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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 549 493 559
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +66
Contract jobs citing Velocity 39 70 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.14% 0.052%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.49% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 60 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £246 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+41.81% -4.34%
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
15088 14292 15009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.61% 27.96% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9707 9068 9177
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 284 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%

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 30 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 30 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 -68 29 £400 -5.88% 18
London -18 14 £458 -3.68% 9
South East -23 7 £383 +47.11% 6
Scotland -18 6 £550 +37.32%
Edinburgh - 6 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £395 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £395 -
City of London +14 3 £415 -7.77% 2
North West - 3 £345 -
Berkshire +1 2 £353 - 1
Yorkshire +6 1 £265 -
West Yorkshire +1 1 £265 -
Slough - 1 £330 -
Bradford - 1 £265 -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Chichester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Derby - - - - 2
Horsham - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 67 (60.36%) Scrum
2 52 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (29.73%) Java
4 32 (28.83%) Project Management
5 26 (23.42%) Oracle
6 20 (18.02%) JavaScript
7 17 (15.32%) CSS
7 17 (15.32%) TDD
7 17 (15.32%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (14.41%) Time Management
9 15 (13.51%) jQuery
10 14 (12.61%) HTML
11 13 (11.71%) Ajax
12 12 (10.81%) JIRA
12 12 (10.81%) User Stories
12 12 (10.81%) Middleware
12 12 (10.81%) Spring
13 11 (9.91%) .NET
13 11 (9.91%) XML
13 11 (9.91%) HTML5
13 11 (9.91%) Kanban
14 10 (9.01%) Project Planning
14 10 (9.01%) Oracle Database
14 10 (9.01%) J2EE
15 9 (8.11%) PL/SQL
15 9 (8.11%) SQL
15 9 (8.11%) Shell Script
15 9 (8.11%) E-Commerce
15 9 (8.11%) Automated Testing

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 6 (5.41%) CMS
1 6 (5.41%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.70%) Content Management Server
3 3 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.80%) Confluence
4 2 (1.80%) Node.js
4 2 (1.80%) Apache
4 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.90%) WordPress
5 1 (0.90%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.90%) Liferay
5 1 (0.90%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.90%) Kentico
5 1 (0.90%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) GitHub
1 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) Internet
2 6 (5.41%) Intranet
3 2 (1.80%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.01%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.31%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.41%) BusinessObjects XI
3 6 (5.41%) PowerCenter
4 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.70%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.90%) MySQL
6 1 (0.90%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.90%) Big Data
6 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (10.81%) JIRA
2 7 (6.31%) Subversion
3 6 (5.41%) NUnit
4 5 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.60%) Maven
5 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.70%) Ant
6 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.80%) Urban Turtle
7 2 (1.80%) Grunt
7 2 (1.80%) Gradle
8 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.90%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.90%) JUnit
8 1 (0.90%) jMock
8 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.90%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.90%) DbUnit
General
1 9 (8.11%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Retail
3 3 (2.70%) Banking
3 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.70%) Publishing
4 2 (1.80%) Legal
5 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.90%) German Language
5 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (39.64%) ScrumMaster
2 22 (19.82%) Developer
3 17 (15.32%) Project Manager
4 11 (9.91%) Agile Project Manager
5 7 (6.31%) Agile Coach
6 6 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Analyst
6 6 (5.41%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (4.50%) Web Developer
7 5 (4.50%) UI Designer
7 5 (4.50%) UI Developer
7 5 (4.50%) UI Programmer
7 5 (4.50%) Designer
8 4 (3.60%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (3.60%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.60%) Web Designer
9 3 (2.70%) Architect
9 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 3 (2.70%) Informatica Developer
9 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.32%) CSS
2 15 (13.51%) jQuery
3 14 (12.61%) HTML
4 13 (11.71%) Ajax
5 12 (10.81%) Middleware
5 12 (10.81%) Spring
6 11 (9.91%) .NET
6 11 (9.91%) XML
6 11 (9.91%) HTML5
7 10 (9.01%) J2EE
8 7 (6.31%) XSLT
8 7 (6.31%) Struts
9 6 (5.41%) PrimeFaces
9 6 (5.41%) JSF
10 5 (4.50%) Web Services
10 5 (4.50%) JSP
11 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET
12 3 (2.70%) JMS
12 3 (2.70%) XHTML
12 3 (2.70%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) GIS
2 6 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (5.41%) Firmware
3 5 (4.50%) IPTV
3 5 (4.50%) Video on Demand
4 3 (2.70%) Open Source
5 2 (1.80%) iPad
5 2 (1.80%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.80%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.90%) DTV
6 1 (0.90%) STB
6 1 (0.90%) Blog
6 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.90%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.60%) Linux
2 3 (2.70%) UNIX
3 1 (0.90%) Solaris
3 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (60.36%) Scrum
2 52 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (28.83%) Project Management
4 17 (15.32%) TDD
4 17 (15.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (14.41%) Time Management
6 12 (10.81%) User Stories
7 11 (9.91%) Kanban
8 10 (9.01%) Project Planning
9 9 (8.11%) E-Commerce
9 9 (8.11%) Automated Testing
9 9 (8.11%) MVC
10 8 (7.21%) Release Management
10 8 (7.21%) Product Management
10 8 (7.21%) Workflow
10 8 (7.21%) SOA
11 6 (5.41%) Agile Project Management
11 6 (5.41%) DevOps
11 6 (5.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 33 (29.73%) Java
2 20 (18.02%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.11%) PL/SQL
3 9 (8.11%) SQL
3 9 (8.11%) Shell Script
4 8 (7.21%) C#
5 3 (2.70%) Python
6 2 (1.80%) Scala
6 2 (1.80%) Groovy
6 2 (1.80%) Ruby
6 2 (1.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (8.11%) Degree
2 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) WCAG
1 6 (5.41%) WAI
2 4 (3.60%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.90%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 26 (23.42%) Oracle
2 8 (7.21%) JBoss
3 7 (6.31%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.41%) Endeca
4 6 (5.41%) ATG
4 6 (5.41%) Informatica
5 3 (2.70%) Green Hat
6 2 (1.80%) hybris
7 1 (0.90%) Adobe
7 1 (0.90%) CA
7 1 (0.90%) Mercator
7 1 (0.90%) SAP
7 1 (0.90%) Cadence
7 1 (0.90%) GigaSpaces
7 1 (0.90%) Facebook
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