The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for OOP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOP over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 30 35 33
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2  
Contract jobs citing OOP 9 26 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.65% 6.15% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 7.14% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 3
Median daily rate £406 £400 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +34.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £460 £312
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.22% -3.12%  

OOP is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 293 364 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.43% 86.05% 77.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 263 156
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 10
Median hourly rate £26.00 £13.00 £17.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -27.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing OOP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for OOP in Cardiff

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OOP in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in Cardiff

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for OOP.

1 16 (94.12%) SQL
2 12 (70.59%) jQuery
3 10 (58.82%) MySQL
3 10 (58.82%) PHP
3 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (52.94%) Web Development
4 9 (52.94%) Zend
4 9 (52.94%) Zend Framework
5 8 (47.06%) MVC
6 7 (41.18%) LAMP
6 7 (41.18%) Scrum
6 7 (41.18%) NUnit
6 7 (41.18%) Business Analysis
6 7 (41.18%) Apache
6 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
6 7 (41.18%) RDBMS
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
6 7 (41.18%) CSS
6 7 (41.18%) .NET
6 7 (41.18%) HTML
6 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
6 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
6 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
6 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (41.18%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (41.18%) MSTest
6 7 (41.18%) HTML5
6 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (41.18%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) MySQL
2 7 (41.18%) RDBMS
2 7 (41.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
1 7 (41.18%) MSBuild
1 7 (41.18%) MSTest
1 7 (41.18%) NUnit
1 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) PHP Developer
3 7 (41.18%) PHP Zend Developer
4 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
4 5 (29.41%) PHP Web Developer
4 5 (29.41%) Web Developer
5 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
6 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
6 3 (17.65%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (11.76%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (5.88%) MySQL Developer
8 1 (5.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Software Developer
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) jQuery
2 9 (52.94%) Zend Framework
3 7 (41.18%) .NET
3 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
3 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (41.18%) CSS
3 7 (41.18%) Entity Framework
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) HTML5
3 7 (41.18%) LAMP
3 7 (41.18%) Unity DI Container
4 6 (35.29%) Ajax
4 6 (35.29%) CSS3
4 6 (35.29%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Web Development
3 8 (47.06%) MVC
4 7 (41.18%) Business Analysis
4 7 (41.18%) Coaching
4 7 (41.18%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
4 7 (41.18%) Scrum
4 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Front End Development
5 6 (35.29%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (35.29%) Web Design
6 4 (23.53%) Data Flow Diagram
6 4 (23.53%) Use Case
7 3 (17.65%) DevOps
7 3 (17.65%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) PHP
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Zend
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft