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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 193 223 204
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -19
Contract jobs citing Velocity 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.014% 0.092%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.047% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £450 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
- +10.23%
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
1713 2123 1902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.50% 29.92% 29.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1625 1474
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
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 10 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £19.00 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £58.55 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 8 (80.00%) Scrum
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) Spring
4 3 (30.00%) jQuery
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Spring MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Ajax
5 2 (20.00%) Apache CXF
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (20.00%) Kanban
5 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) Maven
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) SOAP
5 2 (20.00%) Apache
5 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) JUnit
6 1 (10.00%) EJB

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (20.00%) Maven
1 2 (20.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) DbUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Hudson
2 1 (10.00%) Redmine
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) jMock
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) ScrumMaster
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) FX Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) Spring
1 3 (30.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) Spring MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Ajax
2 2 (20.00%) Apache CXF
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) EJB
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) JDBC
3 1 (10.00%) JSP
3 1 (10.00%) Servlets
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) XSD
3 1 (10.00%) XSL
3 1 (10.00%) XSLT
3 1 (10.00%) Struts
3 1 (10.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Scrum
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) B2B
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (10.00%) Process Management
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Murex
1 1 (10.00%) Calypso