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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 49 51 46
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing OO 1672 1669 1633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.62% 3.75% 3.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.80% 5.02% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1095 1149
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 50 46
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.94 £11.25 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+14.59% -12.17%
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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
34844 33254 29955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.43% 74.76% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22736 20646 18101
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1059 1253
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -12.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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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.

OO Jobs Demand Trend in England

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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 26 January 2015.

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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 26 January 2015.

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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 26 January 2015. 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 +7 1034 £450 - 355
South East +6 270 £375 - 145
North West -1 103 £325 -13.33% 123
South West -3 90 £444 +26.78% 82
East of England -49 51 £375 -5.66% 67
Yorkshire -18 42 £325 - 57
East Midlands +11 41 £355 +18.33% 31
West Midlands -6 37 £313 -3.84% 35
North East -20 5 £400 +23.07% 12
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 1766 (49.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1592 (44.87%) JavaScript
3 1368 (38.56%) HTML
4 1352 (38.11%) Java
5 1242 (35.01%) CSS
6 1062 (29.93%) TDD
7 926 (26.10%) C#
8 828 (23.34%) SQL
9 826 (23.28%) HTML5
10 825 (23.25%) .NET
11 760 (21.42%) MVC
12 692 (19.50%) jQuery
13 649 (18.29%) OOP
14 646 (18.21%) Linux
15 640 (18.04%) Scrum
16 623 (17.56%) CSS3
17 588 (16.57%) Web Services
18 556 (15.67%) PHP
19 548 (15.45%) XML
20 547 (15.42%) AngularJS
21 537 (15.14%) Finance
22 525 (14.80%) Git (software)
23 497 (14.01%) Subversion
24 490 (13.81%) OOD
25 459 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
26 456 (12.85%) BDD
27 438 (12.34%) C++
28 433 (12.20%) Oracle
29 404 (11.39%) SQL Server
30 399 (11.25%) Banking

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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
1 293 (8.26%) Node.js
2 199 (5.61%) Apache
3 119 (3.35%) CMS
4 105 (2.96%) Tomcat
5 80 (2.25%) WebLogic
6 77 (2.17%) IIS
7 75 (2.11%) WebSphere
8 61 (1.72%) SharePoint
9 58 (1.63%) Drupal
10 47 (1.32%) JBoss
11 33 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
12 30 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
13 28 (0.79%) nginx
14 26 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
15 25 (0.70%) WordPress
16 23 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
16 23 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
17 16 (0.45%) Apache Solr
18 15 (0.42%) Confluence
19 14 (0.39%) Kentico
Applications
1 140 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 52 (1.47%) MS Office
3 45 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 34 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.28%) MS Project
9 8 (0.23%) Doxygen
10 6 (0.17%) GIMP
11 3 (0.085%) FrameMaker
11 3 (0.085%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.056%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.028%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.028%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 37 (1.04%) Magento
2 19 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
5 9 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.17%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.11%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.085%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.085%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.085%) Summit
8 3 (0.085%) SAP SRM
8 3 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.056%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.056%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.056%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.056%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.056%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (0.73%) SaaS
4 14 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.28%) GitHub
7 8 (0.23%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.17%) IaaS
9 5 (0.14%) ElastiCache
9 5 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.14%) PaaS
9 5 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.056%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.056%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 148 (4.17%) HTTP
2 133 (3.75%) Internet
3 86 (2.42%) TCP/IP
4 50 (1.41%) DNS
5 32 (0.90%) SSL
6 26 (0.73%) Intranet
7 20 (0.56%) SAN
8 14 (0.39%) SSH
8 14 (0.39%) FTP
9 13 (0.37%) SNMP
9 13 (0.37%) Bluetooth
10 12 (0.34%) Firewall
10 12 (0.34%) Network Security
11 11 (0.31%) LDAP
12 9 (0.25%) HTTPS
13 8 (0.23%) GSM
13 8 (0.23%) AMQP
14 7 (0.20%) NAS
14 7 (0.20%) DHCP
14 7 (0.20%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 339 (9.55%) MySQL
3 281 (7.92%) Relational Database
4 132 (3.72%) MongoDB
5 125 (3.52%) NoSQL
6 119 (3.35%) RDBMS
7 114 (3.21%) Oracle Database
8 112 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 91 (2.56%) Big Data
10 70 (1.97%) Hadoop
11 56 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
12 51 (1.44%) Redis
13 48 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
14 41 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 39 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
16 31 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 29 (0.82%) Apache Hive
18 27 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
18 27 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
18 27 (0.76%) HBase
Development Applications
1 525 (14.80%) Git (software)
2 497 (14.01%) Subversion
3 221 (6.23%) Jenkins
4 189 (5.33%) Visual Studio
5 175 (4.93%) Maven
6 157 (4.43%) Grunt
7 151 (4.26%) JUnit
8 138 (3.89%) Selenium
9 135 (3.80%) NUnit
10 134 (3.78%) Cucumber
11 129 (3.64%) Jasmine
11 129 (3.64%) Eclipse
12 117 (3.30%) JIRA
13 113 (3.18%) Ant
14 108 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
15 91 (2.56%) WebDriver
16 85 (2.40%) ClearCase
17 68 (1.92%) TeamCity
18 67 (1.89%) Mockito
19 61 (1.72%) Hudson
General
1 537 (15.14%) Finance
2 399 (11.25%) Banking
3 249 (7.02%) Investment Banking
4 167 (4.71%) Front Office
5 102 (2.87%) Retail
6 93 (2.62%) Marketing
7 69 (1.94%) Games
8 57 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 48 (1.35%) Publishing
10 39 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 32 (0.90%) Electronics
12 31 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 31 (0.87%) Advertising
13 23 (0.65%) Back Office
14 18 (0.51%) Legal
15 17 (0.48%) Law
16 14 (0.39%) Automotive
16 14 (0.39%) German Language
17 12 (0.34%) Billing
18 10 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2784 (78.47%) Developer
2 473 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 328 (9.24%) .NET Developer
4 312 (8.79%) Senior Developer
5 304 (8.57%) PHP Developer
6 301 (8.48%) JavaScript Developer
7 228 (6.43%) C# Developer
7 228 (6.43%) Front-End Developer
8 165 (4.65%) Web Developer
9 145 (4.09%) Software Engineer
10 128 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
11 118 (3.33%) C++ Developer
12 114 (3.21%) Architect
13 107 (3.02%) Python Developer
14 102 (2.87%) Analyst
15 88 (2.48%) iOS Developer
16 85 (2.40%) Android Developer
17 84 (2.37%) Software Developer
18 77 (2.17%) UI Developer
19 73 (2.06%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1368 (38.56%) HTML
2 1242 (35.01%) CSS
3 826 (23.28%) HTML5
4 825 (23.25%) .NET
5 692 (19.50%) jQuery
6 623 (17.56%) CSS3
7 588 (16.57%) Web Services
8 548 (15.45%) XML
9 547 (15.42%) AngularJS
10 370 (10.43%) Backbone.js
11 348 (9.81%) ASP.NET
12 334 (9.41%) REST
13 319 (8.99%) JSON
14 306 (8.62%) RESTful
15 300 (8.46%) Ajax
16 289 (8.15%) Spring
17 246 (6.93%) WCF
18 241 (6.79%) J2EE
19 239 (6.74%) .NET Framework
20 234 (6.60%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 256 (7.22%) Computer Science
2 227 (6.40%) User Experience
3 222 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
4 202 (5.69%) Open Source
5 159 (4.48%) Derivative
6 139 (3.92%) Mobile App
7 97 (2.73%) N-Tier
8 84 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 83 (2.34%) Algorithms
10 74 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
11 70 (1.97%) Data Structures
12 59 (1.66%) Management Information System
13 58 (1.63%) Fixed Income
14 53 (1.49%) Mathematics
15 52 (1.47%) W3C
16 51 (1.44%) Visualisation
16 51 (1.44%) iPhone
17 41 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
18 39 (1.10%) Client/Server
19 38 (1.07%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 646 (18.21%) Linux
2 389 (10.96%) UNIX
3 273 (7.69%) Windows
4 168 (4.74%) Apple iOS
5 163 (4.59%) Android
6 74 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (0.99%) Solaris
8 32 (0.90%) SUSE
9 30 (0.85%) Ubuntu
10 24 (0.68%) Debian
11 19 (0.54%) CentOS
12 18 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (0.42%) AIX
13 15 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (0.39%) Windows XP
15 11 (0.31%) VMS
15 11 (0.31%) Windows Phone
16 9 (0.25%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1766 (49.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1062 (29.93%) TDD
3 760 (21.42%) MVC
4 649 (18.29%) OOP
5 640 (18.04%) Scrum
6 490 (13.81%) OOD
7 459 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
8 456 (12.85%) BDD
9 380 (10.71%) Software Engineering
10 339 (9.55%) Unit Testing
11 277 (7.81%) UML
12 269 (7.58%) SOA
12 269 (7.58%) Multithreading
13 267 (7.53%) E-Commerce
14 244 (6.88%) Web Development
15 209 (5.89%) Responsive Web Design
16 192 (5.41%) OO PHP
17 149 (4.20%) Configuration Management
18 143 (4.03%) Data Modelling
19 123 (3.47%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1592 (44.87%) JavaScript
2 1352 (38.11%) Java
3 926 (26.10%) C#
4 828 (23.34%) SQL
5 556 (15.67%) PHP
6 438 (12.34%) C++
7 388 (10.94%) Python
8 202 (5.69%) Ruby
9 188 (5.30%) Perl
10 161 (4.54%) C
11 134 (3.78%) PL/SQL
12 127 (3.58%) Shell Script
13 126 (3.55%) PHP5
14 110 (3.10%) Bash Shell
15 105 (2.96%) T-SQL
16 94 (2.65%) Objective-C
17 88 (2.48%) Scala
18 64 (1.80%) VB.NET
19 61 (1.72%) VB
20 52 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 330 (9.30%) Degree
2 225 (6.34%) Security Cleared
3 125 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 80 (2.25%) DV Cleared
5 26 (0.73%) Sun Certification
6 16 (0.45%) OCPJP
7 12 (0.34%) ISEB
8 11 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.17%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.14%) MCP
11 5 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.11%) CISSP
13 3 (0.085%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.056%) PhD
14 2 (0.056%) HND
14 2 (0.056%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (5.44%) QA
2 10 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.14%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.11%) Basel III
5 4 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.085%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.085%) SLA
6 3 (0.085%) WCAG
7 2 (0.056%) WAI
7 2 (0.056%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 17 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (0.45%) HDFS
3 12 (0.34%) Varnish
4 10 (0.28%) NFS
4 10 (0.28%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 8 (0.23%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.17%) Docker
8 5 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.028%) Xen
10 1 (0.028%) Firmware
10 1 (0.028%) GridGain
10 1 (0.028%) KVM
Systems Management
1 94 (2.65%) Puppet
2 66 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (0.51%) Oozie
4 16 (0.45%) Nagios
4 16 (0.45%) Ansible
5 13 (0.37%) Vagrant
6 12 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.28%) SCCM
8 8 (0.23%) logstash
9 7 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
10 6 (0.17%) Kibana
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.14%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.14%) Zenoss
12 4 (0.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 4 (0.11%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.11%) yum
12 4 (0.11%) Graphite
12 4 (0.11%) Salt
13 3 (0.085%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 433 (12.20%) Oracle
2 378 (10.65%) Microsoft
3 127 (3.58%) Zend
4 93 (2.62%) Red Hat
5 87 (2.45%) Adobe
6 71 (2.00%) Google
7 65 (1.83%) SAP
8 62 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
9 60 (1.69%) IBM
10 55 (1.55%) Sybase
11 36 (1.01%) HP
12 33 (0.93%) Twitter
13 25 (0.70%) Facebook
13 25 (0.70%) Business Objects
13 25 (0.70%) VMware
14 19 (0.54%) Sun
15 18 (0.51%) Apple
16 16 (0.45%) TIBCO
17 14 (0.39%) Xamarin
17 14 (0.39%) New Relic
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