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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grails
Rank 542 550 536
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing Grails 78 61 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.084%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 0.40% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 47 38
Average daily rate
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£400 £465 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.97% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £400 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 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 15 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 31 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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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 75 £413 -12.00% 42
London +7 66 £425 -9.33% 16
City of London -5 15 £575 +27.77% 4
South East -7 4 - - 7
Tunbridge Wells - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 £375 - 12
West Yorkshire - 4 £375 - 8
Kent - 4 - -
Bradford - 2 £375 -
Leeds - 1 £375 - 7
Newport - 1 £375 -
South Wales - 1 £375 - 1
Wales - 1 £375 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 £325 -
Jersey - 1 £325 -

Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 95 (87.96%) Java
2 79 (73.15%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (66.67%) Groovy
4 59 (54.63%) TDD
5 58 (53.70%) Spring
6 44 (40.74%) HTML
7 34 (31.48%) JavaScript
8 33 (30.56%) Cucumber
9 32 (29.63%) Linux
10 29 (26.85%) CSS
10 29 (26.85%) Microservices
11 28 (25.93%) JIRA
12 27 (25.00%) Hadoop
12 27 (25.00%) Confluence
13 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
13 25 (23.15%) IntelliJ
14 24 (22.22%) Scrum
14 24 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (22.22%) Spock
14 24 (22.22%) Geb
14 24 (22.22%) Spring Boot
14 24 (22.22%) HBase
14 24 (22.22%) JAX-RS
14 24 (22.22%) Apache Camel
15 23 (21.30%) CentOS
15 23 (21.30%) Hibernate
16 22 (20.37%) Ubuntu
17 20 (18.52%) SC Cleared
17 20 (18.52%) API Development
18 19 (17.59%) HTML5

Grails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 27 (25.00%) Confluence
2 13 (12.04%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.48%) Apache
4 6 (5.56%) JBoss
5 4 (3.70%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.70%) GlassFish
5 4 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.78%) Jetty
7 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.85%) CICS
7 2 (1.85%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.93%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.93%) SAS
8 1 (0.93%) nginx
8 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.70%) SaaS
2 4 (3.70%) IaaS
2 4 (3.70%) SoftLayer
2 4 (3.70%) Sumo Logic
3 2 (1.85%) GitHub
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.93%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) HTTP
1 5 (4.63%) SSL
2 4 (3.70%) Wireless
2 4 (3.70%) SNMP
2 4 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (0.93%) SMTP
3 1 (0.93%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 24 (22.22%) HBase
3 18 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 15 (13.89%) MySQL
5 14 (12.96%) MongoDB
6 6 (5.56%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.78%) Redis
9 2 (1.85%) Riak
9 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.85%) Adabas
9 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Navigator
10 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 33 (30.56%) Cucumber
2 28 (25.93%) JIRA
3 25 (23.15%) IntelliJ
4 24 (22.22%) Spock
4 24 (22.22%) Geb
5 14 (12.96%) Git (software)
6 11 (10.19%) Jenkins
7 7 (6.48%) Gradle
7 7 (6.48%) Selenium
7 7 (6.48%) JUnit
8 5 (4.63%) Subversion
9 4 (3.70%) Maven
10 3 (2.78%) Ant
10 3 (2.78%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (1.85%) Mockito
11 2 (1.85%) Hamcrest
11 2 (1.85%) Liquibase
12 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.93%) RSpec
General
1 11 (10.19%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Publishing
3 4 (3.70%) Banking
4 3 (2.78%) Marketing
5 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 95 (87.96%) Developer
2 67 (62.04%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.96%) Senior Developer
4 13 (12.04%) Scala Developer
5 11 (10.19%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (4.63%) Web Developer
6 5 (4.63%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (4.63%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (4.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (3.70%) UI Developer
7 4 (3.70%) UI Programmer
7 4 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Agile Java Developer
8 3 (2.78%) Java Web Developer
8 3 (2.78%) Architect
9 2 (1.85%) Analyst
9 2 (1.85%) Technical Architect
9 2 (1.85%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (1.85%) Programmer
9 2 (1.85%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (53.70%) Spring
2 44 (40.74%) HTML
3 29 (26.85%) CSS
4 24 (22.22%) JAX-RS
4 24 (22.22%) Apache Camel
4 24 (22.22%) Spring Boot
5 23 (21.30%) Hibernate
6 19 (17.59%) HTML5
7 18 (16.67%) RESTful
7 18 (16.67%) XML
8 16 (14.81%) AngularJS
9 15 (13.89%) Ruby on Rails
9 15 (13.89%) jQuery
10 14 (12.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 13 (12.04%) CSS3
11 13 (12.04%) J2EE
12 12 (11.11%) JSON
12 12 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (10.19%) REST
14 9 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.70%) W3C
2 4 (3.70%) Cryptography
2 4 (3.70%) PKI
2 4 (3.70%) Statistics
3 2 (1.85%) Economics
3 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.85%) User Experience
4 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.63%) Linux
2 23 (21.30%) CentOS
3 22 (20.37%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.85%) UNIX
4 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.93%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (73.15%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (54.63%) TDD
3 29 (26.85%) Microservices
4 24 (22.22%) Scrum
4 24 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (18.52%) API Development
6 18 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 14 (12.96%) MVC
7 14 (12.96%) DevOps
8 13 (12.04%) BDD
8 13 (12.04%) Pair Programming
9 11 (10.19%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (9.26%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (8.33%) User Stories
12 8 (7.41%) Analytics
12 8 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (7.41%) Software Engineering
13 6 (5.56%) Refactoring
13 6 (5.56%) Open Source
14 5 (4.63%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 95 (87.96%) Java
2 72 (66.67%) Groovy
3 34 (31.48%) JavaScript
4 19 (17.59%) SQL
5 18 (16.67%) Ruby
6 15 (13.89%) Scala
7 7 (6.48%) Python
8 4 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.78%) C#
9 3 (2.78%) Perl
10 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.85%) NATURAL
10 2 (1.85%) JCL
10 2 (1.85%) COBOL
11 1 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
2 20 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.26%) Degree
4 2 (1.85%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (16.67%) Puppet
2 9 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.56%) Vagrant
4 4 (3.70%) Nagios
5 1 (0.93%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.93%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 14 (12.96%) Oracle
2 6 (5.56%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.70%) Splunk
4 2 (1.85%) Akamai
5 1 (0.93%) Informatica
5 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
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Posted: 21 days ago
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