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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 548 607
Rank change year-on-year +6 +59  
Contract jobs citing Velocity 66 91 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.065%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 0.61% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 74 10
Median daily rate £453 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +11.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £330 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £313
% change year-on-year +3.03% +32.00%  
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 14193 14997 14342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.48% 27.99% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9846 10410 9296
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 223 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +1 61 £475 +0.52% 10
London +16 35 £475 -5.47% 6
South East +15 10 £413 +17.85%
City of London -2 8 £475 -2.56% 2
North West +28 6 £500 +11.11%
Manchester +17 6 £500 +25.00%
Scotland - 4 £400 - 1
Berkshire +27 3 £425 -
Hampshire +11 3 - -
Yorkshire 0 3 £385 -14.44% 1
West Yorkshire -4 3 £385 -18.94% 1
Leeds -5 3 £385 -18.94% 1
East Midlands -7 3 £425 +30.76% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £400 -
Edinburgh - 3 £400 - 1
Salford - 3 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £400 -
Reading +18 2 - -
West Midlands +13 2 - -
Warwickshire +3 2 - -
North East -14 2 £378 -46.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £378 - 1
Farnborough - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £378 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £455 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £455 - 1
Warwick - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £395 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £395 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 144 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (52.72%) Scrum
3 54 (29.35%) Finance
4 52 (28.26%) JIRA
5 44 (23.91%) TDD
6 36 (19.57%) Kanban
6 36 (19.57%) User Stories
7 35 (19.02%) Spring
7 35 (19.02%) Java
8 28 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (15.22%) Release Management
9 27 (14.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 25 (13.59%) BDD
11 24 (13.04%) Microservices
11 24 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (12.50%) DevOps
13 22 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (11.96%) Waterfall
13 22 (11.96%) J2EE
14 20 (10.87%) HTML
14 20 (10.87%) Project Management
14 20 (10.87%) Open Source
14 20 (10.87%) Coaching
15 19 (10.33%) Confluence
15 19 (10.33%) JavaScript
15 19 (10.33%) Banking
16 18 (9.78%) Liferay
16 18 (9.78%) Struts
17 17 (9.24%) Hibernate
17 17 (9.24%) SDLC

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 19 (10.33%) Confluence
2 18 (9.78%) Liferay
3 14 (7.61%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.17%) Apache
5 4 (2.17%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.63%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.09%) Drupal
7 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.09%) IIS
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.54%) CMS
8 1 (0.54%) Hubot
8 1 (0.54%) IPython
8 1 (0.54%) JBoss
8 1 (0.54%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.54%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (7.61%) MS PowerPoint
1 14 (7.61%) MS Visio
2 11 (5.98%) MS Project
3 7 (3.80%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.17%) MS Office
5 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.54%) Mingle
5 1 (0.54%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.54%) BondVision
2 1 (0.54%) Eikon
2 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.15%) GitHub
2 11 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.89%) PaaS
4 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.09%) CallidusCloud
5 2 (1.09%) IaaS
5 2 (1.09%) SaaS
6 1 (0.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) Firewall
2 1 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.54%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.26%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.17%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.17%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.63%) Informix
6 3 (1.63%) MS Access
6 3 (1.63%) Power BI
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.09%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.54%) Flink
8 1 (0.54%) Presto
Development Applications
1 52 (28.26%) JIRA
2 16 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 13 (7.07%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.07%) Gradle
3 13 (7.07%) Subversion
4 8 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 7 (3.80%) Eclipse
6 6 (3.26%) IntelliJ
6 6 (3.26%) Maven
7 5 (2.72%) JUnit
8 4 (2.17%) Ant
8 4 (2.17%) Selenium
9 3 (1.63%) GitLab
9 3 (1.63%) Spock
9 3 (1.63%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.09%) EasyMock
10 2 (1.09%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (1.09%) jMock
10 2 (1.09%) Mockito
10 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 54 (29.35%) Finance
2 19 (10.33%) Banking
3 14 (7.61%) Legal
4 12 (6.52%) Marketing
4 12 (6.52%) Retail
5 6 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.72%) Automotive
6 5 (2.72%) Law
7 4 (2.17%) Publishing
8 3 (1.63%) Games
9 1 (0.54%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.54%) French Language
9 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Local Government
9 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (36.41%) Scrum Master
2 23 (12.50%) Developer
3 19 (10.33%) Agile Scrum Master
4 12 (6.52%) Architect
4 12 (6.52%) Consultant
4 12 (6.52%) Java Developer
5 11 (5.98%) Analyst
5 11 (5.98%) Security Consultant
6 10 (5.43%) Delivery Manager
6 10 (5.43%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.89%) Agile Coach
8 8 (4.35%) Agile Project Manager
8 8 (4.35%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
9 7 (3.80%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 7 (3.80%) Digital Agile Project Manager
9 7 (3.80%) Digital Project Manager
10 6 (3.26%) Agile Business Analyst
10 6 (3.26%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.26%) Financial Services Project Manager
10 6 (3.26%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (19.02%) Spring
2 22 (11.96%) J2EE
3 20 (10.87%) HTML
4 18 (9.78%) Struts
5 17 (9.24%) Hibernate
6 14 (7.61%) CSS
6 14 (7.61%) CSS3
6 14 (7.61%) HTML5
7 12 (6.52%) XML
8 9 (4.89%) JSON
8 9 (4.89%) Web Services
9 8 (4.35%) Middleware
9 8 (4.35%) Node.js
9 8 (4.35%) Spring Boot
10 7 (3.80%) REST
10 7 (3.80%) Spring Cloud
11 6 (3.26%) AngularJS
11 6 (3.26%) LESS
11 6 (3.26%) React
11 6 (3.26%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.70%) Virtual Team
3 11 (5.98%) User Experience
4 3 (1.63%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.63%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.63%) PMI
4 3 (1.63%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.09%) iPad
6 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.54%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.54%) Fintech
6 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.72%) Apple iOS
1 5 (2.72%) Windows
2 4 (2.17%) Linux
3 3 (1.63%) Android
3 3 (1.63%) Solaris
4 2 (1.09%) Unix
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (52.72%) Scrum
3 44 (23.91%) TDD
4 36 (19.57%) Kanban
4 36 (19.57%) User Stories
5 28 (15.22%) Release Management
5 28 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (14.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 25 (13.59%) BDD
8 24 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (13.04%) Microservices
9 23 (12.50%) DevOps
10 22 (11.96%) Waterfall
11 20 (10.87%) Coaching
11 20 (10.87%) Open Source
11 20 (10.87%) Project Management
12 17 (9.24%) SDLC
13 15 (8.15%) AOP
13 15 (8.15%) E-Commerce
13 15 (8.15%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.02%) Java
2 19 (10.33%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.98%) Scala
4 9 (4.89%) Groovy
5 8 (4.35%) SQL
6 3 (1.63%) Clojure
7 2 (1.09%) Go
7 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.09%) PHP
7 2 (1.09%) Python
8 1 (0.54%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.54%) C
8 1 (0.54%) C#
8 1 (0.54%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.54%) Jython
8 1 (0.54%) Perl
8 1 (0.54%) R
8 1 (0.54%) Ruby
8 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (5.98%) Degree
2 9 (4.89%) SC Cleared
2 9 (4.89%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.63%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.09%) PgMP
4 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.61%) PMO
2 10 (5.43%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.54%) SAS 70
3 1 (0.54%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (4.89%) Docker
2 1 (0.54%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (2.17%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.63%) Consul
2 3 (1.63%) Terraform
3 2 (1.09%) Ansible
4 1 (0.54%) OpenView
4 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.54%) Puppet
4 1 (0.54%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 11 (5.98%) Splunk
2 10 (5.43%) AppDynamics
3 9 (4.89%) IBM
3 9 (4.89%) ServiceNow
4 7 (3.80%) MuleSoft
4 7 (3.80%) New Relic
5 6 (3.26%) Snow
6 4 (2.17%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.63%) Callidus
7 3 (1.63%) GigaSpaces
7 3 (1.63%) hybris
7 3 (1.63%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.63%) Sybase
8 2 (1.09%) Marketo
8 2 (1.09%) OpenText
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle
8 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.54%) F5
9 1 (0.54%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.54%) Tableau