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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 250 297 227
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -70
Contract jobs citing OOP 517 439 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.76% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.95% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 333 356
Median daily rate £410 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Median hourly rate £46.50 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.71% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £38.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -50.00%

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
44775 46207 43715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 80.33% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29547 30038 27060
Median daily rate £438 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1127 1253 1181
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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
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 30 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 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 +47 500 £415 +3.75% 380
London +29 271 £425 -5.55% 158
South East -13 75 £400 +23.07% 47
City of London +51 67 £425 -8.10% 28
North West +17 44 £428 -10.00% 55
Manchester +7 38 £445 -6.31% 41
Yorkshire +11 36 £400 +23.07% 28
Hampshire +14 30 £375 +25.00% 14
South West +19 23 £325 -23.52% 33
Leeds +8 23 £500 +53.84% 9
West Yorkshire +5 23 £500 +53.84% 16
West Midlands -20 20 £400 -7.45% 13
Berkshire +6 17 £450 +55.17% 8
East Midlands +5 13 £375 +20.00% 21
Oxfordshire -29 13 £400 +5.26% 5
Salford +1 12 £419 +44.39%
Scotland +11 10 £298 -15.00% 11
Birmingham -2 10 £400 -23.80% 2
Oxford -21 10 £400 +33.33%
South Yorkshire +1 9 £400 +23.07% 6
Bristol -1 9 £325 -23.52% 11
Sheffield -1 9 £400 +6.66% 6
East of England +11 8 £388 +40.90% 21
Middlesex +3 7 £450 +8.43%
Nottinghamshire 0 7 £400 +9.21% 10
Nottingham -4 7 £400 +9.21% 10
Portsmouth -9 7 £500 +66.66% 2
Glasgow +15 5 £280 - 5
Slough +3 5 £300 +3.44%
North East -16 5 £500 +83.48% 4

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 626 (60.54%) OO
2 538 (52.03%) Agile Software Development
3 506 (48.94%) JavaScript
4 468 (45.26%) HTML
5 427 (41.30%) CSS
6 396 (38.30%) Java
7 334 (32.30%) TDD
8 297 (28.72%) HTML5
9 284 (27.47%) Git (software)
10 254 (24.56%) jQuery
11 249 (24.08%) SQL
12 242 (23.40%) Scrum
13 235 (22.73%) CSS3
14 233 (22.53%) .NET
15 229 (22.15%) C#
16 208 (20.12%) BDD
17 207 (20.02%) Web Services
18 206 (19.92%) AngularJS
19 201 (19.44%) MVC
20 196 (18.96%) Continuous Integration
21 183 (17.70%) PHP
22 159 (15.38%) MySQL
23 156 (15.09%) SQL Server
24 153 (14.80%) Spring
25 149 (14.41%) XML
26 141 (13.64%) Finance
27 138 (13.35%) Front End Development
28 129 (12.48%) RESTful
29 123 (11.90%) Web Development
30 119 (11.51%) Oracle

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 72 (6.96%) CMS
2 36 (3.48%) Apache
3 35 (3.38%) Tomcat
4 30 (2.90%) WebLogic
5 27 (2.61%) IIS
6 25 (2.42%) Sitecore CMS
7 24 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (2.22%) WordPress
9 22 (2.13%) Drupal
10 21 (2.03%) nginx
11 17 (1.64%) Jetty
12 15 (1.45%) SharePoint
13 14 (1.35%) Confluence
14 12 (1.16%) Apache Solr
14 12 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
15 11 (1.06%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
17 8 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
17 8 (0.77%) JBoss
18 7 (0.68%) GlassFish
Applications
1 11 (1.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.58%) Windchill
3 5 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.097%) MS Office
5 1 (0.097%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.77%) Magento
2 7 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.097%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.097%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.097%) Endur
6 1 (0.097%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.097%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.097%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.097%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 65 (6.29%) GitHub
2 37 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (3.58%) SaaS
3 18 (1.74%) PaaS
4 14 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (0.77%) Boomi
8 7 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (0.68%) Bluemix
8 7 (0.68%) Google Play
8 7 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
8 7 (0.68%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.58%) Force.com
10 5 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (0.39%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 60 (5.80%) HTTP
2 30 (2.90%) Internet
3 17 (1.64%) FTP
3 17 (1.64%) Network Security
4 13 (1.26%) DNS
5 11 (1.06%) SSL
6 10 (0.97%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.77%) DVB
8 7 (0.68%) DHCP
8 7 (0.68%) IPsec
9 4 (0.39%) SNMP
9 4 (0.39%) SSH
10 3 (0.29%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.19%) Firewall
11 2 (0.19%) Intranet
11 2 (0.19%) WebEx
11 2 (0.19%) Wireless
12 1 (0.097%) BIG-IP
12 1 (0.097%) ICMP
12 1 (0.097%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (15.38%) MySQL
2 156 (15.09%) SQL Server
3 97 (9.38%) NoSQL
4 84 (8.12%) Relational Database
5 58 (5.61%) MongoDB
6 37 (3.58%) RDBMS
7 34 (3.29%) Oracle Database
8 26 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (2.32%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (2.13%) Redis
12 21 (2.03%) Impala
13 19 (1.84%) Apache Hive
13 19 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
13 19 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (1.74%) DB2
14 18 (1.74%) Neo4j
15 13 (1.26%) Oracle OWB
16 12 (1.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 284 (27.47%) Git (software)
2 115 (11.12%) Subversion
3 102 (9.86%) Jenkins
4 88 (8.51%) JIRA
5 87 (8.41%) JUnit
6 80 (7.74%) Selenium
7 77 (7.45%) Maven
8 74 (7.16%) Grunt
9 61 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 55 (5.32%) Ant
10 55 (5.32%) Mercurial
11 51 (4.93%) Cucumber
12 46 (4.45%) Eclipse
12 46 (4.45%) WebDriver
13 43 (4.16%) gulp
14 41 (3.97%) Visual Studio
15 34 (3.29%) Jasmine
16 29 (2.80%) Mockito
17 27 (2.61%) TeamCity
18 26 (2.51%) ClearQuest
General
1 141 (13.64%) Finance
2 76 (7.35%) Banking
3 36 (3.48%) Retail
4 32 (3.09%) Front Office
5 31 (3.00%) Games
6 23 (2.22%) Marketing
7 22 (2.13%) Advertising
8 12 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.77%) Legal
10 8 (0.77%) Publishing
11 7 (0.68%) Automotive
11 7 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.68%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.39%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.29%) Billing
13 3 (0.29%) Electronics
14 2 (0.19%) Local Government
15 1 (0.097%) French Language
15 1 (0.097%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 874 (84.53%) Developer
2 178 (17.21%) Java Developer
3 160 (15.47%) Senior Developer
4 115 (11.12%) PHP Developer
5 101 (9.77%) Senior Java Developer
6 97 (9.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 89 (8.61%) .NET Developer
8 86 (8.32%) C# Developer
9 72 (6.96%) JavaScript Developer
10 60 (5.80%) Scala Developer
11 50 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
11 50 (4.84%) Java Scala Developer
12 49 (4.74%) Web Developer
13 47 (4.55%) Senior Java Scala Developer
13 47 (4.55%) Senior Scala Developer
14 43 (4.16%) Android Developer
15 42 (4.06%) Angular Developer
15 42 (4.06%) Python Developer
16 39 (3.77%) Full Stack Developer
16 39 (3.77%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 468 (45.26%) HTML
2 427 (41.30%) CSS
3 297 (28.72%) HTML5
4 254 (24.56%) jQuery
5 235 (22.73%) CSS3
6 233 (22.53%) .NET
7 207 (20.02%) Web Services
8 206 (19.92%) AngularJS
9 153 (14.80%) Spring
10 149 (14.41%) XML
11 129 (12.48%) RESTful
12 118 (11.41%) REST
13 117 (11.32%) JSON
14 104 (10.06%) Node.js
15 99 (9.57%) Sass
16 95 (9.19%) ASP.NET
17 86 (8.32%) Hibernate
18 69 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 67 (6.48%) Ajax
20 63 (6.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 104 (10.06%) User Experience
2 60 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
3 59 (5.71%) Algorithms
4 45 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 43 (4.16%) Mobile App
6 31 (3.00%) N-Tier
7 29 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (2.80%) Derivative
8 24 (2.32%) Data Structures
8 24 (2.32%) Fixed Income
9 16 (1.55%) Digital Media
10 15 (1.45%) STB
11 12 (1.16%) Mathematics
12 11 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (1.06%) Visualisation
13 10 (0.97%) Fintech
13 10 (0.97%) Market Risk
14 9 (0.87%) Digital TV
15 8 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
15 8 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 113 (10.93%) Linux
2 88 (8.51%) Windows
3 73 (7.06%) Unix
4 69 (6.67%) Android
5 64 (6.19%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.16%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.19%) CentOS
10 2 (0.19%) Debian
10 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.097%) AIX
11 1 (0.097%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.097%) Solaris
11 1 (0.097%) SUSE
11 1 (0.097%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.097%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (60.54%) OO
2 538 (52.03%) Agile Software Development
3 334 (32.30%) TDD
4 242 (23.40%) Scrum
5 208 (20.12%) BDD
6 201 (19.44%) MVC
7 196 (18.96%) Continuous Integration
8 138 (13.35%) Front End Development
9 123 (11.90%) Web Development
10 106 (10.25%) Open Source
11 101 (9.77%) E-Commerce
12 97 (9.38%) Microservices
12 97 (9.38%) Software Engineering
13 81 (7.83%) Unit Testing
14 80 (7.74%) Pair Programming
14 80 (7.74%) Test Automation
15 75 (7.25%) SOA
16 67 (6.48%) Automated Testing
17 59 (5.71%) SOLID
18 53 (5.13%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 506 (48.94%) JavaScript
2 396 (38.30%) Java
3 249 (24.08%) SQL
4 229 (22.15%) C#
5 183 (17.70%) PHP
6 99 (9.57%) C++
7 80 (7.74%) Python
8 77 (7.45%) Scala
9 61 (5.90%) Ruby
10 54 (5.22%) Clojure
11 51 (4.93%) Groovy
12 43 (4.16%) C
13 42 (4.06%) Objective-C
14 41 (3.97%) T-SQL
15 29 (2.80%) Apple Swift
16 27 (2.61%) PL/SQL
16 27 (2.61%) VB
17 25 (2.42%) VB.NET
18 24 (2.32%) Shell Script
19 20 (1.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 96 (9.28%) Degree
2 38 (3.68%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.55%) Sun Certification
5 12 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
6 10 (0.97%) OCPJP
7 8 (0.77%) ISEB
8 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.58%) MCPD
9 6 (0.58%) MCSD
10 4 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.29%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.29%) PhD
12 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.097%) CITP
13 1 (0.097%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.097%) HND
13 1 (0.097%) MCP
13 1 (0.097%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.13%) QA
2 20 (1.93%) SDET
3 7 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.097%) GCP
4 1 (0.097%) WAI
4 1 (0.097%) WCAG
System Software
1 51 (4.93%) Virtual Machines
2 22 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.13%) Docker
3 3 (0.29%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.19%) HDFS
5 1 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.097%) Firmware
5 1 (0.097%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.097%) NFS
5 1 (0.097%) Squid
5 1 (0.097%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (1.26%) Puppet
2 12 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.48%) BladeLogic
3 5 (0.48%) Control-M
4 4 (0.39%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.29%) Jitterbit
5 3 (0.29%) Kibana
5 3 (0.29%) logstash
5 3 (0.29%) Oozie
6 2 (0.19%) Ansible
6 2 (0.19%) Grafana
6 2 (0.19%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.097%) cPanel
7 1 (0.097%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.097%) SCOM
Vendors
1 119 (11.51%) Oracle
2 57 (5.51%) Microsoft
3 42 (4.06%) Sitecore
4 33 (3.19%) Zend
5 27 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (2.03%) Google
7 18 (1.74%) Sybase
8 17 (1.64%) SAP
9 14 (1.35%) Apple
9 14 (1.35%) IBM
10 12 (1.16%) Remedy
11 10 (0.97%) Informatica
12 9 (0.87%) Talend
12 9 (0.87%) VMware
13 8 (0.77%) Dell
14 7 (0.68%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.58%) Atlassian
16 5 (0.48%) HP
16 5 (0.48%) hybris
16 5 (0.48%) Pega
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £320 per day 6 month contract
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £430 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Which?
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Premier IT
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day for 6 Months rolling
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Staffordshire
Canon
Posted: 15 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Hursley
Rate: From £28,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £25,700 to £55,750 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago