The first table below looks at the demand for Groovy skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Groovy
Rank 127 106 127
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +21
Contract jobs citing Groovy 9 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.37% 0.096%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.92% 1.14% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £363 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £394 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +21.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.49 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.49 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.11% +75.00%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
982 790 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.97% 32.69% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 381 574
Average daily rate £330 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 39 53
Average hourly rate £37.29 £29.96 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.46% +19.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £13.18 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £112.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Groovy
England

Groovy
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Groovy Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Groovy
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Groovy Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Groovy
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Groovy Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Groovy
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Groovy within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 9 £363 -
Merseyside - - - -
Groovy
England

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 16 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) Eclipse
2 11 (68.75%) Grails
3 7 (43.75%) Hibernate
3 7 (43.75%) Spring
3 7 (43.75%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (37.50%) MVC
4 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 6 (37.50%) JBoss
4 6 (37.50%) JSP
4 6 (37.50%) Linux
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) Oracle
5 5 (31.25%) SAP
5 5 (31.25%) SAP PM
5 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
6 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) OOP
7 3 (18.75%) OO
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Subversion
8 2 (12.50%) Logistics
8 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
8 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
8 2 (12.50%) J2EE
9 1 (6.25%) Tomcat

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) SAP PM
2 3 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Eclipse
2 3 (18.75%) Subversion
3 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) Gradle
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) Grails
2 7 (43.75%) Hibernate
2 7 (43.75%) Spring
3 6 (37.50%) JSP
4 2 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) MVC
1 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (18.75%) OOP
3 3 (18.75%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) Logistics
4 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) JBoss
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) SAP