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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 238 213 199
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -14
Contract jobs citing OOP 484 537 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.95% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.28% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 369 349
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £255 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.45 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.39% +22.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £24.68 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £164.50 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.40 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +13.75%

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
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -14 454 £400 +14.28% 357
London +3 245 £408 +1.87% 125
North West +17 71 £350 -10.25% 51
City of London +41 67 £438 +16.66% 38
South East -26 59 £350 +14.75% 52
Manchester -2 33 £318 -18.58% 28
Yorkshire -24 25 £375 +27.65% 31
Cheshire +13 24 £400 +3.22% 13
Berkshire +16 21 £375 +15.38% 3
West Yorkshire -21 21 £375 +27.65% 24
East of England +11 20 £243 -28.14% 21
Leeds -22 20 £375 +29.08% 15
Scotland -5 18 £381 +1.66% 4
East Midlands -11 18 £388 +49.03% 23
Reading +21 17 £375 -6.25% 2
West Midlands -10 16 £400 +6.66% 22
South West -15 15 £375 +25.00% 26
Derbyshire +4 11 £400 +53.84% 4
Merseyside -10 11 £408 +16.42% 3
Hertfordshire +11 10 £300 -7.69% 5
Liverpool -7 10 £408 +16.42% 2
Hampshire -20 10 £329 +9.58% 11
Kent - 9 £388 - 3
Surrey +7 8 £355 +32.09% 10
Cambridgeshire -1 8 £195 -51.25% 4
Staffordshire -5 8 £400 +30.08% 5
Wales +3 7 £333 - 7
Bristol -6 7 £375 +15.38% 6
Glasgow -10 7 £313 -19.35% 3
Shropshire - 7 £400 -

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 614 (58.98%) OO
2 565 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
3 429 (41.21%) JavaScript
4 428 (41.11%) HTML
5 426 (40.92%) Java
6 363 (34.87%) CSS
7 309 (29.68%) TDD
8 306 (29.39%) C#
9 284 (27.28%) .NET
10 268 (25.74%) SQL
10 268 (25.74%) MVC
11 251 (24.11%) jQuery
12 206 (19.79%) PHP
13 203 (19.50%) HTML5
14 201 (19.31%) XML
15 188 (18.06%) Scrum
16 187 (17.96%) Web Services
17 175 (16.81%) Git (software)
18 171 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
19 167 (16.04%) SQL Server
20 158 (15.18%) AngularJS
21 156 (14.99%) BDD
22 154 (14.79%) MySQL
23 151 (14.51%) ASP.NET
24 149 (14.31%) CSS3
25 148 (14.22%) JSON
26 145 (13.93%) Python
27 144 (13.83%) Unit Testing
28 142 (13.64%) Software Engineering
29 141 (13.54%) Linux

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 57 (5.48%) CMS
2 51 (4.90%) Apache
3 43 (4.13%) Node.js
4 37 (3.55%) WebLogic
5 36 (3.46%) IIS
6 31 (2.98%) MQSeries
6 31 (2.98%) WebSphere
7 27 (2.59%) SharePoint
7 27 (2.59%) JBoss
8 23 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 22 (2.11%) Drupal
10 14 (1.34%) WordPress
10 14 (1.34%) nginx
10 14 (1.34%) Confluence
11 13 (1.25%) Adobe CQ
11 13 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (1.25%) Tomcat
12 11 (1.06%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 16 (1.54%) Photoshop
4 11 (1.06%) MS Office
5 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.096%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (2.11%) Magento
2 7 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.096%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.096%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.096%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.096%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.096%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.096%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.86%) SaaS
3 8 (0.77%) GitHub
4 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.29%) IaaS
6 3 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.19%) PaaS
8 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.096%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 62 (5.96%) Internet
2 32 (3.07%) HTTP
3 23 (2.21%) Intranet
4 16 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 15 (1.44%) DNS
6 14 (1.34%) SSL
7 12 (1.15%) FTP
7 12 (1.15%) Network Security
8 10 (0.96%) IPsec
8 10 (0.96%) DHCP
9 6 (0.58%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.48%) DVB
11 4 (0.38%) VPN
12 3 (0.29%) Firewall
13 2 (0.19%) X.509
13 2 (0.19%) LDAP
13 2 (0.19%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.19%) AMQP
13 2 (0.19%) iBeacon
14 1 (0.096%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 154 (14.79%) MySQL
3 95 (9.13%) Relational Database
4 55 (5.28%) NoSQL
5 53 (5.09%) RDBMS
6 52 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 46 (4.42%) MongoDB
8 33 (3.17%) Oracle Database
9 30 (2.88%) Hadoop
10 27 (2.59%) Big Data
11 23 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (1.44%) Redis
13 15 (1.44%) Apache Hive
13 15 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (1.25%) Oracle9i Database
14 13 (1.25%) DB2
15 12 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 175 (16.81%) Git (software)
2 115 (11.05%) Subversion
3 86 (8.26%) Jenkins
4 83 (7.97%) Visual Studio
5 67 (6.44%) Maven
6 58 (5.57%) JUnit
7 57 (5.48%) Selenium
8 55 (5.28%) Cucumber
9 54 (5.19%) Ant
10 53 (5.09%) JIRA
11 45 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 36 (3.46%) Eclipse
13 28 (2.69%) PHPUnit
14 27 (2.59%) Grunt
15 25 (2.40%) ReSharper
16 24 (2.31%) Android Studio
16 24 (2.31%) Appium
17 23 (2.21%) Talend Open Studio
18 22 (2.11%) Xcode
18 22 (2.11%) WebDriver
General
1 114 (10.95%) Finance
2 75 (7.20%) Banking
3 41 (3.94%) Investment Banking
3 41 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.36%) Front Office
5 31 (2.98%) Publishing
6 24 (2.31%) Games
7 23 (2.21%) Marketing
8 19 (1.83%) Retail
9 18 (1.73%) Advertising
10 9 (0.86%) Back Office
11 8 (0.77%) Law
12 5 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.38%) Local Government
13 4 (0.38%) Legal
14 2 (0.19%) Electronics
14 2 (0.19%) French Language
15 1 (0.096%) German Language
15 1 (0.096%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.096%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 858 (82.42%) Developer
2 138 (13.26%) Java Developer
3 122 (11.72%) PHP Developer
4 103 (9.89%) Senior Developer
5 100 (9.61%) .NET Developer
6 84 (8.07%) C# Developer
7 54 (5.19%) Android Developer
8 52 (5.00%) Web Developer
9 47 (4.51%) Software Engineer
10 46 (4.42%) Python Developer
11 43 (4.13%) JavaScript Developer
11 43 (4.13%) Software Developer
12 42 (4.03%) C# .NET Developer
13 39 (3.75%) Front-End Developer
14 33 (3.17%) iOS Developer
15 28 (2.69%) Analyst
16 23 (2.21%) Java Software Engineer
16 23 (2.21%) Senior Java Developer
16 23 (2.21%) PHP Web Developer
17 20 (1.92%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 428 (41.11%) HTML
2 363 (34.87%) CSS
3 284 (27.28%) .NET
4 251 (24.11%) jQuery
5 203 (19.50%) HTML5
6 201 (19.31%) XML
7 187 (17.96%) Web Services
8 158 (15.18%) AngularJS
9 151 (14.51%) ASP.NET
10 149 (14.31%) CSS3
11 148 (14.22%) JSON
12 120 (11.53%) REST
13 89 (8.55%) Ajax
14 77 (7.40%) .NET Framework
15 75 (7.20%) WCF
16 74 (7.11%) J2EE
17 67 (6.44%) RESTful
18 66 (6.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 60 (5.76%) Sass
20 56 (5.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.59%) User Experience
2 58 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 48 (4.61%) Mobile App
5 43 (4.13%) Open Source
5 43 (4.13%) Derivative
6 34 (3.27%) Data Structures
7 30 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (2.88%) W3C
8 27 (2.59%) Algorithms
9 25 (2.40%) N-Tier
10 19 (1.83%) Web 2.0
11 17 (1.63%) Mathematics
12 16 (1.54%) Fixed Income
13 12 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
13 12 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
13 12 (1.15%) Visualisation
14 10 (0.96%) iPad
15 9 (0.86%) iPhone
