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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grunt
Rank 363 518 525
Rank change year-on-year
+155 +7
Contract jobs citing Grunt 217 41 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.084% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.19% 0.71% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 28 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £240 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
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
6800 5781 5381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.57% 11.84% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4600 3654 3338
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 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 212
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 £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.05 £43.50
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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +138 196 £400 +6.66% 76
London +140 154 £413 -8.33% 49
City of London +45 35 £438 +16.66% 12
South East +2 18 £375 +56.25% 12
Scotland +3 12 £408 - 1
Berkshire +13 11 £375 +56.25%
Edinburgh - 10 £415 -
East of England +4 8 £277 -24.88% 4
Yorkshire -5 4 £375 +57.89% 3
North West - 4 £366 - 2
West Yorkshire -2 3 £375 +57.89% 1
Canary Wharf - 3 £475 -
Leeds - 3 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire -1 2 - - 1
Watford - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £388 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £331 - 3
Cheshire - 2 £366 - 1
Manchester - 2 £388 - 1
Newbury - 2 £363 -
Warwickshire - 2 £325 -
West Midlands - 2 £325 - 3
Cambridge - 1 £350 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Suffolk - - - -
Witney - - - - 4
York - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 6

Grunt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 377 (92.63%) JavaScript
2 364 (89.43%) HTML
3 349 (85.75%) CSS
4 304 (74.69%) HTML5
5 233 (57.25%) AngularJS
6 232 (57.00%) CSS3
7 211 (51.84%) Agile Software Development
8 181 (44.47%) TDD
9 170 (41.77%) jQuery
10 163 (40.05%) OO
11 147 (36.12%) Node.js
12 132 (32.43%) Sass
12 132 (32.43%) Bower
13 127 (31.20%) Git (software)
14 115 (28.26%) Java
15 113 (27.76%) Responsive Web Design
15 113 (27.76%) Backbone.js
16 95 (23.34%) User Experience
17 75 (18.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 70 (17.20%) Jasmine
19 67 (16.46%) Scrum
20 60 (14.74%) MVC
21 59 (14.50%) BDD
22 51 (12.53%) JSON
22 51 (12.53%) Software Engineering
23 50 (12.29%) KnockoutJS
24 46 (11.30%) LESS
25 45 (11.06%) Karma Test Runner
25 45 (11.06%) Banking
26 44 (10.81%) Web Development

Grunt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 147 (36.12%) Node.js
2 27 (6.63%) CMS
3 17 (4.18%) Apache
4 13 (3.19%) Adobe CQ
5 9 (2.21%) lighttpd
6 7 (1.72%) WordPress
7 5 (1.23%) Drupal
8 4 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.25%) SAS
11 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.25%) IIS
11 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.25%) nginx
11 1 (0.25%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 10 (2.46%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (0.98%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.49%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.25%) Tridion
2 1 (0.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.72%) Heroku
2 6 (1.47%) GitHub
3 5 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.98%) SaaS
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.49%) Route 53
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.49%) ElastiCache
5 2 (0.49%) Force.com
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.88%) Internet
2 6 (1.47%) HTTP
3 4 (0.98%) LDAP
4 3 (0.74%) DVB
5 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.93%) MongoDB
2 11 (2.70%) MySQL
3 7 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.47%) Redis
5 4 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.74%) Neo4j
6 3 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.49%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 132 (32.43%) Bower
2 127 (31.20%) Git (software)
3 70 (17.20%) Jasmine
4 45 (11.06%) Karma Test Runner
5 36 (8.85%) Subversion
6 35 (8.60%) WebDriver
7 23 (5.65%) Jenkins
8 22 (5.41%) Yeoman
9 17 (4.18%) QUnit
10 15 (3.69%) Mocha
11 14 (3.44%) Eclipse
12 12 (2.95%) Maven
13 11 (2.70%) Selenium
14 10 (2.46%) Ant
15 8 (1.97%) PhantomJS
16 6 (1.47%) Cucumber
16 6 (1.47%) PHPUnit
17 5 (1.23%) Fiddler
17 5 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
17 5 (1.23%) CasperJS
General
1 45 (11.06%) Banking
2 30 (7.37%) Finance
3 25 (6.14%) Games
4 20 (4.91%) Investment Banking
5 19 (4.67%) Marketing
6 14 (3.44%) Retail
7 6 (1.47%) Front Office
8 4 (0.98%) Publishing
9 3 (0.74%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.74%) Advertising
10 2 (0.49%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.49%) Hindi Language
10 2 (0.49%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 375 (92.14%) Developer
2 158 (38.82%) Front-End Developer
3 113 (27.76%) JavaScript Developer
4 80 (19.66%) Web Developer
5 45 (11.06%) Senior Developer
6 22 (5.41%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 17 (4.18%) Front-End Web Developer
8 14 (3.44%) Senior Web Developer
9 13 (3.19%) UI Developer
9 13 (3.19%) UI Programmer
10 9 (2.21%) Java Developer
11 8 (1.97%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 8 (1.97%) PHP Developer
12 7 (1.72%) Applications Developer
13 6 (1.47%) Mobile Developer
14 5 (1.23%) Technical Architect
14 5 (1.23%) Architect
14 5 (1.23%) HTML Developer
14 5 (1.23%) Mobile Web Developer
14 5 (1.23%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 364 (89.43%) HTML
2 349 (85.75%) CSS
3 304 (74.69%) HTML5
4 233 (57.25%) AngularJS
5 232 (57.00%) CSS3
6 170 (41.77%) jQuery
7 132 (32.43%) Sass
8 113 (27.76%) Backbone.js
9 75 (18.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 51 (12.53%) JSON
11 50 (12.29%) KnockoutJS
12 46 (11.30%) LESS
13 41 (10.07%) RESTful
14 36 (8.85%) D3.js
15 34 (8.35%) REST
16 32 (7.86%) Ajax
17 28 (6.88%) .NET
17 28 (6.88%) Web Services
18 27 (6.63%) Underscore.js
19 20 (4.91%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 95 (23.34%) User Experience
2 30 (7.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 27 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.90%) RIA
5 23 (5.65%) Open Source
6 19 (4.67%) Mobile App
7 13 (3.19%) Visualisation
8 11 (2.70%) W3C
8 11 (2.70%) Digital Media
9 7 (1.72%) Animation
10 6 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
10 6 (1.47%) Online Games
11 4 (0.98%) Blog
11 4 (0.98%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.74%) Interactive TV
12 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.49%) Equities
14 1 (0.25%) Mobile Games
14 1 (0.25%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.86%) Linux
2 14 (3.44%) Android
3 13 (3.19%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.97%) Windows
5 5 (1.23%) UNIX
5 5 (1.23%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.98%) CentOS
6 4 (0.98%) VMS
7 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (51.84%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (44.47%) TDD
3 163 (40.05%) OO
4 113 (27.76%) Responsive Web Design
5 67 (16.46%) Scrum
6 60 (14.74%) MVC
7 59 (14.50%) BDD
8 51 (12.53%) Software Engineering
9 44 (10.81%) Web Development
10 37 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 34 (8.35%) Test Automation
11 34 (8.35%) Web Design
12 33 (8.11%) E-Commerce
13 23 (5.65%) OOP
14 20 (4.91%) Analytics
15 15 (3.69%) Refactoring
16 13 (3.19%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (3.19%) Progressive Enhancement
17 12 (2.95%) Mentoring
18 11 (2.70%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 377 (92.63%) JavaScript
2 115 (28.26%) Java
3 29 (7.13%) PHP
4 27 (6.63%) Ruby
5 16 (3.93%) Python
6 11 (2.70%) C#
7 8 (1.97%) SQL
7 8 (1.97%) Perl
8 6 (1.47%) ActionScript
9 5 (1.23%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.98%) Clojure
10 4 (0.98%) C++
11 3 (0.74%) Scala
11 3 (0.74%) Dart
12 2 (0.49%) R
12 2 (0.49%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.25%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.25%) Ada
13 1 (0.25%) Lisp
13 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (2.21%) Degree
2 1 (0.25%) PhD
2 1 (0.25%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.25%) StatsD
2 1 (0.25%) Ansible
2 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.25%) Graphite
2 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (4.18%) Adobe
2 15 (3.69%) Google
3 6 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (0.98%) Facebook
4 4 (0.98%) Twitter
4 4 (0.98%) Zend
4 4 (0.98%) Red Hat
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle
5 3 (0.74%) Perforce
5 3 (0.74%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.49%) Maxymiser
6 2 (0.49%) Foundry
6 2 (0.49%) Microsoft
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Hydrogen Group
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