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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grunt
Rank 372 486 569
Rank change year-on-year
+114 +83
Contract jobs citing Grunt 258 110 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.21% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.55% 1.63% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 79 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £389 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.53% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £650 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +16.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
7262 6757 5643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.24% 12.77% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4781 4297 3501
Average daily rate £400 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 143 155
Average hourly rate £37.74 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.15% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £32.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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 +109 256 £375 -6.25% 86
London +87 175 £375 -11.76% 54
City of London 0 23 £400 -34.69% 16
East of England +16 22 £325 -13.33% 6
South East -7 19 £375 +11.94% 10
East Midlands +6 14 £300 -14.28% 3
Cambridgeshire +6 12 £345 -8.00% 3
South West - 12 £350 - 1
Berkshire +18 11 £360 +7.53% 3
Bristol - 10 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire +4 9 £288 -
Cambridge -3 8 £345 -8.00% 3
Northampton - 7 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 7 £400 -
West Midlands +3 5 £330 +11.39% 4
Nottinghamshire -3 5 £300 -14.28% 2
Nottingham -7 5 £300 -14.28% 2
Isleworth - 5 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £369 - 1
North West - 5 £350 - 6
Slough +7 4 £488 +49.42%
Cheshire - 4 £350 -
Watford - 3 - -
Scotland -3 2 £375 - 4
West Yorkshire -20 2 £475 +41.79% 2
Yorkshire -21 2 £475 +74.31% 2
Leeds -25 2 £475 +41.79% 2
Coventry - 2 £400 -
Bromley - 2 £525 -
Birmingham - 2 £330 - 1

Grunt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 470 (95.92%) JavaScript
2 438 (89.39%) HTML
2 438 (89.39%) CSS
3 343 (70.00%) HTML5
4 271 (55.31%) CSS3
5 266 (54.29%) AngularJS
6 240 (48.98%) Node.js
7 232 (47.35%) jQuery
8 220 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
9 216 (44.08%) Sass
10 180 (36.73%) Bower
11 175 (35.71%) OO
12 174 (35.51%) Responsive Web Design
13 172 (35.10%) TDD
14 163 (33.27%) Backbone.js
15 158 (32.24%) Git (software)
16 134 (27.35%) gulp
17 121 (24.69%) Jasmine
17 121 (24.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 109 (22.24%) Java
19 87 (17.76%) User Experience
20 84 (17.14%) LESS
21 79 (16.12%) RESTful
22 77 (15.71%) MVC
23 73 (14.90%) Scrum
24 68 (13.88%) PHP
25 67 (13.67%) Ajax
25 67 (13.67%) Mocha
26 65 (13.27%) JSON
27 64 (13.06%) BDD

Grunt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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
1 240 (48.98%) Node.js
2 36 (7.35%) CMS
3 20 (4.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 10 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.63%) Drupal
5 8 (1.63%) WordPress
6 7 (1.43%) nginx
7 5 (1.02%) Confluence
7 5 (1.02%) Apache
7 5 (1.02%) IIS
8 4 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.82%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.41%) JBoss
9 2 (0.41%) SAS
10 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.20%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 37 (7.55%) Photoshop
2 21 (4.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (1.84%) Fireworks
4 3 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.41%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (1.43%) Tridion
2 5 (1.02%) Magento
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.86%) GitHub
4 5 (1.02%) SaaS
5 3 (0.61%) Force.com
6 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.20%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.65%) HTTP
2 11 (2.24%) Internet
3 2 (0.41%) Firewall
4 1 (0.20%) DNS
4 1 (0.20%) SSL
4 1 (0.20%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.53%) MySQL
2 29 (5.92%) MongoDB
3 11 (2.24%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.04%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.61%) Redis
9 2 (0.41%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.20%) KDB
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 180 (36.73%) Bower
2 158 (32.24%) Git (software)
3 134 (27.35%) gulp
4 121 (24.69%) Jasmine
5 67 (13.67%) Mocha
6 38 (7.76%) Subversion
7 33 (6.73%) Karma Test Runner
8 29 (5.92%) Maven
9 27 (5.51%) Jenkins
10 18 (3.67%) QUnit
11 17 (3.47%) webpack
12 14 (2.86%) JSHint
12 14 (2.86%) Yeoman
12 14 (2.86%) Selenium
13 13 (2.65%) Cucumber
13 13 (2.65%) WebDriver
14 11 (2.24%) PhantomJS
15 10 (2.04%) Sublime Text
16 9 (1.84%) JIRA
16 9 (1.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (9.59%) Banking
2 33 (6.73%) Finance
3 26 (5.31%) Games
3 26 (5.31%) Investment Banking
4 22 (4.49%) Retail
5 19 (3.88%) Marketing
6 8 (1.63%) Publishing
6 8 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.02%) Advertising
8 4 (0.82%) Front Office
9 2 (0.41%) Electronics
9 2 (0.41%) Arabic Language
9 2 (0.41%) Hindi Language
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 457 (93.27%) Developer
2 219 (44.69%) Front-End Developer
3 140 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
4 68 (13.88%) Web Developer
5 38 (7.76%) Senior Developer
6 28 (5.71%) UI Developer
7 27 (5.51%) UI Programmer
8 18 (3.67%) Front-End Web Developer
8 18 (3.67%) Full Stack Developer
9 17 (3.47%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 11 (2.24%) Senior Web Developer
11 10 (2.04%) Java Developer
12 9 (1.84%) PHP Developer
12 9 (1.84%) Mobile Developer
13 8 (1.63%) Senior JavaScript Developer
13 8 (1.63%) Node.js Developer
13 8 (1.63%) Lead Developer
14 6 (1.22%) .NET Developer
14 6 (1.22%) Designer
15 5 (1.02%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 438 (89.39%) HTML
1 438 (89.39%) CSS
2 343 (70.00%) HTML5
3 271 (55.31%) CSS3
4 266 (54.29%) AngularJS
5 232 (47.35%) jQuery
6 216 (44.08%) Sass
7 163 (33.27%) Backbone.js
8 121 (24.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 84 (17.14%) LESS
10 79 (16.12%) RESTful
11 67 (13.67%) Ajax
12 65 (13.27%) JSON
13 61 (12.45%) Web Services
14 43 (8.78%) React
15 38 (7.76%) Ember.js
16 29 (5.92%) XHTML
17 27 (5.51%) .NET
17 27 (5.51%) D3.js
18 24 (4.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (17.76%) User Experience
2 16 (3.27%) Social Media
2 16 (3.27%) W3C
3 10 (2.04%) Market Risk
4 9 (1.84%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.43%) RIA
5 7 (1.43%) Fixed Income
5 7 (1.43%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.02%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.02%) Digital Media
7 4 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (0.82%) Graphic Design
8 3 (0.61%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.61%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.41%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.41%) iPad
9 2 (0.41%) Animation
9 2 (0.41%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.20%) BBC
10 1 (0.20%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.90%) Linux
2 9 (1.84%) UNIX
2 9 (1.84%) Apple iOS
3 8 (1.63%) Android
4 7 (1.43%) Windows
4 7 (1.43%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.82%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.61%) CentOS
8 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (35.71%) OO
3 174 (35.51%) Responsive Web Design
4 172 (35.10%) TDD
5 77 (15.71%) MVC
6 73 (14.90%) Scrum
7 64 (13.06%) BDD
8 54 (11.02%) Web Development
9 50 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (10.20%) E-Commerce
10 49 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 47 (9.59%) Web Design
12 38 (7.76%) Unit Testing
13 28 (5.71%) OOP
14 26 (5.31%) Progressive Enhancement
14 26 (5.31%) Dependency Management
15 24 (4.90%) Analytics
16 20 (4.08%) SOA
17 17 (3.47%) Pair Programming
18 16 (3.27%) Graceful Degradation
Programming Languages
1 470 (95.92%) JavaScript
2 109 (22.24%) Java
3 68 (13.88%) PHP
4 26 (5.31%) C#
5 22 (4.49%) Python
6 17 (3.47%) Ruby
7 9 (1.84%) SQL
7 9 (1.84%) TypeScript
8 8 (1.63%) Dart
8 8 (1.63%) C
9 6 (1.22%) PHP5
10 5 (1.02%) ECMAScript
10 5 (1.02%) CoffeeScript
11 4 (0.82%) Groovy
11 4 (0.82%) Scala
11 4 (0.82%) Apex Code
11 4 (0.82%) Perl
12 3 (0.61%) PHP4
12 3 (0.61%) F#
13 2 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (2.86%) Degree
2 3 (0.61%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.04%) QA
2 4 (0.82%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.61%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (1.22%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (2.65%) Adobe
2 10 (2.04%) Oracle
3 9 (1.84%) Google
4 8 (1.63%) Twitter
5 7 (1.43%) Zend
6 5 (1.02%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.02%) Facebook
6 5 (1.02%) Sitecore
7 4 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.61%) Maxymiser
8 3 (0.61%) Apigee
9 2 (0.41%) Foundry
10 1 (0.20%) hybris
10 1 (0.20%) VMware
10 1 (0.20%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.20%) HP
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