The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 43 40 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing OO 240 325 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.08% 4.51% 4.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.36% 5.90% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 246 231
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £323 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £576 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.24 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.31 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-1.90% -10.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4478 5509 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.07% 76.51% 75.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3363 4079 4310
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 71 93
Average hourly rate £21.88 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

OO
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OO across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OO Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

OO
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OO across the City of London region.

OO Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

OO
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

OO
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OO across the City of London region.

OO Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing OO also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OO.

1 208 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (36.97%) Java
3 154 (32.91%) JavaScript
4 144 (30.77%) HTML
5 139 (29.70%) TDD
6 123 (26.28%) SQL
7 118 (25.21%) C#
8 113 (24.15%) Finance
9 110 (23.50%) CSS
9 110 (23.50%) Banking
10 92 (19.66%) MVC
11 91 (19.44%) .NET
12 85 (18.16%) Web Services
12 85 (18.16%) Scrum
13 82 (17.52%) HTML5
14 78 (16.67%) XML
15 76 (16.24%) PHP
16 72 (15.38%) SQL Server
16 72 (15.38%) OOD
17 68 (14.53%) OOP
18 65 (13.89%) Degree
19 63 (13.46%) Investment Banking
19 63 (13.46%) Linux
19 63 (13.46%) BDD
20 61 (13.03%) Spring
21 60 (12.82%) Oracle
22 59 (12.61%) Git (software)
23 57 (12.18%) jQuery
23 57 (12.18%) Subversion
23 57 (12.18%) UNIX

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing OO also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (5.77%) Node.js
2 21 (4.49%) Apache
3 14 (2.99%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 11 (2.35%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.92%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (1.71%) CMS
8 7 (1.50%) IIS
8 7 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.85%) Orchard CMS
10 4 (0.85%) Confluence
10 4 (0.85%) TIBCO EMS
11 3 (0.64%) nginx
11 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.43%) IBM Connections
12 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.35%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.28%) MS Office
3 6 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.43%) MS Project
4 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Magento
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.64%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.43%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.21%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.21%) Minerva
4 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.21%) Global One
4 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (1.07%) SaaS
1 5 (1.07%) GitHub
2 4 (0.85%) PaaS
3 3 (0.64%) IaaS
4 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.27%) Internet
2 14 (2.99%) HTTP
3 10 (2.14%) SSL
4 6 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.85%) Intranet
5 4 (0.85%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.64%) AMQP
6 3 (0.64%) DNS
6 3 (0.64%) VoIP
7 2 (0.43%) LDAP
7 2 (0.43%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.21%) Network Security
8 1 (0.21%) SSH
8 1 (0.21%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 56 (11.97%) MySQL
3 37 (7.91%) MongoDB
4 35 (7.48%) Relational Database
5 30 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (5.56%) NoSQL
7 22 (4.70%) Oracle Database
8 12 (2.56%) Redis
9 11 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.92%) Big Data
12 8 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (1.28%) Hadoop
15 5 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (1.07%) SQLite
15 5 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 4 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 59 (12.61%) Git (software)
2 57 (12.18%) Subversion
3 28 (5.98%) JIRA
4 26 (5.56%) JUnit
5 22 (4.70%) Jenkins
6 21 (4.49%) Cucumber
7 20 (4.27%) Maven
8 18 (3.85%) Mercurial
9 16 (3.42%) Visual Studio
10 15 (3.21%) Xcode
11 14 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (2.99%) Eclipse
12 11 (2.35%) NUnit
13 10 (2.14%) WebDriver
13 10 (2.14%) Selenium
14 9 (1.92%) TeamCity
15 8 (1.71%) Grunt
15 8 (1.71%) FogBugz
15 8 (1.71%) Trac
15 8 (1.71%) Redmine
General
1 113 (24.15%) Finance
2 110 (23.50%) Banking
3 63 (13.46%) Investment Banking
4 54 (11.54%) Front Office
5 20 (4.27%) Back Office
6 11 (2.35%) Advertising
7 10 (2.14%) Marketing
8 8 (1.71%) Games
8 8 (1.71%) French Language
8 8 (1.71%) Retail
9 5 (1.07%) German Language
9 5 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.85%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 377 (80.56%) Developer
2 73 (15.60%) Java Developer
3 56 (11.97%) Senior Developer
4 49 (10.47%) PHP Developer
5 40 (8.55%) iOS Developer
6 31 (6.62%) C# Developer
7 25 (5.34%) Architect
7 25 (5.34%) .NET Developer
8 22 (4.70%) Front-End Developer
9 21 (4.49%) JavaScript Developer
10 20 (4.27%) Python Developer
11 17 (3.63%) C# .NET Developer
12 16 (3.42%) Analyst
13 15 (3.21%) UI Developer
14 12 (2.56%) PHP Symfony Developer
15 11 (2.35%) Senior Java Developer
15 11 (2.35%) C++ Developer
15 11 (2.35%) Android Developer
16 10 (2.14%) Lead Developer
17 9 (1.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (30.77%) HTML
2 110 (23.50%) CSS
3 91 (19.44%) .NET
4 85 (18.16%) Web Services
5 82 (17.52%) HTML5
6 78 (16.67%) XML
7 61 (13.03%) Spring
8 57 (12.18%) jQuery
9 56 (11.97%) AngularJS
10 49 (10.47%) CSS3
11 43 (9.19%) REST
11 43 (9.19%) JSON
12 42 (8.97%) Backbone.js
13 41 (8.76%) RESTful
14 38 (8.12%) ASP.NET
15 31 (6.62%) .NET Framework
16 30 (6.41%) Hibernate
17 29 (6.20%) WCF
18 28 (5.98%) Middleware
19 27 (5.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.75%) Computer Science
2 33 (7.05%) Mobile App
3 28 (5.98%) User Experience
4 27 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.77%) Open Source
5 26 (5.56%) Derivative
6 20 (4.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 19 (4.06%) iPhone
8 12 (2.56%) Credit Risk
9 11 (2.35%) Equities
10 10 (2.14%) Market Risk
11 9 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.71%) iPad
12 8 (1.71%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.71%) Fixed Income
13 7 (1.50%) Mathematics
14 5 (1.07%) Credit Derivative
14 5 (1.07%) Management Information System
14 5 (1.07%) Social Media
14 5 (1.07%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (13.46%) Linux
2 57 (12.18%) UNIX
3 48 (10.26%) Apple iOS
4 31 (6.62%) Windows
5 25 (5.34%) Android
6 7 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.64%) Debian
8 3 (0.64%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.43%) CentOS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (29.70%) TDD
3 92 (19.66%) MVC
4 85 (18.16%) Scrum
5 72 (15.38%) OOD
6 68 (14.53%) OOP
7 63 (13.46%) BDD
8 51 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (9.83%) Software Engineering
10 44 (9.40%) OO PHP
11 42 (8.97%) iOS Development
12 38 (8.12%) UML
13 32 (6.84%) Unit Testing
14 30 (6.41%) E-Commerce
15 29 (6.20%) Kanban
16 27 (5.77%) Multithreading
17 23 (4.91%) SOA
18 22 (4.70%) Responsive Web Design
18 22 (4.70%) Project Management
19 18 (3.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 173 (36.97%) Java
2 154 (32.91%) JavaScript
3 123 (26.28%) SQL
4 118 (25.21%) C#
5 76 (16.24%) PHP
6 42 (8.97%) Python
7 38 (8.12%) Objective-C
8 34 (7.26%) C++
9 24 (5.13%) PHP5
9 24 (5.13%) Ruby
9 24 (5.13%) Shell Script
10 23 (4.91%) T-SQL
11 14 (2.99%) Scala
12 13 (2.78%) VBA
12 13 (2.78%) C
13 10 (2.14%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.71%) Perl
14 8 (1.71%) Groovy
15 5 (1.07%) Clojure
16 4 (0.85%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 65 (13.89%) Degree
2 20 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.43%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.21%) PhD
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.20%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) Basel III
2 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.43%) HDFS
1 2 (0.43%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (2.14%) Puppet
2 7 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.43%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.43%) OpenSSO
3 2 (0.43%) Nagios
4 1 (0.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.21%) Control-M
4 1 (0.21%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.21%) logstash
Vendors
1 60 (12.82%) Oracle
2 32 (6.84%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.91%) Sybase
3 23 (4.91%) Zend
4 14 (2.99%) JBoss
4 14 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (2.99%) IBM
5 8 (1.71%) Adobe
5 8 (1.71%) Fidessa
5 8 (1.71%) Bloomberg
6 7 (1.50%) Murex
6 7 (1.50%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.50%) SAP
7 6 (1.28%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.07%) DevExpress
8 5 (1.07%) Apple
8 5 (1.07%) New Relic
9 4 (0.85%) Teradata
9 4 (0.85%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.64%) GoldenSource
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