The table below looks at the statistics for OOP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOP over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 184 184 212
Rank change year-on-year
0 +28
Contract jobs citing OOP 574 538 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 1.10% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.48% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 371 279
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 0
Average hourly rate £36.40 £33.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.45 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year
-12.08% -

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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OOP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OOP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OOP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OOP within the UK.

OOP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OOP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

OOP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OOP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OOP within the UK.

OOP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OOP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

OOP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

OOP
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 OOP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 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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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 -2 554 £400 +13.07% 366
London +43 319 £435 +8.75% 131
City of London +55 99 £475 -8.65% 36
South East -14 91 £350 - 48
North West +5 47 £350 +5.66% 62
East of England +11 29 £225 -30.76% 20
Manchester -1 26 £358 +0.35% 40
East Sussex -3 24 £188 -37.50% 7
Brighton -6 24 £188 -37.50% 6
West Midlands -4 18 £300 +4.80% 12
South West -53 18 £249 -17.08% 32
Yorkshire -13 17 £350 +7.69% 32
Hampshire -21 16 £350 -6.66% 10
Surrey +7 15 £365 +21.66% 10
Cambridgeshire -11 15 £200 -38.46% 6
East Midlands +17 14 £338 -2.17% 19
Berkshire -7 14 £350 - 5
Hertfordshire +12 12 £403 -38.07% 8
Buckinghamshire -9 12 £320 +12.28% 2
West Yorkshire -12 11 £363 +11.53% 22
Leeds -16 11 £363 +13.28% 17
Cheshire +2 9 £350 +16.66% 5
Cambridge 0 9 £200 -11.11% 5
Milton Keynes -1 9 £316 -2.69% 2
Merseyside -2 9 £415 +72.91% 7
Birmingham -3 9 £288 -3.76%
Southampton - 9 £388 - 4
Liverpool - 8 £415 - 7
Reading +9 7 £363 +3.57% 3
Canary Wharf 0 5 £725 -9.37%

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 679 (65.16%) OO
2 533 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
3 477 (45.78%) HTML
4 458 (43.95%) JavaScript
5 408 (39.16%) CSS
6 363 (34.84%) Java
7 303 (29.08%) C#
7 303 (29.08%) TDD
8 292 (28.02%) MVC
9 281 (26.97%) SQL
10 277 (26.58%) .NET
11 270 (25.91%) jQuery
12 239 (22.94%) HTML5
13 230 (22.07%) PHP
14 209 (20.06%) XML
15 208 (19.96%) Web Services
16 173 (16.60%) Scrum
17 172 (16.51%) Git (software)
18 166 (15.93%) CSS3
19 157 (15.07%) MySQL
19 157 (15.07%) SQL Server
20 152 (14.59%) Unit Testing
21 151 (14.49%) ASP.NET
22 148 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
22 148 (14.20%) BDD
23 123 (11.80%) JSON
23 123 (11.80%) Linux
24 117 (11.23%) Python
24 117 (11.23%) Microsoft
25 116 (11.13%) Ajax

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OOP 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 OOP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 67 (6.43%) CMS
2 58 (5.57%) Apache
3 43 (4.13%) Node.js
4 37 (3.55%) IIS
5 33 (3.17%) SharePoint
6 29 (2.78%) WebSphere
7 28 (2.69%) WebLogic
8 23 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (1.92%) MQSeries
9 20 (1.92%) Drupal
10 14 (1.34%) WordPress
11 13 (1.25%) JBoss
11 13 (1.25%) Adobe CQ
11 13 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.96%) nginx
13 10 (0.96%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.86%) WebSphere Process Server
14 9 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 33 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 18 (1.73%) MS Office
4 12 (1.15%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.29%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.29%) FrameMaker
6 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (2.21%) Magento
2 6 (0.58%) SAP FI
2 6 (0.58%) SAP CO
2 6 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.29%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.096%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.096%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.096%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.096%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.96%) GitHub
2 9 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (0.86%) SaaS
3 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.19%) Force.com
4 2 (0.19%) IaaS
5 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.096%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.89%) HTTP
2 48 (4.61%) Internet
3 26 (2.50%) Intranet
4 23 (2.21%) SSL
5 16 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.06%) DNS
7 10 (0.96%) FTP
7 10 (0.96%) DHCP
8 8 (0.77%) IPsec
9 7 (0.67%) Network Security
10 3 (0.29%) VPN
10 3 (0.29%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.29%) Extranet
10 3 (0.29%) Firewall
11 2 (0.19%) LTE
11 2 (0.19%) 3G
11 2 (0.19%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.19%) SSH
11 2 (0.19%) WiMAX
12 1 (0.096%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (15.07%) MySQL
1 157 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.37%) Relational Database
3 52 (4.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (4.41%) NoSQL
5 33 (3.17%) RDBMS
5 33 (3.17%) MongoDB
6 31 (2.98%) Hadoop
7 28 (2.69%) Oracle Database
8 25 (2.40%) Big Data
9 24 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.25%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.96%) Redis
16 9 (0.86%) HBase
17 8 (0.77%) DTS
Development Applications
1 172 (16.51%) Git (software)
2 110 (10.56%) Subversion
3 85 (8.16%) Visual Studio
4 76 (7.29%) Jenkins
5 59 (5.66%) Cucumber
6 57 (5.47%) Selenium
7 55 (5.28%) Maven
8 52 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 48 (4.61%) JIRA
10 42 (4.03%) JUnit
11 38 (3.65%) Ant
12 32 (3.07%) PHPUnit
13 24 (2.30%) WebDriver
14 23 (2.21%) Grunt
15 22 (2.11%) Eclipse
16 21 (2.02%) NUnit
16 21 (2.02%) Jasmine
17 18 (1.73%) Axure RP
17 18 (1.73%) TeamCity
17 18 (1.73%) Appium
General
1 100 (9.60%) Finance
2 72 (6.91%) Banking
3 42 (4.03%) Investment Banking
4 38 (3.65%) Front Office
5 34 (3.26%) Publishing
6 26 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 23 (2.21%) Games
8 22 (2.11%) Advertising
8 22 (2.11%) Marketing
9 17 (1.63%) Retail
10 9 (0.86%) Law
11 7 (0.67%) Legal
12 6 (0.58%) Back Office
13 5 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.48%) Automotive
14 3 (0.29%) Electronics
15 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.19%) Local Government
16 1 (0.096%) French Language
Job Titles
1 859 (82.44%) Developer
2 150 (14.40%) PHP Developer
3 102 (9.79%) .NET Developer
4 100 (9.60%) Senior Developer
5 89 (8.54%) C# Developer
6 83 (7.97%) Java Developer
7 64 (6.14%) Android Developer
8 62 (5.95%) Web Developer
9 52 (4.99%) Front-End Developer
10 48 (4.61%) Software Engineer
11 44 (4.22%) Python Developer
12 43 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
13 38 (3.65%) JavaScript Developer
14 33 (3.17%) Software Developer
15 32 (3.07%) iOS Developer
16 29 (2.78%) Architect
17 23 (2.21%) ASP.NET Developer
18 22 (2.11%) Analyst
18 22 (2.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 22 (2.11%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 477 (45.78%) HTML
2 408 (39.16%) CSS
3 277 (26.58%) .NET
4 270 (25.91%) jQuery
5 239 (22.94%) HTML5
6 209 (20.06%) XML
7 208 (19.96%) Web Services
8 166 (15.93%) CSS3
9 151 (14.49%) ASP.NET
10 123 (11.80%) JSON
11 116 (11.13%) Ajax
11 116 (11.13%) AngularJS
12 106 (10.17%) REST
13 89 (8.54%) RESTful
14 69 (6.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 67 (6.43%) WCF
16 66 (6.33%) XSLT
17 64 (6.14%) Sass
18 59 (5.66%) Symfony
19 58 (5.57%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 84 (8.06%) User Experience
2 66 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (6.14%) Computer Science
4 57 (5.47%) Mobile App
5 49 (4.70%) W3C
6 39 (3.74%) Data Structures
7 36 (3.45%) Algorithms
8 35 (3.36%) Open Source
9 32 (3.07%) Derivative
10 30 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (2.21%) Animation
12 19 (1.82%) Web 2.0
13 18 (1.73%) Inversion of Control
14 17 (1.63%) Mathematics
15 14 (1.34%) N-Tier
15 14 (1.34%) Fixed Income
16 12 (1.15%) Digital Media
17 11 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
17 11 (1.06%) Social Media
18 10 (0.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 123 (11.80%) Linux
2 96 (9.21%) Android
3 85 (8.16%) Windows
4 81 (7.77%) UNIX
5 73 (7.01%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.96%) Windows XP
7 10 (0.96%) Windows Vista
8 8 (0.77%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.38%) Solaris
10 3 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.29%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.19%) Debian
11 2 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (65.16%) OO
2 533 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (29.08%) TDD
4 292 (28.02%) MVC
5 173 (16.60%) Scrum
6 152 (14.59%) Unit Testing
7 148 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
7 148 (14.20%) BDD
8 114 (10.94%) Software Engineering
9 97 (9.31%) SOA
10 95 (9.12%) E-Commerce
11 75 (7.20%) Responsive Web Design
12 74 (7.10%) Android Development
13 71 (6.81%) Web Development
14 68 (6.53%) UML
15 67 (6.43%) OOD
16 53 (5.09%) Automated Testing
17 52 (4.99%) Multithreading
18 48 (4.61%) Kanban
19 46 (4.41%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 458 (43.95%) JavaScript
2 363 (34.84%) Java
3 303 (29.08%) C#
4 281 (26.97%) SQL
5 230 (22.07%) PHP
6 117 (11.23%) Python
7 101 (9.69%) C++
8 88 (8.45%) PHP5
9 70 (6.72%) Ruby
10 49 (4.70%) Scala
11 41 (3.93%) T-SQL
12 32 (3.07%) VB
13 28 (2.69%) C
14 25 (2.40%) Objective-C
15 22 (2.11%) VB.NET
16 20 (1.92%) XQuery
16 20 (1.92%) PL/SQL
16 20 (1.92%) XPath
17 15 (1.44%) Perl
18 12 (1.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 97 (9.31%) Degree
2 43 (4.13%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.86%) OCPJP
4 9 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
4 9 (0.86%) Sun Certification
5 8 (0.77%) ISEB
6 6 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.29%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.096%) MCP
9 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.096%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.84%) QA
2 10 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.38%) WAI
4 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.19%) WCAG
6 1 (0.096%) SLA
6 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (0.67%) HDFS
2 5 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.19%) vSphere
4 2 (0.19%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.096%) Xen
5 1 (0.096%) Firmware
5 1 (0.096%) KVM
5 1 (0.096%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 20 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (1.63%) Puppet
3 8 (0.77%) SCCM
3 8 (0.77%) logstash
4 7 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
5 6 (0.58%) Kibana
6 3 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (0.29%) Salt
6 3 (0.29%) SCOM
6 3 (0.29%) Zenoss
6 3 (0.29%) yum
7 2 (0.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (0.19%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.19%) Graphite
8 1 (0.096%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.096%) collectd
8 1 (0.096%) StatsD
8 1 (0.096%) Ansible
8 1 (0.096%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 117 (11.23%) Microsoft
2 65 (6.24%) Oracle
3 50 (4.80%) Google
4 49 (4.70%) Zend
5 48 (4.61%) Adobe
6 24 (2.30%) SAP
7 23 (2.21%) Open Text
8 21 (2.02%) RedDot
9 18 (1.73%) Twitter
10 16 (1.54%) Facebook
11 14 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.25%) IBM
13 12 (1.15%) Talend
14 9 (0.86%) Apple
15 8 (0.77%) Xamarin
15 8 (0.77%) Business Objects
15 8 (0.77%) Software AG
15 8 (0.77%) Telerik
15 8 (0.77%) Capita
16 6 (0.58%) VMware
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Resource Solutions - Barclays
Rate: £Open to discussion
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Group
Rate: £230 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £520 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Rate: £250 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago