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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 59 67 81
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +14
Contract jobs citing OO 92 45 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.79% 2.03% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.84% 2.85% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 12 20
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £253 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £24.75 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.41% -28.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.94 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £36.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £37.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-4.36% -3.87%
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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
2398 1580 2219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.80% 71.17% 69.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1593 1059 1321
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £250
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 85 77 150
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £11.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £44.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -3 25 £450 +100.00% 15
Bristol -11 19 £363 +31.81% 31
Dorset +9 15 £431 +43.75% 6
Wiltshire -17 14 £255 -49.00% 10
Somerset 0 10 £281 -19.64% 6
Devon - 6 - - 5
Cornwall - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 98 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (49.20%) Java
3 49 (26.20%) Security Cleared
4 47 (25.13%) JavaScript
4 47 (25.13%) Linux
5 46 (24.60%) PHP
6 42 (22.46%) HTML
6 42 (22.46%) Python
7 40 (21.39%) Web Services
7 40 (21.39%) Web Development
8 39 (20.86%) CSS
9 38 (20.32%) C++
10 37 (19.79%) Perl
11 36 (19.25%) SQL
12 35 (18.72%) Software Engineering
12 35 (18.72%) TDD
13 33 (17.65%) OOP
14 31 (16.58%) UML
15 30 (16.04%) C#
16 29 (15.51%) MySQL
16 29 (15.51%) Apache
16 29 (15.51%) Bash Shell
17 28 (14.97%) Cloud Computing
18 27 (14.44%) DV Cleared
19 26 (13.90%) Scala
19 26 (13.90%) BDD
19 26 (13.90%) MVC
20 25 (13.37%) Process Management
20 25 (13.37%) Scrum
20 25 (13.37%) Subversion

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 29 (15.51%) Apache
2 13 (6.95%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.42%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.74%) Node.js
4 7 (3.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (3.21%) IIS
5 6 (3.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.67%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.14%) ExpressionEngine
7 4 (2.14%) Drupal
8 3 (1.60%) CMS
9 2 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (14.97%) Cloud Computing
2 25 (13.37%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.60%) SaaS
4 3 (1.60%) PaaS
4 3 (1.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.16%) SSH
2 14 (7.49%) SNMP
3 6 (3.21%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.21%) DNS
4 5 (2.67%) HTTPS
5 4 (2.14%) Multicast
5 4 (2.14%) Internet
6 3 (1.60%) PuTTY
6 3 (1.60%) AMQP
6 3 (1.60%) HTTP
6 3 (1.60%) SAN
7 2 (1.07%) SSL
8 1 (0.53%) LDAP
8 1 (0.53%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.51%) MySQL
2 25 (13.37%) CouchDB
3 19 (10.16%) Relational Database
4 15 (8.02%) SQL Server
5 14 (7.49%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (6.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (4.81%) RDBMS
8 7 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (3.21%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.67%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.60%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.60%) JasperReports
11 3 (1.60%) Ingres
11 3 (1.60%) Big Data
12 1 (0.53%) TKPROF
12 1 (0.53%) OLTP
12 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (13.37%) Subversion
2 22 (11.76%) ClearCase
2 22 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 21 (11.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 18 (9.63%) Maven
5 14 (7.49%) Ant
5 14 (7.49%) Apache Ivy
6 13 (6.95%) Rational DOORS
7 11 (5.88%) Eclipse
8 9 (4.81%) PHPUnit
9 6 (3.21%) Jenkins
9 6 (3.21%) JUnit
10 5 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.67%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (2.14%) Gerrit
11 4 (2.14%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.60%) Selenium
13 2 (1.07%) Mercurial
13 2 (1.07%) JIRA
13 2 (1.07%) Valgrind
General
1 7 (3.74%) Finance
2 6 (3.21%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.67%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.60%) Banking
4 3 (1.60%) Retail
5 2 (1.07%) Military
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 143 (76.47%) Developer
2 29 (15.51%) Java Developer
3 24 (12.83%) PHP Developer
4 23 (12.30%) C++ Developer
5 20 (10.70%) Architect
6 19 (10.16%) Software Engineer
7 16 (8.56%) Python Developer
8 13 (6.95%) Scala Developer
8 13 (6.95%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (6.42%) Java Architect
10 10 (5.35%) Web Developer
10 10 (5.35%) C# Developer
11 8 (4.28%) SharePoint Developer
12 7 (3.74%) Linux Administrator
12 7 (3.74%) .NET Developer
12 7 (3.74%) Software Developer
13 6 (3.21%) Analyst
13 6 (3.21%) Senior Developer
13 6 (3.21%) Administrator
13 6 (3.21%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (22.46%) HTML
2 40 (21.39%) Web Services
3 39 (20.86%) CSS
4 25 (13.37%) SVG
4 25 (13.37%) Batik
4 25 (13.37%) jQuery
4 25 (13.37%) Akka
4 25 (13.37%) Play Framework
5 21 (11.23%) .NET
6 12 (6.42%) XML
7 11 (5.88%) Hibernate
8 10 (5.35%) Spring
8 10 (5.35%) J2EE
8 10 (5.35%) ASP.NET
9 9 (4.81%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.81%) Laravel
10 8 (4.28%) CSS3
10 8 (4.28%) LAMP
11 7 (3.74%) JMS
11 7 (3.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.09%) Open Source
3 9 (4.81%) Clustering
4 7 (3.74%) User Experience
5 6 (3.21%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.67%) GIS
7 4 (2.14%) W3C
8 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.60%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.60%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.07%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.07%) Firmware
9 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.53%) DTV
10 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.53%) Replication
10 1 (0.53%) iPhone
10 1 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 47 (25.13%) Linux
2 23 (12.30%) UNIX
3 22 (11.76%) Windows
4 5 (2.67%) Solaris
4 5 (2.67%) VMS
5 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.07%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.07%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (21.39%) Web Development
3 35 (18.72%) TDD
3 35 (18.72%) Software Engineering
4 33 (17.65%) OOP
5 31 (16.58%) UML
6 26 (13.90%) MVC
6 26 (13.90%) BDD
7 25 (13.37%) Process Management
7 25 (13.37%) Scrum
8 22 (11.76%) Release Management
9 19 (10.16%) Configuration Management
10 18 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (8.56%) Problem Management
12 15 (8.02%) Change Control
13 13 (6.95%) DevOps
13 13 (6.95%) OOD
14 12 (6.42%) Requirements Analysis
14 12 (6.42%) Unit Testing
15 10 (5.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 92 (49.20%) Java
2 47 (25.13%) JavaScript
3 46 (24.60%) PHP
4 42 (22.46%) Python
5 38 (20.32%) C++
6 37 (19.79%) Perl
7 36 (19.25%) SQL
8 30 (16.04%) C#
9 29 (15.51%) Bash Shell
10 26 (13.90%) Scala
11 15 (8.02%) PHP5
12 10 (5.35%) C
13 9 (4.81%) Lua
14 7 (3.74%) PowerShell
14 7 (3.74%) PL/SQL
15 6 (3.21%) Ruby
15 6 (3.21%) Delphi
15 6 (3.21%) VB.NET
15 6 (3.21%) MATLAB
16 5 (2.67%) Korn
Qualifications
1 49 (26.20%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.44%) DV Cleared
3 20 (10.70%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.81%) Degree
5 5 (2.67%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.07%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.81%) QA
2 6 (3.21%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.67%) NFS
1 5 (2.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (2.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.60%) Puppet
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.53%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 14 (7.49%) Oracle
1 14 (7.49%) Zend
2 6 (3.21%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.21%) Intel
3 5 (2.67%) Sun
3 5 (2.67%) VMware
4 4 (2.14%) JBoss
5 2 (1.07%) SAP
5 2 (1.07%) QNX
5 2 (1.07%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.07%) Coverity
6 1 (0.53%) Twitter
6 1 (0.53%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.53%) IBM
6 1 (0.53%) HP
6 1 (0.53%) Software AG
6 1 (0.53%) JD Edwards
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