The first table below looks at the demand for Groovy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 Scotland 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 122 115 102
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs citing Groovy 5 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.19% 0.084% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 0.20% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Average daily rate - £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £394 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +21.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.49 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.11% +75.00%
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1007 976 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.30% 41.09% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 503 351
Average daily rate £370 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 30
Average hourly rate £25.00 £38.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £12.42 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.35 £44.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Groovy
UK

Groovy
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Groovy Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Groovy
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Groovy Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Groovy
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Groovy within the Scotland 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
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Groovy
UK

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Eclipse
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle Database
3 6 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 6 (66.67%) Finance
3 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Maven
3 6 (66.67%) Selenium
3 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (55.56%) JBoss
5 4 (44.44%) Python
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (44.44%) Linux
5 4 (44.44%) JUnit
5 4 (44.44%) MS Office
5 4 (44.44%) MySQL
5 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
5 4 (44.44%) Star Schema
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (44.44%) HP
5 4 (44.44%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) UNIX

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
1 4 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (33.33%) SAP PM
2 3 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle Database
2 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (44.44%) Star Schema
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Eclipse
2 6 (66.67%) Maven
2 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (44.44%) JUnit
3 4 (44.44%) Gradle
3 4 (44.44%) JIRA
3 4 (44.44%) WATIR
3 4 (44.44%) Subversion
3 4 (44.44%) TortoiseSVN
3 4 (44.44%) RSpec
3 4 (44.44%) JBehave
3 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 2 (22.22%) Hudson
4 2 (22.22%) Artifactory
4 2 (22.22%) FitNesse
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Automation Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Java Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) XML
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
2 2 (22.22%) Spring
2 2 (22.22%) JSF
2 2 (22.22%) JSON
2 2 (22.22%) Grails
2 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (22.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Scrum
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Data Management
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) ATDD
2 4 (44.44%) Kimball Methodology
2 4 (44.44%) Inmon Methodology
2 4 (44.44%) User Stories
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 3 (33.33%) OOP
3 3 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (44.44%) Puppet
1 4 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) JBoss
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) SAP
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat