The first table below looks at the demand for Velocity skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Velocity over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 189 216 223
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +7
Contract jobs citing Velocity 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.052% 0.056% 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£415 £450 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +46.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+41.81% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1680 2091 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.16% 29.50% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1610 1717
Average daily rate £438 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
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Velocity
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Velocity across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Velocity Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Velocity
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Velocity across the City of London region.

Velocity Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Velocity also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Velocity.

1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Apache CXF
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Solr
3 1 (25.00%) Budget Control
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) DbUnit
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum-ban
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) Sass
3 1 (25.00%) LESS
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Dependency Management
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Process Management
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Velocity also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Velocity. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (25.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) DbUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) jMock
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) PMO Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Apache CXF
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) Sass
1 1 (25.00%) LESS
1 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) Java SE
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Budget Control
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum-ban
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Dependency Management
3 1 (25.00%) Process Management
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) B2B
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA