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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Velocity
Rank 548 580 581
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +1
Contract jobs citing Velocity 86 84 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.096%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 0.52% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 51 29
Median daily rate £500 £493 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% +9.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £364 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £489 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.37% +8.61%
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
15889 16310 15708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 27.96% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11016 11043 9971
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 289 217
Median hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +21 81 £500 - 22
London +23 46 £500 -9.09% 13
Yorkshire +12 12 £500 +15.27% 3
South West - 10 £475 - 1
City of London +36 9 £425 +6.25% 2
West Yorkshire +9 8 £463 +6.62% 2
Leeds +4 8 £463 +6.62% 2
Bristol - 6 £438 - 1
Scotland +11 5 £425 +6.25%
South East +8 5 £450 +5.88% 1
East Midlands -1 4 £388 -13.88%
Devon - 4 £500 -
Glasgow - 4 £419 -
Plymouth - 4 £500 -
Northamptonshire +3 3 £388 -13.88%
Northampton +2 3 £388 -13.88%
Manchester -3 3 £575 +21.37% 1
North West -10 3 £575 +11.11% 2
Stockport - 3 £575 -
Hampshire +7 2 £463 -2.63%
South Yorkshire - 2 £438 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £316 -
Sheffield - 2 £438 - 1
Edinburgh +5 1 £425 -19.04%
Feltham - 1 £340 -
Coventry - 1 £500 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £316 -
Reading - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 120 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (52.78%) Scrum
3 49 (27.22%) Java
4 47 (26.11%) Finance
5 45 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 41 (22.78%) TDD
7 38 (21.11%) Spring
8 37 (20.56%) HTML
9 34 (18.89%) CSS
10 32 (17.78%) HTML5
11 31 (17.22%) JIRA
12 30 (16.67%) SQL
13 28 (15.56%) jQuery
13 28 (15.56%) BDD
14 27 (15.00%) CSS3
14 27 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (15.00%) User Stories
14 27 (15.00%) Mentoring
14 27 (15.00%) Banking
14 27 (15.00%) Oracle
15 26 (14.44%) Git (software)
15 26 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (14.44%) AngularJS
16 25 (13.89%) Kanban
17 24 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (12.78%) Web Services
19 22 (12.22%) JSON
19 22 (12.22%) Coaching
20 19 (10.56%) RESTful
21 18 (10.00%) Unit Testing

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 15 (8.33%) Apache
2 10 (5.56%) Liferay
3 9 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.44%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.89%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (3.89%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.22%) JBoss
7 3 (1.67%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.67%) Confluence
8 2 (1.11%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (1.11%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.56%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.56%) Hubot
9 1 (0.56%) Jetty
9 1 (0.56%) Mule
9 1 (0.56%) nginx
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (2.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.67%) GitHub
3 9 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.00%) PaaS
4 3 (1.67%) IaaS
4 3 (1.67%) Office 365
4 3 (1.67%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.56%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.67%) Internet
2 2 (1.11%) Intranet
3 1 (0.56%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 11 (6.11%) NoSQL
2 11 (6.11%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.89%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.78%) QlikView
6 3 (1.67%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.67%) MySQL
7 2 (1.11%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.11%) JasperReports
7 2 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.11%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.56%) Power BI
8 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 31 (17.22%) JIRA
2 26 (14.44%) Git (software)
3 14 (7.78%) Cucumber
3 14 (7.78%) Maven
4 13 (7.22%) Jenkins
5 11 (6.11%) Gradle
6 10 (5.56%) Eclipse
7 9 (5.00%) IntelliJ
7 9 (5.00%) JUnit
7 9 (5.00%) Subversion
8 7 (3.89%) Ant
8 7 (3.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (3.89%) JIRA Agile
8 7 (3.89%) Selenium
8 7 (3.89%) SonarQube
9 6 (3.33%) Capybara
9 6 (3.33%) Grunt
9 6 (3.33%) gulp
9 6 (3.33%) Mockito
9 6 (3.33%) VersionOne
General
1 47 (26.11%) Finance
2 27 (15.00%) Banking
3 8 (4.44%) Games
4 6 (3.33%) Front Office
5 5 (2.78%) Retail
6 4 (2.22%) Marketing
7 3 (1.67%) Advertising
7 3 (1.67%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.56%) Back Office
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
9 1 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (33.33%) Scrum Master
2 55 (30.56%) Developer
3 17 (9.44%) Architect
4 15 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 15 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 13 (7.22%) Agile Scrum Master
6 8 (4.44%) .NET Developer
6 8 (4.44%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
6 8 (4.44%) UI Developer
7 7 (3.89%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (3.89%) ETL Developer
7 7 (3.89%) Software Engineer
7 7 (3.89%) SQL Developer
8 6 (3.33%) Agile Coach
8 6 (3.33%) Analyst
8 6 (3.33%) Digital Product Manager
8 6 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (3.33%) Product Manager
9 5 (2.78%) Agile Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (21.11%) Spring
2 37 (20.56%) HTML
3 34 (18.89%) CSS
4 32 (17.78%) HTML5
5 28 (15.56%) jQuery
6 27 (15.00%) CSS3
7 26 (14.44%) AngularJS
8 23 (12.78%) Web Services
9 22 (12.22%) JSON
10 19 (10.56%) RESTful
11 17 (9.44%) Hibernate
11 17 (9.44%) J2EE
12 12 (6.67%) Ajax
12 12 (6.67%) FreeMarker
13 11 (6.11%) .NET
13 11 (6.11%) SOAP
13 11 (6.11%) Spring Boot
13 11 (6.11%) XML
14 10 (5.56%) React
15 9 (5.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.22%) User Experience
3 10 (5.56%) Virtual Team
4 9 (5.00%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.33%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.78%) Statistics
7 4 (2.22%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.22%) Derivative
7 4 (2.22%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.22%) Minimum Viable Product
7 4 (2.22%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.67%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.11%) Social Network
9 2 (1.11%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.56%) BYOD
10 1 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.89%) Unix
2 14 (7.78%) Linux
3 5 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.67%) Windows
5 2 (1.11%) Solaris
6 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (52.78%) Scrum
3 41 (22.78%) TDD
4 28 (15.56%) BDD
5 27 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 27 (15.00%) Mentoring
5 27 (15.00%) User Stories
6 25 (13.89%) Kanban
7 24 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (12.22%) Coaching
9 18 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 14 (7.78%) Automated Testing
10 14 (7.78%) DevOps
10 14 (7.78%) Microservices
10 14 (7.78%) Product Management
10 14 (7.78%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.67%) ATDD
11 12 (6.67%) E-Commerce
11 12 (6.67%) OO
12 11 (6.11%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (27.22%) Java
2 45 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 30 (16.67%) SQL
4 16 (8.89%) PL/SQL
5 14 (7.78%) C++
6 12 (6.67%) Ruby
7 11 (6.11%) T-SQL
8 10 (5.56%) Groovy
8 10 (5.56%) Scala
9 8 (4.44%) Python
10 7 (3.89%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.78%) C
11 5 (2.78%) Clojure
11 5 (2.78%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.78%) VB
12 4 (2.22%) VBA
13 3 (1.67%) C#
14 2 (1.11%) Jython
15 1 (0.56%) CoffeeScript
15 1 (0.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 12 (6.67%) Degree
2 10 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.33%) QA
2 5 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.67%) FATCA
4 2 (1.11%) ISO20022
System Software
1 9 (5.00%) Docker
2 3 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.33%) BladeLogic
1 6 (3.33%) Control-M
2 4 (2.22%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.11%) Ansible
3 2 (1.11%) Consul
3 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.11%) Puppet
3 2 (1.11%) Terraform
4 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 27 (15.00%) Oracle
2 17 (9.44%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.67%) Atlassian
4 9 (5.00%) Informatica
5 7 (3.89%) MuleSoft
5 7 (3.89%) Splunk
6 6 (3.33%) AppDynamics
6 6 (3.33%) New Relic
6 6 (3.33%) Rally
6 6 (3.33%) Remedy
7 5 (2.78%) Progress
8 3 (1.67%) Google
8 3 (1.67%) IBM
8 3 (1.67%) Perforce
9 2 (1.11%) Cisco
9 2 (1.11%) SAP
9 2 (1.11%) Sybase
10 1 (0.56%) Cadence
10 1 (0.56%) GigaSpaces
10 1 (0.56%) Xamarin
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