The table below looks at the statistics for OOP 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 OOP 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 Programming (OOP)
Rank 48 46 38
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing OOP 12 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.10% 0.91% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 1.27% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
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£325 £338 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £328 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £348 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+104.37% -37.72%
OOP
Wales

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% -

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

OOP
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

OOP Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

OOP
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 OOP 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 -3 12 £325 -3.70% 10
Newport - - - - 2
Torfaen - - - - 2
Bridgend - - - - 2
OOP
Wales

OOP
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 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 12 (80.00%) jQuery
2 11 (73.33%) OO
2 11 (73.33%) HTML
3 9 (60.00%) PHP
3 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) HTML5
4 8 (53.33%) CSS3
4 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (53.33%) CSS
5 7 (46.67%) Scala
6 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (33.33%) MVC
7 5 (33.33%) BDD
7 5 (33.33%) Scrum
7 5 (33.33%) Ajax
7 5 (33.33%) JSON
8 4 (26.67%) TDD
8 4 (26.67%) MongoDB
8 4 (26.67%) RESTful
8 4 (26.67%) Ruby
8 4 (26.67%) Python
8 4 (26.67%) Perl
8 4 (26.67%) SQL
8 4 (26.67%) QUnit
8 4 (26.67%) Jasmine
8 4 (26.67%) Sass
8 4 (26.67%) Sinon.JS
8 4 (26.67%) Mojolicious
9 3 (20.00%) Coaching
9 3 (20.00%) Jenkins

OOP
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 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 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) QUnit
2 4 (26.67%) Jasmine
2 4 (26.67%) Sinon.JS
3 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (20.00%) Trac
3 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (20.00%) Hudson
3 3 (20.00%) Subversion
3 3 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) Concordion
5 1 (6.67%) Grunt
5 1 (6.67%) PhantomJS
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Web Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Perl Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (20.00%) PHP Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Scala Developer
6 1 (6.67%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) jQuery
2 11 (73.33%) HTML
3 9 (60.00%) HTML5
4 8 (53.33%) CSS3
4 8 (53.33%) CSS
5 5 (33.33%) Ajax
5 5 (33.33%) JSON
6 4 (26.67%) RESTful
6 4 (26.67%) Sass
6 4 (26.67%) Mojolicious
7 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
7 2 (13.33%) OAuth
7 2 (13.33%) Web Services
7 2 (13.33%) XML
8 1 (6.67%) Akka
8 1 (6.67%) Play Framework
8 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
8 1 (6.67%) .NET
8 1 (6.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) W3C
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
1 2 (13.33%) Android
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) OO
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) MVC
3 5 (33.33%) BDD
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Coaching
5 3 (20.00%) OOD
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Web Design
6 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (13.33%) SOA
6 2 (13.33%) Analytics
7 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.67%) Data Management
7 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) PHP
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) Scala
4 4 (26.67%) Ruby
4 4 (26.67%) Python
4 4 (26.67%) Perl
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Google
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