The table below looks at the statistics for Groovy skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Groovy over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Groovy
Rank 400 457 525
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +68
Contract jobs citing Groovy 221 194 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.35% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.09% 0.91% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 135 93
Median daily rate £450 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £375 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20189 21206 21210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.73% 38.56% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13844 14473 14427
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £589 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 540 419
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

Groovy
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Groovy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Groovy Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Groovy
Daily Rate Trend

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

Groovy Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Groovy
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Groovy within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Groovy Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Groovy
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Groovy Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Groovy
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Groovy within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 210 £450 -10.00% 37
London -55 88 £500 - 17
South East +47 35 £350 +6.06% 5
Yorkshire +43 25 £400 -11.11% 2
South West - 24 £490 - 1
Berkshire +25 18 £322 -7.92%
Devon - 18 £483 -
Exeter - 18 £483 -
West Yorkshire +32 16 £350 -22.22% 1
North West -8 15 £425 -8.20% 4
Manchester +5 12 £425 +3.03% 1
City of London -16 12 £575 +17.94% 5
Leeds +25 9 £420 -6.66% 1
Tyne and Wear - 9 £313 - 1
Slough - 9 £318 -
North East - 9 £313 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £313 - 1
Milton Keynes - 8 £378 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £378 - 2
South Yorkshire - 8 £425 - 1
Sheffield - 8 £425 - 1
East of England +3 6 £444 +61.36%
West Midlands -11 6 £475 - 4
Cardiff - 5 £423 -
South Wales - 5 £423 -
Shropshire - 5 £475 - 1
Wales - 5 £423 - 1
Worthing - 5 £488 -
West Sussex - 5 £488 -
Cambridgeshire 0 4 £388 +40.90%

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Groovy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Groovy.

1 366 (83.18%) Java
2 292 (66.36%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (39.55%) JavaScript
4 165 (37.50%) Spring
5 156 (35.45%) Scala
6 153 (34.77%) Scrum
7 147 (33.41%) Jenkins
8 145 (32.95%) Git (software)
9 142 (32.27%) TDD
10 123 (27.95%) REST
11 121 (27.50%) JIRA
12 118 (26.82%) Continuous Integration
13 117 (26.59%) RESTful
14 99 (22.50%) HTML
15 98 (22.27%) Web Services
16 89 (20.23%) SQL
17 88 (20.00%) Linux
17 88 (20.00%) Confluence
18 87 (19.77%) Open Source
18 87 (19.77%) BDD
18 87 (19.77%) MongoDB
19 86 (19.55%) DevOps
19 86 (19.55%) Maven
20 84 (19.09%) XML
21 81 (18.41%) Selenium
21 81 (18.41%) Microservices
22 80 (18.18%) Hibernate
23 77 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery
23 77 (17.50%) Clojure
24 76 (17.27%) Gradle

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 88 (20.00%) Confluence
2 32 (7.27%) Tomcat
3 24 (5.45%) Apache
4 17 (3.86%) SharePoint
5 15 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.73%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (2.73%) CMS
7 11 (2.50%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.82%) nginx
9 7 (1.59%) Apache Solr
9 7 (1.59%) Mule
9 7 (1.59%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.36%) IIS
10 6 (1.36%) JBoss
10 6 (1.36%) Liferay
11 5 (1.14%) Alfresco
11 5 (1.14%) Mule ESB
11 5 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
13 2 (0.45%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Gliffy
1 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.36%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 59 (13.41%) GitHub
2 41 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.50%) PaaS
4 7 (1.59%) Google Analytics
5 6 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.36%) IaaS
6 3 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.45%) Force.com
7 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.45%) SaaS
8 1 (0.23%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.23%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.14%) HTTP
2 21 (4.77%) LDAP
3 4 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.68%) SSL
5 1 (0.23%) AMQP
5 1 (0.23%) FTP
5 1 (0.23%) Intranet
5 1 (0.23%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (19.77%) MongoDB
2 60 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
3 59 (13.41%) NoSQL
4 41 (9.32%) MySQL
5 35 (7.95%) Oracle Database
6 27 (6.14%) Relational Database
7 19 (4.32%) SQL Server
8 17 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (3.18%) Neo4j
10 13 (2.95%) Hadoop
11 11 (2.50%) Big Data
12 10 (2.27%) HBase
13 5 (1.14%) MarkLogic
13 5 (1.14%) SimpleDB
14 4 (0.91%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.91%) Cloudera CDH
14 4 (0.91%) InterSystems Cache
14 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.68%) BigQuery
15 3 (0.68%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 147 (33.41%) Jenkins
2 145 (32.95%) Git (software)
3 121 (27.50%) JIRA
4 86 (19.55%) Maven
5 81 (18.41%) Selenium
6 76 (17.27%) Gradle
7 65 (14.77%) Cucumber
8 59 (13.41%) JUnit
8 59 (13.41%) SoapUI
9 48 (10.91%) Ant
10 40 (9.09%) Mockito
11 39 (8.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 39 (8.86%) WebDriver
12 34 (7.73%) Subversion
13 32 (7.27%) Mercurial
14 28 (6.36%) JIRA Agile
15 23 (5.23%) Hamcrest
15 23 (5.23%) JMeter
15 23 (5.23%) Sonatype Nexus
16 21 (4.77%) SonarQube
General
1 68 (15.45%) Finance
2 24 (5.45%) Banking
3 11 (2.50%) Retail
4 8 (1.82%) Games
5 7 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.36%) Publishing
7 5 (1.14%) Marketing
8 2 (0.45%) Advertising
8 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 262 (59.55%) Developer
2 209 (47.50%) Java Developer
3 70 (15.91%) Senior Developer
4 60 (13.64%) Senior Java Developer
5 37 (8.41%) Scala Developer
6 36 (8.18%) Tester
7 33 (7.50%) Java Scala Developer
8 31 (7.05%) DevOps Engineer
9 28 (6.36%) Senior Scala Developer
10 27 (6.14%) Senior Java Scala Developer
11 24 (5.45%) Agile Developer
11 24 (5.45%) Agile Java Developer
12 22 (5.00%) Automation Tester
13 21 (4.77%) Analyst
14 19 (4.32%) Test Analyst
15 13 (2.95%) Administrator
15 13 (2.95%) JavaScript Developer
15 13 (2.95%) Test Engineer
16 11 (2.50%) Consultant
16 11 (2.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (37.50%) Spring
2 123 (27.95%) REST
3 117 (26.59%) RESTful
4 99 (22.50%) HTML
5 98 (22.27%) Web Services
6 84 (19.09%) XML
7 80 (18.18%) Hibernate
8 73 (16.59%) CSS
8 73 (16.59%) Grails
9 72 (16.36%) SOAP
10 67 (15.23%) HTML5
11 56 (12.73%) JSON
12 50 (11.36%) jQuery
13 46 (10.45%) Gherkin
14 45 (10.23%) CSS3
15 39 (8.86%) RabbitMQ
16 31 (7.05%) Node.js
17 30 (6.82%) J2EE
17 30 (6.82%) JAX-RS
17 30 (6.82%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.05%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.27%) Algorithms
3 10 (2.27%) Data Structures
3 10 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.05%) User Experience
5 8 (1.82%) iPad
6 7 (1.59%) Fintech
7 6 (1.36%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.36%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.14%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.14%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.91%) Clustering
10 3 (0.68%) DataPower
10 3 (0.68%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.45%) Blog
11 2 (0.45%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.45%) NHS
11 2 (0.45%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 88 (20.00%) Linux
2 41 (9.32%) Unix
3 36 (8.18%) Windows
4 23 (5.23%) Ubuntu
5 20 (4.55%) CentOS
6 7 (1.59%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.59%) Solaris
7 6 (1.36%) Android
8 2 (0.45%) AIX
8 2 (0.45%) HPUX
9 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (66.36%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (34.77%) Scrum
3 142 (32.27%) TDD
4 118 (26.82%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (19.77%) BDD
5 87 (19.77%) Open Source
6 86 (19.55%) DevOps
7 81 (18.41%) Microservices
8 77 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 72 (16.36%) OO
10 58 (13.18%) Pair Programming
11 57 (12.95%) Software Engineering
12 56 (12.73%) SOA
13 52 (11.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 48 (10.91%) Kanban
15 45 (10.23%) Unit Testing
16 44 (10.00%) Test Automation
17 43 (9.77%) Automated Testing
18 41 (9.32%) User Stories
19 38 (8.64%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 366 (83.18%) Java
2 174 (39.55%) JavaScript
3 156 (35.45%) Scala
4 89 (20.23%) SQL
5 77 (17.50%) Clojure
6 65 (14.77%) Python
7 43 (9.77%) Ruby
8 26 (5.91%) Bash Shell
9 21 (4.77%) Perl
10 16 (3.64%) C++
11 13 (2.95%) Jython
12 11 (2.50%) C
12 11 (2.50%) PHP
13 8 (1.82%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.59%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.59%) XPath
15 6 (1.36%) C#
15 6 (1.36%) F#
15 6 (1.36%) Haskell
16 5 (1.14%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 35 (7.95%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.59%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 19 (4.32%) Degree
5 13 (2.95%) ISEB
6 11 (2.50%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.91%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (13.64%) QA
2 9 (2.05%) SDET
3 5 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 38 (8.64%) Docker
2 27 (6.14%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (4.32%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (6.82%) Puppet
2 26 (5.91%) Ansible
3 17 (3.86%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.59%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.36%) Grafana
5 6 (1.36%) Kibana
6 4 (0.91%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (0.91%) MOM
7 3 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.45%) CloudHub
8 2 (0.45%) logstash
8 2 (0.45%) Rancher
8 2 (0.45%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.23%) Graphite
9 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 73 (16.59%) Atlassian
2 72 (16.36%) Oracle
3 16 (3.64%) IBM
4 15 (3.41%) Google
5 13 (2.95%) Splunk
6 11 (2.50%) MuleSoft
7 10 (2.27%) hybris
8 7 (1.59%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.59%) Sybase
9 6 (1.36%) CA Agile Central
9 6 (1.36%) HP
10 5 (1.14%) GigaSpaces
10 5 (1.14%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.91%) Adobe
12 3 (0.68%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.68%) Microsoft
12 3 (0.68%) Siebel
12 3 (0.68%) Solace
13 2 (0.45%) Compuware
13 2 (0.45%) SAP
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