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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 60 53 47
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing OO 1766 1947 2080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.02% 3.50% 3.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.87% 4.59% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 1321 1344
Average daily rate
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£405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 31 51
Average hourly rate £40.38 £36.40 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -1.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £12.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.19 £35.63 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.81% -5.00%

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -9 1586 £415 +3.75% 813
London -12 951 £450 +5.88% 346
South East +10 242 £340 -9.33% 103
City of London -18 177 £500 +13.96% 81
Scotland -6 95 £375 -6.25% 33
Hampshire +40 87 £340 -7.79% 26
South West -7 83 £413 +17.85% 55
East of England -9 83 £350 -10.25% 43
North West -41 72 £440 +35.38% 106
Wales +26 60 £250 -33.33% 11
South Wales +20 55 £250 -28.57% 11
Yorkshire -30 55 £373 +24.16% 56
West Midlands -4 43 £350 +12.00% 54
West Yorkshire -23 42 £375 +25.00% 43
Cardiff +8 38 £250 -23.07% 8
Manchester -39 37 £450 +38.46% 62
Leeds -25 35 £375 +30.43% 35
Edinburgh -8 33 £388 -13.88% 11
Glasgow -8 32 £375 -6.25% 11
East Midlands -14 32 £353 -6.00% 35
Surrey +2 31 £400 +18.51% 20
Cambridgeshire -7 31 £350 -10.25% 15
Buckinghamshire -30 30 £390 -2.50% 10
Oxfordshire -4 29 £363 +11.53% 11
North East -8 29 £440 +76.00% 14
Berkshire -22 27 £313 -13.79% 19
Somerset +14 25 £325 +8.33% 9
Bristol +3 25 £425 +9.67% 4
Southampton +21 24 £350 -6.66% 5
Hertfordshire +6 22 £400 - 16

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1701 (48.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1558 (44.27%) JavaScript
3 1393 (39.59%) HTML
4 1270 (36.09%) Java
5 1212 (34.44%) CSS
6 1055 (29.98%) TDD
7 909 (25.83%) SQL
8 846 (24.04%) C#
9 802 (22.79%) HTML5
10 717 (20.38%) .NET
11 662 (18.81%) jQuery
12 641 (18.22%) Web Services
13 634 (18.02%) Scrum
14 619 (17.59%) Finance
14 619 (17.59%) CSS3
15 604 (17.16%) AngularJS
16 571 (16.23%) MVC
17 549 (15.60%) OOP
18 536 (15.23%) XML
19 535 (15.20%) OOD
20 525 (14.92%) Linux
21 521 (14.81%) SQL Server
22 477 (13.55%) BDD
23 472 (13.41%) PHP
23 472 (13.41%) Software Engineering
24 460 (13.07%) Git (software)
25 435 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
26 406 (11.54%) Unit Testing
27 402 (11.42%) C++
28 370 (10.51%) Spring

OO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 265 (7.53%) Node.js
2 211 (6.00%) Apache
3 133 (3.78%) CMS
4 132 (3.75%) Tomcat
5 108 (3.07%) WebSphere
6 78 (2.22%) WebLogic
7 70 (1.99%) JBoss
8 69 (1.96%) Drupal
9 58 (1.65%) IIS
10 52 (1.48%) Confluence
11 47 (1.34%) WordPress
12 43 (1.22%) SharePoint
13 38 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
14 34 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 28 (0.80%) nginx
16 27 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
17 25 (0.71%) Apache Spark
18 22 (0.63%) Umbraco
19 20 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
20 17 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 116 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 43 (1.22%) Photoshop
3 41 (1.17%) MS Office
4 34 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
6 18 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
8 7 (0.20%) MS Project
9 5 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.14%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.028%) GIMP
11 1 (0.028%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.028%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 37 (1.05%) Magento
2 17 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.23%) Tridion
5 7 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.20%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.085%) GoldMine
7 3 (0.085%) RMDS
7 3 (0.085%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.085%) SAP MII
7 3 (0.085%) BigMachines
7 3 (0.085%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.085%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.085%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (0.057%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.057%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.057%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 83 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (0.99%) SaaS
3 26 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.43%) PaaS
4 15 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.34%) GitHub
6 11 (0.31%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.20%) Heroku
8 6 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.14%) Google Checkout
10 3 (0.085%) IaaS
10 3 (0.085%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.085%) Force.com
11 2 (0.057%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.057%) Boomi
12 1 (0.028%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.028%) HP Helion
12 1 (0.028%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 107 (3.04%) HTTP
2 106 (3.01%) Internet
3 32 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 23 (0.65%) Intranet
5 13 (0.37%) SNMP
5 13 (0.37%) SSL
6 11 (0.31%) 3G
6 11 (0.31%) 4G
7 10 (0.28%) SAN
7 10 (0.28%) SMTP
7 10 (0.28%) LDAP
8 9 (0.26%) FTP
8 9 (0.26%) AMQP
8 9 (0.26%) Wireshark
9 8 (0.23%) SDH
10 7 (0.20%) DNS
10 7 (0.20%) 2G
10 7 (0.20%) 2.5G
11 6 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 521 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 355 (10.09%) MySQL
3 314 (8.92%) Relational Database
4 164 (4.66%) MongoDB
5 123 (3.50%) RDBMS
6 106 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 102 (2.90%) NoSQL
8 80 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
9 74 (2.10%) Big Data
10 72 (2.05%) Oracle Database
11 68 (1.93%) Hadoop
12 56 (1.59%) DB2
13 48 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 43 (1.22%) Redis
15 39 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 39 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 38 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
17 37 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
18 36 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
18 36 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 460 (13.07%) Git (software)
2 316 (8.98%) Subversion
3 184 (5.23%) Grunt
4 175 (4.97%) Maven
5 164 (4.66%) Jenkins
6 159 (4.52%) JUnit
7 150 (4.26%) Visual Studio
8 139 (3.95%) Eclipse
9 130 (3.69%) NUnit
10 113 (3.21%) JIRA
11 110 (3.13%) Ant
12 108 (3.07%) Selenium
13 107 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
14 106 (3.01%) Cucumber
15 91 (2.59%) Jasmine
16 62 (1.76%) TeamCity
17 61 (1.73%) Xcode
18 56 (1.59%) gulp
19 55 (1.56%) Mockito
20 54 (1.53%) ClearCase
General
1 619 (17.59%) Finance
2 340 (9.66%) Banking
3 186 (5.29%) Front Office
4 182 (5.17%) Investment Banking
5 124 (3.52%) Retail
6 90 (2.56%) Marketing
7 56 (1.59%) Publishing
8 55 (1.56%) Back Office
9 49 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 45 (1.28%) Games
11 42 (1.19%) Electronics
12 41 (1.17%) Financial Institution
12 41 (1.17%) Manufacturing
13 27 (0.77%) Legal
14 13 (0.37%) Advertising
14 13 (0.37%) Automotive
14 13 (0.37%) Military
15 12 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.20%) French Language
16 7 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 2695 (76.58%) Developer
2 523 (14.86%) Java Developer
3 373 (10.60%) Senior Developer
4 294 (8.35%) JavaScript Developer
5 291 (8.27%) .NET Developer
6 279 (7.93%) C# Developer
7 267 (7.59%) Front-End Developer
8 235 (6.68%) PHP Developer
9 167 (4.75%) Software Engineer
10 153 (4.35%) Analyst
11 148 (4.21%) Web Developer
12 147 (4.18%) Architect
13 136 (3.86%) C# .NET Developer
14 109 (3.10%) Senior Java Developer
15 101 (2.87%) iOS Developer
16 95 (2.70%) Android Developer
17 87 (2.47%) Business Analyst
18 84 (2.39%) C++ Developer
19 82 (2.33%) Python Developer
20 68 (1.93%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1393 (39.59%) HTML
2 1212 (34.44%) CSS
3 802 (22.79%) HTML5
4 717 (20.38%) .NET
5 662 (18.81%) jQuery
6 641 (18.22%) Web Services
7 619 (17.59%) CSS3
8 604 (17.16%) AngularJS
9 536 (15.23%) XML
10 370 (10.51%) Spring
11 311 (8.84%) JSON
12 304 (8.64%) RESTful
13 303 (8.61%) ASP.NET
14 298 (8.47%) Ajax
15 264 (7.50%) Backbone.js
16 263 (7.47%) Sass
17 261 (7.42%) SOAP
18 251 (7.13%) .NET Framework
19 250 (7.10%) J2EE
20 241 (6.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 257 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 231 (6.56%) User Experience
3 166 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 160 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 125 (3.55%) Derivative
6 87 (2.47%) N-Tier
7 74 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
8 63 (1.79%) Fixed Income
9 59 (1.68%) iPhone
9 59 (1.68%) Data Structures
10 54 (1.53%) Client/Server
11 53 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 49 (1.39%) Management Information System
13 48 (1.36%) Equities
13 48 (1.36%) iPad
14 45 (1.28%) Social Media
15 41 (1.17%) Algorithms
15 41 (1.17%) Market Risk
16 40 (1.14%) Credit Risk
17 36 (1.02%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 525 (14.92%) Linux
2 325 (9.24%) UNIX
3 293 (8.33%) Windows
4 170 (4.83%) Apple iOS
5 166 (4.72%) Android
6 64 (1.82%) Solaris
7 28 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (0.74%) AIX
9 15 (0.43%) CentOS
10 12 (0.34%) Windows Phone
11 11 (0.31%) Windows CE
12 9 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.26%) Windows Phone 7
13 8 (0.23%) HPUX
13 8 (0.23%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.17%) SUSE
14 6 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.14%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1701 (48.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1055 (29.98%) TDD
3 634 (18.02%) Scrum
4 571 (16.23%) MVC
5 549 (15.60%) OOP
6 535 (15.20%) OOD
7 477 (13.55%) BDD
8 472 (13.41%) Software Engineering
9 435 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
10 406 (11.54%) Unit Testing
11 331 (9.41%) E-Commerce
12 315 (8.95%) SDLC
13 302 (8.58%) UML
14 264 (7.50%) Web Development
15 255 (7.25%) Multithreading
16 252 (7.16%) SOA
17 223 (6.34%) Responsive Web Design
18 192 (5.46%) OO PHP
19 172 (4.89%) Open Source
20 137 (3.89%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1558 (44.27%) JavaScript
2 1270 (36.09%) Java
3 909 (25.83%) SQL
4 846 (24.04%) C#
5 472 (13.41%) PHP
6 402 (11.42%) C++
7 274 (7.79%) Python
8 226 (6.42%) Perl
9 146 (4.15%) C
10 123 (3.50%) T-SQL
11 118 (3.35%) Ruby
12 107 (3.04%) Objective-C
13 106 (3.01%) Scala
14 90 (2.56%) PL/SQL
15 85 (2.42%) Shell Script
16 74 (2.10%) PHP5
17 55 (1.56%) VB
18 53 (1.51%) Bash Shell
19 43 (1.22%) PowerShell
19 43 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 272 (7.73%) Degree
2 204 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 104 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 68 (1.93%) DV Cleared
5 19 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 16 (0.45%) APMP
6 16 (0.45%) Sun Certification
7 15 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.34%) ISEB
9 7 (0.20%) OCPJP
10 6 (0.17%) PhD
11 5 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.14%) MCP
11 5 (0.14%) MCSD
12 3 (0.085%) HND
12 3 (0.085%) MCSE
12 3 (0.085%) SAP Certification
12 3 (0.085%) MCTS
13 2 (0.057%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.057%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (4.23%) QA
2 7 (0.20%) SLA
3 5 (0.14%) WCAG
4 4 (0.11%) TickIT
4 4 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.085%) MiFID
5 3 (0.085%) EMIR
5 3 (0.085%) DO-178B
5 3 (0.085%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.085%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.085%) HL7
6 2 (0.057%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.028%) WAI
7 1 (0.028%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.028%) FATCA
7 1 (0.028%) Basel III
System Software
1 17 (0.48%) HDFS
2 13 (0.37%) GridGain
3 12 (0.34%) Varnish
4 11 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.23%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.23%) Docker
6 6 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (0.17%) vSphere
6 6 (0.17%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.057%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 2 (0.057%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.028%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.028%) NFS
9 1 (0.028%) Firmware
9 1 (0.028%) XenServer
9 1 (0.028%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 80 (2.27%) Puppet
2 37 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (0.77%) Vagrant
4 20 (0.57%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 8 (0.23%) Nagios
5 8 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
6 7 (0.20%) Ansible
7 6 (0.17%) logstash
7 6 (0.17%) Oozie
8 5 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.14%) Kibana
8 5 (0.14%) Control-M
9 4 (0.11%) CA LISA
10 3 (0.085%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.085%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.085%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.085%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.085%) Oracle Flashback
10 3 (0.085%) Salt
11 2 (0.057%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 362 (10.29%) Oracle
2 319 (9.07%) Microsoft
3 98 (2.78%) Sybase
4 93 (2.64%) Zend
5 90 (2.56%) Google
6 80 (2.27%) SAP
7 79 (2.24%) IBM
8 71 (2.02%) Adobe
9 51 (1.45%) HP
10 48 (1.36%) Apple
11 31 (0.88%) Red Hat
11 31 (0.88%) Informatica
12 29 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
13 28 (0.80%) TIBCO
14 27 (0.77%) webMethods
14 27 (0.77%) DevExpress
15 25 (0.71%) Atlassian
16 24 (0.68%) Pega
17 23 (0.65%) MuleSoft
18 22 (0.63%) Twitter
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