The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 30 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 - 66
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Groovy 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.18% - 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% - 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Median daily rate £425 - £320
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 Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 211 423 325
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 38.50% 41.76% 38.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 274 216
Median daily rate £413 £361 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -8.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 4
Median hourly rate £44.21 £22.54 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.15% +14.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 £12.70 £13.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £23.00
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Groovy in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Groovy.

1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Gradle
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Struts2
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) CMMI
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax

Groovy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (50.00%) JBoss
1 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (50.00%) Gradle
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) EJB
2 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (50.00%) JMS
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) JSP
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Servlets
2 1 (50.00%) Struts
2 1 (50.00%) Struts2
2 1 (50.00%) WSDL
2 1 (50.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) CMMI
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) RUP
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Chordiant
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle