The first table below looks at the demand for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Middlesex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 13 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing OO 16 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.35% 1.51% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.29% 2.04% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate £300 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +24.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
193 147 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 76.59% 73.87% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 83 123
Average daily rate £438 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £570 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
OO
South East

OO
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

OO
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

OO
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 13 (65.00%) C++
1 13 (65.00%) UML
1 13 (65.00%) Validation
1 13 (65.00%) Software Engineering
1 13 (65.00%) Multithreading
2 11 (55.00%) Java
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (50.00%) MATLAB
3 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) Military
4 9 (45.00%) Electronics
5 6 (30.00%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (25.00%) SAP
7 4 (20.00%) ABAP
7 4 (20.00%) SAP MRS
8 3 (15.00%) WFM
8 3 (15.00%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (15.00%) STL
8 3 (15.00%) CRM
8 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
9 2 (10.00%) .NET
9 2 (10.00%) PHP
9 2 (10.00%) SQL
10 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
10 1 (5.00%) MySQL
10 1 (5.00%) Oracle
10 1 (5.00%) C#

OO
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) SAP MRS
2 3 (15.00%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (5.00%) Magento
3 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (50.00%) Military
2 9 (45.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Architect
5 1 (5.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) STL
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) Swing
3 1 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) WCF
3 1 (5.00%) WPF
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) Ajax
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) UML
1 13 (65.00%) Validation
1 13 (65.00%) Software Engineering
1 13 (65.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (15.00%) WFM
2 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (15.00%) CRM
2 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.00%) OOP
3 1 (5.00%) OOD
3 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.00%) Workflow
3 1 (5.00%) Scrum
3 1 (5.00%) Signal Processing
3 1 (5.00%) Logistics
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) C++
2 11 (55.00%) Java
3 10 (50.00%) MATLAB
4 4 (20.00%) ABAP
5 2 (10.00%) PHP
5 2 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.00%) C#
6 1 (5.00%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards