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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Groovy
Rank 180 211 206
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -5
Contract jobs citing Groovy 23 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.92% 0.51% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £409 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -18.75%
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
2509 3125 3019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.54% 44.16% 38.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1957 2419 2317
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £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 9 17 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £17.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.00 £58.10 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 40 (90.91%) Java
2 33 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (61.36%) TDD
4 19 (43.18%) Scrum
5 18 (40.91%) Scala
5 18 (40.91%) BDD
6 15 (34.09%) E-Commerce
7 14 (31.82%) SOAP
8 13 (29.55%) Grails
8 13 (29.55%) RESTful
9 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
10 11 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
11 10 (22.73%) Web Services
11 10 (22.73%) Ruby
12 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
12 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
13 8 (18.18%) Subversion
13 8 (18.18%) OO
13 8 (18.18%) MySQL
13 8 (18.18%) Oracle
14 7 (15.91%) Selenium
14 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
14 7 (15.91%) Android
14 7 (15.91%) Calabash
15 6 (13.64%) Mercurial
15 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (13.64%) Spring
15 6 (13.64%) Objective-C
15 6 (13.64%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (11.36%) Tomcat
2 4 (9.09%) Apache Pig
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.27%) CMS
4 1 (2.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) HTTP
2 3 (6.82%) FTP
2 3 (6.82%) Internet
3 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.27%) DNS
4 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.27%) SSL
4 1 (2.27%) LDAP
4 1 (2.27%) SNMP
4 1 (2.27%) DSL
4 1 (2.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) MySQL
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database
3 4 (9.09%) Hadoop
4 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.55%) Redis
5 2 (4.55%) Big Data
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Azkaban
6 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
3 8 (18.18%) Subversion
4 7 (15.91%) Selenium
4 7 (15.91%) Calabash
5 6 (13.64%) Mercurial
6 4 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 4 (9.09%) Maven
7 3 (6.82%) SoapUI
7 3 (6.82%) Gradle
8 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.55%) LoadUI
8 2 (4.55%) JIRA
8 2 (4.55%) Hudson
8 2 (4.55%) JUnit
9 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.27%) Toad
9 1 (2.27%) JMeter
9 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
1 2 (4.55%) Publishing
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Billing
2 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (72.73%) Developer
2 22 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Tester
4 5 (11.36%) Automation Tester
5 3 (6.82%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Scala Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Systems Developer
7 1 (2.27%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Architect
7 1 (2.27%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Hadoop Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) SOAP
2 13 (29.55%) Grails
2 13 (29.55%) RESTful
3 10 (22.73%) Web Services
4 6 (13.64%) XML
4 6 (13.64%) Spring
5 5 (11.36%) J2EE
5 5 (11.36%) JMS
5 5 (11.36%) REST
6 4 (9.09%) HTML
6 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 4 (9.09%) JSON
7 3 (6.82%) CSS
7 3 (6.82%) JAX-RS
8 2 (4.55%) CSS3
8 2 (4.55%) HTML5
8 2 (4.55%) jQuery
8 2 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (4.55%) Akka
8 2 (4.55%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.27%) Open Source
4 1 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Equities
4 1 (2.27%) Derivative
4 1 (2.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Android
2 5 (11.36%) Linux
3 4 (9.09%) UNIX
4 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (61.36%) TDD
3 19 (43.18%) Scrum
4 18 (40.91%) BDD
5 15 (34.09%) E-Commerce
6 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
6 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
7 8 (18.18%) OO
8 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
9 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (11.36%) SOA
10 5 (11.36%) DevOps
11 4 (9.09%) Pair Programming
12 3 (6.82%) Kanban
12 3 (6.82%) Extreme Programming
12 3 (6.82%) B2B
12 3 (6.82%) Automated Testing
12 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
13 2 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
13 2 (4.55%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 40 (90.91%) Java
2 18 (40.91%) Scala
3 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 10 (22.73%) Ruby
5 6 (13.64%) Objective-C
6 5 (11.36%) SQL
7 2 (4.55%) Python
7 2 (4.55%) XQuery
7 2 (4.55%) Perl
7 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.55%) XPath
8 1 (2.27%) Korn
8 1 (2.27%) Clojure
8 1 (2.27%) R
8 1 (2.27%) C#
8 1 (2.27%) C++
8 1 (2.27%) PHP
8 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Oozie
2 2 (4.55%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) JBoss
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco
2 1 (2.27%) Perforce
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