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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Velocity
UK / England
Rank 524 526 563
Rank change year-on-year +2 +37  
Contract jobs citing Velocity 61 89 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.18% 0.071%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.64% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 73 10
Median daily rate £453 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.73% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £330 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £313
% change year-on-year -2.85% +40.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Velocity is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13203 13828 12995
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.59% 28.19% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9164 9692 8524
Median daily rate £425 £410 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 213 172
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Velocity
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Velocity as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Velocity in England

Velocity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Velocity in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Velocity in England

Velocity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Velocity in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Velocity in England

Velocity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Velocity in England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +25 34 £475 -5.47% 7
South East +21 10 £413 +17.85% 1
North West +26 6 £500 +11.11%
Yorkshire +2 4 £405 -19.00% 2
East Midlands -4 3 £425 +30.76%
West Midlands +11 2 - -
North East -11 2 £378 -46.00% 1
Velocity
UK

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Velocity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Velocity.

1 136 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (53.41%) Scrum
3 52 (29.55%) JIRA
4 47 (26.70%) Finance
5 43 (24.43%) TDD
6 36 (20.45%) Java
7 33 (18.75%) Spring
8 32 (18.18%) Kanban
8 32 (18.18%) User Stories
9 27 (15.34%) BDD
9 27 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 26 (14.77%) Release Management
10 26 (14.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 24 (13.64%) Waterfall
12 22 (12.50%) J2EE
12 22 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (12.50%) Microservices
13 21 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (11.36%) Project Management
15 19 (10.80%) HTML
15 19 (10.80%) Struts
15 19 (10.80%) Liferay
15 19 (10.80%) Open Source
15 19 (10.80%) DevOps
16 18 (10.23%) Virtual Team
16 18 (10.23%) Banking
16 18 (10.23%) JavaScript
17 17 (9.66%) Coaching
17 17 (9.66%) Confluence
18 16 (9.09%) GitHub

Velocity
Top Related 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 19 (10.80%) Liferay
2 17 (9.66%) Confluence
3 14 (7.95%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.11%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.41%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (2.84%) Apache
7 4 (2.27%) Alfresco
7 4 (2.27%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.14%) Drupal
8 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.14%) IIS
9 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.57%) CMS
9 1 (0.57%) Hubot
9 1 (0.57%) IPython
9 1 (0.57%) JBoss
9 1 (0.57%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.57%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (7.95%) MS PowerPoint
1 14 (7.95%) MS Visio
2 11 (6.25%) MS Project
3 7 (3.98%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.27%) MS Office
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.57%) Mingle
5 1 (0.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.57%) BondVision
2 1 (0.57%) Eikon
2 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.09%) GitHub
2 9 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.41%) PaaS
4 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.14%) CallidusCloud
5 2 (1.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.14%) Firewall
2 1 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.57%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.52%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.41%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.27%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.27%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.70%) Informix
5 3 (1.70%) MS Access
5 3 (1.70%) Power BI
5 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.14%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.57%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.57%) Flink
7 1 (0.57%) Presto
Development Applications
1 52 (29.55%) JIRA
2 16 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 14 (7.95%) Gradle
3 14 (7.95%) Subversion
4 12 (6.82%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.98%) Eclipse
5 7 (3.98%) IntelliJ
6 6 (3.41%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.41%) Maven
7 4 (2.27%) Ant
7 4 (2.27%) JUnit
7 4 (2.27%) Selenium
8 3 (1.70%) GitLab
8 3 (1.70%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (1.70%) Spock
8 3 (1.70%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.14%) EasyMock
9 2 (1.14%) jMock
9 2 (1.14%) Mockito
9 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 47 (26.70%) Finance
2 18 (10.23%) Banking
3 13 (7.39%) Legal
4 12 (6.82%) Marketing
4 12 (6.82%) Retail
5 6 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.84%) Automotive
7 4 (2.27%) Publishing
8 2 (1.14%) Games
8 2 (1.14%) Law
9 1 (0.57%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.57%) French Language
9 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Local Government
9 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (36.36%) Scrum Master
2 24 (13.64%) Developer
3 18 (10.23%) Agile Scrum Master
4 13 (7.39%) Java Developer
5 12 (6.82%) Consultant
6 11 (6.25%) Security Consultant
7 10 (5.68%) Architect
7 10 (5.68%) Project Manager
8 9 (5.11%) Agile Coach
8 9 (5.11%) Analyst
9 8 (4.55%) Agile Project Manager
9 8 (4.55%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
10 7 (3.98%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.98%) Digital Agile Project Manager
10 7 (3.98%) Digital Project Manager
11 6 (3.41%) Financial Services Project Manager
11 6 (3.41%) Product Manager
12 5 (2.84%) Business Analyst
12 5 (2.84%) Release Manager
12 5 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.75%) Spring
2 22 (12.50%) J2EE
3 19 (10.80%) HTML
3 19 (10.80%) Struts
4 16 (9.09%) Hibernate
5 13 (7.39%) XML
6 12 (6.82%) CSS
6 12 (6.82%) CSS3
6 12 (6.82%) HTML5
7 9 (5.11%) Web Services
8 8 (4.55%) JSON
8 8 (4.55%) Node.js
9 7 (3.98%) REST
9 7 (3.98%) Servlets
10 6 (3.41%) AngularJS
10 6 (3.41%) LESS
10 6 (3.41%) Middleware
10 6 (3.41%) React
10 6 (3.41%) Sass
10 6 (3.41%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.23%) Virtual Team
3 11 (6.25%) User Experience
4 3 (1.70%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.70%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.70%) PMI
4 3 (1.70%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.14%) iPad
6 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.57%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.57%) Fintech
6 1 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.84%) Apple iOS
1 5 (2.84%) Windows
2 4 (2.27%) Linux
2 4 (2.27%) Solaris
3 3 (1.70%) Android
4 2 (1.14%) Unix
4 2 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (53.41%) Scrum
3 43 (24.43%) TDD
4 32 (18.18%) Kanban
4 32 (18.18%) User Stories
5 27 (15.34%) BDD
5 27 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (14.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 26 (14.77%) Release Management
7 24 (13.64%) Waterfall
8 22 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (12.50%) Microservices
9 20 (11.36%) Project Management
10 19 (10.80%) DevOps
10 19 (10.80%) Open Source
11 17 (9.66%) Coaching
12 16 (9.09%) E-Commerce
12 16 (9.09%) SDLC
13 15 (8.52%) AOP
13 15 (8.52%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.45%) Java
2 18 (10.23%) JavaScript
3 12 (6.82%) Scala
4 10 (5.68%) Groovy
5 5 (2.84%) SQL
6 3 (1.70%) Clojure
7 2 (1.14%) Go
7 2 (1.14%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.14%) PHP
7 2 (1.14%) Python
8 1 (0.57%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.57%) C
8 1 (0.57%) C#
8 1 (0.57%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.57%) Jython
8 1 (0.57%) Perl
8 1 (0.57%) R
8 1 (0.57%) Ruby
8 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (5.68%) Degree
2 9 (5.11%) SC Cleared
2 9 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.70%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.14%) PgMP
4 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.95%) PMO
2 9 (5.11%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (5.11%) Docker
2 1 (0.57%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (2.27%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.70%) Consul
2 3 (1.70%) Terraform
3 2 (1.14%) Ansible
4 1 (0.57%) OpenView
4 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.57%) Puppet
4 1 (0.57%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 9 (5.11%) IBM
1 9 (5.11%) ServiceNow
1 9 (5.11%) Splunk
2 8 (4.55%) AppDynamics
3 6 (3.41%) Snow
4 5 (2.84%) MuleSoft
4 5 (2.84%) New Relic
4 5 (2.84%) Oracle
5 4 (2.27%) GigaSpaces
6 3 (1.70%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (1.70%) Callidus
6 3 (1.70%) hybris
6 3 (1.70%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.70%) Sybase
7 2 (1.14%) Marketo
7 2 (1.14%) OpenText
7 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.57%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.57%) Brocade
8 1 (0.57%) MarketAxess
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