Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 481 389 392
Rank change year-on-year -92 +3 +23
Contract jobs citing Gradle 281 651 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.65% 0.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.26% 3.05% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 449 394
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.81% +7.22%
10th Percentile £382 £375 £332
90th Percentile £675 £700 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £419
% change year-on-year - +19.40% -3.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 12
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £53.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +20.93% +49.31%
10th Percentile £16.00 £62.50 £31.15
90th Percentile £53.28 £67.50 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £65.00 £53.75
% change year-on-year -75.38% +20.93% +49.31%

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 12,412 21,322 18,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.04% 21.45% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,223 14,532 13,045
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.97% +6.47%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £644 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 253 238
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -1.15% +6.10%
10th Percentile £16.50 £33.00 £29.00
90th Percentile £68.83 £55.00 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £43.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -5.17% -1.14% +7.98%

Gradle
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Gradle in the UK

Gradle
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Gradle in the UK

Gradle
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gradle over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Gradle in the UK

Gradle
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gradle.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Gradle in the UK

Gradle
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Gradle over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Gradle in the UK

Gradle
Top 16 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 17 January 2020. 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 -89 254 £525 -2.33% 75
London -38 175 £525 -4.55% 45
UK excluding London -57 97 £500 - 34
South East +21 21 £563 +9.76% 9
South West +20 21 £525 +17.98% 6
Scotland -8 21 £475 -32.14% 3
Midlands +20 15 £425 +16.58% 6
North of England -44 11 £481 -31.25% 6
West Midlands +41 10 £420 -31.32% 4
East of England +28 5 £475 -5.00% 3
East Midlands +1 5 £531 +45.72% 2
North West -44 5 £413 -41.07% 4
Yorkshire +42 3 £438 -2.78% 2
North East +17 3 £500 +19.05%
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Wales +22 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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.

1 234 (83.27%) Java
2 190 (67.62%) Maven
3 174 (61.92%) Agile Software Development
4 162 (57.65%) Spring
5 161 (57.30%) Git (software)
6 149 (53.02%) Jenkins
7 137 (48.75%) Microservices
8 127 (45.20%) Docker
9 113 (40.21%) Spring Boot
10 111 (39.50%) JUnit
11 96 (34.16%) Web Services
12 95 (33.81%) Java 8
13 90 (32.03%) Scrum
13 90 (32.03%) REST
14 89 (31.67%) DevOps
15 87 (30.96%) AWS
16 86 (30.60%) TDD
17 80 (28.47%) RESTful
17 80 (28.47%) Mockito
18 78 (27.76%) JIRA
19 76 (27.05%) Kubernetes
20 64 (22.78%) Linux
21 62 (22.06%) SQL
22 60 (21.35%) BDD
23 59 (21.00%) Open Source
24 58 (20.64%) NoSQL
24 58 (20.64%) Confluence
25 57 (20.28%) Pair Programming
26 56 (19.93%) MySQL
27 55 (19.57%) Continuous Integration

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 58 (20.64%) Confluence
2 32 (11.39%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (9.96%) Tomcat
4 24 (8.54%) WebLogic
5 21 (7.47%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (5.34%) Jetty
7 12 (4.27%) Apache
8 11 (3.91%) WebSphere
9 9 (3.20%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.78%) Alfresco
10 5 (1.78%) nginx
11 4 (1.42%) Mule
12 3 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (1.07%) Anypoint
12 3 (1.07%) CMS
12 3 (1.07%) Headless CMS
13 2 (0.71%) JBoss
13 2 (0.71%) Magnolia
13 2 (0.71%) Oracle Self-Service HR
13 2 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (1.07%) Photoshop
1 3 (1.07%) Sketch
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.71%) Magento
3 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 87 (30.96%) AWS
2 49 (17.44%) GitHub
3 34 (12.10%) Azure
4 27 (9.61%) Serverless
5 26 (9.25%) AWS Lambda
6 23 (8.19%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (7.83%) npm
8 21 (7.47%) Amazon S3
9 17 (6.05%) PaaS
10 16 (5.69%) Amazon ECS
10 16 (5.69%) GCP
11 14 (4.98%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (4.27%) CloudFront
13 10 (3.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (3.56%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (2.85%) OpenShift
15 7 (2.49%) AWS Fargate
15 7 (2.49%) Route 53
15 7 (2.49%) Yarn
16 6 (2.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.03%) HTTP
2 14 (4.98%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.91%) DNS
4 10 (3.56%) SSL
5 9 (3.20%) Internet
6 8 (2.85%) FTP
7 4 (1.42%) DSL
7 4 (1.42%) Kerberos
7 4 (1.42%) SSH
8 2 (0.71%) RTMP
9 1 (0.36%) Firewall
9 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.36%) Intranet
9 1 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (20.64%) NoSQL
2 56 (19.93%) MySQL
3 35 (12.46%) MongoDB
4 22 (7.83%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (5.69%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 14 (4.98%) Big Data
7 13 (4.63%) Amazon RDS
7 13 (4.63%) Redis
8 12 (4.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (3.91%) Amazon Aurora
10 10 (3.56%) Hadoop
11 8 (2.85%) DB2
11 8 (2.85%) Oracle Database
11 8 (2.85%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.85%) SQL Server
12 7 (2.49%) Cosmos DB
13 6 (2.14%) InfluxDB
14 4 (1.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.42%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 190 (67.62%) Maven
2 161 (57.30%) Git (software)
3 149 (53.02%) Jenkins
4 111 (39.50%) JUnit
5 80 (28.47%) Mockito
6 78 (27.76%) JIRA
7 41 (14.59%) Cucumber
8 30 (10.68%) Ant
9 22 (7.83%) Bitbucket
9 22 (7.83%) GitLab
9 22 (7.83%) SonarQube
10 21 (7.47%) gulp
10 21 (7.47%) IntelliJ
10 21 (7.47%) Selenium
11 20 (7.12%) Sonatype Nexus
12 18 (6.41%) TeamCity
13 16 (5.69%) Visual Studio Team System
14 15 (5.34%) Eclipse
15 14 (4.98%) Hudson
15 14 (4.98%) JMeter
General
1 31 (11.03%) Banking
2 30 (10.68%) Finance
3 20 (7.12%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.49%) Back Office
5 5 (1.78%) Automotive
5 5 (1.78%) Retail
6 4 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.07%) Legal
8 2 (0.71%) Front Office
8 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.71%) Military
8 2 (0.71%) Publishing
8 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 189 (67.26%) Developer
2 123 (43.77%) Java Developer
3 31 (11.03%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (10.68%) Senior Developer
5 29 (10.32%) Agile Developer
6 26 (9.25%) Backend Developer
7 23 (8.19%) Senior Java Developer
8 21 (7.47%) Agile Java Developer
9 20 (7.12%) Java Engineer
10 19 (6.76%) Software Engineer
11 11 (3.91%) Architect
11 11 (3.91%) Senior Agile Developer
11 11 (3.91%) Senior Agile Java Developer
11 11 (3.91%) Senior Java Engineer
12 10 (3.56%) AWS Engineer
12 10 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
12 10 (3.56%) SAP Engineer
13 9 (3.20%) AWS DevOps
13 9 (3.20%) Scala Developer
14 7 (2.49%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (57.65%) Spring
2 113 (40.21%) Spring Boot
3 96 (34.16%) Web Services
4 90 (32.03%) REST
5 80 (28.47%) RESTful
6 51 (18.15%) JSON
7 49 (17.44%) Kafka
8 40 (14.23%) AngularJS
8 40 (14.23%) J2EE
9 36 (12.81%) Node.js
9 36 (12.81%) XML
10 34 (12.10%) HTML
11 32 (11.39%) CSS
12 31 (11.03%) SOAP
13 28 (9.96%) HTML5
14 24 (8.54%) Hibernate
14 24 (8.54%) RabbitMQ
14 24 (8.54%) React
14 24 (8.54%) WireMock
15 19 (6.76%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.03%) User Experience
2 30 (10.68%) Mobile App
3 19 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.85%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.49%) iPad
6 7 (2.49%) Mobile Payment
7 5 (1.78%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.42%) Derivative
8 4 (1.42%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.42%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (1.42%) PKI
8 4 (1.42%) W3C
8 4 (1.42%) Wiki
9 3 (1.07%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.71%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 64 (22.78%) Linux
2 28 (9.96%) Unix
3 19 (6.76%) Android
4 13 (4.63%) Apple iOS
5 11 (3.91%) Windows
6 4 (1.42%) Solaris
7 3 (1.07%) CentOS
7 3 (1.07%) Debian
7 3 (1.07%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.36%) Fedora
9 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (61.92%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (48.75%) Microservices
3 90 (32.03%) Scrum
4 89 (31.67%) DevOps
5 86 (30.60%) TDD
6 60 (21.35%) BDD
7 59 (21.00%) Open Source
8 57 (20.28%) Pair Programming
9 55 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
10 52 (18.51%) Software Engineering
11 48 (17.08%) Test Automation
12 23 (8.19%) Refactoring
13 21 (7.47%) Data Modelling
13 21 (7.47%) Kanban
13 21 (7.47%) MVC
13 21 (7.47%) Project Delivery
13 21 (7.47%) User Stories
14 20 (7.12%) Continuous Delivery
15 18 (6.41%) Configuration Management
15 18 (6.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 234 (83.27%) Java
2 95 (33.81%) Java 8
3 62 (22.06%) SQL
4 51 (18.15%) JavaScript
4 51 (18.15%) Python
5 46 (16.37%) Groovy
6 34 (12.10%) Kotlin
7 24 (8.54%) Shell Script
8 22 (7.83%) Scala
9 20 (7.12%) Bash Shell
10 17 (6.05%) PL/SQL
11 14 (4.98%) TypeScript
12 11 (3.91%) Clojure
13 9 (3.20%) ES6
14 8 (2.85%) ClojureScript
14 8 (2.85%) Ruby
15 7 (2.49%) C
15 7 (2.49%) Java 9
16 6 (2.14%) C++
16 6 (2.14%) Go
Qualifications
1 20 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.76%) Degree
3 17 (6.05%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.14%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.42%) OCPJP
6 4 (1.42%) Sun Certification
7 3 (1.07%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.20%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) WCAG
3 1 (0.36%) PSD2
System Software
1 127 (45.20%) Docker
2 6 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 76 (27.05%) Kubernetes
2 44 (15.66%) Ansible
3 42 (14.95%) Terraform
4 31 (11.03%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (10.68%) Puppet
6 18 (6.41%) Grafana
7 12 (4.27%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (3.56%) Prometheus
9 8 (2.85%) Kibana
9 8 (2.85%) Salt
10 3 (1.07%) logstash
11 2 (0.71%) Istio
11 2 (0.71%) Mesos
11 2 (0.71%) Oozie
12 1 (0.36%) Graylog
12 1 (0.36%) Nagios
12 1 (0.36%) Packer
12 1 (0.36%) Rancher
Vendors
1 25 (8.90%) Oracle
2 16 (5.69%) SAP
3 12 (4.27%) Adobe
3 12 (4.27%) hybris
4 10 (3.56%) BEA
5 9 (3.20%) Google
6 8 (2.85%) Gigya
7 6 (2.14%) Splunk
8 5 (1.78%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (1.78%) Microsoft
8 5 (1.78%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.42%) CA
9 4 (1.42%) Cognizant
9 4 (1.42%) Sun
9 4 (1.42%) Sybase
10 3 (1.07%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.07%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.71%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.71%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.71%) Hortonworks