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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 46 46 50
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing OO 96 85 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.28% 3.47% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.28% 4.82% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 47 26
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +8.46%
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 £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
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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
2244 1765 1496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.67% 72.13% 71.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1234 889 793
Average daily rate £400 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £246 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 21 22
Average hourly rate £31.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.08 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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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 27 March 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.

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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 March 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 -4 42 £425 +13.33% 15
Edinburgh -13 19 £344 +11.24% 13
Stirling 0 10 £400 - 1
Fife - 4 £255 -
Aberdeen +2 3 £375 -6.25% 1
Highlands - 1 - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Dundee - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 89 (58.55%) Java
2 78 (51.32%) SQL
3 76 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 74 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (43.42%) CSS
6 58 (38.16%) Spring
7 47 (30.92%) HTML
8 46 (30.26%) Relational Database
9 43 (28.29%) Banking
10 38 (25.00%) Oracle
10 38 (25.00%) XML
10 38 (25.00%) UNIX
11 37 (24.34%) Finance
12 34 (22.37%) MVC
12 34 (22.37%) OOD
12 34 (22.37%) .NET
13 33 (21.71%) SQL Server
14 32 (21.05%) Perl
14 32 (21.05%) JMS
15 30 (19.74%) Unit Testing
16 29 (19.08%) HTML5
17 28 (18.42%) J2EE
18 27 (17.76%) C#
18 27 (17.76%) Ajax
19 26 (17.11%) jQuery
19 26 (17.11%) PL/SQL
19 26 (17.11%) RDBMS
20 25 (16.45%) ASP.NET
20 25 (16.45%) Web Services
21 24 (15.79%) JSP

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (13.82%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.58%) Tomcat
2 10 (6.58%) CMS
3 9 (5.92%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.61%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.61%) FileNet
5 6 (3.95%) IIS
5 6 (3.95%) Umbraco
6 5 (3.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (3.29%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (3.29%) GlassFish
7 4 (2.63%) JBoss
7 4 (2.63%) Apache
8 3 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.66%) Drupal
9 1 (0.66%) nginx
9 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.66%) Node.js
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.63%) HTTP
2 3 (1.97%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (30.26%) Relational Database
2 33 (21.71%) SQL Server
3 26 (17.11%) RDBMS
4 13 (8.55%) DB2
5 12 (7.89%) MySQL
6 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.29%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (3.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.97%) EDRMS
8 3 (1.97%) Informix
9 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.66%) Big Data
10 1 (0.66%) SSDT
10 1 (0.66%) SQLite
10 1 (0.66%) DTS
10 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (13.16%) Selenium
2 18 (11.84%) CruiseControl
3 16 (10.53%) Eclipse
4 13 (8.55%) JUnit
5 9 (5.92%) Maven
6 8 (5.26%) Git (software)
7 7 (4.61%) Jasmine
7 7 (4.61%) Subversion
7 7 (4.61%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.29%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (2.63%) JSUnit
9 4 (2.63%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.63%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.97%) Ant
10 3 (1.97%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.97%) Toad
11 2 (1.32%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 2 (1.32%) Android Studio
11 2 (1.32%) YourKit
General
1 43 (28.29%) Banking
2 37 (24.34%) Finance
3 12 (7.89%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.61%) Front Office
5 6 (3.95%) Back Office
6 3 (1.97%) Legal
7 2 (1.32%) Retail
8 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 126 (82.89%) Developer
2 68 (44.74%) Java Developer
3 13 (8.55%) Senior Developer
3 13 (8.55%) JavaScript Developer
4 11 (7.24%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.26%) Designer
6 7 (4.61%) Web Developer
6 7 (4.61%) Software Developer
7 6 (3.95%) Business Analyst
7 6 (3.95%) Analyst
7 6 (3.95%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (3.29%) Solutions Designer
9 4 (2.63%) Senior Web Developer
9 4 (2.63%) UI Developer
9 4 (2.63%) Senior Designer
9 4 (2.63%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (2.63%) Android Developer
9 4 (2.63%) UI Programmer
10 3 (1.97%) Java Software Developer
10 3 (1.97%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (43.42%) CSS
2 58 (38.16%) Spring
3 47 (30.92%) HTML
4 38 (25.00%) XML
5 34 (22.37%) .NET
6 32 (21.05%) JMS
7 29 (19.08%) HTML5
8 28 (18.42%) J2EE
9 27 (17.76%) Ajax
10 26 (17.11%) jQuery
11 25 (16.45%) ASP.NET
11 25 (16.45%) Web Services
12 24 (15.79%) XSLT
12 24 (15.79%) JSP
13 21 (13.82%) Spring MVC
13 21 (13.82%) AngularJS
14 20 (13.16%) JDBC
14 20 (13.16%) Struts
15 19 (12.50%) .NET Framework
16 18 (11.84%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.26%) Fixed Income
3 7 (4.61%) Equity Derivative
4 6 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.29%) User Experience
5 5 (3.29%) Web 2.0
6 4 (2.63%) Equities
6 4 (2.63%) Social Network
6 4 (2.63%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.97%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.97%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.32%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (1.32%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.66%) Open Source
9 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.66%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.00%) UNIX
2 21 (13.82%) Linux
3 12 (7.89%) Windows
4 6 (3.95%) Android
5 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (22.37%) OOD
2 34 (22.37%) MVC
3 30 (19.74%) Unit Testing
4 24 (15.79%) TDD
5 23 (15.13%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (12.50%) Scrum
7 18 (11.84%) OOP
7 18 (11.84%) Web Application Development
8 15 (9.87%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (9.21%) SOA
9 14 (9.21%) Software Engineering
10 12 (7.89%) Waterfall
11 10 (6.58%) Mentoring
11 10 (6.58%) UML
12 9 (5.92%) OOA/OOD
12 9 (5.92%) Performance Testing
13 8 (5.26%) Content Management
13 8 (5.26%) Data Modelling
13 8 (5.26%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 89 (58.55%) Java
2 78 (51.32%) SQL
3 76 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 32 (21.05%) Perl
5 27 (17.76%) C#
6 26 (17.11%) PL/SQL
7 19 (12.50%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.61%) VB
9 5 (3.29%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.29%) Jython
9 5 (3.29%) Groovy
10 4 (2.63%) XPath
11 2 (1.32%) C
11 2 (1.32%) C++
11 2 (1.32%) PHP
12 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.66%) Python
12 1 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (7.89%) Degree
2 7 (4.61%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.97%) MCSD
5 3 (1.97%) MCSE
6 2 (1.32%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.32%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.66%) MCTS
7 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.66%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.63%) MiFID
2 3 (1.97%) EMIR
2 3 (1.97%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.66%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 38 (25.00%) Oracle
2 18 (11.84%) Sybase
3 12 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.95%) IBM
5 2 (1.32%) Sun
5 2 (1.32%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.66%) Google
6 1 (0.66%) Pega
6 1 (0.66%) Sencha
6 1 (0.66%) HP
6 1 (0.66%) CA
6 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.66%) Apple
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