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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 74 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing OO 61 86 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.97% 2.70% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 3.50% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 61 31
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £280 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £525 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £353 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.92 £30.60 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £35.72 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +4.57%
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
2357 2457 1624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.20% 77.09% 70.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1523 1528 1000
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 105 62
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.50 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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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 April 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 April 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 April 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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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 -2 20 £454 +0.88% 10
Bristol -23 12 £375 -16.66% 21
Somerset +16 10 £310 -11.42% 14
Dorset +8 8 £350 +4.47% 9
Wiltshire +2 8 £425 +13.33% 4
Devon +1 1 - - 3
OO
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 89 (58.94%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (47.68%) Java
3 60 (39.74%) JavaScript
4 54 (35.76%) Security Cleared
5 52 (34.44%) OOD
6 51 (33.77%) SQL
7 44 (29.14%) Python
8 42 (27.81%) Perl
9 40 (26.49%) C++
9 40 (26.49%) DV Cleared
10 38 (25.17%) C#
10 38 (25.17%) HTML
11 36 (23.84%) Scrum
11 36 (23.84%) Subversion
12 35 (23.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 35 (23.18%) ClearCase
13 34 (22.52%) .NET
14 33 (21.85%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (21.19%) PHP
15 32 (21.19%) CSS
15 32 (21.19%) Bash Shell
16 29 (19.21%) Release Management
16 29 (19.21%) Ruby
17 26 (17.22%) Git (software)
17 26 (17.22%) J2EE
18 25 (16.56%) UNIX
18 25 (16.56%) Software Engineering
19 24 (15.89%) TDD
20 23 (15.23%) jQuery
21 21 (13.91%) MVC

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 7 (4.64%) Tomcat
1 7 (4.64%) Drupal
2 5 (3.31%) Apache
2 5 (3.31%) Node.js
3 4 (2.65%) CMS
4 3 (1.99%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.99%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.32%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.32%) Alfresco
5 2 (1.32%) Mule
5 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.66%) CICS
6 1 (0.66%) IIS
6 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.66%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 3 (1.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.66%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.66%) GitHub
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.92%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.28%) Wireshark
2 11 (7.28%) SDH
3 10 (6.62%) 2G
3 10 (6.62%) 2.5G
3 10 (6.62%) 3G
4 9 (5.96%) 4G
5 3 (1.99%) ASN.1
6 2 (1.32%) DVB
6 2 (1.32%) DLNA
7 1 (0.66%) Modbus
7 1 (0.66%) Wireless
7 1 (0.66%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.66%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.60%) MySQL
3 5 (3.31%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.99%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.32%) MS Access
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.32%) Redis
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.66%) DB2
7 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 36 (23.84%) Subversion
2 35 (23.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 35 (23.18%) ClearCase
3 26 (17.22%) Git (software)
4 19 (12.58%) Maven
5 16 (10.60%) Ant
5 16 (10.60%) Apache Ivy
6 11 (7.28%) Visual Studio
7 7 (4.64%) Eclipse
7 7 (4.64%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (3.97%) JUnit
9 5 (3.31%) JIRA
9 5 (3.31%) Selenium
9 5 (3.31%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.65%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.99%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.32%) MSTest
12 2 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
13 1 (0.66%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (4.64%) Finance
2 6 (3.97%) Retail
3 4 (2.65%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.65%) Electronics
3 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.32%) Military
4 2 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 116 (76.82%) Developer
2 32 (21.19%) Java Developer
3 23 (15.23%) C++ Developer
4 19 (12.58%) Software Engineer
5 18 (11.92%) Senior Developer
6 14 (9.27%) .NET Developer
7 13 (8.61%) PHP Developer
8 11 (7.28%) C# Developer
9 10 (6.62%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (5.96%) Software Developer
11 8 (5.30%) JavaScript Developer
12 5 (3.31%) SQL Developer
13 4 (2.65%) C++ Software Engineer
13 4 (2.65%) Web Developer
13 4 (2.65%) Trainee Software Engineer
13 4 (2.65%) Trainee
13 4 (2.65%) Drupal Developer
13 4 (2.65%) Senior C# Developer
14 3 (1.99%) PL/SQL Developer
14 3 (1.99%) Senior Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (25.17%) HTML
2 34 (22.52%) .NET
3 32 (21.19%) CSS
4 26 (17.22%) J2EE
5 23 (15.23%) jQuery
6 21 (13.91%) ASP.NET
7 16 (10.60%) Web Services
7 16 (10.60%) .NET Framework
7 16 (10.60%) RESTful
8 13 (8.61%) Entity Framework
9 12 (7.95%) HTML5
10 11 (7.28%) WCF
10 11 (7.28%) STL
11 10 (6.62%) CSS3
12 9 (5.96%) LINQ
12 9 (5.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (5.96%) MSMQ
13 8 (5.30%) SOAP
13 8 (5.30%) LINQ to SQL
14 7 (4.64%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.95%) Client/Server
1 12 (7.95%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.64%) Open Source
3 4 (2.65%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (2.65%) DTV
4 2 (1.32%) MPEG
4 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.32%) Video on Demand
4 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.66%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.66%) iDTV
5 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.66%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.66%) STB
5 1 (0.66%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.56%) UNIX
2 21 (13.91%) Linux
3 15 (9.93%) Windows
4 7 (4.64%) Windows CE
5 4 (2.65%) Android
6 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.66%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (58.94%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (34.44%) OOD
3 36 (23.84%) Scrum
4 33 (21.85%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (19.21%) Release Management
6 25 (16.56%) Software Engineering
7 24 (15.89%) TDD
8 21 (13.91%) MVC
9 15 (9.93%) OOP
10 14 (9.27%) UML
11 11 (7.28%) Waterfall
12 10 (6.62%) E-Commerce
13 9 (5.96%) Test Scripting
14 8 (5.30%) User Stories
14 8 (5.30%) Time Management
15 7 (4.64%) BDD
15 7 (4.64%) Web Development
16 6 (3.97%) Unit Testing
16 6 (3.97%) OO PHP
17 5 (3.31%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 72 (47.68%) Java
2 60 (39.74%) JavaScript
3 51 (33.77%) SQL
4 44 (29.14%) Python
5 42 (27.81%) Perl
6 40 (26.49%) C++
7 38 (25.17%) C#
8 32 (21.19%) PHP
8 32 (21.19%) Bash Shell
9 29 (19.21%) Ruby
10 18 (11.92%) PL/SQL
11 15 (9.93%) Lua
12 11 (7.28%) C
13 7 (4.64%) T-SQL
14 6 (3.97%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.99%) PHP5
15 3 (1.99%) Embedded C++
16 2 (1.32%) XAML
16 2 (1.32%) VB
16 2 (1.32%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 54 (35.76%) Security Cleared
2 40 (26.49%) DV Cleared
3 12 (7.95%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.62%) Sun Certification
5 9 (5.96%) OCPJP
6 4 (2.65%) Degree
7 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.32%) ISEB
8 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.66%) TickIT
2 1 (0.66%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (11.92%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.95%) Oracle
3 10 (6.62%) Sun
4 4 (2.65%) Zend
5 2 (1.32%) SAP
5 2 (1.32%) HP
5 2 (1.32%) New Relic
6 1 (0.66%) IBM
6 1 (0.66%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.66%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.66%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.66%) DevExpress
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