Period
to 17 October 2018

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 6 months to 17 October 2018 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 164 130
Rank change year-on-year -5 -34 +74
Contract jobs citing OOP 91 76 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.30% 1.11% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.24% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 69 105
City of London median daily rate £500 £515 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% +21.18% -2.86%
10th Percentile £373 £373 £319
90th Percentile £650 £650 £575
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £425
% change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
City of London median hourly rate - £41.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.00% -
Central London median hourly rate - £41.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -18.00% -

OOP is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,076 6,115 5,882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.54% 89.15% 87.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,839 4,815 4,724
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 56 51
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.23 £31.13 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing OOP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OOP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for OOP.

1 59 (64.84%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (60.44%) OO
3 42 (46.15%) TDD
4 33 (36.26%) JavaScript
5 32 (35.16%) Java
6 28 (30.77%) .NET
7 26 (28.57%) HTML
7 26 (28.57%) C#
7 26 (28.57%) BDD
8 25 (27.47%) CSS
8 25 (27.47%) Scrum
9 23 (25.27%) Git (software)
10 21 (23.08%) Finance
11 20 (21.98%) AngularJS
11 20 (21.98%) Data Structures
12 18 (19.78%) SQL Server
12 18 (19.78%) HTML5
12 18 (19.78%) CSS3
13 17 (18.68%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (17.58%) Test Automation
14 16 (17.58%) Multithreading
14 16 (17.58%) SQL
14 16 (17.58%) Mentoring
14 16 (17.58%) Front End Development
15 15 (16.48%) User Experience
15 15 (16.48%) Sass
15 15 (16.48%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (16.48%) MVC
15 15 (16.48%) Software Engineering
15 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Azure

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 8 (8.79%) CMS
2 4 (4.40%) Confluence
3 2 (2.20%) Drupal
3 2 (2.20%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.10%) nginx
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.20%) Snapchat
3 1 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.10%) InDesign
3 1 (1.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Magento
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.68%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.69%) GitHub
4 3 (3.30%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.20%) Azure Functions
5 2 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.20%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (2.20%) Serverless
6 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.10%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.10%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (1.10%) Firebase
6 1 (1.10%) npm
6 1 (1.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) HTTP
2 3 (3.30%) AMQP
2 3 (3.30%) Internet
2 3 (3.30%) MQTT
3 1 (1.10%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 12 (13.19%) MongoDB
4 9 (9.89%) NoSQL
5 7 (7.69%) Redis
6 5 (5.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (4.40%) Data Lake
7 4 (4.40%) MySQL
8 3 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (3.30%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (3.30%) Big Data
9 2 (2.20%) CouchDB
9 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
9 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.10%) Apache Hive
10 1 (1.10%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (1.10%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 23 (25.27%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.09%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.89%) NUnit
4 8 (8.79%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.69%) JIRA
5 7 (7.69%) Moq
5 7 (7.69%) Selenium
6 6 (6.59%) JUnit
6 6 (6.59%) Maven
6 6 (6.59%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.49%) Bitbucket
7 5 (5.49%) Gradle
7 5 (5.49%) SpecFlow
7 5 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.40%) Mocha
8 4 (4.40%) MSTest
8 4 (4.40%) Xdebug
9 3 (3.30%) GoogleTest
9 3 (3.30%) Jasmine
9 3 (3.30%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 21 (23.08%) Finance
2 11 (12.09%) Banking
3 8 (8.79%) Front Office
4 7 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.40%) Billing
5 4 (4.40%) Publishing
5 4 (4.40%) Retail
6 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.20%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.10%) Games
8 1 (1.10%) Law
8 1 (1.10%) Marketing
8 1 (1.10%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 71 (78.02%) Developer
2 16 (17.58%) Senior Developer
3 15 (16.48%) Java Developer
4 14 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 14 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 12 (13.19%) Lead Developer
6 9 (9.89%) Senior C# Developer
7 8 (8.79%) .NET Developer
8 7 (7.69%) AWS Developer
9 5 (5.49%) Machine Learning Developer
10 4 (4.40%) LAMP Developer
10 4 (4.40%) MySQL Developer
10 4 (4.40%) PHP Developer
10 4 (4.40%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 4 (4.40%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Python Developer
10 4 (4.40%) QA Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Technical Writer
11 3 (3.30%) C++ Software Engineer
11 3 (3.30%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (30.77%) .NET
2 26 (28.57%) HTML
3 25 (27.47%) CSS
4 20 (21.98%) AngularJS
5 18 (19.78%) CSS3
5 18 (19.78%) HTML5
6 15 (16.48%) Sass
7 13 (14.29%) LESS
7 13 (14.29%) REST
8 12 (13.19%) .NET Framework
9 10 (10.99%) RESTful
9 10 (10.99%) WCF
10 8 (8.79%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (8.79%) jQuery
10 8 (8.79%) Node.js
10 8 (8.79%) React
10 8 (8.79%) Web Services
10 8 (8.79%) XML
11 7 (7.69%) Spring
11 7 (7.69%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.98%) Data Structures
2 15 (16.48%) User Experience
3 13 (14.29%) Algorithms
4 10 (10.99%) Fintech
5 8 (8.79%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
6 5 (5.49%) Fixed Income
6 5 (5.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (5.49%) Video on Demand
7 4 (4.40%) Derivative
7 4 (4.40%) Equities
8 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
8 3 (3.30%) Graphic Design
8 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
8 3 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (2.20%) iPad
9 2 (2.20%) Photography
9 2 (2.20%) Video\Live Streaming
10 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.19%) Linux
2 8 (8.79%) Windows
3 5 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.40%) Unix
5 3 (3.30%) Android
5 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (64.84%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (60.44%) OO
3 42 (46.15%) TDD
4 26 (28.57%) BDD
5 25 (27.47%) Scrum
6 16 (17.58%) Front End Development
6 16 (17.58%) Mentoring
6 16 (17.58%) Multithreading
6 16 (17.58%) Test Automation
7 15 (16.48%) MVC
7 15 (16.48%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (16.48%) Software Engineering
8 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (12.09%) Microservices
9 11 (12.09%) Project Management
10 10 (10.99%) DevOps
10 10 (10.99%) Open Source
11 9 (9.89%) SOA
11 9 (9.89%) Unit Testing
12 8 (8.79%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 33 (36.26%) JavaScript
2 32 (35.16%) Java
3 26 (28.57%) C#
4 16 (17.58%) SQL
5 13 (14.29%) TypeScript
6 11 (12.09%) Python
7 8 (8.79%) PHP
8 6 (6.59%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.40%) Java 8
9 4 (4.40%) Kotlin
9 4 (4.40%) Ruby
9 4 (4.40%) Scala
10 3 (3.30%) Apple Swift
10 3 (3.30%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.30%) C++
10 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.10%) ES6
11 1 (1.10%) Go
11 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.10%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.79%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (8.79%) Docker
2 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.30%) Ansible
3 1 (1.10%) Terraform
3 1 (1.10%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.49%) Google
2 5 (5.49%) Red Hat
2 5 (5.49%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle
3 4 (4.40%) SAP
4 3 (3.30%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.20%) Apple
6 1 (1.10%) Adobe
6 1 (1.10%) Apigee
6 1 (1.10%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.10%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (1.10%) Informatica
6 1 (1.10%) Jitterbit
6 1 (1.10%) Perfecto Mobile
6 1 (1.10%) PubNub
6 1 (1.10%) Splunk