The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Velocity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Velocity over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apache Velocity
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 151 -
Rank change year-on-year +43 -  
Contract jobs citing Velocity 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 0.069% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 0.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £398 £381 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.26% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £438
% change year-on-year - -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Velocity is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 641 652 633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.93% 22.52% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 378 297
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £433 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -8.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Velocity
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Velocity as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Velocity in Scotland

Velocity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Velocity in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Velocity in Scotland

Velocity
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh - 3 £398 - 1
Velocity
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 across the Scotland region with a requirement for Velocity.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) User Stories
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) Kanban
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Feature Driven Development
3 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Law
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing

Velocity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Scrum Master
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Delivery Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) Feature Driven Development
2 6 (85.71%) Kanban
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) User Stories
3 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing