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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grails
Rank 527 516 441
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -75
Contract jobs citing Grails 49 50 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.099% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.37% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 79
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£465 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £406
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
14022 13562 12160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.72% 26.98% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9222 8450 7632
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 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 260 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 25 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 27 February 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 -17 49 £465 +3.33% 25
London -8 41 £475 -5.00% 12
Manchester -11 8 £350 - 1
North West -16 8 £350 - 3
City of London +12 5 £425 -22.72% 4
Salford - 4 £346 -
Staines - - - - 3
Warwick - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 5
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 4
New Malden - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 3
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
South East - - - - 6
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 94 (89.52%) Java
2 56 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 49 (46.67%) Groovy
4 45 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (42.86%) HTML
5 40 (38.10%) CSS
6 38 (36.19%) Spring
7 34 (32.38%) TDD
8 30 (28.57%) Maven
8 30 (28.57%) Hibernate
9 29 (27.62%) HTML5
10 28 (26.67%) CSS3
10 28 (26.67%) AngularJS
10 28 (26.67%) XML
10 28 (26.67%) Tomcat
11 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
12 25 (23.81%) Linux
13 22 (20.95%) MVC
14 21 (20.00%) Red Hat
15 20 (19.05%) Web Services
15 20 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 20 (19.05%) BDD
16 19 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (18.10%) J2EE
16 19 (18.10%) MySQL
16 19 (18.10%) HTTP
17 18 (17.14%) OO
18 17 (16.19%) Servlets
18 17 (16.19%) J2SE
18 17 (16.19%) Jasmine

Grails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 28 (26.67%) Tomcat
2 10 (9.52%) JBoss
3 7 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.71%) Node.js
5 5 (4.76%) Jetty
5 5 (4.76%) nginx
5 5 (4.76%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.90%) CMS
7 1 (0.95%) Apache
7 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Misys Midas
1 1 (0.95%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (4.76%) Heroku
3 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.10%) HTTP
2 4 (3.81%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.10%) MySQL
2 11 (10.48%) Hazelcast
3 8 (7.62%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.71%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.76%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (4.76%) Redis
6 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.81%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 30 (28.57%) Maven
2 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
3 17 (16.19%) Jasmine
4 10 (9.52%) Gradle
4 10 (9.52%) Mocha
5 9 (8.57%) Jenkins
6 8 (7.62%) JUnit
6 8 (7.62%) Subversion
6 8 (7.62%) QUnit
7 5 (4.76%) Eclipse
7 5 (4.76%) Ant
7 5 (4.76%) Cucumber
7 5 (4.76%) RSpec
7 5 (4.76%) Mockito
7 5 (4.76%) Hamcrest
8 4 (3.81%) NetBeans
9 3 (2.86%) ClearQuest
9 3 (2.86%) TortoiseSVN
9 3 (2.86%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.90%) Spock
General
1 11 (10.48%) Billing
2 7 (6.67%) Finance
3 4 (3.81%) Publishing
4 2 (1.90%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.95%) Advertising
5 1 (0.95%) Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 96 (91.43%) Developer
2 47 (44.76%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.48%) Senior Developer
4 6 (5.71%) Lead Developer
4 6 (5.71%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 5 (4.76%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
5 5 (4.76%) Scala Developer
5 5 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 5 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (3.81%) Software Engineer
7 3 (2.86%) Software Developer
7 3 (2.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (1.90%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (1.90%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (1.90%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (0.95%) Agile Development Manager
9 1 (0.95%) CSS Developer
9 1 (0.95%) Lead Java Developer
9 1 (0.95%) Delivery Manager
9 1 (0.95%) Java Swing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (42.86%) HTML
2 40 (38.10%) CSS
3 38 (36.19%) Spring
4 30 (28.57%) Hibernate
5 29 (27.62%) HTML5
6 28 (26.67%) XML
6 28 (26.67%) CSS3
6 28 (26.67%) AngularJS
7 20 (19.05%) Web Services
8 19 (18.10%) J2EE
9 17 (16.19%) Servlets
9 17 (16.19%) J2SE
10 16 (15.24%) JMS
11 15 (14.29%) XSLT
12 11 (10.48%) XML Schema
13 9 (8.57%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (8.57%) Sinatra
14 8 (7.62%) Spring MVC
14 8 (7.62%) jQuery
14 8 (7.62%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.86%) User Experience
5 2 (1.90%) Open Source
6 1 (0.95%) Social Media
6 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.95%) Blog
6 1 (0.95%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.81%) Linux
2 20 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (10.48%) Android
4 10 (9.52%) Windows
5 2 (1.90%) UNIX
5 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (32.38%) TDD
3 22 (20.95%) MVC
4 20 (19.05%) BDD
5 19 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (17.14%) OO
7 16 (15.24%) Pair Programming
8 13 (12.38%) Software Engineering
9 12 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (11.43%) CRM
10 10 (9.52%) DevOps
11 9 (8.57%) OOD
11 9 (8.57%) Scrum
12 7 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 7 (6.67%) Mentoring
13 6 (5.71%) SEO
13 6 (5.71%) Responsive Web Design
14 5 (4.76%) Multithreading
14 5 (4.76%) Performance Testing
14 5 (4.76%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 94 (89.52%) Java
2 56 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 49 (46.67%) Groovy
4 12 (11.43%) C#
4 12 (11.43%) SQL
5 11 (10.48%) C++
5 11 (10.48%) XPath
6 10 (9.52%) Ruby
7 5 (4.76%) Scala
8 4 (3.81%) XQuery
9 1 (0.95%) Python
9 1 (0.95%) Perl
9 1 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (0.95%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.71%) Docker
2 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) Puppet
2 5 (4.76%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 21 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 14 (13.33%) Oracle
3 13 (12.38%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (4.76%) Akamai
5 2 (1.90%) Informatica
6 1 (0.95%) Google
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