Period
to 14 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Gradle skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Gradle over the 6 months to 14 May 2021 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.

Gradle
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 392 412 483
Rank change year-on-year +20 +71 -97
Contract jobs citing Gradle 302 242 419
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.48% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.06% 2.70% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 166 258
10th Percentile £373 £350 £381
25th Percentile £456 £422 £488
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £590
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -15.25% +18.00%
75th Percentile £675 £588 £675
90th Percentile £709 £663 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £534
% change year-on-year - -15.69% +25.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
10th Percentile £45.00 £46.85 £61.52
25th Percentile £54.00 £50.48 £61.68
Median hourly rate £67.00 £58.50 £63.65
Median % change year-on-year +14.53% -8.09% +20.62%
75th Percentile £68.00 £64.63 £66.42
90th Percentile £68.11 £67.55 £67.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.00 - £63.65

Gradle is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9,877 8,977 18,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.28% 17.80% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,650 6,178 12,739
10th Percentile £338 £331 £331
25th Percentile £405 £406 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £495 £480
Median % change year-on-year - +3.13% +1.05%
75th Percentile £580 £581 £575
90th Percentile £658 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -3.89% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 135 259
10th Percentile £27.35 £18.25 £22.05
25th Percentile £40.00 £39.13 £36.75
Median hourly rate £45.50 £47.50 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year -4.21% +7.51% +3.95%
75th Percentile £56.44 £54.22 £50.00
90th Percentile £63.08 £62.30 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +1.11% +2.27% +3.53%

Gradle
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Gradle as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Gradle in the UK

Gradle
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Gradle.

Daily rate trend for Gradle in the UK

Gradle
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Gradle over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Gradle in the UK

Gradle
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Gradle.

Hourly rate trend for Gradle in the UK

Gradle
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Gradle over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Gradle in the UK

Gradle
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gradle within the UK over the 6 months to 14 May 2021. 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
England +6 219 £525 +5.00% 80
London -17 175 £525 +5.00% 46
Work from Home -176 104 £650 +26.83% 33
UK excluding London +12 48 £450 - 42
Scotland -8 15 £340 -2.86% 5
North of England +34 13 £475 +21.41% 8
South East +20 11 £420 -13.85% 16
North West +10 8 £377 -3.46% 6
Yorkshire +35 5 £555 +41.40% 1
South West +20 4 £555 +11.00% 1
Midlands -4 3 £375 -6.25% 8
East of England +35 2 £510 -7.27% 1
West Midlands -8 2 £425 +6.25% 3
East Midlands +13 1 £320 -8.57% 5

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Gradle also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Gradle.

1 238 (78.81%) Java
2 205 (67.88%) Maven
3 194 (64.24%) Jenkins
4 163 (53.97%) DevOps
5 146 (48.34%) Git (software)
6 144 (47.68%) Kubernetes
7 135 (44.70%) Agile Software Development
8 121 (40.07%) Python
9 99 (32.78%) TDD
10 94 (31.13%) Microservices
11 89 (29.47%) Ansible
11 89 (29.47%) Docker
12 85 (28.15%) Spring
13 78 (25.83%) Azure
13 78 (25.83%) Terraform
14 77 (25.50%) AWS
15 73 (24.17%) Continuous Integration
15 73 (24.17%) JavaScript
16 71 (23.51%) Groovy
16 71 (23.51%) REST
17 70 (23.18%) Open Source
18 68 (22.52%) Opscode Chef
18 68 (22.52%) Mentoring
19 67 (22.19%) GCP
19 67 (22.19%) npm
20 64 (21.19%) Software Engineering
20 64 (21.19%) SQL
20 64 (21.19%) JUnit
21 63 (20.86%) gulp
22 62 (20.53%) Node.js

Gradle
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 36 (11.92%) nginx
2 19 (6.29%) Confluence
3 18 (5.96%) Tomcat
4 17 (5.63%) Apache
5 16 (5.30%) Apache Spark
6 11 (3.64%) Cloud Foundry
6 11 (3.64%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.32%) DNN
7 7 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.99%) JBoss
8 6 (1.99%) Jetty
9 3 (0.99%) CMS
9 3 (0.99%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.66%) Camunda
10 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Fuse
11 1 (0.33%) Anypoint
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 78 (25.83%) Azure
2 77 (25.50%) AWS
3 67 (22.19%) GCP
3 67 (22.19%) npm
4 53 (17.55%) GitHub
5 28 (9.27%) Serverless
6 24 (7.95%) OpenShift
7 20 (6.62%) PaaS
8 17 (5.63%) AWS Lambda
9 14 (4.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (4.30%) IaaS
11 11 (3.64%) SaaS
12 9 (2.98%) Amazon ECS
12 9 (2.98%) Amazon EKS
13 6 (1.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (1.99%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (1.66%) Datadog
14 5 (1.66%) Yarn
15 3 (0.99%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 2 (0.66%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.99%) Network Security
2 5 (1.66%) HTTP
3 3 (0.99%) Calico
3 3 (0.99%) Firewall
3 3 (0.99%) Internet
4 2 (0.66%) DNS
4 2 (0.66%) DSL
4 2 (0.66%) FTP
4 2 (0.66%) NFC
4 2 (0.66%) SSH
4 2 (0.66%) SSL
4 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.66%) WebEx
5 1 (0.33%) Broadband
5 1 (0.33%) DMZ
5 1 (0.33%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.58%) NoSQL
2 28 (9.27%) BigQuery
3 24 (7.95%) MongoDB
4 20 (6.62%) MySQL
5 18 (5.96%) SQL Server
6 17 (5.63%) Hadoop
6 17 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (5.30%) Relational Database
8 15 (4.97%) Big Data
9 14 (4.64%) Redis
10 12 (3.97%) HBase
10 12 (3.97%) RDBMS
10 12 (3.97%) Spark SQL
11 11 (3.64%) Apache Hive
12 7 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (1.99%) Data Lake
14 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.99%) Riak
16 2 (0.66%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 205 (67.88%) Maven
2 194 (64.24%) Jenkins
3 146 (48.34%) Git (software)
4 64 (21.19%) JUnit
5 63 (20.86%) gulp
6 62 (20.53%) CircleCI
7 56 (18.54%) Travis CI
8 38 (12.58%) GitLab
9 34 (11.26%) JIRA
10 28 (9.27%) Ant
11 26 (8.61%) TeamCity
12 24 (7.95%) Mockito
12 24 (7.95%) Sonatype Nexus
13 18 (5.96%) Calabash
14 17 (5.63%) Android Studio
15 16 (5.30%) Bitbucket
15 16 (5.30%) Subversion
16 14 (4.64%) Cucumber
17 13 (4.30%) IntelliJ
17 13 (4.30%) SonarQube
General
1 58 (19.21%) Social Skills
2 56 (18.54%) Finance
3 27 (8.94%) Banking
4 21 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.64%) Documentation Skills
6 10 (3.31%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.66%) Public Sector
9 3 (0.99%) Front Office
10 2 (0.66%) Automotive
10 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.66%) Marketing
10 2 (0.66%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.33%) Billing
11 1 (0.33%) Electronics
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Hebrew Language
11 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 160 (52.98%) Developer
2 97 (32.12%) Java Developer
3 94 (31.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 31 (10.26%) Android Developer
5 27 (8.94%) Senior Developer
6 24 (7.95%) Senior Java Developer
7 20 (6.62%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 18 (5.96%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 15 (4.97%) Azure Engineer
10 13 (4.30%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 12 (3.97%) AWS Engineer
12 11 (3.64%) Java Engineer
12 11 (3.64%) Scala Developer
12 11 (3.64%) Software Engineer
13 10 (3.31%) AWS DevOps
13 10 (3.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 8 (2.65%) Architect
14 8 (2.65%) Hadoop Developer
14 8 (2.65%) Senior DevOps
14 8 (2.65%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (28.15%) Spring
2 71 (23.51%) REST
3 62 (20.53%) Node.js
4 58 (19.21%) RESTful
4 58 (19.21%) Spring Boot
5 41 (13.58%) HTML
6 39 (12.91%) XML
7 37 (12.25%) JSON
8 36 (11.92%) Web Services
9 32 (10.60%) AngularJS
10 31 (10.26%) Kafka
11 28 (9.27%) React
12 23 (7.62%) CSS
13 22 (7.28%) SOAP
14 21 (6.95%) Android SDK
14 21 (6.95%) Hibernate
15 17 (5.63%) jQuery
16 15 (4.97%) HTML5
16 15 (4.97%) JDBC
17 13 (4.30%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.28%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (5.30%) Algorithms
2 16 (5.30%) Linux Command Line
3 13 (4.30%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.97%) Animation
4 12 (3.97%) Data Structures
5 10 (3.31%) Cloud Native
6 7 (2.32%) Augmented Reality
6 7 (2.32%) Clustering
6 7 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.32%) STB
7 5 (1.66%) Reference Data
7 5 (1.66%) User Experience
8 3 (0.99%) Derivative
8 3 (0.99%) Digital TV
8 3 (0.99%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.99%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.99%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.99%) TWAP
8 3 (0.99%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 57 (18.87%) Linux
2 51 (16.89%) Android
3 23 (7.62%) Windows
4 10 (3.31%) Unix
5 9 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.99%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.66%) Solaris
8 4 (1.32%) Android TV
8 4 (1.32%) CentOS
9 2 (0.66%) Debian
9 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (53.97%) DevOps
2 135 (44.70%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (32.78%) TDD
4 94 (31.13%) Microservices
5 73 (24.17%) Continuous Integration
6 70 (23.18%) Open Source
7 68 (22.52%) Mentoring
8 64 (21.19%) Software Engineering
9 62 (20.53%) Scrum
10 54 (17.88%) MVC
11 51 (16.89%) BDD
12 41 (13.58%) Test Automation
13 39 (12.91%) OO
14 31 (10.26%) Android Development
14 31 (10.26%) Kanban
15 24 (7.95%) Pair Programming
16 21 (6.95%) Continuous Delivery
17 20 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
18 19 (6.29%) OOD
19 18 (5.96%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 238 (78.81%) Java
2 121 (40.07%) Python
3 73 (24.17%) JavaScript
4 71 (23.51%) Groovy
5 64 (21.19%) SQL
6 62 (20.53%) Java 8
7 31 (10.26%) PowerShell
8 30 (9.93%) Bash Shell
9 26 (8.61%) Kotlin
10 25 (8.28%) Scala
11 23 (7.62%) Shell Script
12 22 (7.28%) C++
13 14 (4.64%) TypeScript
14 13 (4.30%) PL/SQL
15 12 (3.97%) Go
15 12 (3.97%) Ruby
16 11 (3.64%) Elm
16 11 (3.64%) Haskell
17 8 (2.65%) C#
18 7 (2.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (7.28%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.29%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.97%) Degree
4 9 (2.98%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.66%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.97%) QA
2 5 (1.66%) GDPR
System Software
1 89 (29.47%) Docker
2 38 (12.58%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (3.97%) HDFS
4 2 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.66%) KVM
5 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 144 (47.68%) Kubernetes
2 89 (29.47%) Ansible
3 78 (25.83%) Terraform
4 68 (22.52%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (8.94%) Argo
6 23 (7.62%) Grafana
7 20 (6.62%) Prometheus
8 19 (6.29%) Istio
9 17 (5.63%) Puppet
10 11 (3.64%) Oozie
11 7 (2.32%) Salt
12 2 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
12 2 (0.66%) Kibana
12 2 (0.66%) Kustomize
13 1 (0.33%) Consul
13 1 (0.33%) Graylog
13 1 (0.33%) MOM
13 1 (0.33%) Nagios
13 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (16.56%) Google
2 37 (12.25%) Oracle
3 16 (5.30%) CA Agile Central
4 15 (4.97%) CA
5 8 (2.65%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.32%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.32%) Splunk
7 6 (1.99%) Dynatrace
8 5 (1.66%) New Relic
9 4 (1.32%) IBM
9 4 (1.32%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.32%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.66%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.66%) Avaloq
10 2 (0.66%) Axway
10 2 (0.66%) Cadence
10 2 (0.66%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.66%) Hortonworks
10 2 (0.66%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.66%) Sybase