The table below looks at the statistics for Groovy skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Groovy over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Groovy
Rank 253 245 225
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Contract jobs citing Groovy 5 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.059% 0.095% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.28% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 9
Average daily rate £330 £350 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -21.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £453 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2887 3186 2784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.87% 33.61% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1862 1788 1457
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 118 132
Average hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £17.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

Groovy
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Groovy Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Groovy
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Groovy Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Groovy
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Groovy Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Groovy
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Groovy within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire +4 2 £328 -15.48%
East Sussex +10 1 £363 +11.53%
Berkshire +2 1 £415 +34.95%
West Sussex - 1 £325 -
Groovy
England

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) Spring
3 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) Selenium
4 6 (46.15%) Web Services
4 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) Hibernate
5 5 (38.46%) TDD
6 4 (30.77%) Maven
6 4 (30.77%) JIRA
6 4 (30.77%) QA
6 4 (30.77%) Ant
6 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
6 4 (30.77%) Jetty
6 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
6 4 (30.77%) BDD
6 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
7 3 (23.08%) Gradle
7 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
7 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (23.08%) JUnit
7 3 (23.08%) SOAP
7 3 (23.08%) JMeter
7 3 (23.08%) ISEB
7 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
8 2 (15.38%) ASN.1
8 2 (15.38%) Java EE

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (30.77%) Jetty
2 2 (15.38%) Confluence
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Ant
2 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 4 (30.77%) Maven
2 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
3 3 (23.08%) Gradle
3 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (23.08%) JMeter
3 3 (23.08%) JUnit
4 2 (15.38%) Hudson
4 2 (15.38%) Jasmine
4 2 (15.38%) jMock
4 2 (15.38%) QUnit
4 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Java Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Java Technical Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (15.38%) Java Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Web Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) Spring
2 6 (46.15%) Web Services
3 5 (38.46%) Hibernate
4 3 (23.08%) SOAP
5 2 (15.38%) Ajax
5 2 (15.38%) Java EE
5 2 (15.38%) JMS
5 2 (15.38%) REST
5 2 (15.38%) RESTful
5 2 (15.38%) Spring MVC
5 2 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (15.38%) XML
6 1 (7.69%) Dojo
6 1 (7.69%) HTML
6 1 (7.69%) JSON
6 1 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (7.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) BDD
3 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) API Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (15.38%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (15.38%) Front End Development
5 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Atlassian
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Rally