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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grunt
Rank 435 567 -
Rank change year-on-year
+132 -
Contract jobs citing Grunt 171 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.038% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.32% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 131 8 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £383 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £350 -
% change year-on-year
-3.21% -
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
7375 6260 6373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.71% 11.86% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4906 4055 3538
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 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 125 239
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +3.47%

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 30 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 30 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 +116 161 £425 +8.97% 40
London +112 116 £450 +12.50% 24
South East +3 17 £333 -5.00% 7
City of London +41 15 £525 +37.25% 6
East of England - 13 £455 - 2
Berkshire - 12 £333 -
South West - 10 £340 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 8 £375 - 1
Devon - 5 £438 - 2
Hertfordshire - 5 £455 - 1
Scotland - 4 £263 -
Surrey - 4 - - 3
Cambridge - 4 £475 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £263 -
Exeter - 4 £364 - 2
Manchester - 1 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 1
North West - 1 £325 - 4
Leeds - 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 3
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - -

Grunt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 263 (92.61%) JavaScript
2 242 (85.21%) HTML
2 242 (85.21%) CSS
3 204 (71.83%) HTML5
4 185 (65.14%) AngularJS
5 139 (48.94%) CSS3
6 131 (46.13%) jQuery
7 130 (45.77%) Agile Software Development
8 111 (39.08%) OO
9 95 (33.45%) Bower
10 89 (31.34%) User Experience
10 89 (31.34%) Sass
11 85 (29.93%) TDD
12 84 (29.58%) Git (software)
13 81 (28.52%) Node.js
14 68 (23.94%) Jasmine
15 65 (22.89%) Backbone.js
16 64 (22.54%) Java
17 61 (21.48%) Responsive Web Design
18 60 (21.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 44 (15.49%) WebDriver
19 44 (15.49%) MVC
20 42 (14.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 42 (14.79%) LESS
21 39 (13.73%) Apache Flex
22 38 (13.38%) JSON
22 38 (13.38%) Scrum
22 38 (13.38%) Web Development
23 37 (13.03%) Adobe
23 37 (13.03%) Karma Test Runner

