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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Groovy
Rank 441 444 424
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Contract jobs citing Groovy 143 109 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 0.61% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 75 83
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£475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £506 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
19366 17833 17027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.95% 37.03% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12920 11207 10448
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 487 705
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 £17.50 £14.95 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 January 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 January 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 +15 135 £475 +11.76% 45
London +13 103 £498 +17.05% 31
City of London +8 18 £425 -8.10% 14
South East 0 11 £388 -15.76% 6
North West -10 8 £320 +6.66% 4
East of England +5 6 £426 +13.66% 2
South West - 6 £400 - 1
Berkshire +5 5 £308 -38.50%
Slough - 5 £308 -
Scotland -10 4 £425 +41.66% 1
Ipswich - 4 £389 - 1
Wilmslow - 4 £320 - 1
Suffolk - 4 £389 - 1
Cheshire - 4 £320 - 1
Glasgow -6 3 £425 +41.66% 1
Hampshire -23 2 £388 -15.06% 1
Middlesex - 2 £505 -
Aldershot -2 1 £400 -12.32% 1
Wales -15 1 £400 -
South Wales -16 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 - 3
East Sussex - 1 £325 - 2
Essex - 1 £490 -
Brighton - 1 £325 - 1
Bristol - 1 £350 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 - 1
Guildford - - - -

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 230 (88.46%) Java
2 174 (66.92%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (48.46%) TDD
4 97 (37.31%) HTML
5 93 (35.77%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (31.54%) Maven
7 81 (31.15%) Spring
8 79 (30.38%) Scrum
9 73 (28.08%) JavaScript
10 72 (27.69%) XML
10 72 (27.69%) BDD
11 70 (26.92%) Linux
12 69 (26.54%) Scala
13 66 (25.38%) Web Services
14 64 (24.62%) Git (software)
15 62 (23.85%) RESTful
16 59 (22.69%) SOAP
17 57 (21.92%) J2EE
17 57 (21.92%) Subversion
17 57 (21.92%) Grails
18 53 (20.38%) SQL
19 50 (19.23%) Oracle
20 49 (18.85%) Ant
20 49 (18.85%) E-Commerce
21 47 (18.08%) Ruby
22 44 (16.92%) Hibernate
23 43 (16.54%) CSS
23 43 (16.54%) MVC
23 43 (16.54%) DevOps
24 42 (16.15%) Jenkins

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (15.77%) JBoss
2 29 (11.15%) Tomcat
3 27 (10.38%) WebLogic
4 25 (9.62%) Apache
5 18 (6.92%) Node.js
6 8 (3.08%) nginx
7 5 (1.92%) Confluence
8 4 (1.54%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.54%) Jetty
8 4 (1.54%) GlassFish
8 4 (1.54%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.15%) Apache Pig
9 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.77%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.77%) Liferay
10 2 (0.77%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.38%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Summit
1 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.08%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (1.92%) GitHub
5 2 (0.77%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.38%) HTTP
2 9 (3.46%) LDAP
3 8 (3.08%) DSL
4 6 (2.31%) Internet
5 3 (1.15%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.77%) SMS
7 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.31%) MongoDB
2 31 (11.92%) NoSQL
3 24 (9.23%) Relational Database
4 21 (8.08%) MySQL
5 18 (6.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (4.23%) SQL Server
6 11 (4.23%) RDBMS
7 10 (3.85%) Big Data
8 8 (3.08%) Redis
9 7 (2.69%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.69%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.15%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.15%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.15%) Azkaban
12 3 (1.15%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (1.15%) SQL Navigator
13 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 82 (31.54%) Maven
2 64 (24.62%) Git (software)
3 57 (21.92%) Subversion
4 49 (18.85%) Ant
5 42 (16.15%) Jenkins
6 35 (13.46%) Cucumber
7 34 (13.08%) JIRA
8 33 (12.69%) Selenium
9 32 (12.31%) JUnit
10 28 (10.77%) SoapUI
11 23 (8.85%) WebDriver
12 21 (8.08%) Hudson
13 20 (7.69%) Mercurial
14 19 (7.31%) Gradle
15 18 (6.92%) Jasmine
16 17 (6.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 12 (4.62%) QUnit
18 11 (4.23%) TestNG
19 10 (3.85%) Spock
20 9 (3.46%) Mockito
General
1 22 (8.46%) Retail
1 22 (8.46%) Finance
2 11 (4.23%) Banking
3 9 (3.46%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.08%) Publishing
5 5 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.92%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.77%) Electronics
6 2 (0.77%) Games
6 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.77%) Marketing
6 2 (0.77%) iGaming
7 1 (0.38%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 167 (64.23%) Developer
2 92 (35.38%) Java Developer
3 15 (5.77%) Analyst
4 14 (5.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 13 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (4.23%) Tester
6 11 (4.23%) Senior Developer
7 8 (3.08%) Business Analyst
7 8 (3.08%) Agile Business Analyst
8 7 (2.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (2.69%) Test Engineer
8 7 (2.69%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (2.31%) Development Manager
9 6 (2.31%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.31%) Front-End Developer
9 6 (2.31%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (2.31%) Automation Tester
10 5 (1.92%) Automation Analyst
10 5 (1.92%) Scala Developer
10 5 (1.92%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (37.31%) HTML
2 81 (31.15%) Spring
3 72 (27.69%) XML
4 66 (25.38%) Web Services
5 62 (23.85%) RESTful
6 59 (22.69%) SOAP
7 57 (21.92%) J2EE
7 57 (21.92%) Grails
8 44 (16.92%) Hibernate
9 43 (16.54%) CSS
10 40 (15.38%) AngularJS
11 32 (12.31%) XSD
12 27 (10.38%) HTML5
13 23 (8.85%) Akka
13 23 (8.85%) WSDL
14 22 (8.46%) XSL
14 22 (8.46%) JSON
14 22 (8.46%) Spring MVC
14 22 (8.46%) CSS3
15 21 (8.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.46%) Social Media
1 22 (8.46%) iPad
2 19 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.15%) Open Source
4 12 (4.62%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.23%) User Experience
6 10 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (2.69%) Web 2.0
7 7 (2.69%) Derivative
7 7 (2.69%) Replication
8 6 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.92%) Linked Data
9 5 (1.92%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.54%) Telematics
10 4 (1.54%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.15%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.77%) DTV
12 2 (0.77%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 70 (26.92%) Linux
2 27 (10.38%) UNIX
3 21 (8.08%) Windows
4 10 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.69%) Android
6 6 (2.31%) CentOS
7 4 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.77%) Solaris
9 1 (0.38%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (66.92%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (48.46%) TDD
3 93 (35.77%) Continuous Integration
4 79 (30.38%) Scrum
5 72 (27.69%) BDD
6 49 (18.85%) E-Commerce
7 43 (16.54%) MVC
7 43 (16.54%) DevOps
8 42 (16.15%) Waterfall
9 39 (15.00%) Pair Programming
10 30 (11.54%) OO
11 27 (10.38%) Content Management
12 25 (9.62%) Configuration Management
13 22 (8.46%) ERP
14 21 (8.08%) Performance Testing
15 20 (7.69%) SOA
15 20 (7.69%) Extreme Programming
16 19 (7.31%) Kanban
17 17 (6.54%) Multithreading
17 17 (6.54%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 230 (88.46%) Java
2 73 (28.08%) JavaScript
3 69 (26.54%) Scala
4 53 (20.38%) SQL
5 47 (18.08%) Ruby
6 29 (11.15%) Python
7 26 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 19 (7.31%) Perl
9 12 (4.62%) Shell Script
9 12 (4.62%) C#
10 11 (4.23%) PL/SQL
11 8 (3.08%) C++
11 8 (3.08%) PHP
12 5 (1.92%) Clojure
12 5 (1.92%) XQuery
13 4 (1.54%) Jython
13 4 (1.54%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.54%) XPath
13 4 (1.54%) C-shell
14 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (10.77%) Degree
2 11 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.08%) ISEB
3 8 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.31%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.08%) QA
2 2 (0.77%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (4.62%) Docker
2 8 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.08%) VirtualBox
3 7 (2.69%) Varnish
4 1 (0.38%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.38%) RHEV
4 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (5.77%) Puppet
2 13 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.08%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.15%) Oozie
4 3 (1.15%) Ansible
5 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.38%) Kibana
5 1 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.38%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 50 (19.23%) Oracle
2 30 (11.54%) Perforce
3 22 (8.46%) ATG
3 22 (8.46%) Endeca
4 8 (3.08%) VMware
5 7 (2.69%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.92%) Akamai
7 4 (1.54%) BMC
8 3 (1.15%) Splunk
8 3 (1.15%) Sybase
9 2 (0.77%) Reuters
9 2 (0.77%) IBM
9 2 (0.77%) HP
9 2 (0.77%) SAP
9 2 (0.77%) Google
9 2 (0.77%) GigaSpaces
10 1 (0.38%) Twitter
10 1 (0.38%) hybris
10 1 (0.38%) Atomikos
10 1 (0.38%) ForgeRock
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