The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Groovy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Groovy over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Groovy
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 126 131
Rank change year-on-year +36 +5  
Contract jobs citing Groovy 9 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.49% 0.040% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.04% 0.17% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

Groovy is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 442 580 803
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.17% 23.34% 27.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 368 468
Median daily rate £418 £388 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.74% +8.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 21
Median hourly rate £27.50 £14.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.42% -61.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.55 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Groovy
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Groovy as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Groovy in Berkshire

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Groovy in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Groovy in Berkshire

Groovy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Groovy in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Groovy in Berkshire

Groovy
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Groovy within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 8 £450 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Groovy
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Groovy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Groovy.

1 30 (100.00%) Java
2 26 (86.67%) TDD
3 25 (83.33%) XML
4 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (80.00%) Gradle
5 21 (70.00%) REST
6 20 (66.67%) Selenium
6 20 (66.67%) Python
7 19 (63.33%) HTTP
7 19 (63.33%) JSON
7 19 (63.33%) Ruby
7 19 (63.33%) WebDriver
7 19 (63.33%) BDD
8 18 (60.00%) eggPlant
9 17 (56.67%) Bitbucket
9 17 (56.67%) Apache Ivy
9 17 (56.67%) Content Management
9 17 (56.67%) Maven
9 17 (56.67%) JMeter
9 17 (56.67%) CMS
9 17 (56.67%) Project Management
9 17 (56.67%) OOP
9 17 (56.67%) Ant
10 16 (53.33%) OO
10 16 (53.33%) Scrum
10 16 (53.33%) Splunk
10 16 (53.33%) Sitecore CMS
10 16 (53.33%) Sitecore
11 15 (50.00%) Automated Testing
12 14 (46.67%) C++

Groovy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (56.67%) CMS
2 16 (53.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (13.33%) Apache
5 3 (10.00%) Alfresco
5 3 (10.00%) Liferay
6 1 (3.33%) Confluence
6 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (3.33%) nginx
6 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) GitHub
2 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (63.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.33%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 24 (80.00%) Gradle
2 20 (66.67%) Selenium
3 19 (63.33%) WebDriver
4 18 (60.00%) eggPlant
5 17 (56.67%) Ant
5 17 (56.67%) Apache Ivy
5 17 (56.67%) Bitbucket
5 17 (56.67%) JMeter
5 17 (56.67%) Maven
6 9 (30.00%) Jenkins
6 9 (30.00%) JIRA
7 6 (20.00%) Subversion
8 5 (16.67%) Gatling
8 5 (16.67%) NeoLoad
9 3 (10.00%) Eclipse
9 3 (10.00%) IntelliJ
10 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
10 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
11 1 (3.33%) FishEye
11 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Developer
2 13 (43.33%) Developer in Test
3 11 (36.67%) Java Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Java Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Development Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Big Data Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Java E-Commerce Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (83.33%) XML
2 21 (70.00%) REST
3 19 (63.33%) JSON
4 8 (26.67%) J2EE
5 7 (23.33%) HTML
5 7 (23.33%) Spring
6 6 (20.00%) Servlets
6 6 (20.00%) Velocity
6 6 (20.00%) Web Services
7 5 (16.67%) React
8 3 (10.00%) JSR 168
8 3 (10.00%) Struts
8 3 (10.00%) XHTML
8 3 (10.00%) XSLT
9 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
9 2 (6.67%) RESTful
10 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
10 1 (3.33%) LEMP Stack
10 1 (3.33%) Node.js
10 1 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Solaris
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) TDD
2 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (63.33%) BDD
4 17 (56.67%) Content Management
4 17 (56.67%) OOP
4 17 (56.67%) Project Management
5 16 (53.33%) OO
5 16 (53.33%) Scrum
6 15 (50.00%) Automated Testing
7 13 (43.33%) Test Automation
8 12 (40.00%) Visualisation
9 11 (36.67%) Manual Testing
9 11 (36.67%) Security Testing
10 10 (33.33%) Open Source
11 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
12 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (23.33%) IT Strategy
12 7 (23.33%) Pair Programming
13 6 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
13 6 (20.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (66.67%) Python
3 19 (63.33%) Ruby
4 14 (46.67%) C++
5 13 (43.33%) JavaScript
6 9 (30.00%) Scala
7 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) ISEB
1 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) HP Fortify
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Sitecore
1 16 (53.33%) Splunk
2 5 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (10.00%) GigaSpaces
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle