The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Groovy
England / South West
Rank 123 122 142
Rank change year-on-year -1 +20  
Contract jobs citing Groovy 13 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.51% 0.62% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.26% 1.62% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 3
Median daily rate £413 £424 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.65% +21.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £398 £350
% change year-on-year +6.91% +13.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1030 1108 1172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.02% 38.18% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 654 742
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 113 59
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.23 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Groovy
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Groovy in the South West

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Groovy in the South West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Groovy in the South West

Groovy
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Devon -8 11 £400 -7.51%
Bristol - 1 £425 -
Wiltshire - 1 £650 -
Groovy
England

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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

1 28 (75.68%) Java
2 25 (67.57%) XML
2 25 (67.57%) Spring
3 23 (62.16%) JavaScript
3 23 (62.16%) SQL
4 22 (59.46%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (59.46%) Hibernate
4 22 (59.46%) Grails
4 22 (59.46%) Git (software)
5 21 (56.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 20 (54.05%) Open Source
6 20 (54.05%) Jenkins
7 19 (51.35%) Gradle
7 19 (51.35%) Docker
7 19 (51.35%) RabbitMQ
8 17 (45.95%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (45.95%) Customer Requirements
8 17 (45.95%) Migration
9 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
11 11 (29.73%) Spock
12 9 (24.32%) REST
13 8 (21.62%) Linux
13 8 (21.62%) HTML
14 7 (18.92%) Unix
14 7 (18.92%) HTTP
14 7 (18.92%) ISEB
14 7 (18.92%) Mac OS X
14 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
14 7 (18.92%) MongoDB

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (5.41%) Anypoint
1 2 (5.41%) Apache
1 2 (5.41%) Confluence
1 2 (5.41%) GlassFish
1 2 (5.41%) Mule
1 2 (5.41%) Mule ESB
1 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) GitHub
1 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (59.46%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (18.92%) MongoDB
3 5 (13.51%) Neo4j
3 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.41%) MySQL
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (59.46%) Git (software)
2 21 (56.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 20 (54.05%) Jenkins
4 19 (51.35%) Gradle
5 11 (29.73%) Spock
6 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
6 2 (5.41%) JIRA
6 2 (5.41%) JUnit
6 2 (5.41%) Maven
6 2 (5.41%) Selenium
6 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.70%) Mockito
General
1 2 (5.41%) Local Government
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Developer
1 22 (59.46%) Java Developer
2 5 (13.51%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Automation Test Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Automation Tester
2 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Tester
3 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Test Automation Specialist
3 3 (8.11%) Test Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Automation Tester
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Tester
4 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Java Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (67.57%) Spring
1 25 (67.57%) XML
2 22 (59.46%) Grails
2 22 (59.46%) Hibernate
3 19 (51.35%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (24.32%) REST
5 8 (21.62%) HTML
6 5 (13.51%) Dropwizard
6 5 (13.51%) JAX-RS
7 2 (5.41%) J2EE
7 2 (5.41%) JSON
7 2 (5.41%) RAML
7 2 (5.41%) SOAP
7 2 (5.41%) WSDL
7 2 (5.41%) XSD
7 2 (5.41%) XSLT
8 1 (2.70%) .NET
8 1 (2.70%) CSS
8 1 (2.70%) Java SE
8 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Linux
2 7 (18.92%) Mac OS X
2 7 (18.92%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Open Source
2 17 (45.95%) Continuous Delivery
2 17 (45.95%) Customer Requirements
2 17 (45.95%) Migration
3 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.22%) Continuous Deployment
5 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
5 5 (13.51%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (13.51%) Web Design
6 4 (10.81%) Microservices
6 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.11%) BDD
7 3 (8.11%) Kanban
7 3 (8.11%) Scrum
7 3 (8.11%) TDD
7 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 28 (75.68%) Java
2 23 (62.16%) JavaScript
2 23 (62.16%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) XPath
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.92%) ISEB
2 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
3 6 (16.22%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) CloudHub
2 1 (2.70%) Ansible
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) IBM
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle