The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 77 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing OO 1528 1769 1892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.83% 3.11% 3.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 3.89% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1116 1222 1315
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 42 27
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.63 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.51% +5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.78 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +9.89%

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
44681 45476 42373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.84% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29558 29423 26292
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

OO
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 1385 £425 +3.03% 815
London -15 826 £463 +2.77% 351
South East -51 164 £375 +7.14% 126
City of London +3 148 £450 -10.00% 72
Scotland -16 90 £338 -10.00% 31
Yorkshire +18 87 £400 +14.28% 53
West Yorkshire +15 69 £413 +23.13% 34
Leeds +16 68 £413 +23.13% 22
North West +18 66 £400 +6.66% 68
East of England +19 64 £388 +3.33% 48
South West -10 61 £350 -12.50% 77
West Midlands 0 55 £480 +32.41% 50
Glasgow +11 50 £344 -8.33% 17
Hampshire -43 44 £345 +6.15% 39
East Midlands +11 39 £375 +7.14% 26
Manchester +7 38 £425 -3.40% 47
Birmingham +10 37 £480 +34.73% 14
Oxfordshire +8 37 £390 +4.00% 12
Wales +9 36 £400 +60.00% 10
South Wales +6 35 £400 +60.00% 9
Oxford +2 25 £400 +25.00% 8
Cambridgeshire +14 20 £350 -6.66% 30
Berkshire -2 20 £400 +12.67% 21
Edinburgh -10 20 £450 +16.12% 10
Bristol -12 19 £350 -17.64% 30
Nottingham 0 18 £371 +6.07% 6
Nottinghamshire -5 18 £371 +6.07% 8
North East -43 18 £463 +5.11% 13
Newport +17 17 £415 - 2
Suffolk +14 16 £388 +10.71% 1

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OO.

1 1730 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1427 (43.56%) JavaScript
3 1329 (40.57%) Java
4 1224 (37.36%) HTML
5 1104 (33.70%) CSS
6 928 (28.33%) TDD
7 795 (24.27%) SQL
8 743 (22.68%) HTML5
9 741 (22.62%) C#
10 647 (19.75%) .NET
11 643 (19.63%) OOP
12 603 (18.41%) AngularJS
13 600 (18.32%) Finance
14 574 (17.52%) Git (software)
15 573 (17.49%) Software Engineering
16 565 (17.25%) Scrum
17 561 (17.12%) Linux
18 560 (17.09%) Web Services
19 549 (16.76%) CSS3
20 506 (15.45%) MVC
21 505 (15.42%) OOD
22 493 (15.05%) jQuery
23 480 (14.65%) Oracle
24 475 (14.50%) Spring
25 470 (14.35%) BDD
26 467 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
27 433 (13.22%) SQL Server
28 416 (12.70%) XML
29 414 (12.64%) RESTful
30 413 (12.61%) Unix

OO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 152 (4.64%) Apache
2 119 (3.63%) Tomcat
3 117 (3.57%) JBoss
4 113 (3.45%) WebLogic
5 105 (3.21%) CMS
6 103 (3.14%) WebSphere
7 69 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
8 60 (1.83%) Confluence
9 52 (1.59%) IIS
10 50 (1.53%) nginx
11 45 (1.37%) SharePoint
12 43 (1.31%) Drupal
13 37 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
14 36 (1.10%) WordPress
15 35 (1.07%) Mule
16 34 (1.04%) Apache Solr
17 33 (1.01%) Apache Spark
18 32 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
19 26 (0.79%) Jetty
20 20 (0.61%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 79 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 27 (0.82%) Photoshop
3 23 (0.70%) MS Office
4 10 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.18%) MS Project
6 6 (0.18%) Windchill
7 5 (0.15%) Simulink
8 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.061%) InVision
10 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.031%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 32 (0.98%) Magento
2 25 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
3 24 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.43%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 12 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.24%) Endur
7 7 (0.21%) Beauchamp
7 7 (0.21%) Documaker
7 7 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.15%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.12%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.092%) Adobe Campaign
11 3 (0.092%) FINCAD Analytics
11 3 (0.092%) ION MarketView
11 3 (0.092%) RMDS
11 3 (0.092%) SAP CO
11 3 (0.092%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.092%) SAP HR
11 3 (0.092%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 138 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (3.24%) GitHub
3 65 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (1.07%) SaaS
5 24 (0.73%) IaaS
6 21 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.61%) PaaS
8 16 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (0.31%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (0.27%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.24%) Boomi
12 7 (0.21%) Force.com
13 6 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.18%) Google Play
13 6 (0.18%) Heroku
14 5 (0.15%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.15%) iTunes
14 5 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 169 (5.16%) HTTP
2 77 (2.35%) TCP/IP
3 60 (1.83%) Internet
4 38 (1.16%) SNMP
5 31 (0.95%) Network Security
6 30 (0.92%) SSL
7 28 (0.85%) LDAP
7 28 (0.85%) VoIP
8 16 (0.49%) FTP
9 15 (0.46%) DNS
10 13 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (0.31%) Firewall
11 10 (0.31%) HTTPS
12 8 (0.24%) Intranet
13 7 (0.21%) AMQP
13 7 (0.21%) DHCP
13 7 (0.21%) IPsec
14 6 (0.18%) DVB
14 6 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.15%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 433 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 293 (8.94%) Relational Database
3 277 (8.46%) MySQL
4 246 (7.51%) NoSQL
5 205 (6.26%) MongoDB
6 142 (4.33%) Oracle Database
7 131 (4.00%) RDBMS
8 102 (3.11%) DB2
9 89 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
10 83 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 66 (2.01%) Big Data
12 64 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
13 56 (1.71%) Neo4j
14 53 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
14 53 (1.62%) Redis
15 51 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
16 48 (1.47%) Hadoop
17 44 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
18 37 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 35 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 574 (17.52%) Git (software)
2 314 (9.58%) Subversion
3 285 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 236 (7.20%) JIRA
5 220 (6.72%) JUnit
6 209 (6.38%) Maven
7 180 (5.49%) Cucumber
8 152 (4.64%) Selenium
9 149 (4.55%) Grunt
10 147 (4.49%) Visual Studio
11 141 (4.30%) Eclipse
12 110 (3.36%) Ant
13 98 (2.99%) gulp
14 92 (2.81%) Jasmine
15 84 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
16 82 (2.50%) NUnit
17 80 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 78 (2.38%) Mercurial
19 72 (2.20%) Gradle
20 70 (2.14%) Mockito
General
1 600 (18.32%) Finance
2 259 (7.91%) Banking
3 150 (4.58%) Front Office
4 94 (2.87%) Retail
5 89 (2.72%) Investment Banking
6 82 (2.50%) Marketing
7 69 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 48 (1.47%) Games
9 47 (1.43%) Back Office
9 47 (1.43%) Legal
10 42 (1.28%) Publishing
11 40 (1.22%) Manufacturing
12 34 (1.04%) Electronics
13 31 (0.95%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.49%) Law
15 15 (0.46%) Advertising
16 14 (0.43%) Aerospace
16 14 (0.43%) Automotive
17 10 (0.31%) Military
18 8 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2524 (77.05%) Developer
2 558 (17.03%) Java Developer
3 368 (11.23%) JavaScript Developer
3 368 (11.23%) Senior Developer
4 297 (9.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 296 (9.04%) C# Developer
6 279 (8.52%) .NET Developer
7 183 (5.59%) PHP Developer
8 179 (5.46%) Software Engineer
9 164 (5.01%) C# .NET Developer
10 160 (4.88%) C++ Developer
11 153 (4.67%) Architect
12 148 (4.52%) Senior Java Developer
13 125 (3.82%) Agile Developer
14 124 (3.79%) Angular Developer
15 111 (3.39%) Software Developer
15 111 (3.39%) Web Developer
16 101 (3.08%) HTML Developer
17 92 (2.81%) Full Stack Developer
18 87 (2.66%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1224 (37.36%) HTML
2 1104 (33.70%) CSS
3 743 (22.68%) HTML5
4 647 (19.75%) .NET
5 603 (18.41%) AngularJS
6 560 (17.09%) Web Services
7 549 (16.76%) CSS3
8 493 (15.05%) jQuery
9 475 (14.50%) Spring
10 416 (12.70%) XML
11 414 (12.64%) RESTful
12 345 (10.53%) REST
13 333 (10.16%) Node.js
14 316 (9.65%) JSON
15 287 (8.76%) React
16 250 (7.63%) ASP.NET
17 239 (7.30%) Hibernate
18 218 (6.65%) SOAP
19 214 (6.53%) .NET Framework
20 209 (6.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 234 (7.14%) User Experience
2 193 (5.89%) Computer Science
3 179 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 151 (4.61%) Algorithms
5 121 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
6 108 (3.30%) Mobile App
7 97 (2.96%) Derivative
8 88 (2.69%) Data Structures
9 74 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 74 (2.26%) iPad
10 70 (2.14%) Fixed Income
11 55 (1.68%) N-Tier
12 50 (1.53%) Visualisation
13 49 (1.50%) Hedge funds
14 46 (1.40%) iPhone
15 43 (1.31%) Management Information System
16 42 (1.28%) Mathematics
17 33 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
18 31 (0.95%) Digital Media
19 29 (0.89%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 561 (17.12%) Linux
2 413 (12.61%) Unix
3 320 (9.77%) Windows
4 127 (3.88%) Android
5 120 (3.66%) Apple iOS
6 51 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (1.13%) Windows Server
8 28 (0.85%) Mac OS X
9 21 (0.64%) AIX
10 15 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.24%) Solaris
13 7 (0.21%) CentOS
13 7 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.21%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.21%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.21%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.12%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1730 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 928 (28.33%) TDD
3 643 (19.63%) OOP
4 573 (17.49%) Software Engineering
5 565 (17.25%) Scrum
6 506 (15.45%) MVC
7 505 (15.42%) OOD
8 470 (14.35%) BDD
9 467 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
10 374 (11.42%) Front End Development
11 351 (10.71%) Open Source
12 348 (10.62%) Web Development
13 322 (9.83%) UML
14 311 (9.49%) Unit Testing
15 285 (8.70%) Multithreading
16 266 (8.12%) E-Commerce
17 262 (8.00%) SDLC
18 238 (7.26%) SOA
19 179 (5.46%) DevOps
20 168 (5.13%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1427 (43.56%) JavaScript
2 1329 (40.57%) Java
3 795 (24.27%) SQL
4 741 (22.62%) C#
5 408 (12.45%) C++
6 337 (10.29%) PHP
7 322 (9.83%) Python
8 201 (6.14%) Perl
9 185 (5.65%) Ruby
10 150 (4.58%) C
11 143 (4.37%) Scala
12 93 (2.84%) Objective-C
13 86 (2.63%) T-SQL
14 80 (2.44%) Shell Script
15 79 (2.41%) PL/SQL
16 76 (2.32%) Groovy
17 64 (1.95%) ES6
18 56 (1.71%) PowerShell
19 49 (1.50%) VB.NET
20 47 (1.43%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 252 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 241 (7.36%) Degree
3 166 (5.07%) SC Cleared
4 44 (1.34%) DV Cleared
5 19 (0.58%) Sun Certification
6 16 (0.49%) ISTQB
7 15 (0.46%) ISEB
7 15 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
8 12 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.34%) OCPJP
9 11 (0.34%) PhD
10 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.12%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.092%) CITP
14 2 (0.061%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.061%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.061%) MCP
14 2 (0.061%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (3.51%) QA
2 27 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (0.43%) SDET
4 7 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.092%) SLA
7 2 (0.061%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.061%) MiFID
7 2 (0.061%) WCAG
8 1 (0.031%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.031%) GCP
8 1 (0.031%) HL7
8 1 (0.031%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.031%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.031%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.031%) TickIT
8 1 (0.031%) WAI
System Software
1 99 (3.02%) Docker
2 44 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
3 41 (1.25%) Active Directory
4 21 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.12%) Ceph
6 4 (0.12%) etcd
6 4 (0.12%) flannel
6 4 (0.12%) GlusterFS
6 4 (0.12%) LXC
7 3 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.061%) Firmware
8 2 (0.061%) GridGain
8 2 (0.061%) KVM
8 2 (0.061%) Varnish
8 2 (0.061%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.061%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.061%) vSphere
8 2 (0.061%) XenServer
9 1 (0.031%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 93 (2.84%) Puppet
2 82 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (1.31%) Ansible
4 19 (0.58%) Kibana
5 16 (0.49%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 13 (0.40%) BladeLogic
7 11 (0.34%) logstash
8 10 (0.31%) Grafana
8 10 (0.31%) Kubernetes
8 10 (0.31%) Salt
8 10 (0.31%) Uchiwa
9 9 (0.27%) Control-M
10 8 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 8 (0.24%) SCOrch
11 7 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 5 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
12 5 (0.15%) SCCM
12 5 (0.15%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.12%) Graphite
13 4 (0.12%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 480 (14.65%) Oracle
2 235 (7.17%) Microsoft
3 109 (3.33%) Sybase
4 82 (2.50%) Zend
5 80 (2.44%) SAP
6 73 (2.23%) IBM
7 62 (1.89%) Red Hat
8 53 (1.62%) Adobe
9 47 (1.43%) Apple
9 47 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
10 46 (1.40%) Informatica
11 45 (1.37%) HP
12 44 (1.34%) Pega
13 40 (1.22%) Google
14 39 (1.19%) VMware
15 34 (1.04%) Sitecore
16 28 (0.85%) hybris
17 27 (0.82%) Coverity
18 26 (0.79%) Atlassian
19 24 (0.73%) Siebel
West Midlands
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £308 - 343 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £250.00 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £800 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £310 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £345 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day + (dependent on experience)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago