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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 100 86 98
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing OOP 27 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.03% 1.31% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.85% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 5
Average daily rate £400 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £260 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £368 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +18.51%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1891 1680 1834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 71.93% 70.74% 66.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1019 873 939
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 72
Average hourly rate £27.09 £35.83 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.39% +88.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £9.95 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £45.00 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
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 24 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 24 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 +9 15 £400 - 4
Edinburgh -19 7 £350 +16.66% 4
Aberdeen +9 5 £400 +10.72% 3
Dundee - - - - 1
Fife - - - - 1
Renfrewshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
OOP
UK

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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 30 (63.83%) OO
2 28 (59.57%) C#
3 19 (40.43%) .NET
4 16 (34.04%) CSS
4 16 (34.04%) HTML
4 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
5 14 (29.79%) JavaScript
6 13 (27.66%) PHP
6 13 (27.66%) Java
7 12 (25.53%) XML
8 11 (23.40%) MySQL
8 11 (23.40%) MVC
9 9 (19.15%) XAML
9 9 (19.15%) Finance
9 9 (19.15%) Adobe
9 9 (19.15%) WPF
9 9 (19.15%) MVVM
10 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
10 8 (17.02%) SQL
11 7 (14.89%) Web Services
11 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
12 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Blend
13 5 (10.64%) jQuery
13 5 (10.64%) CMS
13 5 (10.64%) Windows
14 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (8.51%) Perl
14 4 (8.51%) Fixed Income
14 4 (8.51%) UNIX

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (10.64%) CMS
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Drupal
3 1 (2.13%) Node.js
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (6.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (6.38%) SAP PM
2 3 (6.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) MySQL
2 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.38%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (6.38%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) NCrunch
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (89.36%) Developer
2 9 (19.15%) WPF Developer
3 7 (14.89%) PHP Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Web Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Systems Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Programmer
6 2 (4.26%) Report Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) UI Programmer
6 2 (4.26%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Flex Developer
6 2 (4.26%) UI Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Axapta Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (40.43%) .NET
2 16 (34.04%) CSS
2 16 (34.04%) HTML
3 12 (25.53%) XML
4 9 (19.15%) WPF
5 7 (14.89%) Web Services
6 5 (10.64%) jQuery
7 4 (8.51%) MDX
8 3 (6.38%) Symfony
8 3 (6.38%) Flash
8 3 (6.38%) XSL
8 3 (6.38%) CodeIgniter
8 3 (6.38%) Backbone.js
8 3 (6.38%) Caliburn.Micro
8 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (4.26%) JSON
9 2 (4.26%) SOAP
9 2 (4.26%) Ajax
9 2 (4.26%) Apache Flex
10 1 (2.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.51%) Fixed Income
3 3 (6.38%) Animation
4 2 (4.26%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.26%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) UNIX
3 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.26%) Android
4 2 (4.26%) Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Windows CE
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (63.83%) OO
2 11 (23.40%) MVC
3 9 (19.15%) MVVM
4 4 (8.51%) Electronic Trading
5 3 (6.38%) iOS Development
5 3 (6.38%) Web Development
5 3 (6.38%) Security Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.26%) OO PHP
6 2 (4.26%) Android Development
6 2 (4.26%) TDD
6 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.26%) ERP
7 1 (2.13%) SOA
7 1 (2.13%) B2B
7 1 (2.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 28 (59.57%) C#
2 14 (29.79%) JavaScript
3 13 (27.66%) PHP
3 13 (27.66%) Java
4 9 (19.15%) XAML
5 8 (17.02%) SQL
6 4 (8.51%) Perl
7 3 (6.38%) VB
7 3 (6.38%) Groovy
8 2 (4.26%) PHP5
8 2 (4.26%) C++
9 1 (2.13%) VC++
9 1 (2.13%) XQuery
9 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.13%) XPath
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.15%) Adobe
3 4 (8.51%) Zend
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 3 (6.38%) SAP
4 3 (6.38%) JBoss
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