Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 66 63
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 -10
Contract jobs citing OO 177 141 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.27% 2.94% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 3.46% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 62 113
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% -2.67%
10th Percentile £317 £316 £251
90th Percentile £539 £486 £524
UK median daily rate £490 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Scotland median hourly rate £43.64 - £43.25
10th Percentile £41.78 - £41.50
90th Percentile £44.27 - £48.38
UK median hourly rate £43.64 £45.00 £42.38
% change year-on-year -3.03% +6.19% +5.94%

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 4,721 4,073 4,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.31% 85.01% 85.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,611 2,300 2,562
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -4.00%
10th Percentile £255 £256 £238
90th Percentile £550 £530 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 104 109
Scotland median hourly rate £24.78 £26.13 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% -23.16% +65.85%
10th Percentile £10.88 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.56 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.58% +6.67% +2.27%

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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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018. 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 95 £400 +5.26% 38
Edinburgh +13 66 £438 +16.67% 32
Dundee - 4 £260 - 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £425 - 2
Fife +1 1 - - 2
West Lothian - 1 - - 2
Stirling - 1 £363 - 2
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UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for OO.

1 136 (76.84%) Java
2 103 (58.19%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (38.42%) SQL
4 59 (33.33%) Scrum
5 58 (32.77%) Spring
6 56 (31.64%) Finance
7 51 (28.81%) JavaScript
8 48 (27.12%) OOP
9 47 (26.55%) Python
10 44 (24.86%) Hibernate
10 44 (24.86%) Test Automation
11 41 (23.16%) Relational Database
12 40 (22.60%) Oracle
13 36 (20.34%) Problem-Solving
14 34 (19.21%) Microservices
14 34 (19.21%) AngularJS
14 34 (19.21%) Unix
15 32 (18.08%) C++
16 31 (17.51%) C#
16 31 (17.51%) XML
16 31 (17.51%) JUnit
16 31 (17.51%) TDD
16 31 (17.51%) JSON
17 30 (16.95%) HTML
18 29 (16.38%) Git (software)
18 29 (16.38%) Jenkins
19 28 (15.82%) SOAP
20 27 (15.25%) OOD
20 27 (15.25%) JIRA
20 27 (15.25%) Analytical Skills

