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 27 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 / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 231 254
Rank change year-on-year +6 +23  
Contract jobs citing Groovy 30 39 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.39% 0.43% 0.097%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.11% 1.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 37 5
Median daily rate £469 £435 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.84% +8.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £340 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £575 £496
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 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 2709 3167 3207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.93% 35.22% 34.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1963 1999
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 121 85
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 27 June 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 27 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
Surrey - 9 £348 -
Oxfordshire -4 7 £550 -
West Sussex +12 5 £488 +7.30%
Berkshire +22 4 £450 +12.50%
Buckinghamshire -12 4 £345 -1.42% 2
Groovy
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for Groovy.

1 73 (98.65%) Java
2 44 (59.46%) Test Automation
3 40 (54.05%) Git (software)
3 40 (54.05%) Python
4 36 (48.65%) Maven
5 34 (45.95%) Selenium
5 34 (45.95%) JavaScript
6 32 (43.24%) Linux
7 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (39.19%) REST
9 27 (36.49%) XML
10 25 (33.78%) Web Services
11 24 (32.43%) Oracle
11 24 (32.43%) Ant
11 24 (32.43%) HTTP
11 24 (32.43%) Ruby
11 24 (32.43%) Bitbucket
12 23 (31.08%) Gradle
13 22 (29.73%) HP
13 22 (29.73%) Tomcat
14 21 (28.38%) CSS
14 21 (28.38%) HTML
14 21 (28.38%) TDD
14 21 (28.38%) Spring
14 21 (28.38%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (28.38%) AngularJS
14 21 (28.38%) BDD
15 20 (27.03%) HTML5
15 20 (27.03%) Gatling
15 20 (27.03%) JSON

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 22 (29.73%) Tomcat
2 17 (22.97%) Apache
3 13 (17.57%) CMS
3 13 (17.57%) Sitecore CMS
4 12 (16.22%) nginx
5 10 (13.51%) WebLogic
6 7 (9.46%) JBoss
7 2 (2.70%) Confluence
8 1 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.97%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (16.22%) GitHub
3 11 (14.86%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 24 (32.43%) HTTP
2 11 (14.86%) SSL
2 11 (14.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.70%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.68%) MongoDB
2 11 (14.86%) MySQL
2 11 (14.86%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.35%) Big Data
4 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.35%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.35%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (54.05%) Git (software)
2 36 (48.65%) Maven
3 34 (45.95%) Selenium
4 24 (32.43%) Ant
4 24 (32.43%) Bitbucket
5 23 (31.08%) Gradle
6 20 (27.03%) Gatling
7 18 (24.32%) Grunt
7 18 (24.32%) gulp
7 18 (24.32%) IntelliJ
8 17 (22.97%) Jenkins
8 17 (22.97%) JIRA
9 14 (18.92%) SoapUI
10 13 (17.57%) Apache Ivy
10 13 (17.57%) eggPlant
10 13 (17.57%) JMeter
10 13 (17.57%) WebDriver
11 11 (14.86%) Eclipse
11 11 (14.86%) Karma Test Runner
11 11 (14.86%) Sublime Text
General
1 5 (6.76%) Finance
1 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.41%) Games
3 1 (1.35%) Electronics
3 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.35%) Marketing
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (54.05%) Developer
2 23 (31.08%) Java Developer
3 16 (21.62%) Analyst
4 15 (20.27%) Test Analyst
5 11 (14.86%) Scala Developer
6 8 (10.81%) Senior Developer
7 7 (9.46%) Pensions Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Performance Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Developer in Test
9 5 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Digital Developer
10 4 (5.41%) Java Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Scala Software Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (5.41%) Senior Scala Developer
10 4 (5.41%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (5.41%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (39.19%) REST
2 27 (36.49%) XML
3 25 (33.78%) Web Services
4 21 (28.38%) AngularJS
4 21 (28.38%) CSS
4 21 (28.38%) HTML
4 21 (28.38%) Spring
5 20 (27.03%) HTML5
5 20 (27.03%) JSON
6 16 (21.62%) Play Framework
6 16 (21.62%) React
7 13 (17.57%) Grails
7 13 (17.57%) Node.js
8 12 (16.22%) Apache Camel
9 11 (14.86%) Gherkin
9 11 (14.86%) J2EE
9 11 (14.86%) jQuery
9 11 (14.86%) Servlets
10 10 (13.51%) Spring Integration
11 8 (10.81%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.46%) iPad
3 4 (5.41%) Online Games
4 1 (1.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (43.24%) Linux
2 14 (18.92%) Unix
3 12 (16.22%) Windows
4 11 (14.86%) Ubuntu
5 5 (6.76%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (59.46%) Test Automation
2 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (28.38%) BDD
3 21 (28.38%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (28.38%) TDD
4 16 (21.62%) Defect Management
4 16 (21.62%) DevOps
5 15 (20.27%) Microservices
6 14 (18.92%) Software Engineering
7 13 (17.57%) Content Management
7 13 (17.57%) OO
7 13 (17.57%) OOP
7 13 (17.57%) Project Management
8 12 (16.22%) Analytics
8 12 (16.22%) Scrum
9 11 (14.86%) Front End Development
9 11 (14.86%) Open Source
9 11 (14.86%) Web Development
10 10 (13.51%) SOA
11 8 (10.81%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 73 (98.65%) Java
2 40 (54.05%) Python
3 34 (45.95%) JavaScript
4 24 (32.43%) Ruby
5 17 (22.97%) Scala
6 11 (14.86%) C#
6 11 (14.86%) Haskell
6 11 (14.86%) Perl
6 11 (14.86%) SQL
7 8 (10.81%) PL/SQL
8 4 (5.41%) C++
8 4 (5.41%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (18.92%) ISTQB
2 9 (12.16%) ISEB
3 8 (10.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 18 (24.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (14.86%) Grafana
1 11 (14.86%) Kibana
2 9 (12.16%) HP Fortify
3 8 (10.81%) Puppet
4 2 (2.70%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.35%) Ansible
5 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (32.43%) Oracle
2 22 (29.73%) HP
3 14 (18.92%) Splunk
4 13 (17.57%) Sitecore
5 11 (14.86%) Google
6 7 (9.46%) Adobe
6 7 (9.46%) New Relic
6 7 (9.46%) webMethods
7 5 (6.76%) IBM
8 3 (4.05%) Guidewire
9 1 (1.35%) Facebook
9 1 (1.35%) SAP
9 1 (1.35%) VMware