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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 124 116 81
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -35
Contract jobs citing OOP 11 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.46% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.59% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
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
2642 2191 1774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.34% 78.25% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1378 1125 890
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 29 39
Average hourly rate £30.50 £24.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.77% -16.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.93 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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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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 +1 2 - - 3
Renfrewshire - 2 £323 -
Highlands - 2 - -
Edinburgh -10 1 - - 2
West Lothian - 1 £375 -
Dundee - 1 £210 -
OOP
UK

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 33 (94.29%) OO
2 25 (71.43%) SQL
3 23 (65.71%) JavaScript
3 23 (65.71%) HTML
4 22 (62.86%) Java
4 22 (62.86%) CSS
5 17 (48.57%) Security Cleared
6 15 (42.86%) TDD
7 14 (40.00%) SQL Server
8 12 (34.29%) Ant
8 12 (34.29%) JUnit
8 12 (34.29%) J2EE
8 12 (34.29%) C#
8 12 (34.29%) OOD
8 12 (34.29%) jQuery
8 12 (34.29%) DV Cleared
8 12 (34.29%) SDLC
9 11 (31.43%) .NET
10 10 (28.57%) Visual Studio
10 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 10 (28.57%) Degree
11 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
11 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
11 9 (25.71%) XML
12 8 (22.86%) Windows
13 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
13 7 (20.00%) VB
13 7 (20.00%) Content Management
13 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (17.14%) Spring

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Ant
1 12 (34.29%) JUnit
2 10 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.71%) JIRA
4 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.86%) Hudson
4 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Games
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (80.00%) Developer
2 18 (51.43%) Java Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Programmer
3 4 (11.43%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) TIBCO Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Software Programmer
5 1 (2.86%) Development Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Android Developer
5 1 (2.86%) iOS Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Python Developer
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (65.71%) HTML
2 22 (62.86%) CSS
3 12 (34.29%) J2EE
3 12 (34.29%) jQuery
4 11 (31.43%) .NET
5 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
5 9 (25.71%) XML
5 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
6 6 (17.14%) Hibernate
6 6 (17.14%) Spring
7 2 (5.71%) RESTful
8 1 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Android
3 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (94.29%) OO
2 15 (42.86%) TDD
3 12 (34.29%) OOD
3 12 (34.29%) SDLC
4 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.00%) Content Management
5 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.71%) Change Management
7 2 (5.71%) MVC
7 2 (5.71%) UML
7 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Web Development
7 2 (5.71%) Android Development
7 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.71%) Mobile Development
8 1 (2.86%) iOS Development
8 1 (2.86%) Pair Programming
8 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) SQL
2 23 (65.71%) JavaScript
3 22 (62.86%) Java
4 12 (34.29%) C#
5 7 (20.00%) VB
6 2 (5.71%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) Python
7 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) Security Cleared
2 12 (34.29%) DV Cleared
3 10 (28.57%) Degree
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
6 3 (8.57%) MCSD
6 3 (8.57%) MCSE
7 2 (5.71%) MCTS
7 2 (5.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) TIBCO
2 2 (5.71%) Google
3 1 (2.86%) HP
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