The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for OOP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOP over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 90 151
Rank change year-on-year -49 +61  
Contract jobs citing OOP 25 76 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.76% 2.24% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 2.62% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 69 43
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £30.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year +45.00% -38.46%  

OOP is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2912 2905 4654
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.14% 85.77% 81.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2231 2377 3660
Median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing OOP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for OOP in the City of London

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OOP in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in the City of London

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOP in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOP in the City of London

OOP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for OOP.

1 53 (76.81%) OO
2 35 (50.72%) TDD
3 33 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (42.03%) C#
5 28 (40.58%) Java
6 25 (36.23%) Test Automation
7 24 (34.78%) .NET
8 20 (28.99%) JavaScript
9 19 (27.54%) HTML
9 19 (27.54%) CSS
9 19 (27.54%) Pair Programming
10 18 (26.09%) RESTful
10 18 (26.09%) BDD
11 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
12 14 (20.29%) SQL
12 14 (20.29%) XML
12 14 (20.29%) AngularJS
12 14 (20.29%) Unit Testing
13 13 (18.84%) Process Improvement
13 13 (18.84%) Agile Testing
14 12 (17.39%) Scrum
14 12 (17.39%) Linux
14 12 (17.39%) WebDriver
15 11 (15.94%) HTML5
15 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
15 11 (15.94%) WCF
15 11 (15.94%) Web Services
15 11 (15.94%) Finance
16 10 (14.49%) MVC
16 10 (14.49%) C++

OOP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (4.35%) Apache
2 2 (2.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.90%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.90%) CMS
2 2 (2.90%) Jupyter
2 2 (2.90%) LiveCycle
2 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
3 1 (1.45%) JBoss
3 1 (1.45%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.45%) nginx
3 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) GitHub
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.90%) SSL
3 1 (1.45%) HTTP
3 1 (1.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.70%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.90%) Big Data
6 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.90%) MySQL
6 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.45%) DB2
7 1 (1.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (17.39%) WebDriver
2 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
3 10 (14.49%) Jenkins
4 7 (10.14%) Mockito
4 7 (10.14%) Moq
5 5 (7.25%) JIRA
5 5 (7.25%) Selenium
5 5 (7.25%) Subversion
6 4 (5.80%) SpecFlow
7 3 (4.35%) MSTest
7 3 (4.35%) NUnit
7 3 (4.35%) Protractor
7 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.90%) Bower
8 2 (2.90%) Maven
8 2 (2.90%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.90%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.90%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.45%) Rational Application Developer
9 1 (1.45%) ReSharper
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Banking
2 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.80%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Advertising
4 2 (2.90%) Back Office
4 2 (2.90%) Front Office
5 1 (1.45%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Law
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (84.06%) Developer
2 13 (18.84%) C# Developer
3 9 (13.04%) .NET Developer
3 9 (13.04%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.04%) Software Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.14%) C# Software Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Developer in Test
6 6 (8.70%) QA Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (7.25%) iOS Developer
8 4 (5.80%) C++ Developer
8 4 (5.80%) MongoDB Developer
8 4 (5.80%) PHP Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Linux Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Python Developer
9 3 (4.35%) QA Leader
9 3 (4.35%) Senior iOS Developer
9 3 (4.35%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (34.78%) .NET
2 19 (27.54%) CSS
2 19 (27.54%) HTML
3 18 (26.09%) RESTful
4 14 (20.29%) AngularJS
4 14 (20.29%) XML
5 11 (15.94%) HTML5
5 11 (15.94%) WCF
5 11 (15.94%) Web Services
6 10 (14.49%) CSS3
7 9 (13.04%) jQuery
8 8 (11.59%) REST
9 7 (10.14%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (8.70%) .NET Framework
10 6 (8.70%) JSON
10 6 (8.70%) Node.js
11 5 (7.25%) Ajax
11 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
11 5 (7.25%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (7.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.70%) Algorithms
2 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.25%) Data Structures
3 5 (7.25%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (7.25%) iPad
3 5 (7.25%) iPhone
4 4 (5.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.35%) Hedge funds
5 3 (4.35%) User Experience
5 3 (4.35%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.45%) Animation
6 1 (1.45%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.45%) Derivative
6 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (1.45%) Robotics
6 1 (1.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.39%) Linux
2 6 (8.70%) Windows
3 5 (7.25%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.25%) CentOS
4 3 (4.35%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.90%) Unix
6 1 (1.45%) Android
6 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (76.81%) OO
2 35 (50.72%) TDD
3 33 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (36.23%) Test Automation
5 19 (27.54%) Pair Programming
6 18 (26.09%) BDD
7 14 (20.29%) Unit Testing
8 13 (18.84%) Agile Testing
8 13 (18.84%) Process Improvement
9 12 (17.39%) Scrum
10 10 (14.49%) MVC
11 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (10.14%) SDET
13 6 (8.70%) Front End Development
13 6 (8.70%) Software Engineering
13 6 (8.70%) Test Scripting
14 5 (7.25%) Data Modelling
14 5 (7.25%) E-Commerce
14 5 (7.25%) iOS Development
15 4 (5.80%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.03%) C#
2 28 (40.58%) Java
3 20 (28.99%) JavaScript
4 14 (20.29%) SQL
5 10 (14.49%) C++
6 9 (13.04%) PHP
6 9 (13.04%) Python
7 7 (10.14%) T-SQL
8 5 (7.25%) Objective-C
8 5 (7.25%) Scala
9 4 (5.80%) Apple Swift
10 3 (4.35%) C
10 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.90%) CQL
11 2 (2.90%) PHP 5
11 2 (2.90%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.45%) ABAP
12 1 (1.45%) AWK
12 1 (1.45%) C-shell
12 1 (1.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
1 5 (7.25%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (2.90%) Adobe
3 2 (2.90%) IBM
3 2 (2.90%) Sybase
3 2 (2.90%) Tableau
4 1 (1.45%) Apple
4 1 (1.45%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.45%) Perforce
4 1 (1.45%) SAP
4 1 (1.45%) TIBCO