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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Velocity
Rank 258 230 215
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -15
Contract jobs citing Velocity 8 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.080% 0.075% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.32% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
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£250 £413 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +27.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £366 £355
% change year-on-year
-14.67% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -
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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
2389 2180 1938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.76% 23.37% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1246 1024
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 122
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Velocity across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Velocity Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 March 2015. 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
Surrey - 5 £250 -
Berkshire 0 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £338 - 2
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Velocity
England

Velocity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 (75.00%) Scrum
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) JIRA
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) iOS Development
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (25.00%) Objective-C
4 3 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) CMS
5 2 (16.67%) jQuery
5 2 (16.67%) Kanban
5 2 (16.67%) Web Design
5 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) SOAP
5 2 (16.67%) Struts
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) Flash
5 2 (16.67%) XHTML
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (16.67%) Adobe
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement

Velocity
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 2 (16.67%) CMS
1 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Axure RP
2 2 (16.67%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) ScrumMaster
2 5 (41.67%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) iOS Developer
4 2 (16.67%) UI Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) UI Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Designer
5 1 (8.33%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) SOAP
1 2 (16.67%) Struts
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) XML
1 2 (16.67%) Flash
1 2 (16.67%) XHTML
1 2 (16.67%) jQuery
1 2 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Scrum
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (16.67%) Web Design
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) SOA
5 1 (8.33%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Adobe