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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 200 207 216
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing OOP 560 479 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 0.96% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.28% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 326 274
Average daily rate
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£400 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 0
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 -
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -

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
39429 37564 32100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.02% 75.01% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24726 22718 19169
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1056 1102 1125
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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
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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 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 +16 539 £400 +7.88% 393
London +49 304 £425 +4.61% 145
City of London +54 90 £463 -10.41% 41
South East -12 86 £350 +7.69% 56
North West +2 56 £350 -3.44% 59
Manchester +1 34 £321 -8.21% 40
East of England +16 29 £268 -17.69% 27
Yorkshire -11 28 £375 +15.38% 33
West Yorkshire -7 23 £375 +15.38% 24
Leeds -6 22 £375 +19.04% 14
East Sussex +8 18 £200 -33.33% 7
Brighton +5 18 £200 -33.33% 4
South West -26 17 £298 +3.47% 27
Hampshire -19 16 £336 -5.94% 11
Hertfordshire +16 15 £310 -4.61% 10
Berkshire -11 15 £375 +15.38% 5
West Midlands -8 13 £325 +8.33% 19
Surrey +12 12 £355 +26.22% 12
Buckinghamshire 0 12 £320 +16.36% 6
East Midlands -4 12 £351 +37.74% 20
Reading +5 11 £375 - 3
Cambridgeshire 0 11 £200 -38.46% 5
Merseyside 0 10 £415 +38.33% 7
Cheshire +6 9 £400 +3.22% 6
Kent +2 9 £388 - 6
Milton Keynes -1 9 £316 -2.69% 5
Liverpool -2 9 £415 +38.33% 7
Southampton -9 9 £325 - 3
Hemel Hempstead - 7 - -
Canary Wharf +2 6 £725 -9.37%

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 654 (63.19%) OO
2 535 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
3 438 (42.32%) HTML
4 426 (41.16%) JavaScript
5 396 (38.26%) Java
6 369 (35.65%) CSS
7 310 (29.95%) C#
8 295 (28.50%) .NET
9 288 (27.83%) TDD
10 287 (27.73%) MVC
11 270 (26.09%) SQL
12 256 (24.73%) jQuery
13 213 (20.58%) PHP
14 209 (20.19%) XML
15 208 (20.10%) Web Services
16 205 (19.81%) HTML5
17 171 (16.52%) SQL Server
17 171 (16.52%) Scrum
18 168 (16.23%) Git (software)
19 159 (15.36%) ASP.NET
20 155 (14.98%) Continuous Integration
21 148 (14.30%) BDD
22 145 (14.01%) MySQL
23 141 (13.62%) CSS3
24 134 (12.95%) Python
25 133 (12.85%) Unit Testing
25 133 (12.85%) AngularJS
26 132 (12.75%) Linux
27 129 (12.46%) Software Engineering
28 128 (12.37%) JSON

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 70 (6.76%) CMS
2 53 (5.12%) Apache
3 44 (4.25%) Node.js
4 39 (3.77%) IIS
5 34 (3.29%) SharePoint
6 30 (2.90%) WebSphere
6 30 (2.90%) WebLogic
7 25 (2.42%) MQSeries
8 22 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (1.84%) Drupal
9 19 (1.84%) JBoss
10 17 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (1.45%) WordPress
12 14 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (1.26%) Confluence
13 13 (1.26%) Adobe CQ
13 13 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
14 12 (1.16%) nginx
15 11 (1.06%) Apache Spark
16 9 (0.87%) Tomcat
Applications
1 38 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 18 (1.74%) MS Office
4 13 (1.26%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.29%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.29%) FrameMaker
5 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.03%) Magento
2 6 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.097%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.097%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.097%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.097%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.097%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.097%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.097%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (0.68%) SaaS
2 7 (0.68%) GitHub
3 5 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (0.29%) ElastiCache
6 2 (0.19%) IaaS
6 2 (0.19%) Force.com
7 1 (0.097%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.60%) Internet
2 41 (3.96%) HTTP
3 28 (2.71%) Intranet
4 22 (2.13%) SSL
5 18 (1.74%) TCP/IP
6 16 (1.55%) DNS
7 12 (1.16%) Network Security
8 11 (1.06%) FTP
8 11 (1.06%) DHCP
9 9 (0.87%) IPsec
10 6 (0.58%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.48%) DVB
12 4 (0.39%) VPN
13 3 (0.29%) Extranet
13 3 (0.29%) Firewall
14 2 (0.19%) iBeacon
14 2 (0.19%) AMQP
14 2 (0.19%) LTE
14 2 (0.19%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.19%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (16.52%) SQL Server
2 145 (14.01%) MySQL
3 71 (6.86%) Relational Database
4 60 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 52 (5.02%) NoSQL
6 44 (4.25%) MongoDB
7 42 (4.06%) RDBMS
8 35 (3.38%) Hadoop
9 27 (2.61%) Big Data
10 26 (2.51%) Oracle Database
10 26 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (1.45%) Apache Hive
14 14 (1.35%) Redis
15 12 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (1.06%) DTS
16 11 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 168 (16.23%) Git (software)
2 104 (10.05%) Subversion
3 89 (8.60%) Visual Studio
3 89 (8.60%) Jenkins
4 66 (6.38%) Maven
5 58 (5.60%) Cucumber
6 55 (5.31%) Selenium
7 54 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 53 (5.12%) JIRA
9 47 (4.54%) JUnit
10 41 (3.96%) Ant
11 30 (2.90%) PHPUnit
12 26 (2.51%) ReSharper
13 25 (2.42%) Eclipse
14 23 (2.22%) Appium
14 23 (2.22%) WebDriver
15 22 (2.13%) Grunt
16 19 (1.84%) NUnit
17 18 (1.74%) TeamCity
17 18 (1.74%) Axure RP
General
1 111 (10.72%) Finance
2 74 (7.15%) Banking
3 40 (3.86%) Investment Banking
4 38 (3.67%) Front Office
5 35 (3.38%) Telecoms
6 34 (3.29%) Publishing
7 26 (2.51%) Games
8 22 (2.13%) Advertising
8 22 (2.13%) Marketing
9 20 (1.93%) Retail
10 10 (0.97%) Law
11 9 (0.87%) Back Office
12 8 (0.77%) Legal
13 5 (0.48%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.39%) Local Government
15 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.19%) Electronics
15 2 (0.19%) French Language
15 2 (0.19%) German Language
16 1 (0.097%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 842 (81.35%) Developer
2 136 (13.14%) PHP Developer
3 107 (10.34%) .NET Developer
4 102 (9.86%) Java Developer
5 90 (8.70%) C# Developer
6 88 (8.50%) Senior Developer
7 61 (5.89%) Web Developer
8 58 (5.60%) Android Developer
9 48 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
10 47 (4.54%) Software Engineer
11 45 (4.35%) Python Developer
12 44 (4.25%) Front-End Developer
13 36 (3.48%) JavaScript Developer
14 35 (3.38%) Software Developer
15 33 (3.19%) iOS Developer
16 28 (2.71%) Analyst
17 26 (2.51%) Architect
17 26 (2.51%) PHP Web Developer
18 19 (1.84%) Java Software Engineer
18 19 (1.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 438 (42.32%) HTML
2 369 (35.65%) CSS
3 295 (28.50%) .NET
4 256 (24.73%) jQuery
5 209 (20.19%) XML
6 208 (20.10%) Web Services
7 205 (19.81%) HTML5
8 159 (15.36%) ASP.NET
9 141 (13.62%) CSS3
10 133 (12.85%) AngularJS
11 128 (12.37%) JSON
12 110 (10.63%) REST
13 106 (10.24%) Ajax
14 78 (7.54%) RESTful
15 70 (6.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 67 (6.47%) WCF
17 65 (6.28%) .NET Framework
17 65 (6.28%) XSLT
18 60 (5.80%) Sass
18 60 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.38%) User Experience
2 61 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (5.70%) Computer Science
4 54 (5.22%) Mobile App
5 39 (3.77%) Derivative
5 39 (3.77%) Data Structures
6 38 (3.67%) W3C
7 37 (3.57%) Open Source
8 35 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
9 34 (3.29%) Algorithms
10 19 (1.84%) Web 2.0
10 19 (1.84%) Inversion of Control
11 17 (1.64%) Mathematics
12 15 (1.45%) Animation
13 14 (1.35%) Fixed Income
14 13 (1.26%) N-Tier
15 11 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
16 10 (0.97%) Visualisation
16 10 (0.97%) iPhone
16 10 (0.97%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 132 (12.75%) Linux
2 96 (9.28%) Android
3 95 (9.18%) Windows
4 71 (6.86%) UNIX
5 67 (6.47%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.16%) Windows XP
6 12 (1.16%) Windows Vista
7 10 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.77%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.48%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.48%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.39%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.39%) AIX
10 4 (0.39%) Solaris
11 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 654 (63.19%) OO
2 535 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
3 288 (27.83%) TDD
4 287 (27.73%) MVC
5 171 (16.52%) Scrum
6 155 (14.98%) Continuous Integration
7 148 (14.30%) BDD
8 133 (12.85%) Unit Testing
9 129 (12.46%) Software Engineering
10 103 (9.95%) SOA
11 75 (7.25%) E-Commerce
12 73 (7.05%) UML
13 68 (6.57%) OOD
14 67 (6.47%) Responsive Web Design
14 67 (6.47%) Android Development
15 60 (5.80%) Web Development
16 53 (5.12%) Automated Testing
17 51 (4.93%) Kanban
18 49 (4.73%) Content Management
19 48 (4.64%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 426 (41.16%) JavaScript
2 396 (38.26%) Java
3 310 (29.95%) C#
4 270 (26.09%) SQL
5 213 (20.58%) PHP
6 134 (12.95%) Python
7 100 (9.66%) C++
8 82 (7.92%) Ruby
9 73 (7.05%) PHP5
10 53 (5.12%) Scala
11 42 (4.06%) T-SQL
12 34 (3.29%) Objective-C
13 33 (3.19%) VB
14 25 (2.42%) C
15 24 (2.32%) Perl
16 21 (2.03%) PL/SQL
17 20 (1.93%) VB.NET
17 20 (1.93%) XQuery
17 20 (1.93%) XPath
18 15 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 105 (10.14%) Degree
2 44 (4.25%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.42%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.03%) VCP4
5 9 (0.87%) OCPJP
5 9 (0.87%) ISEB
5 9 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
5 9 (0.87%) Sun Certification
6 6 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.097%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.097%) MCP
8 1 (0.097%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.06%) QA
2 10 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.39%) WAI
4 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.19%) WCAG
6 1 (0.097%) SLA
6 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (0.77%) HDFS
2 5 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.39%) Docker
4 3 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.19%) vSphere
5 2 (0.19%) Firmware
6 1 (0.097%) Xen
6 1 (0.097%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.097%) Varnish
6 1 (0.097%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.097%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (2.13%) Puppet
3 8 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
3 8 (0.77%) SCCM
4 7 (0.68%) logstash
5 6 (0.58%) Ansible
5 6 (0.58%) Kibana
5 6 (0.58%) yum
6 4 (0.39%) Mesos
6 4 (0.39%) Zenoss
7 3 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (0.29%) SCOM
7 3 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.29%) Salt
8 2 (0.19%) Graphite
8 2 (0.19%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.097%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.097%) collectd
9 1 (0.097%) StatsD
Vendors
1 125 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 78 (7.54%) Oracle
3 46 (4.44%) Adobe
3 46 (4.44%) Google
4 34 (3.29%) Zend
5 23 (2.22%) Open Text
6 21 (2.03%) RedDot
7 19 (1.84%) SAP
8 17 (1.64%) Talend
9 14 (1.35%) Telerik
10 13 (1.26%) Twitter
11 12 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.06%) IBM
13 9 (0.87%) Apple
14 8 (0.77%) Business Objects
14 8 (0.77%) Capita
15 7 (0.68%) VMware
15 7 (0.68%) Xamarin
16 6 (0.58%) Software AG
17 5 (0.48%) Red Hat
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