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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Grunt
Rank 459 562 -
Rank change year-on-year
+103 -
Contract jobs citing Grunt 147 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.032% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.02% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 111 12 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+32.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £80.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 - -

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
7292 6185 6391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 11.74% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4675 3967 3639
Average daily rate £388 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 132 223
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.72 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 August 2014.

Grunt Daily 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 29 August 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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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 +106 139 £425 +13.33% 40
London +105 102 £450 +20.00% 28
City of London +32 20 £500 +33.33% 7
East of England - 12 £455 - 2
South East - 10 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 8 £375 - 1
South West - 7 £340 - 4
Berkshire - 7 £335 -
Cambridge - 5 £475 - 1
Devon - 4 £438 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £455 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £365 - 1
Exeter - 3 £364 - 1
Southampton - 3 £365 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £210 - 2
Sheffield - 1 £210 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £210 - 3
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -

Grunt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 241 (93.41%) JavaScript
2 219 (84.88%) HTML
2 219 (84.88%) CSS
3 172 (66.67%) HTML5
4 153 (59.30%) AngularJS
5 122 (47.29%) CSS3
6 118 (45.74%) jQuery
7 91 (35.27%) OO
8 90 (34.88%) Sass
9 88 (34.11%) Node.js
10 86 (33.33%) Git (software)
11 85 (32.95%) TDD
12 77 (29.84%) Bower
13 74 (28.68%) Jasmine
14 73 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
15 70 (27.13%) Java
16 63 (24.42%) Responsive Web Design
17 58 (22.48%) Backbone.js
18 52 (20.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 44 (17.05%) Web Development
20 42 (16.28%) Subversion
21 41 (15.89%) MVC
22 40 (15.50%) Linux
23 35 (13.57%) Adobe
23 35 (13.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 35 (13.57%) LESS
23 35 (13.57%) Apache Flex
24 34 (13.18%) WebDriver
24 34 (13.18%) Scrum
25 32 (12.40%) Open Source

Grunt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 88 (34.11%) Node.js
2 19 (7.36%) CMS
3 13 (5.04%) Apache
4 8 (3.10%) Confluence
5 5 (1.94%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.55%) nginx
6 4 (1.55%) lighttpd
6 4 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.78%) Drupal
9 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (3.88%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (2.33%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.16%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.26%) GitHub
2 7 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.16%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.75%) Internet
2 3 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.98%) MySQL
2 14 (5.43%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.26%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.10%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.55%) Redis
6 3 (1.16%) Big Data
6 3 (1.16%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.39%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 86 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 77 (29.84%) Bower
3 74 (28.68%) Jasmine
4 42 (16.28%) Subversion
5 34 (13.18%) WebDriver
6 32 (12.40%) Yeoman
7 28 (10.85%) Karma Test Runner
8 26 (10.08%) Mocha
9 23 (8.91%) Jenkins
10 14 (5.43%) QUnit
11 9 (3.49%) JIRA
12 8 (3.10%) Ant
12 8 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (2.71%) Selenium
13 7 (2.71%) Maven
14 6 (2.33%) PHPUnit
14 6 (2.33%) PhantomJS
15 5 (1.94%) Cucumber
16 4 (1.55%) TeamCity
17 3 (1.16%) Behat
General
1 16 (6.20%) Banking
2 14 (5.43%) Finance
3 13 (5.04%) Front Office
4 9 (3.49%) Retail
5 7 (2.71%) Back Office
6 6 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.33%) Marketing
7 4 (1.55%) Games
7 4 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.78%) Advertising
8 2 (0.78%) International Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Publishing
9 1 (0.39%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 227 (87.98%) Developer
2 111 (43.02%) Front-End Developer
3 62 (24.03%) JavaScript Developer
4 54 (20.93%) Web Developer
5 28 (10.85%) Senior Developer
6 14 (5.43%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 11 (4.26%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 7 (2.71%) UI Programmer
8 7 (2.71%) UI Developer
8 7 (2.71%) Architect
9 6 (2.33%) Senior Web Developer
9 6 (2.33%) PHP Developer
10 5 (1.94%) Applications Developer
10 5 (1.94%) Java Developer
10 5 (1.94%) Front-End Web Developer
11 4 (1.55%) Mobile Developer
11 4 (1.55%) Mobile Web Developer
11 4 (1.55%) Senior Applications Developer
12 3 (1.16%) HTML Developer
12 3 (1.16%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (84.88%) HTML
1 219 (84.88%) CSS
2 172 (66.67%) HTML5
3 153 (59.30%) AngularJS
4 122 (47.29%) CSS3
5 118 (45.74%) jQuery
6 90 (34.88%) Sass
7 58 (22.48%) Backbone.js
8 52 (20.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 35 (13.57%) LESS
9 35 (13.57%) Apache Flex
10 31 (12.02%) RESTful
11 30 (11.63%) JSON
12 24 (9.30%) XHTML
13 22 (8.53%) Ajax
13 22 (8.53%) Mustache
13 22 (8.53%) REST
14 17 (6.59%) .NET
14 17 (6.59%) Web Services
15 15 (5.81%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 32 (12.40%) Open Source
3 19 (7.36%) Mobile App
4 14 (5.43%) RIA
5 12 (4.65%) Animation
5 12 (4.65%) Visualisation
6 6 (2.33%) W3C
7 4 (1.55%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.16%) Linked Data
8 3 (1.16%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.16%) Graphic Design
8 3 (1.16%) Physics
8 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.16%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.78%) Equities
10 1 (0.39%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.39%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.50%) Linux
2 23 (8.91%) UNIX
3 11 (4.26%) Windows
4 9 (3.49%) Mac OS X
5 6 (2.33%) Android
6 5 (1.94%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.55%) AIX
8 3 (1.16%) CentOS
8 3 (1.16%) Windows Phone 8
8 3 (1.16%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.39%) Debian
9 1 (0.39%) Fedora
9 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (35.27%) OO
2 85 (32.95%) TDD
3 73 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (24.42%) Responsive Web Design
5 44 (17.05%) Web Development
6 41 (15.89%) MVC
7 34 (13.18%) Scrum
8 30 (11.63%) Web Design
9 27 (10.47%) E-Commerce
10 25 (9.69%) Unit Testing
11 24 (9.30%) BDD
12 22 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (7.36%) Low Latency
14 9 (3.49%) Test Scripting
14 9 (3.49%) User Experience Design
15 8 (3.10%) Automated Testing
15 8 (3.10%) Risk Management
15 8 (3.10%) Workflow
16 7 (2.71%) OOP
16 7 (2.71%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 241 (93.41%) JavaScript
2 70 (27.13%) Java
3 22 (8.53%) PHP
4 15 (5.81%) C#
4 15 (5.81%) Ruby
5 13 (5.04%) Python
6 7 (2.71%) Perl
6 7 (2.71%) ActionScript
7 5 (1.94%) SQL
7 5 (1.94%) C++
8 4 (1.55%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.16%) Clojure
10 2 (0.78%) PHP5
11 1 (0.39%) Scala
11 1 (0.39%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (3.88%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.94%) Degree
4 1 (0.39%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.39%) PhD
4 1 (0.39%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.39%) WAI
1 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.16%) VirtualBox
1 3 (1.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 3 (1.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (3.49%) Puppet
2 8 (3.10%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 35 (13.57%) Adobe
2 12 (4.65%) Twitter
3 9 (3.49%) ATG
4 8 (3.10%) Google
4 8 (3.10%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.94%) Facebook
6 4 (1.55%) IBM
7 3 (1.16%) VMware
7 3 (1.16%) EMC
8 1 (0.39%) Sencha
8 1 (0.39%) Zend
8 1 (0.39%) EPiServer
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