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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 569 572 505
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -67
Contract jobs citing Velocity 59 43 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.079% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.28% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 60
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £332 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £518 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £383 £275
% change year-on-year
+14.37% +39.09%
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
15632 15239 14446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.87% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10530 9822 9171
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 221 291
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -8 52 £451 +12.87% 19
London +15 29 £550 +20.21% 3
North West -15 8 £451 +32.30% 4
City of London -4 6 £465 +12.04%
South East -14 6 £375 -1.96% 5
South Wales +7 5 £450 -5.26%
Newport +5 5 £450 -5.26%
Wales +1 5 £450 -7.69%
Yorkshire -26 4 £375 +9.48% 3
Surrey - 4 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire -23 3 £375 +9.48% 3
Leeds -27 3 £375 -10.71% 3
Cheshire - 3 - -
Knutsford - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
Merseyside - 2 £426 -
East of England - 2 £420 -
Manchester - 2 £585 - 4
Norfolk - 2 £420 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £450 -
Liverpool - 2 £426 -
Northampton - 2 £450 -
Scotland -5 1 £400 -27.27%
Norwich - 1 £550 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
Tonbridge - 1 £425 -
Livingston - 1 £400 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Hove - 1 - -

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 68 (79.07%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (66.28%) Scrum
3 25 (29.07%) User Stories
4 20 (23.26%) Java
5 19 (22.09%) Project Management
6 18 (20.93%) Finance
7 17 (19.77%) TDD
7 17 (19.77%) Coaching
8 16 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (18.60%) E-Commerce
9 15 (17.44%) JIRA
10 13 (15.12%) Automated Testing
10 13 (15.12%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (15.12%) Mentoring
11 12 (13.95%) Kanban
12 11 (12.79%) BDD
12 11 (12.79%) XML
13 10 (11.63%) Web Services
13 10 (11.63%) SDLC
14 9 (10.47%) Confluence
14 9 (10.47%) JavaScript
14 9 (10.47%) .NET
14 9 (10.47%) Release Management
15 8 (9.30%) SOA
15 8 (9.30%) Continuous Delivery
16 7 (8.14%) User Experience
16 7 (8.14%) Internet
16 7 (8.14%) CSS
17 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
17 6 (6.98%) JSON

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (10.47%) Confluence
2 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.16%) CMS
2 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Project
2 2 (2.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.16%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) Internet
2 3 (3.49%) Intranet
3 2 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.33%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.33%) Big Data
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (17.44%) JIRA
2 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.49%) Subversion
3 3 (3.49%) Maven
4 2 (2.33%) Ant
4 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.33%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.16%) Appium
5 1 (1.16%) NeoLoad
5 1 (1.16%) Selenium
5 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (20.93%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Retail
3 3 (3.49%) Marketing
4 2 (2.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Publishing
5 1 (1.16%) Games
5 1 (1.16%) Law
5 1 (1.16%) Legal
5 1 (1.16%) Front Office
5 1 (1.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 38 (44.19%) ScrumMaster
2 16 (18.60%) Project Manager
3 14 (16.28%) Developer
4 11 (12.79%) Agile Project Manager
5 10 (11.63%) Agile Coach
6 5 (5.81%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.65%) Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Author
8 3 (3.49%) Technical Author
8 3 (3.49%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Delivery Project Manager
8 3 (3.49%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (3.49%) Android Developer
9 2 (2.33%) iOS Developer
9 2 (2.33%) Informatica Architect
9 2 (2.33%) Data Manager
9 2 (2.33%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (2.33%) Contracts Manager
9 2 (2.33%) Technical Writer
9 2 (2.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) XML
2 10 (11.63%) Web Services
3 9 (10.47%) .NET
4 7 (8.14%) CSS
5 6 (6.98%) JSON
5 6 (6.98%) jQuery
6 5 (5.81%) J2EE
6 5 (5.81%) HTML
7 4 (4.65%) Spring
7 4 (4.65%) Middleware
7 4 (4.65%) HTML5
7 4 (4.65%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.65%) Android SDK
8 3 (3.49%) Sass
8 3 (3.49%) RESTful
8 3 (3.49%) Ajax
8 3 (3.49%) SOAP
8 3 (3.49%) Struts
9 2 (2.33%) JSP
9 2 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) User Experience
2 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) iPad
3 3 (3.49%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (3.49%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.33%) DTV
5 1 (1.16%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.16%) Social Media
5 1 (1.16%) EPoS
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.81%) Android
2 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.16%) UNIX
3 1 (1.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (79.07%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (66.28%) Scrum
3 25 (29.07%) User Stories
4 19 (22.09%) Project Management
5 17 (19.77%) TDD
5 17 (19.77%) Coaching
6 16 (18.60%) E-Commerce
6 16 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (15.12%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (15.12%) Automated Testing
7 13 (15.12%) Mentoring
8 12 (13.95%) Kanban
9 11 (12.79%) BDD
10 10 (11.63%) SDLC
11 9 (10.47%) Release Management
12 8 (9.30%) SOA
12 8 (9.30%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
13 5 (5.81%) Project Planning
13 5 (5.81%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.26%) Java
2 9 (10.47%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.33%) SQL
3 2 (2.33%) Objective-C
3 2 (2.33%) Ruby
4 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.16%) PHP
4 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.16%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.16%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Firmware
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (4.65%) Oracle
1 4 (4.65%) Informatica
1 4 (4.65%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.49%) ATG
2 3 (3.49%) Endeca
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.33%) Hortonworks
3 2 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.33%) Progress
4 1 (1.16%) IBM
4 1 (1.16%) New Relic
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