The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 48 41 34
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing OO 22 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.14% 2.58% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.03% 3.95% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 2
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£459 £450 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £230 £392
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £555 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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East of 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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
437 354 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 82.14% 65.19% 64.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 211 142
Average daily rate £425 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £250 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 42 38
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £25.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.19 £41.00 £36.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

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Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Southend-on-Sea -20 7 £493 -10.45%
Saffron Walden - 4 - -
Brentwood - 1 - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Halstead - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Braintree - - - -
OO
East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 35 (97.22%) Java
2 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (58.33%) XML
3 21 (58.33%) Scrum
4 18 (50.00%) Linux
4 18 (50.00%) HTML
4 18 (50.00%) Relational Database
5 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
5 17 (47.22%) J2EE
5 17 (47.22%) CSS
6 15 (41.67%) UNIX
6 15 (41.67%) SOA
6 15 (41.67%) Validation
6 15 (41.67%) Ajax
7 14 (38.89%) HTML5
8 13 (36.11%) WebSphere
8 13 (36.11%) IBM
8 13 (36.11%) Ant
8 13 (36.11%) SQL
9 12 (33.33%) RUP
9 12 (33.33%) XHTML
9 12 (33.33%) Content Management
10 11 (30.56%) MVC
10 11 (30.56%) Java EE
10 11 (30.56%) Windows
10 11 (30.56%) UML
10 11 (30.56%) Web Services
11 10 (27.78%) Solaris
11 10 (27.78%) Spring
12 9 (25.00%) RAD

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Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 13 (36.11%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.33%) CMS
3 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.56%) JBoss
3 2 (5.56%) Apache Solr
3 2 (5.56%) Node.js
3 2 (5.56%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (2.78%) Apache
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 4 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.56%) Neo4j
4 2 (5.56%) MySQL
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.78%) DTS
5 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Ant
2 9 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
4 3 (8.33%) Maven
5 2 (5.56%) Selenium
5 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.56%) Mockito
5 2 (5.56%) Hamcrest
6 1 (2.78%) Gradle
General
1 7 (19.44%) Marketing
2 6 (16.67%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Automotive
4 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (72.22%) Developer
2 20 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Senior Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Web Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) CMS Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Mobile Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Lead Java Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Senior .NET Web Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Provisioning Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.78%) Lead Developer
9 1 (2.78%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (58.33%) XML
2 18 (50.00%) HTML
3 17 (47.22%) J2EE
3 17 (47.22%) CSS
4 15 (41.67%) Ajax
5 14 (38.89%) HTML5
6 12 (33.33%) XHTML
7 11 (30.56%) Web Services
7 11 (30.56%) Java EE
8 10 (27.78%) Spring
9 8 (22.22%) TopLink
9 8 (22.22%) Spring MVC
9 8 (22.22%) XSLT
10 7 (19.44%) Struts
10 7 (19.44%) JSP
10 7 (19.44%) JAX-RS
11 6 (16.67%) .NET
11 6 (16.67%) Hibernate
11 6 (16.67%) REST
12 5 (13.89%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) N-Tier
1 9 (25.00%) Open Source
2 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.11%) Web 2.0
3 3 (8.33%) User Experience
4 2 (5.56%) Life Science
4 2 (5.56%) Visualisation
4 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.56%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 18 (50.00%) Linux
2 15 (41.67%) UNIX
3 11 (30.56%) Windows
4 10 (27.78%) Solaris
5 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.56%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) Scrum
3 15 (41.67%) SOA
3 15 (41.67%) Validation
4 12 (33.33%) Content Management
4 12 (33.33%) RUP
5 11 (30.56%) UML
5 11 (30.56%) MVC
6 9 (25.00%) RAD
7 8 (22.22%) TDD
8 7 (19.44%) Waterfall
9 6 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (16.67%) User Stories
9 6 (16.67%) Use Case
9 6 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 5 (13.89%) Web Design
10 5 (13.89%) Information Management
11 4 (11.11%) Bioinformatics
11 4 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 35 (97.22%) Java
2 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
3 13 (36.11%) SQL
4 4 (11.11%) Python
5 3 (8.33%) PHP
6 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.78%) FQL
6 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) IBM
2 7 (19.44%) FatWire
3 4 (11.11%) AccuRev
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 3 (8.33%) Twitter
5 2 (5.56%) Adobe
6 1 (2.78%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.78%) Facebook
6 1 (2.78%) Vignette
6 1 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
Essex
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum + Flexible working hours
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £25.00 - £35.00 per hour + market rates
Posted: 4 days ago