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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 21 46 32
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -14
Contract jobs citing OO 24 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 6.17% 0.80% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.55% 1.01% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 1
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£348 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.81 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.75% -4.50%
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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
318 297 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 81.75% 78.99% 68.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 219 158
Average daily rate £350 £365 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +142.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.67 £24.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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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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Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

OO Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 September 2015, 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 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (72.41%) TDD
3 20 (68.97%) Scrum
3 20 (68.97%) PHP
4 18 (62.07%) BDD
5 16 (55.17%) Web Development
6 15 (51.72%) Linux
6 15 (51.72%) Internet
7 14 (48.28%) SQL
7 14 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (48.28%) Git (software)
7 14 (48.28%) Jenkins
8 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
8 12 (41.38%) Apache
8 12 (41.38%) Subversion
9 11 (37.93%) Web Services
9 11 (37.93%) HTML
9 11 (37.93%) RESTful
10 10 (34.48%) PHPUnit
10 10 (34.48%) Change Control
10 10 (34.48%) Unit Testing
10 10 (34.48%) XML
10 10 (34.48%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (31.03%) REST
12 8 (27.59%) SOAP
13 7 (24.14%) Java
13 7 (24.14%) CSS
13 7 (24.14%) OO PHP
14 6 (20.69%) JSON
14 6 (20.69%) PHP5

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 12 (41.38%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) Drupal
3 2 (6.90%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.45%) LTE
2 1 (3.45%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (17.24%) MySQL
3 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
4 2 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) Git (software)
1 14 (48.28%) Jenkins
2 12 (41.38%) Subversion
3 10 (34.48%) PHPUnit
4 5 (17.24%) Mockito
4 5 (17.24%) JUnit
5 4 (13.79%) Selenium
5 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.45%) Maven
6 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (82.76%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) PHP Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Magento Developer
4 3 (10.34%) OO PHP Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Siebel Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) SOA Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) HTML
1 11 (37.93%) Web Services
1 11 (37.93%) RESTful
2 10 (34.48%) XML
3 9 (31.03%) REST
4 8 (27.59%) SOAP
5 7 (24.14%) CSS
6 6 (20.69%) JSON
7 5 (17.24%) Spring
8 4 (13.79%) LAMP
8 4 (13.79%) .NET
8 4 (13.79%) HTML5
9 3 (10.34%) OAuth2
9 3 (10.34%) OpenID
9 3 (10.34%) jQuery
9 3 (10.34%) WSDL
9 3 (10.34%) SAML
9 3 (10.34%) Hibernate
9 3 (10.34%) Ajax
10 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) UNIX
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (72.41%) TDD
3 20 (68.97%) Scrum
4 18 (62.07%) BDD
5 16 (55.17%) Web Development
6 14 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (34.48%) Unit Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Change Control
8 7 (24.14%) OO PHP
9 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
9 4 (13.79%) SOA
9 4 (13.79%) OOP
9 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
10 3 (10.34%) MVC
10 3 (10.34%) SDLC
10 3 (10.34%) Open Source
11 2 (6.90%) Technical Analysis
11 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
11 2 (6.90%) B2B
11 2 (6.90%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) PHP
2 14 (48.28%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
4 7 (24.14%) Java
5 6 (20.69%) PHP5
6 3 (10.34%) Perl
7 2 (6.90%) C
7 2 (6.90%) C#
7 2 (6.90%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) WSO2
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) Siebel
3 1 (3.45%) Apigee