The table below looks at the statistics for Velocity skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Velocity over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Velocity
Rank 547 569 576
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +7
Contract jobs citing Velocity 108 85 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 0.53% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 57 40
Median daily rate £475 £481 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% +11.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £343 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £550 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £496 £438
% change year-on-year
-9.31% +13.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.52 -
UK excluding London median 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
16487 16147 15691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.72% 28.22% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11418 11124 10198
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 302 177
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.49 £17.20 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Velocity
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Velocity as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 92 £469 -2.59% 16
London -7 35 £500 +21.21% 7
Yorkshire +25 21 £506 -3.57% 1
West Yorkshire +22 14 £550 +11.67% 1
Leeds +16 14 £550 +11.67%
East Midlands +2 11 £400 -23.80% 1
Northampton +4 10 £400 -
Northamptonshire +3 10 £400 -
Wales - 10 £513 - 1
South West - 9 £469 -
West Wales - 8 £500 -
Swansea - 8 £500 -
South East +20 7 £450 +5.88% 5
Scotland +7 6 £425 -4.22%
South Yorkshire +2 5 £425 -20.93%
Sheffield -1 5 £425 -20.93%
Bristol - 5 £438 -
North West -4 4 £400 -22.70%
Devon - 4 £500 -
Plymouth - 4 £500 -
East of England +6 3 £500 +14.22% 2
Glasgow +13 2 £456 -6.41%
Edinburgh +12 2 £425 -19.04%
City of London +11 2 £462 +23.26%
Hampshire +10 2 £463 -2.63%
Cheshire +3 2 £400 -
St Andrews - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £525 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £316 - 1
Fife - 2 - -

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Velocity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Velocity.

1 151 (74.38%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (61.08%) Scrum
3 66 (32.51%) TDD
4 62 (30.54%) JavaScript
5 58 (28.57%) Java
6 51 (25.12%) HTML
6 51 (25.12%) BDD
7 50 (24.63%) Finance
8 49 (24.14%) Spring
8 49 (24.14%) HTML5
9 46 (22.66%) JIRA
9 46 (22.66%) CSS
10 42 (20.69%) CSS3
11 39 (19.21%) AngularJS
12 38 (18.72%) Continuous Integration
13 37 (18.23%) jQuery
14 36 (17.73%) Git (software)
15 34 (16.75%) JSON
15 34 (16.75%) Banking
16 33 (16.26%) Continuous Improvement
17 31 (15.27%) User Stories
18 30 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (14.29%) Web Services
19 29 (14.29%) SQL
20 27 (13.30%) Coaching
21 26 (12.81%) Kanban
22 25 (12.32%) Oracle
23 23 (11.33%) OO
23 23 (11.33%) Unit Testing
23 23 (11.33%) Spring Boot

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.90%) Apache
2 12 (5.91%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (3.94%) Liferay
3 8 (3.94%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.45%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.96%) Confluence
6 3 (1.48%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.48%) JBoss
7 2 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.49%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.49%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.49%) CMS
8 1 (0.49%) Drupal
8 1 (0.49%) Mule
Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (1.97%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.39%) PaaS
3 12 (5.91%) GitHub
4 8 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.48%) IaaS
5 3 (1.48%) Office 365
5 3 (1.48%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.49%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (0.99%) Firewall
1 2 (0.99%) Internet
1 2 (0.99%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.34%) MongoDB
2 13 (6.40%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.42%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.94%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.96%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.46%) QlikView
6 5 (2.46%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.48%) GIS
8 1 (0.49%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.49%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.49%) MySQL
8 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 46 (22.66%) JIRA
2 36 (17.73%) Git (software)
3 19 (9.36%) Jenkins
3 19 (9.36%) Maven
3 19 (9.36%) SonarQube
4 17 (8.37%) Gradle
5 16 (7.88%) Eclipse
5 16 (7.88%) JIRA Agile
6 15 (7.39%) IntelliJ
7 14 (6.90%) JUnit
8 13 (6.40%) Cucumber
8 13 (6.40%) Grunt
8 13 (6.40%) gulp
9 11 (5.42%) JProfiler
9 11 (5.42%) Subversion
10 9 (4.43%) Capybara
10 9 (4.43%) Selenium
11 6 (2.96%) Mockito
11 6 (2.96%) RSpec
11 6 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (24.63%) Finance
2 34 (16.75%) Banking
3 7 (3.45%) Games
4 6 (2.96%) Front Office
4 6 (2.96%) Retail
5 3 (1.48%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.48%) Local Government
5 3 (1.48%) Marketing
6 2 (0.99%) Advertising
6 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 73 (35.96%) Scrum Master
2 57 (28.08%) Developer
3 23 (11.33%) Agile Scrum Master
3 23 (11.33%) Architect
4 20 (9.85%) Java Developer
5 15 (7.39%) Agile Coach
5 15 (7.39%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.40%) UI Developer
7 10 (4.93%) Analyst
8 9 (4.43%) Delivery Manager
8 9 (4.43%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (3.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (3.94%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
10 7 (3.45%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.45%) Agile Delivery Manager
11 6 (2.96%) Product Manager
12 5 (2.46%) Digital Product Manager
12 5 (2.46%) Digital Product Owner
12 5 (2.46%) Product Owner
12 5 (2.46%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (25.12%) HTML
2 49 (24.14%) HTML5
2 49 (24.14%) Spring
3 46 (22.66%) CSS
4 42 (20.69%) CSS3
5 39 (19.21%) AngularJS
6 37 (18.23%) jQuery
7 34 (16.75%) JSON
8 29 (14.29%) Web Services
9 23 (11.33%) Spring Boot
10 22 (10.84%) Ajax
11 20 (9.85%) Hibernate
11 20 (9.85%) RESTful
12 17 (8.37%) Node.js
12 17 (8.37%) SOAP
13 16 (7.88%) J2EE
13 16 (7.88%) REST
14 15 (7.39%) Backbone.js
15 14 (6.90%) JPA
15 14 (6.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.39%) Virtual Team
3 9 (4.43%) User Experience
4 5 (2.46%) Statistics
4 5 (2.46%) Video on Demand
5 4 (1.97%) Derivative
5 4 (1.97%) Fixed Income
5 4 (1.97%) Minimum Viable Product
5 4 (1.97%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.48%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.48%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.48%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.99%) Social Network
8 1 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.90%) Unix
2 13 (6.40%) Linux
3 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.99%) Windows
4 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (74.38%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (61.08%) Scrum
3 66 (32.51%) TDD
4 51 (25.12%) BDD
5 38 (18.72%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (16.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 31 (15.27%) User Stories
8 27 (13.30%) Coaching
9 26 (12.81%) Kanban
10 23 (11.33%) OO
10 23 (11.33%) Unit Testing
11 22 (10.84%) Waterfall
12 21 (10.34%) DevOps
12 21 (10.34%) Mentoring
12 21 (10.34%) Microservices
12 21 (10.34%) Software Testing
13 20 (9.85%) Front End Development
14 16 (7.88%) Release Management
15 15 (7.39%) ATDD
15 15 (7.39%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 62 (30.54%) JavaScript
2 58 (28.57%) Java
3 29 (14.29%) SQL
4 11 (5.42%) Ruby
5 10 (4.93%) Groovy
5 10 (4.93%) Scala
6 9 (4.43%) PL/SQL
7 8 (3.94%) C++
8 6 (2.96%) Python
8 6 (2.96%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.46%) C
9 5 (2.46%) Clojure
9 5 (2.46%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.46%) VB
10 4 (1.97%) VBA
11 3 (1.48%) C#
12 2 (0.99%) Jython
13 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.40%) Degree
2 13 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.49%) CCNP
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.93%) QA
2 3 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.48%) FATCA
2 3 (1.48%) SDET
3 1 (0.49%) ISO20022
System Software
1 7 (3.45%) Docker
2 3 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (2.96%) BladeLogic
1 6 (2.96%) Control-M
2 2 (0.99%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.99%) OpenView
3 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.49%) Ansible
3 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.49%) Puppet
3 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 25 (12.32%) Oracle
2 14 (6.90%) MuleSoft
3 13 (6.40%) Perforce
4 12 (5.91%) Splunk
5 11 (5.42%) AppDynamics
5 11 (5.42%) Atlassian
5 11 (5.42%) Microsoft
5 11 (5.42%) New Relic
6 6 (2.96%) Rally
6 6 (2.96%) Remedy
7 4 (1.97%) Cisco
7 4 (1.97%) Progress
8 3 (1.48%) Google
8 3 (1.48%) Informatica
9 2 (0.99%) Blue Coat
9 2 (0.99%) Brocade
9 2 (0.99%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.99%) F5
9 2 (0.99%) HP
9 2 (0.99%) IBM
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