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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Velocity
Rank 542 608 558
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -50
Contract jobs citing Velocity 98 27 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.048% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.64% 0.18% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 10 39
Average daily rate £450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £404 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £452 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £355
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +19.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
15412 14935 14816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 26.79% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9676 9667
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 199 203
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
England +49 98 £450 +5.88% 17
London +4 33 £495 +16.47% 11
Yorkshire +26 28 £413 - 5
West Yorkshire +13 22 £500 - 1
Leeds +15 21 £500 - 1
South East -9 12 £400 -5.88%
West Midlands - 7 £413 -
East Midlands - 6 £413 -
North West - 6 £438 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £375 - 4
Sheffield - 6 £375 - 3
Berkshire +10 5 £400 -
Warwickshire - 5 £390 -
South West - 5 £330 - 1
Leicestershire - 5 £500 -
Leicester - 5 £500 -
City of London +45 4 £500 +17.64% 2
Surrey -11 4 £353 -
Manchester - 4 £413 -
Wiltshire - 4 £330 -
Swindon - 4 £330 -
Warwick - 3 £413 -
Maidenhead - 3 £400 -
East Sussex - 3 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Hove - 2 - -
Blackpool - 2 £450 -
Staines - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £450 -
Guildford - 1 £330 -

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 93 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (38.00%) Scrum
3 32 (21.33%) Java
4 29 (19.33%) Oracle
5 26 (17.33%) TDD
6 25 (16.67%) SQL
7 24 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (15.33%) HTML
8 23 (15.33%) SQL Server
8 23 (15.33%) Spring
9 20 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 20 (13.33%) Microsoft
10 19 (12.67%) MVC
10 19 (12.67%) BDD
11 18 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (11.33%) Unit Testing
12 17 (11.33%) RESTful
12 17 (11.33%) Hibernate
12 17 (11.33%) T-SQL
12 17 (11.33%) User Stories
13 16 (10.67%) Algorithms
13 16 (10.67%) Node.js
13 16 (10.67%) PL/SQL
13 16 (10.67%) ETL
13 16 (10.67%) Git (software)
13 16 (10.67%) Spring MVC
14 15 (10.00%) C++
14 15 (10.00%) CSS
14 15 (10.00%) Data Security
14 15 (10.00%) Mentoring

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 16 (10.67%) Node.js
2 9 (6.00%) CMS
3 7 (4.67%) Liferay
3 7 (4.67%) OpenStack
3 7 (4.67%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.33%) nginx
4 5 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (2.67%) Confluence
6 3 (2.00%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.00%) JBoss
7 2 (1.33%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.33%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.33%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.67%) Apache
8 1 (0.67%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.67%) Jetty
8 1 (0.67%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.33%) MS Project
2 3 (2.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.00%) IaaS
3 5 (3.33%) PaaS
4 4 (2.67%) GitHub
5 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.33%) Intranet
1 5 (3.33%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (0.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.67%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.67%) CouchDB
4 5 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.00%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.00%) MySQL
6 2 (1.33%) JasperReports
6 2 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (10.67%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 10 (6.67%) JIRA
2 10 (6.67%) Maven
3 9 (6.00%) Subversion
4 8 (5.33%) Ant
4 8 (5.33%) Cucumber
5 7 (4.67%) Selenium
6 6 (4.00%) ERwin
6 6 (4.00%) Mockito
7 5 (3.33%) EasyMock
7 5 (3.33%) Gradle
7 5 (3.33%) Spock
7 5 (3.33%) Travis CI
7 5 (3.33%) Xcode
8 4 (2.67%) Appium
8 4 (2.67%) Artifactory
8 4 (2.67%) jMock
8 4 (2.67%) JUnit
8 4 (2.67%) VersionOne
General
1 13 (8.67%) Finance
2 8 (5.33%) Banking
2 8 (5.33%) Marketing
3 7 (4.67%) Retail
4 4 (2.67%) Billing
4 4 (2.67%) Games
4 4 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.00%) Publishing
6 2 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.33%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.67%) Back Office
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (32.00%) Developer
2 28 (18.67%) Scrum Master
3 15 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 14 (9.33%) Business Analyst
5 13 (8.67%) Project Manager
6 12 (8.00%) ETL Developer
7 11 (7.33%) Analyst
8 8 (5.33%) Agile Scrum Master
8 8 (5.33%) Digital Product Owner
8 8 (5.33%) Product Owner
9 7 (4.67%) Development Manager
9 7 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.00%) Architect
10 6 (4.00%) Platform Engineer
10 6 (4.00%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.33%) .NET Developer
11 5 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
11 5 (3.33%) Digital Product Manager
11 5 (3.33%) Digital Project Manager
11 5 (3.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.33%) HTML
1 23 (15.33%) Spring
2 17 (11.33%) Hibernate
2 17 (11.33%) RESTful
3 16 (10.67%) Spring MVC
4 15 (10.00%) CSS
5 14 (9.33%) Web Services
6 13 (8.67%) AngularJS
6 13 (8.67%) JSON
6 13 (8.67%) JSP
7 12 (8.00%) .NET
7 12 (8.00%) J2EE
8 11 (7.33%) HTML5
8 11 (7.33%) SOAP
8 11 (7.33%) XML
9 9 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (6.00%) jQuery
10 8 (5.33%) JPA
11 7 (4.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (4.00%) Aurelia
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.67%) Algorithms
3 8 (5.33%) User Experience
4 5 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.33%) Smart Meter
4 5 (3.33%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.33%) BYOD
6 2 (1.33%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.33%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.67%) EPoS
7 1 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.67%) Linux
2 9 (6.00%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.33%) Windows
4 7 (4.67%) Unix
5 2 (1.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (38.00%) Scrum
3 26 (17.33%) TDD
4 19 (12.67%) BDD
4 19 (12.67%) MVC
5 18 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (11.33%) Unit Testing
6 17 (11.33%) User Stories
7 16 (10.67%) ETL
8 15 (10.00%) Data Security
8 15 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 13 (8.67%) Coaching
9 13 (8.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (8.67%) Kanban
10 12 (8.00%) Project Management
11 11 (7.33%) Migration
11 11 (7.33%) Web Development
12 10 (6.67%) Open Source
13 9 (6.00%) E-Commerce
14 8 (5.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.33%) Java
2 25 (16.67%) SQL
3 20 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 17 (11.33%) T-SQL
5 16 (10.67%) PL/SQL
6 15 (10.00%) C++
7 8 (5.33%) Objective-C
7 8 (5.33%) Scala
8 7 (4.67%) Groovy
8 7 (4.67%) Python
9 6 (4.00%) Ruby
10 5 (3.33%) Apple Swift
10 5 (3.33%) Clojure
10 5 (3.33%) CoffeeScript
10 5 (3.33%) Go
11 2 (1.33%) C#
11 2 (1.33%) Jython
11 2 (1.33%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.67%) C
12 1 (0.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (5.33%) Degree
1 8 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.00%) QA
2 6 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.33%) ISO20022
3 2 (1.33%) SLA
4 1 (0.67%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.67%) Kubernetes
1 7 (4.67%) Terraform
2 2 (1.33%) Ansible
2 2 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.33%) Puppet
3 1 (0.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 29 (19.33%) Oracle
2 20 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (9.33%) Informatica
4 6 (4.00%) Atlassian
5 5 (3.33%) SAP
5 5 (3.33%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.00%) Progress
7 2 (1.33%) IBM
7 2 (1.33%) Sybase
7 2 (1.33%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.67%) Adobe
8 1 (0.67%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.67%) HP
8 1 (0.67%) Pega
8 1 (0.67%) Perforce
8 1 (0.67%) Sage
8 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.67%) Teradata
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