The table below looks at the statistics for Groovy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 82 74 69
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing Groovy 14 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.84% 0.84% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.61% 2.21% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 2
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£330 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £406 £423
% change year-on-year
-13.84% -3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
537 497 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 32.08% 38.00% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 306 185
Average daily rate £350 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £235 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 18
Average hourly rate £24.50 £18.32 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.73% -43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £33.00 £146.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Groovy
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Groovy Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Groovy
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Groovy Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Groovy
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Groovy Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 12 (80.00%) SOAP
1 12 (80.00%) QA
1 12 (80.00%) SoapUI
1 12 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (66.67%) Subversion
2 10 (66.67%) JSON
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Web Services
5 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) SOA
6 4 (26.67%) Selenium
6 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
6 4 (26.67%) Gherkin
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Open Source
7 3 (20.00%) Java
7 3 (20.00%) J2EE
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
8 2 (13.33%) VMware
8 2 (13.33%) Ruby
8 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
8 2 (13.33%) Apache
8 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle
8 2 (13.33%) UNIX
8 2 (13.33%) Puppet
8 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
8 2 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (13.33%) NoSQL

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) SoapUI
1 12 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (66.67%) Subversion
3 4 (26.67%) Selenium
4 1 (6.67%) Gradle
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) QA Tester
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) SOAP
2 10 (66.67%) JSON
3 6 (40.00%) Web Services
4 4 (26.67%) Gherkin
5 3 (20.00%) J2EE
6 1 (6.67%) JMS
6 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
6 1 (6.67%) XML
6 1 (6.67%) J2SE
6 1 (6.67%) Grails
6 1 (6.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) TDD
3 4 (26.67%) SOA
3 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Kanban
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VirtualBox
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
1 2 (13.33%) Vagrant
1 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) VMware
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle