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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 219 216 213
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing OOP 498 494 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 0.94% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.26% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 335 311
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £255 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 7
Average hourly rate £39.25 £36.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% +11.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%

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
41243 39297 33632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.22% 74.96% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25676 24119 20154
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1115 1095
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.26 £12.21 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 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
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 30 March 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 -18 462 £400 +11.11% 408
London +12 252 £425 +6.25% 141
City of London +45 74 £500 +25.00% 47
South East -19 68 £355 +9.23% 73
North West +3 60 £350 -10.25% 53
Manchester -8 34 £318 -18.58% 32
Yorkshire -9 30 £375 +20.00% 33
West Yorkshire -16 25 £375 +20.00% 25
Leeds -4 24 £375 +22.44% 19
East of England +10 21 £285 -26.45% 15
Berkshire +4 19 £375 +15.38% 8
East Midlands -22 16 £340 +32.03% 20
Reading +17 15 £375 -6.25% 4
Scotland -14 15 £381 +8.92% 8
South West -29 14 £388 +31.91% 37
Hertfordshire +14 13 £305 -37.43% 3
Cheshire +9 13 £400 +3.22% 12
Hampshire -18 13 £354 +15.98% 11
West Midlands -5 12 £400 +6.66% 24
Surrey +2 11 £355 +35.23% 19
Merseyside -5 11 £408 +35.83% 2
Liverpool -4 10 £408 +35.83% 2
Wales +6 9 £315 - 5
Kent +3 9 £388 - 7
Derbyshire +8 8 £388 +43.51% 4
Glasgow -7 8 £313 -13.79% 3
Brighton -8 8 £375 - 10
East Sussex -8 8 £375 - 11
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £195 -50.47% 3
Southampton -12 6 £333 +10.83% 3

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 629 (60.54%) OO
2 545 (52.45%) Agile Software Development
3 433 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 430 (41.39%) HTML
5 402 (38.69%) Java
6 364 (35.03%) CSS
7 315 (30.32%) C#
8 295 (28.39%) TDD
9 294 (28.30%) .NET
10 278 (26.76%) MVC
11 269 (25.89%) SQL
12 245 (23.58%) jQuery
13 204 (19.63%) XML
14 201 (19.35%) PHP
15 200 (19.25%) HTML5
16 185 (17.81%) Web Services
17 175 (16.84%) SQL Server
18 172 (16.55%) Scrum
19 165 (15.88%) Git (software)
20 164 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
21 155 (14.92%) ASP.NET
22 149 (14.34%) MySQL
23 147 (14.15%) BDD
24 145 (13.96%) AngularJS
25 142 (13.67%) CSS3
26 141 (13.57%) Python
27 138 (13.28%) Linux
28 133 (12.80%) Unit Testing
28 133 (12.80%) JSON
29 132 (12.70%) Microsoft

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 65 (6.26%) CMS
2 52 (5.00%) Apache
3 43 (4.14%) Node.js
4 40 (3.85%) IIS
5 35 (3.37%) WebLogic
5 35 (3.37%) SharePoint
6 29 (2.79%) MQSeries
6 29 (2.79%) WebSphere
7 25 (2.41%) JBoss
8 21 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 21 (2.02%) Drupal
9 18 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (1.64%) WordPress
11 14 (1.35%) nginx
11 14 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (1.25%) Adobe CQ
12 13 (1.25%) Confluence
13 12 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (1.06%) Tomcat
14 11 (1.06%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 35 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 16 (1.54%) MS Office
4 14 (1.35%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.29%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.29%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 25 (2.41%) Magento
2 5 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.096%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.096%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.096%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.096%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.096%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.096%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.096%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.67%) SaaS
1 7 (0.67%) GitHub
2 6 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.29%) ElastiCache
4 3 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.19%) Force.com
5 2 (0.19%) IaaS
6 1 (0.096%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (6.06%) Internet
2 33 (3.18%) HTTP
3 25 (2.41%) Intranet
4 17 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.64%) DNS
5 15 (1.44%) SSL
6 14 (1.35%) FTP
7 13 (1.25%) Network Security
8 12 (1.15%) DHCP
9 10 (0.96%) IPsec
10 6 (0.58%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.48%) DVB
12 4 (0.38%) VPN
13 3 (0.29%) Firewall
14 2 (0.19%) X.509
14 2 (0.19%) LDAP
14 2 (0.19%) Kerberos
14 2 (0.19%) AMQP
14 2 (0.19%) iBeacon
15 1 (0.096%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 149 (14.34%) MySQL
3 86 (8.28%) Relational Database
4 55 (5.29%) NoSQL
5 53 (5.10%) RDBMS
6 51 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 44 (4.23%) MongoDB
8 33 (3.18%) Hadoop
9 29 (2.79%) Big Data
10 28 (2.69%) Oracle Database
11 26 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
13 20 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
14 18 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (1.44%) Apache Hive
16 14 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
16 14 (1.35%) Redis
17 13 (1.25%) DTS
18 11 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
19 10 (0.96%) HBase
Development Applications
1 165 (15.88%) Git (software)
2 109 (10.49%) Subversion
3 89 (8.57%) Visual Studio
4 84 (8.08%) Jenkins
5 66 (6.35%) Maven
6 55 (5.29%) Selenium
7 51 (4.91%) JIRA
7 51 (4.91%) JUnit
7 51 (4.91%) Cucumber
8 47 (4.52%) Ant
8 47 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (2.79%) Eclipse
9 29 (2.79%) PHPUnit
10 23 (2.21%) Grunt
10 23 (2.21%) ReSharper
10 23 (2.21%) Appium
11 21 (2.02%) Talend Open Studio
11 21 (2.02%) TeamCity
12 20 (1.92%) WebDriver
13 18 (1.73%) Xcode
General
1 114 (10.97%) Finance
2 73 (7.03%) Banking
3 40 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 37 (3.56%) Telecoms
5 34 (3.27%) Front Office
5 34 (3.27%) Publishing
6 26 (2.50%) Games
7 23 (2.21%) Marketing
8 18 (1.73%) Retail
8 18 (1.73%) Advertising
9 9 (0.87%) Back Office
10 8 (0.77%) Law
11 5 (0.48%) Legal
11 5 (0.48%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.38%) Local Government
13 2 (0.19%) French Language
13 2 (0.19%) Electronics
14 1 (0.096%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.096%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.096%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 844 (81.23%) Developer
2 121 (11.65%) PHP Developer
3 120 (11.55%) Java Developer
4 104 (10.01%) .NET Developer
5 90 (8.66%) Senior Developer
6 89 (8.57%) C# Developer
7 52 (5.00%) Web Developer
8 51 (4.91%) Android Developer
9 47 (4.52%) Python Developer
10 45 (4.33%) JavaScript Developer
10 45 (4.33%) C# .NET Developer
11 43 (4.14%) Software Engineer
12 41 (3.95%) Software Developer
13 39 (3.75%) Front-End Developer
14 30 (2.89%) iOS Developer
14 30 (2.89%) Analyst
15 26 (2.50%) Architect
16 25 (2.41%) PHP Web Developer
17 21 (2.02%) Scala Developer
18 20 (1.92%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 430 (41.39%) HTML
2 364 (35.03%) CSS
3 294 (28.30%) .NET
4 245 (23.58%) jQuery
5 204 (19.63%) XML
6 200 (19.25%) HTML5
7 185 (17.81%) Web Services
8 155 (14.92%) ASP.NET
9 145 (13.96%) AngularJS
10 142 (13.67%) CSS3
11 133 (12.80%) JSON
12 112 (10.78%) REST
13 87 (8.37%) Ajax
14 75 (7.22%) .NET Framework
15 70 (6.74%) WCF
15 70 (6.74%) RESTful
16 69 (6.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 61 (5.87%) XSLT
18 60 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
19 58 (5.58%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.31%) User Experience
2 61 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.29%) Computer Science
4 51 (4.91%) Mobile App
5 44 (4.23%) Open Source
6 42 (4.04%) Derivative
7 36 (3.46%) Data Structures
8 33 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
9 32 (3.08%) W3C
10 29 (2.79%) Algorithms
11 19 (1.83%) Web 2.0
12 17 (1.64%) Mathematics
13 16 (1.54%) N-Tier
13 16 (1.54%) Fixed Income
13 16 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
14 12 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
14 12 (1.15%) Animation
15 11 (1.06%) Visualisation
16 9 (0.87%) Social Media
16 9 (0.87%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 138 (13.28%) Linux
2 102 (9.82%) Windows
3 94 (9.05%) Android
4 70 (6.74%) UNIX
5 66 (6.35%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.15%) Windows Vista
6 12 (1.15%) Windows XP
6 12 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.58%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.58%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.58%) AIX
8 6 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.38%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.38%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.38%) Solaris
11 3 (0.29%) Debian
12 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (60.54%) OO
2 545 (52.45%) Agile Software Development
3 295 (28.39%) TDD
4 278 (26.76%) MVC
5 172 (16.55%) Scrum
6 164 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
7 147 (14.15%) BDD
8 133 (12.80%) Unit Testing
9 127 (12.22%) Software Engineering
10 97 (9.34%) SOA
11 76 (7.31%) UML
12 73 (7.03%) E-Commerce
13 71 (6.83%) Responsive Web Design
14 64 (6.16%) Android Development
15 60 (5.77%) Automated Testing
16 57 (5.49%) Web Development
17 56 (5.39%) Content Management
17 56 (5.39%) OOD
18 55 (5.29%) Kanban
19 51 (4.91%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 433 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 402 (38.69%) Java
3 315 (30.32%) C#
4 269 (25.89%) SQL
5 201 (19.35%) PHP
6 141 (13.57%) Python
7 107 (10.30%) C++
8 79 (7.60%) Ruby
9 71 (6.83%) PHP5
10 49 (4.72%) Scala
11 39 (3.75%) Objective-C
11 39 (3.75%) T-SQL
12 36 (3.46%) VB
13 29 (2.79%) Perl
14 25 (2.41%) PL/SQL
15 21 (2.02%) XPath
16 20 (1.92%) XQuery
17 17 (1.64%) C
18 16 (1.54%) VB.NET
18 16 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 99 (9.53%) Degree
2 52 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.89%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.87%) OCPJP
4 9 (0.87%) ISEB
4 9 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
4 9 (0.87%) Sun Certification
5 6 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (0.58%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.29%) MCSD
7 3 (0.29%) MCSE
8 2 (0.19%) MCP
9 1 (0.096%) MCTS
9 1 (0.096%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.95%) QA
2 10 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.38%) COREP
3 4 (0.38%) FINREP
3 4 (0.38%) WAI
4 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.19%) WCAG
6 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.096%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (0.77%) HDFS
2 5 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.38%) Docker
4 3 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.19%) vSphere
5 2 (0.19%) Firmware
6 1 (0.096%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.096%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 26 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (2.12%) Puppet
3 8 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (0.67%) yum
4 7 (0.67%) Ansible
5 6 (0.58%) SCCM
6 5 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.38%) Zenoss
7 4 (0.38%) logstash
7 4 (0.38%) Kibana
7 4 (0.38%) Mesos
7 4 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 2 (0.19%) SCOM
8 2 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.096%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.096%) Oozie
Vendors
1 132 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 95 (9.14%) Oracle
3 49 (4.72%) Adobe
4 44 (4.23%) Zend
5 42 (4.04%) Google
6 21 (2.02%) OpenText
6 21 (2.02%) RedDot
6 21 (2.02%) Talend
7 15 (1.44%) SAP
8 12 (1.15%) Twitter
9 11 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.06%) Telerik
10 9 (0.87%) Apple
11 8 (0.77%) Business Objects
11 8 (0.77%) Capita
12 7 (0.67%) VMware
13 6 (0.58%) Sybase
14 5 (0.48%) IBM
14 5 (0.48%) Xamarin
15 4 (0.38%) New Relic
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Very Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Zebra People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Noir Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £325 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Devon
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago