The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Gradle skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Gradle over the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gradle
England / South East
Rank 190 222 247
Rank change year-on-year +32 +25  
Contract jobs citing Gradle 57 43 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.74% 0.47% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.99% 3.52% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 11
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £399 £413
% change year-on-year +4.07% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50

Gradle 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 South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1143 1221 1204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 14.86% 13.39% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 778 687
Median daily rate £410 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 52 41
Median hourly rate £45.87 £43.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.05% +8.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £93.43 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  

Gradle
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Gradle in the South East

Gradle
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Gradle in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Gradle in the South East

Gradle
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gradle in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gradle in the South East

Gradle
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gradle within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Buckinghamshire +13 20 £350 -
Berkshire +33 15 £475 -5.00% 5
Hampshire +2 13 £425 +8.28% 1
Middlesex - 4 £213 -
Surrey +12 2 £405 -19.00% 3
East Sussex +8 2 £398 +9.72%
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Gradle
England

Gradle
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Gradle 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 South East region with a requirement for Gradle.

1 91 (87.50%) Java
2 68 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (56.73%) Maven
4 56 (53.85%) XML
5 51 (49.04%) TDD
5 51 (49.04%) Jenkins
6 50 (48.08%) Spring
6 50 (48.08%) Git (software)
7 47 (45.19%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (41.35%) Groovy
8 43 (41.35%) REST
9 41 (39.42%) Web Services
10 39 (37.50%) Scrum
11 36 (34.62%) Ant
12 32 (30.77%) JUnit
13 31 (29.81%) Python
13 31 (29.81%) BDD
13 31 (29.81%) Selenium
14 30 (28.85%) OO
15 29 (27.88%) JIRA
16 27 (25.96%) Linux
17 26 (25.00%) XSLT
17 26 (25.00%) JavaScript
17 26 (25.00%) Eclipse
17 26 (25.00%) RESTful
17 26 (25.00%) Splunk
17 26 (25.00%) Bitbucket
18 25 (24.04%) Apache Camel
18 25 (24.04%) Automated Testing
18 25 (24.04%) Subversion

