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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 134 131 81
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -50
Contract jobs citing OOP 10 18 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.56% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.74% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 30
Average daily rate £345 £240 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £201 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £425 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Average hourly rate - £36.40 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.19% +4.00%
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
2415 2429 1925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 81.07% 75.34% 74.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1599 1213
Average daily rate £380 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 108 97
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Devon +3 4 £450 - 2
Bristol -1 2 £340 -20.00% 4
Dorset -2 1 £350 +45.83% 2
Somerset -2 1 £733 +244.94% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £300 - 2
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 28 (82.35%) OO
2 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (58.82%) JavaScript
4 14 (41.18%) TDD
5 13 (38.24%) C#
5 13 (38.24%) Web Services
5 13 (38.24%) BDD
6 12 (35.29%) CSS
6 12 (35.29%) HTML
6 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
7 11 (32.35%) Scrum
7 11 (32.35%) Software Engineering
7 11 (32.35%) RESTful
8 10 (29.41%) WCF
8 10 (29.41%) Ruby
8 10 (29.41%) MVC
8 10 (29.41%) .NET
9 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
9 9 (26.47%) MSMQ
9 9 (26.47%) Automated Testing
9 9 (26.47%) NUnit
9 9 (26.47%) jQuery
9 9 (26.47%) Cucumber
9 9 (26.47%) SpecFlow
10 8 (23.53%) Gherkin
10 8 (23.53%) Rhino Mocks
10 8 (23.53%) Moq
10 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 8 (23.53%) Payment Gateway

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (8.82%) Apache
2 2 (5.88%) SAS
3 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.94%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) Jetty
3 1 (2.94%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) Internet
2 2 (5.88%) HTTP
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) FTP
3 1 (2.94%) IPsec
3 1 (2.94%) SSL
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (8.82%) MySQL
4 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Cucumber
1 9 (26.47%) NUnit
1 9 (26.47%) SpecFlow
2 8 (23.53%) Moq
2 8 (23.53%) Rhino Mocks
3 5 (14.71%) Grunt
4 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.88%) JIRA
5 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.94%) Appium
6 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.94%) Selenium
6 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Developer
2 11 (32.35%) Software Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) AWS Software Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) C# Software Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) HTML CSS Developer
4 6 (17.65%) HTML Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (11.76%) Senior Developer
7 3 (8.82%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Delphi Software Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Lead Tester
7 3 (8.82%) PHP Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) Web Services
2 12 (35.29%) CSS
2 12 (35.29%) HTML
3 11 (32.35%) RESTful
4 10 (29.41%) .NET
4 10 (29.41%) WCF
5 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
5 9 (26.47%) jQuery
5 9 (26.47%) MSMQ
6 8 (23.53%) .NET Framework
6 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 8 (23.53%) Gherkin
7 7 (20.59%) Entity Framework
7 7 (20.59%) HTML5
8 6 (17.65%) CSS3
8 6 (17.65%) NHibernate
9 5 (14.71%) Sass
10 4 (11.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) OO
2 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (41.18%) TDD
4 13 (38.24%) BDD
5 11 (32.35%) Scrum
5 11 (32.35%) Software Engineering
6 10 (29.41%) MVC
7 9 (26.47%) Automated Testing
8 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
8 8 (23.53%) Kanban
9 5 (14.71%) Front End Development
9 5 (14.71%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (11.76%) DevOps
11 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
11 3 (8.82%) Open Source
11 3 (8.82%) UML
11 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
11 3 (8.82%) Web Testing
12 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) JavaScript
2 13 (38.24%) C#
3 10 (29.41%) Ruby
4 8 (23.53%) Java
5 7 (20.59%) SQL
6 5 (14.71%) C++
6 5 (14.71%) PHP
7 4 (11.76%) Delphi
8 3 (8.82%) C
8 3 (8.82%) Python
9 2 (5.88%) MATLAB
9 2 (5.88%) Objective-C
9 2 (5.88%) R
10 1 (2.94%) Perl
10 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.94%) XPath
10 1 (2.94%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Borland
3 2 (5.88%) Apple
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
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