15 9 (0.86%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 141 (13.54%) Linux
2 99 (9.51%) Android
3 93 (8.93%) Windows
4 73 (7.01%) Apple iOS
5 72 (6.92%) UNIX
6 10 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.77%) Windows XP
7 8 (0.77%) Windows Vista
8 7 (0.67%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.58%) AIX
10 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.38%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.38%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.29%) Debian
11 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.19%) Solaris
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 614 (58.98%) OO
2 565 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (29.68%) TDD
4 268 (25.74%) MVC
5 188 (18.06%) Scrum
6 171 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
7 156 (14.99%) BDD
8 144 (13.83%) Unit Testing
9 142 (13.64%) Software Engineering
10 92 (8.84%) SOA
11 86 (8.26%) UML
12 83 (7.97%) E-Commerce
13 69 (6.63%) Responsive Web Design
13 69 (6.63%) Android Development
14 62 (5.96%) OOD
14 62 (5.96%) Automated Testing
15 58 (5.57%) Content Management
16 56 (5.38%) Web Development
17 55 (5.28%) Mentoring
18 54 (5.19%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 429 (41.21%) JavaScript
2 426 (40.92%) Java
3 306 (29.39%) C#
4 268 (25.74%) SQL
5 206 (19.79%) PHP
6 145 (13.93%) Python
7 108 (10.37%) C++
8 78 (7.49%) Ruby
9 73 (7.01%) PHP5
10 48 (4.61%) Scala
11 45 (4.32%) Objective-C
12 34 (3.27%) T-SQL
12 34 (3.27%) VB
13 29 (2.79%) Perl
14 25 (2.40%) XPath
15 23 (2.21%) PL/SQL
16 20 (1.92%) XQuery
17 17 (1.63%) C
17 17 (1.63%) VBA
18 16 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 97 (9.32%) Degree
2 62 (5.96%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.07%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.86%) DV Cleared
4 9 (0.86%) OCPJP
4 9 (0.86%) ISEB
4 9 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
4 9 (0.86%) Sun Certification
5 6 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.29%) MCSD
7 3 (0.29%) MCSE
8 1 (0.096%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.096%) MCTS
8 1 (0.096%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.13%) QA
2 9 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.48%) COREP
3 5 (0.48%) FINREP
4 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.096%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (0.77%) HDFS
2 5 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.38%) Docker
4 2 (0.19%) Firmware
5 1 (0.096%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.096%) Varnish
5 1 (0.096%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 26 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (2.11%) Puppet
3 8 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (0.67%) Ansible
4 7 (0.67%) yum
5 6 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.48%) Zenoss
7 4 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.38%) Mesos
8 3 (0.29%) logstash
8 3 (0.29%) Kibana
8 3 (0.29%) Jitterbit
9 2 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.19%) SCCM
9 2 (0.19%) SCOM
10 1 (0.096%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.096%) Oozie
Vendors
1 123 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 103 (9.89%) Oracle
3 49 (4.71%) Adobe
4 41 (3.94%) Google
5 40 (3.84%) Zend
6 23 (2.21%) Talend
7 19 (1.83%) OpenText
7 19 (1.83%) RedDot
8 14 (1.34%) SAP
9 13 (1.25%) Sybase
10 12 (1.15%) Twitter
11 11 (1.06%) Telerik
12 10 (0.96%) Apple
12 10 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.77%) Business Objects
13 8 (0.77%) Capita
14 6 (0.58%) VMware
15 5 (0.48%) IBM
15 5 (0.48%) New Relic
16 4 (0.38%) Xamarin
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £299 - £451 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The Curve Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £350 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £270 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Noir Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago