Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 55 69
Rank change year-on-year -10 +14 -16
Contract jobs citing OO 166 121 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.14% 3.12% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 3.68% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 43 100
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% -2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £233
90th Percentile £556 £500 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Scotland median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.78% +5.63%

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 4,526 3,285 4,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.48% 84.73% 85.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,722 1,907 2,658
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £514 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 75 90
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% -27.78% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.56 £11.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.25 £46.30 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.08% - +19.05%

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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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -9 94 £400 +11.11% 27
Edinburgh +15 59 £386 -6.42% 25
Dundee -4 5 £320 - 2
West Lothian - 2 £288 - 4
Fife +2 1 - - 3
Stirling -6 1 £363 +11.54% 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £425 - 5
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UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 116 (69.88%) Java
2 81 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (35.54%) SQL
4 49 (29.52%) Scrum
5 48 (28.92%) JavaScript
6 44 (26.51%) Python
7 43 (25.90%) Spring
8 42 (25.30%) Hibernate
9 40 (24.10%) OOP
9 40 (24.10%) Relational Database
10 38 (22.89%) Oracle
11 37 (22.29%) C#
11 37 (22.29%) AngularJS
12 35 (21.08%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (19.88%) SOA
14 32 (19.28%) Finance
15 30 (18.07%) .NET
15 30 (18.07%) Unix
16 27 (16.27%) SOAP
16 27 (16.27%) C++
17 26 (15.66%) HTML
17 26 (15.66%) XML
17 26 (15.66%) TDD
17 26 (15.66%) JSON
17 26 (15.66%) Test Automation
18 25 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (13.86%) Use Case
19 23 (13.86%) JPA
19 23 (13.86%) CSS
19 23 (13.86%) Data Modelling

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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 11 (6.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (4.22%) JBoss
3 5 (3.01%) Apache
3 5 (3.01%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.41%) Confluence
4 4 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.20%) GeoServer
5 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.60%) Jetty
6 1 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.60%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.41%) AquaLogic BPM
1 4 (2.41%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.60%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.81%) GitHub
4 2 (1.20%) iTunes
5 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.60%) npm
5 1 (0.60%) SaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.01%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) Firewall
2 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.60%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.60%) NAS
2 1 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (24.10%) Relational Database
2 18 (10.84%) SQL Server
3 17 (10.24%) RDBMS
4 10 (6.02%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.22%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.61%) GIS
6 6 (3.61%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.61%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.01%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (2.41%) MySQL
8 4 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.81%) Neo4j
9 3 (1.81%) OrientDB
10 2 (1.20%) Big Data
10 2 (1.20%) DB2
10 2 (1.20%) Pentaho
10 2 (1.20%) QGIS
10 2 (1.20%) Redis
10 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (13.25%) Jenkins
2 21 (12.65%) Git (software)
3 19 (11.45%) JUnit
4 17 (10.24%) Maven
5 16 (9.64%) JIRA
6 9 (5.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (4.82%) Eclipse
7 8 (4.82%) Gradle
7 8 (4.82%) Selenium
7 8 (4.82%) SpecFlow
7 8 (4.82%) WebDriver
8 7 (4.22%) JProfiler
9 5 (3.01%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.41%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (1.81%) Mockito
11 3 (1.81%) webpack
12 2 (1.20%) Bitbucket
12 2 (1.20%) DbUnit
12 2 (1.20%) jMock
12 2 (1.20%) SonarQube
General
1 32 (19.28%) Finance
2 5 (3.01%) Front Office
3 4 (2.41%) Banking
3 4 (2.41%) Games
4 2 (1.20%) Law
4 2 (1.20%) Publishing
5 1 (0.60%) Advertising
5 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 120 (72.29%) Developer
2 53 (31.93%) Java Developer
3 19 (11.45%) Architect
4 18 (10.84%) Designer
4 18 (10.84%) Python Developer
5 11 (6.63%) C# Developer
6 10 (6.02%) .NET Developer
6 10 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (5.42%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.42%) Technical Architect
8 7 (4.22%) Automation Tester
8 7 (4.22%) Mobile Developer
8 7 (4.22%) Tester
9 6 (3.61%) Oracle Developer
9 6 (3.61%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 5 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (3.01%) Java Architect
10 5 (3.01%) Java Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (25.90%) Spring
2 42 (25.30%) Hibernate
3 37 (22.29%) AngularJS
4 30 (18.07%) .NET
5 27 (16.27%) SOAP
6 26 (15.66%) HTML
6 26 (15.66%) JSON
6 26 (15.66%) XML
7 23 (13.86%) CSS
7 23 (13.86%) JPA
8 21 (12.65%) Web Services
9 19 (11.45%) REST
10 18 (10.84%) J2EE
10 18 (10.84%) RESTful
11 17 (10.24%) jQuery
12 15 (9.04%) HTML5
13 13 (7.83%) ASP.NET
14 12 (7.23%) Ajax
15 11 (6.63%) Apache CXF
15 11 (6.63%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.43%) Derivative
3 13 (7.83%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (4.22%) Algorithms
5 7 (4.22%) Data Structures
5 7 (4.22%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (4.22%) OTC Derivatives
6 6 (3.61%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.01%) Fintech
8 4 (2.41%) Credit Risk
8 4 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (2.41%) Reference Data
8 4 (2.41%) Wiki
9 2 (1.20%) Equities
9 2 (1.20%) iPad
9 2 (1.20%) iPhone
9 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.07%) Unix
2 22 (13.25%) Linux
3 10 (6.02%) Android
4 6 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.41%) Windows
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (29.52%) Scrum
3 40 (24.10%) OOP
4 35 (21.08%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (19.88%) SOA
6 26 (15.66%) TDD
6 26 (15.66%) Test Automation
7 23 (13.86%) Data Modelling
7 23 (13.86%) Use Case
8 21 (12.65%) Mentoring
8 21 (12.65%) SDLC
9 20 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (11.45%) OOD
10 19 (11.45%) UML
11 17 (10.24%) Kanban
11 17 (10.24%) MVC
12 16 (9.64%) BPMN
12 16 (9.64%) OOA/OOD
13 14 (8.43%) SOLID
13 14 (8.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 116 (69.88%) Java
2 59 (35.54%) SQL
3 48 (28.92%) JavaScript
4 44 (26.51%) Python
5 37 (22.29%) C#
6 27 (16.27%) C++
7 12 (7.23%) Java 8
8 10 (6.02%) Perl
9 7 (4.22%) XPath
10 6 (3.61%) Scala
11 5 (3.01%) Ruby
11 5 (3.01%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.41%) C
12 4 (2.41%) Kotlin
12 4 (2.41%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.81%) PHP
14 2 (1.20%) Lua
14 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (6.02%) Degree
2 5 (3.01%) ISEB
2 5 (3.01%) ISTQB
2 5 (3.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.02%) QA
2 3 (1.81%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (2.41%) Docker
2 2 (1.20%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.41%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.20%) Control-M
3 1 (0.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (22.89%) Oracle
2 13 (7.83%) Red Hat
3 9 (5.42%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.82%) Perforce
5 6 (3.61%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.41%) Capita
6 4 (2.41%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.81%) Sybase
8 2 (1.20%) Informatica
8 2 (1.20%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.60%) Adobe
9 1 (0.60%) CA
9 1 (0.60%) HP
9 1 (0.60%) IBM
9 1 (0.60%) SAP
9 1 (0.60%) Tableau