The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 430 490
Rank change year-on-year +80 +60  
Contract jobs citing Groovy 244 205 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.42% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.37% 1.06% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 167 100
Median daily rate £525 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +3.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £550
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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17797 19305 19561
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.91% 39.10% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12243 13462 13266
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 413 395
Median hourly rate £41.75 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £15.95 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £51.10 £50.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Groovy in England

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Groovy in England

Groovy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Groovy in England

Groovy
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
London +63 148 £550 - 29
South East +24 30 £469 +4.25% 3
Yorkshire +10 21 £425 -8.10% 1
East of England +9 17 £488 +25.80% 4
North East +75 8 £300 -40.00% 1
North West +11 8 £340 -32.00% 1
South West +7 7 £370 -10.84% 2
West Midlands +23 4 £488 +8.50% 2
Groovy
UK

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 England region with a requirement for Groovy.

1 412 (84.95%) Java
2 285 (58.76%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 171 (35.26%) Git (software)
5 169 (34.85%) Jenkins
6 162 (33.40%) TDD
7 156 (32.16%) DevOps
8 150 (30.93%) Python
9 146 (30.10%) JavaScript
9 146 (30.10%) Scrum
10 133 (27.42%) Maven
11 131 (27.01%) Web Services
11 131 (27.01%) Linux
12 121 (24.95%) BDD
13 119 (24.54%) Scala
13 119 (24.54%) Continuous Integration
14 108 (22.27%) Amazon AWS
15 101 (20.82%) Puppet
16 100 (20.62%) Open Source
16 100 (20.62%) QA
16 100 (20.62%) Selenium
17 98 (20.21%) HTML
17 98 (20.21%) Software Engineering
18 96 (19.79%) Kanban
18 96 (19.79%) MongoDB
19 90 (18.56%) Ansible
20 89 (18.35%) Gradle
21 86 (17.73%) REST
22 84 (17.32%) CSS
23 82 (16.91%) RESTful

Groovy
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 67 (13.81%) Tomcat
2 57 (11.75%) Apache
3 45 (9.28%) Cloud Foundry
4 40 (8.25%) Confluence
5 39 (8.04%) nginx
6 32 (6.60%) WebLogic
7 23 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (3.09%) JBoss
9 14 (2.89%) CMS
9 14 (2.89%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (2.27%) Apache Spark
11 8 (1.65%) Mule
12 6 (1.24%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (0.82%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.62%) Alfresco
15 1 (0.21%) Liferay
15 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
15 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
15 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.41%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 108 (22.27%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (9.90%) PaaS
3 30 (6.19%) GitHub
4 18 (3.71%) Google Analytics
5 14 (2.89%) Amazon S3
6 11 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 10 (2.06%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.03%) IaaS
8 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (0.82%) SaaS
10 3 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.62%) Heroku
10 3 (0.62%) Slack
11 2 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle CX
12 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 78 (16.08%) HTTP
2 25 (5.15%) SSL
2 25 (5.15%) TCP/IP
3 18 (3.71%) DNS
4 15 (3.09%) LDAP
5 11 (2.27%) SMTP
5 11 (2.27%) SSH
6 10 (2.06%) IMAP
6 10 (2.06%) OpenLDAP
6 10 (2.06%) OpenVPN
7 7 (1.44%) Firewall
8 3 (0.62%) FTP
8 3 (0.62%) LAN
8 3 (0.62%) WAN
9 2 (0.41%) AMQP
9 2 (0.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (19.79%) MongoDB
2 67 (13.81%) NoSQL
3 51 (10.52%) MySQL
4 30 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (4.33%) Relational Database
6 16 (3.30%) Big Data
7 14 (2.89%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (2.89%) Couchbase
8 13 (2.68%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (2.47%) CouchDB
9 12 (2.47%) SQL Server
10 10 (2.06%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.65%) Redis
12 7 (1.44%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.24%) Neo4j
14 5 (1.03%) JasperReports
14 5 (1.03%) MarkLogic
14 5 (1.03%) QlikView
15 4 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 171 (35.26%) Git (software)
2 169 (34.85%) Jenkins
3 133 (27.42%) Maven
4 100 (20.62%) Selenium
5 89 (18.35%) Gradle
6 80 (16.49%) JIRA
7 68 (14.02%) gulp
8 65 (13.40%) SoapUI
9 64 (13.20%) IntelliJ
10 50 (10.31%) Ant
11 48 (9.90%) Grunt
11 48 (9.90%) JUnit
12 41 (8.45%) Bitbucket
13 33 (6.80%) Cucumber
14 32 (6.60%) Subversion
15 31 (6.39%) Gatling
16 29 (5.98%) WebDriver
17 24 (4.95%) JMeter
18 22 (4.54%) IBM UrbanCode
18 22 (4.54%) Spock
General
1 66 (13.61%) Finance
2 24 (4.95%) Banking
3 14 (2.89%) Games
4 12 (2.47%) Retail
5 10 (2.06%) Marketing
6 9 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.03%) Electronics
7 5 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.62%) Publishing
9 2 (0.41%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 232 (47.84%) Developer
2 160 (32.99%) Java Developer
3 90 (18.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 45 (9.28%) Tester
5 42 (8.66%) Senior Developer
6 37 (7.63%) Automation Tester
7 36 (7.42%) Senior Java Developer
8 33 (6.80%) Analyst
9 30 (6.19%) Test Analyst
10 24 (4.95%) Scala Developer
11 21 (4.33%) AWS DevOps
11 21 (4.33%) Java Engineer
12 20 (4.12%) Agile Developer
12 20 (4.12%) Agile Java Developer
13 16 (3.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 16 (3.30%) AWS Engineer
14 14 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
14 14 (2.89%) Lead DevOps
14 14 (2.89%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (2.89%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (27.01%) Web Services
2 98 (20.21%) HTML
3 86 (17.73%) REST
4 84 (17.32%) CSS
5 82 (16.91%) RESTful
6 78 (16.08%) Grails
6 78 (16.08%) Spring
7 70 (14.43%) HTML5
8 69 (14.23%) AngularJS
8 69 (14.23%) XML
9 52 (10.72%) Gherkin
10 51 (10.52%) jQuery
10 51 (10.52%) JSON
11 47 (9.69%) Hibernate
11 47 (9.69%) SOAP
12 45 (9.28%) Play Framework
13 43 (8.87%) React
14 36 (7.42%) Dropwizard
15 31 (6.39%) Elastic Stack
16 30 (6.19%) Hystrix
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.09%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (2.89%) Data Structures
4 14 (2.89%) iPad
5 13 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.86%) User Experience
7 8 (1.65%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.44%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.03%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.82%) Online Games
11 3 (0.62%) IVR
11 3 (0.62%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.41%) PMI
12 2 (0.41%) Social Media
12 2 (0.41%) Wiki
13 1 (0.21%) DataPower
13 1 (0.21%) Fintech
13 1 (0.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 131 (27.01%) Linux
2 57 (11.75%) Unix
3 32 (6.60%) Windows
4 29 (5.98%) CentOS
5 20 (4.12%) Ubuntu
6 16 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.44%) Android
8 5 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.82%) AIX
9 4 (0.82%) CoreOS
9 4 (0.82%) HPUX
9 4 (0.82%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.82%) Solaris
10 3 (0.62%) SmartOS
11 1 (0.21%) Debian
11 1 (0.21%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (58.76%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 162 (33.40%) TDD
4 156 (32.16%) DevOps
5 146 (30.10%) Scrum
6 121 (24.95%) BDD
7 119 (24.54%) Continuous Integration
8 100 (20.62%) Open Source
9 98 (20.21%) Software Engineering
10 96 (19.79%) Kanban
11 72 (14.85%) Microservices
12 68 (14.02%) Pair Programming
13 63 (12.99%) Continuous Delivery
14 52 (10.72%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 50 (10.31%) SOA
16 47 (9.69%) Continuous Improvement
17 43 (8.87%) API Testing
17 43 (8.87%) Defect Management
17 43 (8.87%) Domain-Driven Design
18 42 (8.66%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 412 (84.95%) Java
2 150 (30.93%) Python
3 146 (30.10%) JavaScript
4 119 (24.54%) Scala
5 75 (15.46%) SQL
6 62 (12.78%) Ruby
7 42 (8.66%) Shell Script
8 34 (7.01%) Perl
9 32 (6.60%) Bash Shell
10 20 (4.12%) C#
11 18 (3.71%) Haskell
12 15 (3.09%) Clojure
13 13 (2.68%) PHP
14 12 (2.47%) PL/SQL
15 10 (2.06%) C++
15 10 (2.06%) Jython
16 6 (1.24%) ECMAScript
17 5 (1.03%) Go
18 4 (0.82%) XPath
19 3 (0.62%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 34 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 30 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.54%) ISTQB
4 17 (3.51%) ISEB
5 14 (2.89%) Degree
6 11 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.24%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.41%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (20.62%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (12.99%) Docker
2 36 (7.42%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (2.06%) Postfix
3 10 (2.06%) Squid
3 10 (2.06%) vCloud
4 6 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.24%) vSphere
5 5 (1.03%) LXC
6 2 (0.41%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 101 (20.82%) Puppet
2 90 (18.56%) Ansible
3 67 (13.81%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (7.84%) Kibana
5 27 (5.57%) Grafana
5 27 (5.57%) Kubernetes
6 25 (5.15%) Terraform
7 14 (2.89%) logstash
8 13 (2.68%) Docker Swarm
8 13 (2.68%) ZABBIX
9 11 (2.27%) OpenAM
10 10 (2.06%) Rancher
10 10 (2.06%) Rsyslog
10 10 (2.06%) Sysdig
11 9 (1.86%) HP Fortify
12 6 (1.24%) Prometheus
13 4 (0.82%) Graphite
13 4 (0.82%) MOM
14 3 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
14 3 (0.62%) Nagios
Vendors
1 65 (13.40%) Oracle
2 30 (6.19%) New Relic
2 30 (6.19%) VMware
3 27 (5.57%) Google
4 26 (5.36%) HP
5 25 (5.15%) Atlassian
6 21 (4.33%) Splunk
7 14 (2.89%) Sitecore
8 12 (2.47%) webMethods
9 11 (2.27%) Sonatype
10 10 (2.06%) Adobe
11 8 (1.65%) IBM
12 7 (1.44%) Guidewire
13 6 (1.24%) Zend
14 5 (1.03%) Jaspersoft
14 5 (1.03%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.03%) SAP
15 4 (0.82%) WSO2
16 3 (0.62%) F5
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