Gradle
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 23 (22.12%) Apache
2 20 (19.23%) Tomcat
3 17 (16.35%) CMS
4 16 (15.38%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (10.58%) Confluence
5 11 (10.58%) JBoss
6 8 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (4.81%) OpenStack
8 4 (3.85%) Alfresco
8 4 (3.85%) Apache Solr
8 4 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (3.85%) Liferay
8 4 (3.85%) nginx
8 4 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (2.88%) Apache Spark
9 3 (2.88%) GemFire
10 2 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (1.92%) Jetty
11 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.19%) GitHub
2 13 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.85%) Google Play
3 4 (3.85%) PaaS
4 2 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (1.92%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.92%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.96%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (21.15%) HTTP
2 4 (3.85%) AMQP
3 3 (2.88%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.96%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.46%) MongoDB
2 10 (9.62%) Hadoop
3 9 (8.65%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (7.69%) Big Data
5 7 (6.73%) Relational Database
6 6 (5.77%) NoSQL
7 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.85%) HBase
8 4 (3.85%) InfluxDB
8 4 (3.85%) MySQL
9 2 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.92%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.92%) OLTP
10 1 (0.96%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.96%) Parquet
10 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 59 (56.73%) Maven
2 51 (49.04%) Jenkins
3 50 (48.08%) Git (software)
4 36 (34.62%) Ant
5 32 (30.77%) JUnit
6 31 (29.81%) Selenium
7 29 (27.88%) JIRA
8 26 (25.00%) Bitbucket
8 26 (25.00%) Eclipse
9 25 (24.04%) Subversion
10 22 (21.15%) JMeter
11 18 (17.31%) WebDriver
12 17 (16.35%) Apache Ivy
13 16 (15.38%) eggPlant
14 15 (14.42%) IntelliJ
15 9 (8.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (7.69%) Android Studio
17 7 (6.73%) Hudson
17 7 (6.73%) Mercurial
17 7 (6.73%) Mockito
General
1 7 (6.73%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.85%) Finance
3 2 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.96%) Banking
4 1 (0.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 77 (74.04%) Developer
2 54 (51.92%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.58%) Developer in Test
3 11 (10.58%) Senior Developer
4 10 (9.62%) Android Developer
4 10 (9.62%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (7.69%) Agile Developer
5 8 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
5 8 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.77%) DV Cleared Java Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Java Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Architect
8 4 (3.85%) Performance Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Applications Developer
9 3 (2.88%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Test Analyst
10 2 (1.92%) Consultant
10 2 (1.92%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (53.85%) XML
2 50 (48.08%) Spring
3 43 (41.35%) REST
4 41 (39.42%) Web Services
5 26 (25.00%) RESTful
5 26 (25.00%) XSLT
6 25 (24.04%) Apache Camel
7 23 (22.12%) JSON
8 20 (19.23%) HTML
8 20 (19.23%) J2EE
9 18 (17.31%) Spring Integration
10 13 (12.50%) Java EE
10 13 (12.50%) SOAP
11 11 (10.58%) CSS
12 10 (9.62%) Hibernate
12 10 (9.62%) JMS
12 10 (9.62%) Spring Boot
12 10 (9.62%) Velocity
13 9 (8.65%) ActiveMQ
13 9 (8.65%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.73%) Virtual Team
3 6 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.92%) Social Media
6 2 (1.92%) User Experience
7 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.96%) iPad
7 1 (0.96%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.96%) Replication
7 1 (0.96%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.96%) Linux
2 11 (10.58%) Android
3 8 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (6.73%) Windows
5 5 (4.81%) Solaris
5 5 (4.81%) Unix
6 3 (2.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (49.04%) TDD
3 47 (45.19%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (37.50%) Scrum
5 31 (29.81%) BDD
6 30 (28.85%) OO
7 25 (24.04%) Automated Testing
8 20 (19.23%) Content Management
9 19 (18.27%) Microservices
9 19 (18.27%) OOP
9 19 (18.27%) Software Engineering
10 18 (17.31%) Unit Testing
11 17 (16.35%) Project Management
12 16 (15.38%) DevOps
13 15 (14.42%) MVC
13 15 (14.42%) Open Source
14 14 (13.46%) Test Automation
15 13 (12.50%) Pair Programming
16 12 (11.54%) E-Commerce
16 12 (11.54%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 91 (87.50%) Java
2 43 (41.35%) Groovy
3 31 (29.81%) Python
4 26 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 23 (22.12%) Ruby
6 16 (15.38%) C++
7 13 (12.50%) Scala
8 6 (5.77%) C#
8 6 (5.77%) SQL
8 6 (5.77%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.81%) Perl
9 5 (4.81%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.92%) C
10 2 (1.92%) ES6
10 2 (1.92%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.96%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (20.19%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.58%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.73%) Degree
3 7 (6.73%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.92%) ISEB
4 2 (1.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) PA-DSS
2 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.96%) SDET
System Software
1 13 (12.50%) Docker
2 3 (2.88%) HDFS
3 2 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.92%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) Ansible
1 5 (4.81%) HP Fortify
2 4 (3.85%) Fluentd
2 4 (3.85%) Graphite
2 4 (3.85%) logstash
2 4 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.85%) Puppet
2 4 (3.85%) Salt
2 4 (3.85%) StatsD
2 4 (3.85%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.92%) Consul
3 2 (1.92%) Terraform
4 1 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 26 (25.00%) Splunk
2 20 (19.23%) Oracle
3 16 (15.38%) Sitecore
4 15 (14.42%) IBM
5 12 (11.54%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.77%) AppDynamics
7 5 (4.81%) HP
8 4 (3.85%) GigaSpaces
8 4 (3.85%) Google
8 4 (3.85%) Rackspace
9 3 (2.88%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.92%) Adobe
11 1 (0.96%) ATG
11 1 (0.96%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.96%) F5
11 1 (0.96%) Facebook
11 1 (0.96%) Guidewire
11 1 (0.96%) Perforce