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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Groovy
Rank 423 438 403
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -35
Contract jobs citing Groovy 135 101 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 0.61% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 71 83
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £511 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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
17638 16517 15639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.98% 37.55% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11904 10560 9767
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 460 661
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.18 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +13 103 £498 +17.05% 31
South East 0 11 £388 -15.76% 5
North West -10 8 £320 +6.66% 4
East of England +5 6 £426 +13.66% 1
South West - 6 £400 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - - - -
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Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 219 (87.95%) Java
2 165 (66.27%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (49.40%) TDD
4 97 (38.96%) HTML
5 91 (36.55%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (32.93%) Maven
7 77 (30.92%) Spring
8 73 (29.32%) Scrum
9 72 (28.92%) BDD
10 69 (27.71%) JavaScript
10 69 (27.71%) XML
11 67 (26.91%) Scala
12 65 (26.10%) Linux
13 62 (24.90%) Web Services
13 62 (24.90%) Git (software)
14 60 (24.10%) RESTful
15 57 (22.89%) SOAP
15 57 (22.89%) J2EE
15 57 (22.89%) Grails
16 53 (21.29%) Subversion
17 49 (19.68%) Ant
17 49 (19.68%) E-Commerce
18 47 (18.88%) SQL
19 46 (18.47%) Oracle
19 46 (18.47%) Ruby
20 43 (17.27%) MVC
21 42 (16.87%) Jenkins
21 42 (16.87%) DevOps
22 41 (16.47%) JBoss
23 40 (16.06%) Hibernate

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (16.47%) JBoss
2 29 (11.65%) Tomcat
3 24 (9.64%) Apache
4 23 (9.24%) WebLogic
5 18 (7.23%) Node.js
6 8 (3.21%) nginx
7 4 (1.61%) Jetty
8 3 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.20%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.20%) Confluence
9 2 (0.80%) Liferay
9 2 (0.80%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.80%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.40%) CMS
10 1 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.80%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.21%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (2.01%) GitHub
5 2 (0.80%) SaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.62%) HTTP
2 9 (3.61%) LDAP
3 8 (3.21%) DSL
4 6 (2.41%) Internet
5 3 (1.20%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.40%) SMS
6 1 (0.40%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.85%) MongoDB
2 31 (12.45%) NoSQL
3 19 (7.63%) Relational Database
4 18 (7.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (6.43%) MySQL
6 11 (4.42%) SQL Server
7 10 (4.02%) Big Data
8 8 (3.21%) Redis
9 6 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.41%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.20%) SQL Navigator
10 3 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.20%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.20%) Azkaban
11 2 (0.80%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 82 (32.93%) Maven
2 62 (24.90%) Git (software)
3 53 (21.29%) Subversion
4 49 (19.68%) Ant
5 42 (16.87%) Jenkins
6 35 (14.06%) Cucumber
7 33 (13.25%) Selenium
8 32 (12.85%) JIRA
8 32 (12.85%) JUnit
9 28 (11.24%) SoapUI
10 23 (9.24%) WebDriver
11 21 (8.43%) Hudson
12 19 (7.63%) Gradle
13 18 (7.23%) Jasmine
13 18 (7.23%) Mercurial
14 17 (6.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (4.82%) QUnit
16 11 (4.42%) TestNG
17 10 (4.02%) Spock
18 9 (3.61%) JMeter
General
1 22 (8.84%) Finance
1 22 (8.84%) Retail
2 11 (4.42%) Banking
3 9 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.21%) Publishing
5 5 (2.01%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.01%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.80%) iGaming
6 2 (0.80%) Electronics
6 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.80%) Marketing
6 2 (0.80%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) Billing
7 1 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 162 (65.06%) Developer
2 90 (36.14%) Java Developer
3 14 (5.62%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 14 (5.62%) Analyst
4 12 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (4.42%) Tester
6 10 (4.02%) Senior Developer
7 8 (3.21%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (3.21%) Business Analyst
8 7 (2.81%) Test Engineer
8 7 (2.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (2.41%) Front-End Developer
9 6 (2.41%) Automation Tester
9 6 (2.41%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (2.41%) Development Manager
9 6 (2.41%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.41%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (2.01%) Release Manager
10 5 (2.01%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (2.01%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (38.96%) HTML
2 77 (30.92%) Spring
3 69 (27.71%) XML
4 62 (24.90%) Web Services
5 60 (24.10%) RESTful
6 57 (22.89%) SOAP
6 57 (22.89%) J2EE
6 57 (22.89%) Grails
7 40 (16.06%) Hibernate
7 40 (16.06%) AngularJS
8 39 (15.66%) CSS
9 32 (12.85%) XSD
10 27 (10.84%) HTML5
11 23 (9.24%) WSDL
11 23 (9.24%) Akka
12 22 (8.84%) CSS3
12 22 (8.84%) XSL
12 22 (8.84%) JSON
12 22 (8.84%) Spring MVC
13 21 (8.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.84%) Social Media
1 22 (8.84%) iPad
2 19 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.02%) Open Source
4 12 (4.82%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.42%) User Experience
6 10 (4.02%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (2.81%) Replication
7 7 (2.81%) Derivative
7 7 (2.81%) Web 2.0
8 6 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (2.01%) Linked Data
9 5 (2.01%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.61%) Telematics
10 4 (1.61%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.20%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.80%) DTV
12 2 (0.80%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 65 (26.10%) Linux
2 23 (9.24%) UNIX
3 21 (8.43%) Windows
4 10 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.81%) Android
6 6 (2.41%) CentOS
7 4 (1.61%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.80%) Solaris
9 1 (0.40%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (66.27%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (49.40%) TDD
3 91 (36.55%) Continuous Integration
4 73 (29.32%) Scrum
5 72 (28.92%) BDD
6 49 (19.68%) E-Commerce
7 43 (17.27%) MVC
8 42 (16.87%) DevOps
9 38 (15.26%) Pair Programming
10 36 (14.46%) Waterfall
11 27 (10.84%) Content Management
12 25 (10.04%) OO
12 25 (10.04%) Configuration Management
13 22 (8.84%) ERP
14 20 (8.03%) Extreme Programming
15 19 (7.63%) Kanban
16 17 (6.83%) Multithreading
16 17 (6.83%) Performance Testing
16 17 (6.83%) Automation Testing
17 14 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 219 (87.95%) Java
2 69 (27.71%) JavaScript
3 67 (26.91%) Scala
4 47 (18.88%) SQL
5 46 (18.47%) Ruby
6 26 (10.44%) Python
6 26 (10.44%) Bash Shell
7 18 (7.23%) Perl
8 12 (4.82%) Shell Script
9 11 (4.42%) C#
10 8 (3.21%) C++
11 7 (2.81%) PHP
11 7 (2.81%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.01%) XQuery
12 5 (2.01%) Clojure
13 4 (1.61%) C-shell
13 4 (1.61%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.80%) XPath
16 1 (0.40%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 28 (11.24%) Degree
2 11 (4.42%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.21%) ISEB
3 8 (3.21%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.41%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.43%) QA
2 2 (0.80%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.80%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (4.82%) Docker
2 8 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.21%) VirtualBox
3 7 (2.81%) Varnish
4 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.40%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.40%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 15 (6.02%) Puppet
2 13 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.21%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.20%) Oozie
4 3 (1.20%) Ansible
5 1 (0.40%) Nagios
5 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.40%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.40%) Kibana
Vendors
1 46 (18.47%) Oracle
2 30 (12.05%) Perforce
3 22 (8.84%) ATG
3 22 (8.84%) Endeca
4 8 (3.21%) VMware
5 7 (2.81%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.01%) Akamai
7 3 (1.20%) Sybase
7 3 (1.20%) Splunk
8 2 (0.80%) Reuters
8 2 (0.80%) BMC
8 2 (0.80%) SAP
8 2 (0.80%) Google
8 2 (0.80%) GigaSpaces
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.40%) Adobe
9 1 (0.40%) Apple
9 1 (0.40%) hybris
9 1 (0.40%) Atomikos
9 1 (0.40%) ForgeRock
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