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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 537 507 511
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +4
Contract jobs citing Velocity 39 59 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.12% 0.058%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.28% 0.44% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 17
Average daily rate
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£415 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £515 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £373 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.10% -0.66%
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
14022 13562 12160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.72% 26.98% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9222 8450 7632
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 260 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -29 37 £415 -2.35% 27
London -25 22 £425 - 16
South East -31 7 £250 -41.17% 5
Leeds -1 6 £375 -
West Yorkshire -8 6 £375 -
Yorkshire -8 6 £375 - 1
Surrey - 6 £250 - 1
City of London +13 2 £458 +14.37% 3
South West - 2 - - 2
Bristol - 2 - - 1
Berkshire -1 1 - - 2
Edinburgh -11 1 - -
Scotland -12 1 - -
Staines - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 £250 - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Thame - - - -

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 60 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (68.42%) Scrum
3 31 (40.79%) Java
4 26 (34.21%) E-Commerce
5 24 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 20 (26.32%) CSS
6 20 (26.32%) User Stories
7 19 (25.00%) Coaching
8 18 (23.68%) XML
8 18 (23.68%) TDD
9 17 (22.37%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (22.37%) jQuery
10 16 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (18.42%) Automated Testing
11 14 (18.42%) HTML
12 13 (17.11%) J2EE
12 13 (17.11%) Spring
12 13 (17.11%) Kanban
12 13 (17.11%) Mentoring
13 12 (15.79%) Release Management
14 11 (14.47%) Ajax
14 11 (14.47%) Web Services
15 10 (13.16%) Struts
15 10 (13.16%) Project Management
15 10 (13.16%) MVC
16 9 (11.84%) JIRA
17 8 (10.53%) HTML5
18 7 (9.21%) Web Development
18 7 (9.21%) SOA
19 6 (7.89%) Eclipse

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (6.58%) CMS
1 5 (6.58%) Confluence
2 4 (5.26%) JBoss
2 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.95%) Apache
4 2 (2.63%) Node.js
5 1 (1.32%) Drupal
5 1 (1.32%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.32%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) Intranet
1 5 (6.58%) Internet
2 2 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Big Data
1 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) KDB
2 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (11.84%) JIRA
2 6 (7.89%) Eclipse
2 6 (7.89%) Subversion
2 6 (7.89%) Maven
3 5 (6.58%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.26%) Ant
5 3 (3.95%) JUnit
6 2 (2.63%) IntelliJ
6 2 (2.63%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (2.63%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.63%) Hudson
6 2 (2.63%) Redmine
6 2 (2.63%) Gradle
6 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.63%) Axure RP
7 1 (1.32%) Grunt
7 1 (1.32%) Appium
7 1 (1.32%) jMock
General
1 5 (6.58%) Banking
2 4 (5.26%) Retail
2 4 (5.26%) Games
3 3 (3.95%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Marketing
3 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.63%) Finance
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (53.95%) ScrumMaster
2 22 (28.95%) Developer
3 6 (7.89%) Project Manager
4 5 (6.58%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce Manager
5 4 (5.26%) Analyst
5 4 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 4 (5.26%) iOS Developer
6 3 (3.95%) Agile Coach
7 2 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.63%) UI Programmer
7 2 (2.63%) UI Developer
7 2 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.63%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (2.63%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.63%) Business Analyst
7 2 (2.63%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (1.32%) Java Analyst Programmer
8 1 (1.32%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.32%) CSS
2 18 (23.68%) XML
3 17 (22.37%) jQuery
4 14 (18.42%) HTML
5 13 (17.11%) J2EE
5 13 (17.11%) Spring
6 11 (14.47%) Ajax
6 11 (14.47%) Web Services
7 10 (13.16%) Struts
8 8 (10.53%) HTML5
9 6 (7.89%) RESTful
9 6 (7.89%) REST
9 6 (7.89%) JSP
9 6 (7.89%) JSON
9 6 (7.89%) FreeMarker
10 5 (6.58%) Spring MVC
10 5 (6.58%) SOAP
11 4 (5.26%) XSD
11 4 (5.26%) XHTML
11 4 (5.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (6.58%) iPad
2 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.26%) Open Source
3 2 (2.63%) Wiki
3 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.63%) DTV
3 2 (2.63%) User Experience
3 2 (2.63%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) Equities
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.32%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.63%) Android
3 1 (1.32%) UNIX
3 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (68.42%) Scrum
3 26 (34.21%) E-Commerce
4 20 (26.32%) User Stories
5 19 (25.00%) Coaching
6 18 (23.68%) TDD
7 17 (22.37%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (18.42%) Automated Testing
10 13 (17.11%) Kanban
10 13 (17.11%) Mentoring
11 12 (15.79%) Release Management
12 10 (13.16%) MVC
12 10 (13.16%) Project Management
13 7 (9.21%) SOA
13 7 (9.21%) Web Development
14 6 (7.89%) Extreme Programming
14 6 (7.89%) DevOps
14 6 (7.89%) BDD
15 5 (6.58%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.79%) Java
2 24 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.89%) SQL
4 5 (6.58%) Objective-C
5 3 (3.95%) C#
6 2 (2.63%) PHP
6 2 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (1.32%) Groovy
7 1 (1.32%) Scala
7 1 (1.32%) C
7 1 (1.32%) VBA
7 1 (1.32%) Python
7 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle
2 5 (6.58%) ATG
2 5 (6.58%) Endeca
3 4 (5.26%) IBM
4 2 (2.63%) Adobe
4 2 (2.63%) Sencha
5 1 (1.32%) Tableau
5 1 (1.32%) HubSpot
5 1 (1.32%) Progress
5 1 (1.32%) Murex
5 1 (1.32%) Calypso
5 1 (1.32%) Google
5 1 (1.32%) GigaSpaces
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