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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Velocity
Rank 561 573 520
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -53
Contract jobs citing Velocity 65 39 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.075% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.28% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 16 30
Average daily rate £505 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +24 64 £513 +20.58% 21
London +14 30 £525 +20.00% 10
West Yorkshire -6 10 £550 +46.66% 1
Yorkshire -17 10 £550 +46.66% 5
Leeds -8 9 £550 +46.66% 1
South West +8 6 £325 -27.77% 1
East Midlands - 6 £325 -
South East +17 5 £350 +40.00% 1
Leicestershire - 5 - -
Leicester - 5 - -
Bristol +1 4 £325 -27.77%
North West - 4 £450 - 1
Blackpool - 4 £450 -
Lancashire - 4 £450 -
City of London +33 3 £425 -15.00% 2
Hampshire +6 2 £350 +40.00%
Wiltshire - 2 £330 - 1
Durham - 2 £700 -
North East - 2 £700 -
Swindon - 2 £330 -
Berkshire +8 1 - - 1
Aldershot 0 1 - -
Scotland -4 1 £350 - 1
Surrey -11 1 £330 +32.00%
West Sussex - 1 £425 -
Peel - 1 £450 -
Guildford - 1 £330 -
East Grinstead - 1 £425 -
Reading - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 85 (60.28%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (48.23%) Scrum
3 27 (19.15%) Kanban
4 26 (18.44%) JavaScript
5 25 (17.73%) TDD
5 25 (17.73%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (16.31%) CSS
6 23 (16.31%) Project Management
7 22 (15.60%) RESTful
8 21 (14.89%) Oracle
8 21 (14.89%) User Stories
9 19 (13.48%) SQL
9 19 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (12.77%) Git (software)
10 18 (12.77%) HTML
11 17 (12.06%) jQuery
12 16 (11.35%) Migration
13 15 (10.64%) Node.js
13 15 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (10.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (10.64%) SDLC
14 14 (9.93%) BDD
14 14 (9.93%) JIRA
14 14 (9.93%) Ruby on Rails
14 14 (9.93%) Ruby
14 14 (9.93%) Java
14 14 (9.93%) SQL Server
14 14 (9.93%) .NET
14 14 (9.93%) Web Services
15 13 (9.22%) Linux

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 15 (10.64%) Node.js
2 9 (6.38%) CMS
3 8 (5.67%) Confluence
4 6 (4.26%) nginx
5 5 (3.55%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (2.13%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.13%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.42%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.71%) CoreMedia CMS
8 1 (0.71%) Jetty
8 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (7.09%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (3.55%) MS Project
3 3 (2.13%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.71%) MS Office
4 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.96%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.09%) GitHub
3 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.55%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.13%) IaaS
5 3 (2.13%) PaaS
6 1 (0.71%) Office 365
6 1 (0.71%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.09%) Internet
2 5 (3.55%) Intranet
3 3 (2.13%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.22%) NoSQL
3 11 (7.80%) MongoDB
4 9 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.67%) Big Data
6 5 (3.55%) CouchDB
6 5 (3.55%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.13%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.13%) Redis
8 2 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.42%) HBase
9 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (12.77%) Git (software)
2 14 (9.93%) JIRA
3 12 (8.51%) Cucumber
4 10 (7.09%) Capybara
5 9 (6.38%) Jenkins
5 9 (6.38%) RSpec
6 8 (5.67%) Xcode
7 6 (4.26%) ERwin
8 4 (2.84%) Subversion
9 3 (2.13%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (2.13%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.42%) Maven
11 1 (0.71%) Cobertura
11 1 (0.71%) JUnit
11 1 (0.71%) Mockito
General
1 12 (8.51%) Finance
2 8 (5.67%) Banking
3 7 (4.96%) Billing
4 5 (3.55%) Games
5 4 (2.84%) Retail
6 3 (2.13%) Marketing
6 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.42%) Back Office
7 2 (1.42%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (34.75%) Developer
2 29 (20.57%) Scrum Master
3 14 (9.93%) Business Analyst
4 12 (8.51%) Analyst
5 9 (6.38%) Java Developer
5 9 (6.38%) Ruby Developer
6 8 (5.67%) Development Manager
6 8 (5.67%) iOS Developer
6 8 (5.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (5.67%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.96%) Digital Product Owner
7 7 (4.96%) Product Owner
8 5 (3.55%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.55%) Agile Scrum Master
8 5 (3.55%) Data Migration Manager
8 5 (3.55%) ETL Developer
8 5 (3.55%) Migration Manager
8 5 (3.55%) Node.js Developer
8 5 (3.55%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 5 (3.55%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.31%) CSS
2 22 (15.60%) RESTful
3 18 (12.77%) HTML
4 17 (12.06%) jQuery
5 15 (10.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 14 (9.93%) .NET
6 14 (9.93%) Ruby on Rails
6 14 (9.93%) Web Services
7 12 (8.51%) HTML5
8 11 (7.80%) AngularJS
8 11 (7.80%) JSON
9 10 (7.09%) Sinatra
9 10 (7.09%) XML
10 9 (6.38%) SOAP
11 8 (5.67%) iOS SDK
11 8 (5.67%) Spring
11 8 (5.67%) Spring MVC
12 7 (4.96%) CSS3
12 7 (4.96%) Hibernate
12 7 (4.96%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.73%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.96%) Algorithms
3 6 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.26%) User Experience
4 5 (3.55%) Animation
5 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.13%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.13%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.13%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.42%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.42%) EPoS
6 2 (1.42%) iPad
6 2 (1.42%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.42%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.71%) Fintech
7 1 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.22%) Linux
2 8 (5.67%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.26%) Windows
4 2 (1.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (60.28%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (48.23%) Scrum
3 27 (19.15%) Kanban
4 25 (17.73%) TDD
5 23 (16.31%) Project Management
6 21 (14.89%) User Stories
7 19 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (11.35%) Migration
9 15 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (10.64%) SDLC
10 14 (9.93%) BDD
11 13 (9.22%) E-Commerce
12 12 (8.51%) Coaching
12 12 (8.51%) Mentoring
12 12 (8.51%) MVC
13 11 (7.80%) Analytics
13 11 (7.80%) Open Source
14 10 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (6.38%) ETL
15 9 (6.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.44%) JavaScript
2 19 (13.48%) SQL
3 14 (9.93%) Java
3 14 (9.93%) Ruby
4 8 (5.67%) Apple Swift
4 8 (5.67%) CoffeeScript
4 8 (5.67%) Objective-C
4 8 (5.67%) PL/SQL
5 6 (4.26%) C++
5 6 (4.26%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.55%) Python
7 3 (2.13%) C#
7 3 (2.13%) Go
8 2 (1.42%) R
9 1 (0.71%) C
9 1 (0.71%) Groovy
9 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (4.96%) Degree
2 5 (3.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.84%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) QA
2 5 (3.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.42%) COBIT
3 2 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.42%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.13%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.13%) Terraform
2 1 (0.71%) Control-M
Vendors
1 21 (14.89%) Oracle
2 12 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.96%) SAP
4 6 (4.26%) Informatica
5 5 (3.55%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.42%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.71%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.71%) HP
7 1 (0.71%) Pega
7 1 (0.71%) Sage
7 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.71%) Teradata
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