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 4 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 132 121 102
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -19
Contract jobs citing OOP 14 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 0.72% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.98% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 7
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£425 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +46.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £34.93 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-49.89% -8.69%
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
2478 2250 1541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.66% 73.92% 71.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1662 1500 993
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 102 68
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +93.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.82 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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 -1 9 £425 +17.24% 7
Wiltshire +2 3 £375 +25.00% 3
Devon - 2 £313 - 4
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 22 (81.48%) OO
2 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (51.85%) TDD
4 13 (48.15%) CSS
4 13 (48.15%) HTML
4 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
4 13 (48.15%) BDD
5 12 (44.44%) Unit Testing
5 12 (44.44%) Java
5 12 (44.44%) .NET
6 11 (40.74%) Web Services
6 11 (40.74%) Windows
6 11 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (37.04%) User Experience
7 10 (37.04%) jQuery
8 9 (33.33%) Scrum
8 9 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
8 9 (33.33%) Internet
8 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
8 9 (33.33%) OOD
8 9 (33.33%) Windows Phone
8 9 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
8 9 (33.33%) Android Development
8 9 (33.33%) Android
8 9 (33.33%) Kanban
8 9 (33.33%) Windows Phone 7
8 9 (33.33%) Apple iOS
9 8 (29.63%) HTML5
10 6 (22.22%) CSS3
10 6 (22.22%) SDLC

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 5 (18.52%) Drupal
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQLite
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Robotium
1 5 (18.52%) Mechanoid
1 5 (18.52%) Robolectric
2 3 (11.11%) Grunt
3 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) MSTest
3 1 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (3.70%) Electronics
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (92.59%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Android Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Android Developer
4 4 (14.81%) iOS Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior iOS Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Drupal Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 2 (7.41%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) C Developer
7 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Development Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Firmware Developer
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) HTML
1 13 (48.15%) CSS
2 12 (44.44%) .NET
3 11 (40.74%) Web Services
4 10 (37.04%) jQuery
5 8 (29.63%) HTML5
6 6 (22.22%) CSS3
7 5 (18.52%) ActionBarSherlock
7 5 (18.52%) J2EE
8 3 (11.11%) Sass
8 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
9 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
9 2 (7.41%) RESTful
9 2 (7.41%) XML
10 1 (3.70%) XSLT
10 1 (3.70%) Middleware
10 1 (3.70%) WinForms
10 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
10 1 (3.70%) JSON
10 1 (3.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) User Experience
2 9 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
3 4 (14.81%) iPhone
3 4 (14.81%) iPad
4 2 (7.41%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Android
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Phone 7
2 9 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Phone
3 6 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) OO
2 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (51.85%) TDD
4 13 (48.15%) BDD
5 12 (44.44%) Unit Testing
6 11 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (33.33%) Kanban
7 9 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
7 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 9 (33.33%) OOD
7 9 (33.33%) Scrum
7 9 (33.33%) Android Development
8 6 (22.22%) SDLC
9 5 (18.52%) Content Management
9 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
10 4 (14.81%) iOS Development
11 3 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
12 2 (7.41%) Agile Project Management
12 2 (7.41%) Software Delivery
12 2 (7.41%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
2 12 (44.44%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) C++
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 5 (18.52%) C
5 4 (14.81%) Objective-C
6 3 (11.11%) C#
6 3 (11.11%) PHP
7 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.70%) Python
8 1 (3.70%) XAML
8 1 (3.70%) Perl
8 1 (3.70%) Delphi
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Google
2 1 (3.70%) DevExpress
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Borland