Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for OOP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOP over the 6 months to 19 August 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 Programming (OOP)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 154 185
Rank change year-on-year -16 +31 -22
Contract jobs citing OOP 48 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.88% 0.51% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.60% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 14
Scotland median daily rate £413 £348 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.71% +16.81% -11.85%
10th Percentile £312 £283 £263
90th Percentile £553 £438 £427
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +157.14%

OOP 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 4,780 3,674 4,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.26% 84.34% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,752 2,106 2,628
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £256 £260 £233
90th Percentile £545 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 88 101
Scotland median hourly rate £17.75 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.45% -23.61% +37.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £45.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for OOP in Scotland

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in Scotland

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOP in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOP in Scotland

OOP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOP in Scotland

OOP
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 OOP within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 August 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 -6 28 £413 +19.57% 10
Edinburgh -15 19 £419 +11.67% 10
OOP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 42 (87.50%) OO
2 31 (64.58%) Java
3 30 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (47.92%) Spring
5 21 (43.75%) JavaScript
6 20 (41.67%) Finance
6 20 (41.67%) Scrum
7 19 (39.58%) Oracle
8 17 (35.42%) SOAP
8 17 (35.42%) Hibernate
9 16 (33.33%) HTML
9 16 (33.33%) SQL
9 16 (33.33%) Python
10 15 (31.25%) XML
10 15 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (27.08%) Jenkins
11 13 (27.08%) Relational Database
11 13 (27.08%) CSS
11 13 (27.08%) HTML5
12 12 (25.00%) AngularJS
13 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (22.92%) Kanban
14 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
14 10 (20.83%) Data Analysis
14 10 (20.83%) Derivative
14 10 (20.83%) XPath
14 10 (20.83%) JSON
14 10 (20.83%) JIRA

OOP
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 4 (8.33%) Apache
1 4 (8.33%) Confluence
1 4 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 7 (14.58%) AquaLogic BPM
1 7 (14.58%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) GitHub
2 2 (4.17%) npm
2 2 (4.17%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.50%) MySQL
2 6 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.42%) RDBMS
4 4 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 4 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.08%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.08%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Jenkins
2 10 (20.83%) JIRA
3 8 (16.67%) Selenium
3 8 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 8 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (8.33%) webpack
7 3 (6.25%) Maven
8 2 (4.17%) JUnit
8 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.08%) Ant
9 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
9 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.08%) GitLab
9 1 (2.08%) Grunt
9 1 (2.08%) gulp
9 1 (2.08%) Hudson
9 1 (2.08%) Mockito
General
1 20 (41.67%) Finance
2 9 (18.75%) Front Office
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 35 (72.92%) Developer
2 19 (39.58%) Java Developer
3 8 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Automation Tester
4 7 (14.58%) Tester
5 5 (10.42%) Architect
5 5 (10.42%) UI Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Angular Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.25%) JIRA Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Applications Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (4.17%) PHP Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (47.92%) Spring
2 17 (35.42%) Hibernate
2 17 (35.42%) SOAP
3 16 (33.33%) HTML
4 15 (31.25%) XML
5 13 (27.08%) CSS
5 13 (27.08%) HTML5
6 12 (25.00%) AngularJS
7 10 (20.83%) .NET
7 10 (20.83%) Apache Camel
7 10 (20.83%) Apache MINA
7 10 (20.83%) JMS
7 10 (20.83%) JSON
7 10 (20.83%) REST
8 7 (14.58%) React
8 7 (14.58%) Spring Boot
8 7 (14.58%) Web Services
9 6 (12.50%) Node.js
10 5 (10.42%) CSS3
10 5 (10.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (20.83%) Derivative
3 8 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (14.58%) Reference Data
5 6 (12.50%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (8.33%) Wiki
7 3 (6.25%) Data Structures
7 3 (6.25%) DataPower
7 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (6.25%) Fintech
7 3 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (6.25%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (4.17%) Equities
9 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
9 1 (2.08%) DTCC
9 1 (2.08%) Eurex
9 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
9 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Linux
2 7 (14.58%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (87.50%) OO
2 30 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (41.67%) Scrum
4 15 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (22.92%) Kanban
6 10 (20.83%) Data Analysis
6 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
7 9 (18.75%) BDD
8 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 8 (16.67%) Open Source
9 7 (14.58%) Agile Testing
9 7 (14.58%) BPMN
9 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Mentoring
9 7 (14.58%) Regression Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Smoke Testing
9 7 (14.58%) System Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Usability Testing
9 7 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (64.58%) Java
2 21 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 16 (33.33%) Python
3 16 (33.33%) SQL
4 10 (20.83%) C#
4 10 (20.83%) XPath
5 5 (10.42%) PHP
6 4 (8.33%) Java 8
7 3 (6.25%) Ruby
8 2 (4.17%) ES6
8 2 (4.17%) Perl
8 2 (4.17%) Scala
8 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.08%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) ISEB
1 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
1 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Atlassian
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.25%) CA
3 3 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Perforce