Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 412 440 392
Rank change year-on-year +28 -48 +7
Contract jobs citing Gradle 298 523 658
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.54% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.77% 2.59% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 350 433
Median daily rate £505 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.18% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £368 £375 £350
90th Percentile £675 £700 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £513 £425
% change year-on-year -2.44% +20.59% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 4
Median hourly rate £48.85 £63.65 £40.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.25% +58.06% +10.33%
10th Percentile £33.10 £61.52 £32.11
90th Percentile £63.65 £67.07 £66.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £63.65 £40.27
% change year-on-year -74.86% +58.06% +11.86%

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 10,764 20,196 19,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.40% 20.95% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,998 13,689 13,529
Median daily rate £488 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 287 220
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £24.40 £27.95
90th Percentile £63.15 £54.25 £67.28
Median hourly rate £37.88 £43.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -12.93% -1.14% +7.32%

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 2 April 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 +34 279 £503 -8.64% 85
London +85 198 £525 -8.70% 42
UK excluding London -25 90 £500 -2.44% 49
South West +49 30 £500 +11.11% 4
North of England +43 16 £421 -29.79% 10
Midlands +30 16 £406 -14.47% 10
West Midlands +47 15 £418 -32.66% 10
South East +22 14 £563 +7.14% 15
Work from Home +17 12 £469 -7.86% 8
Scotland +4 12 £575 -17.86% 6
North West -11 9 £484 -30.93% 10
Yorkshire +56 7 £393 -12.78%
East of England +19 1 £550 +12.82% 4
East Midlands +1 1 £350 +1.16%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 257 (86.24%) Java
2 207 (69.46%) Maven
3 186 (62.42%) Agile Software Development
4 185 (62.08%) Spring
5 173 (58.05%) Git (software)
6 147 (49.33%) Microservices
7 142 (47.65%) Jenkins
8 141 (47.32%) JUnit
9 132 (44.30%) Spring Boot
10 127 (42.62%) Docker
11 121 (40.60%) REST
12 120 (40.27%) Java 8
13 112 (37.58%) Web Services
14 94 (31.54%) RESTful
15 92 (30.87%) Mockito
16 85 (28.52%) Scrum
17 81 (27.18%) TDD
18 79 (26.51%) DevOps
19 75 (25.17%) Pair Programming
19 75 (25.17%) AWS
20 74 (24.83%) JIRA
21 72 (24.16%) Kubernetes
22 68 (22.82%) Open Source
23 62 (20.81%) JSON
23 62 (20.81%) NoSQL
24 60 (20.13%) Linux
25 57 (19.13%) JavaScript
26 53 (17.79%) AngularJS
27 52 (17.45%) J2EE
27 52 (17.45%) Software Engineering

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 (16.11%) Elasticsearch
2 45 (15.10%) Confluence
3 30 (10.07%) WebLogic
4 25 (8.39%) Cloud Foundry
5 19 (6.38%) Tomcat
6 14 (4.70%) WebSphere
7 11 (3.69%) Apache Spark
8 9 (3.02%) Jetty
9 7 (2.35%) Apache
10 4 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (1.34%) CMS
10 4 (1.34%) Headless CMS
10 4 (1.34%) nginx
11 3 (1.01%) Anypoint
11 3 (1.01%) Mule
12 2 (0.67%) JBoss
12 2 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.34%) Alfresco
13 1 (0.34%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.34%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Photoshop
1 4 (1.34%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (3.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.67%) Magento
2 2 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 75 (25.17%) AWS
2 40 (13.42%) GitHub
3 27 (9.06%) AWS Lambda
3 27 (9.06%) Serverless
4 26 (8.72%) Azure
5 21 (7.05%) npm
6 19 (6.38%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (6.38%) PaaS
7 16 (5.37%) OpenShift
8 12 (4.03%) Amazon S3
9 11 (3.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (3.36%) Amazon ECS
10 10 (3.36%) GCP
11 9 (3.02%) CloudFront
12 6 (2.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 6 (2.01%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (2.01%) Coveralls
12 6 (2.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (1.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (12.75%) HTTP
2 16 (5.37%) TCP/IP
3 15 (5.03%) DNS
4 10 (3.36%) Internet
4 10 (3.36%) SSL
5 9 (3.02%) FTP
6 8 (2.68%) RTMP
7 5 (1.68%) DSL
8 3 (1.01%) SSH
9 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.34%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (20.81%) NoSQL
2 50 (16.78%) MySQL
3 40 (13.42%) MongoDB
4 29 (9.73%) Relational Database
5 16 (5.37%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (5.03%) RDBMS
7 11 (3.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (3.36%) Big Data
9 8 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (2.68%) Redis
10 6 (2.01%) Amazon Aurora
10 6 (2.01%) Cosmos DB
11 5 (1.68%) DB2
11 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.01%) InfluxDB
12 3 (1.01%) SQL Server
13 2 (0.67%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.34%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 207 (69.46%) Maven
2 173 (58.05%) Git (software)
3 142 (47.65%) Jenkins
4 141 (47.32%) JUnit
5 92 (30.87%) Mockito
6 74 (24.83%) JIRA
7 33 (11.07%) Ant
7 33 (11.07%) Cucumber
8 22 (7.38%) gulp
8 22 (7.38%) SonarQube
9 19 (6.38%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (6.04%) Bitbucket
10 18 (6.04%) git-flow
11 17 (5.70%) Xcode
12 16 (5.37%) GitLab
12 16 (5.37%) TeamCity
12 16 (5.37%) Travis CI
13 14 (4.70%) Android Studio
13 14 (4.70%) CircleCI
13 14 (4.70%) JMeter
General
1 42 (14.09%) Finance
2 32 (10.74%) Banking
3 15 (5.03%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.68%) Front Office
4 8 (2.68%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.68%) Retail
5 7 (2.35%) Back Office
6 5 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.34%) Automotive
8 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.67%) Military
9 2 (0.67%) Publishing
9 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 210 (70.47%) Developer
2 139 (46.64%) Java Developer
3 41 (13.76%) Backend Developer
4 37 (12.42%) Senior Developer
5 26 (8.72%) Senior Java Developer
6 23 (7.72%) DevOps Engineer
7 20 (6.71%) Agile Developer
8 19 (6.38%) Software Engineer
9 18 (6.04%) Agile Java Developer
10 15 (5.03%) Android Developer
11 13 (4.36%) Full Stack Developer
12 12 (4.03%) SAP Engineer
13 11 (3.69%) Java Engineer
14 10 (3.36%) Java Mobile Developer
15 9 (3.02%) Architect
15 9 (3.02%) Cloud Engineer
16 8 (2.68%) Applications Developer
16 8 (2.68%) C# Developer
16 8 (2.68%) Mobile Applications Developer
16 8 (2.68%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (62.08%) Spring
2 132 (44.30%) Spring Boot
3 121 (40.60%) REST
4 112 (37.58%) Web Services
5 94 (31.54%) RESTful
6 62 (20.81%) JSON
7 53 (17.79%) AngularJS
8 52 (17.45%) J2EE
9 49 (16.44%) SOAP
10 47 (15.77%) XML
11 43 (14.43%) Kafka
12 35 (11.74%) HTML
13 32 (10.74%) CSS
13 32 (10.74%) HTML5
14 27 (9.06%) React
15 26 (8.72%) RabbitMQ
15 26 (8.72%) WireMock
16 22 (7.38%) Hibernate
16 22 (7.38%) Node.js
16 22 (7.38%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.42%) Mobile App
2 31 (10.40%) User Experience
3 19 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (4.36%) Mobile Payment
5 10 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.68%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.68%) W3C
8 3 (1.01%) Derivative
8 3 (1.01%) Digital Wallet
8 3 (1.01%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.01%) Mobile Wallet
9 2 (0.67%) Animation
9 2 (0.67%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.67%) NHS
9 2 (0.67%) PKI
9 2 (0.67%) Wiki
10 1 (0.34%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 60 (20.13%) Linux
2 33 (11.07%) Android
3 27 (9.06%) Unix
4 15 (5.03%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.01%) Windows
6 2 (0.67%) Solaris
7 1 (0.34%) CentOS
7 1 (0.34%) Debian
7 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (62.42%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (49.33%) Microservices
3 85 (28.52%) Scrum
4 81 (27.18%) TDD
5 79 (26.51%) DevOps
6 75 (25.17%) Pair Programming
7 68 (22.82%) Open Source
8 52 (17.45%) Software Engineering
8 52 (17.45%) Test Automation
9 50 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (13.09%) BDD
11 28 (9.40%) Multithreading
11 28 (9.40%) MVC
12 27 (9.06%) Refactoring
13 24 (8.05%) SDLC
14 22 (7.38%) User Stories
15 21 (7.05%) Collaborative Working
16 19 (6.38%) Data Modelling
17 18 (6.04%) Configuration Management
17 18 (6.04%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 257 (86.24%) Java
2 120 (40.27%) Java 8
3 57 (19.13%) JavaScript
4 51 (17.11%) SQL
5 48 (16.11%) Kotlin
6 41 (13.76%) Groovy
7 38 (12.75%) Python
8 22 (7.38%) Shell Script
9 16 (5.37%) PL/SQL
10 14 (4.70%) Bash Shell
11 13 (4.36%) TypeScript
12 10 (3.36%) C#
13 8 (2.68%) Scala
14 7 (2.35%) ES6
15 6 (2.01%) Java 9
16 5 (1.68%) Clojure
16 5 (1.68%) Ruby
17 4 (1.34%) ClojureScript
18 3 (1.01%) Apple Swift
18 3 (1.01%) Korn
Qualifications
1 21 (7.05%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.70%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.69%) Degree
4 10 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.34%) SANS
6 1 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.70%) QA
2 3 (1.01%) WCAG
3 1 (0.34%) GDPR
3 1 (0.34%) IFRS
System Software
1 127 (42.62%) Docker
2 4 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 72 (24.16%) Kubernetes
2 35 (11.74%) Terraform
3 32 (10.74%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (10.40%) Ansible
5 29 (9.73%) Puppet
6 12 (4.03%) Grafana
7 9 (3.02%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (3.02%) Prometheus
8 6 (2.01%) Kibana
9 3 (1.01%) Salt
10 1 (0.34%) Rancher
Vendors
1 28 (9.40%) Oracle
2 19 (6.38%) SAP
3 14 (4.70%) Adobe
4 13 (4.36%) hybris
5 12 (4.03%) BEA
6 10 (3.36%) Gigya
7 6 (2.01%) CA
7 6 (2.01%) CA Agile Central
8 4 (1.34%) Google
8 4 (1.34%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.01%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.01%) Apple
9 3 (1.01%) Splunk
10 2 (0.67%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.67%) IBM
10 2 (0.67%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.34%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.34%) Facebook
11 1 (0.34%) Sybase
11 1 (0.34%) Twitter