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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 57 52 52
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing OO 1738 1858 1625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.21% 3.53% 3.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.19% 4.72% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1197 1290 1037
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £357 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.31% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 40 56
Average hourly rate £38.25 £40.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.96% +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.70 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.63 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.43% +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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -5 1566 £413 +3.12% 929
London -1 964 £450 +5.88% 433
South East -7 233 £325 -7.14% 130
City of London -7 201 £469 +10.29% 126
Scotland +7 108 £400 +3.22% 30
Hampshire +34 90 £310 +3.33% 28
North West +5 86 £363 +7.40% 81
Yorkshire -8 83 £350 +9.37% 56
East of England -24 70 £400 +6.66% 56
West Yorkshire -10 66 £350 +9.37% 43
South West -15 63 £425 -5.55% 83
Leeds -18 57 £350 +9.37% 32
Manchester -4 43 £350 - 47
Glasgow -8 39 £375 - 10
Buckinghamshire -15 36 £325 -12.16% 10
Cheshire +18 35 £408 +35.83% 17
Milton Keynes -6 30 £325 -14.47% 8
Berkshire -25 30 £400 - 20
Wales -20 28 £365 -18.88% 13
South Wales -14 26 £370 -17.77% 9
Essex +9 25 £400 +12.28% 3
Edinburgh +7 24 £450 - 14
Cardiff +2 23 £375 -16.66% 5
East Midlands -15 23 £326 +8.75% 37
West Midlands -27 22 £343 -2.14% 35
Oxfordshire -10 20 £375 +18.11% 22
Gloucestershire -11 20 £463 +2.77% 10
Cheltenham +5 19 £463 +2.77% 4
Cambridgeshire -23 19 £310 -22.50% 26
Bristol -19 18 £375 -16.66% 30

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1716 (48.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1532 (43.35%) JavaScript
3 1381 (39.08%) Java
4 1317 (37.27%) HTML
5 1189 (33.64%) CSS
6 1043 (29.51%) TDD
7 920 (26.03%) C#
8 900 (25.47%) SQL
9 820 (23.20%) .NET
10 793 (22.44%) HTML5
11 661 (18.70%) jQuery
12 641 (18.14%) Web Services
13 611 (17.29%) MVC
14 599 (16.95%) OOP
15 589 (16.67%) Linux
16 586 (16.58%) Scrum
16 586 (16.58%) CSS3
17 558 (15.79%) AngularJS
18 551 (15.59%) Finance
19 544 (15.39%) XML
20 537 (15.20%) OOD
21 518 (14.66%) SQL Server
22 485 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
23 457 (12.93%) Oracle
24 438 (12.39%) Software Engineering
25 433 (12.25%) PHP
26 425 (12.03%) BDD
27 424 (12.00%) Git (software)
28 407 (11.52%) C++
29 404 (11.43%) Subversion

OO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 273 (7.72%) Node.js
2 156 (4.41%) Apache
3 118 (3.34%) CMS
4 110 (3.11%) Tomcat
5 108 (3.06%) WebSphere
6 106 (3.00%) WebLogic
7 65 (1.84%) IIS
8 58 (1.64%) Drupal
9 51 (1.44%) JBoss
10 50 (1.41%) SharePoint
11 45 (1.27%) Confluence
12 36 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
13 33 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
14 32 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 25 (0.71%) WordPress
16 19 (0.54%) Umbraco
17 18 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
17 18 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
18 17 (0.48%) GlassFish
18 17 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 125 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 65 (1.84%) MS Office
3 50 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 45 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 39 (1.10%) Photoshop
6 23 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.37%) Doxygen
8 12 (0.34%) MS Project
9 9 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.11%) GIMP
10 4 (0.11%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.028%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.028%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 32 (0.91%) Magento
2 15 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.17%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.14%) Tridion
8 4 (0.11%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.11%) Summit
8 4 (0.11%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.085%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.085%) SAP MDM
9 3 (0.085%) Shopify
10 2 (0.057%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.057%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.057%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.057%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.057%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.057%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 90 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (0.79%) SaaS
4 12 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (0.28%) PaaS
6 9 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.23%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (0.14%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.14%) Heroku
10 4 (0.11%) GitHub
10 4 (0.11%) IaaS
11 3 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.085%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.085%) Google Checkout
11 3 (0.085%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.057%) Force.com
12 2 (0.057%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 145 (4.10%) HTTP
2 135 (3.82%) Internet
3 68 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 28 (0.79%) DNS
5 22 (0.62%) Network Security
6 19 (0.54%) FTP
6 19 (0.54%) AMQP
7 18 (0.51%) 4G
7 18 (0.51%) SSL
7 18 (0.51%) 3G
8 17 (0.48%) SAN
9 16 (0.45%) Intranet
10 14 (0.40%) Bluetooth
10 14 (0.40%) Wireshark
11 13 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.37%) GSM
11 13 (0.37%) SDH
12 12 (0.34%) DHCP
12 12 (0.34%) 2G
12 12 (0.34%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 518 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 357 (10.10%) Relational Database
3 289 (8.18%) MySQL
4 181 (5.12%) RDBMS
5 144 (4.07%) MongoDB
6 114 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 109 (3.08%) Oracle Database
8 105 (2.97%) NoSQL
9 92 (2.60%) Hadoop
10 81 (2.29%) Big Data
11 73 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
12 58 (1.64%) DB2
13 54 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 43 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
15 39 (1.10%) Redis
16 36 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 32 (0.91%) Apache Hive
17 32 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
18 31 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
19 28 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 424 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 404 (11.43%) Subversion
3 208 (5.89%) Visual Studio
4 196 (5.55%) Jenkins
5 185 (5.23%) Eclipse
6 182 (5.15%) JUnit
7 178 (5.04%) Maven
8 164 (4.64%) Ant
9 157 (4.44%) Grunt
10 141 (3.99%) NUnit
11 123 (3.48%) JIRA
12 118 (3.34%) Jasmine
12 118 (3.34%) Selenium
13 117 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
14 111 (3.14%) Cucumber
15 89 (2.52%) ClearCase
16 75 (2.12%) TeamCity
17 54 (1.53%) Xcode
18 52 (1.47%) Bower
19 50 (1.41%) Mockito
General
1 551 (15.59%) Finance
2 396 (11.21%) Banking
3 243 (6.88%) Investment Banking
4 207 (5.86%) Front Office
5 93 (2.63%) Retail
6 75 (2.12%) Marketing
7 54 (1.53%) Games
8 53 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 46 (1.30%) Back Office
10 42 (1.19%) Publishing
11 37 (1.05%) Electronics
12 35 (0.99%) Manufacturing
13 34 (0.96%) Financial Institution
14 28 (0.79%) Legal
15 23 (0.65%) Advertising
16 12 (0.34%) Automotive
16 12 (0.34%) Law
17 10 (0.28%) French Language
18 8 (0.23%) Military
19 7 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2720 (76.97%) Developer
2 569 (16.10%) Java Developer
3 318 (9.00%) .NET Developer
4 309 (8.74%) Senior Developer
5 307 (8.69%) JavaScript Developer
6 279 (7.89%) C# Developer
7 222 (6.28%) Front-End Developer
8 201 (5.69%) PHP Developer
9 147 (4.16%) Web Developer
10 141 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
11 133 (3.76%) Software Engineer
12 130 (3.68%) Architect
13 116 (3.28%) Analyst
14 112 (3.17%) C++ Developer
15 85 (2.41%) iOS Developer
16 83 (2.35%) Python Developer
17 77 (2.18%) Senior Java Developer
18 75 (2.12%) Android Developer
19 70 (1.98%) Software Developer
20 67 (1.90%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1317 (37.27%) HTML
2 1189 (33.64%) CSS
3 820 (23.20%) .NET
4 793 (22.44%) HTML5
5 661 (18.70%) jQuery
6 641 (18.14%) Web Services
7 586 (16.58%) CSS3
8 558 (15.79%) AngularJS
9 544 (15.39%) XML
10 354 (10.02%) ASP.NET
11 351 (9.93%) RESTful
12 348 (9.85%) JSON
13 317 (8.97%) .NET Framework
14 309 (8.74%) Spring
15 293 (8.29%) REST
16 289 (8.18%) Ajax
17 278 (7.87%) Backbone.js
18 273 (7.72%) J2EE
19 253 (7.16%) WCF
20 209 (5.91%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 237 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 229 (6.48%) User Experience
3 216 (6.11%) Computer Science
4 195 (5.52%) Derivative
5 158 (4.47%) Mobile App
6 129 (3.65%) Open Source
7 85 (2.41%) N-Tier
8 69 (1.95%) Fixed Income
9 57 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 54 (1.53%) Data Structures
11 53 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 53 (1.50%) Equities
11 53 (1.50%) Management Information System
12 51 (1.44%) Client/Server
13 47 (1.33%) Mathematics
14 45 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
15 44 (1.25%) iPhone
15 44 (1.25%) W3C
15 44 (1.25%) Visualisation
16 42 (1.19%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 589 (16.67%) Linux
2 368 (10.41%) UNIX
3 304 (8.60%) Windows
4 167 (4.73%) Apple iOS
5 164 (4.64%) Android
6 61 (1.73%) Solaris
7 51 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (1.02%) AIX
9 17 (0.48%) SUSE
10 14 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.34%) CentOS
12 10 (0.28%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.25%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.23%) Windows CE
14 8 (0.23%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.20%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1716 (48.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1043 (29.51%) TDD
3 611 (17.29%) MVC
4 599 (16.95%) OOP
5 586 (16.58%) Scrum
6 537 (15.20%) OOD
7 485 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
8 438 (12.39%) Software Engineering
9 425 (12.03%) BDD
10 392 (11.09%) Unit Testing
11 306 (8.66%) Multithreading
12 302 (8.55%) UML
13 277 (7.84%) SOA
14 264 (7.47%) Web Development
15 255 (7.22%) E-Commerce
16 202 (5.72%) Data Modelling
17 197 (5.57%) Responsive Web Design
18 164 (4.64%) OO PHP
19 157 (4.44%) Configuration Management
20 126 (3.57%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1532 (43.35%) JavaScript
2 1381 (39.08%) Java
3 920 (26.03%) C#
4 900 (25.47%) SQL
5 433 (12.25%) PHP
6 407 (11.52%) C++
7 361 (10.22%) Python
8 234 (6.62%) Perl
9 161 (4.56%) C
10 147 (4.16%) Ruby
11 133 (3.76%) PL/SQL
12 129 (3.65%) T-SQL
13 109 (3.08%) Objective-C
14 89 (2.52%) Shell Script
15 84 (2.38%) Scala
16 74 (2.09%) Bash Shell
17 59 (1.67%) PHP5
18 48 (1.36%) VB
19 46 (1.30%) VB.NET
20 37 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 318 (9.00%) Degree
2 240 (6.79%) Security Cleared
3 105 (2.97%) DV Cleared
4 103 (2.91%) SC Cleared
5 25 (0.71%) Sun Certification
6 21 (0.59%) OCPJP
7 14 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.17%) ISEB
10 6 (0.17%) MCSD
11 5 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.11%) MCP
12 4 (0.11%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.085%) MCSE
14 2 (0.057%) MCAD
14 2 (0.057%) HND
14 2 (0.057%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.51%) QA
2 10 (0.28%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.17%) SLA
6 5 (0.14%) WCAG
6 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.11%) TickIT
7 4 (0.11%) MiFID
8 3 (0.085%) EMIR
8 3 (0.085%) Basel III
9 2 (0.057%) HL7
10 1 (0.028%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.028%) WAI
10 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.028%) FATCA
10 1 (0.028%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.028%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 25 (0.71%) HDFS
2 14 (0.40%) Apache Flume
3 12 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.31%) Docker
5 9 (0.25%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.25%) Varnish
6 8 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 8 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.17%) Oracle Clusterware
8 4 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (0.11%) GridGain
9 2 (0.057%) Firmware
10 1 (0.028%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 104 (2.94%) Puppet
2 68 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (0.88%) Vagrant
4 28 (0.79%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 13 (0.37%) Oozie
6 12 (0.34%) Ansible
7 9 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
9 7 (0.20%) yum
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle Flashback
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.17%) Control-M
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.17%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.14%) Zenoss
12 4 (0.11%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.11%) Mesos
12 4 (0.11%) SCCM
13 3 (0.085%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 457 (12.93%) Oracle
2 353 (9.99%) Microsoft
3 84 (2.38%) Zend
4 83 (2.35%) IBM
5 73 (2.07%) Sybase
6 69 (1.95%) Google
7 65 (1.84%) Adobe
8 60 (1.70%) HP
9 56 (1.58%) Red Hat
10 54 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
11 45 (1.27%) Apple
12 44 (1.25%) SAP
13 39 (1.10%) Business Objects
14 30 (0.85%) Pega
15 29 (0.82%) DevExpress
16 26 (0.74%) VMware
17 23 (0.65%) Atlassian
17 23 (0.65%) Informatica
17 23 (0.65%) webMethods
18 21 (0.59%) Sitecore
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