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 3 months to 26 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 367 444 505
Rank change year-on-year +77 +61  
Contract jobs citing Groovy 253 211 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.40% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.28% 1.02% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 172 100
Median daily rate £525 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +3.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £381
% change year-on-year -2.77% +18.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19721 20622 21293
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.95% 38.85% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13466 14153 14242
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 449 434
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.53 £50.00 £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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 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
England +64 246 £525 +10.52% 46
London +41 149 £550 - 31
South East +24 31 £450 - 3
City of London +8 25 £550 -4.34% 5
Yorkshire +16 21 £425 -8.10% 1
Leeds +24 20 £425 -15.00%
West Yorkshire +17 20 £425 -15.00%
East of England +8 17 £488 +25.80% 4
Croydon +11 12 £450 +5.88%
Hammersmith - 11 £555 -
Surrey - 10 £360 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +83 8 £300 -40.00% 1
Tyne and Wear +80 8 £300 -40.00% 1
North East +75 8 £300 -40.00% 1
North West +14 8 £340 -32.00% 1
Essex -9 8 £488 - 1
South West +7 7 £370 -10.84% 2
Oxfordshire -3 7 £550 -
Manchester +2 6 £365 -27.00%
Oxford - 6 £550 -
West Sussex +18 5 £488 +7.30%
Worthing - 5 £488 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £481 - 2
West Midlands +20 4 £488 +8.50% 2
Berkshire +18 4 £450 +12.50%
Shropshire +13 4 £488 +8.50%
Bracknell +10 4 £450 -
Cambridge +3 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +1 4 - - 1
Bristol -1 4 £365 -25.12%

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for Groovy.

1 417 (84.76%) Java
2 289 (58.74%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (40.24%) Test Automation
4 173 (35.16%) Jenkins
5 168 (34.15%) Git (software)
6 161 (32.72%) TDD
6 161 (32.72%) DevOps
7 154 (31.30%) Python
8 150 (30.49%) Scrum
9 149 (30.28%) JavaScript
10 139 (28.25%) Web Services
11 129 (26.22%) Linux
12 128 (26.02%) Maven
13 123 (25.00%) BDD
14 120 (24.39%) Scala
15 119 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
16 110 (22.36%) Amazon AWS
17 105 (21.34%) Open Source
17 105 (21.34%) Selenium
18 104 (21.14%) Puppet
19 103 (20.93%) QA
20 100 (20.33%) Software Engineering
20 100 (20.33%) HTML
21 98 (19.92%) Kanban
22 97 (19.72%) MongoDB
23 94 (19.11%) Ansible
24 88 (17.89%) REST
25 86 (17.48%) Gradle
25 86 (17.48%) CSS
26 82 (16.67%) RESTful

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 66 (13.41%) Tomcat
2 58 (11.79%) Apache
3 47 (9.55%) Cloud Foundry
4 41 (8.33%) Confluence
5 38 (7.72%) nginx
6 35 (7.11%) WebLogic
7 24 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (3.25%) CMS
9 15 (3.05%) JBoss
10 14 (2.85%) Sitecore CMS
11 12 (2.44%) Apache Spark
12 8 (1.63%) Mule
13 6 (1.22%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
14 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.61%) Alfresco
16 2 (0.41%) GlassFish
16 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 1 (0.20%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.22%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.41%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 110 (22.36%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (10.16%) PaaS
3 29 (5.89%) GitHub
4 17 (3.46%) Google Analytics
5 15 (3.05%) Amazon S3
6 11 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 10 (2.03%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.02%) IaaS
8 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.81%) SaaS
10 3 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.61%) Heroku
10 3 (0.61%) Slack
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle CX
12 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 77 (15.65%) HTTP
2 24 (4.88%) SSL
2 24 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 18 (3.66%) DNS
4 15 (3.05%) LDAP
5 11 (2.24%) SMTP
5 11 (2.24%) SSH
6 10 (2.03%) IMAP
6 10 (2.03%) OpenLDAP
6 10 (2.03%) OpenVPN
7 7 (1.42%) Firewall
8 3 (0.61%) FTP
8 3 (0.61%) LAN
8 3 (0.61%) WAN
9 2 (0.41%) AMQP
9 2 (0.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (19.72%) MongoDB
2 67 (13.62%) NoSQL
3 55 (11.18%) MySQL
4 30 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (4.47%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.46%) Big Data
7 15 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (2.85%) Couchbase
8 14 (2.85%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (2.44%) CouchDB
9 12 (2.44%) Oracle Database
9 12 (2.44%) SQL Server
10 8 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.63%) Redis
11 7 (1.42%) Neo4j
12 5 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.02%) MarkLogic
12 5 (1.02%) QlikView
12 5 (1.02%) Riak
Development Applications
1 173 (35.16%) Jenkins
2 168 (34.15%) Git (software)
3 128 (26.02%) Maven
4 105 (21.34%) Selenium
5 86 (17.48%) Gradle
6 79 (16.06%) JIRA
7 71 (14.43%) SoapUI
8 67 (13.62%) gulp
9 62 (12.60%) IntelliJ
10 49 (9.96%) Ant
10 49 (9.96%) JUnit
11 47 (9.55%) Grunt
12 41 (8.33%) Bitbucket
13 32 (6.50%) Cucumber
14 31 (6.30%) Subversion
15 30 (6.10%) Gatling
16 29 (5.89%) WebDriver
17 24 (4.88%) JMeter
18 22 (4.47%) IBM UrbanCode
18 22 (4.47%) Travis CI
General
1 65 (13.21%) Finance
2 25 (5.08%) Banking
3 13 (2.64%) Games
4 12 (2.44%) Retail
5 10 (2.03%) Marketing
6 9 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.02%) Electronics
7 5 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.61%) Publishing
9 2 (0.41%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.20%) Front Office
10 1 (0.20%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 235 (47.76%) Developer
2 161 (32.72%) Java Developer
3 92 (18.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 45 (9.15%) Tester
5 39 (7.93%) Senior Developer
6 37 (7.52%) Automation Tester
7 33 (6.71%) Analyst
7 33 (6.71%) Senior Java Developer
8 30 (6.10%) Test Analyst
9 24 (4.88%) Scala Developer
10 22 (4.47%) Java Engineer
11 21 (4.27%) AWS DevOps
12 20 (4.07%) Agile Developer
12 20 (4.07%) Agile Java Developer
13 16 (3.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 16 (3.25%) AWS Engineer
14 14 (2.85%) Architect
14 14 (2.85%) Consultant
14 14 (2.85%) Full Stack Developer
14 14 (2.85%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (28.25%) Web Services
2 100 (20.33%) HTML
3 88 (17.89%) REST
4 86 (17.48%) CSS
5 82 (16.67%) RESTful
6 75 (15.24%) Grails
7 74 (15.04%) Spring
8 70 (14.23%) XML
9 69 (14.02%) HTML5
10 68 (13.82%) AngularJS
11 54 (10.98%) Gherkin
12 51 (10.37%) jQuery
12 51 (10.37%) JSON
13 49 (9.96%) SOAP
14 46 (9.35%) Hibernate
15 43 (8.74%) Play Framework
15 43 (8.74%) React
16 36 (7.32%) Dropwizard
17 31 (6.30%) Elastic Stack
18 30 (6.10%) Hystrix
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.05%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (2.85%) Data Structures
4 14 (2.85%) iPad
5 13 (2.64%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.83%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.83%) User Experience
7 8 (1.63%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.02%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.81%) Online Games
10 3 (0.61%) IVR
10 3 (0.61%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.41%) PMI
11 2 (0.41%) Wiki
12 1 (0.20%) Animation
12 1 (0.20%) DataPower
12 1 (0.20%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.20%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 129 (26.22%) Linux
2 55 (11.18%) Unix
3 31 (6.30%) Windows
4 29 (5.89%) CentOS
5 19 (3.86%) Ubuntu
6 16 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.02%) Android
7 5 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (0.81%) AIX
8 4 (0.81%) CoreOS
8 4 (0.81%) HPUX
8 4 (0.81%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.81%) Solaris
9 3 (0.61%) SmartOS
10 1 (0.20%) Debian
10 1 (0.20%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (58.74%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (40.24%) Test Automation
3 161 (32.72%) DevOps
3 161 (32.72%) TDD
4 150 (30.49%) Scrum
5 123 (25.00%) BDD
6 119 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
7 105 (21.34%) Open Source
8 100 (20.33%) Software Engineering
9 98 (19.92%) Kanban
10 71 (14.43%) Microservices
11 68 (13.82%) Pair Programming
12 66 (13.41%) Continuous Delivery
13 55 (11.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 52 (10.57%) SOA
15 51 (10.37%) Continuous Improvement
16 46 (9.35%) API Testing
16 46 (9.35%) Defect Management
17 43 (8.74%) Domain-Driven Design
18 42 (8.54%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 417 (84.76%) Java
2 154 (31.30%) Python
3 149 (30.28%) JavaScript
4 120 (24.39%) Scala
5 81 (16.46%) SQL
6 61 (12.40%) Ruby
7 43 (8.74%) Shell Script
8 33 (6.71%) Perl
9 32 (6.50%) Bash Shell
10 19 (3.86%) C#
11 17 (3.46%) Haskell
12 16 (3.25%) Clojure
13 13 (2.64%) PHP
14 12 (2.44%) Jython
14 12 (2.44%) PL/SQL
15 10 (2.03%) C++
16 6 (1.22%) ECMAScript
17 5 (1.02%) Go
18 4 (0.81%) XPath
19 3 (0.61%) ES6
Qualifications
1 35 (7.11%) Security Cleared
2 31 (6.30%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.47%) ISTQB
4 17 (3.46%) ISEB
5 15 (3.05%) Degree
6 12 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.22%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.41%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (20.93%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (12.80%) Docker
2 36 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (2.03%) Postfix
3 10 (2.03%) Squid
3 10 (2.03%) vCloud
4 6 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.22%) vSphere
5 5 (1.02%) LXC
6 2 (0.41%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 104 (21.14%) Puppet
2 94 (19.11%) Ansible
3 70 (14.23%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (7.52%) Kibana
5 27 (5.49%) Kubernetes
6 26 (5.28%) Grafana
6 26 (5.28%) Terraform
7 14 (2.85%) logstash
8 13 (2.64%) Docker Swarm
8 13 (2.64%) ZABBIX
9 11 (2.24%) OpenAM
10 10 (2.03%) Rancher
10 10 (2.03%) Rsyslog
10 10 (2.03%) Sysdig
11 9 (1.83%) HP Fortify
12 6 (1.22%) Prometheus
13 4 (0.81%) Graphite
13 4 (0.81%) MOM
14 3 (0.61%) HP SiteScope
14 3 (0.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 70 (14.23%) Oracle
2 30 (6.10%) New Relic
2 30 (6.10%) VMware
3 26 (5.28%) Atlassian
3 26 (5.28%) Google
3 26 (5.28%) HP
4 21 (4.27%) Splunk
5 14 (2.85%) Sitecore
6 12 (2.44%) Adobe
6 12 (2.44%) webMethods
7 11 (2.24%) Sonatype
8 7 (1.42%) Guidewire
8 7 (1.42%) IBM
9 6 (1.22%) Zend
10 5 (1.02%) Jaspersoft
10 5 (1.02%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.02%) SAP
11 4 (0.81%) WSO2
12 3 (0.61%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.61%) Hortonworks
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