The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 531 491 560
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +69
Contract jobs citing Velocity 49 79 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.16% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.57% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 68 15
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £257 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £433
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -34.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.87 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14595 13940 14582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 27.81% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9429 8825 8863
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 315 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -45 40 £383 -10.00% 31
London -37 17 £415 -17.00% 19
South East -29 7 £390 +45.79% 5
Scotland -2 6 £265 -29.84%
North West - 6 £341 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £395 -
Edinburgh - 6 £265 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £395 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £265 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £265 - 1
City of London +22 3 £415 -10.27% 4
Wales -20 3 £363 -12.12%
Bradford - 3 £265 -
Berkshire -3 1 £375 -
East of England - 1 - -
Farnborough - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Ealing - - - - 1
West Wales - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 4
Merseyside - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 3
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 5

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 69 (57.98%) Scrum
2 58 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (32.77%) Project Management
4 37 (31.09%) Java
5 33 (27.73%) Oracle
6 23 (19.33%) JavaScript
7 22 (18.49%) CSS
8 21 (17.65%) TDD
9 19 (15.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 18 (15.13%) jQuery
11 17 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (13.45%) Time Management
12 16 (13.45%) Ajax
13 15 (12.61%) XML
13 15 (12.61%) HTML
14 14 (11.76%) .NET
14 14 (11.76%) J2EE
14 14 (11.76%) Middleware
14 14 (11.76%) Spring
15 13 (10.92%) Automated Testing
15 13 (10.92%) Oracle Database
16 12 (10.08%) User Stories
16 12 (10.08%) SOA
17 11 (9.24%) E-Commerce
17 11 (9.24%) JBoss
17 11 (9.24%) Microsoft
17 11 (9.24%) Internet
17 11 (9.24%) Finance
17 11 (9.24%) HTML5
17 11 (9.24%) Kanban

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 7 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (5.04%) Content Management Server
2 6 (5.04%) CMS
2 6 (5.04%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (4.20%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.36%) Kentico
5 3 (2.52%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.68%) Confluence
6 2 (1.68%) Node.js
6 2 (1.68%) Apache
7 1 (0.84%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.84%) WordPress
7 1 (0.84%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.84%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.84%) MS Project
1 1 (0.84%) MS Office
1 1 (0.84%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) Internet
2 8 (6.72%) Intranet
3 3 (2.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.92%) Oracle Database
2 7 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (5.04%) BusinessObjects XI
3 6 (5.04%) PowerCenter
4 4 (3.36%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.52%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.84%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.84%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.84%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (9.24%) JIRA
2 9 (7.56%) NUnit
3 8 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.04%) Subversion
6 4 (3.36%) Maven
7 3 (2.52%) Ant
8 2 (1.68%) Urban Turtle
8 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.68%) Grunt
9 1 (0.84%) Gradle
9 1 (0.84%) DbUnit
9 1 (0.84%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.84%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.84%) JUnit
9 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.84%) jMock
9 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (9.24%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Retail
3 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.36%) Banking
4 3 (2.52%) Publishing
5 2 (1.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.84%) Advertising
6 1 (0.84%) Marketing
6 1 (0.84%) German Language
Job Titles
1 47 (39.50%) ScrumMaster
2 24 (20.17%) Developer
3 19 (15.97%) Project Manager
4 12 (10.08%) Agile Project Manager
5 8 (6.72%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.72%) Deployment Engineer
6 6 (5.04%) Analyst
6 6 (5.04%) Web Developer
7 5 (4.20%) UI Designer
7 5 (4.20%) UI Programmer
7 5 (4.20%) Designer
7 5 (4.20%) UI Developer
8 4 (3.36%) Agile Coach
8 4 (3.36%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (3.36%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (3.36%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.36%) Web Designer
9 3 (2.52%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 3 (2.52%) Informatica Developer
9 3 (2.52%) Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.49%) CSS
2 18 (15.13%) jQuery
3 16 (13.45%) Ajax
4 15 (12.61%) HTML
4 15 (12.61%) XML
5 14 (11.76%) .NET
5 14 (11.76%) J2EE
5 14 (11.76%) Spring
5 14 (11.76%) Middleware
6 11 (9.24%) HTML5
7 8 (6.72%) JSP
7 8 (6.72%) Struts
8 7 (5.88%) XSLT
9 6 (5.04%) Web Services
9 6 (5.04%) JSF
9 6 (5.04%) PrimeFaces
10 4 (3.36%) LESS
10 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET
11 3 (2.52%) Servlets
11 3 (2.52%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) GIS
2 8 (6.72%) Firmware
2 8 (6.72%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (3.36%) Video on Demand
3 4 (3.36%) IPTV
4 2 (1.68%) Graphic Design
4 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.68%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.68%) iPad
4 2 (1.68%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.68%) Open Source
5 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.84%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.84%) Social Media
5 1 (0.84%) Wiki
5 1 (0.84%) Blog
5 1 (0.84%) DTV
5 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.84%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.20%) Linux
2 4 (3.36%) UNIX
3 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (57.98%) Scrum
2 58 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (32.77%) Project Management
4 21 (17.65%) TDD
5 19 (15.97%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (13.45%) Time Management
8 13 (10.92%) Automated Testing
9 12 (10.08%) SOA
9 12 (10.08%) User Stories
10 11 (9.24%) E-Commerce
10 11 (9.24%) Kanban
11 10 (8.40%) Project Planning
11 10 (8.40%) Product Management
12 9 (7.56%) MVC
12 9 (7.56%) Workflow
13 8 (6.72%) Network Design
13 8 (6.72%) OO
13 8 (6.72%) DevOps
14 7 (5.88%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.09%) Java
2 23 (19.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (8.40%) PL/SQL
3 10 (8.40%) C#
4 9 (7.56%) SQL
4 9 (7.56%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.52%) Python
5 3 (2.52%) PHP
6 1 (0.84%) Ruby
6 1 (0.84%) Groovy
6 1 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (8.40%) Degree
2 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) WCAG
2 6 (5.04%) WAI
3 4 (3.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.84%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 33 (27.73%) Oracle
2 11 (9.24%) JBoss
2 11 (9.24%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.72%) ATG
3 8 (6.72%) Endeca
4 6 (5.04%) Informatica
5 3 (2.52%) Green Hat
6 2 (1.68%) hybris
7 1 (0.84%) Facebook
7 1 (0.84%) Cadence
7 1 (0.84%) Mercator
7 1 (0.84%) SAP
7 1 (0.84%) Adobe
7 1 (0.84%) CA
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £45000 per annum + fixed term (pro-rata)
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago