Period
to 16 October 2019

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 16 October 2019 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
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 633 658 680
Rank change year-on-year +25 +22 +24
Contract jobs citing Velocity 177 259 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.67% 0.72% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 146 157
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +3.96% +6.32%
10th Percentile £411 £400 £368
90th Percentile £641 £688 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £483
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.55% +8.73%
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 26,381 35,980 31,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.98% 34.88% 32.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,347 25,309 22,433
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £312
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 329 375
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.26 £15.25 £18.60
90th Percentile £69.75 £58.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +11.11%

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 16 October 2019.

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 15 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 16 October 2019. 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 -4 149 £519 -1.19% 29
UK excluding London +64 104 £500 +5.26% 21
London +7 69 £538 -6.52% 12
South East +27 37 £500 - 5
Midlands +42 16 £419 -4.23% 2
Scotland +38 16 £500 +7.76% 1
North of England +39 14 £488 -0.94% 8
West Midlands +39 11 £419 -6.89% 1
Wales +27 10 £475 -5.00% 3
North East +22 9 £418 -20.38% 2
East of England +22 6 £500 +21.95% 2
East Midlands +33 5 £454 +19.41% 1
South West -5 5 £620 +32.37%
Yorkshire +41 3 £488 +5.41% 5
North West +5 2 £700 +42.23% 1

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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.

1 134 (75.71%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (58.76%) Scrum
3 66 (37.29%) Kanban
4 59 (33.33%) Burndown Charts
5 56 (31.64%) JIRA
6 52 (29.38%) DevOps
7 47 (26.55%) Sprint Planning
8 38 (21.47%) Confluence
9 36 (20.34%) Continuous Improvement
9 36 (20.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 35 (19.77%) Coaching
11 34 (19.21%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (17.51%) Process Improvement
12 31 (17.51%) Azure
13 29 (16.38%) Java
14 27 (15.25%) Sprint Retrospective
15 24 (13.56%) Analytics
16 21 (11.86%) User Stories
17 20 (11.30%) Story Points
17 20 (11.30%) TDD
18 19 (10.73%) Adaptive Web Design
19 18 (10.17%) Workshop Facilitation
19 18 (10.17%) Test Strategy
20 17 (9.60%) Finance
20 17 (9.60%) SQL
21 16 (9.04%) Apache
21 16 (9.04%) Python
21 16 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
21 16 (9.04%) Project Management
22 15 (8.47%) Apache Spark

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 38 (21.47%) Confluence
2 16 (9.04%) Apache
3 15 (8.47%) Apache Spark
4 7 (3.95%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (2.26%) Luigi
6 2 (1.13%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.13%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.56%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 31 (17.51%) Azure
2 15 (8.47%) AWS
3 13 (7.34%) GCP
4 4 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.26%) Serverless
4 4 (2.26%) Trello
5 3 (1.69%) IaaS
5 3 (1.69%) Office 365
5 3 (1.69%) PaaS
5 3 (1.69%) SaaS
6 2 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.13%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.13%) Apigee
6 2 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.13%) Force.com
6 2 (1.13%) GitHub
6 2 (1.13%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.26%) Internet
1 4 (2.26%) LAN
1 4 (2.26%) WAN
2 2 (1.13%) Firewall
2 2 (1.13%) Skype
2 2 (1.13%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.13%) Wireless
3 1 (0.56%) DNS
3 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.47%) Big Data
2 14 (7.91%) Hadoop
3 13 (7.34%) NoSQL
4 10 (5.65%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.65%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (3.95%) Data Lake
6 7 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.26%) BigQuery
7 4 (2.26%) Neo4j
7 4 (2.26%) Parquet
7 4 (2.26%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.26%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.69%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.13%) Amazon Aurora
9 2 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.13%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.13%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 56 (31.64%) JIRA
2 8 (4.52%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.82%) Selenium
4 4 (2.26%) Pivotal Tracker
4 4 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.26%) Urban Turtle
5 2 (1.13%) Gerrit
5 2 (1.13%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.13%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.13%) Protractor
5 2 (1.13%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.13%) WebStorm
6 1 (0.56%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.56%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.56%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.56%) PostCSS
6 1 (0.56%) TestNG
General
1 17 (9.60%) Finance
2 15 (8.47%) Banking
2 15 (8.47%) Games
3 10 (5.65%) Retail
4 7 (3.95%) Legal
5 6 (3.39%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.82%) Marketing
7 3 (1.69%) Billing
7 3 (1.69%) Front Office
7 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.13%) German Language
8 2 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Back Office
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
9 1 (0.56%) French Language
9 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 84 (47.46%) Scrum Master
2 20 (11.30%) Agile Scrum Master
3 17 (9.60%) Delivery Manager
4 16 (9.04%) Data Engineer
5 11 (6.21%) Python Engineer
6 10 (5.65%) Developer
7 9 (5.08%) Architect
8 8 (4.52%) E-Commerce Scrum Master
8 8 (4.52%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.52%) Senior Data Engineer
9 6 (3.39%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (2.82%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 5 (2.82%) Analyst
10 5 (2.82%) Business Analyst
10 5 (2.82%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.26%) Agile Project Manager
11 4 (2.26%) JIRA Specialist
11 4 (2.26%) Senior Scrum Master
12 2 (1.13%) Designer
12 2 (1.13%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.65%) Node.js
2 8 (4.52%) J2EE
3 5 (2.82%) React
4 4 (2.26%) CSS
4 4 (2.26%) HTML
4 4 (2.26%) REST
4 4 (2.26%) TinkerPop
5 3 (1.69%) .NET
5 3 (1.69%) HTML5
5 3 (1.69%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (1.69%) PySpark
5 3 (1.69%) Redux
5 3 (1.69%) Visualforce
5 3 (1.69%) Web Services
5 3 (1.69%) XML
6 2 (1.13%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.13%) Jest
6 2 (1.13%) Kafka
6 2 (1.13%) NgRx
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
1 9 (5.08%) User Experience
2 5 (2.82%) Cloud Native
3 4 (2.26%) Contract for Difference
3 4 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.69%) Online Games
5 2 (1.13%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.13%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.13%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.13%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.13%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.56%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.56%) Home Automation
6 1 (0.56%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (0.56%) Smart Home
6 1 (0.56%) Social Media
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.26%) Linux
2 3 (1.69%) Android
2 3 (1.69%) Windows
3 2 (1.13%) AIX
3 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.13%) VMS
3 2 (1.13%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.56%) Unix
4 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (75.71%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (58.76%) Scrum
3 66 (37.29%) Kanban
4 59 (33.33%) Burndown Charts
5 52 (29.38%) DevOps
6 47 (26.55%) Sprint Planning
7 36 (20.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 36 (20.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (19.77%) Coaching
9 34 (19.21%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (17.51%) Process Improvement
11 27 (15.25%) Sprint Retrospective
12 24 (13.56%) Analytics
13 21 (11.86%) User Stories
14 20 (11.30%) Story Points
14 20 (11.30%) TDD
15 19 (10.73%) Adaptive Web Design
16 18 (10.17%) Test Strategy
16 18 (10.17%) Workshop Facilitation
17 16 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.38%) Java
2 17 (9.60%) SQL
3 16 (9.04%) Python
4 9 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.82%) C#
6 4 (2.26%) C
7 3 (1.69%) Apex Code
7 3 (1.69%) Kotlin
8 2 (1.13%) PHP
8 2 (1.13%) Ruby
8 2 (1.13%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.13%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.56%) ES6
9 1 (0.56%) Java 8
9 1 (0.56%) Perl
9 1 (0.56%) R
9 1 (0.56%) Scala
9 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (5.65%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.95%) Degree
3 6 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.26%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.56%) CCNA
7 1 (0.56%) CCNP
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.56%) MBA
7 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) QA
2 4 (2.26%) PMO
3 1 (0.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (5.65%) Docker
2 5 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.13%) Ceph
3 2 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.65%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.69%) Prometheus
3 2 (1.13%) Grafana
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (4.52%) Google
2 7 (3.95%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.82%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.26%) MapR
5 4 (2.26%) Oracle
6 3 (1.69%) Cisco
6 3 (1.69%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.69%) Databricks
6 3 (1.69%) OpenText
7 2 (1.13%) Apttus
7 2 (1.13%) Aruba
7 2 (1.13%) Citrix
7 2 (1.13%) Conga
7 2 (1.13%) F5
7 2 (1.13%) Juniper
7 2 (1.13%) NetApp
7 2 (1.13%) SAP
7 2 (1.13%) Teradata
7 2 (1.13%) VMware