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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 554 522 543
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +21
Contract jobs citing Velocity 61 47 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.090% 0.079%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 0.31% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 39 33
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
15521 15181 15281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.01% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10288 9859 9171
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 276 389
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.26 £17.91 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -23 50 £405 +1.25% 21
London +20 34 £425 +1.19% 8
South East -15 8 £319 -8.92% 8
Berkshire +16 7 £319 -15.00% 2
Scotland -6 7 £450 +38.46%
Edinburgh +2 6 £450 +38.46%
Slough - 6 £319 - 2
City of London - 5 £403 - 1
Yorkshire -2 3 £300 - 3
West Yorkshire -3 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 2 £425 -
South West - 2 £500 -
Northampton - 2 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £425 -
Devon - 2 £500 -
Exeter - 2 £500 -
Reading +13 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £300 -
East of England - 1 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Ealing - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 2
Southampton - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 77 (72.64%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (65.09%) Scrum
3 34 (32.08%) Java
4 31 (29.25%) Oracle
5 30 (28.30%) TDD
6 27 (25.47%) HTML
7 25 (23.58%) JavaScript
8 24 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (21.70%) jQuery
9 23 (21.70%) MVC
10 22 (20.75%) SQL
11 19 (17.92%) JIRA
12 18 (16.98%) Spring
12 18 (16.98%) XML
12 18 (16.98%) Coaching
13 17 (16.04%) User Stories
13 17 (16.04%) Web Services
13 17 (16.04%) Project Management
13 17 (16.04%) Ajax
14 16 (15.09%) E-Commerce
14 16 (15.09%) Eclipse
15 15 (14.15%) Subversion
15 15 (14.15%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (13.21%) JBoss
16 14 (13.21%) SOAP
17 13 (12.26%) Struts
17 13 (12.26%) Automated Testing
17 13 (12.26%) Kanban
18 12 (11.32%) Maven
18 12 (11.32%) CSS

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 14 (13.21%) JBoss
2 10 (9.43%) Apache
3 8 (7.55%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.66%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (3.77%) CMS
6 3 (2.83%) Liferay
6 3 (2.83%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.89%) Content Management Server
7 2 (1.89%) Confluence
8 1 (0.94%) Node.js
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.94%) Kentico
8 1 (0.94%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) GitHub
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) Internet
2 1 (0.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.55%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.66%) PowerCenter
3 6 (5.66%) BusinessObjects XI
3 6 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.77%) MySQL
4 4 (3.77%) KDB
4 4 (3.77%) Big Data
5 3 (2.83%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.89%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (17.92%) JIRA
2 16 (15.09%) Eclipse
3 15 (14.15%) Subversion
4 12 (11.32%) Maven
5 11 (10.38%) Jenkins
6 9 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (7.55%) Git (software)
8 7 (6.60%) Bugzilla
9 6 (5.66%) Hudson
10 5 (4.72%) Gradle
10 5 (4.72%) Mercurial
10 5 (4.72%) NUnit
10 5 (4.72%) IntelliJ
10 5 (4.72%) Ant
10 5 (4.72%) JUnit
11 4 (3.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (3.77%) NetBeans
11 4 (3.77%) MyEclipse
12 3 (2.83%) Redmine
12 3 (2.83%) jMock
General
1 6 (5.66%) Banking
2 5 (4.72%) Marketing
2 5 (4.72%) Finance
3 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.83%) Retail
4 2 (1.89%) Front Office
4 2 (1.89%) Games
4 2 (1.89%) Legal
4 2 (1.89%) Publishing
4 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.94%) German Language
Job Titles
1 52 (49.06%) ScrumMaster
2 27 (25.47%) Developer
3 10 (9.43%) Java Developer
4 8 (7.55%) Project Manager
5 6 (5.66%) Web Developer
5 6 (5.66%) Agile Project Manager
6 4 (3.77%) Senior Developer
6 4 (3.77%) Agile Coach
7 3 (2.83%) UI Programmer
7 3 (2.83%) Designer
7 3 (2.83%) UI Developer
7 3 (2.83%) UI Designer
7 3 (2.83%) Architect
7 3 (2.83%) Senior Manager
7 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse Specialist
7 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 3 (2.83%) Informatica Developer
8 2 (1.89%) Product Manager
8 2 (1.89%) Web Designer
8 2 (1.89%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.47%) HTML
2 23 (21.70%) jQuery
3 18 (16.98%) Spring
3 18 (16.98%) XML
4 17 (16.04%) Web Services
4 17 (16.04%) Ajax
5 14 (13.21%) SOAP
6 13 (12.26%) Struts
7 12 (11.32%) CSS
8 10 (9.43%) WSDL
8 10 (9.43%) JDBC
8 10 (9.43%) Servlets
8 10 (9.43%) FreeMarker
9 9 (8.49%) HTML5
9 9 (8.49%) Spring MVC
9 9 (8.49%) JSP
10 8 (7.55%) .NET
10 8 (7.55%) Java EE
10 8 (7.55%) REST
11 7 (6.60%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.66%) User Experience
3 4 (3.77%) Visualisation
3 4 (3.77%) Open Source
3 4 (3.77%) Video on Demand
3 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.83%) IPTV
5 2 (1.89%) Equities
5 2 (1.89%) Wiki
5 2 (1.89%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.89%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.94%) GIS
6 1 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.77%) Windows
1 4 (3.77%) Windows XP
1 4 (3.77%) Windows 2000
2 3 (2.83%) Solaris
2 3 (2.83%) Linux
3 2 (1.89%) UNIX
4 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (72.64%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (65.09%) Scrum
3 30 (28.30%) TDD
4 24 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (21.70%) MVC
6 18 (16.98%) Coaching
7 17 (16.04%) User Stories
7 17 (16.04%) Project Management
8 16 (15.09%) E-Commerce
9 15 (14.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (12.26%) Automated Testing
10 13 (12.26%) Kanban
11 12 (11.32%) OO
12 11 (10.38%) SOA
13 10 (9.43%) BDD
14 9 (8.49%) Pair Programming
14 9 (8.49%) Configuration Management
15 8 (7.55%) Software Engineering
15 8 (7.55%) Planning Poker
15 8 (7.55%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.08%) Java
2 25 (23.58%) JavaScript
3 22 (20.75%) SQL
4 12 (11.32%) Shell Script
5 8 (7.55%) C#
6 6 (5.66%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.77%) C++
7 4 (3.77%) C
7 4 (3.77%) VBA
7 4 (3.77%) Python
7 4 (3.77%) Groovy
7 4 (3.77%) Scala
8 2 (1.89%) PHP
9 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (4.72%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.89%) Degree
4 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) QA
2 3 (2.83%) WCAG
2 3 (2.83%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.94%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 31 (29.25%) Oracle
2 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.66%) Informatica
4 4 (3.77%) hybris
4 4 (3.77%) Tableau
5 3 (2.83%) GigaSpaces
6 2 (1.89%) Green Hat
7 1 (0.94%) CA
7 1 (0.94%) Progress
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