The table below looks at the statistics for OOP 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 OOP over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 37 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing OOP 5 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.80% 2.33% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 3.29% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
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£340 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.90 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.39% +6.33%
OOP
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
209 213 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 75.18% 70.76% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 117 111
Average daily rate £340 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 43
Average hourly rate £35.81 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.36% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

OOP
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

OOP Daily Rate Trend in Kent

OOP
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

OOP Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

OOP
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 OOP within the Kent region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Maidstone +1 2 £340 +13.33%
Tonbridge - - - -
West Malling - - - - 1
Dartford - - - - 1
OOP
South East

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 14 (77.78%) C#
1 14 (77.78%) SQL
1 14 (77.78%) XML
2 13 (72.22%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET
2 13 (72.22%) MVC
2 13 (72.22%) Unit Testing
2 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (66.67%) REST
3 12 (66.67%) WCF
3 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 11 (61.11%) E-Commerce
4 11 (61.11%) T-SQL
4 11 (61.11%) VB.NET
4 11 (61.11%) JSON
4 11 (61.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (50.00%) PHP
5 9 (50.00%) CSS
6 8 (44.44%) HTML
7 7 (38.89%) HTML5
8 5 (27.78%) DevExpress
8 5 (27.78%) Telerik
9 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
9 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
9 4 (22.22%) UML
10 3 (16.67%) OO
11 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (11.11%) CMS

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing OOP 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 OOP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) CMS
1 2 (11.11%) Joomla!
1 2 (11.11%) Drupal
1 2 (11.11%) WordPress
1 2 (11.11%) ExpressionEngine
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (11.11%) Subversion
2 2 (11.11%) ReSharper
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) Web Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) PHP Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) XML
2 13 (72.22%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET
2 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (66.67%) REST
3 12 (66.67%) WCF
4 11 (61.11%) JSON
4 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 9 (50.00%) CSS
6 8 (44.44%) HTML
7 7 (38.89%) HTML5
8 2 (11.11%) Web Services
8 2 (11.11%) XSLT
8 2 (11.11%) Zend Framework
9 1 (5.56%) XHTML
9 1 (5.56%) WinForms
9 1 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) MVC
1 13 (72.22%) Unit Testing
2 11 (61.11%) E-Commerce
3 4 (22.22%) UML
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 3 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) C#
1 14 (77.78%) SQL
2 11 (61.11%) T-SQL
2 11 (61.11%) VB.NET
3 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (50.00%) PHP
4 2 (11.11%) Ada
4 2 (11.11%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) Delphi
4 2 (11.11%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Telerik
1 5 (27.78%) DevExpress
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Zend