Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Velocity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Velocity over the 6 months to 18 January 2019 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 632 650 657
Rank change year-on-year +18 +7 +92
Contract jobs citing Velocity 250 238 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.74% 0.74% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 183 143
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +5.50%
10th Percentile £389 £371 £321
90th Percentile £656 £686 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -7.00% +11.11% -8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Velocity is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 34,009 32,188 30,509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.19% 32.09% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,939 22,949 21,018
UK median daily rate £480 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.65% +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 332 345
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.79% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.65 £18.50 £15.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% +5.26% +1.33%

Velocity
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Velocity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Velocity in the UK

Velocity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Velocity in the UK

Velocity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Velocity over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Velocity in the UK

Velocity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Velocity in the UK

Velocity
Top 16 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 6 months to 18 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 232 £525 +2.44% 48
London +31 135 £550 +4.76% 26
UK excluding London -22 114 £465 -7.00% 27
South East -20 36 £503 -1.95% 11
North of England -24 23 £491 +16.79% 2
Midlands -9 22 £438 -7.89%
North West -10 14 £450 +32.35% 1
South West -27 13 £400 -43.86% 7
East Midlands +4 12 £401 +33.67%
West Midlands -12 10 £463 -15.91%
Scotland -3 9 £438 - 4
Yorkshire -19 7 £519 +15.22% 1
Wales -12 5 £500 +19.05%
Northern Ireland +24 3 - - 1
East of England 0 3 £498 +30.92% 3
North East - 2 £588 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Velocity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Velocity.

1 204 (81.60%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (56.40%) Scrum
3 71 (28.40%) Java
4 70 (28.00%) Finance
5 67 (26.80%) Burndown Charts
6 60 (24.00%) Kanban
6 60 (24.00%) DevOps
7 58 (23.20%) JIRA
8 57 (22.80%) Test Automation
9 55 (22.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 53 (21.20%) TDD
11 50 (20.00%) User Stories
12 49 (19.60%) Problem-Solving
13 40 (16.00%) Docker
14 38 (15.20%) Confluence
15 37 (14.80%) Open Source
15 37 (14.80%) Continuous Integration
16 35 (14.00%) Project Management
16 35 (14.00%) Git (software)
16 35 (14.00%) BDD
16 35 (14.00%) Jenkins
16 35 (14.00%) Kubernetes
17 33 (13.20%) Security Cleared
18 32 (12.80%) Waterfall
18 32 (12.80%) Coaching
19 30 (12.00%) Decision-Making
20 28 (11.20%) Microservices
20 28 (11.20%) Continuous Delivery
21 27 (10.80%) SC Cleared
22 24 (9.60%) ATDD

Velocity
Co-occurring 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 38 (15.20%) Confluence
2 6 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (1.60%) Apache Solr
4 4 (1.60%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.60%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.20%) Apache
5 3 (1.20%) nginx
6 2 (0.80%) IIS
6 2 (0.80%) SAS
6 2 (0.80%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.40%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.40%) CMS
7 1 (0.40%) Content Management Server
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Social Studio
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.80%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Infor CloudSuite
3 1 (0.40%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.40%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 7 (2.80%) PaaS
5 5 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.00%) Office 365
6 4 (1.60%) Google App Engine
6 4 (1.60%) Google Compute Engine
6 4 (1.60%) Stackdriver
7 3 (1.20%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.20%) GitHub
7 3 (1.20%) Lucidchart
7 3 (1.20%) SaaS
8 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.80%) Google Play
9 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.40%) HTTP
2 5 (2.00%) SSL
3 4 (1.60%) DNS
4 3 (1.20%) Firewall
4 3 (1.20%) Internet
4 3 (1.20%) Skype
4 3 (1.20%) SSH
4 3 (1.20%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.80%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.40%) DSL
6 1 (0.40%) IMAP
6 1 (0.40%) IPsec
6 1 (0.40%) IPv4
6 1 (0.40%) LAN
6 1 (0.40%) SMTP
6 1 (0.40%) VPN
6 1 (0.40%) WAN
6 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.60%) Relational Database
2 23 (9.20%) Big Data
3 18 (7.20%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.00%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.80%) Redis
6 5 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.00%) Neo4j
6 5 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.20%) MySQL
8 2 (0.80%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.80%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.80%) DB2
8 2 (0.80%) Impala
8 2 (0.80%) KDB
8 2 (0.80%) Kdb+
8 2 (0.80%) Power BI
8 2 (0.80%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.40%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 58 (23.20%) JIRA
2 35 (14.00%) Git (software)
2 35 (14.00%) Jenkins
3 24 (9.60%) SonarQube
4 10 (4.00%) Selenium
5 8 (3.20%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.80%) WebDriver
7 6 (2.40%) SpecFlow
8 5 (2.00%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.60%) Android Studio
9 4 (1.60%) Subversion
10 3 (1.20%) Genymotion
10 3 (1.20%) Gradle
10 3 (1.20%) Grunt
10 3 (1.20%) HP UFT
10 3 (1.20%) Maven
11 2 (0.80%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.80%) Urban Turtle
11 2 (0.80%) Vagrant
General
1 70 (28.00%) Finance
2 16 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.00%) Banking
4 14 (5.60%) Games
5 9 (3.60%) Retail
6 5 (2.00%) Front Office
6 5 (2.00%) Legal
7 4 (1.60%) Billing
7 4 (1.60%) Law
8 3 (1.20%) Advertising
8 3 (1.20%) Marketing
9 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.80%) French Language
9 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (36.40%) Scrum Master
2 49 (19.60%) Developer
3 27 (10.80%) Java Developer
4 26 (10.40%) Agile Scrum Master
5 23 (9.20%) Project Manager
6 19 (7.60%) Architect
7 13 (5.20%) Delivery Manager
7 13 (5.20%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 11 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (4.00%) Technical Manager
9 10 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
9 10 (4.00%) Tester
10 9 (3.60%) Agile Coach
10 9 (3.60%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 9 (3.60%) Analyst
10 9 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.20%) Automation Tester
11 8 (3.20%) Salesforce Developer
11 8 (3.20%) Senior Developer
12 7 (2.80%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.00%) Kafka
2 14 (5.60%) HTML
3 12 (4.80%) CSS
3 12 (4.80%) Web Services
4 11 (4.40%) REST
5 10 (4.00%) AngularJS
5 10 (4.00%) RESTful
5 10 (4.00%) Spring
6 9 (3.60%) .NET
6 9 (3.60%) HTML5
6 9 (3.60%) JSON
7 7 (2.80%) Gherkin
7 7 (2.80%) J2EE
7 7 (2.80%) Middleware
7 7 (2.80%) Struts
8 6 (2.40%) jQuery
8 6 (2.40%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (2.00%) CSS3
9 5 (2.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (4.00%) Equities
3 10 (4.00%) User Experience
4 8 (3.20%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.00%) Cloud Native
6 4 (1.60%) Video on Demand
6 4 (1.60%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.20%) Clustering
7 3 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.20%) Derivative
7 3 (1.20%) Fintech
7 3 (1.20%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.20%) NHS
7 3 (1.20%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.20%) RIA
8 2 (0.80%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (0.80%) PKI
8 2 (0.80%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.20%) Linux
2 11 (4.40%) Android
3 7 (2.80%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.60%) Windows
5 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (81.60%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (56.40%) Scrum
3 67 (26.80%) Burndown Charts
4 60 (24.00%) DevOps
4 60 (24.00%) Kanban
5 57 (22.80%) Test Automation
6 55 (22.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 53 (21.20%) TDD
8 50 (20.00%) User Stories
9 49 (19.60%) Problem-Solving
10 37 (14.80%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (14.80%) Open Source
11 35 (14.00%) BDD
11 35 (14.00%) Project Management
12 32 (12.80%) Coaching
12 32 (12.80%) Waterfall
13 30 (12.00%) Decision-Making
14 28 (11.20%) Continuous Delivery
14 28 (11.20%) Microservices
15 24 (9.60%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 71 (28.40%) Java
2 21 (8.40%) Python
3 19 (7.60%) Groovy
4 16 (6.40%) SQL
5 14 (5.60%) C#
6 10 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 10 (4.00%) C
6 10 (4.00%) Kotlin
7 9 (3.60%) JavaScript
8 8 (3.20%) Apex Code
9 6 (2.40%) Perl
10 5 (2.00%) Go
10 5 (2.00%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.60%) R
11 4 (1.60%) Ruby
12 3 (1.20%) PHP
12 3 (1.20%) VBScript
13 2 (0.80%) C++
13 2 (0.80%) Scala
13 2 (0.80%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (13.20%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.80%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.20%) Degree
4 8 (3.20%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.00%) Sun Certification
7 3 (1.20%) APMG
7 3 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.20%) ISEB
7 3 (1.20%) PMP
7 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.80%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.40%) CCNP
9 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.40%) PhD
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.80%) QA
2 2 (0.80%) PSD2
System Software
1 40 (16.00%) Docker
2 5 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.40%) HDFS
5 1 (0.40%) iptables
5 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (14.00%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.40%) Ansible
3 5 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.00%) Terraform
4 4 (1.60%) Istio
5 3 (1.20%) Puppet
6 2 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.40%) Kibana
7 1 (0.40%) logstash
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.40%) Packer
7 1 (0.40%) PaperCut
7 1 (0.40%) SCCM
7 1 (0.40%) Sysdig
7 1 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (5.60%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.20%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (3.60%) hybris
3 9 (3.60%) Oracle
4 6 (2.40%) Google
4 6 (2.40%) SAP
5 5 (2.00%) VMware
6 4 (1.60%) New Relic
7 3 (1.20%) Adobe
7 3 (1.20%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.20%) HP
8 2 (0.80%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.80%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.80%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.80%) Informatica
8 2 (0.80%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.80%) Okta
8 2 (0.80%) Sybase
8 2 (0.80%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.40%) OneLogin