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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Groovy
Rank 469 436 403
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -33
Contract jobs citing Groovy 114 139 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.60% 0.76% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 97 76
Average daily rate
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£450 £445 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £406 £423
% change year-on-year
-13.84% -3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £35.00
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 England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19008 18341 15904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.62% 37.19% 37.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12494 11965 10048
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 443 592
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £17.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -31 65 £500 +11.11% 27
North West -5 22 £320 -8.57%
South East -28 9 £363 -19.44% 6
Yorkshire - 9 £375 - 5
South West +7 7 £350 -
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
North East - 1 £700 - 4
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Groovy
UK

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (82.92%) Java
2 163 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (48.75%) TDD
4 97 (40.42%) Continuous Integration
5 94 (39.17%) HTML
6 77 (32.08%) Spring
7 73 (30.42%) Maven
8 72 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 72 (30.00%) Git (software)
8 72 (30.00%) BDD
9 68 (28.33%) Web Services
10 66 (27.50%) Scrum
11 64 (26.67%) RESTful
12 62 (25.83%) SOAP
13 61 (25.42%) Linux
14 60 (25.00%) Scala
15 57 (23.75%) Subversion
16 56 (23.33%) Oracle
17 55 (22.92%) SQL
17 55 (22.92%) XML
18 51 (21.25%) Jenkins
19 50 (20.83%) J2EE
20 48 (20.00%) Ruby
21 47 (19.58%) Grails
22 46 (19.17%) DevOps
23 45 (18.75%) Ant
24 43 (17.92%) AngularJS
25 42 (17.50%) NoSQL
26 41 (17.08%) MVC
27 40 (16.67%) CSS

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 39 (16.25%) JBoss
2 25 (10.42%) Tomcat
3 22 (9.17%) Apache
4 20 (8.33%) WebLogic
5 19 (7.92%) Node.js
6 8 (3.33%) nginx
7 6 (2.50%) Jetty
8 5 (2.08%) Confluence
9 4 (1.67%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.67%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.83%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.42%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.42%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.42%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.42%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 2 (0.83%) InfoPath
1 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.25%) Summit
2 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.83%) SaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.42%) GitHub
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.00%) HTTP
2 5 (2.08%) Internet
3 3 (1.25%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.83%) Network Security
5 1 (0.42%) SMS
5 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.42%) LDAP
5 1 (0.42%) Firewall
5 1 (0.42%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.42%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (17.50%) NoSQL
2 37 (15.42%) MongoDB
3 30 (12.50%) MySQL
4 24 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 19 (7.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (5.83%) Big Data
7 13 (5.42%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (5.00%) RDBMS
9 11 (4.58%) SQL Server
10 10 (4.17%) Redis
11 6 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.67%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.67%) SQL Navigator
13 3 (1.25%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.83%) Hazelcast
14 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
15 1 (0.42%) DB2
15 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
15 1 (0.42%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 73 (30.42%) Maven
2 72 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 57 (23.75%) Subversion
4 51 (21.25%) Jenkins
5 45 (18.75%) Ant
6 35 (14.58%) Cucumber
6 35 (14.58%) JUnit
7 34 (14.17%) Selenium
7 34 (14.17%) JIRA
8 33 (13.75%) SoapUI
9 21 (8.75%) WebDriver
9 21 (8.75%) Hudson
10 18 (7.50%) Gradle
11 17 (7.08%) Jasmine
12 16 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (6.67%) Mercurial
12 16 (6.67%) Spock
13 12 (5.00%) NetBeans
14 11 (4.58%) TestNG
15 10 (4.17%) QUnit
General
1 21 (8.75%) Finance
2 19 (7.92%) Retail
3 8 (3.33%) Banking
4 5 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.08%) Publishing
5 4 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.25%) Marketing
6 3 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.25%) Games
7 2 (0.83%) iGaming
7 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.83%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) Front Office
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 149 (62.08%) Developer
2 65 (27.08%) Java Developer
3 18 (7.50%) Analyst
4 15 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (5.83%) Tester
6 13 (5.42%) Senior Developer
7 11 (4.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 9 (3.75%) Software Developer
9 8 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 8 (3.33%) Scala Developer
9 8 (3.33%) Agile Business Analyst
9 8 (3.33%) Architect
9 8 (3.33%) Business Analyst
10 7 (2.92%) Test Analyst
11 6 (2.50%) Automation Tester
11 6 (2.50%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.08%) Development Manager
12 5 (2.08%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (2.08%) Release Manager
12 5 (2.08%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (39.17%) HTML
2 77 (32.08%) Spring
3 68 (28.33%) Web Services
4 64 (26.67%) RESTful
5 62 (25.83%) SOAP
6 55 (22.92%) XML
7 50 (20.83%) J2EE
8 47 (19.58%) Grails
9 43 (17.92%) AngularJS
10 40 (16.67%) CSS
11 35 (14.58%) Hibernate
12 31 (12.92%) JSON
13 29 (12.08%) HTML5
14 26 (10.83%) XSD
15 25 (10.42%) CSS3
16 19 (7.92%) REST
16 19 (7.92%) XSL
16 19 (7.92%) WSDL
16 19 (7.92%) Spring MVC
17 17 (7.08%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.75%) Open Source
2 19 (7.92%) iPad
2 19 (7.92%) Social Media
3 18 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.42%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.58%) User Experience
6 10 (4.17%) Algorithms
7 9 (3.75%) Inversion of Control
7 9 (3.75%) Linked Data
8 7 (2.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (2.92%) Replication
8 7 (2.92%) Web 2.0
8 7 (2.92%) Derivative
8 7 (2.92%) Telematics
8 7 (2.92%) Visualisation
9 5 (2.08%) Life Science
9 5 (2.08%) Chemistry
10 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.25%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.83%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 61 (25.42%) Linux
2 23 (9.58%) UNIX
3 13 (5.42%) Windows
4 11 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.92%) CentOS
6 4 (1.67%) Android
7 3 (1.25%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.42%) Fedora
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (48.75%) TDD
3 97 (40.42%) Continuous Integration
4 72 (30.00%) BDD
5 66 (27.50%) Scrum
6 46 (19.17%) DevOps
7 41 (17.08%) MVC
8 40 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 37 (15.42%) Pair Programming
10 33 (13.75%) Waterfall
11 24 (10.00%) Kanban
12 22 (9.17%) Content Management
13 20 (8.33%) Configuration Management
13 20 (8.33%) Automation Testing
14 19 (7.92%) ERP
15 17 (7.08%) Performance Testing
15 17 (7.08%) Extreme Programming
16 16 (6.67%) SOA
16 16 (6.67%) OO
17 14 (5.83%) Feature Driven Development
Programming Languages
1 199 (82.92%) Java
2 72 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 60 (25.00%) Scala
4 55 (22.92%) SQL
5 48 (20.00%) Ruby
6 31 (12.92%) Python
7 30 (12.50%) Bash Shell
8 19 (7.92%) Perl
9 12 (5.00%) C#
10 11 (4.58%) Shell Script
11 10 (4.17%) PHP
12 7 (2.92%) Clojure
13 6 (2.50%) PL/SQL
14 5 (2.08%) XQuery
15 4 (1.67%) C-shell
16 3 (1.25%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.83%) XPath
18 1 (0.42%) PHP5
18 1 (0.42%) Korn
18 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 30 (12.50%) Degree
2 12 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.33%) ISEB
5 5 (2.08%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.42%) MCP
7 1 (0.42%) CCNP
7 1 (0.42%) CCNA
7 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.92%) QA
2 3 (1.25%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.25%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 22 (9.17%) Docker
2 11 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.58%) VirtualBox
3 7 (2.92%) Varnish
4 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 21 (8.75%) Puppet
2 16 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (4.17%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.25%) Salt
5 2 (0.83%) Ansible
6 1 (0.42%) Nagios
6 1 (0.42%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.42%) Oozie
6 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.42%) Kibana
Vendors
1 56 (23.33%) Oracle
2 20 (8.33%) ATG
3 19 (7.92%) Perforce
3 19 (7.92%) Endeca
4 12 (5.00%) VMware
5 8 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.50%) Akamai
7 4 (1.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.25%) Sybase
8 3 (1.25%) Reuters
8 3 (1.25%) Splunk
8 3 (1.25%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.83%) hybris
9 2 (0.83%) BMC
9 2 (0.83%) IBM
9 2 (0.83%) SAP
10 1 (0.42%) Cisco
10 1 (0.42%) Adobe
10 1 (0.42%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.42%) TIBCO
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