The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 204 194 219
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +25
Contract jobs citing OOP 565 534 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 1.05% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.44% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 348 330
Average daily rate
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£350 £395 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 8
Average hourly rate £34.85 £38.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.28% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.55 £18.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.62 £41.30 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.85 £38.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +53.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +4 532 £350 -12.50% 375
London +1 319 £375 -6.25% 163
South East -30 76 £275 -23.61% 49
City of London -30 43 £400 -5.88% 39
East of England -9 30 £350 +7.69% 25
North West +10 28 £325 - 34
Yorkshire +24 23 £263 -26.05% 34
Manchester +8 22 £325 +10.16% 22
South West -15 21 £331 +20.45% 34
Scotland -29 20 £400 +30.08% 25
West Midlands 0 19 £320 -1.53% 12
West Yorkshire +17 15 £300 -15.49% 16
Kent +9 13 £250 -9.09% 2
Cambridge -2 13 £313 -10.71% 8
Glasgow -5 13 £388 -4.90% 12
Cambridgeshire -7 13 £313 -3.84% 15
Berkshire -9 13 £313 -21.87% 5
Birmingham +8 12 £350 - 3
Surrey +3 12 £403 +61.00% 11
Leeds +10 11 £270 -20.58% 10
Brighton -7 11 £108 - 7
East Sussex -18 11 £108 - 7
Bristol -17 9 £363 +38.09% 13
Hampshire -44 9 £238 -30.90% 13
East Midlands 0 8 £275 -4.34% 18
Norfolk - 8 £350 -
Oxfordshire +3 7 £350 -12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 7 £313 - 5
Somerset - 7 £288 - 6
Slough 0 6 £350 +57.30%

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 706 (63.78%) OO
2 531 (47.97%) JavaScript
3 504 (45.53%) HTML
4 454 (41.01%) CSS
5 359 (32.43%) C#
6 329 (29.72%) .NET
7 319 (28.82%) PHP
8 318 (28.73%) jQuery
9 306 (27.64%) TDD
10 300 (27.10%) MVC
11 281 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
12 276 (24.93%) Java
13 260 (23.49%) SQL
14 246 (22.22%) MySQL
15 237 (21.41%) XML
16 230 (20.78%) Web Services
17 214 (19.33%) HTML5
18 193 (17.43%) SQL Server
19 190 (17.16%) ASP.NET
20 160 (14.45%) Scrum
21 143 (12.92%) CSS3
22 142 (12.83%) Unit Testing
23 138 (12.47%) Git (software)
24 135 (12.20%) E-Commerce
25 133 (12.01%) BDD
26 132 (11.92%) Linux
27 123 (11.11%) Ajax
28 116 (10.48%) JSON
29 114 (10.30%) REST
30 113 (10.21%) Continuous Integration

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 72 (6.50%) CMS
2 71 (6.41%) Apache
3 44 (3.97%) Node.js
4 41 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 39 (3.52%) IIS
6 37 (3.34%) Umbraco
7 22 (1.99%) WordPress
8 21 (1.90%) Drupal
9 17 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (1.45%) Tomcat
11 14 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (1.17%) Adobe CQ
12 13 (1.17%) Confluence
13 12 (1.08%) WebSphere
13 12 (1.08%) Moodle
14 11 (0.99%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.72%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.63%) Apache Pig
16 7 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
16 7 (0.63%) MQSeries
Applications
1 28 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.81%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.54%) MS Office
5 4 (0.36%) InDesign
5 4 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.090%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.090%) Blender
Business Applications
1 30 (2.71%) Magento
2 15 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.63%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.18%) Zen Cart
6 2 (0.18%) osCommerce
7 1 (0.090%) RMDS
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.090%) Endur
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.090%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.08%) SaaS
3 7 (0.63%) PaaS
3 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.54%) Rackspace Cloud
5 5 (0.45%) IaaS
5 5 (0.45%) Force.com
5 5 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.27%) Heroku
6 3 (0.27%) GitHub
7 2 (0.18%) Office 365
8 1 (0.090%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.97%) HTTP
2 37 (3.34%) Internet
3 12 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.81%) Intranet
5 8 (0.72%) DNS
6 6 (0.54%) Firewall
6 6 (0.54%) BIG-IP
7 5 (0.45%) SSL
8 4 (0.36%) Network Security
8 4 (0.36%) Extranet
9 3 (0.27%) DVB
9 3 (0.27%) FTP
10 2 (0.18%) LDAP
11 1 (0.090%) LAN
11 1 (0.090%) WAN
11 1 (0.090%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (22.22%) MySQL
2 193 (17.43%) SQL Server
3 56 (5.06%) Relational Database
4 43 (3.88%) NoSQL
5 41 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 41 (3.70%) Big Data
6 28 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (2.35%) RavenDB
8 25 (2.26%) Redis
9 24 (2.17%) Hadoop
10 23 (2.08%) RDBMS
11 22 (1.99%) MongoDB
12 20 (1.81%) Oracle Database
13 18 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (1.17%) SQLite
15 13 (1.17%) Apache Hive
16 11 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
17 10 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
18 9 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 138 (12.47%) Git (software)
2 105 (9.49%) Subversion
3 87 (7.86%) Visual Studio
4 49 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 45 (4.07%) JIRA
6 43 (3.88%) Selenium
7 37 (3.34%) Eclipse
8 33 (2.98%) TeamCity
9 31 (2.80%) Xcode
9 31 (2.80%) PHPUnit
10 28 (2.53%) Mercurial
11 25 (2.26%) JUnit
12 23 (2.08%) Jenkins
13 22 (1.99%) Cucumber
13 22 (1.99%) NUnit
14 20 (1.81%) Ant
14 20 (1.81%) WebDriver
15 16 (1.45%) Maven
16 14 (1.26%) QuickTest Pro
17 12 (1.08%) ReSharper
General
1 101 (9.12%) Finance
2 32 (2.89%) Retail
3 30 (2.71%) Banking
4 23 (2.08%) Marketing
5 22 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.99%) Front Office
6 21 (1.90%) Games
6 21 (1.90%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.63%) Advertising
8 17 (1.54%) Electronics
9 16 (1.45%) Publishing
10 8 (0.72%) Back Office
11 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.36%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.27%) Automotive
13 2 (0.18%) Military
13 2 (0.18%) Interactive Media
14 1 (0.090%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 919 (83.02%) Developer
2 186 (16.80%) PHP Developer
3 122 (11.02%) .NET Developer
4 109 (9.85%) Senior Developer
5 100 (9.03%) Web Developer
6 69 (6.23%) Front-End Developer
7 68 (6.14%) C# Developer
8 65 (5.87%) Java Developer
9 53 (4.79%) C# .NET Developer
10 48 (4.34%) Software Engineer
11 47 (4.25%) iOS Developer
12 44 (3.97%) Architect
13 43 (3.88%) Android Developer
14 38 (3.43%) Software Developer
15 37 (3.34%) PHP Web Developer
16 35 (3.16%) Python Developer
17 28 (2.53%) SharePoint Developer
17 28 (2.53%) JavaScript Developer
18 24 (2.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 24 (2.17%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 504 (45.53%) HTML
2 454 (41.01%) CSS
3 329 (29.72%) .NET
4 318 (28.73%) jQuery
5 237 (21.41%) XML
6 230 (20.78%) Web Services
7 214 (19.33%) HTML5
8 190 (17.16%) ASP.NET
9 143 (12.92%) CSS3
10 123 (11.11%) Ajax
11 116 (10.48%) JSON
12 114 (10.30%) REST
13 102 (9.21%) .NET Framework
14 90 (8.13%) AngularJS
15 89 (8.04%) ASP.NET MVC
15 89 (8.04%) WCF
16 81 (7.32%) RESTful
17 80 (7.23%) SOAP
18 75 (6.78%) LAMP
19 68 (6.14%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 57 (5.15%) Open Source
3 44 (3.97%) Mobile App
4 37 (3.34%) Animation
5 32 (2.89%) iPhone
5 32 (2.89%) Digital Media
6 24 (2.17%) iPad
7 21 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (1.54%) Social Network
10 14 (1.26%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
12 12 (1.08%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.90%) N-Tier
13 10 (0.90%) W3C
13 10 (0.90%) Kindle
14 9 (0.81%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.81%) Streaming Media
15 8 (0.72%) Derivative
15 8 (0.72%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 132 (11.92%) Linux
2 102 (9.21%) Android
3 96 (8.67%) Apple iOS
4 82 (7.41%) Windows
5 67 (6.05%) UNIX
6 21 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.54%) CentOS
7 6 (0.54%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.18%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.090%) Debian
10 1 (0.090%) Fedora
10 1 (0.090%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.090%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 706 (63.78%) OO
2 306 (27.64%) TDD
3 300 (27.10%) MVC
4 281 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
5 160 (14.45%) Scrum
6 142 (12.83%) Unit Testing
7 135 (12.20%) E-Commerce
8 133 (12.01%) BDD
9 113 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
10 102 (9.21%) Software Engineering
11 92 (8.31%) Web Development
12 70 (6.32%) Android Development
13 67 (6.05%) iOS Development
14 64 (5.78%) Multithreading
15 62 (5.60%) OOD
16 50 (4.52%) DevOps
17 49 (4.43%) Responsive Web Design
18 47 (4.25%) UML
19 46 (4.16%) SOA
20 45 (4.07%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 531 (47.97%) JavaScript
2 359 (32.43%) C#
3 319 (28.82%) PHP
4 276 (24.93%) Java
5 260 (23.49%) SQL
6 102 (9.21%) C++
7 96 (8.67%) Python
7 96 (8.67%) PHP5
8 60 (5.42%) T-SQL
9 55 (4.97%) Objective-C
10 54 (4.88%) Ruby
11 36 (3.25%) VB.NET
12 33 (2.98%) C
13 32 (2.89%) Perl
14 26 (2.35%) Scala
15 24 (2.17%) ActionScript
16 21 (1.90%) Groovy
17 18 (1.63%) Shell Script
18 17 (1.54%) VB
19 14 (1.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 106 (9.58%) Degree
2 19 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.27%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.18%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.18%) GISP
6 1 (0.090%) Brainbench
6 1 (0.090%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.090%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.090%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.15%) 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 8 (0.72%) 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 7 (0.63%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.54%) HAProxy
5 6 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (0.45%) collectd
6 5 (0.45%) StatsD
6 5 (0.45%) logstash
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 99 (8.94%) Microsoft
2 86 (7.77%) Zend
3 68 (6.14%) Oracle
4 29 (2.62%) Facebook
5 26 (2.35%) Adobe
6 25 (2.26%) Google
7 21 (1.90%) Twitter
8 19 (1.72%) Apple
8 19 (1.72%) SAP
9 18 (1.63%) JBoss
10 17 (1.54%) Rackspace
11 14 (1.26%) Sybase
12 13 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.90%) Perforce
14 8 (0.72%) DevExpress
14 8 (0.72%) Sencha
14 8 (0.72%) SaltStack
15 7 (0.63%) Telerik
16 6 (0.54%) hybris
16 6 (0.54%) Splunk
West Midlands
Roc Search
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Steria
Posted: 2 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 to £100 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 to £260 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wiltshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago