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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 69 65 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing OO 1679 1751 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.15% 3.02% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 3.72% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1209 1219 1432
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £374 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.95% +6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 61 33
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.38 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.25% +7.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.89 £30.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.09 £47.50 £49.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.38 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +12.16%

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
44351 47009 44831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.10% 81.05% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29387 30697 28094
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1306 1225
Median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -4 1565 £425 +6.18% 748
London -11 847 £450 +2.85% 318
South East -22 169 £400 +15.10% 101
City of London +13 139 £425 -8.99% 60
East Midlands +39 96 £440 +25.26% 41
North West +12 95 £428 -4.94% 79
West Midlands +8 88 £398 +16.13% 37
South West +2 79 £350 -12.50% 52
Yorkshire +28 75 £380 +1.33% 54
Scotland -1 70 £385 +2.66% 31
East of England -15 66 £388 +10.71% 52
Nottinghamshire +32 61 £440 +17.33% 18
West Yorkshire +27 61 £380 +1.33% 32
Nottingham +27 60 £440 +17.33% 15
Leeds +29 59 £380 +1.33% 25
Manchester +5 55 £413 -8.33% 63
North East +10 49 £410 +2.50% 12
Tyne and Wear +5 44 £410 -11.82% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 41 £410 -11.82% 8
Birmingham +18 38 £425 +24.08% 10
Berkshire +8 37 £363 +16.00% 14
Wales -2 34 £415 +45.61% 18
South Wales +2 33 £415 +53.70% 16
Glasgow +14 32 £360 -4.00% 14
Oxfordshire -19 29 £400 +33.33% 17
Surrey -1 28 £425 +6.25% 22
Hampshire -40 26 £378 +11.02% 22
Hertfordshire -1 24 £400 +16.36% 18
Northamptonshire +9 23 £506 +35.00% 4
Gloucestershire +3 20 £350 -22.22% 11

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 1708 (53.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1434 (44.53%) JavaScript
3 1255 (38.98%) Java
4 1215 (37.73%) HTML
5 1095 (34.01%) CSS
6 875 (27.17%) TDD
7 745 (23.14%) HTML5
8 735 (22.83%) SQL
9 716 (22.24%) C#
10 657 (20.40%) AngularJS
11 627 (19.47%) .NET
12 625 (19.41%) OOP
13 624 (19.38%) Git (software)
14 614 (19.07%) Finance
15 605 (18.79%) Linux
16 573 (17.80%) Scrum
17 572 (17.76%) Web Services
18 569 (17.67%) MVC
19 561 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
20 552 (17.14%) CSS3
21 514 (15.96%) Software Engineering
22 504 (15.65%) OOD
23 490 (15.22%) Spring
24 482 (14.97%) BDD
25 459 (14.25%) jQuery
26 453 (14.07%) Oracle
27 422 (13.11%) SQL Server
28 415 (12.89%) RESTful
29 399 (12.39%) Front End Development
30 397 (12.33%) PHP

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
1 181 (5.62%) Apache
2 123 (3.82%) Tomcat
3 114 (3.54%) JBoss
4 95 (2.95%) CMS
5 93 (2.89%) WebSphere
6 90 (2.80%) WebLogic
7 82 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
8 57 (1.77%) Confluence
9 53 (1.65%) nginx
10 51 (1.58%) SharePoint
11 49 (1.52%) IIS
12 47 (1.46%) WordPress
13 41 (1.27%) Apache Spark
14 38 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
15 33 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
16 32 (0.99%) Apache Solr
16 32 (0.99%) Drupal
17 26 (0.81%) Mule
18 24 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 22 (0.68%) Jetty
Applications
1 80 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 29 (0.90%) Photoshop
3 16 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.37%) MS Office
6 6 (0.19%) Windchill
7 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.093%) InVision
8 3 (0.093%) MS Project
8 3 (0.093%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.093%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.093%) Simulink
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 36 (1.12%) Magento
2 26 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (0.53%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 17 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
4 11 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
7 7 (0.22%) Documaker
8 6 (0.19%) SAP CRM
9 5 (0.16%) Beauchamp
10 3 (0.093%) Endur
10 3 (0.093%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 3 (0.093%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.093%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.093%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.093%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.093%) SAP PSCD
11 2 (0.062%) SAP IS-U
11 2 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 132 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (3.54%) GitHub
3 78 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (1.43%) SaaS
5 24 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (0.75%) IaaS
6 20 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 20 (0.62%) PaaS
7 18 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (0.50%) OpenShift
9 12 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.25%) Boomi
11 8 (0.25%) Force.com
12 7 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.19%) Heroku
13 6 (0.19%) iTunes
14 5 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.12%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 191 (5.93%) HTTP
2 65 (2.02%) Internet
3 54 (1.68%) TCP/IP
4 31 (0.96%) SNMP
4 31 (0.96%) VoIP
5 30 (0.93%) Network Security
6 28 (0.87%) SSL
7 20 (0.62%) LDAP
8 16 (0.50%) FTP
9 12 (0.37%) DNS
10 11 (0.34%) Firewall
11 10 (0.31%) AMQP
12 9 (0.28%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (0.28%) SAN
12 9 (0.28%) SMS
13 8 (0.25%) GSM
13 8 (0.25%) PBX
13 8 (0.25%) RANAP
13 8 (0.25%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 338 (10.50%) Relational Database
3 256 (7.95%) MySQL
4 247 (7.67%) NoSQL
5 199 (6.18%) MongoDB
6 129 (4.01%) RDBMS
7 118 (3.66%) Oracle Database
8 115 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
9 111 (3.45%) DB2
10 84 (2.61%) Big Data
11 69 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 64 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
13 55 (1.71%) Hadoop
14 52 (1.61%) Redis
15 44 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
16 42 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
16 42 (1.30%) Neo4j
17 35 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
18 33 (1.02%) OLTP
18 33 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 624 (19.38%) Git (software)
2 352 (10.93%) Jenkins
3 313 (9.72%) Subversion
4 241 (7.48%) JIRA
5 226 (7.02%) JUnit
6 214 (6.65%) Maven
7 177 (5.50%) Grunt
8 170 (5.28%) Cucumber
9 161 (5.00%) Visual Studio
10 138 (4.29%) Eclipse
11 124 (3.85%) Jasmine
11 124 (3.85%) Selenium
12 121 (3.76%) gulp
13 108 (3.35%) Ant
14 99 (3.07%) Mercurial
15 92 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
16 87 (2.70%) Gradle
17 83 (2.58%) WebDriver
18 77 (2.39%) NUnit
19 72 (2.24%) TeamCity
General
1 614 (19.07%) Finance
2 279 (8.66%) Banking
3 151 (4.69%) Front Office
4 104 (3.23%) Retail
5 102 (3.17%) Marketing
6 94 (2.92%) Investment Banking
7 73 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 46 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 44 (1.37%) Games
10 38 (1.18%) Back Office
10 38 (1.18%) Electronics
11 37 (1.15%) Publishing
12 29 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 26 (0.81%) Legal
14 23 (0.71%) Automotive
15 20 (0.62%) Advertising
16 12 (0.37%) Military
17 11 (0.34%) Billing
18 9 (0.28%) Law
19 7 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2480 (77.02%) Developer
2 560 (17.39%) Java Developer
3 350 (10.87%) JavaScript Developer
4 338 (10.50%) Senior Developer
5 304 (9.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 285 (8.85%) .NET Developer
7 275 (8.54%) C# Developer
8 202 (6.27%) PHP Developer
9 168 (5.22%) Software Engineer
10 159 (4.94%) C# .NET Developer
11 140 (4.35%) C++ Developer
12 132 (4.10%) Senior Java Developer
13 131 (4.07%) Agile Developer
13 131 (4.07%) Architect
14 119 (3.70%) Angular Developer
15 114 (3.54%) HTML Developer
16 108 (3.35%) Analyst
17 104 (3.23%) Python Developer
18 98 (3.04%) Full Stack Developer
19 95 (2.95%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1215 (37.73%) HTML
2 1095 (34.01%) CSS
3 745 (23.14%) HTML5
4 657 (20.40%) AngularJS
5 627 (19.47%) .NET
6 572 (17.76%) Web Services
7 552 (17.14%) CSS3
8 490 (15.22%) Spring
9 459 (14.25%) jQuery
10 415 (12.89%) RESTful
11 369 (11.46%) XML
12 344 (10.68%) REST
13 340 (10.56%) Node.js
14 337 (10.47%) JSON
15 294 (9.13%) React
16 245 (7.61%) Hibernate
17 244 (7.58%) ASP.NET
18 228 (7.08%) SOAP
19 195 (6.06%) J2EE
20 192 (5.96%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 207 (6.43%) User Experience
2 195 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 192 (5.96%) Computer Science
4 179 (5.56%) Algorithms
5 113 (3.51%) Data Structures
6 111 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
7 107 (3.32%) Mobile App
8 94 (2.92%) Derivative
9 81 (2.52%) iPad
10 71 (2.20%) Fixed Income
11 69 (2.14%) Visualisation
12 62 (1.93%) iPhone
13 56 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 43 (1.34%) Mathematics
15 40 (1.24%) N-Tier
16 39 (1.21%) Hedge funds
17 33 (1.02%) Management Information System
18 32 (0.99%) Fintech
19 30 (0.93%) Equities
20 28 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 605 (18.79%) Linux
2 376 (11.68%) Unix
3 320 (9.94%) Windows
4 145 (4.50%) Apple iOS
5 127 (3.94%) Android
6 59 (1.83%) Mac OS X
7 52 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (1.02%) Windows Server
9 20 (0.62%) AIX
10 14 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.34%) Windows Phone
13 9 (0.28%) Solaris
14 8 (0.25%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (0.19%) CentOS
16 6 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
17 5 (0.16%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.16%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1708 (53.04%) Agile Software Development
2 875 (27.17%) TDD
3 625 (19.41%) OOP
4 573 (17.80%) Scrum
5 569 (17.67%) MVC
6 561 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
7 514 (15.96%) Software Engineering
8 504 (15.65%) OOD
9 482 (14.97%) BDD
10 399 (12.39%) Front End Development
11 396 (12.30%) Open Source
12 348 (10.81%) Web Development
13 322 (10.00%) UML
14 300 (9.32%) Unit Testing
15 260 (8.07%) E-Commerce
16 247 (7.67%) SDLC
17 243 (7.55%) Multithreading
18 223 (6.93%) Microservices
19 210 (6.52%) SOA
20 190 (5.90%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 1434 (44.53%) JavaScript
2 1255 (38.98%) Java
3 735 (22.83%) SQL
4 716 (22.24%) C#
5 397 (12.33%) PHP
6 369 (11.46%) C++
7 339 (10.53%) Python
8 166 (5.16%) Perl
9 150 (4.66%) Ruby
10 147 (4.57%) C
11 138 (4.29%) Scala
12 102 (3.17%) Objective-C
13 87 (2.70%) Groovy
14 80 (2.48%) PL/SQL
15 77 (2.39%) T-SQL
16 75 (2.33%) ES6
17 67 (2.08%) Apple Swift
18 64 (1.99%) Shell Script
19 59 (1.83%) Clojure
20 47 (1.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 256 (7.95%) Security Cleared
2 229 (7.11%) Degree
3 176 (5.47%) SC Cleared
4 40 (1.24%) DV Cleared
5 19 (0.59%) ISEB
6 16 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.50%) Sun Certification
7 13 (0.40%) ISTQB
7 13 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
8 11 (0.34%) DBS Check
8 11 (0.34%) OCPJP
9 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.16%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.12%) PhD
12 3 (0.093%) CITP
12 3 (0.093%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.062%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.062%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.062%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (3.70%) QA
2 33 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (0.40%) SDET
4 8 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.16%) MISRA
6 4 (0.12%) SLA
7 3 (0.093%) GCP
7 3 (0.093%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.062%) WCAG
9 1 (0.031%) HL7
9 1 (0.031%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.031%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.031%) ISO13485
9 1 (0.031%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.031%) WAI
System Software
1 123 (3.82%) Docker
2 53 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
3 38 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.12%) HDFS
6 4 (0.12%) Varnish
7 3 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.062%) GridGain
8 2 (0.062%) NFS
8 2 (0.062%) Squid
8 2 (0.062%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.062%) vSphere
9 1 (0.031%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.031%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.031%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.031%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 106 (3.29%) Puppet
2 89 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (1.52%) Ansible
4 22 (0.68%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.40%) BladeLogic
5 13 (0.40%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 9 (0.28%) Control-M
6 9 (0.28%) SCOrch
7 8 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (0.16%) Kibana
10 3 (0.093%) CA Service Virtualization
10 3 (0.093%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.093%) Jitterbit
10 3 (0.093%) Oozie
10 3 (0.093%) Perfmon
10 3 (0.093%) SCOM
10 3 (0.093%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.093%) Unicenter
11 1 (0.031%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 453 (14.07%) Oracle
2 242 (7.52%) Microsoft
3 104 (3.23%) Sybase
4 103 (3.20%) Zend
5 82 (2.55%) SAP
6 64 (1.99%) IBM
7 63 (1.96%) Adobe
8 61 (1.89%) Red Hat
9 48 (1.49%) Apple
10 43 (1.34%) HP
11 39 (1.21%) Google
12 38 (1.18%) Informatica
13 37 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
14 32 (0.99%) MuleSoft
15 30 (0.93%) Sitecore
16 25 (0.78%) Siebel
17 24 (0.75%) Coverity
17 24 (0.75%) Pega
18 23 (0.71%) VMware
19 21 (0.65%) Atlassian
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South Wales
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London
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Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + DOE
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
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Newport, Gwent
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £650 per day
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City, London
Client Server
Rate: £650 to £700 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ReThink Recruitment
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Tiro Partners
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City, London
Client Server
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
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Oliver Bernard
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London
Nakama
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The Rank Group plc
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
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City, London
Pioneer Search
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London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
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Wales
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Central London / West End
Client Server
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