Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 337 413 533
Rank change year-on-year +76 +120 +87
Contract jobs citing Groovy 744 482 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.52% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.71% 1.27% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 309 276
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £340 £363
90th Percentile £675 £700 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43,433 37,916 40,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.96% 40.91% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,415 26,010 27,892
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 843 998
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +5.19% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.66 £16.07 £14.13
90th Percentile £51.13 £53.75 £51.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +90 715 £525 +16.67% 104
London +93 431 £550 +4.76% 57
UK excluding London +39 305 £500 +17.65% 55
South East -11 98 £495 +26.92% 17
North of England +3 77 £488 +18.18% 15
South West +46 72 £500 +2.04% 4
North West +17 49 £500 +17.65% 7
East of England -6 26 £525 +10.53% 9
Yorkshire -15 24 £444 +6.61% 6
Scotland -18 20 £650 +8.33% 4
Midlands +6 14 £500 +20.48% 2
West Midlands -7 14 £500 +29.03% 1
North East +1 5 £475 +43.40% 2
Wales -16 2 £513 +20.59% 1

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 536 (72.04%) Java
2 420 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
3 414 (55.65%) DevOps
4 388 (52.15%) Docker
5 363 (48.79%) Python
6 336 (45.16%) Jenkins
7 306 (41.13%) Amazon AWS
8 260 (34.95%) Kubernetes
9 248 (33.33%) Ansible
10 245 (32.93%) TDD
11 231 (31.05%) Web Services
12 230 (30.91%) Continuous Integration
13 229 (30.78%) Linux
14 226 (30.38%) Ruby
15 220 (29.57%) Git (software)
16 193 (25.94%) Bash Shell
17 176 (23.66%) BDD
18 174 (23.39%) Puppet
19 173 (23.25%) Scala
20 172 (23.12%) Spring
21 170 (22.85%) REST
22 163 (21.91%) Test Automation
23 161 (21.64%) JavaScript
24 155 (20.83%) Scrum
25 147 (19.76%) JIRA
26 145 (19.49%) Microservices
27 144 (19.35%) Terraform
28 135 (18.15%) Java 8
29 125 (16.80%) Security Cleared
30 118 (15.86%) Maven

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 92 (12.37%) Confluence
2 76 (10.22%) Tomcat
3 74 (9.95%) Cloud Foundry
4 73 (9.81%) Apache
5 61 (8.20%) Elasticsearch
6 46 (6.18%) nginx
7 31 (4.17%) WebSphere
8 23 (3.09%) Apache Spark
9 18 (2.42%) JBoss
10 13 (1.75%) OpenStack
11 10 (1.34%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.94%) Jetty
13 6 (0.81%) CMS
14 5 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.40%) Mule
15 3 (0.40%) Oracle Self-Service HR
15 3 (0.40%) SAS
16 2 (0.27%) Alfresco
16 2 (0.27%) Apache Solr
16 2 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (1.21%) HipChat
2 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 29 (3.90%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 306 (41.13%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (7.53%) PaaS
3 42 (5.65%) OpenShift
4 41 (5.51%) GitHub
5 39 (5.24%) npm
6 36 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (4.44%) Heroku
8 32 (4.30%) Amazon S3
9 25 (3.36%) Serverless
10 24 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
12 22 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
13 21 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (2.15%) Bluemix
14 16 (2.15%) IBM Cloud
14 16 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 14 (1.88%) Amazon ELB
15 14 (1.88%) Google Analytics
16 9 (1.21%) IaaS
17 8 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 88 (11.83%) HTTP
2 59 (7.93%) TCP/IP
3 38 (5.11%) SSL
4 34 (4.57%) DNS
5 26 (3.49%) FTP
6 17 (2.28%) VPN
7 13 (1.75%) Firewall
8 11 (1.48%) SSH
9 8 (1.08%) OpenLDAP
9 8 (1.08%) OpenVPN
10 7 (0.94%) DSL
11 5 (0.67%) IMAP
11 5 (0.67%) SMS
11 5 (0.67%) SMTP
12 3 (0.40%) Internet
13 1 (0.13%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (15.05%) NoSQL
2 103 (13.84%) MongoDB
3 92 (12.37%) PostgreSQL
4 62 (8.33%) Hadoop
5 58 (7.80%) MySQL
6 45 (6.05%) Big Data
7 43 (5.78%) Apache Cassandra
8 39 (5.24%) Relational Database
9 27 (3.63%) HBase
10 23 (3.09%) Amazon Redshift
11 21 (2.82%) SQL Server
12 17 (2.28%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.75%) Neo4j
14 11 (1.48%) Redis
15 9 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (1.21%) CouchDB
16 7 (0.94%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.94%) Riak
17 4 (0.54%) Couchbase
18 3 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 336 (45.16%) Jenkins
2 220 (29.57%) Git (software)
3 147 (19.76%) JIRA
4 118 (15.86%) Maven
5 116 (15.59%) Gradle
6 86 (11.56%) JUnit
7 83 (11.16%) Selenium
8 76 (10.22%) Sonatype Nexus
9 71 (9.54%) Cucumber
10 67 (9.01%) SonarQube
11 64 (8.60%) gulp
12 57 (7.66%) Ant
13 49 (6.59%) SoapUI
14 47 (6.32%) IntelliJ
15 46 (6.18%) GitLab
16 44 (5.91%) Mockito
17 43 (5.78%) IBM UrbanCode
18 41 (5.51%) Gerrit
19 40 (5.38%) Gatling
20 33 (4.44%) Bitbucket
General
1 110 (14.78%) Finance
2 62 (8.33%) Banking
3 25 (3.36%) Games
4 18 (2.42%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.61%) Marketing
6 11 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.21%) Electronics
7 9 (1.21%) Retail
8 6 (0.81%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.67%) Law
10 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.40%) Front Office
11 1 (0.13%) Advertising
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 283 (38.04%) Developer
2 261 (35.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 209 (28.09%) Java Developer
4 118 (15.86%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 96 (12.90%) AWS DevOps
6 89 (11.96%) AWS Engineer
7 86 (11.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 65 (8.74%) Senior Developer
9 58 (7.80%) Senior Java Developer
10 53 (7.12%) Senior DevOps
11 52 (6.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 44 (5.91%) Agile Developer
12 44 (5.91%) Agile Java Developer
13 39 (5.24%) Consultant
14 32 (4.30%) DevOps Consultant
15 30 (4.03%) Kubernetes Consultant
16 29 (3.90%) Analyst
17 27 (3.63%) Test Analyst
17 27 (3.63%) Tester
18 22 (2.96%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (31.05%) Web Services
2 172 (23.12%) Spring
3 170 (22.85%) REST
4 115 (15.46%) RESTful
5 96 (12.90%) HTML
5 96 (12.90%) Node.js
6 95 (12.77%) CSS
7 87 (11.69%) SOAP
8 77 (10.35%) Hibernate
9 76 (10.22%) JSON
10 74 (9.95%) XML
11 70 (9.41%) Dropwizard
12 65 (8.74%) Kafka
13 64 (8.60%) HTML5
14 63 (8.47%) AngularJS
14 63 (8.47%) Guice
15 61 (8.20%) Spring Boot
16 57 (7.66%) Elastic Stack
17 47 (6.32%) Gherkin
18 41 (5.51%) React
Miscellaneous
1 80 (10.75%) iPad
2 33 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (2.28%) Public Cloud
4 16 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (1.34%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.08%) User Experience
7 8 (1.08%) Virtual Team
8 7 (0.94%) Fintech
8 7 (0.94%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.81%) FMCG
9 6 (0.81%) Replication
10 5 (0.67%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.67%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (0.67%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.54%) Derivative
11 4 (0.54%) Mobile Payment
12 3 (0.40%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.40%) Wiki
13 2 (0.27%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 229 (30.78%) Linux
2 97 (13.04%) Unix
3 63 (8.47%) CentOS
4 51 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (6.18%) Windows
6 21 (2.82%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.34%) Android
8 9 (1.21%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.81%) SmartOS
10 5 (0.67%) Debian
11 3 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.40%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.27%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 414 (55.65%) DevOps
3 245 (32.93%) TDD
4 230 (30.91%) Continuous Integration
5 176 (23.66%) BDD
6 163 (21.91%) Test Automation
7 155 (20.83%) Scrum
8 145 (19.49%) Microservices
9 111 (14.92%) Pair Programming
9 111 (14.92%) Software Engineering
10 110 (14.78%) Open Source
11 104 (13.98%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 99 (13.31%) E-Commerce
13 88 (11.83%) Continuous Delivery
14 70 (9.41%) Kanban
15 57 (7.66%) Domain-Driven Design
16 55 (7.39%) Performance Testing
17 48 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
18 47 (6.32%) MVC
19 46 (6.18%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 536 (72.04%) Java
2 363 (48.79%) Python
3 226 (30.38%) Ruby
4 193 (25.94%) Bash Shell
5 173 (23.25%) Scala
6 161 (21.64%) JavaScript
7 135 (18.15%) Java 8
8 99 (13.31%) SQL
9 71 (9.54%) C#
9 71 (9.54%) Shell Script
10 50 (6.72%) C++
11 41 (5.51%) Perl
12 28 (3.76%) PowerShell
13 26 (3.49%) TypeScript
14 25 (3.36%) Clojure
15 22 (2.96%) ES6
16 21 (2.82%) Go
16 21 (2.82%) Kotlin
17 19 (2.55%) Haskell
17 19 (2.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 125 (16.80%) Security Cleared
2 90 (12.10%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.30%) Degree
4 14 (1.88%) Master's Degree
5 7 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.81%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.27%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.27%) ISEB
9 2 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (8.47%) QA
2 14 (1.88%) GCP
3 2 (0.27%) ISO 20022
3 2 (0.27%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 388 (52.15%) Docker
2 46 (6.18%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (2.42%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.08%) Postfix
5 8 (1.08%) Squid
5 8 (1.08%) vCloud
6 3 (0.40%) flannel
6 3 (0.40%) QEMU
7 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 260 (34.95%) Kubernetes
2 248 (33.33%) Ansible
3 174 (23.39%) Puppet
4 144 (19.35%) Terraform
5 107 (14.38%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (6.85%) Kibana
6 51 (6.85%) logstash
7 42 (5.65%) Docker Swarm
8 36 (4.84%) Consul
9 31 (4.17%) Packer
10 29 (3.90%) Grafana
10 29 (3.90%) Mesos
11 17 (2.28%) ZABBIX
12 15 (2.02%) HP ALM
13 12 (1.61%) Nagios
13 12 (1.61%) Prometheus
14 8 (1.08%) Rancher
14 8 (1.08%) Rsyslog
14 8 (1.08%) Sysdig
15 7 (0.94%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 46 (6.18%) Atlassian
2 43 (5.78%) Oracle
3 42 (5.65%) Splunk
4 34 (4.57%) Google
5 29 (3.90%) AppDynamics
6 18 (2.42%) VMware
7 17 (2.28%) Red Hat
8 14 (1.88%) IBM
9 12 (1.61%) hybris
9 12 (1.61%) New Relic
10 11 (1.48%) SAP
11 10 (1.34%) Microsoft
12 9 (1.21%) HP
13 8 (1.08%) Sonatype
14 7 (0.94%) CA
15 6 (0.81%) SaltStack
16 5 (0.67%) Adobe
16 5 (0.67%) ServiceNow
16 5 (0.67%) Sybase
16 5 (0.67%) webMethods