Period
to 20 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 634 622 735
Rank change year-on-year -12 +113 +52
Contract jobs citing Velocity 238 224 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.75% 0.74% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 142 101
UK median daily rate £513 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.47% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £370 £320 £325
90th Percentile £686 £674 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £450 £493
% change year-on-year +7.78% -8.63% +23.13%
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 31,912 30,450 31,261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.10% 31.45% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,768 20,957 21,585
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £590 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £375
% change year-on-year +1.46% +5.13% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 345 587
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.25 £15.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.00 £55.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.58% +2.00% +8.70%

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 January 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 January 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 +19 228 £513 +7.89% 70
UK excluding London -6 125 £485 +7.78% 49
London +4 111 £525 +5.00% 23
South East +11 57 £513 +60.41% 15
North of England +11 26 £420 -20.00% 16
Midlands -2 20 £475 +5.56% 2
North West +7 18 £340 -38.18% 8
East Midlands +4 11 £300 -25.00% 2
West Midlands +12 9 £550 +17.02%
South West +6 8 £713 +65.22% 11
East of England -10 8 £380 +16.92% 3
Yorkshire -12 8 £450 -5.26% 8
Wales +7 3 £420 -18.05%
Scotland -23 3 £425 +3.03% 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 212 (89.08%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (68.49%) Scrum
3 87 (36.55%) User Stories
4 85 (35.71%) Kanban
5 75 (31.51%) JIRA
6 70 (29.41%) TDD
7 67 (28.15%) Continuous Integration
8 65 (27.31%) Java
9 64 (26.89%) Finance
10 62 (26.05%) BDD
11 58 (24.37%) Confluence
11 58 (24.37%) RESTful
12 56 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
13 50 (21.01%) Git (software)
14 48 (20.17%) Jenkins
15 47 (19.75%) Test Automation
16 45 (18.91%) Web Services
17 42 (17.65%) JavaScript
18 41 (17.23%) Coaching
19 39 (16.39%) Acceptance Criteria
20 37 (15.55%) ATDD
21 36 (15.13%) DevOps
21 36 (15.13%) JSON
22 34 (14.29%) Degree
23 32 (13.45%) HTML
24 31 (13.03%) XML
25 30 (12.61%) CSS
26 29 (12.18%) Mobile App
26 29 (12.18%) Open Source
27 28 (11.76%) Oracle

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 58 (24.37%) Confluence
2 15 (6.30%) Apache Spark
3 10 (4.20%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.36%) Apache
5 5 (2.10%) Apache Pig
5 5 (2.10%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (2.10%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.68%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.26%) CMS
8 2 (0.84%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.84%) Drupal
8 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.84%) JBoss
8 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.84%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.84%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 2 (0.84%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.68%) Infor CloudSuite
1 4 (1.68%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.66%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.72%) npm
3 5 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.68%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (1.68%) Amazon Kinesis
4 4 (1.68%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.68%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.84%) Office 365
5 2 (0.84%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.42%) Slack
6 1 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.84%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 15 (6.30%) Oracle Database
3 13 (5.46%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (5.46%) MySQL
4 12 (5.04%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.62%) Big Data
6 10 (4.20%) Apache Hive
6 10 (4.20%) HBase
7 9 (3.78%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.94%) SQL Server
9 6 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.52%) Redis
9 6 (2.52%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.10%) CouchDB
10 5 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.68%) BigQuery
12 2 (0.84%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 75 (31.51%) JIRA
2 50 (21.01%) Git (software)
3 48 (20.17%) Jenkins
4 25 (10.50%) Cucumber
5 19 (7.98%) Subversion
6 16 (6.72%) Grunt
6 16 (6.72%) gulp
7 13 (5.46%) Appium
