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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 51 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing OO 2037 2064 2064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.52% 3.92% 3.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.76% 5.29% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1397 1326 1344
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 63 45
Average hourly rate £36.75 £36.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £13.30 £27.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £45.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.31 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-1.90% -10.00%

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
42763 39046 42056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.99% 74.08% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26736 24118 24356
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 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1083 1556
Average hourly rate £23.66 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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

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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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -3 1870 £400 - 876
London 0 1197 £425 - 379
City of London -3 238 £445 -3.52% 115
South East -28 189 £375 +4.16% 128
North West +3 108 £320 +2.40% 96
East of England -14 103 £405 +15.71% 70
South West +16 98 £405 +26.56% 59
Scotland 0 98 £400 +6.66% 38
Manchester +18 92 £320 -5.18% 62
Glasgow -5 57 £400 - 15
West Midlands -4 55 £325 - 42
Yorkshire -14 53 £300 -4.76% 67
East Midlands -10 49 £363 +20.83% 20
Buckinghamshire +10 48 £400 -5.88% 6
Berkshire +8 48 £363 -3.33% 25
Wales -8 40 £325 -3.70% 18
West Yorkshire -16 35 £300 -6.25% 35
Hampshire -45 35 £350 -12.50% 35
Milton Keynes +7 34 £400 -5.88% 2
Leeds +1 27 £300 -0.16% 24
Gloucestershire -1 27 £450 +100.00% 11
Cambridgeshire -10 27 £400 +44.14% 33
South Wales +2 25 £325 +4.00% 17
Cambridge -10 25 £400 +88.23% 24
Cardiff +9 24 £325 +4.83% 15
Surrey -2 24 £375 +25.00% 26
Edinburgh +8 23 £438 +45.83% 15
Essex -4 21 £493 +9.44% 7
Bedfordshire -5 21 £400 +35.59% 5
Hertfordshire -29 20 £405 +2.85% 22

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2019 (50.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1734 (43.47%) JavaScript
3 1529 (38.33%) HTML
4 1516 (38.00%) Java
5 1397 (35.02%) CSS
6 1150 (28.83%) TDD
7 930 (23.31%) SQL
8 905 (22.69%) C#
9 869 (21.78%) HTML5
10 862 (21.61%) .NET
11 799 (20.03%) MVC
12 790 (19.80%) jQuery
13 749 (18.78%) Scrum
14 745 (18.68%) OOP
15 703 (17.62%) Web Services
16 661 (16.57%) XML
17 658 (16.50%) CSS3
18 644 (16.14%) Linux
19 634 (15.89%) PHP
20 599 (15.02%) Finance
21 540 (13.54%) Git (software)
22 537 (13.46%) AngularJS
23 535 (13.41%) Oracle
24 524 (13.14%) BDD
25 512 (12.84%) Subversion
26 504 (12.63%) OOD
27 500 (12.53%) SQL Server
28 477 (11.96%) Backbone.js
29 448 (11.23%) MySQL
30 439 (11.01%) Software Engineering

OO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 259 (6.49%) Node.js
2 242 (6.07%) Apache
3 141 (3.53%) CMS
4 137 (3.43%) Tomcat
5 136 (3.41%) WebSphere
6 114 (2.86%) IIS
7 95 (2.38%) SharePoint
8 87 (2.18%) WebLogic
9 48 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
10 47 (1.18%) Confluence
11 46 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 46 (1.15%) Drupal
12 45 (1.13%) Adobe CQ
13 38 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
14 33 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
15 28 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
16 27 (0.68%) Umbraco
17 26 (0.65%) nginx
18 24 (0.60%) WordPress
19 16 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 166 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 51 (1.28%) Photoshop
3 47 (1.18%) MS Office
4 33 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
5 25 (0.63%) MS Project
6 19 (0.48%) MS Visio
7 17 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
8 12 (0.30%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.075%) InDesign
11 2 (0.050%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.025%) SPSS
12 1 (0.025%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.025%) Blender
12 1 (0.025%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.025%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 55 (1.38%) Magento
2 24 (0.60%) Oracle CRM
2 24 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
5 13 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.20%) SAP HCM
8 7 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
8 7 (0.18%) SAP PM
8 7 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
9 6 (0.15%) SAP MRS
9 6 (0.15%) RMDS
9 6 (0.15%) Tridion
9 6 (0.15%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.10%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.10%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.075%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
3 37 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (0.58%) SaaS
5 20 (0.50%) GitHub
6 15 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (0.30%) PaaS
8 11 (0.28%) Force.com
9 10 (0.25%) IaaS
10 5 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
11 4 (0.10%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.075%) Heroku
13 2 (0.050%) Route 53
13 2 (0.050%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.050%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.025%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.025%) Office 365
14 1 (0.025%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 151 (3.79%) HTTP
2 128 (3.21%) Internet
3 60 (1.50%) TCP/IP
4 39 (0.98%) DNS
5 37 (0.93%) SSL
6 36 (0.90%) Intranet
7 22 (0.55%) SSH
8 21 (0.53%) LDAP
9 20 (0.50%) SNMP
10 18 (0.45%) Firewall
11 11 (0.28%) HTTPS
12 10 (0.25%) DAB
13 8 (0.20%) AMQP
14 7 (0.18%) Multicast
14 7 (0.18%) VoIP
14 7 (0.18%) BIG-IP
15 6 (0.15%) DSL
15 6 (0.15%) SAN
16 5 (0.13%) SMTP
17 4 (0.10%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 500 (12.53%) SQL Server
2 448 (11.23%) MySQL
3 324 (8.12%) Relational Database
4 154 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 154 (3.86%) MongoDB
5 143 (3.58%) Oracle Database
6 140 (3.51%) NoSQL
7 113 (2.83%) RDBMS
8 92 (2.31%) Big Data
9 64 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 62 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
11 60 (1.50%) DB2
12 59 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
13 50 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 44 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
15 43 (1.08%) Redis
16 41 (1.03%) Hadoop
17 40 (1.00%) CouchDB
18 38 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
19 34 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 540 (13.54%) Git (software)
2 512 (12.84%) Subversion
3 202 (5.06%) Maven
4 198 (4.96%) Jenkins
5 196 (4.91%) JUnit
6 182 (4.56%) Visual Studio
7 168 (4.21%) Selenium
8 162 (4.06%) Eclipse
9 153 (3.84%) Cucumber
10 135 (3.38%) JIRA
11 131 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 120 (3.01%) Jasmine
13 109 (2.73%) Grunt
14 104 (2.61%) NUnit
15 95 (2.38%) Hudson
16 89 (2.23%) Ant
17 84 (2.11%) TeamCity
18 82 (2.06%) WebDriver
19 76 (1.91%) Mercurial
20 72 (1.80%) PHPUnit
General
1 599 (15.02%) Finance
2 364 (9.13%) Banking
3 208 (5.21%) Front Office
4 199 (4.99%) Investment Banking
5 140 (3.51%) Retail
6 120 (3.01%) Marketing
7 62 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 61 (1.53%) Back Office
9 47 (1.18%) Advertising
10 46 (1.15%) Electronics
11 45 (1.13%) Publishing
12 42 (1.05%) Games
13 36 (0.90%) Manufacturing
14 26 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 24 (0.60%) Legal
16 19 (0.48%) Automotive
17 17 (0.43%) Billing
18 14 (0.35%) German Language
19 10 (0.25%) French Language
20 9 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3153 (79.04%) Developer
2 535 (13.41%) Java Developer
3 368 (9.23%) PHP Developer
4 343 (8.60%) Senior Developer
5 335 (8.40%) .NET Developer
6 287 (7.19%) JavaScript Developer
7 273 (6.84%) Front-End Developer
8 258 (6.47%) C# Developer
9 194 (4.86%) Web Developer
10 175 (4.39%) Software Engineer
11 157 (3.94%) Architect
12 151 (3.79%) C# .NET Developer
13 144 (3.61%) Python Developer
14 132 (3.31%) C++ Developer
15 129 (3.23%) Analyst
16 115 (2.88%) iOS Developer
17 106 (2.66%) Software Developer
18 97 (2.43%) UI Developer
19 89 (2.23%) UI Programmer
20 77 (1.93%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1529 (38.33%) HTML
2 1397 (35.02%) CSS
3 869 (21.78%) HTML5
4 862 (21.61%) .NET
5 790 (19.80%) jQuery
6 703 (17.62%) Web Services
7 661 (16.57%) XML
8 658 (16.50%) CSS3
9 537 (13.46%) AngularJS
10 477 (11.96%) Backbone.js
11 418 (10.48%) Ajax
12 394 (9.88%) ASP.NET
13 378 (9.48%) Spring
14 308 (7.72%) J2EE
15 299 (7.50%) REST
16 284 (7.12%) JSON
17 261 (6.54%) Hibernate
18 255 (6.39%) WCF
19 249 (6.24%) RESTful
20 232 (5.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 271 (6.79%) Computer Science
2 235 (5.89%) Open Source
3 231 (5.79%) User Experience
4 213 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
5 160 (4.01%) Mobile App
6 142 (3.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 140 (3.51%) Derivative
8 116 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
9 96 (2.41%) N-Tier
10 83 (2.08%) iPhone
11 62 (1.55%) W3C
11 62 (1.55%) Equities
12 56 (1.40%) iPad
13 50 (1.25%) Fixed Income
14 48 (1.20%) Animation
14 48 (1.20%) Visualisation
15 44 (1.10%) Management Information System
16 43 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
17 42 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
18 40 (1.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 644 (16.14%) Linux
2 400 (10.03%) UNIX
3 288 (7.22%) Windows
4 226 (5.67%) Apple iOS
5 187 (4.69%) Android
6 49 (1.23%) Solaris
7 48 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (0.48%) SUSE
10 17 (0.43%) Ubuntu
10 17 (0.43%) CentOS
11 13 (0.33%) HPUX
12 11 (0.28%) Debian
13 9 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.20%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.15%) VxWorks
17 5 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2019 (50.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1150 (28.83%) TDD
3 799 (20.03%) MVC
4 749 (18.78%) Scrum
5 745 (18.68%) OOP
6 524 (13.14%) BDD
7 504 (12.63%) OOD
8 439 (11.01%) Software Engineering
9 424 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
10 376 (9.43%) UML
11 357 (8.95%) Unit Testing
12 330 (8.27%) E-Commerce
13 305 (7.65%) Web Development
14 302 (7.57%) SOA
15 243 (6.09%) Multithreading
16 233 (5.84%) OO PHP
17 204 (5.11%) Responsive Web Design
18 156 (3.91%) Pair Programming
19 151 (3.79%) OOA/OOD
20 144 (3.61%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1734 (43.47%) JavaScript
2 1516 (38.00%) Java
3 930 (23.31%) SQL
4 905 (22.69%) C#
5 634 (15.89%) PHP
6 424 (10.63%) C++
7 369 (9.25%) Python
8 211 (5.29%) Ruby
9 196 (4.91%) Perl
10 185 (4.64%) PHP5
11 162 (4.06%) C
12 155 (3.89%) Scala
13 142 (3.56%) PL/SQL
14 136 (3.41%) Objective-C
15 112 (2.81%) Shell Script
15 112 (2.81%) T-SQL
16 66 (1.65%) VB.NET
17 61 (1.53%) Bash Shell
18 56 (1.40%) ABAP
19 55 (1.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 391 (9.80%) Degree
2 180 (4.51%) Security Cleared
3 116 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 35 (0.88%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.40%) Sun Certification
6 15 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.33%) BC Cleared
8 7 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (0.18%) ISEB
9 6 (0.15%) CCA
9 6 (0.15%) OCPJP
10 5 (0.13%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.10%) MCP
12 3 (0.075%) PhD
13 2 (0.050%) MCAD
13 2 (0.050%) MCSD
13 2 (0.050%) GISP
14 1 (0.025%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.025%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (5.29%) QA
2 15 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.25%) SLA
4 8 (0.20%) DO-178B
5 7 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.075%) EMIR
7 3 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.050%) Basel III
8 2 (0.050%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.025%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.38%) Varnish
3 7 (0.18%) NFS
3 7 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.10%) Xen
6 4 (0.10%) KVM
7 2 (0.050%) HDFS
7 2 (0.050%) vCloud
7 2 (0.050%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.025%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 50 (1.25%) Puppet
2 31 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.30%) SCCM
4 11 (0.28%) Vagrant
4 11 (0.28%) Oozie
5 7 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.18%) logstash
6 6 (0.15%) Salt
7 5 (0.13%) Capistrano
8 4 (0.10%) Nagios
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.10%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.10%) Ansible
9 3 (0.075%) collectd
9 3 (0.075%) StatsD
10 2 (0.050%) Kibana
10 2 (0.050%) Control-M
10 2 (0.050%) Zenoss
10 2 (0.050%) SCOM
Vendors
1 535 (13.41%) Oracle
2 382 (9.58%) Microsoft
3 169 (4.24%) Zend
4 128 (3.21%) JBoss
5 125 (3.13%) SAP
6 100 (2.51%) IBM
7 99 (2.48%) Adobe
8 93 (2.33%) Sybase
9 63 (1.58%) Red Hat
10 59 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
11 45 (1.13%) Twitter
12 43 (1.08%) Google
13 30 (0.75%) Facebook
14 29 (0.73%) hybris
15 28 (0.70%) JD Edwards
16 27 (0.68%) Apple
16 27 (0.68%) Sun
17 22 (0.55%) HP
18 19 (0.48%) Perforce
19 16 (0.40%) Bloomberg
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Essex
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum + Flexible working hours
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum + Expense paid international travel
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday