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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 225 182 212
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +30
Contract jobs citing OOP 521 601 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 1.16% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.58% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 414 307
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 3
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.87% +6.66%

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
41214 38103 35480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.51% 73.72% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26955 23499 20863
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1115 1172 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -39 501 £390 +9.09% 340
London +8 290 £425 +9.32% 113
South East -47 85 £325 - 67
City of London 0 66 £450 - 38
East of England +3 28 £295 -9.23% 24
North West -39 28 £350 +7.69% 44
West Midlands -6 22 £300 +9.09% 11
East Sussex -1 19 £181 -39.58% 9
Brighton -2 19 £181 -39.58% 9
East Midlands +12 18 £350 +2.94% 10
South West -57 17 £258 -14.16% 26
Berkshire -14 15 £350 -6.66% 4
Manchester -21 15 £463 +29.82% 34
Cambridgeshire -9 14 £200 -38.46% 7
Birmingham -3 12 £300 +0.41% 3
Derby - 12 £350 - 1
Derbyshire - 12 £350 - 1
Yorkshire -21 11 £338 +12.50% 40
Hampshire -23 11 £360 +0.69% 16
Hertfordshire +11 10 £419 +25.18% 14
Buckinghamshire -13 10 £320 +16.36% 2
Cambridge +2 9 £200 -43.46% 7
Milton Keynes -8 9 £316 -2.69% 2
Surrey -10 9 £375 +25.00% 10
Reading +17 8 £350 -12.50% 3
Cheshire -17 8 £313 +4.16% 4
Dorset -1 6 £240 - 9
Southampton -2 6 £413 +20.43% 6
Kent -5 6 £340 +4.61% 3
Scotland -21 6 £313 +31.57% 3

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 693 (66.00%) OO
2 486 (46.29%) HTML
3 480 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
4 466 (44.38%) JavaScript
5 422 (40.19%) CSS
6 319 (30.38%) Java
7 306 (29.14%) C#
8 300 (28.57%) TDD
9 288 (27.43%) .NET
10 287 (27.33%) MVC
11 286 (27.24%) SQL
12 274 (26.10%) jQuery
13 263 (25.05%) PHP
14 253 (24.10%) HTML5
15 207 (19.71%) XML
16 202 (19.24%) Web Services
17 171 (16.29%) MySQL
18 167 (15.90%) SQL Server
18 167 (15.90%) Scrum
19 164 (15.62%) Git (software)
20 163 (15.52%) CSS3
21 161 (15.33%) ASP.NET
22 149 (14.19%) Unit Testing
23 148 (14.10%) BDD
24 132 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
25 128 (12.19%) JSON
26 118 (11.24%) Linux
26 118 (11.24%) E-Commerce
27 117 (11.14%) Ajax
28 112 (10.67%) REST

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 67 (6.38%) CMS
2 66 (6.29%) Apache
3 39 (3.71%) Node.js
4 35 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 26 (2.48%) IIS
6 19 (1.81%) Drupal
7 18 (1.71%) WordPress
7 18 (1.71%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (1.52%) WebLogic
9 15 (1.43%) Adobe CQ
10 13 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (1.14%) Umbraco
11 12 (1.14%) Confluence
12 10 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
12 10 (0.95%) WebSphere Process Server
13 9 (0.86%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.86%) Apache ServiceMix
13 9 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (2.95%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.00%) MS Office
3 13 (1.24%) Photoshop
3 13 (1.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.29%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.29%) FrameMaker
4 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.095%) Blender
Business Applications
1 26 (2.48%) Magento
2 8 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.57%) SAP FI
3 6 (0.57%) SAP CO
3 6 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.29%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.095%) RMDS
7 1 (0.095%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.095%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.095%) Endur
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.095%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.14%) GitHub
2 10 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.67%) SaaS
4 6 (0.57%) Force.com
5 4 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.19%) IaaS
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.095%) PaaS
7 1 (0.095%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.095%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.38%) Internet
2 41 (3.90%) HTTP
3 19 (1.81%) Intranet
4 16 (1.52%) SSL
5 10 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.67%) Network Security
7 6 (0.57%) DNS
8 5 (0.48%) Firewall
9 3 (0.29%) Extranet
9 3 (0.29%) VPN
9 3 (0.29%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.19%) LTE
10 2 (0.19%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.19%) FTP
10 2 (0.19%) DHCP
10 2 (0.19%) 3G
10 2 (0.19%) SSH
10 2 (0.19%) WiMAX
11 1 (0.095%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.095%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (16.29%) MySQL
2 167 (15.90%) SQL Server
3 48 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (4.19%) Relational Database
5 38 (3.62%) NoSQL
6 31 (2.95%) Hadoop
6 31 (2.95%) Oracle Database
7 30 (2.86%) Big Data
8 23 (2.19%) MongoDB
9 21 (2.00%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
11 13 (1.24%) Apache Hive
12 12 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.86%) HBase
15 9 (0.86%) Redis
16 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 164 (15.62%) Git (software)
2 111 (10.57%) Subversion
3 74 (7.05%) Visual Studio
4 59 (5.62%) Cucumber
5 57 (5.43%) Jenkins
6 52 (4.95%) Selenium
7 44 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (4.10%) Maven
8 43 (4.10%) JIRA
9 34 (3.24%) PHPUnit
10 32 (3.05%) JUnit
11 27 (2.57%) WebDriver
12 24 (2.29%) Eclipse
12 24 (2.29%) NUnit
13 22 (2.10%) TeamCity
13 22 (2.10%) Jasmine
14 21 (2.00%) Mercurial
15 19 (1.81%) Grunt
15 19 (1.81%) Hudson
16 17 (1.62%) Ant
General
1 97 (9.24%) Finance
2 74 (7.05%) Banking
3 51 (4.86%) Front Office
4 48 (4.57%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.29%) Advertising
5 24 (2.29%) Publishing
6 23 (2.19%) Games
7 22 (2.10%) Marketing
8 18 (1.71%) Retail
9 13 (1.24%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.86%) Back Office
10 9 (0.86%) Electronics
10 9 (0.86%) Law
11 6 (0.57%) Legal
11 6 (0.57%) Automotive
12 5 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.38%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.095%) Billing
Job Titles
1 876 (83.43%) Developer
2 162 (15.43%) PHP Developer
3 117 (11.14%) .NET Developer
4 99 (9.43%) Senior Developer
5 87 (8.29%) C# Developer
6 78 (7.43%) Web Developer
7 66 (6.29%) Java Developer
8 59 (5.62%) Front-End Developer
9 50 (4.76%) Android Developer
10 48 (4.57%) C# .NET Developer
11 40 (3.81%) Software Engineer
11 40 (3.81%) iOS Developer
12 37 (3.52%) JavaScript Developer
13 36 (3.43%) Architect
13 36 (3.43%) Python Developer
14 31 (2.95%) Software Developer
15 24 (2.29%) Analyst
15 24 (2.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 23 (2.19%) ASP.NET Developer
17 18 (1.71%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 486 (46.29%) HTML
2 422 (40.19%) CSS
3 288 (27.43%) .NET
4 274 (26.10%) jQuery
5 253 (24.10%) HTML5
6 207 (19.71%) XML
7 202 (19.24%) Web Services
8 163 (15.52%) CSS3
9 161 (15.33%) ASP.NET
10 128 (12.19%) JSON
11 117 (11.14%) Ajax
12 112 (10.67%) REST
13 105 (10.00%) RESTful
14 102 (9.71%) AngularJS
15 76 (7.24%) ASP.NET MVC
16 71 (6.76%) SOAP
17 68 (6.48%) WCF
18 66 (6.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 64 (6.10%) Symfony
20 63 (6.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.29%) User Experience
2 69 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (6.48%) Computer Science
4 56 (5.33%) Mobile App
5 43 (4.10%) W3C
6 38 (3.62%) Data Structures
7 34 (3.24%) Algorithms
8 32 (3.05%) Open Source
9 29 (2.76%) Animation
10 27 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (2.19%) Fixed Income
12 21 (2.00%) Derivative
13 19 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 14 (1.33%) Digital Media
14 14 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
15 13 (1.24%) Web 2.0
15 13 (1.24%) N-Tier
16 12 (1.14%) Mobile Payment
17 11 (1.05%) iPhone
18 10 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 118 (11.24%) Linux
2 94 (8.95%) Android
3 92 (8.76%) UNIX
4 80 (7.62%) Apple iOS
5 76 (7.24%) Windows
6 15 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.76%) Windows XP
7 8 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (0.76%) Windows Vista
8 6 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.48%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.38%) Solaris
10 4 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.29%) Debian
11 3 (0.29%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.095%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.095%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 693 (66.00%) OO
2 480 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
3 300 (28.57%) TDD
4 287 (27.33%) MVC
5 167 (15.90%) Scrum
6 149 (14.19%) Unit Testing
7 148 (14.10%) BDD
8 132 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
9 118 (11.24%) E-Commerce
10 94 (8.95%) Software Engineering
11 81 (7.71%) Web Development
12 79 (7.52%) SOA
13 77 (7.33%) Responsive Web Design
14 75 (7.14%) Android Development
15 72 (6.86%) OOD
16 55 (5.24%) iOS Development
17 52 (4.95%) UML
18 49 (4.67%) Multithreading
19 44 (4.19%) Kanban
20 41 (3.90%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 466 (44.38%) JavaScript
2 319 (30.38%) Java
3 306 (29.14%) C#
4 286 (27.24%) SQL
5 263 (25.05%) PHP
6 100 (9.52%) PHP5
7 97 (9.24%) C++
8 96 (9.14%) Python
9 56 (5.33%) Ruby
10 48 (4.57%) T-SQL
11 42 (4.00%) Scala
12 36 (3.43%) VB.NET
13 33 (3.14%) Objective-C
14 30 (2.86%) C
14 30 (2.86%) VB
15 22 (2.10%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.43%) Perl
16 15 (1.43%) Shell Script
17 14 (1.33%) Apex Code
18 13 (1.24%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 105 (10.00%) Degree
2 32 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.86%) OCPJP
4 9 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
4 9 (0.86%) Sun Certification
5 6 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.48%) ISEB
6 5 (0.48%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.29%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.095%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.095%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.90%) QA
2 6 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.38%) WAI
4 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (0.67%) HDFS
2 5 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.19%) Varnish
4 2 (0.19%) vSphere
4 2 (0.19%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.095%) Xen
5 1 (0.095%) Firmware
5 1 (0.095%) KVM
5 1 (0.095%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (0.95%) Puppet
2 8 (0.76%) logstash
2 8 (0.76%) SCCM
3 6 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (0.57%) Kibana
4 4 (0.38%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.38%) Salt
5 3 (0.29%) SCOM
5 3 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.19%) Graphite
6 2 (0.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 2 (0.19%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.095%) collectd
7 1 (0.095%) StatsD
7 1 (0.095%) Ansible
7 1 (0.095%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 102 (9.71%) Microsoft
2 65 (6.19%) Zend
3 57 (5.43%) Oracle
4 42 (4.00%) Adobe
5 39 (3.71%) Google
6 25 (2.38%) Twitter
7 21 (2.00%) SAP
8 20 (1.90%) Facebook
9 17 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (1.52%) Open Text
10 16 (1.52%) IBM
11 14 (1.33%) RedDot
12 12 (1.14%) Apple
13 10 (0.95%) Sencha
13 10 (0.95%) Telerik
14 9 (0.86%) Software AG
15 7 (0.67%) Xamarin
16 6 (0.57%) DevExpress
16 6 (0.57%) Business Objects
17 5 (0.48%) Capita
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