Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 521 468 363
Rank change year-on-year -53 -105 +24
Contract jobs citing Grunt 341 513 637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.49% 0.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.88% 2.46% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 383 494
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £323 £319 £306
90th Percentile £588 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £150.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.67% +275.00% +100.00%
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 18,103 20,862 16,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.42% 20.02% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,887 14,340 11,442
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +7.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £331 £319 £306
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 239 329
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - -
10th Percentile £27.15 £26.45 £28.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £60.19 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -

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 20 July 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 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 20 July 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 -61 326 £475 +5.56% 117
London -27 187 £500 +5.26% 38
UK excluding London -55 145 £405 -4.71% 83
South East +14 46 £425 - 21
East of England +24 34 £425 +1.19% 4
North of England -1 30 £466 +22.70% 20
Midlands -13 17 £418 -7.22% 19
South West -19 13 £385 +1.32% 15
North West -26 12 £385 +1.32% 15
West Midlands -6 11 £475 -5.00% 8
Yorkshire +23 10 £375 +31.58% 5
North East - 8 £475 -
Wales +10 7 £340 +94.29% 2
East Midlands -1 6 £376 -16.39% 11
Scotland +14 2 £450 +2.86% 2

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 316 (92.67%) JavaScript
2 289 (84.75%) CSS
3 280 (82.11%) HTML
4 241 (70.67%) gulp
5 232 (68.04%) Git (software)
6 204 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
7 203 (59.53%) Front End Development
8 202 (59.24%) AngularJS
9 189 (55.43%) Sass
10 185 (54.25%) HTML5
11 137 (40.18%) CSS3
12 129 (37.83%) Node.js
13 123 (36.07%) TDD
13 123 (36.07%) React
14 113 (33.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 111 (32.55%) jQuery
16 103 (30.21%) Jasmine
17 98 (28.74%) Responsive Web Design
17 98 (28.74%) npm
18 95 (27.86%) Scrum
19 94 (27.57%) Karma Test Runner
20 90 (26.39%) webpack
21 88 (25.81%) Java
22 85 (24.93%) ES6
22 85 (24.93%) User Experience
23 81 (23.75%) LESS
24 74 (21.70%) BDD
25 72 (21.11%) CMS
26 67 (19.65%) JIRA
27 66 (19.35%) Web Development

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 72 (21.11%) CMS
2 37 (10.85%) Confluence
3 36 (10.56%) Elasticsearch
4 32 (9.38%) WebSphere
5 25 (7.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 22 (6.45%) Sitecore CMS
7 17 (4.99%) Apache
8 11 (3.23%) WordPress
9 10 (2.93%) Drupal
9 10 (2.93%) Umbraco
10 9 (2.64%) Apache Solr
11 5 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.47%) Tomcat
12 4 (1.17%) JBoss
12 4 (1.17%) nginx
13 3 (0.88%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.88%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.59%) Moodle
14 2 (0.59%) Totara
15 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 29 (8.50%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.05%) Sketch
3 5 (1.47%) GIMP
4 3 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 36 (10.56%) Magento
2 6 (1.76%) Shopify
3 1 (0.29%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 98 (28.74%) npm
2 45 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (9.09%) GitHub
4 20 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (3.81%) Google Analytics
5 13 (3.81%) IaaS
6 12 (3.52%) PaaS
7 8 (2.35%) Yarn
8 3 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.59%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.59%) Datadog
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.29%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.29%) Loggly
10 1 (0.29%) SaaS
10 1 (0.29%) Serverless
10 1 (0.29%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (0.29%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.35%) HTTP
2 4 (1.17%) SSL
2 4 (1.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.59%) Internet
3 2 (0.59%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (0.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 41 (12.02%) MySQL
3 17 (4.99%) Redis
4 13 (3.81%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.93%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.64%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.29%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.29%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.29%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 241 (70.67%) gulp
2 232 (68.04%) Git (software)
3 103 (30.21%) Jasmine
4 94 (27.57%) Karma Test Runner
5 90 (26.39%) webpack
6 67 (19.65%) JIRA
7 52 (15.25%) Jenkins
8 49 (14.37%) Bower
9 40 (11.73%) Cucumber
9 40 (11.73%) Protractor
10 36 (10.56%) Maven
10 36 (10.56%) Mocha
11 33 (9.68%) Subversion
12 17 (4.99%) Visual Studio
13 15 (4.40%) Selenium
14 13 (3.81%) TeamCity
15 12 (3.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (3.52%) Mercurial
16 11 (3.23%) PostCSS
17 10 (2.93%) Bitbucket
General
1 37 (10.85%) Finance
2 26 (7.62%) Marketing
3 19 (5.57%) Games
4 10 (2.93%) Retail
5 9 (2.64%) Banking
6 8 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.59%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 318 (93.26%) Developer
2 179 (52.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 62 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
4 54 (15.84%) Angular Developer
5 43 (12.61%) React Developer
6 31 (9.09%) UI Developer
7 29 (8.50%) Full Stack Developer
8 25 (7.33%) Senior Developer
9 18 (5.28%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 16 (4.69%) .NET Developer
10 16 (4.69%) HTML Developer
11 14 (4.11%) HTML CSS Developer
11 14 (4.11%) Web Developer
12 8 (2.35%) Architect
12 8 (2.35%) Digital Developer
12 8 (2.35%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 7 (2.05%) Java Developer
13 7 (2.05%) Lead Developer
13 7 (2.05%) Magento Developer
13 7 (2.05%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (84.75%) CSS
2 280 (82.11%) HTML
3 202 (59.24%) AngularJS
4 189 (55.43%) Sass
5 185 (54.25%) HTML5
6 137 (40.18%) CSS3
7 129 (37.83%) Node.js
8 123 (36.07%) React
9 113 (33.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 111 (32.55%) jQuery
11 81 (23.75%) LESS
12 57 (16.72%) Vue.js
13 47 (13.78%) RESTful
14 46 (13.49%) .NET
15 38 (11.14%) REST
16 35 (10.26%) Semantic HTML
17 34 (9.97%) Ajax
18 32 (9.38%) Redux
19 31 (9.09%) Web Services
20 30 (8.80%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 85 (24.93%) User Experience
2 27 (7.92%) Vector Graphics
3 22 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 21 (6.16%) Virtual Team
4 21 (6.16%) W3C
5 15 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (3.81%) Social Media
7 12 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (3.23%) NHS
9 3 (0.88%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.88%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.88%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.59%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.59%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.59%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.29%) Blog
11 1 (0.29%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.29%) iPhone
11 1 (0.29%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 45 (13.20%) Linux
2 22 (6.45%) Unix
3 11 (3.23%) Mac OS X
4 9 (2.64%) Windows
5 5 (1.47%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.17%) Android
7 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) Gentoo
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (59.53%) Front End Development
3 123 (36.07%) TDD
4 98 (28.74%) Responsive Web Design
5 95 (27.86%) Scrum
6 74 (21.70%) BDD
7 66 (19.35%) Web Development
8 54 (15.84%) Test Automation
9 52 (15.25%) Problem-Solving
10 47 (13.78%) Unit Testing
11 46 (13.49%) DevOps
12 45 (13.20%) MVC
12 45 (13.20%) Wireframes
13 44 (12.90%) E-Commerce
14 38 (11.14%) Web Design
15 37 (10.85%) OO
16 36 (10.56%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 35 (10.26%) Microservices
18 32 (9.38%) Open Source
19 25 (7.33%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 316 (92.67%) JavaScript
2 88 (25.81%) Java
3 85 (24.93%) ES6
4 60 (17.60%) TypeScript
5 52 (15.25%) C#
6 35 (10.26%) PHP
6 35 (10.26%) SQL
7 24 (7.04%) Python
8 13 (3.81%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.35%) Scala
10 7 (2.05%) Ruby
11 5 (1.47%) Groovy
12 4 (1.17%) Haskell
12 4 (1.17%) Java 8
12 4 (1.17%) Perl
13 3 (0.88%) Go
14 2 (0.59%) C++
14 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.29%) VB
15 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 36 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.52%) Degree
4 5 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.88%) BC Cleared
5 3 (0.88%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.59%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.33%) QA
2 24 (7.04%) WCAG
3 3 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) WAI
System Software
1 54 (15.84%) Docker
2 2 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.59%) etcd
Systems Management
1 29 (8.50%) Ansible
2 16 (4.69%) Puppet
3 7 (2.05%) Kibana
4 6 (1.76%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.47%) Grafana
6 2 (0.59%) Consul
6 2 (0.59%) Terraform
7 1 (0.29%) Nagios
7 1 (0.29%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (9.38%) Adobe
2 22 (6.45%) Sitecore
3 21 (6.16%) IBM
4 18 (5.28%) hybris
5 17 (4.99%) Google
6 10 (2.93%) Perforce
7 8 (2.35%) Oracle
8 7 (2.05%) Microsoft
9 6 (1.76%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.76%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 6 (1.76%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.17%) New Relic
11 2 (0.59%) CA Agile Central
11 2 (0.59%) webMethods
12 1 (0.29%) OutSystems
12 1 (0.29%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.29%) Splunk
12 1 (0.29%) WooCommerce
12 1 (0.29%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.29%) Zend