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 15 April 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
15 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 211 189 188
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -1
Contract jobs citing OOP 535 497 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 1.03% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.43% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 347 373
Average daily rate £356 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 7
Average hourly rate £36.40 £32.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.86% +65.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £32.00 £15.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £163.00 £33.25 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.70 £32.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +64.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41583 34864 42078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.32% 72.45% 69.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25774 20814 24004
Average daily rate £400 £403 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1076 1439
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%

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 15 April 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 15 April 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 15 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -36 495 £350 - 370
London -24 258 £400 - 161
South East -5 65 £305 -6.15% 56
City of London -19 47 £375 -7.40% 40
North West -15 39 £390 +20.00% 28
South West -13 36 £300 -20.00% 29
East Midlands -4 32 £265 -10.16% 27
Manchester -11 30 £390 +20.00% 18
West Yorkshire +7 29 £294 +1.29% 30
Yorkshire +7 29 £294 +3.98% 37
East of England -22 28 £338 +17.39% 24
Leeds +3 24 £275 -5.17% 20
Scotland -13 23 £388 +7.63% 19
Hampshire -8 22 £300 -13.66% 17
Nottinghamshire +9 15 £350 +62.79% 13
Somerset +1 14 £275 +15.18% 3
Nottingham +9 12 £350 +62.79% 12
Berkshire -4 12 £325 -7.14% 14
Cambridgeshire -10 12 £400 +52.38% 9
Glasgow +3 11 £400 - 6
Bristol -7 11 £325 +26.82% 8
Buckinghamshire -8 11 £400 +70.21% 1
West Midlands -13 11 £375 +25.00% 6
Cambridge +3 10 £400 +52.38% 6
Oxfordshire - 10 £305 - 4
Hertfordshire -1 8 £325 -23.52% 2
Bath -3 8 £275 +15.78% 1
Southampton -5 7 £300 -7.69% 5
East Sussex -5 7 - - 6
Brighton -10 7 - - 6

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 638 (58.80%) OO
2 518 (47.74%) JavaScript
3 482 (44.42%) HTML
4 416 (38.34%) CSS
5 365 (33.64%) PHP
6 314 (28.94%) Java
7 312 (28.76%) MVC
8 309 (28.48%) C#
9 308 (28.39%) jQuery
10 285 (26.27%) TDD
11 274 (25.25%) .NET
12 271 (24.98%) MySQL
13 251 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
14 232 (21.38%) XML
15 230 (21.20%) SQL
16 201 (18.53%) HTML5
17 177 (16.31%) SQL Server
18 174 (16.04%) Web Services
19 170 (15.67%) Software Engineering
20 153 (14.10%) Git (software)
21 150 (13.82%) Scrum
22 148 (13.64%) C++
23 143 (13.18%) Ajax
23 143 (13.18%) CSS3
24 139 (12.81%) ASP.NET
25 132 (12.17%) Linux
26 124 (11.43%) Multithreading
27 121 (11.15%) JSON
28 120 (11.06%) OOD
29 112 (10.32%) Python

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 59 (5.44%) CMS
2 55 (5.07%) Apache
3 36 (3.32%) Node.js
4 31 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 29 (2.67%) IIS
6 22 (2.03%) Drupal
7 21 (1.94%) Umbraco
7 21 (1.94%) WordPress
8 17 (1.57%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 14 (1.29%) Adobe CQ
11 12 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (1.11%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.11%) MQSeries
11 12 (1.11%) WebSphere
12 11 (1.01%) Escenic
12 11 (1.01%) Confluence
13 8 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.74%) MS Project Server
14 7 (0.65%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 37 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.12%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.92%) MS Office
4 8 (0.74%) MS Project
5 4 (0.37%) InDesign
5 4 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.092%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.092%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.092%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 21 (1.94%) Magento
2 9 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.46%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.092%) Kondor+
5 1 (0.092%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.092%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.092%) SunGard Panorama
5 1 (0.092%) Monis
5 1 (0.092%) Summit
5 1 (0.092%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.94%) SaaS
2 15 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.20%) GitHub
4 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.46%) IaaS
5 5 (0.46%) Rackspace Cloud
5 5 (0.46%) PaaS
5 5 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.092%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.092%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.41%) HTTP
2 32 (2.95%) Internet
3 12 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.65%) FTP
5 5 (0.46%) BIG-IP
6 4 (0.37%) Firewall
6 4 (0.37%) Intranet
6 4 (0.37%) Extranet
6 4 (0.37%) DNS
7 2 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.18%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.18%) SSL
8 1 (0.092%) VLAN
8 1 (0.092%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.092%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (24.98%) MySQL
2 177 (16.31%) SQL Server
3 76 (7.00%) Relational Database
4 49 (4.52%) NoSQL
5 41 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 29 (2.67%) MongoDB
7 25 (2.30%) Hadoop
7 25 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (2.03%) Big Data
9 19 (1.75%) RavenDB
10 17 (1.57%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (1.29%) Redis
14 13 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.83%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.83%) CouchDB
16 8 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
17 7 (0.65%) SQLite
18 5 (0.46%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 153 (14.10%) Git (software)
2 108 (9.95%) Subversion
3 67 (6.18%) Visual Studio
4 37 (3.41%) Eclipse
5 33 (3.04%) Selenium
6 31 (2.86%) JIRA
6 31 (2.86%) Mercurial
7 30 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (2.67%) Xcode
8 29 (2.67%) TeamCity
8 29 (2.67%) Cucumber
9 25 (2.30%) PHPUnit
10 19 (1.75%) Ant
10 19 (1.75%) WebDriver
11 18 (1.66%) Jenkins
12 17 (1.57%) ReSharper
13 16 (1.47%) NUnit
14 13 (1.20%) Maven
15 12 (1.11%) PhoneGap
16 11 (1.01%) JUnit
General
1 107 (9.86%) Finance
2 40 (3.69%) Telecoms
3 39 (3.59%) Games
4 38 (3.50%) Banking
5 28 (2.58%) Retail
6 25 (2.30%) Front Office
7 22 (2.03%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.66%) Publishing
9 17 (1.57%) Marketing
10 16 (1.47%) Advertising
11 13 (1.20%) Electronics
12 9 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.74%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.46%) Back Office
15 3 (0.28%) Legal
16 2 (0.18%) Manufacturing
17 1 (0.092%) Music Industry
17 1 (0.092%) German Language
17 1 (0.092%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.092%) Military
Job Titles
1 884 (81.47%) Developer
2 243 (22.40%) PHP Developer
3 95 (8.76%) .NET Developer
4 88 (8.11%) Senior Developer
5 79 (7.28%) Software Engineer
6 72 (6.64%) Web Developer
7 62 (5.71%) C# Developer
8 57 (5.25%) iOS Developer
9 53 (4.88%) Android Developer
10 51 (4.70%) Java Developer
11 46 (4.24%) Front-End Developer
12 41 (3.78%) C# .NET Developer
13 40 (3.69%) Python Developer
13 40 (3.69%) Software Developer
14 35 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
15 34 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
16 32 (2.95%) Architect
16 32 (2.95%) PHP Web Developer
17 28 (2.58%) Programmer
18 25 (2.30%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (44.42%) HTML
2 416 (38.34%) CSS
3 308 (28.39%) jQuery
4 274 (25.25%) .NET
5 232 (21.38%) XML
6 201 (18.53%) HTML5
7 174 (16.04%) Web Services
8 143 (13.18%) Ajax
8 143 (13.18%) CSS3
9 139 (12.81%) ASP.NET
10 121 (11.15%) JSON
11 90 (8.29%) REST
12 83 (7.65%) SOAP
13 81 (7.47%) Symfony
14 75 (6.91%) .NET Framework
15 70 (6.45%) WCF
16 66 (6.08%) ASP.NET MVC
17 65 (5.99%) XHTML
17 65 (5.99%) LAMP
18 61 (5.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.56%) Computer Science
2 55 (5.07%) Mobile App
3 43 (3.96%) Open Source
4 35 (3.23%) Digital Media
5 26 (2.40%) iPad
6 25 (2.30%) iPhone
7 23 (2.12%) N-Tier
8 20 (1.84%) Social Network
9 16 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.38%) Social Media
11 14 (1.29%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.29%) STB
12 12 (1.11%) Mathematics
12 12 (1.11%) Graphic Design
13 11 (1.01%) New Media
13 11 (1.01%) Augmented Reality
14 10 (0.92%) Animation
14 10 (0.92%) IPTV
15 9 (0.83%) Fixed Income
16 8 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 132 (12.17%) Linux
2 111 (10.23%) Windows
3 109 (10.05%) Android
4 102 (9.40%) Apple iOS
5 44 (4.06%) UNIX
6 15 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
8 6 (0.55%) CentOS
8 6 (0.55%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.55%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.28%) Windows CE
10 3 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.18%) Solaris
12 1 (0.092%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 638 (58.80%) OO
2 312 (28.76%) MVC
3 285 (26.27%) TDD
4 251 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
5 170 (15.67%) Software Engineering
6 150 (13.82%) Scrum
7 124 (11.43%) Multithreading
8 120 (11.06%) OOD
9 103 (9.49%) BDD
10 100 (9.22%) Unit Testing
11 98 (9.03%) E-Commerce
12 95 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
13 74 (6.82%) iOS Development
14 72 (6.64%) Android Development
15 70 (6.45%) Web Development
16 45 (4.15%) SOA
17 43 (3.96%) UML
17 43 (3.96%) Responsive Web Design
18 40 (3.69%) OO PHP
19 36 (3.32%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 518 (47.74%) JavaScript
2 365 (33.64%) PHP
3 314 (28.94%) Java
4 309 (28.48%) C#
5 230 (21.20%) SQL
6 148 (13.64%) C++
7 112 (10.32%) Python
8 104 (9.59%) PHP5
9 77 (7.10%) Objective-C
10 71 (6.54%) Ruby
11 33 (3.04%) T-SQL
12 29 (2.67%) VB
13 28 (2.58%) Perl
14 27 (2.49%) Bash Shell
15 24 (2.21%) Scala
16 23 (2.12%) C
16 23 (2.12%) VB.NET
17 22 (2.03%) ActionScript
18 20 (1.84%) VBA
19 16 (1.47%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 92 (8.48%) Degree
2 26 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.28%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.092%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.092%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.53%) QA
2 7 (0.65%) HL7
3 3 (0.28%) WAI
3 3 (0.28%) SLA
3 3 (0.28%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.18%) DO-178B
System Software
1 6 (0.55%) Varnish
1 6 (0.55%) Platform Symphony
2 5 (0.46%) Xen
2 5 (0.46%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (1.38%) Puppet
2 14 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.74%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.46%) HAProxy
4 5 (0.46%) collectd
4 5 (0.46%) StatsD
5 4 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.18%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.18%) OpenIDM
6 2 (0.18%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 112 (10.32%) Zend
2 96 (8.85%) Microsoft
3 51 (4.70%) Oracle
4 45 (4.15%) Google
5 41 (3.78%) Facebook
6 26 (2.40%) Twitter
7 19 (1.75%) JBoss
8 16 (1.47%) Adobe
9 15 (1.38%) Rackspace
10 12 (1.11%) Sencha
10 12 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.01%) Apple
12 10 (0.92%) SAP
13 9 (0.83%) ATG
14 8 (0.74%) Atlassian
15 6 (0.55%) DevExpress
16 4 (0.37%) Splunk
16 4 (0.37%) Perforce
16 4 (0.37%) Remedy
16 4 (0.37%) Orchard
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