Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 640 685 712
Rank change year-on-year +45 +27 +58
Contract jobs citing Velocity 261 184 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.72% 0.58% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 143 155
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.05% +8.11% +2.61%
10th Percentile £400 £393 £363
90th Percentile £688 £625 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £494 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +16.24% -11.46%
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 36,023 31,987 32,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.99% 32.37% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,416 22,150 22,529
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £295
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 394 385
UK median hourly rate £41.61 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.03% +11.11% -3.87%
10th Percentile £15.19 £16.00 £13.10
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.53 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -4.00%

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018. 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 +40 246 £509 +1.24% 41
UK excluding London +29 130 £468 -5.26% 25
London +16 126 £550 +8.91% 18
South East -19 47 £503 -1.95% 3
Midlands -2 29 £431 -1.43% 4
North of England -8 21 £491 +12.30% 3
West Midlands -16 16 £444 +10.94% 1
East of England +16 15 £410 - 11
North West -12 14 £492 +40.61%
East Midlands +9 13 £375 -15.49% 3
South West +4 7 £468 +17.74% 2
Wales -14 7 £500 -
Yorkshire -17 4 £463 +2.78% 3
Scotland -22 4 £464 +16.73%
North East - 3 £525 -
Northern Ireland +38 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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.

1 212 (81.23%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (59.39%) Scrum
3 76 (29.12%) Finance
4 72 (27.59%) Kanban
5 69 (26.44%) JIRA
6 60 (22.99%) TDD
6 60 (22.99%) Test Automation
7 59 (22.61%) Java
8 56 (21.46%) Confluence
8 56 (21.46%) User Stories
9 55 (21.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 47 (18.01%) DevOps
10 47 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
11 44 (16.86%) Problem-Solving
12 39 (14.94%) Jenkins
13 37 (14.18%) Project Management
14 35 (13.41%) Waterfall
14 35 (13.41%) Coaching
15 32 (12.26%) BDD
15 32 (12.26%) Open Source
16 31 (11.88%) Git (software)
16 31 (11.88%) Microservices
17 30 (11.49%) Security Cleared
18 29 (11.11%) C#
19 27 (10.34%) SC Cleared
19 27 (10.34%) Kubernetes
20 26 (9.96%) Docker
20 26 (9.96%) .NET
21 25 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
22 23 (8.81%) Decision-Making

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 56 (21.46%) Confluence
2 5 (1.92%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.53%) Apache Solr
3 4 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.15%) IIS
4 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.77%) SAS
5 2 (0.77%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.38%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.38%) Apache
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.38%) CMS
6 1 (0.38%) Content Management Server
6 1 (0.38%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.38%) JBoss
6 1 (0.38%) Liferay
6 1 (0.38%) Mule
6 1 (0.38%) nginx
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.38%) EViews
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.38%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) Infor CloudSuite
2 1 (0.38%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.07%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 6 (2.30%) Office 365
5 4 (1.53%) Lucidchart
5 4 (1.53%) PaaS
6 3 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.15%) GitHub
7 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.77%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.77%) SaaS
8 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.38%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.38%) Google Play
8 1 (0.38%) npm
8 1 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.30%) HTTP
2 4 (1.53%) Firewall
3 3 (1.15%) DNS
3 3 (1.15%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.77%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (0.77%) SSL
4 2 (0.77%) WAN
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.38%) DMARC
5 1 (0.38%) LAN
5 1 (0.38%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.38%) Skype
5 1 (0.38%) SMS
5 1 (0.38%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.05%) Relational Database
2 17 (6.51%) Big Data
3 10 (3.83%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.30%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.53%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.53%) Neo4j
5 4 (1.53%) Redis
6 3 (1.15%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.15%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.77%) DB2
7 2 (0.77%) Impala
7 2 (0.77%) KDB
7 2 (0.77%) Kdb+
7 2 (0.77%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.38%) Power BI
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 69 (26.44%) JIRA
2 39 (14.94%) Jenkins
3 31 (11.88%) Git (software)
4 20 (7.66%) SonarQube
5 13 (4.98%) Visual Studio
6 12 (4.60%) NUnit
7 11 (4.21%) Cucumber
7 11 (4.21%) JUnit
7 11 (4.21%) ReSharper
7 11 (4.21%) Selenium
8 10 (3.83%) WebDriver
9 9 (3.45%) Subversion
10 7 (2.68%) Maven
10 7 (2.68%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.30%) Ant
12 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.15%) Checkstyle
13 3 (1.15%) HP UFT
13 3 (1.15%) Liquibase
13 3 (1.15%) Mockito
General
1 76 (29.12%) Finance
2 21 (8.05%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.90%) Banking
4 13 (4.98%) Retail
5 12 (4.60%) Games
6 6 (2.30%) Law
7 4 (1.53%) Front Office
7 4 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.15%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.77%) Automotive
9 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.38%) French Language
10 1 (0.38%) Marketing
10 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (41.38%) Scrum Master
2 68 (26.05%) Developer
3 25 (9.58%) Agile Scrum Master
4 21 (8.05%) Project Manager
5 20 (7.66%) Java Developer
6 17 (6.51%) .NET Developer
6 17 (6.51%) C# Developer
7 16 (6.13%) Analyst
7 16 (6.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (4.98%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 11 (4.21%) Architect
10 9 (3.45%) Agile Coach
10 9 (3.45%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.07%) Business Analyst
11 8 (3.07%) Salesforce Developer
11 8 (3.07%) Technical Manager
11 8 (3.07%) Technical Project Manager
11 8 (3.07%) Tester
12 7 (2.68%) Development Manager
12 7 (2.68%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.96%) .NET
2 22 (8.43%) REST
2 22 (8.43%) Web Services
3 20 (7.66%) ASP.NET
3 20 (7.66%) HTML
4 17 (6.51%) HTML5
5 14 (5.36%) jQuery
6 13 (4.98%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (4.98%) CSS
6 13 (4.98%) RESTful
6 13 (4.98%) SOAP
7 11 (4.21%) JSON
7 11 (4.21%) WCF
8 10 (3.83%) AngularJS
8 10 (3.83%) Gherkin
8 10 (3.83%) Kafka
8 10 (3.83%) XML
9 9 (3.45%) J2EE
9 9 (3.45%) Node.js
10 6 (2.30%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.60%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.07%) User Experience
4 7 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.30%) Equities
6 5 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.53%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.53%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.15%) Derivative
8 3 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.15%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.15%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.77%) Chromecast
9 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.77%) iPad
9 2 (0.77%) IPTV
9 2 (0.77%) NHS
9 2 (0.77%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.90%) Windows
2 8 (3.07%) Android
3 5 (1.92%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.92%) Linux
4 3 (1.15%) Unix
5 1 (0.38%) Debian
5 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (81.23%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (59.39%) Scrum
3 72 (27.59%) Kanban
4 60 (22.99%) TDD
4 60 (22.99%) Test Automation
5 56 (21.46%) User Stories
6 55 (21.07%) Continuous Improvement
7 47 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (18.01%) DevOps
8 44 (16.86%) Problem-Solving
9 37 (14.18%) Project Management
10 35 (13.41%) Coaching
10 35 (13.41%) Waterfall
11 32 (12.26%) BDD
11 32 (12.26%) Open Source
12 31 (11.88%) Microservices
13 25 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (8.81%) Decision-Making
15 22 (8.43%) E-Commerce
16 21 (8.05%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 59 (22.61%) Java
2 29 (11.11%) C#
3 15 (5.75%) Groovy
3 15 (5.75%) JavaScript
3 15 (5.75%) SQL
4 9 (3.45%) Python
5 8 (3.07%) Apex Code
5 8 (3.07%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.30%) C
6 6 (2.30%) R
7 5 (1.92%) XQuery
8 4 (1.53%) Ruby
8 4 (1.53%) VBScript
9 3 (1.15%) Go
9 3 (1.15%) Java 8
9 3 (1.15%) JPQL
10 2 (0.77%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.38%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.38%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.51%) Degree
4 10 (3.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.30%) APMG
7 2 (0.77%) APMP
7 2 (0.77%) ISEB
7 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.38%) CCNP
8 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.83%) QA
2 4 (1.53%) GDPR
2 4 (1.53%) PSD2
3 2 (0.77%) GCP
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (9.96%) Docker
2 5 (1.92%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.38%) HDFS
3 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.68%) Ansible
3 6 (2.30%) Terraform
4 4 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.77%) Puppet
7 1 (0.38%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.38%) Mesos
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.38%) PaperCut
7 1 (0.38%) SCCM
7 1 (0.38%) Simian Army
7 1 (0.38%) StackStorm
7 1 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (5.75%) Oracle
2 11 (4.21%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (3.45%) hybris
5 4 (1.53%) Google
5 4 (1.53%) Progress
6 3 (1.15%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.15%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (1.15%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.15%) HP
6 3 (1.15%) Informatica
6 3 (1.15%) Okta
6 3 (1.15%) Sybase
6 3 (1.15%) VMware
7 2 (0.77%) IBM
7 2 (0.77%) Pega
7 2 (0.77%) SAP
7 2 (0.77%) Tableau
7 2 (0.77%) Talend
7 2 (0.77%) TIBCO