Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 170 153
Rank change year-on-year +2 -17 +38
Contract jobs citing OOP 89 87 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.25% 1.21% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.35% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 81 73
City of London median daily rate £500 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% -
10th Percentile £371 £375 £326
90th Percentile £633 £650 £548
Central London median daily rate £500 £529 £425
% change year-on-year -5.44% +24.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £50.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 6,205 6,447 5,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.42% 89.59% 88.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,890 5,139 4,552
City of London median daily rate £513 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +6.32% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £318
90th Percentile £675 £688 £672
Central London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 61 53
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -6.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.30 £13.75
90th Percentile £34.60 £31.00 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -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 18 December 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

OOP
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP within the City of London region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 £475 -
OOP
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (66.29%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (65.17%) OO
3 48 (53.93%) TDD
4 28 (31.46%) Java
5 27 (30.34%) .NET
6 26 (29.21%) JavaScript
6 26 (29.21%) C#
7 25 (28.09%) Data Structures
8 24 (26.97%) Git (software)
9 23 (25.84%) Scrum
10 22 (24.72%) BDD
11 21 (23.60%) Test Automation
11 21 (23.60%) Finance
12 20 (22.47%) AngularJS
13 19 (21.35%) Microsoft Azure
14 18 (20.22%) HTML
14 18 (20.22%) CSS
15 17 (19.10%) SQL Server
15 17 (19.10%) SQL
15 17 (19.10%) User Experience
16 16 (17.98%) DevOps
17 15 (16.85%) Mentoring
17 15 (16.85%) Front End Development
17 15 (16.85%) Linux
17 15 (16.85%) Software Engineering
17 15 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
17 15 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
18 14 (15.73%) Multithreading
18 14 (15.73%) HTML5
18 14 (15.73%) Degree

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 10 (11.24%) CMS
2 4 (4.49%) Drupal
3 3 (3.37%) Confluence
3 3 (3.37%) WordPress
4 2 (2.25%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.12%) nginx
5 1 (1.12%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.25%) Snapchat
3 1 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.12%) InDesign
3 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Magento
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (8.99%) GitHub
4 4 (4.49%) Serverless
5 3 (3.37%) npm
5 3 (3.37%) OpenShift
6 2 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.25%) Azure Functions
6 2 (2.25%) PaaS
7 1 (1.12%) Apigee
7 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.12%) BrowserStack
7 1 (1.12%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (1.12%) Firebase
7 1 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.12%) Heroku
7 1 (1.12%) IaaS
7 1 (1.12%) SaaS
7 1 (1.12%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) AMQP
2 3 (3.37%) Internet
2 3 (3.37%) MQTT
3 2 (2.25%) HTTP
4 1 (1.12%) DNS
4 1 (1.12%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.48%) Redis
3 11 (12.36%) MongoDB
4 9 (10.11%) NoSQL
4 9 (10.11%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.37%) Big Data
7 2 (2.25%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (2.25%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.25%) MySQL
8 1 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.12%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.12%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 24 (26.97%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.36%) Jenkins
3 10 (11.24%) NUnit
4 9 (10.11%) Moq
5 7 (7.87%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.87%) JIRA
5 7 (7.87%) JUnit
6 6 (6.74%) Bitbucket
6 6 (6.74%) Gradle
6 6 (6.74%) MSTest
6 6 (6.74%) TestNG
7 5 (5.62%) Selenium
8 4 (4.49%) Hudson
8 4 (4.49%) Maven
8 4 (4.49%) Mocha
8 4 (4.49%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.49%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.37%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (23.60%) Finance
2 10 (11.24%) Banking
3 8 (8.99%) Front Office
4 7 (7.87%) Publishing
5 6 (6.74%) Investment Banking
6 5 (5.62%) Billing
7 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.25%) Games
8 2 (2.25%) Multimedia
9 1 (1.12%) Law
9 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (73.03%) Developer
2 15 (16.85%) C# Developer
2 15 (16.85%) Senior Developer
3 13 (14.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 11 (12.36%) Java Developer
4 11 (12.36%) Lead Developer
5 9 (10.11%) Senior C# Developer
6 8 (8.99%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Architect
7 5 (5.62%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Technical Writer
9 3 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.37%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Drupal Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Python Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Python Software Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (30.34%) .NET
2 20 (22.47%) AngularJS
3 18 (20.22%) CSS
3 18 (20.22%) HTML
4 14 (15.73%) HTML5
5 13 (14.61%) Node.js
5 13 (14.61%) RESTful
5 13 (14.61%) Sass
6 12 (13.48%) .NET Framework
6 12 (13.48%) LESS
6 12 (13.48%) WCF
7 11 (12.36%) React
7 11 (12.36%) REST
8 10 (11.24%) CSS3
8 10 (11.24%) XML
9 9 (10.11%) jQuery
10 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (7.87%) .NET Core
11 7 (7.87%) Kafka
11 7 (7.87%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.09%) Data Structures
2 17 (19.10%) User Experience
3 12 (13.48%) Algorithms
4 9 (10.11%) Fintech
5 6 (6.74%) Video on Demand
6 5 (5.62%) Equities
6 5 (5.62%) Fixed Income
7 4 (4.49%) Derivative
7 4 (4.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (3.37%) Data Centre
8 3 (3.37%) Graphic Design
8 3 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
9 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.25%) Photography
9 2 (2.25%) Private Cloud
9 2 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.12%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.85%) Linux
2 7 (7.87%) Windows
3 5 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.49%) Android
5 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.37%) Unix
5 3 (3.37%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.12%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (66.29%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (65.17%) OO
3 48 (53.93%) TDD
4 23 (25.84%) Scrum
5 22 (24.72%) BDD
6 21 (23.60%) Test Automation
7 16 (17.98%) DevOps
8 15 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (16.85%) Front End Development
8 15 (16.85%) Mentoring
8 15 (16.85%) Software Engineering
9 14 (15.73%) Multithreading
10 12 (13.48%) Low Latency
10 12 (13.48%) Unit Testing
11 11 (12.36%) Project Management
12 9 (10.11%) Computer Science
12 9 (10.11%) Domain-Driven Design
13 8 (8.99%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (8.99%) Microservices
13 8 (8.99%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.46%) Java
2 26 (29.21%) C#
2 26 (29.21%) JavaScript
3 17 (19.10%) SQL
4 13 (14.61%) TypeScript
5 11 (12.36%) Python
6 7 (7.87%) PHP
7 6 (6.74%) Java 8
7 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.49%) C++
8 4 (4.49%) Kotlin
8 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.25%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.25%) ES6
10 2 (2.25%) PHP 5
10 2 (2.25%) R
11 1 (1.12%) Go
11 1 (1.12%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) Degree
2 1 (1.12%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) Docker
2 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.37%) Ansible
3 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.12%) Puppet
3 1 (1.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.62%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.49%) Google
3 4 (4.49%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle
4 2 (2.25%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.12%) Adobe
5 1 (1.12%) Apple
5 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.12%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (1.12%) Perfecto Mobile
5 1 (1.12%) PubNub