The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 361 362 399
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +37
Contract jobs citing Velocity 32 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.088% 0.083%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 16
Average daily rate £433 £415 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% -8.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £353 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £575 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6877 6214 7689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.43% 28.72% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4962 4521 5077
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 66 84
Average hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Velocity
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Velocity across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Velocity Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 1 £525 - 2
Ealing - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Velocity
England

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 40 (57.14%) Java
2 35 (50.00%) jQuery
3 33 (47.14%) XML
3 33 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (45.71%) J2EE
5 31 (44.29%) E-Commerce
5 31 (44.29%) Project Management
5 31 (44.29%) Spring
6 29 (41.43%) CSS
7 28 (40.00%) JavaScript
8 24 (34.29%) Ajax
9 21 (30.00%) Internet
10 20 (28.57%) Middleware
11 18 (25.71%) Firmware
11 18 (25.71%) Intranet
11 18 (25.71%) Struts
11 18 (25.71%) Endeca
11 18 (25.71%) Network Design
11 18 (25.71%) ATG
11 18 (25.71%) Scrum
11 18 (25.71%) Embedded Systems
12 17 (24.29%) TDD
13 16 (22.86%) JSP
13 16 (22.86%) Git (software)
14 13 (18.57%) MVC
15 12 (17.14%) Degree
15 12 (17.14%) Servlets
15 12 (17.14%) EJB
15 12 (17.14%) Tomcat
15 12 (17.14%) REST

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 12 (17.14%) Tomcat
2 10 (14.29%) Mule
3 5 (7.14%) CMS
4 3 (4.29%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.86%) Apache
5 2 (2.86%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (2.86%) WordPress
5 2 (2.86%) Node.js
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (1.43%) Confluence
6 1 (1.43%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.43%) MS Office
1 1 (1.43%) Maya
1 1 (1.43%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (1.43%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.00%) Internet
2 18 (25.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 10 (14.29%) Hazelcast
2 3 (4.29%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) OLAP
3 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.43%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (22.86%) Git (software)
2 10 (14.29%) Spring Roo
2 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 10 (14.29%) JUnit
3 7 (10.00%) Subversion
4 5 (7.14%) JIRA
5 3 (4.29%) JSUnit
5 3 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.29%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.86%) Grunt
6 2 (2.86%) Urban Turtle
6 2 (2.86%) Maven
6 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.43%) Ant
General
1 5 (7.14%) Finance
1 5 (7.14%) Publishing
2 2 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
3 1 (1.43%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Marketing
3 1 (1.43%) Games
3 1 (1.43%) Legal
3 1 (1.43%) Advertising
3 1 (1.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (35.71%) Developer
2 18 (25.71%) Deployment Engineer
2 18 (25.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (20.00%) ScrumMaster
4 7 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Agile Coach
7 3 (4.29%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) PMO Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (2.86%) WordPress Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Architect
9 1 (1.43%) Designer
9 1 (1.43%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (50.00%) jQuery
2 33 (47.14%) XML
3 32 (45.71%) J2EE
4 31 (44.29%) Spring
5 29 (41.43%) CSS
6 24 (34.29%) Ajax
7 20 (28.57%) Middleware
8 18 (25.71%) Struts
9 16 (22.86%) JSP
10 12 (17.14%) Servlets
10 12 (17.14%) EJB
10 12 (17.14%) REST
11 10 (14.29%) Spring MVC
11 10 (14.29%) XML-RPC
11 10 (14.29%) JSON
11 10 (14.29%) SOAP
11 10 (14.29%) HTML
12 9 (12.86%) Spring Web Flow
13 7 (10.00%) FreeMarker
13 7 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.71%) Firmware
1 18 (25.71%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (11.43%) Open Source
3 6 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.14%) Digital Media
5 4 (5.71%) Semantic Web
6 3 (4.29%) iPad
6 3 (4.29%) Graphic Design
7 2 (2.86%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.86%) Wiki
7 2 (2.86%) IPTV
8 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.43%) Blog
8 1 (1.43%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.43%) DTV
8 1 (1.43%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (1.43%) Tandem
8 1 (1.43%) STB
8 1 (1.43%) iPhone
8 1 (1.43%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) UNIX
1 4 (5.71%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) Windows
3 1 (1.43%) Android
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (44.29%) E-Commerce
2 31 (44.29%) Project Management
3 18 (25.71%) Scrum
3 18 (25.71%) Network Design
4 17 (24.29%) TDD
5 13 (18.57%) MVC
6 10 (14.29%) BDD
7 9 (12.86%) B2C
8 8 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (10.00%) Time Management
9 7 (10.00%) Web Development
10 6 (8.57%) Kanban
11 5 (7.14%) Release Management
11 5 (7.14%) Configuration Management
11 5 (7.14%) SEO
12 4 (5.71%) SOA
12 4 (5.71%) Unit Testing
12 4 (5.71%) Software Engineering
12 4 (5.71%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.14%) Java
2 28 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (14.29%) Groovy
4 6 (8.57%) PHP
4 6 (8.57%) Python
5 4 (5.71%) C#
5 4 (5.71%) Ruby
6 1 (1.43%) C++
6 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (17.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) QA
1 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (25.71%) ATG
1 18 (25.71%) Endeca
2 10 (14.29%) Elastic Path
3 4 (5.71%) Facebook
4 3 (4.29%) Oracle
5 2 (2.86%) JBoss
5 2 (2.86%) Adobe
6 1 (1.43%) Mercator
6 1 (1.43%) IBM
6 1 (1.43%) Green Hat