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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 527 520 587
Rank change year-on-year -7 +67  
Contract jobs citing Velocity 61 100 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.20% 0.076%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.70% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 79 23
Median daily rate £491 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.16% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £375 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £610 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71%  
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 13857 14297 14167
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.23% 28.93% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9633 10184 9649
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 163 190
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.69% -1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £18.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 -3 38 £500 - 14
South East +12 13 £495 +23.75% 4
East Midlands -4 6 £431 -13.75%
South West +5 2 £398 -16.31% 2
North West +18 1 £425 -17.07% 5
West Midlands +10 1 - -
East of England -10 1 - -
Velocity
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 95 (78.51%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (62.81%) Scrum
3 37 (30.58%) JIRA
4 33 (27.27%) Kanban
5 31 (25.62%) Finance
5 31 (25.62%) TDD
6 29 (23.97%) User Stories
7 27 (22.31%) Test Automation
8 24 (19.83%) Java
8 24 (19.83%) DevOps
9 22 (18.18%) BDD
9 22 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (17.36%) Coaching
10 21 (17.36%) Git (software)
10 21 (17.36%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (16.53%) Jenkins
12 19 (15.70%) HTML5
12 19 (15.70%) JSON
12 19 (15.70%) HTML
12 19 (15.70%) CSS
13 18 (14.88%) AngularJS
13 18 (14.88%) ATDD
13 18 (14.88%) CSS3
14 17 (14.05%) Web Services
14 17 (14.05%) XML
14 17 (14.05%) Confluence
14 17 (14.05%) Open Source
15 16 (13.22%) Project Management
15 16 (13.22%) Node.js
16 15 (12.40%) Sass

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 17 (14.05%) Confluence
2 5 (4.13%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (4.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.31%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.65%) Drupal
4 2 (1.65%) IIS
4 2 (1.65%) Liferay
4 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.83%) Apache
5 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.83%) Hubot
5 1 (0.83%) IPython
5 1 (0.83%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.83%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.83%) Mingle
4 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.83%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) BondVision
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.83%) Eikon
1 1 (0.83%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.79%) GitHub
3 3 (2.48%) IaaS
4 2 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.65%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.65%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.83%) CallidusCloud
5 1 (0.83%) CloudBees
5 1 (0.83%) CloudSense
5 1 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) Office 365
5 1 (0.83%) SaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) SMS
1 1 (0.83%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.48%) Big Data
1 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.65%) MySQL
2 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.65%) Pentaho
2 2 (1.65%) Redis
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.83%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.83%) Flink
3 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.83%) Power BI
3 1 (0.83%) Presto
3 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (30.58%) JIRA
2 21 (17.36%) Git (software)
3 20 (16.53%) Jenkins
4 14 (11.57%) Cucumber
5 13 (10.74%) WebDriver
6 11 (9.09%) Subversion
7 8 (6.61%) Selenium
8 7 (5.79%) Grunt
8 7 (5.79%) gulp
8 7 (5.79%) webpack
9 6 (4.96%) JUnit
10 5 (4.13%) Bower
10 5 (4.13%) Gradle
10 5 (4.13%) Jasmine
10 5 (4.13%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (4.13%) Protractor
11 4 (3.31%) Eclipse
12 3 (2.48%) GitLab
12 3 (2.48%) Maven
12 3 (2.48%) Xcode
General
1 31 (25.62%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.79%) Marketing
4 6 (4.96%) Publishing
5 5 (4.13%) Games
5 5 (4.13%) Law
5 5 (4.13%) Retail
6 4 (3.31%) Banking
7 3 (2.48%) French Language
7 3 (2.48%) Legal
8 2 (1.65%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.83%) Automotive
9 1 (0.83%) Electronics
9 1 (0.83%) German Language
9 1 (0.83%) Local Government
9 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (41.32%) Scrum Master
2 21 (17.36%) Developer
3 12 (9.92%) Agile Scrum Master
4 8 (6.61%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.79%) Analyst
5 7 (5.79%) Java Developer
6 6 (4.96%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (4.96%) Developer in Test
6 6 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (3.31%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.31%) Agile Project Manager
7 4 (3.31%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.31%) CRM Manager
7 4 (3.31%) Digital Agile Project Manager
7 4 (3.31%) Digital Project Manager
7 4 (3.31%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
7 4 (3.31%) Senior Developer
8 3 (2.48%) Architect
8 3 (2.48%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.70%) CSS
1 19 (15.70%) HTML
1 19 (15.70%) HTML5
1 19 (15.70%) JSON
2 18 (14.88%) AngularJS
2 18 (14.88%) CSS3
3 17 (14.05%) Web Services
3 17 (14.05%) XML
4 16 (13.22%) Node.js
5 15 (12.40%) LESS
5 15 (12.40%) React
5 15 (12.40%) RESTful
5 15 (12.40%) Sass
6 10 (8.26%) Gherkin
7 9 (7.44%) jQuery
8 8 (6.61%) Spring
9 5 (4.13%) Angular 2
9 5 (4.13%) Hibernate
9 5 (4.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (3.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.57%) User Experience
2 10 (8.26%) Video on Demand
3 9 (7.44%) Virtual Team
4 8 (6.61%) PMI
5 6 (4.96%) Mobile App
6 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.65%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.65%) Fintech
7 2 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.13%) Apple iOS
1 5 (4.13%) Windows
2 3 (2.48%) Android
2 3 (2.48%) Linux
2 3 (2.48%) Unix
3 2 (1.65%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.83%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (78.51%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (62.81%) Scrum
3 33 (27.27%) Kanban
4 31 (25.62%) TDD
5 29 (23.97%) User Stories
6 27 (22.31%) Test Automation
7 24 (19.83%) DevOps
8 22 (18.18%) BDD
8 22 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
9 21 (17.36%) Coaching
9 21 (17.36%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (14.88%) ATDD
11 17 (14.05%) Open Source
12 16 (13.22%) Project Management
13 13 (10.74%) High Availability
13 13 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (9.92%) Microservices
14 12 (9.92%) Scrum-ban
15 11 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
15 11 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.83%) Java
2 14 (11.57%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.79%) SQL
4 5 (4.13%) TypeScript
5 4 (3.31%) Ruby
5 4 (3.31%) Scala
6 3 (2.48%) Apple Swift
6 3 (2.48%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.65%) C#
7 2 (1.65%) Go
7 2 (1.65%) PHP
7 2 (1.65%) Python
7 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.83%) Clojure
8 1 (0.83%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.83%) Erlang
8 1 (0.83%) F#
8 1 (0.83%) Groovy
8 1 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (12.40%) Degree
2 8 (6.61%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.31%) PgMP
4 2 (1.65%) PMP
4 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) Terraform
2 4 (3.31%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.48%) Consul
4 2 (1.65%) Ansible
5 1 (0.83%) Mesos
5 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.83%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 8 (6.61%) CA Agile Central
2 6 (4.96%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (4.13%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.48%) AppDynamics
4 3 (2.48%) Oracle
4 3 (2.48%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.48%) Splunk
5 2 (1.65%) Apple
5 2 (1.65%) Cisco
6 1 (0.83%) Adobe
6 1 (0.83%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.83%) Capita
6 1 (0.83%) CQG
6 1 (0.83%) hybris
6 1 (0.83%) MarketAxess
6 1 (0.83%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.83%) Perforce
6 1 (0.83%) Reuters
6 1 (0.83%) SAP
6 1 (0.83%) Xamarin
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