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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 32 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing OO 13 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.36% 1.76% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.46% 2.30% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
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£325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
238 217 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 79.87% 76.41% 68.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 141 107
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 15
Average hourly rate £9.00 £32.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.09% +17.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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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 5 August 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
Maidstone -2 4 - - 1
Canterbury - 1 £270 - 2
Folkestone - 1 £325 -
OO
South East

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 20 (90.91%) .NET
2 16 (72.73%) HTML
3 15 (68.18%) JavaScript
3 15 (68.18%) CSS
4 14 (63.64%) C#
4 14 (63.64%) HTML5
4 14 (63.64%) CSS3
4 14 (63.64%) AngularJS
5 13 (59.09%) TDD
6 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 12 (54.55%) Finance
7 11 (50.00%) Scrum
7 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (45.45%) KnockoutJS
9 8 (36.36%) jQuery
9 8 (36.36%) SDLC
10 7 (31.82%) OOD
10 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
11 6 (27.27%) Classic ASP
11 6 (27.27%) Migration
12 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (22.73%) MVC
12 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (22.73%) VB.NET
12 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 4 (18.18%) BDD
14 3 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap

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Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) ExpressionEngine
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Xcode
1 1 (4.55%) Maven
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
2 18 (81.82%) .NET Developer
3 12 (54.55%) C# Developer
3 12 (54.55%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (27.27%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (22.73%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (4.55%) iOS Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 1 (4.55%) iPhone Developer
8 1 (4.55%) iPhone Applications Developer
8 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) .NET
2 16 (72.73%) HTML
3 15 (68.18%) CSS
4 14 (63.64%) HTML5
4 14 (63.64%) CSS3
4 14 (63.64%) AngularJS
5 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 10 (45.45%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (36.36%) jQuery
8 6 (27.27%) Classic ASP
9 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (9.09%) Web Services
12 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
12 1 (4.55%) Cocoa
12 1 (4.55%) Spring
12 1 (4.55%) JSON
12 1 (4.55%) Dojo
12 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) TDD
2 11 (50.00%) Scrum
2 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) SDLC
4 7 (31.82%) OOD
5 6 (27.27%) Migration
6 5 (22.73%) MVC
7 4 (18.18%) BDD
8 2 (9.09%) OOP
9 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
9 1 (4.55%) Project Management
9 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
9 1 (4.55%) OO PHP
9 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.55%) Time Management
9 1 (4.55%) Kanban
9 1 (4.55%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) JavaScript
2 14 (63.64%) C#
3 5 (22.73%) VB.NET
4 2 (9.09%) VB6
4 2 (9.09%) PHP
4 2 (9.09%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle