The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 113 96 96
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Contract jobs citing OOP 17 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.57% 1.17% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.53% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 5
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£338 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £350 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+17.18% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £33.84 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+44.06% -7.28%
OOP
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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
2348 2092 1849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 78.08% 76.60% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1197 1142 935
Average daily rate £363 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 36 31
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% +72.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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
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 1 July 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
Highlands - 11 - -
Fife - 3 £338 -
Edinburgh -9 1 - - 7
Renfrewshire - 1 £325 -
West Lothian - 1 £375 -
OOP
UK

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 29 (90.63%) OO
2 23 (71.88%) HTML
3 22 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 22 (68.75%) SQL
3 22 (68.75%) CSS
4 19 (59.38%) Java
5 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
6 13 (40.63%) SDLC
6 13 (40.63%) TDD
6 13 (40.63%) JUnit
7 12 (37.50%) Ant
7 12 (37.50%) J2EE
7 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 12 (37.50%) OOD
7 12 (37.50%) jQuery
7 12 (37.50%) DV Cleared
8 11 (34.38%) .NET
8 11 (34.38%) C#
9 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio
9 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
10 9 (28.13%) XML
10 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET
10 9 (28.13%) .NET Framework
10 9 (28.13%) Degree
11 8 (25.00%) Windows
12 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
12 6 (18.75%) VB
12 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (18.75%) Content Management
13 5 (15.63%) Spring

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) EDRMS
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) DB2
4 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) JUnit
2 12 (37.50%) Ant
3 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.13%) Hudson
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (84.38%) Developer
2 17 (53.13%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Software Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Software Programmer
4 3 (9.38%) Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) TIBCO Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (3.13%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (71.88%) HTML
2 22 (68.75%) CSS
3 12 (37.50%) J2EE
3 12 (37.50%) jQuery
4 11 (34.38%) .NET
5 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET
5 9 (28.13%) XML
5 9 (28.13%) .NET Framework
6 5 (15.63%) Spring
7 4 (12.50%) Hibernate
8 2 (6.25%) RESTful
9 1 (3.13%) Symfony
9 1 (3.13%) J2SE
9 1 (3.13%) JMS
9 1 (3.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) OO
2 13 (40.63%) TDD
2 13 (40.63%) SDLC
3 12 (37.50%) OOD
4 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.75%) Content Management
5 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.38%) Web Development
6 3 (9.38%) UML
6 3 (9.38%) MVC
6 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.13%) Pair Programming
8 1 (3.13%) Change Management
8 1 (3.13%) CRM
8 1 (3.13%) Validation
8 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.13%) Investment Management
8 1 (3.13%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) JavaScript
1 22 (68.75%) SQL
2 19 (59.38%) Java
3 11 (34.38%) C#
4 6 (18.75%) VB
5 2 (6.25%) C++
6 1 (3.13%) Perl
6 1 (3.13%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
2 12 (37.50%) DV Cleared
3 9 (28.13%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (9.38%) MCSD
5 3 (9.38%) MCSE
6 1 (3.13%) MCTS
6 1 (3.13%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.13%) Sybase
3 1 (3.13%) HP
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