The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 61 23 41
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +18
Contract jobs citing OO 85 152 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.99% 6.27% 3.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.96% 9.08% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 80 74
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £212 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +7.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2146 1674 1880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.59% 69.03% 66.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 922 1033
Average daily rate £425 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 161 178
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

OO
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

OO
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

OO
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

OO
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 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
Cambridgeshire -17 44 £375 +13.20% 21
Hertfordshire -21 16 £475 +18.75% 20
Essex -14 10 £425 +84.78% 5
Suffolk +2 9 £475 +280.00% 6
Norfolk -5 3 £300 +23.07% 1
East Anglia - 3 £340 -
Bedfordshire -24 1 £300 -14.28% 3
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 103 (54.50%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (53.44%) HTML
3 100 (52.91%) JavaScript
4 99 (52.38%) CSS
5 85 (44.97%) TDD
6 70 (37.04%) MVC
7 68 (35.98%) .NET
8 65 (34.39%) C#
9 63 (33.33%) Java
10 60 (31.75%) SQL
11 53 (28.04%) Scrum
12 51 (26.98%) CSS3
13 50 (26.46%) HTML5
14 48 (25.40%) Linux
15 47 (24.87%) Ajax
16 46 (24.34%) XML
16 46 (24.34%) OOD
17 43 (22.75%) Subversion
17 43 (22.75%) jQuery
18 41 (21.69%) Git (software)
19 39 (20.63%) UNIX
20 38 (20.11%) Responsive Web Design
21 36 (19.05%) Windows
22 34 (17.99%) Web Services
23 32 (16.93%) Oracle
24 31 (16.40%) ASP.NET
24 31 (16.40%) XHTML
24 31 (16.40%) BDD
25 30 (15.87%) J2EE
26 29 (15.34%) .NET Framework

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 19 (10.05%) Apache
2 17 (8.99%) Node.js
3 14 (7.41%) Tomcat
4 13 (6.88%) WebSphere
5 9 (4.76%) WebLogic
6 8 (4.23%) CMS
7 7 (3.70%) lighttpd
8 5 (2.65%) Adobe CQ
9 4 (2.12%) Apache ServiceMix
10 3 (1.59%) MQSeries
11 2 (1.06%) JBoss
11 2 (1.06%) IIS
11 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.06%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.53%) Drupal
12 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.53%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.53%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 3 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.53%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.53%) MS Office
2 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.06%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.99%) Internet
2 12 (6.35%) HTTP
3 3 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.06%) SSH
4 2 (1.06%) RIP
5 1 (0.53%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 14 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.76%) MySQL
4 6 (3.17%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.65%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.12%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.06%) DTS
8 2 (1.06%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.06%) Big Data
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.53%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 43 (22.75%) Subversion
2 41 (21.69%) Git (software)
3 25 (13.23%) Ant
4 23 (12.17%) Visual Studio
5 19 (10.05%) Eclipse
6 12 (6.35%) Grunt
6 12 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (5.29%) Jasmine
8 9 (4.76%) Jenkins
8 9 (4.76%) JUnit
9 7 (3.70%) Maven
10 6 (3.17%) Selenium
11 5 (2.65%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.65%) CruiseControl
12 3 (1.59%) Bower
12 3 (1.59%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.59%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.59%) Firebug
12 3 (1.59%) Mocha
12 3 (1.59%) Log4j
General
1 28 (14.81%) Finance
2 15 (7.94%) Marketing
3 7 (3.70%) Legal
4 6 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.65%) Electronics
5 5 (2.65%) Banking
5 5 (2.65%) Retail
6 4 (2.12%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.59%) Advertising
7 3 (1.59%) Automotive
8 2 (1.06%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 155 (82.01%) Developer
2 41 (21.69%) .NET Developer
3 30 (15.87%) C# Developer
3 30 (15.87%) Java Developer
4 26 (13.76%) Senior Developer
5 24 (12.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (10.58%) Front-End Developer
7 13 (6.88%) C++ Developer
7 13 (6.88%) Architect
8 12 (6.35%) Web Developer
9 9 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
9 9 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 9 (4.76%) Python Developer
10 8 (4.23%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 6 (3.17%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.65%) Lead Developer
12 5 (2.65%) Senior C# Developer
12 5 (2.65%) Java Architect
13 4 (2.12%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (53.44%) HTML
2 99 (52.38%) CSS
3 68 (35.98%) .NET
4 51 (26.98%) CSS3
5 50 (26.46%) HTML5
6 47 (24.87%) Ajax
7 46 (24.34%) XML
8 43 (22.75%) jQuery
9 34 (17.99%) Web Services
10 31 (16.40%) ASP.NET
10 31 (16.40%) XHTML
11 30 (15.87%) J2EE
12 29 (15.34%) .NET Framework
13 26 (13.76%) JSP
14 24 (12.70%) REST
15 22 (11.64%) LESS
16 20 (10.58%) WCF
17 18 (9.52%) Dojo
17 18 (9.52%) Spring
17 18 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.58%) Open Source
2 16 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.76%) N-Tier
3 9 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.23%) User Experience
5 7 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.70%) Web 2.0
6 6 (3.17%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.65%) Clustering
8 4 (2.12%) Visualisation
8 4 (2.12%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.06%) Biology
10 2 (1.06%) Life Science
10 2 (1.06%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.06%) EMV
10 2 (1.06%) Social Media
10 2 (1.06%) iPhone
11 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 48 (25.40%) Linux
2 39 (20.63%) UNIX
3 36 (19.05%) Windows
4 18 (9.52%) Solaris
5 6 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.65%) Android
6 5 (2.65%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.59%) HPUX
7 3 (1.59%) Debian
7 3 (1.59%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.06%) Nucleus RTOS
8 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.06%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.53%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.53%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (54.50%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (44.97%) TDD
3 70 (37.04%) MVC
4 53 (28.04%) Scrum
5 46 (24.34%) OOD
6 38 (20.11%) Responsive Web Design
7 31 (16.40%) BDD
8 29 (15.34%) E-Commerce
9 28 (14.81%) Web Development
10 26 (13.76%) SOA
11 24 (12.70%) UML
12 21 (11.11%) Unit Testing
12 21 (11.11%) Multithreading
13 20 (10.58%) OOP
14 16 (8.47%) Content Management
15 14 (7.41%) Software Engineering
15 14 (7.41%) Validation
15 14 (7.41%) Web Design
16 13 (6.88%) Configuration Management
17 12 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 100 (52.91%) JavaScript
2 65 (34.39%) C#
3 63 (33.33%) Java
4 60 (31.75%) SQL
5 23 (12.17%) C++
6 17 (8.99%) Python
7 11 (5.82%) PHP
8 8 (4.23%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.70%) Perl
9 7 (3.70%) Ruby
10 5 (2.65%) Embedded C++
10 5 (2.65%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.12%) VBScript
11 4 (2.12%) C
12 3 (1.59%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.59%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.59%) XPath
13 2 (1.06%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.06%) VB
13 2 (1.06%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 18 (9.52%) Degree
2 7 (3.70%) DV Cleared
2 7 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.12%) MCP
4 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.59%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.53%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (16.93%) Oracle
2 18 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.41%) IBM
4 8 (4.23%) Sun
5 6 (3.17%) FatWire
6 5 (2.65%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.12%) Adobe
7 4 (2.12%) hybris
8 3 (1.59%) Twitter
8 3 (1.59%) Interwoven
8 3 (1.59%) BEA
8 3 (1.59%) Sybase
8 3 (1.59%) Google
9 2 (1.06%) Temenos
9 2 (1.06%) Apple
9 2 (1.06%) AccuRev
9 2 (1.06%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.53%) VocaLink
10 1 (0.53%) Facebook
10 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
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