Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 656 689 736
Rank change year-on-year +33 +47 +29
Contract jobs citing Velocity 221 207 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 0.65% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 137 101
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £372 £348 £313
90th Percentile £675 £648 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £503 £450 £480
% change year-on-year +11.83% -6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £19.52
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 32518 31826 32407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22959 22067 22211
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 364 554
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.10 £14.19 £15.01
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.40 £54.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.29%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +49 214 £513 +7.89% 13
UK excluding London +26 120 £503 +11.83% 9
London -12 100 £518 +3.50% 6
South East +45 64 £513 +36.67% 1
North of England +40 23 £400 -27.27% 4
North West +27 16 £340 -29.17% 3
Midlands +27 13 £375 -8.54% 1
South West +5 8 £713 +50.00%
East Midlands +6 7 £375 -6.25%
Yorkshire +1 7 £450 -18.18% 1
East of England -14 7 £380 -15.56% 1
West Midlands +31 6 £375 -19.57% 1
Wales +8 3 £420 -18.05%
Scotland -13 1 - - 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 with a requirement for Velocity.

1 200 (90.50%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (72.40%) Scrum
3 84 (38.01%) User Stories
4 80 (36.20%) Kanban
5 75 (33.94%) JIRA
5 75 (33.94%) Java
6 69 (31.22%) Finance
6 69 (31.22%) TDD
7 63 (28.51%) BDD
8 61 (27.60%) Continuous Integration
9 59 (26.70%) Confluence
10 57 (25.79%) RESTful
11 53 (23.98%) Continuous Improvement
12 50 (22.62%) Coaching
13 45 (20.36%) Jenkins
13 45 (20.36%) Git (software)
14 44 (19.91%) Test Automation
15 43 (19.46%) Web Services
16 38 (17.19%) JSON
17 37 (16.74%) JavaScript
17 37 (16.74%) DevOps
18 36 (16.29%) ATDD
19 33 (14.93%) XML
20 31 (14.03%) Mobile App
20 31 (14.03%) Acceptance Criteria
21 30 (13.57%) Degree
22 26 (11.76%) AngularJS
22 26 (11.76%) Mentoring
22 26 (11.76%) Scrum-ban
22 26 (11.76%) CSS

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 59 (26.70%) Confluence
2 13 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.62%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (2.26%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.81%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (1.81%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.36%) CMS
7 2 (0.90%) Alfresco
7 2 (0.90%) Drupal
7 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.90%) Liferay
7 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.45%) Infor CloudSuite
1 1 (0.45%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.05%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.24%) npm
3 4 (1.81%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (1.81%) Amazon Kinesis
3 4 (1.81%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.81%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.36%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.90%) GitHub
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.90%) Office 365
6 1 (0.45%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.45%) IaaS
6 1 (0.45%) PaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.90%) Skype
2 1 (0.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 10 (4.52%) MySQL
3 8 (3.62%) Redis
4 7 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (3.17%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.17%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.71%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.26%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.26%) HBase
7 4 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.81%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (1.81%) BigQuery
7 4 (1.81%) CouchDB
7 4 (1.81%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.36%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.45%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 75 (33.94%) JIRA
2 45 (20.36%) Git (software)
2 45 (20.36%) Jenkins
3 23 (10.41%) Cucumber
4 16 (7.24%) Grunt
4 16 (7.24%) gulp
5 14 (6.33%) Calabash
5 14 (6.33%) Subversion
6 13 (5.88%) webpack
6 13 (5.88%) Xcode
7 12 (5.43%) Appium
8 11 (4.98%) Eclipse
8 11 (4.98%) Gradle
9 10 (4.52%) Maven
10 9 (4.07%) JUnit
10 9 (4.07%) Selenium
11 8 (3.62%) Bitbucket
12 7 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (3.17%) TeamCity
13 6 (2.71%) Mockito
General
1 69 (31.22%) Finance
2 19 (8.60%) Games
3 9 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.62%) Banking
4 8 (3.62%) Retail
5 7 (3.17%) Back Office
6 5 (2.26%) Front Office
7 4 (1.81%) Billing
7 4 (1.81%) Marketing
8 3 (1.36%) Publishing
9 2 (0.90%) Law
9 2 (0.90%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.45%) Electronics
10 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (46.15%) Scrum Master
2 61 (27.60%) Developer
3 28 (12.67%) Agile Scrum Master
4 16 (7.24%) Java Developer
5 15 (6.79%) Android Developer
5 15 (6.79%) Architect
6 14 (6.33%) Developer in Test
7 13 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 10 (4.52%) Ruby Developer
9 9 (4.07%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.07%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (3.62%) Enterprise Architect
11 7 (3.17%) Head of Delivery
11 7 (3.17%) Java Engineer
12 6 (2.71%) Agile Coach
12 6 (2.71%) Java Android Developer
12 6 (2.71%) Mobile Developer
13 5 (2.26%) Data Engineer
13 5 (2.26%) Project Manager
13 5 (2.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (25.79%) RESTful
2 43 (19.46%) Web Services
3 38 (17.19%) JSON
4 33 (14.93%) XML
5 26 (11.76%) AngularJS
5 26 (11.76%) CSS
5 26 (11.76%) HTML
6 24 (10.86%) Spring
7 23 (10.41%) HTML5
8 21 (9.50%) Node.js
9 18 (8.14%) CSS3
9 18 (8.14%) React
10 15 (6.79%) Gherkin
11 14 (6.33%) Hibernate
12 10 (4.52%) .NET
12 10 (4.52%) jQuery
13 9 (4.07%) JPA
13 9 (4.07%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (2.71%) JMS
15 5 (2.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.03%) Mobile App
2 17 (7.69%) Video on Demand
2 17 (7.69%) Video\Live Streaming
3 14 (6.33%) Virtual Team
4 13 (5.88%) User Experience
5 12 (5.43%) Chromecast
5 12 (5.43%) IPTV
6 7 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.26%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.36%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.36%) NHS
10 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.90%) iPad
10 2 (0.90%) PKI
11 1 (0.45%) Fintech
11 1 (0.45%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.45%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.69%) Android
2 14 (6.33%) Unix
3 7 (3.17%) Linux
4 6 (2.71%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.36%) Windows
6 2 (0.90%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.45%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (90.50%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (72.40%) Scrum
3 84 (38.01%) User Stories
4 80 (36.20%) Kanban
5 69 (31.22%) TDD
6 63 (28.51%) BDD
7 61 (27.60%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (23.98%) Continuous Improvement
9 50 (22.62%) Coaching
10 44 (19.91%) Test Automation
11 37 (16.74%) DevOps
12 36 (16.29%) ATDD
13 31 (14.03%) Acceptance Criteria
14 26 (11.76%) Mentoring
14 26 (11.76%) Scrum-ban
15 21 (9.50%) Open Source
16 20 (9.05%) High Availability
17 17 (7.69%) OOP
17 17 (7.69%) Pair Programming
17 17 (7.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (33.94%) Java
2 37 (16.74%) JavaScript
3 16 (7.24%) Ruby
4 15 (6.79%) SQL
5 13 (5.88%) Apple Swift
6 12 (5.43%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.62%) Python
8 5 (2.26%) C#
9 4 (1.81%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.81%) C
10 3 (1.36%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.36%) SOQL
10 3 (1.36%) SOSL
10 3 (1.36%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.90%) C++
11 2 (0.90%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.45%) PHP
12 1 (0.45%) Scala
12 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (13.57%) Degree
2 13 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 13 (5.88%) PMP
3 5 (2.26%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.36%) APMG
4 3 (1.36%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) IIBA
6 1 (0.45%) ISEB
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.05%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) GAAP
2 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (5.88%) Docker
2 2 (0.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.81%) Oozie
1 4 (1.81%) Terraform
2 2 (0.90%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.45%) Ansible
3 1 (0.45%) Mesos
3 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (10.86%) Oracle
2 21 (9.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.07%) Cisco
4 8 (3.62%) Atlassian
5 7 (3.17%) Xamarin
6 5 (2.26%) Perforce
7 4 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.36%) Progress
9 2 (0.90%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (0.90%) F5
9 2 (0.90%) Google
9 2 (0.90%) hybris
9 2 (0.90%) IBM
9 2 (0.90%) OpenText
9 2 (0.90%) Splunk
10 1 (0.45%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.45%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.45%) Solace
10 1 (0.45%) Talend
10 1 (0.45%) Zuora