The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 23 June 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 115 146
Rank change year-on-year +17 +31  
Contract jobs citing Groovy 22 31 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.09% 1.10% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.58% 2.41% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 5
Median daily rate £425 £463 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +18.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -5.55% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 853 1288 1178
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 42.27% 45.64% 40.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 899 797
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 16
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.09 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +148.60% -59.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £13.15 £24.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.60 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Groovy
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

Groovy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Groovy in Yorkshire

Groovy
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Groovy within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
West Yorkshire +23 21 £425 -15.00%
Groovy
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Groovy.

1 27 (87.10%) Java
2 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (51.61%) Python
3 16 (51.61%) QA
3 16 (51.61%) Test Automation
4 14 (45.16%) JIRA
5 12 (38.71%) Software Engineering
5 12 (38.71%) Scala
6 10 (32.26%) CouchDB
6 10 (32.26%) Spring
6 10 (32.26%) TDD
6 10 (32.26%) Pair Programming
6 10 (32.26%) Grails
6 10 (32.26%) Hibernate
6 10 (32.26%) Perl
6 10 (32.26%) MySQL
7 9 (29.03%) SQL
7 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
7 9 (29.03%) Ruby
7 9 (29.03%) RESTful
7 9 (29.03%) MongoDB
7 9 (29.03%) High Availability
8 7 (22.58%) Couchbase
8 7 (22.58%) SoapUI
8 7 (22.58%) Open Source
8 7 (22.58%) Firewall
9 6 (19.35%) Scrum
9 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
9 6 (19.35%) PHP
9 6 (19.35%) HTML

Groovy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 4 (12.90%) Confluence
2 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) CouchDB
1 10 (32.26%) MySQL
2 9 (29.03%) MongoDB
3 7 (22.58%) Couchbase
4 5 (16.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (45.16%) JIRA
2 7 (22.58%) SoapUI
3 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
3 6 (19.35%) Selenium
4 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
5 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
5 3 (9.68%) JUnit
6 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.23%) Maven
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Developer
2 14 (45.16%) Java Developer
3 6 (19.35%) PHP Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) MongoDB Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Ruby Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Database Developer
7 2 (6.45%) NoSQL Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Test Leader
7 2 (6.45%) Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Lead
8 1 (3.23%) Lead DevOps
8 1 (3.23%) Polyglot Developer
8 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Grails
1 10 (32.26%) Hibernate
1 10 (32.26%) Spring
2 9 (29.03%) RESTful
3 6 (19.35%) CodeIgniter
3 6 (19.35%) Gherkin
3 6 (19.35%) HTML
3 6 (19.35%) Symfony
4 4 (12.90%) SOAP
5 3 (9.68%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Test Automation
3 12 (38.71%) Software Engineering
4 10 (32.26%) Pair Programming
4 10 (32.26%) TDD
5 9 (29.03%) High Availability
6 7 (22.58%) Open Source
7 6 (19.35%) API Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (19.35%) Kanban
7 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Scrum
7 6 (19.35%) User Stories
8 5 (16.13%) BDD
9 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
9 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
9 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Security Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (87.10%) Java
2 16 (51.61%) Python
3 12 (38.71%) Scala
4 10 (32.26%) Perl
5 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
5 9 (29.03%) Ruby
5 9 (29.03%) SQL
6 6 (19.35%) ECMAScript
6 6 (19.35%) PHP
7 3 (9.68%) Elixir
8 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (51.61%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Zend
2 4 (12.90%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.45%) Splunk
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle