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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 42 44 96
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +52
Contract jobs citing OO 103 76 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.71% 3.08% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.91% 4.40% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 29 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £272 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £455 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £29.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.31 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-1.90% -10.00%
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UK

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
2099 1729 1779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.50% 69.97% 67.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 855 880
Average daily rate £379 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 77
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +44.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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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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 +1 60 £400 -11.11% 13
Edinburgh +11 24 £450 +63.63% 12
Stirling - 7 £450 -
Aberdeen +12 4 £344 - 4
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - - 1
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
Midlothian - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 134 (71.28%) Java
2 80 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (38.30%) Relational Database
4 67 (35.64%) SQL
5 56 (29.79%) Oracle
6 55 (29.26%) Perl
6 55 (29.26%) UNIX
7 54 (28.72%) JavaScript
8 47 (25.00%) CSS
8 47 (25.00%) Web Services
9 46 (24.47%) Finance
10 42 (22.34%) Banking
11 41 (21.81%) XML
11 41 (21.81%) SOA
12 40 (21.28%) C#
13 39 (20.74%) .NET
14 38 (20.21%) Linux
14 38 (20.21%) Spring
15 36 (19.15%) UML
16 35 (18.62%) XSLT
17 34 (18.09%) OOD
17 34 (18.09%) Use Case
18 33 (17.55%) JBoss
18 33 (17.55%) J2EE
19 31 (16.49%) Hibernate
20 30 (15.96%) JSF
20 30 (15.96%) OOP
20 30 (15.96%) JMS
21 29 (15.43%) JSP
22 28 (14.89%) DB2

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 23 (12.23%) WebSphere
2 13 (6.91%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (3.72%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.19%) CMS
5 6 (3.19%) IIS
6 5 (2.66%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (2.66%) Adobe CQ
7 4 (2.13%) GlassFish
7 4 (2.13%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.60%) MS Project Server
8 3 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Process Server
9 2 (1.06%) Apache
9 2 (1.06%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.06%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (0.53%) TeamSite
Applications
1 5 (2.66%) MS Excel
1 5 (2.66%) Photoshop
1 5 (2.66%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.60%) MS Project
2 3 (1.60%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (7.45%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.13%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.60%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.53%) Endur
4 1 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.53%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.13%) Intranet
2 1 (0.53%) LAN
2 1 (0.53%) WAN
2 1 (0.53%) HTTP
2 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.53%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (38.30%) Relational Database
2 28 (14.89%) DB2
3 26 (13.83%) RDBMS
4 21 (11.17%) SQL Server
5 11 (5.85%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.26%) NoSQL
6 8 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.66%) KDB
10 4 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (1.60%) MySQL
12 1 (0.53%) MS Access
12 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
12 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (11.17%) Selenium
2 19 (10.11%) CruiseControl
3 13 (6.91%) JUnit
4 8 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.19%) Maven
5 6 (3.19%) Subversion
6 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Blend
7 4 (2.13%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.13%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.60%) Hudson
9 2 (1.06%) NCrunch
9 2 (1.06%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.06%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.53%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.53%) JIRA
10 1 (0.53%) LSMW
General
1 46 (24.47%) Finance
2 42 (22.34%) Banking
3 20 (10.64%) Front Office
4 4 (2.13%) Publishing
4 4 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.53%) German Language
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 144 (76.60%) Developer
2 59 (31.38%) Java Developer
3 34 (18.09%) Designer
4 17 (9.04%) Senior Developer
5 16 (8.51%) Architect
6 14 (7.45%) Database Developer
7 13 (6.91%) Java Architect
8 12 (6.38%) .NET Developer
9 11 (5.85%) C++ Developer
10 10 (5.32%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (4.79%) Senior Java Developer
12 8 (4.26%) Junior Architect
12 8 (4.26%) Junior Java Architect
12 8 (4.26%) Junior
12 8 (4.26%) Web Developer
13 7 (3.72%) SharePoint Developer
13 7 (3.72%) C# Developer
13 7 (3.72%) Senior Designer
13 7 (3.72%) WPF Developer
14 6 (3.19%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (25.00%) CSS
1 47 (25.00%) Web Services
2 41 (21.81%) XML
3 39 (20.74%) .NET
4 38 (20.21%) Spring
5 35 (18.62%) XSLT
6 33 (17.55%) J2EE
7 31 (16.49%) Hibernate
8 30 (15.96%) JSF
8 30 (15.96%) JMS
9 29 (15.43%) JSP
10 24 (12.77%) JPA
11 23 (12.23%) HTML
11 23 (12.23%) Ajax
12 22 (11.70%) Apache CXF
13 21 (11.17%) jQuery
13 21 (11.17%) Spring Web Flow
13 21 (11.17%) Struts
14 20 (10.64%) JDBC
15 19 (10.11%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (7.98%) Derivative
3 11 (5.85%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.79%) Hedge funds
5 7 (3.72%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.19%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (2.66%) Animation
7 5 (2.66%) Equities
7 5 (2.66%) User Experience
8 4 (2.13%) Kindle
9 3 (1.60%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.06%) Open Source
10 2 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.06%) DataPower
10 2 (1.06%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.06%) Clustering
11 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (29.26%) UNIX
2 38 (20.21%) Linux
3 10 (5.32%) Windows
4 4 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.06%) Android
5 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (21.81%) SOA
3 36 (19.15%) UML
4 34 (18.09%) OOD
4 34 (18.09%) Use Case
5 30 (15.96%) OOP
6 28 (14.89%) MVC
6 28 (14.89%) Scrum
7 23 (12.23%) Unit Testing
8 20 (10.64%) Data Modelling
8 20 (10.64%) Web Application Development
9 17 (9.04%) TDD
10 16 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (7.45%) Mentoring
12 10 (5.32%) Data Analysis
13 9 (4.79%) Workflow
14 8 (4.26%) OOA/OOD
15 7 (3.72%) E-Commerce
15 7 (3.72%) Software Engineering
15 7 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 134 (71.28%) Java
2 67 (35.64%) SQL
3 55 (29.26%) Perl
4 54 (28.72%) JavaScript
5 40 (21.28%) C#
6 26 (13.83%) PL/SQL
7 20 (10.64%) Shell Script
8 12 (6.38%) C++
9 11 (5.85%) Scala
10 10 (5.32%) T-SQL
11 7 (3.72%) Python
11 7 (3.72%) Clojure
12 6 (3.19%) Groovy
12 6 (3.19%) PHP
13 5 (2.66%) XAML
14 4 (2.13%) Haskell
15 3 (1.60%) Lisp
15 3 (1.60%) Objective-C
16 2 (1.06%) Jython
16 2 (1.06%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 11 (5.85%) Degree
2 4 (2.13%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.53%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.53%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.13%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.60%) SLA
2 3 (1.60%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Control-M
Vendors
1 56 (29.79%) Oracle
2 33 (17.55%) JBoss
3 24 (12.77%) Sybase
4 21 (11.17%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.79%) Adobe
6 8 (4.26%) IBM
7 5 (2.66%) SAP
7 5 (2.66%) Nintex
8 4 (2.13%) Cognos
8 4 (2.13%) Lotus
9 3 (1.60%) Yahoo!
9 3 (1.60%) Twitter
10 2 (1.06%) Kony
10 2 (1.06%) Google
11 1 (0.53%) Progress
11 1 (0.53%) Sun
11 1 (0.53%) HP
11 1 (0.53%) Informatica
11 1 (0.53%) OpenLink
11 1 (0.53%) TIBCO
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