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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 58 55 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing OO 1764 1813 1714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.15% 3.23% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.13% 4.32% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1222 1204 1137
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 41 35
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.63 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-3.43% +2.56%

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
42744 42016 35128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.36% 74.77% 73.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26677 26116 20973
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1227 1185 1074
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.94 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.39 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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

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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 21 April 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

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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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -3 1617 £405 +1.25% 897
London +3 956 £450 +5.88% 405
South East +4 261 £350 +6.06% 130
City of London -3 218 £475 +11.76% 116
North West +10 108 £350 - 85
Scotland -5 93 £400 +3.22% 33
Yorkshire +5 87 £320 - 52
Hampshire +14 85 £329 +9.68% 26
South West -10 64 £413 -5.71% 64
East of England -31 64 £388 +3.33% 67
West Yorkshire 0 62 £320 - 40
Berkshire -2 56 £400 +14.28% 28
Leeds -13 53 £320 - 27
Manchester -7 52 £325 -7.14% 38
Cheshire +25 38 £408 +25.38% 31
West Midlands 0 38 £325 -9.09% 47
Glasgow -8 36 £425 +13.33% 16
Buckinghamshire -16 36 £338 -3.57% 11
Milton Keynes +1 32 £338 -11.18% 10
Surrey +1 28 £375 +15.38% 20
East Midlands -14 23 £350 +29.62% 30
Gloucestershire +4 22 £450 - 13
Edinburgh -3 21 £388 -3.12% 13
Essex +7 20 £400 -5.88% 5
Cambridgeshire -19 19 £375 -6.25% 32
Reading +4 18 £400 +14.28% 12
Cheltenham - 18 £454 - 5
Wales -32 16 £365 -23.15% 4
Hertfordshire -14 14 £305 -23.75% 14
South Wales -17 14 £365 -23.15% 1

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1689 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1540 (43.79%) JavaScript
3 1367 (38.87%) Java
4 1313 (37.33%) HTML
5 1194 (33.95%) CSS
6 1053 (29.94%) TDD
7 961 (27.32%) C#
8 894 (25.42%) SQL
9 863 (24.54%) .NET
10 792 (22.52%) HTML5
11 682 (19.39%) jQuery
12 663 (18.85%) MVC
13 620 (17.63%) Web Services
14 618 (17.57%) OOP
15 608 (17.29%) Linux
16 587 (16.69%) CSS3
17 580 (16.49%) AngularJS
18 574 (16.32%) Scrum
19 535 (15.21%) XML
20 532 (15.13%) Finance
21 528 (15.01%) OOD
22 512 (14.56%) SQL Server
23 506 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
24 462 (13.14%) Oracle
25 450 (12.79%) Git (software)
26 436 (12.40%) Subversion
27 423 (12.03%) PHP
28 419 (11.91%) BDD
29 410 (11.66%) C++
29 410 (11.66%) Software Engineering

OO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 290 (8.25%) Node.js
2 165 (4.69%) Apache
3 121 (3.44%) CMS
4 112 (3.18%) WebLogic
5 109 (3.10%) Tomcat
6 85 (2.42%) WebSphere
7 66 (1.88%) IIS
8 65 (1.85%) Drupal
9 54 (1.54%) SharePoint
10 45 (1.28%) JBoss
11 40 (1.14%) Confluence
12 36 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
13 32 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
14 23 (0.65%) WordPress
15 21 (0.60%) nginx
16 20 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
16 20 (0.57%) Umbraco
17 17 (0.48%) Adobe CQ
18 16 (0.45%) Kentico
18 16 (0.45%) Documentum
Applications
1 119 (3.38%) MS Excel
2 61 (1.73%) MS Office
3 46 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 44 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (1.05%) Photoshop
6 28 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.37%) Doxygen
8 9 (0.26%) MS Project
9 7 (0.20%) GIMP
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.057%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.028%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.028%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 36 (1.02%) Magento
2 19 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.17%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.11%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.11%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.085%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.085%) Shopify
7 3 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.085%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.085%) Summit
8 2 (0.057%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.057%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.057%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.057%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.057%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.057%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 89 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (0.77%) SaaS
4 8 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (0.20%) GitHub
5 7 (0.20%) OpenShift
6 6 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 6 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.14%) Heroku
7 5 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.11%) IaaS
8 4 (0.11%) PaaS
9 3 (0.085%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.085%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.057%) Google Checkout
10 2 (0.057%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.057%) Force.com
11 1 (0.028%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 142 (4.04%) HTTP
2 133 (3.78%) Internet
3 83 (2.36%) TCP/IP
4 42 (1.19%) DNS
5 22 (0.63%) Network Security
6 19 (0.54%) Intranet
6 19 (0.54%) FTP
7 17 (0.48%) AMQP
8 16 (0.45%) 3G
9 15 (0.43%) SSL
9 15 (0.43%) 4G
10 14 (0.40%) SAN
10 14 (0.40%) Bluetooth
11 13 (0.37%) GSM
11 13 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.37%) DVB
12 12 (0.34%) DHCP
13 11 (0.31%) SDH
13 11 (0.31%) IPsec
13 11 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 512 (14.56%) SQL Server
2 354 (10.07%) Relational Database
3 272 (7.73%) MySQL
4 173 (4.92%) RDBMS
5 145 (4.12%) MongoDB
6 116 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 110 (3.13%) NoSQL
8 104 (2.96%) Oracle Database
9 92 (2.62%) Big Data
10 89 (2.53%) Hadoop
11 76 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
12 50 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 44 (1.25%) DB2
14 38 (1.08%) Redis
15 36 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
15 36 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
16 32 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 32 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
16 32 (0.91%) Apache Hive
17 31 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 450 (12.79%) Git (software)
2 436 (12.40%) Subversion
3 231 (6.57%) Visual Studio
4 204 (5.80%) Jenkins
5 171 (4.86%) Maven
6 166 (4.72%) JUnit
7 165 (4.69%) Grunt
8 163 (4.63%) Eclipse
9 144 (4.09%) Ant
10 142 (4.04%) NUnit
11 122 (3.47%) Jasmine
12 119 (3.38%) JIRA
13 118 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 118 (3.36%) Cucumber
14 110 (3.13%) Selenium
15 89 (2.53%) ClearCase
16 81 (2.30%) TeamCity
17 63 (1.79%) WebDriver
18 62 (1.76%) Bower
19 58 (1.65%) Mockito
General
1 532 (15.13%) Finance
2 401 (11.40%) Banking
3 244 (6.94%) Investment Banking
4 188 (5.35%) Front Office
5 86 (2.45%) Retail
6 78 (2.22%) Games
7 71 (2.02%) Marketing
8 53 (1.51%) Telecoms
9 48 (1.36%) Publishing
10 45 (1.28%) Back Office
11 37 (1.05%) Electronics
12 33 (0.94%) Manufacturing
13 32 (0.91%) Financial Institution
14 29 (0.82%) Advertising
15 23 (0.65%) Legal
16 20 (0.57%) Law
17 9 (0.26%) Automotive
18 7 (0.20%) German Language
19 6 (0.17%) Music Industry
19 6 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 2736 (77.79%) Developer
2 559 (15.89%) Java Developer
3 329 (9.35%) JavaScript Developer
4 327 (9.30%) .NET Developer
5 299 (8.50%) Senior Developer
6 283 (8.05%) C# Developer
7 211 (6.00%) Front-End Developer
8 193 (5.49%) PHP Developer
9 154 (4.38%) Web Developer
10 138 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
11 123 (3.50%) Software Engineer
12 113 (3.21%) Analyst
13 111 (3.16%) C++ Developer
14 104 (2.96%) Architect
15 85 (2.42%) Software Developer
16 83 (2.36%) Python Developer
17 72 (2.05%) iOS Developer
18 71 (2.02%) UI Programmer
18 71 (2.02%) UI Developer
19 69 (1.96%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1313 (37.33%) HTML
2 1194 (33.95%) CSS
3 863 (24.54%) .NET
4 792 (22.52%) HTML5
5 682 (19.39%) jQuery
6 620 (17.63%) Web Services
7 587 (16.69%) CSS3
8 580 (16.49%) AngularJS
9 535 (15.21%) XML
10 377 (10.72%) RESTful
11 369 (10.49%) ASP.NET
12 352 (10.01%) JSON
13 328 (9.33%) .NET Framework
14 301 (8.56%) REST
15 299 (8.50%) Backbone.js
16 297 (8.44%) Spring
17 267 (7.59%) Ajax
18 262 (7.45%) WCF
19 241 (6.85%) J2EE
20 212 (6.03%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 240 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 238 (6.77%) User Experience
3 234 (6.65%) Computer Science
4 186 (5.29%) Derivative
5 139 (3.95%) Open Source
6 130 (3.70%) Mobile App
7 88 (2.50%) N-Tier
8 69 (1.96%) Fixed Income
9 62 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 62 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
10 55 (1.56%) Mathematics
11 53 (1.51%) Management Information System
12 52 (1.48%) Visualisation
13 50 (1.42%) Data Structures
13 50 (1.42%) Algorithms
13 50 (1.42%) Client/Server
13 50 (1.42%) Equities
14 45 (1.28%) W3C
15 43 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
15 43 (1.22%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 608 (17.29%) Linux
2 363 (10.32%) UNIX
3 302 (8.59%) Windows
4 153 (4.35%) Android
5 143 (4.07%) Apple iOS
6 61 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (1.05%) Solaris
8 29 (0.82%) SUSE
8 29 (0.82%) AIX
9 14 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.28%) Windows CE
11 10 (0.28%) CentOS
12 9 (0.26%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.23%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.17%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1689 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1053 (29.94%) TDD
3 663 (18.85%) MVC
4 618 (17.57%) OOP
5 574 (16.32%) Scrum
6 528 (15.01%) OOD
7 506 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
8 419 (11.91%) BDD
9 410 (11.66%) Software Engineering
10 379 (10.78%) Unit Testing
11 293 (8.33%) Multithreading
12 274 (7.79%) UML
13 272 (7.73%) SOA
14 269 (7.65%) Web Development
15 236 (6.71%) E-Commerce
16 195 (5.54%) Responsive Web Design
17 193 (5.49%) Data Modelling
18 146 (4.15%) OO PHP
19 143 (4.07%) Configuration Management
20 123 (3.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1540 (43.79%) JavaScript
2 1367 (38.87%) Java
3 961 (27.32%) C#
4 894 (25.42%) SQL
5 423 (12.03%) PHP
6 410 (11.66%) C++
7 374 (10.63%) Python
8 234 (6.65%) Perl
9 168 (4.78%) C
10 159 (4.52%) Ruby
11 141 (4.01%) PL/SQL
12 120 (3.41%) T-SQL
13 107 (3.04%) Shell Script
14 94 (2.67%) Objective-C
15 81 (2.30%) Bash Shell
16 70 (1.99%) VB
17 64 (1.82%) Scala
18 59 (1.68%) PHP5
18 59 (1.68%) VB.NET
19 44 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 318 (9.04%) Degree
2 237 (6.74%) Security Cleared
3 116 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 102 (2.90%) DV Cleared
5 22 (0.63%) Sun Certification
6 19 (0.54%) OCPJP
7 13 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.11%) CISSP
12 4 (0.11%) MCP
12 4 (0.11%) MCSD
12 4 (0.11%) ISEB
13 3 (0.085%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.085%) MCSE
13 3 (0.085%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.085%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.057%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.53%) QA
2 10 (0.28%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.11%) WCAG
6 4 (0.11%) MiFID
6 4 (0.11%) SLA
6 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.085%) Basel III
7 3 (0.085%) EMIR
8 2 (0.057%) HL7
9 1 (0.028%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.028%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.028%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.028%) TickIT
9 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.028%) FATCA
System Software
1 23 (0.65%) HDFS
2 14 (0.40%) Docker
2 14 (0.40%) Apache Flume
3 12 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.34%) Varnish
4 8 (0.23%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (0.17%) Oracle Clusterware
6 5 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.057%) GridGain
7 2 (0.057%) Firmware
8 1 (0.028%) NFS
Systems Management
1 91 (2.59%) Puppet
2 61 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (0.80%) Vagrant
4 27 (0.77%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 17 (0.48%) Ansible
6 16 (0.45%) Oozie
7 8 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.20%) yum
8 7 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.17%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.17%) Oracle Flashback
10 5 (0.14%) Zenoss
10 5 (0.14%) Control-M
11 4 (0.11%) Kibana
11 4 (0.11%) Mesos
11 4 (0.11%) logstash
11 4 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (0.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 462 (13.14%) Oracle
2 354 (10.07%) Microsoft
3 73 (2.08%) Google
3 73 (2.08%) Zend
4 72 (2.05%) IBM
5 68 (1.93%) Red Hat
6 64 (1.82%) Adobe
7 60 (1.71%) Sybase
8 56 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
9 53 (1.51%) HP
10 45 (1.28%) SAP
11 34 (0.97%) Business Objects
11 34 (0.97%) Apple
12 24 (0.68%) Pega
12 24 (0.68%) Sitecore
12 24 (0.68%) Twitter
13 23 (0.65%) VMware
14 22 (0.63%) DevExpress
15 19 (0.54%) webMethods
16 18 (0.51%) Telerik
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