Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 378 437 411
Rank change year-on-year +59 -26 -28
Contract jobs citing Gradle 256 304 597
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.45% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.03% 2.62% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 197 410
Median daily rate £555 £500 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% -8.17% +8.90%
10th Percentile £381 £375 £375
90th Percentile £700 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £478 £500
% change year-on-year -0.52% -4.50% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 2
Median hourly rate £52.00 £48.85 £63.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -23.25% +82.77%
10th Percentile £44.70 £16.00 £61.52
90th Percentile £68.04 £62.30 £67.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.00 £16.00 £63.65
% change year-on-year +268.75% -74.86% +82.77%

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 8,456 11,583 20,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.45% 17.19% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,754 7,897 14,474
Median daily rate £475 £475 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.56% +3.28%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £330
90th Percentile £645 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 165 258
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £44.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.51% -1.82%
10th Percentile £31.35 £17.03 £24.63
90th Percentile £61.25 £63.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £44.27
% change year-on-year +1.69% -0.05% -1.62%

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 4 March 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 4 March 2021.

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 4 March 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 +28 171 £500 -0.99% 90
London -17 116 £525 - 44
Work from Home -129 112 £625 +33.33% 27
UK excluding London +104 49 £475 -0.52% 49
South East +102 16 £463 -17.78% 10
North of England +78 14 £475 +21.41% 18
Yorkshire +43 7 £555 +41.40% 6
North West +50 6 £377 +2.72% 11
Scotland +12 6 £330 -28.65% 3
Midlands +34 5 £348 -13.13% 10
South West +59 4 £555 +11.00% 3
East Midlands +28 3 £318 -9.29% 4
East of England +56 2 £510 +7.37% 5
West Midlands +27 2 £425 +6.25% 6
Northern Ireland +11 2 £480 -
North East - 1 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 222 (86.72%) Java
2 166 (64.84%) Maven
3 158 (61.72%) Jenkins
4 145 (56.64%) DevOps
5 135 (52.73%) Git (software)
6 126 (49.22%) Agile Software Development
7 116 (45.31%) Kubernetes
8 100 (39.06%) Python
9 91 (35.55%) Spring
10 75 (29.30%) Node.js
10 75 (29.30%) TDD
11 73 (28.52%) JavaScript
12 72 (28.13%) Microservices
13 70 (27.34%) Ansible
14 68 (26.56%) GCP
15 67 (26.17%) Continuous Integration
15 67 (26.17%) Terraform
16 65 (25.39%) Open Source
17 63 (24.61%) Azure
17 63 (24.61%) npm
18 62 (24.22%) Docker
19 60 (23.44%) Mentoring
19 60 (23.44%) AWS
20 58 (22.66%) gulp
20 58 (22.66%) JUnit
21 57 (22.27%) Opscode Chef
22 56 (21.88%) Groovy
23 55 (21.48%) SQL
24 54 (21.09%) RESTful
24 54 (21.09%) Travis CI

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 48 (18.75%) nginx
2 32 (12.50%) Cloud Foundry
3 24 (9.38%) Confluence
4 17 (6.64%) WebLogic
4 17 (6.64%) WebSphere
5 12 (4.69%) Apache
5 12 (4.69%) Apache Spark
5 12 (4.69%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (2.73%) DNN
7 7 (2.73%) JBoss
7 7 (2.73%) Jetty
8 5 (1.95%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.95%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 5 (1.95%) Red Hat Fuse
9 2 (0.78%) Camunda
9 2 (0.78%) IIS
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.39%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 68 (26.56%) GCP
2 63 (24.61%) Azure
2 63 (24.61%) npm
3 60 (23.44%) AWS
4 51 (19.92%) GitHub
5 35 (13.67%) PaaS
6 22 (8.59%) Serverless
7 16 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (5.86%) Amazon ECS
9 14 (5.47%) OpenShift
10 7 (2.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 7 (2.73%) Amazon Kinesis
10 7 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (2.73%) IaaS
11 6 (2.34%) Datadog
11 6 (2.34%) Yarn
12 5 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (1.95%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (1.95%) SaaS
13 3 (1.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.86%) HTTP
2 5 (1.95%) SSH
3 4 (1.56%) Network Security
4 3 (1.17%) Calico
5 2 (0.78%) DNS
5 2 (0.78%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.78%) FTP
5 2 (0.78%) NFC
5 2 (0.78%) SSL
5 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.39%) ASN.1
6 1 (0.39%) Broadband
6 1 (0.39%) DMZ
6 1 (0.39%) Firewall
6 1 (0.39%) Internet
6 1 (0.39%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.84%) BigQuery
2 29 (11.33%) MongoDB
3 27 (10.55%) MySQL
4 17 (6.64%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (6.25%) Hadoop
5 16 (6.25%) NoSQL
6 15 (5.86%) Big Data
6 15 (5.86%) SQL Server
7 11 (4.30%) Redis
8 10 (3.91%) HBase
8 10 (3.91%) Spark SQL
9 9 (3.52%) Apache Hive
9 9 (3.52%) Relational Database
10 8 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (2.73%) Oracle Database
11 7 (2.73%) RDBMS
12 6 (2.34%) Data Lake
13 3 (1.17%) InfluxDB
14 2 (0.78%) MariaDB
15 1 (0.39%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 166 (64.84%) Maven
2 158 (61.72%) Jenkins
3 135 (52.73%) Git (software)
4 58 (22.66%) gulp
4 58 (22.66%) JUnit
5 54 (21.09%) CircleCI
5 54 (21.09%) Travis CI
6 38 (14.84%) Ant
7 36 (14.06%) JIRA
8 34 (13.28%) GitLab
9 28 (10.94%) Subversion
10 26 (10.16%) Mockito
11 17 (6.64%) Cucumber
11 17 (6.64%) TeamCity
12 15 (5.86%) Bitbucket
13 14 (5.47%) IntelliJ
13 14 (5.47%) JMeter
13 14 (5.47%) Selenium
14 13 (5.08%) CMake
15 12 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 35 (13.67%) Finance
2 19 (7.42%) Banking
3 6 (2.34%) Public Sector
4 5 (1.95%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.95%) Marketing
5 4 (1.56%) Automotive
6 3 (1.17%) Games
6 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.78%) Electronics
7 2 (0.78%) Front Office
7 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.39%) German Language
8 1 (0.39%) Hebrew Language
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (49.22%) Developer
2 81 (31.64%) Java Developer
3 78 (30.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (9.77%) Senior Developer
5 21 (8.20%) Senior Java Developer
6 19 (7.42%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 17 (6.64%) Android Developer
7 17 (6.64%) Azure Engineer
7 17 (6.64%) Java Engineer
8 16 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 16 (6.25%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 11 (4.30%) Azure DevOps
10 9 (3.52%) Software Engineer
11 8 (3.13%) AWS Engineer
11 8 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (3.13%) Scala Developer
12 7 (2.73%) AWS DevOps
12 7 (2.73%) Hadoop Developer
13 6 (2.34%) Apache Spark Developer
13 6 (2.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (35.55%) Spring
2 75 (29.30%) Node.js
3 54 (21.09%) RESTful
4 48 (18.75%) XML
5 47 (18.36%) REST
6 46 (17.97%) HTML
6 46 (17.97%) Spring Boot
7 45 (17.58%) JSON
8 40 (15.63%) Web Services
9 31 (12.11%) SOAP
10 30 (11.72%) AngularJS
10 30 (11.72%) CSS
11 28 (10.94%) Kafka
12 27 (10.55%) HTML5
13 21 (8.20%) Hibernate
14 20 (7.81%) React
15 19 (7.42%) RxJava
16 18 (7.03%) J2EE
17 16 (6.25%) jQuery
17 16 (6.25%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.55%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (8.59%) Mobile App
3 18 (7.03%) Data Structures
4 13 (5.08%) Algorithms
4 13 (5.08%) User Experience
5 12 (4.69%) Mobile Payment
6 11 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.52%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (2.73%) Augmented Reality
8 7 (2.73%) Clustering
8 7 (2.73%) Derivative
8 7 (2.73%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.34%) Animation
10 5 (1.95%) Equities
10 5 (1.95%) iPad
10 5 (1.95%) STB
11 4 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.78%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.78%) TWAP
12 2 (0.78%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 42 (16.41%) Android
2 40 (15.63%) Linux
3 21 (8.20%) Windows
4 12 (4.69%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.13%) Unix
6 6 (2.34%) CentOS
6 6 (2.34%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.95%) Debian
7 5 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.95%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (56.64%) DevOps
2 126 (49.22%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (29.30%) TDD
4 72 (28.13%) Microservices
5 67 (26.17%) Continuous Integration
6 65 (25.39%) Open Source
7 60 (23.44%) Mentoring
8 47 (18.36%) Scrum
9 42 (16.41%) Software Engineering
10 41 (16.02%) BDD
11 37 (14.45%) MVC
12 31 (12.11%) Test Automation
13 28 (10.94%) OO
14 25 (9.77%) Kanban
14 25 (9.77%) Multithreading
15 20 (7.81%) API Development
15 20 (7.81%) Web Development
16 18 (7.03%) Continuous Delivery
16 18 (7.03%) Pair Programming
16 18 (7.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 222 (86.72%) Java
2 100 (39.06%) Python
3 73 (28.52%) JavaScript
4 56 (21.88%) Groovy
5 55 (21.48%) SQL
6 47 (18.36%) Java 8
7 32 (12.50%) Kotlin
8 30 (11.72%) C++
9 28 (10.94%) Bash Shell
10 25 (9.77%) Scala
11 18 (7.03%) PL/SQL
12 17 (6.64%) PowerShell
13 14 (5.47%) Shell Script
14 9 (3.52%) Elm
14 9 (3.52%) Haskell
14 9 (3.52%) Perl
15 8 (3.13%) C#
15 8 (3.13%) Clojure
15 8 (3.13%) ClojureScript
15 8 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (8.98%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.64%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.86%) Degree
4 8 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.73%) Master's Degree
6 6 (2.34%) AWS Certification
7 5 (1.95%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.47%) QA
System Software
1 62 (24.22%) Docker
2 51 (19.92%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (3.91%) HDFS
4 2 (0.78%) KVM
5 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 116 (45.31%) Kubernetes
2 70 (27.34%) Ansible
3 67 (26.17%) Terraform
4 57 (22.27%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (14.84%) Argo
6 17 (6.64%) Puppet
7 11 (4.30%) Salt
8 10 (3.91%) Grafana
8 10 (3.91%) Istio
9 9 (3.52%) Oozie
10 6 (2.34%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.78%) Kibana
11 2 (0.78%) Packer
12 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 48 (18.75%) Google
2 33 (12.89%) Oracle
3 9 (3.52%) Dynatrace
4 8 (3.13%) CA Agile Central
4 8 (3.13%) Splunk
5 6 (2.34%) CA
5 6 (2.34%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.34%) MuleSoft
5 6 (2.34%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.95%) Axway
6 5 (1.95%) Cloudera
6 5 (1.95%) Hortonworks
6 5 (1.95%) IBM
6 5 (1.95%) Sparx
6 5 (1.95%) Sybase
7 3 (1.17%) New Relic
7 3 (1.17%) SaltStack
8 2 (0.78%) Cadence
8 2 (0.78%) SAP
9 1 (0.39%) Adobe