The table below looks at the statistics for OOP 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 OOP over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 70 67 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing OOP 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.45% 0.54% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.70% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
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£275 £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £34.85 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+43.47% -8.88%
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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
680 575 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 77.19% 77.08% 72.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 391 256
Average daily rate £356 £390 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.71% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 14
Average hourly rate £15.75 £23.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.68% +53.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.65 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £52.50 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

OOP
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

OOP Daily Rate Trend in Wales

OOP
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

OOP Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

OOP
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 OOP within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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 0 3 £275 - 5
West Wales - 1 £300 -
OOP
UK

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (71.43%) C#
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
1 10 (71.43%) Unit Testing
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Oracle
3 7 (50.00%) LINQ
3 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (50.00%) WCF
3 7 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (42.86%) Relational Database
4 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 6 (42.86%) MVC
4 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 6 (42.86%) RDBMS
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (35.71%) WinForms
6 4 (28.57%) NHS
7 3 (21.43%) Migration
7 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
7 3 (21.43%) CSS
7 3 (21.43%) PHP

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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.

Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 6 (42.86%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 3 (21.43%) MSBuild
3 1 (7.14%) Moq
3 1 (7.14%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 6 (42.86%) Software Developer
4 4 (28.57%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (21.43%) PHP Developer
6 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (7.14%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (50.00%) WCF
2 7 (50.00%) LINQ
2 7 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 5 (35.71%) WinForms
4 3 (21.43%) Ajax
4 3 (21.43%) jQuery
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (21.43%) Laravel
4 3 (21.43%) Sass
4 3 (21.43%) Doctrine
4 3 (21.43%) WPF
4 3 (21.43%) Symfony
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (71.43%) Unit Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
2 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 6 (42.86%) MVC
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) UML
3 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 3 (21.43%) OOD
3 3 (21.43%) MVVM
4 2 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (21.43%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Zend