The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for Grails skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Grails over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Grails
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 108 110
Rank change year-on-year +18 +2  
Contract jobs citing Grails 10 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.69% 0.64% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.88% 1.83% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 6
Median daily rate £420 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -13.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £353 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £453 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Grails is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 532 711 535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 36.87% 34.94% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1460 2086 1662
Median daily rate £400 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £303 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 76
Median hourly rate - £13.85 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -65.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Grails
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Grails as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Grails in West Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Grails in West Yorkshire

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Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Grails within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Leeds +18 10 £420 +5.00%
Grails
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Grails 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Grails.

1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) Perl
1 10 (100.00%) MySQL
1 10 (100.00%) Python
1 10 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) TDD
1 10 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 10 (100.00%) Spring
1 10 (100.00%) JIRA
1 10 (100.00%) Groovy
1 10 (100.00%) CouchDB
2 9 (90.00%) MongoDB
2 9 (90.00%) High Availability
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) QA
3 7 (70.00%) Open Source
3 7 (70.00%) Couchbase
4 6 (60.00%) HTML
4 6 (60.00%) Firewall
5 5 (50.00%) NoSQL
6 3 (30.00%) RESTful
6 3 (30.00%) JUnit
6 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (20.00%) Splunk

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Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) CouchDB
1 10 (100.00%) MySQL
2 9 (90.00%) MongoDB
3 7 (70.00%) Couchbase
4 5 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) JIRA
2 3 (30.00%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
1 10 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (40.00%) MongoDB Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Database Developer
3 2 (20.00%) NoSQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 10 (100.00%) Spring
2 6 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 10 (100.00%) TDD
2 9 (90.00%) High Availability
3 7 (70.00%) Open Source
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Groovy
1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) Perl
1 10 (100.00%) Python
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Splunk