Period
to 18 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Velocity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Velocity over the 6 months to 18 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apache Velocity
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 492 487 610
Rank change year-on-year -5 +123 +15
Contract jobs citing Velocity 151 86 212
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% 0.73% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 44 133
10th Percentile £455 £370 £406
25th Percentile £500 £413 £428
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £561 £500 £495
Median % change year-on-year +12.25% +1.01% -4.26%
75th Percentile £625 £589 £575
90th Percentile £720 £661 £660
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £489
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.30% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £66.50 £39.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +70.51% - -
UK median hourly rate £66.50 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year +70.51% - -

Velocity is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 15,149 11,857 26,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.50% 30.98% 32.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,894 8,518 19,285
10th Percentile £350 £338 £343
25th Percentile £414 £413 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £503 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +0.50% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £606 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 102 243
10th Percentile £18.50 £20.50 £17.28
25th Percentile £27.50 £31.25 £27.63
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.21 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.61% +2.68% +7.14%
75th Percentile £56.50 £57.50 £53.13
90th Percentile £65.54 £66.00 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -2.17% +3.37% +6.75%

Velocity
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Velocity as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Velocity in England

Velocity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Velocity in England.

Daily rate trend for Velocity in England

Velocity
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Velocity in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Velocity in England

Velocity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Velocity in England.

Hourly rate trend for Velocity in England

Velocity
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity within the England region over the 6 months to 18 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 106 £575 +15.00% 14
South East +8 19 £525 - 6
South West +14 4 £423 -15.50% 4
North of England +5 3 £600 - 4
Midlands -16 3 £575 +58.62% 5
West Midlands -22 3 £575 +58.62% 1
North West -2 2 £548 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £725 - 2
Velocity
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Velocity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Velocity.

1 94 (62.25%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (42.38%) Scrum
3 51 (33.77%) Azure
4 45 (29.80%) Python
5 41 (27.15%) DevOps
5 41 (27.15%) Social Skills
6 37 (24.50%) SQL
7 36 (23.84%) Analytics
8 35 (23.18%) JIRA
9 34 (22.52%) Data Engineering
10 32 (21.19%) Software Engineering
10 32 (21.19%) Git (software)
11 30 (19.87%) Decision-Making
12 29 (19.21%) Finance
13 27 (17.88%) Burndown Charts
13 27 (17.88%) Big Data
14 26 (17.22%) Sprint Planning
15 25 (16.56%) Sprint Retrospective
16 23 (15.23%) Java
16 23 (15.23%) Databricks
17 22 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (14.57%) Kanban
18 21 (13.91%) Banking
18 21 (13.91%) C#
18 21 (13.91%) Microservices
19 20 (13.25%) Jenkins
19 20 (13.25%) Kafka
19 20 (13.25%) Confluence
19 20 (13.25%) Microsoft
20 19 (12.58%) Project Management

Velocity
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (13.25%) Confluence
2 19 (12.58%) Apache Spark
3 15 (9.93%) Apache
4 10 (6.62%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (2.65%) CMS
6 2 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.32%) Liferay
6 2 (1.32%) Luigi
7 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.66%) JBoss
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Aligne
1 1 (0.66%) Eikon
1 1 (0.66%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 51 (33.77%) Azure
2 18 (11.92%) AWS
3 14 (9.27%) Power Platform
4 13 (8.61%) Serverless
5 11 (7.28%) Azure Functions
6 9 (5.96%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 8 (5.30%) Azure Data Factory
8 7 (4.64%) PaaS
8 7 (4.64%) SaaS
9 6 (3.97%) GitHub
10 5 (3.31%) Azure App Service
11 4 (2.65%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (1.99%) GCP
12 3 (1.99%) IaaS
13 2 (1.32%) Amazon S3
13 2 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (1.32%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 2 (1.32%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.65%) DNS
2 3 (1.99%) IPsec
2 3 (1.99%) IPv4
2 3 (1.99%) OpenVPN
2 3 (1.99%) VPN
3 2 (1.32%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.32%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (1.32%) Value-Added Service
3 2 (1.32%) WAN
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.66%) Firewall
4 1 (0.66%) LAN
4 1 (0.66%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.66%) SD-WAN
4 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.88%) Big Data
2 17 (11.26%) MongoDB
3 16 (10.60%) NoSQL
4 14 (9.27%) Power BI
5 11 (7.28%) MySQL
6 10 (6.62%) Data Lake
6 10 (6.62%) Redis
6 10 (6.62%) SQL Server
7 9 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (5.30%) Hadoop
9 6 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.97%) HDInsight
10 5 (3.31%) HBase
10 5 (3.31%) Spotfire
11 4 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (2.65%) Lumira
11 4 (2.65%) MariaDB
11 4 (2.65%) Relational Database
11 4 (2.65%) SAP BW
11 4 (2.65%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 35 (23.18%) JIRA
2 32 (21.19%) Git (software)
3 20 (13.25%) Jenkins
4 11 (7.28%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (3.31%) Maven
5 5 (3.31%) SonarQube
5 5 (3.31%) Subversion
6 3 (1.99%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.99%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (1.32%) CircleCI
7 2 (1.32%) Gradle
7 2 (1.32%) Grunt
7 2 (1.32%) MLflow
7 2 (1.32%) Postman
7 2 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.32%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.66%) Mocha
8 1 (0.66%) Mockito
8 1 (0.66%) ScriptRunner
General
1 41 (27.15%) Social Skills
2 29 (19.21%) Finance
3 21 (13.91%) Banking
4 18 (11.92%) Marketing
5 17 (11.26%) Public Sector
6 14 (9.27%) Telecoms
7 13 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (5.96%) Front Office
9 6 (3.97%) Games
9 6 (3.97%) Presentation Skills
10 5 (3.31%) Organisational Skills
11 4 (2.65%) Influencing Skills
11 4 (2.65%) Investment Banking
12 3 (1.99%) Publishing
13 2 (1.32%) Electronics
13 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.66%) Back Office
14 1 (0.66%) Billing
14 1 (0.66%) Legal
14 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (17.22%) Data Engineer
1 26 (17.22%) Scrum Master
2 17 (11.26%) Developer
3 15 (9.93%) Architect
4 12 (7.95%) Software Engineer
5 10 (6.62%) Technical Leader
6 8 (5.30%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.31%) Agile Coach
8 5 (3.31%) Agile Project Manager
8 5 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (3.31%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (3.31%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.31%) Python Developer
8 5 (3.31%) Technical Manager
8 5 (3.31%) Technical Project Manager
9 4 (2.65%) .NET Software Engineer
9 4 (2.65%) Java Engineer
9 4 (2.65%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (2.65%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.25%) Kafka
2 18 (11.92%) .NET
3 15 (9.93%) React
4 12 (7.95%) AngularJS
4 12 (7.95%) HTML
5 11 (7.28%) CSS
6 9 (5.96%) REST
7 8 (5.30%) ADO
8 7 (4.64%) NumPy
8 7 (4.64%) Spring
9 6 (3.97%) .NET Core
9 6 (3.97%) PySpark
9 6 (3.97%) RESTful
10 5 (3.31%) Middleware
10 5 (3.31%) Spring Boot
11 4 (2.65%) Pandas
11 4 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (1.99%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (1.99%) Node.js
12 3 (1.99%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.96%) Cloud Native
2 8 (5.30%) Hedge funds
3 5 (3.31%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.65%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.65%) PMI
4 4 (2.65%) User Experience
4 4 (2.65%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.99%) PKI
5 3 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.66%) Derivative
7 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.66%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.66%) FMCG
7 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.62%) Linux
2 5 (3.31%) Windows
3 4 (2.65%) Unix
4 2 (1.32%) CentOS
4 2 (1.32%) Solaris
4 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.66%) Android
5 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (62.25%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (42.38%) Scrum
3 41 (27.15%) DevOps
4 36 (23.84%) Analytics
5 34 (22.52%) Data Engineering
6 32 (21.19%) Software Engineering
7 30 (19.87%) Decision-Making
8 27 (17.88%) Burndown Charts
9 26 (17.22%) Sprint Planning
10 25 (16.56%) Sprint Retrospective
11 22 (14.57%) Kanban
11 22 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (13.91%) Microservices
13 19 (12.58%) Project Management
13 19 (12.58%) Visualisation
14 18 (11.92%) Data Pipeline
15 17 (11.26%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (11.26%) Computer Science
15 17 (11.26%) Open Source
15 17 (11.26%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 45 (29.80%) Python
2 37 (24.50%) SQL
3 23 (15.23%) Java
4 21 (13.91%) C#
5 13 (8.61%) C++
6 12 (7.95%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.62%) Go
8 4 (2.65%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.65%) Ruby
8 4 (2.65%) Scala
9 3 (1.99%) C
10 2 (1.32%) Groovy
10 2 (1.32%) Perl
10 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.66%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.66%) ES6
11 1 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (12.58%) Degree
2 8 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.64%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.65%) Master's Degree
5 4 (2.65%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.99%) PMP
7 2 (1.32%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.66%) MBA
8 1 (0.66%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.92%) QA
2 8 (5.30%) GDPR
2 8 (5.30%) MiFID
3 2 (1.32%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.66%) NIST
4 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.66%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (5.96%) Docker
2 3 (1.99%) iptables
Systems Management
1 17 (11.26%) Terraform
2 15 (9.93%) Ansible
3 9 (5.96%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.99%) Sysdig
5 2 (1.32%) Kubeflow
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.66%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (15.23%) Databricks
2 20 (13.25%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.30%) SAP
4 6 (3.97%) Splunk
5 5 (3.31%) Alteryx
5 5 (3.31%) Oracle
6 4 (2.65%) IBM
7 3 (1.99%) Dynatrace
7 3 (1.99%) Google
7 3 (1.99%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.99%) Spotify
8 2 (1.32%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.32%) Cadence
8 2 (1.32%) Cisco
8 2 (1.32%) New Relic
8 2 (1.32%) PagerDuty
9 1 (0.66%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.66%) HP
9 1 (0.66%) Reuters