Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 422 351 499
Rank change year-on-year -71 +148 -114
Contract jobs citing Gradle 421 161 353
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.55% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.92% 3.11% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 121 208
10th Percentile £438 £350 £400
25th Percentile £500 £413 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £583 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +16.50% -9.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £700 £623 £638
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £405 £500
% change year-on-year +26.54% -19.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £66.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £63.50 - -

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 14,423 5,176 16,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.24% 17.75% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,898 3,603 10,666
10th Percentile £363 £325 £325
25th Percentile £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £690 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 76 224
10th Percentile £25.30 £23.25 £24.11
25th Percentile £41.25 £39.56 £39.06
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62.00 £52.13 £51.00
90th Percentile £69.00 £57.50 £56.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 20 September 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
Top 15 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 20 September 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 -95 317 £575 +15.00% 74
London -49 254 £600 +14.29% 53
Work from Home -171 128 £700 +12.00% 15
UK excluding London -111 82 £513 +26.54% 26
Scotland -64 25 £450 +11.11% 4
South East -88 19 £563 +20.00% 6
North of England -91 12 £533 +31.48% 5
South West - 12 £535 - 3
Midlands -75 10 £475 +50.79% 3
North West -69 8 £480 +18.52% 5
West Midlands - 8 £513 - 1
East of England -39 4 £600 +80.72% 4
Yorkshire -46 3 £700 -
East Midlands -37 2 £403 +27.78% 2
North East - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 307 (72.92%) Java
2 306 (72.68%) Maven
3 301 (71.50%) Jenkins
4 228 (54.16%) Kubernetes
5 215 (51.07%) Agile Software Development
6 201 (47.74%) DevOps
7 197 (46.79%) Docker
8 159 (37.77%) Git (software)
9 152 (36.10%) Terraform
10 143 (33.97%) Azure
11 130 (30.88%) Microservices
11 130 (30.88%) Spring
12 123 (29.22%) Ansible
13 121 (28.74%) JavaScript
14 113 (26.84%) TDD
15 110 (26.13%) Open Source
16 109 (25.89%) Python
17 102 (24.23%) AWS
18 94 (22.33%) GitHub
18 94 (22.33%) Scrum
19 90 (21.38%) GCP
20 88 (20.90%) Finance
21 85 (20.19%) Software Engineering
21 85 (20.19%) Groovy
22 79 (18.76%) NoSQL
23 78 (18.53%) SQL
23 78 (18.53%) Spring Boot
24 77 (18.29%) Social Skills
25 74 (17.58%) RESTful
26 73 (17.34%) React

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 39 (9.26%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (7.60%) Tomcat
3 17 (4.04%) Cloud Foundry
4 15 (3.56%) nginx
5 11 (2.61%) Apache
6 10 (2.38%) Apache Spark
6 10 (2.38%) Appian
6 10 (2.38%) JBoss
6 10 (2.38%) WebSphere
7 9 (2.14%) GemFire
8 5 (1.19%) CMS
8 5 (1.19%) Confluence
9 4 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.71%) Jetty
11 2 (0.48%) Documentum
11 2 (0.48%) Mule
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.24%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 143 (33.97%) Azure
2 102 (24.23%) AWS
3 94 (22.33%) GitHub
4 90 (21.38%) GCP
5 67 (15.91%) npm
6 41 (9.74%) PaaS
7 37 (8.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 33 (7.84%) IaaS
9 25 (5.94%) Serverless
10 17 (4.04%) OpenShift
11 16 (3.80%) SaaS
12 13 (3.09%) GitHub Actions
13 10 (2.38%) Azure Pipelines
13 10 (2.38%) dbt
14 8 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (1.90%) Azure Functions
14 8 (1.90%) BrowserStack
15 7 (1.66%) Amazon EKS
16 4 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
16 4 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.75%) HTTP
2 8 (1.90%) SSL
3 7 (1.66%) DNS
3 7 (1.66%) Internet
4 6 (1.43%) Firewall
5 2 (0.48%) DMZ
5 2 (0.48%) DSL
5 2 (0.48%) MQTT
5 2 (0.48%) NAS
5 2 (0.48%) Network Security
5 2 (0.48%) SAN
5 2 (0.48%) SMS
5 2 (0.48%) VPN
5 2 (0.48%) WebEx
5 2 (0.48%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.24%) SMTP
6 1 (0.24%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (18.76%) NoSQL
2 29 (6.89%) Relational Database
3 25 (5.94%) MongoDB
4 24 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (5.46%) MySQL
5 23 (5.46%) Redis
6 21 (4.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (3.56%) BigQuery
8 13 (3.09%) RDBMS
9 12 (2.85%) Big Data
10 11 (2.61%) SQL Server
11 9 (2.14%) Couchbase
11 9 (2.14%) InterSystems Cache
12 8 (1.90%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.66%) Hadoop
14 6 (1.43%) Flink
14 6 (1.43%) MariaDB
15 5 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
16 4 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 4 (0.95%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 306 (72.68%) Maven
2 301 (71.50%) Jenkins
3 159 (37.77%) Git (software)
4 66 (15.68%) JUnit
5 65 (15.44%) CircleCI
6 64 (15.20%) gulp
7 60 (14.25%) Travis CI
8 58 (13.78%) TeamCity
9 40 (9.50%) Sonatype Nexus
10 35 (8.31%) JIRA
11 33 (7.84%) Selenium
12 28 (6.65%) Android Studio
13 27 (6.41%) IntelliJ
14 26 (6.18%) Mockito
15 23 (5.46%) Calabash
16 21 (4.99%) Cucumber
17 17 (4.04%) Ant
18 16 (3.80%) SonarQube
19 15 (3.56%) Cypress.io
20 14 (3.33%) GitLab
General
1 88 (20.90%) Finance
2 77 (18.29%) Social Skills
3 46 (10.93%) Banking
4 31 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.80%) Investment Banking
6 14 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 14 (3.33%) Public Sector
7 9 (2.14%) Publishing
8 6 (1.43%) Front Office
9 4 (0.95%) Automotive
9 4 (0.95%) Games
9 4 (0.95%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.48%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.48%) Local Government
10 2 (0.48%) Retail
10 2 (0.48%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Billing
11 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 204 (48.46%) Developer
2 120 (28.50%) Java Developer
3 109 (25.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 45 (10.69%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 44 (10.45%) Senior Developer
6 43 (10.21%) Architect
7 37 (8.79%) Android Developer
8 31 (7.36%) Azure Architect
9 30 (7.13%) Senior Java Developer
10 24 (5.70%) Cloud Architect
11 22 (5.23%) Java Engineer
12 20 (4.75%) Azure Engineer
13 18 (4.28%) Software Engineer
14 16 (3.80%) Software Developer
15 14 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
16 13 (3.09%) Cloud Engineer
17 12 (2.85%) Java Software Developer
18 11 (2.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 11 (2.61%) Full Stack Developer
19 10 (2.38%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (30.88%) Spring
2 78 (18.53%) Spring Boot
3 74 (17.58%) RESTful
4 73 (17.34%) React
5 68 (16.15%) Kafka
5 68 (16.15%) REST
6 67 (15.91%) Node.js
7 51 (12.11%) XML
8 50 (11.88%) JSON
9 46 (10.93%) HTML
10 45 (10.69%) Web Services
11 42 (9.98%) AngularJS
12 31 (7.36%) Android SDK
13 29 (6.89%) CSS
14 28 (6.65%) Elastic Stack
15 27 (6.41%) Hibernate
16 25 (5.94%) SOAP
17 22 (5.23%) Dagger
17 22 (5.23%) jQuery
18 21 (4.99%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.13%) Public Cloud
2 28 (6.65%) Cloud Native
3 19 (4.51%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.04%) Algorithms
4 17 (4.04%) Data Structures
5 13 (3.09%) User Experience
6 11 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (2.61%) N-Tier
7 10 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.38%) Legacy Applications
