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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 525 513 551
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +38
Contract jobs citing Velocity 44 58 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.12% 0.067%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.31% 0.41% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 54 22
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +18.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £571 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
14294 14200 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.50% 29.36% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9358 9313 9200
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 250 345
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.69 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014. 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 -9 30 £473 +11.17% 12
South East -26 5 £330 -5.71% 6
Yorkshire +8 3 £300 - 2
South West - 2 £500 -
East of England - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 £355 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
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Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 60 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (60.00%) Scrum
3 24 (25.26%) TDD
4 23 (24.21%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (23.16%) Java
5 22 (23.16%) Oracle
6 21 (22.11%) JIRA
7 19 (20.00%) SQL
8 18 (18.95%) MVC
9 17 (17.89%) JavaScript
9 17 (17.89%) HTML
9 17 (17.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (16.84%) Web Services
10 16 (16.84%) Project Management
10 16 (16.84%) Coaching
11 14 (14.74%) Spring
11 14 (14.74%) Kanban
12 13 (13.68%) Subversion
12 13 (13.68%) XML
12 13 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (12.63%) Eclipse
13 12 (12.63%) Shell Script
13 12 (12.63%) jQuery
13 12 (12.63%) Automated Testing
14 11 (11.58%) Maven
14 11 (11.58%) Time Management
14 11 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (11.58%) Oracle Database
14 11 (11.58%) SOAP
14 11 (11.58%) .NET

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 8 (8.42%) Apache
2 6 (6.32%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.32%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (4.21%) CMS
4 3 (3.16%) Content Management Server
4 3 (3.16%) Alfresco
4 3 (3.16%) Liferay
4 3 (3.16%) Node.js
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.11%) Confluence
5 2 (2.11%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.05%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.05%) WordPress
6 1 (1.05%) Kentico
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) GitHub
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) Internet
2 1 (1.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.32%) PowerCenter
3 6 (6.32%) BusinessObjects XI
4 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.26%) Big Data
5 4 (4.21%) MySQL
5 4 (4.21%) KDB
6 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.16%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.05%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 21 (22.11%) JIRA
2 13 (13.68%) Subversion
3 12 (12.63%) Eclipse
4 11 (11.58%) Maven
4 11 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (9.47%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.32%) NUnit
6 6 (6.32%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.32%) Ant
7 5 (5.26%) IntelliJ
7 5 (5.26%) Gradle
8 4 (4.21%) Mercurial
8 4 (4.21%) Hudson
8 4 (4.21%) Bugzilla
8 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (3.16%) JUnit
9 3 (3.16%) NetBeans
9 3 (3.16%) jMock
9 3 (3.16%) MyEclipse
General
1 7 (7.37%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Publishing
2 4 (4.21%) Banking
2 4 (4.21%) Retail
2 4 (4.21%) Marketing
3 3 (3.16%) Legal
3 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Front Office
4 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) German Language
Job Titles
1 42 (44.21%) ScrumMaster
2 23 (24.21%) Developer
3 10 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 9 (9.47%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.26%) Architect
5 5 (5.26%) Agile Project Manager
5 5 (5.26%) Agile Coach
6 3 (3.16%) Automation Tester
6 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 3 (3.16%) Informatica Developer
6 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (3.16%) Analyst
6 3 (3.16%) Tester
6 3 (3.16%) Senior Manager
7 2 (2.11%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.11%) Product Manager
7 2 (2.11%) Senior Product Manager
7 2 (2.11%) Informatica Specialist
7 2 (2.11%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (2.11%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.89%) HTML
2 16 (16.84%) Web Services
3 14 (14.74%) Spring
4 13 (13.68%) XML
5 12 (12.63%) jQuery
6 11 (11.58%) SOAP
6 11 (11.58%) .NET
7 10 (10.53%) Struts
7 10 (10.53%) XSLT
8 8 (8.42%) Servlets
8 8 (8.42%) REST
9 7 (7.37%) JDBC
9 7 (7.37%) JSP
9 7 (7.37%) J2EE
9 7 (7.37%) Ajax
9 7 (7.37%) WSDL
10 6 (6.32%) XSL
10 6 (6.32%) Java EE
10 6 (6.32%) CSS
10 6 (6.32%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.26%) User Experience
3 4 (4.21%) Visualisation
3 4 (4.21%) Open Source
3 4 (4.21%) Video on Demand
4 3 (3.16%) IPTV
5 2 (2.11%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.11%) Equities
5 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.11%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.05%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.21%) Linux
2 3 (3.16%) Windows 2000
2 3 (3.16%) Windows XP
2 3 (3.16%) UNIX
2 3 (3.16%) Windows
2 3 (3.16%) Solaris
3 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (60.00%) Scrum
3 24 (25.26%) TDD
4 23 (24.21%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (18.95%) MVC
6 17 (17.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (16.84%) Project Management
7 16 (16.84%) Coaching
8 14 (14.74%) Kanban
9 12 (12.63%) Automated Testing
10 11 (11.58%) Time Management
11 10 (10.53%) OO
12 9 (9.47%) SOA
12 9 (9.47%) E-Commerce
12 9 (9.47%) Pair Programming
12 9 (9.47%) User Stories
13 8 (8.42%) Configuration Management
13 8 (8.42%) Project Planning
13 8 (8.42%) BDD
13 8 (8.42%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.16%) Java
2 19 (20.00%) SQL
3 17 (17.89%) JavaScript
4 12 (12.63%) Shell Script
5 8 (8.42%) PL/SQL
5 8 (8.42%) C#
6 5 (5.26%) Python
7 4 (4.21%) VBA
7 4 (4.21%) Groovy
7 4 (4.21%) Scala
8 3 (3.16%) C
8 3 (3.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) Degree
2 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.05%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 22 (23.16%) Oracle
2 10 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.32%) JBoss
3 6 (6.32%) Informatica
4 4 (4.21%) Tableau
5 3 (3.16%) Green Hat
5 3 (3.16%) GigaSpaces
5 3 (3.16%) hybris
6 1 (1.05%) Progress
6 1 (1.05%) CA
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