The table below looks at the statistics for Velocity skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Velocity over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 552 531 515
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -16
Contract jobs citing Velocity 34 62 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.11% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.42% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 22
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £548 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £366 £353
% change year-on-year
-14.67% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14707 14714 12753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.38% 27.19% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9574 9397 8038
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 228 336
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Velocity
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Velocity Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Velocity
Daily Rate Trend

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

Velocity Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Velocity
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Velocity within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Velocity Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Velocity
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Velocity within the UK.

Velocity Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Velocity
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 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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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
England -23 33 £425 +3.03% 12
London -9 17 £425 +3.03% 7
South East -19 8 £250 -39.39% 3
Yorkshire -4 6 £375 -
Leeds - 6 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £375 -
Surrey - 5 £250 -
Hampshire - 2 £338 - 2
South West - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 - -
City of London +17 1 - - 2
Edinburgh -14 1 - -
Scotland -25 1 - -
Ealing - - - - 2
Bermondsey - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Brighton - - - -

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 51 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (74.60%) Scrum
3 25 (39.68%) Java
4 18 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 18 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 17 (26.98%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (25.40%) User Stories
6 16 (25.40%) Coaching
7 14 (22.22%) CSS
8 12 (19.05%) XML
8 12 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (19.05%) Kanban
8 12 (19.05%) Release Management
9 11 (17.46%) JIRA
9 11 (17.46%) J2EE
10 10 (15.87%) jQuery
10 10 (15.87%) Automated Testing
10 10 (15.87%) Mentoring
11 9 (14.29%) Project Management
12 8 (12.70%) Struts
12 8 (12.70%) Web Services
12 8 (12.70%) Spring
12 8 (12.70%) TDD
13 7 (11.11%) Web Development
14 6 (9.52%) HTML
14 6 (9.52%) Ajax
14 6 (9.52%) Confluence
15 5 (7.94%) JSON
15 5 (7.94%) iPad
15 5 (7.94%) Apple iOS

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (9.52%) Confluence
2 4 (6.35%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.76%) CMS
4 2 (3.17%) JBoss
5 1 (1.59%) Node.js
5 1 (1.59%) Drupal
5 1 (1.59%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.59%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) Intranet
1 5 (7.94%) Internet
2 2 (3.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Big Data
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) JIRA
2 4 (6.35%) Subversion
3 3 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.76%) Maven
4 2 (3.17%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (3.17%) Ant
4 2 (3.17%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.59%) Redmine
5 1 (1.59%) Hudson
5 1 (1.59%) Appium
5 1 (1.59%) Grunt
5 1 (1.59%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (6.35%) Games
2 3 (4.76%) Retail
2 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Billing
4 1 (1.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (57.14%) ScrumMaster
2 14 (22.22%) Developer
3 7 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce Manager
4 4 (6.35%) iOS Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (3.17%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (3.17%) UI Developer
6 2 (3.17%) Agile Coach
6 2 (3.17%) UI Programmer
7 1 (1.59%) Designer
7 1 (1.59%) FX Business Analyst
7 1 (1.59%) Product Owner
7 1 (1.59%) UI Designer
7 1 (1.59%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.22%) CSS
2 12 (19.05%) XML
3 11 (17.46%) J2EE
4 10 (15.87%) jQuery
5 8 (12.70%) Struts
5 8 (12.70%) Web Services
5 8 (12.70%) Spring
6 6 (9.52%) HTML
6 6 (9.52%) Ajax
7 5 (7.94%) JSON
8 4 (6.35%) JSP
8 4 (6.35%) REST
9 3 (4.76%) HTML5
9 3 (4.76%) RESTful
9 3 (4.76%) .NET
9 3 (4.76%) SOAP
10 2 (3.17%) Flash
10 2 (3.17%) XHTML
10 2 (3.17%) J2SE
10 2 (3.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) iPad
1 5 (7.94%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (4.76%) Open Source
3 2 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.17%) DTV
3 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.17%) User Experience
3 2 (3.17%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.59%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) Wiki
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.17%) Android
3 1 (1.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (74.60%) Scrum
3 18 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 17 (26.98%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (25.40%) User Stories
5 16 (25.40%) Coaching
6 12 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (19.05%) Kanban
6 12 (19.05%) Release Management
7 10 (15.87%) Automated Testing
7 10 (15.87%) Mentoring
8 9 (14.29%) Project Management
9 8 (12.70%) TDD
10 7 (11.11%) Web Development
11 5 (7.94%) DevOps
11 5 (7.94%) Network Design
12 4 (6.35%) MVC
12 4 (6.35%) Project Planning
12 4 (6.35%) iOS Development
12 4 (6.35%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.68%) Java
2 18 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.94%) Objective-C
4 2 (3.17%) C#
4 2 (3.17%) PHP
4 2 (3.17%) SQL
4 2 (3.17%) Ruby
5 1 (1.59%) C
5 1 (1.59%) Python
5 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Degree
1 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (7.94%) Endeca
1 5 (7.94%) Oracle
1 5 (7.94%) ATG
2 4 (6.35%) IBM
3 2 (3.17%) Adobe
3 2 (3.17%) Sencha
4 1 (1.59%) HubSpot
4 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.59%) Google
4 1 (1.59%) Murex
4 1 (1.59%) Calypso