The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 52 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing OO 1871 1821 2023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.52% 3.58% 3.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.76% 4.91% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1300 1125 1332
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 57 47
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.66 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39338 37094 40713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.94% 70.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24409 22472 23326
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1062 1420
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -

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

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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

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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 22 July 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

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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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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
England -1 1751 £400 - 898
London 0 1128 £425 +1.19% 442
City of London -4 225 £450 +5.88% 148
South East -7 205 £365 - 111
East of England -9 113 £358 -6.22% 61
South West +12 80 £331 -5.35% 61
Scotland -18 75 £400 +6.66% 43
Buckinghamshire +17 70 £395 +5.33% 9
North West +3 68 £325 - 77
Yorkshire +11 66 £320 +2.40% 68
West Yorkshire +27 58 £320 +2.40% 44
Leeds +27 49 £320 +3.98% 27
Manchester +11 47 £325 -7.14% 47
Milton Keynes +12 46 £425 +13.33% 6
Glasgow +1 45 £375 -7.69% 23
West Midlands 0 45 £320 -3.75% 30
Berkshire +10 41 £313 -16.66% 22
Cambridgeshire -13 41 £400 +14.28% 21
Cambridge +2 35 £413 +26.92% 18
Wales 0 35 £450 +44.00% 14
Surrey -9 34 £388 -13.88% 28
Bedfordshire +11 32 £325 - 8
Hampshire -46 32 £315 -11.88% 16
Gloucestershire +8 30 £425 +88.88% 11
South Wales +1 30 £450 +38.46% 12
Luton - 28 £338 - 1
Cardiff +9 26 £400 +33.33% 8
East Midlands -17 26 £343 +10.48% 24
Bristol -10 19 £475 +41.79% 21
Somerset +2 18 £300 -14.28% 4

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 1574 (42.31%) JavaScript
2 1455 (39.11%) HTML
3 1302 (35.00%) CSS
4 1291 (34.70%) Java
5 1045 (28.09%) TDD
6 1023 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
7 923 (24.81%) .NET
8 918 (24.68%) SQL
9 910 (24.46%) C#
10 801 (21.53%) HTML5
11 748 (20.11%) jQuery
12 699 (18.79%) OOP
13 678 (18.23%) MVC
14 630 (16.94%) Web Services
15 614 (16.51%) CSS3
16 597 (16.05%) Scrum
17 595 (15.99%) XML
18 578 (15.54%) Finance
19 567 (15.24%) PHP
20 541 (14.54%) Linux
21 536 (14.41%) Oracle
22 517 (13.90%) SQL Server
23 468 (12.58%) BDD
24 464 (12.47%) OOD
25 442 (11.88%) Software Engineering
26 433 (11.64%) Subversion
26 433 (11.64%) MySQL
26 433 (11.64%) AngularJS
27 416 (11.18%) Backbone.js
28 412 (11.08%) ASP.NET

OO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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
1 234 (6.29%) Node.js
2 199 (5.35%) Apache
3 143 (3.84%) CMS
4 140 (3.76%) Tomcat
5 106 (2.85%) IIS
6 105 (2.82%) SharePoint
7 92 (2.47%) WebSphere
8 70 (1.88%) WebLogic
9 44 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 44 (1.18%) Adobe CQ
10 42 (1.13%) Drupal
11 40 (1.08%) WordPress
12 38 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
13 34 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
13 34 (0.91%) Confluence
13 34 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
14 32 (0.86%) Umbraco
15 19 (0.51%) MQSeries
15 19 (0.51%) nginx
16 18 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 146 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 54 (1.45%) Photoshop
3 45 (1.21%) MS Office
4 29 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 29 (0.78%) MS Project
5 18 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.43%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
8 7 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.11%) InDesign
10 3 (0.081%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.027%) SPSS
11 1 (0.027%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.027%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.027%) Blender
Business Applications
1 72 (1.94%) Magento
2 46 (1.24%) Oracle CRM
3 18 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
3 18 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 15 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 14 (0.38%) SAP MRS
7 13 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
7 13 (0.35%) Tridion
8 11 (0.30%) ION MarketView
9 9 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.19%) SAP CRM
10 7 (0.19%) SAP PM
11 6 (0.16%) ReMetrica
11 6 (0.16%) RMDS
11 6 (0.16%) SAP HCM
12 4 (0.11%) RiskWrite
12 4 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
13 3 (0.081%) BusinessWorks
13 3 (0.081%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 63 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
3 25 (0.67%) GitHub
4 24 (0.65%) SaaS
5 19 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.38%) PaaS
7 10 (0.27%) IaaS
7 10 (0.27%) Force.com
8 9 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
10 4 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.081%) Heroku
12 2 (0.054%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.054%) Route 53
12 2 (0.054%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.027%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.027%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.027%) Office 365
13 1 (0.027%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 104 (2.80%) Internet
2 102 (2.74%) HTTP
3 46 (1.24%) TCP/IP
4 35 (0.94%) Intranet
5 31 (0.83%) DNS
6 20 (0.54%) LDAP
7 19 (0.51%) SSL
8 16 (0.43%) Firewall
9 15 (0.40%) SSH
10 14 (0.38%) SNMP
11 8 (0.22%) AMQP
11 8 (0.22%) BIG-IP
11 8 (0.22%) VoIP
11 8 (0.22%) SAN
12 7 (0.19%) DAB
12 7 (0.19%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.16%) SMTP
14 5 (0.13%) FTP
15 4 (0.11%) Multicast
15 4 (0.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 517 (13.90%) SQL Server
2 433 (11.64%) MySQL
3 301 (8.09%) Relational Database
4 161 (4.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 144 (3.87%) MongoDB
6 128 (3.44%) Oracle Database
7 119 (3.20%) RDBMS
8 111 (2.98%) NoSQL
9 80 (2.15%) Big Data
10 76 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
11 58 (1.56%) DB2
12 54 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
13 50 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 48 (1.29%) CouchDB
15 45 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
16 44 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
17 42 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
18 32 (0.86%) Hadoop
19 31 (0.83%) Redis
20 30 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 433 (11.64%) Subversion
2 396 (10.65%) Git (software)
3 198 (5.32%) JUnit
4 190 (5.11%) Visual Studio
5 144 (3.87%) Eclipse
6 136 (3.66%) Jenkins
6 136 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 134 (3.60%) Maven
8 129 (3.47%) Selenium
9 115 (3.09%) Cucumber
10 111 (2.98%) Jasmine
11 110 (2.96%) NUnit
12 97 (2.61%) TeamCity
13 94 (2.53%) JIRA
14 89 (2.39%) Ant
15 68 (1.83%) Grunt
16 64 (1.72%) WebDriver
17 59 (1.59%) PHPUnit
18 58 (1.56%) Hudson
19 50 (1.34%) Mercurial
General
1 578 (15.54%) Finance
2 290 (7.80%) Banking
3 199 (5.35%) Front Office
4 158 (4.25%) Investment Banking
5 117 (3.15%) Retail
6 110 (2.96%) Marketing
7 67 (1.80%) Back Office
8 58 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 48 (1.29%) Manufacturing
10 46 (1.24%) Advertising
11 45 (1.21%) Publishing
12 40 (1.08%) Games
13 34 (0.91%) Electronics
14 28 (0.75%) Legal
15 22 (0.59%) Financial Institution
16 16 (0.43%) Billing
16 16 (0.43%) Automotive
17 10 (0.27%) Military
18 8 (0.22%) Music Industry
18 8 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2886 (77.58%) Developer
2 466 (12.53%) Java Developer
3 339 (9.11%) .NET Developer
4 317 (8.52%) PHP Developer
5 299 (8.04%) Senior Developer
6 269 (7.23%) C# Developer
6 269 (7.23%) JavaScript Developer
7 262 (7.04%) Front-End Developer
8 187 (5.03%) Web Developer
9 167 (4.49%) Software Engineer
10 160 (4.30%) Analyst
11 156 (4.19%) Architect
12 154 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
13 135 (3.63%) Python Developer
14 103 (2.77%) C++ Developer
15 101 (2.72%) Software Developer
16 95 (2.55%) Business Analyst
17 90 (2.42%) iOS Developer
18 78 (2.10%) UI Developer
18 78 (2.10%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1455 (39.11%) HTML
2 1302 (35.00%) CSS
3 923 (24.81%) .NET
4 801 (21.53%) HTML5
5 748 (20.11%) jQuery
6 630 (16.94%) Web Services
7 614 (16.51%) CSS3
8 595 (15.99%) XML
9 433 (11.64%) AngularJS
10 416 (11.18%) Backbone.js
11 412 (11.08%) ASP.NET
12 386 (10.38%) Ajax
13 324 (8.71%) Spring
14 247 (6.64%) JSON
15 243 (6.53%) WCF
16 240 (6.45%) J2EE
17 236 (6.34%) .NET Framework
18 224 (6.02%) REST
19 218 (5.86%) ASP.NET MVC
20 212 (5.70%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 235 (6.32%) Computer Science
2 197 (5.30%) Open Source
3 140 (3.76%) Derivative
4 132 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
5 124 (3.33%) Mobile App
6 113 (3.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 75 (2.02%) N-Tier
8 61 (1.64%) W3C
9 59 (1.59%) iPhone
10 56 (1.51%) Equities
11 53 (1.42%) Fixed Income
12 50 (1.34%) Social Media
13 49 (1.32%) iPad
14 47 (1.26%) Equity Derivative
15 43 (1.16%) Visualisation
16 41 (1.10%) Animation
17 40 (1.08%) Client/Server
18 35 (0.94%) Web 2.0
19 31 (0.83%) Credit Derivative
19 31 (0.83%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 541 (14.54%) Linux
2 345 (9.27%) UNIX
3 276 (7.42%) Windows
4 229 (6.16%) Apple iOS
5 159 (4.27%) Android
6 46 (1.24%) Solaris
7 30 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 18 (0.48%) HPUX
10 13 (0.35%) SUSE
11 12 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.30%) CentOS
13 10 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.22%) AIX
15 6 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (0.16%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.16%) VxWorks
16 5 (0.13%) Windows NT
16 5 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1045 (28.09%) TDD
2 1023 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
3 699 (18.79%) OOP
4 678 (18.23%) MVC
5 597 (16.05%) Scrum
6 468 (12.58%) BDD
7 464 (12.47%) OOD
8 442 (11.88%) Software Engineering
9 387 (10.40%) UML
10 362 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
11 320 (8.60%) E-Commerce
12 315 (8.47%) Unit Testing
13 302 (8.12%) Web Development
14 265 (7.12%) SOA
15 234 (6.29%) Multithreading
16 205 (5.51%) OO PHP
17 181 (4.87%) Responsive Web Design
18 151 (4.06%) OOA/OOD
19 137 (3.68%) iOS Development
20 131 (3.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1574 (42.31%) JavaScript
2 1291 (34.70%) Java
3 918 (24.68%) SQL
4 910 (24.46%) C#
5 567 (15.24%) PHP
6 378 (10.16%) C++
7 351 (9.44%) Python
8 190 (5.11%) Perl
9 173 (4.65%) Ruby
10 171 (4.60%) PHP5
11 165 (4.44%) C
12 145 (3.90%) Scala
13 131 (3.52%) PL/SQL
14 113 (3.04%) Objective-C
15 103 (2.77%) T-SQL
16 74 (1.99%) Shell Script
17 55 (1.48%) ABAP
18 49 (1.32%) VB
19 44 (1.18%) Bash Shell
19 44 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 359 (9.65%) Degree
2 151 (4.06%) Security Cleared
3 94 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 31 (0.83%) DV Cleared
5 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.22%) BC Cleared
6 8 (0.22%) Sun Certification
7 6 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.13%) CCA
8 5 (0.13%) MCP
8 5 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (0.13%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.13%) OCPJP
9 4 (0.11%) MCTS
10 3 (0.081%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.081%) ISEB
10 3 (0.081%) MCPD
11 2 (0.054%) GISP
11 2 (0.054%) IIBA
11 2 (0.054%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (4.30%) QA
2 25 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.35%) SLA
4 4 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.081%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.081%) EMIR
5 3 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.081%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.054%) Section 508
6 2 (0.054%) Basel III
6 2 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.027%) GxP
7 1 (0.027%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.027%) GAMP
7 1 (0.027%) GCP
7 1 (0.027%) WCAG
7 1 (0.027%) WAI
7 1 (0.027%) CRD IV
System Software
1 16 (0.43%) Varnish
2 14 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.16%) KVM
3 6 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (0.16%) Xen
4 5 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.054%) vCloud
5 2 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.054%) HDFS
5 2 (0.054%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.054%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.027%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.027%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 36 (0.97%) Puppet
2 25 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.40%) Vagrant
4 14 (0.38%) Nagios
5 10 (0.27%) SCCM
6 8 (0.22%) Salt
7 7 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (0.16%) HAProxy
8 6 (0.16%) logstash
8 6 (0.16%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.13%) collectd
9 5 (0.13%) StatsD
10 4 (0.11%) Oozie
10 4 (0.11%) CiscoWorks
11 3 (0.081%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.081%) Ansible
11 3 (0.081%) OpenSSO
11 3 (0.081%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.054%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 536 (14.41%) Oracle
2 327 (8.79%) Microsoft
3 160 (4.30%) Zend
4 138 (3.71%) SAP
5 133 (3.58%) JBoss
6 97 (2.61%) Adobe
7 78 (2.10%) Sybase
8 72 (1.94%) IBM
9 48 (1.29%) JD Edwards
10 45 (1.21%) Twitter
11 38 (1.02%) Google
12 36 (0.97%) Apple
13 35 (0.94%) Red Hat
14 34 (0.91%) Facebook
15 33 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
16 32 (0.86%) hybris
17 30 (0.81%) ATG
18 24 (0.65%) TIBCO
19 21 (0.56%) Bloomberg
20 19 (0.51%) Perforce
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £230 - £240 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Connectus
Rate: £48 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday