Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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.

Apache Velocity
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 639 684 725
Rank change year-on-year +45 +41 +47
Contract jobs citing Velocity 219 187 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.71% 0.63% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 124 89
England median daily rate £513 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +5.44% +11.23%
10th Percentile £370 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £671 £555
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £19.52
UK median hourly rate - - £19.52

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 30719 29842 29966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.39% 30.67% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21863 20839 20773
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 343 504
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.56 £14.84
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

Velocity
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -2 102 £518 +3.50% 14
South East +38 64 £513 +36.67% 3
North of England +37 25 £400 -27.27% 9
North West +27 17 £340 -29.17% 3
Midlands +19 15 £400 -4.76% 3
Yorkshire +3 8 £450 -18.18% 5
East Midlands -3 8 £375 -6.25%
South West -10 8 £713 +56.16% 1
West Midlands +24 7 £400 -14.89% 3
East of England -5 7 £380 -15.56% 2
Velocity
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 197 (89.95%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (72.60%) Scrum
3 87 (39.73%) User Stories
4 81 (36.99%) Kanban
5 74 (33.79%) JIRA
5 74 (33.79%) Java
6 68 (31.05%) Finance
6 68 (31.05%) TDD
7 64 (29.22%) BDD
8 60 (27.40%) Confluence
9 59 (26.94%) Continuous Integration
9 59 (26.94%) RESTful
10 52 (23.74%) Continuous Improvement
11 49 (22.37%) Coaching
12 46 (21.00%) Jenkins
13 45 (20.55%) Web Services
14 44 (20.09%) Git (software)
15 42 (19.18%) Test Automation
16 38 (17.35%) JSON
17 37 (16.89%) DevOps
18 36 (16.44%) ATDD
18 36 (16.44%) JavaScript
19 35 (15.98%) XML
20 33 (15.07%) Acceptance Criteria
21 32 (14.61%) Mobile App
21 32 (14.61%) Degree
22 28 (12.79%) Scrum-ban
23 27 (12.33%) AngularJS
24 25 (11.42%) Cucumber
24 25 (11.42%) Mentoring

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 60 (27.40%) Confluence
2 13 (5.94%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.65%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (2.28%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.83%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (1.83%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.37%) CMS
6 3 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.91%) Alfresco
7 2 (0.91%) Drupal
7 2 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.91%) Liferay
7 2 (0.91%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.91%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.46%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.46%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.46%) Infor CloudSuite
1 1 (0.46%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.85%) npm
3 4 (1.83%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (1.83%) Amazon Kinesis
3 4 (1.83%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.37%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.91%) GitHub
5 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.91%) Office 365
6 1 (0.46%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.46%) IaaS
6 1 (0.46%) PaaS
6 1 (0.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.91%) Skype
2 1 (0.46%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.76%) Oracle Database
2 10 (4.57%) MySQL
3 8 (3.65%) Redis
4 7 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (3.20%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.20%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.74%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.28%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.28%) HBase
7 4 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.83%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (1.83%) BigQuery
7 4 (1.83%) CouchDB
7 4 (1.83%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.37%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.46%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 74 (33.79%) JIRA
2 46 (21.00%) Jenkins
3 44 (20.09%) Git (software)
4 25 (11.42%) Cucumber
5 15 (6.85%) Calabash
5 15 (6.85%) Grunt
5 15 (6.85%) gulp
5 15 (6.85%) Subversion
6 14 (6.39%) webpack
6 14 (6.39%) Xcode
7 13 (5.94%) Appium
8 11 (5.02%) Eclipse
8 11 (5.02%) Gradle
9 10 (4.57%) Maven
10 9 (4.11%) JUnit
10 9 (4.11%) Selenium
11 8 (3.65%) Bitbucket
12 7 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (3.20%) TeamCity
13 6 (2.74%) Mockito
General
1 68 (31.05%) Finance
2 19 (8.68%) Games
3 9 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.65%) Retail
5 7 (3.20%) Back Office
5 7 (3.20%) Banking
6 5 (2.28%) Front Office
7 4 (1.83%) Billing
7 4 (1.83%) Marketing
8 3 (1.37%) Publishing
9 2 (0.91%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.46%) Electronics
10 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Law
10 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (45.66%) Scrum Master
2 61 (27.85%) Developer
3 28 (12.79%) Agile Scrum Master
4 16 (7.31%) Java Developer
5 15 (6.85%) Android Developer
5 15 (6.85%) Architect
5 15 (6.85%) Developer in Test
5 15 (6.85%) Senior Developer
6 10 (4.57%) Ruby Developer
7 9 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.11%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (3.65%) Enterprise Architect
9 7 (3.20%) Head of Delivery
9 7 (3.20%) Java Engineer
10 6 (2.74%) Agile Coach
10 6 (2.74%) Java Android Developer
10 6 (2.74%) Mobile Developer
11 5 (2.28%) Data Engineer
11 5 (2.28%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.28%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (26.94%) RESTful
2 45 (20.55%) Web Services
3 38 (17.35%) JSON
4 35 (15.98%) XML
5 27 (12.33%) AngularJS
6 25 (11.42%) CSS
6 25 (11.42%) HTML
7 24 (10.96%) Spring
8 22 (10.05%) HTML5
9 20 (9.13%) Node.js
10 19 (8.68%) React
11 17 (7.76%) CSS3
12 16 (7.31%) Gherkin
13 14 (6.39%) Hibernate
14 10 (4.57%) jQuery
14 10 (4.57%) RabbitMQ
15 9 (4.11%) .NET
15 9 (4.11%) JPA
16 6 (2.74%) JMS
17 5 (2.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.61%) Mobile App
2 19 (8.68%) Video on Demand
2 19 (8.68%) Video\Live Streaming
3 15 (6.85%) Virtual Team
4 13 (5.94%) User Experience
5 12 (5.48%) Chromecast
5 12 (5.48%) IPTV
6 8 (3.65%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.28%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.37%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.37%) NHS
10 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.91%) iPad
10 2 (0.91%) PKI
11 1 (0.46%) Fintech
11 1 (0.46%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.46%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.76%) Android
2 15 (6.85%) Unix
3 7 (3.20%) Linux
4 6 (2.74%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.37%) Windows
6 2 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.46%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (89.95%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (72.60%) Scrum
3 87 (39.73%) User Stories
4 81 (36.99%) Kanban
5 68 (31.05%) TDD
6 64 (29.22%) BDD
7 59 (26.94%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (23.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 49 (22.37%) Coaching
10 42 (19.18%) Test Automation
11 37 (16.89%) DevOps
12 36 (16.44%) ATDD
13 33 (15.07%) Acceptance Criteria
14 28 (12.79%) Scrum-ban
15 25 (11.42%) Mentoring
16 22 (10.05%) Open Source
17 21 (9.59%) High Availability
18 18 (8.22%) Release Management
19 17 (7.76%) Pair Programming
19 17 (7.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 74 (33.79%) Java
2 36 (16.44%) JavaScript
3 17 (7.76%) Ruby
4 15 (6.85%) SQL
5 14 (6.39%) Apple Swift
6 13 (5.94%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.65%) Python
8 5 (2.28%) C#
9 4 (1.83%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.83%) C
10 3 (1.37%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.37%) SOQL
10 3 (1.37%) SOSL
10 3 (1.37%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.91%) C++
11 2 (0.91%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.46%) F#
12 1 (0.46%) PHP
12 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (14.61%) Degree
2 14 (6.39%) PMI Certification
2 14 (6.39%) PMP
3 5 (2.28%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.37%) APMG
4 3 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) IIBA
6 1 (0.46%) ISEB
6 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.13%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) GAAP
2 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (5.94%) Docker
2 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.83%) Oozie
1 4 (1.83%) Terraform
2 2 (0.91%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.46%) Ansible
3 1 (0.46%) Mesos
3 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (11.42%) Oracle
2 21 (9.59%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.02%) Cisco
4 8 (3.65%) Atlassian
4 8 (3.65%) Xamarin
5 4 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.37%) F5
6 3 (1.37%) IBM
6 3 (1.37%) Perforce
6 3 (1.37%) Progress
6 3 (1.37%) Splunk
7 2 (0.91%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.91%) Google
7 2 (0.91%) hybris
7 2 (0.91%) OpenText
8 1 (0.46%) Infor
8 1 (0.46%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.46%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.46%) VMware