Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 21 May 2019 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)
England > South West
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 176 178 178
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +5
Contract jobs citing OOP 41 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.69% 0.41% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.50% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 14
South West median daily rate £410 £395 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.80% -18.97% +8.33%
10th Percentile £313 £231 £304
90th Percentile £538 £509 £645
England median daily rate £500 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +6.84% +4.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.29% - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +46.67% -6.25% +6.67%

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,029 4,215 4,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.48% 82.97% 84.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,220 2,544 2,840
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £250
90th Percentile £619 £556 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 183 224
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.10% -21.52% -1.25%
10th Percentile £12.46 £11.30 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £50.18
England median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.23% -12.00% +8.70%

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing OOP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for OOP in the South West

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in the South West

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOP in the South West over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOP in the South West

OOP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOP in the South West

OOP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP within the South West region over the 6 months to 21 May 2019. 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
Wiltshire -26 15 £488 -18.75%
Bristol -9 12 £388 -0.64% 5
Gloucestershire -4 6 £450 - 1
Devon -1 3 £325 -18.75% 6
Somerset +7 1 - -
Dorset +6 1 £350 +55.56% 3
Cornwall - 1 £400 -
OOP
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 South West region with a requirement for OOP.

1 28 (68.29%) OO
2 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (41.46%) C#
3 17 (41.46%) Git (software)
4 16 (39.02%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (36.59%) Java
5 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
6 14 (34.15%) MVC
7 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
7 13 (31.71%) Test Automation
8 12 (29.27%) CSS
8 12 (29.27%) Selenium
9 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
9 11 (26.83%) Oracle
10 10 (24.39%) PHP
10 10 (24.39%) HTML
10 10 (24.39%) Windows
10 10 (24.39%) Linux
10 10 (24.39%) JMeter
10 10 (24.39%) Scrum
10 10 (24.39%) DevOps
11 9 (21.95%) Bitbucket
11 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
11 9 (21.95%) Web Development
11 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
11 9 (21.95%) Python
12 8 (19.51%) .NET
12 8 (19.51%) MySQL
12 8 (19.51%) DNS
12 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management

OOP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (17.07%) Confluence
2 5 (12.20%) WordPress
3 3 (7.32%) IIS
4 2 (4.88%) Apache
4 2 (4.88%) Apache Solr
4 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.44%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) GitHub
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.44%) Boomi
2 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.44%) IaaS
2 1 (2.44%) PaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) DNS
2 7 (17.07%) FTP
2 7 (17.07%) HTTP
2 7 (17.07%) SMTP
2 7 (17.07%) SSH
3 2 (4.88%) 3G
3 2 (4.88%) 4G
3 2 (4.88%) Bluetooth
3 2 (4.88%) NFC
3 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.44%) MQTT
4 1 (2.44%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.51%) MySQL
3 2 (4.88%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (4.88%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.44%) Big Data
4 1 (2.44%) Redis
4 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 17 (41.46%) Git (software)
2 12 (29.27%) Selenium
3 10 (24.39%) JMeter
4 9 (21.95%) Bitbucket
5 8 (19.51%) WebDriver
6 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
6 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (9.76%) LoadRunner
8 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.88%) JIRA
9 2 (4.88%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (4.88%) PHPUnit
9 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
9 2 (4.88%) TestComplete
9 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (2.44%) CircleCI
10 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
10 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
1 1 (2.44%) Games
1 1 (2.44%) Law
1 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) PHP Developer
3 6 (14.63%) .NET Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Automation Tester
3 6 (14.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Tester
4 5 (12.20%) PHP WordPress Developer
4 5 (12.20%) WordPress Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (4.88%) PowerShell Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) CSS
2 10 (24.39%) HTML
3 8 (19.51%) .NET
3 8 (19.51%) RESTful
4 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
5 6 (14.63%) SOAP
5 6 (14.63%) Taurus
6 5 (12.20%) jQuery
6 5 (12.20%) Laravel
6 5 (12.20%) Mustache
7 4 (9.76%) Web Services
8 3 (7.32%) Ajax
8 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (7.32%) JSON
8 3 (7.32%) Sass
9 2 (4.88%) Gherkin
9 2 (4.88%) Handlebars
9 2 (4.88%) Silex
9 2 (4.88%) Smarty
9 2 (4.88%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) CESG
3 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.88%) W3C
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.44%) Social Media
4 1 (2.44%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Linux
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
3 7 (17.07%) Windows 10
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.20%) Unix
5 2 (4.88%) AIX
5 2 (4.88%) Android
6 1 (2.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (68.29%) OO
2 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (39.02%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (34.15%) MVC
5 13 (31.71%) Test Automation
6 10 (24.39%) DevOps
6 10 (24.39%) Scrum
7 9 (21.95%) Web Development
8 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
8 8 (19.51%) Project Management
9 6 (14.63%) Manual Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
9 6 (14.63%) SDET
9 6 (14.63%) TDD
10 5 (12.20%) Content Writing
10 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (12.20%) Integration Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (12.20%) SEO
10 5 (12.20%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) C#
2 15 (36.59%) Java
2 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
3 10 (24.39%) PHP
4 9 (21.95%) Python
5 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
6 6 (14.63%) SQL
7 3 (7.32%) C++
8 2 (4.88%) C
8 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.44%) ABAP
9 1 (2.44%) PHP 7
9 1 (2.44%) R
9 1 (2.44%) SAPscript
9 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.63%) Degree
4 4 (9.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (7.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.88%) Docker
3 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) vCenter Server
2 5 (12.20%) cPanel
3 2 (4.88%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.44%) HP ALM
4 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.44%) Puppet
4 1 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Oracle
2 8 (19.51%) VMware
3 6 (14.63%) SolarWinds
4 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.44%) Adobe
5 1 (2.44%) Dell
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) Serena