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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grunt
Rank 385 473 532
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +59
Contract jobs citing Grunt 237 108 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.21% 0.035%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.36% 1.60% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 68 15
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £319 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -25.55%
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
7045 6731 5208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.95% 12.78% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4597 4354 3270
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 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 150 150
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.47 £52.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.62% +0.40%

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 26 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
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 26 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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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 +112 233 £375 -11.76% 73
London +91 158 £375 -21.05% 41
City of London +10 21 £450 -21.22% 8
East of England +11 20 £299 -20.33% 9
South East -3 20 £320 -4.47% 7
East Midlands +3 16 £300 -14.28% 2
Berkshire +2 14 £320 -4.47% 1
Hertfordshire +5 13 £288 - 3
Nottinghamshire -1 9 £300 -14.28% 2
Nottingham -4 9 £300 -14.28% 2
Northamptonshire - 7 - -
Northampton - 7 - -
Cambridgeshire -1 6 £340 -9.33% 6
Yorkshire -13 6 £225 -32.83% 5
Watford - 6 - -
Newbury - 6 £325 -
Isleworth - 6 - -
Cambridge -1 5 £340 -15.00% 4
West Midlands -9 5 £330 +11.86% 1
South West - 4 £350 - 2
Hampshire +8 3 £390 - 2
North West -19 3 £350 -6.66% 5
St Albans - 3 - -
Scotland -5 2 £375 - 1
Birmingham -7 2 £330 -
Bristol - 2 £350 -
Bromley - 2 £525 -
Solihull - 2 £330 -
Cheshire - 2 £350 - 1
Uxbridge - 2 £400 -

Grunt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 444 (94.47%) JavaScript
2 421 (89.57%) HTML
3 407 (86.60%) CSS
4 337 (71.70%) HTML5
5 263 (55.96%) CSS3
6 246 (52.34%) AngularJS
7 218 (46.38%) Node.js
8 215 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
9 213 (45.32%) jQuery
10 190 (40.43%) TDD
11 182 (38.72%) Sass
12 173 (36.81%) Bower
13 162 (34.47%) Responsive Web Design
14 156 (33.19%) Backbone.js
15 153 (32.55%) OO
16 134 (28.51%) Git (software)
17 126 (26.81%) Java
18 108 (22.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 100 (21.28%) Jasmine
20 92 (19.57%) User Experience
21 73 (15.53%) LESS
22 72 (15.32%) Scrum
23 64 (13.62%) PHP
23 64 (13.62%) Software Engineering
23 64 (13.62%) BDD
24 62 (13.19%) JSON
25 61 (12.98%) Ajax
25 61 (12.98%) RESTful
26 58 (12.34%) MVC
27 55 (11.70%) Web Development

