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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 61 69 78
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Contract jobs citing OO 86 40 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.72% 1.79% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 2.53% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 12 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £253 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £491 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.88 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.59% -40.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.94 £12.75 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £36.30 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £37.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.36% -6.87%
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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
2249 1582 2207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.22% 70.63% 69.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1484 1039 1313
Average daily rate £398 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 72 153
Average hourly rate £34.50 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.14% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £9.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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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

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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

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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 27 August 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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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

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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 27 August 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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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 -10 21 £405 +80.00% 8
Bristol -16 18 £388 +40.90% 27
Wiltshire -8 16 £300 -40.00% 10
Somerset +1 14 £300 -14.28% 7
Dorset +7 12 £425 +41.66% 6
Devon - 6 - - 4
Cornwall - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 86 (47.51%) Java
2 49 (27.07%) HTML
3 46 (25.41%) JavaScript
4 45 (24.86%) CSS
5 43 (23.76%) Web Development
6 42 (23.20%) PHP
6 42 (23.20%) Web Services
7 41 (22.65%) Linux
8 40 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (21.55%) Security Cleared
10 37 (20.44%) Software Engineering
11 36 (19.89%) SQL
12 35 (19.34%) TDD
13 34 (18.78%) Apache
13 34 (18.78%) Python
13 34 (18.78%) OOP
14 32 (17.68%) C++
15 31 (17.13%) C#
15 31 (17.13%) MySQL
16 30 (16.57%) jQuery
17 29 (16.02%) Cloud Computing
18 28 (15.47%) UML
19 27 (14.92%) Perl
19 27 (14.92%) Scala
19 27 (14.92%) Amazon AWS
20 26 (14.36%) CouchDB
20 26 (14.36%) BDD
20 26 (14.36%) Akka
20 26 (14.36%) Play Framework
20 26 (14.36%) Process Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 34 (18.78%) Apache
2 18 (9.94%) Tomcat
3 13 (7.18%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.87%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (3.31%) IIS
5 6 (3.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (3.31%) Node.js
6 5 (2.76%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.21%) ExpressionEngine
7 4 (2.21%) Drupal
8 3 (1.66%) CMS
9 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 29 (16.02%) Cloud Computing
2 27 (14.92%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.66%) SaaS
4 3 (1.66%) PaaS
4 3 (1.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.39%) SSH
2 14 (7.73%) SNMP
3 4 (2.21%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.21%) DNS
3 4 (2.21%) Internet
3 4 (2.21%) Multicast
4 3 (1.66%) AMQP
4 3 (1.66%) HTTP
4 3 (1.66%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.10%) SSL
6 1 (0.55%) SAN
6 1 (0.55%) LDAP
6 1 (0.55%) SMTP
6 1 (0.55%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.13%) MySQL
2 26 (14.36%) CouchDB
3 17 (9.39%) Relational Database
4 15 (8.29%) SQL Server
5 14 (7.73%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (7.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.87%) RDBMS
7 7 (3.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (3.31%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.21%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.66%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.66%) Big Data
11 1 (0.55%) TKPROF
11 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.55%) JasperReports
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.55%) Ingres
