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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 59 56 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing OO 1596 1656 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.15% 3.22% 3.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 4.29% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 1113 1120
Average daily rate
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£406 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 34
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £45.30 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.63 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-3.43% +2.56%
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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
38718 38644 32529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.48% 75.21% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24517 24337 19918
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1127 1038
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.24 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 0 941 £450 +5.88% 421
South East -1 259 £350 +6.06% 134
North West +8 110 £350 - 88
Yorkshire +5 83 £320 - 53
South West -7 64 £413 - 60
East of England -33 59 £375 -3.22% 63
West Midlands -8 37 £325 -9.09% 39
East Midlands -2 27 £350 +29.62% 33
North East +4 8 £400 +77.77% 14
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1594 (48.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1456 (44.74%) JavaScript
3 1249 (38.38%) HTML
4 1239 (38.08%) Java
5 1121 (34.45%) CSS
6 1019 (31.32%) TDD
7 889 (27.32%) C#
8 797 (24.49%) SQL
9 790 (24.28%) .NET
10 760 (23.36%) HTML5
11 650 (19.98%) jQuery
12 617 (18.96%) MVC
13 576 (17.70%) OOP
14 571 (17.55%) CSS3
15 569 (17.49%) Linux
16 562 (17.27%) Web Services
17 552 (16.96%) AngularJS
18 541 (16.63%) Scrum
19 485 (14.90%) OOD
20 467 (14.35%) Finance
21 464 (14.26%) XML
21 464 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
22 448 (13.77%) SQL Server
23 438 (13.46%) Git (software)
24 415 (12.75%) Subversion
24 415 (12.75%) BDD
25 413 (12.69%) PHP
26 409 (12.57%) Oracle
27 385 (11.83%) C++
28 370 (11.37%) Software Engineering

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 289 (8.88%) Node.js
2 162 (4.98%) Apache
3 116 (3.56%) CMS
4 101 (3.10%) Tomcat
5 97 (2.98%) WebLogic
6 63 (1.94%) Drupal
7 60 (1.84%) WebSphere
8 55 (1.69%) IIS
9 47 (1.44%) SharePoint
10 37 (1.14%) JBoss
11 36 (1.11%) Confluence
12 31 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
13 28 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
14 24 (0.74%) WordPress
15 22 (0.68%) nginx
16 19 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
17 16 (0.49%) Kentico
18 15 (0.46%) Documentum
18 15 (0.46%) Umbraco
19 14 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 104 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 44 (1.35%) MS Office
3 38 (1.17%) Photoshop
4 34 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
6 28 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.40%) Doxygen
8 7 (0.22%) GIMP
9 4 (0.12%) MS Project
9 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.061%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.031%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.031%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 32 (0.98%) Magento
2 19 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.12%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.12%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.12%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.092%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.092%) Summit
8 2 (0.061%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.061%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.061%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.061%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.061%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.061%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.061%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.061%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 80 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (0.80%) SaaS
4 8 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.22%) GitHub
5 7 (0.22%) OpenShift
