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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 120 118 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Velocity 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.16% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 0.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £373 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £420 £330
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
737 719 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.46% 29.11% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 391 307
Average daily rate £375 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 13
Average hourly rate £24.00 £33.50 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +67.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £32.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 2014. 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 -9 3 £425 +30.76%
Velocity
UK

Velocity
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (77.78%) Java
4 6 (66.67%) Oracle
5 5 (55.56%) JBoss
6 4 (44.44%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (44.44%) Project Management
7 1 (11.11%) Coaching
7 1 (11.11%) CGI
7 1 (11.11%) Kanban

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (55.56%) JBoss
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CGI
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Project Management
3 4 (44.44%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle