The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 59 65 49
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -16
Contract jobs citing OO 23 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.66% 1.47% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.99% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 6
Average daily rate
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£550 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £309 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £491 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £359 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.39% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +9.58%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1083 904 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.03% 73.98% 72.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 553 287
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

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Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 27 (67.50%) Java
2 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (55.00%) JavaScript
4 18 (45.00%) Relational Database
5 17 (42.50%) SQL
5 17 (42.50%) Oracle
5 17 (42.50%) MVC
5 17 (42.50%) Banking
6 14 (35.00%) Spring
7 13 (32.50%) Ajax
7 13 (32.50%) CSS
7 13 (32.50%) Perl
7 13 (32.50%) XML
8 12 (30.00%) JSP
8 12 (30.00%) UNIX
8 12 (30.00%) J2EE
8 12 (30.00%) Spring MVC
9 11 (27.50%) Selenium
9 11 (27.50%) Spring Web Flow
9 11 (27.50%) GWT
9 11 (27.50%) Unit Testing
9 11 (27.50%) Web Application Development
9 11 (27.50%) PL/SQL
9 11 (27.50%) Struts
9 11 (27.50%) Data Modelling
9 11 (27.50%) WebSphere
9 11 (27.50%) CruiseControl
9 11 (27.50%) Shell Script
10 10 (25.00%) JMS
10 10 (25.00%) SOA

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 11 (27.50%) WebSphere
2 5 (12.50%) JBoss
3 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (45.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.50%) Informix
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Selenium
1 11 (27.50%) CruiseControl
2 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.50%) JUnit
4 1 (2.50%) Maven
4 1 (2.50%) Robolectric
4 1 (2.50%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.50%) Gradle
4 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (42.50%) Banking
2 8 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Developer
2 16 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Architect
3 10 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Android Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Technical Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Perl Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Technology Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.00%) Spring
2 13 (32.50%) Ajax
2 13 (32.50%) CSS
2 13 (32.50%) XML
3 12 (30.00%) JSP
3 12 (30.00%) J2EE
3 12 (30.00%) Spring MVC
4 11 (27.50%) Spring Web Flow
4 11 (27.50%) GWT
4 11 (27.50%) Struts
5 10 (25.00%) JMS
6 9 (22.50%) XSLT
6 9 (22.50%) .NET
7 8 (20.00%) JPA
8 7 (17.50%) jQuery
9 6 (15.00%) iBATIS
9 6 (15.00%) .NET Framework
9 6 (15.00%) HTML
9 6 (15.00%) JDBC
10 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) UNIX
2 2 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) MVC
3 11 (27.50%) Unit Testing
3 11 (27.50%) Web Application Development
3 11 (27.50%) Data Modelling
4 10 (25.00%) SOA
4 10 (25.00%) UML
5 9 (22.50%) TDD
5 9 (22.50%) Logical Data Model
5 9 (22.50%) Use Case
6 7 (17.50%) Scrum
7 4 (10.00%) OOD
8 3 (7.50%) Asset Management
8 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.00%) Android Development
9 2 (5.00%) DevOps
10 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.50%) Pair Programming
10 1 (2.50%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (67.50%) Java
2 22 (55.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (42.50%) SQL
4 13 (32.50%) Perl
5 11 (27.50%) PL/SQL
5 11 (27.50%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Sybase