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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 190 200 193
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing Velocity 6 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.030% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.10% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 7
Average daily rate
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£455 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £450 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £420 £340
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +23.52%
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
1665 1944 1810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.79% 29.23% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1343 1465 1400
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.60 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £77.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 10 (83.33%) Scrum
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) Feature Driven Development
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) ATDD
4 2 (16.67%) Dependency Management
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Coaching
4 2 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Workflow
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Maven
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) Hudson
1 1 (8.33%) Redmine
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (16.67%) Games
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) ScrumMaster
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) FX Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Product Owner
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) Spring MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Spring
2 2 (16.67%) Ajax
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) Taglibs
3 1 (8.33%) JPA
3 1 (8.33%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (8.33%) Apache CXF
3 1 (8.33%) Smarty
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) OSGi
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) CSS3
3 1 (8.33%) XSD
3 1 (8.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (83.33%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Workflow
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Feature Driven Development
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) ATDD
4 2 (16.67%) Dependency Management
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Murex
1 1 (8.33%) Calypso