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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 561 528 532
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +4
Contract jobs citing Velocity 32 71 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.13% 0.066%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.47% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 35 27
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £262 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £537 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £361 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +20.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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
14870 15193 13060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.61% 26.95% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9632 9759 8160
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 228 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
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 17 April 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 -25 31 £425 +7.59% 21
London -14 16 £425 +2.40% 15
South East -17 8 £425 - 4
West Yorkshire -8 5 £375 +41.50%
Leeds -11 5 £375 -10.71%
Yorkshire -15 5 £375 +41.50% 1
Surrey - 4 - - 1
City of London +19 1 - - 7
Scotland -11 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £425 -
Hampshire - 1 £425 - 2
Crawley - 1 £425 -
Cwmbran - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Newport - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Surbiton - - - -

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 48 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (71.67%) Scrum
3 21 (35.00%) Java
4 18 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 17 (28.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (26.67%) Coaching
6 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 15 (25.00%) User Stories
8 13 (21.67%) CSS
9 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (20.00%) Release Management
10 11 (18.33%) JIRA
10 11 (18.33%) Kanban
10 11 (18.33%) J2EE
10 11 (18.33%) XML
11 10 (16.67%) Automated Testing
11 10 (16.67%) Mentoring
12 9 (15.00%) Project Management
13 8 (13.33%) TDD
13 8 (13.33%) jQuery
14 7 (11.67%) Spring
14 7 (11.67%) Web Development
14 7 (11.67%) Struts
14 7 (11.67%) Web Services
15 6 (10.00%) Confluence
16 5 (8.33%) iPad
16 5 (8.33%) Apple iOS
16 5 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
16 5 (8.33%) DevOps
16 5 (8.33%) ATG

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (10.00%) Confluence
2 4 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.00%) CMS
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) Drupal
4 1 (1.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.33%) MS Project
3 1 (1.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) Intranet
1 5 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (18.33%) JIRA
2 3 (5.00%) Subversion
3 2 (3.33%) Maven
3 2 (3.33%) Ant
3 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.33%) Axure RP
3 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.33%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.67%) Grunt
4 1 (1.67%) Appium
4 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (6.67%) Games
2 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Finance
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (55.00%) ScrumMaster
2 12 (20.00%) Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce Manager
5 4 (6.67%) iOS Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.33%) UI Developer
7 2 (3.33%) UI Programmer
7 2 (3.33%) Agile Coach
7 2 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (1.67%) FX Business Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Product Owner
8 1 (1.67%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (1.67%) Banking Business Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) PMO Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) CSS
2 11 (18.33%) XML
2 11 (18.33%) J2EE
3 8 (13.33%) jQuery
4 7 (11.67%) Struts
4 7 (11.67%) Web Services
4 7 (11.67%) Spring
5 5 (8.33%) Ajax
6 4 (6.67%) JSON
6 4 (6.67%) HTML
7 3 (5.00%) .NET
7 3 (5.00%) RESTful
7 3 (5.00%) HTML5
7 3 (5.00%) REST
8 2 (3.33%) Ext JS
8 2 (3.33%) Hibernate
8 2 (3.33%) Gherkin
8 2 (3.33%) GWT
8 2 (3.33%) Android SDK
8 2 (3.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) iPad
1 5 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (5.00%) Open Source
3 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.33%) DTV
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.33%) User Experience
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.67%) NHS
4 1 (1.67%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.33%) Android
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.67%) UNIX
3 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (71.67%) Scrum
3 18 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 17 (28.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (26.67%) Coaching
6 15 (25.00%) User Stories
7 12 (20.00%) Release Management
7 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (18.33%) Kanban
9 10 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 10 (16.67%) Mentoring
10 9 (15.00%) Project Management
11 8 (13.33%) TDD
12 7 (11.67%) Web Development
13 5 (8.33%) Network Design
13 5 (8.33%) DevOps
14 4 (6.67%) iOS Development
14 4 (6.67%) ATDD
14 4 (6.67%) BDD
14 4 (6.67%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) Java
2 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.33%) Objective-C
4 2 (3.33%) Ruby
4 2 (3.33%) C#
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) PHP
5 1 (1.67%) SQL
5 1 (1.67%) Python
5 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Degree
1 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Firmware
2 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) ATG
1 5 (8.33%) Endeca
2 4 (6.67%) IBM
3 2 (3.33%) Adobe
3 2 (3.33%) Sencha
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) HubSpot
4 1 (1.67%) Murex
4 1 (1.67%) Calypso
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) Google
4 1 (1.67%) Atlassian
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