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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 546 554 532
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -22
Contract jobs citing Velocity 84 54 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 0.34% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 30 56
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £348 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £558 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £493 £450 £265
% change year-on-year
+9.44% +69.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.52 - £21.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
16619 15847 15524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.04% 28.03% 29.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11307 10086 9969
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 218 271
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
England +31 77 £500 +12.67% 18
London -5 33 £550 +16.09% 8
North West 0 28 £518 +45.77% 2
Lancashire +1 12 £518 +45.77%
Blackpool -13 12 £518 +45.77%
City of London +11 6 £400 -3.61%
South East -19 6 £425 +28.78% 3
East of England +9 5 £425 +21.42% 1
Scotland -10 5 £400 -11.11%
Cheshire - 5 - -
Knutsford - 5 - -
Livingston - 3 £400 -
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
Manchester - 3 £474 - 2
West Lothian - 3 £400 -
Norfolk - 3 £425 -
Edinburgh -17 2 £525 +16.66%
Yorkshire -27 2 £493 - 2
West Yorkshire -28 2 £493 - 2
Northamptonshire - 2 £450 -
Luton - 2 - -
Norwich - 2 £488 -
Northampton - 2 £450 -
Surrey - 2 £405 -
Leeds - 2 £493 - 2
Liverpool - 2 £426 -
Merseyside - 2 £426 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Newport -6 1 £450 -7.69%
Wales -15 1 £450 -10.00% 2

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 80 (70.18%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (61.40%) Scrum
3 31 (27.19%) User Stories
4 25 (21.93%) Finance
5 24 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 24 (21.05%) Coaching
6 22 (19.30%) Unit Testing
6 22 (19.30%) TDD
7 21 (18.42%) Oracle
7 21 (18.42%) ETL
7 21 (18.42%) Microsoft
7 21 (18.42%) Informatica
8 20 (17.54%) Project Management
8 20 (17.54%) SQL
9 19 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (15.79%) PL/SQL
10 18 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (15.79%) Mentoring
11 17 (14.91%) Algorithms
11 17 (14.91%) SDLC
11 17 (14.91%) T-SQL
11 17 (14.91%) C++
11 17 (14.91%) Data Security
11 17 (14.91%) Automated Testing
12 16 (14.04%) JIRA
13 15 (13.16%) ERwin
13 15 (13.16%) Data Modelling
14 14 (12.28%) Kanban
14 14 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (11.40%) Java

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 9 (7.89%) Confluence
2 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Project
2 2 (1.75%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) Internet
2 2 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 19 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.63%) Big Data
5 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.75%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.75%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (14.04%) JIRA
2 15 (13.16%) ERwin
3 6 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.75%) Android Studio
4 2 (1.75%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.88%) Selenium
5 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.88%) Xcode
5 1 (0.88%) Subversion
5 1 (0.88%) Maven
5 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.88%) NeoLoad
General
1 25 (21.93%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Banking
3 5 (4.39%) Retail
4 4 (3.51%) Games
5 3 (2.63%) Publishing
5 3 (2.63%) Back Office
5 3 (2.63%) Marketing
6 2 (1.75%) Legal
7 1 (0.88%) Front Office
7 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.88%) Law
7 1 (0.88%) French Language
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (46.49%) ScrumMaster
2 29 (25.44%) Developer
3 17 (14.91%) Project Manager
4 15 (13.16%) ETL Developer
5 12 (10.53%) Agile Project Manager
6 9 (7.89%) Agile Coach
7 8 (7.02%) Informatica Developer
8 7 (6.14%) Informatica ETL Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (3.51%) Analyst
11 3 (2.63%) Software Developer
11 3 (2.63%) Delivery Project Manager
11 3 (2.63%) Author
11 3 (2.63%) Technical Author
11 3 (2.63%) IT Project Manager
11 3 (2.63%) Android Developer
12 2 (1.75%) Front-End Developer
12 2 (1.75%) Data Manager
12 2 (1.75%) Technical Writer
12 2 (1.75%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.53%) .NET
2 8 (7.02%) Web Services
3 7 (6.14%) XML
3 7 (6.14%) HTML
4 6 (5.26%) HTML5
5 5 (4.39%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.39%) JSON
6 4 (3.51%) SOAP
6 4 (3.51%) Middleware
6 4 (3.51%) CSS
7 3 (2.63%) Sass
7 3 (2.63%) jQuery
8 2 (1.75%) REST
8 2 (1.75%) Android SDK
8 2 (1.75%) JSP
9 1 (0.88%) J2EE
9 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.88%) XSLT
9 1 (0.88%) XHTML
9 1 (0.88%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.91%) Algorithms
2 8 (7.02%) User Experience
3 7 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.63%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.63%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.88%) Social Media
5 1 (0.88%) EPoS
5 1 (0.88%) NHS
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (70.18%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (61.40%) Scrum
3 31 (27.19%) User Stories
4 24 (21.05%) Coaching
5 22 (19.30%) TDD
5 22 (19.30%) Unit Testing
6 21 (18.42%) ETL
7 20 (17.54%) Project Management
8 18 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (15.79%) Mentoring
9 17 (14.91%) SDLC
9 17 (14.91%) Automated Testing
9 17 (14.91%) Data Security
10 15 (13.16%) Data Modelling
11 14 (12.28%) Kanban
11 14 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (11.40%) E-Commerce
13 12 (10.53%) BDD
14 9 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
15 8 (7.02%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.54%) SQL
2 18 (15.79%) PL/SQL
3 17 (14.91%) T-SQL
3 17 (14.91%) C++
4 13 (11.40%) Java
5 8 (7.02%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.75%) C#
7 1 (0.88%) PHP
7 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.88%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 5 (4.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.88%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (18.42%) Oracle
1 21 (18.42%) Microsoft
1 21 (18.42%) Informatica
2 4 (3.51%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.75%) Hortonworks
3 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.75%) Progress
4 1 (0.88%) New Relic