Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 621 653 633
Rank change year-on-year +32 -20 +12
Contract jobs citing Velocity 111 236 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 0.71% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 140 196
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +1.45% +8.95%
10th Percentile £360 £379 £362
90th Percentile £662 £660 £684
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £59.00 - £26.50
10th Percentile £56.50 - £25.75
90th Percentile £61.50 - £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.00 - £26.50

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 20,604 33,340 32,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.10% 33.64% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,088 23,463 23,059
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +8.82%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 300 342
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +4.61% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £17.95 £18.53
90th Percentile £73.75 £60.00 £55.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £41.81
% change year-on-year -5.88% +1.66% +7.54%

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 21 February 2020.

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 14 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 21 February 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 +44 100 £525 -0.47% 53
UK excluding London +74 56 £500 +11.11% 37
London +48 54 £525 -3.85% 17
South East +91 29 £525 +11.70% 8
Midlands +48 8 £363 -17.24% 6
Scotland +18 7 £525 +21.74% 1
East Midlands +31 5 - - 3
Wales +32 4 £480 -6.34%
South West +21 4 £513 +28.13% 1
North of England +60 3 £488 +8.33% 15
West Midlands +41 3 £363 -25.64% 3
North East +23 2 - -
Yorkshire +44 1 £488 -5.98% 14
East of England +31 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 83 (74.77%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (56.76%) Scrum
3 45 (40.54%) Burndown Charts
4 34 (30.63%) DevOps
5 31 (27.93%) Kanban
6 29 (26.13%) Azure
6 29 (26.13%) JIRA
6 29 (26.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (25.23%) Confluence
8 27 (24.32%) Sprint Planning
9 23 (20.72%) Continuous Improvement
10 22 (19.82%) Finance
11 20 (18.02%) Process Improvement
12 19 (17.12%) Coaching
12 19 (17.12%) Sprint Retrospective
13 18 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (14.41%) Analytics
15 15 (13.51%) Security Cleared
15 15 (13.51%) Microsoft
15 15 (13.51%) Project Planning
15 15 (13.51%) Workshop Facilitation
16 14 (12.61%) Story Points
16 14 (12.61%) Planning and Forecasting
17 13 (11.71%) SC Cleared
17 13 (11.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 13 (11.71%) User Stories
17 13 (11.71%) Budgeting and Forecasting
17 13 (11.71%) Project Roadmap
18 12 (10.81%) Test Strategy
18 12 (10.81%) Office 365

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 28 (25.23%) Confluence
2 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Fuse
2 3 (2.70%) SAS
3 1 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 29 (26.13%) Azure
2 12 (10.81%) Office 365
3 7 (6.31%) IaaS
3 7 (6.31%) PaaS
3 7 (6.31%) SaaS
4 5 (4.50%) AWS
5 4 (3.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 3 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.70%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 3 (2.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (1.80%) Apigee
7 2 (1.80%) Force.com
7 2 (1.80%) GitHub
8 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.90%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.81%) Firewall
2 7 (6.31%) DNS
3 5 (4.50%) Skype
4 3 (2.70%) HTTP
5 1 (0.90%) Internet
5 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.31%) Big Data
2 4 (3.60%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.60%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.80%) CockroachDB
4 2 (1.80%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.80%) HBase
4 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 29 (26.13%) JIRA
2 8 (7.21%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.80%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.80%) Gerrit
4 2 (1.80%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.80%) Maven
4 2 (1.80%) Protractor
4 2 (1.80%) Selenium
4 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.80%) Urban Turtle
4 2 (1.80%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.80%) WebStorm
General
1 22 (19.82%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Public Sector
3 7 (6.31%) Marketing
4 6 (5.41%) Retail
5 5 (4.50%) Electronics
5 5 (4.50%) German Language
5 5 (4.50%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.70%) Banking
6 3 (2.70%) Games
7 2 (1.80%) Billing
8 1 (0.90%) Front Office
8 1 (0.90%) Law
8 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (42.34%) Scrum Master
2 14 (12.61%) Agile Scrum Master
2 14 (12.61%) Developer
3 12 (10.81%) Architect
4 9 (8.11%) Delivery Manager
4 9 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.31%) Office 365 Engineer
5 7 (6.31%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Agile Project Manager
7 5 (4.50%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.60%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.60%) Firewall Architect
8 4 (3.60%) Python Developer
8 4 (3.60%) Security Architect
9 3 (2.70%) Angular Developer
9 3 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (2.70%) Senior Scrum Master
10 2 (1.80%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 2 (1.80%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 2 (1.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.41%) HTML
2 5 (4.50%) CSS
2 5 (4.50%) Kafka
3 4 (3.60%) Bokeh
3 4 (3.60%) Flask
3 4 (3.60%) HTML5
3 4 (3.60%) NumPy
3 4 (3.60%) Pandas
3 4 (3.60%) SciPy
3 4 (3.60%) Visualforce
4 3 (2.70%) .NET
4 3 (2.70%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.70%) Node.js
4 3 (2.70%) REST
4 3 (2.70%) SOAP
4 3 (2.70%) XML
5 2 (1.80%) .NET Core
5 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.80%) CSS3
5 2 (1.80%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.11%) Social Media
2 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.50%) User Experience
4 4 (3.60%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.70%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.80%) Chromecast
6 2 (1.80%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.80%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.90%) Home Automation
7 1 (0.90%) IPTV
7 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.90%) NHS
7 1 (0.90%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.90%) PMI
7 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.90%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.90%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.21%) Windows
2 7 (6.31%) Windows 10
3 6 (5.41%) Linux
4 3 (2.70%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.80%) Unix
6 1 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (74.77%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (56.76%) Scrum
3 45 (40.54%) Burndown Charts
4 34 (30.63%) DevOps
5 31 (27.93%) Kanban
6 29 (26.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (24.32%) Sprint Planning
8 23 (20.72%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (18.02%) Process Improvement
10 19 (17.12%) Coaching
10 19 (17.12%) Sprint Retrospective
11 18 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (14.41%) Analytics
13 15 (13.51%) Project Planning
13 15 (13.51%) Workshop Facilitation
14 14 (12.61%) Planning and Forecasting
14 14 (12.61%) Story Points
15 13 (11.71%) Budgeting and Forecasting
15 13 (11.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 13 (11.71%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.81%) Java
2 7 (6.31%) JavaScript
2 7 (6.31%) Python
3 4 (3.60%) Apex Code
3 4 (3.60%) C#
4 2 (1.80%) F#
4 2 (1.80%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.90%) Kotlin
5 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.71%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.21%) Degree
4 2 (1.80%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.80%) MBA
5 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.90%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) GDPR
2 4 (3.60%) QA
3 3 (2.70%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (2.70%) NCSC
4 2 (1.80%) PMO
5 1 (0.90%) WAI
5 1 (0.90%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (4.50%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.70%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.90%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 15 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (4.50%) SAP
4 4 (3.60%) Cadence
4 4 (3.60%) StreamSets
5 3 (2.70%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.70%) Oracle
5 3 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.80%) Apttus
6 2 (1.80%) Conga
6 2 (1.80%) Google
6 2 (1.80%) Teradata
7 1 (0.90%) Adobe
7 1 (0.90%) Databricks
7 1 (0.90%) hybris
7 1 (0.90%) IBM
7 1 (0.90%) Splunk