Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 479 322 441
Rank change year-on-year -157 +119 +79
Contract jobs citing Groovy 355 839 514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.81% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.00% 1.82% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 570 393
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £400 £405 £364
90th Percentile £712 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £72.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.86% +70.59% +54.55%
10th Percentile £27.40 £71.25 £41.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £73.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 - £42.50

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 35,625 46,024 41,669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.00% 44.56% 41.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,704 32,295 28,950
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £321 £315 £306
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 690 698 783
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.25 £16.54 £15.83
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.38 £40.50
% change year-on-year +2.64% +4.65% +8.00%

Groovy
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Groovy in the UK

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Groovy in the UK

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Groovy over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Groovy in the UK

Groovy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Groovy in the UK

Groovy
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Groovy over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Groovy in the UK

Groovy
Top 14 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 22 October 2019. 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 -169 307 £534 +1.66% 64
London -105 185 £540 -1.82% 39
UK excluding London -117 160 £500 +5.26% 30
South East 0 60 £475 +5.56% 3
Scotland +6 33 £513 -26.79% 3
East of England +9 20 £690 +31.43% 5
North of England -68 15 £418 -13.25% 9
Midlands -2 14 £500 +11.11% 6
South West -2 13 £546 +4.04% 2
East Midlands +17 10 £500 +8.11%
North West -51 8 £461 -34.11% 5
Yorkshire -11 7 £374 -16.89% 3
Wales +4 5 £450 +5.88% 3
West Midlands -20 4 £501 +11.39% 6

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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.

1 236 (66.48%) Java
2 191 (53.80%) Python
3 190 (53.52%) Jenkins
4 182 (51.27%) DevOps
5 181 (50.99%) Agile Software Development
6 136 (38.31%) Git (software)
7 114 (32.11%) Linux
8 102 (28.73%) Docker
9 100 (28.17%) JIRA
10 99 (27.89%) Continuous Integration
11 92 (25.92%) Scala
12 87 (24.51%) Kubernetes
13 84 (23.66%) JavaScript
14 83 (23.38%) Scrum
14 83 (23.38%) Terraform
15 82 (23.10%) Microservices
16 79 (22.25%) Ansible
17 77 (21.69%) AWS
17 77 (21.69%) Maven
18 66 (18.59%) REST
19 65 (18.31%) Gradle
20 64 (18.03%) Spring
21 63 (17.75%) Security Cleared
21 63 (17.75%) Test Automation
22 62 (17.46%) Confluence
23 59 (16.62%) Bash Shell
23 59 (16.62%) TDD
24 58 (16.34%) Ruby
25 56 (15.77%) JSON
26 53 (14.93%) Puppet

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 62 (17.46%) Confluence
2 35 (9.86%) nginx
3 34 (9.58%) Tomcat
4 27 (7.61%) Apache
5 26 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (4.79%) Apache Spark
6 17 (4.79%) Cloud Foundry
7 16 (4.51%) Alfresco
7 16 (4.51%) WebLogic
8 15 (4.23%) JBoss
9 10 (2.82%) SharePoint
9 10 (2.82%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.69%) Jetty
10 6 (1.69%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 4 (1.13%) GemFire
12 3 (0.85%) DataSynapse
13 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 77 (21.69%) AWS
2 41 (11.55%) Azure
3 33 (9.30%) GitHub
4 26 (7.32%) GCP
5 21 (5.92%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (5.63%) Serverless
7 19 (5.35%) AWS Lambda
8 18 (5.07%) npm
9 15 (4.23%) Amazon ECS
9 15 (4.23%) Amazon S3
10 14 (3.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (3.38%) Google Analytics
12 11 (3.10%) OpenShift
12 11 (3.10%) PaaS
12 11 (3.10%) Slack
13 10 (2.82%) Amazon ELB
14 8 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (2.25%) Route 53
15 6 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (1.69%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.89%) HTTP
2 22 (6.20%) DSL
3 15 (4.23%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.38%) SSL
5 9 (2.54%) Firewall
6 7 (1.97%) SSH
7 6 (1.69%) Skype
8 5 (1.41%) VPN
9 4 (1.13%) Kerberos
9 4 (1.13%) Wireless
10 3 (0.85%) DNS
11 2 (0.56%) FTP
11 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.28%) IMAP
12 1 (0.28%) LAN
12 1 (0.28%) SMTP
12 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.37%) MongoDB
2 32 (9.01%) NoSQL
3 27 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (7.32%) Hadoop
5 20 (5.63%) Big Data
5 20 (5.63%) Relational Database
6 19 (5.35%) MySQL
7 17 (4.79%) SQL Server
8 16 (4.51%) Amazon Aurora
9 13 (3.66%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (2.82%) Essbase
11 9 (2.54%) Oracle Smart View
12 8 (2.25%) MariaDB
12 8 (2.25%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.97%) Geospatial Data
14 6 (1.69%) HBase
15 5 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (1.41%) Apache Accumulo
15 5 (1.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 190 (53.52%) Jenkins
2 136 (38.31%) Git (software)
3 100 (28.17%) JIRA
4 77 (21.69%) Maven
5 65 (18.31%) Gradle
6 44 (12.39%) Cucumber
7 42 (11.83%) Selenium
8 41 (11.55%) JUnit
9 30 (8.45%) Sonatype Nexus
10 25 (7.04%) gulp
11 23 (6.48%) Ant
12 22 (6.20%) IntelliJ
13 19 (5.35%) Eclipse
14 16 (4.51%) CircleCI
15 15 (4.23%) Subversion
16 14 (3.94%) Gatling
17 13 (3.66%) Bitbucket
17 13 (3.66%) Mercurial
17 13 (3.66%) TeamCity
17 13 (3.66%) Travis CI
General
1 38 (10.70%) Banking
2 30 (8.45%) Finance
3 29 (8.17%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.25%) Retail
5 7 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.41%) Games
7 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 128 (36.06%) Developer
2 108 (30.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 65 (18.31%) Java Developer
4 27 (7.61%) Scala Developer
5 18 (5.07%) Senior Developer
6 17 (4.79%) AWS DevOps
7 16 (4.51%) AWS Engineer
7 16 (4.51%) Cloud Engineer
8 15 (4.23%) Senior DevOps
9 14 (3.94%) Architect
9 14 (3.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 14 (3.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 12 (3.38%) Consultant
10 12 (3.38%) Senior Java Developer
11 11 (3.10%) Java Engineer
12 10 (2.82%) Backend Developer
12 10 (2.82%) Tester
13 9 (2.54%) Data Engineer
14 8 (2.25%) Analyst
14 8 (2.25%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (18.59%) REST
2 64 (18.03%) Spring
3 56 (15.77%) JSON
4 52 (14.65%) Web Services
5 45 (12.68%) RESTful
6 41 (11.55%) HTML
6 41 (11.55%) Kafka
7 39 (10.99%) Node.js
8 38 (10.70%) CSS
8 38 (10.70%) HTML5
9 36 (10.14%) AngularJS
10 34 (9.58%) Spring Boot
11 28 (7.89%) Hibernate
11 28 (7.89%) Play Framework
12 27 (7.61%) XML
13 25 (7.04%) Gherkin
14 21 (5.92%) SOAP
15 20 (5.63%) RabbitMQ
16 19 (5.35%) jQuery
17 15 (4.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.51%) Public Cloud
2 14 (3.94%) User Experience
3 11 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.10%) Client/Server
4 10 (2.82%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.54%) Grid Computing
6 7 (1.97%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.97%) PKI
7 6 (1.69%) Derivative
7 6 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.13%) Equities
8 4 (1.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (0.85%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.56%) iPad
10 2 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.28%) Mashup
Operating Systems
1 114 (32.11%) Linux
2 48 (13.52%) Windows
3 26 (7.32%) CentOS
4 23 (6.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (5.07%) Ubuntu
6 14 (3.94%) Apple iOS
6 14 (3.94%) Unix
7 12 (3.38%) Android
8 9 (2.54%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.69%) Debian
10 2 (0.56%) AIX
10 2 (0.56%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (51.27%) DevOps
2 181 (50.99%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (27.89%) Continuous Integration
4 83 (23.38%) Scrum
5 82 (23.10%) Microservices
6 63 (17.75%) Test Automation
7 59 (16.62%) TDD
8 50 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
9 46 (12.96%) Open Source
10 43 (12.11%) Continuous Delivery
11 37 (10.42%) Configuration Management
11 37 (10.42%) Kanban
12 29 (8.17%) BDD
13 27 (7.61%) SDLC
14 23 (6.48%) Infrastructure as Code
14 23 (6.48%) Unit Testing
15 21 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (5.63%) SOA
17 19 (5.35%) Software Engineering
18 18 (5.07%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 236 (66.48%) Java
2 191 (53.80%) Python
3 92 (25.92%) Scala
4 84 (23.66%) JavaScript
5 59 (16.62%) Bash Shell
6 58 (16.34%) Ruby
7 45 (12.68%) Java 8
8 37 (10.42%) Perl
9 34 (9.58%) Shell Script
10 32 (9.01%) SQL
11 24 (6.76%) Go
12 21 (5.92%) C#
13 17 (4.79%) Clojure
14 14 (3.94%) C++
14 14 (3.94%) PowerShell
15 12 (3.38%) Haskell
16 7 (1.97%) PL/SQL
17 6 (1.69%) C
17 6 (1.69%) ClojureScript
17 6 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (17.75%) Security Cleared
2 46 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.10%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.69%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.56%) ISEB
5 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.51%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 102 (28.73%) Docker
2 8 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.41%) OpenAM
3 5 (1.41%) OpenDJ
4 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.28%) KVM
5 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 87 (24.51%) Kubernetes
2 83 (23.38%) Terraform
3 79 (22.25%) Ansible
4 53 (14.93%) Puppet
5 36 (10.14%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (7.32%) Kibana
7 21 (5.92%) Consul
8 20 (5.63%) Grafana
9 18 (5.07%) Packer
10 10 (2.82%) Prometheus
10 10 (2.82%) Salt
11 5 (1.41%) ZABBIX
12 4 (1.13%) logstash
12 4 (1.13%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 3 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.85%) Fluentd
13 3 (0.85%) Rancher
14 2 (0.56%) Istio
14 2 (0.56%) Sysdig
15 1 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (10.99%) Oracle
2 34 (9.58%) Google
3 27 (7.61%) Red Hat
4 23 (6.48%) Splunk
5 17 (4.79%) Atlassian
6 10 (2.82%) Adobe
6 10 (2.82%) Microsoft
7 9 (2.54%) Hyperion
7 9 (2.54%) MuleSoft
8 8 (2.25%) webMethods
9 7 (1.97%) AppDynamics
9 7 (1.97%) ForgeRock
9 7 (1.97%) hybris
10 6 (1.69%) Cloudera
10 6 (1.69%) Hortonworks
10 6 (1.69%) Sybase
10 6 (1.69%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.41%) Perforce
12 4 (1.13%) Altera
12 4 (1.13%) Xilinx