Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 401 454 377
Rank change year-on-year +53 -77 +6
Contract jobs citing Groovy 190 315 688
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.43% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 1.06% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 194 501
Median daily rate £513 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +2.38% -
10th Percentile £350 £400 £405
90th Percentile £675 £710 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £529 £525
% change year-on-year -10.21% +0.76% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 -

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 16,798 29,731 44,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.47% 40.81% 44.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,677 20,805 31,314
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £313 £325 £319
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 546 640
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +3.11% +5.48%
10th Percentile £13.32 £16.53 £16.96
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £51.25
Median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +6.25%

Groovy
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Groovy as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Groovy in the UK

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Groovy.

Daily rate trend for Groovy in the UK

Groovy
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Groovy over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Groovy in the UK

Groovy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Groovy.

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 17 January 2021. 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 +48 116 £488 -11.36% 65
Work from Home -94 97 £545 +9.00% 14
London +33 74 £491 -10.68% 40
UK excluding London +100 43 £475 -10.21% 38
Scotland +44 11 £525 -2.33% 12
North of England +96 9 £500 +3.90% 7
North West +73 8 £500 +5.26% 3
South East +89 7 £490 +3.16% 2
East of England +57 6 £450 -30.23% 4
Midlands +52 5 £360 +2.48% 9
South West +82 4 £315 -52.45% 1
West Midlands +46 4 £360 +2.48% 6
Yorkshire +48 1 - - 2
East Midlands +40 1 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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.

1 134 (70.53%) Jenkins
2 125 (65.79%) DevOps
3 108 (56.84%) Java
4 107 (56.32%) Python
5 84 (44.21%) Git (software)
6 74 (38.95%) Kubernetes
7 72 (37.89%) Ansible
8 67 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
9 64 (33.68%) Terraform
10 61 (32.11%) Node.js
11 57 (30.00%) GCP
12 54 (28.42%) Maven
13 50 (26.32%) Linux
14 46 (24.21%) Google
14 46 (24.21%) Open Source
14 46 (24.21%) Gradle
15 41 (21.58%) Mentoring
15 41 (21.58%) CircleCI
15 41 (21.58%) Test Automation
16 40 (21.05%) JavaScript
16 40 (21.05%) Travis CI
16 40 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
17 39 (20.53%) gulp
17 39 (20.53%) nginx
18 37 (19.47%) Azure
18 37 (19.47%) Virtual Machines
18 37 (19.47%) npm
19 35 (18.42%) PaaS
19 35 (18.42%) JIRA
20 34 (17.89%) SQL Server

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 39 (20.53%) nginx
2 31 (16.32%) Confluence
3 25 (13.16%) Cloud Foundry
4 21 (11.05%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (7.89%) Tomcat
6 11 (5.79%) JBoss
7 10 (5.26%) IIS
8 9 (4.74%) Apache
8 9 (4.74%) WebLogic
9 8 (4.21%) Jetty
9 8 (4.21%) MQSeries
9 8 (4.21%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 8 (4.21%) Red Hat Fuse
10 2 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (1.05%) IBM Domino
10 2 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.53%) Mule
11 1 (0.53%) SAS
11 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (3.16%) Lawson
3 1 (0.53%) HFM
3 1 (0.53%) Magento
3 1 (0.53%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 57 (30.00%) GCP
2 37 (19.47%) Azure
2 37 (19.47%) npm
3 35 (18.42%) PaaS
4 33 (17.37%) AWS
5 14 (7.37%) GitHub
6 13 (6.84%) OpenShift
7 11 (5.79%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (5.79%) Amazon S3
7 11 (5.79%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (5.79%) Boomi
7 11 (5.79%) Route 53
7 11 (5.79%) SuccessFactors
8 10 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (5.26%) Serverless
9 9 (4.74%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 9 (4.74%) AWS CodeBuild
10 6 (3.16%) Apigee
11 4 (2.11%) BrowserStack
11 4 (2.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.74%) SSH
2 8 (4.21%) DSL
2 8 (4.21%) HTTP
3 7 (3.68%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.63%) Firewall
4 5 (2.63%) SSL
5 4 (2.11%) DNS
6 3 (1.58%) FTP
7 2 (1.05%) IMAP
7 2 (1.05%) SMTP
7 2 (1.05%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.89%) SQL Server
2 32 (16.84%) BigQuery
3 26 (13.68%) MongoDB
4 19 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 16 (8.42%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (7.37%) Hadoop
7 12 (6.32%) MySQL
8 11 (5.79%) NoSQL
9 10 (5.26%) Oracle Database
10 7 (3.68%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.11%) Cloud Spanner
12 3 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.58%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (1.58%) InfluxDB
13 2 (1.05%) Amazon Aurora
13 2 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (1.05%) Big Data
14 1 (0.53%) Neo4j
14 1 (0.53%) Redis
14 1 (0.53%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 134 (70.53%) Jenkins
2 84 (44.21%) Git (software)
3 54 (28.42%) Maven
4 46 (24.21%) Gradle
5 41 (21.58%) CircleCI
6 40 (21.05%) Travis CI
7 39 (20.53%) gulp
8 35 (18.42%) JIRA
9 33 (17.37%) Artifactory
10 27 (14.21%) Selenium
11 25 (13.16%) Cucumber
12 20 (10.53%) Subversion
13 19 (10.00%) GitLab
14 13 (6.84%) Ant
15 12 (6.32%) TeamCity
16 11 (5.79%) IntelliJ
17 9 (4.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 9 (4.74%) Hudson
17 9 (4.74%) Liquibase
17 9 (4.74%) VisualSVN
General
1 23 (12.11%) Banking
2 16 (8.42%) Public Sector
3 15 (7.89%) Finance
4 3 (1.58%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.05%) International Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Back Office
6 1 (0.53%) Front Office
6 1 (0.53%) Games
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (43.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 57 (30.00%) Developer
3 21 (11.05%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 15 (7.89%) Java Developer
5 11 (5.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 11 (5.79%) Platform Engineer
6 10 (5.26%) Architect
6 10 (5.26%) Build Engineer
7 9 (4.74%) AWS DevOps
7 9 (4.74%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (4.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 8 (4.21%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (4.21%) Azure Engineer
9 7 (3.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.68%) Deployment Engineer
10 6 (3.16%) Consultant
10 6 (3.16%) Tester
11 5 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.11%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (32.11%) Node.js
2 27 (14.21%) Spring
3 25 (13.16%) REST
4 24 (12.63%) React
5 22 (11.58%) Middleware
6 20 (10.53%) HTML
6 20 (10.53%) HTML5
7 18 (9.47%) AngularJS
8 17 (8.95%) JSON
9 16 (8.42%) Hibernate
9 16 (8.42%) Play Framework
9 16 (8.42%) RESTful
9 16 (8.42%) XML
10 12 (6.32%) CSS
11 11 (5.79%) jQuery
11 11 (5.79%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (5.26%) CSS3
13 9 (4.74%) SOAP
13 9 (4.74%) Spring Boot
13 9 (4.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.00%) User Experience
2 8 (4.21%) Derivative
3 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.05%) iPad
5 2 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.05%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.53%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.53%) LIMS
6 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.53%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 50 (26.32%) Linux
2 28 (14.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (11.05%) Ubuntu
3 21 (11.05%) Windows
4 13 (6.84%) Apple iOS
5 12 (6.32%) CentOS
6 11 (5.79%) Android
7 8 (4.21%) Debian
7 8 (4.21%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.58%) Unix
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (65.79%) DevOps
2 67 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (24.21%) Open Source
4 41 (21.58%) Mentoring
4 41 (21.58%) Test Automation
5 30 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (15.79%) Scrum
6 21 (11.05%) Configuration Management
6 21 (11.05%) Deployment Automation
6 21 (11.05%) Kanban
7 20 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (10.00%) TDD
9 18 (9.47%) Infrastructure as Code
10 16 (8.42%) Front End Development
11 13 (6.84%) SDLC
12 12 (6.32%) ERP
12 12 (6.32%) Microservices
12 12 (6.32%) Software Engineering
13 11 (5.79%) Process Improvement
14 10 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 108 (56.84%) Java
2 107 (56.32%) Python
3 40 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 34 (17.89%) Bash Shell
5 30 (15.79%) SQL
6 29 (15.26%) Perl
7 25 (13.16%) Scala
8 22 (11.58%) Ruby
9 17 (8.95%) PowerShell
10 13 (6.84%) C++
11 12 (6.32%) PL/SQL
12 11 (5.79%) Go
13 10 (5.26%) Java 8
14 9 (4.74%) Clojure
15 8 (4.21%) ClojureScript
15 8 (4.21%) T-SQL
16 7 (3.68%) Shell Script
17 5 (2.63%) C#
17 5 (2.63%) VBA
18 3 (1.58%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.68%) Degree
4 5 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.05%) ISEB
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.16%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) COSO
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (19.47%) Virtual Machines
2 25 (13.16%) Docker
3 4 (2.11%) Varnish
4 3 (1.58%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.53%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 74 (38.95%) Kubernetes
2 72 (37.89%) Ansible
3 64 (33.68%) Terraform
4 40 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (16.84%) Argo
6 23 (12.11%) Puppet
7 17 (8.95%) Kibana
8 15 (7.89%) Grafana
9 14 (7.37%) Salt
10 5 (2.63%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (2.11%) Istio
12 3 (1.58%) WSUS
13 2 (1.05%) Prometheus
14 1 (0.53%) Consul
14 1 (0.53%) Control-M
14 1 (0.53%) HP UCMDB
14 1 (0.53%) logstash
14 1 (0.53%) Packer
Vendors
1 46 (24.21%) Google
2 28 (14.74%) Oracle
3 18 (9.47%) Red Hat
4 12 (6.32%) SAP
5 11 (5.79%) Dell
6 10 (5.26%) Micro Focus
7 9 (4.74%) Cloudera
7 9 (4.74%) Hortonworks
7 9 (4.74%) RedGate
7 9 (4.74%) ServiceNow
8 8 (4.21%) Axway
8 8 (4.21%) Microsoft
8 8 (4.21%) MuleSoft
8 8 (4.21%) Sparx
8 8 (4.21%) Splunk
8 8 (4.21%) Sybase
9 6 (3.16%) Infor
9 6 (3.16%) Maconomy
10 5 (2.63%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.58%) VMware