The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 28 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing OO 5 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.18% 3.53% 3.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 4.80% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
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£325 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +10.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £329 £328
% change year-on-year
+6.44% +0.39%
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%
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East Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
166 229 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 72.49% 73.40% 63.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 97 78
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 43
Average hourly rate £15.50 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.41% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £7.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
Leicester +6 1 £325 -7.14% 4
Loughborough - - - -
Market Harborough - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
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East Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 9 (75.00%) OOP
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) PHP
3 7 (58.33%) MySQL
3 7 (58.33%) CSS
3 7 (58.33%) HTML
3 7 (58.33%) HTML5
4 5 (41.67%) MVC
5 4 (33.33%) Google Maps API
5 4 (33.33%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) Google
5 4 (33.33%) PHP5
5 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 4 (33.33%) ExpressionEngine
5 4 (33.33%) Digital Media
5 4 (33.33%) Facebook
5 4 (33.33%) Twitter
6 3 (25.00%) CSS3
6 3 (25.00%) jQuery
6 3 (25.00%) Zend
6 3 (25.00%) Zend Framework
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (16.67%) TDD
8 1 (8.33%) NUnit
8 1 (8.33%) Spring
8 1 (8.33%) Maven

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Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 4 (33.33%) ExpressionEngine
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) NUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) JMeter
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) CSS
1 7 (58.33%) HTML
1 7 (58.33%) HTML5
2 4 (33.33%) Google Maps API
3 3 (25.00%) CSS3
3 3 (25.00%) jQuery
3 3 (25.00%) Zend Framework
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) J2EE
4 1 (8.33%) Spring.NET
4 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) Java EE
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) OOP
2 5 (41.67%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 7 (58.33%) PHP
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) PHP5
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Google
1 4 (33.33%) Facebook
1 4 (33.33%) Twitter
2 3 (25.00%) Zend
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Motorola