The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 47 32 52
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Contract jobs citing OO 23 26 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.18% 4.34% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.46% 6.12% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 1
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£375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.81 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.20% -7.50%
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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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
516 425 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 71.27% 70.95% 67.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 286 240
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 6
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £10.63 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £21.60 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

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Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

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Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

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Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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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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
South Wales -6 19 £375 +25.00% 6
West Wales -7 2 £525 -25.79%
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 56 (69.14%) Java
2 50 (61.73%) TDD
3 49 (60.49%) Web Services
3 49 (60.49%) Scala
4 38 (46.91%) BDD
5 33 (40.74%) Akka
5 33 (40.74%) Play Framework
6 32 (39.51%) Web Development
7 31 (38.27%) Batik
7 31 (38.27%) Process Management
7 31 (38.27%) SVG
7 31 (38.27%) CouchDB
7 31 (38.27%) Amazon AWS
7 31 (38.27%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (25.93%) .NET
10 18 (22.22%) jQuery
11 17 (20.99%) SQL
12 16 (19.75%) Microsoft
12 16 (19.75%) MongoDB
13 15 (18.52%) J2EE
14 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
14 14 (17.28%) UML
14 14 (17.28%) Finance
15 13 (16.05%) Pair Programming
15 13 (16.05%) Software Engineering
15 13 (16.05%) CSS
15 13 (16.05%) RESTful
16 12 (14.81%) Mojolicious
16 12 (14.81%) XML

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 7 (8.64%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (6.17%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.94%) Confluence
3 4 (4.94%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.94%) FileNet
4 3 (3.70%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.70%) Apache
5 2 (2.47%) IIS
6 1 (1.23%) CMS
6 1 (1.23%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.23%) Node.js
6 1 (1.23%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 10 (12.35%) MS Project
1 10 (12.35%) MS Office
2 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
3 7 (8.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 31 (38.27%) Amazon AWS
1 31 (38.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (1.23%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (38.27%) CouchDB
2 16 (19.75%) MongoDB
3 12 (14.81%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.17%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.23%) DB2
7 1 (1.23%) MySQL
7 1 (1.23%) MS Access
7 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) TestDirector
2 8 (9.88%) Maven
3 7 (8.64%) Hudson
3 7 (8.64%) Jenkins
4 6 (7.41%) JIRA
4 6 (7.41%) Subversion
5 5 (6.17%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.94%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.94%) Ant
7 3 (3.70%) Sinon.JS
7 3 (3.70%) QUnit
7 3 (3.70%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.47%) Trac
8 2 (2.47%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (1.23%) JUnit
9 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.23%) Grunt
9 1 (1.23%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (1.23%) PhantomJS
9 1 (1.23%) Concordion
General
1 14 (17.28%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Legal
3 2 (2.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (67.90%) Developer
2 21 (25.93%) Scala Developer
3 19 (23.46%) Java Developer
4 14 (17.28%) Architect
5 13 (16.05%) Java Architect
6 12 (14.81%) Perl Developer
7 10 (12.35%) Analyst
8 9 (11.11%) .NET Developer
8 9 (11.11%) Junior Java Developer
8 9 (11.11%) Junior Developer
8 9 (11.11%) Junior .NET Developer
8 9 (11.11%) Junior
9 7 (8.64%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
11 3 (3.70%) Applications Support
11 3 (3.70%) Web Developer
11 3 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
11 3 (3.70%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (60.49%) Web Services
2 33 (40.74%) Akka
2 33 (40.74%) Play Framework
3 31 (38.27%) Batik
3 31 (38.27%) SVG
4 21 (25.93%) .NET
5 18 (22.22%) jQuery
6 15 (18.52%) J2EE
7 13 (16.05%) CSS
7 13 (16.05%) RESTful
8 12 (14.81%) Mojolicious
8 12 (14.81%) XML
9 11 (13.58%) HTML
10 9 (11.11%) Spring
10 9 (11.11%) Hibernate
10 9 (11.11%) OAuth
11 7 (8.64%) SOAP
11 7 (8.64%) HTML5
12 6 (7.41%) CSS3
13 4 (4.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) AS400
2 7 (8.64%) Open Source
3 2 (2.47%) W3C
3 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.23%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.64%) UNIX
2 4 (4.94%) Linux
3 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.47%) Android
3 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.47%) Solaris
3 2 (2.47%) Windows
3 2 (2.47%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.23%) AIX
4 1 (1.23%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (61.73%) TDD
2 38 (46.91%) BDD
3 32 (39.51%) Web Development
4 31 (38.27%) Process Management
5 23 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (17.28%) UML
7 13 (16.05%) Pair Programming
7 13 (16.05%) Software Engineering
8 10 (12.35%) Project Management
8 10 (12.35%) SOA
8 10 (12.35%) Scrum
8 10 (12.35%) MVC
9 9 (11.11%) OOP
10 7 (8.64%) Content Management
11 6 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.41%) Business Analysis
12 5 (6.17%) OOD
13 4 (4.94%) Release Management
13 4 (4.94%) DevOps
13 4 (4.94%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 56 (69.14%) Java
2 49 (60.49%) Scala
3 17 (20.99%) SQL
4 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
5 12 (14.81%) Perl
6 8 (9.88%) PHP
7 5 (6.17%) Ruby
8 4 (4.94%) Python
9 3 (3.70%) C++
10 2 (2.47%) PHP5
10 2 (2.47%) PHP4
10 2 (2.47%) C#
11 1 (1.23%) COBOL
11 1 (1.23%) RPG
11 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (12.35%) Degree
2 6 (7.41%) CCA
3 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) ISEB
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.23%) SLA
Vendors
1 16 (19.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.17%) IBM
3 4 (4.94%) Twitter
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle
4 1 (1.23%) Zend