The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Grails skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Grails over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 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.

Grails
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 602 598
Rank change year-on-year +50 -4  
Contract jobs citing Grails 58 49 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.091% 0.085%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 31
Median daily rate £470 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £353 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £760 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Grails is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15073 15351 15194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.50% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10419 10809 10150
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 192 210
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £18.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Grails
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Grails as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Grails in the UK

Grails
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Grails in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Grails over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Grails in the UK

Grails
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Grails in the UK

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Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grails within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 57 £470 +17.50% 11
London +21 34 £575 - 5
Leeds +18 10 £420 +5.00%
West Yorkshire +18 10 £420 +5.00% 2
Yorkshire +15 10 £420 +5.00% 2
South East +30 5 £345 -1.42% 3
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £345 -1.42% 3
Milton Keynes -12 5 £345 -1.42% 1
Nottingham - 5 - -
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
East Midlands - 5 - -
Croydon - 4 £513 -
North West +16 2 £325 -10.95%
Manchester +7 2 £325 -10.95%
City of London -6 2 £481 -16.30%
Bristol - 1 £305 -
South West - 1 £305 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Grails also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Grails.

1 83 (96.51%) Java
2 74 (86.05%) Groovy
3 62 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (50.00%) TDD
4 43 (50.00%) Spring
5 38 (44.19%) JavaScript
6 35 (40.70%) Microservices
7 34 (39.53%) MySQL
8 31 (36.05%) CSS
8 31 (36.05%) HTML
9 29 (33.72%) Git (software)
10 24 (27.91%) Test Automation
10 24 (27.91%) jQuery
11 23 (26.74%) Maven
11 23 (26.74%) NoSQL
11 23 (26.74%) Scrum
12 22 (25.58%) Pair Programming
12 22 (25.58%) Hibernate
13 21 (24.42%) Python
13 21 (24.42%) Open Source
13 21 (24.42%) High Availability
13 21 (24.42%) MongoDB
14 20 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (22.09%) AngularJS
16 18 (20.93%) Linux
17 17 (19.77%) JIRA
17 17 (19.77%) BDD
18 16 (18.60%) REST
18 16 (18.60%) QA
18 16 (18.60%) RESTful

Grails
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 16 (18.60%) Tomcat
2 10 (11.63%) Apache
2 10 (11.63%) Apache Solr
3 4 (4.65%) Confluence
4 3 (3.49%) CMS
4 3 (3.49%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.49%) IaaS
2 3 (3.49%) PaaS
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.16%) AWS OpsWorks
3 1 (1.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) Firewall
2 2 (2.33%) AMQP
2 2 (2.33%) Internet
3 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (39.53%) MySQL
2 23 (26.74%) NoSQL
3 21 (24.42%) MongoDB
4 10 (11.63%) CouchDB
5 9 (10.47%) Relational Database
6 7 (8.14%) Couchbase
7 5 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (3.49%) Hazelcast
9 1 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 29 (33.72%) Git (software)
2 23 (26.74%) Maven
3 17 (19.77%) JIRA
4 15 (17.44%) JUnit
5 12 (13.95%) Gradle
6 11 (12.79%) Jenkins
7 8 (9.30%) Bitbucket
7 8 (9.30%) IntelliJ
8 6 (6.98%) Spock
9 4 (4.65%) Mercurial
10 3 (3.49%) Ant
10 3 (3.49%) Eclipse
10 3 (3.49%) Mockito
10 3 (3.49%) Subversion
11 2 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (1.16%) CMake
12 1 (1.16%) CodeNarc
12 1 (1.16%) GitLab
General
1 14 (16.28%) Finance
2 11 (12.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 76 (88.37%) Developer
2 57 (66.28%) Java Developer
3 19 (22.09%) Senior Developer
4 18 (20.93%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (8.14%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Agile Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Agile Java Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Development Team Leader
6 5 (5.81%) Java Development Team Leader
6 5 (5.81%) Java Team Leader
6 5 (5.81%) Systems Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Team Leader
6 5 (5.81%) UI Developer
6 5 (5.81%) UI/UX Developer
6 5 (5.81%) UX Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (4.65%) MongoDB Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Technical Leader
7 4 (4.65%) Technical Team Leader
8 3 (3.49%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (50.00%) Spring
2 31 (36.05%) CSS
2 31 (36.05%) HTML
3 24 (27.91%) jQuery
4 22 (25.58%) Hibernate
5 19 (22.09%) AngularJS
6 16 (18.60%) REST
6 16 (18.60%) RESTful
7 15 (17.44%) CSS3
7 15 (17.44%) HTML5
8 13 (15.12%) RabbitMQ
8 13 (15.12%) Web Services
8 13 (15.12%) XML
9 12 (13.95%) Apache Camel
10 11 (12.79%) YUI
11 10 (11.63%) JMS
11 10 (11.63%) JRuby
11 10 (11.63%) Spring Integration
12 8 (9.30%) J2EE
12 8 (9.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (13.95%) Data Structures
2 6 (6.98%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.98%) User Experience
3 4 (4.65%) iPad
3 4 (4.65%) Online Games
4 1 (1.16%) Fintech
4 1 (1.16%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.93%) Linux
2 5 (5.81%) Oracle Linux
2 5 (5.81%) Unix
3 3 (3.49%) Android
4 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (50.00%) TDD
3 35 (40.70%) Microservices
4 24 (27.91%) Test Automation
5 23 (26.74%) Scrum
6 22 (25.58%) Pair Programming
7 21 (24.42%) High Availability
7 21 (24.42%) Open Source
8 20 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (19.77%) BDD
10 14 (16.28%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (15.12%) SOA
12 12 (13.95%) Software Engineering
13 11 (12.79%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (12.79%) Responsive Web Design
14 9 (10.47%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (9.30%) Low Latency
16 7 (8.14%) Kanban
16 7 (8.14%) MVC
16 7 (8.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 83 (96.51%) Java
2 74 (86.05%) Groovy
3 38 (44.19%) JavaScript
4 21 (24.42%) Python
5 13 (15.12%) Scala
6 12 (13.95%) SQL
7 10 (11.63%) Clojure
7 10 (11.63%) Jython
7 10 (11.63%) Perl
8 1 (1.16%) C++
8 1 (1.16%) ES6
8 1 (1.16%) PHP
8 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) SC Cleared
1 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.49%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.60%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (13.95%) Puppet
2 2 (2.33%) Ansible
3 1 (1.16%) Grafana
3 1 (1.16%) Graphite
3 1 (1.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Oracle
2 5 (5.81%) IBM
3 3 (3.49%) ATG
4 2 (2.33%) Splunk
5 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
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