Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Grails skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Grails over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Grails
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 749 729 700
Rank change year-on-year -20 -29 +18
Contract jobs citing Grails 87 105 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.094% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.29% 0.37% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 88 81
England median daily rate £540 £444 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.69% -6.08% -0.53%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £318
90th Percentile £675 £560 £600
UK median daily rate £540 £443 £473
% change year-on-year +22.03% -6.35% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
England median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK median hourly rate - - £50.00

Grails is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 29,813 28,271 28,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.27% 31.26% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,462 19,638 19,764
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 312 511
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.25 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

Grails
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Grails as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Grails in England

Grails
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Grails in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Grails in England

Grails
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Grails in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Grails in England

Grails
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grails in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Grails in England

Grails
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grails within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 54 £540 +17.39% 5
South East -23 20 £560 +40.00% 4
North of England +44 9 £313 -21.88% 1
North West +23 9 £313 -24.24% 1
Midlands +9 3 £475 - 1
East Midlands +4 2 £475 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
East of England - 1 £475 - 2
Grails
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Grails also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Grails.

1 83 (95.40%) Java
2 58 (66.67%) Spring
3 57 (65.52%) Groovy
4 46 (52.87%) JavaScript
5 45 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (48.28%) AngularJS
7 39 (44.83%) REST
8 38 (43.68%) JUnit
9 37 (42.53%) Linux
10 35 (40.23%) jQuery
11 34 (39.08%) Maven
11 34 (39.08%) Mockito
12 32 (36.78%) SQL
12 32 (36.78%) TDD
12 32 (36.78%) Elasticsearch
13 31 (35.63%) Ant
14 30 (34.48%) JMS
14 30 (34.48%) Puppet
15 28 (32.18%) SOA
16 27 (31.03%) Scala
16 27 (31.03%) Java EE
17 26 (29.89%) MVC
18 25 (28.74%) XML
18 25 (28.74%) XPath
19 24 (27.59%) Oracle
20 23 (26.44%) Pair Programming
20 23 (26.44%) Spring MVC
21 22 (25.29%) JSF
21 22 (25.29%) React
22 21 (24.14%) Opscode Chef

Grails
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (36.78%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (24.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (14.94%) Apache
4 12 (13.79%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.75%) CMS
6 2 (2.30%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.30%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.30%) nginx
Business Applications
1 21 (24.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (24.14%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (18.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) SMS
2 2 (2.30%) AMQP
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.14%) MongoDB
2 18 (20.69%) NoSQL
3 17 (19.54%) MySQL
4 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.30%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 38 (43.68%) JUnit
2 34 (39.08%) Maven
2 34 (39.08%) Mockito
3 31 (35.63%) Ant
4 14 (16.09%) Git (software)
5 11 (12.64%) Jenkins
6 10 (11.49%) Cucumber
6 10 (11.49%) IntelliJ
6 10 (11.49%) Subversion
7 4 (4.60%) Gradle
7 4 (4.60%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.30%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.30%) Hudson
8 2 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.30%) Spock
General
1 14 (16.09%) Games
2 12 (13.79%) Finance
3 5 (5.75%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (91.95%) Developer
2 72 (82.76%) Java Developer
3 28 (32.18%) Senior Developer
3 28 (32.18%) Senior Java Developer
4 9 (10.34%) Java Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Java Software Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Software Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) Java Software Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Angular Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Architect
9 3 (3.45%) AWS Developer
9 3 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) AWS Software Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Elasticsearch Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Elasticsearch Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (66.67%) Spring
2 42 (48.28%) AngularJS
3 39 (44.83%) REST
4 35 (40.23%) jQuery
5 30 (34.48%) JMS
6 27 (31.03%) Java EE
7 25 (28.74%) XML
8 23 (26.44%) Spring MVC
9 22 (25.29%) JSF
9 22 (25.29%) React
10 21 (24.14%) Node.js
10 21 (24.14%) Play Framework
11 20 (22.99%) CSS
11 20 (22.99%) HTML
12 18 (20.69%) RESTful
13 12 (13.79%) CSS3
14 11 (12.64%) Hibernate
14 11 (12.64%) HTML5
15 10 (11.49%) Elastic Stack
15 10 (11.49%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.75%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.30%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.15%) Fintech
4 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (42.53%) Linux
2 10 (11.49%) Unix
3 1 (1.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (36.78%) TDD
3 28 (32.18%) SOA
4 26 (29.89%) MVC
5 23 (26.44%) Pair Programming
6 21 (24.14%) Configuration Management
6 21 (24.14%) Product Management
6 21 (24.14%) Unit Testing
7 20 (22.99%) Process Improvement
7 20 (22.99%) Software Engineering
8 19 (21.84%) Microservices
9 16 (18.39%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (16.09%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (16.09%) Scrum
11 13 (14.94%) Kanban
12 12 (13.79%) BDD
12 12 (13.79%) High Availability
12 12 (13.79%) Open Source
12 12 (13.79%) Test Automation
12 12 (13.79%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 83 (95.40%) Java
2 57 (65.52%) Groovy
3 46 (52.87%) JavaScript
4 32 (36.78%) SQL
5 27 (31.03%) Scala
6 25 (28.74%) XPath
7 11 (12.64%) Kotlin
8 10 (11.49%) Bash Shell
8 10 (11.49%) Shell Script
9 6 (6.90%) Python
10 4 (4.60%) Clojure
11 3 (3.45%) Ruby
11 3 (3.45%) XQuery
12 2 (2.30%) PHP
13 1 (1.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.64%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 30 (34.48%) Puppet
2 21 (24.14%) Ansible
2 21 (24.14%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (11.49%) Grafana
3 10 (11.49%) Kibana
3 10 (11.49%) logstash
Vendors
1 24 (27.59%) Oracle
2 10 (11.49%) AppDynamics
2 10 (11.49%) Splunk
3 2 (2.30%) IBM
4 1 (1.15%) Google