The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO 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 (OO)
Rank 42 32 37
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing OO 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.80% 0.92% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.35% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£313 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.31 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-1.90% -10.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
292 223 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 77.66% 68.62% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 165 121
Average daily rate £355 £413 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.93% +16.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 34
Average hourly rate £29.25 £11.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.93% -63.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) TDD
2 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (50.00%) MVC
3 6 (50.00%) HTML
3 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 6 (50.00%) OOP
4 5 (41.67%) PHP
4 5 (41.67%) PHP5
4 5 (41.67%) jQuery
5 4 (33.33%) Zend
5 4 (33.33%) Zend Framework
5 4 (33.33%) PHPUnit
5 4 (33.33%) Scrum
5 4 (33.33%) Web Development
5 4 (33.33%) MySQL
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (16.67%) UML
7 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) C#
7 2 (16.67%) SOAP
7 2 (16.67%) OOD
7 2 (16.67%) SOA
7 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
7 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Robotium

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) PHPUnit
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Robotium
3 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (8.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (8.33%) Calabash
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) NUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Web Developer
3 4 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 4 (33.33%) PHP Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (8.33%) ActionScript Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
2 5 (41.67%) jQuery
3 4 (33.33%) Zend Framework
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) SOAP
5 1 (8.33%) CakePHP
5 1 (8.33%) GWT
5 1 (8.33%) YUI
5 1 (8.33%) Sass
5 1 (8.33%) Semantic HTML
5 1 (8.33%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (8.33%) HTML5
5 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (8.33%) REST
5 1 (8.33%) CSS3
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (8.33%) WSDL
5 1 (8.33%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) TDD
2 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (50.00%) MVC
3 6 (50.00%) OOP
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Web Development
5 2 (16.67%) UML
5 2 (16.67%) OOD
5 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
6 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (8.33%) Graceful Degradation
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) PHP
1 5 (41.67%) PHP5
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (8.33%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) ActionScript
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Zend
2 1 (8.33%) Facebook
2 1 (8.33%) Appcelerator
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft