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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 50 48 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing OO 1870 1907 2008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.60% 3.96% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.87% 5.32% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1336 1229 1317
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 62 41
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% -6.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £13.03 £26.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -10.00%
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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
38426 35840 38298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.91% 74.48% 72.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24559 22678 22623
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1075 996 1428
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.33% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 0 1180 £425 - 376
South East -20 193 £375 +4.16% 134
North West -3 107 £320 +6.66% 105
South West +12 104 £405 +25.58% 63
East of England -14 102 £403 +19.25% 59
West Midlands -5 57 £338 +3.84% 44
Yorkshire -17 56 £300 -6.25% 72
East Midlands -13 51 £350 +16.66% 25
North East -33 15 £250 -23.07% 17
Midlands -1 1 £400 -20.00% 1
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1848 (50.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1619 (44.61%) JavaScript
3 1441 (39.71%) HTML
4 1297 (35.74%) Java
5 1290 (35.55%) CSS
6 1072 (29.54%) TDD
7 851 (23.45%) C#
8 834 (22.98%) HTML5
9 821 (22.62%) SQL
10 787 (21.69%) .NET
11 746 (20.56%) MVC
12 722 (19.90%) jQuery
13 686 (18.90%) Scrum
14 669 (18.43%) OOP
15 628 (17.31%) CSS3
16 618 (17.03%) Web Services
17 597 (16.45%) Linux
18 591 (16.29%) PHP
19 573 (15.79%) XML
20 521 (14.36%) Finance
21 518 (14.27%) AngularJS
22 512 (14.11%) Git (software)
23 486 (13.39%) BDD
24 471 (12.98%) Subversion
25 464 (12.79%) OOD
26 460 (12.68%) Backbone.js
27 455 (12.54%) Oracle
28 432 (11.90%) SQL Server
29 418 (11.52%) MySQL
30 409 (11.27%) Software Engineering

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 242 (6.67%) Node.js
2 234 (6.45%) Apache
3 129 (3.55%) CMS
4 121 (3.33%) Tomcat
5 107 (2.95%) WebSphere
6 100 (2.76%) IIS
7 78 (2.15%) SharePoint
8 71 (1.96%) WebLogic
9 44 (1.21%) Drupal
9 44 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
10 38 (1.05%) Adobe CQ
11 35 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
12 33 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
13 29 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
14 26 (0.72%) nginx
14 26 (0.72%) Confluence
15 25 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
16 23 (0.63%) WordPress
17 22 (0.61%) Umbraco
18 14 (0.39%) Moodle
Applications
1 149 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.24%) Photoshop
3 38 (1.05%) MS Office
4 27 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
5 20 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.39%) MS Project
7 11 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
8 10 (0.28%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.055%) InDesign
10 2 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.028%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.028%) Blender
11 1 (0.028%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.028%) SPSS
11 1 (0.028%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.028%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 50 (1.38%) Magento
2 20 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
3 16 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 12 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
7 7 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.17%) RMDS
8 6 (0.17%) SAP HCM
9 5 (0.14%) SAP MRS
9 5 (0.14%) Tridion
9 5 (0.14%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
10 4 (0.11%) ION MarketView
10 4 (0.11%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.11%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.083%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.083%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
3 31 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (0.55%) GitHub
4 20 (0.55%) SaaS
5 14 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.28%) PaaS
7 9 (0.25%) Force.com
8 7 (0.19%) IaaS
9 5 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
10 4 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.083%) Heroku
12 2 (0.055%) Route 53
12 2 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.028%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.028%) Office 365
13 1 (0.028%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.028%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 147 (4.05%) HTTP
2 121 (3.33%) Internet
3 60 (1.65%) TCP/IP
4 41 (1.13%) DNS
5 37 (1.02%) SSL
6 32 (0.88%) Intranet
7 22 (0.61%) SSH
8 20 (0.55%) SNMP
8 20 (0.55%) LDAP
9 16 (0.44%) Firewall
10 13 (0.36%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.25%) DAB
12 8 (0.22%) SAN
13 7 (0.19%) Multicast
13 7 (0.19%) VoIP
13 7 (0.19%) AMQP
14 6 (0.17%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.17%) DSL
15 5 (0.14%) PuTTY
15 5 (0.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 432 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 418 (11.52%) MySQL
3 242 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 151 (4.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 126 (3.47%) Oracle Database
6 120 (3.31%) MongoDB
7 115 (3.17%) NoSQL
8 93 (2.56%) Big Data
9 89 (2.45%) RDBMS
10 58 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
11 53 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
12 47 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
13 46 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 41 (1.13%) Hadoop
14 41 (1.13%) Redis
15 37 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
16 32 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
17 31 (0.85%) DB2
18 30 (0.83%) CouchDB
19 26 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 512 (14.11%) Git (software)
2 471 (12.98%) Subversion
3 178 (4.90%) Jenkins
4 171 (4.71%) JUnit
5 166 (4.57%) Maven
6 163 (4.49%) Visual Studio
7 155 (4.27%) Eclipse
8 148 (4.08%) Cucumber
9 143 (3.94%) Selenium
10 127 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 114 (3.14%) Jasmine
12 108 (2.98%) JIRA
13 107 (2.95%) Grunt
14 100 (2.76%) NUnit
15 82 (2.26%) Ant
16 79 (2.18%) WebDriver
17 73 (2.01%) TeamCity
18 72 (1.98%) Hudson
19 71 (1.96%) Mercurial
20 65 (1.79%) PHPUnit
General
1 521 (14.36%) Finance
2 316 (8.71%) Banking
3 194 (5.35%) Investment Banking
4 177 (4.88%) Front Office
5 132 (3.64%) Retail
6 114 (3.14%) Marketing
7 60 (1.65%) Back Office
8 56 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.21%) Games
10 42 (1.16%) Electronics
11 40 (1.10%) Advertising
12 37 (1.02%) Publishing
13 30 (0.83%) Manufacturing
14 28 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 20 (0.55%) Legal
15 20 (0.55%) Automotive
16 17 (0.47%) Billing
17 13 (0.36%) German Language
18 10 (0.28%) French Language
19 9 (0.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2865 (78.95%) Developer
2 432 (11.90%) Java Developer
3 342 (9.42%) PHP Developer
4 323 (8.90%) Senior Developer
5 317 (8.74%) .NET Developer
6 283 (7.80%) JavaScript Developer
7 253 (6.97%) Front-End Developer
8 246 (6.78%) C# Developer
9 171 (4.71%) Web Developer
10 168 (4.63%) Software Engineer
11 147 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
12 135 (3.72%) Python Developer
12 135 (3.72%) Architect
13 122 (3.36%) C++ Developer
14 119 (3.28%) Analyst
15 108 (2.98%) iOS Developer
16 97 (2.67%) Software Developer
17 89 (2.45%) UI Developer
18 81 (2.23%) UI Programmer
19 73 (2.01%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1441 (39.71%) HTML
2 1290 (35.55%) CSS
3 834 (22.98%) HTML5
4 787 (21.69%) .NET
5 722 (19.90%) jQuery
6 628 (17.31%) CSS3
7 618 (17.03%) Web Services
8 573 (15.79%) XML
9 518 (14.27%) AngularJS
10 460 (12.68%) Backbone.js
11 383 (10.55%) ASP.NET
12 382 (10.53%) Ajax
13 307 (8.46%) Spring
14 296 (8.16%) REST
15 268 (7.38%) JSON
16 247 (6.81%) J2EE
17 241 (6.64%) WCF
18 231 (6.37%) RESTful
19 222 (6.12%) .NET Framework
20 220 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 252 (6.94%) Computer Science
2 220 (6.06%) User Experience
3 213 (5.87%) Open Source
4 199 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
5 149 (4.11%) Mobile App
6 115 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 115 (3.17%) Derivative
7 104 (2.87%) Algorithms
8 103 (2.84%) N-Tier
9 100 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
10 77 (2.12%) iPhone
11 58 (1.60%) Data Structures
12 57 (1.57%) W3C
13 52 (1.43%) iPad
13 52 (1.43%) Equities
14 45 (1.24%) Fixed Income
15 44 (1.21%) Visualisation
16 42 (1.16%) Client/Server
16 42 (1.16%) Management Information System
16 42 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 597 (16.45%) Linux
2 343 (9.45%) UNIX
3 253 (6.97%) Windows
4 211 (5.81%) Apple iOS
5 173 (4.77%) Android
6 51 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (1.24%) Solaris
8 30 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (0.55%) SUSE
10 18 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 18 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (0.44%) CentOS
12 14 (0.39%) Debian
13 12 (0.33%) HPUX
14 8 (0.22%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.19%) VMS
15 7 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
16 6 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1848 (50.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1072 (29.54%) TDD
3 746 (20.56%) MVC
4 686 (18.90%) Scrum
5 669 (18.43%) OOP
6 486 (13.39%) BDD
7 464 (12.79%) OOD
8 409 (11.27%) Software Engineering
9 392 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
10 325 (8.96%) UML
11 311 (8.57%) Unit Testing
12 303 (8.35%) E-Commerce
13 275 (7.58%) Web Development
14 254 (7.00%) SOA
15 233 (6.42%) Multithreading
16 226 (6.23%) OO PHP
17 198 (5.46%) Responsive Web Design
18 135 (3.72%) iOS Development
19 130 (3.58%) Project Management
20 127 (3.50%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 1619 (44.61%) JavaScript
2 1297 (35.74%) Java
3 851 (23.45%) C#
4 821 (22.62%) SQL
5 591 (16.29%) PHP
6 404 (11.13%) C++
7 342 (9.42%) Python
8 201 (5.54%) Ruby
9 170 (4.68%) PHP5
10 154 (4.24%) C
11 128 (3.53%) Objective-C
11 128 (3.53%) Perl
12 119 (3.28%) Scala
13 115 (3.17%) PL/SQL
14 97 (2.67%) T-SQL
15 96 (2.65%) Shell Script
16 66 (1.82%) VB.NET
17 62 (1.71%) Bash Shell
18 48 (1.32%) Groovy
19 46 (1.27%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 354 (9.75%) Degree
2 159 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 97 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 36 (0.99%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.41%) Sun Certification
6 13 (0.36%) BC Cleared
7 12 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.17%) ISEB
10 5 (0.14%) OCPJP
10 5 (0.14%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.11%) MCP
12 3 (0.083%) PhD
13 2 (0.055%) GISP
14 1 (0.028%) HND
14 1 (0.028%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (5.92%) QA
2 12 (0.33%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.19%) SLA
4 6 (0.17%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.055%) EMIR
6 2 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.055%) Basel III
6 2 (0.055%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.028%) WCAG
7 1 (0.028%) WAI
System Software
1 21 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.33%) Varnish
3 9 (0.25%) NFS
3 9 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.11%) Firmware
7 2 (0.055%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.055%) HDFS
7 2 (0.055%) vCloud
8 1 (0.028%) KVM
8 1 (0.028%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.028%) Xen
Systems Management
1 52 (1.43%) Puppet
2 31 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.33%) SCCM
4 11 (0.30%) Oozie
5 9 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.25%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.17%) Nagios
7 5 (0.14%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.14%) logstash
8 4 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.11%) Ansible
9 3 (0.083%) Salt
10 2 (0.055%) Zenoss
10 2 (0.055%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.055%) SCOM
10 2 (0.055%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.055%) Kibana
10 2 (0.055%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.055%) OpenSSO
11 1 (0.028%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 455 (12.54%) Oracle
2 324 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 161 (4.44%) Zend
4 105 (2.89%) SAP
5 89 (2.45%) Adobe
6 85 (2.34%) JBoss
7 72 (1.98%) IBM
8 67 (1.85%) Sybase
9 65 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 55 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
11 38 (1.05%) Google
12 28 (0.77%) Facebook
13 27 (0.74%) hybris
14 24 (0.66%) Sun
14 24 (0.66%) HP
14 24 (0.66%) JD Edwards
14 24 (0.66%) Twitter
15 21 (0.58%) Apple
16 18 (0.50%) Perforce
17 13 (0.36%) VMware
Derby, Derbyshire
Computer People
Rate: £225.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £345 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £304.69 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350-375 daily
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Ioko
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday