Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 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 (OO)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 76 76
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -9
Contract jobs citing OO 3,032 2,935 3,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.18% 3.10% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 3.61% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,145 2,225 2,214
England median daily rate £500 £480 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +12.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 69 52
England median hourly rate £41.75 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.22% +9.76% -2.15%
10th Percentile £25.95 £32.90 £27.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £51.71 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +8.43% +2.77%

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 82,271 81,375 84,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.38% 85.91% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,116 54,618 56,145
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £645 £638 £608
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,111 1,937 2,260
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%

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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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 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
London -11 1,803 £550 +7.32% 500
South East +28 461 £475 +5.56% 214
North of England +3 305 £420 +5.00% 238
South West +27 188 £425 +21.43% 112
Midlands +20 167 £440 +17.33% 122
North West +18 137 £418 +4.38% 132
Yorkshire +2 129 £420 +3.70% 82
West Midlands +25 108 £428 +18.07% 69
East of England +1 101 £450 +9.09% 146
East Midlands -7 56 £450 +12.50% 53
North East -10 39 £458 +22.00% 24
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UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OO 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 England region with a requirement for OO.

1 1,731 (57.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1,332 (43.93%) Java
3 1,120 (36.94%) JavaScript
4 1,065 (35.13%) TDD
5 771 (25.43%) HTML
6 745 (24.57%) C#
7 683 (22.53%) CSS
8 682 (22.49%) Git (software)
9 661 (21.80%) Test Automation
10 651 (21.47%) .NET
11 636 (20.98%) Finance
12 624 (20.58%) OOP
13 602 (19.85%) SQL
14 594 (19.59%) Continuous Integration
15 547 (18.04%) Amazon AWS
16 542 (17.88%) Scrum
17 507 (16.72%) AngularJS
18 493 (16.26%) HTML5
19 488 (16.09%) Microservices
20 460 (15.17%) OOD
21 450 (14.84%) Oracle
22 443 (14.61%) Microsoft Azure
23 442 (14.58%) RESTful
24 428 (14.12%) MVC
25 420 (13.85%) Python
26 408 (13.46%) BDD
27 403 (13.29%) Software Engineering
27 403 (13.29%) React
28 386 (12.73%) Jenkins
29 374 (12.34%) MySQL

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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
1 227 (7.49%) WebLogic
2 217 (7.16%) WebSphere
3 192 (6.33%) Tomcat
4 180 (5.94%) Confluence
5 169 (5.57%) OpenStack
6 105 (3.46%) Apache
7 97 (3.20%) CMS
8 90 (2.97%) Apache Spark
9 66 (2.18%) WildFly
10 62 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
11 53 (1.75%) JBoss
12 35 (1.15%) SharePoint
13 31 (1.02%) Drupal
14 28 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
15 27 (0.89%) NServiceBus
16 23 (0.76%) Apache Solr
17 18 (0.59%) Commerce Server
18 14 (0.46%) WordPress
19 12 (0.40%) Apache Qpid
19 12 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (0.76%) Photoshop
2 18 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.13%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.13%) Windchill
5 3 (0.099%) Maya
6 2 (0.066%) Snapchat
7 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.033%) CATIA
7 1 (0.033%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 30 (0.99%) Magento
2 26 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
4 10 (0.33%) Endur
5 9 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (0.099%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 3 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.099%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.066%) BASE24
9 2 (0.066%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.066%) Global One
9 2 (0.066%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.066%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.033%) Findur
10 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 547 (18.04%) Amazon AWS
2 443 (14.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 180 (5.94%) GitHub
4 115 (3.79%) Serverless
5 49 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 48 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
7 44 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
8 39 (1.29%) SaaS
9 34 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 28 (0.92%) npm
11 27 (0.89%) PaaS
12 25 (0.82%) Apigee
13 23 (0.76%) Heroku
14 21 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
15 20 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
16 17 (0.56%) Amazon S3
17 16 (0.53%) Google App Engine
18 15 (0.49%) BrowserStack
18 15 (0.49%) IaaS
18 15 (0.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 150 (4.95%) HTTP
2 60 (1.98%) SSL
3 55 (1.81%) TCP/IP
4 38 (1.25%) Internet
5 35 (1.15%) DNS
6 22 (0.73%) HTTPS
7 20 (0.66%) AMQP
8 17 (0.56%) DHCP
8 17 (0.56%) FTP
9 13 (0.43%) Intranet
10 12 (0.40%) BIG-IP
10 12 (0.40%) IPsec
10 12 (0.40%) Kerberos
11 11 (0.36%) Bluetooth
11 11 (0.36%) Firewall
12 9 (0.30%) Network Security
12 9 (0.30%) SMTP
12 9 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.23%) MQTT
14 6 (0.20%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (12.34%) MySQL
2 368 (12.14%) Relational Database
3 367 (12.10%) NoSQL
4 351 (11.58%) SQL Server
5 278 (9.17%) PostgreSQL
6 137 (4.52%) RDBMS
7 120 (3.96%) MongoDB
8 90 (2.97%) Hadoop
9 89 (2.94%) Big Data
10 65 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 48 (1.58%) Apache Hive
12 39 (1.29%) Redis
13 35 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
14 33 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
14 33 (1.09%) HBase
15 31 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
16 29 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
17 28 (0.92%) Oracle Database
17 28 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 28 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 682 (22.49%) Git (software)
2 386 (12.73%) Jenkins
3 316 (10.42%) Maven
4 272 (8.97%) JIRA
5 220 (7.26%) NUnit
6 209 (6.89%) Selenium
7 199 (6.56%) MSTest
8 187 (6.17%) JUnit
9 140 (4.62%) Subversion
10 123 (4.06%) Mockito
11 114 (3.76%) Cucumber
12 105 (3.46%) Jasmine
13 100 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
13 100 (3.30%) TeamCity
14 92 (3.03%) SonarQube
14 92 (3.03%) webpack
15 90 (2.97%) Eclipse
15 90 (2.97%) Visual Studio
16 85 (2.80%) WebDriver
17 80 (2.64%) Vagrant
General
1 636 (20.98%) Finance
2 235 (7.75%) Banking
3 121 (3.99%) Retail
4 105 (3.46%) Front Office
5 86 (2.84%) Investment Banking
6 82 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 60 (1.98%) Marketing
8 41 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 39 (1.29%) Games
10 37 (1.22%) Publishing
11 33 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 32 (1.06%) Electronics
13 29 (0.96%) Back Office
13 29 (0.96%) Law
14 23 (0.76%) Legal
15 16 (0.53%) Advertising
16 9 (0.30%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.30%) Billing
16 9 (0.30%) Local Government
17 8 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 2,317 (76.42%) Developer
2 729 (24.04%) Java Developer
3 259 (8.54%) C# Developer
4 256 (8.44%) .NET Developer
5 254 (8.38%) Senior Developer
6 197 (6.50%) JavaScript Developer
7 193 (6.37%) React Developer
8 190 (6.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 158 (5.21%) Software Engineer
10 131 (4.32%) PHP Developer
11 125 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
12 114 (3.76%) C# .NET Developer
13 113 (3.73%) Python Developer
14 101 (3.33%) Software Developer
15 94 (3.10%) Angular Developer
16 90 (2.97%) ASP.NET Developer
17 84 (2.77%) Senior Java Developer
18 82 (2.70%) Architect
19 80 (2.64%) AWS Developer
20 79 (2.61%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 771 (25.43%) HTML
2 683 (22.53%) CSS
3 651 (21.47%) .NET
4 507 (16.72%) AngularJS
5 493 (16.26%) HTML5
6 442 (14.58%) RESTful
7 403 (13.29%) React
8 336 (11.08%) REST
9 328 (10.82%) Spring
10 325 (10.72%) Web Services
11 324 (10.69%) jQuery
12 285 (9.40%) CSS3
13 283 (9.33%) Node.js
14 277 (9.14%) ASP.NET
15 222 (7.32%) Hibernate
16 216 (7.12%) Redux
17 199 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
18 194 (6.40%) XML
19 187 (6.17%) JSON
20 173 (5.71%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 268 (8.84%) Computer Science
2 238 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
3 237 (7.82%) User Experience
4 214 (7.06%) Greenfield Project
5 208 (6.86%) Data Structures
6 187 (6.17%) Algorithms
7 112 (3.69%) Mobile App
8 109 (3.59%) Linux Command Line
9 106 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 105 (3.46%) Derivative
11 93 (3.07%) Fintech
12 78 (2.57%) Fixed Income
13 76 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
14 41 (1.35%) Equities