11 1 (0.55%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 21 (11.60%) Subversion
2 19 (10.50%) Git (software)
3 15 (8.29%) ClearCase
4 14 (7.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 12 (6.63%) JUnit
5 12 (6.63%) Maven
5 12 (6.63%) Rational DOORS
6 9 (4.97%) Eclipse
7 8 (4.42%) Ant
7 8 (4.42%) Apache Ivy
8 7 (3.87%) PHPUnit
9 5 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.21%) Gerrit
10 4 (2.21%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.21%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.66%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (1.10%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.10%) Valgrind
12 2 (1.10%) PhpStorm
12 2 (1.10%) JIRA
General
1 9 (4.97%) Finance
2 6 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.76%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.10%) Military
4 2 (1.10%) Banking
4 2 (1.10%) Retail
5 1 (0.55%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 139 (76.80%) Developer
2 29 (16.02%) Java Developer
3 25 (13.81%) PHP Developer
4 20 (11.05%) Architect
5 19 (10.50%) C++ Developer
6 18 (9.94%) Software Engineer
7 15 (8.29%) Python Developer
8 14 (7.73%) Scala Developer
9 13 (7.18%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (6.63%) Java Architect
11 10 (5.52%) C# Developer
12 9 (4.97%) Web Developer
13 8 (4.42%) SharePoint Developer
14 7 (3.87%) Software Developer
14 7 (3.87%) .NET Developer
15 6 (3.31%) Senior Developer
15 6 (3.31%) Administrator
15 6 (3.31%) Linux Administrator
15 6 (3.31%) PHP Web Developer
16 5 (2.76%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (27.07%) HTML
2 45 (24.86%) CSS
3 42 (23.20%) Web Services
4 30 (16.57%) jQuery
5 26 (14.36%) Akka
5 26 (14.36%) Play Framework
5 26 (14.36%) SVG
5 26 (14.36%) Batik
6 20 (11.05%) XML
6 20 (11.05%) .NET
7 15 (8.29%) Hibernate
8 14 (7.73%) Spring
8 14 (7.73%) J2EE
9 10 (5.52%) ASP.NET
9 10 (5.52%) LAMP
9 10 (5.52%) CSS3
10 9 (4.97%) HTML5
11 8 (4.42%) Zend Framework
11 8 (4.42%) AngularJS
11 8 (4.42%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.94%) Open Source
2 7 (3.87%) Clustering
2 7 (3.87%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.76%) GIS
4 4 (2.21%) W3C
5 3 (1.66%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.66%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.10%) Firmware
6 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.55%) DTV
7 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.55%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.55%) Replication
7 1 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.55%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 41 (22.65%) Linux
2 22 (12.15%) Windows
3 19 (10.50%) UNIX
4 5 (2.76%) Solaris
5 3 (1.66%) VMS
6 2 (1.10%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.76%) Web Development
2 40 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (20.44%) Software Engineering
4 35 (19.34%) TDD
5 34 (18.78%) OOP
6 28 (15.47%) UML
7 26 (14.36%) Process Management
7 26 (14.36%) Scrum
7 26 (14.36%) BDD
8 25 (13.81%) MVC
9 17 (9.39%) OOD
10 16 (8.84%) Configuration Management
10 16 (8.84%) Problem Management
11 13 (7.18%) Release Management
11 13 (7.18%) DevOps
12 12 (6.63%) Change Control
13 11 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (6.08%) Requirements Analysis
14 10 (5.52%) OO PHP
15 8 (4.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (47.51%) Java
2 46 (25.41%) JavaScript
3 42 (23.20%) PHP
4 36 (19.89%) SQL
5 34 (18.78%) Python
6 32 (17.68%) C++
7 31 (17.13%) C#
8 27 (14.92%) Perl
8 27 (14.92%) Scala
9 23 (12.71%) Bash Shell
10 16 (8.84%) PHP5
11 10 (5.52%) C
12 7 (3.87%) PL/SQL
12 7 (3.87%) PowerShell
13 6 (3.31%) VB.NET
14 5 (2.76%) Shell Script
14 5 (2.76%) Ruby
14 5 (2.76%) Delphi
14 5 (2.76%) Lua
15 4 (2.21%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 39 (21.55%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.50%) DV Cleared
3 18 (9.94%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.52%) Degree
5 2 (1.10%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.55%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.97%) QA
2 4 (2.21%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.66%) NFS
1 3 (1.66%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.55%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (8.84%) Oracle
2 14 (7.73%) Zend
3 6 (3.31%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.21%) Intel
4 4 (2.21%) JBoss
5 3 (1.66%) VMware
6 2 (1.10%) Coverity
6 2 (1.10%) QNX
6 2 (1.10%) Twitter
7 1 (0.55%) Facebook
7 1 (0.55%) Google
7 1 (0.55%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.55%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.55%) IBM
7 1 (0.55%) SAP
7 1 (0.55%) Software AG
7 1 (0.55%) Sun
7 1 (0.55%) HP
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