Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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.

Groovy
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 399 383 459
Rank change year-on-year -16 +76 -104
Contract jobs citing Groovy 344 218 454
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.53% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.33% 1.27% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 149 282
10th Percentile £382 £360 £375
25th Percentile £465 £463 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £573 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £700 £675 £638
90th Percentile £750 £760 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £538 £450
% change year-on-year -6.98% +19.44% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
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 25,882 17,135 38,914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.45% 41.36% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,202 12,107 27,282
10th Percentile £338 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £694 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 286 659
10th Percentile £16.37 £17.83 £18.00
25th Percentile £25.00 £22.13 £32.75
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year - -3.41% +9.32%
75th Percentile £53.66 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £60.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year -3.53% -4.49% +11.25%

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 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 -87 217 £563 +2.27% 86
Work from Home -141 153 £656 +9.38% 13
London -72 132 £625 +13.64% 53
UK excluding London -3 92 £500 -6.98% 42
Scotland -8 26 £483 - 5
North of England -20 18 £635 +20.95% 17
South East -13 15 £600 +9.09% 3
East of England +6 14 £500 -13.04%
North West -14 11 £635 +73.24% 10
Midlands - 8 £395 - 12
Wales +5 6 £533 +29.09% 1
West Midlands - 6 £438 - 9
Yorkshire +10 5 £700 +75.00% 7
South West -2 5 £513 -16.30%
North East +3 2 £550 -45.00%
East Midlands - 2 £383 - 3

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 226 (65.70%) Jenkins
2 221 (64.24%) DevOps
3 207 (60.17%) Python
4 188 (54.65%) Java
5 151 (43.90%) Kubernetes
6 148 (43.02%) Ansible
7 129 (37.50%) Terraform
8 111 (32.27%) Maven
9 110 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
10 105 (30.52%) AWS
11 103 (29.94%) Docker
12 101 (29.36%) Linux
13 81 (23.55%) JavaScript
13 81 (23.55%) Gradle
14 80 (23.26%) Git (software)
15 73 (21.22%) GCP
16 70 (20.35%) Open Source
17 67 (19.48%) Opscode Chef
18 66 (19.19%) Bash Shell
19 61 (17.73%) npm
20 60 (17.44%) Travis CI
20 60 (17.44%) CircleCI
21 59 (17.15%) gulp
21 59 (17.15%) Finance
22 57 (16.57%) Scrum
22 57 (16.57%) Infrastructure as Code
23 56 (16.28%) Azure
24 55 (15.99%) Test Automation
24 55 (15.99%) Google
25 53 (15.41%) JIRA

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 41 (11.92%) Confluence
2 27 (7.85%) nginx
2 27 (7.85%) Tomcat
3 21 (6.10%) Apache Spark
4 15 (4.36%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (4.36%) WebLogic
5 12 (3.49%) Apache
6 8 (2.33%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.03%) Mule
8 6 (1.74%) JBoss
9 5 (1.45%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.45%) GeoServer
9 5 (1.45%) IBM Domino
9 5 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.16%) Anypoint
10 4 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.16%) CMS
10 4 (1.16%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (1.16%) Red Hat Fuse
11 2 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Oracle Smart View
2 2 (0.58%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.58%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 105 (30.52%) AWS
2 73 (21.22%) GCP
3 61 (17.73%) npm
4 56 (16.28%) Azure
5 45 (13.08%) GitHub
6 28 (8.14%) Amazon EKS
6 28 (8.14%) OpenShift
7 26 (7.56%) Serverless
8 25 (7.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (6.40%) Amazon S3
10 19 (5.52%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (5.52%) dbt
11 18 (5.23%) AWS CodeBuild
12 17 (4.94%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (4.65%) Amazon ECS
14 14 (4.07%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 14 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (4.07%) Route 53
15 8 (2.33%) AWS CodeDeploy
16 7 (2.03%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.27%) HTTP
2 12 (3.49%) Firewall
2 12 (3.49%) SSL
3 9 (2.62%) DSL
4 6 (1.74%) DNS
5 4 (1.16%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.29%) FTP
6 1 (0.29%) Internet
6 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.29%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.92%) PostgreSQL
2 32 (9.30%) Big Data
3 24 (6.98%) NoSQL
4 23 (6.69%) MongoDB
5 19 (5.52%) BigQuery
6 17 (4.94%) Hadoop
7 15 (4.36%) Couchbase
7 15 (4.36%) Relational Database
8 14 (4.07%) MySQL
9 13 (3.78%) Flink
10 11 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (2.33%) HBase
11 8 (2.33%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (2.03%) Apache Hive
12 7 (2.03%) SQL Server
13 6 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (1.16%) InfluxDB
14 4 (1.16%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.87%) Redis
Development Applications
1 226 (65.70%) Jenkins
2 111 (32.27%) Maven
3 81 (23.55%) Gradle
4 80 (23.26%) Git (software)
5 60 (17.44%) CircleCI
5 60 (17.44%) Travis CI
6 59 (17.15%) gulp
7 53 (15.41%) JIRA
8 51 (14.83%) Sonatype Nexus
9 43 (12.50%) Artifactory
10 36 (10.47%) GitLab
11 15 (4.36%) Cucumber
11 15 (4.36%) TeamCity
12 14 (4.07%) Bitbucket
12 14 (4.07%) Selenium
12 14 (4.07%) SonarQube
13 13 (3.78%) JUnit
14 10 (2.91%) Postman
15 9 (2.62%) Spock
16 8 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 59 (17.15%) Finance
2 52 (15.12%) Social Skills
3 37 (10.76%) Banking
4 26 (7.56%) Public Sector
5 13 (3.78%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.45%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.16%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.58%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (0.58%) Games
9 2 (0.58%) Law
9 2 (0.58%) Retail
9 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 150 (43.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 84 (24.42%) Developer
3 51 (14.83%) Java Developer
4 25 (7.27%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 24 (6.98%) AWS Engineer
6 23 (6.69%) AWS DevOps
6 23 (6.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 23 (6.69%) Consultant
7 20 (5.81%) Architect
8 16 (4.65%) Senior DevOps
9 15 (4.36%) Senior Developer
9 15 (4.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 14 (4.07%) Platform Engineer
10 14 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
11 13 (3.78%) Lead DevOps
12 11 (3.20%) Tester
13 10 (2.91%) Azure Engineer
13 10 (2.91%) Market Risk Developer
13 10 (2.91%) Market Risk Java Developer
13 10 (2.91%) Senior Market Risk Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (14.83%) Spring
2 42 (12.21%) Node.js
3 41 (11.92%) Web Services
4 36 (10.47%) REST
5 32 (9.30%) RESTful
6 30 (8.72%) Kafka
7 28 (8.14%) Spring Boot
8 24 (6.98%) OAuth
9 19 (5.52%) React
10 18 (5.23%) HTML
11 17 (4.94%) JSON
12 16 (4.65%) CSS
13 13 (3.78%) Samza
13 13 (3.78%) XML
14 12 (3.49%) AngularJS
14 12 (3.49%) Elastic Stack
14 12 (3.49%) SOAP
15 11 (3.20%) jQuery
15 11 (3.20%) Swagger
15 11 (3.20%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.40%) Public Cloud
2 14 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (3.78%) Grid Computing
4 11 (3.20%) Market Risk
5 10 (2.91%) Cloud Native
6 9 (2.62%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.03%) PKI
9 5 (1.45%) iPad
10 4 (1.16%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.16%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.87%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.87%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.87%) STB
11 3 (0.87%) User Experience
12 2 (0.58%) DataPower
12 2 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 101 (29.36%) Linux
2 27 (7.85%) Unix
3 20 (5.81%) Ubuntu
4 17 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (4.36%) Windows
6 4 (1.16%) Android
6 4 (1.16%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.87%) CoreOS
7 3 (0.87%) Debian
7 3 (0.87%) Solaris
7 3 (0.87%) VMS
8 1 (0.29%) Android TV
8 1 (0.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (64.24%) DevOps
2 110 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (20.35%) Open Source
4 57 (16.57%) Infrastructure as Code
4 57 (16.57%) Scrum
5 55 (15.99%) Test Automation
6 50 (14.53%) Microservices
7 49 (14.24%) Mentoring
8 39 (11.34%) TDD
9 25 (7.27%) Migration
10 24 (6.98%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (6.98%) Software Engineering
11 23 (6.69%) Configuration Management
12 22 (6.40%) Deployment Automation
13 21 (6.10%) Kanban
13 21 (6.10%) OO
13 21 (6.10%) SDLC
14 20 (5.81%) API Development
15 19 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
15 19 (5.52%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 207 (60.17%) Python
2 188 (54.65%) Java
3 81 (23.55%) JavaScript
4 66 (19.19%) Bash Shell
5 36 (10.47%) SQL
6 25 (7.27%) Go
6 25 (7.27%) Ruby
6 25 (7.27%) Scala
7 23 (6.69%) PowerShell
8 18 (5.23%) Shell Script
9 16 (4.65%) Perl
10 14 (4.07%) C#
11 11 (3.20%) TypeScript
12 9 (2.62%) Kotlin
13 7 (2.03%) C++
14 6 (1.74%) Java 8
15 5 (1.45%) PHP
16 4 (1.16%) AWK
16 4 (1.16%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.87%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 50 (14.53%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.59%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.91%) Degree
4 6 (1.74%) CISSP
5 5 (1.45%) CISM
5 5 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.16%) OCP
6 4 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (0.87%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.58%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.10%) QA
2 5 (1.45%) Accessibility
3 3 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 103 (29.94%) Docker
2 24 (6.98%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (3.49%) Varnish
4 7 (2.03%) HDFS
4 7 (2.03%) OpenAM
4 7 (2.03%) OpenDJ
5 6 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.16%) vSphere
7 3 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 151 (43.90%) Kubernetes
2 148 (43.02%) Ansible
3 129 (37.50%) Terraform
4 67 (19.48%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (9.01%) Grafana
6 27 (7.85%) Puppet
7 22 (6.40%) Prometheus
8 21 (6.10%) Istio
8 21 (6.10%) Kibana
9 19 (5.52%) Argo
10 17 (4.94%) Docker Swarm
11 14 (4.07%) Rancher
12 8 (2.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 4 (1.16%) Capistrano
14 3 (0.87%) Ambari
14 3 (0.87%) Salt
15 2 (0.58%) Control-M
15 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
15 2 (0.58%) Kiali
15 2 (0.58%) Kustomize
Vendors
1 55 (15.99%) Google
2 50 (14.53%) Oracle
3 24 (6.98%) Atlassian
3 24 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 17 (4.94%) Splunk
5 11 (3.20%) MuleSoft
6 9 (2.62%) Dynatrace
6 9 (2.62%) ForgeRock
7 8 (2.33%) hybris
7 8 (2.33%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.33%) VMware
8 7 (2.03%) SAP
9 6 (1.74%) IBM
10 5 (1.45%) Dell
10 5 (1.45%) Informatica
10 5 (1.45%) Xerox
11 4 (1.16%) HP
11 4 (1.16%) Hyperion
12 3 (0.87%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.58%) Charles River