The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 27 April 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 70 51
Rank change year-on-year +20 -19  
Contract jobs citing OO 66 81 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.46% 2.73% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.15% 3.25% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 47 50
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £344 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £38.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £38.25
% change year-on-year +2.36% +10.45%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1592 2491 2428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.39% 84.07% 80.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 952 1401 1317
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 64
Median hourly rate £18.00 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £13.73 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OO in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OO in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OO in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Glasgow +2 43 £405 +5.88% 11
Edinburgh +4 16 £381 -25.60% 17
Aberdeen - 2 £381 -
Dundee - 2 - - 1
Fife -1 1 £300 -
Stirling - 1 £325 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Scotland region with a requirement for OO.

1 70 (62.50%) Java
2 50 (44.64%) SQL
3 45 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (36.61%) C#
5 35 (31.25%) Relational Database
6 34 (30.36%) Finance
7 31 (27.68%) Unix
7 31 (27.68%) OOA/OOD
8 27 (24.11%) XML
9 25 (22.32%) JSON
10 24 (21.43%) HTML
10 24 (21.43%) OOD
11 22 (19.64%) Scrum
12 21 (18.75%) Git (software)
12 21 (18.75%) Jenkins
13 20 (17.86%) Web Services
14 19 (16.96%) JavaScript
14 19 (16.96%) .NET
14 19 (16.96%) TDD
14 19 (16.96%) Spring
14 19 (16.96%) Maven
14 19 (16.96%) Software Engineering
14 19 (16.96%) Apple iOS
15 18 (16.07%) HTML5
15 18 (16.07%) DB2
16 17 (15.18%) SOAP
16 17 (15.18%) OOP
17 16 (14.29%) Sybase
17 16 (14.29%) Low Latency
18 15 (13.39%) iOS Development

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (6.25%) JBoss
2 5 (4.46%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.68%) Confluence
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.68%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.89%) EPiServer
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (6.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.79%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.79%) Pega PRPC
3 1 (0.89%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.25%) GitHub
2 6 (5.36%) iTunes
3 3 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) HTTP
1 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 18 (16.07%) DB2
3 8 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.46%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.57%) KDB
5 4 (3.57%) Kdb+
6 3 (2.68%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.79%) MySQL
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.89%) MS Access
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (18.75%) Git (software)
1 21 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 19 (16.96%) Maven
3 12 (10.71%) Gradle
4 11 (9.82%) Ant
5 10 (8.93%) Hudson
6 8 (7.14%) Subversion
7 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Blend
7 7 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.46%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.57%) Bitbucket
10 4 (3.57%) JIRA
10 4 (3.57%) Selenium
10 4 (3.57%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.68%) Cucumber
11 3 (2.68%) JUnit
11 3 (2.68%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.68%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.79%) Concordion
General
1 34 (30.36%) Finance
2 12 (10.71%) Banking
3 4 (3.57%) Games
4 2 (1.79%) Law
5 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.89%) Legal
5 1 (0.89%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (74.11%) Developer
2 40 (35.71%) Java Developer
3 12 (10.71%) Software Engineer
4 11 (9.82%) iOS Developer
5 8 (7.14%) Architect
5 8 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 7 (6.25%) Java Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) WPF Developer
7 6 (5.36%) Java Software Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Applications Developer
8 5 (4.46%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) J2EE Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.68%) Systems Architect
10 3 (2.68%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (24.11%) XML
2 25 (22.32%) JSON
3 24 (21.43%) HTML
4 20 (17.86%) Web Services
5 19 (16.96%) .NET
5 19 (16.96%) Spring
6 18 (16.07%) HTML5
7 17 (15.18%) SOAP
8 12 (10.71%) Hibernate
9 11 (9.82%) Cocoa
9 11 (9.82%) Flash
10 10 (8.93%) AngularJS
10 10 (8.93%) Cocoa Touch
10 10 (8.93%) Entity Framework
11 9 (8.04%) Core Data
11 9 (8.04%) CSS
11 9 (8.04%) J2EE
11 9 (8.04%) jQuery
11 9 (8.04%) Protocol Buffers
11 9 (8.04%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) iPad
1 12 (10.71%) iPhone
2 10 (8.93%) User Experience
3 8 (7.14%) Algorithms
4 7 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.36%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.57%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.68%) Animation
8 3 (2.68%) Derivative
8 3 (2.68%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (1.79%) Apple TV
9 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.79%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.79%) W3C
10 1 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.89%) Fintech
10 1 (0.89%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.68%) Unix
2 19 (16.96%) Apple iOS
3 13 (11.61%) Linux
4 10 (8.93%) Android
5 5 (4.46%) Windows
6 2 (1.79%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.89%) Debian
7 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (27.68%) OOA/OOD
3 24 (21.43%) OOD
4 22 (19.64%) Scrum
5 19 (16.96%) Software Engineering
5 19 (16.96%) TDD
6 17 (15.18%) OOP
7 16 (14.29%) Low Latency
8 15 (13.39%) iOS Development
9 13 (11.61%) DevOps
9 13 (11.61%) MVC
10 12 (10.71%) UML
11 10 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (8.04%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (8.04%) Front End Development
12 9 (8.04%) Mentoring
12 9 (8.04%) SDLC
13 8 (7.14%) Data Protection
13 8 (7.14%) Mathematics
14 7 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 70 (62.50%) Java
2 50 (44.64%) SQL
3 41 (36.61%) C#
4 19 (16.96%) JavaScript
5 14 (12.50%) Objective-C
6 13 (11.61%) Apple Swift
6 13 (11.61%) Perl
6 13 (11.61%) Python
7 11 (9.82%) Shell Script
8 10 (8.93%) C++
9 7 (6.25%) XAML
10 5 (4.46%) VB
11 4 (3.57%) ActionScript
11 4 (3.57%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.57%) Ruby
12 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.79%) C
13 2 (1.79%) ES6
13 2 (1.79%) PHP
14 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (1.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) MiFID
2 6 (5.36%) Dodd-Frank
2 6 (5.36%) EMIR
3 2 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (8.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (14.29%) Sybase
2 15 (13.39%) Oracle
3 12 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.93%) Perforce
5 7 (6.25%) Adobe
6 6 (5.36%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.57%) Apple
7 4 (3.57%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.68%) Pega
9 2 (1.79%) OpenText
9 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.89%) hybris
10 1 (0.89%) SAP
10 1 (0.89%) Telerik
10 1 (0.89%) Twitter
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