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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Groovy
Rank 176 172 181
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Groovy 24 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.43% 0.53% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.95% 1.25% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 16
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£450 £475 £436
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £390 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £524 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £46.50
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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
2515 2883 2493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.58% 42.41% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2067 2234 1930
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 38
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% -2.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £19.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £75.03 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 39 (82.98%) Java
1 39 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (59.57%) TDD
3 24 (51.06%) Scala
4 20 (42.55%) BDD
5 19 (40.43%) Git (software)
6 16 (34.04%) E-Commerce
7 15 (31.91%) Grails
8 13 (27.66%) Jenkins
9 12 (25.53%) RESTful
9 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
9 12 (25.53%) Scrum
10 11 (23.40%) UNIX
10 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (23.40%) Subversion
10 11 (23.40%) Maven
11 10 (21.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (21.28%) Windows
11 10 (21.28%) Web Services
12 9 (19.15%) Mercurial
12 9 (19.15%) Selenium
12 9 (19.15%) DevOps
12 9 (19.15%) Gradle
13 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
13 8 (17.02%) J2EE
13 8 (17.02%) Ant
14 7 (14.89%) SQL
14 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
14 7 (14.89%) Perl
14 7 (14.89%) Extreme Programming

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (12.77%) JBoss
1 6 (12.77%) Apache
2 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.26%) Apache Pig
3 2 (4.26%) Node.js
4 1 (2.13%) CMS
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Coherence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
1 1 (2.13%) DSL
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
1 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.13%) DNS
1 1 (2.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) MongoDB
1 6 (12.77%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (6.38%) MySQL
2 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.13%) Redis
4 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.13%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 19 (40.43%) Git (software)
2 13 (27.66%) Jenkins
3 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
4 11 (23.40%) Subversion
4 11 (23.40%) Maven
5 10 (21.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (19.15%) Mercurial
6 9 (19.15%) Selenium
6 9 (19.15%) Gradle
7 8 (17.02%) Ant
8 7 (14.89%) JIRA
9 6 (12.77%) VisualVM
9 6 (12.77%) SoapUI
9 6 (12.77%) WebDriver
9 6 (12.77%) JProfiler
9 6 (12.77%) JMeter
9 6 (12.77%) JUnit
10 5 (10.64%) JBehave
10 5 (10.64%) TestNG
10 5 (10.64%) Hudson
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.13%) Billing
4 1 (2.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Developer
2 20 (42.55%) Java Developer
3 4 (8.51%) Release Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Tester
4 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Development Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Scala Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) QA Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Automation Tester
5 2 (4.26%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.13%) Architect
6 1 (2.13%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (2.13%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.91%) Grails
2 12 (25.53%) RESTful
3 10 (21.28%) Web Services
4 8 (17.02%) J2EE
5 6 (12.77%) SOAP
6 5 (10.64%) Spring
7 4 (8.51%) AngularJS
7 4 (8.51%) Akka
8 3 (6.38%) Hibernate
9 2 (4.26%) JAX-RS
9 2 (4.26%) REST
9 2 (4.26%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (4.26%) CSS
9 2 (4.26%) HTML
9 2 (4.26%) JMS
10 1 (2.13%) XML
10 1 (2.13%) Servlets
10 1 (2.13%) HTML5
10 1 (2.13%) JSON
10 1 (2.13%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.38%) Derivative
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (4.26%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.13%) Equities
4 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) Statistics
4 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) UNIX
2 10 (21.28%) Windows
3 3 (6.38%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (59.57%) TDD
3 20 (42.55%) BDD
4 16 (34.04%) E-Commerce
5 12 (25.53%) Scrum
6 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (19.15%) DevOps
8 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
9 7 (14.89%) Extreme Programming
9 7 (14.89%) Configuration Management
9 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
9 7 (14.89%) ATDD
9 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
10 6 (12.77%) OO
11 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.64%) Feature Driven Development
11 5 (10.64%) V-Model
11 5 (10.64%) Use Case
11 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
12 3 (6.38%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 39 (82.98%) Java
2 24 (51.06%) Scala
3 7 (14.89%) SQL
3 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.89%) Perl
3 7 (14.89%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.51%) Ruby
5 2 (4.26%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.13%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) C++
6 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.13%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) ISEB
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Oozie
1 2 (4.26%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Google
3 1 (2.13%) Perforce
3 1 (2.13%) Apple
3 1 (2.13%) Reuters
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