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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 38 38 34
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing OO 24 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.68% 2.61% 4.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.83% 3.57% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 4
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£400 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £265 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £396 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 11
Average hourly rate £40.60 £43.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% +57.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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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
497 392 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 76.11% 73.13% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 211 151
Average daily rate £400 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 49 58
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.38 £22.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £45.25 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Basildon -1 7 £400 - 1
Southend-on-Sea -6 1 £450 +24.13%
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East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (73.68%) HTML
2 28 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 28 (73.68%) CSS
3 26 (68.42%) Java
4 25 (65.79%) XML
5 24 (63.16%) TDD
5 24 (63.16%) HTML5
6 22 (57.89%) Ajax
6 22 (57.89%) SQL
7 21 (55.26%) J2EE
7 21 (55.26%) UNIX
7 21 (55.26%) Windows
7 21 (55.26%) Solaris
7 21 (55.26%) Linux
7 21 (55.26%) XHTML
7 21 (55.26%) Marketing
8 20 (52.63%) Relational Database
9 19 (50.00%) WebSphere
9 19 (50.00%) Scrum
10 18 (47.37%) Content Management
10 18 (47.37%) Web Services
10 18 (47.37%) IBM
11 17 (44.74%) Eclipse
11 17 (44.74%) SOAP
11 17 (44.74%) Ant
11 17 (44.74%) Digital Marketing
12 16 (42.11%) Use Case
12 16 (42.11%) TopLink
12 16 (42.11%) B2C

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Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 19 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (15.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (13.16%) CMS
4 2 (5.26%) GlassFish
4 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.26%) JBoss
5 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 4 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) SMS
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (52.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) DTS
Development Applications
1 17 (44.74%) Eclipse
1 17 (44.74%) Ant
2 14 (36.84%) SoapUI
3 6 (15.79%) JIRA
4 3 (7.89%) Maven
5 2 (5.26%) JUnit
6 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.63%) Selenium
6 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.63%) AccuRev
6 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.63%) Hudson
6 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.63%) JMeter
6 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 21 (55.26%) Marketing
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 4 (10.53%) Legal
4 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (76.32%) Developer
2 23 (60.53%) Java Developer
3 12 (31.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 10 (26.32%) Senior Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (13.16%) UI Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Senior UI Developer
5 5 (13.16%) UI Programmer
6 4 (10.53%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Test Automation Specialist
8 1 (2.63%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.63%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.63%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.63%) CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (73.68%) HTML
1 28 (73.68%) CSS
2 25 (65.79%) XML
3 24 (63.16%) HTML5
4 22 (57.89%) Ajax
5 21 (55.26%) XHTML
5 21 (55.26%) J2EE
6 18 (47.37%) Web Services
7 17 (44.74%) SOAP
8 16 (42.11%) TopLink
8 16 (42.11%) EclipseLink
9 15 (39.47%) JAX-RS
9 15 (39.47%) JAX-WS
10 6 (15.79%) JSP
11 5 (13.16%) CSS3
12 4 (10.53%) Java SE
12 4 (10.53%) Spring
13 3 (7.89%) Struts
13 3 (7.89%) .NET
13 3 (7.89%) JSR 170
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Life Science
4 1 (2.63%) Social Media
4 1 (2.63%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (55.26%) UNIX
1 21 (55.26%) Windows
1 21 (55.26%) Solaris
1 21 (55.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (63.16%) TDD
3 19 (50.00%) Scrum
4 18 (47.37%) Content Management
5 17 (44.74%) Digital Marketing
6 16 (42.11%) Use Case
6 16 (42.11%) User Stories
6 16 (42.11%) B2C
7 11 (28.95%) RUP
8 10 (26.32%) Validation
9 8 (21.05%) SOA
10 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
10 5 (13.16%) MVC
10 5 (13.16%) Information Management
10 5 (13.16%) Web Design
10 5 (13.16%) BDD
10 5 (13.16%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (10.53%) Change Management
11 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 28 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 26 (68.42%) Java
3 22 (57.89%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) IBM
2 6 (15.79%) Adobe
3 2 (5.26%) Google
4 1 (2.63%) WSO2
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) FatWire
4 1 (2.63%) Omniture