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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Velocity
Rank 516 550 516
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -34
Contract jobs citing Velocity 65 35 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.075% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.49% 0.28% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 14 26
Average daily rate £505 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.17% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £313 £380
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -17.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
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
13292 12534 12300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.60% 26.93% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9301 8453 7834
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 177 253
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.00 £15.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.33 £46.33 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 30 £518 +21.76% 9
Yorkshire -7 10 £550 +46.66% 5
South East +10 6 £350 +40.00% 1
South West +2 6 £325 - 1
East Midlands - 6 £325 -
North West - 4 £450 - 1
North East - 2 £700 -
East of England - 1 - -
Velocity
UK

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 79 (58.96%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (47.01%) Scrum
3 26 (19.40%) JavaScript
3 26 (19.40%) Kanban
4 24 (17.91%) CSS
5 23 (17.16%) TDD
5 23 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (16.42%) Project Management
6 22 (16.42%) RESTful
7 19 (14.18%) HTML
7 19 (14.18%) Oracle
7 19 (14.18%) User Stories
8 18 (13.43%) Git (software)
9 17 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (12.69%) jQuery
9 17 (12.69%) SQL
10 15 (11.19%) Java
10 15 (11.19%) Migration
10 15 (11.19%) Node.js
10 15 (11.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (10.45%) Ruby on Rails
11 14 (10.45%) Ruby
11 14 (10.45%) .NET
11 14 (10.45%) Web Services
12 13 (9.70%) Linux
12 13 (9.70%) SQL Server
12 13 (9.70%) BDD
12 13 (9.70%) NoSQL
12 13 (9.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (9.70%) SDLC

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (11.19%) Node.js
2 9 (6.72%) CMS
3 7 (5.22%) Confluence
4 6 (4.48%) nginx
5 5 (3.73%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (2.24%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.24%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.49%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.75%) CoreMedia CMS
8 1 (0.75%) Jetty
8 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (7.46%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (3.73%) MS Project
3 3 (2.24%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.75%) MS Office
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.48%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.46%) GitHub
3 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.73%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.24%) IaaS
5 3 (2.24%) PaaS
6 1 (0.75%) Office 365
6 1 (0.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.46%) Internet
2 5 (3.73%) Intranet
3 3 (2.24%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.70%) NoSQL
1 13 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.21%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.97%) Big Data
3 8 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.73%) CouchDB
4 5 (3.73%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.24%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.24%) Redis
6 2 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.49%) HBase
7 1 (0.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (13.43%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.96%) Cucumber
2 12 (8.96%) JIRA
3 10 (7.46%) Capybara
4 9 (6.72%) Jenkins
4 9 (6.72%) RSpec
5 7 (5.22%) Xcode
6 5 (3.73%) ERwin
7 3 (2.24%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (2.24%) Subversion
7 3 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.49%) Maven
8 2 (1.49%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.75%) Cobertura
9 1 (0.75%) JUnit
9 1 (0.75%) Mockito
General
1 11 (8.21%) Finance
2 7 (5.22%) Banking
3 6 (4.48%) Billing
4 5 (3.73%) Retail
5 4 (2.99%) Games
5 4 (2.99%) Marketing
6 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.49%) Back Office
7 2 (1.49%) Publishing
7 2 (1.49%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (34.33%) Developer
2 24 (17.91%) Scrum Master
3 14 (10.45%) Business Analyst
4 12 (8.96%) Analyst
5 9 (6.72%) Java Developer
5 9 (6.72%) Ruby Developer
6 8 (5.97%) Development Manager
6 8 (5.97%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (5.97%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.22%) Digital Product Owner
7 7 (5.22%) iOS Developer
7 7 (5.22%) Product Owner
8 5 (3.73%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.73%) Agile Scrum Master
8 5 (3.73%) Node.js Developer
8 5 (3.73%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 5 (3.73%) SQL Developer
9 4 (2.99%) Data Migration Manager
9 4 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (2.99%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.91%) CSS
2 22 (16.42%) RESTful
3 19 (14.18%) HTML
4 17 (12.69%) jQuery
5 15 (11.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 14 (10.45%) .NET
6 14 (10.45%) Ruby on Rails
6 14 (10.45%) Web Services
7 12 (8.96%) HTML5
8 11 (8.21%) AngularJS
9 10 (7.46%) JSON
9 10 (7.46%) Sinatra
10 9 (6.72%) XML
11 8 (5.97%) SOAP
11 8 (5.97%) Spring
11 8 (5.97%) Spring MVC
12 7 (5.22%) CSS3
12 7 (5.22%) Hibernate
12 7 (5.22%) iOS SDK
12 7 (5.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.48%) Algorithms
2 6 (4.48%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.48%) User Experience
3 5 (3.73%) Animation
4 3 (2.24%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.24%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.24%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.24%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.24%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.49%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.49%) EPoS
5 2 (1.49%) iPad
5 2 (1.49%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.49%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) Fintech
6 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.70%) Linux
2 7 (5.22%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.48%) Windows
4 2 (1.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (58.96%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (47.01%) Scrum
3 26 (19.40%) Kanban
4 23 (17.16%) TDD
5 22 (16.42%) Project Management
6 19 (14.18%) User Stories
7 17 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (11.19%) Migration
9 13 (9.70%) BDD
9 13 (9.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (9.70%) SDLC
10 12 (8.96%) MVC
11 11 (8.21%) Analytics
11 11 (8.21%) E-Commerce
11 11 (8.21%) Open Source
12 10 (7.46%) Coaching
12 10 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (6.72%) Data Analytics
13 9 (6.72%) Mentoring
13 9 (6.72%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.40%) JavaScript
2 17 (12.69%) SQL
3 15 (11.19%) Java
4 14 (10.45%) Ruby
5 8 (5.97%) CoffeeScript
6 7 (5.22%) Apple Swift
6 7 (5.22%) Objective-C
6 7 (5.22%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.73%) C++
7 5 (3.73%) Python
7 5 (3.73%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.24%) C#
8 3 (2.24%) Go
9 2 (1.49%) R
10 1 (0.75%) C
10 1 (0.75%) Groovy
10 1 (0.75%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (5.22%) Degree
2 5 (3.73%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) QA
2 5 (3.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.49%) COBIT
3 2 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.24%) Terraform
2 1 (0.75%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (14.18%) Oracle
2 11 (8.21%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.48%) SAP
4 5 (3.73%) Informatica
4 5 (3.73%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.49%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe
6 1 (0.75%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.75%) HP
6 1 (0.75%) Pega
6 1 (0.75%) Sage
6 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.75%) Teradata
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