The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 205 201 210
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Velocity 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.051% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£465 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.04% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £415 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £415 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £383 £275
% change year-on-year
+14.37% +39.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1794 1723 2162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.37% 29.45% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1462 1289 1654
Average daily rate £450 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 24
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.02 £16.00 £30.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Velocity across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Velocity Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) Coaching
4 2 (25.00%) User Experience
4 2 (25.00%) Web Development
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) Product Management
5 1 (12.50%) RESTful
5 1 (12.50%) Feature Driven Development
5 1 (12.50%) HTML5
5 1 (12.50%) Haml
5 1 (12.50%) JSP
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) ScrumMaster
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Front-End Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Android Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) Haml
2 1 (12.50%) Sass
2 1 (12.50%) LESS
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) JSP
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) FreeMarker
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Web Development
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) ATDD
5 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (12.50%) Dependency Management
5 1 (12.50%) Android Development
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Product Management
5 1 (12.50%) Feature Driven Development
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java