Period
to 12 December 2017

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 6 months to 12 December 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 67 65
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2 -10
Contract jobs citing OO 116 126 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.32% 3.01% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 3.60% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 77 85
Scotland median daily rate £380 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £235 £269 £263
90th Percentile £475 £533 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 10
Scotland median hourly rate - £43.50 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.73% -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £40.38
% change year-on-year +8.43% +2.77% +7.68%

OO is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4235 3498 4957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.63% 83.66% 82.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2431 2033 2608
Scotland median daily rate £390 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.85% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 83 99
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -10.06% +3.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.56 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.98 £44.35 £47.92
UK median hourly rate £24.99 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.13% +6.67% +15.38%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing OO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 12 December 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 6 months to 12 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -11 59 £380 +8.57% 10
Edinburgh -15 44 £380 -17.84% 4
Dundee -2 8 £238 -16.67% 1
Fife +2 2 - - 1
West Lothian -3 1 - -
Lothian - 1 - -
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UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 81 (69.83%) Java
2 55 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (46.55%) SQL
4 43 (37.07%) Spring
5 37 (31.90%) Hibernate
5 37 (31.90%) JavaScript
6 34 (29.31%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (28.45%) Finance
8 29 (25.00%) Linux
9 28 (24.14%) Data Structures
10 27 (23.28%) Algorithms
10 27 (23.28%) OOD
11 26 (22.41%) C#
11 26 (22.41%) Relational Database
11 26 (22.41%) Git (software)
11 26 (22.41%) Test Automation
12 24 (20.69%) Web Services
12 24 (20.69%) Maven
13 22 (18.97%) Subversion
13 22 (18.97%) Unix
13 22 (18.97%) Mercurial
13 22 (18.97%) NoSQL
14 20 (17.24%) TDD
15 19 (16.38%) C++
16 18 (15.52%) OOA/OOD
16 18 (15.52%) RDBMS
17 17 (14.66%) Oracle
18 16 (13.79%) Perl
18 16 (13.79%) SOLID
19 15 (12.93%) UML

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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 10 (8.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (4.31%) Apache
3 3 (2.59%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.72%) JBoss
4 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.72%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.86%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.86%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (2.59%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) iTunes
2 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.86%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.41%) Relational Database
2 22 (18.97%) NoSQL
3 18 (15.52%) RDBMS
4 10 (8.62%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.17%) SQL Server
6 5 (4.31%) DB2
7 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.72%) MySQL
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.86%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.86%) GIS
9 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.86%) QGIS
9 1 (0.86%) Spatial Data
9 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 26 (22.41%) Git (software)
2 24 (20.69%) Maven
3 22 (18.97%) Mercurial
3 22 (18.97%) Subversion
4 7 (6.03%) JUnit
5 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Blend
6 4 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (3.45%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.59%) Bower
7 3 (2.59%) Grunt
7 3 (2.59%) gulp
7 3 (2.59%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.59%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (2.59%) Protractor
8 2 (1.72%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.86%) Moq
9 1 (0.86%) Selenium
General
1 33 (28.45%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Banking
3 7 (6.03%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.31%) Games
5 4 (3.45%) Front Office
6 3 (2.59%) Publishing
7 1 (0.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 87 (75.00%) Developer
2 45 (38.79%) Java Developer
3 10 (8.62%) Designer
4 8 (6.90%) Architect
5 6 (5.17%) C++ Developer
5 6 (5.17%) Java Engineer
5 6 (5.17%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (3.45%) Applications Developer
6 4 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (3.45%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 4 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (3.45%) Node.js Developer
6 4 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (3.45%) Software Developer
6 4 (3.45%) Technical Architect
6 4 (3.45%) UI Developer
7 3 (2.59%) 3D Developer
7 3 (2.59%) Front Office C++ Developer
7 3 (2.59%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (2.59%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (37.07%) Spring
2 37 (31.90%) Hibernate
3 24 (20.69%) Web Services
4 13 (11.21%) RESTful
5 12 (10.34%) .NET
5 12 (10.34%) CSS
6 10 (8.62%) HTML
6 10 (8.62%) JPA
7 9 (7.76%) Apache CXF
7 9 (7.76%) JSF
8 8 (6.90%) Apache OpenJPA
8 8 (6.90%) RichFaces
9 7 (6.03%) React
10 6 (5.17%) AngularJS
10 6 (5.17%) JMS
10 6 (5.17%) WinForms
11 5 (4.31%) J2SE
11 5 (4.31%) Node.js
12 4 (3.45%) HTML5
12 4 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 28 (24.14%) Data Structures
2 27 (23.28%) Algorithms
3 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (9.48%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.45%) User Experience
6 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.59%) Derivative
6 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.72%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.72%) iPad
7 2 (1.72%) iPhone
7 2 (1.72%) PlayStation
7 2 (1.72%) Xbox
8 1 (0.86%) Animation
8 1 (0.86%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.86%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.00%) Linux
2 22 (18.97%) Unix
3 9 (7.76%) Android
3 9 (7.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (6.90%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.59%) DC/OS
6 1 (0.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (29.31%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (23.28%) OOD
4 26 (22.41%) Test Automation
5 20 (17.24%) TDD
6 18 (15.52%) OOA/OOD
7 16 (13.79%) SOLID
8 15 (12.93%) UML
9 14 (12.07%) SOA
9 14 (12.07%) Use Case
10 13 (11.21%) Scrum
11 12 (10.34%) Mathematics
11 12 (10.34%) SDLC
12 11 (9.48%) Domain Models
13 10 (8.62%) Software Engineering
14 9 (7.76%) Mentoring
14 9 (7.76%) Pair Programming
14 9 (7.76%) Wireframes
15 8 (6.90%) BPMN
15 8 (6.90%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 81 (69.83%) Java
2 54 (46.55%) SQL
3 37 (31.90%) JavaScript
4 26 (22.41%) C#
5 19 (16.38%) C++
6 16 (13.79%) Perl
7 6 (5.17%) Python
8 4 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.45%) XAML
9 3 (2.59%) ES6
9 3 (2.59%) PHP
10 2 (1.72%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.72%) ActionScript 3.0
10 2 (1.72%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.72%) Scala
10 2 (1.72%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.86%) ABAP
11 1 (0.86%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (4.31%) Degree
2 2 (1.72%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.59%) Apache Brooklyn
2 3 (2.59%) Marathon
2 3 (2.59%) Mesos
3 1 (0.86%) Ansible
3 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (14.66%) Oracle
2 13 (11.21%) Red Hat
3 10 (8.62%) Sybase
4 6 (5.17%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.45%) Adobe
6 2 (1.72%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.86%) Casewise
7 1 (0.86%) HP
7 1 (0.86%) SAP
7 1 (0.86%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.86%) Zend