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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 62 60 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing OO 62 64 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.24% 2.63% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 3.68% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 34 24
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£400 £388 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £253
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 4 2
Average hourly rate - £17.44 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.35 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+7.49% -9.35%
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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
2146 1741 1433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.64% 71.65% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1212 880 749
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 20
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.93 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.43% -52.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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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.

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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 27 February 2015.

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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.

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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 27 February 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 -7 29 £425 +9.67% 7
Edinburgh -6 14 £338 +35.00% 11
Stirling -5 8 £400 -
Fife - 4 £255 -
Aberdeen +3 1 £365 -
Dundee - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 81 (62.31%) Java
2 66 (50.77%) JavaScript
2 66 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (47.69%) SQL
4 57 (43.85%) CSS
5 51 (39.23%) Spring
6 46 (35.38%) Relational Database
7 40 (30.77%) UNIX
8 35 (26.92%) Perl
8 35 (26.92%) HTML
8 35 (26.92%) Banking
9 34 (26.15%) Oracle
10 32 (24.62%) MVC
11 30 (23.08%) Finance
11 30 (23.08%) XML
12 28 (21.54%) OOD
12 28 (21.54%) RDBMS
12 28 (21.54%) SQL Server
13 27 (20.77%) JMS
14 26 (20.00%) J2EE
14 26 (20.00%) PL/SQL
14 26 (20.00%) jQuery
14 26 (20.00%) Unit Testing
15 25 (19.23%) Ajax
15 25 (19.23%) .NET
16 24 (18.46%) XSLT
16 24 (18.46%) Linux
17 23 (17.69%) JSP
17 23 (17.69%) HTML5
18 22 (16.92%) Continuous Integration

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 21 (16.15%) WebSphere
2 11 (8.46%) WebLogic
3 10 (7.69%) CMS
4 8 (6.15%) Tomcat
5 7 (5.38%) IIS
5 7 (5.38%) Apache
5 7 (5.38%) GlassFish
5 7 (5.38%) FileNet
6 6 (4.62%) Umbraco
7 5 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (3.85%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (3.08%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.31%) JBoss
10 2 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.54%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.54%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.54%) WebSphere Process Server
11 1 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.77%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.77%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.77%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.08%) HTTP
2 3 (2.31%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (35.38%) Relational Database
2 28 (21.54%) RDBMS
2 28 (21.54%) SQL Server
3 20 (15.38%) DB2
4 11 (8.46%) MySQL
5 8 (6.15%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.77%) Big Data
10 1 (0.77%) SSDT
10 1 (0.77%) DTS
10 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (14.62%) Selenium
2 16 (12.31%) CruiseControl
3 14 (10.77%) Eclipse
4 10 (7.69%) JUnit
5 9 (6.92%) Maven
6 7 (5.38%) Git (software)
7 6 (4.62%) Subversion
7 6 (4.62%) Jasmine
8 5 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (3.08%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.31%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.31%) JSUnit
11 2 (1.54%) Robolectric
11 2 (1.54%) Ant
11 2 (1.54%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.54%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.77%) JIRA
12 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.77%) Rational Rose
General
1 35 (26.92%) Banking
2 30 (23.08%) Finance
3 8 (6.15%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.62%) Front Office
5 3 (2.31%) Back Office
6 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.77%) Legal
6 1 (0.77%) Advertising
6 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Retail
6 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 113 (86.92%) Developer
2 54 (41.54%) Java Developer
3 12 (9.23%) .NET Developer
3 12 (9.23%) Senior Developer
4 10 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (6.15%) Software Developer
5 8 (6.15%) Designer
6 7 (5.38%) Web Developer
7 6 (4.62%) Database Developer
8 5 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (3.85%) Solutions Designer
8 5 (3.85%) Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) Senior Web Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Senior Designer
9 4 (3.08%) Android Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Java Software Developer
10 3 (2.31%) Front-End Developer
11 2 (1.54%) Automation Tester
11 2 (1.54%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (43.85%) CSS
2 51 (39.23%) Spring
3 35 (26.92%) HTML
4 30 (23.08%) XML
5 27 (20.77%) JMS
6 26 (20.00%) J2EE
6 26 (20.00%) jQuery
7 25 (19.23%) .NET
7 25 (19.23%) Ajax
8 24 (18.46%) XSLT
9 23 (17.69%) JSP
9 23 (17.69%) HTML5
10 22 (16.92%) Web Services
11 20 (15.38%) Struts
11 20 (15.38%) ASP.NET
12 19 (14.62%) JDBC
13 18 (13.85%) Spring MVC
13 18 (13.85%) Spring Web Flow
14 16 (12.31%) GWT
15 15 (11.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.62%) Equity Derivative
3 5 (3.85%) Web 2.0
3 5 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.08%) Social Network
5 3 (2.31%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.31%) User Experience
6 2 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.54%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.54%) DataPower
6 2 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.54%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.54%) Clustering
6 2 (1.54%) Equities
7 1 (0.77%) Derivative
7 1 (0.77%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.77%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 40 (30.77%) UNIX
2 24 (18.46%) Linux
3 6 (4.62%) Android
3 6 (4.62%) Windows
4 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (24.62%) MVC
3 28 (21.54%) OOD
4 26 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 22 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (14.62%) TDD
7 16 (12.31%) SOA
7 16 (12.31%) Web Application Development
7 16 (12.31%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (11.54%) Scrum
9 12 (9.23%) UML
9 12 (9.23%) OOA/OOD
9 12 (9.23%) Software Engineering
9 12 (9.23%) Waterfall
10 9 (6.92%) Mentoring
10 9 (6.92%) Performance Testing
11 8 (6.15%) Web Development
12 7 (5.38%) OOP
12 7 (5.38%) Database Tuning
13 6 (4.62%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 81 (62.31%) Java
2 66 (50.77%) JavaScript
3 62 (47.69%) SQL
4 35 (26.92%) Perl
5 26 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 22 (16.92%) C#
7 17 (13.08%) Shell Script
8 8 (6.15%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.85%) Jython
9 5 (3.85%) Groovy
10 4 (3.08%) XPath
11 2 (1.54%) Python
11 2 (1.54%) Lisp
11 2 (1.54%) PHP
11 2 (1.54%) Clojure
12 1 (0.77%) C++
12 1 (0.77%) C
12 1 (0.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (4.62%) Degree
2 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.54%) Sun Certification
2 2 (1.54%) OCPJP
3 1 (0.77%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.77%) SLA
1 1 (0.77%) MiFID
1 1 (0.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (26.15%) Oracle
2 16 (12.31%) Sybase
3 8 (6.15%) IBM
3 8 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.31%) Google
5 2 (1.54%) Yahoo!
5 2 (1.54%) Kony
5 2 (1.54%) Sun
6 1 (0.77%) HP
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.77%) Apple
6 1 (0.77%) Sencha
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