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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 521 482 485
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +3
Contract jobs citing Velocity 36 57 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.13% 0.074%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.28% 0.47% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 19
Average daily rate
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£390 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £420 £403
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
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
12683 12009 11563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.31% 27.30% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8620 7684 7424
Average daily rate £398 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 249 314
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £14.08 £19.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.85 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -20 22 £438 +2.94% 10
South East -13 6 £250 -42.02% 2
Yorkshire -7 4 £375 - 3
South West - 4 £400 -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (65.12%) Scrum
3 32 (37.21%) Java
4 30 (34.88%) JavaScript
5 25 (29.07%) E-Commerce
6 24 (27.91%) HTML
7 23 (26.74%) TDD
8 22 (25.58%) jQuery
9 21 (24.42%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (23.26%) Coaching
11 19 (22.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (22.09%) XML
12 18 (20.93%) CSS
12 18 (20.93%) Spring
12 18 (20.93%) MVC
12 18 (20.93%) User Stories
13 17 (19.77%) Web Services
14 16 (18.60%) SQL
14 16 (18.60%) JIRA
15 15 (17.44%) Struts
15 15 (17.44%) Eclipse
15 15 (17.44%) Ajax
16 14 (16.28%) Automated Testing
16 14 (16.28%) Kanban
17 13 (15.12%) SOAP
17 13 (15.12%) J2EE
18 12 (13.95%) Subversion
19 11 (12.79%) Oracle
19 11 (12.79%) REST
19 11 (12.79%) Mentoring

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (9.30%) JBoss
1 8 (9.30%) Apache
2 7 (8.14%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.65%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.65%) CMS
4 3 (3.49%) Confluence
5 2 (2.33%) Node.js
5 2 (2.33%) Liferay
5 2 (2.33%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) Internet
2 2 (2.33%) Intranet
2 2 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.81%) Big Data
2 4 (4.65%) KDB
3 3 (3.49%) MySQL
3 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (18.60%) JIRA
2 15 (17.44%) Eclipse
3 12 (13.95%) Subversion
4 9 (10.47%) Maven
5 8 (9.30%) Git (software)
5 8 (9.30%) Jenkins
6 7 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (6.98%) Hudson
7 6 (6.98%) Bugzilla
8 5 (5.81%) Mercurial
9 4 (4.65%) IntelliJ
9 4 (4.65%) JUnit
10 3 (3.49%) Ant
10 3 (3.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (3.49%) NetBeans
10 3 (3.49%) Gradle
10 3 (3.49%) Redmine
10 3 (3.49%) MyEclipse
11 2 (2.33%) Mockito
11 2 (2.33%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (8.14%) Banking
2 6 (6.98%) Games
3 5 (5.81%) Marketing
4 4 (4.65%) Retail
4 4 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.65%) Finance
5 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.33%) Legal
6 2 (2.33%) Publishing
6 2 (2.33%) Front Office
7 1 (1.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 43 (50.00%) ScrumMaster
2 25 (29.07%) Developer
3 9 (10.47%) Java Developer
4 5 (5.81%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.65%) E-Commerce Manager
5 4 (4.65%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 4 (4.65%) Web Developer
6 3 (3.49%) Architect
6 3 (3.49%) Analyst
6 3 (3.49%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.33%) UI Developer
7 2 (2.33%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (2.33%) iOS Developer
7 2 (2.33%) UI Programmer
7 2 (2.33%) Agile Coach
7 2 (2.33%) Product Manager
7 2 (2.33%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.33%) Senior Product Manager
7 2 (2.33%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (2.33%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.91%) HTML
2 22 (25.58%) jQuery
3 19 (22.09%) XML
4 18 (20.93%) CSS
4 18 (20.93%) Spring
5 17 (19.77%) Web Services
6 15 (17.44%) Struts
6 15 (17.44%) Ajax
7 13 (15.12%) SOAP
7 13 (15.12%) J2EE
8 11 (12.79%) REST
9 10 (11.63%) JSP
10 9 (10.47%) JDBC
10 9 (10.47%) WSDL
10 9 (10.47%) Spring MVC
10 9 (10.47%) FreeMarker
10 9 (10.47%) HTML5
11 8 (9.30%) JSON
11 8 (9.30%) Java EE
11 8 (9.30%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.65%) Visualisation
2 4 (4.65%) Open Source
2 4 (4.65%) User Experience
3 3 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.33%) iPad
4 2 (2.33%) Wiki
4 2 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.33%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.33%) Equities
4 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.49%) Windows
1 3 (3.49%) Windows XP
1 3 (3.49%) Windows 2000
1 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (65.12%) Scrum
3 25 (29.07%) E-Commerce
4 23 (26.74%) TDD
5 21 (24.42%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (23.26%) Coaching
7 19 (22.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (20.93%) MVC
8 18 (20.93%) User Stories
9 14 (16.28%) Automated Testing
9 14 (16.28%) Kanban
10 11 (12.79%) Mentoring
11 9 (10.47%) OO
12 8 (9.30%) SOA
13 7 (8.14%) Project Management
13 7 (8.14%) Software Engineering
13 7 (8.14%) Pair Programming
13 7 (8.14%) Release Management
13 7 (8.14%) BDD
14 6 (6.98%) Planning Poker
Programming Languages
1 32 (37.21%) Java
2 30 (34.88%) JavaScript
3 16 (18.60%) SQL
4 4 (4.65%) Python
4 4 (4.65%) VBA
4 4 (4.65%) C
4 4 (4.65%) C#
5 3 (3.49%) C++
5 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.49%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.33%) Scala
6 2 (2.33%) Groovy
6 2 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.16%) ISEB
2 1 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) Oracle
2 4 (4.65%) Tableau
2 4 (4.65%) IBM
3 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.49%) hybris
4 2 (2.33%) Sencha
4 2 (2.33%) GigaSpaces
4 2 (2.33%) Endeca
4 2 (2.33%) ATG
4 2 (2.33%) Adobe
5 1 (1.16%) Progress
5 1 (1.16%) Murex
5 1 (1.16%) Calypso
5 1 (1.16%) Google
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