Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 439 398 410
Rank change year-on-year -41 +12 +66
Contract jobs citing Grunt 495 547 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.57% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.64% 3.42% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 414 396
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.92% -0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £289
90th Percentile £588 £569 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 13
UK median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.00

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 18,783 15,996 15,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.49% 16.66% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,149 10,729 10,557
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £613 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 278 397
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £29.50 £22.13 £24.04
90th Percentile £67.25 £53.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 22 February 2018.

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 16 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 22 February 2018. 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 -43 475 £450 +5.88% 213
London -78 254 £475 +2.70% 110
UK excluding London -19 232 £408 +8.67% 114
North of England +34 90 £363 +3.57% 53
South East -16 68 £435 +8.75% 15
North West +29 58 £363 -6.45% 42
Midlands -9 35 £450 +12.50% 13
Yorkshire -25 30 £363 +3.57% 11
East Midlands -3 27 £450 +12.50% 9
East of England +10 21 £425 +54.55% 12
South West +6 12 £425 +13.33% 10
West Midlands -12 7 £200 -38.46% 3
Northern Ireland - 7 £415 - 2
Scotland -17 4 £375 +7.14% 9
North East +50 2 £375 -11.76%
Wales -5 1 £375 +10.29%

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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.

1 443 (89.49%) JavaScript
2 389 (78.59%) CSS
3 371 (74.95%) HTML
4 363 (73.33%) gulp
5 288 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
6 275 (55.56%) HTML5
7 272 (54.95%) Git (software)
8 250 (50.51%) Sass
9 249 (50.30%) Front End Development
10 228 (46.06%) AngularJS
11 212 (42.83%) React
12 202 (40.81%) CSS3
12 202 (40.81%) TDD
13 199 (40.20%) Node.js
14 159 (32.12%) webpack
15 133 (26.87%) npm
16 128 (25.86%) jQuery
17 125 (25.25%) Test Automation
18 123 (24.85%) Java
19 113 (22.83%) DevOps
20 107 (21.62%) Jasmine
21 94 (18.99%) LESS
22 93 (18.79%) Jenkins
22 93 (18.79%) Web Development
23 91 (18.38%) BDD
24 90 (18.18%) Web Services
25 87 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
26 84 (16.97%) Redux
27 81 (16.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 81 (16.36%) Docker

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 48 (9.70%) CMS
2 29 (5.86%) Confluence
3 21 (4.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 21 (4.24%) Apache
3 21 (4.24%) nginx
4 20 (4.04%) WordPress
5 16 (3.23%) Drupal
5 16 (3.23%) Tomcat
6 13 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.22%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (1.62%) Joomla!
8 8 (1.62%) Mule
8 8 (1.62%) Mule ESB
9 7 (1.41%) JBoss
9 7 (1.41%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.81%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (5.05%) Photoshop
2 11 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) GIMP
5 1 (0.20%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 22 (4.44%) Magento
2 3 (0.61%) Shopify
3 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 133 (26.87%) npm
2 80 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (6.26%) SaaS
4 29 (5.86%) IaaS
5 25 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 22 (4.44%) GitHub
7 21 (4.24%) PaaS
8 17 (3.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 17 (3.43%) Serverless
9 16 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (3.03%) Google Analytics
11 13 (2.63%) Yarn
12 9 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.61%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.61%) Office 365
15 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.67%) HTTP
2 20 (4.04%) SSL
3 14 (2.83%) FTP
4 13 (2.63%) SMTP
5 12 (2.42%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.41%) Internet
7 5 (1.01%) SSH
8 2 (0.40%) DNS
9 1 (0.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 39 (7.88%) MySQL
3 32 (6.46%) Relational Database
4 23 (4.65%) NoSQL
5 20 (4.04%) Redis
6 15 (3.03%) SQL Server
7 14 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (2.63%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (1.62%) DB2
11 7 (1.41%) DB2 UDB
12 3 (0.61%) Bigtable
12 3 (0.61%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.61%) MS Access
12 3 (0.61%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.40%) HDInsight
13 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
14 1 (0.20%) HBase
Development Applications
1 363 (73.33%) gulp
2 272 (54.95%) Git (software)
3 159 (32.12%) webpack
4 107 (21.62%) Jasmine
5 93 (18.79%) Jenkins
6 79 (15.96%) Bower
6 79 (15.96%) Karma Test Runner
7 56 (11.31%) Mocha
8 47 (9.49%) Subversion
9 42 (8.48%) Cucumber
9 42 (8.48%) JIRA
10 36 (7.27%) Selenium
11 35 (7.07%) IntelliJ
12 31 (6.26%) Babel
13 24 (4.85%) Protractor
14 23 (4.65%) SonarQube
15 22 (4.44%) JUnit
16 19 (3.84%) Eclipse
17 15 (3.03%) PhantomJS
18 14 (2.83%) Maven
General
1 48 (9.70%) Finance
2 25 (5.05%) Banking
3 20 (4.04%) Marketing
4 18 (3.64%) Retail
5 12 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.02%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.21%) Games
8 4 (0.81%) Advertising
9 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.20%) Front Office
10 1 (0.20%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 451 (91.11%) Developer
2 200 (40.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 141 (28.48%) JavaScript Developer
4 62 (12.53%) React Developer
5 53 (10.71%) UI Developer
6 52 (10.51%) Angular Developer
7 49 (9.90%) HTML Developer
8 47 (9.49%) Full Stack Developer
9 39 (7.88%) Java Developer
10 29 (5.86%) Senior Developer
11 27 (5.45%) HTML CSS Developer
12 22 (4.44%) Node.js Developer
12 22 (4.44%) PHP Developer
13 18 (3.64%) Web Developer
14 14 (2.83%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 12 (2.42%) Architect
16 11 (2.22%) Scala Developer
17 10 (2.02%) DevOps Engineer
17 10 (2.02%) Digital Developer
17 10 (2.02%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 389 (78.59%) CSS
2 371 (74.95%) HTML
3 275 (55.56%) HTML5
4 250 (50.51%) Sass
5 228 (46.06%) AngularJS
6 212 (42.83%) React
7 202 (40.81%) CSS3
8 199 (40.20%) Node.js
9 128 (25.86%) jQuery
10 94 (18.99%) LESS
11 90 (18.18%) Web Services
12 84 (16.97%) Redux
13 81 (16.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 64 (12.93%) RESTful
15 55 (11.11%) JSON
15 55 (11.11%) Vue (Vue.js)
16 52 (10.51%) XML
17 49 (9.90%) REST
18 46 (9.29%) Spring
19 43 (8.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 75 (15.15%) User Experience
2 39 (7.88%) Mobile App
3 24 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
5 17 (3.43%) Fintech
6 16 (3.23%) Algorithms
6 16 (3.23%) Data Structures
6 16 (3.23%) Derivative
6 16 (3.23%) Equity Derivative
7 14 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.22%) Video\Live Streaming
9 10 (2.02%) Video on Demand
10 9 (1.82%) Animation
10 9 (1.82%) Equities
10 9 (1.82%) Social Media
11 7 (1.41%) W3C
12 6 (1.21%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.21%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.81%) Blog
14 2 (0.40%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.95%) Linux
2 24 (4.85%) Windows
3 20 (4.04%) Unix
4 13 (2.63%) Mac OS X
5 12 (2.42%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.22%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.61%) Android
8 1 (0.20%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (50.30%) Front End Development
3 202 (40.81%) TDD
4 125 (25.25%) Test Automation
5 113 (22.83%) DevOps
6 93 (18.79%) Web Development
7 91 (18.38%) BDD
8 87 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
9 79 (15.96%) Responsive Web Design
9 79 (15.96%) Scrum
10 69 (13.94%) MVC
10 69 (13.94%) Unit Testing
11 63 (12.73%) Microservices
12 62 (12.53%) Software Engineering
13 61 (12.32%) OO
14 53 (10.71%) Pair Programming
15 48 (9.70%) SOA
16 47 (9.49%) E-Commerce
16 47 (9.49%) Kanban
17 37 (7.47%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 443 (89.49%) JavaScript
2 123 (24.85%) Java
3 78 (15.76%) ES6
4 69 (13.94%) PHP
5 53 (10.71%) Python
6 48 (9.70%) TypeScript
7 39 (7.88%) C#
8 34 (6.87%) Groovy
8 34 (6.87%) SQL
9 19 (3.84%) Scala
10 17 (3.43%) Perl
11 16 (3.23%) ES7
12 14 (2.83%) Ruby
13 11 (2.22%) C++
13 11 (2.22%) Haskell
14 9 (1.82%) Go
14 9 (1.82%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.21%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.01%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (6.26%) Degree
2 24 (4.85%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (10.91%) QA
2 19 (3.84%) WCAG
3 4 (0.81%) WAI
4 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (16.36%) Docker
2 9 (1.82%) Varnish
3 8 (1.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 8 (1.62%) etcd
4 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.20%) HDFS
5 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 41 (8.28%) Opscode Chef
2 33 (6.67%) Ansible
3 22 (4.44%) Puppet
4 12 (2.42%) Kibana
5 11 (2.22%) Grafana
5 11 (2.22%) Terraform
6 8 (1.62%) Consul
6 8 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.21%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.20%) Nagios
8 1 (0.20%) Salt
8 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (5.86%) Google
2 26 (5.25%) Adobe
3 24 (4.85%) New Relic
4 22 (4.44%) Oracle
5 13 (2.63%) Perforce
6 10 (2.02%) Cisco
7 8 (1.62%) MuleSoft
8 7 (1.41%) Microsoft
8 7 (1.41%) Zend
9 5 (1.01%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.81%) hybris
10 4 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.81%) webMethods
11 3 (0.61%) WooCommerce
11 3 (0.61%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.40%) Capita
12 2 (0.40%) Databricks
12 2 (0.40%) IBM
12 2 (0.40%) Optimizely
12 2 (0.40%) SaltStack