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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Groovy
Rank 451 454 408
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -46
Contract jobs citing Groovy 126 122 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.64% 0.64% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 85 87
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£450 £420 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £512 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
19762 18932 16726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.60% 37.04% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12901 11858 10226
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 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 481 651
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.53 £16.10 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.45 £45.00 £43.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -24 118 £453 +6.47% 53
London +4 79 £498 +13.71% 30
North West -4 17 £320 -8.57% 4
City of London +6 15 £450 -5.26% 10
South West - 10 £350 - 4
South East -23 8 £363 -12.12% 7
Cheshire - 7 £320 - 3
Wilmslow - 6 £320 -
Glasgow +4 5 £450 +50.00%
Scotland -3 5 £450 +50.00% 2
Berkshire +7 4 - - 4
Slough - 4 - -
Hampshire -24 3 £375 -9.09%
Leeds - 3 £375 - 3
West Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 3
Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 4
South Wales +1 1 £400 - 1
Aldershot -1 1 £400 -3.03%
Wales -17 1 £400 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Brighton - 1 £325 -
Bristol - 1 £350 - 3
East Sussex - 1 £325 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 209 (84.96%) Java
2 165 (67.07%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (45.53%) TDD
4 97 (39.43%) HTML
5 87 (35.37%) Continuous Integration
6 83 (33.74%) Spring
7 75 (30.49%) Maven
8 74 (30.08%) JavaScript
9 70 (28.46%) Scrum
10 69 (28.05%) Web Services
10 69 (28.05%) BDD
11 67 (27.24%) Git (software)
12 63 (25.61%) RESTful
12 63 (25.61%) XML
13 62 (25.20%) Linux
14 59 (23.98%) SOAP
15 58 (23.58%) Scala
16 57 (23.17%) SQL
17 54 (21.95%) J2EE
17 54 (21.95%) Oracle
17 54 (21.95%) Subversion
18 49 (19.92%) Grails
19 47 (19.11%) Ant
20 44 (17.89%) CSS
20 44 (17.89%) Jenkins
21 43 (17.48%) E-Commerce
22 42 (17.07%) Ruby
22 42 (17.07%) AngularJS
22 42 (17.07%) DevOps
23 41 (16.67%) Waterfall

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 41 (16.67%) JBoss
2 27 (10.98%) Tomcat
3 26 (10.57%) WebLogic
4 23 (9.35%) Apache
5 16 (6.50%) Node.js
6 8 (3.25%) nginx
7 7 (2.85%) Confluence
8 6 (2.44%) SharePoint
9 5 (2.03%) GlassFish
9 5 (2.03%) Jetty
9 5 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (2.03%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (1.22%) Apache Pig
10 3 (1.22%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.81%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.41%) Liferay
12 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.41%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
1 2 (0.81%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Summit
2 2 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.25%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.63%) GitHub
5 2 (0.81%) SaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.69%) HTTP
2 5 (2.03%) Internet
3 3 (1.22%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.81%) LDAP
4 2 (0.81%) SMS
5 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.41%) DNS
5 1 (0.41%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.23%) NoSQL
2 32 (13.01%) MongoDB
3 28 (11.38%) Relational Database
4 27 (10.98%) MySQL
5 18 (7.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (6.50%) RDBMS
7 13 (5.28%) Big Data
8 11 (4.47%) SQL Server
9 10 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (3.66%) Oracle Database
11 8 (3.25%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (3.25%) Redis
12 6 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (1.63%) SQL Navigator
15 3 (1.22%) Azkaban
15 3 (1.22%) Oracle9i Database
15 3 (1.22%) Hadoop
15 3 (1.22%) Apache Hive
16 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 75 (30.49%) Maven
2 67 (27.24%) Git (software)
3 54 (21.95%) Subversion
4 47 (19.11%) Ant
5 44 (17.89%) Jenkins
6 36 (14.63%) JIRA
7 34 (13.82%) Cucumber
8 33 (13.41%) JUnit
9 32 (13.01%) Selenium
9 32 (13.01%) SoapUI
10 21 (8.54%) Hudson
11 20 (8.13%) WebDriver
12 19 (7.72%) Gradle
13 17 (6.91%) Jasmine
14 16 (6.50%) Mercurial
14 16 (6.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (5.69%) Spock
16 11 (4.47%) TestNG
17 10 (4.07%) QUnit
18 9 (3.66%) JBehave
General
1 22 (8.94%) Finance
2 20 (8.13%) Retail
3 9 (3.66%) Banking
4 6 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.03%) Publishing
6 3 (1.22%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.22%) Marketing
7 2 (0.81%) iGaming
7 2 (0.81%) Games
7 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Front Office
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 149 (60.57%) Developer
2 70 (28.46%) Java Developer
3 19 (7.72%) Analyst
4 13 (5.28%) Tester
4 13 (5.28%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 13 (5.28%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (3.66%) Agile Business Analyst
5 9 (3.66%) Business Analyst
6 8 (3.25%) Senior Developer
7 7 (2.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (2.44%) Scala Developer
8 6 (2.44%) Automation Tester
8 6 (2.44%) Development Manager
8 6 (2.44%) Software Engineer
8 6 (2.44%) Software Developer
8 6 (2.44%) Architect
8 6 (2.44%) Test Analyst
9 5 (2.03%) Release Manager
9 5 (2.03%) Solutions Designer
9 5 (2.03%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (39.43%) HTML
2 83 (33.74%) Spring
3 69 (28.05%) Web Services
4 63 (25.61%) XML
4 63 (25.61%) RESTful
5 59 (23.98%) SOAP
6 54 (21.95%) J2EE
7 49 (19.92%) Grails
8 44 (17.89%) CSS
9 42 (17.07%) AngularJS
10 40 (16.26%) Hibernate
11 29 (11.79%) XSD
12 28 (11.38%) HTML5
12 28 (11.38%) JSON
13 23 (9.35%) CSS3
14 21 (8.54%) REST
14 21 (8.54%) WSDL
15 20 (8.13%) XSL
15 20 (8.13%) Spring MVC
16 18 (7.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.13%) Social Media
1 20 (8.13%) iPad
2 18 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.50%) Open Source
4 13 (5.28%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.07%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (3.66%) Linked Data
6 9 (3.66%) User Experience
7 8 (3.25%) Web 2.0
8 7 (2.85%) Derivative
8 7 (2.85%) Replication
8 7 (2.85%) Telematics
8 7 (2.85%) Algorithms
9 6 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.22%) Chemistry
11 3 (1.22%) Life Science
11 3 (1.22%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.22%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.81%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 62 (25.20%) Linux
2 26 (10.57%) UNIX
3 14 (5.69%) Windows
4 10 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.44%) CentOS
6 4 (1.63%) Android
7 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.41%) Solaris
8 1 (0.41%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (67.07%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (45.53%) TDD
3 87 (35.37%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (28.46%) Scrum
5 69 (28.05%) BDD
6 43 (17.48%) E-Commerce
7 42 (17.07%) DevOps
8 41 (16.67%) MVC
8 41 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 35 (14.23%) Pair Programming
10 24 (9.76%) Content Management
11 22 (8.94%) OO
12 21 (8.54%) SOA
13 20 (8.13%) ERP
13 20 (8.13%) Performance Testing
13 20 (8.13%) Automation Testing
14 19 (7.72%) Kanban
14 19 (7.72%) Configuration Management
14 19 (7.72%) Extreme Programming
15 15 (6.10%) Feature Driven Development
Programming Languages
1 209 (84.96%) Java
2 74 (30.08%) JavaScript
3 58 (23.58%) Scala
4 57 (23.17%) SQL
5 42 (17.07%) Ruby
6 32 (13.01%) Python
7 26 (10.57%) Bash Shell
8 19 (7.72%) Perl
9 12 (4.88%) C#
9 12 (4.88%) PL/SQL
10 11 (4.47%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.25%) PHP
12 5 (2.03%) XQuery
12 5 (2.03%) Clojure
12 5 (2.03%) Jython
13 4 (1.63%) C-shell
13 4 (1.63%) XPath
14 3 (1.22%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 29 (11.79%) Degree
2 12 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.07%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.25%) ISEB
5 5 (2.03%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.41%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.16%) QA
2 3 (1.22%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.22%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 16 (6.50%) Docker
2 8 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.25%) VirtualBox
3 7 (2.85%) Varnish
4 1 (0.41%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (6.10%) Puppet
2 11 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.25%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.22%) Oozie
5 2 (0.81%) Ansible
6 1 (0.41%) Kibana
6 1 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.41%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.41%) Nagios
6 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 54 (21.95%) Oracle
2 21 (8.54%) Perforce
3 20 (8.13%) ATG
3 20 (8.13%) Endeca
4 8 (3.25%) VMware
5 7 (2.85%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.44%) Akamai
7 4 (1.63%) BMC
8 3 (1.22%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.22%) Sybase
8 3 (1.22%) Splunk
9 2 (0.81%) SAP
9 2 (0.81%) IBM
9 2 (0.81%) HP
9 2 (0.81%) Reuters
9 2 (0.81%) Google
10 1 (0.41%) GigaSpaces
10 1 (0.41%) Zend
10 1 (0.41%) hybris
10 1 (0.41%) Micro Focus
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