The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Groovy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Groovy over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Groovy
UK / Wales
Rank 67 77 63
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14  
Contract jobs citing Groovy 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.14% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.35% 0.29% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £398 £350
% change year-on-year +6.91% +13.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

Groovy is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 287 348 284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 40.71% 51.10% 39.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 231 177
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 2
Median hourly rate £37.77 £23.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.72% -27.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Groovy
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Groovy as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Groovy in Wales

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Groovy in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Groovy in Wales

Groovy
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Groovy within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +15 1 £425 +6.25%
Groovy
UK

Groovy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Groovy.

1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) SOAP
2 4 (57.14%) RAD
2 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (57.14%) JMeter
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Rational Performance Tester
2 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
2 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
3 3 (42.86%) The Grinder
3 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (42.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) V-Model
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) WinRunner
3 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) RUP
3 3 (42.86%) Siebel
3 3 (42.86%) J2EE
3 3 (42.86%) C

Groovy
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (14.29%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JMeter
1 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
1 4 (57.14%) Rational Performance Tester
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
1 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
2 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
2 3 (42.86%) The Grinder
2 3 (42.86%) WinRunner
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Gradle
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) Maven
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Performance Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Test Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
2 3 (42.86%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) Grails
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) Node.js
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) RAD
1 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) RUP
2 3 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) V-Model
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Microservices
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) Consul
2 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Siebel
2 2 (28.57%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle