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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grunt
Rank 371 462 575
Rank change year-on-year
+91 +113
Contract jobs citing Grunt 286 147 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.26% 0.034%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.47% 2.02% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 112 13
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£383 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £288
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +26.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.12 £80.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.35% -
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
8236 7282 6271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.90% 12.88% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5410 4672 4023
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 138 132
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.78 £30.00 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 +96 274 £380 -10.58% 87
London +64 184 £400 -11.11% 48
South East +6 36 £325 -7.14% 12
City of London +17 27 £333 -33.50% 8
North West - 16 £381 - 11
Oxfordshire - 16 £265 - 2
East of England +5 12 £340 -25.27%
South West +4 12 £375 +10.29% 1
Scotland +4 12 £388 - 1
Cambridgeshire 0 11 £340 -9.33%
Berkshire +2 10 £431 +28.73% 1
Edinburgh -2 10 £388 - 1
Lancashire - 9 £396 -
Bristol +9 8 £350 +7.69%
Blackpool - 8 £388 -
Cambridge +2 7 £340 -28.42%
Yorkshire - 7 £475 - 6
Buckinghamshire - 6 £313 -
Leeds - 6 £475 - 3
Oxford - 6 £253 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £475 - 4
Cheshire - 5 £375 - 3
Slough +7 4 £488 +48.28%
Witney - 4 £260 - 1
West Midlands +7 3 £300 - 4
Hampshire +6 3 £413 +13.01% 3
East Midlands -2 3 £400 - 5
Wiltshire - 3 £375 -
Manchester - 3 £350 - 7
Winchester - 3 £413 - 1

Grunt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 486 (94.00%) JavaScript
2 466 (90.14%) HTML
3 458 (88.59%) CSS
4 364 (70.41%) HTML5
5 265 (51.26%) CSS3
6 264 (51.06%) AngularJS
7 247 (47.78%) Sass
8 242 (46.81%) jQuery
9 241 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
10 228 (44.10%) Node.js
11 198 (38.30%) Git (software)
12 185 (35.78%) OO
13 163 (31.53%) gulp
14 162 (31.33%) Responsive Web Design
15 157 (30.37%) Bower
16 153 (29.59%) TDD
17 145 (28.05%) Backbone.js
18 132 (25.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 116 (22.44%) Jasmine
20 93 (17.99%) RESTful
20 93 (17.99%) Java
21 92 (17.79%) LESS
22 90 (17.41%) MVC
23 81 (15.67%) Scrum
24 79 (15.28%) PHP
25 72 (13.93%) User Experience
26 65 (12.57%) Ajax
27 64 (12.38%) BDD
28 62 (11.99%) Unit Testing
29 57 (11.03%) E-Commerce

Grunt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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
1 228 (44.10%) Node.js
2 30 (5.80%) CMS
3 19 (3.68%) Apache
4 18 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (3.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 11 (2.13%) WordPress
6 11 (2.13%) Confluence
7 10 (1.93%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.55%) Drupal
9 7 (1.35%) Umbraco
9 7 (1.35%) nginx
10 4 (0.77%) IIS
11 2 (0.39%) JBoss
11 2 (0.39%) SAS
11 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.19%) Sitefinity
12 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (7.74%) Photoshop
2 17 (3.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.97%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (0.77%) MS Excel
5 3 (0.58%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (1.74%) Magento
2 8 (1.55%) Tridion
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.48%) GitHub
3 13 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.97%) SaaS
5 4 (0.77%) IaaS
6 3 (0.58%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.13%) HTTP
2 7 (1.35%) Internet
3 4 (0.77%) DNS
4 3 (0.58%) SSL
4 3 (0.58%) LDAP
5 2 (0.39%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.32%) MongoDB
2 36 (6.96%) MySQL
3 11 (2.13%) SQL Server
4 9 (1.74%) Redis
5 7 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 6 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (1.16%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.16%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.77%) CouchDB
8 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.19%) Big Data
10 1 (0.19%) HBase
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 198 (38.30%) Git (software)
2 163 (31.53%) gulp
3 157 (30.37%) Bower
4 116 (22.44%) Jasmine
5 55 (10.64%) Jenkins
6 49 (9.48%) Mocha
7 37 (7.16%) Karma Test Runner
8 35 (6.77%) Subversion
9 31 (6.00%) Maven
10 23 (4.45%) JIRA
11 20 (3.87%) Cucumber
12 17 (3.29%) JSHint
13 16 (3.09%) WebDriver
13 16 (3.09%) Visual Studio
14 15 (2.90%) Selenium
15 14 (2.71%) PHPUnit
16 13 (2.51%) Eclipse
16 13 (2.51%) IntelliJ
16 13 (2.51%) WebStorm
16 13 (2.51%) PhantomJS
General
1 44 (8.51%) Banking
2 38 (7.35%) Finance
3 28 (5.42%) Retail
4 25 (4.84%) Investment Banking
5 21 (4.06%) Games
6 17 (3.29%) Marketing
7 15 (2.90%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.16%) Advertising
8 6 (1.16%) Publishing
9 3 (0.58%) Front Office
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
10 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 491 (94.97%) Developer
2 239 (46.23%) Front-End Developer
3 135 (26.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 74 (14.31%) Web Developer
5 50 (9.67%) Senior Developer
6 39 (7.54%) UI Developer
7 38 (7.35%) UI Programmer
8 22 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
8 22 (4.26%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 22 (4.26%) Front-End Web Developer
9 19 (3.68%) PHP Developer
10 14 (2.71%) Senior Web Developer
10 14 (2.71%) Java Developer
11 11 (2.13%) .NET Developer
11 11 (2.13%) Node.js Developer
12 10 (1.93%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 10 (1.93%) Mobile Developer
13 9 (1.74%) Lead Developer
14 5 (0.97%) Architect
14 5 (0.97%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 466 (90.14%) HTML
2 458 (88.59%) CSS
3 364 (70.41%) HTML5
4 265 (51.26%) CSS3
5 264 (51.06%) AngularJS
6 247 (47.78%) Sass
7 242 (46.81%) jQuery
8 145 (28.05%) Backbone.js
9 132 (25.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 93 (17.99%) RESTful
11 92 (17.79%) LESS
12 65 (12.57%) Ajax
13 54 (10.44%) Web Services
14 53 (10.25%) JSON
15 45 (8.70%) React
16 41 (7.93%) REST
17 37 (7.16%) .NET
18 32 (6.19%) Ember.js
19 24 (4.64%) XHTML
19 24 (4.64%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (13.93%) User Experience
2 15 (2.90%) W3C
3 11 (2.13%) Market Risk
4 10 (1.93%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.55%) Graphic Design
6 7 (1.35%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.16%) RIA
7 6 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (0.97%) Social Media
9 3 (0.58%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.58%) Animation
10 2 (0.39%) Online Games
10 2 (0.39%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.39%) Social Network
10 2 (0.39%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.19%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.19%) Semantic Web
11 1 (0.19%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.19%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.48%) Linux
2 10 (1.93%) Android
2 10 (1.93%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.16%) Windows
4 5 (0.97%) CentOS
5 4 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.58%) UNIX
7 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (35.78%) OO
3 162 (31.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 153 (29.59%) TDD
5 90 (17.41%) MVC
6 81 (15.67%) Scrum
7 64 (12.38%) BDD
8 62 (11.99%) Unit Testing
9 57 (11.03%) E-Commerce
10 45 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (7.93%) OOP
11 41 (7.93%) Software Engineering
12 37 (7.16%) Web Development
12 37 (7.16%) Web Design
13 28 (5.42%) Analytics
14 26 (5.03%) Progressive Enhancement
15 24 (4.64%) SOA
16 19 (3.68%) Dependency Management
17 17 (3.29%) Kanban
17 17 (3.29%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 486 (94.00%) JavaScript
2 93 (17.99%) Java
3 79 (15.28%) PHP
4 25 (4.84%) C#
5 24 (4.64%) Ruby
6 18 (3.48%) Python
7 15 (2.90%) SQL
8 14 (2.71%) TypeScript
9 11 (2.13%) Scala
10 9 (1.74%) Dart
10 9 (1.74%) ECMAScript
10 9 (1.74%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.35%) C
11 7 (1.35%) PHP5
12 5 (0.97%) Groovy
12 5 (0.97%) CoffeeScript
12 5 (0.97%) Go
13 3 (0.58%) PHP4
13 3 (0.58%) Perl
14 2 (0.39%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (1.16%) Degree
2 4 (0.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.16%) WCAG
2 5 (0.97%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (1.16%) Docker
2 1 (0.19%) HDFS
2 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (2.32%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.58%) Puppet
3 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Ansible
4 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (2.51%) Adobe
2 12 (2.32%) Oracle
3 9 (1.74%) Google
4 8 (1.55%) Zend
5 7 (1.35%) Twitter
6 6 (1.16%) Microsoft
7 4 (0.77%) Facebook
8 3 (0.58%) Apigee
8 3 (0.58%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.39%) hybris
10 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.19%) Demandware
10 1 (0.19%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.19%) Ektron
10 1 (0.19%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.19%) Siebel
10 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.19%) ATG
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