6 6 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 5 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.12%) PaaS
8 4 (0.12%) Heroku
9 3 (0.092%) IaaS
9 3 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.092%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.061%) Google Checkout
10 2 (0.061%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.061%) Force.com
11 1 (0.031%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 131 (4.03%) Internet
2 128 (3.93%) HTTP
3 82 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 42 (1.29%) DNS
5 21 (0.65%) Network Security
6 19 (0.58%) FTP
7 17 (0.52%) Intranet
8 16 (0.49%) 3G
9 15 (0.46%) SSL
9 15 (0.46%) 4G
10 14 (0.43%) AMQP
10 14 (0.43%) Bluetooth
11 13 (0.40%) GSM
11 13 (0.40%) SAN
12 12 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (0.37%) DHCP
13 11 (0.34%) SDH
13 11 (0.34%) IPsec
13 11 (0.34%) Wireshark
14 10 (0.31%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 448 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 304 (9.34%) Relational Database
3 256 (7.87%) MySQL
4 147 (4.52%) RDBMS
5 129 (3.96%) MongoDB
6 109 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 109 (3.35%) NoSQL
7 93 (2.86%) Oracle Database
8 88 (2.70%) Big Data
9 84 (2.58%) Hadoop
10 72 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
11 48 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 37 (1.14%) Redis
13 34 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
14 32 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
15 30 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
15 30 (0.92%) Apache Hive
15 30 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
16 29 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 27 (0.83%) HBase
Development Applications
1 438 (13.46%) Git (software)
2 415 (12.75%) Subversion
3 206 (6.33%) Visual Studio
4 196 (6.02%) Jenkins
5 167 (5.13%) Grunt
6 157 (4.82%) Maven
7 149 (4.58%) JUnit
8 141 (4.33%) Eclipse
9 138 (4.24%) NUnit
10 137 (4.21%) Ant
11 118 (3.63%) JIRA
12 116 (3.56%) Cucumber
12 116 (3.56%) Jasmine
13 108 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
14 96 (2.95%) Selenium
15 87 (2.67%) ClearCase
16 74 (2.27%) TeamCity
17 62 (1.91%) WebDriver
18 61 (1.87%) Bower
19 59 (1.81%) Mockito
General
1 467 (14.35%) Finance
2 354 (10.88%) Banking
3 226 (6.95%) Investment Banking
4 175 (5.38%) Front Office
5 81 (2.49%) Retail
6 76 (2.34%) Games
7 70 (2.15%) Marketing
8 54 (1.66%) Telecoms
9 46 (1.41%) Publishing
10 38 (1.17%) Back Office
11 34 (1.04%) Electronics
12 33 (1.01%) Manufacturing
13 31 (0.95%) Financial Institution
14 29 (0.89%) Advertising
15 20 (0.61%) Law
16 16 (0.49%) Legal
17 9 (0.28%) Automotive
18 7 (0.22%) German Language
19 6 (0.18%) Music Industry
19 6 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2546 (78.24%) Developer
2 483 (14.84%) Java Developer
3 325 (9.99%) JavaScript Developer
4 306 (9.40%) .NET Developer
5 273 (8.39%) C# Developer
6 272 (8.36%) Senior Developer
7 200 (6.15%) Front-End Developer
8 185 (5.69%) PHP Developer
9 140 (4.30%) Web Developer
10 134 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
11 114 (3.50%) Software Engineer
12 106 (3.26%) C++ Developer
13 99 (3.04%) Analyst
14 95 (2.92%) Architect
15 82 (2.52%) Python Developer
16 73 (2.24%) Software Developer
17 72 (2.21%) iOS Developer
18 68 (2.09%) UI Programmer
18 68 (2.09%) UI Developer
19 66 (2.03%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1249 (38.38%) HTML
2 1121 (34.45%) CSS
3 790 (24.28%) .NET
4 760 (23.36%) HTML5
5 650 (19.98%) jQuery
6 571 (17.55%) CSS3
7 562 (17.27%) Web Services
8 552 (16.96%) AngularJS
9 464 (14.26%) XML
10 360 (11.06%) RESTful
11 328 (10.08%) ASP.NET
12 318 (9.77%) JSON
13 293 (9.00%) Backbone.js
14 282 (8.67%) .NET Framework
15 280 (8.60%) REST
16 243 (7.47%) WCF
17 234 (7.19%) Spring
18 229 (7.04%) Ajax
19 216 (6.64%) J2EE
20 186 (5.72%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 227 (6.98%) User Experience
2 222 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 210 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 172 (5.29%) Derivative
5 139 (4.27%) Open Source
6 122 (3.75%) Mobile App
7 84 (2.58%) N-Tier
8 57 (1.75%) Fixed Income
9 56 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
10 55 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 53 (1.63%) Mathematics
12 52 (1.60%) Visualisation
13 49 (1.51%) Management Information System
14 47 (1.44%) Algorithms
15 45 (1.38%) Data Structures
16 43 (1.32%) iPad
16 43 (1.32%) W3C
17 42 (1.29%) Client/Server
18 41 (1.26%) iPhone
19 40 (1.23%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 569 (17.49%) Linux
2 305 (9.37%) UNIX
3 272 (8.36%) Windows
4 145 (4.46%) Android
5 143 (4.39%) Apple iOS
6 56 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (1.14%) Solaris
8 28 (0.86%) SUSE
9 26 (0.80%) AIX
10 12 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.31%) CentOS
12 8 (0.25%) Windows CE
12 8 (0.25%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.22%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.22%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1594 (48.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1019 (31.32%) TDD
3 617 (18.96%) MVC
4 576 (17.70%) OOP
5 541 (16.63%) Scrum
6 485 (14.90%) OOD
7 464 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
8 415 (12.75%) BDD
9 370 (11.37%) Software Engineering
10 341 (10.48%) Unit Testing
11 276 (8.48%) Multithreading
12 260 (7.99%) Web Development
13 247 (7.59%) SOA
14 231 (7.10%) UML
15 224 (6.88%) E-Commerce
16 187 (5.75%) Responsive Web Design
17 164 (5.04%) Data Modelling
18 142 (4.36%) OO PHP
19 135 (4.15%) Configuration Management
20 123 (3.78%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1456 (44.74%) JavaScript
2 1239 (38.08%) Java
3 889 (27.32%) C#
4 797 (24.49%) SQL
5 413 (12.69%) PHP
6 385 (11.83%) C++
7 368 (11.31%) Python
8 190 (5.84%) Perl
9 158 (4.86%) C
10 152 (4.67%) Ruby
11 118 (3.63%) PL/SQL
12 113 (3.47%) T-SQL
13 90 (2.77%) Objective-C
14 89 (2.74%) Shell Script
15 82 (2.52%) Bash Shell
16 61 (1.87%) VB
17 60 (1.84%) PHP5
18 57 (1.75%) Scala
18 57 (1.75%) VB.NET
19 42 (1.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 290 (8.91%) Degree
2 220 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 107 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 97 (2.98%) DV Cleared
5 21 (0.65%) Sun Certification
6 18 (0.55%) OCPJP
7 11 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.18%) ISEB
11 5 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.15%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.12%) CISSP
13 3 (0.092%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.092%) MCP
13 3 (0.092%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.061%) PhD
14 2 (0.061%) CIPD
15 1 (0.031%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (3.66%) QA
2 10 (0.31%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.092%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.092%) WCAG
4 3 (0.092%) Basel III
4 3 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.061%) SLA
6 1 (0.031%) TickIT
6 1 (0.031%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.031%) HL7
6 1 (0.031%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.031%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.031%) DO-178B
System Software
1 23 (0.71%) HDFS
2 14 (0.43%) Apache Flume
3 13 (0.40%) Varnish
4 12 (0.37%) Docker
5 11 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.18%) Oracle Clusterware
8 5 (0.15%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.061%) Firmware
10 1 (0.031%) NFS
10 1 (0.031%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 83 (2.55%) Puppet
2 54 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (0.80%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 25 (0.77%) Vagrant
5 17 (0.52%) Oozie
6 16 (0.49%) Ansible
7 9 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (0.22%) yum
9 7 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.18%) Data Guard
10 6 (0.18%) Oracle Flashback
11 5 (0.15%) Zenoss
11 5 (0.15%) Control-M
12 4 (0.12%) Nagios
12 4 (0.12%) Kibana
12 4 (0.12%) logstash
12 4 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
12 4 (0.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 409 (12.57%) Oracle
2 312 (9.59%) Microsoft
3 70 (2.15%) Google
4 68 (2.09%) Zend
5 66 (2.03%) Adobe
6 63 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 60 (1.84%) IBM
8 52 (1.60%) HP
9 44 (1.35%) SAP
9 44 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
10 39 (1.20%) Sybase
11 34 (1.04%) Business Objects
12 32 (0.98%) Apple
13 24 (0.74%) Pega
14 23 (0.71%) Sitecore
14 23 (0.71%) Twitter
15 22 (0.68%) DevExpress
15 22 (0.68%) VMware
16 19 (0.58%) webMethods
17 17 (0.52%) BEA
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