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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 77 59 75
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Contract jobs citing OO 68 77 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.21% 2.68% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 3.56% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 51 13
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£400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £525 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 5
Average hourly rate £39.25 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.40 £20.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.80 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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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
2330 2162 1452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.60% 75.36% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1557 1439 915
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 112 64
Average hourly rate £38.00 £33.84 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% +31.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.87 £16.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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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 7 July 2015.

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

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 7 July 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
Bristol +5 28 £425 -10.52% 26
Somerset +12 17 £344 +14.58% 6
Gloucestershire -15 16 £444 -1.38% 6
Wiltshire -2 3 £325 +8.33% 10
Dorset 0 2 £288 +0.87% 18
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 92 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (49.29%) Java
3 58 (41.43%) JavaScript
4 48 (34.29%) C#
5 47 (33.57%) HTML
6 46 (32.86%) SQL
6 46 (32.86%) Scrum
7 45 (32.14%) CSS
8 43 (30.71%) Security Cleared
9 39 (27.86%) .NET
10 38 (27.14%) OOD
11 36 (25.71%) C++
12 35 (25.00%) Software Engineering
13 33 (23.57%) Python
14 32 (22.86%) TDD
14 32 (22.86%) DV Cleared
15 31 (22.14%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (21.43%) Perl
17 29 (20.71%) Subversion
18 27 (19.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 27 (19.29%) ClearCase
19 25 (17.86%) Web Services
19 25 (17.86%) PHP
20 23 (16.43%) Web Development
21 21 (15.00%) Ruby
21 21 (15.00%) J2EE
21 21 (15.00%) ASP.NET
22 20 (14.29%) UML
22 20 (14.29%) MVC
22 20 (14.29%) Release Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 18 (12.86%) Tomcat
2 17 (12.14%) Apache
3 15 (10.71%) Node.js
4 7 (5.00%) Drupal
5 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.43%) WordPress
6 2 (1.43%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.71%) IIS
7 1 (0.71%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.71%) CICS
7 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.71%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Magento
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.14%) SaaS
3 1 (0.71%) GitHub
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.86%) SDH
2 11 (7.86%) Wireshark
3 10 (7.14%) 3G
3 10 (7.14%) 2G
3 10 (7.14%) 2.5G
4 9 (6.43%) 4G
5 5 (3.57%) Internet
6 2 (1.43%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.43%) ASN.1
7 1 (0.71%) Wireless
7 1 (0.71%) Modbus
7 1 (0.71%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.14%) MySQL
3 8 (5.71%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.86%) SQLite
4 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.71%) DB2
6 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (20.71%) Subversion
2 27 (19.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 27 (19.29%) ClearCase
3 16 (11.43%) Ant
3 16 (11.43%) Maven
3 16 (11.43%) Apache Ivy
4 15 (10.71%) Git (software)
5 10 (7.14%) Eclipse
6 9 (6.43%) Visual Studio
7 6 (4.29%) Jasmine
8 5 (3.57%) Grunt
8 5 (3.57%) NUnit
9 4 (2.86%) JUnit
9 4 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.14%) Robotium
10 3 (2.14%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.14%) Mocha
10 3 (2.14%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.14%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (2.14%) Mechanoid
General
1 8 (5.71%) Finance
2 5 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.43%) Electronics
4 2 (1.43%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Automotive
5 1 (0.71%) Military
5 1 (0.71%) Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 100 (71.43%) Developer
2 32 (22.86%) Java Developer
3 30 (21.43%) Software Engineer
4 19 (13.57%) Senior Developer
5 14 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 12 (8.57%) C++ Developer
7 11 (7.86%) .NET Developer
7 11 (7.86%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (5.00%) PHP Developer
8 7 (5.00%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.29%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Senior C# Developer
11 4 (2.86%) Android Developer
11 4 (2.86%) iOS Developer
11 4 (2.86%) Trainee Software Engineer
11 4 (2.86%) Trainee
11 4 (2.86%) Drupal Developer
12 3 (2.14%) Senior iOS Developer
12 3 (2.14%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (33.57%) HTML
2 45 (32.14%) CSS
3 39 (27.86%) .NET
4 25 (17.86%) Web Services
5 21 (15.00%) J2EE
5 21 (15.00%) ASP.NET
6 19 (13.57%) JSP
7 16 (11.43%) jQuery
8 14 (10.00%) .NET Framework
9 13 (9.29%) AngularJS
10 11 (7.86%) STL
11 10 (7.14%) HTML5
12 9 (6.43%) RESTful
12 9 (6.43%) CSS3
12 9 (6.43%) XML
13 8 (5.71%) SOAP
13 8 (5.71%) Entity Framework
14 6 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (4.29%) Sass
14 6 (4.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (3.57%) User Experience
3 5 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.14%) iPhone
4 3 (2.14%) iPad
4 3 (2.14%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.43%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.71%) DTV
6 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.71%) Animation
6 1 (0.71%) Ergonomics
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.86%) UNIX
2 16 (11.43%) Windows
3 12 (8.57%) Linux
4 7 (5.00%) Android
4 7 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.29%) Windows CE
6 5 (3.57%) Windows Phone 7
6 5 (3.57%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.43%) CentOS
8 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.71%) Windows XP Embedded
8 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (32.86%) Scrum
3 38 (27.14%) OOD
4 35 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 32 (22.86%) TDD
6 31 (22.14%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (16.43%) Web Development
8 20 (14.29%) Release Management
8 20 (14.29%) UML
8 20 (14.29%) MVC
9 18 (12.86%) BDD
10 17 (12.14%) Unit Testing
11 16 (11.43%) OOP
11 16 (11.43%) Time Management
12 10 (7.14%) E-Commerce
13 9 (6.43%) Test Scripting
14 8 (5.71%) User Stories
14 8 (5.71%) SDLC
14 8 (5.71%) OOA/OOD
15 6 (4.29%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (49.29%) Java
2 58 (41.43%) JavaScript
3 48 (34.29%) C#
4 46 (32.86%) SQL
5 36 (25.71%) C++
6 33 (23.57%) Python
7 30 (21.43%) Perl
8 25 (17.86%) PHP
9 21 (15.00%) Ruby
10 20 (14.29%) Bash Shell
11 16 (11.43%) Lua
12 10 (7.14%) C
13 7 (5.00%) PL/SQL
14 6 (4.29%) VB.NET
15 5 (3.57%) T-SQL
16 4 (2.86%) Objective-C
17 3 (2.14%) TypeScript
17 3 (2.14%) Embedded C
18 2 (1.43%) Embedded C++
18 2 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (30.71%) Security Cleared
2 32 (22.86%) DV Cleared
3 13 (9.29%) Sun Certification
4 10 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 9 (6.43%) OCPJP
6 2 (1.43%) Degree
7 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) TickIT
1 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (9.29%) Sun
2 9 (6.43%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.71%) Oracle
4 3 (2.14%) Google
5 2 (1.43%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.71%) Apple
6 1 (0.71%) OpenText
6 1 (0.71%) Volantis
6 1 (0.71%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.71%) SAP
6 1 (0.71%) IBM
6 1 (0.71%) Zend
6 1 (0.71%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.71%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.71%) Netbiscuits
6 1 (0.71%) Kony
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