Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 69 62
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7 -6
Contract jobs citing OO 2,815 2,861 3,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.02% 3.24% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 3.86% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,157 2,061 2,235
England median daily rate £500 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £613 £595
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +10.47% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 63 92
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £43.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -5.39% +8.34%
10th Percentile £35.95 £32.10 £36.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.50 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.88
% change year-on-year +9.76% -4.37% +7.19%

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 79,085 74,214 81,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.82% 84.03% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,321 49,496 53,870
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
10th Percentile £295 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,903 2,038 2,409
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.37 £11.34
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.47 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.55
% change year-on-year -4.00% +1.83% +22.75%

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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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +1 1,890 £525 +10.53% 594
South East -27 316 £475 +11.76% 237
North of England -31 255 £400 +5.26% 326
Yorkshire +8 164 £400 +5.96% 126
Midlands -28 157 £399 +3.57% 144
East of England -35 123 £450 +12.50% 148
South West -32 91 £363 +3.57% 108
West Midlands -23 83 £375 - 73
North West -59 76 £369 -6.65% 161
East Midlands -18 75 £425 +4.29% 70
North East -19 15 £370 -8.64% 39
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UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 1,593 (56.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,232 (43.77%) Java
3 1,097 (38.97%) JavaScript
4 932 (33.11%) TDD
5 799 (28.38%) HTML
6 707 (25.12%) C#
7 654 (23.23%) CSS
8 630 (22.38%) Git (software)
9 612 (21.74%) Finance
10 579 (20.57%) SQL
11 557 (19.79%) .NET
12 547 (19.43%) Test Automation
13 515 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
14 503 (17.87%) OOP
15 479 (17.02%) Scrum
16 470 (16.70%) RESTful
17 469 (16.66%) OOD
18 464 (16.48%) HTML5
19 452 (16.06%) AngularJS
20 439 (15.60%) Spring
21 414 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
22 391 (13.89%) React
23 385 (13.68%) Oracle
24 378 (13.43%) Web Services
25 375 (13.32%) Linux
26 374 (13.29%) SQL Server
27 368 (13.07%) REST
28 359 (12.75%) Relational Database
29 354 (12.58%) MVC
30 347 (12.33%) 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
1 170 (6.04%) Tomcat
2 139 (4.94%) Confluence
3 129 (4.58%) WebSphere
4 124 (4.40%) WebLogic
5 104 (3.69%) OpenStack
6 83 (2.95%) CMS
7 71 (2.52%) WildFly
8 62 (2.20%) Apache
9 60 (2.13%) JBoss
10 39 (1.39%) Apache Spark
11 34 (1.21%) Drupal
12 31 (1.10%) Apache Solr
13 29 (1.03%) WordPress
14 28 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
15 22 (0.78%) NServiceBus
15 22 (0.78%) SharePoint
16 20 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 19 (0.67%) Apache ServiceMix
18 17 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 16 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 26 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.32%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.25%) Pipeline Pilot
4 5 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.14%) SPSS
6 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.071%) Simulink
7 2 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.036%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.036%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 37 (1.31%) Magento
2 12 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.18%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.11%) Endur
5 3 (0.11%) Global One
6 2 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.071%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.071%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.071%) Shopify
7 1 (0.036%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.036%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.036%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.036%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.036%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 414 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 270 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (3.02%) GitHub
4 47 (1.67%) SaaS
5 45 (1.60%) IaaS
6 39 (1.39%) npm
7 38 (1.35%) Serverless
8 35 (1.24%) PaaS
9 34 (1.21%) Google Analytics
10 23 (0.82%) iPaaS
11 22 (0.78%) Heroku
12 21 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
13 20 (0.71%) Force.com
14 19 (0.67%) Amazon S3
15 18 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
16 17 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
17 10 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
18 9 (0.32%) Firebase
18 9 (0.32%) Yarn
19 8 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (2.77%) HTTP
2 51 (1.81%) TCP/IP
3 33 (1.17%) Internet
3 33 (1.17%) SSL
4 32 (1.14%) DNS
5 29 (1.03%) FTP
6 22 (0.78%) DHCP
7 15 (0.53%) SMTP
8 14 (0.50%) LTE
9 13 (0.46%) IPsec
10 11 (0.39%) Intranet
11 9 (0.32%) Asterisk PBX
11 9 (0.32%) GSM
11 9 (0.32%) MGW
11 9 (0.32%) PBX
11 9 (0.32%) RANAP
11 9 (0.32%) RTP
11 9 (0.32%) SGSN
11 9 (0.32%) UMTS
11 9 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 359 (12.75%) Relational Database
3 324 (11.51%) NoSQL
4 270 (9.59%) MySQL
5 203 (7.21%) RDBMS
6 185 (6.57%) PostgreSQL
7 148 (5.26%) MongoDB
8 67 (2.38%) Oracle Database
9 59 (2.10%) Big Data
10 48 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
11 40 (1.42%) Hadoop
12 38 (1.35%) DB2
12 38 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
13 35 (1.24%) Redis
14 33 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
15 28 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
16 27 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
16 27 (0.96%) KDB
17 25 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 23 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 630 (22.38%) Git (software)
2 320 (11.37%) Maven
3 306 (10.87%) Jenkins
4 262 (9.31%) JUnit
5 243 (8.63%) JIRA
6 183 (6.50%) Subversion
7 154 (5.47%) NUnit
8 124 (4.40%) Mockito
9 119 (4.23%) Selenium
10 117 (4.16%) SonarQube
11 107 (3.80%) MSTest
12 101 (3.59%) Cucumber
13 82 (2.91%) Vagrant
14 73 (2.59%) TeamCity
15 72 (2.56%) Checkstyle
15 72 (2.56%) Liquibase
16 71 (2.52%) Visual Studio
17 69 (2.45%) Eclipse
18 66 (2.34%) Gradle
18 66 (2.34%) Mercurial
General
1 612 (21.74%) Finance
2 237 (8.42%) Banking
3 231 (8.21%) Front Office
4 92 (3.27%) Investment Banking
5 83 (2.95%) Marketing
6 77 (2.74%) Retail
7 49 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 45 (1.60%) Financial Institution
9 42 (1.49%) Advertising
10 41 (1.46%) Publishing
10 41 (1.46%) Retail Banking
11 37 (1.31%) Games
12 27 (0.96%) Manufacturing
13 23 (0.82%) Back Office
14 20 (0.71%) Electronics
14 20 (0.71%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.25%) Automotive
15 7 (0.25%) Legal
15 7 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 2,211 (78.54%) Developer
2 691 (24.55%) Java Developer
3 307 (10.91%) C# Developer
4 278 (9.88%) Senior Developer
5 224 (7.96%) JavaScript Developer
6 218 (7.74%) .NET Developer
7 168 (5.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 125 (4.44%) React Developer
9 121 (4.30%) Senior Java Developer
10 116 (4.12%) Software Engineer
11 114 (4.05%) PHP Developer
12 113 (4.01%) Angular Developer
12 113 (4.01%) Full Stack Developer
13 105 (3.73%) Architect
14 88 (3.13%) Python Developer
15 87 (3.09%) C++ Developer
16 85 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
17 81 (2.88%) WPF Developer
18 79 (2.81%) Agile Developer
19 74 (2.63%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 799 (28.38%) HTML
2 654 (23.23%) CSS
3 557 (19.79%) .NET
4 470 (16.70%) RESTful
5 464 (16.48%) HTML5
6 452 (16.06%) AngularJS
7 439 (15.60%) Spring
8 391 (13.89%) React
9 378 (13.43%) Web Services
10 368 (13.07%) REST
11 321 (11.40%) jQuery
12 292 (10.37%) CSS3
13 289 (10.27%) Node.js
14 259 (9.20%) Hibernate
15 251 (8.92%) JSON
16 240 (8.53%) XML
17 206 (7.32%) SOAP
18 176 (6.25%) ASP.NET
19 149 (5.29%) WPF
20 146 (5.19%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 246 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 211 (7.50%) Algorithms
3 208 (7.39%) Computer Science
4 202 (7.18%) Greenfield Project
5 163 (5.79%) Data Structures
6 154 (5.47%) User Experience
7 115 (4.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 92 (3.27%) Mobile App
9 85 (3.02%) Linux Command Line
10 68 (2.42%) Derivative
11 59 (2.10%) Fintech
12 50 (1.78%) Equities
13 48 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
14 40 (1.42%) iPad
15 37 (1.31%) Fixed Income
16 34 (1.21%) iPhone
16 34 (1.21%) Virtual Team
17 30 (1.07%) N-Tier
18 29 (1.03%) Grid Computing
19 26 (0.92%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 375 (13.32%) Linux
2 285 (10.12%) Unix
3 138 (4.90%) Windows
4 87 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 68 (2.42%) Android
6 66 (2.34%) VMS
7 21 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.50%) CentOS
9 8 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.28%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.25%) HPUX
10 7 (0.25%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.25%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.18%) AIX
12 5 (0.18%) Solaris
13 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.071%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,593 (56.59%) Agile Software Development
2 932 (33.11%) TDD
3 547 (19.43%) Test Automation
4 515 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
5 503 (17.87%) OOP
6 479 (17.02%) Scrum
7 469 (16.66%) OOD
8 354 (12.58%) MVC
9 337 (11.97%) Microservices
10 326 (11.58%) BDD
10 326 (11.58%) Software Engineering
11 268 (9.52%) Front End Development
12 246 (8.74%) Unit Testing
13 241 (8.56%) DevOps
14 225 (7.99%) Multithreading
15 212 (7.53%) E-Commerce
16 197 (7.00%) Web Development
17 186 (6.61%) SDLC
18 177 (6.29%) Analytics
19 163 (5.79%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1,232 (43.77%) Java
2 1,097 (38.97%) JavaScript
3 707 (25.12%) C#
4 579 (20.57%) SQL
5 347 (12.33%) Python
6 244 (8.67%) C++
7 190 (6.75%) PHP
8 103 (3.66%) ES6
9 98 (3.48%) Scala
10 94 (3.34%) Ruby
11 87 (3.09%) Perl
12 84 (2.98%) TypeScript
13 72 (2.56%) JPQL
14 70 (2.49%) T-SQL
15 59 (2.10%) Objective-C
16 56 (1.99%) C
17 51 (1.81%) Apple Swift
18 48 (1.71%) PL/SQL
18 48 (1.71%) VB.NET
19 47 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 235 (8.35%) Degree
2 169 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 126 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 74 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 64 (2.27%) PhD
6 25 (0.89%) Master's Degree
7 20 (0.71%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
9 11 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.21%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.11%) MCAD
12 3 (0.11%) MCSD
12 3 (0.11%) MCTS
13 2 (0.071%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.071%) ISEB
13 2 (0.071%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.071%) PMP
13 2 (0.071%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.036%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (3.77%) QA
2 28 (0.99%) MiFID
3 25 (0.89%) EMIR
4 17 (0.60%) WCAG
5 16 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
7 8 (0.28%) GCP
8 6 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.14%) SLA
9 4 (0.14%) WAI
10 3 (0.11%) GDPR
11 2 (0.071%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.071%) CDISC
11 2 (0.071%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.071%) GxP
11 2 (0.071%) HL7
12 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.036%) UCITS
System Software
1 182 (6.47%) Docker
2 33 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.32%) Apache Flume
6 8 (0.28%) vSphere
7 4 (0.14%) HDFS
8 2 (0.071%) KVM
9 1 (0.036%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.036%) NFS
9 1 (0.036%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 176 (6.25%) Puppet
2 159 (5.65%) Ansible
3 147 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (2.13%) Kubernetes
5 25 (0.89%) Terraform
6 8 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.21%) Kibana
7 6 (0.21%) logstash
7 6 (0.21%) Salt
8 5 (0.18%) Control-M
8 5 (0.18%) Oozie
8 5 (0.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 4 (0.14%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.071%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.071%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 2 (0.071%) Marathon
10 2 (0.071%) Nagios
10 2 (0.071%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.036%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.036%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 385 (13.68%) Oracle
2 160 (5.68%) Microsoft
3 89 (3.16%) Google
4 64 (2.27%) SAP
5 50 (1.78%) Sybase
6 49 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
7 40 (1.42%) Red Hat
8 38 (1.35%) Zend
9 36 (1.28%) TIBCO
10 35 (1.24%) Apple
11 33 (1.17%) hybris
12 31 (1.10%) Perforce
13 29 (1.03%) Atlassian
14 26 (0.92%) Adobe
15 25 (0.89%) Bloomberg
15 25 (0.89%) IBM
16 24 (0.85%) Reuters
17 21 (0.75%) Workday
18 19 (0.67%) MuleSoft
19 17 (0.60%) Twitter