7 13 (5.46%) Calabash
7 13 (5.46%) webpack
7 13 (5.46%) Xcode
8 9 (3.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (3.78%) Gradle
8 9 (3.78%) Selenium
9 8 (3.36%) Maven
10 7 (2.94%) TeamCity
11 6 (2.52%) Bitbucket
11 6 (2.52%) Eclipse
11 6 (2.52%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 64 (26.89%) Finance
2 21 (8.82%) Games
3 12 (5.04%) Retail
4 9 (3.78%) Banking
5 8 (3.36%) Marketing
5 8 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.52%) Back Office
7 4 (1.68%) Billing
8 3 (1.26%) Publishing
9 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.42%) Electronics
10 1 (0.42%) Law
10 1 (0.42%) Legal
10 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (39.08%) Scrum Master
2 62 (26.05%) Developer
3 27 (11.34%) Agile Scrum Master
4 21 (8.82%) Architect
5 17 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 16 (6.72%) Android Developer
7 15 (6.30%) Developer in Test
8 12 (5.04%) React Developer
9 10 (4.20%) Data Engineer
9 10 (4.20%) Enterprise Architect
9 10 (4.20%) Java Developer
10 9 (3.78%) Agile Coach
11 8 (3.36%) Head of Delivery
11 8 (3.36%) Ruby Developer
12 7 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (2.94%) Product Owner
13 6 (2.52%) Data Scientist
13 6 (2.52%) DevOps Engineer
13 6 (2.52%) Enterprise Technical Architect
13 6 (2.52%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (24.37%) RESTful
2 45 (18.91%) Web Services
3 36 (15.13%) JSON
4 32 (13.45%) HTML
5 31 (13.03%) XML
6 30 (12.61%) CSS
7 25 (10.50%) AngularJS
7 25 (10.50%) HTML5
8 22 (9.24%) Node.js
9 19 (7.98%) CSS3
10 18 (7.56%) React
10 18 (7.56%) Spring
11 15 (6.30%) Gherkin
12 13 (5.46%) jQuery
13 11 (4.62%) Kafka
14 10 (4.20%) Hibernate
15 9 (3.78%) .NET
15 9 (3.78%) RabbitMQ
16 7 (2.94%) Redux
17 6 (2.52%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.18%) Mobile App
2 17 (7.14%) Video on Demand
2 17 (7.14%) Video\Live Streaming
3 15 (6.30%) Virtual Team
4 13 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.46%) Chromecast
4 13 (5.46%) IPTV
5 12 (5.04%) Computer Science
6 10 (4.20%) User Experience
7 7 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.10%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.68%) NHS
10 3 (1.26%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.84%) PKI
12 1 (0.42%) Blog
12 1 (0.42%) CMDB
12 1 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.42%) Robotics
12 1 (0.42%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.56%) Android
2 12 (5.04%) Unix
3 5 (2.10%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.10%) Linux
4 3 (1.26%) Windows
5 2 (0.84%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (89.08%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (68.49%) Scrum
3 87 (36.55%) User Stories
4 85 (35.71%) Kanban
5 70 (29.41%) TDD
6 67 (28.15%) Continuous Integration
7 62 (26.05%) BDD
8 56 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 47 (19.75%) Test Automation
10 41 (17.23%) Coaching
11 39 (16.39%) Acceptance Criteria
12 37 (15.55%) ATDD
13 36 (15.13%) DevOps
14 29 (12.18%) Open Source
15 26 (10.92%) Mentoring
15 26 (10.92%) Scrum-ban
16 21 (8.82%) Analytics
17 20 (8.40%) High Availability
17 20 (8.40%) Pair Programming
18 19 (7.98%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 65 (27.31%) Java
2 42 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 23 (9.66%) SQL
4 18 (7.56%) Python
5 13 (5.46%) Apple Swift
5 13 (5.46%) Ruby
6 11 (4.62%) Shell Script
7 9 (3.78%) C
8 6 (2.52%) Apex Code
8 6 (2.52%) R
9 5 (2.10%) C#
9 5 (2.10%) Scala
9 5 (2.10%) SOQL
9 5 (2.10%) SOSL
10 3 (1.26%) C++
10 3 (1.26%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.26%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.42%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 34 (14.29%) Degree
2 13 (5.46%) PMI Certification
2 13 (5.46%) PMP
3 8 (3.36%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.10%) APMG
4 5 (2.10%) Master's Degree
4 5 (2.10%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) ISEB
5 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.56%) QA
2 5 (2.10%) GDPR
3 1 (0.42%) GAAP
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (6.72%) Docker
2 5 (2.10%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.68%) Oozie
1 4 (1.68%) Terraform
2 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.42%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 28 (11.76%) Oracle
2 23 (9.66%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.62%) Cisco
4 10 (4.20%) Atlassian
5 9 (3.78%) Talend
6 7 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.52%) Xamarin
8 5 (2.10%) Alteryx
9 4 (1.68%) IBM
9 4 (1.68%) Infor
9 4 (1.68%) Perforce
9 4 (1.68%) Progress
9 4 (1.68%) SAP
9 4 (1.68%) Splunk
10 3 (1.26%) F5
10 3 (1.26%) hybris
11 2 (0.84%) Dell
11 2 (0.84%) EMC
11 2 (0.84%) OpenText
11 2 (0.84%) VMware