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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 544 494 505
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +11
Contract jobs citing Velocity 34 63 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.13% 0.067%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.48% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 19
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£390 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £410 £453
% change year-on-year
-14.63% -9.39%
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
13771 13183 12660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.15% 27.06% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9272 8349 8016
Average daily rate £390 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 283 330
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -48 32 £390 -8.23% 22
London -17 20 £438 +2.94% 15
South East -30 6 £250 -42.85% 3
City of London +11 5 £500 +37.93% 3
West Yorkshire +2 4 £375 - 2
Yorkshire -9 4 £375 - 3
Leeds -10 4 £375 - 2
Berkshire 0 2 £350 +16.66%
Slough - 2 £350 -
Bristol - 2 £400 -
South West - 2 £400 - 1
Scotland -15 1 - -
Edinburgh -16 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £250 - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
East of England - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 70 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (66.67%) Scrum
3 38 (39.58%) Java
4 28 (29.17%) JavaScript
5 26 (27.08%) HTML
6 25 (26.04%) E-Commerce
7 24 (25.00%) TDD
8 22 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (22.92%) jQuery
9 20 (20.83%) User Stories
9 20 (20.83%) MVC
9 20 (20.83%) XML
10 19 (19.79%) Spring
11 18 (18.75%) Web Services
11 18 (18.75%) Coaching
11 18 (18.75%) JIRA
12 17 (17.71%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (17.71%) CSS
12 17 (17.71%) Oracle
12 17 (17.71%) SQL
12 17 (17.71%) Eclipse
13 16 (16.67%) Struts
14 15 (15.63%) Ajax
15 14 (14.58%) Automated Testing
15 14 (14.58%) Subversion
15 14 (14.58%) SOAP
15 14 (14.58%) Kanban
16 13 (13.54%) J2EE
17 12 (12.50%) JBoss
18 11 (11.46%) REST

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 12 (12.50%) JBoss
2 9 (9.38%) Apache
3 8 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.21%) CMS
5 3 (3.13%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.13%) Alfresco
5 3 (3.13%) Liferay
5 3 (3.13%) Confluence
6 2 (2.08%) Node.js
7 1 (1.04%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Internet
2 2 (2.08%) HTTP
3 1 (1.04%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) Big Data
3 4 (4.17%) MySQL
3 4 (4.17%) KDB
4 3 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (18.75%) JIRA
2 17 (17.71%) Eclipse
3 14 (14.58%) Subversion
4 9 (9.38%) Maven
4 9 (9.38%) Jenkins
5 8 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 8 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (7.29%) Bugzilla
7 6 (6.25%) Hudson
8 5 (5.21%) IntelliJ
8 5 (5.21%) Mercurial
9 4 (4.17%) MyEclipse
9 4 (4.17%) JUnit
9 4 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (4.17%) NetBeans
9 4 (4.17%) Gradle
10 3 (3.13%) Ant
10 3 (3.13%) Redmine
11 2 (2.08%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (2.08%) EasyMock
General
1 7 (7.29%) Banking
2 6 (6.25%) Games
2 6 (6.25%) Marketing
3 4 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.17%) Retail
3 4 (4.17%) Finance
4 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.08%) Front Office
5 2 (2.08%) Legal
5 2 (2.08%) Publishing
6 1 (1.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 49 (51.04%) ScrumMaster
2 27 (28.13%) Developer
3 10 (10.42%) Java Developer
4 5 (5.21%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.17%) Web Developer
6 3 (3.13%) Analyst
6 3 (3.13%) Architect
6 3 (3.13%) Senior Developer
6 3 (3.13%) E-Commerce Project Manager
6 3 (3.13%) E-Commerce Manager
6 3 (3.13%) Agile Coach
7 2 (2.08%) UI Programmer
7 2 (2.08%) Senior Manager
7 2 (2.08%) Senior Product Manager
7 2 (2.08%) Product Manager
7 2 (2.08%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.08%) UI Developer
7 2 (2.08%) iOS Developer
7 2 (2.08%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (2.08%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (27.08%) HTML
2 22 (22.92%) jQuery
3 20 (20.83%) XML
4 19 (19.79%) Spring
5 18 (18.75%) Web Services
6 17 (17.71%) CSS
7 16 (16.67%) Struts
8 15 (15.63%) Ajax
9 14 (14.58%) SOAP
10 13 (13.54%) J2EE
11 11 (11.46%) REST
12 10 (10.42%) JDBC
12 10 (10.42%) JSP
12 10 (10.42%) FreeMarker
12 10 (10.42%) WSDL
13 9 (9.38%) Spring MVC
13 9 (9.38%) Servlets
13 9 (9.38%) HTML5
14 8 (8.33%) Java EE
14 8 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.25%) Open Source
1 6 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.17%) User Experience
2 4 (4.17%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.08%) Equities
4 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.08%) Wiki
4 2 (2.08%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.04%) iPad
5 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.17%) Windows
1 4 (4.17%) Windows 2000
1 4 (4.17%) Windows XP
2 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (66.67%) Scrum
3 25 (26.04%) E-Commerce
4 24 (25.00%) TDD
5 22 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (20.83%) User Stories
6 20 (20.83%) MVC
7 18 (18.75%) Coaching
8 17 (17.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (14.58%) Kanban
9 14 (14.58%) Automated Testing
10 11 (11.46%) Mentoring
11 10 (10.42%) OO
12 9 (9.38%) SOA
12 9 (9.38%) Project Management
13 8 (8.33%) Pair Programming
14 7 (7.29%) Software Engineering
14 7 (7.29%) Extreme Programming
14 7 (7.29%) BDD
15 6 (6.25%) Planning Poker
Programming Languages
1 38 (39.58%) Java
2 28 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 17 (17.71%) SQL
4 5 (5.21%) C
4 5 (5.21%) Python
5 4 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.17%) C#
5 4 (4.17%) C++
5 4 (4.17%) VBA
6 3 (3.13%) Objective-C
6 3 (3.13%) Groovy
6 3 (3.13%) Scala
7 2 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.08%) Degree
3 1 (1.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Firmware
Vendors
1 17 (17.71%) Oracle
2 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.17%) hybris
2 4 (4.17%) Tableau
3 3 (3.13%) IBM
3 3 (3.13%) GigaSpaces
4 2 (2.08%) Adobe
4 2 (2.08%) Sencha
5 1 (1.04%) HubSpot
5 1 (1.04%) Murex
5 1 (1.04%) Calypso
5 1 (1.04%) ATG
5 1 (1.04%) Endeca
5 1 (1.04%) Google
5 1 (1.04%) Progress
London
OHO Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expectations
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago