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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 275 202 200
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -2
Contract jobs citing OOP 437 594 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 1.15% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.48% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 422 359
Average daily rate £400 £400 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £256 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 16
Average hourly rate £43.75 £36.40 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.19% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £16.85 £15.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £29.45 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+48.55% -15.85%

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
41761 40034 37146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.19% 77.60% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27350 25609 22516
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £270
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 1211 1053 1129
Average hourly rate £39.27 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.03% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
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% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 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 -82 397 £400 - 418
London -48 235 £450 +4.85% 165
South East -36 54 £350 - 83
North West -31 40 £313 -10.71% 51
Wales +21 30 £410 +30.15% 8
Berkshire +18 28 £350 - 19
South Wales - 27 £410 - 5
City of London -27 25 £450 -5.26% 34
Cardiff - 25 £410 - 3
Reading +6 23 £350 -3.44% 11
Manchester -25 23 £313 -9.42% 34
Yorkshire -18 18 £500 +37.93% 36
West Midlands -10 16 £300 - 19
Hampshire +4 13 £380 +9.35% 23
West Yorkshire -12 13 £525 +40.00% 20
South West -3 11 £350 +45.83% 20
Leeds -13 10 £525 +40.00% 14
East Midlands -14 10 £400 +17.64% 25
East of England -19 8 £273 +21.11% 13
Scotland -4 7 £338 - 9
Cheshire -4 7 £388 +10.71% 6
Hertfordshire 0 6 £273 -34.13% 2
Brighton -2 6 £375 +100.00% 3
East Sussex -10 6 £375 +100.00% 4
Oldham - 6 £305 -
Slough +8 5 £418 +33.60%
South Yorkshire -7 5 £450 +28.57% 7
Birmingham -7 5 £313 +4.16% 8
Leicestershire -9 5 £350 +72.41% 4
Sheffield - 5 £450 - 6

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 622 (65.13%) OO
2 540 (56.54%) Agile Software Development
3 471 (49.32%) JavaScript
4 413 (43.25%) HTML
5 346 (36.23%) TDD
6 344 (36.02%) Java
7 342 (35.81%) CSS
8 251 (26.28%) C#
8 251 (26.28%) HTML5
9 227 (23.77%) MVC
10 214 (22.41%) Scrum
11 212 (22.20%) Git (software)
12 211 (22.09%) .NET
13 209 (21.88%) jQuery
14 205 (21.47%) Web Services
15 191 (20.00%) BDD
16 190 (19.90%) SQL
17 178 (18.64%) CSS3
18 177 (18.53%) PHP
19 168 (17.59%) MySQL
19 168 (17.59%) SQL Server
20 167 (17.49%) XML
20 167 (17.49%) Unit Testing
21 161 (16.86%) JSON
22 153 (16.02%) Linux
23 136 (14.24%) Subversion
24 133 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
25 129 (13.51%) AngularJS
26 116 (12.15%) REST
27 115 (12.04%) RESTful

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 98 (10.26%) Node.js
2 65 (6.81%) Apache
3 50 (5.24%) JBoss
4 38 (3.98%) Tomcat
5 25 (2.62%) CMS
6 24 (2.51%) Drupal
7 23 (2.41%) Apache Solr
8 14 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.47%) IIS
9 13 (1.36%) SharePoint
9 13 (1.36%) WordPress
10 12 (1.26%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (1.05%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.84%) AquaLogic
12 8 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.63%) Alfresco
14 5 (0.52%) Moodle
Applications
1 31 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.47%) MS Office
3 6 (0.63%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (1.57%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (1.26%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (1.05%) Endur
4 9 (0.94%) Magento
5 6 (0.63%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.42%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.10%) OpenCart
10 1 (0.10%) OpenX
10 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.10%) RMDS
10 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (2.62%) GitHub
3 18 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (1.15%) Force.com
5 9 (0.94%) SaaS
6 8 (0.84%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.52%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.31%) Heroku
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.21%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.21%) PaaS
11 2 (0.21%) Route 53
12 1 (0.10%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 56 (5.86%) HTTP
2 50 (5.24%) Internet
3 14 (1.47%) LDAP
4 10 (1.05%) FTP
5 8 (0.84%) SMTP
5 8 (0.84%) SSL
5 8 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.52%) DNS
7 4 (0.42%) Intranet
8 3 (0.31%) DHCP
8 3 (0.31%) IPsec
9 2 (0.21%) Firewall
9 2 (0.21%) iBeacon
9 2 (0.21%) Network Security
9 2 (0.21%) Skype
9 2 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.10%) SSH
10 1 (0.10%) VoIP
10 1 (0.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (17.59%) MySQL
1 168 (17.59%) SQL Server
2 110 (11.52%) Relational Database
3 73 (7.64%) MongoDB
4 69 (7.23%) NoSQL
5 60 (6.28%) PostgreSQL
6 40 (4.19%) RDBMS
7 33 (3.46%) Redis
7 33 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 31 (3.25%) Jackrabbit
9 26 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
11 17 (1.78%) Big Data
12 15 (1.57%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (1.26%) Hadoop
15 10 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 212 (22.20%) Git (software)
2 136 (14.24%) Subversion
3 72 (7.54%) JIRA
4 59 (6.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (5.65%) Cucumber
6 52 (5.45%) Jenkins
7 49 (5.13%) Maven
8 48 (5.03%) Grunt
9 45 (4.71%) TeamCity
9 45 (4.71%) Visual Studio
10 44 (4.61%) Mockito
11 31 (3.25%) Selenium
12 30 (3.14%) Jasmine
13 29 (3.04%) NUnit
14 22 (2.30%) SpecFlow
15 21 (2.20%) Ant
16 20 (2.09%) Appium
17 16 (1.68%) Liquibase
17 16 (1.68%) Moq
18 15 (1.57%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 88 (9.21%) Finance
2 49 (5.13%) Banking
3 40 (4.19%) Marketing
4 32 (3.35%) Front Office
5 25 (2.62%) Back Office
6 23 (2.41%) Games
7 19 (1.99%) Retail
8 13 (1.36%) Electronics
9 12 (1.26%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.15%) Publishing
11 8 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.63%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.52%) Advertising
13 5 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.31%) Automotive
14 3 (0.31%) French Language
15 2 (0.21%) Law
15 2 (0.21%) Legal
16 1 (0.10%) Czech Language
16 1 (0.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 799 (83.66%) Developer
2 133 (13.93%) Java Developer
3 108 (11.31%) Senior Developer
4 99 (10.37%) PHP Developer
5 96 (10.05%) .NET Developer
6 94 (9.84%) C# Developer
7 80 (8.38%) JavaScript Developer
8 59 (6.18%) Android Developer
9 56 (5.86%) Python Developer
10 54 (5.65%) HTML Developer
11 53 (5.55%) iOS Developer
12 47 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
13 46 (4.82%) Software Engineer
13 46 (4.82%) SQL Developer
14 44 (4.61%) HTML CSS Developer
15 40 (4.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 38 (3.98%) Senior Java Developer
16 38 (3.98%) Software Developer
17 35 (3.66%) Node.js Developer
18 31 (3.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 413 (43.25%) HTML
2 342 (35.81%) CSS
3 251 (26.28%) HTML5
4 211 (22.09%) .NET
5 209 (21.88%) jQuery
6 205 (21.47%) Web Services
7 178 (18.64%) CSS3
8 167 (17.49%) XML
9 161 (16.86%) JSON
10 129 (13.51%) AngularJS
11 116 (12.15%) REST
12 115 (12.04%) RESTful
13 109 (11.41%) ASP.NET
14 100 (10.47%) .NET Framework
15 94 (9.84%) Spring
16 90 (9.42%) Ajax
17 80 (8.38%) SOAP
18 72 (7.54%) ASP.NET MVC
19 70 (7.33%) Entity Framework
20 62 (6.49%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 74 (7.75%) Computer Science
2 65 (6.81%) User Experience
3 53 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.14%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.20%) Data Structures
6 20 (2.09%) Algorithms
6 20 (2.09%) Client/Server
6 20 (2.09%) Derivative
7 19 (1.99%) NHS
8 16 (1.68%) N-Tier
9 15 (1.57%) Animation
9 15 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
11 12 (1.26%) Video on Demand
12 11 (1.15%) iPad
12 11 (1.15%) W3C
13 9 (0.94%) iPhone
13 9 (0.94%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.73%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.73%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 153 (16.02%) Linux
2 96 (10.05%) Windows
3 94 (9.84%) Android
4 89 (9.32%) Unix
5 80 (8.38%) Apple iOS
6 25 (2.62%) AIX
7 18 (1.88%) Windows XP
8 16 (1.68%) Solaris
9 14 (1.47%) Mac OS
10 13 (1.36%) Windows Vista
11 12 (1.26%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.52%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.52%) Windows Server
12 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.31%) Debian
14 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.21%) CentOS
15 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 622 (65.13%) OO
2 540 (56.54%) Agile Software Development
3 346 (36.23%) TDD
4 227 (23.77%) MVC
5 214 (22.41%) Scrum
6 191 (20.00%) BDD
7 167 (17.49%) Unit Testing
8 133 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
9 113 (11.83%) Software Engineering
10 94 (9.84%) E-Commerce
11 79 (8.27%) Open Source
12 77 (8.06%) SOA
13 62 (6.49%) Android Development
14 61 (6.39%) Kanban
15 59 (6.18%) Responsive Web Design
15 59 (6.18%) SDLC
16 58 (6.07%) Automated Testing
17 57 (5.97%) iOS Development
18 56 (5.86%) Front End Development
19 54 (5.65%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 471 (49.32%) JavaScript
2 344 (36.02%) Java
3 251 (26.28%) C#
4 190 (19.90%) SQL
5 177 (18.53%) PHP
6 103 (10.79%) C++
7 100 (10.47%) Python
8 63 (6.60%) Ruby
9 55 (5.76%) T-SQL
10 50 (5.24%) Objective-C
11 49 (5.13%) Perl
12 38 (3.98%) C
13 36 (3.77%) Scala
14 29 (3.04%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.88%) PL/SQL
16 16 (1.68%) VB.NET
17 15 (1.57%) ActionScript
17 15 (1.57%) Apex Code
18 14 (1.47%) Groovy
19 13 (1.36%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 114 (11.94%) Degree
2 22 (2.30%) Security Cleared
3 8 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (0.73%) ISEB
5 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.52%) MCPD
6 5 (0.52%) MCSD
7 3 (0.31%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.31%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.10%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.87%) QA
2 24 (2.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.10%) MiFID
4 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.10%) WAI
4 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (1.88%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.57%) Docker
3 3 (0.31%) HDFS
4 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 11 (1.15%) Puppet
2 10 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.31%) Ansible
4 2 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.21%) logstash
4 2 (0.21%) Nagios
4 2 (0.21%) Packer
5 1 (0.10%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.10%) cPanel
5 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.10%) Oozie
5 1 (0.10%) SCOM
5 1 (0.10%) yum
Vendors
1 69 (7.23%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.02%) Oracle
3 22 (2.30%) Zend
4 20 (2.09%) Google
5 17 (1.78%) SAP
6 16 (1.68%) Red Gate
7 15 (1.57%) hybris
7 15 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.47%) Apple
9 13 (1.36%) Adobe
10 12 (1.26%) Sybase
11 11 (1.15%) Sitecore
12 10 (1.05%) IBM
12 10 (1.05%) OpenLink
13 7 (0.73%) Perforce
13 7 (0.73%) Twitter
14 5 (0.52%) ATG
14 5 (0.52%) Demandware
14 5 (0.52%) Infragistics
14 5 (0.52%) Intershop
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Coded People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £500 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London
TRG
Rate: 300-500 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 25 days ago