The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Grunt skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Grunt over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Grunt
England / West Midlands
Rank 110 124 119
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5  
Contract jobs citing Grunt 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.64% 1.42% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £350 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -10.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £359 £375
% change year-on-year -2.43% -4.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.00 -

Grunt is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 303 422 226
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.16% 15.66% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 220 130
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 16
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Grunt
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Grunt as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Grunt in the West Midlands

Grunt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Grunt in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Grunt in the West Midlands

Grunt
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Grunt in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Grunt in the West Midlands

Grunt
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grunt within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 3 £350 +7.69%
Shropshire - 3 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
Grunt
England

Grunt
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Grunt.

1 18 (100.00%) gulp
2 17 (94.44%) JavaScript
3 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (66.67%) HTML
4 12 (66.67%) CSS
4 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 12 (66.67%) AngularJS
5 11 (61.11%) Node.js
6 10 (55.56%) HTML5
6 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (55.56%) Java
7 9 (50.00%) jQuery
7 9 (50.00%) CSS3
8 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
8 8 (44.44%) DevOps
8 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
8 8 (44.44%) C#
9 7 (38.89%) Scrum
9 7 (38.89%) HTTP
9 7 (38.89%) Selenium
9 7 (38.89%) Open Source
9 7 (38.89%) Front End Development
9 7 (38.89%) GitHub
9 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
10 6 (33.33%) Analytics
10 6 (33.33%) Karma Test Runner
10 6 (33.33%) Sublime Text
10 6 (33.33%) Gherkin
10 6 (33.33%) Grafana
10 6 (33.33%) Kibana

Grunt
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (33.33%) nginx
1 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) GitHub
2 6 (33.33%) Google Analytics
3 2 (11.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) HTTP
2 6 (33.33%) SSL
2 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (100.00%) gulp
2 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
4 7 (38.89%) Selenium
5 6 (33.33%) Ant
5 6 (33.33%) Gatling
5 6 (33.33%) IntelliJ
5 6 (33.33%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (33.33%) Sublime Text
6 3 (16.67%) Jasmine
6 3 (16.67%) Mocha
7 2 (11.11%) Vagrant
7 2 (11.11%) webpack
8 1 (5.56%) Bower
8 1 (5.56%) Protractor
8 1 (5.56%) SonarQube
8 1 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (5.56%) Travis CI
8 1 (5.56%) Yeoman
General
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 6 (33.33%) Scala Developer
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Angular Developer
4 2 (11.11%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (11.11%) HTML Developer
4 2 (11.11%) UI Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) AngularJS
1 12 (66.67%) CSS
1 12 (66.67%) HTML
2 11 (61.11%) Node.js
3 10 (55.56%) HTML5
4 9 (50.00%) CSS3
4 9 (50.00%) jQuery
5 6 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 6 (33.33%) Servlets
6 5 (27.78%) Sass
6 5 (27.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (22.22%) React
8 3 (16.67%) LESS
9 2 (11.11%) Backbone.js
9 2 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (5.56%) Behat
10 1 (5.56%) Ember.js
10 1 (5.56%) MEAN Stack
10 1 (5.56%) Twig
10 1 (5.56%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) User Experience
2 2 (11.11%) Virtual Team
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Ubuntu
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 8 (44.44%) DevOps
4 7 (38.89%) Front End Development
4 7 (38.89%) Open Source
4 7 (38.89%) Scrum
5 6 (33.33%) Analytics
6 4 (22.22%) BDD
6 4 (22.22%) Kanban
6 4 (22.22%) Progressive Enhancement
6 4 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 3 (16.67%) Mobile First
7 3 (16.67%) OO
7 3 (16.67%) TDD
7 3 (16.67%) Web Development
8 2 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 2 (11.11%) Graceful Degradation
8 2 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) JavaScript
2 10 (55.56%) Java
3 8 (44.44%) C#
4 6 (33.33%) Groovy
4 6 (33.33%) Haskell
4 6 (33.33%) Perl
4 6 (33.33%) Python
4 6 (33.33%) Ruby
4 6 (33.33%) Scala
5 3 (16.67%) ES6
6 1 (5.56%) PHP
6 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Grafana
1 6 (33.33%) Kibana
2 2 (11.11%) Ansible
3 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Google
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft