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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Groovy
Rank 429 540 466
Rank change year-on-year
+111 -74
Contract jobs citing Groovy 219 95 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.17% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.03% 0.46% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 71 111
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £413
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -39.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £37.49
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -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
21317 20804 20291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.16% 37.32% 37.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14639 13526 13204
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 433 475
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +101 216 £488 +8.33% 49
London +79 146 £500 - 30
Yorkshire +14 22 £413 +10.00% 7
South East 0 19 £400 +16.36% 8
City of London +40 13 £488 +3.72% 9
Sheffield - 13 £413 - 1
South Yorkshire - 13 £413 - 1
South West +7 11 £415 +18.57% 1
Devon +10 9 £415 +18.57%
West Yorkshire -6 9 £500 +33.33% 6
Leeds -4 8 £500 +33.33% 5
Manchester -10 7 £500 +51.51% 1
North West -16 7 £500 +55.03% 3
East Sussex - 6 £356 - 2
West Sussex - 6 £468 - 1
Berkshire +9 4 £439 +30.00% 1
Exeter +6 4 £415 +18.57%
West Midlands - 4 £450 -
Hampshire 0 3 £400 +14.28% 1
Shropshire - 3 £488 -
Telford - 3 £488 -
East of England +9 2 - -
East Midlands +8 2 £363 -3.33%
Glasgow +4 2 £438 -2.77% 2
Scotland -19 2 £438 -2.77% 4
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
North East -29 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -33 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £400 - 1

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 360 (91.37%) Java
2 286 (72.59%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (50.76%) TDD
4 176 (44.67%) Spring
5 160 (40.61%) Git (software)
6 155 (39.34%) JavaScript
7 153 (38.83%) Continuous Integration
8 145 (36.80%) Web Services
9 136 (34.52%) BDD
10 132 (33.50%) HTML
11 129 (32.74%) Jenkins
12 120 (30.46%) Scrum
13 117 (29.70%) Grails
14 112 (28.43%) REST
15 111 (28.17%) Maven
16 105 (26.65%) CSS
17 99 (25.13%) Cucumber
18 89 (22.59%) AngularJS
19 88 (22.34%) JUnit
19 88 (22.34%) Linux
20 86 (21.83%) Python
21 84 (21.32%) Amazon AWS
22 81 (20.56%) Scala
23 78 (19.80%) JIRA
24 73 (18.53%) Pair Programming
25 72 (18.27%) Unix
25 72 (18.27%) HTML5
25 72 (18.27%) DevOps
26 71 (18.02%) Open Source
26 71 (18.02%) NoSQL

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 58 (14.72%) Node.js
2 52 (13.20%) Tomcat
3 50 (12.69%) Apache
4 42 (10.66%) Confluence
5 29 (7.36%) Jetty
6 17 (4.31%) Cloud Foundry
6 17 (4.31%) CMS
7 14 (3.55%) Mule
8 13 (3.30%) WebLogic
9 12 (3.05%) Apache Solr
10 11 (2.79%) nginx
11 9 (2.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (2.03%) IIS
13 6 (1.52%) JBoss
14 4 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
15 3 (0.76%) Mule ESB
15 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.76%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (1.02%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.52%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.02%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 84 (21.32%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (10.66%) GitHub
3 4 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.02%) Heroku
3 4 (1.02%) Oracle CX
4 3 (0.76%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.76%) Boomi
5 2 (0.51%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.25%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.25%) Force.com
6 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.25%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.25%) PaaS
6 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (9.64%) HTTP
2 28 (7.11%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.79%) DNS
3 11 (2.79%) Firewall
3 11 (2.79%) SSH
4 7 (1.78%) Internet
5 5 (1.27%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.27%) LDAP
6 1 (0.25%) DSL
6 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (18.02%) NoSQL
2 55 (13.96%) MongoDB
3 34 (8.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 27 (6.85%) MySQL
5 24 (6.09%) Hadoop
6 18 (4.57%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.81%) Big Data
7 15 (3.81%) HBase
7 15 (3.81%) Oracle Database
8 13 (3.30%) SQL Server
9 7 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.52%) Neo4j
11 4 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.02%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.02%) Redis
12 3 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.76%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.51%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 160 (40.61%) Git (software)
2 129 (32.74%) Jenkins
3 111 (28.17%) Maven
4 99 (25.13%) Cucumber
5 88 (22.34%) JUnit
6 78 (19.80%) JIRA
7 65 (16.50%) Subversion
8 61 (15.48%) Gradle
9 46 (11.68%) Selenium
10 43 (10.91%) Mockito
11 42 (10.66%) Spock
12 39 (9.90%) JMeter
13 29 (7.36%) Ant
14 28 (7.11%) SoapUI
15 27 (6.85%) IntelliJ
16 22 (5.58%) Geb
17 19 (4.82%) WebDriver
18 18 (4.57%) Hudson
18 18 (4.57%) Mercurial
19 15 (3.81%) TeamCity
General
1 62 (15.74%) Finance
2 30 (7.61%) Banking
3 26 (6.60%) Retail
4 9 (2.28%) Marketing
5 6 (1.52%) Games
6 5 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.02%) Front Office
7 4 (1.02%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.76%) Advertising
9 2 (0.51%) Electronics
9 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 273 (69.29%) Developer
2 177 (44.92%) Java Developer
3 59 (14.97%) Senior Developer
4 57 (14.47%) Senior Java Developer
5 41 (10.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 32 (8.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 27 (6.85%) Scala Developer
8 23 (5.84%) Agile Developer
8 23 (5.84%) Agile Java Developer
8 23 (5.84%) Java Scala Developer
9 21 (5.33%) Angular Developer
9 21 (5.33%) Tester
10 19 (4.82%) Architect
10 19 (4.82%) UI Developer
11 17 (4.31%) Analyst
11 17 (4.31%) Java Engineer
11 17 (4.31%) Senior Java Scala Developer
11 17 (4.31%) Senior Scala Developer
12 16 (4.06%) JavaScript Developer
13 15 (3.81%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (44.67%) Spring
2 145 (36.80%) Web Services
3 132 (33.50%) HTML
4 117 (29.70%) Grails
5 112 (28.43%) REST
6 105 (26.65%) CSS
7 89 (22.59%) AngularJS
8 72 (18.27%) HTML5
9 67 (17.01%) Hibernate
10 66 (16.75%) RESTful
11 62 (15.74%) jQuery
12 56 (14.21%) SOAP
13 52 (13.20%) CSS3
14 43 (10.91%) XML
15 40 (10.15%) JSON
16 30 (7.61%) Guice
16 30 (7.61%) J2EE
17 26 (6.60%) Spring MVC
18 22 (5.58%) RabbitMQ
18 22 (5.58%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.88%) User Experience
2 33 (8.38%) Mobile App
3 29 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (7.11%) Visualisation
5 15 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (3.81%) Wiki
6 13 (3.30%) Blog
7 12 (3.05%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.78%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.52%) iPad
10 5 (1.27%) Fintech
10 5 (1.27%) Social Media
11 3 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.76%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.51%) iPhone
12 2 (0.51%) Over-the-Top Content
12 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 88 (22.34%) Linux
2 72 (18.27%) Unix
3 28 (7.11%) Windows
4 15 (3.81%) CentOS
5 13 (3.30%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.02%) Android
6 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.02%) Solaris
7 3 (0.76%) VMS
7 3 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (72.59%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (50.76%) TDD
3 153 (38.83%) Continuous Integration
4 136 (34.52%) BDD
5 120 (30.46%) Scrum
6 73 (18.53%) Pair Programming
7 72 (18.27%) DevOps
8 71 (18.02%) Open Source
9 70 (17.77%) Microservices
10 66 (16.75%) Software Engineering
11 57 (14.47%) SOA
12 55 (13.96%) Unit Testing
13 49 (12.44%) OO
14 43 (10.91%) Multithreading
15 38 (9.64%) Functional Testing
15 38 (9.64%) SDLC
16 37 (9.39%) Continuous Delivery
17 35 (8.88%) Front End Development
18 33 (8.38%) E-Commerce
19 32 (8.12%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 360 (91.37%) Java
2 155 (39.34%) JavaScript
3 86 (21.83%) Python
4 81 (20.56%) Scala
5 65 (16.50%) Ruby
6 53 (13.45%) SQL
7 47 (11.93%) Clojure
8 36 (9.14%) Bash Shell
9 25 (6.35%) PHP
10 17 (4.31%) Perl
11 14 (3.55%) Jython
12 13 (3.30%) C
13 8 (2.03%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.52%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.27%) C#
15 5 (1.27%) Go
15 5 (1.27%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.27%) Smalltalk
16 4 (1.02%) C++
17 3 (0.76%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 63 (15.99%) Security Cleared
2 61 (15.48%) SC Cleared
3 40 (10.15%) Degree
4 24 (6.09%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.05%) ISEB
6 10 (2.54%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (12.44%) QA
2 7 (1.78%) ISO 14001
2 7 (1.78%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (14.47%) Docker
2 6 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.76%) vSphere
5 2 (0.51%) Varnish
6 1 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 31 (7.87%) Puppet
2 28 (7.11%) Graphite
3 27 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (3.81%) Ansible
5 9 (2.28%) Packer
6 6 (1.52%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.76%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.51%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.51%) Salt
9 1 (0.25%) MOM
9 1 (0.25%) Nagios
9 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 64 (16.24%) Oracle
2 25 (6.35%) SOASTA, Inc
3 13 (3.30%) Splunk
4 11 (2.79%) Adobe
5 9 (2.28%) Atlassian
5 9 (2.28%) Rally
6 7 (1.78%) Akamai
6 7 (1.78%) Sybase
7 6 (1.52%) AppDynamics
7 6 (1.52%) MuleSoft
7 6 (1.52%) VMware
8 5 (1.27%) Perforce
9 4 (1.02%) ATG
9 4 (1.02%) Endeca
9 4 (1.02%) Google
9 4 (1.02%) SaltStack
9 4 (1.02%) SAP
9 4 (1.02%) Siebel
10 3 (0.76%) Cisco
10 3 (0.76%) Dell
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £535 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £585 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £375 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £221 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Portsmouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago