Period
to 22 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 348 444 489
Rank change year-on-year +96 +45 +129
Contract jobs citing Groovy 747 481 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.50% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.65% 1.21% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 343 334
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.60% +7.07%
10th Percentile £400 £355 £354
90th Percentile £675 £750 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
UK median hourly rate £72.50 - £27.50
10th Percentile £71.25 - £26.25
90th Percentile £73.75 - £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.50

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 45,245 39,908 42,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.79% 41.60% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,687 27,357 29,185
UK median daily rate £463 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 791 802 918
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.50 £16.25 £13.27
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.38% +12.00% +7.14%

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 July 2018.

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 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 22 July 2018. 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 +79 696 £525 - 96
London +33 380 £550 - 49
UK excluding London +100 354 £500 +17.65% 52
North of England +32 124 £450 +6.51% 15
South East +35 113 £490 +8.89% 16
North West +38 69 £500 +36.99% 10
Yorkshire +2 52 £450 +5.88% 3
Scotland -4 34 £700 +89.19% 1
East of England +8 31 £525 +7.69% 5
South West +6 24 £525 +31.25% 7
Midlands +4 22 £500 +17.65% 4
West Midlands -15 18 £500 +17.65% 1
Wales - 9 £425 - 3
East Midlands +6 4 £428 -11.40% 3
North East -21 4 £363 +3.57% 2

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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.

1 511 (68.41%) Java
2 460 (61.58%) Agile Software Development
3 436 (58.37%) DevOps
4 392 (52.48%) Jenkins
5 373 (49.93%) Docker
6 309 (41.37%) Python
7 276 (36.95%) Amazon AWS
8 273 (36.55%) Git (software)
9 270 (36.14%) Kubernetes
10 259 (34.67%) TDD
11 224 (29.99%) Ansible
12 217 (29.05%) Linux
13 203 (27.18%) Scrum
14 194 (25.97%) Test Automation
15 193 (25.84%) Continuous Integration
16 182 (24.36%) Ruby
16 182 (24.36%) Web Services
17 181 (24.23%) BDD
18 178 (23.83%) Scala
19 171 (22.89%) Microservices
20 167 (22.36%) Puppet
21 161 (21.55%) Spring
22 152 (20.35%) JIRA
22 152 (20.35%) Bash Shell
23 148 (19.81%) Opscode Chef
23 148 (19.81%) Maven
24 139 (18.61%) Terraform
25 132 (17.67%) RESTful
25 132 (17.67%) Open Source
26 130 (17.40%) JavaScript

