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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Groovy
UK
Rank 361 455 504
Rank change year-on-year +94 +49  
Contract jobs citing Groovy 248 193 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.33% 0.95% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 130 96
Median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £575 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £398 £350
% change year-on-year +6.91% +13.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

Groovy is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18638 20242 19668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.04% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12816 13831 12729
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 485 403
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Groovy
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Groovy as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Groovy in the UK

Groovy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Groovy.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Groovy in the UK

Groovy
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +70 240 £450 -10.00% 54
London +12 120 £525 +3.70% 36
South East +65 50 £403 +17.09% 7
North East +7 19 £368 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 19 £368 - 1
Tyne and Wear +6 19 £368 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 17 £350 - 1
Milton Keynes - 17 £350 - 1
Croydon +23 16 £375 -18.91%
East of England +11 16 £475 +29.25% 2
City of London +7 15 £525 +6.59% 8
Berkshire +36 12 £450 +8.43% 1
South West -3 12 £400 -5.60%
Surrey - 12 £380 - 2
Devon -7 11 £400 -7.51%
Exeter -10 11 £400 -7.51%
Yorkshire +17 10 £295 -20.00% 5
Bracknell - 10 £450 -
West Yorkshire +13 9 £295 -21.33% 5
Essex - 8 £471 - 1
West Sussex +7 7 £512 +60.47% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £473 -
North West +24 5 £425 +6.25% 1
West Midlands +13 5 £388 +40.90% 1
Leeds +11 5 £420 +12.00% 5
Hertfordshire - 5 £525 -
Halifax - 4 £295 -
Shropshire +34 3 - - 1
East Midlands -3 3 £415 +50.90% 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £415 -

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Groovy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Groovy.

1 400 (86.58%) Java
2 261 (56.49%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (41.13%) Jenkins
4 172 (37.23%) Git (software)
5 161 (34.85%) JavaScript
6 141 (30.52%) Scrum
7 135 (29.22%) Maven
8 127 (27.49%) DevOps
9 125 (27.06%) Scala
10 121 (26.19%) Selenium
11 120 (25.97%) TDD
11 120 (25.97%) Web Services
12 119 (25.76%) Linux
13 118 (25.54%) Gradle
14 117 (25.32%) XML
15 115 (24.89%) Python
16 111 (24.03%) Spring
17 106 (22.94%) REST
18 103 (22.29%) BDD
19 100 (21.65%) Open Source
20 90 (19.48%) Automated Testing
20 90 (19.48%) HTML
21 89 (19.26%) Continuous Integration
22 82 (17.75%) JIRA
22 82 (17.75%) RESTful
23 81 (17.53%) MongoDB
24 78 (16.88%) Kanban
25 77 (16.67%) SoapUI
25 77 (16.67%) SQL
26 76 (16.45%) Oracle

Groovy
Top Related 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 58 (12.55%) Tomcat
2 50 (10.82%) Confluence
3 38 (8.23%) WebLogic
4 34 (7.36%) Apache
4 34 (7.36%) Cloud Foundry
5 33 (7.14%) nginx
6 20 (4.33%) CMS
7 16 (3.46%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (2.16%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.73%) JBoss
10 4 (0.87%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.87%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.87%) Liferay
10 4 (0.87%) Mule ESB
11 3 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.65%) Mule
12 2 (0.43%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.87%) Gliffy
2 2 (0.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (12.99%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (9.09%) GitHub
3 29 (6.28%) PaaS
4 16 (3.46%) Google Analytics
5 7 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.30%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.87%) Slack
7 4 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.65%) IaaS
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle CX
9 2 (0.43%) SaaS
10 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.22%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 56 (12.12%) HTTP
2 15 (3.25%) SSL
2 15 (3.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.87%) DNS
3 4 (0.87%) LDAP
3 4 (0.87%) OpenLDAP
3 4 (0.87%) OpenVPN
3 4 (0.87%) SSH
4 3 (0.65%) AMQP
5 2 (0.43%) Internet
6 1 (0.22%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (17.53%) MongoDB
2 52 (11.26%) NoSQL
3 46 (9.96%) PostgreSQL
4 42 (9.09%) MySQL
5 23 (4.98%) Relational Database
6 21 (4.55%) SQL Server
7 14 (3.03%) Oracle Database
8 12 (2.60%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.38%) Big Data
10 10 (2.16%) Neo4j
11 7 (1.52%) Couchbase
12 6 (1.30%) Redis
13 5 (1.08%) HBase
14 4 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.65%) Apache Hive
15 3 (0.65%) Hazelcast
15 3 (0.65%) JasperReports
15 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 190 (41.13%) Jenkins
2 172 (37.23%) Git (software)
3 135 (29.22%) Maven
4 121 (26.19%) Selenium
5 118 (25.54%) Gradle
6 82 (17.75%) JIRA
7 77 (16.67%) SoapUI
8 63 (13.64%) Ant
9 49 (10.61%) Subversion
10 42 (9.09%) WebDriver
11 41 (8.87%) gulp
11 41 (8.87%) IntelliJ
12 36 (7.79%) Bitbucket
12 36 (7.79%) Cucumber
12 36 (7.79%) JUnit
13 32 (6.93%) JMeter
14 30 (6.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 26 (5.63%) Spock
16 24 (5.19%) Grunt
16 24 (5.19%) SonarQube
General
1 58 (12.55%) Finance
2 20 (4.33%) Banking
3 8 (1.73%) Marketing
3 8 (1.73%) Retail
3 8 (1.73%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.52%) Games
5 6 (1.30%) Publishing
6 4 (0.87%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.65%) Electronics
7 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 265 (57.36%) Developer
2 189 (40.91%) Java Developer
3 71 (15.37%) DevOps Engineer
4 44 (9.52%) Tester
5 35 (7.58%) Automation Tester
5 35 (7.58%) Senior Developer
6 29 (6.28%) Senior Java Developer
7 27 (5.84%) Analyst
8 25 (5.41%) Test Analyst
9 21 (4.55%) Scala Developer
10 17 (3.68%) Agile Developer
10 17 (3.68%) Agile Java Developer
11 16 (3.46%) AWS DevOps
12 15 (3.25%) Consultant
12 15 (3.25%) Developer in Test
12 15 (3.25%) JavaScript Developer
13 14 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
13 14 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
13 14 (3.03%) Java Automation Tester
14 13 (2.81%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (25.97%) Web Services
2 117 (25.32%) XML
3 111 (24.03%) Spring
4 106 (22.94%) REST
5 90 (19.48%) HTML
6 82 (17.75%) RESTful
7 73 (15.80%) CSS
8 68 (14.72%) Grails
9 63 (13.64%) JSON
10 58 (12.55%) Gherkin
11 51 (11.04%) HTML5
12 49 (10.61%) Hibernate
13 48 (10.39%) SOAP
14 38 (8.23%) AngularJS
15 34 (7.36%) jQuery
16 33 (7.14%) Node.js
17 31 (6.71%) J2EE
18 30 (6.49%) RabbitMQ
19 29 (6.28%) Servlets
20 27 (5.84%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.68%) iPad
3 14 (3.03%) Data Structures
3 14 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.08%) User Experience
7 4 (0.87%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.65%) Clustering
8 3 (0.65%) Social Media
9 2 (0.43%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.43%) DataPower
9 2 (0.43%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.43%) Fintech
9 2 (0.43%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.43%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.43%) NHS
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 119 (25.76%) Linux
2 56 (12.12%) Unix
3 38 (8.23%) Windows
4 17 (3.68%) Ubuntu
5 9 (1.95%) Android
5 9 (1.95%) CentOS
5 9 (1.95%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.87%) SmartOS
7 4 (0.87%) Solaris
8 2 (0.43%) Debian
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (56.49%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (30.52%) Scrum
3 127 (27.49%) DevOps
4 120 (25.97%) TDD
5 103 (22.29%) BDD
6 100 (21.65%) Open Source
7 90 (19.48%) Automated Testing
8 89 (19.26%) Continuous Integration
9 78 (16.88%) Kanban
10 73 (15.80%) Test Automation
11 72 (15.58%) Continuous Delivery
12 69 (14.94%) Software Engineering
13 54 (11.69%) Microservices
14 50 (10.82%) Continuous Improvement
15 49 (10.61%) Unit Testing
16 43 (9.31%) User Stories
17 42 (9.09%) API Testing
18 41 (8.87%) OO
19 40 (8.66%) Performance Testing
19 40 (8.66%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 400 (86.58%) Java
2 161 (34.85%) JavaScript
3 125 (27.06%) Scala
4 115 (24.89%) Python
5 77 (16.67%) SQL
6 51 (11.04%) Ruby
7 30 (6.49%) Bash Shell
8 27 (5.84%) Shell Script
9 26 (5.63%) Clojure
10 22 (4.76%) Perl
11 20 (4.33%) C++
12 18 (3.90%) C#
13 16 (3.46%) Haskell
14 12 (2.60%) PHP
15 9 (1.95%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.73%) Jython
17 6 (1.30%) PowerShell
18 5 (1.08%) AspectJ
19 4 (0.87%) XPath
20 3 (0.65%) F#
Qualifications
1 30 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.33%) ISEB
4 16 (3.46%) Degree
5 15 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (3.25%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (15.58%) QA
2 6 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.08%) SDET
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 57 (12.34%) Docker
2 28 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.87%) Postfix
3 4 (0.87%) Squid
3 4 (0.87%) vCloud
4 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 64 (13.85%) Ansible
2 57 (12.34%) Puppet
3 40 (8.66%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (4.11%) Kibana
5 16 (3.46%) Kubernetes
6 15 (3.25%) Grafana
7 9 (1.95%) Terraform
8 7 (1.52%) OpenAM
9 5 (1.08%) HP Fortify
10 4 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.87%) logstash
10 4 (0.87%) Rancher
10 4 (0.87%) Rsyslog
10 4 (0.87%) Sysdig
10 4 (0.87%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.43%) CloudHub
13 1 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.22%) Consul
13 1 (0.22%) MOM
Vendors
1 76 (16.45%) Oracle
2 37 (8.01%) Atlassian
3 28 (6.06%) Google
4 26 (5.63%) Splunk
5 20 (4.33%) IBM
6 16 (3.46%) Sitecore
7 13 (2.81%) HP
8 10 (2.16%) hybris
9 9 (1.95%) Adobe
9 9 (1.95%) New Relic
10 7 (1.52%) MuleSoft
10 7 (1.52%) VMware
11 6 (1.30%) Guidewire
11 6 (1.30%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.87%) GigaSpaces
12 4 (0.87%) Siebel
12 4 (0.87%) Sonatype
12 4 (0.87%) webMethods
13 3 (0.65%) Facebook
13 3 (0.65%) SAP
UK
AMS contingency
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
London
KPRS
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago