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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 303 213 190
Rank change year-on-year
-90 -23
Contract jobs citing OOP 395 562 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 1.03% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 1.35% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 385 363
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 9
Average hourly rate £50.00 £34.85 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.47% -8.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £34.85 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+43.47% -8.88%

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
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 July 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 July 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 -85 375 £400 +14.28% 355
London -59 199 £450 +20.00% 115
South East -5 86 £375 +36.36% 46
City of London -12 38 £463 +15.62% 27
North West -13 35 £400 +23.07% 58
Oxfordshire -4 26 £390 +11.42% 5
East of England -8 19 £275 -21.42% 28
Manchester -17 19 £425 +30.76% 35
Scotland -3 15 £375 -6.25% 6
Yorkshire -35 15 £325 +30.00% 30
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £400 +28.00% 2
Oxford -4 13 £400 - 3
Cheshire -2 12 £388 +19.23% 12
South West -13 12 £425 +30.76% 27
Hertfordshire -1 11 £500 - 13
Kent -6 11 £500 +100.00% 1
West Yorkshire -27 11 £325 +16.07% 21
Leeds -28 11 £325 +35.41% 10
Berkshire +3 10 £250 -20.00% 7
Hampshire 0 10 £310 +30.52% 10
West Midlands -10 8 £400 +25.00% 15
Dover - 8 £500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £500 -
Reading 0 7 £400 +45.45% 5
Bristol -5 7 £425 +17.24% 10
East Midlands -7 7 £400 +29.55% 30
Highlands - 7 - -
Milton Keynes +2 5 £425 +21.42% 1
East Sussex -9 5 £375 +248.83% 2
Surrey -11 5 £383 -4.96% 16

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (62.00%) OO
2 481 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
3 376 (43.82%) JavaScript
4 347 (40.44%) HTML
5 308 (35.90%) CSS
5 308 (35.90%) TDD
6 288 (33.57%) Java
7 265 (30.89%) C#
8 232 (27.04%) jQuery
9 227 (26.46%) .NET
10 221 (25.76%) MVC
11 206 (24.01%) SQL
12 190 (22.14%) PHP
13 184 (21.45%) Scrum
14 177 (20.63%) HTML5
15 173 (20.16%) Git (software)
16 169 (19.70%) Web Services
17 163 (19.00%) MySQL
18 149 (17.37%) BDD
19 148 (17.25%) AngularJS
20 141 (16.43%) SQL Server
21 136 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
22 134 (15.62%) JSON
23 131 (15.27%) CSS3
24 127 (14.80%) Unit Testing
25 124 (14.45%) XML
26 119 (13.87%) Microsoft
27 118 (13.75%) Software Engineering
28 108 (12.59%) E-Commerce
29 103 (12.00%) Subversion

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 48 (5.59%) Apache
2 40 (4.66%) Node.js
3 23 (2.68%) JBoss
4 20 (2.33%) CMS
5 19 (2.21%) WebSphere
6 18 (2.10%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.75%) SharePoint
7 15 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.40%) MQSeries
8 12 (1.40%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (1.28%) Confluence
9 11 (1.28%) Drupal
9 11 (1.28%) Apache Solr
10 10 (1.17%) WordPress
10 10 (1.17%) IIS
11 4 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.47%) nginx
11 4 (0.47%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.47%) Mule
Applications
1 52 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.75%) Photoshop
3 11 (1.28%) MS Office
4 8 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (2.33%) Magento
2 7 (0.82%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.35%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.12%) Summit
5 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.05%) GitHub
3 5 (0.58%) SaaS
3 5 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.47%) PaaS
5 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.23%) IaaS
6 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.12%) Force.com
7 1 (0.12%) Heroku
7 1 (0.12%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 48 (5.59%) Internet
