The table below looks at the statistics for Velocity skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Velocity over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 124 108 104
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing Velocity 1 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.037% 0.38% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 1.28% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Average daily rate
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- £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £360 £365
% change year-on-year
-13.19% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
579 701 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.62% 29.24% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 382 315
Average daily rate £375 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £36.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £113.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

Velocity
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Velocity across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Velocity Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Velocity
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Velocity across the Scotland region.

Velocity Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Velocity
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -6 1 - -
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UK

Velocity
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Velocity also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Velocity.

1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) JBoss
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) CMS
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) HubSpot
4 1 (20.00%) Content Management
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Direct Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) Drupal
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Velocity also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Velocity. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Drupal
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (20.00%) Drupal Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Direct Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) HubSpot