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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 508 546 499
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -47
Contract jobs citing Velocity 82 40 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.079% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 0.28% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 23 55
Average daily rate
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£500 £438 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £334 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £605 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £493 £450 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.44% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.52 - -
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
15232 14151 14218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.72% 27.99% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10519 9141 9319
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 189 245
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +15 36 £500 +5.82% 6
North West -6 28 £518 +45.77% 2
South East -23 6 £425 +28.78% 3
East of England +10 5 £425 +21.42% 1
Yorkshire -25 4 £525 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
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Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 74 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (55.56%) Scrum
3 26 (24.07%) User Stories
4 24 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 24 (22.22%) TDD
5 23 (21.30%) Finance
5 23 (21.30%) ETL
6 22 (20.37%) Coaching
6 22 (20.37%) Unit Testing
7 21 (19.44%) Microsoft
7 21 (19.44%) Informatica
8 20 (18.52%) Project Management
8 20 (18.52%) Oracle
9 19 (17.59%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (17.59%) SQL
10 18 (16.67%) JIRA
10 18 (16.67%) Mentoring
11 17 (15.74%) Algorithms
11 17 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (15.74%) Automated Testing
11 17 (15.74%) T-SQL
11 17 (15.74%) PL/SQL
11 17 (15.74%) C++
11 17 (15.74%) Data Security
12 15 (13.89%) ERwin
12 15 (13.89%) Data Modelling
13 14 (12.96%) Kanban
13 14 (12.96%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (12.96%) SDLC
14 13 (12.04%) E-Commerce

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 11 (10.19%) Confluence
2 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) CMS
3 1 (0.93%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Project
2 2 (1.85%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) Internet
2 2 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.59%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.63%) Big Data
4 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.70%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.78%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (16.67%) JIRA
2 15 (13.89%) ERwin
3 6 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.78%) Xcode
5 2 (1.85%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.85%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.93%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.93%) Selenium
6 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (21.30%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Banking
3 4 (3.70%) Retail
3 4 (3.70%) Games
4 3 (2.78%) Publishing
4 3 (2.78%) Back Office
4 3 (2.78%) Marketing
5 2 (1.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Front Office
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.93%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (44.44%) ScrumMaster
2 31 (28.70%) Developer
3 17 (15.74%) Project Manager
4 15 (13.89%) ETL Developer
5 12 (11.11%) Agile Project Manager
6 8 (7.41%) Informatica Developer
7 7 (6.48%) Informatica ETL Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.70%) Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Agile Coach
10 3 (2.78%) Android Developer
10 3 (2.78%) iOS Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Delivery Project Manager
10 3 (2.78%) Author
10 3 (2.78%) Technical Author
10 3 (2.78%) IT Project Manager
11 2 (1.85%) SQL Developer
11 2 (1.85%) Architect
11 2 (1.85%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.11%) .NET
2 8 (7.41%) HTML
2 8 (7.41%) Web Services
2 8 (7.41%) XML
3 7 (6.48%) JSON
3 7 (6.48%) HTML5
4 6 (5.56%) SOAP
5 5 (4.63%) CSS
5 5 (4.63%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.70%) jQuery
6 4 (3.70%) Middleware
7 3 (2.78%) Sass
7 3 (2.78%) iOS SDK
8 2 (1.85%) REST
8 2 (1.85%) CSS3
8 2 (1.85%) Android SDK
9 1 (0.93%) Meteor
9 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (0.93%) LESS
9 1 (0.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.74%) Algorithms
2 10 (9.26%) User Experience
3 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.78%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.78%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.85%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.93%) Social Media
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) EPoS
6 1 (0.93%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) Animation
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.78%) Android
1 3 (2.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.93%) Windows
2 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (55.56%) Scrum
3 26 (24.07%) User Stories
4 24 (22.22%) TDD
5 23 (21.30%) ETL
6 22 (20.37%) Unit Testing
6 22 (20.37%) Coaching
7 20 (18.52%) Project Management
8 18 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 17 (15.74%) Automated Testing
9 17 (15.74%) Data Security
9 17 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (13.89%) Data Modelling
11 14 (12.96%) Kanban
11 14 (12.96%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (12.96%) SDLC
12 13 (12.04%) E-Commerce
13 12 (11.11%) BDD
14 8 (7.41%) Software Delivery
14 8 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.59%) SQL
2 17 (15.74%) T-SQL
2 17 (15.74%) PL/SQL
2 17 (15.74%) C++
3 12 (11.11%) Java
4 11 (10.19%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.78%) Objective-C
5 3 (2.78%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.85%) R
6 2 (1.85%) C#
6 2 (1.85%) Python
7 1 (0.93%) PHP
7 1 (0.93%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (19.44%) Microsoft
1 21 (19.44%) Informatica
2 20 (18.52%) Oracle
3 4 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.85%) Hortonworks
4 2 (1.85%) Progress
4 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.93%) New Relic