2 13 (1.52%) HTTP
3 7 (0.82%) DVB
3 7 (0.82%) Network Security
4 6 (0.70%) DNS
5 5 (0.58%) Intranet
5 5 (0.58%) iBeacon
6 4 (0.47%) FTP
6 4 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.47%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.47%) SSL
7 3 (0.35%) LDAP
8 2 (0.23%) DHCP
8 2 (0.23%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.23%) VPN
8 2 (0.23%) X.509
8 2 (0.23%) IPsec
8 2 (0.23%) Skype
9 1 (0.12%) AMQP
9 1 (0.12%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (19.00%) MySQL
2 141 (16.43%) SQL Server
3 73 (8.51%) Relational Database
4 49 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 44 (5.13%) MongoDB
6 33 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (3.73%) RDBMS
8 31 (3.61%) NoSQL
9 21 (2.45%) Redis
10 20 (2.33%) Oracle Database
11 17 (1.98%) Oracle9i Database
12 14 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (1.17%) Big Data
15 9 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (1.05%) Hadoop
15 9 (1.05%) DB2
15 9 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
16 8 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 173 (20.16%) Git (software)
2 103 (12.00%) Subversion
3 49 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 48 (5.59%) Jenkins
5 40 (4.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (4.55%) JIRA
7 34 (3.96%) Ant
7 34 (3.96%) JUnit
8 32 (3.73%) NUnit
9 31 (3.61%) Grunt
9 31 (3.61%) Cucumber
10 30 (3.50%) Xcode
10 30 (3.50%) Maven
10 30 (3.50%) Eclipse
10 30 (3.50%) Selenium
11 28 (3.26%) ReSharper
12 25 (2.91%) PHPUnit
13 16 (1.86%) TeamCity
13 16 (1.86%) WebDriver
14 15 (1.75%) Android Studio
General
1 100 (11.66%) Finance
2 53 (6.18%) Banking
3 32 (3.73%) Retail
4 30 (3.50%) Front Office
5 24 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.68%) Investment Banking
7 21 (2.45%) Games
8 15 (1.75%) Marketing
9 8 (0.93%) Back Office
10 7 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.70%) Advertising
12 5 (0.58%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.47%) French Language
13 4 (0.47%) Local Government
13 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.35%) Publishing
14 3 (0.35%) Law
14 3 (0.35%) Legal
15 2 (0.23%) Electronics
16 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 714 (83.22%) Developer
2 124 (14.45%) PHP Developer
3 114 (13.29%) Java Developer
4 111 (12.94%) Senior Developer
5 98 (11.42%) .NET Developer
6 59 (6.88%) C# Developer
7 53 (6.18%) Android Developer
8 41 (4.78%) Software Engineer
9 39 (4.55%) Software Developer
10 38 (4.43%) Web Developer
11 37 (4.31%) iOS Developer
12 35 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
13 32 (3.73%) C# .NET Developer
14 29 (3.38%) Front-End Developer
15 27 (3.15%) Python Developer
16 25 (2.91%) Senior Java Developer
17 20 (2.33%) Analyst
18 19 (2.21%) Senior PHP Developer
19 18 (2.10%) Programmer
20 17 (1.98%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (40.44%) HTML
2 308 (35.90%) CSS
3 232 (27.04%) jQuery
4 227 (26.46%) .NET
5 177 (20.63%) HTML5
6 169 (19.70%) Web Services
7 148 (17.25%) AngularJS
8 134 (15.62%) JSON
9 131 (15.27%) CSS3
10 124 (14.45%) XML
11 103 (12.00%) Ajax
12 102 (11.89%) ASP.NET
13 98 (11.42%) .NET Framework
14 91 (10.61%) REST
15 84 (9.79%) RESTful
16 66 (7.69%) J2EE
17 62 (7.23%) SOAP
18 57 (6.64%) WCF
19 53 (6.18%) Entity Framework
20 51 (5.94%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.94%) User Experience
2 45 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (5.01%) Mobile App
4 35 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 30 (3.50%) iPhone
6 24 (2.80%) Inversion of Control
6 24 (2.80%) iPad
6 24 (2.80%) Derivative
7 23 (2.68%) N-Tier
8 20 (2.33%) Data Structures
9 16 (1.86%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.63%) Fixed Income
11 10 (1.17%) Smartphone
11 10 (1.17%) Visualisation
12 9 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
13 8 (0.93%) IPTV
14 7 (0.82%) DTV
14 7 (0.82%) Equities
14 7 (0.82%) STB
Operating Systems
1 103 (12.00%) Android
2 96 (11.19%) Linux
3 88 (10.26%) Windows
4 75 (8.74%) Apple iOS
5 27 (3.15%) UNIX
6 10 (1.17%) Windows Phone
7 7 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.82%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.82%) Windows Phone 7
8 6 (0.70%) AIX
9 5 (0.58%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.58%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.47%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.35%) VMS
12 2 (0.23%) Debian
12 2 (0.23%) CentOS
12 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.12%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (62.00%) OO
2 481 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
3 308 (35.90%) TDD
4 221 (25.76%) MVC
5 184 (21.45%) Scrum
6 149 (17.37%) BDD
7 136 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
8 127 (14.80%) Unit Testing
9 118 (13.75%) Software Engineering
10 108 (12.59%) E-Commerce
11 82 (9.56%) Android Development
12 74 (8.62%) SOA
13 69 (8.04%) OOD
14 64 (7.46%) UML
15 63 (7.34%) SDLC
16 59 (6.88%) iOS Development
17 50 (5.83%) Kanban
18 49 (5.71%) Open Source
19 47 (5.48%) Responsive Web Design
20 39 (4.55%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 376 (43.82%) JavaScript
2 288 (33.57%) Java
3 265 (30.89%) C#
4 206 (24.01%) SQL
5 190 (22.14%) PHP
6 102 (11.89%) Python
7 96 (11.19%) C++
8 58 (6.76%) Objective-C
8 58 (6.76%) Ruby
9 48 (5.59%) PHP5
10 29 (3.38%) VB
11 25 (2.91%) C
11 25 (2.91%) Scala
12 22 (2.56%) Perl
12 22 (2.56%) T-SQL
13 17 (1.98%) Apple Swift
14 15 (1.75%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.52%) VBA
16 12 (1.40%) Shell Script
17 11 (1.28%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 76 (8.86%) Degree
2 49 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.40%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.35%) SAP Certification
6 3 (0.35%) PhD
6 3 (0.35%) MCSD
6 3 (0.35%) MCSE
7 1 (0.12%) MCT
7 1 (0.12%) HND
7 1 (0.12%) ISEB
7 1 (0.12%) MCTS
7 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.43%) QA
2 5 (0.58%) COREP
2 5 (0.58%) FINREP
3 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.12%) WAI
4 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (1.05%) Docker
2 3 (0.35%) HDFS
2 3 (0.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.35%) Varnish
3 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (1.28%) Puppet
3 8 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (0.70%) Ansible
4 6 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.58%) yum
6 4 (0.47%) Mesos
7 2 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.23%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.23%) Control-M
7 2 (0.23%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.12%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.12%) OpenView
8 1 (0.12%) Netcool
8 1 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.12%) Oozie
8 1 (0.12%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 119 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 84 (9.79%) Oracle
3 56 (6.53%) Zend
4 25 (2.91%) Sybase
5 18 (2.10%) Google
6 17 (1.98%) Telerik
7 15 (1.75%) SAP
7 15 (1.75%) Adobe
8 14 (1.63%) Perforce
9 12 (1.40%) Talend
10 6 (0.70%) Twitter
11 4 (0.47%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.47%) hybris
11 4 (0.47%) Tableau
11 4 (0.47%) Appcelerator
11 4 (0.47%) Facebook
11 4 (0.47%) Cognos
11 4 (0.47%) IBM
11 4 (0.47%) Apple
11 4 (0.47%) TIBCO
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Talent International
Rate: £295.85 - £332.83 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Vertical IT
Rate: Competitive Rates!
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salary/package
Posted: 3 days ago
Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ryde, Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Noir Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Noir Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £170 to £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago