Period
to 28 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Groovy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Groovy over the 6 months to 28 May 2020 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
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 391 437 333
Rank change year-on-year +46 -104 +86
Contract jobs citing Groovy 231 483 756
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.53% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.20% 1.24% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 285 515
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £360 £375 £400
90th Percentile £726 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £464 £500
% change year-on-year +13.15% -7.20% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £72.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -31.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year -30.00% - -

Groovy is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 19,198 38,866 43,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.99% 42.83% 43.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,905 26,907 30,332
Median daily rate £488 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +7.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £664 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 681 788
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £18.25 £18.00 £17.00
90th Percentile £56.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +7.50% -2.74%

Groovy
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Groovy as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Groovy in the UK

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Groovy.

Daily rate trend for Groovy in the UK

Groovy
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Groovy over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Groovy in the UK

Groovy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Groovy.

Hourly rate trend for Groovy in the UK

Groovy
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Groovy within the UK over the 6 months to 28 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +60 220 £550 +2.09% 32
London +71 123 £550 -4.35% 10
UK excluding London +54 99 £525 +13.15% 22
North of England +90 43 £475 +11.76% 4
North West +52 25 £363 -14.71% 4
South West +60 23 £525 -11.76% 14
South East +66 20 £550 +4.76% 3
North East +26 16 £900 +190.32%
Work from Home +15 7 £500 - 10
East of England +48 6 £588 +49.21% 1
West Midlands +57 4 £338 +5.72%
Midlands +47 4 £338 -20.40%
Yorkshire +57 2 £400 +14.29%
Wales +29 2 £413 -10.81%
Scotland +18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Groovy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Groovy.

1 146 (63.20%) Python
2 144 (62.34%) Java
3 123 (53.25%) DevOps
4 119 (51.52%) Jenkins
5 109 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (36.80%) Kubernetes
7 81 (35.06%) Terraform
8 79 (34.20%) AWS
9 71 (30.74%) Docker
10 63 (27.27%) Linux
11 62 (26.84%) Git (software)
12 59 (25.54%) Ansible
13 52 (22.51%) Azure
13 52 (22.51%) Continuous Integration
13 52 (22.51%) JavaScript
14 51 (22.08%) Web Services
15 46 (19.91%) OpenShift
16 45 (19.48%) Test Automation
17 42 (18.18%) Open Source
17 42 (18.18%) SQL
18 41 (17.75%) Security Cleared
18 41 (17.75%) JIRA
18 41 (17.75%) REST
19 40 (17.32%) GCP
19 40 (17.32%) Scrum
20 38 (16.45%) BDD
21 37 (16.02%) Microservices
21 37 (16.02%) SOAP
22 36 (15.58%) SC Cleared
23 35 (15.15%) JSON

Groovy
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 25 (10.82%) Confluence
2 24 (10.39%) nginx
3 16 (6.93%) Tomcat
4 12 (5.19%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (3.90%) Apache Spark
5 9 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (3.46%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.73%) GemFire
8 3 (1.30%) Apache
8 3 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.87%) JBoss
9 2 (0.87%) Jetty
9 2 (0.87%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.43%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.43%) Mule
10 1 (0.43%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.43%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 79 (34.20%) AWS
2 52 (22.51%) Azure
3 46 (19.91%) OpenShift
4 40 (17.32%) GCP
5 29 (12.55%) Serverless
6 28 (12.12%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (11.69%) AWS Lambda
8 23 (9.96%) Amazon ECS
9 19 (8.23%) Amazon S3
10 16 (6.93%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (6.93%) GitHub
11 15 (6.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (5.63%) CloudFront
13 12 (5.19%) Route 53
13 12 (5.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (3.46%) PaaS
15 7 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (3.03%) Amazon EMR
16 6 (2.60%) Amazon EKS
16 6 (2.60%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.79%) DSL
2 11 (4.76%) Firewall
3 10 (4.33%) HTTP
4 7 (3.03%) DNS
5 4 (1.73%) OpenVPN
6 3 (1.30%) SSL
7 2 (0.87%) Broadband
8 1 (0.43%) DHCP
8 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.99%) NoSQL
2 25 (10.82%) MongoDB
3 20 (8.66%) Amazon RDS
3 20 (8.66%) Big Data
4 12 (5.19%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.90%) SQL Server
6 8 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.46%) Hadoop
7 7 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (3.03%) Couchbase
7 7 (3.03%) MariaDB
7 7 (3.03%) MySQL
7 7 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.30%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.30%) Flink
9 2 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.87%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.87%) HBase
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.87%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 119 (51.52%) Jenkins
2 62 (26.84%) Git (software)
3 41 (17.75%) JIRA
4 33 (14.29%) Maven
5 31 (13.42%) Cucumber
6 30 (12.99%) Selenium
7 28 (12.12%) CircleCI
7 28 (12.12%) Travis CI
8 25 (10.82%) Gradle
8 25 (10.82%) JUnit
9 22 (9.52%) SoapUI
10 16 (6.93%) Postman
11 14 (6.06%) GoCD
12 12 (5.19%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (4.76%) Mockito
13 11 (4.76%) SonarQube
14 9 (3.90%) Bitbucket
14 9 (3.90%) gulp
15 8 (3.46%) Gatling
15 8 (3.46%) GitLab
General
1 34 (14.72%) Public Sector
2 30 (12.99%) Finance
3 23 (9.96%) Banking
4 5 (2.16%) Games
4 5 (2.16%) Retail
4 5 (2.16%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.30%) Back Office
5 3 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.87%) Electronics
6 2 (0.87%) Marketing
6 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 74 (32.03%) Developer
1 74 (32.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (17.75%) Java Developer
3 18 (7.79%) AWS DevOps
4 16 (6.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 16 (6.93%) AWS Engineer
5 15 (6.49%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 14 (6.06%) Senior DevOps
6 14 (6.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 13 (5.63%) Cloud Engineer
8 12 (5.19%) Platform Engineer
9 11 (4.76%) Senior Developer
10 10 (4.33%) Tester
11 9 (3.90%) Senior Java Developer
12 8 (3.46%) Consultant
13 7 (3.03%) Automation Tester
13 7 (3.03%) AWS Developer
13 7 (3.03%) Java Mobile Developer
14 6 (2.60%) Lead DevOps
14 6 (2.60%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (22.08%) Web Services
2 41 (17.75%) REST
3 37 (16.02%) SOAP
4 35 (15.15%) JSON
5 34 (14.72%) Spring
6 24 (10.39%) Elastic Stack
7 23 (9.96%) Spring Boot
8 22 (9.52%) AngularJS
9 21 (9.09%) Kafka
9 21 (9.09%) Node.js
10 19 (8.23%) HTML
11 18 (7.79%) RabbitMQ
11 18 (7.79%) RESTful
12 16 (6.93%) CSS
13 15 (6.49%) OAuth
14 14 (6.06%) Hibernate
14 14 (6.06%) JPA
15 11 (4.76%) Angular 2
15 11 (4.76%) OAuth2
16 10 (4.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.33%) Mobile App
2 9 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.90%) iPad
3 8 (3.46%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.16%) Cloud Native
4 5 (2.16%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.73%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.30%) Grid Computing
6 3 (1.30%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.30%) Robotics
7 2 (0.87%) Clustering
7 2 (0.87%) DataPower
7 2 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.87%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.87%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (27.27%) Linux
2 22 (9.52%) Unix
2 22 (9.52%) Windows
3 12 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.03%) CentOS
5 5 (2.16%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.73%) Android
6 4 (1.73%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.87%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (53.25%) DevOps
2 109 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (22.51%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (19.48%) Test Automation
5 42 (18.18%) Open Source
6 40 (17.32%) Scrum
7 38 (16.45%) BDD
8 37 (16.02%) Microservices
9 34 (14.72%) TDD
10 27 (11.69%) Infrastructure as Code
11 23 (9.96%) Kanban
12 22 (9.52%) API Testing
13 19 (8.23%) SDLC
14 18 (7.79%) Dashboard Development
15 17 (7.36%) Performance Testing
16 15 (6.49%) Migration
16 15 (6.49%) Software Engineering
17 14 (6.06%) E-Commerce
18 13 (5.63%) Continuous Delivery
18 13 (5.63%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 146 (63.20%) Python
2 144 (62.34%) Java
3 52 (22.51%) JavaScript
4 42 (18.18%) SQL
5 34 (14.72%) Scala
6 32 (13.85%) Bash Shell
7 30 (12.99%) Ruby
8 24 (10.39%) Go
8 24 (10.39%) Java 8
9 23 (9.96%) Shell Script
10 12 (5.19%) C#
11 9 (3.90%) PowerShell
12 8 (3.46%) Perl
13 7 (3.03%) Clojure
14 5 (2.16%) C++
14 5 (2.16%) Korn
15 4 (1.73%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.73%) XPath
16 3 (1.30%) C
16 3 (1.30%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 41 (17.75%) Security Cleared
2 36 (15.58%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.73%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.30%) Degree
4 3 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.87%) OCP
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.43%) CAPM
6 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.43%) ISEB
6 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.23%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
System Software
1 71 (30.74%) Docker
2 7 (3.03%) OpenAM
2 7 (3.03%) OpenDJ
3 3 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 85 (36.80%) Kubernetes
2 81 (35.06%) Terraform
3 59 (25.54%) Ansible
4 22 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (5.63%) Packer
6 12 (5.19%) Consul
7 11 (4.76%) logstash
7 11 (4.76%) Puppet
8 9 (3.90%) Kibana
9 7 (3.03%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (2.16%) Rancher
11 4 (1.73%) Grafana
11 4 (1.73%) Salt
12 2 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.43%) Graphite
Vendors
1 27 (11.69%) Google
2 14 (6.06%) Oracle
2 14 (6.06%) Splunk
3 8 (3.46%) AppDynamics
4 7 (3.03%) ForgeRock
5 6 (2.60%) Axway
5 6 (2.60%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.16%) hybris
6 5 (2.16%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.16%) SAP
7 4 (1.73%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.30%) CA
8 3 (1.30%) LogicMonitor
8 3 (1.30%) Moogsoft
8 3 (1.30%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.30%) Tableau
8 3 (1.30%) Talend
9 2 (0.87%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.87%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.87%) New Relic