The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 29 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing OO 9 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.14% 0.75% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.41% 1.20% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate
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£323 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
OO
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
204 167 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 71.08% 62.78% 58.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 98 111
Average daily rate £350 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 37
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Canterbury - - - - 1
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Faversham - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 2
Margate - - - -
Tonbridge - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 3
West Malling - - - - 2
OO
South East

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 8 (61.54%) C#
1 8 (61.54%) HTML
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) CSS
3 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
4 5 (38.46%) CSS3
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (38.46%) HTML5
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) Migration
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) Classic ASP
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) OOP
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) Java
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (30.77%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (23.08%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) jQuery
6 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) C++
6 3 (23.08%) Delphi
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) SQL

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Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) C# Developer
3 7 (53.85%) .NET Developer
3 7 (53.85%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) HTML
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) CSS
3 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
4 5 (38.46%) Classic ASP
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (38.46%) HTML5
4 5 (38.46%) CSS3
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (30.77%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (23.08%) jQuery
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
7 2 (15.38%) XML
7 2 (15.38%) WCF
8 1 (7.69%) WPF
8 1 (7.69%) Google Maps API
8 1 (7.69%) PhoneGap
8 1 (7.69%) REST
8 1 (7.69%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) TDD
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) OOP
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Change Control
4 3 (23.08%) UML
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Web Design
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) MVC
6 1 (7.69%) OOD
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Ada
4 3 (23.08%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) Delphi
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Google
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