The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 48 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -5
Contract jobs citing OO 9 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.80% 8.28% 7.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 11.71% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 35 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £310 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £465 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £38.00 - £38.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 - £33.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 - £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
386 333 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 77.05% 70.70% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 214 119
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 29
Average hourly rate £52.50 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £18.31 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OO across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

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Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing OO 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 OO.

1 12 (60.00%) C++
2 10 (50.00%) HTML
2 10 (50.00%) OOD
2 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 8 (40.00%) C#
4 7 (35.00%) C
5 6 (30.00%) XML
6 5 (25.00%) Java
6 5 (25.00%) CSS
6 5 (25.00%) Python
6 5 (25.00%) Doxygen
6 5 (25.00%) Content Management
6 5 (25.00%) Electronics
6 5 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
6 5 (25.00%) Games
6 5 (25.00%) jQuery
6 5 (25.00%) 3D Programming
7 4 (20.00%) JSON
7 4 (20.00%) Qt
7 4 (20.00%) CMS
7 4 (20.00%) Project Planning
7 4 (20.00%) Web Development
7 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (20.00%) PHP
7 4 (20.00%) MySQL
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 3 (15.00%) XSLT
8 3 (15.00%) XHTML
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing OO 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 OO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) CMS
2 3 (15.00%) Drupal
2 3 (15.00%) WordPress
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) ATM
1 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
1 1 (5.00%) TestComplete
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (25.00%) Electronics
1 5 (25.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Author
2 5 (25.00%) Technical Author
3 4 (20.00%) C++ Developer
3 4 (20.00%) PHP Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Python Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (30.00%) XML
3 5 (25.00%) CSS
3 5 (25.00%) jQuery
4 4 (20.00%) Qt
4 4 (20.00%) JSON
5 3 (15.00%) Symfony
5 3 (15.00%) Ajax
5 3 (15.00%) XSLT
5 3 (15.00%) XHTML
6 2 (10.00%) .NET
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (10.00%) CSS3
6 2 (10.00%) Web Services
7 1 (5.00%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (5.00%) HTML5
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) OOD
1 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (25.00%) 3D Programming
2 5 (25.00%) Content Management
3 4 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 4 (20.00%) Web Development
4 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) MVC
4 3 (15.00%) Open Source
5 2 (10.00%) OOP
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) TDD
6 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.00%) Kanban
6 1 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (5.00%) SOA
6 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.00%) Workflow
6 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C++
2 8 (40.00%) C#
3 7 (35.00%) C
4 5 (25.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) Python
5 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (20.00%) PHP
6 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
7 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
7 1 (5.00%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) IEC 61508
1 1 (5.00%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) IBM