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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
UK
Rank 294 275 211
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -64
Contract jobs citing OOP 335 417 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.82% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.00% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 320 410
Median daily rate £450 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 11
Median hourly rate £16.00 £41.25 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.21% +13.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £41.25 £29.45
% change year-on-year
-61.21% +40.06%

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
36783 41524 39970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.18% 81.75% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24390 26922 25816
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 1204 1054
Median hourly rate £34.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -7 323 £463 +15.62% 338
London +13 228 £500 +15.94% 122
City of London +27 54 £488 +20.00% 31
South East -3 31 £450 +26.76% 64
North West +12 24 £425 +36.00% 35
Berkshire 0 12 £450 +28.57% 12
East of England +4 11 £300 +10.09% 20
Manchester +5 10 £425 +36.00% 24
Cheshire +25 9 £463 +19.35% 4
Bracknell +9 9 £450 +50.00% 2
South West +7 9 £580 +70.58% 28
West Midlands -13 9 £350 +16.66% 13
Hampshire +9 8 £344 -7.09% 20
Cardiff +5 8 £185 -42.55% 4
South Wales -1 8 £185 -42.55% 4
Wales -14 8 £185 -42.55% 6
Hertfordshire -1 7 £400 +46.78% 9
Gloucestershire - 7 £625 - 5
Oxfordshire -1 5 £475 +45.03% 9
Yorkshire -6 5 £388 -18.42% 24
Chester - 5 £500 -
Gloucester - 5 £630 -
Oxford +7 4 £475 +45.03% 3
Coventry -13 4 £508 +69.16%
Scotland +19 3 - - 5
Southampton +7 3 £325 -9.72% 10
Cambridge +2 3 £191 -45.35% 5
Cambridgeshire -1 3 £191 -45.35% 9
Salford -4 3 £425 +6.25%
South Yorkshire -6 3 £405 -10.00% 1

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 498 (59.07%) OO
2 420 (49.82%) Agile Software Development
3 363 (43.06%) JavaScript
4 335 (39.74%) HTML
5 315 (37.37%) CSS
6 275 (32.62%) Java
7 270 (32.03%) TDD
8 256 (30.37%) C#
9 220 (26.10%) MVC
10 214 (25.39%) Scrum
10 214 (25.39%) .NET
11 197 (23.37%) Git (software)
12 190 (22.54%) SQL
13 180 (21.35%) BDD
14 179 (21.23%) PHP
15 176 (20.88%) RESTful
16 174 (20.64%) Web Services
17 147 (17.44%) XML
18 142 (16.84%) SQL Server
19 139 (16.49%) jQuery
20 138 (16.37%) HTML5
21 130 (15.42%) AngularJS
22 125 (14.83%) Python
23 116 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
24 115 (13.64%) ASP.NET
25 110 (13.05%) Linux
26 108 (12.81%) Finance
27 104 (12.34%) REST
28 102 (12.10%) MySQL
29 98 (11.63%) CSS3

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 51 (6.05%) CMS
2 46 (5.46%) Apache
3 40 (4.74%) IIS
4 37 (4.39%) Confluence
5 25 (2.97%) WordPress
6 22 (2.61%) Drupal
7 21 (2.49%) Sitecore CMS
8 16 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.30%) SharePoint
10 10 (1.19%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.83%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.59%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.47%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.47%) Documentum
13 4 (0.47%) JBoss
13 4 (0.47%) nginx
13 4 (0.47%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.47%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 27 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.54%) Magento
2 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.24%) Summit
4 1 (0.12%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.12%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 51 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.44%) GitHub
4 28 (3.32%) SaaS
5 16 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (1.30%) Amazon Kinesis
7 11 (1.30%) Boomi
8 10 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.95%) PaaS
10 7 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.71%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.59%) Force.com
12 5 (0.59%) Google Play
13 3 (0.36%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.36%) MailChimp
14 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 55 (6.52%) HTTP
2 33 (3.91%) TCP/IP
3 23 (2.73%) Internet
4 11 (1.30%) SSL
5 7 (0.83%) FTP
5 7 (0.83%) Intranet
5 7 (0.83%) Network Security
6 5 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.47%) WAN
8 3 (0.36%) AMQP
8 3 (0.36%) DMVPN
8 3 (0.36%) DNS
8 3 (0.36%) VPN
8 3 (0.36%) Wireless
9 2 (0.24%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.24%) DHCP
9 2 (0.24%) DVB
9 2 (0.24%) Firewall
9 2 (0.24%) IPsec
9 2 (0.24%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 102 (12.10%) MySQL
3 84 (9.96%) Relational Database
4 56 (6.64%) NoSQL
5 39 (4.63%) MongoDB
6 33 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 30 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (3.08%) RDBMS
10 17 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (1.90%) Big Data
12 15 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.42%) Hadoop
14 10 (1.19%) Couchbase
15 9 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (1.07%) MS Access
15 9 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (0.95%) DB2
16 8 (0.95%) Redis
17 7 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 197 (23.37%) Git (software)
2 88 (10.44%) Jenkins
3 76 (9.02%) Subversion
4 67 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 65 (7.71%) JIRA
5 65 (7.71%) Selenium
6 58 (6.88%) WebDriver
7 35 (4.15%) Maven
8 32 (3.80%) Cucumber
9 31 (3.68%) NUnit
10 30 (3.56%) Visual Studio
11 29 (3.44%) Gradle
12 28 (3.32%) Ant
12 28 (3.32%) Mockito
13 26 (3.08%) Moq
14 24 (2.85%) JMeter
14 24 (2.85%) JUnit
15 23 (2.73%) Mercurial
16 22 (2.61%) MSTest
17 20 (2.37%) SpecFlow
General
1 108 (12.81%) Finance
2 57 (6.76%) Banking
3 40 (4.74%) Retail
4 28 (3.32%) Front Office
5 27 (3.20%) Games
6 21 (2.49%) Investment Banking
7 19 (2.25%) Marketing
8 13 (1.54%) Back Office
9 12 (1.42%) Law
10 10 (1.19%) Publishing
10 10 (1.19%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.83%) Advertising
13 5 (0.59%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.36%) Automotive
15 2 (0.24%) Billing
15 2 (0.24%) Electronics
15 2 (0.24%) German Language
16 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 695 (82.44%) Developer
2 104 (12.34%) Java Developer
3 95 (11.27%) .NET Developer
4 91 (10.79%) PHP Developer
5 87 (10.32%) C# Developer
6 77 (9.13%) Senior Developer
7 61 (7.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 55 (6.52%) Software Developer
9 44 (5.22%) Web Developer
10 43 (5.10%) Python Developer
11 40 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
11 40 (4.74%) Developer in Test
12 39 (4.63%) Architect
13 36 (4.27%) JavaScript Developer
14 32 (3.80%) C++ Developer
15 30 (3.56%) Software Engineer
16 27 (3.20%) Android Developer
16 27 (3.20%) iOS Developer
17 25 (2.97%) Quantitative Developer
17 25 (2.97%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (39.74%) HTML
2 315 (37.37%) CSS
3 214 (25.39%) .NET
4 176 (20.88%) RESTful
5 174 (20.64%) Web Services
6 147 (17.44%) XML
7 139 (16.49%) jQuery
8 138 (16.37%) HTML5
9 130 (15.42%) AngularJS
10 115 (13.64%) ASP.NET
11 104 (12.34%) REST
12 98 (11.63%) CSS3
13 97 (11.51%) JSON
14 71 (8.42%) WCF
15 70 (8.30%) Node.js
16 67 (7.95%) .NET Framework
17 58 (6.88%) LINQ
17 58 (6.88%) Sass
18 57 (6.76%) Spring
19 55 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.41%) User Experience
2 38 (4.51%) Computer Science
2 38 (4.51%) N-Tier
3 27 (3.20%) Derivative
4 23 (2.73%) Mathematics
4 23 (2.73%) Mobile App
5 20 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (2.37%) Fixed Income
6 18 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 17 (2.02%) Algorithms
8 16 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 15 (1.78%) Market Risk
9 15 (1.78%) Web 2.0
10 13 (1.54%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.54%) Fintech
10 13 (1.54%) Visualisation
11 10 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
11 10 (1.19%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.19%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 110 (13.05%) Linux
2 76 (9.02%) Windows
3 50 (5.93%) Apple iOS
4 46 (5.46%) Android
5 37 (4.39%) Unix
6 18 (2.14%) Ubuntu
7 17 (2.02%) CentOS
8 16 (1.90%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.59%) Solaris
11 4 (0.47%) SUSE
11 4 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.36%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.24%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.12%) AIX
14 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.12%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (59.07%) OO
2 420 (49.82%) Agile Software Development
3 270 (32.03%) TDD
4 220 (26.10%) MVC
5 214 (25.39%) Scrum
6 180 (21.35%) BDD
7 116 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
8 94 (11.15%) E-Commerce
9 93 (11.03%) Software Engineering
10 91 (10.79%) Front End Development
11 89 (10.56%) Unit Testing
12 86 (10.20%) Web Development
13 74 (8.78%) Automated Testing
14 71 (8.42%) Kanban
14 71 (8.42%) Pair Programming
15 66 (7.83%) Microservices
16 64 (7.59%) Open Source
17 52 (6.17%) DevOps
18 48 (5.69%) SOA
19 41 (4.86%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 363 (43.06%) JavaScript
2 275 (32.62%) Java
3 256 (30.37%) C#
4 190 (22.54%) SQL
5 179 (21.23%) PHP
6 125 (14.83%) Python
7 85 (10.08%) C++
8 51 (6.05%) C
9 41 (4.86%) VB.NET
10 39 (4.63%) Ruby
11 35 (4.15%) Scala
12 29 (3.44%) T-SQL
13 26 (3.08%) Groovy
14 24 (2.85%) Objective-C
15 20 (2.37%) Clojure
16 19 (2.25%) Apple Swift
16 19 (2.25%) Go
17 16 (1.90%) PHP 5
18 14 (1.66%) Shell Script
18 14 (1.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (6.52%) Degree
2 33 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.54%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.07%) ISEB
6 7 (0.83%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.71%) PhD
8 3 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.24%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) HND
10 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.03%) QA
2 21 (2.49%) SDET
3 7 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.24%) GCP
4 2 (0.24%) MiFID
5 1 (0.12%) MISRA
5 1 (0.12%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (5.22%) Docker
2 16 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (1.42%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.47%) NFS
4 4 (0.47%) Squid
5 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.12%) HDFS
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (1.78%) Puppet
2 14 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.42%) Terraform
4 5 (0.59%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.47%) logstash
6 3 (0.36%) Ansible
6 3 (0.36%) Kibana
7 2 (0.24%) Grafana
8 1 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.12%) Marathon
8 1 (0.12%) Oozie
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.12%) yum
Vendors
1 73 (8.66%) Microsoft
2 40 (4.74%) Oracle
2 40 (4.74%) Zend
3 25 (2.97%) Sitecore
4 21 (2.49%) Red Hat
5 15 (1.78%) Google
6 13 (1.54%) Atlassian
7 11 (1.30%) Dell
7 11 (1.30%) hybris
7 11 (1.30%) Splunk
8 10 (1.19%) SAP
9 9 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.95%) Apigee
11 5 (0.59%) Algorithmics
11 5 (0.59%) Canon
11 5 (0.59%) Perforce
11 5 (0.59%) Sybase
12 4 (0.47%) Cisco
12 4 (0.47%) IBM
12 4 (0.47%) Remedy
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London
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Hertfordshire
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