The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Groovy
Rank 180 194 207
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +13
Contract jobs citing Groovy 20 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% 0.62% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £375 £397
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £535 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
-4.48% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.13% +100.00%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2376 3082 2890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 41.71% 43.58% 38.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1853 2355 2232
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 35 24
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £18.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Groovy
London

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 9 July 2014.

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 9 July 2014, 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 38 (88.37%) Java
2 27 (62.79%) TDD
3 25 (58.14%) BDD
4 22 (51.16%) Scrum
5 18 (41.86%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (41.86%) Test Automation
6 17 (39.53%) Web Services
7 15 (34.88%) SOAP
7 15 (34.88%) Oracle
7 15 (34.88%) Selenium
7 15 (34.88%) Ruby
8 13 (30.23%) JavaScript
8 13 (30.23%) XML
8 13 (30.23%) Git (software)
9 12 (27.91%) Python
9 12 (27.91%) SQL
9 12 (27.91%) JUnit
9 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (27.91%) Spring
10 11 (25.58%) HTTP
10 11 (25.58%) RESTful
10 11 (25.58%) WebDriver
10 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
11 10 (23.26%) Hudson
11 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
11 10 (23.26%) Calabash
11 10 (23.26%) Grails
11 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
11 10 (23.26%) JSON
12 9 (20.93%) Maven

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

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, 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 (13.95%) Tomcat
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.65%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) HTTP
2 4 (9.30%) SSL
2 4 (9.30%) Internet
3 3 (6.98%) FTP
4 1 (2.33%) SSH
4 1 (2.33%) SNMP
4 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) NoSQL
2 8 (18.60%) MongoDB
2 8 (18.60%) MySQL
3 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.65%) Big Data
5 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.33%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.33%) Redis
6 1 (2.33%) Riak
6 1 (2.33%) Voldemort
6 1 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) Selenium
2 13 (30.23%) Git (software)
3 12 (27.91%) JUnit
4 11 (25.58%) WebDriver
4 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
5 10 (23.26%) Hudson
5 10 (23.26%) Calabash
6 9 (20.93%) Maven
7 8 (18.60%) Subversion
8 7 (16.28%) SoapUI
9 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
10 4 (9.30%) Robotium
10 4 (9.30%) JIRA
11 3 (6.98%) Ant
11 3 (6.98%) Mercurial
11 3 (6.98%) TeamCity
11 3 (6.98%) Jasmine
11 3 (6.98%) LoadUI
12 2 (4.65%) Apache Ivy
12 2 (4.65%) JBehave
General
1 9 (20.93%) Banking
2 7 (16.28%) Finance
3 4 (9.30%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (62.79%) Developer
2 18 (41.86%) Java Developer
3 9 (20.93%) Tester
4 6 (13.95%) Automation Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (4.65%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.33%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.33%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Systems Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (39.53%) Web Services
2 15 (34.88%) SOAP
3 13 (30.23%) XML
4 12 (27.91%) Spring
5 11 (25.58%) RESTful
6 10 (23.26%) Grails
6 10 (23.26%) JSON
7 9 (20.93%) HTML
8 7 (16.28%) J2EE
9 6 (13.95%) CSS3
9 6 (13.95%) HTML5
9 6 (13.95%) CSS
9 6 (13.95%) Spring MVC
10 5 (11.63%) REST
11 4 (9.30%) JMS
11 4 (9.30%) jQuery
11 4 (9.30%) Hibernate
12 2 (4.65%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (4.65%) WSDL
12 2 (4.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Mobile App
2 5 (11.63%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (9.30%) iPad
3 4 (9.30%) Market Risk
4 3 (6.98%) Fixed Income
4 3 (6.98%) Derivative
4 3 (6.98%) Open Source
5 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (2.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Linux
1 9 (20.93%) Android
2 6 (13.95%) Apple iOS
3 5 (11.63%) UNIX
4 1 (2.33%) Windows
4 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) TDD
2 25 (58.14%) BDD
3 22 (51.16%) Scrum
4 18 (41.86%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (41.86%) Test Automation
5 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
6 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
7 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
8 7 (16.28%) Kanban
8 7 (16.28%) OO
9 6 (13.95%) MVC
10 5 (11.63%) SOA
10 5 (11.63%) Analytics
11 4 (9.30%) DevOps
11 4 (9.30%) Stress Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
12 3 (6.98%) B2B
12 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (88.37%) Java
2 15 (34.88%) Ruby
3 13 (30.23%) JavaScript
4 12 (27.91%) Python
4 12 (27.91%) SQL
5 6 (13.95%) Scala
5 6 (13.95%) Bash Shell
5 6 (13.95%) Objective-C
6 4 (9.30%) XQuery
6 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
6 4 (9.30%) Perl
6 4 (9.30%) XPath
7 3 (6.98%) PHP
7 3 (6.98%) C#
8 1 (2.33%) Korn
8 1 (2.33%) VB
8 1 (2.33%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
2 3 (6.98%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Oozie
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) Oracle
2 2 (4.65%) HP
2 2 (4.65%) JBoss
3 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco
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