Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OO over the 6 months to 12 December 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 (OO)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 74 66
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8 -11
Contract jobs citing OO 2866 2931 3216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.01% 3.05% 3.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 3.62% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2177 2141 2376
England median daily rate £488 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £294
90th Percentile £650 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 57 88
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +13.33%
10th Percentile £32.60 £27.50 £32.35
90th Percentile £50.20 £54.50 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £40.38
% change year-on-year +8.43% +2.77% +7.68%

OO 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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80532 80892 84761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.19% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 54292 53866 55971
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £266 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1834 2152 2528
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £24.99 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.13% +6.67% +15.38%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for OO in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OO in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OO in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OO in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OO in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the England region over the 6 months to 12 December 2017. 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
London +5 1958 £520 +13.35% 320
South East -17 307 £470 +17.50% 122
North of England -11 250 £400 +5.26% 149
Midlands -41 144 £375 -6.25% 56
Yorkshire +28 123 £400 +6.67% 65
East of England -43 110 £425 +6.25% 71
South West -24 106 £350 - 45
North West -31 92 £400 - 73
East Midlands -19 79 £400 -5.88% 33
West Midlands -45 64 £375 -6.25% 23
North East +10 35 £375 -6.25% 11
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UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OO 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 England region with a requirement for OO.

1 1603 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1276 (44.52%) Java
3 1168 (40.75%) JavaScript
4 994 (34.68%) TDD
5 894 (31.19%) HTML
6 763 (26.62%) CSS
7 649 (22.64%) C#
8 635 (22.16%) Finance
9 633 (22.09%) Git (software)
10 623 (21.74%) SQL
11 570 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
12 544 (18.98%) Scrum
13 540 (18.84%) AngularJS
14 520 (18.14%) HTML5
15 511 (17.83%) OOD
16 508 (17.73%) .NET
17 500 (17.45%) Test Automation
18 460 (16.05%) RESTful
19 459 (16.02%) Web Services
20 451 (15.74%) OOP
21 449 (15.67%) Spring
22 434 (15.14%) Oracle
23 415 (14.48%) REST
24 410 (14.31%) React
25 398 (13.89%) Linux
26 385 (13.43%) BDD
27 370 (12.91%) MVC
28 364 (12.70%) Software Engineering
29 350 (12.21%) SQL Server
29 350 (12.21%) Python

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Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 167 (5.83%) Tomcat
2 138 (4.82%) WebSphere
3 137 (4.78%) WebLogic
4 127 (4.43%) Confluence
5 98 (3.42%) OpenStack
6 95 (3.31%) CMS
7 78 (2.72%) JBoss
8 62 (2.16%) Apache
8 62 (2.16%) WildFly
9 54 (1.88%) Apache Spark
10 35 (1.22%) WordPress
11 34 (1.19%) Drupal
12 33 (1.15%) Apache Solr
13 32 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
14 31 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 24 (0.84%) Apache ServiceMix
15 24 (0.84%) IIS
16 23 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
17 21 (0.73%) SharePoint
18 18 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 17 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.35%) Photoshop
2 10 (0.35%) Pipeline Pilot
3 7 (0.24%) Doxygen
3 7 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.21%) Simulink
4 6 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.10%) InVision
7 1 (0.035%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 45 (1.57%) Magento
2 13 (0.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.17%) Endur
4 5 (0.17%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.14%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 3 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.070%) OpenText Process Suite
7 2 (0.070%) RMDS
7 2 (0.070%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.070%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.070%) Shopify
7 2 (0.070%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.035%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.035%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 311 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
2 227 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (2.51%) GitHub
4 52 (1.81%) npm
4 52 (1.81%) SaaS
5 50 (1.74%) IaaS
6 28 (0.98%) PaaS
7 24 (0.84%) iPaaS
8 22 (0.77%) Google Analytics
9 21 (0.73%) Force.com
10 20 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
11 18 (0.63%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 16 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 14 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
14 13 (0.45%) Yarn
15 12 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
16 11 (0.38%) Heroku
17 10 (0.35%) Serverless
18 8 (0.28%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.20%) HTTP
2 47 (1.64%) Internet
3 39 (1.36%) TCP/IP
4 28 (0.98%) SSL
5 25 (0.87%) LDAP
6 21 (0.73%) DNS
7 12 (0.42%) Network Security
8 11 (0.38%) AMQP
8 11 (0.38%) FIX Connectivity
8 11 (0.38%) FTP
8 11 (0.38%) Intranet
8 11 (0.38%) LTE
9 10 (0.35%) Diameter Protocol
10 9 (0.31%) Asterisk PBX
10 9 (0.31%) GGSN
10 9 (0.31%) MGW
10 9 (0.31%) RANAP
10 9 (0.31%) RTP
10 9 (0.31%) SGSN
10 9 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 322 (11.24%) NoSQL
3 318 (11.10%) Relational Database
4 277 (9.67%) MySQL
5 175 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
6 172 (6.00%) RDBMS
7 148 (5.16%) MongoDB
8 91 (3.18%) Big Data
9 81 (2.83%) Oracle Database
10 75 (2.62%) Hadoop
11 49 (1.71%) HBase
12 42 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
13 31 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
14 30 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
15 29 (1.01%) DB2
15 29 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
16 27 (0.94%) KDB
17 25 (0.87%) RavenDB
18 23 (0.80%) Redis
18 23 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 633 (22.09%) Git (software)
2 306 (10.68%) Jenkins
3 302 (10.54%) Maven
4 259 (9.04%) JUnit
5 256 (8.93%) JIRA
6 228 (7.96%) Subversion
7 137 (4.78%) NUnit
8 116 (4.05%) Selenium
9 112 (3.91%) Mockito
10 105 (3.66%) Cucumber
10 105 (3.66%) Eclipse
11 95 (3.31%) MSTest
11 95 (3.31%) SonarQube
12 87 (3.04%) Visual Studio
13 84 (2.93%) Jasmine
14 76 (2.65%) gulp
15 74 (2.58%) TeamCity
16 72 (2.51%) Gradle
17 70 (2.44%) Vagrant
18 61 (2.13%) Grunt
General
1 635 (22.16%) Finance
2 295 (10.29%) Banking
3 222 (7.75%) Front Office
4 126 (4.40%) Investment Banking
5 104 (3.63%) Marketing
6 86 (3.00%) Retail
7 53 (1.85%) Publishing
8 52 (1.81%) Games
9 46 (1.61%) Telecoms
10 44 (1.54%) Advertising
11 39 (1.36%) Retail Banking
12 37 (1.29%) Manufacturing
13 33 (1.15%) Financial Institution
14 30 (1.05%) Electronics
15 28 (0.98%) Back Office
16 23 (0.80%) Automotive
17 14 (0.49%) Multimedia
18 8 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.24%) Legal
20 5 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 2304 (80.39%) Developer
2 733 (25.58%) Java Developer
3 289 (10.08%) JavaScript Developer
4 288 (10.05%) Senior Developer
5 271 (9.46%) C# Developer
6 200 (6.98%) .NET Developer
7 186 (6.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 153 (5.34%) Full Stack Developer
9 136 (4.75%) Angular Developer
10 119 (4.15%) Architect
11 107 (3.73%) PHP Developer
12 101 (3.52%) Node.js Developer
13 100 (3.49%) Senior Java Developer
14 97 (3.38%) C++ Developer
15 96 (3.35%) Agile Developer
15 96 (3.35%) Python Developer
15 96 (3.35%) Software Engineer
16 90 (3.14%) UI Developer
17 86 (3.00%) iOS Developer
18 82 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 894 (31.19%) HTML
2 763 (26.62%) CSS
3 540 (18.84%) AngularJS
4 520 (18.14%) HTML5
5 508 (17.73%) .NET
6 460 (16.05%) RESTful
7 459 (16.02%) Web Services
8 449 (15.67%) Spring
9 415 (14.48%) REST
10 410 (14.31%) React
11 338 (11.79%) Node.js
12 334 (11.65%) CSS3
13 312 (10.89%) jQuery
14 296 (10.33%) XML
15 274 (9.56%) SOAP
16 264 (9.21%) JSON
17 248 (8.65%) Hibernate
18 164 (5.72%) ASP.NET
19 154 (5.37%) Java EE
20 142 (4.95%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 267 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 223 (7.78%) Computer Science
3 192 (6.70%) Algorithms
4 180 (6.28%) User Experience
5 168 (5.86%) Greenfield Project
6 157 (5.48%) Data Structures
7 95 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 89 (3.11%) Mobile App
9 86 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
10 60 (2.09%) Derivative
11 57 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
