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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Groovy
Rank 499 437 408
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -29
Contract jobs citing Groovy 98 162 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.80% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 112 85
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £394
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.49 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.98% +7.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.49 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-39.98% +7.11%

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
20751 20243 17620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.28% 37.16% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13469 13142 10837
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 470 627
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.20 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -56 94 £460 +2.22% 48
London -64 58 £500 +11.11% 35
City of London +4 16 £470 +4.44% 7
North West -15 14 £323 -11.03% 3
Manchester -8 10 £330 -8.96% 2
Leeds - 9 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire - 9 £375 - 1
Yorkshire - 9 £375 - 1
South East -33 5 £344 -24.65% 5
South West 0 4 £350 - 1
Exeter - 4 £350 -
Devon - 4 £350 -
Berkshire +7 3 £338 -20.58% 2
Scotland +2 3 £450 -
Glasgow -1 3 £450 -
Cheshire - 3 £320 - 1
East of England +8 2 - -
Hampshire -23 2 £350 -23.28%
Norfolk - 2 - -
Slough - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £350 -
Wilmslow - 2 £323 -
Norwich - 2 - -
Hounslow -3 1 £500 -1.96%
Nottinghamshire -4 1 £375 +9.48%
Nottingham -5 1 £375 +9.48%
East Midlands -6 1 £375 +9.48% 1
North East - 1 £700 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £700 - 2
Wimbledon - 1 £338 -

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 199 (83.61%) Java
2 160 (67.23%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (45.38%) TDD
4 88 (36.97%) Continuous Integration
5 86 (36.13%) HTML
6 79 (33.19%) Spring
7 77 (32.35%) Web Services
8 74 (31.09%) Git (software)
9 73 (30.67%) BDD
10 71 (29.83%) JavaScript
11 66 (27.73%) SQL
11 66 (27.73%) Scrum
12 62 (26.05%) Maven
12 62 (26.05%) Linux
13 61 (25.63%) XML
14 59 (24.79%) SOAP
14 59 (24.79%) RESTful
15 58 (24.37%) Ruby
16 57 (23.95%) Subversion
17 54 (22.69%) Oracle
18 53 (22.27%) Scala
19 47 (19.75%) Jenkins
20 44 (18.49%) DevOps
21 42 (17.65%) NoSQL
21 42 (17.65%) CSS
22 40 (16.81%) J2EE
22 40 (16.81%) JSON
23 39 (16.39%) Selenium
23 39 (16.39%) MongoDB
23 39 (16.39%) Cucumber

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 34 (14.29%) JBoss
2 27 (11.34%) Tomcat
3 21 (8.82%) WebLogic
4 19 (7.98%) Apache
4 19 (7.98%) Node.js
5 8 (3.36%) Jetty
5 8 (3.36%) nginx
6 7 (2.94%) Confluence
7 6 (2.52%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (2.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (2.10%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.26%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.84%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.42%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.42%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.42%) Zope
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
1 2 (0.84%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Summit
2 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.50%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (3.36%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.84%) SaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.04%) HTTP
2 5 (2.10%) Internet
3 2 (0.84%) Network Security
3 2 (0.84%) SMS
3 2 (0.84%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.42%) LDAP
4 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.42%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.42%) NAS
4 1 (0.42%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (17.65%) NoSQL
2 39 (16.39%) MongoDB
3 35 (14.71%) MySQL
4 26 (10.92%) Relational Database
5 18 (7.56%) RDBMS
6 14 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (5.46%) Big Data
8 11 (4.62%) Redis
8 11 (4.62%) SQL Server
9 9 (3.78%) Oracle Database
10 8 (3.36%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.68%) SQL Navigator
14 3 (1.26%) Oracle9i Database
14 3 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
15 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
15 1 (0.42%) DB2
15 1 (0.42%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 74 (31.09%) Git (software)
2 62 (26.05%) Maven
3 57 (23.95%) Subversion
4 47 (19.75%) Jenkins
5 39 (16.39%) Selenium
5 39 (16.39%) Cucumber
6 35 (14.71%) Ant
7 34 (14.29%) JIRA
8 33 (13.87%) SoapUI
9 31 (13.03%) JUnit
10 20 (8.40%) Hudson
11 18 (7.56%) WebDriver
11 18 (7.56%) Gradle
12 16 (6.72%) Spock
13 14 (5.88%) Mercurial
14 12 (5.04%) NetBeans
15 11 (4.62%) Eclipse
15 11 (4.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (4.62%) Jasmine
16 8 (3.36%) QUnit
General
1 15 (6.30%) Finance
1 15 (6.30%) Retail
2 6 (2.52%) Publishing
3 3 (1.26%) Games
3 3 (1.26%) Banking
3 3 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.84%) Marketing
4 2 (0.84%) iGaming
4 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.42%) Front Office
5 1 (0.42%) Electronics
5 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 138 (57.98%) Developer
2 64 (26.89%) Java Developer
3 21 (8.82%) Analyst
4 16 (6.72%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (6.30%) Tester
5 15 (6.30%) Senior Developer
6 10 (4.20%) Software Developer
7 8 (3.36%) Software Engineer
7 8 (3.36%) Test Analyst
7 8 (3.36%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (3.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 8 (3.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 8 (3.36%) Scala Developer
7 8 (3.36%) Automation Tester
8 7 (2.94%) Agile Business Analyst
8 7 (2.94%) Architect
8 7 (2.94%) Business Analyst
9 6 (2.52%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (2.52%) Automation Analyst
10 5 (2.10%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (36.13%) HTML
2 79 (33.19%) Spring
3 77 (32.35%) Web Services
4 61 (25.63%) XML
5 59 (24.79%) SOAP
5 59 (24.79%) RESTful
6 42 (17.65%) CSS
7 40 (16.81%) J2EE
7 40 (16.81%) JSON
8 38 (15.97%) Grails
9 34 (14.29%) Hibernate
10 32 (13.45%) AngularJS
11 24 (10.08%) HTML5
12 21 (8.82%) CSS3
13 20 (8.40%) XSD
14 18 (7.56%) Java EE
14 18 (7.56%) REST
15 15 (6.30%) WSDL
15 15 (6.30%) XSL
16 14 (5.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.08%) Open Source
2 15 (6.30%) Social Media
2 15 (6.30%) iPad
3 13 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.62%) User Experience
4 11 (4.62%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.20%) Algorithms
6 9 (3.78%) Linked Data
7 7 (2.94%) Telematics
7 7 (2.94%) Visualisation
7 7 (2.94%) Replication
8 6 (2.52%) Web 2.0
9 5 (2.10%) Life Science
9 5 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (2.10%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (2.10%) Chemistry
10 4 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.84%) Derivative
12 1 (0.42%) Equity Derivative
12 1 (0.42%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 62 (26.05%) Linux
2 23 (9.66%) UNIX
3 9 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.94%) Windows
5 5 (2.10%) CentOS
6 4 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.68%) Android
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.42%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (67.23%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (45.38%) TDD
3 88 (36.97%) Continuous Integration
4 73 (30.67%) BDD
5 66 (27.73%) Scrum
6 44 (18.49%) DevOps
7 34 (14.29%) Pair Programming
7 34 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 33 (13.87%) MVC
8 33 (13.87%) Waterfall
9 24 (10.08%) Kanban
10 20 (8.40%) Performance Testing
10 20 (8.40%) OO
10 20 (8.40%) Automation Testing
11 18 (7.56%) Configuration Management
12 17 (7.14%) SOA
12 17 (7.14%) Content Management
13 16 (6.72%) Extreme Programming
14 15 (6.30%) ERP
14 15 (6.30%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 199 (83.61%) Java
2 71 (29.83%) JavaScript
3 66 (27.73%) SQL
4 58 (24.37%) Ruby
5 53 (22.27%) Scala
6 37 (15.55%) Python
7 29 (12.18%) Bash Shell
8 20 (8.40%) Perl
9 15 (6.30%) C#
10 12 (5.04%) PHP
11 10 (4.20%) PL/SQL
12 9 (3.78%) Clojure
13 5 (2.10%) C-shell
13 5 (2.10%) Jython
13 5 (2.10%) XQuery
13 5 (2.10%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.68%) XPath
14 4 (1.68%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.84%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.42%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 23 (9.66%) Degree
2 11 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.78%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.10%) ISEB
5 3 (1.26%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.42%) MCP
6 1 (0.42%) CCNP
6 1 (0.42%) CCNA
6 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (1.26%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.26%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 22 (9.24%) Docker
2 11 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.62%) VirtualBox
3 7 (2.94%) Varnish
4 2 (0.84%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 22 (9.24%) Puppet
2 17 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (4.20%) Vagrant
4 4 (1.68%) Salt
5 1 (0.42%) Kibana
5 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.42%) Ansible
5 1 (0.42%) Nagios
5 1 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 54 (22.69%) Oracle
2 16 (6.72%) ATG
3 15 (6.30%) Perforce
3 15 (6.30%) Endeca
4 12 (5.04%) VMware
5 7 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.52%) Akamai
7 5 (2.10%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.68%) IBM
8 4 (1.68%) BMC
8 4 (1.68%) Sybase
8 4 (1.68%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.26%) Splunk
10 2 (0.84%) HP
11 1 (0.42%) SAP
11 1 (0.42%) Cisco
11 1 (0.42%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.42%) Reuters
11 1 (0.42%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.42%) Micro Focus
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