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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 64 65 69
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing OO 87 86 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.61% 2.65% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 3.61% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 8 8
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +46.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.96 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.88 £35.86 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.81 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+12.75% -3.85%
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
2514 2381 1594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.54% 73.33% 72.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1570 1057
Average daily rate £400 £399 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +7.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 92 76
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £42.50 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Somerset +21 30 £339 +15.40% 9
Bristol +3 25 £425 +13.33% 10
Gloucestershire -14 16 £425 +2.40% 13
Wiltshire -4 7 £375 +25.00% 7
Dorset -8 6 £288 -32.35% 9
OO
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 96 (64.43%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (51.01%) Java
3 62 (41.61%) HTML
4 61 (40.94%) CSS
5 58 (38.93%) Scrum
6 57 (38.26%) JavaScript
7 50 (33.56%) Software Engineering
8 49 (32.89%) C#
8 49 (32.89%) SQL
9 48 (32.21%) Security Cleared
10 46 (30.87%) C++
11 41 (27.52%) OOD
12 37 (24.83%) .NET
12 37 (24.83%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (23.49%) TDD
14 34 (22.82%) Web Development
15 32 (21.48%) DV Cleared
16 30 (20.13%) Perl
16 30 (20.13%) Python
17 29 (19.46%) Apache
17 29 (19.46%) UML
18 28 (18.79%) Tomcat
18 28 (18.79%) JSP
18 28 (18.79%) BDD
19 26 (17.45%) Web Services
19 26 (17.45%) ClearCase
19 26 (17.45%) Subversion
20 25 (16.78%) Windows
20 25 (16.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 25 (16.78%) PHP

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 29 (19.46%) Apache
2 28 (18.79%) Tomcat
3 15 (10.07%) Node.js
4 5 (3.36%) Drupal
5 3 (2.01%) CMS
5 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.01%) EPiServer CMS
6 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.34%) WordPress
6 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.67%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.67%) Liferay
7 1 (0.67%) Confluence
7 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.67%) IIS
7 1 (0.67%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.34%) Magento
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.01%) SaaS
2 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.04%) Internet
2 8 (5.37%) SDH
2 8 (5.37%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.37%) Wireshark
3 7 (4.70%) 3G
3 7 (4.70%) 2G
3 7 (4.70%) 2.5G
4 6 (4.03%) 4G
5 2 (1.34%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.38%) SQL Server
1 11 (7.38%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.03%) SQLite
2 6 (4.03%) MySQL
3 2 (1.34%) Big Data
3 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (17.45%) ClearCase
1 26 (17.45%) Subversion
2 25 (16.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 18 (12.08%) Ant
3 18 (12.08%) Maven
3 18 (12.08%) Apache Ivy
4 13 (8.72%) Visual Studio
4 13 (8.72%) Git (software)
5 11 (7.38%) Eclipse
6 9 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.70%) Grunt
8 6 (4.03%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (4.03%) Jasmine
9 5 (3.36%) Robotium
9 5 (3.36%) Mechanoid
9 5 (3.36%) Robolectric
10 4 (2.68%) NUnit
11 3 (2.01%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.01%) SpecFlow
11 3 (2.01%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 6 (4.03%) Finance
2 5 (3.36%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.36%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.01%) Marketing
3 3 (2.01%) Electronics
4 2 (1.34%) Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Military
5 1 (0.67%) Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 107 (71.81%) Developer
2 38 (25.50%) Java Developer
3 36 (24.16%) Software Engineer
4 22 (14.77%) Senior Developer
5 13 (8.72%) JavaScript Developer
6 10 (6.71%) C# Developer
7 9 (6.04%) C++ Developer
8 7 (4.70%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (4.70%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.70%) C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.03%) Web Developer
9 6 (4.03%) Front-End Developer
10 5 (3.36%) Android Developer
10 5 (3.36%) iOS Developer
10 5 (3.36%) Senior iOS Developer
10 5 (3.36%) Senior Android Developer
10 5 (3.36%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.36%) Senior C# Developer
10 5 (3.36%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (41.61%) HTML
2 61 (40.94%) CSS
3 37 (24.83%) .NET
4 28 (18.79%) JSP
5 26 (17.45%) Web Services
6 16 (10.74%) .NET Framework
6 16 (10.74%) jQuery
7 15 (10.07%) AngularJS
8 13 (8.72%) HTML5
8 13 (8.72%) CSS3
8 13 (8.72%) ASP.NET
8 13 (8.72%) J2EE
9 12 (8.05%) STL
10 9 (6.04%) Sass
11 7 (4.70%) XML
11 7 (4.70%) SOAP
11 7 (4.70%) WCF
12 6 (4.03%) Java EE
12 6 (4.03%) Express
13 5 (3.36%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.71%) Mobile App
2 9 (6.04%) Mobile Payment
2 9 (6.04%) User Experience
3 7 (4.70%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.36%) iPhone
4 5 (3.36%) iPad
4 5 (3.36%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.01%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.01%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.34%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.34%) DTV
7 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.67%) Ergonomics
7 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.78%) Windows
2 18 (12.08%) UNIX
3 11 (7.38%) Linux
4 10 (6.71%) Android
4 10 (6.71%) Apple iOS
5 9 (6.04%) Windows Phone
5 9 (6.04%) Windows CE
5 9 (6.04%) Windows Phone 7
6 2 (1.34%) CentOS
6 2 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (64.43%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (38.93%) Scrum
3 50 (33.56%) Software Engineering
4 41 (27.52%) OOD
5 37 (24.83%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (23.49%) TDD
7 34 (22.82%) Web Development
8 29 (19.46%) UML
9 28 (18.79%) BDD
10 24 (16.11%) Unit Testing
11 22 (14.77%) OOP
11 22 (14.77%) Time Management
12 20 (13.42%) Release Management
13 13 (8.72%) OOA/OOD
14 12 (8.05%) MVC
15 11 (7.38%) E-Commerce
16 10 (6.71%) Android Development
17 9 (6.04%) Kanban
18 7 (4.70%) SDLC
19 6 (4.03%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (51.01%) Java
2 57 (38.26%) JavaScript
3 49 (32.89%) C#
3 49 (32.89%) SQL
4 46 (30.87%) C++
5 30 (20.13%) Perl
5 30 (20.13%) Python
6 25 (16.78%) PHP
7 18 (12.08%) Lua
8 17 (11.41%) Ruby
9 14 (9.40%) Bash Shell
10 11 (7.38%) C
11 6 (4.03%) PL/SQL
12 5 (3.36%) VB.NET
12 5 (3.36%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.01%) Delphi
13 3 (2.01%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.01%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (32.21%) Security Cleared
2 32 (21.48%) DV Cleared
3 15 (10.07%) Sun Certification
4 14 (9.40%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.03%) OCPJP
6 5 (3.36%) Degree
7 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) TickIT
1 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (10.07%) Sun
2 12 (8.05%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.37%) Oracle
4 5 (3.36%) Google
5 3 (2.01%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.01%) Borland
6 2 (1.34%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.34%) SAP
6 2 (1.34%) OpenText
7 1 (0.67%) Volantis
7 1 (0.67%) Apple
7 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.67%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.67%) Netbiscuits
7 1 (0.67%) Kony
7 1 (0.67%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.67%) Zend
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