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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 301 233 269
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +36
Contract jobs citing OOP 372 562 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 1.02% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.25% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 417 339
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £298 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 15
Median hourly rate £16.00 £32.65 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.99% -18.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £32.65 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-50.99% -18.37%

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
40825 44928 44271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.52% 81.15% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27182 29127 28771
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1342 1219
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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
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 4 December 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 -48 362 £425 +11.11% 362
London -22 223 £450 +5.88% 160
South East +2 47 £400 +14.28% 48
City of London 0 39 £425 +6.25% 35
North West -37 27 £375 +7.14% 37
Hampshire +40 22 £375 - 18
Manchester -21 21 £375 +7.14% 24
West Midlands +1 17 £350 +16.66% 22
Berkshire -3 16 £450 +28.57% 11
South West -2 13 £400 +14.28% 21
Yorkshire +8 12 £360 -28.00% 35
East of England +2 12 £198 -41.48% 20
South Yorkshire -5 8 £395 -12.22% 4
Sheffield -6 8 £395 -12.22% 3
Bracknell +5 7 £450 +43.42% 2
Bristol +3 7 £500 +35.13% 8
Scotland -1 7 £360 +9.09% 4
Staffordshire 0 6 - - 5
Hertfordshire -2 6 - - 5
Bromley - 6 £375 -
Winchester - 6 £375 - 1
Glasgow +8 5 £360 +9.92% 1
Surrey +15 4 £375 +15.38% 2
Cambridge +7 4 £191 -41.60% 8
West Yorkshire -1 4 £325 -35.00% 24
Cambridgeshire -3 4 £191 -43.33% 10
Salford -11 4 £419 +11.66%
East Midlands -11 4 £450 +12.50% 16
North East -32 4 £375 +146.71% 2
Tyne and Wear -36 4 £375 +97.36% 2

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 533 (59.03%) OO
2 442 (48.95%) Agile Software Development
3 422 (46.73%) JavaScript
4 389 (43.08%) HTML
5 374 (41.42%) CSS
6 295 (32.67%) Java
6 295 (32.67%) TDD
7 254 (28.13%) C#
8 241 (26.69%) Git (software)
9 237 (26.25%) MVC
10 222 (24.58%) .NET
11 213 (23.59%) Scrum
12 212 (23.48%) SQL
13 206 (22.81%) HTML5
14 203 (22.48%) Web Services
15 193 (21.37%) BDD
16 179 (19.82%) PHP
17 176 (19.49%) jQuery
18 165 (18.27%) SQL Server
19 162 (17.94%) RESTful
20 160 (17.72%) AngularJS
21 156 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
22 151 (16.72%) CSS3
23 139 (15.39%) XML
24 119 (13.18%) ASP.NET
25 117 (12.96%) Front End Development
26 116 (12.85%) REST
27 107 (11.85%) Finance
28 104 (11.52%) E-Commerce
28 104 (11.52%) Web Development

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 69 (7.64%) CMS
2 44 (4.87%) Apache
3 43 (4.76%) IIS
4 34 (3.77%) Confluence
5 29 (3.21%) WordPress
6 27 (2.99%) Sitecore CMS
7 22 (2.44%) Drupal
7 22 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (1.66%) WebLogic
9 13 (1.44%) SharePoint
9 13 (1.44%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.11%) Apache Solr
11 9 (1.00%) Documentum
12 8 (0.89%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.66%) nginx
13 6 (0.66%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.55%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.44%) JBoss
16 3 (0.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 25 (2.77%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.11%) Magento
2 4 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) Summit
4 1 (0.11%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 46 (5.09%) GitHub
2 43 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (4.54%) SaaS
4 40 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (1.88%) PaaS
6 16 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 16 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (1.22%) Amazon Kinesis
9 10 (1.11%) Boomi
10 7 (0.78%) Force.com
11 6 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.66%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.66%) Google Play
11 6 (0.66%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.22%) MailChimp
15 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 55 (6.09%) HTTP
2 29 (3.21%) Internet
3 16 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.11%) SSL
5 7 (0.78%) DVB
5 7 (0.78%) FTP
6 6 (0.66%) Intranet
7 5 (0.55%) Network Security
8 3 (0.33%) DNS
9 2 (0.22%) DHCP
9 2 (0.22%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.22%) IPsec
9 2 (0.22%) Skype
9 2 (0.22%) WebEx
10 1 (0.11%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.11%) Firewall
10 1 (0.11%) ICMP
10 1 (0.11%) SMTP
10 1 (0.11%) SNMP
10 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (18.27%) SQL Server
2 100 (11.07%) MySQL
3 78 (8.64%) Relational Database
4 68 (7.53%) NoSQL
5 51 (5.65%) MongoDB
6 35 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 30 (3.32%) RDBMS
9 16 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 16 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (1.66%) Hadoop
11 14 (1.55%) Big Data
12 13 (1.44%) DB2
13 11 (1.22%) Couchbase
14 10 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (1.00%) Redis
16 8 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (0.89%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 241 (26.69%) Git (software)
2 96 (10.63%) Jenkins
3 94 (10.41%) Subversion
4 75 (8.31%) Selenium
5 68 (7.53%) JIRA
6 66 (7.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 55 (6.09%) WebDriver
8 45 (4.98%) Cucumber
8 45 (4.98%) Maven
9 44 (4.87%) Grunt
10 41 (4.54%) JUnit
11 36 (3.99%) Mercurial
12 35 (3.88%) Ant
12 35 (3.88%) Visual Studio
13 32 (3.54%) gulp
14 29 (3.21%) Eclipse
15 26 (2.88%) Gradle
15 26 (2.88%) NUnit
16 25 (2.77%) Jasmine
17 24 (2.66%) SpecFlow
General
1 107 (11.85%) Finance
2 58 (6.42%) Banking
3 44 (4.87%) Retail
4 31 (3.43%) Front Office
5 30 (3.32%) Games
6 24 (2.66%) Marketing
7 18 (1.99%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.33%) Advertising
9 9 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.00%) Publishing
9 9 (1.00%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.55%) Back Office
11 4 (0.44%) Billing
12 3 (0.33%) Legal
13 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
14 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 749 (82.95%) Developer
2 123 (13.62%) Java Developer
3 103 (11.41%) PHP Developer
4 98 (10.85%) .NET Developer
5 94 (10.41%) Senior Developer
6 85 (9.41%) C# Developer
7 79 (8.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 50 (5.54%) Web Developer
9 49 (5.43%) JavaScript Developer
10 44 (4.87%) Python Developer
11 42 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
12 39 (4.32%) Scala Developer
13 36 (3.99%) Software Developer
14 34 (3.77%) Android Developer
14 34 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
15 32 (3.54%) Java Scala Developer
16 30 (3.32%) Architect
16 30 (3.32%) C++ Developer
16 30 (3.32%) iOS Developer
17 28 (3.10%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 389 (43.08%) HTML
2 374 (41.42%) CSS
3 222 (24.58%) .NET
4 206 (22.81%) HTML5
5 203 (22.48%) Web Services
6 176 (19.49%) jQuery
7 162 (17.94%) RESTful
8 160 (17.72%) AngularJS
9 151 (16.72%) CSS3
10 139 (15.39%) XML
11 119 (13.18%) ASP.NET
12 116 (12.85%) REST
13 94 (10.41%) JSON
14 86 (9.52%) Sass
15 76 (8.42%) Node.js
16 74 (8.19%) Spring
17 71 (7.86%) WCF
18 66 (7.31%) LINQ
19 62 (6.87%) Ajax
20 61 (6.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.53%) User Experience
2 43 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 40 (4.43%) N-Tier
4 37 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
5 34 (3.77%) Algorithms
6 28 (3.10%) Derivative
7 25 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (2.77%) Data Structures
7 25 (2.77%) Fixed Income
8 22 (2.44%) Mobile App
9 19 (2.10%) Mathematics
10 16 (1.77%) Fintech
10 16 (1.77%) Market Risk
11 12 (1.33%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (1.22%) STB
12 11 (1.22%) Visualisation
13 10 (1.11%) Equities
13 10 (1.11%) Video on Demand
14 8 (0.89%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 101 (11.18%) Linux
2 71 (7.86%) Windows
3 60 (6.64%) Apple iOS
4 59 (6.53%) Android
5 52 (5.76%) Unix
6 8 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.55%) Solaris
8 4 (0.44%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.44%) SUSE
8 4 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.22%) AIX
10 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.11%) CentOS
11 1 (0.11%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.11%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (59.03%) OO
2 442 (48.95%) Agile Software Development
3 295 (32.67%) TDD
4 237 (26.25%) MVC
5 213 (23.59%) Scrum
6 193 (21.37%) BDD
7 156 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
8 117 (12.96%) Front End Development
9 104 (11.52%) E-Commerce
9 104 (11.52%) Web Development
10 103 (11.41%) Software Engineering
11 91 (10.08%) Open Source
12 86 (9.52%) Microservices
13 83 (9.19%) Unit Testing
14 80 (8.86%) Pair Programming
15 72 (7.97%) Automated Testing
16 57 (6.31%) Kanban
16 57 (6.31%) SOA
17 50 (5.54%) Responsive Web Design
18 48 (5.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 422 (46.73%) JavaScript
2 295 (32.67%) Java
3 254 (28.13%) C#
4 212 (23.48%) SQL
5 179 (19.82%) PHP
6 97 (10.74%) Python
7 87 (9.63%) C++
8 53 (5.87%) Ruby
8 53 (5.87%) Scala
9 46 (5.09%) VB.NET
10 39 (4.32%) C
11 38 (4.21%) Groovy
12 35 (3.88%) Clojure
13 27 (2.99%) Objective-C
14 26 (2.88%) T-SQL
15 23 (2.55%) Apple Swift
16 19 (2.10%) Go
17 18 (1.99%) VBA
18 17 (1.88%) PHP 5
18 17 (1.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (8.31%) Degree
2 22 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.44%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.00%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.89%) ISEB
6 5 (0.55%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.33%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.22%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.11%) HND
9 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.43%) QA
2 30 (3.32%) SDET
3 4 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.33%) GCP
5 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.22%) MiFID
6 1 (0.11%) MISRA
6 1 (0.11%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.11%) SLA
6 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 29 (3.21%) Docker
2 28 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (1.99%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.44%) NFS
4 4 (0.44%) Squid
5 2 (0.22%) HDFS
6 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (1.66%) Puppet
2 14 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.55%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.55%) Terraform
4 4 (0.44%) logstash
4 4 (0.44%) Oozie
5 3 (0.33%) Ansible
5 3 (0.33%) Kibana
6 2 (0.22%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.22%) Control-M
6 2 (0.22%) Grafana
7 1 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.11%) Marathon
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.11%) SCOM
7 1 (0.11%) yum
7 1 (0.11%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 71 (7.86%) Microsoft
2 55 (6.09%) Oracle
3 43 (4.76%) Zend
4 35 (3.88%) Sitecore
5 21 (2.33%) Google
6 15 (1.66%) SAP
7 14 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.22%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.11%) Dell
9 10 (1.11%) Sybase
10 9 (1.00%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.89%) VMware
12 6 (0.66%) Pega
12 6 (0.66%) Remedy
12 6 (0.66%) Splunk
13 5 (0.55%) Apigee
13 5 (0.55%) Apple
13 5 (0.55%) Canon
14 4 (0.44%) Algorithmics
14 4 (0.44%) EMC
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ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400 - £500 per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton-London, SM2 5AS
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South West London
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London
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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London
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Central London / West End
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