Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 453 350 413
Rank change year-on-year -103 +63 +115
Contract jobs citing Groovy 450 731 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.73% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.16% 1.68% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 483 343
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.28% +0.30%
10th Percentile £373 £392 £350
90th Percentile £705 £673 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £72.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.03% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 38,788 43,488 38,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.68% 43.37% 41.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,868 30,339 26,083
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +4.17%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £395
% change year-on-year +4.94% +2.53% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 774 811
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -1.20% +9.21%
10th Percentile £18.45 £16.72 £17.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +8.75% -3.61% +9.21%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 -102 413 £525 - 15
London -65 233 £575 +4.55% 7
UK excluding London -60 214 £450 -10.00% 8
South East +3 73 £525 +6.60% 3
North of England -48 45 £418 -7.22% 2
Midlands +40 32 £431 -13.75% 1
East Midlands +47 30 £438 +2.34% 1
Scotland +23 25 £550 -15.38%
North West -19 25 £425 -8.11% 1
East of England -6 17 £394 -25.00% 2
South West -57 13 £595 +19.00%
North East +16 10 £310 -27.06%
Yorkshire -23 10 £325 -27.78% 1
Wales +11 9 £450 +5.88%
West Midlands -1 2 £320 -36.00%

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 311 (69.11%) Java
2 239 (53.11%) Jenkins
3 238 (52.89%) DevOps
4 224 (49.78%) Python
5 208 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
6 165 (36.67%) Git (software)
7 153 (34.00%) Docker
8 141 (31.33%) Linux
9 140 (31.11%) Ansible
10 135 (30.00%) Kubernetes
11 133 (29.56%) Continuous Integration
12 113 (25.11%) JIRA
13 111 (24.67%) Web Services
14 110 (24.44%) JavaScript
14 110 (24.44%) Maven
15 108 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
16 107 (23.78%) Scala
17 99 (22.00%) Test Automation
17 99 (22.00%) Open Source
18 98 (21.78%) Opscode Chef
19 93 (20.67%) Terraform
20 88 (19.56%) Puppet
21 86 (19.11%) Gradle
22 85 (18.89%) Scrum
23 83 (18.44%) Ruby
24 80 (17.78%) Cucumber
25 78 (17.33%) REST
25 78 (17.33%) Spring
25 78 (17.33%) Shell Script
26 74 (16.44%) JUnit

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 65 (14.44%) nginx
2 62 (13.78%) Tomcat
3 61 (13.56%) Confluence
4 45 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 45 (10.00%) WebSphere
5 26 (5.78%) Apache
6 18 (4.00%) JBoss
7 17 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (2.67%) Mule
8 12 (2.67%) WebLogic
9 11 (2.44%) Alfresco
10 8 (1.78%) Apache Spark
11 5 (1.11%) IIS
12 3 (0.67%) DataSynapse
13 2 (0.44%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.44%) CMS
13 2 (0.44%) GemFire
13 2 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Adobe XD
1 2 (0.44%) InVision
1 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
1 2 (0.44%) Zeplin
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.22%) assyst
3 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.22%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 108 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (13.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (11.56%) npm
4 45 (10.00%) GitHub
5 34 (7.56%) PaaS
6 31 (6.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 24 (5.33%) OpenShift
8 15 (3.33%) Amazon S3
9 13 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (2.89%) Google Analytics
10 10 (2.22%) Slack
11 9 (2.00%) Boomi
12 8 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.78%) iPaaS
12 8 (1.78%) Serverless
13 7 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (1.56%) IaaS
14 6 (1.33%) Amazon EMR
14 6 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (8.89%) HTTP
2 24 (5.33%) DSL
3 19 (4.22%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.89%) SSL
5 11 (2.44%) Firewall
6 7 (1.56%) FTP
7 6 (1.33%) Skype
7 6 (1.33%) Wireless
8 4 (0.89%) DNS
8 4 (0.89%) SSH
9 3 (0.67%) IMAP
9 3 (0.67%) SMTP
10 2 (0.44%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.44%) VPN
10 2 (0.44%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.22%) 3GPP
11 1 (0.22%) DHCP
11 1 (0.22%) IPsec
11 1 (0.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (14.89%) MongoDB
2 57 (12.67%) NoSQL
3 44 (9.78%) SQL Server
4 31 (6.89%) Big Data
5 20 (4.44%) Relational Database
6 19 (4.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 19 (4.22%) MySQL
7 16 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (3.11%) DB2
9 8 (1.78%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.33%) MariaDB
12 5 (1.11%) Amazon Aurora
12 5 (1.11%) Redis
13 4 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.89%) HBase
13 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 239 (53.11%) Jenkins
2 165 (36.67%) Git (software)
3 113 (25.11%) JIRA
4 110 (24.44%) Maven
5 86 (19.11%) Gradle
6 80 (17.78%) Cucumber
7 74 (16.44%) JUnit
8 66 (14.67%) Selenium
9 58 (12.89%) gulp
10 46 (10.22%) Sonatype Nexus
11 31 (6.89%) TeamCity
12 27 (6.00%) Bitbucket
13 22 (4.89%) IBM UrbanCode
13 22 (4.89%) Jasmine
14 21 (4.67%) Ant
14 21 (4.67%) CircleCI
15 20 (4.44%) Gatling
15 20 (4.44%) Travis CI
16 19 (4.22%) IntelliJ
16 19 (4.22%) Subversion
General
1 72 (16.00%) Finance
2 45 (10.00%) Banking
3 20 (4.44%) Retail
4 11 (2.44%) Games
5 9 (2.00%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.11%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.89%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.44%) Marketing
9 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 179 (39.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 137 (30.44%) Developer
3 71 (15.78%) Java Developer
4 30 (6.67%) Tester
5 25 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
6 24 (5.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 24 (5.33%) AWS Engineer
6 24 (5.33%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 20 (4.44%) Automation Tester
8 17 (3.78%) Hybris Developer
8 17 (3.78%) Senior DevOps
8 17 (3.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 16 (3.56%) Cloud Engineer
10 15 (3.33%) Analyst
10 15 (3.33%) Senior Developer
11 13 (2.89%) Test Analyst
12 12 (2.67%) Platform Engineer
12 12 (2.67%) QA Engineer
12 12 (2.67%) Scala Developer
13 11 (2.44%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (24.67%) Web Services
2 78 (17.33%) REST
2 78 (17.33%) Spring
3 72 (16.00%) JSON
4 64 (14.22%) Node.js
5 57 (12.67%) RESTful
6 50 (11.11%) HTML
7 48 (10.67%) CSS
8 46 (10.22%) SOAP
9 44 (9.78%) HTML5
10 43 (9.56%) Kafka
11 39 (8.67%) Gherkin
11 39 (8.67%) XML
12 31 (6.89%) AngularJS
13 28 (6.22%) RabbitMQ
14 25 (5.56%) Hibernate
15 20 (4.44%) J2EE
15 20 (4.44%) React
16 19 (4.22%) Servlets
16 19 (4.22%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.89%) Public Cloud
2 17 (3.78%) Data Structures
3 14 (3.11%) iPad
4 12 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.44%) FMCG
6 10 (2.22%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.78%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.56%) Grid Computing
9 5 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.89%) User Experience
11 3 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.44%) Blog
12 2 (0.44%) Equities
12 2 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.44%) NHS
13 1 (0.22%) Handset
13 1 (0.22%) Mashup
Operating Systems
1 141 (31.33%) Linux
2 65 (14.44%) Windows
3 35 (7.78%) Unix
4 24 (5.33%) CentOS
5 18 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (3.33%) Ubuntu
7 9 (2.00%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.67%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.44%) AIX
9 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (52.89%) DevOps
2 208 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (29.56%) Continuous Integration
4 99 (22.00%) Open Source
4 99 (22.00%) Test Automation
5 85 (18.89%) Scrum
6 68 (15.11%) TDD
7 57 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
8 54 (12.00%) BDD
9 51 (11.33%) Microservices
10 49 (10.89%) Configuration Management
11 38 (8.44%) E-Commerce
12 36 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 36 (8.00%) Kanban
13 35 (7.78%) SDLC
14 30 (6.67%) Infrastructure as Code
15 26 (5.78%) Deployment Automation
16 25 (5.56%) API Testing
16 25 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
17 24 (5.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 311 (69.11%) Java
2 224 (49.78%) Python
3 110 (24.44%) JavaScript
4 107 (23.78%) Scala
5 83 (18.44%) Ruby
6 78 (17.33%) Shell Script
7 69 (15.33%) Bash Shell
8 62 (13.78%) SQL
9 43 (9.56%) C#
10 36 (8.00%) Perl
11 30 (6.67%) PowerShell
12 25 (5.56%) C++
13 24 (5.33%) Java 8
14 20 (4.44%) Clojure
15 19 (4.22%) Go
16 15 (3.33%) Haskell
17 8 (1.78%) Kotlin
18 7 (1.56%) PHP
19 6 (1.33%) AWK
20 5 (1.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 38 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.78%) Degree
4 7 (1.56%) AWS Certification
5 6 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.22%) GDPR
2 1 (0.22%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 153 (34.00%) Docker
2 52 (11.56%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (2.22%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.67%) OpenAM
4 3 (0.67%) OpenDJ
4 3 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.44%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 140 (31.11%) Ansible
2 135 (30.00%) Kubernetes
3 98 (21.78%) Opscode Chef
4 93 (20.67%) Terraform
5 88 (19.56%) Puppet
6 17 (3.78%) Grafana
6 17 (3.78%) Kibana
7 15 (3.33%) Packer
8 12 (2.67%) Consul
9 9 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (2.00%) logstash
9 9 (2.00%) Rancher
10 4 (0.89%) Salt
11 3 (0.67%) Control-M
11 3 (0.67%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.67%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.44%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.44%) Istio
12 2 (0.44%) Knative
12 2 (0.44%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 46 (10.22%) Oracle
2 35 (7.78%) Google
3 26 (5.78%) Atlassian
4 21 (4.67%) Splunk
5 20 (4.44%) Red Hat
6 18 (4.00%) hybris
7 17 (3.78%) AppDynamics
8 12 (2.67%) Microsoft
9 11 (2.44%) Adobe
10 10 (2.22%) Facebook
11 9 (2.00%) Dell
11 9 (2.00%) webMethods
12 7 (1.56%) MuleSoft
12 7 (1.56%) Perforce
12 7 (1.56%) Solace
13 6 (1.33%) IBM
13 6 (1.33%) SAP
13 6 (1.33%) TIBCO
13 6 (1.33%) Xerox
14 4 (0.89%) New Relic