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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 580 514 505
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -9
Contract jobs citing Velocity 27 68 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.13% 0.093%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.47% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 43 37
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £265 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £355 £298
% change year-on-year
+19.71% +19.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average 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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 22 May 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 18 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 22 May 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 -56 24 £425 +13.33% 27
London -26 14 £425 +6.25% 12
South East -11 6 £425 +8.97% 3
City of London - 4 £425 - 5
Wales +3 3 £463 +27.58% 3
South Wales +1 3 £463 +27.58% 3
Newport -13 3 £463 +27.58% 2
Yorkshire -16 3 £370 +39.62% 6
Berkshire - 3 - -
Leeds -13 2 £375 -10.71%
West Yorkshire -13 2 £375 +41.50% 1
Manchester -12 1 - - 2
North West -26 1 - - 3
Staines - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £425 -
Hampshire - 1 £425 -
Surrey - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £425 - 1

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 56 (83.58%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (68.66%) Scrum
3 24 (35.82%) E-Commerce
4 23 (34.33%) Java
5 19 (28.36%) User Stories
6 18 (26.87%) Coaching
7 16 (23.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (22.39%) JavaScript
9 13 (19.40%) CSS
9 13 (19.40%) Automated Testing
10 12 (17.91%) Release Management
10 12 (17.91%) XML
10 12 (17.91%) Project Management
10 12 (17.91%) Mentoring
11 11 (16.42%) TDD
12 10 (14.93%) jQuery
12 10 (14.93%) Kanban
13 9 (13.43%) J2EE
13 9 (13.43%) Web Development
14 8 (11.94%) JIRA
15 7 (10.45%) Struts
16 6 (8.96%) HTML
16 6 (8.96%) Retail
16 6 (8.96%) Project Planning
17 5 (7.46%) Ajax
17 5 (7.46%) Endeca
17 5 (7.46%) Network Design
17 5 (7.46%) Spring
17 5 (7.46%) ATG

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (5.97%) CMS
1 4 (5.97%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.48%) Confluence
3 1 (1.49%) Drupal
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.99%) MS Project
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) Intranet
1 5 (7.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) JIRA
2 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.99%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.99%) Android Studio
2 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.99%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (2.99%) Ant
2 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.99%) Subversion
2 2 (2.99%) Maven
3 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.49%) Appium
General
1 6 (8.96%) Retail
2 3 (4.48%) Games
2 3 (4.48%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Law
4 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (50.75%) ScrumMaster
2 15 (22.39%) Developer
3 10 (14.93%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.46%) Agile Coach
5 4 (5.97%) iOS Developer
5 4 (5.97%) Agile Project Manager
5 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Android Developer
7 2 (2.99%) UI Programmer
7 2 (2.99%) Web Developer
7 2 (2.99%) UI Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Contracts Manager
7 2 (2.99%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (1.49%) IT Development Manager
8 1 (1.49%) .NET Developer
8 1 (1.49%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) CSS
2 12 (17.91%) XML
3 10 (14.93%) jQuery
4 9 (13.43%) J2EE
5 7 (10.45%) Struts
6 6 (8.96%) HTML
7 5 (7.46%) Ajax
7 5 (7.46%) Spring
7 5 (7.46%) Web Services
7 5 (7.46%) .NET
7 5 (7.46%) HTML5
8 4 (5.97%) Android SDK
8 4 (5.97%) SOAP
8 4 (5.97%) JSON
8 4 (5.97%) RESTful
9 3 (4.48%) XHTML
9 3 (4.48%) Sass
10 2 (2.99%) Gherkin
10 2 (2.99%) Flash
11 1 (1.49%) FreeMarker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) User Experience
1 5 (7.46%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (7.46%) iPad
2 3 (4.48%) Digital Media
2 3 (4.48%) Open Source
3 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.99%) DTV
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) EPoS
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Android
1 5 (7.46%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.49%) UNIX
2 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (83.58%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (68.66%) Scrum
3 24 (35.82%) E-Commerce
4 19 (28.36%) User Stories
5 18 (26.87%) Coaching
6 16 (23.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (19.40%) Automated Testing
8 12 (17.91%) Release Management
8 12 (17.91%) Project Management
8 12 (17.91%) Mentoring
9 11 (16.42%) TDD
10 10 (14.93%) Kanban
11 9 (13.43%) Web Development
12 6 (8.96%) Project Planning
13 5 (7.46%) Network Design
13 5 (7.46%) DevOps
14 4 (5.97%) Waterfall
14 4 (5.97%) ATDD
14 4 (5.97%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.33%) Java
2 15 (22.39%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.46%) Objective-C
4 3 (4.48%) C#
5 2 (2.99%) Ruby
6 1 (1.49%) PHP
6 1 (1.49%) SQL
6 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Firmware
2 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Endeca
1 5 (7.46%) ATG
2 4 (5.97%) IBM
3 2 (2.99%) Adobe
3 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.49%) Progress
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.49%) HubSpot
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