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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 26 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing OO 26 30 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.90% 8.09% 8.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.00% 10.53% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 22
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £133 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £393 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Average hourly rate - £39.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.31 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.25% -8.75%
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Cambridgeshire

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
289 285 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 65.53% 76.82% 68.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 125 130
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 69
Average hourly rate £31.88 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.20% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £32.35 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014, 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 37 (59.68%) Java
1 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (41.94%) SQL
3 20 (32.26%) UNIX
4 19 (30.65%) TDD
5 18 (29.03%) Oracle
5 18 (29.03%) J2EE
5 18 (29.03%) jQuery
6 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
7 16 (25.81%) CSS
7 16 (25.81%) Linux
7 16 (25.81%) Git (software)
8 15 (24.19%) J2SE
8 15 (24.19%) WebLogic
8 15 (24.19%) Scrum
9 14 (22.58%) C++
9 14 (22.58%) Apache
10 13 (20.97%) Multithreading
10 13 (20.97%) Jenkins
10 13 (20.97%) UML
10 13 (20.97%) HTML
11 12 (19.35%) Python
11 12 (19.35%) Selenium
12 11 (17.74%) Web Services
13 10 (16.13%) Ruby
13 10 (16.13%) C#
13 10 (16.13%) Solaris
13 10 (16.13%) Tomcat
13 10 (16.13%) OOP
13 10 (16.13%) OOA/OOD

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 15 (24.19%) WebLogic
2 14 (22.58%) Apache
3 10 (16.13%) Tomcat
4 8 (12.90%) Node.js
5 4 (6.45%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (1.61%) IIS
6 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.61%) Content Management Server
6 1 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.29%) RDBMS
2 7 (11.29%) Big Data
3 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (3.23%) MySQL
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.61%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 13 (20.97%) Jenkins
3 12 (19.35%) Selenium
4 8 (12.90%) Maven
5 7 (11.29%) Subversion
5 7 (11.29%) Jasmine
6 6 (9.68%) Grunt
7 5 (8.06%) JUnit
7 5 (8.06%) Visual Studio
8 4 (6.45%) Cucumber
8 4 (6.45%) Bower
9 3 (4.84%) Mocha
9 3 (4.84%) FitNesse
10 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (3.23%) JMeter
10 2 (3.23%) NUnit
10 2 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (1.61%) Ant
11 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.61%) IntelliJ
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (56.45%) Developer
2 14 (22.58%) Architect
2 14 (22.58%) Java Architect
3 11 (17.74%) C++ Developer
4 9 (14.52%) Java Developer
5 7 (11.29%) Java/J2EE Architect
6 6 (9.68%) Python Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Principal Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Design Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Technical Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Tester
8 3 (4.84%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.84%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) J2EE Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.23%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (29.03%) J2EE
1 18 (29.03%) jQuery
2 16 (25.81%) CSS
3 15 (24.19%) J2SE
4 13 (20.97%) HTML
5 11 (17.74%) Web Services
6 9 (14.52%) .NET
6 9 (14.52%) REST
6 9 (14.52%) CSS3
6 9 (14.52%) AngularJS
7 8 (12.90%) XML
7 8 (12.90%) HTML5
8 7 (11.29%) Dojo
9 6 (9.68%) Qt
10 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET
10 5 (8.06%) LESS
11 4 (6.45%) Sass
11 4 (6.45%) Apache Camel
11 4 (6.45%) Google Maps API
11 4 (6.45%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Open Source
2 9 (14.52%) Clustering
3 5 (8.06%) Mathematics
3 5 (8.06%) GIS
4 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.84%) Internet of Things
5 3 (4.84%) User Experience
6 2 (3.23%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (3.23%) Social Media
7 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.26%) UNIX
2 16 (25.81%) Linux
3 10 (16.13%) Solaris
4 9 (14.52%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (4.84%) Android
5 3 (4.84%) Windows
6 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.65%) TDD
3 15 (24.19%) Scrum
4 13 (20.97%) UML
4 13 (20.97%) Multithreading
5 10 (16.13%) OOP
5 10 (16.13%) OOA/OOD
6 9 (14.52%) BDD
6 9 (14.52%) Load Balancing
7 8 (12.90%) Unit Testing
7 8 (12.90%) Kanban
8 7 (11.29%) OOD
9 6 (9.68%) Performance Testing
9 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 6 (9.68%) Project Planning
10 5 (8.06%) Test Strategy
11 4 (6.45%) DevOps
11 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 37 (59.68%) Java
2 26 (41.94%) SQL
3 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
4 14 (22.58%) C++
5 12 (19.35%) Python
6 10 (16.13%) Ruby
6 10 (16.13%) C#
7 9 (14.52%) Perl
8 7 (11.29%) PHP
9 5 (8.06%) C
10 4 (6.45%) VB.NET
11 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.61%) Korn
12 1 (1.61%) Groovy
12 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Puppet
1 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Oracle
2 10 (16.13%) Sun
3 8 (12.90%) Atlassian
4 7 (11.29%) JBoss
5 5 (8.06%) Sybase
6 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.45%) Google
7 1 (1.61%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.61%) HP
7 1 (1.61%) ATG
7 1 (1.61%) Perforce
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago