The table below looks at the statistics for Groovy skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Groovy over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Groovy
Rank 451 427 401
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -26
Contract jobs citing Groovy 118 112 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 0.64% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 81 86
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£453 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.47% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
Groovy
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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 England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18079 17472 15253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.90% 37.55% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11947 11112 9492
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 453 599
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.93 £16.50 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Groovy
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Groovy across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Groovy Jobs Demand Trend in England

Groovy
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Groovy across the England region.

Groovy Daily Rate Trend in England

Groovy
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Groovy across the England region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Groovy Daily Rate Histogram in England

Groovy
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Groovy across the England region.

Groovy Hourly Rate Trend in England

Groovy
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Groovy within the England region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 79 £498 +13.71% 31
North West -4 17 £320 -8.57% 4
South West - 10 £350 - 4
South East -23 8 £363 -12.12% 7
Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 5
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Groovy
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Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 199 (84.32%) Java
2 157 (66.53%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (47.03%) TDD
4 97 (41.10%) HTML
5 86 (36.44%) Continuous Integration
6 78 (33.05%) Spring
7 75 (31.78%) Maven
8 69 (29.24%) JavaScript
8 69 (29.24%) BDD
9 67 (28.39%) Git (software)
10 65 (27.54%) Scrum
11 64 (27.12%) Web Services
12 63 (26.69%) RESTful
13 60 (25.42%) XML
14 59 (25.00%) SOAP
15 58 (24.58%) Scala
16 56 (23.73%) Linux
17 54 (22.88%) J2EE
18 52 (22.03%) Subversion
19 50 (21.19%) SQL
20 49 (20.76%) Oracle
20 49 (20.76%) Grails
21 47 (19.92%) Ant
22 44 (18.64%) Jenkins
23 43 (18.22%) E-Commerce
24 42 (17.80%) AngularJS
25 41 (17.37%) DevOps
25 41 (17.37%) JBoss
25 41 (17.37%) MVC
25 41 (17.37%) Ruby

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 41 (17.37%) JBoss
2 27 (11.44%) Tomcat
3 22 (9.32%) Apache
4 21 (8.90%) WebLogic
5 16 (6.78%) Node.js
6 8 (3.39%) nginx
7 5 (2.12%) Jetty
7 5 (2.12%) Confluence
8 4 (1.69%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.27%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.27%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.85%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.42%) Liferay
11 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.42%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.42%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
1 2 (0.85%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Summit
2 2 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.39%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.69%) GitHub
5 2 (0.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.93%) HTTP
2 5 (2.12%) Internet
3 3 (1.27%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.85%) LDAP
5 1 (0.42%) SMS
5 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.42%) DNS
5 1 (0.42%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.83%) NoSQL
2 32 (13.56%) MongoDB
3 22 (9.32%) Relational Database
4 21 (8.90%) MySQL
5 18 (7.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (5.51%) Big Data
7 11 (4.66%) SQL Server
8 10 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (4.24%) RDBMS
9 8 (3.39%) Redis
10 6 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.69%) SQL Navigator
11 4 (1.69%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.27%) Azkaban
12 3 (1.27%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.27%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.85%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 75 (31.78%) Maven
2 67 (28.39%) Git (software)
3 52 (22.03%) Subversion
4 47 (19.92%) Ant
5 44 (18.64%) Jenkins
6 34 (14.41%) JIRA
6 34 (14.41%) Cucumber
7 33 (13.98%) JUnit
8 32 (13.56%) Selenium
8 32 (13.56%) SoapUI
9 21 (8.90%) Hudson
10 20 (8.47%) WebDriver
11 19 (8.05%) Gradle
12 17 (7.20%) Jasmine
13 16 (6.78%) Mercurial
13 16 (6.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (5.93%) Spock
15 11 (4.66%) TestNG
16 10 (4.24%) QUnit
17 9 (3.81%) JBehave
General
1 22 (9.32%) Finance
2 20 (8.47%) Retail
3 9 (3.81%) Banking
4 6 (2.54%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.12%) Publishing
6 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.27%) Marketing
7 2 (0.85%) iGaming
7 2 (0.85%) Games
7 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.85%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) Front Office
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 147 (62.29%) Developer
2 70 (29.66%) Java Developer
3 18 (7.63%) Analyst
4 13 (5.51%) Tester
4 13 (5.51%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 12 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (3.81%) Agile Business Analyst
6 9 (3.81%) Business Analyst
7 8 (3.39%) Senior Developer
8 7 (2.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (2.54%) Scala Developer
9 6 (2.54%) Development Manager
9 6 (2.54%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.54%) Software Developer
9 6 (2.54%) Architect
9 6 (2.54%) Test Analyst
9 6 (2.54%) Automation Tester
10 5 (2.12%) Automation Analyst
10 5 (2.12%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (2.12%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (41.10%) HTML
2 78 (33.05%) Spring
3 64 (27.12%) Web Services
4 63 (26.69%) RESTful
5 60 (25.42%) XML
6 59 (25.00%) SOAP
7 54 (22.88%) J2EE
8 49 (20.76%) Grails
9 42 (17.80%) AngularJS
10 39 (16.53%) CSS
11 35 (14.83%) Hibernate
12 29 (12.29%) XSD
13 28 (11.86%) JSON
13 28 (11.86%) HTML5
14 23 (9.75%) CSS3
15 21 (8.90%) REST
15 21 (8.90%) WSDL
16 20 (8.47%) XSL
16 20 (8.47%) Spring MVC
17 17 (7.20%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.47%) Social Media
1 20 (8.47%) iPad
2 18 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.78%) Open Source
4 13 (5.51%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.24%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (3.81%) Linked Data
6 9 (3.81%) User Experience
7 8 (3.39%) Web 2.0
8 7 (2.97%) Derivative
8 7 (2.97%) Replication
8 7 (2.97%) Telematics
8 7 (2.97%) Algorithms
9 6 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.27%) Chemistry
11 3 (1.27%) Life Science
11 3 (1.27%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.27%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 56 (23.73%) Linux
2 21 (8.90%) UNIX
3 14 (5.93%) Windows
4 10 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.54%) CentOS
6 4 (1.69%) Android
7 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.42%) Solaris
8 1 (0.42%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (66.53%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (47.03%) TDD
3 86 (36.44%) Continuous Integration
4 69 (29.24%) BDD
5 65 (27.54%) Scrum
6 43 (18.22%) E-Commerce
7 41 (17.37%) MVC
7 41 (17.37%) DevOps
8 35 (14.83%) Pair Programming
9 34 (14.41%) Waterfall
10 24 (10.17%) Content Management
11 20 (8.47%) ERP
11 20 (8.47%) Automation Testing
12 19 (8.05%) Configuration Management
12 19 (8.05%) Extreme Programming
12 19 (8.05%) Kanban
13 17 (7.20%) OO
14 15 (6.36%) SOA
14 15 (6.36%) Feature Driven Development
14 15 (6.36%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 199 (84.32%) Java
2 69 (29.24%) JavaScript
3 58 (24.58%) Scala
4 50 (21.19%) SQL
5 41 (17.37%) Ruby
6 29 (12.29%) Python
7 26 (11.02%) Bash Shell
8 18 (7.63%) Perl
9 11 (4.66%) C#
9 11 (4.66%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.97%) PHP
10 7 (2.97%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.12%) XQuery
11 5 (2.12%) Clojure
12 4 (1.69%) C-shell
13 3 (1.27%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.85%) XPath
15 1 (0.42%) PHP5
15 1 (0.42%) Korn
15 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 29 (12.29%) Degree
2 12 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.39%) ISEB
5 5 (2.12%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.42%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.59%) QA
2 3 (1.27%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.27%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 16 (6.78%) Docker
2 8 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.39%) VirtualBox
3 7 (2.97%) Varnish
4 1 (0.42%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (6.36%) Puppet
2 11 (4.66%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.39%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.27%) Oozie
5 2 (0.85%) Ansible
6 1 (0.42%) Kibana
6 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.42%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.42%) Nagios
6 1 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (20.76%) Oracle
2 21 (8.90%) Perforce
3 20 (8.47%) ATG
3 20 (8.47%) Endeca
4 8 (3.39%) VMware
5 7 (2.97%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.54%) Akamai
7 3 (1.27%) Splunk
7 3 (1.27%) Sybase
7 3 (1.27%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.85%) SAP
8 2 (0.85%) Reuters
8 2 (0.85%) BMC
8 2 (0.85%) Google
9 1 (0.42%) GigaSpaces
9 1 (0.42%) hybris
9 1 (0.42%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.42%) Apple
9 1 (0.42%) Adobe
9 1 (0.42%) Tableau
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