8 7 (1.66%) Animation
9 6 (1.43%) iPad
9 6 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.19%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.19%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (1.19%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.95%) STB
12 3 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 54 (12.83%) Linux
2 43 (10.21%) Android
3 35 (8.31%) Windows
4 20 (4.75%) Unix
5 9 (2.14%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.43%) CentOS
7 5 (1.19%) Solaris
8 4 (0.95%) Android TV
8 4 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.95%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.71%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.48%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.48%) openSUSE
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.24%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.24%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (51.07%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (47.74%) DevOps
3 130 (30.88%) Microservices
4 113 (26.84%) TDD
5 110 (26.13%) Open Source
6 94 (22.33%) Scrum
7 85 (20.19%) Software Engineering
8 68 (16.15%) Test Automation
9 67 (15.91%) Infrastructure as Code
10 65 (15.44%) Mentoring
11 57 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (10.45%) MVC
13 39 (9.26%) Migration
14 37 (8.79%) Android Development
14 37 (8.79%) Collaborative Working
14 37 (8.79%) Kanban
15 35 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
16 34 (8.08%) BDD
17 33 (7.84%) Full Stack Development
18 32 (7.60%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 307 (72.92%) Java
2 121 (28.74%) JavaScript
3 109 (25.89%) Python
4 85 (20.19%) Groovy
5 78 (18.53%) SQL
6 63 (14.96%) Java 8
7 60 (14.25%) Bash Shell
8 52 (12.35%) C#
9 51 (12.11%) PowerShell
10 34 (8.08%) Kotlin
11 23 (5.46%) Shell Script
12 21 (4.99%) TypeScript
13 20 (4.75%) Ruby
14 19 (4.51%) Java 11
15 15 (3.56%) Scala
16 14 (3.33%) PHP
17 12 (2.85%) Go
18 11 (2.61%) ES6
18 11 (2.61%) PL/SQL
19 10 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (4.75%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.04%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.56%) Degree
4 7 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.43%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) OCP
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.75%) QA
2 5 (1.19%) Accessibility
2 5 (1.19%) GDPR
3 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) EMIR
4 1 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 197 (46.79%) Docker
2 17 (4.04%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.95%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.48%) NFS
5 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.24%) KVM
Systems Management
1 228 (54.16%) Kubernetes
2 152 (36.10%) Terraform
3 123 (29.22%) Ansible
4 69 (16.39%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (11.88%) Grafana
6 39 (9.26%) Prometheus
7 22 (5.23%) Kibana
8 21 (4.99%) Argo
9 16 (3.80%) Puppet
10 11 (2.61%) logstash
11 10 (2.38%) Istio
12 9 (2.14%) Graphite
12 9 (2.14%) Nagios
13 8 (1.90%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (1.66%) Graylog
15 5 (1.19%) Consul
16 3 (0.71%) Packer
17 2 (0.48%) HP Fortify
17 2 (0.48%) QRadar
17 2 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 72 (17.10%) Google
2 62 (14.73%) Microsoft
3 58 (13.78%) Oracle
4 28 (6.65%) CA Agile Central
5 26 (6.18%) CA
6 14 (3.33%) Atlassian
7 12 (2.85%) Databricks
8 11 (2.61%) MuleSoft
8 11 (2.61%) VMware
9 8 (1.90%) IBM
10 7 (1.66%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.66%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.19%) Dynatrace
11 5 (1.19%) Perforce
12 4 (0.95%) Apple
13 3 (0.71%) New Relic
13 3 (0.71%) SaltStack
13 3 (0.71%) Solace
13 3 (0.71%) Temenos
14 2 (0.48%) Xamarin