Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 500 417 403
Rank change year-on-year -83 -14 +23
Contract jobs citing Grunt 420 560 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.56% 0.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.97% 3.01% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 398 438
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £312 £313 £306
90th Percentile £562 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £30.95 £39.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.13% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.91 £39.75 -
% change year-on-year -32.31% - -

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 21,306 18,577 16,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.42% 18.52% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,524 13,036 10,807
UK median daily rate £475 £453 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% +6.47% +4.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £610 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.22% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 237 246
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £43.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.10% +2.50%
10th Percentile £32.60 £29.00 £19.90
90th Percentile £55.00 £63.75 £53.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £44.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -1.14% +8.64% +1.25%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -78 372 £450 - 140
UK excluding London -64 210 £400 - 92
London -53 197 £488 +2.63% 56
South East +12 70 £425 -2.30% 24
Midlands -1 46 £400 -11.11% 9
North of England -76 39 £350 -3.45% 27
West Midlands +14 32 £405 +131.43% 5
North East +10 20 £381 +1.68% 2
Scotland -11 16 £400 +6.67% 2
East Midlands -13 14 £365 -18.99% 4
Northern Ireland +15 13 £412 -0.72% 2
East of England -9 11 £425 +21.43% 9
Yorkshire -38 10 £300 -17.24% 13
North West -59 9 £325 -10.34% 12
Wales -17 8 £388 -13.89% 4
South West -41 7 £380 -10.59% 15

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 373 (88.81%) JavaScript
2 318 (75.71%) CSS
3 287 (68.33%) gulp
4 285 (67.86%) HTML
5 274 (65.24%) AngularJS
6 257 (61.19%) Git (software)
7 248 (59.05%) Agile Software Development
8 208 (49.52%) HTML5
9 192 (45.71%) Node.js
10 176 (41.90%) Sass
11 170 (40.48%) Front End Development
12 161 (38.33%) jQuery
13 139 (33.10%) CSS3
14 136 (32.38%) Karma Test Runner
15 131 (31.19%) Test Automation
16 126 (30.00%) Java
16 126 (30.00%) React
17 121 (28.81%) Jasmine
18 109 (25.95%) Jenkins
19 104 (24.76%) TDD
20 100 (23.81%) DevOps
21 99 (23.57%) Continuous Integration
22 95 (22.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 93 (22.14%) Cucumber
23 93 (22.14%) MVC
24 90 (21.43%) LESS
25 89 (21.19%) C#
26 88 (20.95%) RESTful
27 85 (20.24%) Gherkin
28 81 (19.29%) webpack

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 54 (12.86%) nginx
1 54 (12.86%) Tomcat
2 51 (12.14%) CMS
3 49 (11.67%) WebLogic
4 44 (10.48%) Apache
5 37 (8.81%) JBoss
6 33 (7.86%) Confluence
7 22 (5.24%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (4.29%) WebSphere
9 14 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 14 (3.33%) WordPress
10 10 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (2.38%) Umbraco
11 8 (1.90%) Drupal
12 5 (1.19%) ColdFusion
13 3 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.71%) Mule
13 3 (0.71%) Mule ESB
14 2 (0.48%) EPiServer
14 2 (0.48%) Kentico
Applications
1 32 (7.62%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.48%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.24%) InVision
Business Applications
1 19 (4.52%) Magento
2 5 (1.19%) Shopify
3 2 (0.48%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.24%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 78 (18.57%) npm
2 73 (17.38%) GitHub
3 56 (13.33%) Google Analytics
4 34 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (2.86%) IaaS
6 12 (2.86%) Serverless
7 10 (2.38%) PaaS
8 9 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.67%) Yarn
10 6 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
10 6 (1.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 6 (1.43%) BrowserStack
11 4 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.71%) SaaS
12 3 (0.71%) TestFlight
13 2 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.48%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 54 (12.86%) SSL
2 52 (12.38%) HTTP
2 52 (12.38%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.43%) Internet
4 4 (0.95%) FTP
5 3 (0.71%) SMTP
6 1 (0.24%) DNS
6 1 (0.24%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (15.95%) MongoDB
2 54 (12.86%) NoSQL
3 40 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 31 (7.38%) MySQL
5 28 (6.67%) Redis
6 25 (5.95%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.57%) RDBMS
8 13 (3.10%) DB2
8 13 (3.10%) DB2 UDB
9 8 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.43%) Big Data
11 5 (1.19%) Blockchain
11 5 (1.19%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.48%) Cosmos DB
13 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.24%) GIS
Development Applications
1 287 (68.33%) gulp
2 257 (61.19%) Git (software)
3 136 (32.38%) Karma Test Runner
4 121 (28.81%) Jasmine
5 109 (25.95%) Jenkins
6 93 (22.14%) Cucumber
7 81 (19.29%) webpack
8 77 (18.33%) Selenium
9 66 (15.71%) JUnit
10 60 (14.29%) Bower
11 58 (13.81%) JIRA
12 57 (13.57%) IntelliJ
13 55 (13.10%) Sublime Text
14 54 (12.86%) Ant
15 52 (12.38%) Eclipse
16 51 (12.14%) Gatling
17 42 (10.00%) Mocha
18 38 (9.05%) Subversion
19 36 (8.57%) Maven
20 26 (6.19%) Protractor
General
1 44 (10.48%) Finance
2 42 (10.00%) Banking
3 18 (4.29%) Retail
4 11 (2.62%) Marketing
5 10 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.67%) Games
7 6 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.43%) Legal
8 4 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.71%) Advertising
9 3 (0.71%) French Language
9 3 (0.71%) German Language
10 2 (0.48%) Automotive
10 2 (0.48%) Danish Language
10 2 (0.48%) Electronics
10 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.48%) Publishing
10 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 378 (90.00%) Developer
2 150 (35.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 72 (17.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 55 (13.10%) Angular Developer
5 45 (10.71%) UI Developer
6 38 (9.05%) Senior Developer
7 37 (8.81%) Java Developer
8 36 (8.57%) Full Stack Developer
8 36 (8.57%) React Developer
9 27 (6.43%) Web Developer
10 24 (5.71%) HTML Developer
11 22 (5.24%) Node.js Developer
12 15 (3.57%) Scala Developer
13 13 (3.10%) HTML CSS Developer
13 13 (3.10%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 12 (2.86%) .NET Developer
14 12 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
15 10 (2.38%) C# Developer
15 10 (2.38%) Software Engineer
16 8 (1.90%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (75.71%) CSS
2 285 (67.86%) HTML
3 274 (65.24%) AngularJS
4 208 (49.52%) HTML5
5 192 (45.71%) Node.js
6 176 (41.90%) Sass
7 161 (38.33%) jQuery
8 139 (33.10%) CSS3
9 126 (30.00%) React
10 95 (22.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 90 (21.43%) LESS
12 88 (20.95%) RESTful
13 85 (20.24%) Gherkin
14 75 (17.86%) Spring
15 69 (16.43%) XML
16 65 (15.48%) REST
17 64 (15.24%) JSON
18 59 (14.05%) Ajax
19 58 (13.81%) SOAP
20 56 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 67 (15.95%) User Experience
2 22 (5.24%) Fintech
3 18 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.14%) Algorithms
6 9 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.43%) NHS
7 6 (1.43%) Robotics
7 6 (1.43%) Tandem
7 6 (1.43%) W3C
8 4 (0.95%) RIA
8 4 (0.95%) Vector Graphics
9 2 (0.48%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.48%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.48%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.24%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.24%) Motion Graphics
10 1 (0.24%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 72 (17.14%) Windows
2 70 (16.67%) Linux
3 56 (13.33%) Ubuntu
4 36 (8.57%) Unix
5 6 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.95%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Android
8 1 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (59.05%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (40.48%) Front End Development
3 131 (31.19%) Test Automation
4 104 (24.76%) TDD
5 100 (23.81%) DevOps
6 99 (23.57%) Continuous Integration
7 93 (22.14%) MVC
8 77 (18.33%) Microservices
9 75 (17.86%) Web Development
10 72 (17.14%) Analytics
11 71 (16.90%) Scrum
12 70 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
13 67 (15.95%) Open Source
14 56 (13.33%) OO
15 55 (13.10%) Lean Software Development
16 53 (12.62%) Configuration Management
17 50 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
18 45 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
19 36 (8.57%) Unit Testing
20 35 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 373 (88.81%) JavaScript
2 126 (30.00%) Java
3 89 (21.19%) C#
4 79 (18.81%) SQL
5 65 (15.48%) Python
6 62 (14.76%) Ruby
7 60 (14.29%) Groovy
8 56 (13.33%) ES6
9 51 (12.14%) Haskell
9 51 (12.14%) Perl
10 48 (11.43%) TypeScript
11 42 (10.00%) Scala
12 24 (5.71%) PHP
13 7 (1.67%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.43%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.19%) CoffeeScript
15 5 (1.19%) ES7
16 4 (0.95%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.95%) Go
16 4 (0.95%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 33 (7.86%) Degree
2 25 (5.95%) Security Cleared
3 20 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.48%) WCAG
2 18 (4.29%) QA
3 2 (0.48%) GDPR
4 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.24%) PMO
4 1 (0.24%) WAI
System Software
1 76 (18.10%) Docker
2 3 (0.71%) Varnish
3 2 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.48%) etcd
4 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 54 (12.86%) Grafana
1 54 (12.86%) Kibana
1 54 (12.86%) Puppet
2 23 (5.48%) Ansible
3 9 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (1.19%) Terraform
5 3 (0.71%) Graphite
5 3 (0.71%) Packer
5 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (0.48%) Consul
6 2 (0.48%) Suricata
7 1 (0.24%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 65 (15.48%) Google
2 61 (14.52%) Adobe
3 28 (6.67%) webMethods
4 24 (5.71%) Oracle
5 23 (5.48%) Microsoft
6 16 (3.81%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 14 (3.33%) Sitecore
8 12 (2.86%) MuleSoft
9 11 (2.62%) hybris
10 4 (0.95%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.95%) IBM
10 4 (0.95%) Xerox
11 3 (0.71%) New Relic
11 3 (0.71%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.71%) WooCommerce
12 2 (0.48%) Demandware
12 2 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (0.48%) Qualys
12 2 (0.48%) SAP
12 2 (0.48%) Tableau