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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 37 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing OO 14 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.26% 3.73% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.39% 4.73% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £39.68 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.35 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.37% -9.35%
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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
319 528 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.36% 78.69% 62.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 298 96
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £268 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 54 49
Average hourly rate £32.65 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.60% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.93 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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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 3 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 3 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 3 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 29 (93.55%) Java
2 25 (80.65%) XML
3 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (70.97%) HTML
5 21 (67.74%) Relational Database
6 20 (64.52%) CSS
6 20 (64.52%) JavaScript
6 20 (64.52%) Linux
7 19 (61.29%) UNIX
8 18 (58.06%) SQL
8 18 (58.06%) Scrum
9 17 (54.84%) Ajax
9 17 (54.84%) HTML5
10 16 (51.61%) J2EE
10 16 (51.61%) Windows
10 16 (51.61%) Solaris
11 15 (48.39%) Content Management
12 14 (45.16%) WebSphere
12 14 (45.16%) XHTML
12 14 (45.16%) Ant
12 14 (45.16%) Web Services
12 14 (45.16%) IBM
13 13 (41.94%) Validation
13 13 (41.94%) TDD
13 13 (41.94%) JAX-RS
14 11 (35.48%) Marketing
14 11 (35.48%) SoapUI
14 11 (35.48%) Digital Marketing
14 11 (35.48%) JAX-WS
14 11 (35.48%) TopLink

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Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 14 (45.16%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.68%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) Fireworks
2 1 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) Intranet
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (67.74%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.45%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) DTS
Development Applications
1 14 (45.16%) Ant
2 11 (35.48%) Eclipse
2 11 (35.48%) SoapUI
3 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.23%) Mockito
4 1 (3.23%) Hamcrest
4 1 (3.23%) Maven
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 11 (35.48%) Marketing
2 2 (6.45%) Legal
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Publishing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (93.55%) Developer
2 23 (74.19%) Java Developer
3 10 (32.26%) Senior Developer
4 9 (29.03%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 8 (25.81%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior .NET Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Development Team Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Java Team Leader
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (80.65%) XML
2 22 (70.97%) HTML
3 20 (64.52%) CSS
4 17 (54.84%) Ajax
4 17 (54.84%) HTML5
5 16 (51.61%) J2EE
6 14 (45.16%) Web Services
6 14 (45.16%) XHTML
7 13 (41.94%) JAX-RS
8 11 (35.48%) JAX-WS
8 11 (35.48%) TopLink
8 11 (35.48%) SOAP
9 9 (29.03%) Spring
10 8 (25.81%) XSLT
10 8 (25.81%) Spring MVC
10 8 (25.81%) Java EE
11 7 (22.58%) Struts
12 5 (16.13%) JSP
13 4 (12.90%) REST
14 3 (9.68%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) N-Tier
2 3 (9.68%) Web 2.0
3 2 (6.45%) Open Source
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) Biology
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Life Science
4 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Linux
2 19 (61.29%) UNIX
3 16 (51.61%) Windows
3 16 (51.61%) Solaris
4 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (58.06%) Scrum
3 15 (48.39%) Content Management
4 13 (41.94%) TDD
4 13 (41.94%) Validation
5 11 (35.48%) MVC
5 11 (35.48%) Digital Marketing
6 10 (32.26%) User Stories
6 10 (32.26%) Use Case
6 10 (32.26%) RUP
6 10 (32.26%) UML
7 7 (22.58%) Waterfall
8 6 (19.35%) SOA
8 6 (19.35%) B2C
9 5 (16.13%) Web Design
10 4 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (9.68%) SEO
11 3 (9.68%) RAD
12 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
12 2 (6.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 29 (93.55%) Java
2 20 (64.52%) JavaScript
3 18 (58.06%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) VCP4
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) IBM
2 3 (9.68%) FatWire
3 1 (3.23%) Omniture
3 1 (3.23%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) Twitter
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe