The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 53 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing OO 1745 1897 1789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.46% 4.02% 3.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.64% 5.41% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1323 1237 1244
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 60 51
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.42 £11.48 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37611 35073 32579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.56% 74.26% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25023 22021 19511
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1075 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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Daily Rate Trend in England

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

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Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

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Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

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Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 1098 £425 -5.55% 309
South East -16 243 £350 -1.06% 163
South West +4 94 £419 +28.84% 57
East of England -38 85 £375 - 54
North West -20 80 £350 - 83
West Midlands -8 54 £330 +1.53% 33
East Midlands +5 50 £350 +16.66% 15
Yorkshire -39 38 £320 -1.53% 69
North East -27 5 £525 +84.21% 12
Midlands +2 2 - - 1
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1797 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1659 (45.75%) JavaScript
3 1452 (40.04%) HTML
4 1301 (35.88%) Java
5 1291 (35.60%) CSS
6 1086 (29.95%) TDD
7 910 (25.10%) C#
8 902 (24.88%) HTML5
9 841 (23.19%) SQL
10 827 (22.81%) .NET
11 791 (21.81%) MVC
12 729 (20.10%) jQuery
13 680 (18.75%) CSS3
14 670 (18.48%) Scrum
15 657 (18.12%) Linux
16 654 (18.04%) OOP
17 590 (16.27%) PHP
18 576 (15.89%) Web Services
19 571 (15.75%) XML
20 560 (15.44%) AngularJS
21 553 (15.25%) Git (software)
22 525 (14.48%) Finance
23 495 (13.65%) Subversion
24 490 (13.51%) OOD
25 468 (12.91%) BDD
26 435 (12.00%) C++
27 431 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
28 426 (11.75%) Oracle
29 412 (11.36%) SQL Server
30 406 (11.20%) Backbone.js

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 303 (8.36%) Node.js
2 230 (6.34%) Apache
3 132 (3.64%) CMS
4 101 (2.79%) Tomcat
5 86 (2.37%) WebSphere
6 80 (2.21%) WebLogic
7 79 (2.18%) IIS
8 59 (1.63%) SharePoint
9 52 (1.43%) Drupal
9 52 (1.43%) JBoss
10 36 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
11 30 (0.83%) nginx
12 29 (0.80%) WordPress
13 27 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
13 27 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
14 26 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
15 24 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
16 22 (0.61%) Confluence
17 17 (0.47%) Adobe CQ
18 14 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 136 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 44 (1.21%) MS Office
3 42 (1.16%) Photoshop
4 24 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.25%) MS Project
9 4 (0.11%) GIMP
10 3 (0.083%) FrameMaker
10 3 (0.083%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.055%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.028%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.028%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.028%) SPSS
12 1 (0.028%) Blender
12 1 (0.028%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 34 (0.94%) Magento
2 15 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
4 12 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.17%) RMDS
6 6 (0.17%) SAP HCM
7 5 (0.14%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.11%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.11%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.083%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.083%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.055%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.055%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.055%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.055%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.055%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 35 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (0.72%) SaaS
4 13 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.33%) GitHub
6 10 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.17%) Force.com
7 6 (0.17%) IaaS
7 6 (0.17%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.14%) PaaS
9 3 (0.083%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.055%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.055%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 125 (3.45%) Internet
2 121 (3.34%) HTTP
3 79 (2.18%) TCP/IP
4 45 (1.24%) DNS
5 28 (0.77%) SSL
6 26 (0.72%) Intranet
7 15 (0.41%) SSH
7 15 (0.41%) LDAP
8 14 (0.39%) Firewall
9 13 (0.36%) SNMP
9 13 (0.36%) SAN
10 11 (0.30%) HTTPS
11 7 (0.19%) NAS
11 7 (0.19%) Network Security
11 7 (0.19%) Ethernet
11 7 (0.19%) FTP
11 7 (0.19%) Multicast
12 6 (0.17%) DSL
12 6 (0.17%) DVB
12 6 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 372 (10.26%) MySQL
3 267 (7.36%) Relational Database
4 136 (3.75%) MongoDB
5 130 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 129 (3.56%) NoSQL
7 122 (3.36%) Oracle Database
8 108 (2.98%) RDBMS
9 100 (2.76%) Big Data
10 64 (1.77%) Hadoop
11 59 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
12 53 (1.46%) Redis
13 51 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
14 46 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
15 37 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
16 29 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 28 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
17 28 (0.77%) Apache Hive
18 26 (0.72%) HBase
18 26 (0.72%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 553 (15.25%) Git (software)
2 495 (13.65%) Subversion
3 203 (5.60%) Jenkins
4 195 (5.38%) Visual Studio
5 176 (4.85%) Maven
6 162 (4.47%) Grunt
7 150 (4.14%) JUnit
8 146 (4.03%) Cucumber
9 131 (3.61%) JIRA
10 130 (3.59%) Eclipse
11 129 (3.56%) Selenium
11 129 (3.56%) Jasmine
12 119 (3.28%) NUnit
13 113 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
14 97 (2.68%) Ant
15 96 (2.65%) WebDriver
16 74 (2.04%) ClearCase
17 64 (1.77%) Mercurial
17 64 (1.77%) Hudson
18 63 (1.74%) TeamCity
General
1 525 (14.48%) Finance
2 391 (10.78%) Banking
3 239 (6.59%) Investment Banking
4 167 (4.61%) Front Office
5 114 (3.14%) Retail
6 100 (2.76%) Marketing
7 72 (1.99%) Games
8 57 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 39 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 39 (1.08%) Publishing
10 34 (0.94%) Electronics
11 30 (0.83%) Advertising
11 30 (0.83%) Back Office
12 29 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 20 (0.55%) Legal
13 20 (0.55%) Automotive
14 16 (0.44%) Law
14 16 (0.44%) Billing
15 13 (0.36%) German Language
16 12 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2860 (78.87%) Developer
2 446 (12.30%) Java Developer
3 349 (9.62%) .NET Developer
4 329 (9.07%) PHP Developer
5 328 (9.05%) Senior Developer
6 313 (8.63%) JavaScript Developer
7 263 (7.25%) Front-End Developer
8 257 (7.09%) C# Developer
9 172 (4.74%) Web Developer
10 156 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
11 148 (4.08%) Software Engineer
12 129 (3.56%) C++ Developer
13 118 (3.25%) Analyst
14 115 (3.17%) Architect
15 105 (2.90%) iOS Developer
16 101 (2.79%) Python Developer
17 97 (2.68%) Software Developer
18 73 (2.01%) UI Developer
19 70 (1.93%) Android Developer
20 69 (1.90%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1452 (40.04%) HTML
2 1291 (35.60%) CSS
3 902 (24.88%) HTML5
4 827 (22.81%) .NET
5 729 (20.10%) jQuery
6 680 (18.75%) CSS3
7 576 (15.89%) Web Services
8 571 (15.75%) XML
9 560 (15.44%) AngularJS
10 406 (11.20%) Backbone.js
11 358 (9.87%) ASP.NET
12 338 (9.32%) Ajax
13 318 (8.77%) RESTful
14 315 (8.69%) JSON
14 315 (8.69%) REST
15 295 (8.14%) Spring
16 236 (6.51%) J2EE
17 235 (6.48%) WCF
18 229 (6.32%) .NET Framework
19 228 (6.29%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 270 (7.45%) Computer Science
2 240 (6.62%) User Experience
3 228 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 209 (5.76%) Open Source
5 146 (4.03%) Derivative
5 146 (4.03%) Mobile App
6 103 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 95 (2.62%) N-Tier
8 89 (2.45%) Algorithms
9 75 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
10 73 (2.01%) Data Structures
11 63 (1.74%) iPhone
12 61 (1.68%) W3C
13 59 (1.63%) Fixed Income
14 55 (1.52%) Management Information System
15 53 (1.46%) Visualisation
16 47 (1.30%) Mathematics
17 45 (1.24%) iPad
18 44 (1.21%) Client/Server
19 38 (1.05%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 657 (18.12%) Linux
2 400 (11.03%) UNIX
3 262 (7.23%) Windows
4 183 (5.05%) Apple iOS
5 165 (4.55%) Android
6 71 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (1.21%) Solaris
8 33 (0.91%) Ubuntu
9 32 (0.88%) SUSE
10 26 (0.72%) Debian
11 23 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (0.58%) CentOS
13 19 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (0.33%) Windows XP
15 11 (0.30%) VMS
15 11 (0.30%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.22%) Windows 7
16 8 (0.22%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.19%) Windows Vista
18 6 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1797 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1086 (29.95%) TDD
3 791 (21.81%) MVC
4 670 (18.48%) Scrum
5 654 (18.04%) OOP
6 490 (13.51%) OOD
7 468 (12.91%) BDD
8 431 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
9 397 (10.95%) Software Engineering
10 306 (8.44%) Unit Testing
11 275 (7.58%) E-Commerce
12 269 (7.42%) UML
13 259 (7.14%) Web Development
14 257 (7.09%) Multithreading
15 251 (6.92%) SOA
16 232 (6.40%) Responsive Web Design
17 207 (5.71%) OO PHP
18 138 (3.81%) iOS Development
19 128 (3.53%) Configuration Management
20 113 (3.12%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 1659 (45.75%) JavaScript
2 1301 (35.88%) Java
3 910 (25.10%) C#
4 841 (23.19%) SQL
5 590 (16.27%) PHP
6 435 (12.00%) C++
7 381 (10.51%) Python
8 222 (6.12%) Ruby
9 180 (4.96%) Perl
10 152 (4.19%) PHP5
10 152 (4.19%) C
11 143 (3.94%) PL/SQL
12 133 (3.67%) Shell Script
13 116 (3.20%) Objective-C
14 104 (2.87%) T-SQL
15 102 (2.81%) Bash Shell
16 90 (2.48%) Scala
17 74 (2.04%) VB.NET
18 65 (1.79%) VB
19 50 (1.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 356 (9.82%) Degree
2 202 (5.57%) Security Cleared
3 114 (3.14%) SC Cleared
4 72 (1.99%) DV Cleared
5 25 (0.69%) Sun Certification
6 14 (0.39%) OCPJP
7 12 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.30%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.30%) ISEB
9 10 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (0.19%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.14%) MCP
12 4 (0.11%) CISSP
13 3 (0.083%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.083%) PhD
14 2 (0.055%) HND
14 2 (0.055%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.055%) CIPD
15 1 (0.028%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (5.74%) QA
2 6 (0.17%) DO-178B
2 6 (0.17%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (0.17%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.083%) WCAG
4 3 (0.083%) Basel III
5 2 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.055%) WAI
6 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.028%) SLA
6 1 (0.028%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 14 (0.39%) Varnish
2 12 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.30%) HDFS
4 10 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.28%) NFS
5 8 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 7 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.17%) Docker
7 6 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.055%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.028%) Xen
10 1 (0.028%) Firmware
10 1 (0.028%) KVM
10 1 (0.028%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 85 (2.34%) Puppet
2 53 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.47%) Nagios
4 16 (0.44%) Oozie
4 16 (0.44%) Ansible
5 12 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (0.30%) SCCM
7 10 (0.28%) Vagrant
8 8 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
8 8 (0.22%) logstash
8 8 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.17%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.17%) Kibana
9 6 (0.17%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.14%) Salt
11 4 (0.11%) Graphite
11 4 (0.11%) Zenoss
12 3 (0.083%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 3 (0.083%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.083%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 426 (11.75%) Oracle
2 358 (9.87%) Microsoft
3 153 (4.22%) Zend
4 91 (2.51%) Adobe
5 87 (2.40%) Red Hat
6 73 (2.01%) SAP
7 65 (1.79%) Google
8 63 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
8 63 (1.74%) IBM
9 48 (1.32%) Sybase
10 37 (1.02%) HP
11 34 (0.94%) Twitter
12 28 (0.77%) Facebook
13 23 (0.63%) Sun
14 19 (0.52%) Business Objects
15 18 (0.50%) TIBCO
15 18 (0.50%) VMware
16 15 (0.41%) Apple
17 14 (0.39%) DigitalOcean
17 14 (0.39%) Perforce
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