Period
to 28 October 2021

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 October 2021 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.

Apache Groovy
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 430 386 497
Rank change year-on-year -44 +111 -163
Contract jobs citing Groovy 463 149 353
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.46% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.37% 1.09% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 107 212
10th Percentile £431 £360 £400
25th Percentile £512 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
75th Percentile £688 £600 £625
90th Percentile £750 £650 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £421 £500
% change year-on-year +24.70% -15.80% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 - £46.50

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 33,759 13,727 35,516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.51% 42.09% 42.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,383 9,612 24,925
10th Percentile £363 £310 £320
25th Percentile £425 £394 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £704 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 288 646
10th Percentile £17.42 £12.35 £19.18
25th Percentile £25.25 £20.94 £33.44
Median hourly rate £45.50 £38.50 £44.26
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -13.01% +5.77%
75th Percentile £60.00 £47.63 £50.19
90th Percentile £68.75 £57.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +16.88% -12.50% +4.11%

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 October 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Groovy over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Groovy in the UK

Groovy
Top 16 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 October 2021. 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 -10 361 £575 +15.00% 110
London -30 226 £600 +10.09% 58
Work from Home -111 173 £575 +4.55% 15
UK excluding London -62 133 £525 +24.70% 55
South East -56 41 £550 +10.00% 10
East of England -21 25 £570 +8.57% 10
North of England -76 21 £575 +59.72% 22
Midlands -56 20 £428 +18.89% 5
Scotland -70 16 £463 +1.09%
East Midlands -28 13 £500 - 2
Yorkshire -29 12 £575 - 9
South West -44 9 £445 +61.82% 5
North West -56 8 £590 +63.89% 13
West Midlands -64 7 £428 +18.89% 3
Wales - 3 £495 - 3
North East - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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.

1 336 (72.57%) Jenkins
2 292 (63.07%) DevOps
3 284 (61.34%) Python
4 208 (44.92%) Kubernetes
5 205 (44.28%) Ansible
6 203 (43.84%) Docker
7 187 (40.39%) Terraform
8 176 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
9 166 (35.85%) Java
10 159 (34.34%) AWS
11 150 (32.40%) Linux
12 130 (28.08%) Maven
13 108 (23.33%) Git (software)
14 97 (20.95%) Sonatype Nexus
15 89 (19.22%) Test Automation
16 88 (19.01%) JIRA
16 88 (19.01%) Oracle
17 86 (18.57%) JavaScript
18 84 (18.14%) Security Cleared
18 84 (18.14%) GitHub
19 78 (16.85%) Social Skills
20 77 (16.63%) Microservices
20 77 (16.63%) Artifactory
21 74 (15.98%) GCP
22 73 (15.77%) Infrastructure as Code
23 72 (15.55%) TDD
23 72 (15.55%) Azure
23 72 (15.55%) Bash Shell
24 71 (15.33%) Scrum
25 70 (15.12%) Finance

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 67 (14.47%) Confluence
2 45 (9.72%) Tomcat
3 23 (4.97%) Apache Spark
4 19 (4.10%) WebLogic
5 18 (3.89%) nginx
6 14 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (3.02%) WebSphere
7 13 (2.81%) Apache
8 9 (1.94%) CMS
9 7 (1.51%) Mule
10 5 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.86%) Headless CMS
11 4 (0.86%) Magnolia
12 3 (0.65%) Documentum
12 3 (0.65%) IIS
13 2 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.43%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (1.51%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.51%) Hyperion Planning
1 7 (1.51%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.65%) Magento
3 2 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 159 (34.34%) AWS
2 84 (18.14%) GitHub
3 74 (15.98%) GCP
4 72 (15.55%) Azure
5 45 (9.72%) npm
6 42 (9.07%) Amazon EKS
7 37 (7.99%) Amazon ECS
8 33 (7.13%) Serverless
9 31 (6.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 30 (6.48%) PaaS
11 28 (6.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 28 (6.05%) Amazon S3
12 23 (4.97%) AWS CodeDeploy
13 21 (4.54%) AWS CodeBuild
13 21 (4.54%) AWS CodePipeline
14 19 (4.10%) SaaS
15 15 (3.24%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (2.81%) OpenShift
17 12 (2.59%) IaaS
18 10 (2.16%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.83%) Firewall
2 19 (4.10%) SSL
3 16 (3.46%) HTTP
4 5 (1.08%) DSL
4 5 (1.08%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.86%) DNS
6 3 (0.65%) FTP
6 3 (0.65%) Internet
7 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.22%) Intranet
7 1 (0.22%) Network Security
7 1 (0.22%) UPnP
7 1 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.37%) PostgreSQL
2 38 (8.21%) Relational Database
3 32 (6.91%) Big Data
4 31 (6.70%) Amazon RDS
4 31 (6.70%) SQL Server
5 28 (6.05%) RDBMS
6 25 (5.40%) Hadoop
7 23 (4.97%) MongoDB
8 21 (4.54%) NoSQL
9 20 (4.32%) HBase
10 19 (4.10%) Apache Hive
11 17 (3.67%) MySQL
12 14 (3.02%) Metadata
13 9 (1.94%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.51%) Essbase
15 5 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
15 5 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (1.08%) BigQuery
15 5 (1.08%) Couchbase
16 4 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 336 (72.57%) Jenkins
2 130 (28.08%) Maven
3 108 (23.33%) Git (software)
4 97 (20.95%) Sonatype Nexus
5 88 (19.01%) JIRA
6 77 (16.63%) Artifactory
7 68 (14.69%) Gradle
8 44 (9.50%) Travis CI
9 43 (9.29%) CircleCI
9 43 (9.29%) gulp
10 33 (7.13%) Bitbucket
11 30 (6.48%) SonarQube
12 27 (5.83%) GitLab
13 25 (5.40%) Selenium
14 24 (5.18%) Cucumber
15 22 (4.75%) Gatling
15 22 (4.75%) Subversion
16 20 (4.32%) JMeter
17 17 (3.67%) TeamCity
18 14 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 78 (16.85%) Social Skills
2 70 (15.12%) Finance
3 36 (7.78%) Public Sector
4 35 (7.56%) Banking
5 24 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.02%) Retail
7 12 (2.59%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.16%) Legal
9 9 (1.94%) Influencing Skills
10 7 (1.51%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.08%) Documentation Skills
12 4 (0.86%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.65%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.43%) Electronics
14 2 (0.43%) Games
14 2 (0.43%) Law
14 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.43%) Marketing
15 1 (0.22%) Front Office
15 1 (0.22%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 207 (44.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 77 (16.63%) Developer
3 39 (8.42%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 34 (7.34%) Senior DevOps
4 34 (7.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 26 (5.62%) Architect
6 24 (5.18%) Support Engineer
7 23 (4.97%) Java Developer
7 23 (4.97%) Platform Engineer
8 22 (4.75%) Data Engineer
9 19 (4.10%) Cloud Engineer
10 18 (3.89%) AWS Engineer
10 18 (3.89%) Tester
11 16 (3.46%) Consultant
12 13 (2.81%) Applications Engineer
12 13 (2.81%) Applications Support
12 13 (2.81%) Applications Support Engineer
12 13 (2.81%) Automation Tester
12 13 (2.81%) Azure Engineer
13 12 (2.59%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (12.96%) Spring
2 53 (11.45%) Spring Boot
3 44 (9.50%) Node.js
4 34 (7.34%) Elastic Stack
4 34 (7.34%) Web Services
5 32 (6.91%) RESTful
6 29 (6.26%) REST
7 28 (6.05%) React
8 27 (5.83%) Kafka
9 23 (4.97%) HTML
10 22 (4.75%) CSS
10 22 (4.75%) SOAP
11 21 (4.54%) .NET
12 20 (4.32%) Django
12 20 (4.32%) Flask
13 19 (4.10%) JSON
13 19 (4.10%) YAML
14 16 (3.46%) LDAP
15 15 (3.24%) OAuth
16 14 (3.02%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.97%) Public Cloud
2 13 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (2.81%) iPad
3 12 (2.59%) Cloud Native
4 11 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.16%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.73%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.73%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.73%) NHS
7 7 (1.51%) Analytical Mindset
7 7 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.30%) Legacy Applications
8 6 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.08%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.08%) User Experience
10 4 (0.86%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.86%) Linked Data
11 3 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.65%) Grid Computing
11 3 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 150 (32.40%) Linux
2 58 (12.53%) Unix
3 36 (7.78%) Windows
4 13 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.51%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.86%) Amazon Linux
6 4 (0.86%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.43%) CentOS
7 2 (0.43%) Solaris
8 1 (0.22%) Android
8 1 (0.22%) Android TV
8 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (63.07%) DevOps
2 176 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (19.22%) Test Automation
4 77 (16.63%) Microservices
5 73 (15.77%) Infrastructure as Code
6 72 (15.55%) TDD
7 71 (15.33%) Scrum
8 64 (13.82%) Continuous Delivery
9 52 (11.23%) Open Source
10 42 (9.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 39 (8.42%) Deployment Automation
11 39 (8.42%) OO
12 37 (7.99%) Configuration Management
12 37 (7.99%) Migration
12 37 (7.99%) Software Engineering
13 35 (7.56%) OOP
14 34 (7.34%) Mentoring
15 32 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
16 29 (6.26%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 284 (61.34%) Python
2 166 (35.85%) Java
3 86 (18.57%) JavaScript
4 72 (15.55%) Bash Shell
5 50 (10.80%) SQL
6 30 (6.48%) Ruby
7 29 (6.26%) Shell Script
8 28 (6.05%) Scala
9 26 (5.62%) C#
10 22 (4.75%) Go
11 21 (4.54%) PowerShell
12 19 (4.10%) TypeScript
13 13 (2.81%) PL/SQL
14 12 (2.59%) Java 8
15 11 (2.38%) Perl
16 10 (2.16%) C++
17 5 (1.08%) Clojure
17 5 (1.08%) Elixir
17 5 (1.08%) Kotlin
18 4 (0.86%) R
Qualifications
1 84 (18.14%) Security Cleared
2 37 (7.99%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.08%) AWS Certification
4 4 (0.86%) CISM
4 4 (0.86%) CISSP
4 4 (0.86%) Degree
5 3 (0.65%) OCP
5 3 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.43%) CISA
6 2 (0.43%) CISMP
6 2 (0.43%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.22%) ISEB
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.54%) QA
2 19 (4.10%) Accessibility
3 11 (2.38%) GDPR
4 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 203 (43.84%) Docker
2 19 (4.10%) HDFS
3 11 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 10 (2.16%) Varnish
5 7 (1.51%) OpenAM
5 7 (1.51%) OpenDJ
6 5 (1.08%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.43%) vCloud
9 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 208 (44.92%) Kubernetes
2 205 (44.28%) Ansible
3 187 (40.39%) Terraform
4 58 (12.53%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (8.86%) Grafana
5 41 (8.86%) Puppet
6 40 (8.64%) Docker Swarm
7 37 (7.99%) Prometheus
8 31 (6.70%) Kibana
9 28 (6.05%) Rancher
10 18 (3.89%) Istio
11 16 (3.46%) ITRS Geneos
12 15 (3.24%) BladeLogic
13 8 (1.73%) Packer
14 7 (1.51%) logstash
14 7 (1.51%) Single Sign-On
15 6 (1.30%) Salt
16 5 (1.08%) Ambari
16 5 (1.08%) HP Fortify
17 4 (0.86%) Mesos
Vendors
1 88 (19.01%) Oracle
2 57 (12.31%) Google
3 49 (10.58%) Splunk
4 41 (8.86%) Atlassian
5 35 (7.56%) Microsoft
6 29 (6.26%) Dynatrace
7 22 (4.75%) MuleSoft
8 16 (3.46%) AppDynamics
9 14 (3.02%) CyberArk
10 13 (2.81%) VMware
11 12 (2.59%) hybris
11 12 (2.59%) SAP
12 11 (2.38%) Informatica
13 10 (2.16%) ForgeRock
14 8 (1.73%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.51%) Hyperion
16 5 (1.08%) IBM
16 5 (1.08%) New Relic
17 3 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
17 3 (0.65%) Pega