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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Groovy
Rank 182 188 179
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Groovy 14 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.61% 0.81% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 19
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £370 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £423
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £35.00
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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
2292 2701 2472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.50% 43.18% 41.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1842 2055 1970
Average daily rate £475 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 19
Average hourly rate £28.19 £41.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.49% -7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.74 £26.65 £17.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £82.00 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015, 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 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (69.44%) Java
3 18 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 17 (47.22%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (44.44%) Jenkins
6 15 (41.67%) Scala
7 14 (38.89%) BDD
7 14 (38.89%) TDD
8 13 (36.11%) Maven
8 13 (36.11%) Web Services
9 11 (30.56%) Configuration Management
9 11 (30.56%) SQL
9 11 (30.56%) Ant
9 11 (30.56%) JIRA
9 11 (30.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (27.78%) Hudson
10 10 (27.78%) Selenium
10 10 (27.78%) JUnit
10 10 (27.78%) UNIX
10 10 (27.78%) Linux
11 9 (25.00%) JBoss
11 9 (25.00%) Apache
11 9 (25.00%) Spring
11 9 (25.00%) DevOps
11 9 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 9 (25.00%) Cucumber
11 9 (25.00%) MongoDB
12 8 (22.22%) Waterfall
12 8 (22.22%) Subversion
12 8 (22.22%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 9 (25.00%) JBoss
1 9 (25.00%) Apache
2 5 (13.89%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.33%) nginx
3 3 (8.33%) Node.js
4 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.78%) Confluence
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.78%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.78%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 7 (19.44%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.33%) MySQL
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Navigator
5 2 (5.56%) Redis
5 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.78%) Voldemort
6 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 16 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 13 (36.11%) Maven
4 11 (30.56%) Ant
4 11 (30.56%) JIRA
4 11 (30.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (27.78%) Selenium
5 10 (27.78%) JUnit
5 10 (27.78%) Hudson
6 9 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 9 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 8 (22.22%) Subversion
8 7 (19.44%) JBehave
8 7 (19.44%) SoapUI
8 7 (19.44%) Gradle
8 7 (19.44%) JMeter
8 7 (19.44%) TestNG
9 6 (16.67%) Mercurial
9 6 (16.67%) VisualVM
9 6 (16.67%) JProfiler
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
1 4 (11.11%) Publishing
2 3 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Release Manager
3 4 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Development Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Front Office Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Tools Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Automated Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Java Swing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) Web Services
2 9 (25.00%) Spring
3 7 (19.44%) Grails
4 5 (13.89%) RESTful
4 5 (13.89%) Hibernate
4 5 (13.89%) SOAP
5 4 (11.11%) XML
5 4 (11.11%) HTML
5 4 (11.11%) J2EE
5 4 (11.11%) REST
6 3 (8.33%) Akka
6 3 (8.33%) Swing
6 3 (8.33%) Java EE
7 2 (5.56%) JSF
7 2 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (5.56%) JAXB
7 2 (5.56%) CSS
7 2 (5.56%) JSP
7 2 (5.56%) XSLT
7 2 (5.56%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.33%) Derivative
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Replication
3 2 (5.56%) Open Source
3 2 (5.56%) Hedge funds
3 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.78%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.78%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) UNIX
1 10 (27.78%) Linux
2 8 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (38.89%) TDD
3 14 (38.89%) BDD
4 11 (30.56%) Configuration Management
5 9 (25.00%) DevOps
6 8 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 8 (22.22%) Performance Testing
7 7 (19.44%) V-Model
7 7 (19.44%) Use Case
8 6 (16.67%) ATDD
8 6 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (13.89%) Feature Driven Development
9 5 (13.89%) Scrum
9 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
10 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
11 3 (8.33%) OO
11 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
11 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
11 3 (8.33%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) Java
2 15 (41.67%) Scala
3 11 (30.56%) SQL
4 8 (22.22%) Perl
5 7 (19.44%) Shell Script
6 6 (16.67%) Python
6 6 (16.67%) Ruby
7 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
7 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.56%) XQuery
9 1 (2.78%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.78%) PHP
9 1 (2.78%) C#
9 1 (2.78%) Korn
9 1 (2.78%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) ISEB
1 7 (19.44%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) VirtualBox
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) Varnish
3 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Puppet
1 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.56%) Reuters
2 2 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (2.78%) Bloomberg
3 1 (2.78%) Micro Focus
3 1 (2.78%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.78%) IBM
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft