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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 541 594
Rank change year-on-year +8 +53  
Contract jobs citing Velocity 69 102 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.080%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.67% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 81 27
Median daily rate £475 £445 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +1.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Velocity is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15019 15261 15400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.08% 28.36% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10384 10752 10284
Median daily rate £427 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 178 208
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.69% -1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £16.60 £17.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Velocity
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Velocity as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 61 £491 +9.16% 27
London -3 38 £500 - 14
South East +12 13 £495 +23.75% 4
East Midlands -4 6 £431 -13.75%
Nottingham - 6 £431 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £431 -
Hampshire +15 5 £509 - 1
Berkshire +19 4 £425 +6.25%
Scotland +40 3 £398 +4.26% 2
Edinburgh - 3 £398 - 1
Surrey +8 2 £506 - 1
South West +5 2 £398 -16.31% 2
City of London -16 2 £650 +40.54% 5
Slough - 2 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Redhill - 2 £506 -
Newport - 2 £500 -
South Wales - 2 £500 -
Wales - 2 £500 -
North West +18 1 £425 -17.07% 5
West Midlands +10 1 - -
Eastleigh +1 1 £523 -
Hertfordshire -5 1 - -
East of England -10 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £420 -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £495 - 1
Southampton - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 107 (79.85%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (61.94%) Scrum
3 40 (29.85%) Kanban
4 39 (29.10%) TDD
5 38 (28.36%) JIRA
6 37 (27.61%) User Stories
7 36 (26.87%) Finance
8 34 (25.37%) Test Automation
9 28 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (17.91%) Java
10 24 (17.91%) DevOps
10 24 (17.91%) BDD
10 24 (17.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (16.42%) Coaching
12 21 (15.67%) Git (software)
13 20 (14.93%) HTML
13 20 (14.93%) CSS
13 20 (14.93%) HTML5
13 20 (14.93%) Jenkins
14 19 (14.18%) AngularJS
14 19 (14.18%) ATDD
14 19 (14.18%) CSS3
14 19 (14.18%) JSON
15 18 (13.43%) Open Source
15 18 (13.43%) Confluence
16 17 (12.69%) Web Services
16 17 (12.69%) XML
16 17 (12.69%) Project Management
17 16 (11.94%) Node.js
17 16 (11.94%) Cucumber

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 18 (13.43%) Confluence
2 5 (3.73%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.99%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.49%) Drupal
4 2 (1.49%) IIS
4 2 (1.49%) Liferay
4 2 (1.49%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.75%) Apache
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.75%) Hubot
5 1 (0.75%) IPython
5 1 (0.75%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.75%) Mingle
5 1 (0.75%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) BondVision
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.75%) Eikon
1 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.22%) GitHub
3 3 (2.24%) IaaS
4 2 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.49%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.49%) PaaS
5 1 (0.75%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.75%) CallidusCloud
5 1 (0.75%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.75%) CloudSense
5 1 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.75%) Office 365
5 1 (0.75%) SaaS
5 1 (0.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) SMS
1 1 (0.75%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.24%) Big Data
1 3 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.49%) MySQL
2 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.49%) Pentaho
2 2 (1.49%) Redis
2 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.75%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.75%) Flink
3 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.75%) Power BI
3 1 (0.75%) Presto
3 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (28.36%) JIRA
2 21 (15.67%) Git (software)
3 20 (14.93%) Jenkins
4 16 (11.94%) Cucumber
5 13 (9.70%) WebDriver
6 11 (8.21%) Subversion
7 8 (5.97%) Selenium
8 7 (5.22%) Grunt
8 7 (5.22%) gulp
8 7 (5.22%) webpack
9 6 (4.48%) JUnit
10 5 (3.73%) Bower
10 5 (3.73%) Gradle
10 5 (3.73%) Jasmine
10 5 (3.73%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (3.73%) Protractor
11 4 (2.99%) Eclipse
12 3 (2.24%) GitLab
12 3 (2.24%) Maven
12 3 (2.24%) Xcode
General
1 36 (26.87%) Finance
2 8 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.22%) Marketing
4 6 (4.48%) Law
4 6 (4.48%) Publishing
5 5 (3.73%) Banking
5 5 (3.73%) Games
5 5 (3.73%) Retail
6 4 (2.99%) Legal
7 3 (2.24%) French Language
8 2 (1.49%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.49%) German Language
9 1 (0.75%) Automotive
9 1 (0.75%) Electronics
9 1 (0.75%) Local Government
9 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (41.79%) Scrum Master
2 22 (16.42%) Developer
3 12 (8.96%) Agile Scrum Master
4 11 (8.21%) Analyst
5 9 (6.72%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.22%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.22%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (5.22%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.22%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (4.48%) Developer in Test
7 6 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.73%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 4 (2.99%) Agile Project Manager
9 4 (2.99%) CRM Manager
9 4 (2.99%) Digital Agile Project Manager
9 4 (2.99%) Digital Project Manager
9 4 (2.99%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
9 4 (2.99%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.24%) Financial Services Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.93%) CSS
1 20 (14.93%) HTML
1 20 (14.93%) HTML5
2 19 (14.18%) AngularJS
2 19 (14.18%) CSS3
2 19 (14.18%) JSON
3 17 (12.69%) Web Services
3 17 (12.69%) XML
4 16 (11.94%) LESS
4 16 (11.94%) Node.js
4 16 (11.94%) React
4 16 (11.94%) Sass
5 15 (11.19%) RESTful
6 11 (8.21%) Gherkin
7 9 (6.72%) jQuery
8 8 (5.97%) Spring
9 5 (3.73%) Angular 2
9 5 (3.73%) Hibernate
9 5 (3.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (2.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.45%) User Experience
2 10 (7.46%) Video on Demand
3 9 (6.72%) PMI
3 9 (6.72%) Virtual Team
4 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.48%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.49%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.49%) Fintech
5 2 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.73%) Apple iOS
1 5 (3.73%) Windows
2 3 (2.24%) Android
2 3 (2.24%) Linux
2 3 (2.24%) Unix
3 2 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.75%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (79.85%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (61.94%) Scrum
3 40 (29.85%) Kanban
4 39 (29.10%) TDD
5 37 (27.61%) User Stories
6 34 (25.37%) Test Automation
7 28 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (17.91%) BDD
8 24 (17.91%) Continuous Improvement
8 24 (17.91%) DevOps
9 22 (16.42%) Coaching
10 19 (14.18%) ATDD
11 18 (13.43%) Open Source
12 17 (12.69%) Project Management
13 15 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (9.70%) High Availability
15 12 (8.96%) Mentoring
15 12 (8.96%) Microservices
15 12 (8.96%) Responsive Web Design
15 12 (8.96%) Scrum-ban
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.91%) Java
2 15 (11.19%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.97%) SQL
4 5 (3.73%) TypeScript
5 4 (2.99%) Ruby
5 4 (2.99%) Scala
6 3 (2.24%) Apple Swift
6 3 (2.24%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.49%) C#
7 2 (1.49%) Go
7 2 (1.49%) PHP
7 2 (1.49%) Python
7 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.75%) Clojure
8 1 (0.75%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.75%) Erlang
8 1 (0.75%) F#
8 1 (0.75%) Groovy
8 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (11.19%) Degree
2 9 (6.72%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.99%) PgMP
4 2 (1.49%) PMP
4 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) QA
2 3 (2.24%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (8.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.75%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (3.73%) Terraform
2 4 (2.99%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.24%) Consul
4 2 (1.49%) Ansible
5 1 (0.75%) Mesos
5 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.75%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 9 (6.72%) CA Agile Central
2 6 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (3.73%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.24%) AppDynamics
4 3 (2.24%) Oracle
4 3 (2.24%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.24%) Splunk
5 2 (1.49%) Apple
5 2 (1.49%) Cisco
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe
6 1 (0.75%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.75%) Capita
6 1 (0.75%) CQG
6 1 (0.75%) hybris
6 1 (0.75%) MarketAxess
6 1 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.75%) Perforce
6 1 (0.75%) Reuters
6 1 (0.75%) SAP
6 1 (0.75%) Xamarin
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