Period
to 21 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Grunt skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Grunt over the 6 months to 21 February 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.

Grunt
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 549 521 455
Rank change year-on-year -28 -66 -50
Contract jobs citing Grunt 184 400 491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.40% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.57% 1.90% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 271 357
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
90th Percentile £598 £563 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +2.50% -2.44% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £30.95 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.91 -

Grunt 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 11,736 21,084 18,806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.15% 21.27% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,703 14,424 13,176
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £631 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 284 239
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.21 £30.15 £29.00
90th Percentile £62.63 £54.63 £67.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -2.22% +9.76%

Grunt
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Grunt in the UK

Grunt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Grunt in the UK

Grunt
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Grunt over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Grunt in the UK

Grunt
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Grunt in the UK

Grunt
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grunt within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 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 -22 148 £475 +5.56% 98
UK excluding London +1 91 £410 +2.50% 73
London +45 87 £550 +12.82% 25
Midlands +63 30 £413 +12.70% 9
Scotland +34 28 £356 -11.49%
East Midlands +41 16 £388 +8.46% 7
West Midlands +46 14 £500 +25.00% 2
South West +32 12 £368 -2.00% 16
East of England +27 9 - - 10
South East +16 9 £525 +23.53% 11
Northern Ireland +3 2 £431 +4.61%
North West +30 1 £388 -13.89% 18
North of England +27 1 £388 +3.33% 26

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Grunt 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 Grunt.

1 158 (85.87%) CSS
2 155 (84.24%) JavaScript
3 147 (79.89%) HTML
4 137 (74.46%) gulp
5 123 (66.85%) Agile Software Development
6 121 (65.76%) AngularJS
7 103 (55.98%) Sass
8 96 (52.17%) Git (software)
9 82 (44.57%) Node.js
9 82 (44.57%) Front End Development
10 74 (40.22%) HTML5
11 70 (38.04%) React
12 62 (33.70%) Java
13 61 (33.15%) User Experience
13 61 (33.15%) npm
14 60 (32.61%) jQuery
15 58 (31.52%) webpack
16 51 (27.72%) CSS3
17 48 (26.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 46 (25.00%) TypeScript
19 44 (23.91%) Test Automation
20 43 (23.37%) LESS
21 39 (21.20%) Karma Test Runner
21 39 (21.20%) DevOps
22 38 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
23 37 (20.11%) Vue.js
24 36 (19.57%) Jasmine
25 34 (18.48%) MVC
25 34 (18.48%) Scrum
26 30 (16.30%) Microservices

Grunt
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 18 (9.78%) CMS
2 16 (8.70%) WebSphere
3 14 (7.61%) Confluence
3 14 (7.61%) Sitecore CMS
4 13 (7.07%) Umbraco
5 12 (6.52%) ArcGIS
6 10 (5.43%) nginx
6 10 (5.43%) Tomcat
7 8 (4.35%) Drupal
8 7 (3.80%) Apache
9 6 (3.26%) IIS
9 6 (3.26%) SharePoint
9 6 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (3.26%) WebLogic
9 6 (3.26%) WordPress
10 4 (2.17%) JBoss
10 4 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.63%) Mendix
12 2 (1.09%) Apache Solr
12 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 26 (14.13%) Photoshop
2 18 (9.78%) Sketch
3 7 (3.80%) GIMP
4 3 (1.63%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (9.24%) Magento
2 13 (7.07%) Shopify
3 5 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (33.15%) npm
2 23 (12.50%) Azure
3 14 (7.61%) GitHub
4 11 (5.98%) AWS
5 10 (5.43%) Google Analytics
5 10 (5.43%) PaaS
6 8 (4.35%) Yarn
7 5 (2.72%) SaaS
8 4 (2.17%) IaaS
9 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.09%) Serverless
10 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.54%) Apigee
10 1 (0.54%) Asana
10 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.54%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.54%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.54%) GCP
10 1 (0.54%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.89%) HTTP
2 8 (4.35%) SSL
2 8 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.80%) Internet
4 2 (1.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.87%) Relational Database
2 19 (10.33%) GIS
3 17 (9.24%) MongoDB
4 15 (8.15%) NoSQL
5 13 (7.07%) SQL Server
6 12 (6.52%) Geospatial Data
7 7 (3.80%) MySQL
8 3 (1.63%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.09%) DB2
9 2 (1.09%) DB2 UDB
9 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.54%) Big Data
10 1 (0.54%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 137 (74.46%) gulp
2 96 (52.17%) Git (software)
3 58 (31.52%) webpack
4 39 (21.20%) Karma Test Runner
5 36 (19.57%) Jasmine
6 29 (15.76%) JIRA
7 28 (15.22%) Jenkins
8 26 (14.13%) Selenium
9 19 (10.33%) Bower
10 14 (7.61%) TeamCity
11 12 (6.52%) Cucumber
11 12 (6.52%) IntelliJ
11 12 (6.52%) Subversion
12 11 (5.98%) git-flow
12 11 (5.98%) Vagrant
13 10 (5.43%) Ant
13 10 (5.43%) Gatling
13 10 (5.43%) Mocha
13 10 (5.43%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (5.43%) Sublime Text
General
1 27 (14.67%) Public Sector
2 16 (8.70%) Finance
3 12 (6.52%) Games
4 10 (5.43%) Banking
5 6 (3.26%) Marketing
5 6 (3.26%) Retail
6 4 (2.17%) Law
7 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.09%) Publishing
9 1 (0.54%) Front Office
9 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 157 (85.33%) Developer
2 61 (33.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 38 (20.65%) Angular Developer
4 30 (16.30%) JavaScript Developer
5 22 (11.96%) UI Developer
6 17 (9.24%) React Developer
7 16 (8.70%) Designer
7 16 (8.70%) UI Designer
8 15 (8.15%) Java Developer
8 15 (8.15%) Senior Developer
9 10 (5.43%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (3.80%) Interface Designer
10 7 (3.80%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 7 (3.80%) Sitecore Developer
11 6 (3.26%) HTML Developer
11 6 (3.26%) Node.js Developer
11 6 (3.26%) Scala Developer
11 6 (3.26%) Web Developer
12 5 (2.72%) Software Developer
13 4 (2.17%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (85.87%) CSS
2 147 (79.89%) HTML
3 121 (65.76%) AngularJS
4 103 (55.98%) Sass
5 82 (44.57%) Node.js
6 74 (40.22%) HTML5
7 70 (38.04%) React
8 60 (32.61%) jQuery
9 51 (27.72%) CSS3
10 48 (26.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 43 (23.37%) LESS
12 37 (20.11%) Vue.js
13 28 (15.22%) RESTful
13 28 (15.22%) Web Services
14 27 (14.67%) REST
15 25 (13.59%) JSON
15 25 (13.59%) Semantic HTML
16 21 (11.41%) Spring
17 20 (10.87%) Angular 2
18 19 (10.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 61 (33.15%) User Experience
2 18 (9.78%) W3C
3 14 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.98%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.89%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.26%) RIA
7 4 (2.17%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.17%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.17%) Derivative
7 4 (2.17%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.09%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (1.09%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.09%) Vector Graphics
10 1 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.54%) Animation
10 1 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.54%) NHS
10 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.50%) Linux
2 10 (5.43%) Ubuntu
2 10 (5.43%) Windows
3 4 (2.17%) Unix
4 3 (1.63%) CentOS
4 3 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.09%) Android
5 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (66.85%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (44.57%) Front End Development
3 44 (23.91%) Test Automation
4 39 (21.20%) DevOps
5 38 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (18.48%) MVC
6 34 (18.48%) Scrum
7 30 (16.30%) Microservices
8 25 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (13.04%) Unit Testing
10 23 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 23 (12.50%) Wireframes
11 21 (11.41%) Web Development
12 20 (10.87%) E-Commerce
13 19 (10.33%) OO
14 17 (9.24%) Analytics
14 17 (9.24%) Project Delivery
14 17 (9.24%) Responsive Web Design
14 17 (9.24%) TDD
14 17 (9.24%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (84.24%) JavaScript
2 62 (33.70%) Java
3 46 (25.00%) TypeScript
4 24 (13.04%) C#
5 22 (11.96%) Python
6 20 (10.87%) ES6
7 16 (8.70%) SQL
8 14 (7.61%) Ruby
9 10 (5.43%) Groovy
9 10 (5.43%) Haskell
9 10 (5.43%) Perl
10 8 (4.35%) Scala
11 6 (3.26%) PHP
11 6 (3.26%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.17%) Java 8
13 2 (1.09%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (1.09%) ES7
14 1 (0.54%) C
14 1 (0.54%) Lua
14 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.15%) Degree
3 11 (5.98%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.76%) WCAG
2 10 (5.43%) WAI
3 4 (2.17%) QA
4 2 (1.09%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (14.67%) Docker
2 12 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (5.43%) Grafana
1 10 (5.43%) Kibana
2 9 (4.89%) Puppet
3 5 (2.72%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.17%) Ansible
5 1 (0.54%) Istio
Vendors
1 19 (10.33%) Oracle
2 18 (9.78%) Sitecore
3 14 (7.61%) IBM
4 13 (7.07%) Microsoft
5 12 (6.52%) ESRI
5 12 (6.52%) Google
5 12 (6.52%) hybris
6 4 (2.17%) webMethods
7 3 (1.63%) Adobe
7 3 (1.63%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.63%) Zend
8 2 (1.09%) New Relic
9 1 (0.54%) Perforce
9 1 (0.54%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.54%) WooCommerce