The table below looks at the statistics for Velocity skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Velocity over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 252 227 218
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -9
Contract jobs citing Velocity 5 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.050% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.47% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Average daily rate
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£329 £444 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.91% +43.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £341 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £485 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £420 £330
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2338 2108 2140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.58% 24.73% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1417 1181 1140
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 63 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

Velocity
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Velocity Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Velocity
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Velocity Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Velocity
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Velocity Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Velocity
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Velocity within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Berkshire +3 5 £329 +9.58%
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Velocity
England

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 6 (60.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (50.00%) JIRA
4 5 (50.00%) User Stories
4 5 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
5 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (40.00%) Coaching
6 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (30.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (30.00%) GitHub
6 3 (30.00%) Gradle
6 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (30.00%) GigaSpaces
6 3 (30.00%) JSR 168
6 3 (30.00%) Open Source
6 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (30.00%) Alfresco
6 3 (30.00%) Kanban
6 3 (30.00%) Groovy
6 3 (30.00%) Liferay
6 3 (30.00%) RESTful
6 3 (30.00%) Scala
6 3 (30.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (30.00%) Subversion
6 3 (30.00%) Spring
6 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (30.00%) Alfresco
1 3 (30.00%) Liferay
1 3 (30.00%) Apache
1 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (20.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (30.00%) Gradle
2 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (30.00%) Subversion
2 3 (30.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (30.00%) IntelliJ
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) ScrumMaster
2 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) JSR 168
1 3 (30.00%) RESTful
1 3 (30.00%) Spring
1 3 (30.00%) XHTML
1 3 (30.00%) Servlets
1 3 (30.00%) Struts
1 3 (30.00%) XML
1 3 (30.00%) XSLT
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (30.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 6 (60.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (50.00%) User Stories
4 5 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
5 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (40.00%) Coaching
6 3 (30.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (30.00%) Kanban
6 3 (30.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (30.00%) SOA
6 3 (30.00%) MVC
7 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
7 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
8 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Groovy
1 3 (30.00%) Scala
1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) GigaSpaces
2 1 (10.00%) Progress