Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 369 366 407
Rank change year-on-year -3 +41 +167
Contract jobs citing Grunt 656 684 629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.42% 3.91% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 504 484
UK median daily rate £456 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +13.33% -7.98%
10th Percentile £319 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £607 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £23.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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 19200 17494 16364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.68% 16.51% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13374 11774 10881
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 252 335
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.10 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 17 November 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 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 17 November 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 -23 579 £475 +11.76% 68
London -53 360 £500 +11.11% 30
UK excluding London +71 283 £400 +5.26% 39
North of England +72 74 £363 -6.45% 17
South East -11 52 £450 +20.00% 8
North West +40 48 £352 -9.16% 9
Midlands +20 45 £450 +12.50% 8
Scotland +14 37 £375 -6.25%
East Midlands 0 36 £450 +12.50% 6
Yorkshire +31 24 £363 +3.57% 8
East of England -15 24 £350 +27.27% 2
South West +10 22 £400 +23.08% 3
Northern Ireland - 21 £415 -
Wales +17 12 £450 +17.65% 1
West Midlands +17 8 £488 +62.75% 2
North East +60 2 £375 -1.32%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 602 (91.77%) JavaScript
2 538 (82.01%) CSS
3 514 (78.35%) HTML
4 446 (67.99%) gulp
5 392 (59.76%) HTML5
6 374 (57.01%) AngularJS
7 356 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
8 342 (52.13%) Front End Development
9 321 (48.93%) Git (software)
10 302 (46.04%) CSS3
11 293 (44.66%) Sass
12 272 (41.46%) TDD
13 267 (40.70%) React
14 264 (40.24%) Node.js
15 189 (28.81%) Java
16 179 (27.29%) Jasmine
17 161 (24.54%) jQuery
17 161 (24.54%) Test Automation
18 158 (24.09%) webpack
19 157 (23.93%) Scrum
20 146 (22.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 140 (21.34%) User Experience
22 135 (20.58%) BDD
23 134 (20.43%) Web Services
24 126 (19.21%) Web Development
25 118 (17.99%) MVC
25 118 (17.99%) npm
26 115 (17.53%) Finance
26 115 (17.53%) Karma Test Runner
27 113 (17.23%) Responsive Web Design

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 51 (7.77%) Confluence
2 35 (5.34%) CMS
3 26 (3.96%) WebLogic
4 23 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (3.35%) Apache
5 22 (3.35%) WebSphere
6 20 (3.05%) nginx
7 19 (2.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 15 (2.29%) Drupal
8 15 (2.29%) Tomcat
8 15 (2.29%) WordPress
9 9 (1.37%) Umbraco
10 7 (1.07%) IIS
10 7 (1.07%) JBoss
11 6 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.61%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.30%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.30%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 62 (9.45%) Photoshop
2 23 (3.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.30%) GIMP
5 2 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.15%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 20 (3.05%) Magento
2 6 (0.91%) Shopify
3 4 (0.61%) RMDS
4 2 (0.30%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 118 (17.99%) npm
2 106 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (4.27%) GitHub
5 20 (3.05%) SaaS
6 19 (2.90%) Serverless
7 15 (2.29%) IaaS
7 15 (2.29%) PaaS
8 14 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (1.37%) Google Analytics
10 8 (1.22%) Yarn
11 7 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.61%) Slack
14 3 (0.46%) Office 365
15 2 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
16 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
16 1 (0.15%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.96%) HTTP
2 9 (1.37%) FTP
3 8 (1.22%) SSL
3 8 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.91%) Internet
5 3 (0.46%) SMTP
5 3 (0.46%) SSH
6 2 (0.30%) DNS
6 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (11.13%) MongoDB
2 46 (7.01%) NoSQL
3 34 (5.18%) MySQL
4 33 (5.03%) SQL Server
5 28 (4.27%) Relational Database
6 23 (3.51%) RDBMS
7 20 (3.05%) DB2
8 17 (2.59%) DB2 UDB
9 14 (2.13%) Redis
10 12 (1.83%) Neo4j
11 8 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.91%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.46%) Big Data
14 3 (0.46%) HBase
14 3 (0.46%) MS Access
15 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
16 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
16 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 446 (67.99%) gulp
2 321 (48.93%) Git (software)
3 179 (27.29%) Jasmine
4 158 (24.09%) webpack
5 115 (17.53%) Karma Test Runner
6 92 (14.02%) Bower
7 82 (12.50%) Jenkins
8 65 (9.91%) Cucumber
9 58 (8.84%) JIRA
10 53 (8.08%) IntelliJ
11 52 (7.93%) Selenium
12 44 (6.71%) Mocha
13 39 (5.95%) Babel
14 38 (5.79%) JUnit
15 36 (5.49%) Subversion
16 35 (5.34%) Bitbucket
17 34 (5.18%) Protractor
18 32 (4.88%) Eclipse
19 22 (3.35%) Maven
20 21 (3.20%) SonarQube
General
1 115 (17.53%) Finance
2 34 (5.18%) Banking
3 26 (3.96%) Marketing
4 21 (3.20%) Retail
4 21 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.52%) Electronics
7 9 (1.37%) Front Office
8 8 (1.22%) Games
9 7 (1.07%) Advertising
10 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.30%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Back Office
12 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.15%) Law
12 1 (0.15%) Legal
12 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 607 (92.53%) Developer
2 257 (39.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 174 (26.52%) JavaScript Developer
4 97 (14.79%) Angular Developer
5 86 (13.11%) UI Developer
6 85 (12.96%) Java Developer
7 79 (12.04%) HTML Developer
8 50 (7.62%) HTML CSS Developer
9 49 (7.47%) Full Stack Developer
10 41 (6.25%) Node.js Developer
11 32 (4.88%) Web Developer
12 30 (4.57%) Senior Developer
13 19 (2.90%) Agile Developer
14 14 (2.13%) Magento Developer
15 13 (1.98%) DevOps Engineer
15 13 (1.98%) UX Developer
16 12 (1.83%) Agile Java Developer
16 12 (1.83%) Lead Developer
16 12 (1.83%) PHP Developer
17 11 (1.68%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 538 (82.01%) CSS
2 514 (78.35%) HTML
3 392 (59.76%) HTML5
4 374 (57.01%) AngularJS
5 302 (46.04%) CSS3
6 293 (44.66%) Sass
7 267 (40.70%) React
8 264 (40.24%) Node.js
9 161 (24.54%) jQuery
10 146 (22.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 134 (20.43%) Web Services
12 101 (15.40%) LESS
13 93 (14.18%) JSON
14 81 (12.35%) Redux
15 80 (12.20%) XML
16 77 (11.74%) Ajax
17 67 (10.21%) REST
18 66 (10.06%) Angular 2
19 65 (9.91%) RESTful
20 57 (8.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 140 (21.34%) User Experience
2 43 (6.55%) Mobile App
3 35 (5.34%) Linux Command Line
4 26 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
5 25 (3.81%) Algorithms
5 25 (3.81%) Data Structures
6 24 (3.66%) W3C
7 18 (2.74%) Fintech
8 15 (2.29%) Video\Live Streaming
9 13 (1.98%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.68%) Equities
12 10 (1.52%) Animation
13 9 (1.37%) Computer Science
13 9 (1.37%) Video on Demand
14 7 (1.07%) Derivative
14 7 (1.07%) Equity Derivative
15 6 (0.91%) Social Media
15 6 (0.91%) SWIFT
16 5 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 97 (14.79%) Linux
2 22 (3.35%) Windows
3 18 (2.74%) Unix
4 8 (1.22%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.76%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.30%) Android
8 1 (0.15%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (52.13%) Front End Development
3 272 (41.46%) TDD
4 161 (24.54%) Test Automation
5 157 (23.93%) Scrum
6 135 (20.58%) BDD
7 126 (19.21%) Web Development
8 118 (17.99%) MVC
9 113 (17.23%) Responsive Web Design
10 108 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
11 84 (12.80%) DevOps
12 81 (12.35%) OO
13 79 (12.04%) Software Engineering
14 68 (10.37%) Kanban
15 63 (9.60%) Pair Programming
16 61 (9.30%) Unit Testing
17 56 (8.54%) E-Commerce
17 56 (8.54%) SOA
18 51 (7.77%) Microservices
19 47 (7.16%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 602 (91.77%) JavaScript
2 189 (28.81%) Java
3 105 (16.01%) ES6
4 76 (11.59%) SQL
5 68 (10.37%) TypeScript
6 59 (8.99%) PHP
7 56 (8.54%) Python
8 48 (7.32%) Groovy
9 40 (6.10%) C#
10 24 (3.66%) Scala
11 19 (2.90%) ECMAScript
12 11 (1.68%) C++
13 9 (1.37%) Perl
14 8 (1.22%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.22%) Ruby
15 7 (1.07%) Haskell
16 5 (0.76%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.76%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.61%) Go
17 4 (0.61%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 40 (6.10%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.18%) Degree
3 33 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (10.67%) QA
2 18 (2.74%) WCAG
3 11 (1.68%) WAI
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (11.13%) Docker
2 7 (1.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 7 (1.07%) etcd
2 7 (1.07%) Varnish
3 1 (0.15%) HDFS
3 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (3.05%) Ansible
3 19 (2.90%) Puppet
4 14 (2.13%) Kibana
4 14 (2.13%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.83%) Terraform
6 8 (1.22%) Grafana
7 7 (1.07%) Consul
8 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.15%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.15%) logstash
8 1 (0.15%) Marathon
8 1 (0.15%) Mesos
8 1 (0.15%) Nagios
8 1 (0.15%) Salt
8 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (7.47%) Adobe
2 43 (6.55%) New Relic
3 37 (5.64%) Oracle
4 30 (4.57%) Google
5 28 (4.27%) Perforce
6 10 (1.52%) SAP
7 9 (1.37%) Cisco
7 9 (1.37%) Microsoft
8 8 (1.22%) VMware
9 7 (1.07%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.61%) webMethods
11 3 (0.46%) F5
11 3 (0.46%) WooCommerce
12 2 (0.30%) Capita
12 2 (0.30%) Omniture
12 2 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.30%) SaltStack
12 2 (0.30%) Zend
13 1 (0.15%) Atlassian
13 1 (0.15%) hybris