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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 377 352 360
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +8
Contract jobs citing Velocity 22 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.15% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.50% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 9
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £300 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £538 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £373 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.10% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6284 6396 5891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.60% 29.43% 29.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4620 4495 4286
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 56 52
Average hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +76.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £82.25 £84.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 +13 2 £458 +14.37% 3
Bermondsey - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Velocity
England

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (61.90%) Scrum
3 18 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 17 (40.48%) JavaScript
5 16 (38.10%) Java
6 15 (35.71%) CSS
6 15 (35.71%) XML
7 14 (33.33%) jQuery
8 12 (28.57%) Release Management
9 11 (26.19%) TDD
9 11 (26.19%) Ajax
10 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (23.81%) HTML
11 9 (21.43%) J2EE
11 9 (21.43%) Kanban
11 9 (21.43%) Spring
11 9 (21.43%) User Stories
12 7 (16.67%) Coaching
12 7 (16.67%) Struts
12 7 (16.67%) MVC
12 7 (16.67%) Project Management
13 6 (14.29%) SQL
13 6 (14.29%) HTML5
13 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
14 5 (11.90%) DevOps
14 5 (11.90%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (11.90%) BDD
14 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (11.90%) iPad
14 5 (11.90%) Git (software)

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.14%) Confluence
2 3 (7.14%) JBoss
2 3 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.76%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Intranet
1 5 (11.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) KDB
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Maven
1 5 (11.90%) JIRA
1 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.52%) Subversion
2 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
2 4 (9.52%) Eclipse
2 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.14%) Ant
3 3 (7.14%) JUnit
4 2 (4.76%) Hudson
4 2 (4.76%) Redmine
4 2 (4.76%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.38%) Mockito
5 1 (2.38%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.38%) jMock
5 1 (2.38%) EasyMock
5 1 (2.38%) Grunt
5 1 (2.38%) Appium
General
1 4 (9.52%) Games
1 4 (9.52%) Retail
2 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Billing
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) ScrumMaster
2 12 (28.57%) Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Web Developer
4 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Java Programmer
6 1 (2.38%) Lead Analyst Programmer
6 1 (2.38%) iOS Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Lead Programmer
6 1 (2.38%) Agile Coach
6 1 (2.38%) FX Business Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (35.71%) CSS
1 15 (35.71%) XML
2 14 (33.33%) jQuery
3 11 (26.19%) Ajax
4 10 (23.81%) HTML
5 9 (21.43%) J2EE
5 9 (21.43%) Spring
6 7 (16.67%) Struts
7 6 (14.29%) HTML5
8 5 (11.90%) FreeMarker
8 5 (11.90%) Web Services
8 5 (11.90%) JSP
9 4 (9.52%) XSD
9 4 (9.52%) Spring MVC
9 4 (9.52%) JSON
9 4 (9.52%) REST
9 4 (9.52%) CSS3
9 4 (9.52%) Smarty
10 3 (7.14%) SOAP
11 2 (4.76%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) iPad
1 5 (11.90%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.76%) DTV
2 2 (4.76%) Wiki
3 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.38%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.38%) Equities
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Android
1 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (61.90%) Scrum
3 18 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 12 (28.57%) Release Management
5 11 (26.19%) TDD
6 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (21.43%) Kanban
7 9 (21.43%) User Stories
8 7 (16.67%) MVC
8 7 (16.67%) Project Management
8 7 (16.67%) Coaching
9 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
10 5 (11.90%) DevOps
10 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (11.90%) BDD
10 5 (11.90%) Network Design
10 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
11 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
11 4 (9.52%) ATDD
11 4 (9.52%) OO
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) JavaScript
2 16 (38.10%) Java
3 6 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
4 2 (4.76%) Objective-C
4 2 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) VBA
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) ATG
1 5 (11.90%) Endeca
2 4 (9.52%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Murex
4 1 (2.38%) Calypso
4 1 (2.38%) Tableau
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