Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 396 372 485
Rank change year-on-year -24 +113 +57
Contract jobs citing Groovy 596 668 436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.66% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.38% 1.57% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 465 282
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +16.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £325
90th Percentile £700 £675 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £491 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -1.75% +17.65% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 43,219 42,560 39,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.92% 42.01% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,291 29,904 26,840
UK median daily rate £475 £453 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% +6.47% +3.03%
10th Percentile £323 £310 £288
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 782 865
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.25 £16.75 £14.91
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 16 February 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
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 16 February 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 -49 548 £550 +4.76% 109
London -30 318 £563 +2.27% 64
UK excluding London -21 268 £491 -1.75% 48
South East +5 89 £505 +1.00% 10
Midlands +44 58 £470 -6.00% 5
North of England -24 55 £700 +47.37% 16
Scotland +20 40 £700 +7.69% 1
West Midlands +15 37 £450 -10.00% 3
North West -16 24 £700 +55.56% 9
East of England +5 22 £525 - 9
East Midlands - 21 £500 - 2
Wales +14 17 £425 - 2
Yorkshire -10 16 £463 -20.94% 6
North East -5 15 £310 -34.74% 1
South West -103 7 £450 -7.93% 5

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 385 (64.60%) Java
2 351 (58.89%) DevOps
3 336 (56.38%) Jenkins
4 327 (54.87%) Agile Software Development
5 301 (50.50%) Docker
6 237 (39.77%) Python
7 220 (36.91%) Test Automation
8 214 (35.91%) Git (software)
9 201 (33.72%) Kubernetes
10 181 (30.37%) Scala
11 174 (29.19%) Continuous Integration
12 169 (28.36%) Ansible
13 164 (27.52%) Open Source
14 157 (26.34%) Cucumber
15 155 (26.01%) Puppet
16 151 (25.34%) Selenium
17 147 (24.66%) JavaScript
18 143 (23.99%) Opscode Chef
18 143 (23.99%) Terraform
19 142 (23.83%) Web Services
20 137 (22.99%) REST
21 132 (22.15%) Linux
22 122 (20.47%) Maven
23 121 (20.30%) Microservices
24 120 (20.13%) Ruby
24 120 (20.13%) Amazon AWS
25 116 (19.46%) gulp
26 115 (19.30%) JIRA
26 115 (19.30%) Scrum
27 114 (19.13%) SQL

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
1 102 (17.11%) nginx
2 93 (15.60%) Confluence
3 77 (12.92%) Cloud Foundry
4 58 (9.73%) Tomcat
5 40 (6.71%) Apache
6 35 (5.87%) JBoss
6 35 (5.87%) WebLogic
7 26 (4.36%) WebSphere
8 19 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (2.35%) Apache Spark
10 8 (1.34%) IIS
11 6 (1.01%) CMS
12 4 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.50%) ColdFusion
13 3 (0.50%) SAS
14 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
15 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 1 (0.17%) GemFire
15 1 (0.17%) Mule
15 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.67%) InVision
1 4 (0.67%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.17%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 120 (20.13%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (14.60%) GitHub
3 67 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 55 (9.23%) Google Analytics
5 52 (8.72%) npm
5 52 (8.72%) PaaS
6 39 (6.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (4.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (3.36%) OpenShift
9 15 (2.52%) IaaS
10 14 (2.35%) Slack
10 14 (2.35%) Stackdriver
11 8 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (1.34%) Google App Engine
11 8 (1.34%) Google Compute Engine
11 8 (1.34%) SaaS
11 8 (1.34%) Serverless
12 5 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.84%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 56 (9.40%) HTTP
2 49 (8.22%) SSL
3 45 (7.55%) DSL
4 44 (7.38%) TCP/IP
5 12 (2.01%) Skype
6 8 (1.34%) VPN
7 7 (1.17%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.67%) Internet
9 3 (0.50%) DNS
10 2 (0.34%) FTP
10 2 (0.34%) IMAP
10 2 (0.34%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.34%) SMTP
11 1 (0.17%) AMQP
11 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.17%) Firewall
11 1 (0.17%) NAS
11 1 (0.17%) SAN
11 1 (0.17%) SSH
11 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (15.10%) MongoDB
2 81 (13.59%) NoSQL
3 65 (10.91%) Hadoop
4 51 (8.56%) Big Data
5 34 (5.70%) SQL Server
6 33 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (4.53%) Relational Database
8 20 (3.36%) MySQL
9 19 (3.19%) HBase
10 17 (2.85%) Redis
11 13 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
12 8 (1.34%) BigQuery
12 8 (1.34%) Parquet
13 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.17%) Sqoop
14 6 (1.01%) Apache Hive
14 6 (1.01%) DB2
15 5 (0.84%) Hazelcast
16 3 (0.50%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 336 (56.38%) Jenkins
2 214 (35.91%) Git (software)
3 157 (26.34%) Cucumber
4 151 (25.34%) Selenium
5 122 (20.47%) Maven
6 116 (19.46%) gulp
7 115 (19.30%) JIRA
8 99 (16.61%) Gradle
9 97 (16.28%) JUnit
10 74 (12.42%) Gatling
11 67 (11.24%) IntelliJ
12 55 (9.23%) Ant
12 55 (9.23%) Sublime Text
13 49 (8.22%) Grunt
13 49 (8.22%) SoapUI
14 47 (7.89%) Sonatype Nexus
14 47 (7.89%) Travis CI
15 46 (7.72%) CircleCI
16 44 (7.38%) Karma Test Runner
17 42 (7.05%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 83 (13.93%) Finance
2 70 (11.74%) Banking
3 10 (1.68%) Financial Institution
3 10 (1.68%) Games
4 9 (1.51%) Marketing
5 8 (1.34%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.17%) Retail
7 6 (1.01%) Electronics
8 5 (0.84%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.67%) Advertising
10 3 (0.50%) Front Office
10 3 (0.50%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.50%) Publishing
11 2 (0.34%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 190 (31.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 183 (30.70%) Developer
3 91 (15.27%) Java Developer
4 59 (9.90%) Tester
5 49 (8.22%) Consultant
6 48 (8.05%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 42 (7.05%) DevOps Consultant
8 39 (6.54%) Java Engineer
9 38 (6.38%) Kubernetes Consultant
10 35 (5.87%) Scala Developer
11 30 (5.03%) Analyst
12 29 (4.87%) Automation Tester
12 29 (4.87%) Senior Developer
13 27 (4.53%) Test Analyst
14 25 (4.19%) Senior DevOps
14 25 (4.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 22 (3.69%) Test Engineer
16 21 (3.52%) Senior Java Developer
17 20 (3.36%) AWS DevOps
18 18 (3.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (23.83%) Web Services
2 137 (22.99%) REST
3 110 (18.46%) JSON
4 104 (17.45%) SOAP
5 102 (17.11%) Spring
6 99 (16.61%) Gherkin
7 96 (16.11%) CSS
7 96 (16.11%) HTML
8 93 (15.60%) Node.js
9 83 (13.93%) HTML5
9 83 (13.93%) XML
10 70 (11.74%) RESTful
11 64 (10.74%) AngularJS
12 55 (9.23%) Play Framework
13 54 (9.06%) Hibernate
14 53 (8.89%) Kafka
15 47 (7.89%) J2EE
16 43 (7.21%) .NET
17 42 (7.05%) jQuery
18 40 (6.71%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.87%) iPad
2 16 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (2.52%) Mobile App
4 10 (1.68%) Data Structures
5 8 (1.34%) User Experience
6 7 (1.17%) Fintech
6 7 (1.17%) NHS
7 6 (1.01%) FMCG
8 5 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (0.84%) PKI
8 5 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.67%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.50%) Clustering
10 3 (0.50%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.50%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.50%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.34%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 132 (22.15%) Linux
2 82 (13.76%) Windows
3 61 (10.23%) Unix
4 41 (6.88%) Ubuntu
5 16 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (2.01%) Mac OS
7 9 (1.51%) CentOS
8 5 (0.84%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.34%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) HPUX
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (58.89%) DevOps
2 327 (54.87%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (36.91%) Test Automation
4 174 (29.19%) Continuous Integration
5 164 (27.52%) Open Source
6 121 (20.30%) Microservices
7 115 (19.30%) Scrum
8 113 (18.96%) TDD
9 86 (14.43%) BDD
10 79 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
11 64 (10.74%) Analytics
11 64 (10.74%) Continuous Delivery
11 64 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 62 (10.40%) Configuration Management
13 56 (9.40%) API Testing
14 51 (8.56%) Kanban
15 46 (7.72%) Pair Programming
16 44 (7.38%) Performance Testing
17 40 (6.71%) E-Commerce
17 40 (6.71%) Lean Software Development
Programming Languages
1 385 (64.60%) Java
2 237 (39.77%) Python
3 181 (30.37%) Scala
4 147 (24.66%) JavaScript
5 120 (20.13%) Ruby
6 114 (19.13%) SQL
7 80 (13.42%) C#
8 77 (12.92%) Bash Shell
9 62 (10.40%) Perl
10 61 (10.23%) Shell Script
11 43 (7.21%) Haskell
11 43 (7.21%) Java 8
12 37 (6.21%) C++
13 27 (4.53%) PowerShell
14 26 (4.36%) Clojure
15 15 (2.52%) Go
16 9 (1.51%) PHP
17 8 (1.34%) Kotlin
18 7 (1.17%) VB.NET
19 6 (1.01%) Korn
Qualifications
1 77 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 39 (6.54%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.85%) Degree
4 10 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.84%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.67%) ISEB
7 3 (0.50%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.34%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.34%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (10.07%) QA
2 4 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.17%) GDPR
4 1 (0.17%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 301 (50.50%) Docker
2 57 (9.56%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.17%) HDFS
3 7 (1.17%) OpenAM
3 7 (1.17%) OpenDJ
3 7 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (0.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.50%) RHEV
6 2 (0.34%) oVirt
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.17%) etcd
7 1 (0.17%) Firmware
7 1 (0.17%) LXC
7 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 201 (33.72%) Kubernetes
2 169 (28.36%) Ansible
3 155 (26.01%) Puppet
4 143 (23.99%) Opscode Chef
4 143 (23.99%) Terraform
5 62 (10.40%) Kibana
6 61 (10.23%) Grafana
7 15 (2.52%) Graphite
8 14 (2.35%) Packer
9 11 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (1.68%) Rancher
11 9 (1.51%) Consul
11 9 (1.51%) logstash
12 8 (1.34%) Istio
13 6 (1.01%) Oozie
14 4 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
15 3 (0.50%) Nagios
15 3 (0.50%) Salt
16 2 (0.34%) Control-M
16 2 (0.34%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 85 (14.26%) Google
2 40 (6.71%) Atlassian
3 39 (6.54%) Oracle
4 34 (5.70%) Splunk
5 28 (4.70%) Adobe
6 25 (4.19%) webMethods
7 22 (3.69%) New Relic
8 17 (2.85%) AppDynamics
9 14 (2.35%) Microsoft
10 11 (1.85%) hybris
11 9 (1.51%) Dynatrace
12 8 (1.34%) Xerox
13 7 (1.17%) ForgeRock
13 7 (1.17%) SAP
14 6 (1.01%) Facebook
15 5 (0.84%) MuleSoft
15 5 (0.84%) RedGate
16 4 (0.67%) Cypress Semiconductor
16 4 (0.67%) IBM
16 4 (0.67%) SaltStack