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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grunt
Rank 393 548 564
Rank change year-on-year
+155 +16
Contract jobs citing Grunt 223 30 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.059% 0.010%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.04% 0.50% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 19 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 £275 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
7324 5947 5941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.66% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5022 3825 3527
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 144 240
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.88 £18.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.40 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +152 197 £413 +10.00% 60
London +113 142 £425 +3.03% 43
City of London +50 34 £463 +23.33% 10
South East +3 28 £330 -5.71% 8
Scotland - 21 £400 - 1
Edinburgh - 19 £400 - 1
Berkshire - 14 £334 - 2
East of England -5 12 £450 +22.03% 1
North West -4 7 £463 +23.33% 2
Manchester -5 7 £463 +23.33% 2
Surrey - 7 £275 -
Hampshire - 7 - - 2
Southampton - 6 - - 2
Hertfordshire -9 5 £475 +28.81%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £325 -
South West - 3 £364 -
Cambridge - 2 £400 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £475 -
Yorkshire -11 1 £350 +47.36% 1
Exeter - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Dorset - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 4

Grunt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 334 (90.76%) JavaScript
2 321 (87.23%) HTML
3 315 (85.60%) CSS
4 259 (70.38%) HTML5
5 221 (60.05%) AngularJS
6 182 (49.46%) CSS3
7 181 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
8 160 (43.48%) jQuery
9 156 (42.39%) OO
10 137 (37.23%) TDD
11 120 (32.61%) Node.js
12 117 (31.79%) Git (software)
13 115 (31.25%) Bower
14 109 (29.62%) Sass
15 101 (27.45%) Backbone.js
15 101 (27.45%) User Experience
16 94 (25.54%) Java
17 87 (23.64%) Responsive Web Design
18 73 (19.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 71 (19.29%) Jasmine
20 56 (15.22%) MVC
21 53 (14.40%) JSON
22 51 (13.86%) Web Development
23 49 (13.32%) KnockoutJS
24 48 (13.04%) Scrum
25 47 (12.77%) LESS
26 46 (12.50%) BDD
27 45 (12.23%) WebDriver
28 44 (11.96%) RESTful
29 43 (11.68%) Karma Test Runner

Grunt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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
1 120 (32.61%) Node.js
2 30 (8.15%) CMS
3 19 (5.16%) Apache
4 9 (2.45%) lighttpd
5 8 (2.17%) Confluence
6 7 (1.90%) Adobe CQ
6 7 (1.90%) WordPress
6 7 (1.90%) Drupal
7 4 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.82%) nginx
8 3 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.27%) Gunicorn
9 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (2.45%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.36%) Fireworks
3 4 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.27%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.17%) GitHub
2 6 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.36%) SaaS
4 4 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.82%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.82%) Heroku
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.97%) Internet
2 3 (0.82%) DVB
3 2 (0.54%) HTTP
4 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.43%) MySQL
2 13 (3.53%) MongoDB
3 11 (2.99%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.90%) Redis
5 2 (0.54%) Neo4j
5 2 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.54%) Big Data
6 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 117 (31.79%) Git (software)
2 115 (31.25%) Bower
3 71 (19.29%) Jasmine
4 45 (12.23%) WebDriver
5 43 (11.68%) Karma Test Runner
6 41 (11.14%) Subversion
7 31 (8.42%) Yeoman
8 17 (4.62%) Jenkins
8 17 (4.62%) QUnit
9 15 (4.08%) Mocha
9 15 (4.08%) Maven
10 14 (3.80%) Eclipse
11 11 (2.99%) JIRA
12 10 (2.72%) Ant
13 9 (2.45%) PhantomJS
13 9 (2.45%) Cucumber
14 8 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (1.90%) PHPUnit
16 6 (1.63%) Selenium
17 5 (1.36%) CasperJS
General
1 39 (10.60%) Banking
2 24 (6.52%) Finance
3 18 (4.89%) Games
4 17 (4.62%) Retail
5 16 (4.35%) Marketing
5 16 (4.35%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.45%) Front Office
7 4 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.82%) Publishing
8 3 (0.82%) International Banking
9 2 (0.54%) Legal
9 2 (0.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 336 (91.30%) Developer
2 138 (37.50%) Front-End Developer
3 104 (28.26%) JavaScript Developer
4 80 (21.74%) Web Developer
5 37 (10.05%) Senior Developer
6 18 (4.89%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 16 (4.35%) Front-End Web Developer
8 13 (3.53%) UI Programmer
8 13 (3.53%) UI Developer
9 9 (2.45%) Java Developer
9 9 (2.45%) Senior Web Developer
10 8 (2.17%) PHP Developer
10 8 (2.17%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 7 (1.90%) Architect
11 7 (1.90%) Technical Architect
11 7 (1.90%) Applications Developer
12 5 (1.36%) WordPress Developer
12 5 (1.36%) Python Developer
12 5 (1.36%) HTML Developer
13 4 (1.09%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (87.23%) HTML
2 315 (85.60%) CSS
3 259 (70.38%) HTML5
4 221 (60.05%) AngularJS
5 182 (49.46%) CSS3
6 160 (43.48%) jQuery
7 109 (29.62%) Sass
8 101 (27.45%) Backbone.js
9 73 (19.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 53 (14.40%) JSON
11 49 (13.32%) KnockoutJS
12 47 (12.77%) LESS
13 44 (11.96%) RESTful
14 40 (10.87%) REST
15 29 (7.88%) Ajax
16 28 (7.61%) Web Services
16 28 (7.61%) D3.js
17 25 (6.79%) Apache Flex
18 24 (6.52%) Ember.js
18 24 (6.52%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 101 (27.45%) User Experience
2 41 (11.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 29 (7.88%) Open Source
4 26 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.98%) Mobile App
6 21 (5.71%) RIA
7 19 (5.16%) Visualisation
8 12 (3.26%) Digital Media
9 8 (2.17%) Animation
10 7 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.63%) Inversion of Control
12 5 (1.36%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.36%) W3C
12 5 (1.36%) Online Games
13 4 (1.09%) Fixed Income
13 4 (1.09%) Equities
14 3 (0.82%) Linked Data
14 3 (0.82%) Interactive TV
14 3 (0.82%) Physics
14 3 (0.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.05%) Linux
2 9 (2.45%) Windows
3 8 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.90%) UNIX
4 7 (1.90%) CentOS
5 6 (1.63%) Android
6 5 (1.36%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.09%) VMS
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (42.39%) OO
3 137 (37.23%) TDD
4 87 (23.64%) Responsive Web Design
5 56 (15.22%) MVC
6 51 (13.86%) Web Development
7 48 (13.04%) Scrum
8 46 (12.50%) BDD
9 40 (10.87%) Unit Testing
10 30 (8.15%) Test Automation
11 28 (7.61%) Web Design
12 27 (7.34%) E-Commerce
13 23 (6.25%) Software Engineering
14 17 (4.62%) OOP
15 16 (4.35%) Analytics
16 12 (3.26%) Kanban
17 11 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
18 9 (2.45%) Progressive Enhancement
19 8 (2.17%) UX Design
19 8 (2.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 334 (90.76%) JavaScript
2 94 (25.54%) Java
3 30 (8.15%) PHP
4 19 (5.16%) Ruby
5 18 (4.89%) Python
6 12 (3.26%) C#
7 8 (2.17%) ActionScript
7 8 (2.17%) Perl
8 5 (1.36%) C++
8 5 (1.36%) Clojure
9 2 (0.54%) Scala
9 2 (0.54%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.27%) SQL
10 1 (0.27%) Ada
10 1 (0.27%) ECMAScript
10 1 (0.27%) Lisp
10 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (1.90%) Degree
2 2 (0.54%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.54%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.27%) PhD
3 1 (0.27%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.27%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (1.09%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.82%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (1.36%) Vagrant
1 5 (1.36%) Puppet
2 3 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.54%) Ansible
4 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.27%) StatsD
Vendors
1 22 (5.98%) Adobe
2 19 (5.16%) Google
3 9 (2.45%) Twitter
4 7 (1.90%) Facebook
5 6 (1.63%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.09%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.82%) EMC
7 3 (0.82%) VMware
7 3 (0.82%) Zend
8 2 (0.54%) Perforce
9 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.27%) Sencha
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