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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 540 472 543
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +71
Contract jobs citing Velocity 50 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.097% 0.072% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.27% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 22
Average daily rate £415 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £294 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £575 £597
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13782 11568 14360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.85% 26.85% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9018 7371 8668
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 331 363
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Velocity
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -5 34 £433 +4.21% 9
South East -21 5 £425 +41.66% 4
East of England - 5 £235 -
Yorkshire -18 3 £265 -9.40% 1
Velocity
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Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 52 (48.15%) Java
2 49 (45.37%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (40.74%) Scrum
4 43 (39.81%) Project Management
5 40 (37.04%) E-Commerce
6 39 (36.11%) jQuery
7 37 (34.26%) XML
7 37 (34.26%) Spring
8 36 (33.33%) J2EE
9 33 (30.56%) JavaScript
9 33 (30.56%) CSS
10 29 (26.85%) TDD
11 27 (25.00%) Ajax
12 23 (21.30%) Middleware
13 22 (20.37%) Internet
14 21 (19.44%) JSP
15 20 (18.52%) Struts
16 19 (17.59%) Firmware
16 19 (17.59%) Intranet
16 19 (17.59%) ATG
16 19 (17.59%) Network Design
16 19 (17.59%) Endeca
16 19 (17.59%) Embedded Systems
17 18 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
17 18 (16.67%) Git (software)
17 18 (16.67%) MVC
18 17 (15.74%) Degree
19 15 (13.89%) Spring MVC
19 15 (13.89%) Tomcat
20 14 (12.96%) Servlets

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (13.89%) Tomcat
2 11 (10.19%) Mule
3 8 (7.41%) CMS
4 7 (6.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (5.56%) WebLogic
6 5 (4.63%) Content Management Server
7 4 (3.70%) Kentico
8 2 (1.85%) WordPress
8 2 (1.85%) Node.js
8 2 (1.85%) Apache
8 2 (1.85%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.93%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.93%) FileNet
9 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.93%) Confluence
9 1 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) MS Office
2 1 (0.93%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.93%) Maya
2 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Project
2 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.93%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.37%) Internet
2 19 (17.59%) Intranet
3 2 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) MongoDB
1 11 (10.19%) Hazelcast
2 9 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.70%) MySQL
5 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.85%) PowerCenter
5 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) OLAP
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.93%) Big Data
6 1 (0.93%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 18 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.19%) JUnit
2 11 (10.19%) Jenkins
2 11 (10.19%) Spring Roo
3 9 (8.33%) Subversion
4 7 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.56%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.56%) NUnit
6 5 (4.63%) JIRA
7 3 (2.78%) Maven
7 3 (2.78%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.78%) JSUnit
8 2 (1.85%) Grunt
8 2 (1.85%) Urban Turtle
8 2 (1.85%) Ant
8 2 (1.85%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 8 (7.41%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Retail
2 5 (4.63%) Publishing
2 5 (4.63%) Games
3 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.85%) Legal
4 2 (1.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Front Office
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (32.41%) Developer
2 31 (28.70%) ScrumMaster
3 19 (17.59%) Deployment Engineer
3 19 (17.59%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (10.19%) Java Developer
5 7 (6.48%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (3.70%) Agile Coach
7 4 (3.70%) Architect
7 4 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.78%) Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Web Developer
8 3 (2.78%) Senior Developer
8 3 (2.78%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 3 (2.78%) Oracle Architect
8 3 (2.78%) PMO Manager
9 2 (1.85%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (1.85%) Business Analyst
9 2 (1.85%) Coordinator
9 2 (1.85%) Informatica Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (36.11%) jQuery
2 37 (34.26%) XML
2 37 (34.26%) Spring
3 36 (33.33%) J2EE
4 33 (30.56%) CSS
5 27 (25.00%) Ajax
6 23 (21.30%) Middleware
7 21 (19.44%) JSP
8 20 (18.52%) Struts
9 15 (13.89%) Spring MVC
10 14 (12.96%) Servlets
10 14 (12.96%) HTML
11 13 (12.04%) .NET
11 13 (12.04%) EJB
11 13 (12.04%) REST
12 11 (10.19%) SOAP
12 11 (10.19%) XML-RPC
12 11 (10.19%) Spring Web Flow
12 11 (10.19%) JSON
13 9 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.59%) Firmware
1 19 (17.59%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (8.33%) Open Source
3 7 (6.48%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.63%) Digital Media
4 5 (4.63%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.70%) Semantic Web
5 4 (3.70%) iPad
6 3 (2.78%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.85%) Wiki
7 2 (1.85%) IPTV
7 2 (1.85%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.85%) iPhone
8 1 (0.93%) STB
8 1 (0.93%) Tandem
8 1 (0.93%) DTV
8 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.93%) Social Media
8 1 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.63%) Linux
2 4 (3.70%) UNIX
3 2 (1.85%) Android
3 2 (1.85%) Windows
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (45.37%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (40.74%) Scrum
3 43 (39.81%) Project Management
4 40 (37.04%) E-Commerce
5 29 (26.85%) TDD
6 19 (17.59%) Network Design
7 18 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (16.67%) MVC
8 13 (12.04%) SOA
8 13 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (11.11%) BDD
9 12 (11.11%) Kanban
9 12 (11.11%) B2C
10 11 (10.19%) Time Management
11 10 (9.26%) Automated Testing
12 8 (7.41%) Web Development
12 8 (7.41%) Content Management
12 8 (7.41%) OO
13 7 (6.48%) Project Planning
14 6 (5.56%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (48.15%) Java
2 33 (30.56%) JavaScript
3 11 (10.19%) Groovy
4 10 (9.26%) C#
5 7 (6.48%) PHP
6 6 (5.56%) Python
7 4 (3.70%) Ruby
7 4 (3.70%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.78%) SQL
9 2 (1.85%) ABAP
10 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.93%) C++
10 1 (0.93%) Scala
10 1 (0.93%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 17 (15.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (10.19%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (17.59%) ATG
1 19 (17.59%) Endeca
2 13 (12.04%) Oracle
3 11 (10.19%) Elastic Path
4 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.70%) Facebook
6 3 (2.78%) SAP
7 2 (1.85%) hybris
7 2 (1.85%) JBoss
7 2 (1.85%) Adobe
7 2 (1.85%) Informatica
8 1 (0.93%) IBM
8 1 (0.93%) Mercator
8 1 (0.93%) Green Hat