The table below looks at the statistics for Velocity skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Velocity over the 3 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 120 121 132
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing Velocity 6 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.24% 0.072%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.14% 0.96% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£333 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
- +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Velocity
South East

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 Berkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
525 624 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.25% 24.78% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 353 263
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £36.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £187.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

Velocity
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Velocity across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Velocity Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Velocity
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Velocity across the Berkshire region.

Velocity Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Velocity
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 November 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
Slough - 5 £333 -
Reading +12 1 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Velocity
South East

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
3 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 6 (66.67%) JIRA
3 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (44.44%) Groovy
4 4 (44.44%) Scala
4 4 (44.44%) Open Source
4 4 (44.44%) Gradle
4 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 4 (44.44%) User Stories
4 4 (44.44%) JSR 168
4 4 (44.44%) Servlets
4 4 (44.44%) HTML
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 4 (44.44%) XML
4 4 (44.44%) XSLT
4 4 (44.44%) Spring
4 4 (44.44%) Pair Programming
4 4 (44.44%) Extreme Programming
4 4 (44.44%) XHTML
4 4 (44.44%) MVC
5 3 (33.33%) Subversion
5 3 (33.33%) GigaSpaces
5 3 (33.33%) Solaris
5 3 (33.33%) Apache
5 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 3 (33.33%) Eclipse

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 3 (33.33%) Apache
1 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 3 (33.33%) Alfresco
1 3 (33.33%) Liferay
2 2 (22.22%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (44.44%) Gradle
2 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 3 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 3 (33.33%) IntelliJ
3 3 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) ScrumMaster
2 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) Servlets
1 4 (44.44%) XML
1 4 (44.44%) XSLT
1 4 (44.44%) XHTML
1 4 (44.44%) Spring
1 4 (44.44%) JSR 168
2 3 (33.33%) Struts
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE
3 2 (22.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Open Source
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
3 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
4 4 (44.44%) MVC
4 4 (44.44%) Pair Programming
4 4 (44.44%) Extreme Programming
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (44.44%) User Stories
5 3 (33.33%) Kanban
5 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 3 (33.33%) Coaching
5 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
6 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 2 (22.22%) SOA
6 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
7 1 (11.11%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
1 4 (44.44%) Groovy
1 4 (44.44%) Scala
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) GigaSpaces
2 1 (11.11%) Progress