Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Velocity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Velocity over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apache Velocity
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 510 514 537
Rank change year-on-year +4 +23 +20
Contract jobs citing Velocity 111 81 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 0.55% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 53 49
London median daily rate £525 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -1.45%
10th Percentile £420 £393 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £553
England median daily rate £513 £475 £451
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.44% +12.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

Velocity is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 16,901 14,861 14,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.65% 35.53% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,082 11,082 10,755
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £306
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 78 96
London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +19.21% +4.86%
10th Percentile £20.75 £20.80 £16.44
90th Percentile £47.83 £71.25 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

Velocity
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Velocity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Velocity in London

Velocity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Velocity in London

Velocity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Velocity in London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Velocity in London

Velocity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Velocity in London

Velocity
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity within the London region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West London -10 23 £505 +1.00% 4
Central London -18 14 £494 +3.95% 4
East London - 5 £600 - 3
South London - 4 £525 -
Velocity
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Velocity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Velocity.

1 94 (84.68%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (62.16%) Scrum
3 51 (45.95%) RESTful
4 44 (39.64%) Git (software)
5 43 (38.74%) Kanban
5 43 (38.74%) TDD
6 41 (36.94%) User Stories
7 38 (34.23%) BDD
8 37 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 35 (31.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 35 (31.53%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (29.73%) JSON
10 33 (29.73%) Web Services
11 32 (28.83%) Jenkins
12 31 (27.93%) XML
13 29 (26.13%) Acceptance Criteria
14 28 (25.23%) JIRA
15 27 (24.32%) Degree
15 27 (24.32%) Java
16 26 (23.42%) Scrum-ban
17 25 (22.52%) Cucumber
17 25 (22.52%) HTML
17 25 (22.52%) Mobile App
18 24 (21.62%) CSS
18 24 (21.62%) ATDD
19 22 (19.82%) AngularJS
20 21 (18.92%) SQL
21 20 (18.02%) Finance
21 20 (18.02%) High Availability
21 20 (18.02%) Test Automation

Velocity
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (14.41%) Confluence
2 14 (12.61%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.50%) Apache
3 5 (4.50%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.60%) Apache Airflow
4 4 (3.60%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.91%) npm
3 4 (3.60%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (3.60%) Amazon Kinesis
3 4 (3.60%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.60%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (3.60%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.90%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (0.90%) Slack
4 1 (0.90%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.51%) NoSQL
2 12 (10.81%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (9.01%) Big Data
4 9 (8.11%) MongoDB
5 8 (7.21%) Apache Hive
5 8 (7.21%) Hadoop
5 8 (7.21%) HBase
6 6 (5.41%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.50%) MySQL
7 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (3.60%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (3.60%) BigQuery
8 4 (3.60%) CouchDB
8 4 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.80%) Text Mining
10 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 44 (39.64%) Git (software)
2 32 (28.83%) Jenkins
3 28 (25.23%) JIRA
4 25 (22.52%) Cucumber
5 18 (16.22%) Subversion
6 13 (11.71%) Appium
6 13 (11.71%) Calabash
6 13 (11.71%) Xcode
7 11 (9.91%) Grunt
7 11 (9.91%) gulp
7 11 (9.91%) webpack
8 6 (5.41%) Eclipse
8 6 (5.41%) JUnit
9 5 (4.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (4.50%) Mockito
10 4 (3.60%) CircleCI
10 4 (3.60%) JIRA Agile
10 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (2.70%) Maven
General
1 20 (18.02%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Banking
3 6 (5.41%) Marketing
4 4 (3.60%) Billing
5 3 (2.70%) Back Office
5 3 (2.70%) Publishing
6 1 (0.90%) Electronics
6 1 (0.90%) Law
6 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (49.55%) Developer
2 17 (15.32%) Senior Developer
3 15 (13.51%) Android Developer
3 15 (13.51%) Developer in Test
4 13 (11.71%) Scrum Master
5 9 (8.11%) Data Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Java Developer
5 9 (8.11%) React Developer
6 8 (7.21%) Head of Delivery
6 8 (7.21%) Ruby Developer
7 7 (6.31%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Architect
8 6 (5.41%) Data Scientist
8 6 (5.41%) Senior Android Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Salesforce Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Big Data Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) Data Architect
10 4 (3.60%) Java Android Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (45.95%) RESTful
2 33 (29.73%) JSON
2 33 (29.73%) Web Services
3 31 (27.93%) XML
4 25 (22.52%) HTML
5 24 (21.62%) CSS
6 22 (19.82%) AngularJS
7 19 (17.12%) HTML5
8 18 (16.22%) React
9 17 (15.32%) Node.js
10 15 (13.51%) Gherkin
11 14 (12.61%) CSS3
12 13 (11.71%) jQuery
13 8 (7.21%) Kafka
14 7 (6.31%) Redux
14 7 (6.31%) Spring
15 6 (5.41%) JMS
16 5 (4.50%) Hibernate
16 5 (4.50%) Visualforce
17 4 (3.60%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.52%) Mobile App
2 17 (15.32%) Video on Demand
2 17 (15.32%) Video\Live Streaming
3 12 (10.81%) Chromecast
3 12 (10.81%) IPTV
4 11 (9.91%) Computer Science
5 9 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (6.31%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (4.50%) User Experience
8 4 (3.60%) NHS
9 2 (1.80%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.90%) Blog
10 1 (0.90%) CMDB
10 1 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.90%) Minimum Viable Product
10 1 (0.90%) Robotics
10 1 (0.90%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.51%) Android
2 12 (10.81%) Unix
3 5 (4.50%) Linux
4 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (84.68%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (62.16%) Scrum
3 43 (38.74%) Kanban
3 43 (38.74%) TDD
4 41 (36.94%) User Stories
5 38 (34.23%) BDD
6 35 (31.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 35 (31.53%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (26.13%) Acceptance Criteria
8 26 (23.42%) Scrum-ban
9 24 (21.62%) ATDD
10 20 (18.02%) High Availability
10 20 (18.02%) Test Automation
11 19 (17.12%) Analytics
11 19 (17.12%) Pair Programming
12 17 (15.32%) OOP
12 17 (15.32%) Open Source
13 16 (14.41%) Release Management
14 15 (13.51%) Android Development
14 15 (13.51%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 27 (24.32%) Java
3 21 (18.92%) SQL
4 15 (13.51%) Python
5 13 (11.71%) Apple Swift
5 13 (11.71%) Ruby
6 8 (7.21%) C
7 6 (5.41%) Apex Code
7 6 (5.41%) R
7 6 (5.41%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.50%) SOQL
8 5 (4.50%) SOSL
9 4 (3.60%) Scala
10 2 (1.80%) C++
10 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.90%) C#
11 1 (0.90%) JPQL
11 1 (0.90%) XPath
11 1 (0.90%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 27 (24.32%) Degree
2 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) Master's Degree
4 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) QA
2 4 (3.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.90%) GAAP
3 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.90%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (7.21%) Docker
2 4 (3.60%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) Oozie
1 4 (3.60%) Terraform
2 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.11%) Cisco
2 6 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (5.41%) Xamarin
3 5 (4.50%) Atlassian
3 5 (4.50%) Oracle
4 4 (3.60%) Alteryx
4 4 (3.60%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.60%) Talend
5 1 (0.90%) Adobe
5 1 (0.90%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.90%) F5
5 1 (0.90%) Google
5 1 (0.90%) Progress
5 1 (0.90%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (0.90%) SAP
5 1 (0.90%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.90%) Solace
5 1 (0.90%) Zuora