Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 383 479 322
Rank change year-on-year +96 -157 +129
Contract jobs citing Groovy 150 350 839
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.41% 0.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.09% 0.99% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 210 576
Median daily rate £540 £527 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +0.38% -
10th Percentile £363 £374 £405
90th Percentile £650 £713 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -19.81% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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 13,735 35,479 46,132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.04% 41.92% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,002 24,569 32,457
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £309 £320 £315
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 697 698
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +5.15% +4.61%
10th Percentile £13.00 £19.63 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -19.54% +3.57% +3.70%

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 31 October 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 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 31 October 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 +88 98 £500 -6.31% 31
Work from Home -54 67 £550 - 7
London +75 65 £539 -0.23% 16
UK excluding London +140 37 £421 -19.81% 18
North of England +112 15 £360 -21.95% 7
North West +93 14 £360 -24.21% 7
Scotland +51 10 £440 -20.00% 4
Midlands +78 5 £360 -11.49% 3
South East +116 4 £500 +5.26% 3
West Midlands +65 4 £360 -11.49% 3
South West +99 2 £290 -48.44% 1
East of England +69 1 £525 -23.91%
Yorkshire +68 1 - -
East Midlands +42 1 - -

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 91 (60.67%) Jenkins
2 87 (58.00%) Python
3 86 (57.33%) DevOps
4 77 (51.33%) Java
5 68 (45.33%) Kubernetes
6 54 (36.00%) Terraform
6 54 (36.00%) Git (software)
7 53 (35.33%) Ansible
8 43 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (25.33%) GCP
10 36 (24.00%) Gradle
10 36 (24.00%) Maven
11 34 (22.67%) PaaS
11 34 (22.67%) Linux
12 32 (21.33%) Google
13 31 (20.67%) Open Source
13 31 (20.67%) Test Automation
13 31 (20.67%) Node.js
14 30 (20.00%) Mentoring
14 30 (20.00%) Azure
15 28 (18.67%) JIRA
15 28 (18.67%) JavaScript
15 28 (18.67%) Travis CI
15 28 (18.67%) CircleCI
16 26 (17.33%) Opscode Chef
16 26 (17.33%) SQL Server
16 26 (17.33%) AWS
16 26 (17.33%) nginx
17 25 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (16.67%) Confluence

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 26 (17.33%) nginx
2 25 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 25 (16.67%) Confluence
3 18 (12.00%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (7.33%) Tomcat
5 7 (4.67%) Apache Spark
5 7 (4.67%) JBoss
6 6 (4.00%) IIS
6 6 (4.00%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.33%) Apache
7 5 (3.33%) Jetty
7 5 (3.33%) MQSeries
7 5 (3.33%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 5 (3.33%) Red Hat Fuse
7 5 (3.33%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.33%) CMS
8 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.67%) Mule
9 1 (0.67%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.33%) Lawson
1 5 (3.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.67%) HFM
2 1 (0.67%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 38 (25.33%) GCP
2 34 (22.67%) PaaS
3 30 (20.00%) Azure
4 26 (17.33%) AWS
5 25 (16.67%) npm
6 24 (16.00%) OpenShift
7 15 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (7.33%) SuccessFactors
9 10 (6.67%) Boomi
10 8 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (5.33%) Amazon S3
10 8 (5.33%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (5.33%) Route 53
10 8 (5.33%) Serverless
11 7 (4.67%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 7 (4.67%) AWS CodeBuild
11 7 (4.67%) GitHub
12 6 (4.00%) BrowserStack
13 5 (3.33%) IaaS
13 5 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.33%) DSL
2 7 (4.67%) Firewall
3 6 (4.00%) HTTP
3 6 (4.00%) SSH
4 2 (1.33%) DNS
4 2 (1.33%) Internet
4 2 (1.33%) Intranet
4 2 (1.33%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.67%) BigQuery
3 21 (14.00%) MongoDB
4 13 (8.67%) Hadoop
5 11 (7.33%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 9 (6.00%) MySQL
8 8 (5.33%) Big Data
8 8 (5.33%) Oracle Database
9 7 (4.67%) NoSQL
10 5 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (3.33%) Flink
11 4 (2.67%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (2.67%) Couchbase
12 3 (2.00%) InfluxDB
13 2 (1.33%) Cloud Spanner
13 2 (1.33%) OrientDB
13 2 (1.33%) Redis
13 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (1.33%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 91 (60.67%) Jenkins
2 54 (36.00%) Git (software)
3 36 (24.00%) Gradle
3 36 (24.00%) Maven
4 28 (18.67%) CircleCI
4 28 (18.67%) JIRA
4 28 (18.67%) Travis CI
5 25 (16.67%) gulp
6 22 (14.67%) Artifactory
7 15 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 15 (10.00%) Selenium
8 13 (8.67%) GitLab
9 12 (8.00%) Subversion
10 9 (6.00%) Bitbucket
11 8 (5.33%) TeamCity
12 7 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (4.67%) Eclipse
12 7 (4.67%) FishEye
12 7 (4.67%) IntelliJ
12 7 (4.67%) SonarQube
General
1 22 (14.67%) Banking
2 15 (10.00%) Finance
3 11 (7.33%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.67%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.33%) International Banking
6 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Front Office
7 1 (0.67%) Games
7 1 (0.67%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (42.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 39 (26.00%) Developer
3 18 (12.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 13 (8.67%) Java Developer
5 9 (6.00%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (6.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (5.33%) Build Engineer
6 8 (5.33%) Platform Engineer
7 7 (4.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.00%) Consultant
8 6 (4.00%) Tester
9 5 (3.33%) Architect
9 5 (3.33%) AWS DevOps
9 5 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (3.33%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (3.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.67%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (2.67%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.67%) Node.js
2 20 (13.33%) REST
2 20 (13.33%) RESTful
3 17 (11.33%) Web Services
4 15 (10.00%) Spring
5 13 (8.67%) JSON
6 12 (8.00%) Middleware
7 11 (7.33%) HTML
7 11 (7.33%) Kafka
8 10 (6.67%) SOAP
8 10 (6.67%) XML
9 9 (6.00%) AngularJS
9 9 (6.00%) HTML5
9 9 (6.00%) JMS
9 9 (6.00%) Play Framework
10 8 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (4.67%) jQuery
11 7 (4.67%) React
12 6 (4.00%) CSS
12 6 (4.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.00%) User Experience
2 5 (3.33%) Derivative
2 5 (3.33%) iPad
2 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.67%) Algorithms
3 4 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.67%) Grid Computing
3 4 (2.67%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.00%) Market Risk
4 3 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.33%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.67%) LIMS
6 1 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.67%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.67%) Linux
2 15 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (8.67%) Ubuntu
3 13 (8.67%) Windows
4 11 (7.33%) Apple iOS
5 9 (6.00%) Android
5 9 (6.00%) Unix
6 7 (4.67%) CentOS
7 6 (4.00%) Debian
8 5 (3.33%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.67%) Fedora
9 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (57.33%) DevOps
2 43 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (20.67%) Open Source
3 31 (20.67%) Test Automation
4 30 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 25 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (15.33%) Scrum
7 21 (14.00%) Infrastructure as Code
8 17 (11.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (10.00%) TDD
10 13 (8.67%) Kanban
10 13 (8.67%) Software Engineering
11 11 (7.33%) Deployment Automation
11 11 (7.33%) ERP
11 11 (7.33%) Microservices
12 10 (6.67%) SDLC
13 9 (6.00%) Configuration Management
13 9 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (5.33%) Computer Science
15 7 (4.67%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (58.00%) Python
2 77 (51.33%) Java
3 28 (18.67%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.33%) Bash Shell
5 22 (14.67%) Scala
6 21 (14.00%) SQL
7 14 (9.33%) C++
7 14 (9.33%) PowerShell
7 14 (9.33%) Ruby
8 13 (8.67%) Perl
9 11 (7.33%) Go
10 6 (4.00%) Java 8
10 6 (4.00%) PL/SQL
10 6 (4.00%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.33%) Clojure
11 5 (3.33%) ClojureScript
11 5 (3.33%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.67%) C#
12 4 (2.67%) VBA
13 2 (1.33%) Jython
Qualifications
1 17 (11.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.33%) Degree
4 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.67%) ISEB
4 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) COSO
2 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
2 23 (15.33%) Docker
3 3 (2.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 68 (45.33%) Kubernetes
2 54 (36.00%) Terraform
3 53 (35.33%) Ansible
4 26 (17.33%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (14.67%) Argo
6 12 (8.00%) Kibana
7 10 (6.67%) Grafana
8 8 (5.33%) Puppet
9 6 (4.00%) Salt
10 3 (2.00%) logstash
10 3 (2.00%) Prometheus
11 2 (1.33%) Consul
11 2 (1.33%) Istio
11 2 (1.33%) Packer
12 1 (0.67%) Ambari
12 1 (0.67%) Control-M
12 1 (0.67%) HP UCMDB
12 1 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (21.33%) Google
2 17 (11.33%) Oracle
3 13 (8.67%) SAP
4 11 (7.33%) Microsoft
5 10 (6.67%) Dell
5 10 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.33%) Splunk
7 7 (4.67%) Cloudera
7 7 (4.67%) Hortonworks
7 7 (4.67%) Micro Focus
7 7 (4.67%) Sybase
8 6 (4.00%) Axway
8 6 (4.00%) RedGate
8 6 (4.00%) ServiceNow
9 5 (3.33%) Infor
9 5 (3.33%) Maconomy
9 5 (3.33%) MuleSoft
9 5 (3.33%) Sparx
10 4 (2.67%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.67%) CA