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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grunt
Rank 377 542 555
Rank change year-on-year
+165 +13
Contract jobs citing Grunt 231 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.055% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.20% 0.47% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 20 4
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£400 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - -

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
7223 5965 5730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4980 3815 3554
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 148 226
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £20.35 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 2014.

Grunt Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Grunt
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Grunt Hourly Rate Trend 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 24 December 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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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 +142 204 £400 +6.66% 46
London +147 157 £413 -8.33% 28
City of London +37 35 £450 +20.00% 7
South East - 27 £350 - 11
Scotland - 21 £400 - 1
Edinburgh - 19 £408 - 1
Berkshire - 13 £365 - 1
North West -7 8 £450 +20.00% 2
East of England -7 7 £413 +11.86% 1
Surrey - 7 £275 - 1
Manchester -11 6 £475 +26.66%
Southampton - 6 - - 7
Hampshire - 6 - - 7
Hertfordshire +7 3 £475 +28.81%
Canary Wharf - 3 £475 -
Cheshire - 2 £366 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
Mayfair - - - -
South West - - - -
Chester - - - -
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

Grunt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 370 (92.50%) JavaScript
2 356 (89.00%) HTML
3 342 (85.50%) CSS
4 294 (73.50%) HTML5
5 233 (58.25%) AngularJS
6 216 (54.00%) CSS3
7 215 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
8 179 (44.75%) jQuery
9 173 (43.25%) TDD
10 166 (41.50%) OO
11 134 (33.50%) Node.js
12 128 (32.00%) Git (software)
13 125 (31.25%) Bower
14 119 (29.75%) Sass
15 114 (28.50%) Backbone.js
16 108 (27.00%) Java
17 104 (26.00%) Responsive Web Design
18 102 (25.50%) User Experience
19 82 (20.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 73 (18.25%) Jasmine
21 66 (16.50%) Scrum
22 57 (14.25%) MVC
23 55 (13.75%) BDD
24 50 (12.50%) JSON
24 50 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
25 47 (11.75%) RESTful
26 46 (11.50%) Karma Test Runner
27 45 (11.25%) Web Development
28 43 (10.75%) Software Engineering
29 42 (10.50%) Banking

Grunt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 134 (33.50%) Node.js
2 27 (6.75%) CMS
3 19 (4.75%) Apache
4 10 (2.50%) Adobe CQ
5 9 (2.25%) lighttpd
6 8 (2.00%) Confluence
7 7 (1.75%) WordPress
8 6 (1.50%) Drupal
9 5 (1.25%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.50%) nginx
12 1 (0.25%) IIS
12 1 (0.25%) Gunicorn
12 1 (0.25%) SAS
12 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (2.25%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.25%) Fireworks
3 4 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.25%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.75%) GitHub
2 6 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.25%) SaaS
3 5 (1.25%) Heroku
4 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.75%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.50%) Route 53
5 2 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.50%) ElastiCache
5 2 (0.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.75%) Internet
2 6 (1.50%) HTTP
3 3 (0.75%) DVB
4 2 (0.50%) LDAP
5 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.75%) MySQL
2 15 (3.75%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.75%) Redis
5 3 (0.75%) Neo4j
5 3 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.50%) Big Data
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 128 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 125 (31.25%) Bower
3 73 (18.25%) Jasmine
4 46 (11.50%) Karma Test Runner
5 41 (10.25%) WebDriver
5 41 (10.25%) Subversion
6 32 (8.00%) Yeoman
7 21 (5.25%) Jenkins
8 19 (4.75%) QUnit
9 14 (3.50%) Maven
9 14 (3.50%) Eclipse
10 13 (3.25%) Mocha
11 12 (3.00%) JIRA
12 10 (2.50%) Ant
13 9 (2.25%) PhantomJS
14 8 (2.00%) Selenium
14 8 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (1.75%) PHPUnit
16 6 (1.50%) Cucumber
17 5 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (10.50%) Banking
2 29 (7.25%) Finance
3 20 (5.00%) Games
4 18 (4.50%) Investment Banking
5 16 (4.00%) Retail
6 15 (3.75%) Marketing
7 7 (1.75%) Front Office
8 4 (1.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.75%) Publishing
9 3 (0.75%) International Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 370 (92.50%) Developer
2 158 (39.50%) Front-End Developer
3 116 (29.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 82 (20.50%) Web Developer
5 46 (11.50%) Senior Developer
6 21 (5.25%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 18 (4.50%) Front-End Web Developer
8 15 (3.75%) Senior Web Developer
9 11 (2.75%) UI Developer
9 11 (2.75%) Java Developer
9 11 (2.75%) UI Programmer
10 9 (2.25%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 8 (2.00%) PHP Developer
12 7 (1.75%) Applications Developer
13 6 (1.50%) Mobile Developer
14 5 (1.25%) Mobile Web Developer
14 5 (1.25%) WordPress Developer
14 5 (1.25%) Technical Architect
14 5 (1.25%) Architect
14 5 (1.25%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (89.00%) HTML
2 342 (85.50%) CSS
3 294 (73.50%) HTML5
4 233 (58.25%) AngularJS
5 216 (54.00%) CSS3
6 179 (44.75%) jQuery
7 119 (29.75%) Sass
8 114 (28.50%) Backbone.js
9 82 (20.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 50 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
10 50 (12.50%) JSON
11 47 (11.75%) RESTful
12 42 (10.50%) LESS
13 35 (8.75%) REST
14 30 (7.50%) Web Services
15 28 (7.00%) D3.js
16 26 (6.50%) Underscore.js
16 26 (6.50%) .NET
17 24 (6.00%) Ajax
18 22 (5.50%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 102 (25.50%) User Experience
2 37 (9.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 29 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (6.50%) Open Source
5 25 (6.25%) RIA
6 21 (5.25%) Mobile App
7 18 (4.50%) Visualisation
8 12 (3.00%) Digital Media
9 8 (2.00%) Animation
9 8 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
10 6 (1.50%) Online Games
11 5 (1.25%) W3C
12 4 (1.00%) Fixed Income
12 4 (1.00%) Equities
12 4 (1.00%) Blog
13 3 (0.75%) Interactive TV
13 3 (0.75%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.25%) Algorithms
14 1 (0.25%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 35 (8.75%) Linux
2 13 (3.25%) Android
3 11 (2.75%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.25%) Windows
5 5 (1.25%) UNIX
5 5 (1.25%) CentOS
5 5 (1.25%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.00%) VMS
7 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (43.25%) TDD
3 166 (41.50%) OO
4 104 (26.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 66 (16.50%) Scrum
6 57 (14.25%) MVC
7 55 (13.75%) BDD
8 45 (11.25%) Web Development
9 43 (10.75%) Software Engineering
10 42 (10.50%) Unit Testing
11 33 (8.25%) Test Automation
12 32 (8.00%) Web Design
13 26 (6.50%) E-Commerce
14 20 (5.00%) OOP
15 19 (4.75%) Analytics
16 15 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (3.25%) Refactoring
18 12 (3.00%) Kanban
18 12 (3.00%) Mentoring
19 11 (2.75%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 370 (92.50%) JavaScript
2 108 (27.00%) Java
3 24 (6.00%) Ruby
4 23 (5.75%) PHP
5 16 (4.00%) Python
6 14 (3.50%) C#
7 9 (2.25%) Perl
8 8 (2.00%) SQL
9 7 (1.75%) ActionScript
10 5 (1.25%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.25%) C++
10 5 (1.25%) Clojure
11 2 (0.50%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (0.50%) Scala
12 1 (0.25%) Golang
12 1 (0.25%) Ada
12 1 (0.25%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.25%) Lisp
12 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (1.00%) Degree
2 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.25%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.25%) PhD
3 1 (0.25%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.75%) Puppet
1 3 (0.75%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.50%) Ansible
3 1 (0.25%) Graphite
3 1 (0.25%) StatsD
Vendors
1 20 (5.00%) Adobe
2 14 (3.50%) Google
3 4 (1.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (0.75%) Perforce
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle
4 3 (0.75%) Zend
4 3 (0.75%) Facebook
4 3 (0.75%) Twitter
5 2 (0.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.25%) EMC
6 1 (0.25%) VMware
6 1 (0.25%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.25%) Sencha
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Explore Group
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Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + depending on experience
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RBW Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £425 per annum
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RedCat Solutions
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
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Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
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Surrey
Explore Group
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Warrington
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