Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 388 430 426
Rank change year-on-year +42 -4 -79
Contract jobs citing Groovy 259 277 533
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.46% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.22% 1.15% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 185 344
10th Percentile £347 £397 £383
25th Percentile £425 £488 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £675 £663 £650
90th Percentile £700 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year - -40.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -40.00% -

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 21,308 24,190 41,608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.53% 40.56% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,001 17,000 29,423
10th Percentile £319 £325 £323
25th Percentile £400 £400 £393
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +2.70%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 462 646
10th Percentile £15.46 £17.28 £17.38
25th Percentile £25.00 £22.55 £24.74
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
75th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
90th Percentile £61.25 £57.40 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.87
% change year-on-year -5.88% -0.85% +7.16%

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 11 April 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 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 11 April 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 -18 149 £500 -9.09% 67
Work from Home -131 124 £613 +22.50% 12
London -39 84 £575 +4.55% 44
UK excluding London +50 73 £475 -13.64% 26
Scotland +19 20 £479 -31.61% 1
North of England +32 12 £525 -10.64% 9
North West +23 12 £525 +10.53% 4
South East +58 10 £475 -13.64% 4
East of England +48 10 £450 -23.40% 1
Midlands +27 8 £395 +12.70% 7
South West +46 6 £469 -30.52% 2
Wales +19 6 £533 +6.50%
West Midlands +13 6 £438 +24.82% 6
East Midlands - 2 £383 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 181 (69.88%) DevOps
2 177 (68.34%) Jenkins
3 153 (59.07%) Java
4 151 (58.30%) Python
5 109 (42.08%) Ansible
6 107 (41.31%) Kubernetes
7 92 (35.52%) Terraform
8 88 (33.98%) Git (software)
9 78 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
10 76 (29.34%) Linux
11 75 (28.96%) AWS
12 72 (27.80%) GCP
13 71 (27.41%) Maven
14 65 (25.10%) Open Source
14 65 (25.10%) Node.js
15 63 (24.32%) JavaScript
16 61 (23.55%) Docker
17 59 (22.78%) Gradle
18 54 (20.85%) Google
19 53 (20.46%) Opscode Chef
19 53 (20.46%) CircleCI
20 52 (20.08%) Travis CI
21 49 (18.92%) Mentoring
21 49 (18.92%) gulp
22 47 (18.15%) Bash Shell
22 47 (18.15%) Scrum
22 47 (18.15%) npm
23 46 (17.76%) Azure
24 43 (16.60%) Artifactory
25 42 (16.22%) Test Automation

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 39 (15.06%) nginx
2 29 (11.20%) Confluence
3 18 (6.95%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (6.18%) Tomcat
5 15 (5.79%) Cloud Foundry
6 13 (5.02%) Apache
7 11 (4.25%) JBoss
8 10 (3.86%) Apache Spark
9 7 (2.70%) Red Hat Fuse
10 5 (1.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.93%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.54%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.54%) GeoServer
11 4 (1.54%) IBM Domino
11 4 (1.54%) IIS
11 4 (1.54%) Jetty
11 4 (1.54%) MQSeries
11 4 (1.54%) Oracle Self-Service HR
12 3 (1.16%) Anypoint
12 3 (1.16%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.77%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.39%) Lawson
4 1 (0.39%) Magento
4 1 (0.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 75 (28.96%) AWS
2 72 (27.80%) GCP
3 47 (18.15%) npm
4 46 (17.76%) Azure
5 25 (9.65%) OpenShift
6 23 (8.88%) GitHub
7 19 (7.34%) PaaS
7 19 (7.34%) Serverless
8 18 (6.95%) Amazon EKS
8 18 (6.95%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (6.18%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (6.18%) Amazon S3
10 15 (5.79%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (5.41%) Route 53
12 13 (5.02%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 13 (5.02%) AWS CodeBuild
13 11 (4.25%) Amazon ECS
14 10 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (3.47%) Apigee
16 4 (1.54%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.65%) HTTP
2 8 (3.09%) DNS
3 7 (2.70%) Firewall
3 7 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.93%) SSL
5 4 (1.54%) DSL
5 4 (1.54%) FTP
5 4 (1.54%) SSH
6 3 (1.16%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.77%) IMAP
7 2 (0.77%) SMTP
7 2 (0.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.97%) BigQuery
2 26 (10.04%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (9.27%) MongoDB
4 22 (8.49%) NoSQL
5 15 (5.79%) Big Data
5 15 (5.79%) Relational Database
5 15 (5.79%) SQL Server
6 13 (5.02%) MySQL
7 9 (3.47%) Couchbase
7 9 (3.47%) Flink
7 9 (3.47%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.70%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.32%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.54%) Cloud Spanner
10 4 (1.54%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.77%) Oracle Smart View
11 2 (0.77%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 177 (68.34%) Jenkins
2 88 (33.98%) Git (software)
3 71 (27.41%) Maven
4 59 (22.78%) Gradle
5 53 (20.46%) CircleCI
6 52 (20.08%) Travis CI
7 49 (18.92%) gulp
8 43 (16.60%) Artifactory
9 33 (12.74%) GitLab
9 33 (12.74%) JIRA
10 22 (8.49%) Selenium
11 21 (8.11%) Cucumber
12 13 (5.02%) Bitbucket
12 13 (5.02%) JUnit
13 12 (4.63%) Subversion
13 12 (4.63%) TeamCity
14 11 (4.25%) Sonatype Nexus
15 10 (3.86%) Ant
16 9 (3.47%) Postman
17 8 (3.09%) SoapUI
General
1 35 (13.51%) Finance
2 30 (11.58%) Banking
3 14 (5.41%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.47%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.16%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.77%) Games
6 2 (0.77%) Law
6 2 (0.77%) Retail
6 2 (0.77%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.39%) Back Office
7 1 (0.39%) Front Office
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 116 (44.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 77 (29.73%) Developer
3 35 (13.51%) Java Developer
4 22 (8.49%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 21 (8.11%) AWS Engineer
6 20 (7.72%) AWS DevOps
6 20 (7.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 13 (5.02%) Architect
8 12 (4.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 12 (4.63%) Platform Engineer
9 10 (3.86%) Consultant
9 10 (3.86%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (3.47%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (3.09%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (3.09%) Lead DevOps
12 7 (2.70%) Market Risk Developer
12 7 (2.70%) Market Risk Java Developer
12 7 (2.70%) Senior Market Risk Java Developer
13 6 (2.32%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (25.10%) Node.js
2 36 (13.90%) Spring
3 35 (13.51%) REST
4 33 (12.74%) Web Services
5 25 (9.65%) React
6 21 (8.11%) HTML
6 21 (8.11%) RESTful
7 19 (7.34%) JSON
8 18 (6.95%) AngularJS
9 17 (6.56%) Kafka
10 16 (6.18%) XML
11 15 (5.79%) CSS
11 15 (5.79%) Hibernate
12 14 (5.41%) HTML5
12 14 (5.41%) Middleware
12 14 (5.41%) SOAP
13 13 (5.02%) jQuery
14 11 (4.25%) OAuth
15 9 (3.47%) Play Framework
15 9 (3.47%) Samza
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.79%) User Experience
2 14 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (4.63%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.47%) Grid Computing
5 8 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.70%) Market Risk
6 7 (2.70%) PKI
7 6 (2.32%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.93%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.54%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.54%) Derivative
9 4 (1.54%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.16%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.16%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.77%) DataPower
11 2 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.39%) Digital TV
12 1 (0.39%) LIMS
12 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 76 (29.34%) Linux
2 25 (9.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 25 (9.65%) Ubuntu
3 20 (7.72%) Windows
4 9 (3.47%) Android
5 8 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.09%) CentOS
6 7 (2.70%) Unix
7 6 (2.32%) Debian
8 4 (1.54%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.54%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.77%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.77%) VMS
10 1 (0.39%) Solaris
10 1 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (69.88%) DevOps
2 78 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (25.10%) Open Source
4 49 (18.92%) Mentoring
5 47 (18.15%) Scrum
6 42 (16.22%) Test Automation
7 31 (11.97%) Infrastructure as Code
8 27 (10.42%) Kanban
9 26 (10.04%) Microservices
9 26 (10.04%) TDD
10 23 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (7.34%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (7.34%) Front End Development
12 16 (6.18%) Deployment Automation
13 14 (5.41%) API Design
13 14 (5.41%) Configuration Management
13 14 (5.41%) OO
13 14 (5.41%) Process Improvement
13 14 (5.41%) Software Engineering
13 14 (5.41%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 153 (59.07%) Java
2 151 (58.30%) Python
3 63 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 47 (18.15%) Bash Shell
5 29 (11.20%) SQL
6 27 (10.42%) Perl
7 21 (8.11%) Ruby
7 21 (8.11%) Scala
8 17 (6.56%) PowerShell
9 13 (5.02%) Go
10 11 (4.25%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.09%) C#
11 8 (3.09%) C++
11 8 (3.09%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.32%) Clojure
12 6 (2.32%) Java 8
13 5 (1.93%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.54%) ClojureScript
14 4 (1.54%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.27%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.70%) Degree
4 4 (1.54%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.54%) OCP
4 4 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.16%) CISSP
5 3 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.77%) CISM
7 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.39%) ISEB
7 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.79%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.39%) GDPR
2 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (23.55%) Docker
2 37 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (4.25%) Varnish
4 4 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.54%) vSphere
5 3 (1.16%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 109 (42.08%) Ansible
2 107 (41.31%) Kubernetes
3 92 (35.52%) Terraform
4 53 (20.46%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (11.97%) Argo
6 25 (9.65%) Grafana
7 22 (8.49%) Puppet
8 17 (6.56%) Kibana
9 12 (4.63%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (4.63%) Istio
10 9 (3.47%) Salt
11 6 (2.32%) Prometheus
12 4 (1.54%) Capistrano
13 3 (1.16%) Rancher
13 3 (1.16%) WSUS
14 2 (0.77%) HP ALM
14 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
15 1 (0.39%) Consul
15 1 (0.39%) Control-M
15 1 (0.39%) logstash
Vendors
1 54 (20.85%) Google
2 27 (10.42%) Oracle
3 13 (5.02%) Red Hat
4 12 (4.63%) Microsoft
5 11 (4.25%) Atlassian
6 7 (2.70%) MuleSoft
6 7 (2.70%) SAP
6 7 (2.70%) Splunk
6 7 (2.70%) VMware
7 6 (2.32%) Dell
7 6 (2.32%) hybris
8 5 (1.93%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.93%) Hortonworks
8 5 (1.93%) IBM
9 4 (1.54%) Axway
9 4 (1.54%) Databricks
9 4 (1.54%) HP
9 4 (1.54%) Sparx
9 4 (1.54%) Sybase
9 4 (1.54%) Xerox