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 30 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Groovy
Rank 458 427 436
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +9
Contract jobs citing Groovy 142 177 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.66% 0.87% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 127 90
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£450 £444 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.46% -0.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £37.49 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.49 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.27%

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
21370 20232 18670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.09% 37.57% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14302 13111 11434
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £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 440 434 602
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £17.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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 30 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 30 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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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 -30 141 £450 - 59
London -27 110 £488 +8.33% 41
City of London +7 28 £480 +33.33% 12
North West -13 11 £315 - 2
South East -37 9 £401 -2.90% 2
Knutsford - 8 £275 -
Cheshire - 8 £275 - 1
East of England +4 5 £438 +16.66% 1
Berkshire -6 4 £401 +33.50% 1
Yorkshire -15 4 £395 - 7
West Yorkshire -16 4 £395 - 5
Slough +2 3 £455 +68.61%
Surrey -1 3 £300 -9.77%
Manchester -16 3 £330 - 1
Caterham - 3 £300 -
Ipswich - 2 £438 -
Leeds - 2 £400 - 3
Norwich - 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £475 -
Suffolk - 2 £438 -
South West +1 1 £388 +14.81% 4
Bristol -4 1 £388 +10.71% 3
South Wales -6 1 £375 +15.38% 2
Wales -9 1 £375 +3.44% 2
Docklands, London - 1 £500 -
Osterley - 1 £530 -
Bradford - 1 £375 - 2
Newport - 1 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 218 (83.85%) Java
2 175 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (46.92%) TDD
4 102 (39.23%) Spring
5 95 (36.54%) Web Services
6 84 (32.31%) Continuous Integration
7 81 (31.15%) Scrum
8 77 (29.62%) Linux
9 76 (29.23%) HTML
10 75 (28.85%) Git (software)
11 74 (28.46%) BDD
11 74 (28.46%) SQL
12 71 (27.31%) Ruby
12 71 (27.31%) RESTful
13 70 (26.92%) JavaScript
14 65 (25.00%) SOAP
15 62 (23.85%) Scala
16 59 (22.69%) Maven
16 59 (22.69%) Subversion
17 58 (22.31%) Oracle
18 57 (21.92%) Cucumber
18 57 (21.92%) Jenkins
19 53 (20.38%) Python
20 52 (20.00%) MongoDB
21 51 (19.62%) XML
22 50 (19.23%) NoSQL
22 50 (19.23%) QA
23 49 (18.85%) Grails
24 48 (18.46%) JSON
25 44 (16.92%) Amazon AWS

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (10.77%) Tomcat
1 28 (10.77%) JBoss
2 20 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 19 (7.31%) Node.js
4 17 (6.54%) Confluence
5 14 (5.38%) Apache
6 12 (4.62%) Jetty
7 6 (2.31%) MQSeries
7 6 (2.31%) GlassFish
7 6 (2.31%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (1.92%) nginx
8 5 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.54%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.54%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.54%) Apache Pig
9 4 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.15%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.77%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
1 2 (0.77%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Summit
1 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 44 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.54%) SaaS
2 4 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.54%) IaaS
2 4 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (1.15%) GitHub
3 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.15%) Boomi
4 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.38%) HTTP
2 7 (2.69%) Internet
3 5 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.77%) Network Security
5 1 (0.38%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.38%) NAS
5 1 (0.38%) LDAP
5 1 (0.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 50 (19.23%) NoSQL
3 42 (16.15%) MySQL
4 25 (9.62%) Relational Database
5 19 (7.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (6.54%) RDBMS
7 15 (5.77%) Hadoop
8 14 (5.38%) Big Data
9 11 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (3.85%) HBase
11 9 (3.46%) Redis
12 8 (3.08%) SQL Server
13 7 (2.69%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (1.54%) Apache Hive
15 4 (1.54%) SQL Navigator
15 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
16 3 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
16 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 75 (28.85%) Git (software)
2 59 (22.69%) Subversion
2 59 (22.69%) Maven
3 57 (21.92%) Cucumber
3 57 (21.92%) Jenkins
4 35 (13.46%) JIRA
5 34 (13.08%) SoapUI
6 30 (11.54%) Selenium
7 29 (11.15%) JUnit
8 27 (10.38%) Ant
9 25 (9.62%) Spock
10 21 (8.08%) Gradle
11 19 (7.31%) Hudson
12 17 (6.54%) Geb
13 16 (6.15%) IntelliJ
14 12 (4.62%) Eclipse
14 12 (4.62%) NetBeans
15 10 (3.85%) WebDriver
15 10 (3.85%) Mockito
16 8 (3.08%) JMeter
General
1 18 (6.92%) Finance
2 15 (5.77%) Retail
3 7 (2.69%) Publishing
4 5 (1.92%) Banking
5 4 (1.54%) Marketing
5 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.15%) Front Office
6 3 (1.15%) Games
7 2 (0.77%) iGaming
7 2 (0.77%) Electronics
7 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 150 (57.69%) Developer
2 91 (35.00%) Java Developer
3 24 (9.23%) Tester
4 19 (7.31%) Senior Developer
5 16 (6.15%) Analyst
5 16 (6.15%) Automation Tester
6 14 (5.38%) Scala Developer
7 13 (5.00%) Software Engineer
8 12 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (3.08%) Architect
11 7 (2.69%) Software Developer
11 7 (2.69%) Core Java Developer
12 6 (2.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 6 (2.31%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (2.31%) Designer
12 6 (2.31%) Agile Java Developer
12 6 (2.31%) Test Engineer
12 6 (2.31%) QA Tester
12 6 (2.31%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (39.23%) Spring
2 95 (36.54%) Web Services
3 76 (29.23%) HTML
4 71 (27.31%) RESTful
5 65 (25.00%) SOAP
6 51 (19.62%) XML
7 49 (18.85%) Grails
8 48 (18.46%) JSON
9 41 (15.77%) J2EE
10 38 (14.62%) Hibernate
11 37 (14.23%) CSS
12 26 (10.00%) REST
12 26 (10.00%) AngularJS
13 22 (8.46%) Java EE
14 19 (7.31%) WSDL
14 19 (7.31%) Apache Camel
15 17 (6.54%) HTML5
15 17 (6.54%) Spring MVC
16 16 (6.15%) JAX-RS
16 16 (6.15%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.77%) Social Media
2 14 (5.38%) iPad
3 12 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.23%) User Experience
5 10 (3.85%) Algorithms
6 7 (2.69%) Telematics
6 7 (2.69%) Visualisation
7 6 (2.31%) Linked Data
8 5 (1.92%) Life Science
8 5 (1.92%) Chemistry
8 5 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.54%) Web 2.0
10 3 (1.15%) Replication
10 3 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.77%) DTV
11 2 (0.77%) Derivative
11 2 (0.77%) Wiki
11 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 77 (29.62%) Linux
2 27 (10.38%) UNIX
3 14 (5.38%) CentOS
4 10 (3.85%) Ubuntu
5 8 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.54%) Android
7 3 (1.15%) Windows
8 2 (0.77%) Fedora
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (46.92%) TDD
3 84 (32.31%) Continuous Integration
4 81 (31.15%) Scrum
5 74 (28.46%) BDD
6 40 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 39 (15.00%) Pair Programming
8 38 (14.62%) DevOps
9 35 (13.46%) Open Source
10 31 (11.92%) Kanban
10 31 (11.92%) MVC
10 31 (11.92%) SDLC
11 26 (10.00%) Waterfall
12 25 (9.62%) SOA
13 21 (8.08%) OO
13 21 (8.08%) Multithreading
14 17 (6.54%) Test Automation
14 17 (6.54%) Content Management
15 16 (6.15%) Extreme Programming
15 16 (6.15%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 218 (83.85%) Java
2 74 (28.46%) SQL
3 71 (27.31%) Ruby
4 70 (26.92%) JavaScript
5 62 (23.85%) Scala
6 53 (20.38%) Python
7 24 (9.23%) Perl
8 21 (8.08%) Bash Shell
9 15 (5.77%) C#
10 12 (4.62%) Clojure
11 9 (3.46%) PHP
12 8 (3.08%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.69%) C++
14 5 (1.92%) XQuery
14 5 (1.92%) Jython
14 5 (1.92%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.15%) C-shell
15 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.77%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.77%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (11.54%) Degree
2 16 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.15%) ISEB
5 2 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.77%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.38%) MCP
6 1 (0.38%) CCNP
6 1 (0.38%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (19.23%) QA
2 2 (0.77%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.77%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (13.08%) Docker
2 11 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.69%) VirtualBox
4 4 (1.54%) KVM
5 3 (1.15%) Apache Flume
5 3 (1.15%) Varnish
6 2 (0.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 34 (13.08%) Puppet
2 27 (10.38%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.69%) Vagrant
4 4 (1.54%) BladeLogic
4 4 (1.54%) Capistrano
4 4 (1.54%) Salt
4 4 (1.54%) Kibana
4 4 (1.54%) Graphite
5 1 (0.38%) Nagios
5 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.38%) Oozie
5 1 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 58 (22.31%) Oracle
2 15 (5.77%) ATG
3 14 (5.38%) Perforce
3 14 (5.38%) Endeca
4 13 (5.00%) VMware
5 8 (3.08%) SaltStack
6 7 (2.69%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.69%) HP
7 6 (2.31%) BMC
8 5 (1.92%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.54%) Sybase
9 4 (1.54%) IBM
9 4 (1.54%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.54%) Akamai
9 4 (1.54%) SOASTA, Inc
10 3 (1.15%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.15%) Dell
11 2 (0.77%) SAP
11 2 (0.77%) hybris
12 1 (0.38%) Splunk
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