The table below looks at the statistics for Grunt skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Grunt over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grunt
Rank 448 560 -
Rank change year-on-year
+112 -
Contract jobs citing Grunt 168 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.034% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.29% 0.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 132 8 0
Average daily rate
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£408 £383 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 -
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £80.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7331 6242 6395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.68% 11.84% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4863 4041 3561
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 125 228
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

Grunt
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Grunt within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Grunt Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Grunt
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Grunt within the UK.

Grunt Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Grunt
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Grunt within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Grunt Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Grunt
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grunt within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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 +120 159 £425 +8.97% 30
London +117 117 £425 +6.25% 19
City of London +33 16 £500 +30.71% 2
South East +3 13 £336 -3.92% 5
East of England - 13 £455 -
Berkshire - 11 £335 - 1
South West - 10 £340 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 8 £375 -
Devon - 5 £438 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £455 -
Cambridge - 4 £475 -
Exeter - 4 £364 - 1
Scotland - 3 £269 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £403 - 2
Leeds - 1 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 2
North West - 1 £325 - 2
Southampton - 1 £403 - 1
Manchester - 1 £325 - 1
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Doncaster - - - - 1
Bath - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -

Grunt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Grunt 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 Grunt.

1 270 (93.10%) JavaScript
2 246 (84.83%) HTML
2 246 (84.83%) CSS
3 196 (67.59%) HTML5
4 181 (62.41%) AngularJS
5 135 (46.55%) CSS3
6 131 (45.17%) Agile Software Development
7 128 (44.14%) jQuery
8 109 (37.59%) OO
9 97 (33.45%) Node.js
9 97 (33.45%) Sass
10 95 (32.76%) TDD
11 92 (31.72%) Bower
12 91 (31.38%) Git (software)
13 88 (30.34%) User Experience
14 80 (27.59%) Jasmine
15 76 (26.21%) Java
16 71 (24.48%) Responsive Web Design
17 65 (22.41%) Backbone.js
18 60 (20.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 45 (15.52%) Web Development
20 44 (15.17%) Subversion
20 44 (15.17%) MVC
21 43 (14.83%) Linux
22 42 (14.48%) LESS
22 42 (14.48%) WebDriver
23 41 (14.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 38 (13.10%) JSON
25 37 (12.76%) Scrum
25 37 (12.76%) Apache Flex

Grunt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Grunt 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 Grunt. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 97 (33.45%) Node.js
2 18 (6.21%) CMS
3 17 (5.86%) Apache
4 8 (2.76%) Confluence
5 7 (2.41%) lighttpd
6 6 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.72%) nginx
8 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.69%) Drupal
10 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.34%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 11 (3.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (2.41%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.03%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.45%) GitHub
2 7 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.03%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.69%) SaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Heroku
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.97%) Internet
2 3 (1.03%) HTTP
3 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.55%) MySQL
2 14 (4.83%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.79%) MongoDB
3 11 (3.79%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.72%) Redis
5 4 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.03%) Big Data
6 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.69%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.34%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 92 (31.72%) Bower
2 91 (31.38%) Git (software)
3 80 (27.59%) Jasmine
4 44 (15.17%) Subversion
5 42 (14.48%) WebDriver
6 36 (12.41%) Karma Test Runner
7 32 (11.03%) Yeoman
8 26 (8.97%) Mocha
9 20 (6.90%) Jenkins
10 13 (4.48%) QUnit
11 10 (3.45%) JIRA
12 9 (3.10%) Ant
13 8 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (2.41%) PHPUnit
14 7 (2.41%) Eclipse
14 7 (2.41%) Selenium
14 7 (2.41%) Maven
14 7 (2.41%) PhantomJS
15 6 (2.07%) Cucumber
16 4 (1.38%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (6.90%) Banking
2 14 (4.83%) Front Office
2 14 (4.83%) Finance
3 10 (3.45%) Retail
4 8 (2.76%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.76%) Marketing
5 6 (2.07%) Back Office
6 4 (1.38%) Games
7 3 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.03%) Advertising
8 2 (0.69%) Publishing
8 2 (0.69%) International Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 262 (90.34%) Developer
2 124 (42.76%) Front-End Developer
3 79 (27.24%) JavaScript Developer
4 65 (22.41%) Web Developer
5 30 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 14 (4.83%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 11 (3.79%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 8 (2.76%) UI Developer
8 8 (2.76%) UI Programmer
8 8 (2.76%) Front-End Web Developer
9 7 (2.41%) Java Developer
9 7 (2.41%) Senior Web Developer
9 7 (2.41%) PHP Developer
10 5 (1.72%) Applications Developer
10 5 (1.72%) Architect
11 4 (1.38%) Senior Applications Developer
12 3 (1.03%) HTML Developer
12 3 (1.03%) Python Developer
12 3 (1.03%) Technical Architect
12 3 (1.03%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (84.83%) HTML
1 246 (84.83%) CSS
2 196 (67.59%) HTML5
3 181 (62.41%) AngularJS
4 135 (46.55%) CSS3
5 128 (44.14%) jQuery
6 97 (33.45%) Sass
7 65 (22.41%) Backbone.js
8 60 (20.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 42 (14.48%) LESS
10 38 (13.10%) JSON
11 37 (12.76%) Apache Flex
12 32 (11.03%) RESTful
13 31 (10.69%) KnockoutJS
14 30 (10.34%) Ajax
15 29 (10.00%) REST
16 23 (7.93%) XHTML
17 20 (6.90%) .NET
18 19 (6.55%) Mustache
19 17 (5.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 88 (30.34%) User Experience
2 41 (14.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 34 (11.72%) Open Source
4 19 (6.55%) RIA
5 18 (6.21%) Mobile App
6 17 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (5.52%) Visualisation
8 12 (4.14%) Animation
9 6 (2.07%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.38%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.38%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.38%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.03%) Physics
12 3 (1.03%) Graphic Design
12 3 (1.03%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.03%) Linked Data
13 2 (0.69%) Equities
13 2 (0.69%) W3C
14 1 (0.34%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.83%) Linux
2 21 (7.24%) UNIX
3 9 (3.10%) Windows
3 9 (3.10%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.03%) Android
4 3 (1.03%) CentOS
5 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.69%) AIX
6 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (45.17%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (37.59%) OO
3 95 (32.76%) TDD
4 71 (24.48%) Responsive Web Design
5 45 (15.52%) Web Development
6 44 (15.17%) MVC
7 37 (12.76%) Scrum
8 31 (10.69%) Web Design
8 31 (10.69%) E-Commerce
9 30 (10.34%) Unit Testing
9 30 (10.34%) BDD
10 22 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (6.55%) Low Latency
12 11 (3.79%) Workflow
13 10 (3.45%) Automated Testing
13 10 (3.45%) User Experience Design
14 8 (2.76%) Risk Management
14 8 (2.76%) OOP
14 8 (2.76%) Mobile Application Development
15 7 (2.41%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 270 (93.10%) JavaScript
2 76 (26.21%) Java
3 21 (7.24%) PHP
4 15 (5.17%) C#
4 15 (5.17%) Python
4 15 (5.17%) Ruby
5 8 (2.76%) Perl
5 8 (2.76%) ActionScript
6 5 (1.72%) C++
6 5 (1.72%) Clojure
7 4 (1.38%) SQL
8 2 (0.69%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.34%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.34%) Scala
9 1 (0.34%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 10 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.10%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.07%) Degree
4 1 (0.34%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.34%) PhD
4 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (1.38%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.03%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (2.76%) Puppet
1 8 (2.76%) Vagrant
2 4 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.38%) Ansible
3 1 (0.34%) StatsD
Vendors
1 35 (12.07%) Adobe
2 11 (3.79%) Twitter
3 8 (2.76%) Google
3 8 (2.76%) Sitecore
4 5 (1.72%) ATG
4 5 (1.72%) Facebook
5 3 (1.03%) VMware
5 3 (1.03%) EMC
6 2 (0.69%) IBM
7 1 (0.34%) Sencha
7 1 (0.34%) Zend
7 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
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