The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 539 472 530
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +58
Contract jobs citing Velocity 31 70 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.15% 0.057%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.53% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 59 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £241 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+39.09% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.87 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13745 13229 13967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.84% 28.44% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8985 8596 8674
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 276 345
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
Velocity
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 -32 14 £458 -10.29% 9
South East -20 7 £383 +47.11% 4
North West - 4 £341 -
Yorkshire +9 2 £343 -
East Midlands - - - - 3
South West - - - -
Velocity
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Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 46 (56.79%) Scrum
2 36 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (30.86%) Project Management
4 20 (24.69%) Java
5 16 (19.75%) Oracle
5 16 (19.75%) TDD
5 16 (19.75%) Time Management
5 16 (19.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
8 12 (14.81%) Middleware
8 12 (14.81%) Spring
9 11 (13.58%) CSS
9 11 (13.58%) XML
9 11 (13.58%) JIRA
10 10 (12.35%) Kanban
10 10 (12.35%) Oracle Database
10 10 (12.35%) .NET
10 10 (12.35%) Project Planning
11 9 (11.11%) Automated Testing
11 9 (11.11%) MVC
11 9 (11.11%) PL/SQL
11 9 (11.11%) SQL
11 9 (11.11%) Shell Script
11 9 (11.11%) E-Commerce
11 9 (11.11%) Degree
11 9 (11.11%) jQuery
12 8 (9.88%) Release Management
12 8 (9.88%) SOA
12 8 (9.88%) Internet

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (7.41%) CMS
1 6 (7.41%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (4.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.70%) Content Management Server
3 3 (3.70%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.47%) Apache
4 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.47%) Confluence
4 2 (2.47%) Node.js
5 1 (1.23%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.23%) Kentico
5 1 (1.23%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.23%) WordPress
5 1 (1.23%) Liferay
5 1 (1.23%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.88%) Internet
2 6 (7.41%) Intranet
3 2 (2.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) Oracle Database
2 7 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (7.41%) BusinessObjects XI
3 6 (7.41%) PowerCenter
4 4 (4.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.94%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.70%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.23%) MySQL
6 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.23%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (13.58%) JIRA
2 7 (8.64%) Subversion
3 6 (7.41%) NUnit
4 4 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.94%) Maven
4 4 (4.94%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.70%) Ant
5 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.47%) Grunt
6 2 (2.47%) Urban Turtle
6 2 (2.47%) Gradle
7 1 (1.23%) DbUnit
7 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.23%) JUnit
7 1 (1.23%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.23%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.23%) jMock
7 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (8.64%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Publishing
3 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 32 (39.51%) ScrumMaster
2 16 (19.75%) Developer
3 9 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.41%) Deployment Engineer
4 6 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Agile Project Manager
6 4 (4.94%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Agile Coach
7 3 (3.70%) Oracle Architect
7 3 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Automation Tester
7 3 (3.70%) Tester
7 3 (3.70%) Architect
7 3 (3.70%) PMO Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Informatica Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Specialist
8 2 (2.47%) Informatica Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.81%) Middleware
1 12 (14.81%) Spring
2 11 (13.58%) XML
2 11 (13.58%) CSS
3 10 (12.35%) .NET
4 9 (11.11%) jQuery
5 8 (9.88%) HTML
5 8 (9.88%) J2EE
6 7 (8.64%) Struts
6 7 (8.64%) XSLT
6 7 (8.64%) Ajax
7 5 (6.17%) Web Services
7 5 (6.17%) JSP
7 5 (6.17%) HTML5
8 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET
9 3 (3.70%) Oracle ADF
9 3 (3.70%) XHTML
9 3 (3.70%) JMS
9 3 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (3.70%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Firmware
1 6 (7.41%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (6.17%) Video on Demand
2 5 (6.17%) IPTV
3 2 (2.47%) Graphic Design
3 2 (2.47%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.47%) iPad
3 2 (2.47%) Open Source
4 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.23%) Semantic Web
4 1 (1.23%) DTV
4 1 (1.23%) STB
4 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.23%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.94%) Linux
2 3 (3.70%) UNIX
3 1 (1.23%) Solaris
3 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (56.79%) Scrum
2 36 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (30.86%) Project Management
4 16 (19.75%) TDD
4 16 (19.75%) Time Management
4 16 (19.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (12.35%) Kanban
6 10 (12.35%) Project Planning
7 9 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 9 (11.11%) MVC
7 9 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 8 (9.88%) SOA
8 8 (9.88%) Workflow
8 8 (9.88%) Release Management
9 7 (8.64%) Product Management
10 6 (7.41%) Customer Engagement
10 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (7.41%) Migration
10 6 (7.41%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.69%) Java
2 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 9 (11.11%) SQL
3 9 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 7 (8.64%) C#
5 3 (3.70%) Python
6 2 (2.47%) Groovy
6 2 (2.47%) Scala
7 1 (1.23%) Ruby
7 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.23%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 16 (19.75%) Oracle
2 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.41%) Informatica
3 6 (7.41%) ATG
3 6 (7.41%) Endeca
4 3 (3.70%) Green Hat
5 2 (2.47%) hybris
6 1 (1.23%) Facebook
6 1 (1.23%) GigaSpaces
6 1 (1.23%) Mercator
6 1 (1.23%) Adobe
6 1 (1.23%) CA
6 1 (1.23%) SAP