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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Grails
Rank 542 560 543
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -17
Contract jobs citing Grails 84 52 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.090%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.58% 0.37% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 43 32
Average daily rate £488 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 2016.

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 16 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 10 February 2016. 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 +28 83 £494 +3.94% 23
London +29 64 £525 +10.52% 16
Manchester -12 12 £325 -7.14% 3
North West -14 12 £325 -7.14% 3
City of London +38 8 £550 +29.41% 1
South East +21 5 £450 -10.89% 1
Reading - 4 - -
Berkshire - 4 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
South West - 1 £300 -
West Sussex - 1 £450 -
Leeds - 1 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £623 -
Glasgow - 1 £375 -
Scotland - 1 £375 -

Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 138 (92.00%) Java
2 114 (76.00%) Groovy
3 110 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (61.33%) Spring
5 87 (58.00%) TDD
6 61 (40.67%) JavaScript
6 61 (40.67%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (36.00%) HTML
8 49 (32.67%) CSS
9 45 (30.00%) Git (software)
10 43 (28.67%) Linux
11 37 (24.67%) MySQL
12 35 (23.33%) Cucumber
13 34 (22.67%) Scrum
13 34 (22.67%) API Development
14 33 (22.00%) AngularJS
14 33 (22.00%) JIRA
15 32 (21.33%) Microservices
16 31 (20.67%) Continuous Delivery
16 31 (20.67%) Security Cleared
16 31 (20.67%) RESTful
16 31 (20.67%) REST
16 31 (20.67%) Hibernate
17 30 (20.00%) Confluence
17 30 (20.00%) SC Cleared
18 29 (19.33%) Spring Boot
19 28 (18.67%) HTML5
20 27 (18.00%) CSS3
20 27 (18.00%) Spock
20 27 (18.00%) Geb

Grails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 30 (20.00%) Confluence
2 23 (15.33%) Tomcat
3 11 (7.33%) Apache
3 11 (7.33%) Node.js
4 8 (5.33%) CMS
5 6 (4.00%) JBoss
5 6 (4.00%) Jetty
6 5 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (2.67%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.00%) Alfresco
8 3 (2.00%) Drupal
8 3 (2.00%) Joomla!
8 3 (2.00%) WordPress
9 2 (1.33%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.67%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.33%) SoftLayer
2 5 (3.33%) Sumo Logic
3 4 (2.67%) Heroku
4 2 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.67%) SSL
2 5 (3.33%) HTTP
2 5 (3.33%) SNMP
2 5 (3.33%) VPN
2 5 (3.33%) Wireless
3 3 (2.00%) Network Security
4 2 (1.33%) FTP
4 2 (1.33%) Internet
4 2 (1.33%) SMTP
5 1 (0.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (24.67%) MySQL
2 25 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 24 (16.00%) Hadoop
3 24 (16.00%) HBase
4 9 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (5.33%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.67%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 35 (23.33%) Cucumber
3 33 (22.00%) JIRA
4 27 (18.00%) Geb
4 27 (18.00%) Spock
5 26 (17.33%) IntelliJ
6 23 (15.33%) Jenkins
7 21 (14.00%) Gradle
8 19 (12.67%) Maven
9 12 (8.00%) Jasmine
9 12 (8.00%) Mocha
9 12 (8.00%) Protractor
10 11 (7.33%) Subversion
11 8 (5.33%) Selenium
12 7 (4.67%) FishEye
12 7 (4.67%) TeamCity
13 6 (4.00%) Ant
13 6 (4.00%) Gatling
13 6 (4.00%) JUnit
14 5 (3.33%) Mockito
General
1 11 (7.33%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Retail
3 5 (3.33%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Games
4 4 (2.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 120 (80.00%) Developer
2 86 (57.33%) Java Developer
3 27 (18.00%) Senior Developer
4 26 (17.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 21 (14.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 15 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 13 (8.67%) Angular Developer
8 12 (8.00%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (6.67%) Scala Developer
10 9 (6.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (5.33%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (5.33%) Java Engineer
11 8 (5.33%) Java Scala Developer
11 8 (5.33%) UI Developer
12 7 (4.67%) Agile Developer
12 7 (4.67%) Agile Java Developer
13 6 (4.00%) Web Developer
14 5 (3.33%) Architect
14 5 (3.33%) Consultant
14 5 (3.33%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (61.33%) Spring
2 54 (36.00%) HTML
3 49 (32.67%) CSS
4 33 (22.00%) AngularJS
5 31 (20.67%) Hibernate
5 31 (20.67%) REST
5 31 (20.67%) RESTful
6 29 (19.33%) Spring Boot
7 28 (18.67%) HTML5
8 27 (18.00%) CSS3
9 24 (16.00%) Apache Camel
9 24 (16.00%) JAX-RS
10 19 (12.67%) SOAP
11 18 (12.00%) jQuery
12 17 (11.33%) RabbitMQ
13 16 (10.67%) Web Services
14 15 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (10.00%) XML
15 14 (9.33%) Spring MVC
16 13 (8.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.67%) Fintech
3 8 (5.33%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.33%) User Experience
4 5 (3.33%) Cryptography
4 5 (3.33%) PKI
4 5 (3.33%) Statistics
4 5 (3.33%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.33%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.33%) iPad
6 2 (1.33%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.33%) Social Network
7 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.67%) DTV
7 1 (0.67%) Economics
7 1 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (28.67%) Linux
2 24 (16.00%) CentOS
2 24 (16.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.67%) Android
4 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.67%) Unix
4 1 (0.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (58.00%) TDD
3 61 (40.67%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (22.67%) API Development
4 34 (22.67%) Scrum
5 32 (21.33%) Microservices
6 31 (20.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 23 (15.33%) BDD
8 21 (14.00%) DevOps
9 18 (12.00%) MVC
10 17 (11.33%) Responsive Web Design
11 13 (8.67%) Pair Programming
12 12 (8.00%) E-Commerce
12 12 (8.00%) Performance Optimisation
13 11 (7.33%) Open Source
14 10 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (6.00%) Front End Development
16 8 (5.33%) User Stories
17 7 (4.67%) Configuration Management
17 7 (4.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 138 (92.00%) Java
2 114 (76.00%) Groovy
3 61 (40.67%) JavaScript
4 25 (16.67%) Scala
5 24 (16.00%) Python
6 23 (15.33%) Ruby
7 16 (10.67%) SQL
8 9 (6.00%) Perl
8 9 (6.00%) Smalltalk
9 5 (3.33%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.33%) PHP
10 2 (1.33%) Clojure
10 2 (1.33%) Jython
10 2 (1.33%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 31 (20.67%) Security Cleared
2 30 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.33%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (14.00%) Puppet
2 9 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (10.00%) Oracle
2 6 (4.00%) Akamai
3 5 (3.33%) Splunk
4 4 (2.67%) ATG
4 4 (2.67%) hybris
5 3 (2.00%) Twitter
6 2 (1.33%) Adobe
7 1 (0.67%) Facebook
7 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.67%) Sybase
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London
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Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £40 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago