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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 388 393 383
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing Velocity 32 41 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.16% 0.089%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.52% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 37 13
Average daily rate
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£455 £425 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £329 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +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
7422 7872 7654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.31% 31.32% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5323 5679 5365
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 50 67
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £59.95 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +32 5 £415 -2.35% 3
Ealing - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Velocity
England

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (63.33%) Scrum
3 17 (28.33%) Java
4 16 (26.67%) JIRA
5 15 (25.00%) Web Services
5 15 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (23.33%) TDD
7 13 (21.67%) HTML
7 13 (21.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (21.67%) Coaching
8 12 (20.00%) jQuery
8 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 12 (20.00%) SQL
8 12 (20.00%) SOAP
9 11 (18.33%) Subversion
9 11 (18.33%) Maven
10 10 (16.67%) Spring
10 10 (16.67%) MVC
10 10 (16.67%) Eclipse
10 10 (16.67%) User Stories
11 9 (15.00%) Kanban
11 9 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (15.00%) REST
11 9 (15.00%) Configuration Management
11 9 (15.00%) XML
12 8 (13.33%) Struts
12 8 (13.33%) JDBC
12 8 (13.33%) Oracle
12 8 (13.33%) WSDL
12 8 (13.33%) OO

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (10.00%) Apache
2 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.33%) Node.js
3 2 (3.33%) Confluence
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.67%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) Big Data
2 4 (6.67%) MySQL
2 4 (6.67%) KDB
2 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.67%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (26.67%) JIRA
2 11 (18.33%) Subversion
2 11 (18.33%) Maven
3 10 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 9 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
6 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (8.33%) Hudson
7 5 (8.33%) Mercurial
7 5 (8.33%) Bugzilla
7 5 (8.33%) Ant
8 3 (5.00%) MyEclipse
8 3 (5.00%) NetBeans
8 3 (5.00%) jMock
8 3 (5.00%) JUnit
8 3 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (3.33%) IntelliJ
9 2 (3.33%) EasyMock
9 2 (3.33%) Urban Turtle
9 2 (3.33%) Redmine
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Legal
3 3 (5.00%) Publishing
4 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Front Office
4 2 (3.33%) Games
5 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Advertising
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (48.33%) ScrumMaster
2 15 (25.00%) Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.00%) Agile Coach
6 3 (5.00%) Tester
7 2 (3.33%) Architect
7 2 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (1.67%) WordPress Developer
8 1 (1.67%) Hybris Consultant
8 1 (1.67%) Lead Analyst Programmer
8 1 (1.67%) Lead Programmer
8 1 (1.67%) Consultant
8 1 (1.67%) Business Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) Web Services
2 13 (21.67%) HTML
3 12 (20.00%) jQuery
3 12 (20.00%) SOAP
4 10 (16.67%) Spring
5 9 (15.00%) REST
5 9 (15.00%) XML
6 8 (13.33%) Struts
6 8 (13.33%) JDBC
6 8 (13.33%) WSDL
6 8 (13.33%) Ajax
7 7 (11.67%) Java EE
7 7 (11.67%) JSP
8 6 (10.00%) XSL
8 6 (10.00%) XSLT
8 6 (10.00%) Apache CXF
9 5 (8.33%) OSGi
9 5 (8.33%) JPA
9 5 (8.33%) Taglibs
9 5 (8.33%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Visualisation
2 4 (6.67%) Video on Demand
3 3 (5.00%) IPTV
4 2 (3.33%) Graphic Design
4 2 (3.33%) Equities
4 2 (3.33%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.33%) User Experience
4 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Blog
5 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) Windows 2000
2 3 (5.00%) UNIX
2 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (63.33%) Scrum
3 15 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (23.33%) TDD
5 13 (21.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (21.67%) Coaching
6 10 (16.67%) MVC
6 10 (16.67%) User Stories
7 9 (15.00%) Kanban
7 9 (15.00%) Configuration Management
8 8 (13.33%) OO
8 8 (13.33%) Time Management
9 7 (11.67%) Automated Testing
9 7 (11.67%) Project Management
10 6 (10.00%) SOA
10 6 (10.00%) Project Planning
10 6 (10.00%) Planning Poker
10 6 (10.00%) BDD
11 5 (8.33%) Analytics
11 5 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) Java
2 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (20.00%) SQL
3 6 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (8.33%) Python
5 4 (6.67%) VBA
6 3 (5.00%) C++
6 3 (5.00%) C
7 1 (1.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Oracle
2 7 (11.67%) JBoss
3 4 (6.67%) Tableau
4 3 (5.00%) Green Hat
4 3 (5.00%) hybris
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.67%) CA
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