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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Groovy
Rank 175 214 218
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +4
Contract jobs citing Groovy 25 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.00% 0.52% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 7
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£500 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £290 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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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
2494 3291 3092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.34% 44.72% 39.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1914 2538 2385
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £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 20 18
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.09 £59.00 £49.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 22 August 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 22 August 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 44 (89.80%) Java
2 34 (69.39%) TDD
3 25 (51.02%) BDD
4 22 (44.90%) Scrum
5 16 (32.65%) Grails
5 16 (32.65%) SOAP
5 16 (32.65%) E-Commerce
5 16 (32.65%) RESTful
6 15 (30.61%) Git (software)
6 15 (30.61%) Scala
7 14 (28.57%) Web Services
8 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
8 13 (26.53%) Ruby
8 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (26.53%) Test Automation
9 11 (22.45%) Selenium
9 11 (22.45%) Software Engineering
10 10 (20.41%) Subversion
10 10 (20.41%) Cucumber
10 10 (20.41%) Calabash
11 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
11 9 (18.37%) Android
11 9 (18.37%) MySQL
11 9 (18.37%) Oracle
12 8 (16.33%) OO
12 8 (16.33%) Spring
12 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (14.29%) Objective-C
13 7 (14.29%) J2EE
13 7 (14.29%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (12.24%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.16%) Apache Pig
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (2.04%) CMS
4 1 (2.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) HTTP
2 3 (6.12%) FTP
3 2 (4.08%) Internet
4 1 (2.04%) SSH
4 1 (2.04%) SNMP
4 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.04%) DSL
4 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.04%) SSL
4 1 (2.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) MySQL
2 7 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
3 6 (12.24%) MongoDB
4 4 (8.16%) Hadoop
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (6.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.08%) Big Data
6 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.04%) Azkaban
7 1 (2.04%) Redis
7 1 (2.04%) Riak
7 1 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (2.04%) Voldemort
7 1 (2.04%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.04%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 15 (30.61%) Git (software)
2 11 (22.45%) Selenium
3 10 (20.41%) Subversion
3 10 (20.41%) Cucumber
3 10 (20.41%) Calabash
4 7 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 6 (12.24%) Hudson
5 6 (12.24%) Mercurial
6 5 (10.20%) JUnit
7 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
8 3 (6.12%) Maven
8 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
8 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
8 3 (6.12%) Robotium
8 3 (6.12%) LoadUI
9 2 (4.08%) Jasmine
9 2 (4.08%) JIRA
10 1 (2.04%) JMeter
10 1 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (2.04%) Toad
General
1 4 (8.16%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Publishing
3 1 (2.04%) Billing
3 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (75.51%) Developer
2 27 (55.10%) Java Developer
3 9 (18.37%) Tester
4 6 (12.24%) Automation Tester
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Tester
5 3 (6.12%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Scala Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Architect
7 1 (2.04%) SOA Architect
7 1 (2.04%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Senior QA Tester
7 1 (2.04%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Systems Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.65%) Grails
1 16 (32.65%) SOAP
1 16 (32.65%) RESTful
2 14 (28.57%) Web Services
3 8 (16.33%) Spring
4 7 (14.29%) J2EE
4 7 (14.29%) XML
5 6 (12.24%) HTML
6 5 (10.20%) JSON
6 5 (10.20%) CSS
6 5 (10.20%) JMS
7 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
7 4 (8.16%) REST
7 4 (8.16%) CSS3
7 4 (8.16%) HTML5
7 4 (8.16%) Spring MVC
8 3 (6.12%) Hibernate
8 3 (6.12%) JAX-RS
9 2 (4.08%) XSD
9 2 (4.08%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.12%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.04%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.04%) Derivative
4 1 (2.04%) Statistics
4 1 (2.04%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.04%) Open Source
4 1 (2.04%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Android
2 7 (14.29%) Linux
3 5 (10.20%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.08%) UNIX
5 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (69.39%) TDD
2 25 (51.02%) BDD
3 22 (44.90%) Scrum
4 16 (32.65%) E-Commerce
5 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (26.53%) Test Automation
6 11 (22.45%) Software Engineering
7 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
8 8 (16.33%) OO
8 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.29%) DevOps
10 5 (10.20%) Extreme Programming
11 4 (8.16%) SOA
11 4 (8.16%) MVC
11 4 (8.16%) Pair Programming
11 4 (8.16%) Kanban
12 3 (6.12%) Automated Testing
12 3 (6.12%) Regression Testing
12 3 (6.12%) B2B
12 3 (6.12%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (89.80%) Java
2 15 (30.61%) Scala
3 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
3 13 (26.53%) Ruby
4 7 (14.29%) Objective-C
4 7 (14.29%) Python
5 6 (12.24%) SQL
6 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
6 4 (8.16%) Perl
7 3 (6.12%) C#
8 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.08%) XQuery
8 2 (4.08%) XPath
9 1 (2.04%) Korn
9 1 (2.04%) VB
9 1 (2.04%) C++
9 1 (2.04%) PHP
9 1 (2.04%) R
9 1 (2.04%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Oozie
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Oracle
2 1 (2.04%) Perforce
2 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco
2 1 (2.04%) JBoss
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