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
1 113 (15.13%) Cloud Foundry
2 100 (13.39%) Confluence
3 64 (8.57%) Tomcat
4 63 (8.43%) nginx
5 60 (8.03%) Elasticsearch
6 57 (7.63%) Apache
7 27 (3.61%) JBoss
8 22 (2.95%) WebSphere
9 19 (2.54%) Apache Spark
10 12 (1.61%) OpenStack
11 11 (1.47%) WebLogic
12 10 (1.34%) CMS
13 8 (1.07%) Anypoint
13 8 (1.07%) Jetty
14 5 (0.67%) Alfresco
14 5 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
15 4 (0.54%) Mule
15 4 (0.54%) WildFly
16 3 (0.40%) Liferay
16 3 (0.40%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 12 (1.61%) HipChat
2 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.27%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.07%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 276 (36.95%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (10.44%) npm
3 70 (9.37%) GitHub
4 61 (8.17%) OpenShift
5 46 (6.16%) PaaS
6 43 (5.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 43 (5.76%) Heroku
7 31 (4.15%) IBM Cloud
8 22 (2.95%) Google Analytics
8 22 (2.95%) Serverless
9 21 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (2.81%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (2.01%) Amazon S3
11 15 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (1.07%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (9.77%) HTTP
2 58 (7.76%) TCP/IP
3 39 (5.22%) SSL
4 20 (2.68%) DNS
5 13 (1.74%) Firewall
5 13 (1.74%) FTP
6 11 (1.47%) DSL
7 9 (1.20%) Internet
8 8 (1.07%) SSH
9 3 (0.40%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.40%) OpenVPN
10 2 (0.27%) IMAP
10 2 (0.27%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.27%) NAS
10 2 (0.27%) SAN
10 2 (0.27%) SMTP
11 1 (0.13%) ICMP
11 1 (0.13%) SMS
11 1 (0.13%) SNMP
11 1 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (13.12%) NoSQL
2 74 (9.91%) MongoDB
3 68 (9.10%) PostgreSQL
4 66 (8.84%) Hadoop
5 50 (6.69%) Big Data
6 36 (4.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 35 (4.69%) MySQL
8 34 (4.55%) HBase
9 27 (3.61%) Relational Database
10 17 (2.28%) Amazon Redshift
11 13 (1.74%) SQL Server
12 11 (1.47%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.34%) Couchbase
14 9 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (1.07%) Neo4j
15 8 (1.07%) Redis
16 7 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 7 (0.94%) Oracle Database
17 6 (0.80%) CouchDB
18 5 (0.67%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 392 (52.48%) Jenkins
2 273 (36.55%) Git (software)
3 152 (20.35%) JIRA
4 148 (19.81%) Maven
5 119 (15.93%) Sonatype Nexus
6 117 (15.66%) Selenium
7 113 (15.13%) Gradle
8 84 (11.24%) Ant
9 82 (10.98%) JUnit
9 82 (10.98%) SonarQube
10 80 (10.71%) Cucumber
11 66 (8.84%) gulp
12 57 (7.63%) SoapUI
13 52 (6.96%) IntelliJ
14 49 (6.56%) GitLab
15 44 (5.89%) Gerrit
15 44 (5.89%) Mockito
16 42 (5.62%) IBM UrbanCode
17 39 (5.22%) Gatling
18 35 (4.69%) Bitbucket
General
1 102 (13.65%) Finance
2 71 (9.50%) Banking
3 21 (2.81%) Retail
4 14 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.07%) Electronics
6 8 (1.07%) Games
6 8 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.07%) Marketing
7 7 (0.94%) Publishing
8 5 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.67%) Law
9 2 (0.27%) Legal
9 2 (0.27%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) International Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 269 (36.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 258 (34.54%) Developer
3 190 (25.44%) Java Developer
4 106 (14.19%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 71 (9.50%) AWS DevOps
6 69 (9.24%) AWS Engineer
7 66 (8.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 64 (8.57%) Senior DevOps
9 61 (8.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 56 (7.50%) Senior Developer
11 51 (6.83%) Senior Java Developer
12 41 (5.49%) Consultant
13 38 (5.09%) Analyst
14 37 (4.95%) Test Analyst
15 30 (4.02%) DevOps Consultant
15 30 (4.02%) Java Engineer
16 28 (3.75%) Scala Developer
16 28 (3.75%) Tester
17 25 (3.35%) Agile Developer
17 25 (3.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (24.36%) Web Services
2 161 (21.55%) Spring
3 132 (17.67%) RESTful
4 123 (16.47%) Node.js
5 113 (15.13%) REST
6 84 (11.24%) SOAP
7 76 (10.17%) HTML
8 75 (10.04%) JSON
9 71 (9.50%) CSS
10 69 (9.24%) Spring Boot
11 66 (8.84%) Hibernate
12 63 (8.43%) Gherkin
13 62 (8.30%) XML
14 56 (7.50%) AngularJS
14 56 (7.50%) Kafka
15 53 (7.10%) Dropwizard
16 51 (6.83%) HTML5
17 43 (5.76%) Elastic Stack
18 41 (5.49%) Guice
19 40 (5.35%) React
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.78%) iPad
2 28 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (1.47%) User Experience
4 9 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (1.07%) FMCG
6 7 (0.94%) Data Centre
6 7 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (0.94%) Virtual Team
7 6 (0.80%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.80%) Fintech
7 6 (0.80%) Wiki
8 4 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (0.54%) Blog
8 4 (0.54%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.54%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.40%) Derivative
9 3 (0.40%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.40%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 217 (29.05%) Linux
2 99 (13.25%) Unix
3 62 (8.30%) Windows
4 47 (6.29%) CentOS
5 46 (6.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (4.82%) Ubuntu
7 11 (1.47%) Android
8 7 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.94%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.54%) Debian
10 3 (0.40%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (61.58%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (58.37%) DevOps
3 259 (34.67%) TDD
4 203 (27.18%) Scrum
5 194 (25.97%) Test Automation
6 193 (25.84%) Continuous Integration
7 181 (24.23%) BDD
8 171 (22.89%) Microservices
9 132 (17.67%) Open Source
10 113 (15.13%) Software Engineering
11 105 (14.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 102 (13.65%) Pair Programming
13 98 (13.12%) E-Commerce
14 82 (10.98%) Kanban
15 78 (10.44%) Continuous Delivery
16 69 (9.24%) SOA
17 66 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
18 61 (8.17%) Performance Testing
19 59 (7.90%) API Testing
20 57 (7.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 511 (68.41%) Java
2 309 (41.37%) Python
3 182 (24.36%) Ruby
4 178 (23.83%) Scala
5 152 (20.35%) Bash Shell
6 130 (17.40%) JavaScript
7 113 (15.13%) Java 8
8 92 (12.32%) SQL
9 68 (9.10%) Shell Script
10 52 (6.96%) Perl
11 46 (6.16%) C#
12 36 (4.82%) PowerShell
13 28 (3.75%) Clojure
14 26 (3.48%) C++
14 26 (3.48%) Haskell
15 18 (2.41%) Go
16 15 (2.01%) Kotlin
17 14 (1.87%) TypeScript
18 13 (1.74%) ES6
19 11 (1.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 87 (11.65%) Security Cleared
2 56 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.14%) Degree
4 11 (1.47%) AWS Certification
5 8 (1.07%) Master's Degree
6 7 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.54%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.40%) ISEB
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.03%) QA
2 38 (5.09%) GCP
System Software
1 373 (49.93%) Docker
2 69 (9.24%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (1.87%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.80%) HDFS
5 5 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.67%) etcd
5 5 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.40%) oVirt
6 3 (0.40%) Postfix
6 3 (0.40%) QEMU
6 3 (0.40%) RHEV
6 3 (0.40%) Squid
6 3 (0.40%) vCloud
7 2 (0.27%) Ceph
8 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 270 (36.14%) Kubernetes
2 224 (29.99%) Ansible
3 167 (22.36%) Puppet
4 148 (19.81%) Opscode Chef
5 139 (18.61%) Terraform
6 64 (8.57%) Consul
7 60 (8.03%) Kibana
8 43 (5.76%) Mesos
9 40 (5.35%) Packer
10 38 (5.09%) Grafana
11 32 (4.28%) logstash
12 19 (2.54%) Docker Swarm
13 17 (2.28%) Prometheus
14 8 (1.07%) ZABBIX
15 6 (0.80%) HP ALM
16 4 (0.54%) Nagios
16 4 (0.54%) Salt
17 3 (0.40%) Ambari
17 3 (0.40%) Rancher
17 3 (0.40%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 54 (7.23%) IBM
2 50 (6.69%) Splunk
3 47 (6.29%) Atlassian
4 43 (5.76%) Oracle
5 34 (4.55%) AppDynamics
6 32 (4.28%) Google
7 22 (2.95%) Red Hat
8 16 (2.14%) Adobe
9 14 (1.87%) MuleSoft
10 10 (1.34%) SAP
11 8 (1.07%) VMware
12 7 (0.94%) Cloudera
12 7 (0.94%) webMethods
13 6 (0.80%) Hortonworks
14 5 (0.67%) ATG
14 5 (0.67%) Blue Prism
15 4 (0.54%) hybris
15 4 (0.54%) Microsoft
16 3 (0.40%) New Relic
16 3 (0.40%) Sybase