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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 379 388 398
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +10
Contract jobs citing Velocity 35 35 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.14% 0.090%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.44% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 32 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £291 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £560 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Velocity
England

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
7328 7866 7680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.24% 31.19% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5321 5726 5406
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 44 69
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £75.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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 +35 5 £410 -3.52% 2
Ealing - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Velocity
England

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 39 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (62.50%) Scrum
3 17 (30.36%) HTML
3 17 (30.36%) Java
4 16 (28.57%) jQuery
5 15 (26.79%) TDD
5 15 (26.79%) JavaScript
5 15 (26.79%) Web Services
5 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (25.00%) SQL
6 14 (25.00%) JIRA
7 13 (23.21%) XML
8 12 (21.43%) SOAP
8 12 (21.43%) Eclipse
8 12 (21.43%) Spring
8 12 (21.43%) Ajax
8 12 (21.43%) MVC
8 12 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (21.43%) Coaching
9 11 (19.64%) Maven
9 11 (19.64%) Subversion
10 10 (17.86%) User Stories
11 9 (16.07%) Configuration Management
11 9 (16.07%) E-Commerce
12 8 (14.29%) OO
12 8 (14.29%) WSDL
12 8 (14.29%) Struts
12 8 (14.29%) CSS
12 8 (14.29%) JDBC
12 8 (14.29%) Oracle

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (10.71%) Apache
2 5 (8.93%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.79%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) HTTP
1 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.14%) MySQL
2 4 (7.14%) Big Data
2 4 (7.14%) KDB
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (25.00%) JIRA
2 12 (21.43%) Eclipse
3 11 (19.64%) Maven
3 11 (19.64%) Subversion
4 7 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 7 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (10.71%) Jenkins
6 5 (8.93%) Mercurial
6 5 (8.93%) Hudson
6 5 (8.93%) Ant
6 5 (8.93%) JUnit
6 5 (8.93%) Bugzilla
7 3 (5.36%) MyEclipse
7 3 (5.36%) jMock
7 3 (5.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (5.36%) NetBeans
8 2 (3.57%) IntelliJ
8 2 (3.57%) Mockito
8 2 (3.57%) Redmine
8 2 (3.57%) EasyMock
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Legal
3 2 (3.57%) Publishing
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Front Office
3 2 (3.57%) Games
3 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (48.21%) ScrumMaster
2 16 (28.57%) Developer
3 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
3 5 (8.93%) Java Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Web Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Agile Project Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Automation Tester
5 3 (5.36%) Tester
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Agile Coach
6 2 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (1.79%) Lead Analyst Programmer
7 1 (1.79%) Lead Programmer
7 1 (1.79%) Hybris Consultant
7 1 (1.79%) Junior
7 1 (1.79%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.36%) HTML
2 16 (28.57%) jQuery
3 15 (26.79%) Web Services
4 13 (23.21%) XML
5 12 (21.43%) SOAP
5 12 (21.43%) Spring
5 12 (21.43%) Ajax
6 8 (14.29%) WSDL
6 8 (14.29%) Struts
6 8 (14.29%) CSS
6 8 (14.29%) JDBC
6 8 (14.29%) REST
7 7 (12.50%) HTML5
7 7 (12.50%) JSP
7 7 (12.50%) Spring MVC
7 7 (12.50%) Java EE
7 7 (12.50%) FreeMarker
8 6 (10.71%) XSL
8 6 (10.71%) Apache CXF
9 5 (8.93%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Visualisation
2 4 (7.14%) Video on Demand
3 3 (5.36%) IPTV
4 2 (3.57%) Equities
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.79%) User Experience
5 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.79%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) UNIX
2 3 (5.36%) Windows
2 3 (5.36%) Windows 2000
2 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (62.50%) Scrum
3 15 (26.79%) TDD
3 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (21.43%) MVC
4 12 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (21.43%) Coaching
5 10 (17.86%) User Stories
6 9 (16.07%) Configuration Management
6 9 (16.07%) E-Commerce
7 8 (14.29%) OO
7 8 (14.29%) Kanban
8 7 (12.50%) Time Management
8 7 (12.50%) BDD
8 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 6 (10.71%) SOA
9 6 (10.71%) Project Management
9 6 (10.71%) Planning Poker
10 5 (8.93%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) Java
2 15 (26.79%) JavaScript
3 14 (25.00%) SQL
4 6 (10.71%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.14%) Python
5 4 (7.14%) VBA
6 3 (5.36%) C
6 3 (5.36%) C++
7 1 (1.79%) C#
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.79%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Oracle
2 7 (12.50%) JBoss
3 4 (7.14%) Tableau
4 3 (5.36%) hybris
4 3 (5.36%) Green Hat
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.79%) CA
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