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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 207 178 233
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +55
Contract jobs citing OOP 552 628 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 1.19% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.63% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 424 320
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£360 £379 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.95% +8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.49 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.16% +14.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.23 £38.50 £49.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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
(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 -36 518 £360 -6.79% 351
London -24 303 £400 - 125
South East -53 63 £275 -16.66% 50
City of London -40 53 £425 - 40
North West -6 37 £350 +7.69% 36
South West -17 32 £310 +12.72% 23
Manchester +4 29 £350 +7.69% 22
Yorkshire +16 22 £300 -14.89% 31
West Midlands 0 21 £320 +100.00% 11
East of England -18 19 £350 +9.80% 40
Scotland -28 14 £375 +7.14% 16
Kent -1 13 £250 -9.58% 2
Berkshire -3 13 £350 -6.66% 4
East Midlands -6 13 £313 - 26
Brighton -15 13 £300 - 5
East Sussex -17 13 £300 - 5
West Yorkshire +9 12 £320 -5.88% 19
Somerset - 12 £288 - 2
Birmingham +5 11 £300 +87.50% 5
Cambridgeshire -3 11 £313 - 16
Cambridge -4 11 £313 -10.71% 8
Bristol -12 11 £363 +31.81% 11
Glasgow -18 9 £375 -16.66% 8
North Yorkshire - 9 £244 - 6
Cardiff -3 8 £325 -3.70% 4
South Wales -8 8 £325 -3.70% 4
Wales -11 8 £325 -3.70% 5
Hampshire -41 8 £238 -29.62% 18
North East -15 7 £250 - 8
York - 7 £219 - 2

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 717 (64.89%) OO
2 513 (46.43%) HTML
3 508 (45.97%) JavaScript
4 467 (42.26%) CSS
5 353 (31.95%) C#
6 326 (29.50%) TDD
7 312 (28.24%) jQuery
7 312 (28.24%) .NET
8 310 (28.05%) PHP
9 309 (27.96%) MVC
10 291 (26.33%) Agile Software Development
11 282 (25.52%) Java
12 259 (23.44%) SQL
13 241 (21.81%) HTML5
14 232 (21.00%) MySQL
15 228 (20.63%) Web Services
16 212 (19.19%) XML
17 182 (16.47%) ASP.NET
18 180 (16.29%) SQL Server
19 169 (15.29%) Scrum
20 162 (14.66%) CSS3
21 156 (14.12%) E-Commerce
22 153 (13.85%) BDD
23 152 (13.76%) Git (software)
24 151 (13.67%) Unit Testing
25 127 (11.49%) Linux
26 125 (11.31%) JSON
27 124 (11.22%) REST
28 119 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
29 114 (10.32%) Ajax

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 70 (6.33%) Apache
2 65 (5.88%) CMS
3 40 (3.62%) Node.js
4 33 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 33 (2.99%) IIS
5 32 (2.90%) Umbraco
6 20 (1.81%) WordPress
7 19 (1.72%) Drupal
8 15 (1.36%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.27%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (1.09%) Confluence
11 12 (1.09%) Adobe CQ
12 11 (1.00%) Moodle
12 11 (1.00%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.72%) ExpressionEngine
13 8 (0.72%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.72%) Apache ServiceMix
14 7 (0.63%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 26 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.72%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.72%) MS Office
3 8 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.36%) InDesign
4 4 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.090%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.090%) Blender
Business Applications
1 31 (2.81%) Magento
2 13 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.63%) SAP PM
6 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.18%) osCommerce
7 2 (0.18%) Zen Cart
8 1 (0.090%) Shopify
8 1 (0.090%) RMDS
8 1 (0.090%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.090%) Endur
8 1 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.090%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.090%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.18%) SaaS
2 11 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.63%) GitHub
3 7 (0.63%) PaaS
3 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.45%) Force.com
5 5 (0.45%) IaaS
6 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.36%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (0.27%) Heroku
8 1 (0.090%) Office 365
8 1 (0.090%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.80%) HTTP
2 37 (3.35%) Internet
3 9 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.72%) DNS
4 8 (0.72%) SSL
5 7 (0.63%) Intranet
6 6 (0.54%) Firewall
6 6 (0.54%) BIG-IP
7 4 (0.36%) Network Security
8 3 (0.27%) DVB
9 2 (0.18%) SSH
9 2 (0.18%) Extranet
9 2 (0.18%) LDAP
10 1 (0.090%) LAN
10 1 (0.090%) WAN
10 1 (0.090%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.090%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (21.00%) MySQL
2 180 (16.29%) SQL Server
3 48 (4.34%) Relational Database
4 43 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 42 (3.80%) NoSQL
5 42 (3.80%) Big Data
6 27 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (2.35%) Redis
8 24 (2.17%) Hadoop
9 23 (2.08%) RavenDB
10 21 (1.90%) RDBMS
10 21 (1.90%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.81%) MongoDB
12 17 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (1.18%) Apache Hive
15 10 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (0.90%) SQLite
16 9 (0.81%) HBase
Development Applications
1 152 (13.76%) Git (software)
2 112 (10.14%) Subversion
3 83 (7.51%) Visual Studio
4 52 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (4.52%) Selenium
6 45 (4.07%) JIRA
7 36 (3.26%) Mercurial
7 36 (3.26%) PHPUnit
8 32 (2.90%) Cucumber
8 32 (2.90%) Eclipse
9 31 (2.81%) TeamCity
10 27 (2.44%) Jenkins
11 26 (2.35%) Xcode
12 24 (2.17%) Ant
12 24 (2.17%) JUnit
12 24 (2.17%) WebDriver
13 21 (1.90%) NUnit
14 18 (1.63%) Maven
15 16 (1.45%) Jasmine
16 14 (1.27%) Hudson
General
1 89 (8.05%) Finance
2 33 (2.99%) Banking
3 31 (2.81%) Retail
4 28 (2.53%) Marketing
5 27 (2.44%) Front Office
6 26 (2.35%) Investment Banking
7 23 (2.08%) Games
8 19 (1.72%) Electronics
9 17 (1.54%) Advertising
10 16 (1.45%) Telecoms
11 15 (1.36%) Publishing
12 7 (0.63%) Back Office
13 6 (0.54%) Automotive
13 6 (0.54%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.18%) Interactive Media
15 2 (0.18%) Military
16 1 (0.090%) Billing
16 1 (0.090%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 923 (83.53%) Developer
2 173 (15.66%) PHP Developer
3 127 (11.49%) .NET Developer
4 117 (10.59%) Senior Developer
5 93 (8.42%) Web Developer
6 76 (6.88%) C# Developer
7 69 (6.24%) Java Developer
8 67 (6.06%) Front-End Developer
9 54 (4.89%) C# .NET Developer
10 49 (4.43%) Software Engineer
11 48 (4.34%) iOS Developer
12 44 (3.98%) Android Developer
13 42 (3.80%) Architect
14 37 (3.35%) Software Developer
15 33 (2.99%) Python Developer
16 30 (2.71%) JavaScript Developer
17 28 (2.53%) PHP Web Developer
18 27 (2.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 22 (1.99%) PHP MySQL Developer
19 22 (1.99%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 513 (46.43%) HTML
2 467 (42.26%) CSS
3 312 (28.24%) .NET
3 312 (28.24%) jQuery
4 241 (21.81%) HTML5
5 228 (20.63%) Web Services
6 212 (19.19%) XML
7 182 (16.47%) ASP.NET
8 162 (14.66%) CSS3
9 125 (11.31%) JSON
10 124 (11.22%) REST
11 114 (10.32%) Ajax
12 102 (9.23%) AngularJS
13 99 (8.96%) RESTful
14 94 (8.51%) .NET Framework
15 88 (7.96%) ASP.NET MVC
16 80 (7.24%) SOAP
17 78 (7.06%) WCF
18 72 (6.52%) Backbone.js
19 70 (6.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.33%) Computer Science
2 54 (4.89%) Open Source
3 47 (4.25%) Mobile App
4 46 (4.16%) Animation
5 30 (2.71%) iPhone
6 29 (2.62%) Digital Media
7 21 (1.90%) iPad
7 21 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 21 (1.90%) W3C
8 19 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.54%) Fixed Income
10 13 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
11 11 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.90%) Management Information System
12 10 (0.90%) Streaming Media
12 10 (0.90%) Kindle
13 9 (0.81%) Social Network
14 8 (0.72%) Social Media
14 8 (0.72%) Graphic Design
14 8 (0.72%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 127 (11.49%) Linux
2 103 (9.32%) Android
3 102 (9.23%) Apple iOS
4 76 (6.88%) UNIX
4 76 (6.88%) Windows
5 21 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.54%) CentOS
7 5 (0.45%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.090%) Debian
11 1 (0.090%) Fedora
11 1 (0.090%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.090%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 717 (64.89%) OO
2 326 (29.50%) TDD
3 309 (27.96%) MVC
4 291 (26.33%) Agile Software Development
5 169 (15.29%) Scrum
6 156 (14.12%) E-Commerce
7 153 (13.85%) BDD
8 151 (13.67%) Unit Testing
9 119 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
10 103 (9.32%) Software Engineering
11 100 (9.05%) Web Development
12 74 (6.70%) Android Development
13 70 (6.33%) iOS Development
14 62 (5.61%) Responsive Web Design
15 59 (5.34%) OOD
16 55 (4.98%) Multithreading
17 53 (4.80%) SOA
18 52 (4.71%) UML
19 47 (4.25%) DevOps
20 42 (3.80%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 508 (45.97%) JavaScript
2 353 (31.95%) C#
3 310 (28.05%) PHP
4 282 (25.52%) Java
5 259 (23.44%) SQL
6 105 (9.50%) C++
7 103 (9.32%) PHP5
8 92 (8.33%) Python
9 58 (5.25%) T-SQL
10 55 (4.98%) Ruby
11 46 (4.16%) Objective-C
12 37 (3.35%) VB.NET
13 35 (3.17%) Scala
14 34 (3.08%) C
15 29 (2.62%) Perl
16 25 (2.26%) ActionScript
17 22 (1.99%) Groovy
18 21 (1.90%) Shell Script
19 16 (1.45%) VB
19 16 (1.45%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 103 (9.32%) Degree
2 19 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.27%) 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%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.18%) GISP
6 1 (0.090%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.43%) QA
2 10 (0.90%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.36%) SLA
4 3 (0.27%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.090%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (0.63%) Varnish
2 6 (0.54%) Xen
2 6 (0.54%) KVM
3 2 (0.18%) HDFS
3 2 (0.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (1.63%) Puppet
2 16 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.81%) Salt
4 8 (0.72%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.54%) logstash
5 6 (0.54%) HAProxy
5 6 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (0.45%) collectd
6 5 (0.45%) StatsD
7 3 (0.27%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.18%) SCOM
8 2 (0.18%) OpenIDM
8 2 (0.18%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.090%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.090%) Nagios
9 1 (0.090%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 88 (7.96%) Zend
2 86 (7.78%) Microsoft
3 67 (6.06%) Oracle
4 27 (2.44%) Facebook
5 25 (2.26%) Adobe
6 23 (2.08%) Google
7 20 (1.81%) SAP
7 20 (1.81%) Twitter
8 19 (1.72%) Apple
9 17 (1.54%) JBoss
10 15 (1.36%) Sybase
10 15 (1.36%) Rackspace
11 11 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.90%) Sencha
13 9 (0.81%) Perforce
14 8 (0.72%) DevExpress
14 8 (0.72%) SaltStack
15 7 (0.63%) Telerik
15 7 (0.63%) IBM
16 6 (0.54%) hybris
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive (Negotiable)
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £281.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £550 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £450 to £550 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Teamcore
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-550 Per Day
Posted: 8 days ago