The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 53 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing OO 1930 1881 2060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.53% 3.68% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.77% 5.04% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1331 1176 1351
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 55 48
Average hourly rate £36.20 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.46% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.66 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40453 37287 40858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.92% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25028 22615 23509
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1063 1447
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 29 July 2014.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

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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 29 July 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 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 1809 £400 - 919
London -1 1170 £425 +2.40% 429
City of London -1 239 £448 +5.29% 138
South East -14 204 £373 +2.05% 119
East of England -12 113 £350 -9.67% 69
South West +7 82 £331 +15.21% 69
Scotland -23 77 £406 +8.33% 42
Buckinghamshire +22 73 £400 +6.66% 11
North West +1 72 £325 - 97
Yorkshire +19 65 £320 +2.40% 62
West Yorkshire +27 55 £320 +2.40% 39
Manchester +7 51 £325 -3.70% 61
Milton Keynes +7 49 £425 +13.33% 8
West Midlands -2 47 £319 -2.67% 21
Glasgow -5 47 £400 -3.03% 17
Leeds +19 45 £320 +6.48% 26
Cambridgeshire -11 44 £400 +10.34% 33
Berkshire +14 41 £313 -13.79% 17
Cambridge -3 38 £413 +26.92% 23
East Midlands -16 36 £375 +18.11% 33
Surrey +1 34 £388 -13.88% 33
Wales -4 32 £450 +7.46% 13
Gloucestershire +5 31 £405 +80.00% 10
Bedfordshire +3 29 £325 - 6
Hampshire -52 29 £350 - 20
South Wales -3 27 £450 +38.46% 10
Luton - 25 £325 - 1
Cardiff +9 23 £400 +33.33% 6
Somerset +1 19 £300 -14.28% 7
Edinburgh -17 18 £445 +48.41% 16

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1600 (42.50%) JavaScript
2 1469 (39.02%) HTML
3 1320 (35.06%) CSS
4 1302 (34.58%) Java
5 1059 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
6 1055 (28.02%) TDD
7 926 (24.59%) SQL
8 918 (24.38%) C#
9 912 (24.22%) .NET
10 820 (21.78%) HTML5
11 757 (20.11%) jQuery
12 705 (18.73%) OOP
13 690 (18.33%) MVC
14 642 (17.05%) Web Services
15 626 (16.63%) CSS3
16 609 (16.18%) Scrum
17 600 (15.94%) XML
18 592 (15.72%) Finance
19 570 (15.14%) PHP
20 563 (14.95%) Linux
21 530 (14.08%) Oracle
22 515 (13.68%) SQL Server
23 487 (12.93%) BDD
24 473 (12.56%) OOD
25 451 (11.98%) Subversion
26 446 (11.85%) Software Engineering
27 445 (11.82%) AngularJS
28 439 (11.66%) MySQL
29 426 (11.31%) Git (software)
30 425 (11.29%) Backbone.js

OO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 233 (6.19%) Node.js
2 206 (5.47%) Apache
3 138 (3.67%) Tomcat
3 138 (3.67%) CMS
4 109 (2.90%) IIS
5 103 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 103 (2.74%) WebSphere
6 67 (1.78%) WebLogic
7 45 (1.20%) Adobe CQ
8 43 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 41 (1.09%) Drupal
10 38 (1.01%) WordPress
10 38 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
11 37 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
12 34 (0.90%) Confluence
12 34 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
13 32 (0.85%) Umbraco
14 20 (0.53%) MQSeries
15 19 (0.50%) nginx
16 16 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 150 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 57 (1.51%) Photoshop
3 45 (1.20%) MS Office
4 31 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
5 29 (0.77%) MS Project
6 18 (0.48%) MS Visio
7 16 (0.42%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.11%) InDesign
11 3 (0.080%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.027%) SPSS
12 1 (0.027%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.027%) Blender
12 1 (0.027%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 66 (1.75%) Magento
2 42 (1.12%) Oracle CRM
3 18 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
3 18 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 14 (0.37%) SAP MRS
5 14 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (0.32%) Tridion
8 10 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.24%) ION MarketView
10 7 (0.19%) SAP CRM
10 7 (0.19%) SAP PM
11 6 (0.16%) RMDS
11 6 (0.16%) ReMetrica
11 6 (0.16%) SAP HCM
12 4 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
13 3 (0.080%) SAP SD
13 3 (0.080%) BusinessWorks
13 3 (0.080%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 63 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
3 27 (0.72%) GitHub
4 25 (0.66%) SaaS
5 22 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.37%) PaaS
7 12 (0.32%) Force.com
8 10 (0.27%) IaaS
9 9 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
11 4 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.080%) Heroku
13 2 (0.053%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.053%) IBM SmartCloud
13 2 (0.053%) Route 53
14 1 (0.027%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.027%) Office 365
14 1 (0.027%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.027%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 108 (2.87%) Internet
2 107 (2.84%) HTTP
3 47 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 35 (0.93%) Intranet
5 32 (0.85%) DNS
6 21 (0.56%) SSL
7 20 (0.53%) LDAP
8 16 (0.42%) Firewall
9 15 (0.40%) SSH
10 14 (0.37%) SNMP
11 8 (0.21%) VoIP
11 8 (0.21%) BIG-IP
11 8 (0.21%) DAB
11 8 (0.21%) SAN
12 7 (0.19%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.19%) AMQP
13 6 (0.16%) Multicast
13 6 (0.16%) SMTP
14 4 (0.11%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 515 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 439 (11.66%) MySQL
3 299 (7.94%) Relational Database
4 161 (4.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 144 (3.82%) MongoDB
6 126 (3.35%) Oracle Database
7 119 (3.16%) RDBMS
8 112 (2.97%) NoSQL
9 87 (2.31%) Big Data
10 75 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
11 59 (1.57%) DB2
12 53 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
13 51 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 46 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
15 45 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
15 45 (1.20%) CouchDB
16 43 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
17 33 (0.88%) Hadoop
18 31 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
18 31 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 451 (11.98%) Subversion
2 426 (11.31%) Git (software)
3 204 (5.42%) JUnit
4 188 (4.99%) Visual Studio
5 149 (3.96%) Eclipse
6 143 (3.80%) Jenkins
7 139 (3.69%) Maven
8 136 (3.61%) Selenium
9 135 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 124 (3.29%) Cucumber
11 110 (2.92%) Jasmine
12 108 (2.87%) NUnit
13 98 (2.60%) JIRA
14 96 (2.55%) TeamCity
15 89 (2.36%) Ant
16 72 (1.91%) Grunt
17 67 (1.78%) WebDriver
18 63 (1.67%) PHPUnit
19 61 (1.62%) Hudson
20 56 (1.49%) Xcode
General
1 592 (15.72%) Finance
2 302 (8.02%) Banking
3 198 (5.26%) Front Office
4 160 (4.25%) Investment Banking
5 125 (3.32%) Retail
6 109 (2.90%) Marketing
7 68 (1.81%) Back Office
8 58 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 48 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 47 (1.25%) Advertising
11 43 (1.14%) Publishing
12 41 (1.09%) Games
13 33 (0.88%) Electronics
14 26 (0.69%) Legal
15 22 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 18 (0.48%) Automotive
17 14 (0.37%) Billing
18 9 (0.24%) Military
19 8 (0.21%) Aerospace
19 8 (0.21%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2938 (78.03%) Developer
2 476 (12.64%) Java Developer
3 343 (9.11%) .NET Developer
4 325 (8.63%) PHP Developer
5 295 (7.84%) Senior Developer
6 279 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 271 (7.20%) C# Developer
8 263 (6.99%) Front-End Developer
9 184 (4.89%) Web Developer
10 169 (4.49%) Software Engineer
11 157 (4.17%) Analyst
12 153 (4.06%) Architect
12 153 (4.06%) C# .NET Developer
13 138 (3.67%) Python Developer
14 112 (2.97%) C++ Developer
15 102 (2.71%) Software Developer
16 98 (2.60%) iOS Developer
17 97 (2.58%) Business Analyst
18 77 (2.05%) UI Developer
19 72 (1.91%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1469 (39.02%) HTML
2 1320 (35.06%) CSS
3 912 (24.22%) .NET
4 820 (21.78%) HTML5
5 757 (20.11%) jQuery
6 642 (17.05%) Web Services
7 626 (16.63%) CSS3
8 600 (15.94%) XML
9 445 (11.82%) AngularJS
10 425 (11.29%) Backbone.js
11 411 (10.92%) ASP.NET
12 384 (10.20%) Ajax
13 328 (8.71%) Spring
14 255 (6.77%) JSON
15 249 (6.61%) WCF
16 241 (6.40%) J2EE
17 239 (6.35%) .NET Framework
18 238 (6.32%) REST
19 218 (5.79%) ASP.NET MVC
20 215 (5.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 238 (6.32%) Computer Science
2 194 (5.15%) Open Source
3 135 (3.59%) Derivative
4 131 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
5 128 (3.40%) Mobile App
6 115 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 78 (2.07%) N-Tier
8 65 (1.73%) iPhone
9 61 (1.62%) W3C
10 57 (1.51%) Equities
11 53 (1.41%) iPad
12 52 (1.38%) Fixed Income
13 49 (1.30%) Social Media
14 48 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
15 45 (1.20%) Visualisation
16 43 (1.14%) Animation
17 39 (1.04%) Client/Server
18 35 (0.93%) Web 2.0
19 34 (0.90%) Digital Media
20 28 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 563 (14.95%) Linux
2 353 (9.38%) UNIX
3 277 (7.36%) Windows
4 233 (6.19%) Apple iOS
5 168 (4.46%) Android
6 52 (1.38%) Solaris
7 30 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (0.50%) HPUX
10 18 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 14 (0.37%) SUSE
12 12 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.27%) CentOS
13 10 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (0.16%) VxWorks
15 6 (0.16%) AIX
16 5 (0.13%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1059 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1055 (28.02%) TDD
3 705 (18.73%) OOP
4 690 (18.33%) MVC
5 609 (16.18%) Scrum
6 487 (12.93%) BDD
7 473 (12.56%) OOD
8 446 (11.85%) Software Engineering
9 390 (10.36%) UML
10 368 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
11 322 (8.55%) E-Commerce
12 320 (8.50%) Unit Testing
13 304 (8.07%) Web Development
14 268 (7.12%) SOA
15 241 (6.40%) Multithreading
16 208 (5.52%) OO PHP
17 179 (4.75%) Responsive Web Design
18 150 (3.98%) OOA/OOD
19 146 (3.88%) iOS Development
20 130 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1600 (42.50%) JavaScript
2 1302 (34.58%) Java
3 926 (24.59%) SQL
4 918 (24.38%) C#
5 570 (15.14%) PHP
6 388 (10.31%) C++
7 352 (9.35%) Python
8 192 (5.10%) Perl
9 184 (4.89%) Ruby
10 178 (4.73%) PHP5
11 165 (4.38%) C
12 136 (3.61%) Scala
13 135 (3.59%) PL/SQL
14 122 (3.24%) Objective-C
15 104 (2.76%) T-SQL
16 86 (2.28%) Shell Script
17 56 (1.49%) ABAP
18 49 (1.30%) VB
19 47 (1.25%) VB.NET
20 44 (1.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 361 (9.59%) Degree
2 161 (4.28%) Security Cleared
3 102 (2.71%) SC Cleared
4 34 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 11 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.27%) Sun Certification
7 8 (0.21%) BC Cleared
8 6 (0.16%) CCA
8 6 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.13%) MCP
9 5 (0.13%) OCPJP
9 5 (0.13%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.11%) MCTS
10 4 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.080%) MCPD
11 3 (0.080%) ISEB
11 3 (0.080%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.053%) MCAD
12 2 (0.053%) MCSD
12 2 (0.053%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (4.30%) QA
2 24 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.35%) SLA
4 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.080%) EMIR
6 3 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.080%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.080%) Basel III
7 2 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.053%) Section 508
8 1 (0.027%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.027%) GCP
8 1 (0.027%) WCAG
8 1 (0.027%) WAI
System Software
1 18 (0.48%) Varnish
2 14 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.16%) Xen
4 6 (0.16%) KVM
5 5 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.053%) vCloud
6 2 (0.053%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.053%) HDFS
7 1 (0.027%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.027%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 38 (1.01%) Puppet
2 26 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.40%) Vagrant
4 14 (0.37%) Nagios
5 11 (0.29%) SCCM
6 8 (0.21%) Salt
7 7 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (0.16%) HAProxy
8 6 (0.16%) logstash
9 5 (0.13%) collectd
9 5 (0.13%) StatsD
10 4 (0.11%) Oozie
10 4 (0.11%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.080%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.080%) CiscoWorks
11 3 (0.080%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.080%) Ansible
12 2 (0.053%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 2 (0.053%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 530 (14.08%) Oracle
2 332 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 167 (4.44%) Zend
4 135 (3.59%) SAP
5 130 (3.45%) JBoss
6 108 (2.87%) Adobe
7 79 (2.10%) Sybase
8 78 (2.07%) IBM
9 45 (1.20%) Twitter
10 44 (1.17%) JD Edwards
11 40 (1.06%) Google
12 36 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
12 36 (0.96%) Facebook
13 35 (0.93%) Red Hat
14 34 (0.90%) Apple
15 32 (0.85%) hybris
16 29 (0.77%) ATG
17 22 (0.58%) TIBCO
18 19 (0.50%) Bloomberg
19 18 (0.48%) Perforce
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £280 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £400 per month
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Totaljobs Group.
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Annapurna
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £299 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago