Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 608 693 712
Rank change year-on-year +85 +19 +100
Contract jobs citing Velocity 291 147 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.83% 0.48% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 109 152
UK median daily rate £508 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.84% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £363 £361 £344
90th Percentile £663 £633 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +3.43% +6.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £18.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 - -

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 35,090 30,606 31,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.91% 32.21% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,686 21,144 22,102
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £305 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 384 401
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.13 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +7.01% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.05 £13.25
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +2.04%

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 18 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Velocity over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 July 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 +93 279 £514 +6.81% 45
London +45 158 £563 +14.80% 23
UK excluding London +38 128 £468 +3.43% 25
South East -8 38 £500 -2.44% 6
Midlands +13 32 £450 +2.86% 1
North of England -14 23 £475 +11.76% 5
East of England +24 19 £400 - 6
West Midlands -4 19 £480 -
East Midlands +13 13 £400 -8.57% 1
North West -21 13 £475 +11.76% 2
South West +11 8 £468 +17.74% 4
Yorkshire -25 7 £475 +8.08% 3
Scotland -40 6 £468 +17.74% 1
North East +4 3 £525 +38.89%
Wales -12 3 £438 -12.50% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, 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.

1 248 (85.22%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (60.14%) Scrum
3 95 (32.65%) JIRA
4 85 (29.21%) Kanban
5 79 (27.15%) Finance
6 75 (25.77%) Confluence
7 71 (24.40%) Java
8 70 (24.05%) Test Automation
9 68 (23.37%) TDD
10 62 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
11 58 (19.93%) User Stories
12 56 (19.24%) Git (software)
13 52 (17.87%) Problem-Solving
14 46 (15.81%) Jenkins
15 44 (15.12%) Continuous Improvement
16 42 (14.43%) RESTful
17 40 (13.75%) Project Management
18 37 (12.71%) Web Services
18 37 (12.71%) REST
19 36 (12.37%) BDD
19 36 (12.37%) Amazon AWS
20 34 (11.68%) Coaching
20 34 (11.68%) Microservices
20 34 (11.68%) C#
21 33 (11.34%) JavaScript
21 33 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
22 32 (11.00%) DevOps
23 31 (10.65%) SQL
23 31 (10.65%) JUnit
24 30 (10.31%) Decision-Making

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 75 (25.77%) Confluence
2 17 (5.84%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.06%) Apache
4 4 (1.37%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.37%) Liferay
5 3 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.03%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.69%) CMS
6 2 (0.69%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.69%) Hubot
6 2 (0.69%) IIS
6 2 (0.69%) JBoss
6 2 (0.69%) nginx
6 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.34%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Synapse
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.34%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.34%) EViews
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.34%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.37%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
3 6 (2.06%) Data Lake Analytics
3 6 (2.06%) Serverless
4 5 (1.72%) GitHub
5 3 (1.03%) Office 365
5 3 (1.03%) PaaS
6 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.69%) npm
6 2 (0.69%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.69%) Slack
7 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.34%) Google Play
7 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.34%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.37%) SMS
1 4 (1.37%) WAN
2 3 (1.03%) LAN
3 1 (0.34%) DMARC
3 1 (0.34%) Firewall
3 1 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.25%) Big Data
2 23 (7.90%) Relational Database
3 18 (6.19%) RDBMS
4 13 (4.47%) Hadoop
5 11 (3.78%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.09%) SQL Server
7 8 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.41%) Data Lake
9 6 (2.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.06%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (1.72%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.72%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.72%) MySQL
10 5 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.37%) HBase
11 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.34%) KDB
13 1 (0.34%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 95 (32.65%) JIRA
2 56 (19.24%) Git (software)
3 46 (15.81%) Jenkins
4 31 (10.65%) JUnit
5 23 (7.90%) Maven
5 23 (7.90%) SonarQube
6 19 (6.53%) Visual Studio
7 18 (6.19%) Checkstyle
7 18 (6.19%) Liquibase
7 18 (6.19%) Mockito
8 14 (4.81%) Subversion
8 14 (4.81%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (4.47%) Cucumber
9 13 (4.47%) SpecFlow
10 11 (3.78%) NUnit
10 11 (3.78%) ReSharper
11 10 (3.44%) Selenium
11 10 (3.44%) WebDriver
12 7 (2.41%) Ant
12 7 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 79 (27.15%) Finance
2 19 (6.53%) Banking
3 17 (5.84%) Games
4 15 (5.15%) Retail
5 14 (4.81%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.06%) Marketing
7 5 (1.72%) Law
8 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.37%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Automotive
9 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) Front Office
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 106 (36.43%) Scrum Master
2 64 (21.99%) Developer
3 24 (8.25%) Agile Scrum Master
4 21 (7.22%) Analyst
5 20 (6.87%) Project Manager
6 17 (5.84%) .NET Developer
6 17 (5.84%) C# Developer
7 16 (5.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (4.12%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.12%) Data Engineer
9 9 (3.09%) Agile Coach
9 9 (3.09%) Android Developer
10 8 (2.75%) Agile Project Manager
10 8 (2.75%) Architect
11 7 (2.41%) Delivery Manager
11 7 (2.41%) Development Manager
11 7 (2.41%) Test Analyst
12 6 (2.06%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (2.06%) Java Developer
12 6 (2.06%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (14.43%) RESTful
2 37 (12.71%) REST
2 37 (12.71%) Web Services
3 29 (9.97%) HTML
4 27 (9.28%) Spring
5 24 (8.25%) CSS
6 23 (7.90%) .NET
7 22 (7.56%) jQuery
8 20 (6.87%) ASP.NET
8 20 (6.87%) Hibernate
8 20 (6.87%) HTML5
8 20 (6.87%) JMS
8 20 (6.87%) SOAP
9 19 (6.53%) JAX-RS
10 18 (6.19%) Drools
10 18 (6.19%) Lambda Expressions
10 18 (6.19%) Spring Batch
10 18 (6.19%) WireMock
10 18 (6.19%) XML
11 16 (5.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (6.53%) Mobile App
3 18 (6.19%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (3.78%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.75%) Chromecast
6 8 (2.75%) User Experience
7 7 (2.41%) IPTV
8 6 (2.06%) Video on Demand
9 5 (1.72%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.72%) NHS
9 5 (1.72%) Video\Live Streaming
10 4 (1.37%) Over-the-Top Content
11 3 (1.03%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.69%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.69%) Derivative
12 2 (0.69%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.87%) Windows
2 18 (6.19%) Unix
3 15 (5.15%) Android
4 8 (2.75%) Linux
5 6 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.37%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.69%) Debian
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (85.22%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (60.14%) Scrum
3 85 (29.21%) Kanban
4 70 (24.05%) Test Automation
5 68 (23.37%) TDD
6 62 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (19.93%) User Stories
8 52 (17.87%) Problem-Solving
9 44 (15.12%) Continuous Improvement
10 40 (13.75%) Project Management
11 36 (12.37%) BDD
12 34 (11.68%) Coaching
12 34 (11.68%) Microservices
13 33 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (11.00%) DevOps
15 30 (10.31%) Decision-Making
16 29 (9.97%) Waterfall
17 28 (9.62%) Visualisation
18 25 (8.59%) Analytics
18 25 (8.59%) OO
Programming Languages
1 71 (24.40%) Java
2 34 (11.68%) C#
3 33 (11.34%) JavaScript
4 31 (10.65%) SQL
5 18 (6.19%) Java 8
5 18 (6.19%) JPQL
6 17 (5.84%) Python
7 13 (4.47%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.78%) XQuery
9 10 (3.44%) R
10 9 (3.09%) C
10 9 (3.09%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.41%) XPath
12 6 (2.06%) Scala
12 6 (2.06%) U-SQL
13 4 (1.37%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.37%) SOQL
13 4 (1.37%) SOSL
14 3 (1.03%) Groovy
14 3 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (9.97%) Degree
2 20 (6.87%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.84%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (2.41%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.06%) APMG
7 4 (1.37%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.03%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.03%) PMP
9 2 (0.69%) APMP
9 2 (0.69%) CISA
9 2 (0.69%) CISM
9 2 (0.69%) CISSP
10 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.34%) ISEB
10 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.78%) QA
2 9 (3.09%) GDPR
3 5 (1.72%) PSD2
4 3 (1.03%) PMO
5 2 (0.69%) GCP
5 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (3.78%) Docker
2 4 (1.37%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.34%) HDFS
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.75%) Kubernetes
1 8 (2.75%) Terraform
2 2 (0.69%) Ansible
2 2 (0.69%) Puppet
2 2 (0.69%) Simian Army
2 2 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.69%) StackStorm
3 1 (0.34%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.34%) Mesos
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.87%) Oracle
3 10 (3.44%) hybris
4 8 (2.75%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.72%) Talend
6 4 (1.37%) Alteryx
6 4 (1.37%) Progress
7 3 (1.03%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.03%) Google
8 2 (0.69%) Cadence
8 2 (0.69%) Cisco
8 2 (0.69%) IBM
8 2 (0.69%) Informatica
8 2 (0.69%) Pega
8 2 (0.69%) Sybase
8 2 (0.69%) Tableau
8 2 (0.69%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.69%) VMware
9 1 (0.34%) Cloudera