The table below looks at the statistics for Groovy skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Groovy over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Groovy
Rank 460 451 436
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Contract jobs citing Groovy 132 120 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.64% 0.62% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 94 91
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£495 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £46.50

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
20685 19299 18387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.70% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14073 12258 11255
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 559 731
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.29 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

Groovy
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Groovy within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Groovy within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
England -16 129 £495 +16.47% 34
London +14 106 £500 +14.28% 27
City of London -6 22 £375 -16.66% 6
South East -28 10 £375 - 3
Berkshire -2 6 £308 -26.78%
East of England -5 6 £426 +13.66% 1
Slough - 6 £308 -
Suffolk - 4 £389 - 1
Ipswich - 4 £389 - 1
South West - 4 £425 - 2
East Midlands +9 2 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £425 - 2
Middlesex - 2 £505 -
Abingdon - 2 £425 -
Nottinghamshire +2 1 £350 -
Nottingham -1 1 £350 -
North West -11 1 £350 +66.66%
Manchester -12 1 £350 +66.66%
Bristol - 1 £425 - 2
Cambridge - 1 £450 -
South Wales - 1 £400 - 2
Essex - 1 £490 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 -
Wales - 1 £400 - 4
Scotland - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 248 (92.54%) Java
2 174 (64.93%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (53.36%) TDD
4 103 (38.43%) HTML
5 101 (37.69%) Continuous Integration
6 84 (31.34%) Scrum
7 78 (29.10%) Scala
8 76 (28.36%) Maven
8 76 (28.36%) Grails
9 74 (27.61%) BDD
10 73 (27.24%) RESTful
10 73 (27.24%) JavaScript
11 68 (25.37%) XML
12 66 (24.63%) Web Services
12 66 (24.63%) Linux
12 66 (24.63%) Spring
13 64 (23.88%) Subversion
13 64 (23.88%) SOAP
14 62 (23.13%) E-Commerce
14 62 (23.13%) Git (software)
15 59 (22.01%) J2EE
16 50 (18.66%) Ant
16 50 (18.66%) CSS
17 49 (18.28%) Oracle
18 47 (17.54%) MVC
18 47 (17.54%) Pair Programming
19 46 (17.16%) AngularJS
20 42 (15.67%) Jenkins
21 41 (15.30%) Waterfall
22 40 (14.93%) JBoss

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 40 (14.93%) JBoss
2 32 (11.94%) WebLogic
3 22 (8.21%) Apache
4 20 (7.46%) Tomcat
5 19 (7.09%) Node.js
6 6 (2.24%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.49%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.12%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.12%) Alfresco
8 3 (1.12%) nginx
8 3 (1.12%) Liferay
8 3 (1.12%) Confluence
9 2 (0.75%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.75%) Jetty
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.75%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.75%) CMS
10 1 (0.37%) Zope
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Summit
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.36%) GitHub
2 5 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.75%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.85%) HTTP
2 8 (2.99%) LDAP
2 8 (2.99%) DSL
3 4 (1.49%) Internet
4 3 (1.12%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.75%) SMS
6 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.37%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.06%) NoSQL
2 31 (11.57%) MongoDB
3 21 (7.84%) Apache Cassandra
4 18 (6.72%) MySQL
5 17 (6.34%) Relational Database
6 13 (4.85%) SQL Server
7 11 (4.10%) Big Data
8 10 (3.73%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.61%) Apache Hive
10 6 (2.24%) Oracle Database
10 6 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.87%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.49%) Redis
12 4 (1.49%) Azkaban
13 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.37%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 76 (28.36%) Maven
2 64 (23.88%) Subversion
3 62 (23.13%) Git (software)
4 50 (18.66%) Ant
5 42 (15.67%) Jenkins
6 34 (12.69%) JUnit
6 34 (12.69%) Cucumber
7 29 (10.82%) Selenium
8 26 (9.70%) JIRA
9 21 (7.84%) Jasmine
9 21 (7.84%) WebDriver
10 20 (7.46%) Gradle
11 18 (6.72%) SoapUI
11 18 (6.72%) Mercurial
12 17 (6.34%) Hudson
13 15 (5.60%) QUnit
14 14 (5.22%) Mocha
14 14 (5.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (3.73%) TestNG
16 9 (3.36%) JMeter
General
1 30 (11.19%) Retail
2 21 (7.84%) Finance
3 13 (4.85%) Banking
4 9 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.24%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.12%) Publishing
8 2 (0.75%) Front Office
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.37%) Billing
9 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 194 (72.39%) Developer
2 100 (37.31%) Java Developer
3 17 (6.34%) Senior Developer
4 13 (4.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 12 (4.48%) Analyst
6 10 (3.73%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (3.36%) Tester
8 8 (2.99%) Software Engineer
8 8 (2.99%) Agile Java Developer
9 6 (2.24%) Agile Business Analyst
9 6 (2.24%) Business Analyst
9 6 (2.24%) Lead Developer
9 6 (2.24%) Test Engineer
9 6 (2.24%) Development Manager
10 5 (1.87%) Release Manager
10 5 (1.87%) Software Developer
10 5 (1.87%) Architect
10 5 (1.87%) Test Analyst
10 5 (1.87%) Front-End Developer
10 5 (1.87%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (38.43%) HTML
2 76 (28.36%) Grails
3 73 (27.24%) RESTful
4 68 (25.37%) XML
5 66 (24.63%) Web Services
5 66 (24.63%) Spring
6 64 (23.88%) SOAP
7 59 (22.01%) J2EE
8 50 (18.66%) CSS
9 46 (17.16%) AngularJS
10 39 (14.55%) XSD
11 34 (12.69%) Hibernate
11 34 (12.69%) HTML5
12 30 (11.19%) CSS3
12 30 (11.19%) WSDL
13 29 (10.82%) XSL
14 23 (8.58%) REST
15 21 (7.84%) Spring MVC
16 20 (7.46%) Akka
17 15 (5.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.82%) Social Media
1 29 (10.82%) iPad
2 22 (8.21%) Open Source
3 19 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.85%) User Experience
5 10 (3.73%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (3.36%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.24%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.24%) Digital Media
7 6 (2.24%) Derivative
8 5 (1.87%) Web 2.0
9 4 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.12%) Replication
10 3 (1.12%) Linked Data
10 3 (1.12%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.75%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.75%) Equities
11 2 (0.75%) Statistics
12 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 66 (24.63%) Linux
2 23 (8.58%) UNIX
3 21 (7.84%) Windows
4 12 (4.48%) Android
5 6 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.49%) Solaris
6 4 (1.49%) CentOS
6 4 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (64.93%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (53.36%) TDD
3 101 (37.69%) Continuous Integration
4 84 (31.34%) Scrum
5 74 (27.61%) BDD
6 62 (23.13%) E-Commerce
7 47 (17.54%) Pair Programming
7 47 (17.54%) MVC
8 41 (15.30%) Waterfall
9 36 (13.43%) Content Management
10 34 (12.69%) OO
10 34 (12.69%) DevOps
11 29 (10.82%) ERP
12 21 (7.84%) Configuration Management
13 20 (7.46%) SOA
14 18 (6.72%) Extreme Programming
15 17 (6.34%) Mentoring
16 16 (5.97%) Automation Testing
16 16 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (5.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 248 (92.54%) Java
2 78 (29.10%) Scala
3 73 (27.24%) JavaScript
4 38 (14.18%) Ruby
5 35 (13.06%) SQL
6 25 (9.33%) Python
7 20 (7.46%) Perl
8 19 (7.09%) Bash Shell
9 12 (4.48%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.73%) C#
10 10 (3.73%) Clojure
11 9 (3.36%) C++
12 8 (2.99%) PHP
12 8 (2.99%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.61%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.12%) XPath
14 3 (1.12%) C-shell
14 3 (1.12%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.75%) Jython
16 1 (0.37%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 29 (10.82%) Degree
2 8 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.24%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.24%) ISEB
4 5 (1.87%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.34%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (1.87%) Docker
2 4 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.12%) Varnish
3 3 (1.12%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.37%) RHEV
4 1 (0.37%) HDFS
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (4.85%) Puppet
2 10 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.99%) Oozie
4 4 (1.49%) Ansible
5 3 (1.12%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.75%) Salt
7 1 (0.37%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.37%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.37%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 49 (18.28%) Oracle
2 38 (14.18%) Perforce
3 29 (10.82%) ATG
3 29 (10.82%) Endeca
4 4 (1.49%) VMware
5 3 (1.12%) Google
5 3 (1.12%) GigaSpaces
5 3 (1.12%) Sybase
6 2 (0.75%) Reuters
6 2 (0.75%) BMC
6 2 (0.75%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.75%) Akamai
6 2 (0.75%) Splunk
6 2 (0.75%) Twitter
6 2 (0.75%) Atomikos
7 1 (0.37%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.37%) Zend
7 1 (0.37%) hybris
7 1 (0.37%) Apple
7 1 (0.37%) SAP
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