The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 55 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing OO 1770 1859 1716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.23% 3.51% 3.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.16% 4.62% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1235 1305 1073
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 31 54
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £13.00 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £55.00 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42553 40275 36728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.55% 76.11% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27470 25080 22041
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1143 1189 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

OO
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OO
Daily Rate Trend

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OO
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OO
Hourly Rate Trend

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

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Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

OO Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

OO
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the UK over the 3 months to 6 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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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
England -3 1593 £413 +3.12% 857
London -2 984 £450 +5.88% 390
South East +14 271 £341 -2.50% 116
City of London -1 218 £488 +10.79% 95
Hampshire +54 110 £325 +6.55% 33
Scotland +15 102 £375 -6.25% 38
Yorkshire -20 71 £350 +9.37% 63
South West -17 67 £400 -11.11% 73
East of England -29 60 £375 +6.38% 50
West Yorkshire -20 58 £343 +7.03% 47
North West -24 56 £363 +11.53% 81
Leeds -18 52 £335 +4.68% 35
South Wales +4 44 £350 -22.22% 12
Wales -8 44 £350 -22.22% 13
Cardiff +8 41 £350 -22.22% 9
Buckinghamshire -19 37 £325 -16.12% 9
Oxfordshire +3 33 £375 +7.14% 15
Glasgow -5 33 £363 -3.33% 12
Bristol +4 28 £425 -10.52% 26
Edinburgh +12 27 £400 -10.16% 15
Cheshire +11 27 £358 +19.16% 23
Manchester -25 26 £363 +11.53% 49
East Midlands -9 25 £350 +16.66% 28
Berkshire -15 23 £400 +22.60% 18
North East -8 22 £433 +44.16% 17
Milton Keynes -20 22 £325 -18.75% 6
West Midlands -22 22 £363 +11.53% 36
Essex -3 21 £400 +14.28% 6
Southampton +15 20 £348 +6.10% 10
Surrey -16 20 £418 +28.46% 18

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1783 (49.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1607 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 1368 (38.16%) HTML
4 1337 (37.29%) Java
5 1232 (34.37%) CSS
6 1113 (31.05%) TDD
7 946 (26.39%) SQL
8 901 (25.13%) C#
9 814 (22.71%) HTML5
10 801 (22.34%) .NET
11 669 (18.66%) Web Services
12 667 (18.61%) jQuery
13 615 (17.15%) Scrum
14 612 (17.07%) CSS3
14 612 (17.07%) AngularJS
15 610 (17.02%) Linux
16 607 (16.93%) MVC
17 592 (16.51%) Finance
18 560 (15.62%) OOD
19 540 (15.06%) OOP
20 533 (14.87%) XML
21 512 (14.28%) SQL Server
22 484 (13.50%) Software Engineering
23 479 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
24 468 (13.05%) BDD
25 445 (12.41%) PHP
26 429 (11.97%) Git (software)
27 411 (11.46%) C++
28 408 (11.38%) Oracle
29 405 (11.30%) Unit Testing

OO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (7.67%) Node.js
2 181 (5.05%) Apache
3 142 (3.96%) Tomcat
4 112 (3.12%) WebSphere
5 108 (3.01%) CMS
6 95 (2.65%) WebLogic
7 64 (1.79%) Drupal
8 63 (1.76%) IIS
9 57 (1.59%) JBoss
10 45 (1.26%) Confluence
11 41 (1.14%) SharePoint
12 38 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
13 37 (1.03%) WordPress
14 31 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
15 29 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 21 (0.59%) nginx
16 21 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
17 19 (0.53%) MQSeries
17 19 (0.53%) GlassFish
18 18 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 112 (3.12%) MS Excel
2 40 (1.12%) Photoshop
2 40 (1.12%) MS Office
3 32 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
5 25 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.28%) Doxygen
6 10 (0.28%) MS Project
7 4 (0.11%) GIMP
8 2 (0.056%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.028%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 38 (1.06%) Magento
2 9 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.14%) Tridion
5 4 (0.11%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.11%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.11%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.084%) SAP MII
6 3 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.084%) GoldMine
6 3 (0.084%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.084%) SAP MDM
6 3 (0.084%) Summit
6 3 (0.084%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.084%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.056%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.056%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.056%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 91 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (0.73%) SaaS
4 10 (0.28%) PaaS
5 9 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.17%) GitHub
7 6 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.14%) Google Checkout
8 5 (0.14%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.14%) Heroku
9 4 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.084%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.084%) IaaS
10 3 (0.084%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.056%) Force.com
11 2 (0.056%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.056%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.056%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.056%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 134 (3.74%) HTTP
2 118 (3.29%) Internet
3 55 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 21 (0.59%) DNS
5 20 (0.56%) 3G
5 20 (0.56%) 4G
6 18 (0.50%) AMQP
7 17 (0.47%) SAN
7 17 (0.47%) SSL
8 16 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (0.42%) Network Security
10 14 (0.39%) FTP
10 14 (0.39%) Intranet
11 13 (0.36%) GSM
11 13 (0.36%) DHCP
12 12 (0.33%) Bluetooth
12 12 (0.33%) Wireless
12 12 (0.33%) Wireshark
13 11 (0.31%) IPsec
13 11 (0.31%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 512 (14.28%) SQL Server
2 337 (9.40%) MySQL
3 330 (9.21%) Relational Database
4 159 (4.44%) MongoDB
5 141 (3.93%) RDBMS
6 114 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 99 (2.76%) Oracle Database
8 94 (2.62%) NoSQL
9 75 (2.09%) Hadoop
9 75 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
10 63 (1.76%) Big Data
11 62 (1.73%) DB2
12 57 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 47 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
14 41 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 40 (1.12%) Redis
16 38 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
17 37 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
18 35 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 31 (0.86%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 429 (11.97%) Git (software)
2 357 (9.96%) Subversion
3 193 (5.38%) Jenkins
4 184 (5.13%) Maven
4 184 (5.13%) Eclipse
5 182 (5.08%) JUnit
6 174 (4.85%) Visual Studio
7 173 (4.83%) Grunt
8 154 (4.30%) NUnit
9 144 (4.02%) Ant
10 130 (3.63%) Cucumber
11 121 (3.38%) Selenium
12 120 (3.35%) Jasmine
13 116 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
14 111 (3.10%) JIRA
15 74 (2.06%) ClearCase
16 61 (1.70%) TeamCity
17 54 (1.51%) Bower
18 53 (1.48%) Mockito
19 50 (1.39%) Xcode
General
1 592 (16.51%) Finance
2 361 (10.07%) Banking
3 210 (5.86%) Front Office
3 210 (5.86%) Investment Banking
4 110 (3.07%) Retail
5 84 (2.34%) Marketing
6 62 (1.73%) Back Office
7 50 (1.39%) Games
8 42 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 39 (1.09%) Electronics
10 38 (1.06%) Publishing
11 33 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 32 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 28 (0.78%) Legal
14 19 (0.53%) Advertising
15 10 (0.28%) Law
15 10 (0.28%) Military
16 9 (0.25%) Automotive
17 8 (0.22%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2761 (77.02%) Developer
2 552 (15.40%) Java Developer
3 339 (9.46%) Senior Developer
4 330 (9.21%) JavaScript Developer
5 324 (9.04%) .NET Developer
6 301 (8.40%) C# Developer
7 232 (6.47%) Front-End Developer
8 213 (5.94%) PHP Developer
9 159 (4.44%) Software Engineer
10 154 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
11 136 (3.79%) Web Developer
12 130 (3.63%) Architect
13 111 (3.10%) Analyst
14 102 (2.85%) C++ Developer
15 98 (2.73%) Python Developer
16 92 (2.57%) Senior Java Developer
17 90 (2.51%) iOS Developer
18 87 (2.43%) Android Developer
19 70 (1.95%) Software Developer
20 69 (1.92%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1368 (38.16%) HTML
2 1232 (34.37%) CSS
3 814 (22.71%) HTML5
4 801 (22.34%) .NET
5 669 (18.66%) Web Services
6 667 (18.61%) jQuery
7 612 (17.07%) CSS3
7 612 (17.07%) AngularJS
8 533 (14.87%) XML
9 352 (9.82%) Spring
10 349 (9.74%) JSON
11 331 (9.23%) RESTful
12 326 (9.09%) ASP.NET
13 306 (8.54%) .NET Framework
14 292 (8.15%) Backbone.js
15 289 (8.06%) Ajax
16 277 (7.73%) REST
17 246 (6.86%) J2EE
18 234 (6.53%) WCF
19 227 (6.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 245 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 226 (6.30%) User Experience
3 171 (4.77%) Computer Science
4 168 (4.69%) Derivative
5 160 (4.46%) Mobile App
6 88 (2.45%) N-Tier
7 72 (2.01%) Fixed Income
8 63 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
9 53 (1.48%) Equities
10 52 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 52 (1.45%) Client/Server
11 50 (1.39%) iPhone
12 49 (1.37%) Management Information System
13 48 (1.34%) Data Structures
14 45 (1.26%) Social Media
15 43 (1.20%) Visualisation
15 43 (1.20%) Mathematics
16 41 (1.14%) iPad
17 40 (1.12%) W3C
18 39 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 610 (17.02%) Linux
2 343 (9.57%) UNIX
3 313 (8.73%) Windows
4 169 (4.71%) Android
5 165 (4.60%) Apple iOS
6 58 (1.62%) Solaris
7 37 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (1.00%) AIX
9 15 (0.42%) CentOS
10 14 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.25%) Windows Phone
11 9 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.22%) SUSE
12 8 (0.22%) Windows CE
13 7 (0.20%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.20%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.17%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.14%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1783 (49.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1113 (31.05%) TDD
3 615 (17.15%) Scrum
4 607 (16.93%) MVC
5 560 (15.62%) OOD
6 540 (15.06%) OOP
7 484 (13.50%) Software Engineering
8 479 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
9 468 (13.05%) BDD
10 405 (11.30%) Unit Testing
11 313 (8.73%) Multithreading
11 313 (8.73%) SDLC
12 293 (8.17%) E-Commerce
13 290 (8.09%) UML
14 287 (8.01%) Web Development
15 249 (6.95%) SOA
16 210 (5.86%) Responsive Web Design
17 179 (4.99%) OO PHP
18 158 (4.41%) Data Modelling
19 149 (4.16%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1607 (44.83%) JavaScript
2 1337 (37.29%) Java
3 946 (26.39%) SQL
4 901 (25.13%) C#
5 445 (12.41%) PHP
6 411 (11.46%) C++
7 332 (9.26%) Python
8 231 (6.44%) Perl
9 171 (4.77%) C
10 126 (3.51%) Ruby
11 125 (3.49%) T-SQL
12 107 (2.98%) Objective-C
13 101 (2.82%) PL/SQL
14 81 (2.26%) Scala
15 77 (2.15%) Shell Script
16 64 (1.79%) Bash Shell
17 58 (1.62%) PHP5
18 48 (1.34%) VB.NET
19 45 (1.26%) VB
20 35 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 287 (8.01%) Degree
2 218 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 97 (2.71%) SC Cleared
4 89 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.42%) Sun Certification
6 14 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.31%) OCPJP
8 9 (0.25%) ISEB
9 8 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.17%) MCSD
10 6 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.11%) MCP
11 4 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.084%) SAP Certification
12 3 (0.084%) MCSE
13 2 (0.056%) PhD
13 2 (0.056%) MCAD
13 2 (0.056%) HND
13 2 (0.056%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (3.77%) QA
2 7 (0.20%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.14%) WCAG
4 5 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.11%) MiFID
5 4 (0.11%) TickIT
6 3 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.084%) SLA
6 3 (0.084%) HL7
6 3 (0.084%) EMIR
6 3 (0.084%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.056%) Basel III
7 2 (0.056%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.028%) WAI
8 1 (0.028%) FATCA
System Software
1 18 (0.50%) HDFS
2 12 (0.33%) GridGain
2 12 (0.33%) Docker
3 11 (0.31%) Apache Flume
3 11 (0.31%) Varnish
4 10 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.25%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.084%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.056%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.028%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.028%) NFS
10 1 (0.028%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 113 (3.15%) Puppet
2 64 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (0.86%) Vagrant
4 27 (0.75%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 11 (0.31%) Oozie
6 8 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
6 8 (0.22%) Nagios
7 7 (0.20%) Control-M
7 7 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.20%) yum
7 7 (0.20%) Ansible
8 4 (0.11%) Mesos
8 4 (0.11%) Oracle Flashback
8 4 (0.11%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.11%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.084%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.084%) Salt
10 2 (0.056%) logstash
Vendors
1 408 (11.38%) Oracle
2 336 (9.37%) Microsoft
3 92 (2.57%) IBM
4 89 (2.48%) Zend
5 85 (2.37%) Sybase
6 75 (2.09%) Google
7 61 (1.70%) Adobe
8 59 (1.65%) HP
9 54 (1.51%) SAP
10 45 (1.26%) Red Hat
11 40 (1.12%) Apple
12 39 (1.09%) Business Objects
13 37 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
14 33 (0.92%) Pega
15 30 (0.84%) Atlassian
15 30 (0.84%) DevExpress
16 26 (0.73%) TIBCO
16 26 (0.73%) webMethods
17 24 (0.67%) Informatica
18 22 (0.61%) VMware
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London
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