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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 50 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing OO 1856 1931 1848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.42% 3.77% 3.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.58% 5.11% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1380 1246 1270
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 59 57
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £11.45 £33.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 1737 £400 - 708
London +5 1097 £425 -5.55% 266
South East -11 253 £350 - 135
City of London +2 231 £425 -5.55% 94
South West -4 87 £419 +28.84% 55
East of England -37 84 £375 - 53
Hampshire +20 80 £350 -2.77% 40
North West -19 77 £350 - 79
Scotland +5 56 £350 -2.77% 11
West Midlands -4 52 £320 -1.53% 24
East Midlands +7 50 £350 +16.66% 23
Berkshire -33 49 £330 -5.71% 15
Cambridgeshire -20 43 £375 +15.38% 18
Manchester -15 40 £425 +13.33% 55
Surrey -11 39 £325 -3.70% 22
Yorkshire -46 34 £320 -1.53% 63
Gloucestershire +12 30 £477 +102.76% 8
Glasgow 0 29 £313 -20.88% 7
Bristol -6 29 £400 +14.28% 14
Southampton +14 25 £388 +40.90% 18
Cheltenham +7 24 £478 +103.40%
Cheshire -9 24 £287 -4.50% 16
Buckinghamshire -36 22 £395 -1.25% 6
West Yorkshire -44 20 £325 - 24
Wales -12 18 £338 -10.00% 19
Leeds -39 18 £323 -0.76% 14
Slough +5 17 £345 -13.75% 1
Birmingham -8 17 £300 -7.69% 6
Edinburgh -10 17 £363 +20.73% 3
Hook -10 17 £375 -0.79%

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1915 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1749 (44.96%) JavaScript
3 1498 (38.51%) HTML
4 1487 (38.23%) Java
5 1362 (35.01%) CSS
6 1128 (29.00%) TDD
7 961 (24.70%) C#
8 935 (24.04%) SQL
9 932 (23.96%) HTML5
10 875 (22.49%) .NET
11 843 (21.67%) MVC
12 777 (19.97%) jQuery
13 703 (18.07%) Scrum
14 699 (17.97%) OOP
14 699 (17.97%) CSS3
15 687 (17.66%) Linux
16 654 (16.81%) XML
17 640 (16.45%) Web Services
18 608 (15.63%) PHP
19 590 (15.17%) Finance
20 584 (15.01%) AngularJS
21 564 (14.50%) Git (software)
22 531 (13.65%) OOD
23 527 (13.55%) Subversion
24 484 (12.44%) Oracle
25 483 (12.42%) SQL Server
26 478 (12.29%) Continuous Integration
27 476 (12.24%) BDD
28 453 (11.65%) UNIX
29 452 (11.62%) C++

OO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 301 (7.74%) Node.js
2 241 (6.20%) Apache
3 146 (3.75%) CMS
4 119 (3.06%) WebSphere
5 107 (2.75%) Tomcat
6 98 (2.52%) WebLogic
7 83 (2.13%) IIS
8 65 (1.67%) SharePoint
9 59 (1.52%) JBoss
10 55 (1.41%) Drupal
11 43 (1.11%) Confluence
12 35 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
13 31 (0.80%) nginx
14 30 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
15 29 (0.75%) WordPress
16 28 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
16 28 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
17 27 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
18 22 (0.57%) Adobe CQ
19 21 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 148 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 55 (1.41%) MS Office
3 44 (1.13%) Photoshop
4 32 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.36%) MS Project
8 4 (0.10%) GIMP
9 3 (0.077%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.077%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.051%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.051%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.026%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.026%) Blender
11 1 (0.026%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.026%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (0.93%) Magento
2 15 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
6 7 (0.18%) SAP HCM
7 5 (0.13%) RMDS
7 5 (0.13%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.10%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.10%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.077%) Shopify
9 3 (0.077%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.077%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.077%) SAP IS-U
9 3 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.077%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.051%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 37 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (0.67%) SaaS
4 14 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.31%) GitHub
6 11 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.18%) IaaS
8 6 (0.15%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.15%) Force.com
9 5 (0.13%) PaaS
9 5 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.077%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.051%) Route 53
11 2 (0.051%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 139 (3.57%) HTTP
2 132 (3.39%) Internet
3 78 (2.01%) TCP/IP
4 46 (1.18%) DNS
5 27 (0.69%) SSL
6 25 (0.64%) Intranet
7 15 (0.39%) SSH
8 14 (0.36%) Firewall
9 13 (0.33%) SNMP
9 13 (0.33%) SAN
9 13 (0.33%) LDAP
10 12 (0.31%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.23%) Network Security
12 8 (0.21%) DVB
13 7 (0.18%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.18%) FTP
13 7 (0.18%) NAS
14 6 (0.15%) AMQP
14 6 (0.15%) Wireshark
14 6 (0.15%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 483 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 381 (9.79%) MySQL
3 327 (8.41%) Relational Database
4 164 (4.22%) MongoDB
5 161 (4.14%) NoSQL
6 136 (3.50%) RDBMS
7 134 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 128 (3.29%) Oracle Database
9 103 (2.65%) Big Data
10 71 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 67 (1.72%) Hadoop
12 57 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
13 53 (1.36%) DB2
13 53 (1.36%) Redis
14 48 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
15 41 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
16 38 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 30 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 30 (0.77%) Apache Hive
18 29 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 564 (14.50%) Git (software)
2 527 (13.55%) Subversion
3 231 (5.94%) Jenkins
4 214 (5.50%) Maven
5 204 (5.24%) Visual Studio
6 166 (4.27%) Grunt
7 162 (4.16%) JUnit
8 159 (4.09%) JIRA
9 152 (3.91%) Cucumber
10 149 (3.83%) Selenium
11 148 (3.80%) Eclipse
12 136 (3.50%) Jasmine
13 120 (3.08%) NUnit
14 116 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
15 106 (2.72%) Ant
16 97 (2.49%) WebDriver
17 96 (2.47%) Hudson
18 74 (1.90%) ClearCase
19 65 (1.67%) Mercurial
19 65 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 590 (15.17%) Finance
2 434 (11.16%) Banking
3 245 (6.30%) Investment Banking
4 180 (4.63%) Front Office
5 115 (2.96%) Retail
6 102 (2.62%) Marketing
7 72 (1.85%) Games
8 61 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 45 (1.16%) Publishing
10 43 (1.11%) Financial Institution
11 35 (0.90%) Electronics
12 34 (0.87%) Manufacturing
13 31 (0.80%) Advertising
14 27 (0.69%) Back Office
15 22 (0.57%) Legal
16 18 (0.46%) Automotive
17 17 (0.44%) Billing
18 16 (0.41%) Law
19 14 (0.36%) German Language
20 11 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3070 (78.92%) Developer
2 542 (13.93%) Java Developer
3 365 (9.38%) .NET Developer
4 359 (9.23%) Senior Developer
5 343 (8.82%) PHP Developer
6 315 (8.10%) JavaScript Developer
7 262 (6.74%) C# Developer
8 261 (6.71%) Front-End Developer
9 192 (4.94%) Web Developer
10 156 (4.01%) C# .NET Developer
11 153 (3.93%) Software Engineer
12 130 (3.34%) C++ Developer
13 123 (3.16%) Analyst
14 121 (3.11%) Architect
15 112 (2.88%) Software Developer
16 111 (2.85%) iOS Developer
17 101 (2.60%) Python Developer
18 80 (2.06%) Android Developer
19 76 (1.95%) UI Developer
20 72 (1.85%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1498 (38.51%) HTML
2 1362 (35.01%) CSS
3 932 (23.96%) HTML5
4 875 (22.49%) .NET
5 777 (19.97%) jQuery
6 699 (17.97%) CSS3
7 654 (16.81%) XML
8 640 (16.45%) Web Services
9 584 (15.01%) AngularJS
10 399 (10.26%) Backbone.js
11 379 (9.74%) Ajax
12 377 (9.69%) ASP.NET
13 368 (9.46%) Spring
14 348 (8.95%) JSON
15 339 (8.71%) REST
16 320 (8.23%) RESTful
17 305 (7.84%) J2EE
18 266 (6.84%) Hibernate
19 250 (6.43%) .NET Framework
20 248 (6.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 280 (7.20%) Computer Science
2 245 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 243 (6.25%) User Experience
4 232 (5.96%) Open Source
5 161 (4.14%) Derivative
6 149 (3.83%) Mobile App
7 119 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 103 (2.65%) N-Tier
9 90 (2.31%) Algorithms
10 81 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
11 77 (1.98%) Data Structures
12 71 (1.83%) Fixed Income
13 68 (1.75%) iPhone
14 63 (1.62%) W3C
15 59 (1.52%) Visualisation
16 58 (1.49%) Management Information System
17 49 (1.26%) Equities
18 48 (1.23%) Mathematics
19 45 (1.16%) iPad
20 44 (1.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 687 (17.66%) Linux
2 453 (11.65%) UNIX
3 276 (7.10%) Windows
4 196 (5.04%) Apple iOS
5 179 (4.60%) Android
6 73 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (1.13%) Solaris
8 32 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 32 (0.82%) SUSE
9 26 (0.67%) Debian
9 26 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (0.51%) CentOS
10 20 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.36%) Windows XP
12 11 (0.28%) VMS
12 11 (0.28%) Windows Phone
13 9 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.23%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.21%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1915 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1128 (29.00%) TDD
3 843 (21.67%) MVC
4 703 (18.07%) Scrum
5 699 (17.97%) OOP
6 531 (13.65%) OOD
7 478 (12.29%) Continuous Integration
8 476 (12.24%) BDD
9 405 (10.41%) Software Engineering
10 343 (8.82%) Unit Testing
11 308 (7.92%) UML
12 291 (7.48%) SOA
13 282 (7.25%) E-Commerce
14 267 (6.86%) Multithreading
15 265 (6.81%) Web Development
16 236 (6.07%) Responsive Web Design
17 209 (5.37%) OO PHP
18 149 (3.83%) iOS Development
19 147 (3.78%) Configuration Management
20 146 (3.75%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 1749 (44.96%) JavaScript
2 1487 (38.23%) Java
3 961 (24.70%) C#
4 935 (24.04%) SQL
5 608 (15.63%) PHP
6 452 (11.62%) C++
7 395 (10.15%) Python
8 235 (6.04%) Perl
9 229 (5.89%) Ruby
10 168 (4.32%) PL/SQL
11 154 (3.96%) PHP5
12 153 (3.93%) C
13 150 (3.86%) Shell Script
14 121 (3.11%) Objective-C
15 116 (2.98%) T-SQL
16 106 (2.72%) Scala
17 103 (2.65%) Bash Shell
18 76 (1.95%) VB.NET
19 66 (1.70%) VB
20 55 (1.41%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 382 (9.82%) Degree
2 232 (5.96%) Security Cleared
3 142 (3.65%) SC Cleared
4 74 (1.90%) DV Cleared
5 29 (0.75%) Sun Certification
6 16 (0.41%) OCPJP
7 12 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.28%) ISEB
9 10 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
9 10 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.15%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.13%) MCP
12 4 (0.10%) CISSP
13 3 (0.077%) CCA
13 3 (0.077%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.077%) PhD
14 2 (0.051%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.051%) HND
14 2 (0.051%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (5.42%) QA
2 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.15%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.15%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.10%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.10%) SLA
5 4 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.077%) WCAG
6 3 (0.077%) Basel III
7 2 (0.051%) WAI
8 1 (0.026%) HL7
8 1 (0.026%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.026%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 13 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 13 (0.33%) Varnish
1 13 (0.33%) HDFS
2 10 (0.26%) NFS
2 10 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.15%) Docker
5 5 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.077%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.051%) vSphere
8 1 (0.026%) Xen
8 1 (0.026%) Firmware
8 1 (0.026%) KVM
Systems Management
1 85 (2.19%) Puppet
2 54 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.44%) Nagios
3 17 (0.44%) Oozie
4 16 (0.41%) Ansible
5 13 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (0.31%) SCCM
7 11 (0.28%) Vagrant
8 9 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
9 8 (0.21%) logstash
10 7 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.15%) Capistrano
11 6 (0.15%) Kibana
12 5 (0.13%) Salt
12 5 (0.13%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.13%) Zenoss
12 5 (0.13%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 4 (0.10%) Graphite
14 3 (0.077%) Oracle Identity Management
14 3 (0.077%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 484 (12.44%) Oracle
2 404 (10.39%) Microsoft
3 152 (3.91%) Zend
4 98 (2.52%) Adobe
5 89 (2.29%) Red Hat
6 88 (2.26%) IBM
7 82 (2.11%) SAP
8 70 (1.80%) Sybase
8 70 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
9 69 (1.77%) Google
10 55 (1.41%) Twitter
11 41 (1.05%) HP
12 27 (0.69%) Facebook
13 25 (0.64%) Sun
14 21 (0.54%) TIBCO
15 20 (0.51%) VMware
16 19 (0.49%) Business Objects
17 16 (0.41%) Apple
17 16 (0.41%) Perforce
18 14 (0.36%) DigitalOcean
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