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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Velocity
Rank 127 123 109
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing Velocity 1 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.039% 0.037% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.16% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate £350 - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £363 £380
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -4.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Velocity
UK

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
629 640 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.65% 23.65% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 377 315
Average daily rate £363 £375 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +17.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £461 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow - 1 £350 -
Velocity
UK

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) iOS SDK
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (25.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (25.00%) Xcode
3 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (25.00%) Data Security
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) ETL

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ERwin
1 1 (25.00%) Xcode
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum Master
2 1 (25.00%) ETL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Informatica Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Informatica ETL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) iOS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Lead iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) iOS SDK
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Data Security
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Apple Swift
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Informatica
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle