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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Groovy
Rank 469 481 497
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +16
Contract jobs citing Groovy 143 105 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.67% 0.51% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 68 77
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£450 £403 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% -5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £304 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £533 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
21245 20525 21295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.88% 38.90% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 13000 12607
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 560 739
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 £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +26 139 £465 +14.81% 33
London +56 116 £475 +5.55% 23
City of London +33 23 £475 -5.00% 8
South East +4 19 £308 - 7
Berkshire +12 9 £300 -7.69% 1
Slough - 9 £300 - 1
Hampshire -18 5 £350 +22.80% 3
Scotland -10 4 £425 -
Surrey -5 2 £330 -17.50% 1
Glasgow - 2 £400 -
South West - 2 £325 - 1
Nottinghamshire +9 1 £425 -
East Midlands +3 1 £425 -
Hounslow +3 1 £500 +11.11%
Southampton - 1 £335 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
North West - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Wales - - - - 3
South Wales - - - - 3
Torfaen - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 292 (95.11%) Java
2 189 (61.56%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (53.75%) TDD
4 118 (38.44%) Scrum
5 106 (34.53%) SOAP
5 106 (34.53%) Continuous Integration
6 103 (33.55%) HTML
7 101 (32.90%) Web Services
8 93 (30.29%) XML
8 93 (30.29%) Maven
9 91 (29.64%) Linux
10 88 (28.66%) Spring
11 86 (28.01%) Oracle
11 86 (28.01%) Scala
12 82 (26.71%) RESTful
12 82 (26.71%) Grails
13 75 (24.43%) JavaScript
14 72 (23.45%) Subversion
15 67 (21.82%) E-Commerce
16 63 (20.52%) BDD
17 60 (19.54%) J2EE
18 55 (17.92%) OO
19 54 (17.59%) Ant
20 53 (17.26%) Git (software)
21 51 (16.61%) XSD
21 51 (16.61%) JBoss
22 49 (15.96%) Ruby
23 48 (15.64%) Pair Programming
24 47 (15.31%) Perforce
25 46 (14.98%) WSDL

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (13.03%) WebLogic
2 22 (7.17%) Tomcat
3 15 (4.89%) Node.js
4 13 (4.23%) Apache ServiceMix
5 10 (3.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (3.26%) Apache
6 7 (2.28%) Apache Pig
7 6 (1.95%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.98%) Mule
8 3 (0.98%) Alfresco
8 3 (0.98%) Jetty
8 3 (0.98%) Liferay
9 2 (0.65%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.65%) CMS
10 1 (0.33%) IIS
10 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.93%) SAP PM
2 8 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (2.28%) GitHub
3 4 (1.30%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.17%) HTTP
2 13 (4.23%) Internet
3 10 (3.26%) FTP
3 10 (3.26%) LDAP
4 8 (2.61%) DSL
5 4 (1.30%) SSL
5 4 (1.30%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.98%) SNMP
6 3 (0.98%) SSH
7 2 (0.65%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.33%) SS7
8 1 (0.33%) Intranet
8 1 (0.33%) DNS
8 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.33%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.33%) Firewall
8 1 (0.33%) LTE
8 1 (0.33%) SCTP
8 1 (0.33%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.73%) MySQL
2 34 (11.07%) NoSQL
3 32 (10.42%) MongoDB
4 27 (8.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 24 (7.82%) Oracle Database
6 12 (3.91%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.91%) Hadoop
6 12 (3.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (3.58%) Redis
8 10 (3.26%) Big Data
9 8 (2.61%) Apache Hive
10 7 (2.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.95%) SQL Server
12 5 (1.63%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.98%) Pentaho
13 3 (0.98%) Azkaban
13 3 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 93 (30.29%) Maven
2 72 (23.45%) Subversion
3 54 (17.59%) Ant
4 53 (17.26%) Git (software)
5 46 (14.98%) Jenkins
6 34 (11.07%) Cucumber
7 24 (7.82%) Selenium
7 24 (7.82%) JUnit
8 23 (7.49%) Mockito
9 19 (6.19%) Eclipse
10 18 (5.86%) Gradle
11 17 (5.54%) Calabash
11 17 (5.54%) SoapUI
11 17 (5.54%) Mercurial
12 14 (4.56%) WebDriver
12 14 (4.56%) TestNG
13 13 (4.23%) JIRA
14 12 (3.91%) Hudson
14 12 (3.91%) DbUnit
15 8 (2.61%) QUnit
General
1 39 (12.70%) Retail
2 22 (7.17%) Finance
3 14 (4.56%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.61%) Banking
5 6 (1.95%) Publishing
6 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Front Office
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 237 (77.20%) Developer
2 137 (44.63%) Java Developer
3 42 (13.68%) Senior Developer
4 29 (9.45%) Senior Java Developer
5 17 (5.54%) Agile Java Developer
6 12 (3.91%) Software Developer
6 12 (3.91%) Software Engineer
7 9 (2.93%) Architect
8 8 (2.61%) Test Engineer
8 8 (2.61%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 8 (2.61%) Tester
9 7 (2.28%) Senior Software Developer
10 6 (1.95%) Senior Software Engineer
11 5 (1.63%) Analyst
11 5 (1.63%) Consultant
11 5 (1.63%) Programmer
11 5 (1.63%) Applications Engineer
11 5 (1.63%) Automation Tester
11 5 (1.63%) Big Data Developer
12 4 (1.30%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (34.53%) SOAP
2 103 (33.55%) HTML
3 101 (32.90%) Web Services
4 93 (30.29%) XML
5 88 (28.66%) Spring
6 82 (26.71%) RESTful
6 82 (26.71%) Grails
7 60 (19.54%) J2EE
8 51 (16.61%) XSD
9 46 (14.98%) WSDL
10 39 (12.70%) Hibernate
11 37 (12.05%) CSS
11 37 (12.05%) XSL
12 36 (11.73%) REST
13 27 (8.79%) JMS
14 25 (8.14%) JSON
15 24 (7.82%) HTML5
16 23 (7.49%) AngularJS
17 21 (6.84%) jQuery
18 20 (6.51%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.38%) Social Media
2 37 (12.05%) iPad
3 36 (11.73%) Open Source
4 18 (5.86%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.58%) Digital Media
6 11 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.26%) User Experience
8 8 (2.61%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.65%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.65%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.65%) Statistics
10 2 (0.65%) DTV
11 1 (0.33%) Wiki
11 1 (0.33%) Social Network
11 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.33%) Derivative
11 1 (0.33%) Streaming Media
11 1 (0.33%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 91 (29.64%) Linux
2 41 (13.36%) UNIX
3 26 (8.47%) Android
4 20 (6.51%) Windows
5 13 (4.23%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.63%) Solaris
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (61.56%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (53.75%) TDD
3 118 (38.44%) Scrum
4 106 (34.53%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (21.82%) E-Commerce
6 63 (20.52%) BDD
7 55 (17.92%) OO
8 48 (15.64%) Pair Programming
9 45 (14.66%) ERP
9 45 (14.66%) MVC
10 43 (14.01%) Content Management
11 41 (13.36%) Waterfall
12 40 (13.03%) SOA
13 29 (9.45%) Kanban
14 23 (7.49%) DevOps
14 23 (7.49%) OOP
15 22 (7.17%) Software Engineering
16 21 (6.84%) Test Automation
16 21 (6.84%) Mentoring
17 19 (6.19%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 292 (95.11%) Java
2 86 (28.01%) Scala
3 75 (24.43%) JavaScript
4 49 (15.96%) Ruby
5 40 (13.03%) SQL
6 25 (8.14%) Python
7 16 (5.21%) Objective-C
7 16 (5.21%) Perl
8 12 (3.91%) XPath
9 11 (3.58%) Clojure
10 10 (3.26%) Bash Shell
10 10 (3.26%) XQuery
11 9 (2.93%) C++
12 8 (2.61%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.95%) PHP
13 6 (1.95%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.98%) C#
14 3 (0.98%) PowerHouse
14 3 (0.98%) Korn
14 3 (0.98%) Jython
Qualifications
1 16 (5.21%) Degree
2 5 (1.63%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.33%) RHEV
2 1 (0.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 20 (6.51%) Puppet
2 13 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.26%) Oozie
4 7 (2.28%) Salt
5 3 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.65%) Ansible
7 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.33%) Netcool
7 1 (0.33%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.33%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.33%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 86 (28.01%) Oracle
2 51 (16.61%) JBoss
3 47 (15.31%) Perforce
4 37 (12.05%) Endeca
4 37 (12.05%) ATG
5 12 (3.91%) Atomikos
6 10 (3.26%) SAP
7 6 (1.95%) Google
8 4 (1.30%) Akamai
8 4 (1.30%) VMware
9 3 (0.98%) Sun
9 3 (0.98%) Cisco
9 3 (0.98%) GigaSpaces
10 2 (0.65%) Twitter
10 2 (0.65%) Microsoft
10 2 (0.65%) HP
11 1 (0.33%) Sybase
11 1 (0.33%) webMethods
11 1 (0.33%) Citrix
11 1 (0.33%) CA
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Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £450.00 - £545.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
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Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: Competitive
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