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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Grails
UK
Rank 533 553 562
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +9
Contract jobs citing Grails 48 65 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.44% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 44
Median daily rate £435 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £584 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -3.57%
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
13587 14651 13891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.84% 28.86% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9325 10124 9363
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 257 186
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.50 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +19 46 £445 -15.23% 6
South East +25 17 £350 -22.22% 2
Buckinghamshire - 15 £350 - 2
Milton Keynes - 15 £350 -
South West - 15 £490 -
London -32 12 £525 - 1
Devon - 12 £480 -
Exeter - 12 £480 -
West Yorkshire +20 2 £388 +19.23% 1
Yorkshire +16 2 £388 +19.23% 1
City of London -10 2 £550 -2.22%
Oxfordshire - 2 £475 -
Dorchester - 2 £494 -
Wales - 2 £425 -
Dorset - 2 £494 -
South Wales - 2 £425 -
Cardiff - 2 £425 -
Leeds +8 1 £425 +30.76%
Bradford - 1 £350 - 1

Grails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Java
2 74 (67.27%) Spring
2 74 (67.27%) JavaScript
3 71 (64.55%) Groovy
4 68 (61.82%) XML
5 53 (48.18%) Git (software)
6 45 (40.91%) SQL
7 44 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
8 43 (39.09%) Docker
9 40 (36.36%) REST
10 39 (35.45%) Agile Software Development
11 37 (33.64%) PostgreSQL
12 33 (30.00%) Hibernate
12 33 (30.00%) Gradle
13 31 (28.18%) Open Source
13 31 (28.18%) Migration
14 30 (27.27%) Maven
15 27 (24.55%) Jenkins
16 26 (23.64%) AngularJS
16 26 (23.64%) JMS
17 25 (22.73%) TDD
18 24 (21.82%) HTML
19 23 (20.91%) Web Services
19 23 (20.91%) Linux
20 21 (19.09%) Continuous Delivery
21 20 (18.18%) Oracle
21 20 (18.18%) JSON
22 19 (17.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
23 18 (16.36%) MVC
23 18 (16.36%) J2EE

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 14 (12.73%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (10.91%) Tomcat
3 8 (7.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (6.36%) Apache
4 7 (6.36%) CMS
4 7 (6.36%) nginx
5 5 (4.55%) Confluence
5 5 (4.55%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.73%) JBoss
7 1 (0.91%) Mule
7 1 (0.91%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.18%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.55%) IaaS
3 5 (4.55%) PaaS
4 4 (3.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.36%) HTTP
2 3 (2.73%) AMQP
3 1 (0.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (33.64%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (16.36%) MongoDB
3 15 (13.64%) MySQL
4 6 (5.45%) Neo4j
5 5 (4.55%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.55%) HBase
5 5 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.64%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.82%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.91%) Big Data
8 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.91%) Redis
Development Applications
1 53 (48.18%) Git (software)
2 33 (30.00%) Gradle
3 30 (27.27%) Maven
4 27 (24.55%) Jenkins
5 19 (17.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (10.91%) JUnit
6 12 (10.91%) Mockito
7 11 (10.00%) Ant
8 8 (7.27%) JIRA
9 6 (5.45%) Bitbucket
9 6 (5.45%) Eclipse
9 6 (5.45%) Spock
10 4 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (2.73%) IntelliJ
12 2 (1.82%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.82%) Mocha
12 2 (1.82%) Protractor
13 1 (0.91%) CMake
13 1 (0.91%) CodeNarc
13 1 (0.91%) GitLab
General
1 13 (11.82%) Finance
2 6 (5.45%) Games
3 2 (1.82%) Back Office
4 1 (0.91%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 106 (96.36%) Developer
2 95 (86.36%) Java Developer
3 19 (17.27%) Senior Developer
3 19 (17.27%) Senior Java Developer
4 9 (8.18%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (6.36%) SQL Developer
6 6 (5.45%) Agile Developer
6 6 (5.45%) Agile Java Developer
7 5 (4.55%) Angular Developer
8 4 (3.64%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.64%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (2.73%) e-Learning Developer
9 3 (2.73%) J2EE Developer
9 3 (2.73%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (2.73%) Node.js Developer
9 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 3 (2.73%) XML Developer
10 2 (1.82%) AWS Developer
10 2 (1.82%) Java Engineer
10 2 (1.82%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (67.27%) Spring
2 68 (61.82%) XML
3 44 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
4 40 (36.36%) REST
5 33 (30.00%) Hibernate
6 26 (23.64%) AngularJS
6 26 (23.64%) JMS
7 24 (21.82%) HTML
8 23 (20.91%) Web Services
9 20 (18.18%) JSON
10 18 (16.36%) J2EE
10 18 (16.36%) Spring MVC
11 17 (15.45%) Apache Camel
11 17 (15.45%) CSS
11 17 (15.45%) jQuery
12 15 (13.64%) CSS3
12 15 (13.64%) HTML5
12 15 (13.64%) Java EE
12 15 (13.64%) Play Framework
13 14 (12.73%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) NHS
2 7 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.73%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.82%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.82%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.91%) Clustering
5 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.91%) iPad
5 1 (0.91%) Neural Network
5 1 (0.91%) Online Games
5 1 (0.91%) User Experience
5 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.91%) Linux
2 7 (6.36%) Mac OS X
2 7 (6.36%) Unix
3 4 (3.64%) Android
4 2 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.91%) Debian
5 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (35.45%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (28.18%) Migration
2 31 (28.18%) Open Source
3 25 (22.73%) TDD
4 21 (19.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 18 (16.36%) MVC
6 16 (14.55%) Microservices
7 15 (13.64%) Unit Testing
8 14 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (12.73%) Scrum
9 13 (11.82%) Configuration Management
9 13 (11.82%) Responsive Web Design
9 13 (11.82%) SOA
10 12 (10.91%) E-Commerce
11 11 (10.00%) BDD
12 10 (9.09%) Low Latency
13 7 (6.36%) Process Improvement
14 6 (5.45%) Continuous Deployment
14 6 (5.45%) Product Management
14 6 (5.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 110 (100.00%) Java
2 74 (67.27%) JavaScript
3 71 (64.55%) Groovy
4 45 (40.91%) SQL
5 14 (12.73%) Scala
6 11 (10.00%) XPath
7 8 (7.27%) Clojure
8 5 (4.55%) Jython
8 5 (4.55%) Python
9 4 (3.64%) Ruby
10 1 (0.91%) C++
10 1 (0.91%) ES6
Qualifications
1 16 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.18%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 43 (39.09%) Docker
2 1 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (14.55%) Puppet
2 9 (8.18%) Ansible
3 8 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (18.18%) Oracle
2 8 (7.27%) IBM
3 5 (4.55%) ATG