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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 563 512 521
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +9
Contract jobs citing Velocity 29 58 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.11% 0.082%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.41% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 31
Average daily rate
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£403 £425 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% -10.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £328 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £420 £340
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -57 24 £395 -7.05% 8
London -8 17 £410 -3.52% 4
City of London +10 6 £455 +1.11% 2
Berkshire -3 4 £350 +16.66%
Scotland -8 4 £425 +14.09%
South East -37 4 £350 -21.12% 2
Slough - 4 £350 -
Edinburgh -13 3 £425 +30.76%
Bristol - 2 £400 -
South West - 2 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -13 1 £375 - 1
Leeds -15 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire -15 1 £375 -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
East of England - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 66 (72.53%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (68.13%) Scrum
3 33 (36.26%) Java
4 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
4 25 (27.47%) TDD
5 24 (26.37%) HTML
6 20 (21.98%) MVC
6 20 (21.98%) Oracle
6 20 (21.98%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (20.88%) jQuery
7 19 (20.88%) User Stories
8 18 (19.78%) SQL
8 18 (19.78%) E-Commerce
8 18 (19.78%) Spring
9 17 (18.68%) Eclipse
9 17 (18.68%) Web Services
9 17 (18.68%) XML
9 17 (18.68%) JIRA
10 16 (17.58%) Coaching
11 15 (16.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (15.38%) Kanban
12 14 (15.38%) CSS
12 14 (15.38%) Ajax
12 14 (15.38%) Subversion
13 13 (14.29%) Struts
13 13 (14.29%) JBoss
14 12 (13.19%) SOAP
15 11 (12.09%) REST
16 10 (10.99%) FreeMarker
16 10 (10.99%) JDBC

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (14.29%) JBoss
2 9 (9.89%) Apache
3 8 (8.79%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.30%) Alfresco
4 3 (3.30%) Liferay
4 3 (3.30%) Confluence
5 2 (2.20%) Node.js
5 2 (2.20%) CMS
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) GitHub
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) Internet
2 2 (2.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) KDB
2 4 (4.40%) Big Data
2 4 (4.40%) MySQL
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.30%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.10%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 17 (18.68%) Eclipse
1 17 (18.68%) JIRA
2 14 (15.38%) Subversion
3 9 (9.89%) Maven
3 9 (9.89%) Jenkins
4 8 (8.79%) Git (software)
4 8 (8.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (7.69%) Bugzilla
6 6 (6.59%) Hudson
7 5 (5.49%) IntelliJ
7 5 (5.49%) Mercurial
8 4 (4.40%) MyEclipse
8 4 (4.40%) JUnit
8 4 (4.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (4.40%) NetBeans
8 4 (4.40%) Gradle
9 3 (3.30%) Ant
9 3 (3.30%) Redmine
10 2 (2.20%) EasyMock
10 2 (2.20%) jMock
General
1 7 (7.69%) Banking
2 5 (5.49%) Games
2 5 (5.49%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Marketing
3 4 (4.40%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.30%) Retail
5 2 (2.20%) Legal
5 2 (2.20%) Publishing
5 2 (2.20%) Front Office
5 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 47 (51.65%) ScrumMaster
2 23 (25.27%) Developer
3 10 (10.99%) Java Developer
4 6 (6.59%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.40%) Web Developer
5 4 (4.40%) Agile Coach
6 3 (3.30%) Analyst
6 3 (3.30%) Architect
6 3 (3.30%) Senior Manager
6 3 (3.30%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.20%) Software Engineer
7 2 (2.20%) Business Analyst
7 2 (2.20%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (2.20%) Product Manager
7 2 (2.20%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.20%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (2.20%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (2.20%) Senior Product Manager
8 1 (1.10%) Lead Java Developer
8 1 (1.10%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.37%) HTML
2 19 (20.88%) jQuery
3 18 (19.78%) Spring
4 17 (18.68%) Web Services
4 17 (18.68%) XML
5 14 (15.38%) CSS
5 14 (15.38%) Ajax
6 13 (14.29%) Struts
7 12 (13.19%) SOAP
8 11 (12.09%) REST
9 10 (10.99%) JDBC
9 10 (10.99%) JSP
9 10 (10.99%) J2EE
9 10 (10.99%) FreeMarker
9 10 (10.99%) WSDL
10 9 (9.89%) Spring MVC
10 9 (9.89%) Servlets
11 8 (8.79%) Java EE
11 8 (8.79%) JSON
12 7 (7.69%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.49%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.40%) User Experience
2 4 (4.40%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.30%) Open Source
3 3 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.20%) Equities
4 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.20%) Wiki
4 2 (2.20%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.20%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.10%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.40%) Windows
1 4 (4.40%) Windows 2000
1 4 (4.40%) Windows XP
2 3 (3.30%) Solaris
3 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (72.53%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (68.13%) Scrum
3 25 (27.47%) TDD
4 20 (21.98%) MVC
4 20 (21.98%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (20.88%) User Stories
6 18 (19.78%) E-Commerce
7 16 (17.58%) Coaching
8 15 (16.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (15.38%) Kanban
10 10 (10.99%) OO
10 10 (10.99%) Automated Testing
11 9 (9.89%) SOA
11 9 (9.89%) Project Management
11 9 (9.89%) BDD
12 8 (8.79%) Mentoring
12 8 (8.79%) Software Engineering
12 8 (8.79%) Pair Programming
13 7 (7.69%) Extreme Programming
14 6 (6.59%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (36.26%) Java
2 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
3 18 (19.78%) SQL
4 5 (5.49%) C
4 5 (5.49%) C#
4 5 (5.49%) Python
4 5 (5.49%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.40%) C++
5 4 (4.40%) VBA
6 3 (3.30%) Groovy
6 3 (3.30%) Scala
7 2 (2.20%) PHP
8 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.10%) ISEB
2 1 (1.10%) Degree
2 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (21.98%) Oracle
2 4 (4.40%) hybris
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.40%) Tableau
3 3 (3.30%) GigaSpaces
4 2 (2.20%) Sencha
5 1 (1.10%) Progress
5 1 (1.10%) IBM
5 1 (1.10%) Murex
5 1 (1.10%) Calypso
5 1 (1.10%) Informatica
5 1 (1.10%) Google
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