The table below looks at the statistics for Groovy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Groovy over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Groovy
Rank 73 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Groovy 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.21% 0.53% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.59% 1.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £444 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.67% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Groovy
North West

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

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
340 284 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.13% 37.32% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 182 145
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 15
Average hourly rate £14.50 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.15% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.28 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £40.00 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

Groovy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Groovy Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Groovy
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Groovy Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 15 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (93.33%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (93.33%) Jenkins
3 13 (86.67%) Hudson
3 13 (86.67%) Perl
3 13 (86.67%) Python
3 13 (86.67%) Git (software)
4 11 (73.33%) Maven
4 11 (73.33%) DevOps
4 11 (73.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Degree
5 4 (26.67%) JIRA
5 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (20.00%) Middleware
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (13.33%) Banking
7 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (6.67%) REST
8 1 (6.67%) Guice
8 1 (6.67%) Gradle
8 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
8 1 (6.67%) HTML
8 1 (6.67%) Scala
8 1 (6.67%) BDD
8 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
8 1 (6.67%) NoSQL

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (93.33%) Jenkins
2 13 (86.67%) Git (software)
2 13 (86.67%) Hudson
3 11 (73.33%) Maven
3 11 (73.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (26.67%) JIRA
5 1 (6.67%) Gradle
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
1 5 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (26.67%) DevOps Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) Guice
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) Java EE
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (73.33%) DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) OOP
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (86.67%) Perl
2 13 (86.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef