The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 261 257
Rank change year-on-year +53 -4  
Contract jobs citing Groovy 40 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.50% 0.064% 0.091%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.50% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 4
Median daily rate £403 £389 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +7.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £319 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2662 3182 3290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.61% 33.84% 33.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1578 2104 1905
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 120 119
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.70 £45.00
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 the South East

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

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Groovy in the South East

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Groovy in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Groovy in the South East

Groovy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Groovy in the South East

Groovy
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Groovy within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 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
Buckinghamshire - 13 £350 - 1
Surrey - 11 £360 - 3
Berkshire +33 9 £450 +8.43% 1
West Sussex +8 6 £512 +34.60%
Hampshire - 1 £438 - 1
Groovy
England

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 South East region with a requirement for Groovy.

1 87 (100.00%) Java
2 49 (56.32%) Maven
3 46 (52.87%) XML
4 45 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (48.28%) Git (software)
6 40 (45.98%) Selenium
6 40 (45.98%) Python
7 38 (43.68%) Gradle
8 35 (40.23%) REST
9 34 (39.08%) Spring
10 31 (35.63%) JavaScript
11 30 (34.48%) Jenkins
12 29 (33.33%) Ant
13 28 (32.18%) Linux
13 28 (32.18%) HTTP
13 28 (32.18%) Ruby
13 28 (32.18%) Automated Testing
13 28 (32.18%) TDD
14 27 (31.03%) Bitbucket
15 26 (29.89%) Scala
16 25 (28.74%) Web Services
17 24 (27.59%) Tomcat
17 24 (27.59%) JSON
18 23 (26.44%) JIRA
18 23 (26.44%) Test Automation
19 22 (25.29%) Scrum
20 21 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
21 20 (22.99%) Splunk
21 20 (22.99%) BDD
21 20 (22.99%) HTML

Groovy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 24 (27.59%) Tomcat
2 17 (19.54%) CMS
3 16 (18.39%) Apache
3 16 (18.39%) Sitecore CMS
4 10 (11.49%) nginx
5 6 (6.90%) WebLogic
6 5 (5.75%) Confluence
7 4 (4.60%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (4.60%) JBoss
8 3 (3.45%) Alfresco
8 3 (3.45%) Liferay
9 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.39%) GitHub
2 9 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.34%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 28 (32.18%) HTTP
2 9 (10.34%) SSL
2 9 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.45%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.84%) MongoDB
2 10 (11.49%) MySQL
3 9 (10.34%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.45%) Hazelcast
6 2 (2.30%) Big Data
7 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.15%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (56.32%) Maven
2 42 (48.28%) Git (software)
3 40 (45.98%) Selenium
4 38 (43.68%) Gradle
5 30 (34.48%) Jenkins
6 29 (33.33%) Ant
7 27 (31.03%) Bitbucket
8 23 (26.44%) JIRA
9 19 (21.84%) WebDriver
10 18 (20.69%) eggPlant
11 17 (19.54%) Apache Ivy
11 17 (19.54%) JMeter
12 14 (16.09%) Gatling
12 14 (16.09%) Subversion
13 12 (13.79%) IntelliJ
13 12 (13.79%) SoapUI
14 11 (12.64%) Cucumber
14 11 (12.64%) Eclipse
15 9 (10.34%) Karma Test Runner
15 9 (10.34%) Sublime Text
General
1 6 (6.90%) Finance
1 6 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.15%) Electronics
2 1 (1.15%) Games
2 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.15%) Marketing
2 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (73.56%) Developer
2 39 (44.83%) Java Developer
3 13 (14.94%) Developer in Test
4 10 (11.49%) Analyst
5 9 (10.34%) Scala Developer
5 9 (10.34%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.05%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Agile Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Agile Java Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Performance Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Java Web Developer
9 3 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.45%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (52.87%) XML
2 35 (40.23%) REST
3 34 (39.08%) Spring
4 25 (28.74%) Web Services
5 24 (27.59%) JSON
6 20 (22.99%) HTML
7 19 (21.84%) RESTful
7 19 (21.84%) XSLT
8 18 (20.69%) Apache Camel
8 18 (20.69%) Grails
9 15 (17.24%) Gherkin
9 15 (17.24%) J2EE
9 15 (17.24%) Servlets
10 14 (16.09%) AngularJS
11 13 (14.94%) CSS
11 13 (14.94%) Spring Integration
12 12 (13.79%) HTML5
13 11 (12.64%) Node.js
14 9 (10.34%) jQuery
15 8 (9.20%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.30%) iPad
4 1 (1.15%) Online Games
4 1 (1.15%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (32.18%) Linux
2 11 (12.64%) Windows
3 9 (10.34%) Ubuntu
3 9 (10.34%) Unix
4 3 (3.45%) Android
4 3 (3.45%) Solaris
5 2 (2.30%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (32.18%) Automated Testing
2 28 (32.18%) TDD
3 23 (26.44%) Test Automation
4 22 (25.29%) Scrum
5 21 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (22.99%) BDD
7 19 (21.84%) Open Source
8 18 (20.69%) Microservices
9 17 (19.54%) Content Management
9 17 (19.54%) OOP
9 17 (19.54%) Project Management
10 16 (18.39%) DevOps
10 16 (18.39%) OO
11 15 (17.24%) Defect Management
11 15 (17.24%) Security Testing
12 13 (14.94%) Software Engineering
13 12 (13.79%) Visualisation
14 11 (12.64%) Manual Testing
15 10 (11.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (100.00%) Java
2 40 (45.98%) Python
3 31 (35.63%) JavaScript
4 28 (32.18%) Ruby
5 26 (29.89%) Scala
6 14 (16.09%) C++
7 9 (10.34%) C#
7 9 (10.34%) Haskell
7 9 (10.34%) Perl
8 6 (6.90%) SQL
9 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
9 5 (5.75%) PHP
10 3 (3.45%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.05%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.90%) ISEB
3 5 (5.75%) Degree
4 4 (4.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) SDET
System Software
1 13 (14.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) Grafana
1 9 (10.34%) Kibana
2 5 (5.75%) HP Fortify
2 5 (5.75%) Puppet
3 4 (4.60%) Ansible
4 1 (1.15%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (22.99%) Splunk
2 18 (20.69%) Oracle
3 16 (18.39%) Sitecore
4 12 (13.79%) HP
4 12 (13.79%) IBM
5 9 (10.34%) Google
6 4 (4.60%) Atlassian
6 4 (4.60%) webMethods
7 3 (3.45%) Adobe
7 3 (3.45%) GigaSpaces
8 2 (2.30%) VMware
9 1 (1.15%) Facebook
9 1 (1.15%) Guidewire
9 1 (1.15%) Informatica
9 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.15%) SAP
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