Period
to 20 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 20 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 424 506 502
Rank change year-on-year +82 -4 +106
Contract jobs citing Groovy 535 414 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.25% 0.99% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 301 300
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
10th Percentile £369 £322 £318
90th Percentile £675 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £431 £445
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.26% +27.14%
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 42954 41918 43850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.00% 40.30% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30018 28802 29667
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 874 1054
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £16.13 £14.37 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.19%

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 20 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 20 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 +100 529 £525 +10.53% 52
London +104 322 £535 +3.88% 37
UK excluding London +19 210 £475 +10.34% 16
South East +3 74 £500 +25.00% 3
North of England +12 55 £450 - 3
South West +32 35 £425 -13.97% 3
East of England +7 32 £513 +13.89% 5
North West +10 22 £325 -27.78% 1
Yorkshire -23 21 £470 +7.43% 2
Midlands +21 14 £519 +15.36% 1
West Midlands +27 13 £488 +8.50%
North East +63 12 £475 -5.00%
Scotland -22 3 £325 +0.78% 1
Wales +9 1 - -
East Midlands 0 1 £550 +29.34% 1

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 404 (75.51%) Java
2 339 (63.36%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (47.29%) Jenkins
4 214 (40.00%) DevOps
5 209 (39.07%) Python
6 208 (38.88%) TDD
7 205 (38.32%) Web Services
8 199 (37.20%) Docker
9 198 (37.01%) Scrum
10 194 (36.26%) Git (software)
10 194 (36.26%) Test Automation
11 192 (35.89%) Amazon AWS
12 179 (33.46%) Continuous Integration
13 149 (27.85%) JavaScript
14 147 (27.48%) Linux
15 144 (26.92%) BDD
16 135 (25.23%) REST
17 134 (25.05%) Ansible
18 133 (24.86%) Maven
19 122 (22.80%) JIRA
20 120 (22.43%) Bash Shell
21 118 (22.06%) Microservices
22 117 (21.87%) Puppet
23 115 (21.50%) Spring
24 114 (21.31%) Pair Programming
25 109 (20.37%) Software Engineering
26 108 (20.19%) Scala
27 99 (18.50%) HTML
28 97 (18.13%) RESTful
29 95 (17.76%) Open Source

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 78 (14.58%) Confluence
2 63 (11.78%) Tomcat
3 61 (11.40%) Apache
4 44 (8.22%) Elasticsearch
5 36 (6.73%) Cloud Foundry
6 28 (5.23%) nginx
7 20 (3.74%) WebLogic
8 14 (2.62%) JBoss
9 13 (2.43%) Mule
10 11 (2.06%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.50%) OpenStack
12 7 (1.31%) Apache Spark
12 7 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (1.12%) Apache Solr
13 6 (1.12%) CMS
14 4 (0.75%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.56%) Alfresco
15 3 (0.56%) Apache Pig
15 3 (0.56%) SAS
16 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (0.93%) HipChat
1 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.24%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.19%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 192 (35.89%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (11.03%) PaaS
3 25 (4.67%) IaaS
4 23 (4.30%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (4.30%) Amazon S3
5 19 (3.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 17 (3.18%) Slack
6 17 (3.18%) Trello
7 15 (2.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 15 (2.80%) Amazon ELB
7 15 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (2.62%) npm
9 11 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.87%) SaaS
11 8 (1.50%) GitHub
11 8 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (1.31%) OpenShift
