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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Velocity
Rank 150 185 201
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +16
Contract jobs citing Velocity 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.064% 0.099% 0.086%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.32% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate £463 £500 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £380 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £505 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £380
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -4.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Velocity
London

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
998 1544 1707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 31.81% 30.67% 29.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 1244 1272
Average daily rate £463 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £27.37 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.94% -26.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 5 (50.00%) iOS SDK
3 5 (50.00%) iOS Development
3 5 (50.00%) User Experience
3 5 (50.00%) Mobile Development
3 5 (50.00%) SOAP
3 5 (50.00%) XML
3 5 (50.00%) Xcode
3 5 (50.00%) Objective-C
3 5 (50.00%) JSON
3 5 (50.00%) Apple Swift
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 5 (50.00%) SOLID
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Change Control
6 1 (10.00%) Redis
6 1 (10.00%) ATDD
6 1 (10.00%) Big Data
6 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (10.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (10.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (10.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Xcode
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
1 5 (50.00%) iOS Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Development Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Change Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Security Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum Master
2 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior iOS Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) iOS SDK
1 5 (50.00%) JSON
1 5 (50.00%) SOAP
1 5 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) iPad
3 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) iOS Development
3 5 (50.00%) Mobile Development
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 5 (50.00%) SOLID
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) ATDD
6 1 (10.00%) Change Control
6 1 (10.00%) Feature Driven Development
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Open Source
6 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Apple Swift
1 5 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef