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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Groovy
Rank 396 451 482
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +31
Contract jobs citing Groovy 246 168 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.10% 0.81% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 131 72
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£475 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £330 £290
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £40.00

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
22342 20736 20418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.29% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15023 13122 12841
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £267 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 415 565
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +51 243 £475 - 41
London +42 170 £500 - 24
City of London +19 41 £525 +6.06% 8
North West - 23 £475 - 4
East of England - 16 £313 - 3
Manchester - 15 £475 - 3
South East -29 13 £469 +56.25% 1
Cambridge - 13 £275 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 13 £275 - 2
Berkshire -5 10 £450 +54.37% 1
North East - 10 £563 - 2
Yorkshire - 9 £338 - 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £550 - 2
Knutsford - 8 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £550 - 2
Cheshire - 8 £275 -
North Yorkshire - 7 £338 - 3
York - 6 £336 - 3
Slough -3 5 £488 +76.79%
Surrey -3 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £315 - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 £438 -
Caterham - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £388 - 2
Suffolk - 2 £438 -
Glasgow +2 1 - - 1
Scotland -9 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 302 (86.29%) Java
2 246 (70.29%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (51.71%) TDD
4 133 (38.00%) Spring
5 132 (37.71%) Continuous Integration
6 120 (34.29%) Scrum
7 118 (33.71%) Web Services
8 117 (33.43%) Git (software)
9 96 (27.43%) Grails
10 94 (26.86%) Linux
11 93 (26.57%) RESTful
12 92 (26.29%) Ruby
13 91 (26.00%) Scala
13 91 (26.00%) Jenkins
14 90 (25.71%) BDD
15 89 (25.43%) SOAP
16 83 (23.71%) Subversion
16 83 (23.71%) Cucumber
17 79 (22.57%) SQL
18 76 (21.71%) Oracle
19 75 (21.43%) Pair Programming
20 73 (20.86%) MongoDB
21 69 (19.71%) Maven
22 68 (19.43%) Open Source
23 65 (18.57%) QA
24 64 (18.29%) HTML
24 64 (18.29%) XML
25 63 (18.00%) JIRA
25 63 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
26 62 (17.71%) NoSQL

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (11.71%) Tomcat
2 39 (11.14%) Node.js
3 35 (10.00%) Jetty
3 35 (10.00%) Confluence
4 30 (8.57%) Apache
5 27 (7.71%) JBoss
6 18 (5.14%) MQSeries
6 18 (5.14%) Cloud Foundry
7 14 (4.00%) WebLogic
7 14 (4.00%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (2.29%) Apache Solr
9 7 (2.00%) Mule
9 7 (2.00%) nginx
10 6 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.43%) CMS
12 4 (1.14%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 63 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.14%) GitHub
3 10 (2.86%) Boomi
4 8 (2.29%) SaaS
5 4 (1.14%) IaaS
6 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.14%) HTTP
2 11 (3.14%) SSL
2 11 (3.14%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.86%) Internet
4 8 (2.29%) SNMP
5 4 (1.14%) FTP
5 4 (1.14%) SSH
6 3 (0.86%) SMTP
6 3 (0.86%) Firewall
7 2 (0.57%) ASN.1
7 2 (0.57%) Network Security
7 2 (0.57%) DNS
8 1 (0.29%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (20.86%) MongoDB
2 62 (17.71%) NoSQL
3 51 (14.57%) Hadoop
4 42 (12.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 42 (12.00%) MySQL
5 33 (9.43%) HBase
6 19 (5.43%) Oracle Database
7 18 (5.14%) Big Data
7 18 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (4.57%) SQL Server
8 16 (4.57%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.29%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.71%) Redis
11 4 (1.14%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.57%) Riak
Development Applications
1 117 (33.43%) Git (software)
2 91 (26.00%) Jenkins
3 83 (23.71%) Cucumber
3 83 (23.71%) Subversion
4 69 (19.71%) Maven
5 63 (18.00%) JIRA
6 43 (12.29%) SoapUI
7 41 (11.71%) IntelliJ
8 39 (11.14%) JUnit
8 39 (11.14%) Gradle
8 39 (11.14%) Geb
9 38 (10.86%) Spock
10 34 (9.71%) Selenium
11 33 (9.43%) Ant
12 20 (5.71%) JMeter
12 20 (5.71%) Hudson
13 18 (5.14%) Mockito
14 16 (4.57%) Eclipse
15 14 (4.00%) Mercurial
16 13 (3.71%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (6.86%) Finance
2 17 (4.86%) Retail
3 10 (2.86%) Banking
4 6 (1.71%) Front Office
5 5 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.57%) Publishing
6 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.29%) Danish Language
7 1 (0.29%) Games
7 1 (0.29%) Automotive
7 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.29%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 219 (62.57%) Developer
2 162 (46.29%) Java Developer
3 41 (11.71%) Senior Developer
4 33 (9.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 29 (8.29%) Tester
6 24 (6.86%) Agile Java Developer
6 24 (6.86%) Automation Tester
7 19 (5.43%) Analyst
8 18 (5.14%) Architect
8 18 (5.14%) Core Java Developer
9 17 (4.86%) Software Engineer
10 13 (3.71%) Scala Developer
11 10 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
11 10 (2.86%) Test Engineer
12 8 (2.29%) Analyst Programmer
12 8 (2.29%) Programmer
12 8 (2.29%) DevOps Engineer
13 7 (2.00%) Cloud Developer
13 7 (2.00%) Test Analyst
14 6 (1.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (38.00%) Spring
2 118 (33.71%) Web Services
3 96 (27.43%) Grails
4 93 (26.57%) RESTful
5 89 (25.43%) SOAP
6 64 (18.29%) XML
6 64 (18.29%) HTML
7 51 (14.57%) JAX-RS
8 50 (14.29%) JSON
8 50 (14.29%) Hibernate
9 47 (13.43%) AngularJS
9 47 (13.43%) REST
10 40 (11.43%) J2EE
11 35 (10.00%) Apache Camel
12 33 (9.43%) Spring Boot
13 31 (8.86%) CSS
14 26 (7.43%) WSDL
14 26 (7.43%) HTML5
15 25 (7.14%) Spring MVC
16 20 (5.71%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.43%) Computer Science
2 11 (3.14%) Social Media
3 10 (2.86%) iPad
4 8 (2.29%) DataPower
5 7 (2.00%) Visualisation
5 7 (2.00%) Blog
5 7 (2.00%) User Experience
6 5 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.14%) Economics
7 4 (1.14%) Wiki
8 3 (0.86%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.57%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.57%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.57%) Life Science
9 2 (0.57%) Chemistry
9 2 (0.57%) Ergonomics
10 1 (0.29%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 94 (26.86%) Linux
2 35 (10.00%) CentOS
3 33 (9.43%) UNIX
4 31 (8.86%) Ubuntu
5 11 (3.14%) Windows
6 9 (2.57%) Solaris
7 4 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.14%) Android
8 3 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.29%) AIX
9 1 (0.29%) Fedora
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (70.29%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (51.71%) TDD
3 132 (37.71%) Continuous Integration
4 120 (34.29%) Scrum
5 90 (25.71%) BDD
6 75 (21.43%) Pair Programming
7 68 (19.43%) Open Source
8 52 (14.86%) SOA
9 49 (14.00%) E-Commerce
9 49 (14.00%) Multithreading
9 49 (14.00%) Microservices
10 40 (11.43%) MVC
11 35 (10.00%) OO
11 35 (10.00%) Kanban
12 33 (9.43%) DevOps
13 32 (9.14%) Continuous Improvement
13 32 (9.14%) Software Engineering
14 28 (8.00%) API Development
15 27 (7.71%) Continuous Delivery
16 26 (7.43%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 302 (86.29%) Java
2 92 (26.29%) Ruby
3 91 (26.00%) Scala
4 79 (22.57%) SQL
5 62 (17.71%) Python
6 59 (16.86%) JavaScript
7 33 (9.43%) Perl
8 30 (8.57%) C#
9 21 (6.00%) C++
10 19 (5.43%) Bash Shell
11 15 (4.29%) Clojure
12 9 (2.57%) PHP
13 5 (1.43%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.14%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.86%) Go
16 2 (0.57%) R
16 2 (0.57%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.57%) C-shell
16 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (11.14%) Security Cleared
2 38 (10.86%) Degree
3 32 (9.14%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.57%) ISEB
5 6 (1.71%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (0.86%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.29%) MCP
8 1 (0.29%) CCNP
8 1 (0.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (18.57%) QA
2 7 (2.00%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) CDISC
System Software
1 41 (11.71%) Docker
2 14 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.43%) KVM
4 3 (0.86%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.57%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (8.57%) Puppet
2 21 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.86%) Graphite
4 5 (1.43%) BladeLogic
4 5 (1.43%) Capistrano
5 4 (1.14%) Ansible
5 4 (1.14%) Salt
6 3 (0.86%) Kibana
6 3 (0.86%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.29%) MOM
8 1 (0.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 76 (21.71%) Oracle
2 16 (4.57%) VMware
2 16 (4.57%) SOASTA, Inc
3 14 (4.00%) MuleSoft
4 11 (3.14%) ATG
5 10 (2.86%) Perforce
5 10 (2.86%) Endeca
5 10 (2.86%) Dell
6 9 (2.57%) SaltStack
7 8 (2.29%) TIBCO
8 7 (2.00%) HP
9 6 (1.71%) Sybase
9 6 (1.71%) webMethods
10 5 (1.43%) BMC
10 5 (1.43%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.43%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.86%) WorldPay
11 3 (0.86%) Google
11 3 (0.86%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.86%) hybris
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