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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Groovy
Rank 450 434 411
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -23
Contract jobs citing Groovy 129 118 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.68% 0.66% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 93 91
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£495 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £543 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £46.50
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 England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18849 17849 16993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.02% 38.12% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13036 11536 10558
Average daily rate £400 £384 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 519 695
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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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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 +14 106 £500 +14.28% 25
South East -28 10 £375 - 3
East of England -5 6 £426 +13.66% 1
South West - 4 £425 - 2
East Midlands +9 2 £350 - 1
North West -11 1 £350 +66.66%
West Midlands - - - -
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Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 241 (92.34%) Java
2 169 (64.75%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (53.64%) TDD
4 103 (39.46%) HTML
5 99 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
6 80 (30.65%) Scrum
7 76 (29.12%) Maven
7 76 (29.12%) Grails
7 76 (29.12%) Scala
8 74 (28.35%) BDD
9 71 (27.20%) RESTful
9 71 (27.20%) JavaScript
10 65 (24.90%) XML
11 64 (24.52%) Web Services
11 64 (24.52%) Spring
12 63 (24.14%) Linux
13 62 (23.75%) E-Commerce
13 62 (23.75%) SOAP
14 60 (22.99%) Subversion
14 60 (22.99%) Git (software)
15 59 (22.61%) J2EE
16 50 (19.16%) Ant
17 48 (18.39%) CSS
18 47 (18.01%) Oracle
18 47 (18.01%) MVC
19 46 (17.62%) Pair Programming
19 46 (17.62%) AngularJS
20 42 (16.09%) Jenkins
21 40 (15.33%) JBoss
22 39 (14.94%) XSD

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 40 (15.33%) JBoss
2 30 (11.49%) WebLogic
3 21 (8.05%) Apache
4 20 (7.66%) Tomcat
5 19 (7.28%) Node.js
6 6 (2.30%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.53%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.15%) Confluence
8 3 (1.15%) Alfresco
8 3 (1.15%) nginx
8 3 (1.15%) Liferay
9 2 (0.77%) Jetty
9 2 (0.77%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.77%) CMS
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Summit
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.45%) GitHub
2 5 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.77%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.98%) HTTP
2 8 (3.07%) LDAP
2 8 (3.07%) DSL
3 4 (1.53%) Internet
4 3 (1.15%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.38%) SMS
5 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.41%) NoSQL
2 31 (11.88%) MongoDB
3 21 (8.05%) Apache Cassandra
4 15 (5.75%) MySQL
5 14 (5.36%) Relational Database
6 13 (4.98%) SQL Server
7 11 (4.21%) Big Data
8 10 (3.83%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.68%) Apache Hive
10 6 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.53%) Redis
11 4 (1.53%) Azkaban
11 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.15%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.38%) JasperReports
14 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 76 (29.12%) Maven
2 60 (22.99%) Git (software)
2 60 (22.99%) Subversion
3 50 (19.16%) Ant
4 42 (16.09%) Jenkins
5 34 (13.03%) Cucumber
5 34 (13.03%) JUnit
6 29 (11.11%) Selenium
7 26 (9.96%) JIRA
8 21 (8.05%) WebDriver
8 21 (8.05%) Jasmine
9 20 (7.66%) Gradle
10 18 (6.90%) SoapUI
11 17 (6.51%) Hudson
12 16 (6.13%) Mercurial
13 15 (5.75%) QUnit
14 14 (5.36%) Mocha
14 14 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (3.83%) TestNG
16 9 (3.45%) JMeter
General
1 30 (11.49%) Retail
2 21 (8.05%) Finance
3 13 (4.98%) Banking
4 9 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.30%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.15%) Publishing
8 2 (0.77%) Front Office
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Billing
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 189 (72.41%) Developer
2 98 (37.55%) Java Developer
3 15 (5.75%) Senior Developer
4 13 (4.98%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 11 (4.21%) Analyst
6 9 (3.45%) Tester
6 9 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (3.07%) Software Engineer
8 7 (2.68%) Agile Java Developer
9 6 (2.30%) Agile Business Analyst
9 6 (2.30%) Business Analyst
9 6 (2.30%) Development Manager
9 6 (2.30%) Lead Developer
9 6 (2.30%) Test Engineer
10 5 (1.92%) Release Manager
10 5 (1.92%) Software Developer
10 5 (1.92%) Architect
10 5 (1.92%) Test Analyst
10 5 (1.92%) Automation Tester
10 5 (1.92%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (39.46%) HTML
2 76 (29.12%) Grails
3 71 (27.20%) RESTful
4 65 (24.90%) XML
5 64 (24.52%) Web Services
5 64 (24.52%) Spring
6 62 (23.75%) SOAP
7 59 (22.61%) J2EE
8 48 (18.39%) CSS
9 46 (17.62%) AngularJS
10 39 (14.94%) XSD
11 34 (13.03%) HTML5
12 32 (12.26%) Hibernate
13 30 (11.49%) WSDL
13 30 (11.49%) CSS3
14 29 (11.11%) XSL
15 23 (8.81%) REST
16 21 (8.05%) Spring MVC
17 20 (7.66%) Akka
18 15 (5.75%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.11%) Social Media
1 29 (11.11%) iPad
2 21 (8.05%) Open Source
3 19 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.98%) User Experience
5 10 (3.83%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (3.45%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.30%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.30%) Digital Media
7 6 (2.30%) Derivative
8 5 (1.92%) Web 2.0
9 4 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.15%) Replication
10 3 (1.15%) Linked Data
10 3 (1.15%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.77%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.77%) Equities
11 2 (0.77%) Statistics
12 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 63 (24.14%) Linux
2 21 (8.05%) UNIX
2 21 (8.05%) Windows
3 12 (4.60%) Android
4 6 (2.30%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.53%) Solaris
5 4 (1.53%) CentOS
5 4 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (64.75%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (53.64%) TDD
3 99 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
4 80 (30.65%) Scrum
5 74 (28.35%) BDD
6 62 (23.75%) E-Commerce
7 47 (18.01%) MVC
8 46 (17.62%) Pair Programming
9 39 (14.94%) Waterfall
10 36 (13.79%) Content Management
11 33 (12.64%) DevOps
12 31 (11.88%) OO
13 29 (11.11%) ERP
14 21 (8.05%) Configuration Management
15 18 (6.90%) Extreme Programming
16 16 (6.13%) SOA
16 16 (6.13%) Automation Testing
16 16 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (5.75%) Software Engineering
17 15 (5.75%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 241 (92.34%) Java
2 76 (29.12%) Scala
3 71 (27.20%) JavaScript
4 37 (14.18%) Ruby
5 31 (11.88%) SQL
6 22 (8.43%) Python
7 19 (7.28%) Bash Shell
7 19 (7.28%) Perl
8 12 (4.60%) Shell Script
9 10 (3.83%) Clojure
10 9 (3.45%) C#
10 9 (3.45%) C++
11 7 (2.68%) PHP
11 7 (2.68%) Objective-C
12 6 (2.30%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.15%) C-shell
14 1 (0.38%) R
14 1 (0.38%) XPath
14 1 (0.38%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 29 (11.11%) Degree
2 8 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.30%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.30%) ISEB
4 5 (1.92%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.51%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.38%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (1.92%) Docker
2 4 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.15%) Varnish
3 3 (1.15%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.38%) RHEV
4 1 (0.38%) HDFS
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (4.98%) Puppet
2 10 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.07%) Oozie
4 4 (1.53%) Ansible
5 3 (1.15%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.77%) Salt
7 1 (0.38%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.38%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.38%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 47 (18.01%) Oracle
2 38 (14.56%) Perforce
3 29 (11.11%) ATG
3 29 (11.11%) Endeca
4 4 (1.53%) VMware
5 3 (1.15%) Google
5 3 (1.15%) GigaSpaces
5 3 (1.15%) Sybase
6 2 (0.77%) Reuters
6 2 (0.77%) BMC
6 2 (0.77%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.77%) Akamai
6 2 (0.77%) Splunk
6 2 (0.77%) Atomikos
7 1 (0.38%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.38%) hybris
7 1 (0.38%) Apple
7 1 (0.38%) SAP
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.38%) Adobe
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