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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 123 112 101
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing OOP 10 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 1.03% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 1.35% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 8
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£375 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £284 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
Average hourly rate £38.25 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.03% +5.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.88 £33.84 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+26.69% +4.93%
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
2219 2303 1453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.39% 76.87% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1513 903
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 120 69
Average hourly rate £36.45 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £14.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 22 May 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 6 £375 +15.38% 5
Somerset +10 2 £325 +13.04% 5
Wiltshire +4 2 £425 +30.76% 5
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 21 (77.78%) HTML
2 20 (74.07%) CSS
3 17 (62.96%) JavaScript
4 12 (44.44%) OO
4 12 (44.44%) MVC
5 11 (40.74%) PHP
6 10 (37.04%) jQuery
7 9 (33.33%) Java
8 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (29.63%) SQL
8 8 (29.63%) Unit Testing
8 8 (29.63%) Drupal
9 7 (25.93%) PHP5
9 7 (25.93%) HTML5
9 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
9 7 (25.93%) CMS
10 6 (22.22%) C#
10 6 (22.22%) .NET
10 6 (22.22%) Linux
10 6 (22.22%) Mobile App
10 6 (22.22%) CSS3
11 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
11 5 (18.52%) Web Services
11 5 (18.52%) XML
11 5 (18.52%) J2EE
11 5 (18.52%) Content Management
12 4 (14.81%) TDD
12 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
12 4 (14.81%) UNIX
12 4 (14.81%) Laravel

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (29.63%) Drupal
2 7 (25.93%) CMS
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (7.41%) Umbraco
4 1 (3.70%) Confluence
4 1 (3.70%) Node.js
4 1 (3.70%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Magento
2 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Maven
2 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) MSTest
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Grunt
3 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.70%) Marketing
1 1 (3.70%) Electronics
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Automotive
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (96.30%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Umbraco Developer
5 2 (7.41%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Magento Developer
5 2 (7.41%) PHP Magento Developer
6 1 (3.70%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Firmware Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Android Developer
6 1 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 1 (3.70%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) HTML
2 20 (74.07%) CSS
3 10 (37.04%) jQuery
4 7 (25.93%) HTML5
4 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
5 6 (22.22%) .NET
5 6 (22.22%) CSS3
6 5 (18.52%) Web Services
6 5 (18.52%) XML
6 5 (18.52%) J2EE
7 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
7 4 (14.81%) Laravel
7 4 (14.81%) Symfony
8 3 (11.11%) LAMP
9 2 (7.41%) Ajax
9 2 (7.41%) SOAP
9 2 (7.41%) JSON
9 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
9 2 (7.41%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (7.41%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) Animation
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) UNIX
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) OO
1 12 (44.44%) MVC
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Unit Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Content Management
4 4 (14.81%) TDD
5 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 3 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (7.41%) Scrum
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.41%) Web Design
6 2 (7.41%) UML
6 2 (7.41%) CRM
6 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.41%) BDD
6 2 (7.41%) Web Development
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.41%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.70%) Mobile Development
7 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) JavaScript
2 11 (40.74%) PHP
3 9 (33.33%) Java
4 8 (29.63%) SQL
5 7 (25.93%) PHP5
6 6 (22.22%) C#
7 2 (7.41%) XAML
7 2 (7.41%) C
7 2 (7.41%) C++
8 1 (3.70%) Python
8 1 (3.70%) Embedded C++
8 1 (3.70%) VB
8 1 (3.70%) Perl
8 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.70%) DevExpress