The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 June 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
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 125 139
Rank change year-on-year +9 +14  
Contract jobs citing Groovy 17 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.74% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.83% 0.45% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Median daily rate £488 £388 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.80% -11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £378 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £398 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

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 the East of England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 930 882 1057
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 40.43% 34.81% 34.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 522 623
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 64 59
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £27.00 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Groovy
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Groovy in the East of England

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Groovy in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Groovy in the East of England

Groovy
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Groovy within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Essex -5 8 £488 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £481 - 2
Cambridgeshire +2 4 - - 1
Groovy
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for Groovy.

1 32 (96.97%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (87.88%) Java
3 28 (84.85%) TDD
4 18 (54.55%) Git (software)
5 17 (51.52%) Web Services
6 16 (48.48%) SQL
6 16 (48.48%) Test Automation
6 16 (48.48%) Jenkins
7 15 (45.45%) JSON
8 14 (42.42%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (42.42%) XML
9 13 (39.39%) Open Source
9 13 (39.39%) BDD
9 13 (39.39%) SoapUI
9 13 (39.39%) DevOps
10 12 (36.36%) Scrum
11 11 (33.33%) REST
12 10 (30.30%) Java EE
12 10 (30.30%) Spring
12 10 (30.30%) Maven
12 10 (30.30%) WebLogic
12 10 (30.30%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (27.27%) NoSQL
13 9 (27.27%) SOAP
14 8 (24.24%) WSDL
14 8 (24.24%) Middleware
14 8 (24.24%) Scala
14 8 (24.24%) MongoDB
15 7 (21.21%) HTML5
15 7 (21.21%) Domain-Driven Design

Groovy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 10 (30.30%) WebLogic
2 3 (9.09%) JBoss
2 3 (9.09%) Mule
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (12.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.09%) IaaS
1 3 (9.09%) PaaS
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) HTTP
1 3 (9.09%) SSL
1 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) NoSQL
2 8 (24.24%) MongoDB
3 6 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
4 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.06%) Couchbase
6 1 (3.03%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 18 (54.55%) Git (software)
2 16 (48.48%) Jenkins
3 13 (39.39%) SoapUI
4 10 (30.30%) Maven
5 7 (21.21%) IntelliJ
5 7 (21.21%) Selenium
5 7 (21.21%) XDoclet
6 6 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (18.18%) JUnit
6 6 (18.18%) Mercurial
6 6 (18.18%) Mockito
6 6 (18.18%) WebStorm
7 3 (9.09%) Subversion
8 1 (3.03%) Android Studio
8 1 (3.03%) Gradle
8 1 (3.03%) Grunt
8 1 (3.03%) gulp
General
1 4 (12.12%) Electronics
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
1 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
1 4 (12.12%) Marketing
1 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Developer
2 18 (54.55%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (9.09%) SOA Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (6.06%) AWS Developer
5 2 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (51.52%) Web Services
2 15 (45.45%) JSON
3 14 (42.42%) XML
4 11 (33.33%) REST
5 10 (30.30%) Java EE
5 10 (30.30%) Spring
6 9 (27.27%) SOAP
7 8 (24.24%) Middleware
7 8 (24.24%) WSDL
8 7 (21.21%) EJB
8 7 (21.21%) Hibernate
8 7 (21.21%) HTML
8 7 (21.21%) HTML5
9 6 (18.18%) JPA
9 6 (18.18%) jQuery
9 6 (18.18%) JSON Schema
9 6 (18.18%) RxJava
9 6 (18.18%) XML Schema
10 4 (12.12%) XSD
11 3 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) iPad
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) AIX
2 3 (9.09%) HPUX
2 3 (9.09%) Mac OS X
2 3 (9.09%) Solaris
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (96.97%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (84.85%) TDD
3 16 (48.48%) Test Automation
4 14 (42.42%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (39.39%) BDD
5 13 (39.39%) DevOps
5 13 (39.39%) Open Source
6 12 (36.36%) Scrum
7 7 (21.21%) Domain-Driven Design
7 7 (21.21%) MVC
7 7 (21.21%) OO
7 7 (21.21%) SOA
8 6 (18.18%) BPMN
8 6 (18.18%) Information Security
8 6 (18.18%) Kanban
8 6 (18.18%) Microservices
9 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
10 4 (12.12%) Continuous Deployment
10 4 (12.12%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (12.12%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (87.88%) Java
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) Scala
4 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 3 (9.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Ansible
2 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) SAP
3 3 (9.09%) webMethods
3 3 (9.09%) WSO2
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) New Relic
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