The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 68 58 66
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing OO 82 76 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.48% 3.27% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 4.66% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 39 38
Average daily rate £438 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £233 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £375 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 1
Average hourly rate £33.00 £35.75 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2508 1631 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.72% 70.12% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1015 1521
Average daily rate £375 £350 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 60 154
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.20 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
OO
England

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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +3 37 £450 +45.16% 36
Wiltshire -8 16 £375 +15.38% 7
Gloucestershire 0 8 £450 +38.46% 11
Somerset -9 4 £350 +30.23% 9
Devon -12 2 £280 -13.84% 3
Dorset -15 1 £335 +91.42% 10
Avon - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 64 (43.24%) Java
2 55 (37.16%) HTML
3 46 (31.08%) CSS
4 45 (30.41%) Web Services
5 44 (29.73%) JavaScript
6 41 (27.70%) OOP
7 36 (24.32%) PHP
8 32 (21.62%) SQL
8 32 (21.62%) MVC
9 30 (20.27%) Software Engineering
10 29 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (18.92%) C#
11 28 (18.92%) MySQL
12 27 (18.24%) XML
13 26 (17.57%) TDD
14 25 (16.89%) Linux
15 24 (16.22%) Web Development
15 24 (16.22%) jQuery
16 23 (15.54%) Security Cleared
17 22 (14.86%) .NET
17 22 (14.86%) Hibernate
18 21 (14.19%) Apache
18 21 (14.19%) HTML5
19 20 (13.51%) UML
19 20 (13.51%) OOD
20 19 (12.84%) C++
20 19 (12.84%) BDD
20 19 (12.84%) Scala
20 19 (12.84%) Zend
20 19 (12.84%) Akka

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (14.19%) Apache
2 13 (8.78%) Tomcat
3 10 (6.76%) SharePoint
4 9 (6.08%) CMS
5 7 (4.73%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (4.73%) IIS
6 4 (2.70%) Node.js
6 4 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (2.03%) Drupal
7 3 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.68%) Joomla!
Applications
1 4 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (10.81%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.41%) SSH
1 8 (5.41%) SNMP
2 7 (4.73%) LDAP
3 4 (2.70%) Internet
4 1 (0.68%) SMTP
4 1 (0.68%) HTTP
4 1 (0.68%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.92%) MySQL
2 16 (10.81%) CouchDB
3 15 (10.14%) SQL Server
4 12 (8.11%) Relational Database
5 10 (6.76%) Oracle Database
6 9 (6.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (4.05%) NoSQL
8 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.70%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.35%) MS Access
10 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.68%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (8.78%) JUnit
2 7 (4.73%) Subversion
3 5 (3.38%) Selenium
3 5 (3.38%) TeamCity
3 5 (3.38%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.38%) Mercurial
3 5 (3.38%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (2.70%) NUnit
4 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.70%) MSBuild
4 4 (2.70%) PHPUnit
5 3 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.35%) NetBeans
6 2 (1.35%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.35%) PhpStorm
6 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.68%) Maven
7 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.68%) Gerrit
General
1 18 (12.16%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.38%) Finance
3 3 (2.03%) Publishing
4 2 (1.35%) Legal
4 2 (1.35%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
5 1 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 108 (72.97%) Developer
2 27 (18.24%) Java Developer
3 25 (16.89%) PHP Developer
4 22 (14.86%) Architect
5 15 (10.14%) Software Engineer
6 13 (8.78%) Scala Developer
7 10 (6.76%) Technical Architect
8 9 (6.08%) Java Architect
8 9 (6.08%) Web Developer
8 9 (6.08%) C# Developer
9 8 (5.41%) Python Developer
10 6 (4.05%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (4.05%) Administrator
10 6 (4.05%) Front-End Developer
11 5 (3.38%) SharePoint Developer
11 5 (3.38%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) PHP Web Developer
11 5 (3.38%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.38%) .NET Developer
12 3 (2.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (37.16%) HTML
2 46 (31.08%) CSS
3 45 (30.41%) Web Services
4 27 (18.24%) XML
5 24 (16.22%) jQuery
6 22 (14.86%) .NET
6 22 (14.86%) Hibernate
7 21 (14.19%) HTML5
8 19 (12.84%) Akka
8 19 (12.84%) Play Framework
9 16 (10.81%) Batik
9 16 (10.81%) Spring
9 16 (10.81%) J2EE
9 16 (10.81%) SVG
10 12 (8.11%) ASP.NET
10 12 (8.11%) CSS3
11 10 (6.76%) WCF
11 10 (6.76%) REST
12 9 (6.08%) Symfony
12 9 (6.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.14%) Open Source
2 7 (4.73%) PKI
3 4 (2.70%) Clustering
3 4 (2.70%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.03%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.35%) GIS
5 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) iPhone
6 1 (0.68%) RIA
6 1 (0.68%) W3C
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.89%) Linux
2 11 (7.43%) Windows
3 5 (3.38%) UNIX
4 3 (2.03%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.03%) Solaris
5 2 (1.35%) Android
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.70%) OOP
2 32 (21.62%) MVC
3 30 (20.27%) Software Engineering
4 29 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (17.57%) TDD
6 24 (16.22%) Web Development
7 20 (13.51%) UML
7 20 (13.51%) OOD
8 19 (12.84%) BDD
9 18 (12.16%) Scrum
10 16 (10.81%) Process Management
11 12 (8.11%) OO PHP
12 11 (7.43%) Multithreading
12 11 (7.43%) Configuration Management
13 10 (6.76%) Problem Management
13 10 (6.76%) Responsive Web Design
14 9 (6.08%) Signal Processing
15 8 (5.41%) Unit Testing
16 7 (4.73%) SOA
17 6 (4.05%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (43.24%) Java
2 44 (29.73%) JavaScript
3 36 (24.32%) PHP
4 32 (21.62%) SQL
5 28 (18.92%) C#
6 19 (12.84%) C++
6 19 (12.84%) Scala
7 17 (11.49%) PHP5
8 11 (7.43%) Python
9 10 (6.76%) Perl
10 9 (6.08%) Bash Shell
10 9 (6.08%) MATLAB
11 7 (4.73%) VB.NET
12 6 (4.05%) C
13 4 (2.70%) PL/SQL
14 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
14 3 (2.03%) Delphi
14 3 (2.03%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.35%) XQuery
15 2 (1.35%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 23 (15.54%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.81%) Degree
3 11 (7.43%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.03%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (12.84%) Zend
2 18 (12.16%) Oracle
3 11 (7.43%) JBoss
4 10 (6.76%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.70%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.35%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.35%) SAP
6 2 (1.35%) Facebook
6 2 (1.35%) Twitter
6 2 (1.35%) Google
7 1 (0.68%) HP
7 1 (0.68%) Apple
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LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Yeovil
Jam Recruitment
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £380 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago