The table below looks at the statistics for OOP 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 OOP over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 114 88 127
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +39
Contract jobs citing OOP 34 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.02% 0.72% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.01% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 2
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£288 £275 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +48.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.50% -53.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+104.37% -37.72%
OOP
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
2416 1589 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.60% 71.06% 69.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1070 1274
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 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 80 148
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.00 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £47.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OOP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

OOP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OOP across the South West region.

OOP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

OOP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOP across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

OOP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

OOP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OOP across the South West region.

OOP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

OOP
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 OOP within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 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
Somerset - 13 £288 - 3
Bristol -4 12 £350 +27.27% 7
Devon - 3 - - 6
Wiltshire -9 2 £300 -40.00%
Gloucestershire -22 1 - -
Dorset - - - - 7
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 32 (55.17%) OO
2 30 (51.72%) CSS
2 30 (51.72%) HTML
3 28 (48.28%) PHP
4 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (41.38%) JavaScript
6 21 (36.21%) MySQL
7 20 (34.48%) Java
7 20 (34.48%) UML
8 19 (32.76%) Software Engineering
9 18 (31.03%) jQuery
10 16 (27.59%) MVC
11 15 (25.86%) OOD
11 15 (25.86%) PHP5
12 14 (24.14%) CSS3
13 13 (22.41%) Scrum
13 13 (22.41%) C#
13 13 (22.41%) .NET
14 12 (20.69%) Configuration Management
14 12 (20.69%) Requirements Analysis
14 12 (20.69%) Change Control
14 12 (20.69%) HTML5
14 12 (20.69%) Rational DOORS
15 11 (18.97%) Web Development
15 11 (18.97%) C++
15 11 (18.97%) Web Services
16 10 (17.24%) SQL
16 10 (17.24%) Zend
16 10 (17.24%) TDD
16 10 (17.24%) RESTful

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing OOP 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 OOP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
1 3 (5.17%) CMS
2 2 (3.45%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (3.45%) Escenic
2 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.45%) MQSeries
2 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.72%) Drupal
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.72%) Magento
1 1 (1.72%) Shopify
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) SSL
2 1 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.21%) MySQL
2 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
3 7 (12.07%) NoSQL
4 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.17%) Hazelcast
7 2 (3.45%) Big Data
7 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
7 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.90%) PHPUnit
4 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.45%) Subversion
5 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.17%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Military
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Law
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Electronics
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (77.59%) Developer
2 22 (37.93%) PHP Developer
3 13 (22.41%) Software Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Web Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Java Developer
5 5 (8.62%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.62%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) C++ Developer
6 4 (6.90%) PHP Web Developer
6 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (6.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Systems Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) UI Developer
7 3 (5.17%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (51.72%) CSS
1 30 (51.72%) HTML
2 18 (31.03%) jQuery
3 14 (24.14%) CSS3
4 13 (22.41%) .NET
5 12 (20.69%) HTML5
6 11 (18.97%) Web Services
7 10 (17.24%) RESTful
8 9 (15.52%) Ajax
9 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
9 6 (10.34%) JSON
10 5 (8.62%) Spring
10 5 (8.62%) Razor View Engine
10 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 4 (6.90%) SOAP
11 4 (6.90%) XML
11 4 (6.90%) LAMP
11 4 (6.90%) Zend Framework
12 3 (5.17%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) GIS
2 4 (6.90%) User Experience
3 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.17%) W3C
4 1 (1.72%) DTV
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (3.45%) UNIX
2 2 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (55.17%) OO
2 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (34.48%) UML
4 19 (32.76%) Software Engineering
5 16 (27.59%) MVC
6 15 (25.86%) OOD
7 13 (22.41%) Scrum
8 12 (20.69%) Configuration Management
8 12 (20.69%) Requirements Analysis
8 12 (20.69%) Change Control
9 11 (18.97%) Web Development
10 10 (17.24%) TDD
11 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
12 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
12 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (5.17%) Requirements Management
12 3 (5.17%) ITIL
13 2 (3.45%) Kanban
13 2 (3.45%) BDD
13 2 (3.45%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 28 (48.28%) PHP
2 24 (41.38%) JavaScript
3 20 (34.48%) Java
4 15 (25.86%) PHP5
5 13 (22.41%) C#
6 11 (18.97%) C++
7 10 (17.24%) SQL
8 7 (12.07%) Bash Shell
9 4 (6.90%) Delphi
10 3 (5.17%) Ada
11 2 (3.45%) Scala
11 2 (3.45%) C
12 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.72%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.72%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Zend
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle
3 2 (3.45%) SAP
3 2 (3.45%) JBoss
4 1 (1.72%) IBM
4 1 (1.72%) Software AG
4 1 (1.72%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.72%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.72%) Sitecore