The table below looks at the statistics for Velocity skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Velocity over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Velocity
Rank 532 543 565
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +22
Contract jobs citing Velocity 92 80 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.60% 0.53% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 51 33
Median daily rate £463 £493 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.09% +18.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £500 £438
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.52 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Velocity
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15432 15161 14360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.16% 28.80% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10733 10578 9509
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 262 160
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.48 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.40% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.48%

Velocity
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Velocity as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Velocity Jobs Demand Trend in England

Velocity
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Velocity across the England region.

Velocity Daily Rate Trend in England

Velocity
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Velocity across the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Velocity Daily Rate Histogram in England

Velocity
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Velocity across the England region.

Velocity Hourly Rate Trend in England

Velocity
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +16 36 £500 +17.64% 6
Yorkshire +34 23 £563 +7.14% 4
East Midlands -3 11 £400 -23.80%
South East +17 7 £316 -25.64% 3
South West - 5 £438 -
East of England +3 4 £475 +8.50% 3
North West -6 4 £400 -22.70% 1
West Midlands -28 1 £500 - 1
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Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Velocity.

1 138 (73.80%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (57.22%) Scrum
3 64 (34.22%) JavaScript
4 59 (31.55%) Java
5 53 (28.34%) TDD
5 53 (28.34%) Finance
5 53 (28.34%) HTML
6 51 (27.27%) Spring
7 50 (26.74%) HTML5
8 47 (25.13%) CSS
9 43 (22.99%) CSS3
10 39 (20.86%) AngularJS
11 38 (20.32%) BDD
11 38 (20.32%) JIRA
12 37 (19.79%) jQuery
13 36 (19.25%) Git (software)
14 35 (18.72%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (18.18%) JSON
16 33 (17.65%) Banking
17 32 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (16.04%) Continuous Improvement
19 29 (15.51%) Web Services
20 27 (14.44%) User Stories
21 26 (13.90%) SQL
22 25 (13.37%) Kanban
23 24 (12.83%) Oracle
23 24 (12.83%) Spring Boot
24 23 (12.30%) Microservices
24 23 (12.30%) MongoDB
24 23 (12.30%) OO

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 15 (8.02%) Apache
2 13 (6.95%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (4.81%) Liferay
3 9 (4.81%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.28%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.74%) Confluence
5 7 (3.74%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.60%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.07%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.07%) JBoss
7 2 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.53%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.53%) Drupal
8 1 (0.53%) Mule
Applications
1 6 (3.21%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (2.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.60%) MS Project
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.56%) PaaS
3 13 (6.95%) GitHub
4 8 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.60%) IaaS
5 3 (1.60%) Office 365
5 3 (1.60%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.53%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (1.07%) Firewall
1 2 (1.07%) Internet
1 2 (1.07%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.30%) MongoDB
2 13 (6.95%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 8 (4.28%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.21%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.67%) QlikView
7 2 (1.07%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.53%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.53%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.53%) MySQL
8 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.53%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 38 (20.32%) JIRA
2 36 (19.25%) Git (software)
3 20 (10.70%) Jenkins
4 19 (10.16%) Maven
4 19 (10.16%) SonarQube
5 18 (9.63%) Gradle
6 17 (9.09%) Eclipse
7 16 (8.56%) IntelliJ
8 14 (7.49%) JUnit
9 13 (6.95%) Cucumber
9 13 (6.95%) Grunt
9 13 (6.95%) gulp
10 12 (6.42%) Subversion
11 11 (5.88%) JProfiler
12 9 (4.81%) Capybara
12 9 (4.81%) Selenium
13 8 (4.28%) JIRA Agile
14 6 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (3.21%) ClearCase
14 6 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 53 (28.34%) Finance
2 33 (17.65%) Banking
3 7 (3.74%) Games
4 6 (3.21%) Front Office
4 6 (3.21%) Retail
5 3 (1.60%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.60%) Marketing
6 2 (1.07%) Advertising
6 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (29.41%) Developer
1 55 (29.41%) Scrum Master
2 25 (13.37%) Architect
3 21 (11.23%) Java Developer
4 14 (7.49%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.95%) UI Developer
6 12 (6.42%) Agile Scrum Master
7 10 (5.35%) Analyst
8 9 (4.81%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (4.28%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (4.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (4.28%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
10 6 (3.21%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.21%) Agile Coach
10 6 (3.21%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 6 (3.21%) Product Manager
11 5 (2.67%) Digital Product Manager
11 5 (2.67%) Digital Product Owner
11 5 (2.67%) Product Owner
12 4 (2.14%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (28.34%) HTML
2 51 (27.27%) Spring
3 50 (26.74%) HTML5
4 47 (25.13%) CSS
5 43 (22.99%) CSS3
6 39 (20.86%) AngularJS
7 37 (19.79%) jQuery
8 34 (18.18%) JSON
9 29 (15.51%) Web Services
10 24 (12.83%) Spring Boot
11 22 (11.76%) Ajax
12 20 (10.70%) Hibernate
12 20 (10.70%) RESTful
13 17 (9.09%) J2EE
13 17 (9.09%) Node.js
13 17 (9.09%) SOAP
14 16 (8.56%) Middleware
14 16 (8.56%) REST
15 15 (8.02%) Backbone.js
16 14 (7.49%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.88%) Virtual Team
3 9 (4.81%) User Experience
4 5 (2.67%) Statistics
4 5 (2.67%) Video on Demand
5 4 (2.14%) Derivative
5 4 (2.14%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.14%) Minimum Viable Product
5 4 (2.14%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.07%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.07%) Social Network
7 1 (0.53%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.53%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.49%) Unix
2 13 (6.95%) Linux
3 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.07%) Solaris
3 2 (1.07%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (73.80%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (57.22%) Scrum
3 53 (28.34%) TDD
4 38 (20.32%) BDD
5 35 (18.72%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (16.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 27 (14.44%) User Stories
8 25 (13.37%) Kanban
9 23 (12.30%) Microservices
9 23 (12.30%) OO
10 21 (11.23%) DevOps
11 20 (10.70%) Front End Development
11 20 (10.70%) Unit Testing
12 19 (10.16%) Mentoring
12 19 (10.16%) Release Management
13 18 (9.63%) Coaching
14 16 (8.56%) Waterfall
15 15 (8.02%) Responsive Web Design
16 12 (6.42%) Automated Testing
16 12 (6.42%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 64 (34.22%) JavaScript
2 59 (31.55%) Java
3 26 (13.90%) SQL
4 11 (5.88%) Groovy
4 11 (5.88%) Ruby
4 11 (5.88%) Scala
5 6 (3.21%) PL/SQL
5 6 (3.21%) Python
5 6 (3.21%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.67%) C
6 5 (2.67%) C++
6 5 (2.67%) Clojure
6 5 (2.67%) VB
7 4 (2.14%) VBA
8 3 (1.60%) C#
9 2 (1.07%) Jython
9 2 (1.07%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (6.95%) Degree
2 8 (4.28%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.53%) CCNP
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.35%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.60%) FATCA
2 3 (1.60%) SDET
3 1 (0.53%) ISO20022
System Software
1 7 (3.74%) Docker
2 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.21%) BladeLogic
1 6 (3.21%) Control-M
2 2 (1.07%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.07%) OpenView
3 1 (0.53%) Ansible
3 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.53%) Puppet
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (12.83%) Oracle
2 15 (8.02%) MuleSoft
3 13 (6.95%) Perforce
3 13 (6.95%) Splunk
4 12 (6.42%) AppDynamics
4 12 (6.42%) New Relic
5 11 (5.88%) Atlassian
6 8 (4.28%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.21%) Rally
7 6 (3.21%) Remedy
8 4 (2.14%) Cisco
8 4 (2.14%) Progress
9 3 (1.60%) Google
10 2 (1.07%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.07%) Brocade
10 2 (1.07%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.07%) F5
10 2 (1.07%) GigaSpaces
10 2 (1.07%) HP
10 2 (1.07%) IBM