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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 40 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing OOP 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.72% 2.12% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 3.47% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +85.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.45 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year
-12.08% -
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
202 144 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 72.92% 61.02% 54.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 88 94
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £254 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.25 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.15% -5.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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
Rochester - 2 - - 1
Tonbridge - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
OOP
South East

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) UML
2 5 (71.43%) OO
3 4 (57.14%) Ada
3 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) C++
3 4 (57.14%) Delphi
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (57.14%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (57.14%) Change Control
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) XSLT
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) Subversion
5 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) MVC
5 2 (28.57%) ReSharper
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
2 2 (28.57%) ReSharper
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) XSLT
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) WPF
3 1 (14.29%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) XHTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) UML
2 5 (71.43%) OO
3 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (57.14%) Change Control
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Ada
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) C++
1 4 (57.14%) Delphi
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle