The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Grunt skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Grunt over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 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.

Grunt
England / North West
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 142 154
Rank change year-on-year +32 +12  
Contract jobs citing Grunt 23 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.82% 0.60% 0.077%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.93% 4.48% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 0
Median daily rate £375 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £323
% change year-on-year - +24.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

Grunt is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 467 536 418
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.68% 13.31% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 342 256
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.21 £46.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.04
% change year-on-year +0.11% +14.60%  

Grunt
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Grunt as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Grunt in the North West

Grunt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Grunt in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Grunt in the North West

Grunt
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Grunt in the North West over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Grunt in the North West

Grunt
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grunt within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 18 £375 -11.76% 10
Cheshire +35 4 £343 +24.54%
Merseyside - 1 - - 4
Grunt
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Grunt 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 North West region with a requirement for Grunt.

1 35 (92.11%) JavaScript
2 34 (89.47%) CSS
2 34 (89.47%) HTML
3 33 (86.84%) HTML5
4 27 (71.05%) CSS3
5 26 (68.42%) AngularJS
6 22 (57.89%) gulp
7 19 (50.00%) Sass
7 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (50.00%) TDD
8 17 (44.74%) Node.js
9 16 (42.11%) Git (software)
9 16 (42.11%) Responsive Web Design
9 16 (42.11%) React
9 16 (42.11%) Front End Development
10 15 (39.47%) Karma Test Runner
11 14 (36.84%) Jasmine
11 14 (36.84%) User Experience
12 12 (31.58%) LESS
13 11 (28.95%) jQuery
14 8 (21.05%) Web Development
14 8 (21.05%) OO
15 7 (18.42%) Mocha
16 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
16 6 (15.79%) Apache Cordova
16 6 (15.79%) Ionic Framework
17 5 (13.16%) ES6
17 5 (13.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 5 (13.16%) Wireframes
17 5 (13.16%) QA

Grunt
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (10.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (10.53%) CMS
2 3 (7.89%) WordPress
3 2 (5.26%) Joomla!
3 2 (5.26%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (5.26%) InVision
1 2 (5.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon CloudSearch
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) MySQL
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (5.26%) Redis
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (57.89%) gulp
2 16 (42.11%) Git (software)
3 15 (39.47%) Karma Test Runner
4 14 (36.84%) Jasmine
5 7 (18.42%) Mocha
6 4 (10.53%) Sinon.JS
7 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
7 3 (7.89%) Subversion
8 2 (5.26%) Axure RP
8 2 (5.26%) Gatling
8 2 (5.26%) SonarQube
8 2 (5.26%) webpack
9 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.63%) JIRA
9 1 (2.63%) Maven
9 1 (2.63%) PhpStorm
9 1 (2.63%) Yeoman
General
1 5 (13.16%) Banking
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 9 (23.68%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Angular Developer
4 6 (15.79%) UI Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Email Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (5.26%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (5.26%) HTML Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Agile Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Magento Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (89.47%) CSS
1 34 (89.47%) HTML
2 33 (86.84%) HTML5
3 27 (71.05%) CSS3
4 26 (68.42%) AngularJS
5 19 (50.00%) Sass
6 17 (44.74%) Node.js
7 16 (42.11%) React
8 12 (31.58%) LESS
9 11 (28.95%) jQuery
10 6 (15.79%) Apache Cordova
10 6 (15.79%) Ionic Framework
11 5 (13.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (10.53%) Chai
12 4 (10.53%) Ember.js
12 4 (10.53%) Express
12 4 (10.53%) JSON
13 3 (7.89%) Angular 2
14 2 (5.26%) Redux
14 2 (5.26%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) User Experience
2 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Smartphone
4 2 (5.26%) Fintech
4 2 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (50.00%) TDD
2 16 (42.11%) Front End Development
2 16 (42.11%) Responsive Web Design
3 8 (21.05%) OO
3 8 (21.05%) Web Development
4 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
4 5 (13.16%) Scrum
4 5 (13.16%) Wireframes
5 4 (10.53%) CRM
5 4 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (10.53%) Web Design
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.89%) DevOps
6 3 (7.89%) Kanban
6 3 (7.89%) Mobile First
7 2 (5.26%) BDD
7 2 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (5.26%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 35 (92.11%) JavaScript
2 5 (13.16%) ES6
3 4 (10.53%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.63%) Groovy
4 1 (2.63%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Plesk
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Adobe
2 3 (7.89%) PayPal
3 2 (5.26%) Perforce
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