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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Rank 276 222 180
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -42
Contract jobs citing OOP 446 546 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.98% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.29% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 356 423
Average daily rate
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£400 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £31.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +11.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -49 415 £400 +11.11% 359
London -38 213 £450 +12.50% 138
South East +18 103 £325 +18.18% 40
City of London -6 43 £475 +11.76% 23
North West -31 38 £475 +35.71% 53
Oxfordshire +10 37 £380 +8.57% 1
Oxford +4 25 £300 - 1
Manchester -24 24 £475 +35.71% 35
Yorkshire -30 21 £325 +8.33% 33
Hampshire +2 18 £300 +26.31% 11
West Yorkshire -17 17 £325 +1.56% 23
South West -26 16 £425 +37.09% 12
East of England -1 15 £275 -21.42% 19
Leeds -18 15 £325 +20.37% 15
Berkshire -2 14 £290 -17.14% 9
Wales 0 12 £313 -3.84% 5
Scotland -8 11 £350 -6.66% 5
Surrey +2 10 £383 +17.69% 9
Reading -1 10 £300 -9.09% 7
Buckinghamshire -6 10 £413 - 6
Cheshire -2 9 £388 +6.89% 11
Bristol -5 9 £425 +17.24% 2
Southampton +6 7 £350 - 4
Slough +3 7 £290 -17.14%
Kent 0 7 £425 +70.00% 1
East Midlands -9 7 £313 +4.16% 26
Cambridgeshire -10 7 £205 -34.40% 9
West Midlands -14 7 £433 +35.15% 28
South Wales -11 6 £275 -15.38% 5
West Sussex - 6 £288 - 1

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 549 (64.97%) OO
2 464 (54.91%) Agile Software Development
3 380 (44.97%) JavaScript
4 350 (41.42%) HTML
5 308 (36.45%) TDD
6 299 (35.38%) CSS
7 269 (31.83%) Java
8 254 (30.06%) C#
9 223 (26.39%) jQuery
10 218 (25.80%) SQL
11 217 (25.68%) .NET
12 192 (22.72%) Scrum
13 190 (22.49%) MVC
14 187 (22.13%) Git (software)
15 184 (21.78%) PHP
16 180 (21.30%) HTML5
17 162 (19.17%) Web Services
18 155 (18.34%) MySQL
19 143 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
20 139 (16.45%) SQL Server
21 138 (16.33%) Unit Testing
22 135 (15.98%) CSS3
23 133 (15.74%) AngularJS
23 133 (15.74%) BDD
24 129 (15.27%) XML
25 128 (15.15%) Microsoft
26 125 (14.79%) JSON
27 110 (13.02%) E-Commerce
28 108 (12.78%) Finance
28 108 (12.78%) Subversion

OOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 55 (6.51%) Apache
2 49 (5.80%) Node.js
3 19 (2.25%) WebSphere
4 18 (2.13%) CMS
4 18 (2.13%) JBoss
4 18 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (1.78%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.54%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.54%) Drupal
7 12 (1.42%) Apache Solr
8 10 (1.18%) IIS
9 9 (1.07%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.95%) Confluence
11 7 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.83%) MQSeries
12 6 (0.71%) WordPress
13 5 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.47%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.36%) Mule
Applications
1 60 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.60%) MS Office
3 16 (1.89%) Photoshop
4 11 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.24%) 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 22 (2.60%) Magento
2 9 (1.07%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.36%) SAP MII
4 3 (0.36%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.12%) Summit
6 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.07%) GitHub
3 6 (0.71%) PaaS
4 5 (0.59%) SaaS
5 4 (0.47%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.24%) IaaS
7 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.12%) Force.com
8 1 (0.12%) Heroku
8 1 (0.12%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.12%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.97%) Internet
2 28 (3.31%) HTTP
3 8 (0.95%) SSL
3 8 (0.95%) FTP
4 7 (0.83%) Intranet
5 5 (0.59%) SMTP
5 5 (0.59%) Skype
6 3 (0.36%) iBeacon
6 3 (0.36%) Network Security
6 3 (0.36%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.24%) LDAP
7 2 (0.24%) SSH
7 2 (0.24%) DVB
8 1 (0.12%) Telnet
8 1 (0.12%) X.509
8 1 (0.12%) IPsec
8 1 (0.12%) VoIP
8 1 (0.12%) DHCP
8 1 (0.12%) VPN
8 1 (0.12%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (18.34%) MySQL
2 139 (16.45%) SQL Server
3 75 (8.88%) Relational Database
4 44 (5.21%) MongoDB
5 39 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 33 (3.91%) RDBMS
7 31 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (2.96%) NoSQL
9 23 (2.72%) Oracle Database
10 19 (2.25%) Oracle9i Database
11 16 (1.89%) Redis
12 12 (1.42%) DB2
12 12 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (1.30%) Big Data
14 10 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (1.07%) Hadoop
15 9 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (1.07%) Oracle8/8i Database
16 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 187 (22.13%) Git (software)
2 108 (12.78%) Subversion
3 54 (6.39%) Visual Studio
4 48 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (4.73%) Grunt
6 37 (4.38%) Jenkins
7 33 (3.91%) NUnit
8 30 (3.55%) Xcode
9 28 (3.31%) Ant
9 28 (3.31%) PHPUnit
9 28 (3.31%) JIRA
10 27 (3.20%) JUnit
10 27 (3.20%) Eclipse
11 24 (2.84%) ReSharper
11 24 (2.84%) Cucumber
12 23 (2.72%) Selenium
13 20 (2.37%) TeamCity
14 16 (1.89%) Mercurial
14 16 (1.89%) Maven
15 15 (1.78%) Android Studio
General
1 108 (12.78%) Finance
2 53 (6.27%) Banking
3 34 (4.02%) Retail
3 34 (4.02%) Front Office
4 22 (2.60%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.89%) Games
6 15 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.66%) Marketing
8 10 (1.18%) Back Office
9 9 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.83%) Advertising
10 7 (0.83%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.47%) Electronics
12 4 (0.47%) Legal
13 3 (0.36%) Publishing
13 3 (0.36%) French Language
14 2 (0.24%) Local Government
14 2 (0.24%) Law
15 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 712 (84.26%) Developer
2 120 (14.20%) Senior Developer
2 120 (14.20%) PHP Developer
3 111 (13.14%) Java Developer
4 94 (11.12%) .NET Developer
5 55 (6.51%) Android Developer
6 52 (6.15%) C# Developer
7 39 (4.62%) Software Engineer
8 38 (4.50%) Web Developer
8 38 (4.50%) JavaScript Developer
9 37 (4.38%) Software Developer
10 36 (4.26%) iOS Developer
11 32 (3.79%) Front-End Developer
12 29 (3.43%) Senior Java Developer
13 26 (3.08%) Python Developer
14 25 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
15 23 (2.72%) Programmer
16 22 (2.60%) Analyst
17 17 (2.01%) PHP MySQL Developer
17 17 (2.01%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (41.42%) HTML
2 299 (35.38%) CSS
3 223 (26.39%) jQuery
4 217 (25.68%) .NET
5 180 (21.30%) HTML5
6 162 (19.17%) Web Services
7 135 (15.98%) CSS3
8 133 (15.74%) AngularJS
9 129 (15.27%) XML
10 125 (14.79%) JSON
11 94 (11.12%) Ajax
12 92 (10.89%) ASP.NET
13 86 (10.18%) .NET Framework
14 85 (10.06%) REST
15 83 (9.82%) RESTful
16 75 (8.88%) SOAP
17 66 (7.81%) Sass
18 63 (7.46%) J2EE
19 57 (6.75%) WCF
20 51 (6.04%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.39%) User Experience
1 54 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 37 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 31 (3.67%) iPhone
5 26 (3.08%) iPad
5 26 (3.08%) N-Tier
6 22 (2.60%) Inversion of Control
7 21 (2.49%) Derivative
8 20 (2.37%) Data Structures
9 17 (2.01%) Algorithms
9 17 (2.01%) Fixed Income
10 11 (1.30%) NHS
11 10 (1.18%) Smartphone
11 10 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.18%) Mobile Payment
12 8 (0.95%) Social Network
13 7 (0.83%) Market Risk
13 7 (0.83%) Visualisation
14 6 (0.71%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 99 (11.72%) Android
2 96 (11.36%) Linux
3 95 (11.24%) Windows
4 77 (9.11%) Apple iOS
5 38 (4.50%) UNIX
6 10 (1.18%) Windows Phone
7 9 (1.07%) Windows Phone 7
8 8 (0.95%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.71%) Solaris
11 5 (0.59%) AIX
11 5 (0.59%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.36%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.36%) VMS
13 2 (0.24%) Debian
13 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.24%) CentOS
13 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.12%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 549 (64.97%) OO
2 464 (54.91%) Agile Software Development
3 308 (36.45%) TDD
4 192 (22.72%) Scrum
5 190 (22.49%) MVC
6 143 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
7 138 (16.33%) Unit Testing
8 133 (15.74%) BDD
9 110 (13.02%) E-Commerce
10 101 (11.95%) Software Engineering
11 82 (9.70%) Android Development
12 77 (9.11%) SOA
13 66 (7.81%) OOD
14 65 (7.69%) SDLC
15 62 (7.34%) Open Source
16 59 (6.98%) UML
17 58 (6.86%) iOS Development
18 51 (6.04%) Responsive Web Design
19 50 (5.92%) Multithreading
20 47 (5.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 380 (44.97%) JavaScript
2 269 (31.83%) Java
3 254 (30.06%) C#
4 218 (25.80%) SQL
5 184 (21.78%) PHP
6 102 (12.07%) C++
7 82 (9.70%) Python
8 54 (6.39%) Objective-C
9 44 (5.21%) Ruby
10 42 (4.97%) PHP5
11 32 (3.79%) VB
12 27 (3.20%) T-SQL
13 25 (2.96%) C
14 21 (2.49%) Scala
14 21 (2.49%) Shell Script
15 18 (2.13%) VBA
15 18 (2.13%) Perl
16 15 (1.78%) Groovy
17 13 (1.54%) PL/SQL
17 13 (1.54%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 76 (8.99%) Degree
2 46 (5.44%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.42%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.36%) SAP Certification
6 3 (0.36%) PhD
6 3 (0.36%) MCSD
6 3 (0.36%) MCSE
7 2 (0.24%) MCP
7 2 (0.24%) MCTS
8 1 (0.12%) MCT
8 1 (0.12%) HND
8 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.14%) QA
2 5 (0.59%) COREP
2 5 (0.59%) FINREP
2 5 (0.59%) SLA
3 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.24%) COBIT
4 1 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (0.95%) Docker
2 3 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.36%) Varnish
3 2 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
2 6 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.71%) Puppet
3 5 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.24%) yum
4 2 (0.24%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.24%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.24%) Control-M
4 2 (0.24%) Ansible
5 1 (0.12%) Mesos
5 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.12%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.12%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.12%) OpenView
5 1 (0.12%) Netcool
5 1 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 128 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 84 (9.94%) Oracle
3 57 (6.75%) Zend
4 33 (3.91%) Sybase
5 23 (2.72%) SAP
5 23 (2.72%) Google
6 17 (2.01%) Adobe
7 16 (1.89%) Perforce
8 12 (1.42%) Telerik
9 11 (1.30%) Infragistics
10 9 (1.07%) Sitecore
11 7 (0.83%) Cognos
11 7 (0.83%) IBM
11 7 (0.83%) Talend
12 6 (0.71%) hybris
13 5 (0.59%) webMethods
14 4 (0.47%) Remedy
14 4 (0.47%) Informatica
14 4 (0.47%) Apple
14 4 (0.47%) Tableau
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £280 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £550 to £750 per day excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 315 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £457.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Group
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Twist IT
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago