The table below looks at the statistics for Velocity skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Velocity over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 543 552 476
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -76
Contract jobs citing Velocity 52 31 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.063% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.22% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 59
Average daily rate
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£451 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.87% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £505 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £383 £275
% change year-on-year
+14.37% +39.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.52 - £21.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
14460 13870 13417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.96% 28.09% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9914 9065 8711
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 203 276
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

Velocity
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Velocity across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 29 £550 +20.21% 3
North West -15 8 £451 +32.30% 4
South East -22 6 £375 -1.96% 7
Yorkshire -20 4 £375 +9.48% 3
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
East of England - 2 £420 - 1
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Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Velocity also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Velocity.

1 62 (78.48%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (64.56%) Scrum
3 20 (25.32%) User Stories
4 19 (24.05%) Java
4 19 (24.05%) Project Management
5 17 (21.52%) Finance
5 17 (21.52%) TDD
5 17 (21.52%) Coaching
6 16 (20.25%) E-Commerce
7 15 (18.99%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (18.99%) JIRA
8 13 (16.46%) Automated Testing
8 13 (16.46%) Mentoring
8 13 (16.46%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (15.19%) Kanban
10 11 (13.92%) BDD
11 10 (12.66%) Web Services
11 10 (12.66%) XML
12 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
12 9 (11.39%) .NET
12 9 (11.39%) Release Management
12 9 (11.39%) Confluence
12 9 (11.39%) SDLC
13 7 (8.86%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (8.86%) User Experience
13 7 (8.86%) CSS
13 7 (8.86%) SOA
13 7 (8.86%) Internet
14 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
14 6 (7.59%) JSON

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Velocity also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Velocity. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (11.39%) Confluence
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
2 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Project
2 2 (2.53%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.27%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) Internet
2 3 (3.80%) Intranet
3 2 (2.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.53%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.53%) Big Data
4 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) JIRA
2 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.53%) Ant
3 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.53%) Subversion
3 2 (2.53%) Maven
3 2 (2.53%) Android Studio
3 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.27%) Appium
4 1 (1.27%) Selenium
4 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.27%) NeoLoad
General
1 17 (21.52%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Retail
3 3 (3.80%) Marketing
4 2 (2.53%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Publishing
5 1 (1.27%) Games
5 1 (1.27%) Law
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 37 (46.84%) ScrumMaster
2 16 (20.25%) Project Manager
3 13 (16.46%) Developer
4 11 (13.92%) Agile Project Manager
5 5 (6.33%) Agile Coach
5 5 (6.33%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (5.06%) Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Author
7 3 (3.80%) Technical Author
7 3 (3.80%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Delivery Project Manager
7 3 (3.80%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Android Developer
8 2 (2.53%) iOS Developer
8 2 (2.53%) Informatica Architect
8 2 (2.53%) Data Manager
8 2 (2.53%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.53%) Contracts Manager
8 2 (2.53%) Technical Writer
8 2 (2.53%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) Web Services
1 10 (12.66%) XML
2 9 (11.39%) .NET
3 7 (8.86%) CSS
4 6 (7.59%) JSON
4 6 (7.59%) jQuery
5 5 (6.33%) HTML
6 4 (5.06%) HTML5
6 4 (5.06%) AngularJS
6 4 (5.06%) Android SDK
6 4 (5.06%) Middleware
6 4 (5.06%) J2EE
7 3 (3.80%) SOAP
7 3 (3.80%) Struts
7 3 (3.80%) Spring
7 3 (3.80%) Ajax
7 3 (3.80%) RESTful
7 3 (3.80%) Sass
8 2 (2.53%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) User Experience
2 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) iPad
3 3 (3.80%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.80%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (3.80%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.53%) DTV
5 1 (1.27%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.27%) Social Media
5 1 (1.27%) EPoS
5 1 (1.27%) NHS
5 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.33%) Android
2 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.27%) UNIX
3 1 (1.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (78.48%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (64.56%) Scrum
3 20 (25.32%) User Stories
4 19 (24.05%) Project Management
5 17 (21.52%) TDD
5 17 (21.52%) Coaching
6 16 (20.25%) E-Commerce
7 15 (18.99%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (16.46%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (16.46%) Automated Testing
8 13 (16.46%) Mentoring
9 12 (15.19%) Kanban
10 11 (13.92%) BDD
11 9 (11.39%) Release Management
11 9 (11.39%) SDLC
12 7 (8.86%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (8.86%) SOA
13 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
13 5 (6.33%) Project Planning
13 5 (6.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.05%) Java
2 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.53%) Objective-C
3 2 (2.53%) Ruby
4 1 (1.27%) C#
4 1 (1.27%) PHP
4 1 (1.27%) SQL
4 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.53%) Degree
1 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) MBA
2 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Firmware
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (5.06%) Informatica
1 4 (5.06%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.80%) ATG
2 3 (3.80%) Endeca
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.53%) Progress
3 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.53%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.27%) New Relic
4 1 (1.27%) IBM
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