The table below looks at the statistics for Grails skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Grails over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Grails
Rank 562 573 579
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Contract jobs citing Grails 59 71 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.096%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.45% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 50
Median daily rate £455 £519 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £429 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £602 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
15351 15820 15304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.85% 28.65% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10606 11015 10459
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 259 172
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.44 £17.69 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Grails
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Grails as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 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 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grails within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 58 £463 -10.84% 7
South West - 22 £490 -
Devon - 18 £483 -
Exeter - 18 £483 -
London -47 16 £455 -13.33%
South East +45 12 £475 +5.55% 5
Oxfordshire - 12 £475 -
Yorkshire - 8 £375 - 2
West Yorkshire - 8 £375 - 2
City of London -11 6 £613 +16.66%
Oxford - 6 £469 -
Bradford - 4 £350 - 1
Leeds - 4 £425 - 1
Dorset - 3 £494 -
Dorchester - 3 £494 -
Kidlington - 2 - -
Wales - 1 £425 -
South Wales - 1 £425 -
Cardiff - 1 £425 -

Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Grails also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Grails.

1 108 (91.53%) Java
2 91 (77.12%) JavaScript
3 70 (59.32%) Groovy
4 63 (53.39%) Spring
5 60 (50.85%) XML
6 54 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (41.53%) SQL
8 48 (40.68%) RabbitMQ
9 40 (33.90%) Docker
10 39 (33.05%) TDD
10 39 (33.05%) Git (software)
11 37 (31.36%) Hibernate
12 35 (29.66%) PostgreSQL
13 33 (27.97%) HTML
13 33 (27.97%) REST
14 31 (26.27%) AngularJS
14 31 (26.27%) Migration
15 30 (25.42%) Open Source
16 26 (22.03%) CSS
17 25 (21.19%) Gradle
18 23 (19.49%) MongoDB
18 23 (19.49%) Scrum
18 23 (19.49%) JSON
18 23 (19.49%) jQuery
19 21 (17.80%) JMS
19 21 (17.80%) Finance
19 21 (17.80%) Puppet
20 20 (16.95%) Scala
20 20 (16.95%) MySQL
21 19 (16.10%) Atlassian Bamboo

Grails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (10.17%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (6.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (5.93%) CMS
3 7 (5.93%) nginx
4 6 (5.08%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.24%) Confluence
5 5 (4.24%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.54%) Apache
6 3 (2.54%) JBoss
7 1 (0.85%) Mule
7 1 (0.85%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 8 (6.78%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.63%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.24%) IaaS
3 5 (4.24%) PaaS
4 4 (3.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.78%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (29.66%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (19.49%) MongoDB
3 20 (16.95%) MySQL
4 8 (6.78%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.08%) Neo4j
6 4 (3.39%) Hazelcast
7 3 (2.54%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.54%) HBase
8 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.85%) Big Data
9 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 39 (33.05%) Git (software)
2 25 (21.19%) Gradle
3 19 (16.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 19 (16.10%) Jenkins
4 16 (13.56%) Maven
5 11 (9.32%) Ant
5 11 (9.32%) JUnit
6 9 (7.63%) JIRA
6 9 (7.63%) Mockito
7 6 (5.08%) Eclipse
7 6 (5.08%) Geb
7 6 (5.08%) Spock
8 3 (2.54%) Jasmine
8 3 (2.54%) Mocha
8 3 (2.54%) Protractor
9 1 (0.85%) gulp
9 1 (0.85%) JMeter
9 1 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.85%) Selenium
9 1 (0.85%) VisualVM
General
1 21 (17.80%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) Games
3 3 (2.54%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.69%) Back Office
5 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 116 (98.31%) Developer
2 91 (77.12%) Java Developer
3 20 (16.95%) Senior Developer
4 19 (16.10%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (8.47%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (6.78%) Ruby Developer
7 7 (5.93%) Agile Developer
7 7 (5.93%) Agile Java Developer
7 7 (5.93%) SQL Developer
8 6 (5.08%) Angular Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Node.js Developer
10 4 (3.39%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.54%) e-Learning Developer
11 3 (2.54%) Full Stack Developer
11 3 (2.54%) J2EE Developer
11 3 (2.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 3 (2.54%) XML Developer
12 2 (1.69%) Java Applications Developer
12 2 (1.69%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (53.39%) Spring
2 60 (50.85%) XML
3 48 (40.68%) RabbitMQ
4 37 (31.36%) Hibernate
5 33 (27.97%) HTML
5 33 (27.97%) REST
6 31 (26.27%) AngularJS
7 26 (22.03%) CSS
8 23 (19.49%) jQuery
8 23 (19.49%) JSON
9 21 (17.80%) JMS
10 19 (16.10%) Node.js
11 18 (15.25%) CSS3
11 18 (15.25%) HTML5
11 18 (15.25%) Spring MVC
11 18 (15.25%) Web Services
12 17 (14.41%) J2EE
13 14 (11.86%) JPA
13 14 (11.86%) JSF
13 14 (11.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.47%) NHS
3 3 (2.54%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.69%) iPad
4 2 (1.69%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.69%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.85%) Clustering
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.85%) Online Games
5 1 (0.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.41%) Linux
2 7 (5.93%) Mac OS X
2 7 (5.93%) Unix
3 5 (4.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.05%) TDD
3 31 (26.27%) Migration
4 30 (25.42%) Open Source
5 23 (19.49%) Scrum
6 18 (15.25%) MVC
6 18 (15.25%) Responsive Web Design
7 17 (14.41%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (12.71%) BDD
9 13 (11.02%) Configuration Management
9 13 (11.02%) E-Commerce
10 12 (10.17%) Unit Testing
11 11 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (8.47%) SOA
13 9 (7.63%) Front End Development
14 8 (6.78%) Automated Testing
15 7 (5.93%) Microservices
15 7 (5.93%) OO
15 7 (5.93%) Process Improvement
16 6 (5.08%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (91.53%) Java
2 91 (77.12%) JavaScript
3 70 (59.32%) Groovy
4 49 (41.53%) SQL
5 20 (16.95%) Scala
6 13 (11.02%) Clojure
7 11 (9.32%) Ruby
7 11 (9.32%) XPath
8 10 (8.47%) Jython
8 10 (8.47%) Python
9 1 (0.85%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.85%) ES6
Qualifications
1 14 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.63%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 40 (33.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (17.80%) Puppet
2 8 (6.78%) Ansible
2 8 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (14.41%) Oracle
2 5 (4.24%) ATG
3 1 (0.85%) Twitter
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