The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 20 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing OO 6 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.51% 4.50% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.52% 6.25% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £405 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +80.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.19 £35.63 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.81% -5.00%
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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 Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
92 80 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 69.17% 72.07% 62.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 46 29
Average daily rate £420 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £510 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +178.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (91.30%) DV Cleared
1 21 (91.30%) Security Cleared
2 20 (86.96%) Subversion
2 20 (86.96%) Perl
2 20 (86.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 20 (86.96%) Python
2 20 (86.96%) ClearCase
3 14 (60.87%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (60.87%) Release Management
4 13 (56.52%) Ruby
4 13 (56.52%) Bash Shell
4 13 (56.52%) Java
5 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
5 12 (52.17%) PHP
5 12 (52.17%) Ant
5 12 (52.17%) UNIX
5 12 (52.17%) Apache Ivy
5 12 (52.17%) Maven
5 12 (52.17%) Lua
6 10 (43.48%) Sun
6 10 (43.48%) Sun Certification
6 10 (43.48%) C++
7 9 (39.13%) OOD
8 8 (34.78%) Scrum
8 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
9 7 (30.43%) Wireshark
9 7 (30.43%) Mobile App
9 7 (30.43%) 2G
9 7 (30.43%) 2.5G

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) 3G
1 7 (30.43%) 2G
1 7 (30.43%) 2.5G
1 7 (30.43%) Wireshark
1 7 (30.43%) SDH
1 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
2 6 (26.09%) 4G
3 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 20 (86.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 20 (86.96%) ClearCase
1 20 (86.96%) Subversion
2 12 (52.17%) Maven
2 12 (52.17%) Ant
2 12 (52.17%) Apache Ivy
3 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Developer
2 12 (52.17%) Java Developer
3 8 (34.78%) C++ Developer
4 6 (26.09%) Senior Developer
4 6 (26.09%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) STL
2 5 (21.74%) J2EE
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Client/Server
1 7 (30.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) Release Management
2 14 (60.87%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (39.13%) OOD
4 8 (34.78%) Scrum
5 5 (21.74%) User Stories
5 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
6 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) Perl
1 20 (86.96%) Python
2 13 (56.52%) Ruby
2 13 (56.52%) Java
2 13 (56.52%) Bash Shell
3 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
3 12 (52.17%) Lua
3 12 (52.17%) PHP
4 10 (43.48%) C++
5 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) DV Cleared
1 21 (91.30%) Security Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) Sun Certification
3 6 (26.09%) OCPJP
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Sun