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 3 June 2015 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Groovy
Rank 485 424 438
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +14
Contract jobs citing Groovy 111 167 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.54% 0.84% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 115 83
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £336 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.49 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.98% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.49 -
% change year-on-year
-39.98% -

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
20477 19909 17450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.62% 37.39% 37.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13660 13089 10709
Average daily rate £400 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 459 611
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.74 £17.40 £16.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.20 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015. 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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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 -54 111 £450 +1.12% 55
London -37 83 £475 +6.74% 42
City of London +1 16 £450 +12.50% 9
West Yorkshire -5 8 £375 - 2
Yorkshire -11 8 £375 - 2
North West -14 7 £320 - 2
South East -18 7 £338 -26.02% 4
Manchester -3 6 £320 - 2
Leeds - 6 £375 - 2
East of England +1 4 £438 +20.68%
Berkshire -1 3 £338 +2.27% 3
Suffolk +11 2 £438 +25.00%
Ipswich +4 2 £438 +25.00%
Slough +3 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Norwich - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £475 - 1
South West +5 1 £388 +10.71% 3
Surrey +1 1 £300 -36.84%
Bristol +1 1 £388 +10.71% 3
East Midlands -6 1 £375 +9.48%
Nottingham -9 1 £375 +9.48%
Hampshire -10 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -12 1 £375 +9.48%
Lancashire - 1 £450 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £375 -
Burnley - 1 £450 -
Caterham - 1 £300 -
Hounslow - 1 £500 -

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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.

1 195 (82.63%) Java
2 166 (70.34%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (44.92%) TDD
4 99 (41.95%) Spring
5 93 (39.41%) Web Services
6 75 (31.78%) SQL
6 75 (31.78%) Continuous Integration
7 74 (31.36%) Scrum
8 73 (30.93%) HTML
8 73 (30.93%) Linux
8 73 (30.93%) BDD
9 70 (29.66%) Git (software)
10 69 (29.24%) RESTful
10 69 (29.24%) JavaScript
11 65 (27.54%) Ruby
12 63 (26.69%) SOAP
13 58 (24.58%) XML
14 56 (23.73%) Subversion
15 54 (22.88%) Maven
15 54 (22.88%) Scala
16 52 (22.03%) Oracle
17 51 (21.61%) Cucumber
18 48 (20.34%) JSON
19 47 (19.92%) QA
20 46 (19.49%) MongoDB
21 44 (18.64%) NoSQL
22 43 (18.22%) Jenkins
23 40 (16.95%) Python
24 39 (16.53%) Grails
25 38 (16.10%) MySQL

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 28 (11.86%) JBoss
2 27 (11.44%) Tomcat
3 19 (8.05%) WebLogic
4 18 (7.63%) Node.js
5 17 (7.20%) Confluence
6 15 (6.36%) Apache
7 10 (4.24%) Jetty
8 8 (3.39%) nginx
9 6 (2.54%) SharePoint
9 6 (2.54%) GlassFish
10 5 (2.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (2.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (1.69%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.69%) MQSeries
11 4 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.85%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.85%) SAS
12 2 (0.85%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
1 2 (0.85%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Summit
2 2 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 36 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.39%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (1.27%) Boomi
6 2 (0.85%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.85%) SaaS
6 2 (0.85%) IaaS
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.51%) HTTP
2 4 (1.69%) Internet
3 3 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.85%) Network Security
5 1 (0.42%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.42%) NAS
5 1 (0.42%) LDAP
5 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.42%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (19.49%) MongoDB
2 44 (18.64%) NoSQL
3 38 (16.10%) MySQL
4 29 (12.29%) Relational Database
5 18 (7.63%) RDBMS
6 15 (6.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (5.51%) Redis
7 13 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (4.66%) Big Data
9 9 (3.81%) Hadoop
10 8 (3.39%) SQL Server
11 7 (2.97%) HBase
12 6 (2.54%) Oracle Database
13 5 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (2.12%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (1.69%) SQL Navigator
15 3 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
16 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
16 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
16 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 70 (29.66%) Git (software)
2 56 (23.73%) Subversion
3 54 (22.88%) Maven
4 51 (21.61%) Cucumber
5 43 (18.22%) Jenkins
6 37 (15.68%) JIRA
7 35 (14.83%) Selenium
7 35 (14.83%) SoapUI
8 27 (11.44%) Ant
9 24 (10.17%) Spock
10 22 (9.32%) JUnit
11 18 (7.63%) Hudson
11 18 (7.63%) Gradle
12 15 (6.36%) WebDriver
13 14 (5.93%) IntelliJ
13 14 (5.93%) Geb
14 12 (5.08%) NetBeans
15 11 (4.66%) Eclipse
15 11 (4.66%) Mercurial
16 8 (3.39%) Mockito
General
1 14 (5.93%) Finance
2 13 (5.51%) Retail
3 7 (2.97%) Publishing
4 4 (1.69%) Marketing
4 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.27%) Games
5 3 (1.27%) Banking
6 2 (0.85%) iGaming
6 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.85%) Electronics
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.42%) Advertising
7 1 (0.42%) Front Office
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 135 (57.20%) Developer
2 76 (32.20%) Java Developer
3 23 (9.75%) Tester
4 20 (8.47%) Senior Developer
5 17 (7.20%) Analyst
6 16 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (6.36%) Automation Tester
8 11 (4.66%) Senior Java Developer
9 10 (4.24%) Scala Developer
10 8 (3.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.39%) Software Engineer
10 8 (3.39%) Software Developer
11 6 (2.54%) Architect
11 6 (2.54%) Test Analyst
11 6 (2.54%) Test Engineer
11 6 (2.54%) QA Analyst
11 6 (2.54%) QA Tester
11 6 (2.54%) Designer
12 5 (2.12%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (2.12%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (41.95%) Spring
2 93 (39.41%) Web Services
3 73 (30.93%) HTML
4 69 (29.24%) RESTful
5 63 (26.69%) SOAP
6 58 (24.58%) XML
7 48 (20.34%) JSON
8 39 (16.53%) Grails
9 36 (15.25%) J2EE
10 34 (14.41%) CSS
10 34 (14.41%) Hibernate
11 23 (9.75%) REST
12 21 (8.90%) Java EE
13 19 (8.05%) AngularJS
13 19 (8.05%) Apache Camel
14 17 (7.20%) WSDL
15 16 (6.78%) Spring Boot
16 15 (6.36%) HTML5
16 15 (6.36%) Spring MVC
17 14 (5.93%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.93%) Social Media
2 13 (5.51%) iPad
3 12 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.24%) User Experience
4 10 (4.24%) Algorithms
5 9 (3.81%) Linked Data
6 7 (2.97%) Telematics
6 7 (2.97%) Visualisation
6 7 (2.97%) Replication
7 6 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.12%) Chemistry
8 5 (2.12%) Life Science
9 4 (1.69%) Web 2.0
9 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.85%) DTV
11 2 (0.85%) Derivative
11 2 (0.85%) Wiki
11 2 (0.85%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 73 (30.93%) Linux
2 21 (8.90%) UNIX
3 13 (5.51%) CentOS
4 10 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.97%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.69%) Android
6 4 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.69%) Windows
7 2 (0.85%) Fedora
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (70.34%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (44.92%) TDD
3 75 (31.78%) Continuous Integration
4 74 (31.36%) Scrum
5 73 (30.93%) BDD
6 36 (15.25%) DevOps
7 33 (13.98%) E-Commerce
8 31 (13.14%) Kanban
8 31 (13.14%) Open Source
9 30 (12.71%) SDLC
10 29 (12.29%) Waterfall
10 29 (12.29%) Pair Programming
11 28 (11.86%) MVC
12 23 (9.75%) OO
13 22 (9.32%) SOA
14 18 (7.63%) Multithreading
15 17 (7.20%) Test Automation
15 17 (7.20%) Performance Testing
16 15 (6.36%) Web Development
16 15 (6.36%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 195 (82.63%) Java
2 75 (31.78%) SQL
3 69 (29.24%) JavaScript
4 65 (27.54%) Ruby
5 54 (22.88%) Scala
6 40 (16.95%) Python
7 27 (11.44%) Bash Shell
8 15 (6.36%) Perl
8 15 (6.36%) C#
9 13 (5.51%) PHP
10 12 (5.08%) Clojure
11 10 (4.24%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.12%) XQuery
12 5 (2.12%) Jython
13 4 (1.69%) C-shell
13 4 (1.69%) C++
14 3 (1.27%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.85%) R
15 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (10.17%) Degree
2 16 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.93%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.12%) ISEB
5 4 (1.69%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.42%) MCP
7 1 (0.42%) CCNP
7 1 (0.42%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (19.92%) QA
2 3 (1.27%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.27%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 25 (10.59%) Docker
2 11 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.66%) VirtualBox
3 7 (2.97%) Varnish
4 3 (1.27%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (10.17%) Puppet
2 20 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (4.66%) Vagrant
4 4 (1.69%) Salt
4 4 (1.69%) Kibana
5 2 (0.85%) Graphite
6 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.42%) Ansible
6 1 (0.42%) Nagios
6 1 (0.42%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (22.03%) Oracle
2 14 (5.93%) ATG
3 13 (5.51%) Perforce
3 13 (5.51%) VMware
3 13 (5.51%) Endeca
4 8 (3.39%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.54%) Akamai
6 5 (2.12%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.69%) IBM
7 4 (1.69%) BMC
7 4 (1.69%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.27%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.27%) HP
8 3 (1.27%) Dell
8 3 (1.27%) Sybase
9 2 (0.85%) SAP
9 2 (0.85%) hybris
9 2 (0.85%) SOASTA, Inc
10 1 (0.42%) Splunk
10 1 (0.42%) Tableau
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