The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO 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 (OO)
Rank 65 60 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing OO 55 53 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.08% 2.32% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 3.25% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 30
Average daily rate
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£375 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £232 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £16.87 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2027 1630 1414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.81% 71.43% 68.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 822 755
Average daily rate £395 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 18
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.68 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.45 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Scotland 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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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
Glasgow -14 23 £425 +21.42% 15
Edinburgh -1 17 £375 +29.31% 11
Stirling - 9 £400 - 1
Fife - 4 £255 -
Renfrewshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 2
Dundee - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 102 (70.34%) Java
2 70 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (43.45%) JavaScript
4 61 (42.07%) SQL
5 57 (39.31%) CSS
6 50 (34.48%) Relational Database
7 49 (33.79%) Spring
8 39 (26.90%) Oracle
9 38 (26.21%) UNIX
10 37 (25.52%) XML
11 36 (24.83%) Banking
12 34 (23.45%) OOD
12 34 (23.45%) J2EE
12 34 (23.45%) Perl
12 34 (23.45%) HTML
13 33 (22.76%) MVC
14 31 (21.38%) XSLT
15 30 (20.69%) SOA
16 29 (20.00%) JMS
16 29 (20.00%) Finance
17 27 (18.62%) PL/SQL
17 27 (18.62%) Ajax
18 26 (17.93%) RDBMS
19 25 (17.24%) Web Services
19 25 (17.24%) Unit Testing
20 24 (16.55%) jQuery
20 24 (16.55%) JSP
21 23 (15.86%) SQL Server
22 22 (15.17%) Struts
22 22 (15.17%) WebSphere

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 22 (15.17%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.90%) WebLogic
3 9 (6.21%) CMS
3 9 (6.21%) JBoss
4 8 (5.52%) Tomcat
5 7 (4.83%) Apache
5 7 (4.83%) Umbraco
6 6 (4.14%) GlassFish
7 4 (2.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (2.76%) Adobe CQ
7 4 (2.76%) IIS
7 4 (2.76%) FileNet
8 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.38%) Drupal
9 2 (1.38%) WebSphere Process Server
9 2 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.38%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.38%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Project
1 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.69%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.76%) HTTP
2 3 (2.07%) Internet
2 3 (2.07%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (34.48%) Relational Database
2 26 (17.93%) RDBMS
3 23 (15.86%) SQL Server
4 16 (11.03%) DB2
5 10 (6.90%) MySQL
6 8 (5.52%) NoSQL
7 7 (4.83%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.69%) Big Data
10 1 (0.69%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 20 (13.79%) Selenium
2 18 (12.41%) CruiseControl
3 11 (7.59%) Eclipse
4 9 (6.21%) Maven
5 8 (5.52%) Git (software)
5 8 (5.52%) JUnit
6 7 (4.83%) Subversion
7 5 (3.45%) Jasmine
8 4 (2.76%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (2.07%) Mercurial
9 3 (2.07%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.38%) Robolectric
10 2 (1.38%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.38%) JSUnit
10 2 (1.38%) Ant
10 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.69%) Xcode
11 1 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.69%) Toad
General
1 36 (24.83%) Banking
2 29 (20.00%) Finance
3 10 (6.90%) Front Office
4 7 (4.83%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.07%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Retail
6 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (84.83%) Developer
2 60 (41.38%) Java Developer
3 20 (13.79%) Senior Developer
3 20 (13.79%) Designer
4 11 (7.59%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.52%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (5.52%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (4.83%) Software Developer
6 7 (4.83%) Web Developer
7 6 (4.14%) Database Developer
8 5 (3.45%) Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Android Developer
9 4 (2.76%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (2.76%) Solutions Designer
9 4 (2.76%) Architect
9 4 (2.76%) Business Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Senior Web Developer
10 3 (2.07%) J2EE Architect
10 3 (2.07%) Applications Architect
10 3 (2.07%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (39.31%) CSS
2 49 (33.79%) Spring
3 37 (25.52%) XML
4 34 (23.45%) J2EE
4 34 (23.45%) HTML
5 31 (21.38%) XSLT
6 29 (20.00%) JMS
7 27 (18.62%) Ajax
8 25 (17.24%) Web Services
9 24 (16.55%) jQuery
9 24 (16.55%) JSP
10 22 (15.17%) Struts
11 21 (14.48%) JDBC
11 21 (14.48%) .NET
11 21 (14.48%) HTML5
12 20 (13.79%) Spring MVC
12 20 (13.79%) Spring Web Flow
13 19 (13.10%) Hibernate
14 18 (12.41%) GWT
15 16 (11.03%) iBATIS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 9 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.83%) Derivative
3 6 (4.14%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.76%) Social Network
5 4 (2.76%) Web 2.0
6 3 (2.07%) Open Source
6 3 (2.07%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.38%) User Experience
7 2 (1.38%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.38%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.38%) DataPower
7 2 (1.38%) Equities
7 2 (1.38%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.38%) Clustering
8 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 38 (26.21%) UNIX
2 20 (13.79%) Linux
3 6 (4.14%) Android
4 5 (3.45%) Windows
5 3 (2.07%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (23.45%) OOD
3 33 (22.76%) MVC
4 30 (20.69%) SOA
5 25 (17.24%) Unit Testing
6 21 (14.48%) UML
7 20 (13.79%) TDD
8 18 (12.41%) Web Application Development
9 17 (11.72%) Use Case
9 17 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (9.66%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (8.97%) OOA/OOD
12 12 (8.28%) Scrum
13 11 (7.59%) Waterfall
14 10 (6.90%) Mentoring
15 8 (5.52%) Performance Testing
15 8 (5.52%) Web Development
15 8 (5.52%) OOP
15 8 (5.52%) Data Modelling
16 7 (4.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 102 (70.34%) Java
2 63 (43.45%) JavaScript
3 61 (42.07%) SQL
4 34 (23.45%) Perl
5 27 (18.62%) PL/SQL
6 21 (14.48%) C#
7 19 (13.10%) Shell Script
8 8 (5.52%) T-SQL
9 7 (4.83%) Scala
9 7 (4.83%) Clojure
10 5 (3.45%) Groovy
11 4 (2.76%) Haskell
11 4 (2.76%) XPath
11 4 (2.76%) Jython
12 3 (2.07%) Lisp
12 3 (2.07%) PHP
13 2 (1.38%) Python
13 2 (1.38%) C++
13 2 (1.38%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (4.14%) Degree
2 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.38%) OCPJP
2 2 (1.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) SLA
1 1 (0.69%) QA
1 1 (0.69%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (26.90%) Oracle
2 13 (8.97%) Sybase
3 7 (4.83%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.14%) IBM
5 3 (2.07%) Google
6 2 (1.38%) Kony
6 2 (1.38%) Yahoo!
6 2 (1.38%) Sun
7 1 (0.69%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.69%) Apple
7 1 (0.69%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.69%) HP
7 1 (0.69%) Sencha
7 1 (0.69%) Twitter
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