The table below looks at the statistics for Velocity skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Velocity over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Velocity
Rank 551 611 558
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -53
Contract jobs citing Velocity 90 27 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.050% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.60% 0.18% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 14 43
Median daily rate £435 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £368 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £496 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £425 £355
% change year-on-year
-4.11% +19.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.50

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
14889 14604 14477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 26.95% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10557 9592 9635
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 201 174
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.00 £17.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.53 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%

Velocity
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Velocity as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +51 90 £435 +2.35% 24
London +19 33 £475 +11.76% 16
Yorkshire +20 21 £413 +11.48% 3
West Yorkshire +12 16 £419 +11.66%
Leeds +9 16 £419 +11.66%
South East -3 12 £400 -5.88% 2
West Midlands - 8 £413 -
City of London +48 6 £500 +17.64% 7
Berkshire 0 6 £400 -
Warwickshire - 6 £390 -
East Midlands - 5 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £375 - 3
Leicester - 5 £500 -
Maidenhead - 5 £400 -
Leicestershire - 5 £500 -
Sheffield - 5 £375 - 3
Manchester -3 4 £413 -
North West -8 4 £413 -
East of England - 4 £475 - 3
Warwick - 4 £413 -
Surrey -9 3 £375 - 2
South West - 3 £353 -
Staines -6 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £353 -
East Sussex - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £353 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £475 - 2
Hampshire +3 1 - -
Woking - 1 £375 -
Brighton - 1 - -

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Velocity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Velocity.

1 110 (68.32%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (42.86%) Scrum
3 37 (22.98%) Java
4 34 (21.12%) TDD
5 28 (17.39%) Oracle
5 28 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (16.15%) SQL
6 26 (16.15%) HTML
7 24 (14.91%) Spring
7 24 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (14.91%) BDD
8 23 (14.29%) User Stories
8 23 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 23 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 21 (13.04%) Finance
10 20 (12.42%) Microsoft
10 20 (12.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (11.80%) MVC
12 18 (11.18%) CSS
12 18 (11.18%) Node.js
12 18 (11.18%) Mentoring
13 17 (10.56%) T-SQL
13 17 (10.56%) RESTful
13 17 (10.56%) Hibernate
14 16 (9.94%) Spring MVC
14 16 (9.94%) Git (software)
14 16 (9.94%) Unit Testing
14 16 (9.94%) Kanban
14 16 (9.94%) PL/SQL
14 16 (9.94%) ETL

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (11.18%) Node.js
2 8 (4.97%) Liferay
3 7 (4.35%) CMS
3 7 (4.35%) OpenStack
3 7 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.11%) nginx
5 4 (2.48%) Confluence
6 3 (1.86%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.86%) JBoss
6 3 (1.86%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.24%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.24%) Apache
7 2 (1.24%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.24%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.62%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.62%) Jetty
8 1 (0.62%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) MS Project
2 3 (1.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.73%) IaaS
4 5 (3.11%) PaaS
5 4 (2.48%) GitHub
6 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.11%) Software-Defined Networking
2 3 (1.86%) Intranet
3 1 (0.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.07%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.35%) CouchDB
4 5 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.11%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.48%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.86%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.86%) MySQL
7 2 (1.24%) JasperReports
7 2 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.62%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (9.94%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.45%) JIRA
3 10 (6.21%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.21%) Maven
4 8 (4.97%) Ant
4 8 (4.97%) Cucumber
4 8 (4.97%) Subversion
5 7 (4.35%) Selenium
6 6 (3.73%) ERwin
6 6 (3.73%) Mockito
7 5 (3.11%) EasyMock
7 5 (3.11%) Gradle
7 5 (3.11%) Spock
7 5 (3.11%) Travis CI
8 4 (2.48%) Appium
8 4 (2.48%) Artifactory
8 4 (2.48%) gulp
8 4 (2.48%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (2.48%) jMock
8 4 (2.48%) VersionOne
General
1 21 (13.04%) Finance
2 10 (6.21%) Retail
3 9 (5.59%) Banking
4 8 (4.97%) Games
4 8 (4.97%) Marketing
5 4 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.86%) Publishing
7 2 (1.24%) Billing
7 2 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.24%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Advertising
8 1 (0.62%) Back Office
8 1 (0.62%) Electronics
8 1 (0.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (28.57%) Developer
2 41 (25.47%) Scrum Master
3 15 (9.32%) Java Developer
4 14 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 12 (7.45%) Agile Scrum Master
5 12 (7.45%) Business Analyst
5 12 (7.45%) ETL Developer
6 9 (5.59%) Analyst
7 8 (4.97%) Digital Product Manager
7 8 (4.97%) Digital Product Owner
7 8 (4.97%) Product Manager
7 8 (4.97%) Product Owner
8 7 (4.35%) Development Manager
8 7 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Architect
9 6 (3.73%) Platform Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
9 6 (3.73%) Senior Manager
10 5 (3.11%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.15%) HTML
2 24 (14.91%) Spring
3 18 (11.18%) CSS
4 17 (10.56%) Hibernate
4 17 (10.56%) RESTful
5 16 (9.94%) Spring MVC
6 15 (9.32%) J2EE
6 15 (9.32%) Web Services
7 14 (8.70%) AngularJS
7 14 (8.70%) HTML5
8 13 (8.07%) JSP
9 12 (7.45%) .NET
9 12 (7.45%) JSON
10 10 (6.21%) jQuery
11 9 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (5.59%) SOAP
11 9 (5.59%) XML
12 8 (4.97%) JPA
13 7 (4.35%) CSS3
13 7 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.32%) Algorithms
3 7 (4.35%) User Experience
4 5 (3.11%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.11%) Smart Meter
4 5 (3.11%) Video on Demand
5 4 (2.48%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.86%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (1.24%) BYOD
7 2 (1.24%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.24%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.62%) EPoS
8 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.83%) Linux
2 8 (4.97%) Windows
3 7 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.35%) Unix
4 2 (1.24%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.62%) Solaris
5 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (68.32%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (42.86%) Scrum
3 34 (21.12%) TDD
4 24 (14.91%) BDD
4 24 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (14.29%) User Stories
6 20 (12.42%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (11.80%) MVC
8 18 (11.18%) Mentoring
9 16 (9.94%) ETL
9 16 (9.94%) Kanban
9 16 (9.94%) Unit Testing
10 15 (9.32%) Data Security
11 14 (8.70%) Coaching
12 11 (6.83%) ATDD
12 11 (6.83%) E-Commerce
12 11 (6.83%) Open Source
12 11 (6.83%) Project Management
12 11 (6.83%) Web Development
13 10 (6.21%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.98%) Java
2 26 (16.15%) SQL
3 23 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 17 (10.56%) T-SQL
5 16 (9.94%) PL/SQL
6 15 (9.32%) C++
7 10 (6.21%) Scala
8 9 (5.59%) Groovy
9 7 (4.35%) Python
10 6 (3.73%) Objective-C
10 6 (3.73%) Ruby
11 5 (3.11%) Clojure
11 5 (3.11%) CoffeeScript
11 5 (3.11%) Go
12 3 (1.86%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.24%) C#
13 2 (1.24%) Jython
13 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.62%) C
14 1 (0.62%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (6.21%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.97%) Degree
3 5 (3.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.83%) QA
2 6 (3.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.24%) FATCA
3 2 (1.24%) ISO20022
3 2 (1.24%) SLA
4 1 (0.62%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (7.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.35%) Kubernetes
1 7 (4.35%) Terraform
2 2 (1.24%) Ansible
2 2 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.24%) Puppet
3 1 (0.62%) Control-M
Vendors
1 28 (17.39%) Oracle
2 20 (12.42%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.70%) Informatica
4 8 (4.97%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.86%) Progress
5 3 (1.86%) SAP
5 3 (1.86%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.24%) IBM
6 2 (1.24%) Sybase
6 2 (1.24%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.62%) Adobe
7 1 (0.62%) HP
7 1 (0.62%) Pega
7 1 (0.62%) Perforce
7 1 (0.62%) Sage
7 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.62%) Teradata
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