The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Groovy
Rank 425 416 498
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +82
Contract jobs citing Groovy 164 128 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.79% 0.73% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 80 46
Average daily rate £448 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £349 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £37.49 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.49 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+7.11% -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20800 17600 21068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.94% 36.88% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13477 10833 12444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 629 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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 18 April 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 18 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
England -54 152 £450 +5.88% 37
London +9 114 £450 +5.88% 23
City of London -13 21 £450 +5.88% 9
South East -11 18 £463 +15.62% 6
Hampshire +18 16 £456 -
Aldershot - 13 £450 -
Manchester -9 9 £363 - 1
North West -15 9 £363 - 2
East of England -21 8 £375 -25.00% 1
Scotland -3 5 - -
Suffolk - 5 £350 -
Ipswich - 4 £350 -
Wales - 4 £400 - 4
Glasgow +12 3 - -
Surrey -16 3 £475 +18.75% 1
Cardiff - 3 £353 -
South Wales - 3 £353 - 4
South West -21 2 £350 +24.44%
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Berkshire -9 1 £400 - 3
East Midlands -10 1 £383 +39.09% 2
Bristol -12 1 £350 +33.33%
Swansea - 1 £500 -
West Wales - 1 £500 -
Wimbledon - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 253 (93.01%) Java
2 134 (49.26%) TDD
3 132 (48.53%) Spring
4 112 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (38.97%) XML
6 102 (37.50%) Web Services
7 96 (35.29%) Scrum
8 94 (34.56%) HTML
9 93 (34.19%) Maven
10 92 (33.82%) Continuous Integration
11 82 (30.15%) Hibernate
12 81 (29.78%) Grails
13 78 (28.68%) MVC
13 78 (28.68%) Oracle
14 72 (26.47%) Jenkins
15 71 (26.10%) JUnit
16 70 (25.74%) BDD
17 69 (25.37%) Git (software)
18 66 (24.26%) SOAP
19 61 (22.43%) SQL
20 60 (22.06%) JavaScript
21 58 (21.32%) Linux
22 55 (20.22%) JSON
23 54 (19.85%) Finance
24 53 (19.49%) Subversion
25 51 (18.75%) Selenium
25 51 (18.75%) MongoDB
26 50 (18.38%) J2EE
27 49 (18.01%) RESTful
28 48 (17.65%) Test Automation

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (12.13%) Tomcat
2 23 (8.46%) Apache ServiceMix
3 19 (6.99%) Mule
3 19 (6.99%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.94%) Jetty
5 6 (2.21%) Apache
6 4 (1.47%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (1.47%) Drupal
7 3 (1.10%) CMS
7 3 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (1.10%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.74%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.37%) Liferay
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.37%) nginx
9 1 (0.37%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 6 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.84%) MS Office
3 4 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.21%) SAP PM
2 5 (1.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.47%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.10%) Heroku
3 3 (1.10%) CloudFront
3 3 (1.10%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.10%) GitHub
3 3 (1.10%) Route 53
4 2 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.87%) HTTP
2 12 (4.41%) SSL
3 5 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.47%) SNMP
4 4 (1.47%) Internet
4 4 (1.47%) SSH
5 3 (1.10%) LDAP
5 3 (1.10%) DNS
6 2 (0.74%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.74%) FTP
7 1 (0.37%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.37%) Firewall
7 1 (0.37%) SS7
7 1 (0.37%) SAN
7 1 (0.37%) AMQP
7 1 (0.37%) SCTP
7 1 (0.37%) LTE
7 1 (0.37%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (18.75%) MongoDB
2 44 (16.18%) NoSQL
3 30 (11.03%) MySQL
4 16 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 15 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (4.78%) Oracle Database
7 11 (4.04%) Hazelcast
8 10 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (2.57%) Big Data
10 6 (2.21%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.47%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.47%) Star Schema
11 4 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.10%) SQL Server
12 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.10%) Oracle ODI
13 2 (0.74%) CouchDB
14 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 93 (34.19%) Maven
2 72 (26.47%) Jenkins
3 71 (26.10%) JUnit
4 69 (25.37%) Git (software)
5 53 (19.49%) Subversion
6 51 (18.75%) Selenium
7 45 (16.54%) Cucumber
8 36 (13.24%) Mockito
9 35 (12.87%) Hudson
10 32 (11.76%) Ant
11 31 (11.40%) WebDriver
12 26 (9.56%) SoapUI
13 25 (9.19%) Eclipse
14 22 (8.09%) TestNG
15 21 (7.72%) DbUnit
15 21 (7.72%) JBehave
16 17 (6.25%) Calabash
17 16 (5.88%) JIRA
18 15 (5.51%) Spring Roo
18 15 (5.51%) Jasmine
General
1 54 (19.85%) Finance
2 26 (9.56%) Banking
3 11 (4.04%) Retail
4 9 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.84%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.47%) Front Office
7 3 (1.10%) Publishing
7 3 (1.10%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 198 (72.79%) Developer
2 115 (42.28%) Java Developer
3 46 (16.91%) Senior Developer
4 30 (11.03%) Senior Java Developer
5 15 (5.51%) Tester
6 12 (4.41%) Software Developer
6 12 (4.41%) Architect
7 11 (4.04%) Software Engineer
8 9 (3.31%) Automation Tester
9 8 (2.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 7 (2.57%) Senior Software Developer
10 7 (2.57%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (2.21%) Agile Java Developer
11 6 (2.21%) Technical Architect
11 6 (2.21%) Test Engineer
12 5 (1.84%) Java Software Engineer
12 5 (1.84%) Senior Tester
12 5 (1.84%) Programmer
12 5 (1.84%) Analyst
12 5 (1.84%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (48.53%) Spring
2 106 (38.97%) XML
3 102 (37.50%) Web Services
4 94 (34.56%) HTML
5 82 (30.15%) Hibernate
6 81 (29.78%) Grails
7 66 (24.26%) SOAP
8 55 (20.22%) JSON
9 50 (18.38%) J2EE
10 49 (18.01%) RESTful
11 42 (15.44%) Spring MVC
12 37 (13.60%) CSS
12 37 (13.60%) GWT
12 37 (13.60%) HTML5
13 35 (12.87%) REST
14 32 (11.76%) jQuery
15 31 (11.40%) JSP
16 27 (9.93%) CSS3
17 24 (8.82%) Apache Camel
18 22 (8.09%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.60%) Open Source
2 20 (7.35%) iPad
3 17 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.04%) Social Media
6 9 (3.31%) Mobile Banking
7 7 (2.57%) Derivative
8 6 (2.21%) Digital Media
8 6 (2.21%) iPhone
9 5 (1.84%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.84%) Mobile Payment
10 4 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (1.47%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.47%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.47%) Equities
10 4 (1.47%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.10%) Streaming Media
12 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.74%) Streaming Video
13 1 (0.37%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 58 (21.32%) Linux
2 37 (13.60%) UNIX
3 21 (7.72%) Windows
4 7 (2.57%) Android
5 6 (2.21%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.84%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.10%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.10%) Debian
7 3 (1.10%) Solaris
7 3 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (49.26%) TDD
2 112 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (35.29%) Scrum
4 92 (33.82%) Continuous Integration
5 78 (28.68%) MVC
6 70 (25.74%) BDD
7 48 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 37 (13.60%) E-Commerce
8 37 (13.60%) Kanban
9 32 (11.76%) Pair Programming
10 27 (9.93%) SOA
11 22 (8.09%) Unit Testing
11 22 (8.09%) OO
12 19 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (6.25%) Automated Testing
13 17 (6.25%) Software Engineering
13 17 (6.25%) Release Management
14 14 (5.15%) Test Scripting
15 13 (4.78%) Content Management
16 12 (4.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 253 (93.01%) Java
2 61 (22.43%) SQL
3 60 (22.06%) JavaScript
4 40 (14.71%) Python
5 31 (11.40%) Ruby
6 24 (8.82%) Scala
7 22 (8.09%) Bash Shell
8 14 (5.15%) Shell Script
8 14 (5.15%) Perl
9 13 (4.78%) PHP
10 11 (4.04%) PL/SQL
11 9 (3.31%) C#
12 7 (2.57%) XPath
13 4 (1.47%) XQuery
13 4 (1.47%) Korn
14 3 (1.10%) Jython
14 3 (1.10%) C++
15 2 (0.74%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.74%) C
15 2 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (6.62%) Degree
2 3 (1.10%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.74%) ISEB
3 2 (0.74%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.66%) QA
2 3 (1.10%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 24 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (4.04%) Puppet
3 8 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.74%) Oozie
5 2 (0.74%) MOM
6 1 (0.37%) Netcool
6 1 (0.37%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 78 (28.68%) Oracle
2 30 (11.03%) JBoss
3 21 (7.72%) Atomikos
4 15 (5.51%) Google
5 13 (4.78%) Akamai
6 12 (4.41%) Perforce
7 11 (4.04%) ATG
7 11 (4.04%) Endeca
7 11 (4.04%) Elastic Path
8 9 (3.31%) HP
9 7 (2.57%) Sybase
9 7 (2.57%) Microsoft
10 6 (2.21%) SAP
11 5 (1.84%) Intalio
11 5 (1.84%) VMware
11 5 (1.84%) Business Objects
12 4 (1.47%) Cisco
12 4 (1.47%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.10%) TIBCO
13 3 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
London
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Rate: From £450 to £525 per day TO £525 DAY
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: Up to £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: £335.00 - £350.00 per day
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London
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
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Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
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London
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