Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Groovy
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 423 512 501
Rank change year-on-year +89 -11 +111
Contract jobs citing Groovy 548 415 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.39% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% 0.98% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 299 303
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
10th Percentile £369 £320 £318
90th Percentile £675 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £45.00
10th Percentile £41.25 - £42.50
90th Percentile £43.75 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £45.00

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 43210 42451 43594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.91% 40.33% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30200 29151 29477
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £283 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 886 1045
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.44 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% +19.05%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +105 542 £525 +10.53% 48
London +104 336 £535 +1.90% 31
UK excluding London +18 209 £475 +11.76% 19
South East +5 75 £500 +25.00% 2
North of England +9 53 £470 +4.44% 5
South West +17 36 £425 -13.97% 3
East of England +3 30 £513 +13.89% 7
North West +9 23 £325 -27.78% 3
Yorkshire -19 18 £475 +8.57% 2
Midlands +28 15 £519 +15.36%
West Midlands +38 14 £488 +8.50%
North East +63 12 £475 -5.00%
Scotland -9 3 £325 +1.56% 2
Wales +10 1 - -
East Midlands -9 1 £550 +29.34%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 414 (75.55%) Java
2 342 (62.41%) Agile Software Development
3 261 (47.63%) Jenkins
4 224 (40.88%) DevOps
5 215 (39.23%) Python
6 212 (38.69%) Docker
7 207 (37.77%) Web Services
8 206 (37.59%) TDD
9 200 (36.50%) Git (software)
10 199 (36.31%) Scrum
11 198 (36.13%) Amazon AWS
12 193 (35.22%) Test Automation
13 184 (33.58%) Continuous Integration
14 153 (27.92%) Linux
14 153 (27.92%) JavaScript
15 146 (26.64%) BDD
16 141 (25.73%) Ansible
17 140 (25.55%) REST
18 136 (24.82%) Maven
19 126 (22.99%) JIRA
20 123 (22.45%) Bash Shell
20 123 (22.45%) Microservices
21 121 (22.08%) Puppet
22 120 (21.90%) Spring
23 114 (20.80%) Pair Programming
24 112 (20.44%) Scala
25 110 (20.07%) Software Engineering
26 99 (18.07%) HTML
27 98 (17.88%) RESTful
27 98 (17.88%) Kubernetes

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 84 (15.33%) Confluence
2 65 (11.86%) Tomcat
3 64 (11.68%) Apache
4 47 (8.58%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (6.75%) Cloud Foundry
6 30 (5.47%) nginx
7 20 (3.65%) WebLogic
8 14 (2.55%) JBoss
9 13 (2.37%) Mule
10 11 (2.01%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.46%) OpenStack
12 7 (1.28%) Apache Spark
12 7 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (1.09%) CMS
14 5 (0.91%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.73%) SharePoint
16 3 (0.55%) Alfresco
16 3 (0.55%) Apache Pig
16 3 (0.55%) SAS
17 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (0.91%) HipChat
1 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.19%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.18%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 198 (36.13%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (10.95%) PaaS
3 26 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (4.56%) Amazon S3
4 25 (4.56%) IaaS
5 22 (4.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 17 (3.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 17 (3.10%) Amazon ELB
6 17 (3.10%) Slack
6 17 (3.10%) Trello
7 16 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (2.74%) npm
