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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Groovy
Rank 488 479 483
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing Groovy 129 111 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.61% 0.54% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 77 80
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£465 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £46.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year
- -13.97%

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
21031 20492 21357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.76% 38.90% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13654 13068 12619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 553 751
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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 -3 125 £475 +14.45% 40
London +36 108 £475 +5.55% 30
City of London +34 27 £475 -2.06% 12
South East -16 14 £332 +2.00% 5
Berkshire +18 8 £300 -20.13%
Slough - 8 £300 -
Scotland -2 4 £425 -
Surrey +2 3 £400 -
Hampshire -17 3 £350 +20.68% 4
Glasgow - 2 £400 -
Hounslow +1 1 £500 +11.11%
South West -30 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £425 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £425 - 1
Guildford - 1 £400 -
High Wycombe - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 284 (94.67%) Java
2 183 (61.00%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (53.00%) TDD
4 112 (37.33%) Scrum
5 102 (34.00%) SOAP
6 101 (33.67%) Continuous Integration
7 98 (32.67%) HTML
8 95 (31.67%) Web Services
9 88 (29.33%) Maven
9 88 (29.33%) Scala
10 87 (29.00%) XML
10 87 (29.00%) Linux
11 80 (26.67%) Oracle
11 80 (26.67%) Spring
11 80 (26.67%) RESTful
12 77 (25.67%) Grails
13 72 (24.00%) JavaScript
14 69 (23.00%) Subversion
15 67 (22.33%) E-Commerce
16 66 (22.00%) BDD
17 60 (20.00%) J2EE
18 53 (17.67%) Ant
18 53 (17.67%) OO
19 50 (16.67%) Git (software)
20 49 (16.33%) XSD
20 49 (16.33%) Ruby
21 46 (15.33%) Pair Programming
21 46 (15.33%) JBoss
22 45 (15.00%) Perforce
23 44 (14.67%) WSDL

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 38 (12.67%) WebLogic
2 22 (7.33%) Tomcat
3 16 (5.33%) Node.js
4 10 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (3.00%) Apache Pig
5 9 (3.00%) Apache ServiceMix
5 9 (3.00%) Apache
6 6 (2.00%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.00%) Liferay
7 3 (1.00%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.67%) CMS
8 2 (0.67%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (0.67%) Jetty
8 2 (0.67%) Mule
9 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.33%) IIS
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.00%) SAP PM
3 5 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.00%) GitHub
1 9 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.33%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.33%) HTTP
2 13 (4.33%) Internet
3 10 (3.33%) FTP
3 10 (3.33%) LDAP
4 8 (2.67%) DSL
5 4 (1.33%) SSL
5 4 (1.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.00%) SNMP
6 3 (1.00%) SSH
7 2 (0.67%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.33%) SCTP
8 1 (0.33%) LTE
8 1 (0.33%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.33%) Intranet
8 1 (0.33%) DNS
8 1 (0.33%) Firewall
8 1 (0.33%) SS7
8 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.33%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.67%) MySQL
2 31 (10.33%) NoSQL
3 30 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 28 (9.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 21 (7.00%) Oracle Database
6 14 (4.67%) Hadoop
7 12 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (4.00%) Big Data
7 12 (4.00%) Relational Database
8 11 (3.67%) Redis
9 10 (3.33%) Apache Hive
10 6 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.67%) Azkaban
11 5 (1.67%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.67%) SQL Server
12 4 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (1.00%) Pentaho
14 2 (0.67%) DB2
14 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 88 (29.33%) Maven
2 69 (23.00%) Subversion
3 53 (17.67%) Ant
4 50 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 44 (14.67%) Jenkins
6 33 (11.00%) Cucumber
7 24 (8.00%) Selenium
8 22 (7.33%) JUnit
9 19 (6.33%) Mockito
9 19 (6.33%) Gradle
10 17 (5.67%) Calabash
10 17 (5.67%) SoapUI
10 17 (5.67%) Mercurial
10 17 (5.67%) Eclipse
11 14 (4.67%) Robolectric
12 13 (4.33%) WebDriver
12 13 (4.33%) JIRA
13 11 (3.67%) TestNG
13 11 (3.67%) Hudson
14 9 (3.00%) DbUnit
General
1 37 (12.33%) Retail
2 21 (7.00%) Finance
3 14 (4.67%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.00%) Banking
5 6 (2.00%) Publishing
6 4 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.67%) Front Office
7 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 230 (76.67%) Developer
2 134 (44.67%) Java Developer
3 36 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 25 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (5.33%) Agile Java Developer
6 12 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 10 (3.33%) Software Developer
8 8 (2.67%) Test Engineer
8 8 (2.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 8 (2.67%) Architect
8 8 (2.67%) Tester
9 6 (2.00%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (2.00%) Analyst
10 5 (1.67%) Big Data Developer
10 5 (1.67%) Automation Tester
10 5 (1.67%) Programmer
10 5 (1.67%) Consultant
10 5 (1.67%) Senior Software Developer
11 4 (1.33%) QA Engineer
11 4 (1.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (34.00%) SOAP
2 98 (32.67%) HTML
3 95 (31.67%) Web Services
4 87 (29.00%) XML
5 80 (26.67%) Spring
5 80 (26.67%) RESTful
6 77 (25.67%) Grails
7 60 (20.00%) J2EE
8 49 (16.33%) XSD
9 44 (14.67%) WSDL
10 36 (12.00%) CSS
10 36 (12.00%) REST
11 35 (11.67%) XSL
12 34 (11.33%) Hibernate
13 28 (9.33%) JMS
14 22 (7.33%) JSON
14 22 (7.33%) AngularJS
14 22 (7.33%) HTML5
15 20 (6.67%) jQuery
16 17 (5.67%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.67%) Open Source
2 36 (12.00%) Social Media
3 35 (11.67%) iPad
4 18 (6.00%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.67%) User Experience
6 10 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (3.00%) Digital Media
8 8 (2.67%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.00%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.67%) Statistics
10 2 (0.67%) DTV
10 2 (0.67%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.67%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.33%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.33%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.33%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 87 (29.00%) Linux
2 39 (13.00%) UNIX
3 26 (8.67%) Android
4 16 (5.33%) Windows
5 13 (4.33%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.67%) Solaris
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (61.00%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (53.00%) TDD
3 112 (37.33%) Scrum
4 101 (33.67%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (22.33%) E-Commerce
6 66 (22.00%) BDD
7 53 (17.67%) OO
8 46 (15.33%) Pair Programming
9 43 (14.33%) ERP
10 42 (14.00%) Content Management
11 40 (13.33%) SOA
12 39 (13.00%) MVC
12 39 (13.00%) Waterfall
13 26 (8.67%) Kanban
13 26 (8.67%) DevOps
14 22 (7.33%) Mentoring
15 21 (7.00%) Software Engineering
16 20 (6.67%) OOP
16 20 (6.67%) Test Automation
17 19 (6.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 284 (94.67%) Java
2 88 (29.33%) Scala
3 72 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 49 (16.33%) Ruby
5 35 (11.67%) SQL
6 25 (8.33%) Python
7 16 (5.33%) Objective-C
8 14 (4.67%) Perl
9 13 (4.33%) Clojure
10 12 (4.00%) XPath
11 10 (3.33%) XQuery
12 9 (3.00%) Bash Shell
12 9 (3.00%) C++
13 8 (2.67%) Shell Script
14 6 (2.00%) PHP
14 6 (2.00%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.00%) PowerHouse
15 3 (1.00%) C#
15 3 (1.00%) Korn
15 3 (1.00%) Jython
Qualifications
1 16 (5.33%) Degree
2 5 (1.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) RHEV
2 1 (0.33%) HDFS
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (6.33%) Puppet
2 12 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (4.00%) Oozie
3 6 (2.00%) Salt
4 3 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.67%) Ansible
6 1 (0.33%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.33%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.33%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.33%) Netcool
6 1 (0.33%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 80 (26.67%) Oracle
2 46 (15.33%) JBoss
3 45 (15.00%) Perforce
4 35 (11.67%) ATG
4 35 (11.67%) Endeca
5 9 (3.00%) Atomikos
6 7 (2.33%) SAP
6 7 (2.33%) Google
7 4 (1.33%) VMware
8 3 (1.00%) Akamai
8 3 (1.00%) Sun
8 3 (1.00%) Cisco
8 3 (1.00%) GigaSpaces
9 2 (0.67%) HP
9 2 (0.67%) Twitter
10 1 (0.33%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.33%) Splunk
10 1 (0.33%) F5
10 1 (0.33%) Citrix
10 1 (0.33%) Hyperion
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £340.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago