Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 349 455 533
Rank change year-on-year +106 +78 +93
Contract jobs citing Groovy 683 446 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.46% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.60% 1.14% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 291 258
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £325 £342
90th Percentile £675 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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 42,653 39,052 40,923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.99% 40.68% 38.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,980 26,866 27,848
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.12% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 787 871 1,044
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.61 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +10.29%

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 21 February 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 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 21 February 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 +115 668 £525 +16.67% 108
London +124 405 £550 +15.79% 71
UK excluding London +16 277 £500 +17.65% 43
South East -7 89 £500 +42.86% 11
South West +47 72 £489 -0.26% 5
North of England +20 67 £475 +11.76% 12
North West +23 32 £450 +5.88% 7
East of England 0 27 £525 +11.05% 3
Yorkshire -12 23 £585 +41.82% 3
Scotland -19 14 £650 +57.58% 4
North East +35 13 £475 +35.71% 2
West Midlands +7 12 £500 +21.21% 3
Midlands +2 12 £500 +20.48% 6
Wales -6 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 496 (72.62%) Java
2 399 (58.42%) Agile Software Development
3 346 (50.66%) Python
4 341 (49.93%) DevOps
5 338 (49.49%) Docker
6 309 (45.24%) Jenkins
7 289 (42.31%) Amazon AWS
8 236 (34.55%) Continuous Integration
9 235 (34.41%) Web Services
9 235 (34.41%) Ansible
10 224 (32.80%) Git (software)
11 219 (32.06%) Linux
12 210 (30.75%) TDD
13 207 (30.31%) Kubernetes
14 193 (28.26%) Scrum
14 193 (28.26%) Bash Shell
15 184 (26.94%) Puppet
16 183 (26.79%) Test Automation
17 175 (25.62%) Ruby
18 164 (24.01%) JavaScript
19 159 (23.28%) Spring
19 159 (23.28%) REST
20 154 (22.55%) Scala
21 153 (22.40%) BDD
22 150 (21.96%) JIRA
23 133 (19.47%) Microservices
24 128 (18.74%) Maven
25 122 (17.86%) Software Engineering
26 116 (16.98%) Open Source
27 109 (15.96%) 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 94 (13.76%) Confluence
2 76 (11.13%) Tomcat
3 73 (10.69%) Apache
4 52 (7.61%) Cloud Foundry
5 46 (6.73%) Elasticsearch
6 42 (6.15%) nginx
7 19 (2.78%) WebSphere
8 14 (2.05%) Apache Spark
9 11 (1.61%) JBoss
10 10 (1.46%) OpenStack
10 10 (1.46%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.17%) CMS
11 8 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (1.02%) Mule
13 4 (0.59%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.44%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.44%) SAS
14 3 (0.44%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (1.02%) HipChat
2 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 28 (4.10%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.15%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 289 (42.31%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (10.25%) PaaS
3 34 (4.98%) Amazon EC2
4 33 (4.83%) Amazon S3
5 28 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
6 27 (3.95%) IaaS
7 26 (3.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 25 (3.66%) AWS Lambda
8 25 (3.66%) Serverless
9 24 (3.51%) GitHub
10 20 (2.93%) OpenShift
11 18 (2.64%) Heroku
11 18 (2.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 17 (2.49%) npm
12 17 (2.49%) Slack
12 17 (2.49%) Trello
13 13 (1.90%) Amazon ELB
14 12 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (1.61%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 82 (12.01%) HTTP
2 64 (9.37%) TCP/IP
3 39 (5.71%) DNS
4 30 (4.39%) SSL
5 23 (3.37%) FTP
6 22 (3.22%) VPN
7 17 (2.49%) Firewall
8 11 (1.61%) OpenLDAP
8 11 (1.61%) OpenVPN
8 11 (1.61%) SMS
8 11 (1.61%) SSH
9 5 (0.73%) DHCP
9 5 (0.73%) IMAP
9 5 (0.73%) LAN
9 5 (0.73%) MPLS
9 5 (0.73%) Network Security
9 5 (0.73%) SMTP
9 5 (0.73%) VLAN
9 5 (0.73%) WAN
10 4 (0.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (15.96%) MongoDB
2 100 (14.64%) NoSQL
3 75 (10.98%) PostgreSQL
4 53 (7.76%) MySQL
5 44 (6.44%) Hadoop
6 42 (6.15%) Relational Database
7 38 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 33 (4.83%) Big Data
9 24 (3.51%) SQL Server
10 22 (3.22%) RDBMS
11 16 (2.34%) Redis
12 15 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
13 13 (1.90%) HBase
13 13 (1.90%) Neo4j
14 8 (1.17%) CouchDB
15 6 (0.88%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.88%) Riak
16 5 (0.73%) KDB
17 4 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 309 (45.24%) Jenkins
2 224 (32.80%) Git (software)
3 150 (21.96%) JIRA
4 128 (18.74%) Maven
5 93 (13.62%) Gradle
6 73 (10.69%) Selenium
7 70 (10.25%) gulp
8 69 (10.10%) JUnit
9 66 (9.66%) Cucumber
10 60 (8.78%) SoapUI
11 58 (8.49%) Sonatype Nexus
12 51 (7.47%) IntelliJ
12 51 (7.47%) TeamCity
13 45 (6.59%) Bitbucket
14 41 (6.00%) SonarQube
15 39 (5.71%) Ant
16 37 (5.42%) IBM UrbanCode
16 37 (5.42%) Mockito
17 36 (5.27%) Gatling
18 34 (4.98%) Grunt
General
1 92 (13.47%) Finance
2 50 (7.32%) Banking
3 24 (3.51%) Games
4 16 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.05%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.05%) Marketing
6 13 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.61%) Electronics
8 10 (1.46%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.02%) Retail
10 6 (0.88%) Billing
11 4 (0.59%) Front Office
11 4 (0.59%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.29%) Law
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 259 (37.92%) Developer
2 234 (34.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 195 (28.55%) Java Developer
4 77 (11.27%) AWS DevOps
5 74 (10.83%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 66 (9.66%) AWS Engineer
7 65 (9.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 63 (9.22%) Senior Developer
9 57 (8.35%) Senior Java Developer
10 38 (5.56%) Consultant
11 36 (5.27%) Tester
12 35 (5.12%) Agile Developer
12 35 (5.12%) Agile Java Developer
13 32 (4.69%) Analyst
14 31 (4.54%) Senior DevOps
14 31 (4.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 31 (4.54%) Test Analyst
15 27 (3.95%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 26 (3.81%) DevOps Consultant
17 24 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (34.41%) Web Services
2 159 (23.28%) REST
2 159 (23.28%) Spring
3 104 (15.23%) CSS
3 104 (15.23%) RESTful
4 103 (15.08%) HTML
5 88 (12.88%) SOAP
6 77 (11.27%) Dropwizard
7 70 (10.25%) AngularJS
7 70 (10.25%) HTML5
8 69 (10.10%) XML
9 67 (9.81%) JSON
10 65 (9.52%) Node.js
11 57 (8.35%) Hibernate
12 56 (8.20%) Elastic Stack
13 55 (8.05%) Spring Boot
14 54 (7.91%) Guice
15 48 (7.03%) Grails
15 48 (7.03%) React
16 45 (6.59%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.47%) iPad
2 30 (4.39%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (4.25%) Public Cloud
4 21 (3.07%) Linux Command Line
5 16 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (1.46%) Data Structures
8 6 (0.88%) Replication
9 5 (0.73%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.73%) User Experience
9 5 (0.73%) VWAP
10 4 (0.59%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.44%) Fintech
11 3 (0.44%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.44%) Wiki
12 2 (0.29%) Animation
12 2 (0.29%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.29%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.29%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 219 (32.06%) Linux
2 88 (12.88%) Unix
3 64 (9.37%) CentOS
4 47 (6.88%) Windows
5 37 (5.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (2.34%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.17%) Android
8 6 (0.88%) SmartOS
9 5 (0.73%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.59%) Solaris
11 3 (0.44%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.29%) Debian
13 1 (0.15%) AIX
13 1 (0.15%) HPUX
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (58.42%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (49.93%) DevOps
3 236 (34.55%) Continuous Integration
4 210 (30.75%) TDD
5 193 (28.26%) Scrum
6 183 (26.79%) Test Automation
7 153 (22.40%) BDD
8 133 (19.47%) Microservices
9 122 (17.86%) Software Engineering
10 116 (16.98%) Open Source
11 105 (15.37%) Pair Programming
12 100 (14.64%) Continuous Delivery
13 98 (14.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 87 (12.74%) Kanban
15 68 (9.96%) E-Commerce
16 63 (9.22%) Domain-Driven Design
17 61 (8.93%) SOA
18 59 (8.64%) Configuration Management
19 54 (7.91%) MVC
20 52 (7.61%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 496 (72.62%) Java
2 346 (50.66%) Python
3 193 (28.26%) Bash Shell
4 175 (25.62%) Ruby
5 164 (24.01%) JavaScript
6 154 (22.55%) Scala
7 88 (12.88%) SQL
8 71 (10.40%) C#
9 62 (9.08%) Shell Script
10 43 (6.30%) C++
11 31 (4.54%) Perl
12 22 (3.22%) Kotlin
13 21 (3.07%) XPath
14 19 (2.78%) Go
14 19 (2.78%) TypeScript
15 18 (2.64%) Clojure
15 18 (2.64%) ES6
16 17 (2.49%) PowerShell
17 14 (2.05%) Haskell
18 10 (1.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 109 (15.96%) Security Cleared
2 81 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.69%) Degree
4 13 (1.90%) Master's Degree
5 9 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.59%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.59%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (10.83%) QA
2 3 (0.44%) ISO 20022
2 3 (0.44%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.29%) GCP
3 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 338 (49.49%) Docker
2 39 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (2.49%) Active Directory
3 17 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.61%) Postfix
4 11 (1.61%) Squid
4 11 (1.61%) vCloud
5 10 (1.46%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.88%) oVirt
6 6 (0.88%) RHEV
7 3 (0.44%) flannel
Systems Management
1 235 (34.41%) Ansible
2 207 (30.31%) Kubernetes
3 184 (26.94%) Puppet
4 105 (15.37%) Terraform
5 97 (14.20%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (7.32%) logstash
7 44 (6.44%) Docker Swarm
7 44 (6.44%) Kibana
8 24 (3.51%) Grafana
9 21 (3.07%) ZABBIX
10 17 (2.49%) Mesos
11 16 (2.34%) Nagios
12 14 (2.05%) Consul
13 13 (1.90%) Rancher
14 11 (1.61%) Packer
14 11 (1.61%) Rsyslog
14 11 (1.61%) Salt
14 11 (1.61%) Sysdig
15 9 (1.32%) Prometheus
16 8 (1.17%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 45 (6.59%) Oracle
2 42 (6.15%) Atlassian
3 35 (5.12%) Splunk
4 31 (4.54%) Google
5 28 (4.10%) New Relic
5 28 (4.10%) VMware
6 25 (3.66%) AppDynamics
7 12 (1.76%) HP
7 12 (1.76%) SAP
7 12 (1.76%) Sonatype
8 10 (1.46%) hybris
9 9 (1.32%) CA
9 9 (1.32%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.17%) Microsoft
10 8 (1.17%) SaltStack
11 6 (0.88%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.73%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.73%) Solace
12 5 (0.73%) webMethods
13 4 (0.59%) CA Agile Central