The table below looks at the statistics for Groovy skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Groovy over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Groovy
Rank 138 173 188
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +15
Contract jobs citing Groovy 15 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 0.64% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 11
Average daily rate £493 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.67% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £296 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £489 £525
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
London

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

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1400 2340 2568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.50% 45.52% 43.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1166 1927 1947
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 14
Average hourly rate £29.64 £29.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -13.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £27.37 £24.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £147.50
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 the City of London

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

Groovy Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Groovy
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Groovy Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Groovy
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Groovy across the City of London region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Groovy Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 23 (92.00%) Java
2 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (64.00%) TDD
4 14 (56.00%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (48.00%) Spring
5 12 (48.00%) Grails
6 10 (40.00%) Subversion
6 10 (40.00%) Web Services
7 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (36.00%) Hibernate
7 9 (36.00%) Git (software)
8 8 (32.00%) Scrum
8 8 (32.00%) NoSQL
8 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
9 7 (28.00%) REST
9 7 (28.00%) Pair Programming
9 7 (28.00%) J2EE
9 7 (28.00%) SQL
10 6 (24.00%) HTML
10 6 (24.00%) JUnit
10 6 (24.00%) CSS
10 6 (24.00%) Linux
10 6 (24.00%) Tomcat
11 5 (20.00%) Finance
11 5 (20.00%) Apache
11 5 (20.00%) SOAP
11 5 (20.00%) MySQL
11 5 (20.00%) QA
11 5 (20.00%) JIRA
11 5 (20.00%) TeamCity

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 6 (24.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (20.00%) Apache
2 5 (20.00%) Node.js
3 4 (16.00%) Confluence
4 1 (4.00%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (4.00%) CMS
4 1 (4.00%) JBoss
4 1 (4.00%) Lightstreamer
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (8.00%) GitHub
2 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) LDAP
2 1 (4.00%) FTP
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) SMTP
2 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (20.00%) MySQL
2 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (4.00%) Couchbase
5 1 (4.00%) Neo4j
5 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.00%) Redis
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Subversion
2 9 (36.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (24.00%) JUnit
5 5 (20.00%) JIRA
5 5 (20.00%) TeamCity
6 4 (16.00%) EasyMock
6 4 (16.00%) Eclipse
6 4 (16.00%) FishEye
6 4 (16.00%) Maven
7 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (12.00%) Gradle
8 2 (8.00%) Ant
8 2 (8.00%) Geb
8 2 (8.00%) GitLab
8 2 (8.00%) IntelliJ
8 2 (8.00%) Mockito
8 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (8.00%) Toad
8 2 (8.00%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Advertising
3 2 (8.00%) Games
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 14 (56.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Senior Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Java Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Angular Developer
6 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Java Programmer
6 2 (8.00%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) PHP Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Programmer
6 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Quality Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) Grails
1 12 (48.00%) Spring
2 10 (40.00%) Web Services
3 9 (36.00%) Hibernate
4 7 (28.00%) J2EE
4 7 (28.00%) REST
5 6 (24.00%) CSS
5 6 (24.00%) HTML
6 5 (20.00%) SOAP
7 4 (16.00%) JSON
7 4 (16.00%) RESTful
7 4 (16.00%) XML
8 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
8 3 (12.00%) JAXB
8 3 (12.00%) jQuery
9 2 (8.00%) JMS
9 2 (8.00%) Middleware
9 2 (8.00%) SAX
9 2 (8.00%) XSD
9 2 (8.00%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Life Science
1 2 (8.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.00%) RIA
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Unix
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) CentOS
3 2 (8.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) TDD
3 14 (56.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (32.00%) Scrum
5 7 (28.00%) Pair Programming
6 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (16.00%) BDD
6 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (16.00%) Kanban
6 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.00%) Open Source
6 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Workflow
7 3 (12.00%) DevOps
7 3 (12.00%) Front End Development
7 3 (12.00%) Microservices
8 2 (8.00%) API Development
8 2 (8.00%) Coaching
8 2 (8.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) Java
2 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) PHP
5 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.00%) Perl
5 2 (8.00%) Python
5 2 (8.00%) Scala
5 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Docker
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (12.00%) Puppet
2 2 (8.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco
2 2 (8.00%) Sybase
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Atomikos
3 1 (4.00%) Perforce
3 1 (4.00%) Rally
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