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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 66 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing OO 270 225 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.72% 2.46% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 3.39% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 107 119
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 4
Average hourly rate £38.00 £40.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £17.50 £37.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £43.75 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
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
7455 6645 5693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.20% 72.61% 71.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4157 3629 2892
Average daily rate £395 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 271 287
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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
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 March 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 +9 81 £350 +14.75% 35
Berkshire +7 59 £400 +20.75% 36
Buckinghamshire -12 39 £388 +10.71% 12
Surrey +6 32 £375 +11.11% 29
East Sussex -1 17 £288 - 11
West Sussex -16 13 £363 +11.53% 8
Oxfordshire -15 11 £180 -41.93% 32
Kent +1 8 £325 +44.44% 6
Middlesex -5 6 £375 +25.00%
M4 Corridor -1 2 - -
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
OO
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 264 (50.38%) JavaScript
2 253 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (47.71%) HTML
4 232 (44.27%) CSS
5 156 (29.77%) jQuery
6 145 (27.67%) TDD
7 141 (26.91%) Linux
8 136 (25.95%) Java
9 134 (25.57%) HTML5
10 132 (25.19%) C#
11 130 (24.81%) .NET
12 128 (24.43%) Scrum
13 123 (23.47%) Subversion
14 104 (19.85%) SQL
15 103 (19.66%) MVC
16 102 (19.47%) CSS3
17 99 (18.89%) Software Engineering
18 95 (18.13%) C++
19 94 (17.94%) AngularJS
20 92 (17.56%) Git (software)
20 92 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
21 90 (17.18%) Web Services
22 87 (16.60%) OOD
23 80 (15.27%) Unit Testing
24 78 (14.89%) UML
25 77 (14.69%) Web Development
26 75 (14.31%) JSON
27 74 (14.12%) Security Cleared
27 74 (14.12%) XML
28 73 (13.93%) UNIX

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (9.16%) Node.js
2 47 (8.97%) Apache
3 26 (4.96%) CMS
4 18 (3.44%) Tomcat
5 14 (2.67%) Kentico
6 11 (2.10%) WebLogic
6 11 (2.10%) Drupal
7 10 (1.91%) IIS
7 10 (1.91%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.53%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.95%) WordPress
10 5 (0.95%) JBoss
11 4 (0.76%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.76%) Confluence
12 3 (0.57%) Jetty
12 3 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.57%) Documentum
13 2 (0.38%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.38%) ColdFusion MX
Applications
1 23 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (1.72%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.53%) MS Office
5 7 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.34%) GIMP
5 7 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 16 (3.05%) Magento
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.38%) SAP MDM
2 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.34%) SaaS
2 3 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.19%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 48 (9.16%) Internet
2 22 (4.20%) HTTP
3 14 (2.67%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.48%) SAN
5 11 (2.10%) Network Security
6 6 (1.15%) iSCSI
6 6 (1.15%) LTE
6 6 (1.15%) 3G
6 6 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (1.15%) Wireless
6 6 (1.15%) WiMAX
6 6 (1.15%) UMTS
6 6 (1.15%) FCoE
6 6 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (1.15%) 4G
7 5 (0.95%) GSM
7 5 (0.95%) IPv4
7 5 (0.95%) IPv6
7 5 (0.95%) NAS
8 4 (0.76%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.60%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (5.15%) Relational Database
4 25 (4.77%) MySQL
5 18 (3.44%) Oracle Database
6 17 (3.24%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.29%) Big Data
7 12 (2.29%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.29%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.53%) Ingres
9 7 (1.34%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.76%) InterSystems Cache
13 3 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.57%) BusinessObjects XI
14 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 123 (23.47%) Subversion
2 92 (17.56%) Git (software)
3 66 (12.60%) Jenkins
4 62 (11.83%) NUnit
5 44 (8.40%) Ant
6 38 (7.25%) ClearCase
7 37 (7.06%) GoogleTest
8 36 (6.87%) Visual Studio
8 36 (6.87%) CppUnit
9 28 (5.34%) Eclipse
10 25 (4.77%) CruiseControl
11 22 (4.20%) JUnit
11 22 (4.20%) Selenium
12 21 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (3.82%) Grunt
14 19 (3.63%) Rational Rose
15 18 (3.44%) Maven
15 18 (3.44%) Mockito
16 17 (3.24%) PHPUnit
17 15 (2.86%) Jasmine
General
1 52 (9.92%) Finance
2 16 (3.05%) Publishing
3 15 (2.86%) Retail
4 13 (2.48%) Electronics
5 12 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.29%) Banking
6 11 (2.10%) Marketing
7 6 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.76%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.57%) Military
9 3 (0.57%) Back Office
10 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.38%) Automotive
10 2 (0.38%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.19%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 401 (76.53%) Developer
2 76 (14.50%) JavaScript Developer
3 62 (11.83%) .NET Developer
4 47 (8.97%) Java Developer
5 44 (8.40%) PHP Developer
6 39 (7.44%) Software Engineer
7 38 (7.25%) Web Developer
8 36 (6.87%) Senior Developer
8 36 (6.87%) Front-End Developer
9 35 (6.68%) C# Developer
10 24 (4.58%) C# .NET Developer
11 23 (4.39%) Consultant
12 20 (3.82%) Lead Developer
13 18 (3.44%) Software Developer
14 13 (2.48%) Android Developer
15 12 (2.29%) C++ Developer
16 11 (2.10%) Architect
16 11 (2.10%) Technical Leader
16 11 (2.10%) Senior PHP Developer
17 10 (1.91%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (47.71%) HTML
2 232 (44.27%) CSS
3 156 (29.77%) jQuery
4 134 (25.57%) HTML5
5 130 (24.81%) .NET
6 102 (19.47%) CSS3
7 94 (17.94%) AngularJS
8 90 (17.18%) Web Services
9 75 (14.31%) JSON
10 74 (14.12%) XML
11 62 (11.83%) ASP.NET
12 60 (11.45%) REST
13 54 (10.31%) RESTful
14 50 (9.54%) Backbone.js
15 49 (9.35%) Ajax
16 47 (8.97%) WCF
17 45 (8.59%) .NET Framework
18 41 (7.82%) ASP.NET MVC
19 39 (7.44%) SOAP
20 37 (7.06%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 71 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.25%) Open Source
3 30 (5.73%) User Experience
4 26 (4.96%) Derivative
5 25 (4.77%) Mobile App
6 24 (4.58%) Computer Science
7 16 (3.05%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.67%) N-Tier
9 11 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.10%) Raspberry Pi
10 8 (1.53%) Inversion of Control
11 7 (1.34%) iPad
12 6 (1.15%) iPhone
13 5 (0.95%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.57%) Animation
14 3 (0.57%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.57%) EPoS
14 3 (0.57%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
15 2 (0.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 141 (26.91%) Linux
2 73 (13.93%) UNIX
3 67 (12.79%) Windows
4 27 (5.15%) Android
5 25 (4.77%) Apple iOS
6 15 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.34%) AIX
8 3 (0.57%) Solaris
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) SUSE
9 1 (0.19%) Debian
9 1 (0.19%) Fedora
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (27.67%) TDD
3 128 (24.43%) Scrum
4 103 (19.66%) MVC
5 99 (18.89%) Software Engineering
6 92 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
7 87 (16.60%) OOD
8 80 (15.27%) Unit Testing
9 78 (14.89%) UML
10 77 (14.69%) Web Development
11 65 (12.40%) OOP
12 56 (10.69%) Multithreading
13 53 (10.11%) Configuration Management
14 51 (9.73%) BDD
15 50 (9.54%) Project Management
16 44 (8.40%) Automated Testing
17 41 (7.82%) SOA
18 40 (7.63%) RUP
19 38 (7.25%) Use Case
20 37 (7.06%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 264 (50.38%) JavaScript
2 136 (25.95%) Java
3 132 (25.19%) C#
4 104 (19.85%) SQL
5 95 (18.13%) C++
6 71 (13.55%) PHP
7 57 (10.88%) C
8 39 (7.44%) Perl
9 37 (7.06%) Python
10 19 (3.63%) T-SQL
11 16 (3.05%) Ruby
12 15 (2.86%) Shell Script
12 15 (2.86%) PL/SQL
13 14 (2.67%) Objective-C
14 13 (2.48%) PHP5
15 8 (1.53%) Embedded C++
15 8 (1.53%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.34%) Embedded C
16 7 (1.34%) XPath
17 6 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 74 (14.12%) Security Cleared
2 57 (10.88%) SC Cleared
3 24 (4.58%) Degree
4 11 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.38%) ISEB
6 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.19%) HND
7 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.01%) QA
2 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (0.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (0.95%) Puppet
2 4 (0.76%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.57%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 60 (11.45%) Microsoft
2 53 (10.11%) Oracle
3 16 (3.05%) Red Hat
4 15 (2.86%) Google
5 13 (2.48%) Cisco
6 12 (2.29%) Apple
6 12 (2.29%) SAP
6 12 (2.29%) VMware
7 11 (2.10%) Zend
8 9 (1.72%) Adobe
8 9 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.72%) IBM
9 7 (1.34%) Veritas
10 6 (1.15%) Twitter
11 5 (0.95%) Business Objects
11 5 (0.95%) Hitachi
11 5 (0.95%) Facebook
12 4 (0.76%) webMethods
12 4 (0.76%) InterSystems
12 4 (0.76%) ComArch
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