The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 58 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing OO 88 68 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.80% 2.73% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.87% 3.81% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 35 43
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£444 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.78% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £257 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.12 £32.00 £34.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.25%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2272 1784 1774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.29% 71.65% 70.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 1145 1116
Average daily rate £413 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 99 100
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

OO
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

OO
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in the South West

OO
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

OO
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

OO
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

OO Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

OO
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 January 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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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
Gloucestershire +13 32 £478 - 17
Bristol -1 30 £413 +17.85% 25
Devon 0 7 - - 5
Wiltshire -11 6 £375 +7.14% 4
Somerset -2 5 £356 +9.61% 11
Dorset -9 5 - - 22
Cornwall - - - -
OO
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 104 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (46.15%) Java
3 75 (41.21%) JavaScript
4 74 (40.66%) Security Cleared
5 61 (33.52%) PHP
6 50 (27.47%) Perl
6 50 (27.47%) Python
7 49 (26.92%) SQL
8 47 (25.82%) C++
9 46 (25.27%) DV Cleared
10 45 (24.73%) HTML
11 44 (24.18%) CSS
12 42 (23.08%) Linux
13 40 (21.98%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (21.98%) Release Management
14 39 (21.43%) Bash Shell
14 39 (21.43%) Subversion
14 39 (21.43%) Scrum
15 38 (20.88%) ClearCase
15 38 (20.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 37 (20.33%) UNIX
16 37 (20.33%) OOD
17 33 (18.13%) Git (software)
18 31 (17.03%) MySQL
19 30 (16.48%) MVC
20 27 (14.84%) Maven
21 26 (14.29%) TDD
21 26 (14.29%) .NET
21 26 (14.29%) Web Services
21 26 (14.29%) SC Cleared

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 13 (7.14%) Apache
2 5 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (2.75%) Node.js
2 5 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.20%) ExpressionEngine
3 4 (2.20%) CMS
3 4 (2.20%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.65%) Drupal
5 2 (1.10%) Mule
5 2 (1.10%) Alfresco
5 2 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.10%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.55%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.55%) ColdFusion MX
6 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) Summit
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.65%) IaaS
2 3 (1.65%) SaaS
2 3 (1.65%) PaaS
3 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.24%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.85%) DNS
2 7 (3.85%) HTTPS
2 7 (3.85%) SSH
3 5 (2.75%) SAN
3 5 (2.75%) PuTTY
4 4 (2.20%) 4G
4 4 (2.20%) Wireshark
4 4 (2.20%) 2G
4 4 (2.20%) 2.5G
4 4 (2.20%) SDH
4 4 (2.20%) 3G
5 3 (1.65%) ASN.1
6 2 (1.10%) DLNA
6 2 (1.10%) HTTP
6 2 (1.10%) DVB
6 2 (1.10%) SSL
7 1 (0.55%) Internet
7 1 (0.55%) Wireless
7 1 (0.55%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.03%) MySQL
2 14 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.95%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.30%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.75%) Ingres
6 5 (2.75%) JasperReports
6 5 (2.75%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.20%) Redis
7 4 (2.20%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.10%) MS Access
10 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 39 (21.43%) Subversion
2 38 (20.88%) ClearCase
2 38 (20.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 33 (18.13%) Git (software)
4 27 (14.84%) Maven
5 24 (13.19%) Ant
5 24 (13.19%) Apache Ivy
6 15 (8.24%) JIRA
7 14 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
8 13 (7.14%) Selenium
9 10 (5.49%) Jenkins
10 9 (4.95%) PHPUnit
11 7 (3.85%) Eclipse
12 6 (3.30%) Rational Rhapsody
13 4 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (2.20%) WebDriver
13 4 (2.20%) Rational DOORS
13 4 (2.20%) Visual Studio
13 4 (2.20%) JUnit
14 3 (1.65%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (5.49%) Retail
2 6 (3.30%) Finance
3 5 (2.75%) Banking
3 5 (2.75%) Marketing
4 3 (1.65%) Electronics
4 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.10%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.10%) Military
5 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 137 (75.27%) Developer
2 28 (15.38%) Java Developer
2 28 (15.38%) PHP Developer
3 26 (14.29%) C++ Developer
4 15 (8.24%) Software Engineer
5 14 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 12 (6.59%) .NET Developer
7 11 (6.04%) Architect
8 9 (4.95%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (4.40%) Senior Java Developer
9 8 (4.40%) Tester
10 7 (3.85%) Web Developer
10 7 (3.85%) Automation Tester
11 6 (3.30%) C# Developer
12 5 (2.75%) Applications Developer
12 5 (2.75%) Junior
12 5 (2.75%) ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (2.75%) SQL Developer
12 5 (2.75%) Junior Developer
12 5 (2.75%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (24.73%) HTML
2 44 (24.18%) CSS
3 26 (14.29%) .NET
3 26 (14.29%) Web Services
4 24 (13.19%) jQuery
5 21 (11.54%) J2EE
6 17 (9.34%) HTML5
6 17 (9.34%) CSS3
7 15 (8.24%) LAMP
8 13 (7.14%) RESTful
8 13 (7.14%) ASP.NET
9 12 (6.59%) Spring
10 11 (6.04%) WCF
10 11 (6.04%) JSON
10 11 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (5.49%) AngularJS
12 9 (4.95%) SOAP
12 9 (4.95%) Hibernate
12 9 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 9 (4.95%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.04%) Open Source
2 10 (5.49%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.85%) Clustering
4 6 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.30%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.30%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.75%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.75%) Data Integration
6 4 (2.20%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.20%) User Experience
6 4 (2.20%) DTV
7 3 (1.65%) W3C
7 3 (1.65%) GIS
8 2 (1.10%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.10%) MPEG
9 1 (0.55%) iDTV
9 1 (0.55%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.55%) STB
9 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 42 (23.08%) Linux
2 37 (20.33%) UNIX
3 10 (5.49%) Windows
4 7 (3.85%) VMS
5 5 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.65%) Android
7 2 (1.10%) CentOS
8 1 (0.55%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.55%) Solaris
8 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.55%) Windows XP Embedded
8 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (21.98%) Continuous Integration
2 40 (21.98%) Release Management
3 39 (21.43%) Scrum
4 37 (20.33%) OOD
5 30 (16.48%) MVC
6 26 (14.29%) TDD
7 25 (13.74%) UML
8 21 (11.54%) Software Engineering
9 17 (9.34%) OOP
10 16 (8.79%) OO PHP
11 14 (7.69%) User Stories
12 13 (7.14%) E-Commerce
13 12 (6.59%) Validation
14 11 (6.04%) Automated Testing
15 10 (5.49%) Test Scripting
15 10 (5.49%) Configuration Management
16 9 (4.95%) Migration
16 9 (4.95%) Software Testing
16 9 (4.95%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (46.15%) Java
2 75 (41.21%) JavaScript
3 61 (33.52%) PHP
4 50 (27.47%) Perl
4 50 (27.47%) Python
5 49 (26.92%) SQL
6 47 (25.82%) C++
7 39 (21.43%) Bash Shell
8 25 (13.74%) Ruby
9 24 (13.19%) C#
10 17 (9.34%) Lua
10 17 (9.34%) PL/SQL
11 13 (7.14%) C
12 7 (3.85%) Korn
12 7 (3.85%) PHP5
13 5 (2.75%) MATLAB
13 5 (2.75%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.65%) Embedded C++
15 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.10%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 74 (40.66%) Security Cleared
2 46 (25.27%) DV Cleared
3 26 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 12 (6.59%) Sun Certification
5 9 (4.95%) ISEB
5 9 (4.95%) ISTQB
6 7 (3.85%) OCPJP
7 5 (2.75%) Degree
8 2 (1.10%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.75%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.55%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.85%) NFS
1 7 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 7 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 7 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.14%) Oracle
3 12 (6.59%) Sun
4 10 (5.49%) Zend
5 9 (4.95%) HP
6 7 (3.85%) VMware
7 5 (2.75%) Intel
8 4 (2.20%) New Relic
9 3 (1.65%) SAP
10 2 (1.10%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.55%) IBM
11 1 (0.55%) Software AG
11 1 (0.55%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.55%) Google
11 1 (0.55%) EPiServer
Dorset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Dorset
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £42 - £46 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £43 - £46 per hour + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago