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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 50 45 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing OO 2068 2099 1989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.55% 3.99% 3.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.82% 5.39% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1331 1293
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 64 36
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.30 £27.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -2.66%

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
42898 38918 40274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.04% 72.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27476 24169 23477
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1150 1496
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 2014.

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

OO
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -8 1889 £400 +2.56% 912
London -1 1190 £425 - 374
City of London -2 232 £415 -7.77% 123
South East -28 213 £363 +3.57% 145
East of England -15 105 £425 +30.76% 53
North West -18 98 £325 +4.83% 105
South West +15 97 £400 +36.17% 72
Scotland +1 92 £400 +6.66% 30
Manchester +9 81 £315 -6.66% 73
East Midlands -4 62 £375 +25.00% 27
West Midlands -7 56 £363 +11.76% 36
Yorkshire -23 54 £300 -6.97% 77
Berkshire -7 52 £350 - 22
Glasgow -5 46 £400 - 15
Hampshire -30 42 £350 -12.50% 32
Wales -5 41 £325 -7.14% 4
Surrey +1 38 £294 -2.08% 31
Buckinghamshire +3 36 £400 -5.88% 14
West Yorkshire -21 32 £306 -5.76% 42
Hertfordshire -8 29 £450 +14.28% 15
Cambridgeshire -13 29 £350 +27.27% 28
Edinburgh +8 26 £400 +33.11% 7
Gloucestershire +3 26 £450 +91.48% 11
Milton Keynes -3 26 £400 -5.88% 14
Leeds -8 26 £300 -3.22% 29
Cardiff +8 25 £325 - 2
South Wales -2 25 £325 - 2
Essex -9 23 £459 +1.94% 3
Cambridge -11 22 £385 +156.66% 18
North Yorkshire 0 20 £300 -4.00% 18

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2005 (50.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1762 (44.68%) JavaScript
3 1507 (38.21%) HTML
4 1470 (37.27%) Java
5 1377 (34.91%) CSS
6 1157 (29.34%) TDD
7 916 (23.23%) C#
8 905 (22.95%) HTML5
9 898 (22.77%) SQL
10 857 (21.73%) .NET
11 819 (20.77%) MVC
12 774 (19.62%) jQuery
13 728 (18.46%) Scrum
14 715 (18.13%) OOP
15 696 (17.65%) Web Services
16 670 (16.99%) CSS3
17 661 (16.76%) XML
18 660 (16.73%) Linux
19 595 (15.09%) Finance
20 584 (14.81%) PHP
21 566 (14.35%) AngularJS
22 539 (13.67%) Git (software)
23 505 (12.80%) Subversion
24 503 (12.75%) BDD
25 498 (12.63%) OOD
26 487 (12.35%) Backbone.js
27 482 (12.22%) Oracle
28 475 (12.04%) SQL Server
29 431 (10.93%) C++
30 429 (10.88%) Continuous Integration

OO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 284 (7.20%) Node.js
2 250 (6.34%) Apache
3 146 (3.70%) CMS
4 143 (3.63%) WebSphere
5 134 (3.40%) Tomcat
6 104 (2.64%) IIS
7 102 (2.59%) JBoss
8 87 (2.21%) WebLogic
9 81 (2.05%) SharePoint
10 45 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
11 44 (1.12%) Confluence
12 41 (1.04%) Drupal
12 41 (1.04%) Adobe CQ
13 34 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
14 33 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
15 32 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
16 28 (0.71%) nginx
17 26 (0.66%) WordPress
18 24 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
19 21 (0.53%) Umbraco
Applications
1 151 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 54 (1.37%) Photoshop
3 40 (1.01%) MS Office
4 22 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 21 (0.53%) MS Project
6 18 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
8 10 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.18%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.076%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.076%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.025%) InDesign
11 1 (0.025%) SPSS
11 1 (0.025%) Blender
11 1 (0.025%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 39 (0.99%) Magento
2 20 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 13 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
5 10 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
6 8 (0.20%) SAP HCM
7 6 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.15%) RMDS
7 6 (0.15%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.10%) SAP IS-U
8 4 (0.10%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.10%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.076%) SAP MRS
9 3 (0.076%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.076%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.076%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.076%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.076%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (0.51%) SaaS
5 16 (0.41%) GitHub
6 14 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.23%) PaaS
8 7 (0.18%) Force.com
8 7 (0.18%) IaaS
9 4 (0.10%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.076%) Heroku
10 3 (0.076%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.051%) Route 53
12 1 (0.025%) Office 365
12 1 (0.025%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.025%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.025%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.025%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 144 (3.65%) HTTP
2 135 (3.42%) Internet
3 63 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 43 (1.09%) DNS
5 37 (0.94%) SSL
6 33 (0.84%) Intranet
7 18 (0.46%) SNMP
7 18 (0.46%) SSH
8 14 (0.35%) HTTPS
8 14 (0.35%) LDAP
9 11 (0.28%) Firewall
10 10 (0.25%) SAN
11 9 (0.23%) DAB
12 7 (0.18%) VoIP
12 7 (0.18%) Multicast
13 6 (0.15%) Network Security
13 6 (0.15%) AMQP
13 6 (0.15%) Ethernet
13 6 (0.15%) BIG-IP
13 6 (0.15%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 475 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 415 (10.52%) MySQL
3 304 (7.71%) Relational Database
4 157 (3.98%) NoSQL
5 150 (3.80%) MongoDB
6 149 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 127 (3.22%) Oracle Database
8 114 (2.89%) RDBMS
9 91 (2.31%) Big Data
10 72 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 60 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
12 58 (1.47%) DB2
13 56 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
14 51 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 51 (1.29%) Redis
15 44 (1.12%) Hadoop
16 38 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
17 30 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
18 28 (0.71%) CouchDB
19 26 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 539 (13.67%) Git (software)
2 505 (12.80%) Subversion
3 200 (5.07%) Jenkins
4 199 (5.05%) Maven
5 172 (4.36%) Selenium
6 171 (4.34%) JUnit
7 164 (4.16%) Visual Studio
8 161 (4.08%) Cucumber
9 158 (4.01%) Eclipse
10 136 (3.45%) JIRA
11 130 (3.30%) Jasmine
12 123 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 115 (2.92%) Grunt
14 103 (2.61%) Hudson
15 102 (2.59%) NUnit
16 93 (2.36%) Ant
17 92 (2.33%) WebDriver
18 73 (1.85%) TeamCity
19 70 (1.77%) Mercurial
20 65 (1.65%) PHPUnit
General
1 595 (15.09%) Finance
2 385 (9.76%) Banking
3 220 (5.58%) Investment Banking
4 187 (4.74%) Front Office
5 133 (3.37%) Retail
6 121 (3.07%) Marketing
7 59 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 52 (1.32%) Games
9 44 (1.12%) Back Office
10 42 (1.06%) Publishing
11 41 (1.04%) Electronics
12 34 (0.86%) Advertising
13 32 (0.81%) Manufacturing
14 31 (0.79%) Financial Institution
15 26 (0.66%) Legal
16 19 (0.48%) Billing
17 18 (0.46%) Automotive
18 15 (0.38%) German Language
19 10 (0.25%) French Language
20 8 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3109 (78.83%) Developer
2 539 (13.67%) Java Developer
3 356 (9.03%) Senior Developer
4 345 (8.75%) .NET Developer
5 343 (8.70%) PHP Developer
6 305 (7.73%) JavaScript Developer
7 274 (6.95%) C# Developer
8 258 (6.54%) Front-End Developer
9 174 (4.41%) Web Developer
10 170 (4.31%) Software Engineer
11 158 (4.01%) C# .NET Developer
12 145 (3.68%) Architect
13 140 (3.55%) C++ Developer
14 124 (3.14%) Analyst
15 123 (3.12%) Python Developer
16 115 (2.92%) iOS Developer
17 108 (2.74%) Software Developer
18 99 (2.51%) UI Developer
19 90 (2.28%) UI Programmer
20 78 (1.98%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1507 (38.21%) HTML
2 1377 (34.91%) CSS
3 905 (22.95%) HTML5
4 857 (21.73%) .NET
5 774 (19.62%) jQuery
6 696 (17.65%) Web Services
7 670 (16.99%) CSS3
8 661 (16.76%) XML
9 566 (14.35%) AngularJS
10 487 (12.35%) Backbone.js
11 418 (10.60%) Ajax
12 387 (9.81%) ASP.NET
13 376 (9.53%) Spring
14 316 (8.01%) REST
15 310 (7.86%) J2EE
16 301 (7.63%) JSON
17 267 (6.77%) Hibernate
18 260 (6.59%) RESTful
19 243 (6.16%) KnockoutJS
20 240 (6.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 258 (6.54%) Computer Science
2 241 (6.11%) Open Source
3 234 (5.93%) User Experience
4 222 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 172 (4.36%) Mobile App
6 141 (3.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 133 (3.37%) Derivative
8 107 (2.71%) N-Tier
9 103 (2.61%) Algorithms
10 102 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
11 75 (1.90%) iPhone
12 69 (1.75%) Data Structures
13 67 (1.70%) W3C
14 58 (1.47%) Fixed Income
15 55 (1.39%) Equities
16 50 (1.27%) iPad
17 49 (1.24%) Visualisation
18 47 (1.19%) Client/Server
19 45 (1.14%) Management Information System
19 45 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 660 (16.73%) Linux
2 415 (10.52%) UNIX
3 274 (6.95%) Windows
4 207 (5.25%) Apple iOS
5 180 (4.56%) Android
6 57 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (1.17%) Solaris
8 32 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (0.74%) Ubuntu
10 24 (0.61%) Debian
11 23 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (0.51%) SUSE
13 18 (0.46%) CentOS
14 12 (0.30%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.23%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
17 7 (0.18%) Windows 7
17 7 (0.18%) VMS
17 7 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2005 (50.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1157 (29.34%) TDD
3 819 (20.77%) MVC
4 728 (18.46%) Scrum
5 715 (18.13%) OOP
6 503 (12.75%) BDD
7 498 (12.63%) OOD
8 429 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
9 414 (10.50%) Software Engineering
10 332 (8.42%) UML
11 329 (8.34%) Unit Testing
12 305 (7.73%) SOA
12 305 (7.73%) E-Commerce
13 287 (7.28%) Web Development
14 254 (6.44%) Multithreading
15 215 (5.45%) Responsive Web Design
16 202 (5.12%) OO PHP
17 144 (3.65%) Pair Programming
18 143 (3.63%) iOS Development
19 142 (3.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1762 (44.68%) JavaScript
2 1470 (37.27%) Java
3 916 (23.23%) C#
4 898 (22.77%) SQL
5 584 (14.81%) PHP
6 431 (10.93%) C++
7 357 (9.05%) Python
8 223 (5.65%) Ruby
9 190 (4.82%) Perl
10 160 (4.06%) PHP5
11 156 (3.96%) C
12 138 (3.50%) PL/SQL
13 137 (3.47%) Scala
14 132 (3.35%) Objective-C
15 126 (3.19%) Shell Script
16 101 (2.56%) T-SQL
17 70 (1.77%) VB.NET
18 66 (1.67%) Bash Shell
19 64 (1.62%) ABAP
20 51 (1.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 385 (9.76%) Degree
2 179 (4.54%) Security Cleared
3 116 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 38 (0.96%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.41%) Sun Certification
6 14 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.33%) BC Cleared
8 10 (0.25%) ISEB
9 9 (0.23%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.18%) OCPJP
10 7 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.15%) CCA
12 4 (0.10%) MCP
13 2 (0.051%) MCAD
13 2 (0.051%) MCSD
13 2 (0.051%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.051%) PhD
13 2 (0.051%) GISP
14 1 (0.025%) MCTS
14 1 (0.025%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (5.86%) QA
2 16 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.20%) SLA
4 6 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.15%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.076%) WCAG
8 2 (0.051%) WAI
8 2 (0.051%) Basel III
8 2 (0.051%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.28%) Varnish
3 9 (0.23%) NFS
4 7 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.076%) Firmware
7 2 (0.051%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.051%) Xen
7 2 (0.051%) vSphere
7 2 (0.051%) vCloud
7 2 (0.051%) KVM
7 2 (0.051%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 73 (1.85%) Puppet
2 45 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.43%) Nagios
4 12 (0.30%) SCCM
4 12 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (0.30%) Oozie
5 9 (0.23%) Ansible
6 7 (0.18%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.15%) logstash
8 5 (0.13%) Capistrano
9 4 (0.10%) Salt
10 3 (0.076%) Kibana
10 3 (0.076%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.076%) Zenoss
11 2 (0.051%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 2 (0.051%) SCOM
11 2 (0.051%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.051%) OpenSSO
11 2 (0.051%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.051%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 482 (12.22%) Oracle
2 373 (9.46%) Microsoft
3 151 (3.83%) Zend
4 116 (2.94%) SAP
5 110 (2.79%) Adobe
6 93 (2.36%) IBM
7 79 (2.00%) Sybase
8 73 (1.85%) Red Hat
9 49 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 46 (1.17%) Google
10 46 (1.17%) Twitter
11 30 (0.76%) HP
12 28 (0.71%) Facebook
13 26 (0.66%) Sun
14 25 (0.63%) hybris
15 20 (0.51%) Apple
16 17 (0.43%) TIBCO
16 17 (0.43%) Perforce
17 16 (0.41%) VMware
18 14 (0.35%) JD Edwards
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Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Staines, Middlesex
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Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Rate: £310 - £330 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Rate: £300 per day + (Potential for perm)
Posted: Yesterday
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Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
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London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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