) nginx
4 5 (5.62%) Apache Solr
5 4 (4.49%) GlassFish
6 3 (3.37%) Jetty
7 2 (2.25%) CICS
7 2 (2.25%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (2.25%) Node.js
7 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.12%) Apache Pig
8 1 (1.12%) SAS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.12%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.62%) Heroku
2 5 (5.62%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (4.49%) IaaS
3 4 (4.49%) SaaS
4 2 (2.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) HTTP
2 2 (2.25%) Internet
3 1 (1.12%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.22%) MySQL
2 15 (16.85%) NoSQL
3 12 (13.48%) MongoDB
4 11 (12.36%) Hadoop
5 10 (11.24%) HBase
6 7 (7.87%) Redis
6 7 (7.87%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (4.49%) SQL Navigator
8 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.25%) Adabas
9 2 (2.25%) Riak
9 2 (2.25%) Hazelcast
10 1 (1.12%) Apache Hive
10 1 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 19 (21.35%) Cucumber
2 15 (16.85%) Git (software)
3 14 (15.73%) JIRA
4 11 (12.36%) Maven
4 11 (12.36%) Spock
5 10 (11.24%) Geb
5 10 (11.24%) IntelliJ
6 8 (8.99%) Subversion
7 7 (7.87%) JUnit
7 7 (7.87%) Gradle
7 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
8 6 (6.74%) Ant
9 5 (5.62%) RSpec
10 4 (4.49%) NetBeans
11 3 (3.37%) ClearQuest
11 3 (3.37%) Eclipse
11 3 (3.37%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.37%) TortoiseSVN
12 2 (2.25%) Selenium
12 2 (2.25%) Mockito
General
1 9 (10.11%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Publishing
2 5 (5.62%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Marketing
3 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.12%) Front Office
4 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 82 (92.13%) Developer
2 52 (58.43%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.48%) Senior Developer
3 12 (13.48%) Scala Developer
4 6 (6.74%) Lead Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Web Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (3.37%) UI Developer
6 3 (3.37%) UI Programmer
6 3 (3.37%) AWS Developer
6 3 (3.37%) Java Web Developer
6 3 (3.37%) Architect
7 2 (2.25%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.25%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (2.25%) COBOL Developer
7 2 (2.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (49.44%) HTML
1 44 (49.44%) Spring
2 31 (34.83%) CSS
3 24 (26.97%) XML
3 24 (26.97%) Hibernate
4 17 (19.10%) Web Services
5 14 (15.73%) Ruby on Rails
5 14 (15.73%) jQuery
5 14 (15.73%) HTML5
5 14 (15.73%) REST
6 13 (14.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (12.36%) AngularJS
7 11 (12.36%) CSS3
7 11 (12.36%) JSON
8 10 (11.24%) JAX-RS
8 10 (11.24%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (11.24%) RESTful
8 10 (11.24%) Apache Camel
8 10 (11.24%) Spring Boot
9 9 (10.11%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.49%) W3C
3 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.25%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.12%) Blog
5 1 (1.12%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.72%) Linux
2 10 (11.24%) Ubuntu
2 10 (11.24%) CentOS
3 7 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.25%) Android
4 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.25%) UNIX
4 2 (2.25%) Windows
5 1 (1.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (69.66%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (46.07%) TDD
3 22 (24.72%) Scrum
4 13 (14.61%) MVC
4 13 (14.61%) Microservices
5 12 (13.48%) API Development
6 11 (12.36%) DevOps
6 11 (12.36%) Pair Programming
7 10 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (11.24%) BDD
8 9 (10.11%) Project Management
8 9 (10.11%) User Stories
9 8 (8.99%) Responsive Web Design
9 8 (8.99%) E-Commerce
10 7 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (7.87%) SDLC
11 6 (6.74%) RUP
11 6 (6.74%) Software Engineering
12 5 (5.62%) Kanban
12 5 (5.62%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 77 (86.52%) Java
2 51 (57.30%) Groovy
3 40 (44.94%) JavaScript
4 21 (23.60%) SQL
5 18 (20.22%) Ruby
6 14 (15.73%) Scala
7 4 (4.49%) C#
7 4 (4.49%) Python
7 4 (4.49%) XQuery
7 4 (4.49%) Perl
8 2 (2.25%) NATURAL
8 2 (2.25%) JCL
8 2 (2.25%) COBOL
8 2 (2.25%) XPath
8 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.12%) R
9 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.11%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.87%) Degree
4 2 (2.25%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.36%) Docker
2 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (17.98%) Puppet
2 5 (5.62%) Capistrano
2 5 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.25%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 17 (19.10%) Oracle
2 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
3 6 (6.74%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.25%) Akamai
5 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.12%) Informatica
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