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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 289 199 206
Rank change year-on-year
-90 +7
Contract jobs citing OOP 381 578 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 1.07% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.41% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 401 320
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+17.18% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 7
Average hourly rate £48.75 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.06% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £12.50 £26.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £40.25 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £33.84 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+44.06% +1.01%

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
43473 40914 36692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.49% 75.97% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 25608 22030
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1161 1201 1086
Average hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -88 364 £400 +14.28% 319
London -70 188 £413 +10.00% 109
South East -23 73 £363 +20.83% 41
North West +4 49 £350 +12.90% 46
City of London +9 43 £405 +2.53% 27
Cheshire +16 28 £350 +13.82% 11
East of England -14 20 £268 -17.69% 24
Manchester -16 20 £339 +12.91% 29
Scotland -12 17 £338 -15.62% 16
Oxfordshire -16 17 £390 +27.86% 1
East Midlands -13 13 £400 +16.78% 12
Berkshire +5 12 £370 +34.54% 6
West Midlands 0 12 £400 +14.28% 20
South West -5 12 £400 +23.07% 31
Buckinghamshire +7 11 £225 -20.70% 3
Highlands - 11 - -
Kent -2 10 £500 +90.47% 3
Hertfordshire -7 10 £500 - 9
Reading +10 9 £370 +34.54% 2
Bristol -1 9 £425 +30.76% 11
Dover - 8 £500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £500 - 1
West Sussex - 8 £334 - 3
Derbyshire -3 7 £400 +53.84% 2
Cambridgeshire -7 7 £210 -32.80% 9
Oxford -12 7 £400 +31.14% 1
Yorkshire -41 7 £369 +19.91% 29
Staffordshire - 7 £400 - 4
Shropshire - 6 £400 - 1
Surrey -9 5 £350 -12.50% 12

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 532 (60.52%) OO
2 515 (58.59%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (42.43%) JavaScript
4 350 (39.82%) HTML
5 333 (37.88%) Java
6 309 (35.15%) TDD
7 308 (35.04%) CSS
8 279 (31.74%) C#
9 234 (26.62%) .NET
10 227 (25.82%) jQuery
11 226 (25.71%) MVC
12 206 (23.44%) SQL
13 180 (20.48%) HTML5
14 179 (20.36%) PHP
15 178 (20.25%) Scrum
16 167 (19.00%) Web Services
17 161 (18.32%) MySQL
18 154 (17.52%) Git (software)
19 150 (17.06%) Continuous Integration
20 148 (16.84%) AngularJS
21 147 (16.72%) SQL Server
22 142 (16.15%) BDD
23 139 (15.81%) XML
24 133 (15.13%) JSON
25 132 (15.02%) Software Engineering
26 131 (14.90%) CSS3
27 129 (14.68%) Unit Testing
28 120 (13.65%) Microsoft
29 115 (13.08%) Python
30 111 (12.63%) ASP.NET

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 39 (4.44%) Node.js
2 36 (4.10%) Apache
3 29 (3.30%) MQSeries
4 28 (3.19%) JBoss
5 27 (3.07%) WebSphere
6 24 (2.73%) CMS
7 21 (2.39%) WebLogic
7 21 (2.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 20 (2.28%) IIS
9 15 (1.71%) SharePoint
9 15 (1.71%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.25%) WordPress
10 11 (1.25%) Confluence
11 10 (1.14%) Drupal
11 10 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.68%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.68%) nginx
14 5 (0.57%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.57%) Mule
Applications
1 39 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.59%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.68%) MS Office
4 5 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 14 (1.59%) Magento
2 7 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.34%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.11%) Summit
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.80%) SaaS
2 7 (0.80%) GitHub
3 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.23%) IaaS
5 2 (0.23%) PaaS
5 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.11%) Force.com
6 1 (0.11%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.12%) Internet
2 29 (3.30%) HTTP
3 14 (1.59%) DNS
4 12 (1.37%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.37%) SSL
4 12 (1.37%) FTP
5 10 (1.14%) IPsec
5 10 (1.14%) DHCP
6 9 (1.02%) Intranet
7 7 (0.80%) Network Security
7 7 (0.80%) DVB
8 4 (0.46%) iBeacon
8 4 (0.46%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.34%) LDAP
10 2 (0.23%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.23%) X.509
11 1 (0.11%) VPN
11 1 (0.11%) AMQP
11 1 (0.11%) 4G
11 1 (0.11%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (18.32%) MySQL
2 147 (16.72%) SQL Server
3 85 (9.67%) Relational Database
4 51 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 46 (5.23%) MongoDB
6 45 (5.12%) RDBMS
7 40 (4.55%) NoSQL
8 23 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (2.28%) Oracle Database
11 18 (2.05%) Redis
12 17 (1.93%) Oracle9i Database
13 14 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
16 9 (1.02%) DB2
16 9 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
16 9 (1.02%) DTS
17 8 (0.91%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 154 (17.52%) Git (software)
2 85 (9.67%) Subversion
3 67 (7.62%) Visual Studio
4 60 (6.83%) Jenkins
5 51 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 48 (5.46%) Ant
6 48 (5.46%) JUnit
7 45 (5.12%) Selenium
8 43 (4.89%) JIRA
9 39 (4.44%) Cucumber
10 38 (4.32%) Maven
11 28 (3.19%) Eclipse
12 27 (3.07%) ReSharper
13 25 (2.84%) Grunt
14 23 (2.62%) Xcode
14 23 (2.62%) NUnit
15 21 (2.39%) Talend Open Studio
16 20 (2.28%) PHPUnit
16 20 (2.28%) Android Studio
17 17 (1.93%) WebDriver
General
1 105 (11.95%) Finance
2 50 (5.69%) Banking
3 38 (4.32%) Telecoms
4 30 (3.41%) Retail
5 25 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.84%) Front Office
6 19 (2.16%) Marketing
7 16 (1.82%) Games
8 13 (1.48%) Publishing
9 8 (0.91%) Back Office
10 7 (0.80%) Advertising
11 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.57%) French Language
12 4 (0.46%) Local Government
13 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.34%) Law
13 3 (0.34%) Legal
13 3 (0.34%) Electronics
14 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 715 (81.34%) Developer
2 120 (13.65%) Java Developer
3 117 (13.31%) PHP Developer
4 101 (11.49%) Senior Developer
5 88 (10.01%) .NET Developer
6 64 (7.28%) C# Developer
7 55 (6.26%) Android Developer
8 48 (5.46%) Software Engineer
9 43 (4.89%) Software Developer
10 40 (4.55%) Web Developer
11 36 (4.10%) iOS Developer
12 33 (3.75%) Python Developer
13 31 (3.53%) JavaScript Developer
13 31 (3.53%) C# .NET Developer
14 28 (3.19%) Front-End Developer
15 24 (2.73%) Senior Java Developer
16 20 (2.28%) Java Software Engineer
17 19 (2.16%) Programmer
17 19 (2.16%) Senior PHP Developer
17 19 (2.16%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (39.82%) HTML
2 308 (35.04%) CSS
3 234 (26.62%) .NET
4 227 (25.82%) jQuery
5 180 (20.48%) HTML5
6 167 (19.00%) Web Services
7 148 (16.84%) AngularJS
8 139 (15.81%) XML
9 133 (15.13%) JSON
10 131 (14.90%) CSS3
11 111 (12.63%) ASP.NET
12 104 (11.83%) REST
13 94 (10.69%) .NET Framework
14 79 (8.99%) Ajax
15 72 (8.19%) RESTful
16 67 (7.62%) J2EE
17 66 (7.51%) WCF
18 53 (6.03%) Entity Framework
19 49 (5.57%) Backbone.js
20 46 (5.23%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.60%) User Experience
2 42 (4.78%) Mobile App
3 41 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 34 (3.87%) Derivative
6 24 (2.73%) N-Tier
7 21 (2.39%) Data Structures
8 19 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (2.05%) Algorithms
9 18 (2.05%) iPhone
10 16 (1.82%) Inversion of Control
10 16 (1.82%) iPad
11 15 (1.71%) Fixed Income
12 12 (1.37%) Visualisation
13 11 (1.25%) Mobile Payment
14 10 (1.14%) Mathematics
15 7 (0.80%) STB
15 7 (0.80%) IPTV
15 7 (0.80%) W3C
15 7 (0.80%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 106 (12.06%) Linux
2 100 (11.38%) Windows
3 97 (11.04%) Android
4 68 (7.74%) Apple iOS
5 33 (3.75%) UNIX
6 11 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.91%) Windows Phone
8 7 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.80%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.68%) AIX
9 6 (0.68%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.68%) Windows Vista
10 5 (0.57%) Windows Phone 7
11 4 (0.46%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.34%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.34%) VMS
13 2 (0.23%) Debian
13 2 (0.23%) CentOS
13 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (60.52%) OO
2 515 (58.59%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (35.15%) TDD
4 226 (25.71%) MVC
5 178 (20.25%) Scrum
6 150 (17.06%) Continuous Integration
7 142 (16.15%) BDD
8 132 (15.02%) Software Engineering
9 129 (14.68%) Unit Testing
10 89 (10.13%) E-Commerce
11 84 (9.56%) SOA
12 73 (8.30%) Android Development
13 69 (7.85%) UML
14 67 (7.62%) OOD
15 63 (7.17%) SDLC
16 51 (5.80%) Responsive Web Design
16 51 (5.80%) Open Source
17 50 (5.69%) Automated Testing
18 47 (5.35%) iOS Development
19 44 (5.01%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 373 (42.43%) JavaScript
2 333 (37.88%) Java
3 279 (31.74%) C#
4 206 (23.44%) SQL
5 179 (20.36%) PHP
6 115 (13.08%) Python
7 97 (11.04%) C++
8 64 (7.28%) Ruby
9 49 (5.57%) Objective-C
10 43 (4.89%) PHP5
11 29 (3.30%) Scala
12 27 (3.07%) Perl
12 27 (3.07%) T-SQL
12 27 (3.07%) VB
13 23 (2.62%) C
14 17 (1.93%) XPath
15 16 (1.82%) Apple Swift
16 15 (1.71%) PL/SQL
17 14 (1.59%) XQuery
18 9 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 81 (9.22%) Degree
2 60 (6.83%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.37%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.46%) ISEB
5 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.34%) SAP Certification
6 3 (0.34%) MCSD
6 3 (0.34%) MCSE
7 1 (0.11%) MCP
7 1 (0.11%) HND
7 1 (0.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.10%) QA
2 5 (0.57%) COREP
2 5 (0.57%) FINREP
2 5 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (0.68%) Docker
2 3 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.34%) Varnish
3 2 (0.23%) HDFS
4 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (2.39%) Puppet
3 8 (0.91%) ITRS Geneos
4 7 (0.80%) yum
5 6 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.68%) Ansible
6 4 (0.46%) Mesos
7 2 (0.23%) Zenoss
7 2 (0.23%) Control-M
8 1 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.11%) SCOM
8 1 (0.11%) OpenView
8 1 (0.11%) Netcool
8 1 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 120 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 85 (9.67%) Oracle
3 55 (6.26%) Zend
4 23 (2.62%) Google
5 21 (2.39%) Talend
6 20 (2.28%) Sybase
7 18 (2.05%) Adobe
8 15 (1.71%) Telerik
9 14 (1.59%) SAP
10 9 (1.02%) Business Objects
11 7 (0.80%) Twitter
12 6 (0.68%) Facebook
12 6 (0.68%) Apple
13 5 (0.57%) hybris
14 4 (0.46%) Perforce
14 4 (0.46%) OpenText
14 4 (0.46%) RedDot
14 4 (0.46%) IBM
14 4 (0.46%) TIBCO
14 4 (0.46%) Remedy
Scotland
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £600 - £605 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Noir Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
ABRS
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago