Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 634 661 684
Rank change year-on-year +27 +23 +58
Contract jobs citing Velocity 253 226 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 0.68% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 179 139
UK median daily rate £505 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +7.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £402 £370 £349
90th Percentile £663 £675 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £513 £450
% change year-on-year -7.32% +13.89% -6.25%
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 36,257 33,263 32,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.84% 32.25% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,587 23,473 22,265
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £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 321 381 372
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.50 £14.44
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.22% +9.33% -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +33 242 £525 +2.44% 32
London +58 141 £550 +6.28% 16
UK excluding London -22 110 £475 -7.32% 21
South East -24 42 £500 -2.44% 2
North of England -8 23 £475 +18.75% 5
Midlands -10 17 £450 +12.50% 2
North West -24 15 £492 +44.75% 3
South West -11 11 £464 -34.88% 3
West Midlands -16 11 £469 +17.19% 2
East of England 0 7 £423 +11.18% 4
East Midlands +6 6 £360 -4.00%
Yorkshire -13 6 £456 +1.33% 2
Wales -25 6 £500 +19.05% 1
Scotland -11 4 £464 - 4
North East - 2 £525 -
Northern Ireland +39 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 213 (84.19%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (58.10%) Scrum
3 80 (31.62%) Finance
4 72 (28.46%) Java
5 68 (26.88%) JIRA
6 58 (22.92%) Test Automation
7 57 (22.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 54 (21.34%) User Stories
9 52 (20.55%) Confluence
9 52 (20.55%) Kanban
9 52 (20.55%) Problem-Solving
10 48 (18.97%) TDD
10 48 (18.97%) DevOps
11 46 (18.18%) Jenkins
12 42 (16.60%) Project Management
13 39 (15.42%) Security Cleared
14 38 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (14.23%) SC Cleared
15 36 (14.23%) Kubernetes
15 36 (14.23%) Git (software)
16 35 (13.83%) Open Source
17 34 (13.44%) BDD
17 34 (13.44%) Docker
18 33 (13.04%) Coaching
18 33 (13.04%) Microservices
19 32 (12.65%) Waterfall
20 29 (11.46%) Task Automation
21 27 (10.67%) Decision-Making
22 26 (10.28%) E-Commerce
22 26 (10.28%) SonarQube

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 52 (20.55%) Confluence
2 4 (1.58%) Apache Solr
2 4 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.58%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.19%) IIS
3 3 (1.19%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.79%) CMS
4 2 (0.79%) SAS
4 2 (0.79%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.40%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.40%) Content Management Server
5 1 (0.40%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.40%) EViews
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Infor CloudSuite
2 1 (0.40%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 5 (1.98%) Office 365
5 4 (1.58%) Lucidchart
6 3 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.19%) SaaS
7 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.79%) GitHub
7 2 (0.79%) Google Play
7 2 (0.79%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.79%) PaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Apigee
8 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.40%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.37%) HTTP
2 4 (1.58%) DNS
3 3 (1.19%) Firewall
3 3 (1.19%) Internet
3 3 (1.19%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.79%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (0.79%) Skype
4 2 (0.79%) SSL
4 2 (0.79%) WAN
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.40%) IMAP
5 1 (0.40%) IPsec
5 1 (0.40%) IPv4
5 1 (0.40%) LAN
5 1 (0.40%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.40%) SMTP
5 1 (0.40%) VPN
5 1 (0.40%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.88%) Relational Database
2 21 (8.30%) Big Data
3 13 (5.14%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.37%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.58%) Neo4j
5 4 (1.58%) Redis
6 3 (1.19%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.19%) DB2
6 3 (1.19%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.19%) KDB
6 3 (1.19%) Kdb+
6 3 (1.19%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.79%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.79%) Impala
7 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.40%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.40%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 68 (26.88%) JIRA
2 46 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 36 (14.23%) Git (software)
4 26 (10.28%) SonarQube
5 11 (4.35%) Selenium
6 8 (3.16%) Cucumber
6 8 (3.16%) WebDriver
7 7 (2.77%) Maven
8 6 (2.37%) NUnit
8 6 (2.37%) Subversion
8 6 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.37%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.98%) ReSharper
9 5 (1.98%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.58%) Android Studio
10 4 (1.58%) HP UFT
10 4 (1.58%) JUnit
11 3 (1.19%) Genymotion
11 3 (1.19%) Liquibase
11 3 (1.19%) Robot Framework
General
1 80 (31.62%) Finance
2 20 (7.91%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.32%) Banking
4 14 (5.53%) Retail
5 12 (4.74%) Games
6 6 (2.37%) Law
7 4 (1.58%) Front Office
8 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.79%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (38.34%) Scrum Master
2 65 (25.69%) Developer
3 31 (12.25%) Java Developer
4 28 (11.07%) Project Manager
5 23 (9.09%) Agile Scrum Master
6 17 (6.72%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 14 (5.53%) Analyst
8 13 (5.14%) C# Developer
9 12 (4.74%) .NET Developer
9 12 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (4.35%) Architect
10 11 (4.35%) Technical Manager
10 11 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
11 9 (3.56%) Agile Coach
11 9 (3.56%) Digital Project Manager
11 9 (3.56%) Senior Developer
12 8 (3.16%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.16%) Salesforce Developer
12 8 (3.16%) Tester
13 7 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.51%) .NET
1 19 (7.51%) HTML
1 19 (7.51%) REST
2 16 (6.32%) CSS
3 15 (5.93%) HTML5
4 13 (5.14%) AngularJS
4 13 (5.14%) ASP.NET
4 13 (5.14%) jQuery
4 13 (5.14%) Kafka
5 12 (4.74%) JSON
6 11 (4.35%) Web Services
7 9 (3.56%) J2EE
7 9 (3.56%) Middleware
8 8 (3.16%) Gherkin
8 8 (3.16%) RESTful
8 8 (3.16%) XML
9 7 (2.77%) Node.js
9 7 (2.77%) OAuth
10 6 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (2.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.35%) Equities
2 11 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.37%) User Experience
5 5 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.58%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.58%) Derivative
7 3 (1.19%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.19%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.19%) RIA
7 3 (1.19%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.19%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (0.79%) iPad
8 2 (0.79%) PKI
8 2 (0.79%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.40%) Fintech
9 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.35%) Windows
2 10 (3.95%) Android
3 6 (2.37%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.37%) Linux
4 3 (1.19%) Unix
5 1 (0.40%) Debian
5 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (84.19%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (58.10%) Scrum
3 58 (22.92%) Test Automation
4 57 (22.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 54 (21.34%) User Stories
6 52 (20.55%) Kanban
6 52 (20.55%) Problem-Solving
7 48 (18.97%) DevOps
7 48 (18.97%) TDD
8 42 (16.60%) Project Management
9 38 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (13.83%) Open Source
11 34 (13.44%) BDD
12 33 (13.04%) Coaching
12 33 (13.04%) Microservices
13 32 (12.65%) Waterfall
14 29 (11.46%) Task Automation
15 27 (10.67%) Decision-Making
16 26 (10.28%) E-Commerce
17 25 (9.88%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 72 (28.46%) Java
2 21 (8.30%) C#
2 21 (8.30%) Groovy
3 11 (4.35%) Python
3 11 (4.35%) SQL
4 10 (3.95%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.95%) PowerShell
5 9 (3.56%) C
6 8 (3.16%) Apex Code
7 6 (2.37%) Ruby
8 5 (1.98%) Go
8 5 (1.98%) VBScript
9 4 (1.58%) Kotlin
9 4 (1.58%) R
10 3 (1.19%) Java 8
10 3 (1.19%) JPQL
10 3 (1.19%) Perl
11 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.79%) C++
11 2 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (15.42%) Security Cleared
2 36 (14.23%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.11%) Degree
4 12 (4.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (3.56%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.58%) APMG
7 3 (1.19%) ISEB
7 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.79%) APMP
8 2 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.79%) PMP
9 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.40%) CCNP
9 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.77%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (13.44%) Docker
2 6 (2.37%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.40%) HDFS
3 1 (0.40%) iptables
3 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (14.23%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.35%) Ansible
3 9 (3.56%) Terraform
4 3 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.40%) Mesos
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.40%) Packer
5 1 (0.40%) PaperCut
5 1 (0.40%) Puppet
5 1 (0.40%) SCCM
5 1 (0.40%) Sysdig
5 1 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (4.35%) hybris
1 11 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
2 9 (3.56%) Oracle
3 8 (3.16%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.58%) Google
4 4 (1.58%) HP
4 4 (1.58%) SAP
4 4 (1.58%) Sybase
5 3 (1.19%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.19%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (1.19%) Informatica
5 3 (1.19%) Okta
5 3 (1.19%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.79%) Cloudera
6 2 (0.79%) Progress
6 2 (0.79%) VMware
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco
7 1 (0.40%) Citrix
7 1 (0.40%) Cognos
7 1 (0.40%) IBM