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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Grunt
Rank 354 485 563
Rank change year-on-year
+131 +78
Contract jobs citing Grunt 294 127 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.23% 0.031%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.89% 1.81% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 96 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £325 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.06 £80.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.42% -
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
7557 7024 5870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.29% 12.85% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4976 4513 3677
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 152 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £30.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 31 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 31 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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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 +115 283 £375 -14.28% 76
London +104 205 £375 -16.66% 40
City of London -1 27 £375 -38.77% 4
South East +4 24 £375 +7.14% 15
East of England +17 21 £340 -17.57% 3
Cambridgeshire +12 15 £340 -17.57% 1
South West +1 14 £363 -17.14% 3
Berkshire +11 12 £425 +26.86% 2
Scotland -1 11 £388 - 2
Bristol +6 10 £350 +7.69% 3
Cambridge 0 10 £340 -24.44% 1
Oxfordshire - 10 £300 - 4
Edinburgh -2 8 £388 -
North West - 7 £350 - 8
Slough +5 5 £488 +48.85% 1
Cheshire - 5 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £288 - 1
East Midlands +2 4 £400 +14.28% 4
Yorkshire -20 4 £475 +126.19% 1
West Midlands +1 3 £330 +11.39% 2
Leeds - 3 £475 - 1
Manchester - 3 £350 - 6
Oxford - 3 £225 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £475 - 1
Bracknell - 3 £425 -
Croydon - 3 £525 -
Bromley - 2 £475 - 1
Newbury - 2 £375 -
Warrington - 2 £180 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £400 -

Grunt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 502 (94.72%) JavaScript
2 482 (90.94%) HTML
3 474 (89.43%) CSS
4 379 (71.51%) HTML5
5 288 (54.34%) CSS3
6 274 (51.70%) AngularJS
7 256 (48.30%) Node.js
8 253 (47.74%) jQuery
9 245 (46.23%) Sass
10 238 (44.91%) Agile Software Development
11 194 (36.60%) OO
12 186 (35.09%) Bower
13 183 (34.53%) Responsive Web Design
13 183 (34.53%) Git (software)
14 179 (33.77%) TDD
15 166 (31.32%) Backbone.js
16 158 (29.81%) gulp
17 134 (25.28%) Jasmine
18 125 (23.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 104 (19.62%) Java
20 97 (18.30%) LESS
21 95 (17.92%) RESTful
22 87 (16.42%) User Experience
23 84 (15.85%) MVC
24 81 (15.28%) Scrum
25 75 (14.15%) PHP
26 69 (13.02%) Mocha
27 68 (12.83%) Ajax
28 66 (12.45%) JSON
28 66 (12.45%) Web Services

Grunt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 256 (48.30%) Node.js
2 35 (6.60%) CMS
3 18 (3.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 11 (2.08%) Apache
5 10 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.89%) Umbraco
6 9 (1.70%) WordPress
6 9 (1.70%) Drupal
7 7 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.32%) nginx
8 6 (1.13%) Confluence
9 5 (0.94%) IIS
10 4 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.38%) JBoss
11 2 (0.38%) SAS
12 1 (0.19%) Sitefinity
12 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 39 (7.36%) Photoshop
2 23 (4.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (1.70%) Fireworks
4 5 (0.94%) MS Excel
5 4 (0.75%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (1.70%) Tridion
2 5 (0.94%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.02%) GitHub
4 5 (0.94%) SaaS
5 2 (0.38%) IaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.19%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.45%) HTTP
2 10 (1.89%) Internet
3 4 (0.75%) DNS
4 3 (0.57%) SSL
5 2 (0.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.36%) MySQL
2 35 (6.60%) MongoDB
3 14 (2.64%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.13%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.13%) Redis
5 6 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.57%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.19%) KDB
8 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.19%) HBase
8 1 (0.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 186 (35.09%) Bower
2 183 (34.53%) Git (software)
3 158 (29.81%) gulp
4 134 (25.28%) Jasmine
5 69 (13.02%) Mocha
6 40 (7.55%) Subversion
7 35 (6.60%) Maven
7 35 (6.60%) Jenkins
8 33 (6.23%) Karma Test Runner
9 22 (4.15%) webpack
10 21 (3.96%) QUnit
11 17 (3.21%) JSHint
12 15 (2.83%) Selenium
13 14 (2.64%) Cucumber
13 14 (2.64%) Yeoman
14 13 (2.45%) PhantomJS
14 13 (2.45%) WebDriver
14 13 (2.45%) JIRA
15 12 (2.26%) IntelliJ
16 11 (2.08%) WebStorm
General
1 47 (8.87%) Banking
2 37 (6.98%) Finance
3 28 (5.28%) Investment Banking
4 26 (4.91%) Retail
5 22 (4.15%) Games
6 17 (3.21%) Marketing
7 11 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.32%) Publishing
9 5 (0.94%) Advertising
10 4 (0.75%) Front Office
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 496 (93.58%) Developer
2 239 (45.09%) Front-End Developer
3 149 (28.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 79 (14.91%) Web Developer
5 50 (9.43%) Senior Developer
6 34 (6.42%) UI Developer
7 33 (6.23%) UI Programmer
8 24 (4.53%) Front-End Web Developer
9 21 (3.96%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 19 (3.58%) Full Stack Developer
11 17 (3.21%) Senior Web Developer
12 16 (3.02%) PHP Developer
13 11 (2.08%) Java Developer
13 11 (2.08%) .NET Developer
13 11 (2.08%) Senior JavaScript Developer
14 10 (1.89%) Mobile Developer
15 8 (1.51%) Lead Developer
15 8 (1.51%) Node.js Developer
16 5 (0.94%) Designer
16 5 (0.94%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (90.94%) HTML
2 474 (89.43%) CSS
3 379 (71.51%) HTML5
4 288 (54.34%) CSS3
5 274 (51.70%) AngularJS
6 253 (47.74%) jQuery
7 245 (46.23%) Sass
8 166 (31.32%) Backbone.js
9 125 (23.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 97 (18.30%) LESS
11 95 (17.92%) RESTful
12 68 (12.83%) Ajax
13 66 (12.45%) JSON
13 66 (12.45%) Web Services
14 52 (9.81%) React
15 41 (7.74%) Ember.js
16 35 (6.60%) .NET
17 32 (6.04%) REST
18 28 (5.28%) XHTML
19 25 (4.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (16.42%) User Experience
2 19 (3.58%) Social Media
3 15 (2.83%) W3C
4 12 (2.26%) Market Risk
4 12 (2.26%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.70%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.32%) Fixed Income
6 7 (1.32%) Graphic Design
7 6 (1.13%) RIA
8 4 (0.75%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.57%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.57%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.38%) Animation
10 2 (0.38%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.38%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.38%) iPad
10 2 (0.38%) Social Network
10 2 (0.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.91%) Linux
2 10 (1.89%) Android
2 10 (1.89%) Apple iOS
3 9 (1.70%) UNIX
4 7 (1.32%) Windows
4 7 (1.32%) Mac OS X
5 5 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.75%) CentOS
6 4 (0.75%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (44.91%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (36.60%) OO
3 183 (34.53%) Responsive Web Design
4 179 (33.77%) TDD
5 84 (15.85%) MVC
6 81 (15.28%) Scrum
7 63 (11.89%) Web Development
7 63 (11.89%) BDD
8 54 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (9.62%) Unit Testing
10 48 (9.06%) Software Engineering
10 48 (9.06%) E-Commerce
11 47 (8.87%) Web Design
12 33 (6.23%) OOP
13 30 (5.66%) Dependency Management
14 28 (5.28%) Analytics
15 27 (5.09%) Progressive Enhancement
16 21 (3.96%) SOA
17 17 (3.21%) Pair Programming
18 16 (3.02%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 502 (94.72%) JavaScript
2 104 (19.62%) Java
3 75 (14.15%) PHP
4 29 (5.47%) C#
5 25 (4.72%) Python
6 22 (4.15%) Ruby
7 13 (2.45%) SQL
8 12 (2.26%) TypeScript
9 9 (1.70%) C
10 8 (1.51%) ECMAScript
10 8 (1.51%) Dart
10 8 (1.51%) PHP5
10 8 (1.51%) Scala
11 5 (0.94%) CoffeeScript
11 5 (0.94%) Go
11 5 (0.94%) Groovy
11 5 (0.94%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.94%) Perl
12 3 (0.57%) F#
12 3 (0.57%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 11 (2.08%) Degree
2 5 (0.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.32%) QA
2 4 (0.75%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.57%) Docker
2 1 (0.19%) HDFS
2 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (1.13%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.38%) Puppet
3 1 (0.19%) Ansible
3 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (2.08%) Oracle
1 11 (2.08%) Adobe
2 8 (1.51%) Google
2 8 (1.51%) Twitter
3 7 (1.32%) Zend
4 6 (1.13%) Facebook
5 5 (0.94%) Microsoft
6 4 (0.75%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.57%) Apigee
8 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.19%) VMware
9 1 (0.19%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.19%) HP
9 1 (0.19%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.19%) Ektron
9 1 (0.19%) hybris
9 1 (0.19%) Maxymiser
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