The table below looks at the statistics for OOP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOP over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 264 295 218
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -77
Contract jobs citing OOP 501 406 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.75% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.94% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 268 392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £341
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +6.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Median hourly rate £30.00 £42.88 £35.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.02% +22.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.88 £33.84
% change year-on-year
-30.02% +26.69%

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
44047 42983 40920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.94% 79.21% 77.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 29198 27209 25852
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1023 1223 1213
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +2.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £48.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

OOP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OOP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 472 £425 +6.25% 415
London +45 293 £445 +7.87% 173
City of London +42 54 £455 +8.65% 29
South East -10 51 £363 +7.40% 63
North West -45 38 £388 +10.71% 59
Yorkshire +30 32 £413 +11.86% 23
Leeds +18 26 £475 +31.03% 7
West Yorkshire +16 26 £475 +31.03% 13
Manchester -15 25 £500 +52.67% 33
West Midlands -1 23 £480 +20.00% 15
South West -3 15 £450 +20.00% 31
Wales +9 10 £400 +31.14% 2
South Wales +5 10 £400 +33.89% 2
Hampshire +5 10 £325 - 17
Birmingham +4 10 £488 +43.38% 2
Surrey 0 10 £400 +23.07% 12
Cheshire -28 10 £313 -21.87% 10
East of England +8 8 £425 +6.25% 26
East Midlands -1 8 £400 - 20
Berkshire -7 8 £550 +51.79% 9
Scotland -30 8 £320 -5.18% 2
Salford - 8 - -
Solihull - 8 £450 - 2
Hertfordshire +13 7 £450 -10.00% 10
South Yorkshire - 7 £361 - 4
Cardiff -8 6 £331 +10.87%
Kent -15 6 £325 -35.00% 7
Middlesex - 6 £480 -
Sheffield - 6 £386 - 4
Oxfordshire +6 5 £363 -11.04% 7

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OOP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OOP.

1 569 (61.98%) OO
2 469 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
3 438 (47.71%) JavaScript
4 387 (42.16%) HTML
5 348 (37.91%) Java
6 337 (36.71%) CSS
7 305 (33.22%) TDD
8 246 (26.80%) C#
9 239 (26.03%) .NET
10 224 (24.40%) HTML5
11 215 (23.42%) jQuery
12 204 (22.22%) Git (software)
13 193 (21.02%) SQL
14 183 (19.93%) MySQL
14 183 (19.93%) CSS3
15 182 (19.83%) MVC
15 182 (19.83%) Scrum
16 164 (17.86%) AngularJS
17 161 (17.54%) PHP
18 155 (16.88%) SQL Server
19 150 (16.34%) BDD
20 145 (15.80%) Web Services
21 141 (15.36%) Spring
22 139 (15.14%) Continuous Integration
23 129 (14.05%) JSON
24 121 (13.18%) Oracle
25 117 (12.75%) REST
26 115 (12.53%) Linux
27 114 (12.42%) XML
28 113 (12.31%) .NET Framework

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 109 (11.87%) Node.js
2 43 (4.68%) Tomcat
3 38 (4.14%) CMS
4 35 (3.81%) Apache
5 23 (2.51%) JBoss
6 22 (2.40%) nginx
7 19 (2.07%) Drupal
7 19 (2.07%) Jetty
8 18 (1.96%) WordPress
9 12 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
10 10 (1.09%) Apache Solr
10 10 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (1.09%) GlassFish
10 10 (1.09%) SharePoint
10 10 (1.09%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.98%) IIS
12 8 (0.87%) SAS
13 7 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.76%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (0.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.65%) Windchill
3 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (1.31%) Endur
2 8 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.87%) Magento
3 5 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.22%) Revive Adserver
5 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.11%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.70%) GitHub
2 30 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.31%) SaaS
4 8 (0.87%) Force.com
5 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.54%) Boomi
6 5 (0.54%) Heroku
7 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.44%) Bluemix
8 3 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.33%) Google Play
9 2 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.22%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.56%) HTTP
2 21 (2.29%) Internet
3 16 (1.74%) FTP
4 15 (1.63%) DNS
5 14 (1.53%) LDAP
5 14 (1.53%) Network Security
6 11 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.09%) SSL
8 8 (0.87%) DHCP
8 8 (0.87%) IPsec
9 5 (0.54%) SSH
10 3 (0.33%) Firewall
10 3 (0.33%) SNMP
11 2 (0.22%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.11%) CTI
12 1 (0.11%) DVB
12 1 (0.11%) Intranet
12 1 (0.11%) SMTP
12 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (19.93%) MySQL
2 155 (16.88%) SQL Server
3 105 (11.44%) Relational Database
4 102 (11.11%) NoSQL
5 50 (5.45%) MongoDB
6 47 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
7 45 (4.90%) RDBMS
8 34 (3.70%) Oracle Database
9 23 (2.51%) Redis
10 21 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (2.29%) Neo4j
11 20 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (2.07%) Apache Hive
13 18 (1.96%) Impala
14 14 (1.53%) Jackrabbit
14 14 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (1.42%) Big Data
16 12 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 204 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 79 (8.61%) Subversion
3 68 (7.41%) JIRA
4 60 (6.54%) JUnit
5 59 (6.43%) Jenkins
6 57 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 56 (6.10%) Selenium
8 54 (5.88%) Maven
9 47 (5.12%) Grunt
10 45 (4.90%) Visual Studio
11 38 (4.14%) TeamCity
12 37 (4.03%) Mockito
13 35 (3.81%) Ant
14 29 (3.16%) Mercurial
14 29 (3.16%) NUnit
15 27 (2.94%) Cucumber
15 27 (2.94%) Jasmine
15 27 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
16 22 (2.40%) Eclipse
16 22 (2.40%) WebDriver
General
1 107 (11.66%) Finance
2 55 (5.99%) Banking
3 36 (3.92%) Front Office
4 29 (3.16%) Games
5 23 (2.51%) Marketing
6 22 (2.40%) Back Office
7 20 (2.18%) Retail
8 16 (1.74%) Advertising
9 12 (1.31%) Automotive
10 11 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.98%) Publishing
12 7 (0.76%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.54%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.54%) Legal
14 4 (0.44%) Online Betting
15 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.22%) Electronics
15 2 (0.22%) Local Government
16 1 (0.11%) Czech Language
16 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 785 (85.51%) Developer
2 160 (17.43%) Senior Developer
3 151 (16.45%) Java Developer
4 106 (11.55%) PHP Developer
5 91 (9.91%) C# Developer
6 87 (9.48%) .NET Developer
7 84 (9.15%) Senior Java Developer
8 69 (7.52%) JavaScript Developer
9 61 (6.64%) Software Developer
10 56 (6.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 49 (5.34%) C# .NET Developer
12 48 (5.23%) Python Developer
13 40 (4.36%) SQL Developer
14 39 (4.25%) Angular Developer
14 39 (4.25%) Senior Software Developer
15 37 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
15 37 (4.03%) Scala Developer
16 32 (3.49%) Android Developer
16 32 (3.49%) C++ Developer
16 32 (3.49%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 387 (42.16%) HTML
2 337 (36.71%) CSS
3 239 (26.03%) .NET
4 224 (24.40%) HTML5
5 215 (23.42%) jQuery
6 183 (19.93%) CSS3
7 164 (17.86%) AngularJS
8 145 (15.80%) Web Services
9 141 (15.36%) Spring
10 129 (14.05%) JSON
11 117 (12.75%) REST
12 114 (12.42%) XML
13 113 (12.31%) .NET Framework
14 106 (11.55%) RESTful
15 82 (8.93%) ASP.NET
16 78 (8.50%) SOAP
17 76 (8.28%) Ajax
18 68 (7.41%) Entity Framework
19 61 (6.64%) Sass
20 60 (6.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 85 (9.26%) User Experience
2 42 (4.58%) Algorithms
3 41 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
3 41 (4.47%) Mobile App
4 28 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (2.94%) Data Structures
6 24 (2.61%) Derivative
7 20 (2.18%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.07%) N-Tier
9 17 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
10 14 (1.53%) Digital Media
11 13 (1.42%) Statistics
12 12 (1.31%) NHS
13 11 (1.20%) STB
14 9 (0.98%) Management Information System
15 8 (0.87%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.87%) Market Risk
16 7 (0.76%) iPhone
17 6 (0.65%) MHEG
17 6 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 115 (12.53%) Linux
2 97 (10.57%) Windows
3 48 (5.23%) Unix
4 46 (5.01%) Android
5 38 (4.14%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.31%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.65%) AIX
8 5 (0.54%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.54%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.33%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.22%) CentOS
11 2 (0.22%) Debian
11 2 (0.22%) Solaris
11 2 (0.22%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (61.98%) OO
2 469 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
3 305 (33.22%) TDD
4 182 (19.83%) MVC
4 182 (19.83%) Scrum
5 150 (16.34%) BDD
6 139 (15.14%) Continuous Integration
7 108 (11.76%) Unit Testing
8 95 (10.35%) Web Development
9 93 (10.13%) E-Commerce
10 84 (9.15%) Front End Development
10 84 (9.15%) Software Engineering
11 78 (8.50%) Open Source
12 71 (7.73%) SOA
13 64 (6.97%) Microservices
14 54 (5.88%) Test Automation
15 51 (5.56%) Automated Testing
16 50 (5.45%) SOLID
17 46 (5.01%) CRM
17 46 (5.01%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 438 (47.71%) JavaScript
2 348 (37.91%) Java
3 246 (26.80%) C#
4 193 (21.02%) SQL
5 161 (17.54%) PHP
6 102 (11.11%) C++
7 88 (9.59%) Python
8 54 (5.88%) Ruby
9 50 (5.45%) T-SQL
10 46 (5.01%) Scala
11 45 (4.90%) C
12 35 (3.81%) Objective-C
13 28 (3.05%) Clojure
13 28 (3.05%) Perl
14 26 (2.83%) Groovy
15 21 (2.29%) PL/SQL
16 20 (2.18%) R
17 18 (1.96%) Apple Swift
18 17 (1.85%) MATLAB
18 17 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 85 (9.26%) Degree
2 34 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.63%) Sun Certification
5 13 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.20%) MCPD
6 11 (1.20%) MCSD
7 7 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.44%) ISEB
8 4 (0.44%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.44%) PhD
9 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.11%) CITP
10 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.11%) MCP
10 1 (0.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.14%) QA
2 14 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.11%) SDET
3 1 (0.11%) WAI
3 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.63%) Docker
3 2 (0.22%) Firmware
3 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.11%) HDFS
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (1.74%) Puppet
2 14 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.22%) Ansible
3 2 (0.22%) cPanel
3 2 (0.22%) Jitterbit
4 1 (0.11%) logstash
4 1 (0.11%) Nagios
4 1 (0.11%) Oozie
4 1 (0.11%) SCOM
4 1 (0.11%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 121 (13.18%) Oracle
2 70 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 28 (3.05%) Zend
4 24 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (2.40%) Apple
6 16 (1.74%) SAP
7 13 (1.42%) Sitecore
8 12 (1.31%) IBM
8 12 (1.31%) OpenLink
9 9 (0.98%) Google
9 9 (0.98%) hybris
9 9 (0.98%) Sybase
10 6 (0.65%) Informatica
10 6 (0.65%) Talend
11 5 (0.54%) Adobe
11 5 (0.54%) Dell
11 5 (0.54%) Perforce
11 5 (0.54%) Remedy
12 4 (0.44%) HP
12 4 (0.44%) OpenTV
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