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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 (3.95%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.39%) Apache
3 5 (2.82%) JBoss
4 4 (2.26%) Confluence
4 4 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.69%) CMS
5 3 (1.69%) Drupal
6 2 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.13%) Jetty
6 2 (1.13%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.56%) SAS
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.13%) Simulink
2 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (5.08%) AquaLogic BPM
1 9 (5.08%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.56%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.26%) npm
4 3 (1.69%) Yarn
5 2 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.13%) GitHub
5 2 (1.13%) Heroku
5 2 (1.13%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.91%) HTTP
2 5 (2.82%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) Firewall
3 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.56%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.56%) NAS
3 1 (0.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (23.16%) Relational Database
2 14 (7.91%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.65%) NoSQL
4 9 (5.08%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.52%) Pentaho
5 8 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.52%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.39%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.39%) Redis
7 5 (2.82%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.82%) MySQL
8 3 (1.69%) DB2
8 3 (1.69%) Flink
8 3 (1.69%) GIS
8 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.56%) KDB
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (17.51%) JUnit
2 29 (16.38%) Git (software)
2 29 (16.38%) Jenkins
3 27 (15.25%) JIRA
4 22 (12.43%) Maven
5 13 (7.34%) Selenium
6 11 (6.21%) Eclipse
6 11 (6.21%) Gradle
7 10 (5.65%) Bitbucket
8 9 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (3.95%) Visual Studio
10 6 (3.39%) Eclipse RCP
10 6 (3.39%) SpecFlow
10 6 (3.39%) WebDriver
11 5 (2.82%) webpack
12 4 (2.26%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.26%) JProfiler
13 3 (1.69%) gulp
13 3 (1.69%) NUnit
13 3 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (31.64%) Finance
2 12 (6.78%) Front Office
3 11 (6.21%) Banking
4 5 (2.82%) Games
4 5 (2.82%) Law
5 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.13%) Avionics
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 136 (76.84%) Developer
2 70 (39.55%) Java Developer
3 17 (9.60%) Architect
4 16 (9.04%) Python Developer
5 10 (5.65%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (5.08%) Automation Tester
6 9 (5.08%) Tester
6 9 (5.08%) UI Developer
7 8 (4.52%) SQL Developer
8 7 (3.95%) Angular Developer
8 7 (3.95%) Backend Developer
8 7 (3.95%) Mobile Developer
8 7 (3.95%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (3.95%) Software Engineer
8 7 (3.95%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.39%) Software Developer
10 5 (2.82%) Applications Architect
10 5 (2.82%) Applications Developer
10 5 (2.82%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.26%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (32.77%) Spring
2 44 (24.86%) Hibernate
3 34 (19.21%) AngularJS
4 31 (17.51%) JSON
4 31 (17.51%) XML
5 30 (16.95%) HTML
6 28 (15.82%) SOAP
7 27 (15.25%) REST
8 24 (13.56%) .NET
9 22 (12.43%) CSS
9 22 (12.43%) HTML5
10 18 (10.17%) RESTful
11 17 (9.60%) JPA
12 16 (9.04%) Spring Boot
13 15 (8.47%) J2EE
13 15 (8.47%) Kafka
14 14 (7.91%) gRPC
14 14 (7.91%) JMS
15 13 (7.34%) Node.js
16 12 (6.78%) Apache MINA
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.60%) Derivative
3 14 (7.91%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (6.78%) Fintech
5 11 (6.21%) Algorithms
6 10 (5.65%) Data Structures
6 10 (5.65%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (5.08%) Reference Data
8 7 (3.95%) Mobile App
9 6 (3.39%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (3.39%) OTC Derivatives
10 5 (2.82%) Computer Science
11 4 (2.26%) Cloud Native
11 4 (2.26%) Credit Risk
11 4 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (2.26%) Private Cloud
11 4 (2.26%) User Experience
11 4 (2.26%) Wiki
12 3 (1.69%) DataPower
12 3 (1.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.21%) Unix
2 24 (13.56%) Linux
3 13 (7.34%) Windows
4 6 (3.39%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.82%) Android
6 2 (1.13%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (58.19%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (33.33%) Scrum
3 48 (27.12%) OOP
4 44 (24.86%) Test Automation
5 36 (20.34%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (19.21%) Microservices
7 31 (17.51%) TDD
8 27 (15.25%) OOD
9 26 (14.69%) Software Engineering
10 23 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (11.30%) Kanban
11 20 (11.30%) SDLC
12 17 (9.60%) Mentoring
12 17 (9.60%) OOA/OOD
13 14 (7.91%) UML
14 13 (7.34%) BPMN
14 13 (7.34%) Unit Testing
15 12 (6.78%) Data Analysis
15 12 (6.78%) Multithreading
15 12 (6.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 136 (76.84%) Java
2 68 (38.42%) SQL
3 51 (28.81%) JavaScript
4 47 (26.55%) Python
5 32 (18.08%) C++
6 31 (17.51%) C#
7 13 (7.34%) Java 8
8 12 (6.78%) XPath
9 11 (6.21%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.52%) PHP
11 7 (3.95%) Ruby
12 6 (3.39%) C
13 5 (2.82%) ES6
13 5 (2.82%) Kotlin
13 5 (2.82%) Perl
13 5 (2.82%) R
13 5 (2.82%) XAML
14 4 (2.26%) Apple Swift
14 4 (2.26%) Objective-C
14 4 (2.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (3.95%) Degree
2 4 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (2.26%) ISEB
2 4 (2.26%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (2.26%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.39%) QA
2 4 (2.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (9.60%) Docker
2 2 (1.13%) Firmware
3 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (9.60%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.26%) Control-M
3 2 (1.13%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 40 (22.60%) Oracle
2 18 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.65%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.39%) Perforce
5 4 (2.26%) Informatica
5 4 (2.26%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.69%) CA
6 3 (1.69%) IBM
7 2 (1.13%) HP
8 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.56%) Tableau
8 1 (0.56%) TIBCO