The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
England / East of England
Rank 114 117 111
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6  
Contract jobs citing OOP 12 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.55% 0.25% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.30% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 11
Median daily rate £370 £275 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.54% -3.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £290 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year -3.22% -1.27%  

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 East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1796 1971 2038
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.69% 80.71% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 1172 1182
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 134 160
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in the East of England

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOP in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOP in the East of England

OOP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOP in the East of England

OOP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire - 9 £365 - 1
Hertfordshire -1 2 £500 +83.48% 7
Suffolk - 1 £375 - 4
OOP
England

OOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 East of England region with a requirement for OOP.

1 16 (69.57%) OO
2 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (60.87%) HTML
4 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
4 13 (56.52%) XML
5 12 (52.17%) TDD
6 11 (47.83%) CSS
6 11 (47.83%) J2EE
7 10 (43.48%) Java
7 10 (43.48%) MVC
8 9 (39.13%) Scrum
8 9 (39.13%) E-Commerce
8 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
9 8 (34.78%) REST
9 8 (34.78%) .NET
9 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
10 7 (30.43%) C#
10 7 (30.43%) JSP
10 7 (30.43%) BDD
10 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
11 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (26.09%) Entity Framework
11 6 (26.09%) NHibernate
11 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
11 6 (26.09%) WCF
11 6 (26.09%) LINQ
11 6 (26.09%) SOAP
11 6 (26.09%) XSL
11 6 (26.09%) XSLT
11 6 (26.09%) VBScript

OOP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 6 (26.09%) IIS
2 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
2 5 (21.74%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (21.74%) WebSphere Portal
3 4 (17.39%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) HTTP
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) DB2
5 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
2 5 (21.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (21.74%) Eclipse
2 5 (21.74%) FxCop
2 5 (21.74%) ReSharper
2 5 (21.74%) StyleCop
3 4 (17.39%) JIRA
3 4 (17.39%) Moq
3 4 (17.39%) Subversion
4 3 (13.04%) Rational Application Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Ant
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (91.30%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) C# Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Java Developer
3 6 (26.09%) .NET Developer
3 6 (26.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Java WebSphere Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
5 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Architect
6 2 (8.70%) C# WCF Developer
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (8.70%) Hybris Architect
6 2 (8.70%) iOS Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Java E-Commerce Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.70%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) HTML
2 13 (56.52%) XML
3 11 (47.83%) CSS
3 11 (47.83%) J2EE
4 8 (34.78%) .NET
4 8 (34.78%) REST
5 7 (30.43%) JSP
6 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
6 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
6 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (26.09%) Entity Framework
6 6 (26.09%) LINQ
6 6 (26.09%) NHibernate
6 6 (26.09%) SOAP
6 6 (26.09%) WCF
6 6 (26.09%) XSL
6 6 (26.09%) XSLT
7 5 (21.74%) Dapper ORM
7 5 (21.74%) JSR 168
7 5 (21.74%) JSR 286
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Animation
1 4 (17.39%) Contactless
1 4 (17.39%) EMV
1 4 (17.39%) iPad
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
1 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) OO
2 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (52.17%) TDD
4 10 (43.48%) MVC
5 9 (39.13%) E-Commerce
5 9 (39.13%) Scrum
6 7 (30.43%) BDD
7 6 (26.09%) SOLID
8 5 (21.74%) Code Coverage
8 5 (21.74%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (21.74%) Refactoring
9 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (17.39%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 4 (17.39%) Progressive Enhancement
9 4 (17.39%) Prototyping
9 4 (17.39%) Web Development
10 3 (13.04%) RAD
10 3 (13.04%) Web Application Development
11 2 (8.70%) B2B
11 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
2 10 (43.48%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) C#
4 6 (26.09%) VBScript
5 3 (13.04%) SQL
6 2 (8.70%) Apple Swift
6 2 (8.70%) Objective-C
7 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Atlassian
1 5 (21.74%) IBM
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) hybris
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft