The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for OO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OO over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Object-Oriented (OO)
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 39 33
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs citing OO 7 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.77% 0.62% 4.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 0.79% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Median daily rate £388 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +53.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £62.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £41.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.80% +3.43%  

OO 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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 213 254 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.19% 78.40% 77.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 174 120
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +81.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for OO in Kent

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OO in Kent

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO in Kent over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OO in Kent

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OO in Kent

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Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 2 £300 - 1
Rochester - 1 - -
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South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OO 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 Kent region with a requirement for OO.

1 6 (66.67%) JSON
2 5 (55.56%) RESTful
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Advertising
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Core
4 3 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 3 (33.33%) Android
4 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) HTTP
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) PHP
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) JUnit
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) UML

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DBAmp
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) JUnit
4 1 (11.11%) jMock
4 1 (11.11%) Maven
4 1 (11.11%) Mockito
4 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 4 (44.44%) Advertising
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Tester
3 3 (33.33%) Software Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile Tester
4 2 (22.22%) PHP Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Developer in Test
5 1 (11.11%) J2EE Applications Developer
5 1 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Java Applications Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Salesforce Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Salesforce Technical Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) JSON
2 5 (55.56%) RESTful
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Core
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
5 2 (22.22%) jQuery
5 2 (22.22%) Laravel
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) React
5 2 (22.22%) Spring
5 2 (22.22%) Symfony
6 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
6 1 (11.11%) J2EE
6 1 (11.11%) JPA
6 1 (11.11%) JSP
6 1 (11.11%) REST
6 1 (11.11%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (22.22%) User Experience
3 1 (11.11%) Fintech
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Android
1 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) OO PHP
4 2 (22.22%) Prototyping
4 2 (22.22%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) SDET
4 2 (22.22%) UML
5 1 (11.11%) API Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Xamarin
1 2 (22.22%) Zend
2 1 (11.11%) JD Edwards
2 1 (11.11%) Jitterbit
2 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com