15 39 (1.29%) iPhone
16 34 (1.12%) Hedge funds
17 29 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
18 28 (0.92%) Public Cloud
19 26 (0.86%) Cloud Native
20 25 (0.82%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 347 (11.44%) Linux
2 341 (11.25%) Unix
3 140 (4.62%) Windows
4 106 (3.50%) Apple iOS
5 97 (3.20%) Android
6 71 (2.34%) VMS
7 23 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (0.69%) Solaris
9 12 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.40%) SUSE
9 12 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 10 (0.33%) Windows Server
11 6 (0.20%) VME
12 5 (0.16%) tvOS
12 5 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.13%) AIX
13 4 (0.13%) CentOS
14 3 (0.099%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.099%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.099%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,731 (57.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1,065 (35.13%) TDD
3 661 (21.80%) Test Automation
4 624 (20.58%) OOP
5 594 (19.59%) Continuous Integration
6 542 (17.88%) Scrum
7 488 (16.09%) Microservices
8 460 (15.17%) OOD
9 428 (14.12%) MVC
10 408 (13.46%) BDD
11 403 (13.29%) Software Engineering
12 299 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
13 287 (9.47%) DevOps
14 264 (8.71%) Unit Testing
15 238 (7.85%) Front End Development
16 234 (7.72%) Multithreading
17 220 (7.26%) SOLID
18 216 (7.12%) Open Source
19 213 (7.03%) SOA
20 194 (6.40%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,332 (43.93%) Java
2 1,120 (36.94%) JavaScript
3 745 (24.57%) C#
4 602 (19.85%) SQL
5 420 (13.85%) Python
6 287 (9.47%) C++
7 263 (8.67%) Java 8
8 254 (8.38%) PHP
9 178 (5.87%) ES6
10 150 (4.95%) TypeScript
11 114 (3.76%) Scala
12 109 (3.59%) Perl
13 100 (3.30%) Shell Script
14 82 (2.70%) Apple Swift
15 81 (2.67%) PL/SQL
16 74 (2.44%) C
17 73 (2.41%) JPQL
18 68 (2.24%) T-SQL
19 56 (1.85%) Objective-C
20 47 (1.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 295 (9.73%) Degree
2 232 (7.65%) Security Cleared
3 186 (6.13%) SC Cleared
4 119 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (0.86%) DV Cleared
6 24 (0.79%) Master's Degree
7 17 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
9 11 (0.36%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.33%) PhD
11 6 (0.20%) ISEB
12 4 (0.13%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.099%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.099%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.066%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.066%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.033%) CFA
15 1 (0.033%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (4.06%) QA
2 11 (0.36%) WCAG
3 9 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.13%) EMIR
6 4 (0.13%) MiFID
7 3 (0.099%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.099%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.099%) PSD2
8 2 (0.066%) ECSS
8 2 (0.066%) GDPR
8 2 (0.066%) MIL-STD-1553
8 2 (0.066%) PMO
8 2 (0.066%) WAI
9 1 (0.033%) GxP
9 1 (0.033%) HL7
9 1 (0.033%) IFRS
9 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.033%) SLA
System Software
1 222 (7.32%) Docker
2 33 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 17 (0.56%) HDFS
4 16 (0.53%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.23%) Firmware
6 5 (0.16%) vSphere
7 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.13%) KVM
7 4 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.066%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.033%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.033%) Squid
Systems Management
1 252 (8.31%) Puppet
2 244 (8.05%) Ansible
3 237 (7.82%) Opscode Chef
4 140 (4.62%) Kubernetes
5 52 (1.72%) Terraform
6 16 (0.53%) Amdocs OSS
7 13 (0.43%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 12 (0.40%) CFEngine
9 10 (0.33%) HockeyApp
10 8 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.20%) Control-M
11 6 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.16%) Salt
13 4 (0.13%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.099%) Kibana
14 3 (0.099%) Packer
14 3 (0.099%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 2 (0.066%) Grafana
15 2 (0.066%) logstash
Vendors
1 450 (14.84%) Oracle
2 249 (8.21%) Microsoft
3 81 (2.67%) SAP
4 69 (2.28%) Google
5 53 (1.75%) Sybase
6 49 (1.62%) Adobe
7 40 (1.32%) Atlassian
7 40 (1.32%) Zend
8 38 (1.25%) Twitter
9 36 (1.19%) Red Hat
10 34 (1.12%) BEA
11 29 (0.96%) Pega
12 27 (0.89%) webMethods
13 24 (0.79%) Splunk
14 23 (0.76%) HP
14 23 (0.76%) Informatica
15 21 (0.69%) TIBCO
16 20 (0.66%) Apple
17 19 (0.63%) DevExpress
18 18 (0.59%) Salesforce.com