Grunt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 81 (28.52%) Node.js
2 18 (6.34%) Apache
2 18 (6.34%) CMS
3 8 (2.82%) Confluence
4 7 (2.46%) lighttpd
5 6 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.76%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (1.76%) nginx
7 3 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.70%) Drupal
9 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.35%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 11 (3.87%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (2.46%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.06%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.52%) GitHub
2 6 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.06%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.70%) SaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Heroku
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.15%) Internet
2 3 (1.06%) HTTP
3 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.04%) MySQL
2 12 (4.23%) MongoDB
3 11 (3.87%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.11%) Redis
5 3 (1.06%) Big Data
5 3 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.06%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.70%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.35%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 95 (33.45%) Bower
2 84 (29.58%) Git (software)
3 68 (23.94%) Jasmine
4 44 (15.49%) WebDriver
5 37 (13.03%) Karma Test Runner
6 33 (11.62%) Yeoman
7 31 (10.92%) Subversion
8 20 (7.04%) Jenkins
9 14 (4.93%) Mocha
10 13 (4.58%) QUnit
11 10 (3.52%) JIRA
12 9 (3.17%) Ant
13 8 (2.82%) PHPUnit
13 8 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (2.46%) Eclipse
14 7 (2.46%) Selenium
14 7 (2.46%) Maven
14 7 (2.46%) PhantomJS
15 6 (2.11%) Cucumber
16 4 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (7.39%) Banking
2 16 (5.63%) Finance
3 14 (4.93%) Front Office
4 10 (3.52%) Retail
5 8 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.82%) Marketing
6 6 (2.11%) Back Office
7 4 (1.41%) Games
8 3 (1.06%) Advertising
8 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.06%) International Banking
9 2 (0.70%) Publishing
10 1 (0.35%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 260 (91.55%) Developer
2 118 (41.55%) Front-End Developer
3 80 (28.17%) JavaScript Developer
4 67 (23.59%) Web Developer
5 29 (10.21%) Senior Developer
6 14 (4.93%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 11 (3.87%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 9 (3.17%) Front-End Web Developer
9 8 (2.82%) UI Developer
9 8 (2.82%) UI Programmer
9 8 (2.82%) PHP Developer
10 7 (2.46%) Senior Web Developer
10 7 (2.46%) Java Developer
11 5 (1.76%) Applications Developer
11 5 (1.76%) Architect
12 4 (1.41%) HTML Developer
12 4 (1.41%) Senior Applications Developer
13 3 (1.06%) Lead Developer
13 3 (1.06%) Technical Architect
13 3 (1.06%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (85.21%) HTML
1 242 (85.21%) CSS
2 204 (71.83%) HTML5
3 185 (65.14%) AngularJS
4 139 (48.94%) CSS3
5 131 (46.13%) jQuery
6 89 (31.34%) Sass
7 65 (22.89%) Backbone.js
8 60 (21.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 42 (14.79%) LESS
10 39 (13.73%) Apache Flex
11 38 (13.38%) JSON
12 33 (11.62%) KnockoutJS
13 32 (11.27%) RESTful
14 30 (10.56%) Ajax
15 28 (9.86%) REST
16 23 (8.10%) XHTML
17 20 (7.04%) .NET
18 17 (5.99%) Web Services
18 17 (5.99%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 89 (31.34%) User Experience
2 42 (14.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 35 (12.32%) Open Source
4 20 (7.04%) RIA
5 19 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (6.34%) Mobile App
7 16 (5.63%) Visualisation
8 12 (4.23%) Animation
9 6 (2.11%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.41%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.41%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.41%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.06%) Physics
12 3 (1.06%) Equities
12 3 (1.06%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.06%) Linked Data
13 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.70%) Graphic Design
14 1 (0.35%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.27%) Linux
2 9 (3.17%) UNIX
2 9 (3.17%) Windows
3 3 (1.06%) Android
3 3 (1.06%) CentOS
4 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.70%) AIX
5 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (45.77%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (39.08%) OO
3 85 (29.93%) TDD
4 61 (21.48%) Responsive Web Design
5 44 (15.49%) MVC
6 38 (13.38%) Scrum
6 38 (13.38%) Web Development
7 31 (10.92%) E-Commerce
7 31 (10.92%) BDD
8 30 (10.56%) Unit Testing
9 21 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (7.04%) Web Design
11 19 (6.69%) Low Latency
12 11 (3.87%) Workflow
13 10 (3.52%) Automated Testing
14 9 (3.17%) UX Design
15 8 (2.82%) Risk Management
15 8 (2.82%) OOP
15 8 (2.82%) Mobile Application Development
16 7 (2.46%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 263 (92.61%) JavaScript
2 64 (22.54%) Java
3 24 (8.45%) PHP
4 15 (5.28%) C#
4 15 (5.28%) Ruby
5 14 (4.93%) Python
6 8 (2.82%) Perl
6 8 (2.82%) ActionScript
7 5 (1.76%) C++
7 5 (1.76%) Clojure
8 4 (1.41%) SQL
9 2 (0.70%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.35%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.35%) Lisp
10 1 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (3.17%) SC Cleared
1 9 (3.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.11%) Degree
3 1 (0.35%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.35%) PhD
3 1 (0.35%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (1.41%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.06%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (2.82%) Puppet
1 8 (2.82%) Vagrant
2 4 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.41%) Ansible
3 1 (0.35%) StatsD
Vendors
1 37 (13.03%) Adobe
2 11 (3.87%) Twitter
3 8 (2.82%) Google
3 8 (2.82%) Sitecore
4 5 (1.76%) Facebook
5 4 (1.41%) ATG
6 3 (1.06%) VMware
6 3 (1.06%) EMC
6 3 (1.06%) Zend
7 2 (0.70%) IBM
8 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.35%) Sencha
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