Period
to 26 September 2020

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 26 September 2020 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 447 641 649
Rank change year-on-year +194 +8 +64
Contract jobs citing Velocity 56 194 261
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.61% 0.71% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 127 150
Median daily rate £500 £488 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -3.03% +0.55%
10th Percentile £356 £406 £398
90th Percentile £650 £638 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £494 £468
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.50% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 - -

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 9,115 27,495 35,969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.94% 31.26% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,050 19,081 25,381
Median daily rate £499 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +3.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £315 £334 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 308 332
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.01 £41.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.47% +5.57% +4.22%
10th Percentile £23.20 £20.26 £15.24
90th Percentile £55.00 £63.75 £58.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -19.54% +6.10% +2.50%

Velocity
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Velocity in the UK

Velocity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Velocity.

Daily rate trend for Velocity in the UK

Velocity
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Velocity over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Velocity in the UK

Velocity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Velocity.

Hourly rate trend for Velocity in the UK

Velocity
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Velocity over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Velocity in the UK

Velocity
Top 11 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 26 September 2020. 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 +208 55 £500 +0.50% 14
London +171 36 £600 +22.45% 5
UK excluding London +204 18 £500 +1.27% 12
Work from Home -59 12 £500 +42.86% 6
South East +171 7 £339 -35.38% 4
South West +103 6 £500 -10.67% 1
North of England +119 2 - - 1
East of England +84 2 £500 - 1
North West +82 2 - -
Midlands +89 1 - - 2
West Midlands +72 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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 41 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (58.93%) Scrum
3 30 (53.57%) Azure
4 29 (51.79%) Microsoft
5 27 (48.21%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (46.43%) Kanban
7 25 (44.64%) Marketing
8 21 (37.50%) Collaborative Working
9 20 (35.71%) Project Delivery
10 19 (33.93%) .NET
10 19 (33.93%) Finance
10 19 (33.93%) Databricks
11 18 (32.14%) Git (software)
11 18 (32.14%) Degree
12 17 (30.36%) C#
12 17 (30.36%) Data Architecture
12 17 (30.36%) Big Data
12 17 (30.36%) Software Deployment
12 17 (30.36%) Kafka
12 17 (30.36%) Jenkins
12 17 (30.36%) Docker
12 17 (30.36%) StreamSets
13 16 (28.57%) HTML5
13 16 (28.57%) HTML
13 16 (28.57%) Computer Science
14 15 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (25.00%) Master's Degree
15 14 (25.00%) Telecoms
15 14 (25.00%) Data Management
16 13 (23.21%) DevOps

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 9 (16.07%) Confluence
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 30 (53.57%) Azure
2 11 (19.64%) SaaS
3 10 (17.86%) IaaS
3 10 (17.86%) Office 365
3 10 (17.86%) PaaS
4 4 (7.14%) AWS
4 4 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (5.36%) GCP
6 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.79%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) DNS
1 8 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (5.36%) Skype
3 2 (3.57%) Internet
3 2 (3.57%) LAN
3 2 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (1.79%) DKIM
4 1 (1.79%) DMARC
4 1 (1.79%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.79%) VLAN
4 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.79%) Wireless
4 1 (1.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.36%) Big Data
2 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.57%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (3.57%) QlikView
4 1 (1.79%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.79%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.79%) GIS
4 1 (1.79%) Power BI
4 1 (1.79%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (32.14%) Git (software)
2 17 (30.36%) Jenkins
3 10 (17.86%) JIRA
4 1 (1.79%) Mockito
4 1 (1.79%) Selenium
4 1 (1.79%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (44.64%) Marketing
2 19 (33.93%) Finance
3 14 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 10 (17.86%) Public Sector
5 9 (16.07%) Electronics
5 9 (16.07%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.57%) French Language
6 2 (3.57%) German Language
6 2 (3.57%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.79%) Banking
7 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Developer
2 14 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 13 (23.21%) Azure Developer
4 12 (21.43%) C# Developer - Commodities
5 9 (16.07%) Office 365 Engineer
6 8 (14.29%) Scrum Master
7 7 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Business Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Lead Business Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Product Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Product Manager
10 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Product Manager
10 2 (3.57%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) .NET
2 17 (30.36%) Kafka
3 16 (28.57%) HTML
3 16 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (3.57%) JSON
4 2 (3.57%) Web Services
4 2 (3.57%) XML
5 1 (1.79%) Java EE
5 1 (1.79%) Middleware
5 1 (1.79%) OpenJDK
5 1 (1.79%) Protocol Buffers
5 1 (1.79%) REST
5 1 (1.79%) RESTful
5 1 (1.79%) Spring
5 1 (1.79%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.79%) Spring Integration
5 1 (1.79%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.07%) Social Media
3 4 (7.14%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.79%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) NHS
5 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Windows
2 9 (16.07%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (58.93%) Scrum
3 27 (48.21%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (46.43%) Kanban
5 21 (37.50%) Collaborative Working
6 20 (35.71%) Project Delivery
7 17 (30.36%) Data Architecture
7 17 (30.36%) Software Deployment
8 16 (28.57%) Computer Science
9 14 (25.00%) Data Management
10 13 (23.21%) DevOps
11 12 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (19.64%) Migration
13 10 (17.86%) Programme Management
14 9 (16.07%) Digital Marketing
14 9 (16.07%) Mobile Device Management
14 9 (16.07%) Remediation Plan
15 8 (14.29%) E-Discovery
15 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) C#
2 5 (8.93%) Java
3 4 (7.14%) Python
4 3 (5.36%) SQL
5 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.79%) C++
5 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.79%) Kotlin
5 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Degree
2 14 (25.00%) Master's Degree
3 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.14%) PMI Certification
4 4 (7.14%) PMP
4 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) GDPR
2 2 (3.57%) PMO
2 2 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (30.36%) Docker
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.79%) Control-M
2 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (51.79%) Microsoft
2 19 (33.93%) Databricks
3 17 (30.36%) StreamSets
4 11 (19.64%) SAP
5 3 (5.36%) Google
6 2 (3.57%) Greenplum
6 2 (3.57%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.79%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.79%) Black Duck
7 1 (1.79%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.79%) Informatica
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle
7 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.79%) Tableau