The first table below looks at the demand for OOP 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 OOP over the 3 months to 25 July 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 South East 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 162 132 169
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +37
Contract jobs citing OOP 76 101 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.83% 1.19% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.70% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 55 41
Average daily rate
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£275 £360 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +8.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £20.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +82.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.85 £38.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +53.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6664 5946 6806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.64% 70.23% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3661 3169 3242
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 260 316
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.90 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
OOP
England

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OOP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

OOP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

OOP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOP across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

OOP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

OOP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

OOP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

OOP
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 OOP within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Kent +9 13 £250 -9.09% 2
Berkshire -9 13 £313 -21.87% 5
Surrey +3 12 £403 +61.00% 11
East Sussex -18 11 £108 - 8
Hampshire -44 9 £238 -30.90% 13
Oxfordshire +3 7 £350 -12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 7 £313 - 5
Middlesex - 5 - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 83 (60.14%) OO
2 74 (53.62%) JavaScript
3 68 (49.28%) HTML
4 67 (48.55%) PHP
5 66 (47.83%) CSS
6 57 (41.30%) MVC
7 56 (40.58%) MySQL
8 43 (31.16%) jQuery
9 39 (28.26%) C#
9 39 (28.26%) XML
10 36 (26.09%) .NET
11 34 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (23.91%) SQL
13 30 (21.74%) SQL Server
14 29 (21.01%) Java
14 29 (21.01%) ASP.NET
14 29 (21.01%) TDD
15 27 (19.57%) Linux
16 26 (18.84%) E-Commerce
17 25 (18.12%) LAMP
18 23 (16.67%) PHP5
18 23 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
19 22 (15.94%) Unit Testing
19 22 (15.94%) Subversion
20 21 (15.22%) HTML5
20 21 (15.22%) Apple iOS
21 20 (14.49%) Ajax
21 20 (14.49%) Scrum
21 20 (14.49%) Big Data
22 19 (13.77%) Web Development

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 14 (10.14%) Apache
2 8 (5.80%) Drupal
3 7 (5.07%) Apache Pig
4 5 (3.62%) CMS
5 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.45%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.45%) IIS
5 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.45%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.45%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.45%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (1.45%) WordPress
5 2 (1.45%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (1.45%) Escenic
6 1 (0.72%) concrete5
6 1 (0.72%) Moodle
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.72%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.72%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.72%) Blender
3 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
1 1 (0.72%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (0.72%) HTTP
2 1 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (40.58%) MySQL
2 30 (21.74%) SQL Server
3 20 (14.49%) Big Data
4 15 (10.87%) Hadoop
5 13 (9.42%) Apache Hive
6 12 (8.70%) Relational Database
7 11 (7.97%) NoSQL
8 8 (5.80%) RDBMS
9 7 (5.07%) DB2
9 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (5.07%) HBase
9 7 (5.07%) Oracle Database
10 6 (4.35%) Couchbase
10 6 (4.35%) RapidMiner
11 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (15.94%) Subversion
2 19 (13.77%) Git (software)
3 15 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (10.14%) PHPUnit
5 7 (5.07%) Eclipse
6 6 (4.35%) Mercurial
7 5 (3.62%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.17%) Ant
9 2 (1.45%) Behat
9 2 (1.45%) Hudson
9 2 (1.45%) WiX
9 2 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.45%) Xcode
9 2 (1.45%) Flash Builder
10 1 (0.72%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.72%) ReSharper
General
1 8 (5.80%) Finance
1 8 (5.80%) Retail
2 7 (5.07%) Advertising
3 6 (4.35%) Marketing
4 3 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.45%) Games
5 2 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.72%) Interactive Media
6 1 (0.72%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
6 1 (0.72%) Electronics
6 1 (0.72%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 120 (86.96%) Developer
2 41 (29.71%) PHP Developer
3 39 (28.26%) Web Developer
4 17 (12.32%) Senior Developer
5 15 (10.87%) PHP Web Developer
6 11 (7.97%) .NET Developer
7 10 (7.25%) Java Developer
8 9 (6.52%) Architect
9 8 (5.80%) C# Developer
9 8 (5.80%) Front-End Developer
10 7 (5.07%) Front-End Web Developer
10 7 (5.07%) LAMP Developer
10 7 (5.07%) Technical Architect
11 6 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (3.62%) Senior PHP Developer
12 5 (3.62%) ActionScript Developer
13 4 (2.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 4 (2.90%) Senior Architect
13 4 (2.90%) Agile Java Developer
13 4 (2.90%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (49.28%) HTML
2 66 (47.83%) CSS
3 43 (31.16%) jQuery
4 39 (28.26%) XML
5 36 (26.09%) .NET
6 29 (21.01%) ASP.NET
7 25 (18.12%) LAMP
8 23 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (15.22%) HTML5
10 20 (14.49%) Ajax
11 18 (13.04%) WCF
12 15 (10.87%) REST
13 14 (10.14%) JSON
14 12 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 11 (7.97%) CSS3
15 11 (7.97%) SOAP
16 10 (7.25%) Web Services
16 10 (7.25%) RESTful
17 8 (5.80%) LINQ
17 8 (5.80%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.42%) Open Source
2 5 (3.62%) Visualisation
2 5 (3.62%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.17%) Animation
4 3 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.17%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.45%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.45%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (1.45%) APACS
5 2 (1.45%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.45%) EFT
5 2 (1.45%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.72%) W3C
6 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.72%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.57%) Linux
2 21 (15.22%) Apple iOS
3 17 (12.32%) Android
4 10 (7.25%) Windows
5 3 (2.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (60.14%) OO
2 57 (41.30%) MVC
3 34 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (21.01%) TDD
5 26 (18.84%) E-Commerce
6 22 (15.94%) Unit Testing
7 20 (14.49%) Scrum
8 19 (13.77%) Web Development
9 14 (10.14%) Analytics
10 13 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (7.25%) BDD
12 9 (6.52%) Data Modelling
13 7 (5.07%) UML
13 7 (5.07%) Software Engineering
13 7 (5.07%) Responsive Web Design
14 6 (4.35%) Dependency Injection
14 6 (4.35%) Project Planning
14 6 (4.35%) iOS Development
14 6 (4.35%) Project Management
14 6 (4.35%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 74 (53.62%) JavaScript
2 67 (48.55%) PHP
3 39 (28.26%) C#
4 33 (23.91%) SQL
5 29 (21.01%) Java
6 23 (16.67%) PHP5
7 15 (10.87%) C++
8 13 (9.42%) T-SQL
8 13 (9.42%) Python
9 12 (8.70%) VB.NET
10 10 (7.25%) Perl
11 7 (5.07%) ActionScript
12 6 (4.35%) Scala
12 6 (4.35%) R
13 5 (3.62%) ActionScript 3.0
13 5 (3.62%) C
14 4 (2.90%) Groovy
15 3 (2.17%) Objective-C
15 3 (2.17%) Ruby
16 2 (1.45%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 3 (2.17%) Degree
2 2 (1.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.80%) QA
2 2 (1.45%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 11 (7.97%) Oracle
2 10 (7.25%) Zend
3 7 (5.07%) Sybase
4 6 (4.35%) Tableau
4 6 (4.35%) Cloudera
5 5 (3.62%) Telerik
5 5 (3.62%) DevExpress
5 5 (3.62%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.90%) Adobe
7 2 (1.45%) Apple
7 2 (1.45%) JBoss
7 2 (1.45%) Facebook
8 1 (0.72%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.72%) Endeca
8 1 (0.72%) Google
8 1 (0.72%) Maxymiser
8 1 (0.72%) Tealeaf
8 1 (0.72%) IBM
8 1 (0.72%) SAP
8 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
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