Period
to 19 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 19 February 2019 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
England > South West
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 186 206
Rank change year-on-year -31 +20 +4
Contract jobs citing Velocity 13 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.20% 0.17% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.71% 0.65% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
South West median daily rate £400 £713 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.86% +67.65% +29.77%
10th Percentile £343 £610 £413
90th Percentile £432 £743 £438
England median daily rate £538 £518 £475
% change year-on-year +3.86% +8.95% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £26.50 -

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 the South West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,820 1,394 1,478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.34% 26.93% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,203 892 1,030
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £319 £288 £263
90th Percentile £613 £563 £544
England median daily rate £500 £475 £433
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.83% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 14 28
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +20.00% -10.18%
10th Percentile £30.20 £25.03 £18.64
90th Percentile £64.75 £50.00 £43.08
England median hourly rate £41.85 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.61% - +3.90%

Velocity
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Velocity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Velocity in the South West

Velocity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Velocity in the South West

Velocity
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity within the South West region over the 6 months to 19 February 2019. 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
Bristol -6 9 £400 - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Velocity
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 South West region with a requirement for Velocity.

1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) Sprint Retrospective
1 9 (69.23%) Sprint Planning
2 8 (61.54%) Decision-Making
2 8 (61.54%) Burndown Charts
2 8 (61.54%) TDD
2 8 (61.54%) Scrum
3 6 (46.15%) Sprint Review
4 5 (38.46%) Epics
4 5 (38.46%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (38.46%) Coaching
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) JIRA
4 5 (38.46%) Statistics
4 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (38.46%) BDD
4 5 (38.46%) Process Improvement
4 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (30.77%) Project Management
6 3 (23.08%) Python
6 3 (23.08%) C
6 3 (23.08%) Kanban
6 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Data Management
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 3 (23.08%) ATDD

Velocity
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (15.38%) nginx
2 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) JIRA
1 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Scrum Master
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Delivery Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Scrum Master
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Django
2 1 (7.69%) Celery
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) CSS3
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) Leaflet
2 1 (7.69%) OpenLayers
2 1 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (7.69%) Semantic UI
2 1 (7.69%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (38.46%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) Sprint Planning
1 9 (69.23%) Sprint Retrospective
2 8 (61.54%) Burndown Charts
2 8 (61.54%) Decision-Making
2 8 (61.54%) Scrum
2 8 (61.54%) TDD
3 6 (46.15%) Sprint Review
4 5 (38.46%) BDD
4 5 (38.46%) Coaching
4 5 (38.46%) Epics
4 5 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (38.46%) Process Improvement
4 5 (38.46%) Statistics
5 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (30.77%) Project Management
6 3 (23.08%) Data Management
6 3 (23.08%) Kanban
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 3 (23.08%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
1 3 (23.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
1 1 (7.69%) Terraform
1 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco
1 1 (7.69%) VMware