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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 59 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing OO 1579 1808 1743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.06% 3.66% 3.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 4.79% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 1277 1119
Average daily rate
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£415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 50
Average hourly rate £39.25 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £12.50 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
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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
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
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 £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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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.

OO Daily Rate Trend in England

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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 31 July 2015.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in England

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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.

OO Hourly Rate Trend in England

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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 31 July 2015.

OO Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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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 31 July 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 -4 971 £450 +5.88% 329
South East +18 264 £350 -6.35% 135
South West -12 73 £400 +18.51% 70
Yorkshire -16 70 £344 +7.42% 75
East of England -30 64 £375 +6.38% 49
North West -50 46 £375 +15.38% 101
East Midlands -5 31 £353 -3.42% 38
North East -8 26 £440 +46.66% 16
West Midlands -23 24 £345 +8.23% 44
Midlands +2 2 £450 - 1
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1584 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1463 (45.70%) JavaScript
3 1266 (39.55%) HTML
4 1134 (35.43%) CSS
5 1091 (34.08%) Java
6 1027 (32.08%) TDD
7 806 (25.18%) SQL
8 797 (24.90%) C#
9 775 (24.21%) HTML5
10 704 (21.99%) .NET
11 641 (20.02%) jQuery
12 602 (18.81%) CSS3
13 598 (18.68%) Web Services
14 587 (18.34%) Scrum
15 564 (17.62%) AngularJS
16 543 (16.96%) MVC
17 516 (16.12%) Linux
18 506 (15.81%) Finance
19 498 (15.56%) OOP
20 484 (15.12%) OOD
21 455 (14.21%) SQL Server
22 453 (14.15%) BDD
23 442 (13.81%) XML
24 440 (13.75%) PHP
25 425 (13.28%) Git (software)
26 424 (13.25%) Software Engineering
27 403 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
28 363 (11.34%) C++
29 359 (11.22%) Unit Testing
30 322 (10.06%) Oracle

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 275 (8.59%) Node.js
2 192 (6.00%) Apache
3 119 (3.72%) Tomcat
4 114 (3.56%) CMS
5 90 (2.81%) WebSphere
6 77 (2.41%) WebLogic
7 60 (1.87%) Drupal
8 49 (1.53%) IIS
9 45 (1.41%) JBoss
9 45 (1.41%) WordPress
10 42 (1.31%) Confluence
11 36 (1.12%) SharePoint
12 26 (0.81%) nginx
13 23 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 22 (0.69%) Apache Spark
15 21 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
16 20 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
16 20 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
17 18 (0.56%) Umbraco
18 17 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 109 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 36 (1.12%) Photoshop
3 29 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.81%) MS Office
5 24 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.16%) Doxygen
8 5 (0.16%) MS Project
9 2 (0.062%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.062%) GIMP
9 2 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.031%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 34 (1.06%) Magento
2 10 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.22%) Tridion
5 3 (0.094%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.094%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.094%) GoldMine
5 3 (0.094%) RMDS
5 3 (0.094%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.094%) SAP MII
5 3 (0.094%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.062%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.062%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.062%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.062%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.062%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.062%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.062%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 77 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (0.87%) SaaS
4 10 (0.31%) PaaS
4 10 (0.31%) Google Analytics
5 8 (0.25%) GitHub
6 7 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.19%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.19%) Heroku
8 5 (0.16%) Google Checkout
9 4 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.094%) Force.com
10 3 (0.094%) IaaS
11 2 (0.062%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.062%) Boomi
12 1 (0.031%) Sage Pay
12 1 (0.031%) CodePlex
12 1 (0.031%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 111 (3.47%) Internet
2 74 (2.31%) HTTP
3 33 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 20 (0.62%) Intranet
5 19 (0.59%) 4G
5 19 (0.59%) 3G
6 15 (0.47%) AMQP
7 11 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (0.34%) Wireshark
7 11 (0.34%) SDH
8 10 (0.31%) DNS
8 10 (0.31%) Wireless
8 10 (0.31%) 2G
8 10 (0.31%) 2.5G
8 10 (0.31%) SAN
8 10 (0.31%) LTE
8 10 (0.31%) Network Security
9 9 (0.28%) WiMAX
9 9 (0.28%) SNMP
9 9 (0.28%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 306 (9.56%) MySQL
3 234 (7.31%) Relational Database
4 137 (4.28%) MongoDB
5 116 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 96 (3.00%) RDBMS
7 87 (2.72%) NoSQL
8 82 (2.56%) Oracle Database
9 77 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
10 74 (2.31%) Hadoop
11 67 (2.09%) Big Data
12 48 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 48 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 41 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 41 (1.28%) DB2
13 41 (1.28%) Redis
14 39 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 36 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
16 35 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
17 34 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 425 (13.28%) Git (software)
2 310 (9.68%) Subversion
3 186 (5.81%) Grunt
4 158 (4.94%) Maven
5 145 (4.53%) Jenkins
6 142 (4.44%) Visual Studio
7 140 (4.37%) Eclipse
8 137 (4.28%) JUnit
9 133 (4.15%) NUnit
10 125 (3.91%) Ant
11 107 (3.34%) JIRA
12 105 (3.28%) Cucumber
12 105 (3.28%) Jasmine
13 99 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
14 86 (2.69%) Selenium
15 62 (1.94%) ClearCase
16 58 (1.81%) Bower
17 53 (1.66%) gulp
18 52 (1.62%) Xcode
19 50 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 506 (15.81%) Finance
2 294 (9.18%) Banking
3 176 (5.50%) Front Office
4 171 (5.34%) Investment Banking
5 110 (3.44%) Retail
6 77 (2.41%) Marketing
7 53 (1.66%) Games
8 51 (1.59%) Back Office
9 46 (1.44%) Publishing
10 45 (1.41%) Telecoms
11 38 (1.19%) Electronics
12 37 (1.16%) Manufacturing
13 28 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.50%) Legal
15 13 (0.41%) Automotive
16 12 (0.37%) Advertising
17 9 (0.28%) Law
17 9 (0.28%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.19%) French Language
19 5 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2458 (76.79%) Developer
2 430 (13.43%) Java Developer
3 320 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 304 (9.50%) JavaScript Developer
5 288 (9.00%) .NET Developer
6 276 (8.62%) C# Developer
7 222 (6.94%) PHP Developer
8 219 (6.84%) Front-End Developer
9 146 (4.56%) C# .NET Developer
10 141 (4.40%) Software Engineer
11 126 (3.94%) Web Developer
12 122 (3.81%) Architect
13 107 (3.34%) Analyst
14 96 (3.00%) iOS Developer
15 88 (2.75%) Android Developer
16 87 (2.72%) C++ Developer
17 79 (2.47%) Senior Java Developer
18 72 (2.25%) Python Developer
19 68 (2.12%) Consultant
20 61 (1.91%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1266 (39.55%) HTML
2 1134 (35.43%) CSS
3 775 (24.21%) HTML5
4 704 (21.99%) .NET
5 641 (20.02%) jQuery
6 602 (18.81%) CSS3
7 598 (18.68%) Web Services
8 564 (17.62%) AngularJS
9 442 (13.81%) XML
10 311 (9.72%) JSON
11 306 (9.56%) RESTful
12 281 (8.78%) Ajax
13 280 (8.75%) ASP.NET
14 278 (8.68%) Backbone.js
15 265 (8.28%) Spring
16 243 (7.59%) .NET Framework
17 237 (7.40%) REST
18 223 (6.97%) J2EE
19 220 (6.87%) SOAP
20 210 (6.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 221 (6.90%) User Experience
2 213 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 152 (4.75%) Mobile App
4 149 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 138 (4.31%) Derivative
6 82 (2.56%) N-Tier
7 57 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 53 (1.66%) Fixed Income
9 51 (1.59%) Client/Server
10 50 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 50 (1.56%) iPhone
11 47 (1.47%) Social Media
12 46 (1.44%) Data Structures
13 45 (1.41%) Equities
14 42 (1.31%) Management Information System
15 40 (1.25%) iPad
16 39 (1.22%) Market Risk
17 38 (1.19%) Visualisation
18 36 (1.12%) W3C
19 35 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 516 (16.12%) Linux
2 270 (8.43%) Windows
3 255 (7.97%) UNIX
4 166 (5.19%) Apple iOS
5 163 (5.09%) Android
6 54 (1.69%) Solaris
7 31 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (0.84%) AIX
9 16 (0.50%) CentOS
10 11 (0.34%) Windows Phone
10 11 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.22%) SUSE
11 7 (0.22%) HPUX
11 7 (0.22%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.22%) Windows Phone 7
12 6 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.19%) Windows CE
13 5 (0.16%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1584 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1027 (32.08%) TDD
3 587 (18.34%) Scrum
4 543 (16.96%) MVC
5 498 (15.56%) OOP
6 484 (15.12%) OOD
7 453 (14.15%) BDD
8 424 (13.25%) Software Engineering
9 403 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
10 359 (11.22%) Unit Testing
11 294 (9.18%) E-Commerce
12 279 (8.72%) Multithreading
13 264 (8.25%) SDLC
14 244 (7.62%) UML
15 233 (7.28%) Web Development
16 220 (6.87%) SOA
17 200 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
18 174 (5.44%) OO PHP
19 131 (4.09%) Open Source
20 127 (3.97%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1463 (45.70%) JavaScript
2 1091 (34.08%) Java
3 806 (25.18%) SQL
4 797 (24.90%) C#
5 440 (13.75%) PHP
6 363 (11.34%) C++
7 287 (8.97%) Python
8 180 (5.62%) Perl
9 152 (4.75%) C
10 120 (3.75%) T-SQL
11 115 (3.59%) Ruby
12 112 (3.50%) Objective-C
13 77 (2.41%) PL/SQL
14 73 (2.28%) Scala
15 67 (2.09%) PHP5
16 63 (1.97%) Shell Script
17 54 (1.69%) Bash Shell
18 49 (1.53%) VB.NET
19 42 (1.31%) VB
20 41 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 243 (7.59%) Degree
2 195 (6.09%) Security Cleared
3 83 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 81 (2.53%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.47%) Sun Certification
6 11 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.31%) ISEB
8 9 (0.28%) OCPJP
9 8 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (0.22%) PhD
11 5 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.16%) APMP
12 4 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.094%) SAP Certification
13 3 (0.094%) MCP
13 3 (0.094%) MCSD
13 3 (0.094%) HND
14 2 (0.062%) MCAD
15 1 (0.031%) MCT
15 1 (0.031%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (4.09%) QA
2 7 (0.22%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.12%) TickIT
3 4 (0.12%) WCAG
4 3 (0.094%) HL7
4 3 (0.094%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.062%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.031%) Basel III
6 1 (0.031%) WAI
6 1 (0.031%) SLA
6 1 (0.031%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 17 (0.53%) HDFS
2 11 (0.34%) GridGain
2 11 (0.34%) Docker
3 10 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.31%) Varnish
4 8 (0.25%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (0.19%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.094%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.031%) NFS
8 1 (0.031%) Firmware
8 1 (0.031%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 86 (2.69%) Puppet
2 37 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (0.94%) Vagrant
4 27 (0.84%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 8 (0.25%) Oozie
5 8 (0.25%) Nagios
5 8 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
6 7 (0.22%) Control-M
7 6 (0.19%) Ansible
7 6 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.16%) yum
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.12%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.12%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle Flashback
10 3 (0.094%) logstash
10 3 (0.094%) Salt
10 3 (0.094%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.062%) SCCM
Vendors
1 322 (10.06%) Oracle
2 279 (8.72%) Microsoft
3 86 (2.69%) Zend
4 77 (2.41%) Google
5 73 (2.28%) IBM
6 66 (2.06%) HP
7 61 (1.91%) Sybase
8 53 (1.66%) SAP
9 51 (1.59%) Adobe
10 39 (1.22%) Apple
11 36 (1.12%) Red Hat
12 30 (0.94%) Pega
13 28 (0.87%) Atlassian
13 28 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
14 25 (0.78%) webMethods
14 25 (0.78%) DevExpress
15 24 (0.75%) TIBCO
15 24 (0.75%) Informatica
16 23 (0.72%) Telerik
17 19 (0.59%) Sitecore
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