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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 555 521 506
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -15
Contract jobs citing Velocity 25 51 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.10% 0.083%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.37% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 33 31
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £261 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £541 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.05% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -
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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
13840 13614 11854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.32% 27.45% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9109 9019 7587
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £253
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 181 201 348
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 16 £425 +2.40% 12
South East -4 7 £425 -
Yorkshire -11 2 - - 1
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Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 48 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (66.13%) Scrum
3 23 (37.10%) Java
4 20 (32.26%) E-Commerce
5 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
5 16 (25.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (25.81%) Coaching
6 14 (22.58%) CSS
6 14 (22.58%) User Stories
7 12 (19.35%) XML
7 12 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (19.35%) Release Management
8 11 (17.74%) Kanban
8 11 (17.74%) J2EE
9 10 (16.13%) JIRA
9 10 (16.13%) TDD
9 10 (16.13%) Automated Testing
9 10 (16.13%) Mentoring
10 9 (14.52%) jQuery
10 9 (14.52%) Project Management
11 7 (11.29%) Struts
11 7 (11.29%) Web Services
11 7 (11.29%) Spring
12 6 (9.68%) JSON
12 6 (9.68%) Web Development
13 5 (8.06%) Endeca
13 5 (8.06%) Ajax
13 5 (8.06%) Android
13 5 (8.06%) Network Design
13 5 (8.06%) Retail

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 5 (8.06%) Confluence
2 4 (6.45%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.84%) CMS
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.23%) MS Project
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Intranet
1 5 (8.06%) Internet
2 2 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (16.13%) JIRA
2 3 (4.84%) Subversion
2 3 (4.84%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.23%) Axure RP
3 2 (3.23%) Android Studio
3 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.23%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (3.23%) Ant
3 2 (3.23%) Maven
3 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.61%) Appium
General
1 5 (8.06%) Retail
2 3 (4.84%) Games
2 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Billing
4 1 (1.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (50.00%) ScrumMaster
2 15 (24.19%) Developer
3 7 (11.29%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.06%) Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) iOS Developer
5 4 (6.45%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 4 (6.45%) E-Commerce Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Android Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Agile Coach
7 2 (3.23%) UI Programmer
7 2 (3.23%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.23%) UI Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Agile Project Manager
8 1 (1.61%) PMO Analyst
8 1 (1.61%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) CSS
2 12 (19.35%) XML
3 11 (17.74%) J2EE
4 9 (14.52%) jQuery
5 7 (11.29%) Struts
5 7 (11.29%) Web Services
5 7 (11.29%) Spring
6 6 (9.68%) JSON
7 5 (8.06%) Ajax
7 5 (8.06%) HTML
8 4 (6.45%) HTML5
8 4 (6.45%) RESTful
8 4 (6.45%) Android SDK
8 4 (6.45%) SOAP
9 3 (4.84%) XHTML
9 3 (4.84%) .NET
9 3 (4.84%) Sass
10 2 (3.23%) REST
10 2 (3.23%) Gherkin
10 2 (3.23%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) User Experience
1 5 (8.06%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (8.06%) iPad
2 2 (3.23%) Open Source
2 2 (3.23%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.23%) DTV
3 1 (1.61%) NHS
3 1 (1.61%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Android
1 5 (8.06%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.61%) UNIX
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (66.13%) Scrum
3 20 (32.26%) E-Commerce
4 16 (25.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 16 (25.81%) Coaching
5 14 (22.58%) User Stories
6 12 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (19.35%) Release Management
7 11 (17.74%) Kanban
8 10 (16.13%) TDD
8 10 (16.13%) Automated Testing
8 10 (16.13%) Mentoring
9 9 (14.52%) Project Management
10 6 (9.68%) Web Development
11 5 (8.06%) Network Design
11 5 (8.06%) DevOps
12 4 (6.45%) BDD
12 4 (6.45%) ATDD
12 4 (6.45%) iOS Development
12 4 (6.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) Java
2 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.06%) Objective-C
4 2 (3.23%) C#
4 2 (3.23%) Ruby
5 1 (1.61%) C
5 1 (1.61%) PHP
5 1 (1.61%) SQL
5 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Firmware
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Endeca
1 5 (8.06%) ATG
2 4 (6.45%) IBM
3 2 (3.23%) Sencha
3 2 (3.23%) Adobe
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.61%) Google
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.61%) Murex
4 1 (1.61%) Calypso
4 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
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