The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Wales 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 23 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing OO 34 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.07% 1.55% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.40% 2.40% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 3 5
Average daily rate £475 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
405 208 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.32% 64.40% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 136 111
Average daily rate £400 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 15
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £10.69 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £17.90 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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Wales

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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +2 26 £463 +15.62% 10
Newport - 20 £475 - 5
Torfaen - - - - 4
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 3
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (74.36%) Java
1 29 (74.36%) TDD
1 29 (74.36%) Scala
2 21 (53.85%) BDD
2 21 (53.85%) Akka
2 21 (53.85%) Play Framework
3 20 (51.28%) Web Services
4 17 (43.59%) SVG
4 17 (43.59%) Process Management
4 17 (43.59%) CouchDB
4 17 (43.59%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (43.59%) Batik
4 17 (43.59%) Web Development
4 17 (43.59%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 11 (28.21%) UNIX
7 10 (25.64%) UML
8 9 (23.08%) SQL
8 9 (23.08%) Legal
9 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (20.51%) jQuery
9 8 (20.51%) OAuth
9 8 (20.51%) Perl
9 8 (20.51%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (20.51%) RESTful
9 8 (20.51%) MongoDB
9 8 (20.51%) Mojolicious
10 6 (15.38%) MS Project
10 6 (15.38%) MS Office
10 6 (15.38%) Project Management

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Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (20.51%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Project
1 6 (15.38%) MS Office
2 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (43.59%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (43.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (43.59%) CouchDB
2 8 (20.51%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.69%) DB2
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (23.08%) Legal
2 6 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Developer
2 15 (38.46%) Scala Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Architect
3 9 (23.08%) Java Architect
4 8 (20.51%) Perl Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Software Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Applications Support
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (53.85%) Akka
1 21 (53.85%) Play Framework
2 20 (51.28%) Web Services
3 17 (43.59%) SVG
3 17 (43.59%) Batik
4 8 (20.51%) jQuery
4 8 (20.51%) OAuth
4 8 (20.51%) RESTful
4 8 (20.51%) Mojolicious
5 5 (12.82%) J2EE
6 3 (7.69%) REST
6 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
6 3 (7.69%) JSON
6 3 (7.69%) Spring
6 3 (7.69%) HTML5
6 3 (7.69%) HTML
6 3 (7.69%) CSS
7 2 (5.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) AS400
2 3 (7.69%) iSeries
2 3 (7.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) UNIX
2 3 (7.69%) OS/400
2 3 (7.69%) AIX
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) TDD
2 21 (53.85%) BDD
3 17 (43.59%) Process Management
3 17 (43.59%) Web Development
4 12 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 10 (25.64%) UML
6 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.38%) Project Management
8 5 (12.82%) SOA
9 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (7.69%) MVC
10 3 (7.69%) Scrum
11 2 (5.13%) Content Management
12 1 (2.56%) Business Analysis
12 1 (2.56%) Use Case
12 1 (2.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) Java
1 29 (74.36%) Scala
2 9 (23.08%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) Perl
4 4 (10.26%) C++
5 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.69%) COBOL
5 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.69%) RPG
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) CCA
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Zend
2 3 (7.69%) IBM
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