Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 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.

Grunt
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 337 363 436
Rank change year-on-year +26 +73 +141
Contract jobs citing Grunt 709 715 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.67% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.94% 4.14% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 539 418
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +10.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £269
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +9.27% +7.86% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £22.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00

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 17995 17267 15629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.17% 16.17% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12353 11746 10310
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 259 320
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +7.89% +1.33%
10th Percentile £30.00 £24.00 £23.58
90th Percentile £61.21 £52.50 £48.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £38.64
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.77% +3.03%

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 26 September 2017.

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 15 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 26 September 2017. 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 -9 629 £450 +5.88% 53
London -52 377 £500 +11.11% 28
UK excluding London +112 323 £413 +9.27% 27
South East +33 71 £425 +16.44% 7
North of England +52 67 £363 -6.45% 15
Midlands +39 65 £450 +12.50%
North West +34 48 £350 -12.50% 6
East Midlands +2 46 £450 +12.50%
Scotland +43 44 £375 - 1
East of England +8 28 £425 +54.55% 2
Northern Ireland - 21 £415 -
Yorkshire +22 19 £409 +16.79% 9
South West +13 19 £359 +10.38% 1
West Midlands +39 17 £300 +9.09%
Wales - 12 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Grunt 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 Grunt.

1 644 (90.83%) JavaScript
2 597 (84.20%) CSS
3 569 (80.25%) HTML
4 442 (62.34%) gulp
5 428 (60.37%) AngularJS
6 426 (60.08%) HTML5
7 397 (55.99%) Agile Software Development
8 348 (49.08%) Git (software)
9 347 (48.94%) Front End Development
10 339 (47.81%) CSS3
11 314 (44.29%) Node.js
12 302 (42.60%) Sass
13 286 (40.34%) TDD
14 264 (37.24%) React
15 202 (28.49%) jQuery
16 197 (27.79%) Jasmine
17 191 (26.94%) Java
18 179 (25.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 176 (24.82%) Scrum
20 170 (23.98%) User Experience
21 168 (23.70%) Test Automation
22 148 (20.87%) Web Development
23 140 (19.75%) webpack
24 127 (17.91%) Karma Test Runner
25 122 (17.21%) BDD
25 122 (17.21%) MVC
26 118 (16.64%) npm
26 118 (16.64%) Finance
27 113 (15.94%) Responsive Web Design
28 109 (15.37%) Bower

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 40 (5.64%) Confluence
2 30 (4.23%) CMS
2 30 (4.23%) WebLogic
3 27 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
4 24 (3.39%) WebSphere
5 23 (3.24%) Apache
6 22 (3.10%) Drupal
6 22 (3.10%) nginx
7 18 (2.54%) Tomcat
8 15 (2.12%) WordPress
9 11 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 11 (1.55%) JBoss
10 10 (1.41%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.85%) IIS
12 4 (0.56%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.42%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.42%) SAS
13 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 64 (9.03%) Photoshop
2 25 (3.53%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.42%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.28%) GIMP
7 1 (0.14%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 15 (2.12%) Magento
2 5 (0.71%) SDL Web 8
2 5 (0.71%) Shopify
3 4 (0.56%) RMDS
4 1 (0.14%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 118 (16.64%) npm
2 88 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (6.21%) GitHub
4 29 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
5 15 (2.12%) SaaS
6 11 (1.55%) Yarn
7 10 (1.41%) Google Analytics
8 9 (1.27%) IaaS
8 9 (1.27%) PaaS
9 8 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.56%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.56%) Slack
12 3 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudSearch
13 2 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.51%) HTTP
2 10 (1.41%) SSL
3 8 (1.13%) FTP
3 8 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.56%) Internet
5 3 (0.42%) SSH
6 2 (0.28%) DNS
6 2 (0.28%) SMTP
6 2 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (11.28%) MongoDB
2 53 (7.48%) NoSQL
3 34 (4.80%) SQL Server
4 33 (4.65%) MySQL
5 25 (3.53%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.82%) RDBMS
7 19 (2.68%) DB2
8 17 (2.40%) DB2 UDB
9 14 (1.97%) Neo4j
10 12 (1.69%) Big Data
11 11 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.27%) Redis
13 7 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.71%) MS Access
15 4 (0.56%) Hadoop
16 2 (0.28%) Amazon Aurora
16 2 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
16 2 (0.28%) HBase
16 2 (0.28%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 442 (62.34%) gulp
2 348 (49.08%) Git (software)
3 197 (27.79%) Jasmine
4 140 (19.75%) webpack
5 127 (17.91%) Karma Test Runner
6 109 (15.37%) Bower
7 72 (10.16%) Jenkins
8 67 (9.45%) Selenium
9 65 (9.17%) Mocha
10 60 (8.46%) JIRA
11 58 (8.18%) Cucumber
12 50 (7.05%) IntelliJ
13 47 (6.63%) Bitbucket
13 47 (6.63%) Protractor
14 40 (5.64%) Babel
15 39 (5.50%) JUnit
15 39 (5.50%) Subversion
16 32 (4.51%) Eclipse
17 25 (3.53%) Maven
18 23 (3.24%) WebDriver
General
1 118 (16.64%) Finance
2 40 (5.64%) Banking
3 28 (3.95%) Marketing
4 22 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.12%) Front Office
5 15 (2.12%) Retail
6 12 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.55%) Electronics
8 7 (0.99%) Games
9 5 (0.71%) Advertising
10 4 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.42%) Legal
12 2 (0.28%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.14%) Automotive
13 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 654 (92.24%) Developer
2 257 (36.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 194 (27.36%) JavaScript Developer
4 122 (17.21%) Angular Developer
5 84 (11.85%) UI Developer
6 81 (11.42%) Java Developer
7 76 (10.72%) HTML Developer
8 60 (8.46%) Node.js Developer
9 54 (7.62%) Full Stack Developer
10 53 (7.48%) HTML CSS Developer
11 42 (5.92%) Web Developer
12 34 (4.80%) Senior Developer
13 21 (2.96%) Agile Developer
13 21 (2.96%) PHP Developer
14 16 (2.26%) .NET Developer
14 16 (2.26%) AWS Developer
14 16 (2.26%) Drupal Developer
15 15 (2.12%) Lead Developer
16 14 (1.97%) UX Developer
17 13 (1.83%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 597 (84.20%) CSS
2 569 (80.25%) HTML
3 428 (60.37%) AngularJS
4 426 (60.08%) HTML5
5 339 (47.81%) CSS3
6 314 (44.29%) Node.js
7 302 (42.60%) Sass
8 264 (37.24%) React
9 202 (28.49%) jQuery
10 179 (25.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 108 (15.23%) LESS
12 106 (14.95%) Web Services
13 94 (13.26%) JSON
14 92 (12.98%) Angular 2
15 77 (10.86%) Ajax
15 77 (10.86%) REST
16 76 (10.72%) XML
17 70 (9.87%) Redux
17 70 (9.87%) RESTful
18 66 (9.31%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 170 (23.98%) User Experience
2 46 (6.49%) Mobile App
3 42 (5.92%) Greenfield Project
4 36 (5.08%) Linux Command Line
5 24 (3.39%) W3C
6 22 (3.10%) Fintech
7 18 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 16 (2.26%) Algorithms
8 16 (2.26%) Data Structures
9 15 (2.12%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.69%) Equities
11 11 (1.55%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.41%) Fixed Income
13 9 (1.27%) Smartphone
14 8 (1.13%) Animation
15 7 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
16 6 (0.85%) Streaming Video
16 6 (0.85%) SWIFT
17 5 (0.71%) iPad
18 4 (0.56%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 88 (12.41%) Linux
2 22 (3.10%) Unix
3 20 (2.82%) Windows
4 11 (1.55%) Ubuntu
5 7 (0.99%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.28%) Android
8 1 (0.14%) CentOS
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (55.99%) Agile Software Development
2 347 (48.94%) Front End Development
3 286 (40.34%) TDD
4 176 (24.82%) Scrum
5 168 (23.70%) Test Automation
6 148 (20.87%) Web Development
7 122 (17.21%) BDD
7 122 (17.21%) MVC
8 113 (15.94%) Responsive Web Design
9 106 (14.95%) OO
10 101 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
11 78 (11.00%) DevOps
12 74 (10.44%) Software Engineering
13 71 (10.01%) Unit Testing
14 58 (8.18%) E-Commerce
15 55 (7.76%) Kanban
15 55 (7.76%) Microservices
16 54 (7.62%) SOA
17 51 (7.19%) Pair Programming
18 44 (6.21%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 644 (90.83%) JavaScript
2 191 (26.94%) Java
3 100 (14.10%) ES6
4 85 (11.99%) TypeScript
5 80 (11.28%) SQL
6 62 (8.74%) PHP
7 55 (7.76%) Python
8 54 (7.62%) C#
9 46 (6.49%) Groovy
10 31 (4.37%) Scala
11 21 (2.96%) ECMAScript
12 12 (1.69%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.55%) Perl
13 11 (1.55%) Ruby
14 8 (1.13%) GraphQL
14 8 (1.13%) Haskell
14 8 (1.13%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.85%) CoffeeScript
15 6 (0.85%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 41 (5.78%) Security Cleared
2 33 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.37%) Degree
4 11 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (8.89%) QA
2 16 (2.26%) WCAG
3 14 (1.97%) WAI
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (7.76%) Docker
2 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.14%) KVM
2 1 (0.14%) Varnish
2 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (2.26%) Kibana
3 15 (2.12%) Ansible
3 15 (2.12%) Kubernetes
3 15 (2.12%) Puppet
4 10 (1.41%) Grafana
5 6 (0.85%) Terraform
6 2 (0.28%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.28%) logstash
6 2 (0.28%) Marathon
6 2 (0.28%) Mesos
7 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.14%) Salt
7 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.14%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 47 (6.63%) Adobe
2 37 (5.22%) New Relic
3 35 (4.94%) Oracle
4 29 (4.09%) Google
5 24 (3.39%) Perforce
6 13 (1.83%) Microsoft
7 11 (1.55%) SAP
8 8 (1.13%) VMware
9 6 (0.85%) webMethods
10 5 (0.71%) PayPal
10 5 (0.71%) Zend
11 4 (0.56%) IBM
12 3 (0.42%) F5
12 3 (0.42%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.28%) Cisco
13 2 (0.28%) Omniture
13 2 (0.28%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.28%) Twitter
14 1 (0.14%) Macromedia
14 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud