The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 38 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing OO 22 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.85% 3.17% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.29% 4.44% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 3
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£325 £313 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -11.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £267 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £354 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.31 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-1.90% -10.00%
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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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
416 315 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.73% 71.43% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 222 193
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 5
Average hourly rate £43.75 £15.29 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+186.13% -12.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.33 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £17.08 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

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Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Cardiff 0 21 £320 +3.22% 19
Torfaen +1 1 £375 -
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Newport - - - - 2
Bridgend - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 44 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (60.00%) Java
3 35 (53.85%) Scala
4 34 (52.31%) TDD
5 33 (50.77%) Web Services
6 26 (40.00%) BDD
7 20 (30.77%) jQuery
7 20 (30.77%) Akka
7 20 (30.77%) Play Framework
7 20 (30.77%) Web Development
8 19 (29.23%) Batik
8 19 (29.23%) Process Management
8 19 (29.23%) SVG
8 19 (29.23%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (29.23%) CouchDB
8 19 (29.23%) Amazon AWS
9 16 (24.62%) JavaScript
9 16 (24.62%) SQL
10 14 (21.54%) CSS
10 14 (21.54%) Finance
11 13 (20.00%) MVC
11 13 (20.00%) HTML
12 12 (18.46%) UML
12 12 (18.46%) Perl
12 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
12 12 (18.46%) MongoDB
13 11 (16.92%) RESTful
13 11 (16.92%) Mojolicious
13 11 (16.92%) PHP
13 11 (16.92%) .NET

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Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 5 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 5 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.15%) Apache
3 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.08%) Tuxedo
4 2 (3.08%) IIS
5 1 (1.54%) FileNet
5 1 (1.54%) Confluence
5 1 (1.54%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (13.85%) MS Project
1 9 (13.85%) MS Office
2 7 (10.77%) MS Excel
3 6 (9.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (29.23%) Cloud Computing
1 19 (29.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) HTTP
2 1 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (29.23%) CouchDB
2 12 (18.46%) MongoDB
3 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.54%) DB2
5 1 (1.54%) MS Access
5 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (13.85%) TestDirector
2 6 (9.23%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.69%) Maven
3 5 (7.69%) Hudson
3 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.15%) QUnit
4 4 (6.15%) Jasmine
4 4 (6.15%) Sinon.JS
4 4 (6.15%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.15%) Subversion
4 4 (6.15%) JIRA
4 4 (6.15%) Ant
5 3 (4.62%) Trac
6 2 (3.08%) Concordion
6 2 (3.08%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (1.54%) JUnit
7 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.54%) Grunt
7 1 (1.54%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (1.54%) PhantomJS
General
1 14 (21.54%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Legal
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (64.62%) Developer
2 12 (18.46%) Architect
3 11 (16.92%) Java Architect
3 11 (16.92%) Perl Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Analyst
4 9 (13.85%) Scala Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Java Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Web Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Senior Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Web Developer
7 4 (6.15%) PHP Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.08%) C++ Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.54%) Technical Architect
10 1 (1.54%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (50.77%) Web Services
2 20 (30.77%) jQuery
2 20 (30.77%) Akka
2 20 (30.77%) Play Framework
3 19 (29.23%) Batik
3 19 (29.23%) SVG
4 14 (21.54%) CSS
5 13 (20.00%) HTML
6 11 (16.92%) RESTful
6 11 (16.92%) Mojolicious
6 11 (16.92%) .NET
7 10 (15.38%) XML
7 10 (15.38%) J2EE
8 8 (12.31%) HTML5
9 7 (10.77%) Ajax
9 7 (10.77%) CSS3
9 7 (10.77%) OAuth
10 5 (7.69%) Spring
10 5 (7.69%) Hibernate
10 5 (7.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) AS400
2 2 (3.08%) Open Source
2 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.08%) W3C
3 1 (1.54%) DTV
3 1 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.54%) iSeries
3 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) UNIX
2 4 (6.15%) Linux
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.08%) Android
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.08%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.08%) Solaris
3 2 (3.08%) Windows
4 1 (1.54%) AIX
4 1 (1.54%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (52.31%) TDD
3 26 (40.00%) BDD
4 20 (30.77%) Web Development
5 19 (29.23%) Process Management
6 13 (20.00%) MVC
7 12 (18.46%) UML
8 11 (16.92%) OOP
9 9 (13.85%) Project Management
9 9 (13.85%) Software Engineering
10 8 (12.31%) SOA
11 7 (10.77%) Scrum
12 6 (9.23%) Business Analysis
12 6 (9.23%) Content Management
12 6 (9.23%) OOD
13 4 (6.15%) Test Planning
13 4 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (6.15%) Business Development
14 3 (4.62%) Coaching
14 3 (4.62%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (60.00%) Java
2 35 (53.85%) Scala
3 16 (24.62%) JavaScript
3 16 (24.62%) SQL
4 12 (18.46%) Perl
5 11 (16.92%) PHP
6 7 (10.77%) Python
6 7 (10.77%) Ruby
7 2 (3.08%) PHP5
7 2 (3.08%) PHP4
7 2 (3.08%) C#
7 2 (3.08%) C++
8 1 (1.54%) COBOL
8 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.54%) RPG
8 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) Degree
2 6 (9.23%) CCA
3 1 (1.54%) ISEB
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle
3 2 (3.08%) IBM
4 1 (1.54%) SAP
4 1 (1.54%) Twitter
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