Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 325 434 506
Rank change year-on-year +109 +72 +50
Contract jobs citing Groovy 822 509 436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.52% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.80% 1.24% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 383 330
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £405 £357 £326
90th Percentile £700 £713 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £42.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.59% +54.55% -38.89%
10th Percentile £71.25 £41.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £73.75 £43.75 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +54.55% -38.89%

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 45,748 41,144 42,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.50% 41.88% 39.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,179 28,407 28,998
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 716 768 908
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.79 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +1.35%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +80 754 £525 - 91
London +42 413 £538 -1.38% 43
UK excluding London +134 400 £500 +11.11% 59
South East +28 115 £500 +2.41% 14
North of England +45 113 £475 +11.76% 15
Midlands +37 66 £450 -13.32% 7
North West +30 64 £500 +53.85% 8
West Midlands +20 52 £450 -7.83% 1
Scotland +29 49 £700 +89.19% 3
Yorkshire -2 48 £450 +2.27% 6
East of England -1 35 £525 +7.69% 10
Wales +5 24 £425 - 6
East Midlands +16 14 £438 -20.45% 6
South West -30 11 £525 +27.27% 2
North East -20 1 £375 -21.05% 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 568 (69.10%) Java
2 534 (64.96%) Agile Software Development
3 466 (56.69%) DevOps
4 453 (55.11%) Jenkins
5 424 (51.58%) Docker
6 319 (38.81%) Git (software)
7 303 (36.86%) Python
8 291 (35.40%) Kubernetes
9 283 (34.43%) Test Automation
10 247 (30.05%) TDD
11 241 (29.32%) Continuous Integration
12 238 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
13 225 (27.37%) Ansible
13 225 (27.37%) Scrum
14 214 (26.03%) Linux
15 213 (25.91%) Puppet
16 199 (24.21%) Web Services
17 196 (23.84%) Scala
18 192 (23.36%) Open Source
19 190 (23.11%) Maven
20 189 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
21 188 (22.87%) Microservices
22 186 (22.63%) JIRA
23 170 (20.68%) Ruby
23 170 (20.68%) BDD
24 161 (19.59%) Selenium
25 154 (18.73%) Spring
26 150 (18.25%) Terraform
27 147 (17.88%) REST
28 144 (17.52%) Node.js

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
1 139 (16.91%) Confluence
2 113 (13.75%) Cloud Foundry
3 91 (11.07%) nginx
4 83 (10.10%) Tomcat
5 66 (8.03%) Apache
6 45 (5.47%) Elasticsearch
7 37 (4.50%) JBoss
8 25 (3.04%) WebLogic
9 18 (2.19%) WebSphere
10 14 (1.70%) Apache Spark
11 10 (1.22%) CMS
12 8 (0.97%) Anypoint
12 8 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.73%) Mule
14 5 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
15 4 (0.49%) Alfresco
15 4 (0.49%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.49%) WildFly
16 3 (0.36%) GemFire
16 3 (0.36%) Mattermost
Applications
1 7 (0.85%) HipChat
2 5 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 238 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (12.41%) GitHub
3 77 (9.37%) npm
4 56 (6.81%) Google Analytics
5 54 (6.57%) OpenShift
6 49 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
7 47 (5.72%) PaaS
8 40 (4.87%) Google Cloud Platform
9 30 (3.65%) Heroku
10 23 (2.80%) IBM Cloud
11 18 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (2.19%) Serverless
12 17 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (1.46%) Amazon S3
15 11 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (1.34%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.97%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (12.29%) HTTP
2 77 (9.37%) TCP/IP
3 61 (7.42%) SSL
4 18 (2.19%) DNS
5 13 (1.58%) Firewall
6 12 (1.46%) Internet
7 11 (1.34%) DSL
7 11 (1.34%) SSH
8 9 (1.09%) VPN
9 8 (0.97%) OpenLDAP
9 8 (0.97%) OpenVPN
10 7 (0.85%) Skype
11 6 (0.73%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.49%) FTP
13 3 (0.36%) NAS
13 3 (0.36%) SAN
14 2 (0.24%) ICMP
14 2 (0.24%) Kerberos
14 2 (0.24%) SMTP
14 2 (0.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (14.11%) NoSQL
2 94 (11.44%) MongoDB
3 88 (10.71%) Hadoop
4 69 (8.39%) PostgreSQL
5 60 (7.30%) Big Data
6 37 (4.50%) Relational Database
7 36 (4.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 36 (4.38%) HBase
8 22 (2.68%) MySQL
9 18 (2.19%) SQL Server
10 16 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
12 10 (1.22%) Couchbase
12 10 (1.22%) Hazelcast
12 10 (1.22%) Oracle Database
12 10 (1.22%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.22%) Redis
13 9 (1.09%) DB2
14 6 (0.73%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.73%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 453 (55.11%) Jenkins
2 319 (38.81%) Git (software)
3 190 (23.11%) Maven
4 186 (22.63%) JIRA
5 161 (19.59%) Selenium
6 127 (15.45%) Cucumber
7 117 (14.23%) Ant
8 108 (13.14%) JUnit
9 107 (13.02%) Gradle
10 103 (12.53%) Sonatype Nexus
11 95 (11.56%) gulp
12 90 (10.95%) SoapUI
13 88 (10.71%) SonarQube
14 81 (9.85%) IntelliJ
15 65 (7.91%) Gatling
16 52 (6.33%) Bitbucket
17 48 (5.84%) Grunt
18 47 (5.72%) Sublime Text
19 42 (5.11%) Travis CI
20 39 (4.74%) CircleCI
General
1 122 (14.84%) Finance
2 70 (8.52%) Banking
3 19 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.19%) Retail
5 16 (1.95%) Financial Institution
5 16 (1.95%) Marketing
6 14 (1.70%) Electronics
6 14 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.97%) Publishing
8 6 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.24%) Front Office
9 2 (0.24%) Games
9 2 (0.24%) Legal
9 2 (0.24%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.24%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.12%) Advertising
10 1 (0.12%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 283 (34.43%) Developer
2 261 (31.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 209 (25.43%) Java Developer
4 78 (9.49%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 65 (7.91%) Consultant
6 55 (6.69%) Senior DevOps
7 53 (6.45%) DevOps Consultant
7 53 (6.45%) Senior Developer
8 52 (6.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 49 (5.96%) Senior Java Developer
10 48 (5.84%) Analyst
11 47 (5.72%) AWS DevOps
11 47 (5.72%) Tester
12 46 (5.60%) Test Analyst
13 45 (5.47%) Kubernetes Consultant
14 43 (5.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 43 (5.23%) AWS Engineer
15 41 (4.99%) Java Engineer
15 41 (4.99%) Scala Developer
16 40 (4.87%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (24.21%) Web Services
2 154 (18.73%) Spring
3 147 (17.88%) REST
4 144 (17.52%) Node.js
5 121 (14.72%) RESTful
6 116 (14.11%) SOAP
7 100 (12.17%) JSON
8 96 (11.68%) Gherkin
9 88 (10.71%) CSS
10 81 (9.85%) HTML
11 80 (9.73%) XML
12 77 (9.37%) AngularJS
13 76 (9.25%) Hibernate
14 64 (7.79%) HTML5
15 62 (7.54%) Spring Boot
16 53 (6.45%) Kafka
17 49 (5.96%) J2EE
17 49 (5.96%) Servlets
18 47 (5.72%) Play Framework
19 46 (5.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.03%) iPad
2 36 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (1.09%) Data Centre
5 9 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (0.97%) Computer Science
6 8 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 7 (0.85%) User Experience
8 6 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (0.61%) FMCG
9 5 (0.61%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.61%) Wiki
10 4 (0.49%) Blog
10 4 (0.49%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.49%) PKI
10 4 (0.49%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.36%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.36%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.36%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 214 (26.03%) Linux
2 92 (11.19%) Unix
3 90 (10.95%) Windows
4 57 (6.93%) Ubuntu
5 41 (4.99%) CentOS
6 32 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.97%) Android
8 7 (0.85%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.61%) AIX
10 4 (0.49%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.36%) HPUX
11 3 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (64.96%) Agile Software Development
2 466 (56.69%) DevOps
3 283 (34.43%) Test Automation
4 247 (30.05%) TDD
5 241 (29.32%) Continuous Integration
6 225 (27.37%) Scrum
7 192 (23.36%) Open Source
8 188 (22.87%) Microservices
9 170 (20.68%) BDD
10 104 (12.65%) Software Engineering
11 102 (12.41%) Pair Programming
12 100 (12.17%) Continuous Delivery
13 97 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
14 87 (10.58%) API Testing
14 87 (10.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 80 (9.73%) Kanban
16 79 (9.61%) SOA
17 76 (9.25%) Continuous Improvement
18 74 (9.00%) E-Commerce
19 73 (8.88%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 568 (69.10%) Java
2 303 (36.86%) Python
3 196 (23.84%) Scala
4 170 (20.68%) Ruby
5 137 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 123 (14.96%) Bash Shell
7 114 (13.87%) SQL
8 99 (12.04%) Java 8
9 83 (10.10%) C#
10 77 (9.37%) Perl
11 69 (8.39%) Shell Script
12 51 (6.20%) Haskell
13 33 (4.01%) PowerShell
14 23 (2.80%) Clojure
15 22 (2.68%) C++
16 16 (1.95%) Go
17 11 (1.34%) PHP
18 9 (1.09%) XPath
19 8 (0.97%) Kotlin
20 6 (0.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (13.87%) Security Cleared
2 61 (7.42%) SC Cleared
3 16 (1.95%) Degree
4 11 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.09%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.73%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.61%) ISEB
8 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.36%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.24%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (9.37%) QA
2 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 424 (51.58%) Docker
2 74 (9.00%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.97%) HDFS
4 8 (0.97%) Postfix
4 8 (0.97%) Squid
4 8 (0.97%) vCloud
5 6 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.73%) etcd
5 6 (0.73%) oVirt
5 6 (0.73%) RHEV
6 3 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.24%) Ceph
8 1 (0.12%) LXC
8 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 291 (35.40%) Kubernetes
2 225 (27.37%) Ansible
3 213 (25.91%) Puppet
4 189 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
5 150 (18.25%) Terraform
6 87 (10.58%) Kibana
7 67 (8.15%) Grafana
8 54 (6.57%) Consul
9 38 (4.62%) Mesos
10 27 (3.28%) logstash
11 23 (2.80%) Packer
12 17 (2.07%) Prometheus
13 14 (1.70%) Docker Swarm
14 11 (1.34%) ZABBIX
15 9 (1.09%) Graphite
16 8 (0.97%) Rancher
16 8 (0.97%) Rsyslog
16 8 (0.97%) Sysdig
17 4 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
17 4 (0.49%) Oozie
Vendors
1 67 (8.15%) Google
2 50 (6.08%) Oracle
2 50 (6.08%) Splunk
3 49 (5.96%) IBM
4 47 (5.72%) Atlassian
5 33 (4.01%) AppDynamics
6 28 (3.41%) Adobe
7 19 (2.31%) MuleSoft
8 16 (1.95%) webMethods
9 15 (1.82%) SAP
10 14 (1.70%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.34%) VMware
12 8 (0.97%) Microsoft
12 8 (0.97%) Sonatype
13 6 (0.73%) Dynatrace
13 6 (0.73%) RedGate
14 5 (0.61%) Blue Prism
15 4 (0.49%) ATG
15 4 (0.49%) New Relic
15 4 (0.49%) WSO2