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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 287 209 203
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -6
Contract jobs citing OOP 410 557 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 1.06% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.40% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 397 310
Average daily rate
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£390 £358 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.01% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 11
Average hourly rate £42.88 £33.84 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.69% +4.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.18 £24.68 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.58 £76.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.88 £33.84 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+26.69% +4.93%

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
42560 39708 34604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.14% 75.30% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26984 25126 20661
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1224 1175 1047
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -77 379 £400 +14.28% 334
London -26 208 £413 +10.00% 114
North West +10 60 £350 +7.69% 39
City of London +19 54 £413 +11.48% 32
South East -25 54 £338 +10.65% 46
Cheshire +20 31 £388 +33.62% 6
Manchester -1 27 £328 +0.76% 22
Scotland -8 24 £338 -15.62% 6
East Midlands -24 18 £400 +48.14% 17
West Midlands -5 17 £400 +8.10% 17
East of England -21 15 £400 +17.64% 25
Berkshire +7 12 £363 +16.00% 8
Buckinghamshire -2 11 £225 -35.71% 5
Derbyshire -6 11 £400 +53.84% 3
Yorkshire -42 11 £363 +15.53% 35
Wales +2 10 £305 +74.28% 7
Reading +3 9 £363 +31.81% 6
South West -10 9 £375 +15.38% 35
Oxfordshire -20 9 £408 +33.60% 6
Leeds -30 9 £356 +13.54% 13
West Yorkshire -35 9 £356 +14.00% 28
Staffordshire - 9 £400 - 2
Highlands - 9 - -
Shropshire - 8 £400 -
Cardiff +15 7 £299 +70.71% 2
South Wales +6 7 £299 +70.71% 5
Hertfordshire -2 7 £500 -23.07% 12
Bristol -4 6 £375 +15.38% 5
Hampshire -6 6 £325 +8.33% 9
Glasgow -14 6 £313 -21.87% 2

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 589 (59.56%) OO
2 551 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
3 416 (42.06%) JavaScript
4 412 (41.66%) HTML
5 382 (38.62%) Java
6 360 (36.40%) CSS
7 307 (31.04%) C#
8 292 (29.52%) TDD
9 268 (27.10%) .NET
10 260 (26.29%) jQuery
11 254 (25.68%) MVC
12 237 (23.96%) SQL
13 209 (21.13%) HTML5
14 202 (20.42%) PHP
15 188 (19.01%) Web Services
16 180 (18.20%) Git (software)
17 179 (18.10%) Scrum
18 172 (17.39%) XML
18 172 (17.39%) AngularJS
19 170 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
20 166 (16.78%) MySQL
21 161 (16.28%) SQL Server
22 152 (15.37%) CSS3
23 149 (15.07%) JSON
24 148 (14.96%) Unit Testing
25 146 (14.76%) ASP.NET
26 141 (14.26%) BDD
27 138 (13.95%) Python
28 135 (13.65%) Software Engineering
29 125 (12.64%) Microsoft

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 52 (5.26%) CMS
2 46 (4.65%) Apache
2 46 (4.65%) Node.js
3 33 (3.34%) WebLogic
4 32 (3.24%) MQSeries
4 32 (3.24%) WebSphere
5 31 (3.13%) JBoss
6 30 (3.03%) IIS
7 24 (2.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 23 (2.33%) SharePoint
9 14 (1.42%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.42%) Drupal
10 13 (1.31%) nginx
11 12 (1.21%) WordPress
12 11 (1.11%) Confluence
13 10 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 9 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (0.81%) Umbraco
16 7 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.22%) Photoshop
3 17 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (0.81%) MS Office
5 4 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 16 (1.62%) Magento
2 7 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.10%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.10%) Summit
5 1 (0.10%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.81%) SaaS
3 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.51%) GitHub
4 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.30%) PaaS
5 3 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.30%) IaaS
5 3 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.10%) Force.com
7 1 (0.10%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.26%) Internet
2 34 (3.44%) HTTP
3 21 (2.12%) Intranet
4 14 (1.42%) SSL
4 14 (1.42%) DNS
5 12 (1.21%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.21%) FTP
6 11 (1.11%) Network Security
7 10 (1.01%) IPsec
7 10 (1.01%) DHCP
8 6 (0.61%) HTTPS
8 6 (0.61%) DVB
9 4 (0.40%) VPN
10 2 (0.20%) LDAP
10 2 (0.20%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.20%) X.509
10 2 (0.20%) Firewall
10 2 (0.20%) iBeacon
10 2 (0.20%) AMQP
11 1 (0.10%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (16.78%) MySQL
2 161 (16.28%) SQL Server
3 97 (9.81%) Relational Database
4 57 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 55 (5.56%) RDBMS
6 52 (5.26%) MongoDB
7 46 (4.65%) NoSQL
8 29 (2.93%) Oracle Database
9 23 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (2.12%) Redis
12 18 (1.82%) Oracle9i Database
13 17 (1.72%) Big Data
13 17 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (1.62%) Hadoop
15 15 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 11 (1.11%) Apache Hive
18 10 (1.01%) DB2
18 10 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 180 (18.20%) Git (software)
2 112 (11.32%) Subversion
3 83 (8.39%) Visual Studio
4 82 (8.29%) Jenkins
5 62 (6.27%) Ant
6 60 (6.07%) JUnit
7 58 (5.86%) Maven
8 53 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 53 (5.36%) JIRA
9 50 (5.06%) Selenium
10 43 (4.35%) Cucumber
11 37 (3.74%) Eclipse
12 29 (2.93%) ReSharper
13 27 (2.73%) PHPUnit
14 26 (2.63%) Xcode
15 25 (2.53%) Grunt
16 24 (2.43%) Talend Open Studio
17 23 (2.33%) Android Studio
18 22 (2.22%) Appium
19 20 (2.02%) Artifactory
General
1 120 (12.13%) Finance
2 70 (7.08%) Banking
3 44 (4.45%) Telecoms
4 38 (3.84%) Investment Banking
5 33 (3.34%) Front Office
6 28 (2.83%) Publishing
7 22 (2.22%) Retail
7 22 (2.22%) Marketing
8 17 (1.72%) Games
9 15 (1.52%) Advertising
10 6 (0.61%) Back Office
10 6 (0.61%) Law
11 5 (0.51%) Legal
11 5 (0.51%) French Language
12 4 (0.40%) Local Government
12 4 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Electronics
15 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 812 (82.10%) Developer
2 130 (13.14%) Java Developer
3 123 (12.44%) PHP Developer
4 100 (10.11%) .NET Developer
5 95 (9.61%) Senior Developer
6 71 (7.18%) C# Developer
7 50 (5.06%) Android Developer
8 48 (4.85%) Web Developer
8 48 (4.85%) Software Engineer
9 42 (4.25%) Software Developer
10 40 (4.04%) JavaScript Developer
10 40 (4.04%) Front-End Developer
11 39 (3.94%) Python Developer
12 37 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
13 34 (3.44%) iOS Developer
14 23 (2.33%) Senior Java Developer
14 23 (2.33%) Java Software Engineer
15 22 (2.22%) Programmer
16 20 (2.02%) Analyst
17 19 (1.92%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (41.66%) HTML
2 360 (36.40%) CSS
3 268 (27.10%) .NET
4 260 (26.29%) jQuery
5 209 (21.13%) HTML5
6 188 (19.01%) Web Services
7 172 (17.39%) XML
7 172 (17.39%) AngularJS
8 152 (15.37%) CSS3
9 149 (15.07%) JSON
10 146 (14.76%) ASP.NET
11 110 (11.12%) REST
12 93 (9.40%) .NET Framework
13 92 (9.30%) Ajax
14 78 (7.89%) J2EE
15 77 (7.79%) RESTful
16 71 (7.18%) WCF
17 66 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 56 (5.66%) Backbone.js
19 54 (5.46%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.77%) User Experience
2 55 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 47 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 43 (4.35%) Derivative
6 28 (2.83%) W3C
7 26 (2.63%) Data Structures
8 24 (2.43%) N-Tier
9 21 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (2.02%) Fixed Income
11 19 (1.92%) Algorithms
12 18 (1.82%) Mathematics
13 16 (1.62%) Web 2.0
14 14 (1.42%) Visualisation
15 13 (1.31%) iPad
15 13 (1.31%) iPhone
16 12 (1.21%) Inversion of Control
17 9 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
17 9 (0.91%) Spread Betting
18 7 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 124 (12.54%) Linux
2 97 (9.81%) Windows
3 96 (9.71%) Android
4 74 (7.48%) Apple iOS
5 61 (6.17%) UNIX
6 11 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.71%) Windows Vista
7 7 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.71%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.71%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.61%) AIX
9 4 (0.40%) Debian
9 4 (0.40%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.40%) CoreOS
9 4 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.20%) CentOS
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (59.56%) OO
2 551 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
3 292 (29.52%) TDD
4 254 (25.68%) MVC
5 179 (18.10%) Scrum
6 170 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
7 148 (14.96%) Unit Testing
8 141 (14.26%) BDD
9 135 (13.65%) Software Engineering
10 88 (8.90%) SOA
11 86 (8.70%) E-Commerce
12 84 (8.49%) UML
13 68 (6.88%) Android Development
14 66 (6.67%) SDLC
15 64 (6.47%) Responsive Web Design
16 58 (5.86%) Web Development
17 57 (5.76%) Content Management
18 56 (5.66%) Automated Testing
18 56 (5.66%) OOD
19 50 (5.06%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 416 (42.06%) JavaScript
2 382 (38.62%) Java
3 307 (31.04%) C#
4 237 (23.96%) SQL
5 202 (20.42%) PHP
6 138 (13.95%) Python
7 107 (10.82%) C++
8 75 (7.58%) Ruby
9 62 (6.27%) PHP5
10 49 (4.95%) Objective-C
11 36 (3.64%) Scala
12 32 (3.24%) T-SQL
13 31 (3.13%) VB
13 31 (3.13%) Perl
14 26 (2.63%) PL/SQL
15 20 (2.02%) C
16 19 (1.92%) XPath
17 16 (1.62%) XQuery
18 14 (1.42%) Apple Swift
19 13 (1.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 103 (10.41%) Degree
2 68 (6.88%) Security Cleared
3 30 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.21%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.91%) OCPJP
5 9 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
5 9 (0.91%) Sun Certification
6 6 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.51%) ISEB
8 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.30%) MCSD
9 3 (0.30%) MCSE
10 1 (0.10%) MCP
10 1 (0.10%) HND
10 1 (0.10%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.84%) QA
2 7 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.51%) COREP
3 5 (0.51%) FINREP
4 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.10%) WAI
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.61%) HDFS
2 5 (0.51%) Docker
3 3 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (0.30%) Varnish
3 3 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.20%) Firmware
5 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 28 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (2.33%) Puppet
3 8 (0.81%) yum
4 7 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
4 7 (0.71%) Ansible
5 6 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
5 6 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.51%) Zenoss
7 4 (0.40%) Mesos
8 1 (0.10%) Oozie
8 1 (0.10%) Control-M
8 1 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.10%) SCCM
8 1 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 125 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 99 (10.01%) Oracle
3 49 (4.95%) Zend
4 40 (4.04%) Adobe
5 35 (3.54%) Google
6 24 (2.43%) Talend
7 17 (1.72%) Telerik
8 16 (1.62%) OpenText
8 16 (1.62%) RedDot
8 16 (1.62%) Sybase
9 11 (1.11%) SAP
10 10 (1.01%) Apple
10 10 (1.01%) Twitter
11 9 (0.91%) Business Objects
12 7 (0.71%) Capita
13 5 (0.51%) VMware
13 5 (0.51%) hybris
13 5 (0.51%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.51%) Remedy
13 5 (0.51%) Facebook
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Dereham
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 18 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 350-450 Per Day
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £299 - £451 per day
Posted: 27 days ago