Grunt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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
1 218 (46.38%) Node.js
2 35 (7.45%) CMS
3 23 (4.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 11 (2.34%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.28%) WordPress
5 6 (1.28%) Drupal
6 5 (1.06%) Apache
7 4 (0.85%) Confluence
7 4 (0.85%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.64%) IIS
8 3 (0.64%) SAS
8 3 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.43%) JBoss
10 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.21%) nginx
10 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 29 (6.17%) Photoshop
2 18 (3.83%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (1.91%) Fireworks
4 3 (0.64%) MS Excel
5 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.28%) Magento
2 5 (1.06%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.91%) GitHub
4 4 (0.85%) Heroku
5 3 (0.64%) Force.com
6 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.43%) Route 53
6 2 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.43%) SaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.40%) Internet
1 16 (3.40%) HTTP
2 4 (0.85%) LDAP
3 2 (0.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.96%) MySQL
2 21 (4.47%) MongoDB
3 9 (1.91%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.91%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.64%) Redis
7 2 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.21%) KDB
8 1 (0.21%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 173 (36.81%) Bower
2 134 (28.51%) Git (software)
3 100 (21.28%) Jasmine
4 49 (10.43%) Mocha
5 34 (7.23%) Subversion
5 34 (7.23%) Karma Test Runner
6 26 (5.53%) Maven
7 25 (5.32%) Jenkins
8 17 (3.62%) QUnit
9 15 (3.19%) Selenium
9 15 (3.19%) webpack
10 14 (2.98%) WebDriver
11 11 (2.34%) Yeoman
12 10 (2.13%) JSHint
13 9 (1.91%) Sublime Text
14 8 (1.70%) PhantomJS
15 7 (1.49%) Visual Studio
15 7 (1.49%) TeamCity
16 6 (1.28%) Cucumber
16 6 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (10.64%) Banking
2 35 (7.45%) Finance
3 28 (5.96%) Investment Banking
4 26 (5.53%) Games
5 17 (3.62%) Marketing
6 13 (2.77%) Retail
7 8 (1.70%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.28%) Publishing
9 4 (0.85%) Front Office
9 4 (0.85%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.43%) Hindi Language
10 2 (0.43%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 438 (93.19%) Developer
2 200 (42.55%) Front-End Developer
3 131 (27.87%) JavaScript Developer
4 70 (14.89%) Web Developer
5 44 (9.36%) Senior Developer
6 26 (5.53%) UI Developer
7 25 (5.32%) UI Programmer
8 20 (4.26%) Front-End Web Developer
9 17 (3.62%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 17 (3.62%) Senior Web Developer
10 14 (2.98%) Java Developer
11 13 (2.77%) Full Stack Developer
12 10 (2.13%) Mobile Developer
13 9 (1.91%) Senior JavaScript Developer
14 7 (1.49%) PHP Developer
15 6 (1.28%) Designer
15 6 (1.28%) Technical Leader
15 6 (1.28%) Lead Developer
16 5 (1.06%) Magento Developer
16 5 (1.06%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 421 (89.57%) HTML
2 407 (86.60%) CSS
3 337 (71.70%) HTML5
4 263 (55.96%) CSS3
5 246 (52.34%) AngularJS
6 213 (45.32%) jQuery
7 182 (38.72%) Sass
8 156 (33.19%) Backbone.js
9 108 (22.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 73 (15.53%) LESS
11 62 (13.19%) JSON
12 61 (12.98%) Ajax
12 61 (12.98%) RESTful
13 51 (10.85%) Web Services
14 37 (7.87%) Ember.js
15 33 (7.02%) XHTML
15 33 (7.02%) .NET
16 28 (5.96%) React
17 25 (5.32%) D3.js
17 25 (5.32%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (19.57%) User Experience
2 17 (3.62%) W3C
3 16 (3.40%) Social Media
4 13 (2.77%) RIA
5 9 (1.91%) Market Risk
6 7 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.06%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.85%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.85%) Blog
9 3 (0.64%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.43%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.43%) iPad
11 1 (0.21%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.21%) BBC
11 1 (0.21%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.21%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.47%) Linux
2 14 (2.98%) Android
3 13 (2.77%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.91%) UNIX
5 7 (1.49%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.28%) Windows
7 4 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (40.43%) TDD
3 162 (34.47%) Responsive Web Design
4 153 (32.55%) OO
5 72 (15.32%) Scrum
6 64 (13.62%) Software Engineering
6 64 (13.62%) BDD
7 58 (12.34%) MVC
8 55 (11.70%) Web Development
9 47 (10.00%) Web Design
9 47 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (8.30%) E-Commerce
11 32 (6.81%) Unit Testing
12 27 (5.74%) Progressive Enhancement
13 25 (5.32%) OOP
14 23 (4.89%) Dependency Management
15 20 (4.26%) Analytics
16 17 (3.62%) Refactoring
16 17 (3.62%) Test Automation
17 16 (3.40%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 444 (94.47%) JavaScript
2 126 (26.81%) Java
3 64 (13.62%) PHP
4 23 (4.89%) C#
5 20 (4.26%) Ruby
6 17 (3.62%) Python
7 16 (3.40%) SQL
8 5 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.06%) C
8 5 (1.06%) Dart
9 4 (0.85%) CoffeeScript
9 4 (0.85%) PHP5
9 4 (0.85%) Apex Code
9 4 (0.85%) Perl
10 3 (0.64%) F#
11 2 (0.43%) R
11 2 (0.43%) Go
11 2 (0.43%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.43%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.21%) Ada
Qualifications
1 14 (2.98%) Degree
2 3 (0.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.13%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.43%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (1.06%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (2.77%) Adobe
2 10 (2.13%) Oracle
3 6 (1.28%) Zend
4 5 (1.06%) Google
5 4 (0.85%) Facebook
5 4 (0.85%) Twitter
5 4 (0.85%) Sitecore
5 4 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (0.85%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.64%) Maxymiser
7 2 (0.43%) Foundry
7 2 (0.43%) Perforce
8 1 (0.21%) VMware
8 1 (0.21%) HP
8 1 (0.21%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.21%) hybris
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