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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 545 509 564
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +55
Contract jobs citing Velocity 54 64 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.12% 0.054%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.43% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 58 20
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +23.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £236 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £260 £250
% change year-on-year
+73.07% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.87 -
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
15595 14948 15397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 28.49% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9908 9606 9472
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 252 364
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 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -35 41 £425 - 21
London -14 27 £456 +7.35% 14
Scotland -11 9 £450 +12.35%
Edinburgh - 9 £450 -
South East -5 7 £353 +56.31% 4
City of London +29 4 £413 -8.33% 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £400 -
Berkshire - 3 £330 - 1
South West - 2 £500 -
Slough - 2 £311 -
Devon - 2 £500 -
Exeter - 2 £500 -
West Yorkshire +6 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +3 1 - - 3
North West - 1 £355 -
East Midlands - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Petersfield - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 2
Bracknell - - - - 1

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 73 (59.84%) Scrum
2 50 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (30.33%) Java
4 33 (27.05%) Oracle
5 25 (20.49%) Project Management
6 23 (18.85%) HTML
6 23 (18.85%) TDD
6 23 (18.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (18.03%) JavaScript
7 22 (18.03%) JIRA
7 22 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (15.57%) SQL
8 19 (15.57%) jQuery
9 17 (13.93%) MVC
10 16 (13.11%) Spring
10 16 (13.11%) Ajax
11 15 (12.30%) Subversion
12 14 (11.48%) CSS
12 14 (11.48%) XML
12 14 (11.48%) Time Management
12 14 (11.48%) User Stories
13 13 (10.66%) Web Services
13 13 (10.66%) Shell Script
13 13 (10.66%) Kanban
14 12 (9.84%) OO
14 12 (9.84%) JBoss
14 12 (9.84%) HTML5
14 12 (9.84%) Oracle Database
15 11 (9.02%) .NET
15 11 (9.02%) Struts

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (4.92%) CMS
1 6 (4.92%) Oracle Workflow
1 6 (4.92%) Apache
2 5 (4.10%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.46%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.46%) Content Management Server
5 2 (1.64%) Liferay
5 2 (1.64%) Alfresco
5 2 (1.64%) Node.js
5 2 (1.64%) Confluence
6 1 (0.82%) Kentico
6 1 (0.82%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.82%) WordPress
6 1 (0.82%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) GitHub
2 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.92%) Internet
2 2 (1.64%) HTTP
2 2 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.84%) Oracle Database
2 8 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.92%) PowerCenter
3 6 (4.92%) BusinessObjects XI
4 5 (4.10%) MySQL
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.10%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.28%) Big Data
5 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.46%) KDB
6 3 (2.46%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.64%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.82%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (18.03%) JIRA
2 15 (12.30%) Subversion
3 11 (9.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (8.20%) Eclipse
5 8 (6.56%) Maven
6 7 (5.74%) Jenkins
7 6 (4.92%) NUnit
8 5 (4.10%) Git (software)
9 4 (3.28%) MyEclipse
9 4 (3.28%) Bugzilla
9 4 (3.28%) NetBeans
9 4 (3.28%) Ant
9 4 (3.28%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (2.46%) IntelliJ
10 3 (2.46%) Mercurial
10 3 (2.46%) Hudson
10 3 (2.46%) Gradle
11 2 (1.64%) Urban Turtle
11 2 (1.64%) Grunt
General
1 6 (4.92%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Retail
3 4 (3.28%) Marketing
3 4 (3.28%) Publishing
4 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.46%) Legal
5 2 (1.64%) Front Office
5 2 (1.64%) Games
5 2 (1.64%) Banking
6 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.82%) Advertising
6 1 (0.82%) German Language
6 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (41.80%) ScrumMaster
2 27 (22.13%) Developer
3 14 (11.48%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.38%) Agile Project Manager
5 7 (5.74%) Agile Coach
5 7 (5.74%) Java Developer
6 6 (4.92%) Architect
6 6 (4.92%) Analyst
7 5 (4.10%) Web Developer
7 5 (4.10%) UI Programmer
7 5 (4.10%) Designer
7 5 (4.10%) UI Developer
7 5 (4.10%) UI Designer
8 4 (3.28%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (3.28%) Web Designer
9 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 3 (2.46%) Informatica Developer
9 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse Specialist
9 3 (2.46%) Senior Manager
9 3 (2.46%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.85%) HTML
2 19 (15.57%) jQuery
3 16 (13.11%) Spring
3 16 (13.11%) Ajax
4 14 (11.48%) CSS
4 14 (11.48%) XML
5 13 (10.66%) Web Services
6 12 (9.84%) HTML5
7 11 (9.02%) Struts
7 11 (9.02%) .NET
8 10 (8.20%) SOAP
9 9 (7.38%) XSLT
10 8 (6.56%) J2EE
10 8 (6.56%) JSP
10 8 (6.56%) Middleware
11 7 (5.74%) WSDL
11 7 (5.74%) JDBC
12 6 (4.92%) Servlets
12 6 (4.92%) XSL
12 6 (4.92%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.10%) IPTV
1 5 (4.10%) Video on Demand
2 4 (3.28%) Open Source
2 4 (3.28%) GIS
3 3 (2.46%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.64%) Firmware
4 2 (1.64%) iPad
4 2 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.64%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.64%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.82%) Blog
5 1 (0.82%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.82%) Equities
5 1 (0.82%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.28%) Linux
1 4 (3.28%) Windows 2000
1 4 (3.28%) Windows XP
1 4 (3.28%) Windows
2 3 (2.46%) UNIX
3 2 (1.64%) Solaris
4 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (59.84%) Scrum
2 50 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (20.49%) Project Management
4 23 (18.85%) TDD
4 23 (18.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (13.93%) MVC
7 14 (11.48%) Time Management
7 14 (11.48%) User Stories
8 13 (10.66%) Kanban
9 12 (9.84%) OO
10 11 (9.02%) SOA
10 11 (9.02%) Automated Testing
11 10 (8.20%) E-Commerce
12 8 (6.56%) Configuration Management
12 8 (6.56%) Workflow
12 8 (6.56%) Project Planning
12 8 (6.56%) Product Management
12 8 (6.56%) Customer Engagement
13 7 (5.74%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 37 (30.33%) Java
2 22 (18.03%) JavaScript
3 19 (15.57%) SQL
4 13 (10.66%) Shell Script
5 9 (7.38%) PL/SQL
6 8 (6.56%) C#
7 7 (5.74%) Python
8 4 (3.28%) C++
8 4 (3.28%) C
9 3 (2.46%) VBA
9 3 (2.46%) Groovy
9 3 (2.46%) Scala
10 2 (1.64%) Ruby
10 2 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (6.56%) Degree
2 6 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) ISEB
4 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) WCAG
1 6 (4.92%) WAI
1 6 (4.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 33 (27.05%) Oracle
2 12 (9.84%) JBoss
3 11 (9.02%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.92%) Informatica
4 6 (4.92%) hybris
5 3 (2.46%) Tableau
5 3 (2.46%) Green Hat
6 2 (1.64%) Endeca
6 2 (1.64%) GigaSpaces
6 2 (1.64%) ATG
7 1 (0.82%) Cadence
7 1 (0.82%) SAP
7 1 (0.82%) Adobe
7 1 (0.82%) CA
7 1 (0.82%) Facebook
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