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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 57 56 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing OO 1692 1666 1689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.15% 3.21% 3.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 4.29% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1202 1074 1139
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 31
Average hourly rate £39.25 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.45 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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

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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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -1 1545 £406 +1.56% 979
London +3 895 £450 +5.88% 420
South East 0 269 £350 +6.06% 184
City of London +5 218 £475 +10.14% 103
North West 0 106 £338 -3.57% 94
Scotland 0 96 £400 +6.66% 31
Yorkshire +13 84 £325 +3.58% 58
Hampshire +11 80 £341 +12.80% 35
South West -7 73 £425 +11.47% 75
Manchester -1 64 £318 -9.28% 51
West Yorkshire +12 62 £325 +0.77% 40
Berkshire +1 58 £400 +23.07% 35
Leeds +5 56 £325 - 32
East of England -48 47 £375 -6.25% 59
Glasgow -4 42 £425 +13.33% 15
Buckinghamshire -13 39 £388 +10.71% 11
West Midlands -4 34 £325 -7.14% 43
Surrey +18 32 £375 +11.11% 31
Milton Keynes -1 30 £388 -3.12% 10
East Midlands -12 29 £375 +38.88% 30
Gloucestershire +8 28 £458 +1.77% 8
Cheshire +10 27 £404 +24.23% 29
Cheltenham - 22 £458 - 1
Edinburgh -13 19 £344 +11.24% 13
Reading +6 17 £400 +72.97% 16
East Sussex +1 17 £288 - 18
Brighton +4 16 £275 -21.42% 15
Essex 0 14 £400 -8.57% 4
Cambridgeshire -25 14 £375 -6.25% 33
West Sussex -19 13 £363 +11.53% 9

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1712 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1571 (44.53%) JavaScript
3 1361 (38.58%) Java
4 1318 (37.36%) HTML
5 1205 (34.16%) CSS
6 1068 (30.27%) TDD
7 963 (27.30%) C#
8 899 (25.48%) .NET
9 877 (24.86%) SQL
10 813 (23.04%) HTML5
11 682 (19.33%) jQuery
12 672 (19.05%) MVC
13 628 (17.80%) OOP
14 612 (17.35%) Linux
15 610 (17.29%) Web Services
16 595 (16.87%) CSS3
17 586 (16.61%) AngularJS
18 580 (16.44%) Scrum
19 547 (15.50%) Finance
20 545 (15.45%) XML
21 527 (14.94%) OOD
22 502 (14.23%) Continuous Integration
23 493 (13.97%) SQL Server
24 467 (13.24%) Oracle
25 438 (12.41%) Git (software)
26 436 (12.36%) Subversion
27 420 (11.90%) Banking
28 416 (11.79%) C++
29 412 (11.68%) PHP
30 402 (11.39%) BDD

OO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 309 (8.76%) Node.js
2 164 (4.65%) Apache
3 123 (3.49%) CMS
4 113 (3.20%) Tomcat
5 111 (3.15%) WebLogic
6 87 (2.47%) WebSphere
7 68 (1.93%) IIS
8 57 (1.62%) SharePoint
9 53 (1.50%) Drupal
10 42 (1.19%) JBoss
11 35 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
12 32 (0.91%) Confluence
12 32 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
13 25 (0.71%) nginx
14 20 (0.57%) WordPress
15 15 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
15 15 (0.43%) Kentico
15 15 (0.43%) Adobe CQ
15 15 (0.43%) Documentum
15 15 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 125 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 65 (1.84%) MS Office
3 48 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 43 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (1.19%) Photoshop
6 29 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.28%) Doxygen
8 9 (0.26%) MS Project
9 7 (0.20%) GIMP
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.085%) FrameMaker
11 3 (0.085%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.057%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.028%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 34 (0.96%) Magento
2 19 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.11%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.11%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.085%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.085%) Shopify
7 3 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.085%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.085%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.085%) Summit
8 2 (0.057%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.057%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.057%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.057%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (0.65%) SaaS
4 8 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.20%) OpenShift
5 7 (0.20%) GitHub
6 6 (0.17%) ElastiCache
6 6 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 6 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.085%) Force.com
8 3 (0.085%) IaaS
8 3 (0.085%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.057%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.057%) PaaS
10 1 (0.028%) Heroku
10 1 (0.028%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.028%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 141 (4.00%) HTTP
2 137 (3.88%) Internet
3 86 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 48 (1.36%) DNS
5 24 (0.68%) Network Security
6 19 (0.54%) Intranet
6 19 (0.54%) FTP
7 17 (0.48%) AMQP
8 16 (0.45%) SSL
8 16 (0.45%) 3G
9 15 (0.43%) 4G
10 14 (0.40%) SAN
10 14 (0.40%) DHCP
10 14 (0.40%) Bluetooth
11 13 (0.37%) GSM
12 12 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (0.34%) DVB
13 11 (0.31%) HTTPS
13 11 (0.31%) IPsec
13 11 (0.31%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 493 (13.97%) SQL Server
2 351 (9.95%) Relational Database
3 267 (7.57%) MySQL
4 171 (4.85%) RDBMS
5 145 (4.11%) MongoDB
6 130 (3.68%) NoSQL
7 111 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 101 (2.86%) Oracle Database
9 96 (2.72%) Big Data
10 93 (2.64%) Hadoop
11 68 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
12 48 (1.36%) DB2
12 48 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 43 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
13 43 (1.22%) Redis
14 36 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
15 35 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
15 35 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 33 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
17 32 (0.91%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 438 (12.41%) Git (software)
2 436 (12.36%) Subversion
3 226 (6.41%) Visual Studio
4 201 (5.70%) Jenkins
5 171 (4.85%) Maven
6 164 (4.65%) Grunt
7 163 (4.62%) Eclipse
8 161 (4.56%) JUnit
9 144 (4.08%) NUnit
10 141 (4.00%) Ant
11 126 (3.57%) Jasmine
12 119 (3.37%) Cucumber
13 118 (3.34%) Selenium
14 115 (3.26%) JIRA
15 110 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
16 96 (2.72%) ClearCase
17 83 (2.35%) TeamCity
18 72 (2.04%) WebDriver
19 62 (1.76%) Bower
20 61 (1.73%) Mockito
General
1 547 (15.50%) Finance
2 420 (11.90%) Banking
3 250 (7.09%) Investment Banking
4 185 (5.24%) Front Office
5 85 (2.41%) Retail
6 80 (2.27%) Games
7 76 (2.15%) Marketing
8 50 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 48 (1.36%) Back Office
10 46 (1.30%) Publishing
11 33 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 33 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 29 (0.82%) Electronics
13 27 (0.77%) Advertising
14 21 (0.60%) Legal
15 18 (0.51%) Law
16 9 (0.26%) Automotive
17 8 (0.23%) Aerospace
18 7 (0.20%) German Language
19 6 (0.17%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2712 (76.87%) Developer
2 562 (15.93%) Java Developer
3 338 (9.58%) JavaScript Developer
4 327 (9.27%) .NET Developer
5 305 (8.65%) Senior Developer
6 272 (7.71%) C# Developer
7 208 (5.90%) Front-End Developer
8 192 (5.44%) PHP Developer
9 151 (4.28%) Web Developer
10 135 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
11 121 (3.43%) Software Engineer
12 116 (3.29%) Analyst
13 110 (3.12%) Architect
14 106 (3.00%) C++ Developer
15 90 (2.55%) Software Developer
16 84 (2.38%) Python Developer
17 74 (2.10%) UI Developer
18 73 (2.07%) iOS Developer
18 73 (2.07%) UI Programmer
19 70 (1.98%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1318 (37.36%) HTML
2 1205 (34.16%) CSS
3 899 (25.48%) .NET
4 813 (23.04%) HTML5
5 682 (19.33%) jQuery
6 610 (17.29%) Web Services
7 595 (16.87%) CSS3
8 586 (16.61%) AngularJS
9 545 (15.45%) XML
10 359 (10.18%) ASP.NET
11 350 (9.92%) RESTful
12 345 (9.78%) JSON
13 333 (9.44%) Backbone.js
14 313 (8.87%) .NET Framework
15 309 (8.76%) REST
16 297 (8.42%) Spring
17 269 (7.62%) Ajax
18 249 (7.06%) J2EE
19 247 (7.00%) WCF
20 213 (6.04%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 245 (6.94%) User Experience
2 243 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 234 (6.63%) Computer Science
4 187 (5.30%) Derivative
5 161 (4.56%) Open Source
6 142 (4.02%) Mobile App
7 89 (2.52%) N-Tier
8 75 (2.13%) Fixed Income
9 68 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
10 64 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 63 (1.79%) Data Structures
11 63 (1.79%) Algorithms
12 58 (1.64%) Visualisation
13 55 (1.56%) Mathematics
14 54 (1.53%) Client/Server
15 52 (1.47%) Management Information System
16 50 (1.42%) W3C
17 49 (1.39%) Equities
18 42 (1.19%) Social Media
19 40 (1.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 612 (17.35%) Linux
2 378 (10.71%) UNIX
3 307 (8.70%) Windows
4 148 (4.20%) Android
5 145 (4.11%) Apple iOS
6 63 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (0.99%) Solaris
8 28 (0.79%) SUSE
9 24 (0.68%) AIX
10 20 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 15 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (0.37%) Debian
12 13 (0.37%) Windows XP
13 12 (0.34%) Windows Vista
14 10 (0.28%) CentOS
15 9 (0.26%) Windows Phone
15 9 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.26%) Windows CE
16 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1712 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1068 (30.27%) TDD
3 672 (19.05%) MVC
4 628 (17.80%) OOP
5 580 (16.44%) Scrum
6 527 (14.94%) OOD
7 502 (14.23%) Continuous Integration
8 402 (11.39%) BDD
9 395 (11.20%) Software Engineering
10 354 (10.03%) Unit Testing
11 290 (8.22%) Multithreading
12 272 (7.71%) SOA
13 270 (7.65%) UML
14 256 (7.26%) Web Development
15 218 (6.18%) E-Commerce
16 201 (5.70%) Responsive Web Design
17 187 (5.30%) Data Modelling
18 145 (4.11%) Configuration Management
19 133 (3.77%) OO PHP
20 118 (3.34%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1571 (44.53%) JavaScript
2 1361 (38.58%) Java
3 963 (27.30%) C#
4 877 (24.86%) SQL
5 416 (11.79%) C++
6 412 (11.68%) PHP
7 388 (11.00%) Python
8 229 (6.49%) Perl
9 173 (4.90%) Ruby
10 167 (4.73%) C
11 152 (4.31%) PL/SQL
12 124 (3.51%) Shell Script
13 115 (3.26%) T-SQL
14 95 (2.69%) Bash Shell
15 94 (2.66%) Objective-C
16 75 (2.13%) VB
17 62 (1.76%) Scala
18 58 (1.64%) VB.NET
19 57 (1.62%) PHP5
20 50 (1.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 322 (9.13%) Degree
2 241 (6.83%) Security Cleared
3 124 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 101 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 24 (0.68%) Sun Certification
6 21 (0.60%) OCPJP
7 12 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
11 8 (0.23%) ISEB
12 6 (0.17%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.14%) MCP
14 4 (0.11%) MCSD
14 4 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.11%) CISSP
15 3 (0.085%) Postgraduate
15 3 (0.085%) MCSE
16 2 (0.057%) PhD
16 2 (0.057%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (3.77%) QA
2 10 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.26%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.11%) MiFID
5 4 (0.11%) SLA
5 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.085%) Basel III
6 3 (0.085%) WCAG
6 3 (0.085%) EMIR
7 2 (0.057%) WAI
8 1 (0.028%) FATCA
8 1 (0.028%) TickIT
8 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.028%) HL7
8 1 (0.028%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.028%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.028%) DO-178B
System Software
1 22 (0.62%) HDFS
2 14 (0.40%) Apache Flume
2 14 (0.40%) Docker
3 13 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.34%) Varnish
5 9 (0.26%) Active Directory
6 8 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.17%) Oracle Clusterware
8 5 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.057%) vSphere
9 2 (0.057%) NFS
9 2 (0.057%) Firmware
10 1 (0.028%) iptables
10 1 (0.028%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 106 (3.00%) Puppet
2 73 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (0.71%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 24 (0.68%) Vagrant
5 21 (0.60%) Ansible
6 17 (0.48%) Oozie
7 12 (0.34%) Nagios
8 9 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.23%) SCCM
9 8 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
10 7 (0.20%) yum
10 7 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (0.17%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.17%) Oracle Flashback
12 5 (0.14%) logstash
12 5 (0.14%) Kibana
12 5 (0.14%) Zenoss
13 4 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
13 4 (0.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 467 (13.24%) Oracle
2 372 (10.54%) Microsoft
3 78 (2.21%) Zend
4 75 (2.13%) IBM
5 73 (2.07%) Adobe
5 73 (2.07%) Red Hat
6 68 (1.93%) Google
7 58 (1.64%) Sybase
8 56 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
9 52 (1.47%) HP
10 51 (1.45%) SAP
11 37 (1.05%) Business Objects
12 30 (0.85%) Apple
13 27 (0.77%) Twitter
14 25 (0.71%) Pega
15 23 (0.65%) DevExpress
16 22 (0.62%) VMware
17 21 (0.60%) TIBCO
18 19 (0.54%) webMethods
19 17 (0.48%) BEA
London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
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Rate: Very Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
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Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Zebra People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Connectus
Rate: £37 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £350 - 425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
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West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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