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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 63 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing OO 93 62 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.82% 2.63% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.87% 3.76% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 29 33
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£413 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £365 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 10
Average hourly rate £36.40 £34.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% -6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.84 £31.94 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.70 £40.90 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
2402 1648 1810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.85% 69.98% 67.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1629 1076 1069
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 111 119
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £13.00 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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 +9 32 £475 +102.12% 12
Bristol -2 28 £400 +21.21% 22
Devon +2 12 £325 -7.14% 5
Dorset -4 7 £375 +17.64% 10
Somerset -9 7 £254 -21.92% 5
Wiltshire -21 5 £375 +7.14% 7
Cornwall - - - -
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England

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 101 (54.89%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (47.83%) Java
3 84 (45.65%) Security Cleared
4 71 (38.59%) JavaScript
5 56 (30.43%) PHP
6 55 (29.89%) C++
7 50 (27.17%) Python
7 50 (27.17%) DV Cleared
8 49 (26.63%) Perl
9 48 (26.09%) HTML
9 48 (26.09%) CSS
9 48 (26.09%) Linux
10 47 (25.54%) SQL
11 41 (22.28%) Subversion
11 41 (22.28%) Release Management
12 40 (21.74%) Git (software)
13 39 (21.20%) Bash Shell
13 39 (21.20%) Scrum
13 39 (21.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 38 (20.65%) ClearCase
15 37 (20.11%) UNIX
15 37 (20.11%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (17.93%) SC Cleared
17 30 (16.30%) Maven
17 30 (16.30%) UML
17 30 (16.30%) OOD
18 25 (13.59%) MVC
18 25 (13.59%) jQuery
19 24 (13.04%) Software Engineering
19 24 (13.04%) Ruby

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 16 (8.70%) Apache
2 7 (3.80%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.17%) CMS
5 4 (2.17%) JBoss
5 4 (2.17%) Node.js
6 2 (1.09%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (1.09%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.09%) Mule
6 2 (1.09%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.54%) Drupal
7 1 (0.54%) WordPress
7 1 (0.54%) nginx
7 1 (0.54%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.54%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.63%) IaaS
2 3 (1.63%) SaaS
2 3 (1.63%) PaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.80%) HTTPS
2 7 (3.80%) DNS
2 7 (3.80%) SSH
3 5 (2.72%) PuTTY
3 5 (2.72%) SAN
4 4 (2.17%) Multicast
5 3 (1.63%) 4G
5 3 (1.63%) Internet
5 3 (1.63%) 3G
5 3 (1.63%) SDH
5 3 (1.63%) HTTP
5 3 (1.63%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.63%) 2G
5 3 (1.63%) 2.5G
6 2 (1.09%) SSL
6 2 (1.09%) DVB
6 2 (1.09%) DLNA
6 2 (1.09%) AMQP
7 1 (0.54%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.04%) MySQL
2 13 (7.07%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 11 (5.98%) RDBMS
5 10 (5.43%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.26%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.72%) Ingres
7 5 (2.72%) JasperReports
8 4 (2.17%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.17%) Redis
9 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.09%) MS Access
10 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.54%) TKPROF
11 1 (0.54%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 41 (22.28%) Subversion
2 40 (21.74%) Git (software)
3 39 (21.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 38 (20.65%) ClearCase
5 30 (16.30%) Maven
6 23 (12.50%) Ant
6 23 (12.50%) Apache Ivy
7 15 (8.15%) JIRA
8 10 (5.43%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (5.43%) Eclipse
8 10 (5.43%) Selenium
9 9 (4.89%) PHPUnit
10 8 (4.35%) Jenkins
11 7 (3.80%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (3.26%) Rational Rhapsody
13 5 (2.72%) Gerrit
14 4 (2.17%) Visual Studio
14 4 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (1.63%) JUnit
16 2 (1.09%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (3.80%) Finance
2 6 (3.26%) Retail
3 5 (2.72%) Marketing
3 5 (2.72%) Aerospace
3 5 (2.72%) Banking
4 3 (1.63%) Electronics
5 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.09%) Military
6 1 (0.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 140 (76.09%) Developer
2 35 (19.02%) C++ Developer
3 29 (15.76%) Java Developer
4 25 (13.59%) PHP Developer
5 18 (9.78%) Software Engineer
6 11 (5.98%) Architect
6 11 (5.98%) Senior Developer
7 9 (4.89%) .NET Developer
8 8 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (4.35%) Web Developer
8 8 (4.35%) Tester
9 7 (3.80%) Automation Tester
9 7 (3.80%) Analyst
9 7 (3.80%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (3.26%) SQL Developer
10 6 (3.26%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.26%) SharePoint Developer
11 5 (2.72%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (2.72%) Junior
11 5 (2.72%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (26.09%) HTML
1 48 (26.09%) CSS
2 25 (13.59%) jQuery
3 24 (13.04%) Web Services
4 23 (12.50%) .NET
5 18 (9.78%) CSS3
6 17 (9.24%) HTML5
7 15 (8.15%) J2EE
8 13 (7.07%) LAMP
9 11 (5.98%) AngularJS
10 10 (5.43%) Spring
10 10 (5.43%) ASP.NET
10 10 (5.43%) Laravel
10 10 (5.43%) RESTful
11 9 (4.89%) WCF
11 9 (4.89%) JSON
12 8 (4.35%) XML
12 8 (4.35%) Symfony
13 7 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (3.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (5.98%) Clustering
2 9 (4.89%) Open Source
2 9 (4.89%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.35%) User Experience
4 6 (3.26%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.72%) Data Integration
5 5 (2.72%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.17%) W3C
6 4 (2.17%) DTV
6 4 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.63%) GIS
8 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.09%) MPEG
8 2 (1.09%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.09%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.54%) Social Media
9 1 (0.54%) iDTV
9 1 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (26.09%) Linux
2 37 (20.11%) UNIX
3 11 (5.98%) Windows
4 7 (3.80%) VMS
5 5 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.17%) Solaris
7 2 (1.09%) Android
7 2 (1.09%) CentOS
8 1 (0.54%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (54.89%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (22.28%) Release Management
3 39 (21.20%) Scrum
4 37 (20.11%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (16.30%) UML
5 30 (16.30%) OOD
6 25 (13.59%) MVC
7 24 (13.04%) Software Engineering
8 23 (12.50%) OOP
9 18 (9.78%) TDD
10 16 (8.70%) Configuration Management
11 15 (8.15%) OO PHP
12 12 (6.52%) Validation
12 12 (6.52%) User Stories
12 12 (6.52%) Multithreading
12 12 (6.52%) Change Control
13 11 (5.98%) Web Development
13 11 (5.98%) Automated Testing
14 10 (5.43%) Unit Testing
15 9 (4.89%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 88 (47.83%) Java
2 71 (38.59%) JavaScript
3 56 (30.43%) PHP
4 55 (29.89%) C++
5 50 (27.17%) Python
6 49 (26.63%) Perl
7 47 (25.54%) SQL
8 39 (21.20%) Bash Shell
9 24 (13.04%) Ruby
10 22 (11.96%) C#
11 19 (10.33%) PL/SQL
12 15 (8.15%) Lua
13 10 (5.43%) C
14 8 (4.35%) PHP5
15 7 (3.80%) Korn
16 6 (3.26%) VB.NET
16 6 (3.26%) MATLAB
17 4 (2.17%) T-SQL
17 4 (2.17%) Shell Script
18 3 (1.63%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 84 (45.65%) Security Cleared
2 50 (27.17%) DV Cleared
3 33 (17.93%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.98%) Sun Certification
5 9 (4.89%) ISEB
5 9 (4.89%) ISTQB
6 6 (3.26%) Degree
7 5 (2.72%) OCPJP
8 2 (1.09%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.26%) DO-178B
2 3 (1.63%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (3.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 7 (3.80%) NFS
1 7 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.54%) Firmware
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 9 (4.89%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.72%) Puppet
3 1 (0.54%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 15 (8.15%) Oracle
2 11 (5.98%) Sun
3 9 (4.89%) Zend
3 9 (4.89%) HP
4 7 (3.80%) VMware
5 6 (3.26%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.26%) Intel
6 4 (2.17%) New Relic
7 3 (1.63%) SAP
8 2 (1.09%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.54%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.54%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.54%) IBM
9 1 (0.54%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.54%) Software AG
9 1 (0.54%) Google
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