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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 566 493 495
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +2
Contract jobs citing Velocity 32 53 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.39% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 33 37
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £498 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Velocity
UK

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
14038 13437 13412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.62% 28.38% 28.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9737 8901 8337
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 252 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.04 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -8 20 £388 -8.82% 5
South East -37 6 £333 -11.20% 3
Yorkshire -7 2 £300 - 4
East Midlands - 2 £425 -
South West - 2 £400 -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
North West - - - -
Velocity
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Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 48 (65.75%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (58.90%) Scrum
3 25 (34.25%) TDD
3 25 (34.25%) JavaScript
4 24 (32.88%) HTML
5 23 (31.51%) Java
6 21 (28.77%) MVC
7 19 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (24.66%) jQuery
8 18 (24.66%) Spring
9 17 (23.29%) SQL
9 17 (23.29%) Web Services
9 17 (23.29%) XML
9 17 (23.29%) JIRA
10 16 (21.92%) Eclipse
11 15 (20.55%) E-Commerce
12 14 (19.18%) Oracle
12 14 (19.18%) Subversion
13 13 (17.81%) CSS
13 13 (17.81%) Ajax
13 13 (17.81%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (17.81%) User Stories
14 12 (16.44%) Kanban
14 12 (16.44%) SOAP
14 12 (16.44%) Struts
15 11 (15.07%) Coaching
15 11 (15.07%) REST
16 10 (13.70%) BDD
16 10 (13.70%) Jenkins
16 10 (13.70%) Maven

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 9 (12.33%) Apache
2 8 (10.96%) Tomcat
2 8 (10.96%) JBoss
3 3 (4.11%) CMS
3 3 (4.11%) Alfresco
3 3 (4.11%) Liferay
3 3 (4.11%) Confluence
4 2 (2.74%) Node.js
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) GitHub
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) Internet
2 2 (2.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.48%) Big Data
2 4 (5.48%) KDB
3 3 (4.11%) MySQL
3 3 (4.11%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.37%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 17 (23.29%) JIRA
2 16 (21.92%) Eclipse
3 14 (19.18%) Subversion
4 10 (13.70%) Jenkins
4 10 (13.70%) Maven
5 8 (10.96%) Git (software)
6 7 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (8.22%) Hudson
7 6 (8.22%) Bugzilla
8 5 (6.85%) IntelliJ
8 5 (6.85%) Mercurial
8 5 (6.85%) Gradle
9 4 (5.48%) Ant
9 4 (5.48%) JUnit
10 3 (4.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (4.11%) NetBeans
10 3 (4.11%) MyEclipse
10 3 (4.11%) Redmine
11 2 (2.74%) Mockito
11 2 (2.74%) jMock
General
1 7 (9.59%) Banking
2 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Marketing
3 4 (5.48%) Games
3 4 (5.48%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.74%) Front Office
5 2 (2.74%) Legal
5 2 (2.74%) Publishing
5 2 (2.74%) Retail
6 1 (1.37%) Billing
6 1 (1.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 32 (43.84%) ScrumMaster
2 24 (32.88%) Developer
3 11 (15.07%) Java Developer
4 4 (5.48%) Analyst
4 4 (5.48%) Web Developer
5 3 (4.11%) Architect
5 3 (4.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.11%) Senior Manager
5 3 (4.11%) Senior Developer
6 2 (2.74%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (2.74%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (2.74%) Software Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (2.74%) Product Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Senior Product Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Business Analyst
7 1 (1.37%) Tester
7 1 (1.37%) Programme Manager
7 1 (1.37%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.88%) HTML
2 18 (24.66%) jQuery
2 18 (24.66%) Spring
3 17 (23.29%) Web Services
3 17 (23.29%) XML
4 13 (17.81%) CSS
4 13 (17.81%) Ajax
5 12 (16.44%) SOAP
5 12 (16.44%) Struts
6 11 (15.07%) REST
7 10 (13.70%) JSP
7 10 (13.70%) Servlets
8 9 (12.33%) JDBC
8 9 (12.33%) WSDL
8 9 (12.33%) FreeMarker
8 9 (12.33%) Spring MVC
9 8 (10.96%) Java EE
9 8 (10.96%) JSON
9 8 (10.96%) J2EE
10 7 (9.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
1 4 (5.48%) Open Source
1 4 (5.48%) Visualisation
2 3 (4.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.11%) Video on Demand
2 3 (4.11%) User Experience
3 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.74%) Wiki
3 2 (2.74%) IPTV
3 2 (2.74%) Equities
3 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Windows
1 3 (4.11%) Solaris
1 3 (4.11%) Windows XP
1 3 (4.11%) Windows 2000
2 1 (1.37%) UNIX
2 1 (1.37%) Linux
2 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (65.75%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (58.90%) Scrum
3 25 (34.25%) TDD
4 21 (28.77%) MVC
5 19 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (20.55%) E-Commerce
7 13 (17.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (17.81%) User Stories
8 12 (16.44%) Kanban
9 11 (15.07%) Coaching
10 10 (13.70%) BDD
11 9 (12.33%) OO
11 9 (12.33%) Automated Testing
11 9 (12.33%) Pair Programming
12 8 (10.96%) SOA
13 7 (9.59%) Configuration Management
13 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
14 6 (8.22%) Planning Poker
14 6 (8.22%) Extreme Programming
14 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.25%) JavaScript
2 23 (31.51%) Java
3 17 (23.29%) SQL
4 5 (6.85%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.48%) Scala
5 4 (5.48%) Groovy
5 4 (5.48%) Python
5 4 (5.48%) VBA
5 4 (5.48%) C
5 4 (5.48%) C#
6 3 (4.11%) C++
7 2 (2.74%) PHP
8 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) ISEB
2 1 (1.37%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.37%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) Oracle
2 4 (5.48%) Tableau
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.11%) GigaSpaces
3 3 (4.11%) hybris
4 2 (2.74%) Sencha
5 1 (1.37%) Progress
5 1 (1.37%) Murex
5 1 (1.37%) Calypso
5 1 (1.37%) CA
5 1 (1.37%) Informatica
5 1 (1.37%) Google
5 1 (1.37%) Green Hat
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