Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 422 492 558
Rank change year-on-year +70 +66 +21
Contract jobs citing Groovy 526 445 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.42% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% 1.05% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 337 257
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £356 £328 £318
90th Percentile £713 £613 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £428
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +22.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% -38.89% +20.03%
10th Percentile £41.25 £26.25 £42.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £28.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +54.55% -38.89% +20.03%

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 41324 42466 43192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.87% 39.67% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 28475 29279 29057
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 915 960
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +10.77%
10th Percentile £15.79 £13.75 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +10.37%

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 September 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 19 September 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 +90 515 £525 +10.53% 63
London +70 324 £550 +7.32% 35
UK excluding London +27 195 £450 - 28
South East +5 67 £469 +4.25% 7
North of England +39 59 £425 -15.00% 5
East of England +14 30 £488 +21.88% 8
Yorkshire -4 30 £433 -5.21% 1
South West +15 23 £400 -3.61% 4
North East +81 16 £475 -5.00%
North West +14 13 £325 -35.00% 4
Midlands +19 10 £519 +15.36% 4
West Midlands +26 9 £488 +8.50% 2
Scotland +25 5 £370 +2.07%
East Midlands -8 1 £550 +22.22% 2
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 405 (77.00%) Java
2 323 (61.41%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (43.92%) Jenkins
4 206 (39.16%) TDD
5 201 (38.21%) Python
6 197 (37.45%) DevOps
7 189 (35.93%) Test Automation
8 170 (32.32%) Git (software)
8 170 (32.32%) Scrum
9 159 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
10 155 (29.47%) Web Services
11 154 (29.28%) Amazon AWS
12 153 (29.09%) JavaScript
13 140 (26.62%) Linux
14 139 (26.43%) Docker
15 135 (25.67%) Puppet
16 131 (24.90%) BDD
17 130 (24.71%) Maven
18 127 (24.14%) Ansible
19 118 (22.43%) JIRA
20 117 (22.24%) Scala
21 111 (21.10%) HTML
22 109 (20.72%) REST
23 104 (19.77%) MongoDB
24 101 (19.20%) RESTful
25 100 (19.01%) Pair Programming
25 100 (19.01%) Microservices
26 99 (18.82%) Open Source
27 96 (18.25%) Software Engineering
28 95 (18.06%) CSS

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 68 (12.93%) Confluence
2 65 (12.36%) Tomcat
3 64 (12.17%) Apache
4 46 (8.75%) Cloud Foundry
5 44 (8.37%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (5.13%) nginx
7 21 (3.99%) WebLogic
8 13 (2.47%) Apache Spark
8 13 (2.47%) JBoss
9 11 (2.09%) Mule
10 7 (1.33%) CMS
11 6 (1.14%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.95%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.76%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (0.76%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.57%) Alfresco
15 2 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.38%) HipChat
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.19%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 154 (29.28%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (12.17%) PaaS
3 22 (4.18%) Amazon S3
3 22 (4.18%) npm
4 21 (3.99%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (3.61%) IaaS
6 17 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 17 (3.23%) Amazon ELB
6 17 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 12 (2.28%) GitHub
8 11 (2.09%) Slack
8 11 (2.09%) Trello
9 9 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (1.52%) Google Analytics
10 8 (1.52%) SaaS
11 6 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 72 (13.69%) HTTP
2 28 (5.32%) TCP/IP
3 26 (4.94%) DNS
4 17 (3.23%) SSH
4 17 (3.23%) SSL
5 16 (3.04%) LDAP
5 16 (3.04%) OpenLDAP
5 16 (3.04%) OpenVPN
6 12 (2.28%) SMTP
7 11 (2.09%) IMAP
8 9 (1.71%) Firewall
9 8 (1.52%) Internet
10 5 (0.95%) LAN
10 5 (0.95%) SMS
10 5 (0.95%) WAN
11 3 (0.57%) FTP
11 3 (0.57%) Network Security
12 2 (0.38%) AMQP
12 2 (0.38%) DHCP
12 2 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (19.77%) MongoDB
2 66 (12.55%) NoSQL
3 55 (10.46%) MySQL
4 47 (8.94%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (6.08%) Hadoop
6 31 (5.89%) Big Data
7 25 (4.75%) Relational Database
8 20 (3.80%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (3.80%) SQL Server
9 18 (3.42%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (3.04%) HBase
11 15 (2.85%) Redis
12 14 (2.66%) RDBMS
13 11 (2.09%) CouchDB
14 9 (1.71%) Couchbase
15 7 (1.33%) Neo4j
15 7 (1.33%) Oracle Database
16 6 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 5 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (0.95%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 231 (43.92%) Jenkins
2 170 (32.32%) Git (software)
3 130 (24.71%) Maven
4 118 (22.43%) JIRA
5 71 (13.50%) Gradle
6 68 (12.93%) Selenium
7 66 (12.55%) SoapUI
8 65 (12.36%) gulp
9 61 (11.60%) JUnit
10 57 (10.84%) IntelliJ
11 46 (8.75%) Bitbucket
12 45 (8.56%) Grunt
13 40 (7.60%) Ant
14 37 (7.03%) Sonatype Nexus
15 36 (6.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 36 (6.84%) Cucumber
16 26 (4.94%) TeamCity
17 22 (4.18%) Subversion
18 20 (3.80%) Travis CI
18 20 (3.80%) WebDriver
General
1 64 (12.17%) Finance
2 34 (6.46%) Banking
3 19 (3.61%) Retail
4 11 (2.09%) Games
5 10 (1.90%) Marketing
6 7 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.95%) Electronics
7 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.38%) Billing
8 2 (0.38%) Front Office
8 2 (0.38%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.38%) Publishing
9 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 223 (42.40%) Developer
2 165 (31.37%) Java Developer
3 140 (26.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 54 (10.27%) Senior Developer
5 46 (8.75%) Senior Java Developer
6 38 (7.22%) Tester
7 33 (6.27%) Automation Tester
8 26 (4.94%) Agile Developer
8 26 (4.94%) Agile Java Developer
8 26 (4.94%) Analyst
8 26 (4.94%) Java Engineer
9 23 (4.37%) Test Analyst
10 20 (3.80%) AWS Engineer
11 19 (3.61%) AWS DevOps
11 19 (3.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 17 (3.23%) Consultant
13 16 (3.04%) Scala Developer
14 14 (2.66%) Architect
15 13 (2.47%) Software Engineer
15 13 (2.47%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (29.47%) Web Services
2 111 (21.10%) HTML
3 109 (20.72%) REST
4 101 (19.20%) RESTful
5 95 (18.06%) CSS
6 91 (17.30%) Spring
7 88 (16.73%) AngularJS
8 82 (15.59%) Grails
9 80 (15.21%) HTML5
10 65 (12.36%) JSON
11 61 (11.60%) SOAP
12 58 (11.03%) Hibernate
12 58 (11.03%) React
13 57 (10.84%) jQuery
14 54 (10.27%) Dropwizard
15 50 (9.51%) XML
16 44 (8.37%) Play Framework
17 40 (7.60%) Elastic Stack
18 36 (6.84%) Hystrix
18 36 (6.84%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (3.99%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (2.47%) User Experience
5 12 (2.28%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.28%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.28%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.09%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.90%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.14%) iPad
9 5 (0.95%) Animation
9 5 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.76%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.57%) Fintech
11 3 (0.57%) IVR
11 3 (0.57%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.57%) Online Games
12 2 (0.38%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.38%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 140 (26.62%) Linux
2 51 (9.70%) Unix
3 36 (6.84%) Windows
4 33 (6.27%) CentOS
5 16 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.71%) Android
6 9 (1.71%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.52%) Solaris
8 6 (1.14%) AIX
8 6 (1.14%) CoreOS
8 6 (1.14%) HPUX
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.38%) VMS
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (61.41%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (39.16%) TDD
3 197 (37.45%) DevOps
4 189 (35.93%) Test Automation
5 170 (32.32%) Scrum
6 159 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
7 131 (24.90%) BDD
8 100 (19.01%) Microservices
8 100 (19.01%) Pair Programming
9 99 (18.82%) Open Source
10 96 (18.25%) Software Engineering
11 89 (16.92%) Kanban
12 82 (15.59%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 76 (14.45%) Continuous Delivery
14 68 (12.93%) SOA
15 65 (12.36%) Configuration Management
16 55 (10.46%) Domain-Driven Design
17 48 (9.13%) MVC
18 47 (8.94%) OO
19 43 (8.17%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 405 (77.00%) Java
2 201 (38.21%) Python
3 153 (29.09%) JavaScript
4 117 (22.24%) Scala
5 87 (16.54%) SQL
6 84 (15.97%) Bash Shell
7 55 (10.46%) Ruby
8 51 (9.70%) Shell Script
9 25 (4.75%) Perl
10 24 (4.56%) Clojure
11 17 (3.23%) Go
11 17 (3.23%) PHP
12 15 (2.85%) C#
12 15 (2.85%) Kotlin
12 15 (2.85%) PL/SQL
13 12 (2.28%) Jython
14 8 (1.52%) Haskell
15 7 (1.33%) C++
16 6 (1.14%) ECMAScript
16 6 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (7.22%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.65%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.80%) ISTQB
4 18 (3.42%) Degree
5 14 (2.66%) ISEB
6 9 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (1.33%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.57%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.57%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (16.16%) QA
2 4 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.38%) GCP
4 1 (0.19%) JTAG
4 1 (0.19%) MISRA
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 139 (26.43%) Docker
2 36 (6.84%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (3.23%) vCloud
4 16 (3.04%) Postfix
4 16 (3.04%) Squid
5 15 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.33%) vSphere
7 6 (1.14%) LXC
7 6 (1.14%) oVirt
7 6 (1.14%) RHEV
8 5 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.76%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.76%) OpenDJ
10 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
10 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 135 (25.67%) Puppet
2 127 (24.14%) Ansible
3 89 (16.92%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (11.03%) Kubernetes
5 52 (9.89%) Terraform
6 41 (7.79%) Kibana
7 29 (5.51%) logstash
8 23 (4.37%) Grafana
9 21 (3.99%) Docker Swarm
9 21 (3.99%) ZABBIX
10 20 (3.80%) Rancher
11 16 (3.04%) Rsyslog
11 16 (3.04%) Sysdig
12 13 (2.47%) Prometheus
13 9 (1.71%) Salt
14 5 (0.95%) Nagios
15 4 (0.76%) Graphite
15 4 (0.76%) HP Fortify
15 4 (0.76%) MOM
16 3 (0.57%) Mesos
Vendors
1 49 (9.32%) VMware
2 45 (8.56%) Oracle
3 36 (6.84%) New Relic
4 28 (5.32%) Atlassian
5 23 (4.37%) HP
6 18 (3.42%) Sonatype
7 14 (2.66%) Splunk
8 13 (2.47%) Google
9 12 (2.28%) webMethods
10 8 (1.52%) Microsoft
11 7 (1.33%) Adobe
12 6 (1.14%) AppDynamics
12 6 (1.14%) IBM
12 6 (1.14%) SaltStack
12 6 (1.14%) WSO2
12 6 (1.14%) Zend
13 5 (0.95%) Citrix
13 5 (0.95%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.95%) SAP
14 4 (0.76%) CA