Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 446 377 366
Rank change year-on-year -69 -11 +119
Contract jobs citing Groovy 315 672 676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.69% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.08% 1.55% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 468 474
UK median daily rate £535 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.47% +2.38% +16.67%
10th Percentile £400 £405 £408
90th Percentile £712 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -5.95% +5.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
UK median hourly rate £16.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 - £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 29,135 43,431 42,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.75% 44.33% 42.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,959 30,501 29,610
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £308
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 695 764
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £17.23 £17.00 £16.62
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.40 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.63%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 January 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 -75 277 £546 -0.15% 66
London -33 166 £550 - 29
UK excluding London -52 131 £494 -5.95% 40
South East +12 43 £475 -9.52% 5
South West +27 21 £529 +0.85% 7
North of England +12 19 £475 -32.14% 16
Midlands -11 15 £351 -25.26% 4
Scotland -12 15 £538 -23.21% 1
East of England +16 12 £690 +31.43% 5
West Midlands +4 12 £351 -21.93% 4
North West +11 11 £475 -32.14% 11
Wales +13 6 £500 +17.65% 2
Yorkshire +33 4 - - 2
North East +14 4 £900 +188.00% 3
East Midlands +5 3 - -

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 190 (60.32%) Java
2 179 (56.83%) Python
3 168 (53.33%) Jenkins
4 167 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
5 159 (50.48%) DevOps
6 107 (33.97%) Continuous Integration
7 101 (32.06%) Git (software)
8 97 (30.79%) Linux
9 92 (29.21%) Scala
10 89 (28.25%) Docker
10 89 (28.25%) Microservices
10 89 (28.25%) Terraform
11 80 (25.40%) Kubernetes
12 79 (25.08%) JavaScript
13 76 (24.13%) JIRA
13 76 (24.13%) Scrum
13 76 (24.13%) Test Automation
14 70 (22.22%) Ansible
15 65 (20.63%) AWS
16 62 (19.68%) Confluence
17 61 (19.37%) Cucumber
17 61 (19.37%) TDD
18 59 (18.73%) Security Cleared
19 58 (18.41%) Web Services
19 58 (18.41%) REST
20 54 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
21 53 (16.83%) JSON
22 51 (16.19%) Selenium
22 51 (16.19%) Spring
22 51 (16.19%) MongoDB

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 (19.68%) Confluence
2 42 (13.33%) nginx
3 27 (8.57%) Tomcat
4 20 (6.35%) Cloud Foundry
5 18 (5.71%) Apache
6 13 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (3.81%) WebLogic
8 11 (3.49%) Apache Spark
9 10 (3.17%) JBoss
10 6 (1.90%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.59%) Alfresco
11 5 (1.59%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.27%) GemFire
13 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.32%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.32%) Jetty
14 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
14 1 (0.32%) Oracle Self-Service HR
14 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 65 (20.63%) AWS
2 39 (12.38%) Azure
3 36 (11.43%) GCP
4 29 (9.21%) GitHub
5 28 (8.89%) Amazon EC2
6 25 (7.94%) Serverless
7 24 (7.62%) AWS Lambda
8 20 (6.35%) Amazon ECS
9 18 (5.71%) Amazon S3
9 18 (5.71%) PaaS
10 15 (4.76%) npm
11 14 (4.44%) Google Analytics
11 14 (4.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (3.17%) OpenShift
12 10 (3.17%) Route 53
13 9 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (2.22%) CloudFront
15 6 (1.90%) BrowserStack
16 5 (1.59%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.11%) DSL
2 19 (6.03%) HTTP
3 15 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.44%) SSL
5 12 (3.81%) Firewall
6 5 (1.59%) VPN
7 4 (1.27%) DNS
7 4 (1.27%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.32%) DHCP
8 1 (0.32%) FTP
8 1 (0.32%) IMAP
8 1 (0.32%) SMTP
8 1 (0.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.19%) MongoDB
2 42 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 27 (8.57%) Relational Database
4 21 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (5.40%) Big Data
6 13 (4.13%) MySQL
7 12 (3.81%) Amazon Aurora
7 12 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (3.17%) Hadoop
8 10 (3.17%) SQL Server
9 9 (2.86%) Couchbase
9 9 (2.86%) Essbase
9 9 (2.86%) MariaDB
10 8 (2.54%) Oracle Smart View
11 7 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.59%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.95%) Geospatial Data
14 2 (0.63%) Flink
Development Applications
1 168 (53.33%) Jenkins
2 101 (32.06%) Git (software)
3 76 (24.13%) JIRA
4 61 (19.37%) Cucumber
5 51 (16.19%) Selenium
6 46 (14.60%) Gradle
6 46 (14.60%) Maven
7 33 (10.48%) JUnit
8 29 (9.21%) gulp
9 27 (8.57%) Gatling
10 23 (7.30%) IntelliJ
11 21 (6.67%) CircleCI
12 19 (6.03%) REST Assured
13 18 (5.71%) Ant
13 18 (5.71%) Mockito
14 17 (5.40%) Travis CI
15 15 (4.76%) SoapUI
16 14 (4.44%) Grunt
16 14 (4.44%) Karma Test Runner
16 14 (4.44%) Sublime Text
General
1 44 (13.97%) Public Sector
2 36 (11.43%) Banking
3 23 (7.30%) Finance
4 7 (2.22%) Games
4 7 (2.22%) Retail
5 4 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.95%) Back Office
6 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Automotive
7 1 (0.32%) Electronics
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Marketing
7 1 (0.32%) Publishing
7 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (35.24%) Developer
2 92 (29.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 47 (14.92%) Java Developer
4 29 (9.21%) Scala Developer
5 19 (6.03%) Cloud Engineer
6 14 (4.44%) Analyst
6 14 (4.44%) AWS DevOps
7 13 (4.13%) Consultant
8 12 (3.81%) Senior Developer
8 12 (3.81%) Senior DevOps
8 12 (3.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 12 (3.81%) Tester
9 11 (3.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 11 (3.49%) AWS Engineer
9 11 (3.49%) Test Analyst
10 9 (2.86%) Automation Tester
10 9 (2.86%) ForgeRock Developer
10 9 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (2.54%) IAM Developer
11 8 (2.54%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (18.41%) REST
1 58 (18.41%) Web Services
2 53 (16.83%) JSON
3 51 (16.19%) Spring
4 49 (15.56%) CSS
5 47 (14.92%) HTML
6 41 (13.02%) RESTful
7 39 (12.38%) HTML5
8 35 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 35 (11.11%) Node.js
9 31 (9.84%) Play Framework
9 31 (9.84%) SOAP
10 29 (9.21%) Kafka
10 29 (9.21%) Spring Boot
11 28 (8.89%) Gherkin
12 24 (7.62%) Hibernate
13 22 (6.98%) Elastic Stack
14 20 (6.35%) CSS3
14 20 (6.35%) XML
15 16 (5.08%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.81%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.86%) User Experience
4 7 (2.22%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.90%) Robotics
6 5 (1.59%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.27%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.95%) PKI
9 2 (0.63%) Equities
9 2 (0.63%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.32%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.32%) Derivative
10 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 97 (30.79%) Linux
2 37 (11.75%) Windows
3 23 (7.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (5.40%) Unix
5 15 (4.76%) Ubuntu
6 14 (4.44%) Android
6 14 (4.44%) CentOS
7 13 (4.13%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.95%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.32%) Debian
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.32%) VMS
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (50.48%) DevOps
3 107 (33.97%) Continuous Integration
4 89 (28.25%) Microservices
5 76 (24.13%) Scrum
5 76 (24.13%) Test Automation
6 61 (19.37%) TDD
7 54 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
8 48 (15.24%) BDD
9 44 (13.97%) Open Source
10 37 (11.75%) Kanban
11 36 (11.43%) Continuous Delivery
12 30 (9.52%) Unit Testing
13 26 (8.25%) User Stories
14 25 (7.94%) API Testing
14 25 (7.94%) Infrastructure as Code
15 24 (7.62%) Dashboard Development
16 23 (7.30%) Configuration Management
16 23 (7.30%) Continuous Improvement
17 22 (6.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 190 (60.32%) Java
2 179 (56.83%) Python
3 92 (29.21%) Scala
4 79 (25.08%) JavaScript
5 42 (13.33%) Ruby
6 39 (12.38%) Bash Shell
7 38 (12.06%) Java 8
8 36 (11.43%) SQL
9 23 (7.30%) C#
10 22 (6.98%) Perl
11 21 (6.67%) Go
12 18 (5.71%) Shell Script
13 16 (5.08%) Clojure
14 15 (4.76%) Haskell
15 9 (2.86%) C++
16 6 (1.90%) C
16 6 (1.90%) PowerShell
17 5 (1.59%) Kotlin
18 3 (0.95%) Apple Swift
19 2 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 59 (18.73%) Security Cleared
2 48 (15.24%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.90%) DV Cleared
3 6 (1.90%) ISEB
3 6 (1.90%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.59%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.63%) Degree
5 2 (0.63%) MCTS
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.63%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.63%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.35%) QA
System Software
1 89 (28.25%) Docker
2 10 (3.17%) OpenAM
2 10 (3.17%) OpenDJ
3 8 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.32%) KVM
6 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 89 (28.25%) Terraform
2 80 (25.40%) Kubernetes
3 70 (22.22%) Ansible
4 40 (12.70%) Puppet
5 39 (12.38%) Kibana
6 35 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (7.94%) Grafana
8 23 (7.30%) Consul
8 23 (7.30%) Packer
9 9 (2.86%) logstash
10 7 (2.22%) Prometheus
11 4 (1.27%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 4 (1.27%) Salt
12 3 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.95%) Fluentd
12 3 (0.95%) Rancher
13 2 (0.63%) Istio
13 2 (0.63%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.32%) Graphite
14 1 (0.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (12.38%) Google
2 29 (9.21%) Oracle
3 26 (8.25%) Splunk
4 21 (6.67%) Atlassian
5 17 (5.40%) Red Hat
6 12 (3.81%) ForgeRock
7 10 (3.17%) Adobe
8 9 (2.86%) webMethods
9 8 (2.54%) Hyperion
10 7 (2.22%) hybris
11 6 (1.90%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.27%) Altera
12 4 (1.27%) Axway
12 4 (1.27%) Cognizant
12 4 (1.27%) NetIQ
12 4 (1.27%) VMware
12 4 (1.27%) Xilinx
13 3 (0.95%) LogicMonitor
13 3 (0.95%) Moogsoft
13 3 (0.95%) SAP