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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 225 174 236
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +62
Contract jobs citing OOP 522 660 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 1.25% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.69% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 437 319
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 9
Average hourly rate £35.31 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.25% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.62 £12.75 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £38.50 £62.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+104.37% -37.72%

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
42637 39139 42428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.09% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 24104 24590
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1108 1539
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -10.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £12.20 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £49.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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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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 -37 490 £363 -6.45% 332
London -37 283 £400 - 123
City of London -30 58 £425 - 29
South East -52 55 £275 -22.53% 37
South West -3 35 £288 +4.54% 27
North West -21 32 £350 +7.69% 42
Manchester -4 25 £350 +7.69% 32
West Midlands -5 23 £363 +126.56% 15
Yorkshire +7 20 £275 -21.42% 33
East Midlands -3 17 £325 - 18
East of England -27 17 £400 - 25
Somerset - 13 £288 - 3
Birmingham +1 12 £418 +160.93% 5
Bristol -9 12 £350 +27.27% 10
Scotland -29 12 £400 +14.28% 16
Kent -5 11 £250 -10.07%
Berkshire -11 11 £350 -6.66% 2
Wales -15 11 £338 - 18
Cambridgeshire +3 10 £390 -2.50% 8
West Yorkshire +1 10 £316 -2.69% 20
Cardiff -1 10 £338 - 9
Cambridge -6 10 £390 -2.50% 4
South Wales -6 10 £338 - 17
Hampshire -18 10 £294 -18.40% 19
Brighton -20 10 £325 - 3
East Sussex -25 10 £325 - 3
North East -22 9 £250 - 12
North Yorkshire - 9 £244 - 2
Durham - 9 £250 - 3
Bath - 9 £288 - 2

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 740 (65.66%) OO
2 528 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
3 523 (46.41%) HTML
4 509 (45.16%) JavaScript
5 474 (42.06%) CSS
6 348 (30.88%) C#
7 333 (29.55%) TDD
8 315 (27.95%) jQuery
9 313 (27.77%) .NET
9 313 (27.77%) MVC
10 309 (27.42%) PHP
11 294 (26.09%) Java
12 262 (23.25%) SQL
13 249 (22.09%) HTML5
14 238 (21.12%) Web Services
15 235 (20.85%) MySQL
16 217 (19.25%) XML
17 187 (16.59%) SQL Server
18 186 (16.50%) ASP.NET
19 176 (15.62%) Scrum
20 166 (14.73%) Unit Testing
21 162 (14.37%) E-Commerce
22 160 (14.20%) Git (software)
23 159 (14.11%) CSS3
24 155 (13.75%) BDD
25 136 (12.07%) Linux
26 135 (11.98%) JSON
27 130 (11.54%) REST
28 123 (10.91%) Ajax
29 119 (10.56%) Subversion

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 72 (6.39%) Apache
2 65 (5.77%) CMS
3 39 (3.46%) Node.js
4 32 (2.84%) SharePoint
4 32 (2.84%) IIS
5 31 (2.75%) Umbraco
6 20 (1.77%) WordPress
7 19 (1.69%) Drupal
7 19 (1.69%) WebSphere
8 15 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (1.33%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (1.06%) Moodle
10 12 (1.06%) Confluence
10 12 (1.06%) Adobe CQ
11 11 (0.98%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.89%) ExpressionEngine
13 9 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.80%) WebSphere Process Server
14 8 (0.71%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.77%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.71%) MS Office
3 8 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.35%) InDesign
4 4 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.089%) Blender
Business Applications
1 30 (2.66%) Magento
2 15 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.62%) SAP PM
4 7 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.53%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.53%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.18%) osCommerce
7 2 (0.18%) Zen Cart
8 1 (0.089%) Shopify
8 1 (0.089%) RMDS
8 1 (0.089%) Endur
8 1 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.15%) SaaS
2 10 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.62%) PaaS
5 6 (0.53%) GitHub
6 5 (0.44%) IaaS
6 5 (0.44%) Force.com
7 4 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.27%) Heroku
8 3 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.089%) Office 365
9 1 (0.089%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.089%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.15%) HTTP
2 39 (3.46%) Internet
3 13 (1.15%) SSL
4 10 (0.89%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.80%) Intranet
6 8 (0.71%) DNS
7 6 (0.53%) Firewall
7 6 (0.53%) BIG-IP
8 4 (0.35%) Network Security
8 4 (0.35%) Extranet
9 3 (0.27%) DVB
10 2 (0.18%) SSH
10 2 (0.18%) LDAP
11 1 (0.089%) LAN
11 1 (0.089%) WAN
11 1 (0.089%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.089%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (20.85%) MySQL
2 187 (16.59%) SQL Server
3 46 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (3.90%) Relational Database
5 42 (3.73%) Big Data
6 41 (3.64%) NoSQL
7 29 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (2.40%) Redis
9 24 (2.13%) Hadoop
10 22 (1.95%) MongoDB
10 22 (1.95%) RDBMS
10 22 (1.95%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.77%) RavenDB
12 16 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (1.15%) Apache Hive
15 11 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (0.89%) SQLite
16 10 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 160 (14.20%) Git (software)
2 119 (10.56%) Subversion
3 81 (7.19%) Visual Studio
4 55 (4.88%) Selenium
5 54 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 47 (4.17%) JIRA
7 39 (3.46%) PHPUnit
8 35 (3.11%) Mercurial
9 33 (2.93%) Cucumber
10 31 (2.75%) TeamCity
11 29 (2.57%) Eclipse
11 29 (2.57%) Jenkins
12 27 (2.40%) Xcode
13 26 (2.31%) NUnit
14 25 (2.22%) JUnit
14 25 (2.22%) WebDriver
15 22 (1.95%) Ant
16 20 (1.77%) Maven
17 17 (1.51%) Jasmine
18 14 (1.24%) QUnit
General
1 93 (8.25%) Finance
2 39 (3.46%) Banking
3 32 (2.84%) Front Office
4 31 (2.75%) Retail
5 30 (2.66%) Investment Banking
6 29 (2.57%) Marketing
7 24 (2.13%) Games
8 20 (1.77%) Advertising
9 19 (1.69%) Electronics
10 14 (1.24%) Publishing
11 13 (1.15%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.62%) Back Office
12 7 (0.62%) Automotive
13 6 (0.53%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.27%) Legal
14 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.18%) Law
15 2 (0.18%) Military
15 2 (0.18%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 941 (83.50%) Developer
2 175 (15.53%) PHP Developer
3 127 (11.27%) .NET Developer
4 125 (11.09%) Senior Developer
5 92 (8.16%) Web Developer
6 73 (6.48%) C# Developer
7 72 (6.39%) Java Developer
7 72 (6.39%) Front-End Developer
8 54 (4.79%) Software Engineer
9 52 (4.61%) Android Developer
10 50 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
11 47 (4.17%) iOS Developer
12 39 (3.46%) Architect
13 38 (3.37%) Software Developer
14 32 (2.84%) Python Developer
15 30 (2.66%) JavaScript Developer
16 26 (2.31%) PHP Web Developer
17 24 (2.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 23 (2.04%) Junior
19 21 (1.86%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 523 (46.41%) HTML
2 474 (42.06%) CSS
3 315 (27.95%) jQuery
4 313 (27.77%) .NET
5 249 (22.09%) HTML5
6 238 (21.12%) Web Services
7 217 (19.25%) XML
8 186 (16.50%) ASP.NET
9 159 (14.11%) CSS3
10 135 (11.98%) JSON
11 130 (11.54%) REST
12 123 (10.91%) Ajax
13 106 (9.41%) AngularJS
14 102 (9.05%) RESTful
15 98 (8.70%) .NET Framework
16 85 (7.54%) ASP.NET MVC
17 82 (7.28%) SOAP
18 73 (6.48%) WCF
19 71 (6.30%) Backbone.js
20 70 (6.21%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 83 (7.36%) Computer Science
2 82 (7.28%) User Experience
3 52 (4.61%) Open Source
4 49 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 45 (3.99%) Animation
6 30 (2.66%) Digital Media
7 29 (2.57%) iPhone
8 23 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (1.86%) W3C
9 21 (1.86%) iPad
10 19 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.51%) Fixed Income
12 13 (1.15%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
13 10 (0.89%) Kindle
13 10 (0.89%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.89%) Derivative
13 10 (0.89%) Streaming Media
14 9 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 136 (12.07%) Linux
2 107 (9.49%) Android
3 101 (8.96%) Apple iOS
4 82 (7.28%) UNIX
4 82 (7.28%) Windows
5 22 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.53%) CentOS
7 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.35%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.089%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.089%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.089%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.089%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 740 (65.66%) OO
2 528 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
3 333 (29.55%) TDD
4 313 (27.77%) MVC
5 176 (15.62%) Scrum
6 166 (14.73%) Unit Testing
7 162 (14.37%) E-Commerce
8 155 (13.75%) BDD
9 113 (10.03%) Continuous Integration
10 110 (9.76%) Software Engineering
11 103 (9.14%) Web Development
12 82 (7.28%) Android Development
13 69 (6.12%) iOS Development
14 63 (5.59%) Responsive Web Design
14 63 (5.59%) OOD
15 60 (5.32%) Multithreading
16 57 (5.06%) UML
17 54 (4.79%) SOA
18 49 (4.35%) DevOps
19 43 (3.82%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 509 (45.16%) JavaScript
2 348 (30.88%) C#
3 309 (27.42%) PHP
4 294 (26.09%) Java
5 262 (23.25%) SQL
6 102 (9.05%) PHP5
7 101 (8.96%) C++
8 86 (7.63%) Python
9 60 (5.32%) T-SQL
10 51 (4.53%) Ruby
11 44 (3.90%) Objective-C
12 39 (3.46%) VB.NET
13 37 (3.28%) Scala
14 36 (3.19%) C
15 27 (2.40%) ActionScript
16 25 (2.22%) Perl
17 23 (2.04%) Groovy
18 18 (1.60%) Shell Script
19 17 (1.51%) VB
19 17 (1.51%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 108 (9.58%) Degree
2 22 (1.95%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.35%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.18%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.18%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.18%) GISP
6 1 (0.089%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.88%) QA
2 10 (0.89%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.35%) SLA
4 3 (0.27%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.089%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (0.62%) Varnish
2 6 (0.53%) Xen
2 6 (0.53%) KVM
3 3 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.18%) HDFS
4 2 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (1.69%) Puppet
2 18 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.98%) Salt
4 7 (0.62%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.53%) logstash
5 6 (0.53%) HAProxy
5 6 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (0.44%) collectd
6 5 (0.44%) StatsD
7 3 (0.27%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.18%) SCCM
8 2 (0.18%) SCOM
8 2 (0.18%) OpenIDM
8 2 (0.18%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.089%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.089%) Nagios
9 1 (0.089%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 87 (7.72%) Zend
2 86 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 65 (5.77%) Oracle
4 28 (2.48%) SAP
4 28 (2.48%) Facebook
5 25 (2.22%) Adobe
5 25 (2.22%) Google
6 22 (1.95%) Twitter
7 19 (1.69%) Apple
8 17 (1.51%) JBoss
9 15 (1.33%) Sybase
10 14 (1.24%) Rackspace
11 12 (1.06%) IBM
12 11 (0.98%) Telerik
13 10 (0.89%) Sencha
13 10 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.89%) SaltStack
14 9 (0.80%) Software AG
15 8 (0.71%) DevExpress
15 8 (0.71%) Perforce
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £260 to £280 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Personnel IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £410 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago