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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 249 173 221
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +48
Contract jobs citing OOP 465 637 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 1.22% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.64% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 418 317
Average daily rate
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£355 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.59% -5.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £12.75 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £53.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £12.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+213.72% -55.65%

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
42297 38782 39937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27156 24058 23264
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1147 1484
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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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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 -72 435 £370 -1.33% 367
London -42 249 £400 - 97
City of London -29 55 £425 - 27
South East -65 45 £330 -5.71% 60
North West -41 32 £350 +7.69% 47
South West -17 28 £288 -42.50% 46
East Midlands -3 24 £325 - 17
Manchester -11 24 £350 +7.69% 30
Yorkshire +1 18 £306 -5.76% 44
West Midlands -12 18 £375 +50.00% 20
Wales -15 16 £325 -3.70% 9
Cardiff +7 15 £325 -3.70% 6
South Wales -1 15 £325 -3.70% 9
East of England -21 14 £425 +23.63% 19
Birmingham 0 12 £406 +111.03% 8
Hampshire -41 10 £375 +8.69% 20
North Yorkshire - 10 £269 - 7
Nottinghamshire -4 9 £325 -3.34%
Bristol -17 9 £350 +27.27% 17
Derby - 9 £338 - 5
Somerset - 9 £288 - 5
Derbyshire - 9 £338 - 5
Nottingham +1 8 £325 -13.33%
Berkshire -10 8 £340 -15.00% 5
Brighton -20 8 £263 +61.53% 8
East Sussex -24 8 £263 +61.53% 8
North East - 8 £250 - 17
Bath - 8 £288 - 4
York - 8 £219 - 1
Leicestershire +16 7 £325 +14.03% 8

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 708 (68.94%) OO
2 465 (45.28%) HTML
2 465 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
3 448 (43.62%) JavaScript
4 422 (41.09%) CSS
5 313 (30.48%) C#
6 298 (29.02%) TDD
7 290 (28.24%) .NET
8 285 (27.75%) PHP
9 284 (27.65%) MVC
10 278 (27.07%) jQuery
11 256 (24.93%) Java
12 255 (24.83%) SQL
13 241 (23.47%) HTML5
14 211 (20.55%) Web Services
15 201 (19.57%) MySQL
16 200 (19.47%) XML
17 169 (16.46%) Scrum
18 161 (15.68%) ASP.NET
18 161 (15.68%) SQL Server
19 154 (15.00%) CSS3
19 154 (15.00%) Git (software)
20 151 (14.70%) Unit Testing
21 138 (13.44%) BDD
22 134 (13.05%) E-Commerce
23 126 (12.27%) Linux
24 124 (12.07%) REST
25 117 (11.39%) JSON
26 112 (10.91%) Subversion
27 109 (10.61%) Degree

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 66 (6.43%) Apache
2 57 (5.55%) CMS
3 38 (3.70%) Node.js
3 38 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.95%) Drupal
4 20 (1.95%) IIS
4 20 (1.95%) WordPress
5 19 (1.85%) Umbraco
6 15 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
6 15 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (1.36%) WebSphere
8 13 (1.27%) Moodle
9 11 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
9 11 (1.07%) WebSphere Process Server
10 9 (0.88%) Apache ServiceMix
10 9 (0.88%) ExpressionEngine
11 7 (0.68%) Apache Pig
11 7 (0.68%) Confluence
12 6 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.58%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 29 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.36%) MS Office
3 10 (0.97%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.29%) FrameMaker
4 3 (0.29%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.097%) Blender
Business Applications
1 26 (2.53%) Magento
2 9 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.58%) SAP CO
3 6 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (0.58%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.29%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.19%) osCommerce
5 2 (0.19%) Zen Cart
6 1 (0.097%) Shopify
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.097%) Endur
6 1 (0.097%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.097%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (0.88%) SaaS
3 7 (0.68%) GitHub
3 7 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.58%) Force.com
5 4 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.29%) Heroku
7 2 (0.19%) PaaS
8 1 (0.097%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.097%) Office 365
8 1 (0.097%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.097%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 55 (5.36%) HTTP
2 41 (3.99%) Internet
3 18 (1.75%) SSL
4 12 (1.17%) Intranet
5 9 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.58%) DNS
6 6 (0.58%) Network Security
7 3 (0.29%) Extranet
7 3 (0.29%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.19%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.19%) WiMAX
8 2 (0.19%) SSH
8 2 (0.19%) FTP
8 2 (0.19%) DHCP
8 2 (0.19%) LDAP
8 2 (0.19%) 3G
8 2 (0.19%) DVB
8 2 (0.19%) Firewall
8 2 (0.19%) LTE
9 1 (0.097%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (19.57%) MySQL
2 161 (15.68%) SQL Server
3 39 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (3.60%) NoSQL
5 36 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 32 (3.12%) Big Data
7 28 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (2.14%) Redis
9 20 (1.95%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.75%) MongoDB
11 17 (1.66%) Oracle Database
11 17 (1.66%) RDBMS
12 14 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.27%) Apache Hive
14 11 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (0.97%) HBase
15 10 (0.97%) RavenDB
16 9 (0.88%) SQLite
17 8 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (0.78%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 154 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 112 (10.91%) Subversion
3 76 (7.40%) Visual Studio
4 56 (5.45%) Selenium
5 54 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (3.89%) JIRA
7 39 (3.80%) Cucumber
8 30 (2.92%) Jenkins
9 29 (2.82%) PHPUnit
10 27 (2.63%) Mercurial
11 24 (2.34%) NUnit
11 24 (2.34%) JUnit
11 24 (2.34%) WebDriver
11 24 (2.34%) Jasmine
12 21 (2.04%) TeamCity
13 18 (1.75%) Xcode
13 18 (1.75%) QUnit
14 17 (1.66%) Hudson
14 17 (1.66%) Eclipse
15 15 (1.46%) Maven
General
1 77 (7.50%) Finance
2 42 (4.09%) Banking
3 32 (3.12%) Front Office
3 32 (3.12%) Investment Banking
4 28 (2.73%) Games
5 24 (2.34%) Marketing
6 22 (2.14%) Retail
7 17 (1.66%) Advertising
7 17 (1.66%) Electronics
8 13 (1.27%) Publishing
9 10 (0.97%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.68%) Automotive
10 7 (0.68%) Back Office
11 6 (0.58%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.49%) Legal
13 4 (0.39%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.19%) Interactive Media
15 2 (0.19%) Law
15 2 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 846 (82.38%) Developer
2 167 (16.26%) PHP Developer
3 118 (11.49%) .NET Developer
4 109 (10.61%) Senior Developer
5 81 (7.89%) Web Developer
6 71 (6.91%) C# Developer
7 64 (6.23%) Front-End Developer
8 60 (5.84%) Java Developer
9 50 (4.87%) Software Engineer
9 50 (4.87%) Android Developer
10 43 (4.19%) Architect
10 43 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
11 39 (3.80%) iOS Developer
12 30 (2.92%) Python Developer
12 30 (2.92%) Software Developer
13 28 (2.73%) JavaScript Developer
14 25 (2.43%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 21 (2.04%) Junior
16 19 (1.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 18 (1.75%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 465 (45.28%) HTML
2 422 (41.09%) CSS
3 290 (28.24%) .NET
4 278 (27.07%) jQuery
5 241 (23.47%) HTML5
6 211 (20.55%) Web Services
7 200 (19.47%) XML
8 161 (15.68%) ASP.NET
9 154 (15.00%) CSS3
10 124 (12.07%) REST
11 117 (11.39%) JSON
12 100 (9.74%) Ajax
13 95 (9.25%) AngularJS
14 93 (9.06%) RESTful
15 83 (8.08%) .NET Framework
16 82 (7.98%) SOAP
17 75 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC
18 70 (6.82%) Symfony
19 64 (6.23%) LAMP
19 64 (6.23%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.91%) Computer Science
2 70 (6.82%) User Experience
3 57 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (4.97%) Open Source
5 50 (4.87%) Mobile App
6 45 (4.38%) Animation
7 30 (2.92%) Data Structures
8 29 (2.82%) Algorithms
9 28 (2.73%) W3C
10 22 (2.14%) Digital Media
11 18 (1.75%) Fixed Income
12 17 (1.66%) iPhone
12 17 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (1.36%) Management Information System
14 13 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
14 13 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.07%) N-Tier
15 11 (1.07%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.97%) Kindle
16 10 (0.97%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 126 (12.27%) Linux
2 98 (9.54%) Android
3 87 (8.47%) Apple iOS
4 76 (7.40%) UNIX
5 66 (6.43%) Windows
6 17 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.58%) Windows Vista
7 6 (0.58%) Windows XP
7 6 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.58%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.39%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.19%) Solaris
10 2 (0.19%) CentOS
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.097%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.097%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.097%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 708 (68.94%) OO
2 465 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
3 298 (29.02%) TDD
4 284 (27.65%) MVC
5 169 (16.46%) Scrum
6 151 (14.70%) Unit Testing
7 138 (13.44%) BDD
8 134 (13.05%) E-Commerce
9 106 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
10 93 (9.06%) Software Engineering
11 81 (7.89%) Web Development
12 74 (7.21%) Android Development
13 70 (6.82%) Responsive Web Design
14 65 (6.33%) SOA
15 59 (5.74%) OOD
16 56 (5.45%) iOS Development
17 54 (5.26%) Multithreading
18 46 (4.48%) Kanban
19 42 (4.09%) UML
20 35 (3.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 448 (43.62%) JavaScript
2 313 (30.48%) C#
3 285 (27.75%) PHP
4 256 (24.93%) Java
5 255 (24.83%) SQL
6 89 (8.67%) C++
7 87 (8.47%) PHP5
8 81 (7.89%) Python
9 54 (5.26%) T-SQL
10 51 (4.97%) Ruby
11 41 (3.99%) C
12 40 (3.89%) VB.NET
13 36 (3.51%) Objective-C
14 35 (3.41%) Scala
15 24 (2.34%) Perl
16 22 (2.14%) ActionScript
16 22 (2.14%) VB
17 16 (1.56%) Shell Script
17 16 (1.56%) Groovy
18 14 (1.36%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 109 (10.61%) Degree
2 18 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.07%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.39%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.19%) GISP
6 1 (0.097%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.38%) QA
2 10 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.39%) WAI
3 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.39%) SLA
4 2 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.29%) Varnish
3 2 (0.19%) Xen
3 2 (0.19%) vSphere
3 2 (0.19%) KVM
3 2 (0.19%) vCloud
3 2 (0.19%) HDFS
4 1 (0.097%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (0.97%) Puppet
1 10 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.58%) SCCM
3 5 (0.49%) Salt
3 5 (0.49%) logstash
4 3 (0.29%) Kibana
4 3 (0.29%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.29%) SCOM
5 2 (0.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (0.19%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.19%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.097%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.097%) collectd
6 1 (0.097%) StatsD
6 1 (0.097%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.097%) Nagios
6 1 (0.097%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 86 (8.37%) Microsoft
2 73 (7.11%) Zend
3 44 (4.28%) Oracle
4 24 (2.34%) Google
5 23 (2.24%) Facebook
5 23 (2.24%) SAP
6 18 (1.75%) Twitter
7 16 (1.56%) Adobe
8 15 (1.46%) Sybase
9 14 (1.36%) IBM
9 14 (1.36%) Apple
10 12 (1.17%) Telerik
11 11 (1.07%) Software AG
12 10 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.97%) Sencha
13 8 (0.78%) DevExpress
14 7 (0.68%) Xamarin
14 7 (0.68%) Rackspace
14 7 (0.68%) Perforce
15 6 (0.58%) Tableau
London
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £310 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Whitchurch, Hampshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Up to £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
Candidate Source
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier Engineering
Rate: £35.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Intelligent Thinking Recruitment
Rate: From £150 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago