Period
to 1 December 2020

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 1 December 2020 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
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 458 579 497
Rank change year-on-year +121 -82 -91
Contract jobs citing Grunt 110 209 435
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.26% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.66% 1.51% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 138 320
Median daily rate £508 £475 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.84% +6.92% -1.28%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £324
90th Percentile £588 £586 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £463 £412
% change year-on-year +12.43% +12.26% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £26.91

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 6,613 13,828 21,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.75% 17.05% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,196 9,041 15,018
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £316 £325 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -0.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 242 224
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.34 £30.00
90th Percentile £58.40 £67.25 £53.75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%

Grunt
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Grunt as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Grunt in the UK

Grunt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Grunt.

Daily rate trend for Grunt in the UK

Grunt
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Grunt over the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Grunt in the UK

Grunt
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Grunt.

Hourly rate trend for Grunt in the UK

Grunt
Top 12 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 1 December 2020. 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 +155 94 £508 +6.84% 49
London +130 67 £508 +4.10% 13
Work from Home -123 30 £500 +5.26% 8
UK excluding London +141 27 £520 +12.43% 39
North of England +124 17 £525 +9.09% 18
North West +78 13 £525 +9.09% 10
South East +125 5 £453 -4.71% 5
Yorkshire - 4 £525 - 4
Midlands +49 3 £520 +9.47% 4
East Midlands +37 3 £520 +36.39% 2
South West +104 1 £425 +28.30% 2
East of England +53 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, 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.

1 101 (91.82%) HTML
2 98 (89.09%) CSS
3 96 (87.27%) gulp
4 95 (86.36%) JavaScript
5 86 (78.18%) Git (software)
6 79 (71.82%) HTML5
7 67 (60.91%) Sass
7 67 (60.91%) Agile Software Development
8 66 (60.00%) Java
9 56 (50.91%) Node.js
9 56 (50.91%) Web Accessibility
10 55 (50.00%) Front End Development
11 54 (49.09%) Responsive Web Design
11 54 (49.09%) TDD
12 48 (43.64%) CSS3
13 47 (42.73%) User Experience
14 44 (40.00%) Test Automation
14 44 (40.00%) jQuery
15 42 (38.18%) Jasmine
16 41 (37.27%) AngularJS
16 41 (37.27%) Security Cleared
17 40 (36.36%) webpack
18 39 (35.45%) WCAG
19 36 (32.73%) Web Development
19 36 (32.73%) Linux
20 35 (31.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 35 (31.82%) Mocha
21 33 (30.00%) React
22 32 (29.09%) DevOps
22 32 (29.09%) 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 17 (15.45%) Apache Solr
1 17 (15.45%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (5.45%) CMS
3 4 (3.64%) Confluence
3 4 (3.64%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.64%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.64%) WordPress
4 3 (2.73%) nginx
4 3 (2.73%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.91%) Headless CMS
5 1 (0.91%) JBoss
5 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Photoshop
2 4 (3.64%) Adobe XD
3 2 (1.82%) InVision
3 2 (1.82%) Sketch
3 2 (1.82%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.91%) GIMP
4 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Magento
2 1 (0.91%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.36%) AWS
2 14 (12.73%) npm
3 9 (8.18%) Azure
4 5 (4.55%) GitHub
4 5 (4.55%) Yarn
5 4 (3.64%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.64%) Google Analytics
6 3 (2.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.73%) AWS CodePipeline
6 3 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.91%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) HTTP
2 3 (2.73%) SSL
2 3 (2.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 10 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.64%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (2.73%) MySQL
3 3 (2.73%) Redis
3 3 (2.73%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 96 (87.27%) gulp
2 86 (78.18%) Git (software)
3 42 (38.18%) Jasmine
4 40 (36.36%) webpack
5 35 (31.82%) Mocha
6 31 (28.18%) Subversion
7 19 (17.27%) Maven
8 15 (13.64%) Karma Test Runner
9 13 (11.82%) Jenkins
9 13 (11.82%) JIRA
10 10 (9.09%) git-flow
11 9 (8.18%) Bower
12 5 (4.55%) Cucumber
12 5 (4.55%) Protractor
12 5 (4.55%) Selenium
13 4 (3.64%) Mercurial
13 4 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (2.73%) Ant
14 3 (2.73%) Sublime Text
General
1 28 (25.45%) Public Sector
2 6 (5.45%) Finance
3 5 (4.55%) Games
4 4 (3.64%) Advertising
4 4 (3.64%) Marketing
5 2 (1.82%) Back Office
6 1 (0.91%) Automotive
6 1 (0.91%) Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Legal
Job Titles
1 87 (79.09%) Developer
2 49 (44.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 19 (17.27%) Architect
4 16 (14.55%) Web Developer
5 13 (11.82%) Applications Architect
5 13 (11.82%) JavaScript Developer
6 9 (8.18%) HTML Developer
7 8 (7.27%) React Developer
7 8 (7.27%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.36%) HTML CSS Developer
9 6 (5.45%) Applications Developer
9 6 (5.45%) UI Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Angular Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Web Applications Developer
11 3 (2.73%) Cloud Architect
11 3 (2.73%) PHP Developer
11 3 (2.73%) PHP WordPress Developer
11 3 (2.73%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (91.82%) HTML
2 98 (89.09%) CSS
3 79 (71.82%) HTML5
4 67 (60.91%) Sass
5 56 (50.91%) Node.js
6 48 (43.64%) CSS3
7 44 (40.00%) jQuery
8 41 (37.27%) AngularJS
9 35 (31.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 33 (30.00%) React
11 30 (27.27%) Mustache
12 29 (26.36%) Redux
13 20 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
14 19 (17.27%) Spring
14 19 (17.27%) Spring Boot
15 18 (16.36%) LESS
16 14 (12.73%) REST
17 12 (10.91%) Web Services
18 11 (10.00%) Jest
19 10 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 47 (42.73%) User Experience
2 8 (7.27%) W3C
3 4 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.73%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.73%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.73%) Vector Graphics
5 2 (1.82%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.82%) Blog
5 2 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.82%) iPad
6 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.91%) FMCG
6 1 (0.91%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.91%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (32.73%) Linux
2 27 (24.55%) Unix
3 26 (23.64%) Mac OS X
4 6 (5.45%) Windows
5 4 (3.64%) Android
5 4 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.73%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.82%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (60.91%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (50.91%) Web Accessibility
3 55 (50.00%) Front End Development
4 54 (49.09%) Responsive Web Design
4 54 (49.09%) TDD
5 44 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 36 (32.73%) Web Development
7 32 (29.09%) DevOps
7 32 (29.09%) Web Design
8 27 (24.55%) Continuous Deployment
9 23 (20.91%) OO
10 21 (19.09%) Microservices
10 21 (19.09%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (15.45%) Architectural Design
11 17 (15.45%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
12 16 (14.55%) Unit Testing
13 12 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
14 10 (9.09%) Functional Programming
14 10 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 95 (86.36%) JavaScript
2 66 (60.00%) Java
3 10 (9.09%) ES6
3 10 (9.09%) TypeScript
4 8 (7.27%) PHP
5 7 (6.36%) C
5 7 (6.36%) C#
6 6 (5.45%) Python
7 3 (2.73%) Apple Swift
7 3 (2.73%) Groovy
7 3 (2.73%) Haskell
7 3 (2.73%) Kotlin
7 3 (2.73%) Objective-C
7 3 (2.73%) Perl
7 3 (2.73%) Ruby
8 2 (1.82%) C++
9 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (37.27%) Security Cleared
2 24 (21.82%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (9.09%) DBS Check
4 5 (4.55%) Degree
5 3 (2.73%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (35.45%) WCAG
2 2 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.64%) Docker
2 3 (2.73%) Varnish
3 2 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.82%) etcd
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) Grafana
1 3 (2.73%) Kibana
1 3 (2.73%) Puppet
2 2 (1.82%) Consul
2 2 (1.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (5.45%) Adobe
1 6 (5.45%) SAP
2 4 (3.64%) Ariba
2 4 (3.64%) Google
3 3 (2.73%) IBM
3 3 (2.73%) Sitecore
3 3 (2.73%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.82%) hybris
4 2 (1.82%) OutSystems
5 1 (0.91%) Netlify
5 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.91%) Xerox