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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 57 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing OO 1694 1749 1667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.29% 3.42% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 4.40% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1199 1303 1052
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 31 52
Average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £35.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +13.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.96 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +7.14%

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
41939 39781 37687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.34% 77.74% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27430 25409 22756
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1055 1156
Average hourly rate £39.34 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 1517 £425 +2.40% 983
London -11 844 £450 - 411
South East -21 216 £375 - 181
South West +20 104 £375 -14.28% 77
Wales +36 99 £370 +17.46% 15
City of London -26 98 £481 -3.75% 88
East of England +40 95 £450 +20.00% 42
North West -22 93 £325 -0.76% 120
South Wales +36 87 £370 +8.42% 12
Cardiff +27 70 £375 -14.28% 9
Scotland +1 68 £463 +15.62% 33
Surrey +28 65 £425 +13.33% 49
West Midlands +8 58 £410 +15.49% 47
Yorkshire -9 57 £388 +19.23% 63
Manchester -18 56 £325 -4.05% 78
Hampshire -13 52 £319 -12.43% 38
Edinburgh +16 44 £550 +37.50% 14
East Midlands -5 39 £360 -4.00% 35
Berkshire -23 34 £388 +3.33% 36
West Yorkshire -10 33 £377 +16.11% 31
Leeds -20 31 £375 +15.38% 26
Oxfordshire +15 29 £338 +87.50% 15
Devon +18 28 £350 - 6
Cambridgeshire +9 22 £550 +46.66% 17
Somerset +18 21 £325 -8.77% 8
Essex +4 21 £500 +25.00% 4
Shropshire -4 21 £550 +15.78% 3
Telford -5 21 £550 +15.78% 3
Cambridge +12 20 £550 +57.14% 15
Bristol -4 20 £375 -9.09% 25

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1710 (50.07%) Agile Software Development
2 1568 (45.92%) JavaScript
3 1330 (38.95%) Java
4 1327 (38.86%) HTML
5 1156 (33.85%) CSS
6 1016 (29.75%) TDD
7 843 (24.69%) C#
8 834 (24.42%) SQL
9 763 (22.34%) .NET
10 734 (21.49%) MVC
11 721 (21.11%) HTML5
12 647 (18.95%) jQuery
13 640 (18.74%) Web Services
14 618 (18.10%) OOP
15 585 (17.13%) Scrum
16 584 (17.10%) Git (software)
17 557 (16.31%) AngularJS
18 555 (16.25%) Linux
19 553 (16.19%) CSS3
20 527 (15.43%) BDD
21 522 (15.29%) XML
22 506 (14.82%) Software Engineering
23 504 (14.76%) SQL Server
24 502 (14.70%) Finance
25 494 (14.47%) OOD
26 457 (13.38%) C++
27 441 (12.91%) Unix
28 436 (12.77%) RESTful
29 412 (12.06%) Unit Testing
30 408 (11.95%) Node.js

OO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 408 (11.95%) Node.js
2 208 (6.09%) Apache
3 162 (4.74%) Tomcat
4 140 (4.10%) JBoss
5 130 (3.81%) CMS
6 94 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
7 89 (2.61%) IIS
7 89 (2.61%) WebLogic
8 49 (1.43%) Confluence
8 49 (1.43%) Drupal
9 47 (1.38%) WebSphere
10 39 (1.14%) Apache Solr
11 37 (1.08%) WordPress
12 31 (0.91%) SharePoint
13 24 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 23 (0.67%) Apache Spark
14 23 (0.67%) nginx
15 22 (0.64%) Umbraco
16 21 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 100 (2.93%) MS Excel
2 43 (1.26%) MS Office
3 27 (0.79%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.15%) MS Project
7 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.12%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.029%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.029%) GIMP
9 1 (0.029%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 41 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
2 37 (1.08%) Magento
3 22 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 18 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
5 16 (0.47%) Endur
6 9 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.15%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.12%) SAP HCM
10 3 (0.088%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.088%) ION MarketView
10 3 (0.088%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.059%) Adobe Campaign
11 2 (0.059%) osCommerce
11 2 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.059%) RMDS
12 1 (0.029%) BigMachines
12 1 (0.029%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 152 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (2.40%) GitHub
3 77 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (0.64%) SaaS
6 20 (0.59%) Amazon S3
7 19 (0.56%) PaaS
8 18 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.41%) Heroku
10 13 (0.38%) IaaS
11 12 (0.35%) Force.com
12 8 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
12 8 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.23%) CloudFront
13 7 (0.20%) Office 365
14 6 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (0.18%) AWS OpsWorks
14 6 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 175 (5.12%) HTTP
2 80 (2.34%) Internet
3 75 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 30 (0.88%) SSL
5 23 (0.67%) LDAP
6 19 (0.56%) Firewall
7 18 (0.53%) SNMP
8 15 (0.44%) Intranet
8 15 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
9 14 (0.41%) SMTP
10 13 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (0.35%) DNS
12 11 (0.32%) FTP
12 11 (0.32%) HTTPS
13 8 (0.23%) Diameter Protocol
13 8 (0.23%) GSM
13 8 (0.23%) RANAP
13 8 (0.23%) RTP
13 8 (0.23%) SAN
13 8 (0.23%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (14.76%) SQL Server
2 338 (9.90%) Relational Database
3 305 (8.93%) MySQL
4 283 (8.29%) MongoDB
5 270 (7.91%) NoSQL
6 134 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
7 108 (3.16%) Redis
8 101 (2.96%) RDBMS
9 88 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 72 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
11 70 (2.05%) Oracle Database
12 68 (1.99%) Big Data
13 66 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
13 66 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
14 64 (1.87%) Hadoop
15 56 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
16 44 (1.29%) DB2
17 33 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 31 (0.91%) Jackrabbit
19 30 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 584 (17.10%) Git (software)
2 345 (10.10%) Subversion
3 244 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 212 (6.21%) JIRA
5 196 (5.74%) Maven
6 172 (5.04%) Cucumber
7 144 (4.22%) Grunt
8 141 (4.13%) Visual Studio
9 130 (3.81%) JUnit
10 113 (3.31%) Eclipse
11 112 (3.28%) NUnit
12 111 (3.25%) Selenium
13 97 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
14 87 (2.55%) Ant
15 86 (2.52%) Mockito
16 74 (2.17%) gulp
17 70 (2.05%) Jasmine
17 70 (2.05%) TeamCity
18 69 (2.02%) ClearCase
19 57 (1.67%) Hudson
General
1 502 (14.70%) Finance
2 254 (7.44%) Banking
3 116 (3.40%) Front Office
3 116 (3.40%) Retail
4 114 (3.34%) Marketing
5 104 (3.05%) Investment Banking
6 60 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 53 (1.55%) Games
8 46 (1.35%) Back Office
9 42 (1.23%) Electronics
9 42 (1.23%) Legal
10 39 (1.14%) Publishing
11 37 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 34 (1.00%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.53%) Advertising
14 17 (0.50%) Automotive
15 15 (0.44%) Law
15 15 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.32%) Billing
17 10 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 2626 (76.90%) Developer
2 541 (15.84%) Java Developer
3 467 (13.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 372 (10.89%) .NET Developer
5 332 (9.72%) Senior Developer
6 302 (8.84%) C# Developer
7 287 (8.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 212 (6.21%) Architect
9 201 (5.89%) Software Engineer
10 199 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
11 189 (5.53%) PHP Developer
12 181 (5.30%) HTML Developer
13 153 (4.48%) Angular Developer
14 128 (3.75%) HTML CSS Developer
14 128 (3.75%) Node.js Developer
15 125 (3.66%) Web Developer
16 115 (3.37%) ASP.NET Developer
17 111 (3.25%) Software Developer
18 110 (3.22%) Python Developer
19 104 (3.05%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1327 (38.86%) HTML
2 1156 (33.85%) CSS
3 763 (22.34%) .NET
4 721 (21.11%) HTML5
5 647 (18.95%) jQuery
6 640 (18.74%) Web Services
7 557 (16.31%) AngularJS
8 553 (16.19%) CSS3
9 522 (15.29%) XML
10 436 (12.77%) RESTful
11 369 (10.81%) ASP.NET
12 368 (10.78%) Spring
13 345 (10.10%) JSON
14 339 (9.93%) REST
15 266 (7.79%) Ajax
16 265 (7.76%) .NET Framework
17 262 (7.67%) Sass
18 255 (7.47%) SOAP
19 245 (7.17%) ASP.NET MVC
20 234 (6.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 228 (6.68%) Computer Science
2 212 (6.21%) User Experience
3 199 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 99 (2.90%) Derivative
6 85 (2.49%) Algorithms
7 78 (2.28%) N-Tier
8 76 (2.23%) Data Structures
9 67 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
10 55 (1.61%) iPad
11 49 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 40 (1.17%) Inversion of Control
13 39 (1.14%) Client/Server
13 39 (1.14%) Mathematics
14 34 (1.00%) Fixed Income
15 33 (0.97%) Visualisation
16 31 (0.91%) Animation
17 28 (0.82%) Management Information System
18 27 (0.79%) Digital Media
18 27 (0.79%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 555 (16.25%) Linux
2 441 (12.91%) Unix
3 348 (10.19%) Windows
4 144 (4.22%) Android
5 122 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 37 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 31 (0.91%) Mac OS X
8 25 (0.73%) AIX
8 25 (0.73%) Solaris
9 22 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (0.61%) Mac OS
11 20 (0.59%) Windows XP
12 15 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.44%) Windows Vista
13 13 (0.38%) VxWorks
14 12 (0.35%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.32%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.23%) CoreOS
16 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1710 (50.07%) Agile Software Development
2 1016 (29.75%) TDD
3 734 (21.49%) MVC
4 618 (18.10%) OOP
5 585 (17.13%) Scrum
6 527 (15.43%) BDD
7 506 (14.82%) Software Engineering
8 494 (14.47%) OOD
9 412 (12.06%) Unit Testing
10 380 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
11 353 (10.34%) Front End Development
12 335 (9.81%) E-Commerce
13 329 (9.63%) UML
14 314 (9.19%) SOA
15 302 (8.84%) SDLC
16 273 (7.99%) Multithreading
17 251 (7.35%) Open Source
18 207 (6.06%) Data Modelling
19 175 (5.12%) Web Development
20 168 (4.92%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 1568 (45.92%) JavaScript
2 1330 (38.95%) Java
3 843 (24.69%) C#
4 834 (24.42%) SQL
5 457 (13.38%) C++
6 395 (11.57%) Python
7 372 (10.89%) PHP
8 258 (7.55%) Perl
9 229 (6.71%) Ruby
10 186 (5.45%) C
11 133 (3.89%) Scala
12 107 (3.13%) Shell Script
13 83 (2.43%) PL/SQL
14 77 (2.25%) Objective-C
15 75 (2.20%) PowerShell
16 70 (2.05%) T-SQL
17 61 (1.79%) Go
18 52 (1.52%) VB.NET
19 50 (1.46%) Bash Shell
20 40 (1.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 288 (8.43%) Degree
2 209 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 127 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 33 (0.97%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (0.35%) ISEB
7 11 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.29%) Sun Certification
9 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.23%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.18%) PhD
11 5 (0.15%) SAP Certification
12 3 (0.088%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.088%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.059%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.059%) OCPJP
13 2 (0.059%) PMP
14 1 (0.029%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.029%) MCP
14 1 (0.029%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (3.75%) QA
2 34 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (0.38%) SLA
4 10 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.29%) WCAG
5 8 (0.23%) MiFID
6 7 (0.20%) COBIT
6 7 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.20%) ISO27002
7 6 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.15%) ISO20022
9 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.088%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.059%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.059%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.059%) SDET
12 1 (0.029%) MISRA
12 1 (0.029%) WAI
System Software
1 54 (1.58%) Docker
2 34 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.64%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.23%) Ceph
4 8 (0.23%) GlusterFS
5 7 (0.20%) vSphere
6 5 (0.15%) Firmware
6 5 (0.15%) HDFS
6 5 (0.15%) KVM
6 5 (0.15%) Varnish
6 5 (0.15%) XenServer
7 4 (0.12%) LXC
8 1 (0.029%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.029%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.029%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 61 (1.79%) Puppet
2 47 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (1.02%) Ansible
3 35 (1.02%) Kibana
4 31 (0.91%) logstash
5 29 (0.85%) Grafana
5 29 (0.85%) Uchiwa
6 17 (0.50%) Oozie
6 17 (0.50%) Salt
7 12 (0.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 9 (0.26%) MOM
8 9 (0.26%) SCCM
9 8 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 8 (0.23%) Graphite
9 8 (0.23%) HAProxy
9 8 (0.23%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.18%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
11 5 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 378 (11.07%) Oracle
2 289 (8.46%) Microsoft
3 83 (2.43%) SAP
4 59 (1.73%) Zend
5 54 (1.58%) Pega
6 53 (1.55%) VMware
7 49 (1.43%) IBM
8 47 (1.38%) Sybase
9 46 (1.35%) Google
9 46 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
10 41 (1.20%) BEA
10 41 (1.20%) Red Hat
11 40 (1.17%) Informatica
12 39 (1.14%) Adobe
13 34 (1.00%) hybris
14 30 (0.88%) Apple
15 26 (0.76%) DevExpress
15 26 (0.76%) HP
15 26 (0.76%) Sitecore
16 21 (0.61%) webMethods
London
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Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
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Rate: £500 per day
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Rate: £350 - £395 per day
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Rate: £375 - £450 per day
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Rate: £350/360/Day
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Telford, Shropshire
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £50.00 per hour
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London
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Hampshire
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Ampersand Consulting
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Hampshire
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