The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Velocity
Rank 231 211 233
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +22
Contract jobs citing Velocity 7 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.076% 0.22% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.91% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 1
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£383 £260 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.11% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+39.09% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2209 2097 2168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.08% 24.77% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1232 1132 1127
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 66 81
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £20.00 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
Velocity
England

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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Buckinghamshire - 5 £395 -
Berkshire +4 2 £353 -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Velocity
England

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (88.89%) Scrum
1 8 (88.89%) TDD
1 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Project Management
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) NUnit
3 6 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) Oracle
3 6 (66.67%) .NET
3 6 (66.67%) Product Management
3 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Oracle Database
4 5 (55.56%) MVC
5 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
5 4 (44.44%) Kanban
6 3 (33.33%) Content Management
6 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (33.33%) Java
6 3 (33.33%) Content Management Server
6 3 (33.33%) OO
7 2 (22.22%) Pair Programming
7 2 (22.22%) CMS
7 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 2 (22.22%) HTML
7 2 (22.22%) Servlets
7 2 (22.22%) XML
7 2 (22.22%) XSLT
7 2 (22.22%) XHTML

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (33.33%) Content Management Server
2 2 (22.22%) CMS
3 1 (11.11%) Alfresco
3 1 (11.11%) Liferay
3 1 (11.11%) Kentico
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (11.11%) Apache
3 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) NUnit
2 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) Gradle
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 1 (11.11%) IntelliJ
4 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) ScrumMaster
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) Servlets
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) XSLT
3 2 (22.22%) XHTML
3 2 (22.22%) Spring
3 2 (22.22%) JSR 168
4 1 (11.11%) Struts
4 1 (11.11%) J2EE
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
1 8 (88.89%) TDD
1 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Project Management
3 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Product Management
4 5 (55.56%) MVC
5 4 (44.44%) Kanban
6 3 (33.33%) Content Management
6 3 (33.33%) OO
7 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 2 (22.22%) SOA
7 2 (22.22%) Pair Programming
8 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
8 1 (11.11%) Time Management
8 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
8 1 (11.11%) Extreme Programming
8 1 (11.11%) BDD
8 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Groovy
3 2 (22.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) GigaSpaces