12 7 (1.31%) Serverless
13 6 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 73 (13.64%) HTTP
2 42 (7.85%) TCP/IP
3 27 (5.05%) DNS
4 19 (3.55%) SSL
5 15 (2.80%) SSH
6 14 (2.62%) OpenLDAP
6 14 (2.62%) OpenVPN
7 12 (2.24%) LDAP
8 9 (1.68%) Internet
9 8 (1.50%) SMS
10 7 (1.31%) Firewall
10 7 (1.31%) LAN
10 7 (1.31%) VPN
10 7 (1.31%) WAN
11 6 (1.12%) FTP
11 6 (1.12%) IMAP
11 6 (1.12%) Network Security
11 6 (1.12%) SMTP
12 5 (0.93%) DHCP
12 5 (0.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (17.57%) MongoDB
2 75 (14.02%) NoSQL
3 55 (10.28%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (8.04%) MySQL
5 41 (7.66%) Big Data
6 35 (6.54%) Hadoop
6 35 (6.54%) Relational Database
7 26 (4.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 23 (4.30%) SQL Server
9 22 (4.11%) RDBMS
10 20 (3.74%) HBase
11 18 (3.36%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (2.62%) Redis
13 9 (1.68%) Neo4j
14 6 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.75%) Apache Hive
15 4 (0.75%) CouchDB
15 4 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.75%) KDB
15 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 253 (47.29%) Jenkins
2 194 (36.26%) Git (software)
3 133 (24.86%) Maven
4 122 (22.80%) JIRA
5 75 (14.02%) Gradle
6 63 (11.78%) gulp
6 63 (11.78%) SoapUI
7 62 (11.59%) Selenium
8 59 (11.03%) IntelliJ
9 57 (10.65%) JUnit
10 53 (9.91%) Cucumber
11 51 (9.53%) Bitbucket
12 46 (8.60%) Grunt
13 45 (8.41%) Sonatype Nexus
14 41 (7.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 40 (7.48%) TeamCity
16 38 (7.10%) Ant
17 24 (4.49%) Mockito
18 23 (4.30%) git-flow
18 23 (4.30%) SonarQube
General
1 61 (11.40%) Finance
2 34 (6.36%) Banking
3 16 (2.99%) Games
4 12 (2.24%) Retail Banking
5 11 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.06%) Retail
6 10 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.50%) Marketing
8 7 (1.31%) Electronics
9 6 (1.12%) Billing
10 5 (0.93%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.75%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.37%) Front Office
13 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.19%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 225 (42.06%) Developer
2 176 (32.90%) Java Developer
3 158 (29.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 52 (9.72%) Senior Developer
5 49 (9.16%) Senior Java Developer
6 41 (7.66%) Tester
7 31 (5.79%) AWS DevOps
8 29 (5.42%) Automation Tester
9 28 (5.23%) Java Engineer
10 27 (5.05%) Agile Developer
10 27 (5.05%) Agile Java Developer
10 27 (5.05%) AWS Engineer
11 26 (4.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 19 (3.55%) Consultant
13 17 (3.18%) Analyst
13 17 (3.18%) Software Engineer
13 17 (3.18%) Test Analyst
14 16 (2.99%) Architect
14 16 (2.99%) Automation Engineer
15 13 (2.43%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (38.32%) Web Services
2 135 (25.23%) REST
3 115 (21.50%) Spring
4 99 (18.50%) HTML
5 97 (18.13%) RESTful
6 91 (17.01%) CSS
7 83 (15.51%) AngularJS
8 79 (14.77%) HTML5
9 75 (14.02%) SOAP
10 74 (13.83%) Dropwizard
10 74 (13.83%) JSON
11 66 (12.34%) Grails
11 66 (12.34%) React
12 51 (9.53%) Hibernate
13 48 (8.97%) XML
14 46 (8.60%) jQuery
15 44 (8.22%) Play Framework
16 40 (7.48%) Hystrix
16 40 (7.48%) Scalatra
17 39 (7.29%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.74%) Linux Command Line
4 18 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (3.36%) Public Cloud
5 16 (2.99%) Data Structures
5 16 (2.99%) iPad
6 11 (2.06%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.68%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.50%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.12%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.12%) User Experience
10 5 (0.93%) Animation
11 4 (0.75%) Fintech
11 4 (0.75%) VWAP
12 3 (0.56%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.56%) DataPower
12 3 (0.56%) IVR
12 3 (0.56%) Online Games
13 2 (0.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 147 (27.48%) Linux
2 59 (11.03%) Unix
3 42 (7.85%) Windows
4 31 (5.79%) CentOS
5 15 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.06%) Android
7 9 (1.68%) Solaris
8 8 (1.50%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.31%) AIX
9 7 (1.31%) HPUX
10 6 (1.12%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.93%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.37%) VMS
13 2 (0.37%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (63.36%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (40.00%) DevOps
3 208 (38.88%) TDD
4 198 (37.01%) Scrum
5 194 (36.26%) Test Automation
6 179 (33.46%) Continuous Integration
7 144 (26.92%) BDD
8 118 (22.06%) Microservices
9 114 (21.31%) Pair Programming
10 109 (20.37%) Software Engineering
11 95 (17.76%) Open Source
12 93 (17.38%) Kanban
13 91 (17.01%) Continuous Delivery
14 89 (16.64%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 79 (14.77%) SOA
16 72 (13.46%) Configuration Management
17 62 (11.59%) Domain-Driven Design
18 55 (10.28%) MVC
19 53 (9.91%) API Testing
20 47 (8.79%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 404 (75.51%) Java
2 209 (39.07%) Python
3 149 (27.85%) JavaScript
4 120 (22.43%) Bash Shell
5 108 (20.19%) Scala
6 76 (14.21%) SQL
7 68 (12.71%) Ruby
8 38 (7.10%) Shell Script
9 36 (6.73%) C#
10 23 (4.30%) Clojure
10 23 (4.30%) Kotlin
11 22 (4.11%) Go
12 21 (3.93%) C++
13 17 (3.18%) Perl
14 15 (2.80%) XPath
15 14 (2.62%) PHP
16 11 (2.06%) PL/SQL
17 9 (1.68%) Jython
18 8 (1.50%) PowerShell
19 6 (1.12%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 34 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 28 (5.23%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.74%) Degree
4 7 (1.31%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.93%) ISEB
7 4 (0.75%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.56%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.56%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (15.33%) QA
2 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.37%) GCP
3 1 (0.19%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.19%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.19%) JTAG
3 1 (0.19%) MISRA
3 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 199 (37.20%) Docker
2 33 (6.17%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (2.80%) vCloud
3 15 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.62%) Postfix
4 14 (2.62%) Squid
5 10 (1.87%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.50%) oVirt
6 8 (1.50%) RHEV
7 5 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.75%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.75%) LXC
8 4 (0.75%) OpenAM
8 4 (0.75%) OpenDJ
8 4 (0.75%) vSphere
9 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 134 (25.05%) Ansible
2 117 (21.87%) Puppet
3 90 (16.82%) Kubernetes
4 75 (14.02%) Opscode Chef
5 58 (10.84%) Terraform
6 37 (6.92%) Kibana
7 32 (5.98%) logstash
8 29 (5.42%) Docker Swarm
9 21 (3.93%) Grafana
9 21 (3.93%) ZABBIX
10 20 (3.74%) Rancher
11 14 (2.62%) Rsyslog
11 14 (2.62%) Sysdig
12 13 (2.43%) Prometheus
13 11 (2.06%) Mesos
13 11 (2.06%) Salt
14 7 (1.31%) Nagios
15 4 (0.75%) CA Service Virtualization
16 2 (0.37%) Consul
16 2 (0.37%) Graphite
Vendors
1 41 (7.66%) New Relic
1 41 (7.66%) VMware
2 37 (6.92%) Oracle
3 29 (5.42%) Atlassian
4 15 (2.80%) Sonatype
4 15 (2.80%) Splunk
5 13 (2.43%) HP
6 11 (2.06%) AppDynamics
6 11 (2.06%) Google
7 10 (1.87%) webMethods
8 8 (1.50%) IBM
9 7 (1.31%) CA
9 7 (1.31%) Microsoft
9 7 (1.31%) SAP
9 7 (1.31%) WSO2
10 6 (1.12%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.12%) SaltStack
10 6 (1.12%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.93%) Citrix
12 4 (0.75%) Cloudera