9 11 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.82%) GitHub
10 10 (1.82%) SaaS
11 8 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (1.46%) OpenShift
11 8 (1.46%) Serverless
12 7 (1.28%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 78 (14.23%) HTTP
2 46 (8.39%) TCP/IP
3 31 (5.66%) DNS
4 21 (3.83%) SSL
5 17 (3.10%) SSH
6 16 (2.92%) OpenLDAP
6 16 (2.92%) OpenVPN
7 12 (2.19%) LDAP
8 9 (1.64%) Internet
9 8 (1.46%) FTP
9 8 (1.46%) SMS
10 7 (1.28%) Firewall
10 7 (1.28%) IMAP
10 7 (1.28%) LAN
10 7 (1.28%) SMTP
10 7 (1.28%) VPN
10 7 (1.28%) WAN
11 6 (1.09%) Network Security
12 5 (0.91%) DHCP
12 5 (0.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (17.52%) MongoDB
2 77 (14.05%) NoSQL
3 62 (11.31%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (7.85%) Big Data
5 42 (7.66%) MySQL
6 38 (6.93%) Hadoop
7 37 (6.75%) Relational Database
8 28 (5.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (4.38%) SQL Server
10 23 (4.20%) HBase
11 22 (4.01%) RDBMS
12 20 (3.65%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (2.74%) Redis
14 9 (1.64%) Neo4j
15 6 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.91%) Oracle Database
17 4 (0.73%) Apache Hive
17 4 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
17 4 (0.73%) KDB
18 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 261 (47.63%) Jenkins
2 200 (36.50%) Git (software)
3 136 (24.82%) Maven
4 126 (22.99%) JIRA
5 79 (14.42%) Gradle
6 65 (11.86%) gulp
7 62 (11.31%) Selenium
7 62 (11.31%) SoapUI
8 60 (10.95%) JUnit
9 59 (10.77%) IntelliJ
10 54 (9.85%) Cucumber
11 53 (9.67%) Bitbucket
12 47 (8.58%) Sonatype Nexus
13 46 (8.39%) Grunt
14 41 (7.48%) Ant
15 40 (7.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 40 (7.30%) TeamCity
16 25 (4.56%) Mockito
16 25 (4.56%) SonarQube
17 23 (4.20%) git-flow
General
1 64 (11.68%) Finance
2 34 (6.20%) Banking
3 17 (3.10%) Games
4 13 (2.37%) Retail Banking
5 11 (2.01%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.01%) Retail
6 10 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.46%) Marketing
8 7 (1.28%) Electronics
9 6 (1.09%) Billing
10 5 (0.91%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.73%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.36%) Front Office
13 1 (0.18%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.18%) Publishing
13 1 (0.18%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 230 (41.97%) Developer
2 177 (32.30%) Java Developer
3 166 (30.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 53 (9.67%) Senior Developer
5 50 (9.12%) Senior Java Developer
6 39 (7.12%) Tester
7 33 (6.02%) AWS DevOps
8 29 (5.29%) AWS Engineer
8 29 (5.29%) Java Engineer
9 28 (5.11%) Agile Developer
9 28 (5.11%) Agile Java Developer
9 28 (5.11%) Automation Tester
9 28 (5.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 19 (3.47%) Consultant
11 17 (3.10%) Analyst
11 17 (3.10%) Architect
11 17 (3.10%) Software Engineer
11 17 (3.10%) Test Analyst
12 16 (2.92%) Automation Engineer
13 14 (2.55%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (37.77%) Web Services
2 140 (25.55%) REST
3 120 (21.90%) Spring
4 99 (18.07%) HTML
5 98 (17.88%) RESTful
6 94 (17.15%) CSS
7 85 (15.51%) AngularJS
8 81 (14.78%) HTML5
9 78 (14.23%) JSON
10 75 (13.69%) Dropwizard
10 75 (13.69%) SOAP
11 66 (12.04%) React
12 64 (11.68%) Grails
13 53 (9.67%) Hibernate
14 50 (9.12%) XML
15 47 (8.58%) jQuery
16 44 (8.03%) Play Framework
17 42 (7.66%) Guice
18 40 (7.30%) Elastic Stack
18 40 (7.30%) Hystrix
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.01%) Linux Command Line
4 18 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (3.28%) Public Cloud
5 17 (3.10%) Data Structures
5 17 (3.10%) iPad
6 11 (2.01%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.64%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.09%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.09%) User Experience
10 5 (0.91%) Animation
11 4 (0.73%) Fintech
11 4 (0.73%) VWAP
12 3 (0.55%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.55%) DataPower
12 3 (0.55%) IVR
12 3 (0.55%) Online Games
13 2 (0.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 153 (27.92%) Linux
2 61 (11.13%) Unix
3 44 (8.03%) Windows
4 34 (6.20%) CentOS
5 16 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.01%) Android
7 9 (1.64%) Solaris
7 9 (1.64%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.28%) AIX
8 7 (1.28%) HPUX
9 6 (1.09%) CoreOS
10 5 (0.91%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.36%) VMS
12 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (62.41%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (40.88%) DevOps
3 206 (37.59%) TDD
4 199 (36.31%) Scrum
5 193 (35.22%) Test Automation
6 184 (33.58%) Continuous Integration
7 146 (26.64%) BDD
8 123 (22.45%) Microservices
9 114 (20.80%) Pair Programming
10 110 (20.07%) Software Engineering
11 96 (17.52%) Open Source
12 92 (16.79%) Continuous Delivery
12 92 (16.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 92 (16.79%) Kanban
13 78 (14.23%) SOA
14 74 (13.50%) Configuration Management
15 62 (11.31%) Domain-Driven Design
16 55 (10.04%) MVC
17 51 (9.31%) API Testing
18 46 (8.39%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 414 (75.55%) Java
2 215 (39.23%) Python
3 153 (27.92%) JavaScript
4 123 (22.45%) Bash Shell
5 112 (20.44%) Scala
6 74 (13.50%) SQL
7 72 (13.14%) Ruby
8 39 (7.12%) Shell Script
9 38 (6.93%) C#
10 25 (4.56%) Clojure
11 24 (4.38%) Kotlin
12 22 (4.01%) Go
13 21 (3.83%) C++
14 17 (3.10%) Perl
15 15 (2.74%) XPath
16 14 (2.55%) PHP
17 11 (2.01%) PL/SQL
18 9 (1.64%) Jython
18 9 (1.64%) PowerShell
19 7 (1.28%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 39 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.47%) Degree
4 7 (1.28%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.91%) ISEB
6 4 (0.73%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.55%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (13.87%) QA
2 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.36%) GCP
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.18%) JTAG
3 1 (0.18%) MISRA
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 212 (38.69%) Docker
2 36 (6.57%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (3.10%) vCloud
4 16 (2.92%) Postfix
4 16 (2.92%) Squid
4 16 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.46%) oVirt
6 8 (1.46%) RHEV
7 5 (0.91%) Active Directory
7 5 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.73%) LXC
8 4 (0.73%) OpenAM
8 4 (0.73%) OpenDJ
8 4 (0.73%) vSphere
9 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 141 (25.73%) Ansible
2 121 (22.08%) Puppet
3 98 (17.88%) Kubernetes
4 77 (14.05%) Opscode Chef
5 63 (11.50%) Terraform
6 40 (7.30%) Kibana
7 34 (6.20%) logstash
8 32 (5.84%) Docker Swarm
9 23 (4.20%) ZABBIX
10 22 (4.01%) Rancher
11 21 (3.83%) Grafana
12 16 (2.92%) Rsyslog
12 16 (2.92%) Sysdig
13 14 (2.55%) Prometheus
14 11 (2.01%) Mesos
14 11 (2.01%) Salt
15 6 (1.09%) Nagios
16 4 (0.73%) CA Service Virtualization
17 2 (0.36%) Marathon
17 2 (0.36%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 44 (8.03%) VMware
2 41 (7.48%) New Relic
3 40 (7.30%) Oracle
4 30 (5.47%) Atlassian
5 17 (3.10%) Sonatype
6 14 (2.55%) Splunk
7 13 (2.37%) Google
8 12 (2.19%) AppDynamics
8 12 (2.19%) HP
9 10 (1.82%) webMethods
10 8 (1.46%) IBM
11 7 (1.28%) CA
11 7 (1.28%) Microsoft
11 7 (1.28%) SAP
11 7 (1.28%) WSO2
12 6 (1.09%) hybris
12 6 (1.09%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.09%) SaltStack
12 6 (1.09%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.91%) Citrix