Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 323 444 527
Rank change year-on-year +121 +83 -13
Contract jobs citing Groovy 829 538 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.52% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.78% 1.25% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 395 304
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £406 £360 £323
90th Percentile £700 £675 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +1.74%
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 46,530 43,212 42,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.67% 41.94% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,755 30,178 29,427
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £316 £308 £281
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 797 898
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £16.66 £16.25 £14.21
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% -

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 15 November 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 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 15 November 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 +95 755 £525 - 71
UK excluding London +131 413 £500 +5.26% 33
London +54 410 £550 +2.80% 44
South East +20 116 £450 -10.00% 11
North of England +35 111 £500 +14.29% 4
Midlands +59 76 £470 -9.46% 5
North West +21 61 £700 +118.75% 4
Scotland +45 58 £700 +115.38% 2
West Midlands +21 55 £450 -7.83% 3
Yorkshire +19 46 £450 -4.26%
East of England -3 36 £525 +2.44% 4
Wales +15 30 £425 - 4
East Midlands +28 21 £500 -9.09% 2
South West -52 7 £525 +25.37% 3
North East -15 4 £488 +2.63%

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 571 (68.88%) Java
2 511 (61.64%) Agile Software Development
3 469 (56.57%) DevOps
4 455 (54.89%) Jenkins
5 429 (51.75%) Docker
6 311 (37.52%) Git (software)
7 303 (36.55%) Test Automation
8 291 (35.10%) Python
9 282 (34.02%) Kubernetes
10 240 (28.95%) Ansible
11 230 (27.74%) Puppet
12 229 (27.62%) Continuous Integration
13 206 (24.85%) Scala
14 205 (24.73%) Amazon AWS
15 204 (24.61%) Open Source
15 204 (24.61%) TDD
16 203 (24.49%) Opscode Chef
17 201 (24.25%) Linux
18 199 (24.00%) Web Services
18 199 (24.00%) Scrum
19 195 (23.52%) Microservices
20 190 (22.92%) JIRA
21 181 (21.83%) Selenium
22 173 (20.87%) Terraform
23 167 (20.14%) Maven
24 160 (19.30%) Cucumber
25 151 (18.21%) REST
26 147 (17.73%) Confluence
27 146 (17.61%) BDD
27 146 (17.61%) Ruby

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
1 147 (17.73%) Confluence
2 109 (13.15%) Cloud Foundry
3 103 (12.42%) nginx
4 82 (9.89%) Tomcat
5 45 (5.43%) Apache
6 38 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
7 34 (4.10%) JBoss
8 26 (3.14%) WebLogic
9 20 (2.41%) WebSphere
10 16 (1.93%) Apache Spark
11 10 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.72%) Mule
13 5 (0.60%) CMS
13 5 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (0.36%) Anypoint
14 3 (0.36%) GemFire
14 3 (0.36%) IIS
14 3 (0.36%) Oracle BPEL
14 3 (0.36%) SAS
14 3 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (0.72%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.48%) HipChat
4 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.12%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 205 (24.73%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (11.94%) GitHub
3 64 (7.72%) Google Analytics
4 63 (7.60%) npm
5 62 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 60 (7.24%) PaaS
7 38 (4.58%) OpenShift
8 31 (3.74%) Google Cloud Platform
9 23 (2.77%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (2.05%) Serverless
12 14 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 13 (1.57%) Amazon ELB
13 13 (1.57%) Amazon S3
13 13 (1.57%) Heroku
14 12 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (1.45%) Slack
15 11 (1.33%) IBM Cloud
16 10 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (1.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (10.86%) HTTP
2 63 (7.60%) SSL
2 63 (7.60%) TCP/IP
3 23 (2.77%) DSL
4 15 (1.81%) DNS
5 13 (1.57%) VPN
6 12 (1.45%) Firewall
6 12 (1.45%) Internet
6 12 (1.45%) SSH
7 10 (1.21%) Skype
8 8 (0.97%) HTTPS
8 8 (0.97%) OpenLDAP
8 8 (0.97%) OpenVPN
9 3 (0.36%) NAS
9 3 (0.36%) SAN
10 2 (0.24%) ICMP
10 2 (0.24%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.24%) SNMP
11 1 (0.12%) FTP
11 1 (0.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (12.91%) Hadoop
2 106 (12.79%) NoSQL
3 94 (11.34%) MongoDB
4 63 (7.60%) PostgreSQL
5 62 (7.48%) Big Data
6 39 (4.70%) Relational Database
7 36 (4.34%) HBase
8 21 (2.53%) SQL Server
9 19 (2.29%) MySQL
10 15 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
11 13 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (1.45%) Hazelcast
12 12 (1.45%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.45%) Redis
13 11 (1.33%) DB2
14 10 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (1.21%) Apache Hive
15 9 (1.09%) Couchbase
15 9 (1.09%) Sqoop
16 8 (0.97%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 455 (54.89%) Jenkins
2 311 (37.52%) Git (software)
3 190 (22.92%) JIRA
4 181 (21.83%) Selenium
5 167 (20.14%) Maven
6 160 (19.30%) Cucumber
7 110 (13.27%) Gradle
8 109 (13.15%) JUnit
9 108 (13.03%) gulp
10 96 (11.58%) SoapUI
11 92 (11.10%) Ant
12 82 (9.89%) Gatling
13 81 (9.77%) IntelliJ
14 75 (9.05%) Sonatype Nexus
15 70 (8.44%) SonarQube
16 54 (6.51%) Travis CI
17 53 (6.39%) Sublime Text
18 50 (6.03%) Bitbucket
18 50 (6.03%) CircleCI
19 49 (5.91%) Grunt
General
1 119 (14.35%) Finance
2 76 (9.17%) Banking
3 18 (2.17%) Marketing
4 17 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.93%) Electronics
5 16 (1.93%) Financial Institution
5 16 (1.93%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.69%) Retail
7 8 (0.97%) Publishing
8 6 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.60%) Games
10 4 (0.48%) Front Office
11 2 (0.24%) Back Office
11 2 (0.24%) Legal
11 2 (0.24%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.12%) Advertising
12 1 (0.12%) Law
12 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 266 (32.09%) Developer
2 256 (30.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 186 (22.44%) Java Developer
4 78 (9.41%) Consultant
5 73 (8.81%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 68 (8.20%) Tester
7 66 (7.96%) DevOps Consultant
8 60 (7.24%) Kubernetes Consultant
8 60 (7.24%) Senior Developer
9 49 (5.91%) Senior Java Developer
10 48 (5.79%) Analyst
11 45 (5.43%) Automation Tester
11 45 (5.43%) Java Engineer
11 45 (5.43%) Test Analyst
12 43 (5.19%) AWS DevOps
12 43 (5.19%) Scala Developer
13 39 (4.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 39 (4.70%) AWS Engineer
14 38 (4.58%) Senior DevOps
15 36 (4.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (24.00%) Web Services
2 151 (18.21%) REST
3 128 (15.44%) Node.js
4 124 (14.96%) SOAP
5 122 (14.72%) Spring
6 115 (13.87%) RESTful
7 114 (13.75%) JSON
8 110 (13.27%) Gherkin
9 87 (10.49%) CSS
9 87 (10.49%) XML
10 81 (9.77%) HTML
11 73 (8.81%) AngularJS
12 71 (8.56%) Hibernate
13 66 (7.96%) HTML5
14 64 (7.72%) Kafka
15 54 (6.51%) Spring Boot
16 52 (6.27%) Play Framework
17 51 (6.15%) Servlets
18 48 (5.79%) J2EE
19 44 (5.31%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.55%) iPad
2 33 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 12 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 8 (0.97%) Data Centre
6 8 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (0.72%) NHS
8 5 (0.60%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.60%) PKI
8 5 (0.60%) User Experience
9 4 (0.48%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.48%) Wiki
10 3 (0.36%) Clustering
10 3 (0.36%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.36%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (0.36%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.36%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 201 (24.25%) Linux
2 100 (12.06%) Windows
3 88 (10.62%) Unix
4 55 (6.63%) Ubuntu
5 35 (4.22%) CentOS
6 25 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.21%) Mac OS
8 8 (0.97%) Android
9 5 (0.60%) AIX
9 5 (0.60%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.36%) HPUX
10 3 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (61.64%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (56.57%) DevOps
3 303 (36.55%) Test Automation
4 229 (27.62%) Continuous Integration
5 204 (24.61%) Open Source
5 204 (24.61%) TDD
6 199 (24.00%) Scrum
7 195 (23.52%) Microservices
8 146 (17.61%) BDD
9 107 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
10 98 (11.82%) Continuous Delivery
11 91 (10.98%) API Testing
12 89 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 85 (10.25%) Pair Programming
14 83 (10.01%) Software Engineering
15 79 (9.53%) Configuration Management
16 77 (9.29%) Kanban
17 73 (8.81%) Analytics
17 73 (8.81%) SOA
18 72 (8.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 571 (68.88%) Java
2 291 (35.10%) Python
3 206 (24.85%) Scala
4 146 (17.61%) Ruby
5 144 (17.37%) JavaScript
6 134 (16.16%) SQL
7 109 (13.15%) Bash Shell
8 95 (11.46%) C#
9 83 (10.01%) Perl
10 81 (9.77%) Java 8
11 68 (8.20%) Shell Script
12 51 (6.15%) Haskell
13 33 (3.98%) C++
14 30 (3.62%) PowerShell
15 28 (3.38%) Clojure
16 22 (2.65%) Go
17 13 (1.57%) PHP
18 9 (1.09%) Kotlin
19 6 (0.72%) Jython
19 6 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 129 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 64 (7.72%) SC Cleared
3 16 (1.93%) Degree
4 15 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (0.97%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.60%) ISEB
6 5 (0.60%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.48%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.24%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (10.25%) QA
2 4 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 429 (51.75%) Docker
2 79 (9.53%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (1.21%) HDFS
4 8 (0.97%) Postfix
4 8 (0.97%) Squid
4 8 (0.97%) vCloud
5 6 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.72%) oVirt
5 6 (0.72%) RHEV
6 5 (0.60%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.48%) etcd
8 3 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.12%) LXC
9 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.12%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 282 (34.02%) Kubernetes
2 240 (28.95%) Ansible
3 230 (27.74%) Puppet
4 203 (24.49%) Opscode Chef
5 173 (20.87%) Terraform
6 90 (10.86%) Kibana
7 72 (8.69%) Grafana
8 31 (3.74%) Consul
9 26 (3.14%) logstash
10 18 (2.17%) Mesos
11 17 (2.05%) Packer
12 14 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
13 13 (1.57%) Graphite
14 11 (1.33%) ZABBIX
15 10 (1.21%) Rancher
16 8 (0.97%) Oozie
16 8 (0.97%) Rsyslog
16 8 (0.97%) Sysdig
17 5 (0.60%) Prometheus
18 4 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 80 (9.65%) Google
2 55 (6.63%) Oracle
3 49 (5.91%) Atlassian
4 46 (5.55%) Splunk
5 32 (3.86%) IBM
6 28 (3.38%) Adobe
6 28 (3.38%) AppDynamics
7 17 (2.05%) SAP
8 16 (1.93%) webMethods
9 14 (1.69%) MuleSoft
10 12 (1.45%) New Relic
11 11 (1.33%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.33%) VMware
12 10 (1.21%) Dynatrace
13 8 (0.97%) Microsoft
13 8 (0.97%) Sonatype
14 6 (0.72%) RedGate
15 5 (0.60%) Blue Prism
16 4 (0.48%) Cloudera
16 4 (0.48%) SaltStack