The table below looks at the statistics for Velocity skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 383 372 363
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing Velocity 17 33 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.079% 0.15% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.49% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £285 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £548 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £366 £365
% change year-on-year
-14.67% +0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -
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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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6407 6743 6018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.69% 29.77% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4624 4812 4417
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £295 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 47
Average hourly rate £27.37 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £160.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Velocity
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Velocity Jobs Demand Trend in London

Velocity
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Velocity Daily Rate Trend in London

Velocity
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Velocity across the London region.

Velocity Hourly Rate Trend in London

Velocity
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity within the London region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +17 1 - - 2
Ealing - - - - 2
Bermondsey - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Velocity
England

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (70.59%) Scrum
3 13 (38.24%) E-Commerce
4 12 (35.29%) Java
4 12 (35.29%) Release Management
5 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
6 10 (29.41%) CSS
6 10 (29.41%) XML
7 9 (26.47%) J2EE
7 9 (26.47%) Kanban
8 8 (23.53%) jQuery
8 8 (23.53%) Project Management
9 7 (20.59%) TDD
9 7 (20.59%) Coaching
10 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
10 6 (17.65%) User Stories
10 6 (17.65%) Struts
10 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (17.65%) JIRA
10 6 (17.65%) Spring
10 6 (17.65%) Ajax
11 5 (14.71%) Endeca
11 5 (14.71%) Network Design
11 5 (14.71%) iPad
11 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (14.71%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (14.71%) Firmware
11 5 (14.71%) Intranet
11 5 (14.71%) Internet
11 5 (14.71%) ATG

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
1 4 (11.76%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) Node.js
2 1 (2.94%) JBoss
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Intranet
1 5 (14.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) JIRA
2 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.82%) Subversion
2 3 (8.82%) Maven
2 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.88%) Ant
4 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.94%) Hudson
4 1 (2.94%) Redmine
4 1 (2.94%) Grunt
4 1 (2.94%) Appium
General
1 4 (11.76%) Games
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
2 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) ScrumMaster
2 6 (17.65%) Developer
2 6 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) iOS Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Coach
6 1 (2.94%) FX Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Product Owner
6 1 (2.94%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) CSS
1 10 (29.41%) XML
2 9 (26.47%) J2EE
3 8 (23.53%) jQuery
4 6 (17.65%) Struts
4 6 (17.65%) Spring
4 6 (17.65%) Ajax
5 4 (11.76%) Web Services
5 4 (11.76%) HTML
5 4 (11.76%) JSP
6 3 (8.82%) .NET
6 3 (8.82%) JSON
7 2 (5.88%) FreeMarker
7 2 (5.88%) RESTful
7 2 (5.88%) Haml
7 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
7 2 (5.88%) Sass
7 2 (5.88%) LESS
7 2 (5.88%) REST
7 2 (5.88%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) iPad
1 5 (14.71%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.88%) Digital Media
2 2 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (5.88%) DTV
2 2 (5.88%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) Wiki
3 1 (2.94%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Android
1 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (70.59%) Scrum
3 13 (38.24%) E-Commerce
4 12 (35.29%) Release Management
5 9 (26.47%) Kanban
6 8 (23.53%) Project Management
7 7 (20.59%) TDD
7 7 (20.59%) Coaching
8 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (17.65%) User Stories
9 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (14.71%) Network Design
9 5 (14.71%) DevOps
10 4 (11.76%) ATDD
10 4 (11.76%) BDD
10 4 (11.76%) MVC
11 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (8.82%) OO
11 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) Java
2 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.88%) PHP
3 2 (5.88%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) Objective-C
3 2 (5.88%) Ruby
3 2 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) Python
4 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) ATG
1 5 (14.71%) Endeca
2 4 (11.76%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) Murex
3 1 (2.94%) Calypso
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle