Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 601 652 754
Rank change year-on-year +51 +102 +38
Contract jobs citing Velocity 283 177 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.86% 0.61% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 119 102
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +4.40% +7.06%
10th Percentile £356 £329 £330
90th Percentile £675 £638 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +10.00%
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 32,982 29,235 30,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.62% 31.55% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,265 20,180 21,207
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 365 481
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.56% +7.29%

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 19 April 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 19 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 April 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 +55 274 £525 +10.53% 41
London +40 152 £550 +10.00% 18
UK excluding London +10 126 £500 +17.65% 23
South East -12 38 £517 +19.88% 8
Midlands +21 37 £490 +5.95% 3
North of England 0 29 £475 -3.16% 2
East Midlands +13 19 £375 -11.76% 2
North West -14 19 £350 -36.36% 1
West Midlands -13 18 £525 +11.70% 1
South West +15 11 £688 +62.72% 1
East of England -3 9 £335 +3.08% 9
Yorkshire -14 8 £550 +29.41% 1
Scotland -38 4 £425 +6.25%
North East +27 2 £525 +38.89%
Wales -11 1 £420 -

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 243 (85.87%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (64.31%) Scrum
3 99 (34.98%) Kanban
4 85 (30.04%) JIRA
5 78 (27.56%) User Stories
6 77 (27.21%) Java
7 70 (24.73%) Continuous Integration
7 70 (24.73%) TDD
7 70 (24.73%) Git (software)
8 65 (22.97%) Test Automation
9 62 (21.91%) Confluence
10 58 (20.49%) Finance
11 57 (20.14%) RESTful
12 54 (19.08%) Jenkins
12 54 (19.08%) Problem-Solving
13 50 (17.67%) JavaScript
14 48 (16.96%) BDD
15 46 (16.25%) Web Services
16 42 (14.84%) Continuous Improvement
17 41 (14.49%) SQL
18 39 (13.78%) Degree
19 38 (13.43%) HTML
20 37 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
21 36 (12.72%) Coaching
21 36 (12.72%) CSS
21 36 (12.72%) Decision-Making
22 35 (12.37%) Open Source
23 34 (12.01%) Microsoft
24 33 (11.66%) Visualisation
24 33 (11.66%) DevOps

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 62 (21.91%) Confluence
2 31 (10.95%) Apache Spark
3 14 (4.95%) Apache
4 9 (3.18%) Apache Pig
5 4 (1.41%) JBoss
5 4 (1.41%) Liferay
6 3 (1.06%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (1.06%) Apache ServiceMix
6 3 (1.06%) Apache Synapse
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.06%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 3 (1.06%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.71%) CMS
7 2 (0.71%) Hubot
7 2 (0.71%) nginx
7 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Infor CloudSuite
1 4 (1.41%) Infor M3
2 3 (1.06%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.35%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.53%) npm
4 6 (2.12%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (2.12%) Data Lake Analytics
4 6 (2.12%) Serverless
5 5 (1.77%) GitHub
6 4 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.06%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (1.06%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (1.06%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.71%) PaaS
8 2 (0.71%) Slack
8 2 (0.71%) Trello
9 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.06%) LAN
1 3 (1.06%) SMS
1 3 (1.06%) WAN
2 1 (0.35%) Firewall
2 1 (0.35%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.31%) Big Data
2 24 (8.48%) NoSQL
3 20 (7.07%) Hadoop
4 19 (6.71%) Relational Database
5 15 (5.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 15 (5.30%) RDBMS
6 14 (4.95%) SQL Server
7 12 (4.24%) Apache Hive
7 12 (4.24%) HBase
7 12 (4.24%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (3.53%) MySQL
9 10 (3.53%) Oracle Database
9 10 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.47%) Data Lake
11 6 (2.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.12%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (1.06%) BigQuery
12 3 (1.06%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 85 (30.04%) JIRA
2 70 (24.73%) Git (software)
3 54 (19.08%) Jenkins
4 26 (9.19%) JUnit
4 26 (9.19%) Subversion
5 19 (6.71%) Maven
5 19 (6.71%) Visual Studio Team System
6 18 (6.36%) Cucumber
7 16 (5.65%) SonarQube
8 15 (5.30%) Checkstyle
8 15 (5.30%) Liquibase
8 15 (5.30%) Mockito
9 14 (4.95%) Visual Studio
10 10 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (3.53%) Grunt
10 10 (3.53%) gulp
11 9 (3.18%) webpack
12 8 (2.83%) JIRA Agile
12 8 (2.83%) SpecFlow
13 7 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (20.49%) Finance
2 22 (7.77%) Games
3 16 (5.65%) Retail
4 13 (4.59%) Banking
5 12 (4.24%) Marketing
6 11 (3.89%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.06%) Back Office
7 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.71%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 94 (33.22%) Scrum Master
2 62 (21.91%) Developer
3 29 (10.25%) Agile Scrum Master
4 23 (8.13%) Architect
5 18 (6.36%) Data Engineer
6 13 (4.59%) Agile Coach
6 13 (4.59%) Analyst
6 13 (4.59%) Senior Developer
7 12 (4.24%) Android Developer
7 12 (4.24%) Data Scientist
8 11 (3.89%) Enterprise Architect
9 10 (3.53%) Big Data Engineer
10 9 (3.18%) Data Analytics Engineer
10 9 (3.18%) Salesforce Developer
11 8 (2.83%) Business Analyst
11 8 (2.83%) Product Owner
11 8 (2.83%) Project Manager
11 8 (2.83%) React Developer
12 7 (2.47%) Developer in Test
12 7 (2.47%) Enterprise Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (20.14%) RESTful
2 46 (16.25%) Web Services
3 38 (13.43%) HTML
4 36 (12.72%) CSS
5 29 (10.25%) AngularJS
5 29 (10.25%) XML
6 27 (9.54%) JSON
7 24 (8.48%) Spring
8 23 (8.13%) HTML5
9 22 (7.77%) jQuery
10 19 (6.71%) Node.js
10 19 (6.71%) React
10 19 (6.71%) REST
11 18 (6.36%) CSS3
12 17 (6.01%) Hibernate
12 17 (6.01%) JMS
12 17 (6.01%) Kafka
13 16 (5.65%) JAX-RS
14 15 (5.30%) Drools
14 15 (5.30%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.42%) Computer Science
3 19 (6.71%) Mobile App
4 16 (5.65%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (5.65%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (4.95%) Video on Demand
6 13 (4.59%) Video\Live Streaming
7 12 (4.24%) Chromecast
8 11 (3.89%) IPTV
9 10 (3.53%) Virtual Team
10 8 (2.83%) Algorithms
11 6 (2.12%) User Experience
12 4 (1.41%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.41%) NHS
12 4 (1.41%) Over-the-Top Content
13 3 (1.06%) TM Forum
14 2 (0.71%) Cloud Native
15 1 (0.35%) CMDB
15 1 (0.35%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.65%) Unix
2 14 (4.95%) Android
3 7 (2.47%) Windows
4 6 (2.12%) Linux
5 4 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.41%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (85.87%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (64.31%) Scrum
3 99 (34.98%) Kanban
4 78 (27.56%) User Stories
5 70 (24.73%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (24.73%) TDD
6 65 (22.97%) Test Automation
7 54 (19.08%) Problem-Solving
8 48 (16.96%) BDD
9 42 (14.84%) Continuous Improvement
10 36 (12.72%) Coaching
10 36 (12.72%) Decision-Making
11 35 (12.37%) Open Source
12 33 (11.66%) DevOps
12 33 (11.66%) Visualisation
13 32 (11.31%) Acceptance Criteria
13 32 (11.31%) Analytics
14 31 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (9.89%) ETL
16 27 (9.54%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 77 (27.21%) Java
2 50 (17.67%) JavaScript
3 41 (14.49%) SQL
4 29 (10.25%) Python
5 15 (5.30%) Java 8
5 15 (5.30%) JPQL
6 14 (4.95%) C#
6 14 (4.95%) R
7 11 (3.89%) C
7 11 (3.89%) Scala
7 11 (3.89%) XQuery
8 10 (3.53%) Apex Code
8 10 (3.53%) T-SQL
9 9 (3.18%) SOQL
9 9 (3.18%) SOSL
10 8 (2.83%) XPath
11 7 (2.47%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.12%) U-SQL
13 4 (1.41%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (13.78%) Degree
2 11 (3.89%) PMI Certification
2 11 (3.89%) PMP
3 9 (3.18%) Master's Degree
3 9 (3.18%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.12%) APMG
4 6 (2.12%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.71%) CISA
6 2 (0.71%) CISM
6 2 (0.71%) CISSP
6 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.71%) ISEB
7 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.95%) QA
2 13 (4.59%) GDPR
3 4 (1.41%) PSD2
4 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.71%) PMO
6 1 (0.35%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (4.95%) Docker
2 9 (3.18%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.12%) Terraform
2 3 (1.06%) Oozie
3 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.71%) Simian Army
3 2 (0.71%) StackStorm
4 1 (0.35%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.35%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 34 (12.01%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.54%) Oracle
3 14 (4.95%) Talend
4 11 (3.89%) Atlassian
4 11 (3.89%) Cisco
4 11 (3.89%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (3.53%) hybris
6 9 (3.18%) Alteryx
7 4 (1.41%) Infor
8 3 (1.06%) Dell
8 3 (1.06%) EMC
8 3 (1.06%) F5
8 3 (1.06%) IBM
8 3 (1.06%) NetApp
8 3 (1.06%) Progress
8 3 (1.06%) SAP
8 3 (1.06%) Splunk
8 3 (1.06%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.06%) VMware
9 2 (0.71%) Pega