The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 29 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing OO 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 1.72% 6.38% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 7.14% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
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- £570 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+11.88% -8.33%
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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 Shropshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
128 84 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 73.56% 89.36% 66.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 49 40
Average daily rate £375 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £552 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.06 £22.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.97% +1.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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Top 25 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 5 (100.00%) RUP
1 5 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (80.00%) webMethods
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) UNIX
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) SAX
3 3 (60.00%) Pega
3 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (40.00%) BEA
4 2 (40.00%) Informatica
4 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (40.00%) Business Objects
4 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (40.00%) Perl
5 1 (20.00%) J2EE
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Problem Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) webMethods Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SAX
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) RUP
1 5 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) webMethods
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Pega
3 2 (40.00%) BEA
3 2 (40.00%) Informatica
3 2 (40.00%) Business Objects