Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 416 365 485
Rank change year-on-year -51 +120 -77
Contract jobs citing Gradle 487 248 286
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.58% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.10% 3.36% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 192 175
10th Percentile £500 £363 £382
25th Percentile £563 £439 £433
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £514 £525
Median % change year-on-year +26.46% -2.10% -
75th Percentile £710 £638 £638
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £488
% change year-on-year +6.38% -3.59% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
10th Percentile £68.82 £43.50 -
25th Percentile £72.00 £45.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate £77.18 £52.00 £32.43
Median % change year-on-year +48.42% +60.37% -50.12%
75th Percentile £78.75 £66.25 £53.28
90th Percentile - £68.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £72.00 £59.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +22.03% +268.75% -75.38%

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 15,706 7,382 12,249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.88% 17.39% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,952 5,118 8,337
10th Percentile £383 £320 £325
25th Percentile £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.68% - -
75th Percentile £638 £558 £575
90th Percentile £725 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £487 £432 £450
% change year-on-year +12.73% -4.00% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 159 156
10th Percentile £35.85 £31.50 £16.35
25th Percentile £39.75 £40.00 £23.84
Median hourly rate £50.77 £45.00 £44.75
Median % change year-on-year +12.82% +0.56% +1.80%
75th Percentile £64.75 £55.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £75.00 £61.25 £66.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88% -3.41%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -4 406 £650 +30.00% 82
London +17 352 £650 +30.00% 58
Work from Home -127 133 £675 +8.00% 22
UK excluding London -106 58 £500 +6.38% 33
South West -37 13 £535 -3.60% 3
Scotland -49 11 £350 -1.75% 3
North of England -56 11 £519 +6.41% 7
South East -66 10 £563 +18.42% 4
Midlands -61 7 £425 +22.30% 5
East of England -42 6 £500 +18.76% 4
North West -43 5 £519 +10.37% 4
East Midlands -27 4 £428 +34.65% 3
Yorkshire -40 4 - - 1
West Midlands -48 3 £425 - 2
North East -2 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 366 (75.15%) Java
2 346 (71.05%) Maven
3 339 (69.61%) Jenkins
4 328 (67.35%) Docker
5 326 (66.94%) Kubernetes
6 264 (54.21%) DevOps
7 229 (47.02%) Agile Software Development
8 224 (46.00%) Azure
8 224 (46.00%) CI/CD
9 190 (39.01%) Terraform
10 185 (37.99%) Kafka
11 148 (30.39%) GitHub
11 148 (30.39%) Microservices
12 137 (28.13%) AWS
13 131 (26.90%) Git (software)
14 126 (25.87%) Spring
15 122 (25.05%) Open Source
16 121 (24.85%) TeamCity
17 117 (24.02%) Microsoft
18 108 (22.18%) JavaScript
19 105 (21.56%) Infrastructure as Code
20 103 (21.15%) TDD
21 102 (20.94%) Software Engineering
22 101 (20.74%) Scrum
23 99 (20.33%) Finance
24 86 (17.66%) Ansible
25 85 (17.45%) Social Skills
26 83 (17.04%) Bash
27 81 (16.63%) GCP
28 80 (16.43%) C#

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 56 (11.50%) Apache Spark
2 32 (6.57%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (4.52%) Tomcat
4 21 (4.31%) Confluence
5 13 (2.67%) Appian
6 12 (2.46%) Apache
7 9 (1.85%) GemFire
8 7 (1.44%) nginx
9 6 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (1.23%) JBoss
10 3 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.41%) Mule
11 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.21%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.21%) IIS
12 1 (0.21%) Jetty
12 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 224 (46.00%) Azure
2 148 (30.39%) GitHub
3 137 (28.13%) AWS
4 81 (16.63%) GCP
5 78 (16.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 52 (10.68%) PaaS
7 38 (7.80%) npm
8 34 (6.98%) IaaS
9 31 (6.37%) Serverless
10 19 (3.90%) Azure Functions
11 18 (3.70%) Azure Monitor
12 16 (3.29%) GitHub Actions
13 14 (2.87%) Azure Data Factory
14 11 (2.26%) OpenShift
15 10 (2.05%) Amazon EKS
15 10 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
17 7 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 7 (1.44%) Amazon S3
17 7 (1.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.57%) HTTP
2 24 (4.93%) MQTT
3 5 (1.03%) DNS
4 2 (0.41%) Firewall
4 2 (0.41%) Internet
4 2 (0.41%) SMS
4 2 (0.41%) VPN
4 2 (0.41%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.21%) DMZ
5 1 (0.21%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.21%) NAS
5 1 (0.21%) SAN
5 1 (0.21%) SMTP
5 1 (0.21%) SSH
5 1 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (12.94%) PostgreSQL
2 45 (9.24%) NoSQL
3 25 (5.13%) MongoDB
4 24 (4.93%) Big Data
5 23 (4.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (4.72%) Delta Lake
6 22 (4.52%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.29%) Redis
8 14 (2.87%) MySQL
9 12 (2.46%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.05%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.85%) InterSystems Cache
12 6 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.23%) Couchbase
12 6 (1.23%) DB2
12 6 (1.23%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (1.03%) Flink
14 4 (0.82%) CouchDB
14 4 (0.82%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 346 (71.05%) Maven
2 339 (69.61%) Jenkins
3 131 (26.90%) Git (software)
4 121 (24.85%) TeamCity
5 50 (10.27%) JUnit
6 46 (9.45%) JIRA
7 42 (8.62%) CircleCI
8 35 (7.19%) gulp
8 35 (7.19%) Travis CI
9 34 (6.98%) Selenium
10 29 (5.95%) GitLab
11 27 (5.54%) Mockito
12 24 (4.93%) Sonatype Nexus
13 21 (4.31%) SonarQube
14 20 (4.11%) Bitbucket
14 20 (4.11%) Cucumber
15 18 (3.70%) Ant
15 18 (3.70%) Cypress.io
16 13 (2.67%) Hudson
16 13 (2.67%) Subversion
General
1 99 (20.33%) Finance
2 85 (17.45%) Social Skills
3 71 (14.58%) Banking
4 36 (7.39%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.26%) Public Sector
7 7 (1.44%) Retail
8 5 (1.03%) Front Office
9 4 (0.82%) Automotive
9 4 (0.82%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (0.62%) Games
11 2 (0.41%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.41%) Local Government
11 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Legal
12 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 188 (38.60%) Developer
2 128 (26.28%) Java Developer
3 86 (17.66%) DevOps Engineer
4 71 (14.58%) Architect
5 63 (12.94%) Java Engineer
6 55 (11.29%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 46 (9.45%) Azure Architect
8 45 (9.24%) Senior Developer
9 43 (8.83%) Azure Engineer
10 42 (8.62%) Senior Java Engineer
11 40 (8.21%) Cloud Architect
12 39 (8.01%) Solutions Architect
13 37 (7.60%) Cloud Engineer
14 27 (5.54%) Senior Java Developer
15 26 (5.34%) AWS Engineer
16 20 (4.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 16 (3.29%) Cloud Solutions Architect
18 14 (2.87%) Android Developer
18 14 (2.87%) Data Modeller
19 12 (2.46%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (37.99%) Kafka
2 126 (25.87%) Spring
3 73 (14.99%) Spring Boot
4 53 (10.88%) REST
5 46 (9.45%) gRPC
6 43 (8.83%) React
7 40 (8.21%) RESTful
8 37 (7.60%) Elastic Stack
9 34 (6.98%) JSON
10 32 (6.57%) AngularJS
11 30 (6.16%) Web Services
12 28 (5.75%) HTML
13 26 (5.34%) CSS
14 24 (4.93%) Hibernate
15 22 (4.52%) Node.js
16 20 (4.11%) XML
17 13 (2.67%) J2EE
17 13 (2.67%) RxJava
18 12 (2.46%) JPA
18 12 (2.46%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 68 (13.96%) Cloud Native
1 68 (13.96%) Public Cloud
2 21 (4.31%) Algorithms
3 15 (3.08%) Data Structures
4 13 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.85%) N-Tier
6 7 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.44%) User Experience
7 6 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (0.82%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.82%) Legacy Applications
8 4 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (0.82%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.62%) Legacy Code
9 3 (0.62%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.41%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 68 (13.96%) Linux
2 57 (11.70%) Windows
3 23 (4.72%) Android
4 12 (2.46%) Unix
5 7 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.41%) CentOS
6 2 (0.41%) Debian
6 2 (0.41%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.41%) openSUSE
6 2 (0.41%) VMS
7 1 (0.21%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.21%) Mesosphere
7 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (54.21%) DevOps
2 229 (47.02%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (46.00%) CI/CD
4 148 (30.39%) Microservices
5 122 (25.05%) Open Source
6 105 (21.56%) Infrastructure as Code
7 103 (21.15%) TDD
8 102 (20.94%) Software Engineering
9 101 (20.74%) Scrum
10 74 (15.20%) Collaborative Working
11 68 (13.96%) Migration
12 61 (12.53%) Mentoring
13 60 (12.32%) Clean Code
14 58 (11.91%) BDD
15 57 (11.70%) Test Automation
16 54 (11.09%) Pair Programming
17 51 (10.47%) Fintech
18 49 (10.06%) Kanban
19 44 (9.03%) B2B
20 40 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 366 (75.15%) Java
2 108 (22.18%) JavaScript
3 83 (17.04%) Bash
4 80 (16.43%) C#
5 71 (14.58%) SQL
6 68 (13.96%) PowerShell
7 66 (13.55%) Java 8
8 65 (13.35%) Python
9 55 (11.29%) Groovy
10 52 (10.68%) Scala
11 44 (9.03%) Java 11
12 28 (5.75%) Kotlin
13 15 (3.08%) PHP
13 15 (3.08%) Shell Script
14 14 (2.87%) Ruby
15 13 (2.67%) VB
16 12 (2.46%) TypeScript
17 11 (2.26%) Go
18 6 (1.23%) PL/SQL
19 3 (0.62%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (2.87%) Degree
2 12 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.26%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.41%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.21%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.21%) CCNA
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.21%) CITP
7 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.21%) MCSE
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.70%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 328 (67.35%) Docker
2 11 (2.26%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.41%) HDFS
5 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) KVM
6 1 (0.21%) NFS
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 326 (66.94%) Kubernetes
2 190 (39.01%) Terraform
3 86 (17.66%) Ansible
4 58 (11.91%) Grafana
5 54 (11.09%) Prometheus
6 41 (8.42%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (5.95%) Kibana
8 16 (3.29%) Istio
9 15 (3.08%) Argo
10 11 (2.26%) logstash
10 11 (2.26%) Puppet
11 9 (1.85%) Graphite
12 4 (0.82%) Nagios
13 3 (0.62%) Consul
13 3 (0.62%) Packer
14 2 (0.41%) Graylog
14 2 (0.41%) Mesos
14 2 (0.41%) Nmap
14 2 (0.41%) Oozie
14 2 (0.41%) QRadar
Vendors
1 117 (24.02%) Microsoft
2 50 (10.27%) Databricks
3 40 (8.21%) Google
4 32 (6.57%) Oracle
5 18 (3.70%) Atlassian
6 13 (2.67%) MuleSoft
7 9 (1.85%) IBM
8 7 (1.44%) CA Agile Central
8 7 (1.44%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.03%) CA
9 5 (1.03%) Perforce
9 5 (1.03%) Splunk
10 4 (0.82%) Solace
11 3 (0.62%) Adobe
11 3 (0.62%) Apple
11 3 (0.62%) Pega
11 3 (0.62%) Temenos
11 3 (0.62%) VMware
12 2 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.41%) SolarWinds