12 55 (1.92%) Fintech
12 55 (1.92%) iPad
12 55 (1.92%) iPhone
13 54 (1.88%) Equities
14 47 (1.64%) N-Tier
15 35 (1.22%) Virtual Team
16 32 (1.12%) Fixed Income
17 26 (0.91%) Hedge funds
18 25 (0.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 398 (13.89%) Linux
2 278 (9.70%) Unix
3 150 (5.23%) Windows
4 123 (4.29%) Apple iOS
5 66 (2.30%) Android
6 59 (2.06%) VMS
7 34 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (0.84%) AIX
9 13 (0.45%) Solaris
10 11 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.31%) HPUX
11 9 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.28%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.28%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.21%) Windows Server
15 5 (0.17%) CentOS
16 3 (0.10%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.10%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1603 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
2 994 (34.68%) TDD
3 570 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
4 544 (18.98%) Scrum
5 511 (17.83%) OOD
6 500 (17.45%) Test Automation
7 451 (15.74%) OOP
8 385 (13.43%) BDD
9 370 (12.91%) MVC
10 364 (12.70%) Software Engineering
11 281 (9.80%) Front End Development
12 280 (9.77%) Microservices
13 273 (9.53%) Unit Testing
14 219 (7.64%) SDLC
15 216 (7.54%) Web Development
16 211 (7.36%) E-Commerce
17 204 (7.12%) DevOps
18 187 (6.52%) Multithreading
19 181 (6.32%) SOLID
20 175 (6.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1276 (44.52%) Java
2 1168 (40.75%) JavaScript
3 649 (22.64%) C#
4 623 (21.74%) SQL
5 350 (12.21%) Python
6 253 (8.83%) C++
7 191 (6.66%) PHP
8 127 (4.43%) ES6
9 97 (3.38%) Scala
10 96 (3.35%) TypeScript
11 94 (3.28%) Objective-C
12 79 (2.76%) Ruby
12 79 (2.76%) T-SQL
13 78 (2.72%) Apple Swift
14 70 (2.44%) Perl
15 57 (1.99%) JPQL
16 54 (1.88%) PL/SQL
17 52 (1.81%) C
18 40 (1.40%) Apex Code
19 39 (1.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 226 (7.89%) Degree
2 178 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 135 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 88 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 50 (1.74%) PhD
6 28 (0.98%) Master's Degree
7 14 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.31%) ISEB
8 9 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.10%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.10%) PMP
13 2 (0.070%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.070%) MCAD
13 2 (0.070%) MCSD
13 2 (0.070%) MCTS
13 2 (0.070%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.070%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (3.77%) QA
2 31 (1.08%) MiFID
3 25 (0.87%) WCAG
4 20 (0.70%) EMIR
5 11 (0.38%) HL7
5 11 (0.38%) WAI
6 7 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.14%) GDPR
10 3 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.10%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.10%) UCITS
11 2 (0.070%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.070%) CDISC
11 2 (0.070%) GxP
11 2 (0.070%) SLA
12 1 (0.035%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.035%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 99 (3.45%) Docker
2 31 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.63%) HDFS
4 12 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 11 (0.38%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.17%) NFS
7 5 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.14%) vSphere
9 1 (0.035%) KVM
9 1 (0.035%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 169 (5.90%) Puppet
2 138 (4.82%) Ansible
3 130 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (1.50%) Kubernetes
5 28 (0.98%) Terraform
6 9 (0.31%) BladeLogic
6 9 (0.31%) Oozie
7 8 (0.28%) Kibana
8 7 (0.24%) logstash
9 6 (0.21%) Control-M
10 5 (0.17%) Forum Sentry
10 5 (0.17%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 4 (0.14%) Ambari
12 3 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.10%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 3 (0.10%) Packer
13 1 (0.035%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.035%) Grafana
13 1 (0.035%) Marathon
13 1 (0.035%) QRadar
Vendors
1 434 (15.14%) Oracle
2 200 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 76 (2.65%) Google
4 75 (2.62%) Sybase
5 70 (2.44%) SAP
6 58 (2.02%) Apple
7 54 (1.88%) IBM
8 49 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
9 44 (1.54%) Red Hat
10 40 (1.40%) Perforce
11 39 (1.36%) TIBCO
12 26 (0.91%) HP
13 25 (0.87%) hybris
13 25 (0.87%) Workday
13 25 (0.87%) Zend
14 24 (0.84%) Adobe
15 23 (0.80%) Atlassian
16 22 (0.77%) Bloomberg
17 21 (0.73%) Sitecore
18 19 (0.66%) Informatica