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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 55 54 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing OO 1763 1687 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.36% 3.33% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.42% 4.45% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1311 1059 1099
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £583 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 50 32
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.30 £34.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £44.55 £44.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.43 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.15% -9.16%

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
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +2 1644 £413 +3.12% 946
London +7 983 £450 - 374
South East +4 288 £375 +13.63% 170
City of London +8 249 £490 +5.66% 103
North West -2 110 £334 -8.56% 108
Hampshire +7 82 £350 +7.69% 29
South West +5 78 £425 +13.33% 68
Manchester -2 69 £340 -2.85% 74
Yorkshire +5 67 £325 +0.77% 66
Berkshire +10 64 £375 +15.38% 30
Scotland -5 64 £400 +14.28% 19
West Yorkshire -10 47 £320 -1.53% 45
Buckinghamshire -24 45 £394 +12.50% 22
Leeds -2 44 £320 -1.53% 31
East of England -59 40 £375 -6.25% 59
West Midlands -6 39 £325 - 55
East Midlands +5 34 £375 +35.13% 34
Surrey +4 32 £388 +29.16% 30
Milton Keynes -12 32 £388 -3.12% 19
Gloucestershire +20 31 £458 - 10
Glasgow -9 31 £425 +9.67% 6
Cheshire +5 25 £294 -9.61% 20
Cheltenham - 25 £458 - 3
Slough +3 19 £365 +2.09% 6
Bristol -13 17 £413 +3.12% 27
Oxfordshire -9 16 £180 - 25
Edinburgh -12 15 £338 +35.00% 11
Southampton -5 14 £380 -13.14% 13
Reading +5 13 £350 +7.69% 12
Essex -1 13 £400 -11.11% 2

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1835 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1673 (44.97%) JavaScript
3 1451 (39.01%) Java
4 1410 (37.90%) HTML
5 1302 (35.00%) CSS
6 1128 (30.32%) TDD
7 989 (26.59%) C#
8 921 (24.76%) SQL
9 917 (24.65%) .NET
10 873 (23.47%) HTML5
11 752 (20.22%) MVC
12 743 (19.97%) jQuery
13 671 (18.04%) Linux
14 664 (17.85%) OOP
15 654 (17.58%) Web Services
16 653 (17.55%) Scrum
17 637 (17.12%) CSS3
18 611 (16.42%) AngularJS
19 605 (16.26%) XML
20 573 (15.40%) Finance
21 526 (14.14%) OOD
22 513 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
23 496 (13.33%) SQL Server
24 485 (13.04%) PHP
25 480 (12.90%) Subversion
26 476 (12.80%) Oracle
27 475 (12.77%) Git (software)
28 440 (11.83%) BDD
29 437 (11.75%) C++
30 431 (11.59%) Banking

OO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 308 (8.28%) Node.js
2 189 (5.08%) Apache
3 128 (3.44%) CMS
4 118 (3.17%) Tomcat
5 111 (2.98%) WebLogic
6 99 (2.66%) WebSphere
7 76 (2.04%) IIS
8 56 (1.51%) SharePoint
9 50 (1.34%) Drupal
10 43 (1.16%) Confluence
11 39 (1.05%) JBoss
11 39 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
12 30 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
13 27 (0.73%) nginx
14 25 (0.67%) FileNet
15 21 (0.56%) WordPress
16 17 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
17 16 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
18 15 (0.40%) Kentico
18 15 (0.40%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 142 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 63 (1.69%) MS Office
3 47 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 42 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 42 (1.13%) Photoshop
5 28 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.27%) MS Project
7 8 (0.22%) Doxygen
8 7 (0.19%) GIMP
8 7 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.081%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.081%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.054%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.027%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.027%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 38 (1.02%) Magento
2 19 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 11 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
7 6 (0.16%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.11%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.11%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.081%) Shopify
9 3 (0.081%) Summit
9 3 (0.081%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.081%) SAP MDM
9 3 (0.081%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.081%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.054%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.054%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.054%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 34 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (0.46%) SaaS
4 11 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.19%) OpenShift
6 6 (0.16%) ElastiCache
6 6 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 5 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.13%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.13%) GitHub
8 4 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.081%) Force.com
9 3 (0.081%) IaaS
10 1 (0.027%) PaaS
10 1 (0.027%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 150 (4.03%) HTTP
2 144 (3.87%) Internet
3 89 (2.39%) TCP/IP
4 54 (1.45%) DNS
5 23 (0.62%) SSL
5 23 (0.62%) Network Security
6 22 (0.59%) Intranet
7 18 (0.48%) SAN
8 17 (0.46%) FTP
9 16 (0.43%) AMQP
10 15 (0.40%) 3G
11 14 (0.38%) Bluetooth
12 13 (0.35%) 4G
12 13 (0.35%) GSM
12 13 (0.35%) DHCP
12 13 (0.35%) HTTPS
13 12 (0.32%) DVB
13 12 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.27%) SNMP
14 10 (0.27%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 496 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 358 (9.62%) Relational Database
3 299 (8.04%) MySQL
4 173 (4.65%) RDBMS
5 169 (4.54%) MongoDB
6 153 (4.11%) NoSQL
7 125 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 114 (3.06%) Oracle Database
9 95 (2.55%) Big Data
10 93 (2.50%) Hadoop
11 64 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
12 60 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
13 58 (1.56%) DB2
14 55 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 47 (1.26%) Redis
16 45 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 40 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
18 35 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
19 34 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
20 32 (0.86%) HBase
Development Applications
1 480 (12.90%) Subversion
2 475 (12.77%) Git (software)
3 231 (6.21%) Jenkins
4 210 (5.65%) Visual Studio
5 193 (5.19%) Maven
6 174 (4.68%) Grunt
7 168 (4.52%) JUnit
8 165 (4.44%) Eclipse
9 149 (4.01%) NUnit
10 146 (3.92%) JIRA
11 141 (3.79%) Ant
12 140 (3.76%) Jasmine
13 138 (3.71%) Selenium
14 135 (3.63%) Cucumber
15 118 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
16 96 (2.58%) ClearCase
17 84 (2.26%) TeamCity
17 84 (2.26%) WebDriver
18 69 (1.85%) Mockito
19 66 (1.77%) Hudson
General
1 573 (15.40%) Finance
2 431 (11.59%) Banking
3 255 (6.85%) Investment Banking
4 185 (4.97%) Front Office
5 92 (2.47%) Retail
5 92 (2.47%) Marketing
6 81 (2.18%) Games
7 54 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 43 (1.16%) Publishing
9 39 (1.05%) Back Office
10 37 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 34 (0.91%) Manufacturing
12 32 (0.86%) Electronics
13 31 (0.83%) Advertising
14 22 (0.59%) Legal
15 19 (0.51%) Law
16 12 (0.32%) Automotive
17 11 (0.30%) German Language
17 11 (0.30%) Billing
18 8 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2901 (77.98%) Developer
2 564 (15.16%) Java Developer
3 352 (9.46%) .NET Developer
4 329 (8.84%) JavaScript Developer
5 326 (8.76%) Senior Developer
6 252 (6.77%) C# Developer
7 249 (6.69%) PHP Developer
8 226 (6.08%) Front-End Developer
9 181 (4.87%) Web Developer
10 140 (3.76%) Software Engineer
11 136 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
12 113 (3.04%) C++ Developer
13 112 (3.01%) Analyst
14 110 (2.96%) Architect
15 98 (2.63%) Python Developer
16 96 (2.58%) Software Developer
17 89 (2.39%) Android Developer
18 80 (2.15%) UI Developer
18 80 (2.15%) iOS Developer
19 77 (2.07%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1410 (37.90%) HTML
2 1302 (35.00%) CSS
3 917 (24.65%) .NET
4 873 (23.47%) HTML5
5 743 (19.97%) jQuery
6 654 (17.58%) Web Services
7 637 (17.12%) CSS3
8 611 (16.42%) AngularJS
9 605 (16.26%) XML
10 389 (10.46%) ASP.NET
11 355 (9.54%) JSON
12 346 (9.30%) Backbone.js
13 345 (9.27%) RESTful
14 337 (9.06%) REST
15 332 (8.92%) Spring
16 318 (8.55%) Ajax
17 303 (8.15%) .NET Framework
18 275 (7.39%) J2EE
19 263 (7.07%) WCF
20 248 (6.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 245 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 237 (6.37%) Computer Science
3 234 (6.29%) User Experience
4 195 (5.24%) Derivative
5 192 (5.16%) Open Source
6 153 (4.11%) Mobile App
7 101 (2.72%) N-Tier
8 87 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 79 (2.12%) Algorithms
10 69 (1.85%) Fixed Income
10 69 (1.85%) Data Structures
11 68 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
12 57 (1.53%) Mathematics
13 53 (1.42%) Management Information System
13 53 (1.42%) Visualisation
14 51 (1.37%) W3C
15 50 (1.34%) Equities
16 48 (1.29%) iPhone
17 45 (1.21%) Client/Server
18 39 (1.05%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 671 (18.04%) Linux
2 416 (11.18%) UNIX
3 300 (8.06%) Windows
4 174 (4.68%) Android
5 162 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 70 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (0.83%) Solaris
8 29 (0.78%) SUSE
9 27 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 20 (0.54%) AIX
11 18 (0.48%) Debian
12 14 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.38%) CentOS
12 14 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (0.35%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.32%) Windows Vista
15 11 (0.30%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.22%) VMS
16 8 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1835 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1128 (30.32%) TDD
3 752 (20.22%) MVC
4 664 (17.85%) OOP
5 653 (17.55%) Scrum
6 526 (14.14%) OOD
7 513 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
8 440 (11.83%) BDD
9 410 (11.02%) Software Engineering
10 367 (9.87%) Unit Testing
11 297 (7.98%) Multithreading
12 296 (7.96%) UML
13 290 (7.80%) SOA
14 271 (7.28%) Web Development
15 233 (6.26%) E-Commerce
16 218 (5.86%) Responsive Web Design
17 182 (4.89%) Data Modelling
18 168 (4.52%) Configuration Management
19 155 (4.17%) OO PHP
20 126 (3.39%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 1673 (44.97%) JavaScript
2 1451 (39.01%) Java
3 989 (26.59%) C#
4 921 (24.76%) SQL
5 485 (13.04%) PHP
6 437 (11.75%) C++
7 417 (11.21%) Python
8 243 (6.53%) Perl
9 191 (5.13%) Ruby
10 163 (4.38%) C
11 154 (4.14%) PL/SQL
12 134 (3.60%) Shell Script
13 113 (3.04%) T-SQL
14 103 (2.77%) Bash Shell
15 98 (2.63%) Objective-C
16 73 (1.96%) Scala
17 72 (1.94%) PHP5
18 66 (1.77%) VB
19 57 (1.53%) VB.NET
20 51 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 329 (8.84%) Degree
2 260 (6.99%) Security Cleared
3 143 (3.84%) SC Cleared
4 99 (2.66%) DV Cleared
5 60 (1.61%) VCP4
6 27 (0.73%) Sun Certification
7 20 (0.54%) OCPJP
8 13 (0.35%) ISEB
9 11 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.30%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.11%) CISSP
13 4 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.081%) MCP
14 3 (0.081%) PhD
14 3 (0.081%) Postgraduate
15 2 (0.054%) CIPD
15 2 (0.054%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (4.17%) QA
2 10 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.16%) SLA
5 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.081%) Basel III
6 3 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.081%) WCAG
7 2 (0.054%) WAI
7 2 (0.054%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.027%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.027%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.027%) HL7
8 1 (0.027%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (0.48%) HDFS
2 16 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.35%) Docker
4 10 (0.27%) Apache Flume
4 10 (0.27%) Varnish
5 9 (0.24%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.13%) NFS
8 2 (0.054%) Firmware
8 2 (0.054%) vSphere
9 1 (0.027%) GridGain
9 1 (0.027%) KVM
9 1 (0.027%) Xen
Systems Management
1 110 (2.96%) Puppet
2 74 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (0.59%) Vagrant
4 21 (0.56%) Ansible
5 17 (0.46%) Oozie
6 16 (0.43%) Nagios
7 14 (0.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 14 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (0.27%) SCCM
9 8 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
10 7 (0.19%) yum
10 7 (0.19%) logstash
10 7 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.16%) Kibana
12 5 (0.13%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.13%) Zenoss
13 4 (0.11%) Salt
13 4 (0.11%) Graphite
13 4 (0.11%) Mesos
14 3 (0.081%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 476 (12.80%) Oracle
2 402 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 93 (2.50%) IBM
4 87 (2.34%) Zend
5 85 (2.28%) Red Hat
6 76 (2.04%) Adobe
7 70 (1.88%) Google
8 67 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
9 63 (1.69%) SAP
10 62 (1.67%) Sybase
11 48 (1.29%) HP
12 42 (1.13%) Twitter
13 37 (0.99%) Business Objects
14 31 (0.83%) Apple
15 25 (0.67%) VMware
16 22 (0.59%) Pega
17 21 (0.56%) DevExpress
18 18 (0.48%) Sun
18 18 (0.48%) webMethods
18 18 (0.48%) TIBCO
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