The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 28 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing OO 12 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 4.04% 1.52% 4.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.69% 2.31% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
OO
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Devon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
211 130 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 71.04% 65.66% 66.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 92 74
Average daily rate £388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £202 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 18
Average hourly rate £27.25 £27.50 £12.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +126.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.25 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

OO
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Devon region over the 3 months to 17 December 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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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
Exeter -4 8 £325 -7.14% 3
Plymouth - 2 - - 1
Barnstaple - - - -
OO
South West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Automated Testing
2 9 (52.94%) Software Testing
2 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
2 9 (52.94%) JIRA
2 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) HP
2 9 (52.94%) ISEB
2 9 (52.94%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (52.94%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (52.94%) User Stories
3 7 (41.18%) Selenium
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) Scrum
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) jQuery
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
5 5 (29.41%) CSS
5 5 (29.41%) UML
5 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) HTML
5 5 (29.41%) .NET
6 4 (23.53%) OOD
6 4 (23.53%) OOP
7 3 (17.65%) GIS
7 3 (17.65%) MVC

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Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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.

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (11.76%) MS Access
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) JIRA
1 9 (52.94%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (41.18%) Selenium
3 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Tester
2 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Automation Tester
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Junior
6 1 (5.88%) Junior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Security Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) jQuery
1 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
1 5 (29.41%) CSS
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) JSON
2 3 (17.65%) Ajax
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 3 (17.65%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (11.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Automated Testing
2 9 (52.94%) Software Testing
2 9 (52.94%) User Stories
3 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) UML
5 4 (23.53%) OOD
5 4 (23.53%) OOP
6 3 (17.65%) MVC
6 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) ETL
7 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.88%) TDD
8 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (5.88%) Project Management
8 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) PHP
5 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) C
6 1 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (5.88%) COBOL
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
1 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
1 9 (52.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 14001
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Zend