The first table below looks at the demand for OOP 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 OOP 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 Scotland 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 Programming (OOP)
Rank 101 90 100
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing OOP 25 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.94% 1.28% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.81% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 5
Average daily rate £388 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £368 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £32.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1912 1658 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.15% 70.76% 66.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 860 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
OOP
UK

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

OOP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

OOP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

OOP
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOP across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

OOP Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

OOP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

OOP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

OOP
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 OOP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +10 14 £400 - 5
Edinburgh -23 6 £300 - 5
Aberdeen +7 4 £400 +10.72% 3
Dundee - - - - 2
Fife - - - - 2
West Lothian - - - -
OOP
UK

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 28 (62.22%) C#
1 28 (62.22%) OO
2 19 (42.22%) .NET
3 15 (33.33%) CSS
3 15 (33.33%) HTML
3 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
5 12 (26.67%) PHP
5 12 (26.67%) Java
6 11 (24.44%) XML
7 10 (22.22%) MySQL
7 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 9 (20.00%) MVC
8 9 (20.00%) Finance
9 8 (17.78%) XAML
9 8 (17.78%) Adobe
9 8 (17.78%) WPF
9 8 (17.78%) MVVM
10 7 (15.56%) SQL
10 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
11 6 (13.33%) Windows
11 6 (13.33%) Web Services
12 5 (11.11%) CMS
12 5 (11.11%) jQuery
13 4 (8.89%) Zend
13 4 (8.89%) Dynamics AX
13 4 (8.89%) MDX
13 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
13 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Blend

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing OOP 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 OOP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.11%) CMS
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) Node.js
3 1 (2.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.44%) SAP PM
2 2 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) MySQL
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Blend
2 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) NCrunch
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (86.67%) Developer
2 8 (17.78%) WPF Developer
3 7 (15.56%) PHP Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Systems Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Flex Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Axapta Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Report Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Programmer
6 2 (4.44%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (42.22%) .NET
2 15 (33.33%) CSS
2 15 (33.33%) HTML
3 11 (24.44%) XML
4 8 (17.78%) WPF
5 6 (13.33%) Web Services
6 5 (11.11%) jQuery
7 4 (8.89%) MDX
8 3 (6.67%) Flash
8 3 (6.67%) XSL
8 3 (6.67%) CodeIgniter
8 3 (6.67%) Symfony
9 2 (4.44%) Apache Flex
9 2 (4.44%) Ajax
9 2 (4.44%) Backbone.js
9 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (4.44%) Caliburn.Micro
10 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
10 1 (2.22%) SOAP
10 1 (2.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (8.89%) Fixed Income
2 2 (4.44%) Animation
3 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.22%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Windows CE
2 4 (8.89%) UNIX
3 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) OO
2 9 (20.00%) MVC
3 8 (17.78%) MVVM
4 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.89%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (4.44%) Security Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Unit Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.44%) TDD
5 2 (4.44%) Web Development
5 2 (4.44%) OO PHP
5 2 (4.44%) ERP
5 2 (4.44%) iOS Development
6 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.22%) B2B
6 1 (2.22%) SOA
6 1 (2.22%) Scrum
6 1 (2.22%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (62.22%) C#
2 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
3 12 (26.67%) PHP
3 12 (26.67%) Java
4 8 (17.78%) XAML
5 7 (15.56%) SQL
6 4 (8.89%) Perl
6 4 (8.89%) C++
7 3 (6.67%) VB
8 2 (4.44%) PHP5
8 2 (4.44%) Groovy
9 1 (2.22%) VC++
9 1 (2.22%) XQuery
9 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.22%) XPath
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) Adobe
3 4 (8.89%) Zend
4 2 (4.44%) JBoss
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle
4 2 (4.44%) SAP