The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 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.

Groovy
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 128 -
Rank change year-on-year +17 -  
Contract jobs citing Groovy 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.15% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.73% 0.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £388 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.90% -  
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 686 917 793
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.53% 34.06% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 551 456
Median daily rate £388 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 45
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £27.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +26.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £38.00 £37.50
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Groovy in the West Midlands

Groovy
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Groovy within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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
Shropshire +35 3 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 £388 -
Groovy
England

Groovy
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Groovy.

1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Scala
3 8 (80.00%) Node.js
3 8 (80.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (80.00%) Ruby
3 8 (80.00%) Automated Testing
3 8 (80.00%) Selenium
3 8 (80.00%) Python
3 8 (80.00%) Gherkin
3 8 (80.00%) GitHub
4 7 (70.00%) Linux
4 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (70.00%) HTTP
4 7 (70.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (60.00%) nginx
5 6 (60.00%) Open Source
5 6 (60.00%) Google
5 6 (60.00%) Ubuntu
5 6 (60.00%) jQuery
5 6 (60.00%) Haskell
5 6 (60.00%) Google Analytics
5 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (60.00%) SSL
5 6 (60.00%) Perl
5 6 (60.00%) C#
5 6 (60.00%) Ant
5 6 (60.00%) Servlets
5 6 (60.00%) IntelliJ

Groovy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (60.00%) nginx
1 6 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) GitHub
2 6 (60.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) HTTP
2 6 (60.00%) SSL
2 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (60.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (60.00%) Ant
3 6 (60.00%) Gatling
3 6 (60.00%) Grunt
3 6 (60.00%) gulp
3 6 (60.00%) IntelliJ
3 6 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (60.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 6 (60.00%) Sublime Text
4 1 (10.00%) eggPlant
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Mockito
4 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Scala Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
4 1 (10.00%) Java Scala Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Agile Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Scala Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Scala Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Gherkin
1 8 (80.00%) Node.js
2 6 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 6 (60.00%) jQuery
2 6 (60.00%) Servlets
3 3 (30.00%) RESTful
4 1 (10.00%) Akka
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) CSS3
4 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) HTML5
4 1 (10.00%) JSON
4 1 (10.00%) Play Framework
4 1 (10.00%) React
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) Spring
4 1 (10.00%) Symfony
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Ubuntu
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Analytics
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (60.00%) DevOps
3 6 (60.00%) Open Source
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) Kanban
6 1 (10.00%) Microservices
6 1 (10.00%) OOP
6 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (90.00%) Scala
3 8 (80.00%) Python
3 8 (80.00%) Ruby
4 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (60.00%) C#
5 6 (60.00%) Haskell
5 6 (60.00%) Perl
6 1 (10.00%) C++
6 1 (10.00%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Grafana
1 6 (60.00%) Kibana
2 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian