The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 57 64 67
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing OO 272 222 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.91% 2.67% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 3.69% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 99 105
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 11
Average hourly rate £39.25 £21.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.90% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.10 £11.25 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.25%
OO
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6992 6009 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.90% 72.21% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3151 2609
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 255 331
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

OO
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OO
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in the South East

OO
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

OO
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

OO
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

OO Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

OO
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Hampshire +21 89 £364 +1.11% 23
Berkshire -5 49 £375 +1.35% 27
Buckinghamshire -23 37 £388 -3.12% 12
Surrey -5 27 £375 +15.38% 38
Oxfordshire -8 17 £209 -44.33% 22
Middlesex +12 15 £406 -11.68% 5
East Sussex -11 13 £310 +55.00% 12
West Sussex -19 11 £350 - 6
Kent -5 5 £323 - 7
Sussex - - - -
Isle of Wight - - - -
OO
England

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 268 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (50.82%) JavaScript
3 216 (44.26%) HTML
4 209 (42.83%) CSS
5 151 (30.94%) jQuery
6 142 (29.10%) Scrum
7 141 (28.89%) C#
8 138 (28.28%) .NET
9 137 (28.07%) Java
10 135 (27.66%) TDD
11 120 (24.59%) MVC
12 119 (24.39%) Linux
13 112 (22.95%) HTML5
14 111 (22.75%) Subversion
15 101 (20.70%) SQL
16 94 (19.26%) Software Engineering
17 92 (18.85%) CSS3
18 90 (18.44%) Continuous Integration
18 90 (18.44%) XML
19 89 (18.24%) AngularJS
20 88 (18.03%) C++
21 83 (17.01%) OOD
22 82 (16.80%) Web Services
23 80 (16.39%) Git (software)
24 69 (14.14%) UNIX
24 69 (14.14%) Microsoft
24 69 (14.14%) Unit Testing
25 68 (13.93%) PHP
26 67 (13.73%) UML
26 67 (13.73%) OOP

OO
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 48 (9.84%) Apache
2 40 (8.20%) Node.js
3 29 (5.94%) CMS
4 21 (4.30%) Tomcat
5 17 (3.48%) IIS
6 13 (2.66%) Kentico
7 10 (2.05%) WordPress
8 9 (1.84%) Drupal
9 8 (1.64%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (1.23%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.23%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (1.02%) Apache Solr
12 5 (1.02%) Mule
12 5 (1.02%) Confluence
12 5 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (1.02%) WebSphere Process Server
13 3 (0.61%) Jetty
13 3 (0.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 21 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.43%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.23%) GIMP
4 3 (0.61%) MS Office
5 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.20%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (2.87%) Magento
2 9 (1.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.02%) SaaS
3 3 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (9.43%) Internet
2 21 (4.30%) HTTP
3 14 (2.87%) SAN
4 10 (2.05%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.23%) Ethernet
5 6 (1.23%) iSCSI
5 6 (1.23%) Network Security
5 6 (1.23%) NAS
5 6 (1.23%) FCoE
5 6 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (1.02%) SSL
7 3 (0.61%) LTE
7 3 (0.61%) WiMAX
7 3 (0.61%) 3G
8 2 (0.41%) Intranet
9 1 (0.20%) 4G
9 1 (0.20%) SSH
9 1 (0.20%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.20%) FTP
9 1 (0.20%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.97%) Relational Database
3 33 (6.76%) MySQL
4 30 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (4.51%) Oracle Database
6 15 (3.07%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.84%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.64%) Ingres
9 7 (1.43%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (1.23%) Big Data
11 5 (1.02%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.41%) InterSystems Cache
14 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
15 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 111 (22.75%) Subversion
2 80 (16.39%) Git (software)
3 58 (11.89%) Jenkins
4 57 (11.68%) NUnit
5 31 (6.35%) Ant
6 30 (6.15%) ClearCase
7 29 (5.94%) GoogleTest
8 28 (5.74%) CppUnit
8 28 (5.74%) Visual Studio
9 24 (4.92%) Grunt
10 23 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (4.71%) CruiseControl
11 22 (4.51%) Selenium
12 21 (4.30%) Eclipse
13 20 (4.10%) Jasmine
14 18 (3.69%) JUnit
15 17 (3.48%) QUnit
16 16 (3.28%) Maven
17 15 (3.07%) PHPUnit
18 14 (2.87%) Mockito
General
1 67 (13.73%) Finance
2 22 (4.51%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.10%) Electronics
4 19 (3.89%) Marketing
5 15 (3.07%) Publishing
6 11 (2.25%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.05%) Banking
8 6 (1.23%) Automotive
9 4 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.61%) Military
10 3 (0.61%) Retail
10 3 (0.61%) Advertising
11 2 (0.41%) Legal
11 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 390 (79.92%) Developer
2 71 (14.55%) .NET Developer
3 51 (10.45%) JavaScript Developer
4 50 (10.25%) PHP Developer
5 45 (9.22%) Software Engineer
6 39 (7.99%) Front-End Developer
7 35 (7.17%) Java Developer
8 34 (6.97%) C# Developer
8 34 (6.97%) Web Developer
9 31 (6.35%) Senior Developer
10 24 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
11 23 (4.71%) Software Developer
12 14 (2.87%) Consultant
12 14 (2.87%) Android Developer
13 12 (2.46%) ASP.NET Developer
14 11 (2.25%) Architect
14 11 (2.25%) Lead Developer
15 10 (2.05%) C++ Developer
15 10 (2.05%) Mobile Developer
15 10 (2.05%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (44.26%) HTML
2 209 (42.83%) CSS
3 151 (30.94%) jQuery
4 138 (28.28%) .NET
5 112 (22.95%) HTML5
6 92 (18.85%) CSS3
7 90 (18.44%) XML
8 89 (18.24%) AngularJS
9 82 (16.80%) Web Services
10 62 (12.70%) ASP.NET
10 62 (12.70%) JSON
10 62 (12.70%) REST
11 61 (12.50%) WCF
12 56 (11.48%) Ajax
12 56 (11.48%) Backbone.js
13 51 (10.45%) KnockoutJS
14 47 (9.63%) RESTful
15 42 (8.61%) SOAP
15 42 (8.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 38 (7.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 62 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.74%) Open Source
3 26 (5.33%) User Experience
4 25 (5.12%) Computer Science
5 21 (4.30%) Management Information System
6 20 (4.10%) Mobile App
7 18 (3.69%) Derivative
8 15 (3.07%) N-Tier
9 14 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (2.05%) Inversion of Control
10 10 (2.05%) iPhone
11 9 (1.84%) DTV
12 7 (1.43%) iPad
12 7 (1.43%) EPoS
13 6 (1.23%) Algorithms
14 5 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (1.02%) GIS
15 4 (0.82%) Digital Media
16 3 (0.61%) Smartphone
16 3 (0.61%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 119 (24.39%) Linux
2 69 (14.14%) UNIX
3 64 (13.11%) Windows
4 22 (4.51%) Apple iOS
5 20 (4.10%) Android
6 16 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.43%) Debian
8 6 (1.23%) AIX
9 2 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.20%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (29.10%) Scrum
3 135 (27.66%) TDD
4 120 (24.59%) MVC
5 94 (19.26%) Software Engineering
6 90 (18.44%) Continuous Integration
7 83 (17.01%) OOD
8 69 (14.14%) Unit Testing
9 67 (13.73%) UML
9 67 (13.73%) OOP
10 59 (12.09%) Web Development
11 56 (11.48%) BDD
12 54 (11.07%) SOA
13 48 (9.84%) Multithreading
14 45 (9.22%) Project Management
15 44 (9.02%) Configuration Management
16 42 (8.61%) Automated Testing
17 38 (7.79%) Responsive Web Design
18 29 (5.94%) Memory Management
19 28 (5.74%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 248 (50.82%) JavaScript
2 141 (28.89%) C#
3 137 (28.07%) Java
4 101 (20.70%) SQL
5 88 (18.03%) C++
6 68 (13.93%) PHP
7 48 (9.84%) C
8 29 (5.94%) Perl
9 28 (5.74%) Python
10 23 (4.71%) PHP5
11 20 (4.10%) PL/SQL
12 19 (3.89%) Ruby
13 15 (3.07%) T-SQL
14 12 (2.46%) Shell Script
15 10 (2.05%) VB.NET
15 10 (2.05%) Bash Shell
16 9 (1.84%) Objective-C
17 8 (1.64%) XPath
18 7 (1.43%) Scala
18 7 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 45 (9.22%) SC Cleared
3 37 (7.58%) Degree
4 6 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.41%) ISEB
6 2 (0.41%) HND
6 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.12%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (0.41%) Docker
4 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Management
1 3 (0.61%) SCCM
1 3 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.41%) Ansible
3 1 (0.20%) cPanel
3 1 (0.20%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 69 (14.14%) Microsoft
2 46 (9.43%) Oracle
3 16 (3.28%) Red Hat
3 16 (3.28%) Zend
4 14 (2.87%) SAP
4 14 (2.87%) Google
5 11 (2.25%) IBM
6 10 (2.05%) VMware
7 9 (1.84%) Adobe
8 8 (1.64%) Facebook
9 7 (1.43%) Twitter
9 7 (1.43%) Apple
9 7 (1.43%) Software AG
9 7 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.23%) Veritas
10 6 (1.23%) Hitachi
10 6 (1.23%) Cisco
11 4 (0.82%) Informatica
11 4 (0.82%) hybris
11 4 (0.82%) ComArch
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