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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 38 40 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing OO 15 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.29% 3.27% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.31% 4.19% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 2
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£400 £438 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +57.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £35.35 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
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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
348 549 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 76.32% 77.98% 67.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 315 133
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £574 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 51
Average hourly rate £36.00 £29.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.03% -9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £38.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015. 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
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 1
Witham - - - -
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East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 23 (95.83%) Java
2 22 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 22 (91.67%) HTML
2 22 (91.67%) CSS
2 22 (91.67%) XML
2 22 (91.67%) Relational Database
3 21 (87.50%) SQL
4 20 (83.33%) J2EE
4 20 (83.33%) UNIX
4 20 (83.33%) Windows
4 20 (83.33%) Solaris
4 20 (83.33%) Linux
4 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (83.33%) Ajax
4 20 (83.33%) HTML5
5 19 (79.17%) Content Management
6 18 (75.00%) WebSphere
6 18 (75.00%) Ant
6 18 (75.00%) XHTML
6 18 (75.00%) IBM
7 17 (70.83%) Web Services
8 16 (66.67%) TDD
9 15 (62.50%) Scrum
9 15 (62.50%) TopLink
9 15 (62.50%) Eclipse
9 15 (62.50%) SOAP
9 15 (62.50%) Digital Marketing
9 15 (62.50%) SoapUI
9 15 (62.50%) JAX-WS
9 15 (62.50%) Marketing

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Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 18 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.17%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Intranet
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (91.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (75.00%) Ant
2 15 (62.50%) Eclipse
2 15 (62.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (62.50%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (100.00%) Developer
2 20 (83.33%) Java Developer
3 13 (54.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (91.67%) HTML
1 22 (91.67%) CSS
1 22 (91.67%) XML
2 20 (83.33%) J2EE
2 20 (83.33%) Ajax
2 20 (83.33%) HTML5
3 18 (75.00%) XHTML
4 17 (70.83%) Web Services
5 15 (62.50%) TopLink
5 15 (62.50%) SOAP
5 15 (62.50%) JAX-WS
5 15 (62.50%) JAX-RS
6 5 (20.83%) JSP
7 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
7 2 (8.33%) Sass
7 2 (8.33%) PrimeFaces
8 1 (4.17%) Ionic Framework
8 1 (4.17%) LESS
8 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
8 1 (4.17%) OOCSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Web 2.0
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) UNIX
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
1 20 (83.33%) Solaris
1 20 (83.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (79.17%) Content Management
3 16 (66.67%) TDD
4 15 (62.50%) Scrum
4 15 (62.50%) Digital Marketing
5 14 (58.33%) User Stories
5 14 (58.33%) Use Case
5 14 (58.33%) Validation
6 13 (54.17%) RUP
7 6 (25.00%) B2C
8 5 (20.83%) SOA
9 3 (12.50%) SEO
9 3 (12.50%) RAD
10 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
10 2 (8.33%) MVC
10 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
11 1 (4.17%) OO PHP
11 1 (4.17%) Analytics
11 1 (4.17%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (95.83%) Java
2 22 (91.67%) JavaScript
3 21 (87.50%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (12.50%) FatWire
3 1 (4.17%) Omniture
3 1 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe