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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grunt
Rank 390 500 540
Rank change year-on-year
+110 +40
Contract jobs citing Grunt 227 95 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.17% 0.029%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.17% 1.39% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 56 13
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £335 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.73% -25.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.69 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
7160 6827 5439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.83% 12.53% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4586 4366 3458
Average daily rate £400 £375 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 135 135
Average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.79 £31.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%

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 1 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Grunt within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Grunt Hourly 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 1 May 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 +107 218 £384 -4.06% 73
London +86 151 £400 -7.24% 36
City of London +17 26 £500 -7.83% 4
South East -5 20 £320 -4.47% 10
East Midlands - 15 £300 - 4
Yorkshire +2 12 £275 -17.91% 2
Berkshire -3 12 £320 -4.47% 4
Hertfordshire +12 11 £288 +4.54% 3
East of England +10 11 £288 -23.33% 7
Nottinghamshire - 9 £300 - 3
Nottingham - 9 £300 - 3
Watford - 7 - -
Northamptonshire - 6 - - 1
Isleworth - 6 - -
Northampton - 6 - - 1
Newbury - 5 £325 -
Edinburgh +7 4 £363 - 1
Scotland +2 4 £363 - 1
West Midlands -12 4 £340 +15.25% 1
West Yorkshire -10 3 £275 -17.91% 2
Leeds -15 3 £275 -17.91% 2
North West -19 3 - - 11
Birmingham -4 2 £346 -
Buckinghamshire -11 2 £450 -8.86%
Cheshire - 2 - - 1
Hampshire - 2 £380 - 3
Oxfordshire - 2 £275 - 1
St Albans - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £400 -
Oxford - 2 £275 -

Grunt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 428 (94.07%) JavaScript
2 405 (89.01%) HTML
3 389 (85.49%) CSS
4 335 (73.63%) HTML5
5 257 (56.48%) CSS3
6 251 (55.16%) AngularJS
7 204 (44.84%) Agile Software Development
8 198 (43.52%) jQuery
9 197 (43.30%) Node.js
10 188 (41.32%) TDD
11 181 (39.78%) Sass
12 171 (37.58%) Bower
13 159 (34.95%) OO
14 153 (33.63%) Backbone.js
15 137 (30.11%) Responsive Web Design
16 136 (29.89%) Java
17 121 (26.59%) Git (software)
18 103 (22.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 95 (20.88%) User Experience
20 82 (18.02%) Jasmine
21 65 (14.29%) Scrum
22 64 (14.07%) Software Engineering
23 63 (13.85%) LESS
24 60 (13.19%) MVC
25 59 (12.97%) BDD
26 58 (12.75%) PHP
27 56 (12.31%) Web Development
28 55 (12.09%) Web Services
29 54 (11.87%) JSON
30 52 (11.43%) RESTful

Grunt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 197 (43.30%) Node.js
2 37 (8.13%) CMS
3 28 (6.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (1.32%) WordPress
4 6 (1.32%) Drupal
5 5 (1.10%) Apache
5 5 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.88%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.88%) Confluence
7 3 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.44%) JBoss
8 2 (0.44%) IIS
9 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (6.15%) Photoshop
2 17 (3.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (1.98%) Fireworks
4 3 (0.66%) MS Excel
5 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (1.32%) Magento
2 4 (0.88%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.98%) GitHub
4 4 (0.88%) Heroku
5 3 (0.66%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.66%) Force.com
5 3 (0.66%) SaaS
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.44%) Route 53
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.44%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.74%) Internet
2 15 (3.30%) HTTP
3 4 (0.88%) LDAP
4 3 (0.66%) DVB
5 2 (0.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.93%) MySQL
2 20 (4.40%) MongoDB
3 8 (1.76%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.54%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.66%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.22%) Redis
9 1 (0.22%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.22%) Big Data
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.22%) KDB
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 171 (37.58%) Bower
2 121 (26.59%) Git (software)
3 82 (18.02%) Jasmine
4 39 (8.57%) Mocha
5 38 (8.35%) Karma Test Runner
6 33 (7.25%) Subversion
7 27 (5.93%) Jenkins
8 23 (5.05%) Maven
9 20 (4.40%) WebDriver
10 19 (4.18%) webpack
11 17 (3.74%) QUnit
12 13 (2.86%) Selenium
13 12 (2.64%) Yeoman
14 9 (1.98%) Sublime Text
14 9 (1.98%) JSHint
15 8 (1.76%) TeamCity
16 7 (1.54%) JIRA
17 6 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (1.32%) Cucumber
18 5 (1.10%) PhantomJS
General
1 42 (9.23%) Banking
2 36 (7.91%) Finance
3 28 (6.15%) Games
4 25 (5.49%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.30%) Marketing
6 11 (2.42%) Retail
7 7 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.54%) Publishing
8 4 (0.88%) Advertising
9 3 (0.66%) Front Office
10 2 (0.44%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.44%) Hindi Language
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 418 (91.87%) Developer
2 190 (41.76%) Front-End Developer
3 118 (25.93%) JavaScript Developer
4 72 (15.82%) Web Developer
5 40 (8.79%) Senior Developer
6 24 (5.27%) UI Developer
6 24 (5.27%) UI Programmer
7 20 (4.40%) Front-End Web Developer
8 17 (3.74%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 16 (3.52%) Senior Web Developer
10 15 (3.30%) Java Developer
11 11 (2.42%) Full Stack Developer
12 9 (1.98%) Mobile Developer
13 8 (1.76%) Lead Developer
14 7 (1.54%) Architect
14 7 (1.54%) PHP Developer
15 6 (1.32%) Technical Leader
16 5 (1.10%) Senior JavaScript Developer
16 5 (1.10%) Node.js Developer
16 5 (1.10%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 405 (89.01%) HTML
2 389 (85.49%) CSS
3 335 (73.63%) HTML5
4 257 (56.48%) CSS3
5 251 (55.16%) AngularJS
6 198 (43.52%) jQuery
7 181 (39.78%) Sass
8 153 (33.63%) Backbone.js
9 103 (22.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 63 (13.85%) LESS
11 55 (12.09%) Web Services
12 54 (11.87%) JSON
13 52 (11.43%) RESTful
14 49 (10.77%) Ajax
15 39 (8.57%) Ember.js
16 29 (6.37%) .NET
17 28 (6.15%) XHTML
18 27 (5.93%) D3.js
18 27 (5.93%) React
19 24 (5.27%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (20.88%) User Experience
2 19 (4.18%) W3C
3 17 (3.74%) RIA
3 17 (3.74%) Social Media
4 8 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.76%) Digital Media
5 7 (1.54%) Visualisation
6 6 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.32%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.88%) Open Source
8 4 (0.88%) Market Risk
8 4 (0.88%) Blog
8 4 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.66%) Interactive TV
9 3 (0.66%) Online Games
9 3 (0.66%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.44%) iPad
11 1 (0.22%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.05%) Linux
2 14 (3.08%) Apple iOS
2 14 (3.08%) Android
3 8 (1.76%) UNIX
3 8 (1.76%) Ubuntu
4 7 (1.54%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.10%) CentOS
6 4 (0.88%) VMS
7 3 (0.66%) Windows
8 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (44.84%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (41.32%) TDD
3 159 (34.95%) OO
4 137 (30.11%) Responsive Web Design
5 65 (14.29%) Scrum
6 64 (14.07%) Software Engineering
7 60 (13.19%) MVC
8 59 (12.97%) BDD
9 56 (12.31%) Web Development
10 33 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (7.03%) Web Design
11 32 (7.03%) E-Commerce
12 30 (6.59%) Test Automation
13 25 (5.49%) OOP
14 24 (5.27%) Dependency Management
15 21 (4.62%) Unit Testing
16 20 (4.40%) Progressive Enhancement
16 20 (4.40%) Analytics
16 20 (4.40%) Continuous Delivery
17 19 (4.18%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 428 (94.07%) JavaScript
2 136 (29.89%) Java
3 58 (12.75%) PHP
4 21 (4.62%) Ruby
5 20 (4.40%) C#
6 16 (3.52%) Python
7 14 (3.08%) SQL
8 5 (1.10%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.10%) C
9 4 (0.88%) Perl
9 4 (0.88%) Apex Code
9 4 (0.88%) PHP5
10 3 (0.66%) Dart
10 3 (0.66%) F#
11 2 (0.44%) Ada
11 2 (0.44%) Scala
11 2 (0.44%) R
11 2 (0.44%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (0.44%) Go
12 1 (0.22%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 13 (2.86%) Degree
2 2 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.76%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.44%) Docker
2 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (0.88%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (3.30%) Adobe
2 9 (1.98%) Oracle
3 7 (1.54%) Google
4 6 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (1.32%) Zend
5 4 (0.88%) Red Hat
5 4 (0.88%) Sitecore
5 4 (0.88%) Facebook
5 4 (0.88%) Twitter
6 3 (0.66%) Maxymiser
6 3 (0.66%) Perforce
6 3 (0.66%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.44%) Foundry
8 1 (0.22%) hybris
8 1 (0.22%) VMware
8 1 (0.22%) HP
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