The table below looks at the statistics for Groovy skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Groovy over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Groovy
Rank 351 304 313
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +9
Contract jobs citing Groovy 57 110 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.47% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.61% 1.14% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 77 69
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £350 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £394
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.49 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-39.98% +7.11%
Groovy
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9274 9607 8932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.64% 40.64% 40.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6672 7016 6487
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 66 101
Average hourly rate £25.80 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £17.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £160.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

Groovy
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Groovy Jobs Demand Trend in London

Groovy
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Groovy Daily Rate Trend in London

Groovy
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Groovy across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Groovy Daily Rate Histogram in London

Groovy
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Groovy Hourly Rate Trend in London

Groovy
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Groovy within the London region over the 3 months to 24 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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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
City of London +14 16 £470 +4.44% 8
Hounslow -3 1 £500 -1.96%
Osterley - 1 £530 -
Wimbledon - 1 £338 -
Groovy
England

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 137 (85.63%) Java
2 114 (71.25%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (50.63%) TDD
4 76 (47.50%) Continuous Integration
5 71 (44.38%) HTML
6 59 (36.88%) Git (software)
7 57 (35.63%) BDD
8 54 (33.75%) Web Services
8 54 (33.75%) XML
9 52 (32.50%) Spring
10 50 (31.25%) JavaScript
10 50 (31.25%) Scrum
11 49 (30.63%) Ruby
12 48 (30.00%) Linux
13 43 (26.88%) Maven
13 43 (26.88%) Scala
14 42 (26.25%) SOAP
15 40 (25.00%) Subversion
16 38 (23.75%) Grails
16 38 (23.75%) SQL
17 36 (22.50%) DevOps
18 35 (21.88%) RESTful
19 34 (21.25%) Oracle
19 34 (21.25%) CSS
19 34 (21.25%) JBoss
20 32 (20.00%) Ant
21 31 (19.38%) Selenium
22 29 (18.13%) MVC
23 28 (17.50%) Pair Programming
23 28 (17.50%) J2EE

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 34 (21.25%) JBoss
2 23 (14.38%) Tomcat
3 16 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 15 (9.38%) Apache
5 14 (8.75%) Node.js
6 8 (5.00%) Jetty
6 8 (5.00%) nginx
7 5 (3.13%) Confluence
8 4 (2.50%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.88%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.63%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.25%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.13%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (4.38%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.75%) HTTP
2 2 (1.25%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.25%) Internet
3 1 (0.63%) SMS
3 1 (0.63%) LDAP
3 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.63%) MongoDB
2 24 (15.00%) NoSQL
3 17 (10.63%) MySQL
4 10 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.63%) Redis
5 9 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (4.38%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.50%) SQL Navigator
7 4 (2.50%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.50%) Big Data
8 2 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.63%) Voldemort
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 59 (36.88%) Git (software)
2 43 (26.88%) Maven
3 40 (25.00%) Subversion
4 32 (20.00%) Ant
5 31 (19.38%) Selenium
6 23 (14.38%) Cucumber
6 23 (14.38%) Jenkins
7 19 (11.88%) Hudson
7 19 (11.88%) SoapUI
8 18 (11.25%) Gradle
8 18 (11.25%) JIRA
9 17 (10.63%) WebDriver
9 17 (10.63%) JUnit
10 13 (8.13%) Mercurial
11 11 (6.88%) Jasmine
11 11 (6.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (4.38%) Spock
12 7 (4.38%) Geb
13 6 (3.75%) JMeter
13 6 (3.75%) TestNG
General
1 15 (9.38%) Retail
2 13 (8.13%) Finance
3 5 (3.13%) Publishing
4 3 (1.88%) Games
4 3 (1.88%) Banking
5 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.25%) iGaming
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 96 (60.00%) Developer
2 42 (26.25%) Java Developer
3 12 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (6.88%) Analyst
5 9 (5.63%) Tester
5 9 (5.63%) Senior Developer
6 8 (5.00%) Automation Tester
6 8 (5.00%) Scala Developer
7 7 (4.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 7 (4.38%) Test Analyst
8 6 (3.75%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (3.75%) Automation Analyst
9 5 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (3.13%) Architect
9 5 (3.13%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.50%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.50%) Automation Engineer
11 3 (1.88%) QA Automation Engineer
11 3 (1.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (44.38%) HTML
2 54 (33.75%) Web Services
2 54 (33.75%) XML
3 52 (32.50%) Spring
4 42 (26.25%) SOAP
5 38 (23.75%) Grails
6 35 (21.88%) RESTful
7 34 (21.25%) CSS
8 28 (17.50%) J2EE
9 25 (15.63%) AngularJS
10 23 (14.38%) HTML5
10 23 (14.38%) Hibernate
11 21 (13.13%) CSS3
11 21 (13.13%) JSON
12 20 (12.50%) XSD
13 17 (10.63%) REST
14 15 (9.38%) XSL
14 15 (9.38%) WSDL
15 12 (7.50%) Spring MVC
15 12 (7.50%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.00%) Open Source
2 15 (9.38%) Social Media
2 15 (9.38%) iPad
3 13 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.38%) Replication
5 6 (3.75%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.88%) User Experience
8 2 (1.25%) Derivative
9 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.63%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 48 (30.00%) Linux
2 12 (7.50%) UNIX
3 6 (3.75%) Windows
3 6 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.25%) CentOS
5 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (71.25%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (50.63%) TDD
3 76 (47.50%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (35.63%) BDD
5 50 (31.25%) Scrum
6 36 (22.50%) DevOps
7 29 (18.13%) MVC
8 28 (17.50%) Pair Programming
9 26 (16.25%) Waterfall
10 23 (14.38%) E-Commerce
11 20 (12.50%) Kanban
12 17 (10.63%) Configuration Management
13 16 (10.00%) Content Management
14 15 (9.38%) ERP
15 13 (8.13%) Performance Testing
15 13 (8.13%) Web Development
16 11 (6.88%) Automation Testing
16 11 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (6.88%) Security Testing
17 10 (6.25%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 137 (85.63%) Java
2 50 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 49 (30.63%) Ruby
4 43 (26.88%) Scala
5 38 (23.75%) SQL
6 27 (16.88%) Python
7 24 (15.00%) Bash Shell
8 15 (9.38%) Perl
9 7 (4.38%) Clojure
9 7 (4.38%) PHP
9 7 (4.38%) C#
10 5 (3.13%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.50%) XQuery
11 4 (2.50%) C-shell
12 1 (0.63%) Go
12 1 (0.63%) Korn
12 1 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (12.50%) Degree
2 5 (3.13%) ISEB
3 3 (1.88%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.25%) QA
System Software
1 9 (5.63%) Docker
2 8 (5.00%) VirtualBox
3 7 (4.38%) Varnish
3 7 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (10.63%) Puppet
2 12 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (5.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.25%) Salt
5 1 (0.63%) Kibana
5 1 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (21.25%) Oracle
2 16 (10.00%) ATG
3 15 (9.38%) Endeca
3 15 (9.38%) Perforce
4 8 (5.00%) VMware
5 6 (3.75%) Akamai
6 4 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.88%) Splunk
7 3 (1.88%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.88%) Sybase
8 2 (1.25%) IBM
8 2 (1.25%) BMC
8 2 (1.25%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.63%) Tableau
9 1 (0.63%) hybris
9 1 (0.63%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.63%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.63%) Reuters
9 1 (0.63%) Bloomberg
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