The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 92 104
Rank change year-on-year +22 +12  
Contract jobs citing Groovy 20 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.85% 1.26% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.84% 2.49% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 3
Median daily rate £425 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Leeds with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 521 763 626
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 48.15% 50.80% 41.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 554 464
Median daily rate £400 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +19.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £39.00 £15.67 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +148.88% -55.22%  
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 Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Groovy in Leeds

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 Leeds region with a requirement for Groovy.

1 25 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (64.00%) Python
4 12 (48.00%) JIRA
5 11 (44.00%) QA
6 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 10 (40.00%) Spring
6 10 (40.00%) Grails
6 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 10 (40.00%) Scala
6 10 (40.00%) CouchDB
6 10 (40.00%) Hibernate
6 10 (40.00%) TDD
6 10 (40.00%) Pair Programming
6 10 (40.00%) Perl
6 10 (40.00%) MySQL
7 9 (36.00%) SQL
7 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (36.00%) MongoDB
7 9 (36.00%) Ruby
7 9 (36.00%) High Availability
8 7 (28.00%) Couchbase
8 7 (28.00%) Open Source
8 7 (28.00%) RESTful
8 7 (28.00%) Firewall
9 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
9 6 (24.00%) PHP
9 6 (24.00%) HTML
9 6 (24.00%) ECMAScript
9 6 (24.00%) Symfony

Groovy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 3 (12.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) CouchDB
1 10 (40.00%) MySQL
2 9 (36.00%) MongoDB
3 7 (28.00%) Couchbase
4 5 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) JIRA
2 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.00%) Selenium
3 3 (12.00%) JUnit
3 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (80.00%) Developer
2 14 (56.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (24.00%) PHP Developer
4 4 (16.00%) MongoDB Developer
5 3 (12.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Database Developer
6 2 (8.00%) NoSQL Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Lead DevOps
7 1 (4.00%) Polyglot Developer
7 1 (4.00%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) QA Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) Grails
1 10 (40.00%) Hibernate
1 10 (40.00%) Spring
2 7 (28.00%) RESTful
3 6 (24.00%) CodeIgniter
3 6 (24.00%) HTML
3 6 (24.00%) Symfony
4 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
5 3 (12.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Pair Programming
2 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (40.00%) TDD
2 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (36.00%) High Availability
4 7 (28.00%) Open Source
5 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.00%) API Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (16.00%) Kanban
6 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (16.00%) User Stories
7 3 (12.00%) BDD
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (64.00%) Python
3 10 (40.00%) Perl
3 10 (40.00%) Scala
4 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (36.00%) Ruby
4 9 (36.00%) SQL
5 6 (24.00%) ECMAScript
5 6 (24.00%) PHP
6 3 (12.00%) Elixir
7 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Zend
2 2 (8.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (8.00%) Splunk
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle