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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 52 46 47
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing OO 1989 2079 2117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.53% 3.90% 3.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.75% 5.32% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1355 1334 1419
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 51 50
Average hourly rate £36.95 £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £20.00 £25.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.45 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.81 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.20% -7.50%

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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 1845 £400 - 966
London -1 1206 £425 - 454
City of London -8 245 £440 -2.22% 134
South East -10 188 £375 +4.16% 124
East of England -19 109 £380 +1.33% 77
Scotland +5 102 £400 +6.66% 48
North West +3 91 £325 +4.00% 113
South West +9 87 £338 +12.50% 62
Manchester +15 72 £325 -1.88% 71
Yorkshire -1 59 £300 -4.00% 58
Buckinghamshire +11 55 £400 +3.22% 14
Glasgow -5 50 £400 -3.03% 24
West Yorkshire +20 48 £300 -4.00% 31
West Midlands -22 48 £313 -3.84% 25
Berkshire +25 46 £363 +11.53% 11
East Midlands -16 38 £389 +29.58% 31
Leeds +18 36 £288 -4.32% 21
Cambridgeshire -15 36 £390 +11.42% 34
Milton Keynes +14 35 £413 +6.45% 9
Edinburgh +2 33 £445 +50.93% 20
Cambridge -9 32 £400 +42.85% 20
Surrey +10 29 £338 -23.72% 27
Hampshire -45 29 £369 -7.81% 27
Bedfordshire +2 27 £400 +60.00% 10
Luton +1 23 £400 +60.00% 6
Wales -15 23 £375 +15.38% 8
Gloucestershire -10 21 £405 +80.00% 8
South Wales -6 19 £375 +25.00% 6
Hertfordshire -19 19 £395 +21.53% 19
Cardiff +5 18 £350 +17.64% 5

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1645 (42.76%) JavaScript
2 1500 (38.99%) HTML
3 1393 (36.21%) Java
4 1360 (35.35%) CSS
5 1105 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
6 1104 (28.70%) TDD
7 912 (23.71%) SQL
8 890 (23.13%) C#
9 868 (22.56%) .NET
10 819 (21.29%) HTML5
11 762 (19.81%) jQuery
12 722 (18.77%) OOP
13 721 (18.74%) MVC
14 672 (17.47%) Web Services
15 663 (17.23%) Scrum
16 640 (16.64%) CSS3
17 619 (16.09%) XML
18 607 (15.78%) PHP
19 602 (15.65%) Linux
20 580 (15.08%) Finance
21 529 (13.75%) Oracle
22 507 (13.18%) BDD
23 495 (12.87%) Git (software)
23 495 (12.87%) SQL Server
24 488 (12.69%) OOD
25 479 (12.45%) Subversion
26 467 (12.14%) AngularJS
27 461 (11.98%) MySQL
28 459 (11.93%) Backbone.js
29 449 (11.67%) Software Engineering

OO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 247 (6.42%) Node.js
2 228 (5.93%) Apache
3 147 (3.82%) CMS
4 141 (3.67%) Tomcat
5 119 (3.09%) IIS
6 114 (2.96%) WebSphere
7 97 (2.52%) SharePoint
8 73 (1.90%) WebLogic
9 47 (1.22%) Adobe CQ
10 46 (1.20%) Drupal
11 43 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
12 41 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
13 39 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
14 34 (0.88%) Confluence
15 33 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
16 31 (0.81%) Umbraco
17 30 (0.78%) WordPress
18 20 (0.52%) nginx
19 19 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
20 18 (0.47%) MQSeries
Applications
1 165 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 55 (1.43%) Photoshop
3 48 (1.25%) MS Office
4 32 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
5 25 (0.65%) MS Project
6 15 (0.39%) MS Visio
7 14 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
7 14 (0.36%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.10%) InDesign
10 3 (0.078%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.026%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.026%) Blender
11 1 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.026%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.026%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 58 (1.51%) Magento
2 32 (0.83%) Oracle CRM
3 17 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.42%) SAP IS-U
5 14 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.34%) SAP MRS
6 13 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
7 11 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.23%) Tridion
9 8 (0.21%) SAP HCM
10 7 (0.18%) SAP CRM
10 7 (0.18%) SAP PM
11 6 (0.16%) RMDS
12 5 (0.13%) ION MarketView
12 5 (0.13%) SAP HR
13 4 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
13 4 (0.10%) ReMetrica
14 3 (0.078%) Markit EDM
14 3 (0.078%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 69 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
3 38 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (0.81%) SaaS
5 24 (0.62%) GitHub
6 16 (0.42%) PaaS
7 12 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (0.31%) IaaS
8 11 (0.29%) Force.com
9 8 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
10 4 (0.10%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.078%) Heroku
12 2 (0.052%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.052%) Route 53
12 2 (0.052%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.026%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.026%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.026%) Office 365
13 1 (0.026%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.026%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 133 (3.46%) HTTP
2 120 (3.12%) Internet
3 53 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 37 (0.96%) DNS
5 33 (0.86%) Intranet
6 30 (0.78%) SSL
7 21 (0.55%) SSH
8 20 (0.52%) LDAP
9 18 (0.47%) Firewall
10 17 (0.44%) SNMP
11 9 (0.23%) DAB
11 9 (0.23%) HTTPS
12 8 (0.21%) BIG-IP
12 8 (0.21%) VoIP
13 7 (0.18%) Multicast
13 7 (0.18%) AMQP
14 6 (0.16%) SAN
14 6 (0.16%) SMTP
15 4 (0.10%) Wireshark
15 4 (0.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 495 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 461 (11.98%) MySQL
3 304 (7.90%) Relational Database
4 158 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 143 (3.72%) MongoDB
6 138 (3.59%) Oracle Database
7 131 (3.41%) NoSQL
8 105 (2.73%) RDBMS
9 85 (2.21%) Big Data
10 69 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
11 56 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
12 51 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 49 (1.27%) DB2
14 47 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
14 47 (1.22%) CouchDB
15 46 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 43 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
17 34 (0.88%) Redis
18 33 (0.86%) Hadoop
19 30 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 495 (12.87%) Git (software)
2 479 (12.45%) Subversion
3 196 (5.09%) JUnit
4 186 (4.83%) Visual Studio
5 173 (4.50%) Jenkins
6 162 (4.21%) Maven
7 153 (3.98%) Selenium
8 147 (3.82%) Eclipse
9 145 (3.77%) Cucumber
10 133 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 113 (2.94%) Jasmine
12 112 (2.91%) JIRA
13 109 (2.83%) NUnit
14 91 (2.37%) TeamCity
15 87 (2.26%) Grunt
16 80 (2.08%) Hudson
17 78 (2.03%) WebDriver
18 77 (2.00%) Ant
19 74 (1.92%) Mercurial
20 68 (1.77%) PHPUnit
General
1 580 (15.08%) Finance
2 319 (8.29%) Banking
3 198 (5.15%) Front Office
4 171 (4.45%) Investment Banking
5 133 (3.46%) Retail
6 108 (2.81%) Marketing
7 61 (1.59%) Back Office
8 57 (1.48%) Telecoms
9 49 (1.27%) Publishing
10 45 (1.17%) Advertising
11 41 (1.07%) Games
11 41 (1.07%) Electronics
12 38 (0.99%) Manufacturing
13 22 (0.57%) Legal
14 19 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.47%) Automotive
16 12 (0.31%) Billing
17 10 (0.26%) Military
18 9 (0.23%) Aerospace
18 9 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3002 (78.03%) Developer
2 485 (12.61%) Java Developer
3 356 (9.25%) PHP Developer
4 342 (8.89%) .NET Developer
5 319 (8.29%) Senior Developer
6 277 (7.20%) JavaScript Developer
7 262 (6.81%) C# Developer
8 261 (6.78%) Front-End Developer
9 179 (4.65%) Web Developer
10 172 (4.47%) Software Engineer
11 156 (4.06%) Architect
12 150 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
13 148 (3.85%) Analyst
14 143 (3.72%) Python Developer
15 121 (3.15%) C++ Developer
16 106 (2.76%) iOS Developer
17 103 (2.68%) Software Developer
18 93 (2.42%) Business Analyst
19 84 (2.18%) UI Developer
20 79 (2.05%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1500 (38.99%) HTML
2 1360 (35.35%) CSS
3 868 (22.56%) .NET
4 819 (21.29%) HTML5
5 762 (19.81%) jQuery
6 672 (17.47%) Web Services
7 640 (16.64%) CSS3
8 619 (16.09%) XML
9 467 (12.14%) AngularJS
10 459 (11.93%) Backbone.js
11 392 (10.19%) ASP.NET
12 383 (9.96%) Ajax
13 335 (8.71%) Spring
14 268 (6.97%) J2EE
15 266 (6.91%) JSON
16 264 (6.86%) REST
17 242 (6.29%) WCF
18 240 (6.24%) RESTful
19 226 (5.87%) Hibernate
20 219 (5.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 265 (6.89%) Computer Science
2 217 (5.64%) Open Source
3 138 (3.59%) Derivative
4 137 (3.56%) Mobile App
5 128 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 123 (3.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 77 (2.00%) N-Tier
8 74 (1.92%) iPhone
9 65 (1.69%) W3C
10 60 (1.56%) Equities
11 53 (1.38%) iPad
12 49 (1.27%) Animation
12 49 (1.27%) Fixed Income
12 49 (1.27%) Visualisation
13 45 (1.17%) Social Media
14 44 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
15 41 (1.07%) Client/Server
16 36 (0.94%) Digital Media
17 34 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
18 31 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 602 (15.65%) Linux
2 357 (9.28%) UNIX
3 288 (7.49%) Windows
4 223 (5.80%) Apple iOS
5 166 (4.32%) Android
6 50 (1.30%) Solaris
7 38 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (0.44%) HPUX
9 17 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (0.42%) SUSE
11 15 (0.39%) CentOS
11 15 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (0.21%) Debian
14 7 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (0.16%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.16%) VxWorks
15 6 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1105 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1104 (28.70%) TDD
3 722 (18.77%) OOP
4 721 (18.74%) MVC
5 663 (17.23%) Scrum
6 507 (13.18%) BDD
7 488 (12.69%) OOD
8 449 (11.67%) Software Engineering
9 393 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
10 378 (9.83%) UML
11 338 (8.79%) E-Commerce
12 335 (8.71%) Unit Testing
13 312 (8.11%) Web Development
14 288 (7.49%) SOA
15 239 (6.21%) Multithreading
16 235 (6.11%) OO PHP
17 187 (4.86%) Responsive Web Design
18 150 (3.90%) OOA/OOD
19 141 (3.67%) iOS Development
20 139 (3.61%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1645 (42.76%) JavaScript
2 1393 (36.21%) Java
3 912 (23.71%) SQL
4 890 (23.13%) C#
5 607 (15.78%) PHP
6 411 (10.68%) C++
7 367 (9.54%) Python
8 208 (5.41%) Ruby
9 201 (5.22%) PHP5
10 184 (4.78%) Perl
11 163 (4.24%) C
12 150 (3.90%) Scala
13 147 (3.82%) PL/SQL
14 132 (3.43%) Objective-C
15 105 (2.73%) T-SQL
16 99 (2.57%) Shell Script
17 60 (1.56%) ABAP
18 58 (1.51%) VB.NET
19 55 (1.43%) Groovy
20 54 (1.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 390 (10.14%) Degree
2 156 (4.06%) Security Cleared
3 101 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 26 (0.68%) DV Cleared
5 12 (0.31%) BC Cleared
5 12 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.29%) Sun Certification
7 6 (0.16%) OCPJP
7 6 (0.16%) CCA
7 6 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.13%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.078%) MCP
10 3 (0.078%) ISEB
11 2 (0.052%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.052%) MCAD
11 2 (0.052%) MCSD
11 2 (0.052%) PhD
11 2 (0.052%) IIBA
11 2 (0.052%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (5.02%) QA
2 19 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.29%) SLA
4 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.16%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.078%) EMIR
6 3 (0.078%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.052%) Basel III
7 2 (0.052%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.026%) GCP
8 1 (0.026%) WCAG
8 1 (0.026%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (0.49%) Varnish
2 18 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.16%) Xen
3 6 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.16%) KVM
4 5 (0.13%) NFS
5 3 (0.078%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.052%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.052%) HDFS
6 2 (0.052%) vCloud
7 1 (0.026%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 46 (1.20%) Puppet
2 34 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.39%) Vagrant
4 11 (0.29%) SCCM
5 8 (0.21%) Salt
6 7 (0.18%) logstash
7 6 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (0.16%) Oozie
7 6 (0.16%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.13%) collectd
8 5 (0.13%) StatsD
8 5 (0.13%) Nagios
9 3 (0.078%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.078%) Ansible
9 3 (0.078%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.052%) SCOM
10 2 (0.052%) Control-M
10 2 (0.052%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 2 (0.052%) Zenoss
10 2 (0.052%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 529 (13.75%) Oracle
2 347 (9.02%) Microsoft
3 187 (4.86%) Zend
4 129 (3.35%) SAP
5 127 (3.30%) JBoss
6 106 (2.76%) Adobe
7 82 (2.13%) Sybase
8 79 (2.05%) IBM
9 48 (1.25%) Red Hat
10 43 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
11 41 (1.07%) Twitter
12 40 (1.04%) Google
13 35 (0.91%) JD Edwards
14 34 (0.88%) Facebook
15 28 (0.73%) Apple
15 28 (0.73%) hybris
16 24 (0.62%) ATG
17 22 (0.57%) Sun
18 20 (0.52%) Rackspace
19 19 (0.49%) TIBCO
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