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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 555 541 533
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing Velocity 57 46 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.088% 0.078%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 34
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £280 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
15599 15235 14857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.89% 29.11% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10438 9919 8959
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 283 371
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £46.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 -31 48 £398 -3.63% 17
London +9 33 £405 -4.70% 3
Scotland +5 7 £450 +38.46%
South East -26 7 £308 -12.14% 9
Berkshire +9 6 £308 -18.00% 4
Edinburgh -3 6 £450 +38.46%
Slough - 5 £308 - 2
City of London - 5 £403 -
Yorkshire -1 3 £300 - 2
West Yorkshire -8 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £425 -
South West - 2 £500 - 1
Northampton - 2 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £425 -
Devon - 2 £500 -
Exeter - 2 £500 -
Reading +11 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £300 -
East of England - 1 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Ealing - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 2
Southampton - - - - 3

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 69 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (66.67%) Scrum
3 35 (36.46%) Java
4 29 (30.21%) TDD
5 28 (29.17%) Oracle
6 26 (27.08%) HTML
7 24 (25.00%) MVC
8 23 (23.96%) JavaScript
8 23 (23.96%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (21.88%) jQuery
10 19 (19.79%) SQL
10 19 (19.79%) XML
11 18 (18.75%) Spring
12 17 (17.71%) JIRA
13 16 (16.67%) Web Services
13 16 (16.67%) E-Commerce
13 16 (16.67%) Eclipse
14 15 (15.63%) Project Management
14 15 (15.63%) Ajax
14 15 (15.63%) User Stories
15 14 (14.58%) Subversion
15 14 (14.58%) JBoss
15 14 (14.58%) SOAP
16 13 (13.54%) Struts
16 13 (13.54%) Kanban
16 13 (13.54%) Coaching
17 12 (12.50%) Automated Testing
17 12 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
17 12 (12.50%) OO
18 11 (11.46%) CSS

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 14 (14.58%) JBoss
2 10 (10.42%) Apache
3 8 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.17%) CMS
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (3.13%) Alfresco
5 3 (3.13%) Liferay
6 2 (2.08%) Content Management Server
6 2 (2.08%) Node.js
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.04%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.04%) Confluence
7 1 (1.04%) Kentico
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) GitHub
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.21%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.17%) KDB
4 4 (4.17%) Big Data
4 4 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.17%) MySQL
5 3 (3.13%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (3.13%) PowerCenter
5 3 (3.13%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (17.71%) JIRA
2 16 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 14 (14.58%) Subversion
4 11 (11.46%) Maven
4 11 (11.46%) Jenkins
5 9 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 7 (7.29%) Bugzilla
8 6 (6.25%) Hudson
9 5 (5.21%) Gradle
9 5 (5.21%) Mercurial
9 5 (5.21%) IntelliJ
9 5 (5.21%) JUnit
9 5 (5.21%) NUnit
10 4 (4.17%) MyEclipse
10 4 (4.17%) Ant
10 4 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (4.17%) NetBeans
11 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.13%) jMock
General
1 6 (6.25%) Banking
2 5 (5.21%) Marketing
2 5 (5.21%) Finance
3 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.13%) Retail
3 3 (3.13%) Games
4 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Front Office
4 2 (2.08%) Legal
4 2 (2.08%) Publishing
5 1 (1.04%) German Language
Job Titles
1 47 (48.96%) ScrumMaster
2 25 (26.04%) Developer
3 10 (10.42%) Java Developer
4 6 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.21%) Agile Project Manager
6 4 (4.17%) Agile Coach
6 4 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.17%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.13%) Architect
7 3 (3.13%) Senior Manager
8 2 (2.08%) Agile Java Developer
8 2 (2.08%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) Analyst
8 2 (2.08%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 2 (2.08%) Product Manager
8 2 (2.08%) Informatica Developer
8 2 (2.08%) Digital Project Manager
8 2 (2.08%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.08%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (27.08%) HTML
2 21 (21.88%) jQuery
3 19 (19.79%) XML
4 18 (18.75%) Spring
5 16 (16.67%) Web Services
6 15 (15.63%) Ajax
7 14 (14.58%) SOAP
8 13 (13.54%) Struts
9 11 (11.46%) CSS
10 10 (10.42%) JDBC
10 10 (10.42%) JSP
10 10 (10.42%) Servlets
10 10 (10.42%) WSDL
10 10 (10.42%) FreeMarker
11 9 (9.38%) REST
11 9 (9.38%) Spring MVC
12 8 (8.33%) Java EE
12 8 (8.33%) .NET
12 8 (8.33%) HTML5
13 7 (7.29%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.17%) User Experience
2 4 (4.17%) Visualisation
2 4 (4.17%) Open Source
2 4 (4.17%) Video on Demand
3 3 (3.13%) IPTV
4 2 (2.08%) Wiki
4 2 (2.08%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.08%) Equities
4 2 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.04%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.17%) Windows
1 4 (4.17%) Windows 2000
1 4 (4.17%) Windows XP
2 3 (3.13%) Solaris
3 2 (2.08%) Linux
4 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (66.67%) Scrum
3 29 (30.21%) TDD
4 24 (25.00%) MVC
5 23 (23.96%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 15 (15.63%) Project Management
7 15 (15.63%) User Stories
8 13 (13.54%) Coaching
8 13 (13.54%) Kanban
9 12 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 12 (12.50%) OO
9 12 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (10.42%) BDD
10 10 (10.42%) SOA
11 9 (9.38%) Pair Programming
12 8 (8.33%) Configuration Management
12 8 (8.33%) Software Engineering
12 8 (8.33%) Planning Poker
13 7 (7.29%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (36.46%) Java
2 23 (23.96%) JavaScript
3 19 (19.79%) SQL
4 8 (8.33%) C#
4 8 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.21%) Python
6 4 (4.17%) Groovy
6 4 (4.17%) Scala
6 4 (4.17%) C++
6 4 (4.17%) VBA
6 4 (4.17%) C
7 3 (3.13%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.08%) PHP
9 1 (1.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) ISEB
3 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) WCAG
2 1 (1.04%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.04%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 28 (29.17%) Oracle
2 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.17%) hybris
3 4 (4.17%) Tableau
4 3 (3.13%) Informatica
4 3 (3.13%) GigaSpaces
5 1 (1.04%) Green Hat
5 1 (1.04%) CA
5 1 (1.04%) Progress