The table below looks at the statistics for Groovy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Groovy over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Groovy
Rank 41 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Groovy 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.07% 0.32% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.41% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £368 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Groovy
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
166 165 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 44.50% 52.72% 51.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 94 76
Average daily rate £370 £350 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -13.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

Groovy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Groovy across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Groovy Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Groovy
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Groovy across the Cambridge region.

Groovy Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Groovy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Groovy.

1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (94.74%) Jenkins
2 17 (89.47%) Maven
2 17 (89.47%) XML
3 14 (73.68%) SQL
3 14 (73.68%) Automated Testing
3 14 (73.68%) ISEB
3 14 (73.68%) SoapUI
4 13 (68.42%) JIRA
4 13 (68.42%) Ant
4 13 (68.42%) SOAP
4 13 (68.42%) Web Services
5 11 (57.89%) WSDL
5 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
6 10 (52.63%) Process Improvement
6 10 (52.63%) Scrum
6 10 (52.63%) ISEB Practitioner
6 10 (52.63%) Defect Management
7 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
7 5 (26.32%) Java
8 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
8 4 (21.05%) JUnit
8 4 (21.05%) XML Schema
8 4 (21.05%) HTML
8 4 (21.05%) IntelliJ
8 4 (21.05%) OO
8 4 (21.05%) MVC
8 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (21.05%) Hibernate

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Groovy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Groovy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MongoDB
1 4 (21.05%) NoSQL
1 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (94.74%) Jenkins
2 17 (89.47%) Maven
3 14 (73.68%) SoapUI
4 13 (68.42%) Ant
4 13 (68.42%) JIRA
5 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
6 4 (21.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (21.05%) IntelliJ
6 4 (21.05%) JUnit
6 4 (21.05%) Mercurial
6 4 (21.05%) Mockito
6 4 (21.05%) WebStorm
7 1 (5.26%) Selenium
7 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Automation Engineer
1 8 (42.11%) Test Automation Engineer
1 8 (42.11%) Test Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) UI Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Systems Test Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) XML
2 13 (68.42%) SOAP
2 13 (68.42%) Web Services
3 11 (57.89%) WSDL
4 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
4 4 (21.05%) HTML
4 4 (21.05%) HTML5
4 4 (21.05%) JPA
4 4 (21.05%) jQuery
4 4 (21.05%) JSON
4 4 (21.05%) REST
4 4 (21.05%) Spring
4 4 (21.05%) XML Schema
5 1 (5.26%) .NET
5 1 (5.26%) Servlets
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) Automated Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
4 10 (52.63%) Defect Management
4 10 (52.63%) Process Improvement
4 10 (52.63%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (21.05%) BDD
6 4 (21.05%) BPMN
6 4 (21.05%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (21.05%) Information Security
6 4 (21.05%) MVC
6 4 (21.05%) OO
6 4 (21.05%) Open Source
6 4 (21.05%) TDD
7 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
8 1 (5.26%) DevOps
8 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) Scala
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) ISEB
2 10 (52.63%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) WorldPay