Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 77 78
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 -13
Contract jobs citing OO 3,150 2,767 2,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.36% 3.05% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 3.55% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,217 2,073 2,213
England median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 74 49
England median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +6.51% +5.63%
10th Percentile £22.00 £32.50 £22.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £74.50 £58.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -4.44% +6.51% +5.63%

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 80,968 77,917 84,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.25% 85.78% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,000 51,766 56,751
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,215 1,893 2,149
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.55 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.59% +3.26% +4.55%

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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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -4 1,890 £525 +5.00% 427
South East +25 444 £475 +11.76% 202
North of England +16 331 £420 +5.00% 246
Midlands +32 197 £440 +25.71% 124
South West +32 178 £425 +21.43% 140
Yorkshire +24 166 £420 +5.00% 72
North West +16 133 £413 +3.13% 150
West Midlands +19 104 £439 +35.00% 63
East of England +1 102 £475 +33.80% 116
East Midlands +17 90 £450 +22.45% 61
North East -23 32 £450 +18.42% 24
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UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 1,774 (56.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,391 (44.16%) Java
3 1,218 (38.67%) JavaScript
4 1,108 (35.17%) TDD
5 844 (26.79%) HTML
6 765 (24.29%) C#
7 724 (22.98%) Git (software)
8 696 (22.10%) CSS
9 679 (21.56%) OOP
10 676 (21.46%) Test Automation
11 667 (21.17%) .NET
12 651 (20.67%) Finance
13 639 (20.29%) SQL
14 565 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
15 534 (16.95%) AngularJS
16 527 (16.73%) Scrum
17 522 (16.57%) HTML5
18 505 (16.03%) Amazon AWS
19 483 (15.33%) Microservices
20 481 (15.27%) RESTful
21 474 (15.05%) MVC
22 459 (14.57%) OOD
23 437 (13.87%) BDD
24 431 (13.68%) Python
25 416 (13.21%) Software Engineering
26 408 (12.95%) Oracle
27 399 (12.67%) Spring
28 397 (12.60%) Jenkins
29 384 (12.19%) React
30 383 (12.16%) Relational Database

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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
1 180 (5.71%) WebLogic
2 173 (5.49%) Confluence
3 169 (5.37%) WebSphere
4 152 (4.83%) Tomcat
5 132 (4.19%) Apache
6 121 (3.84%) OpenStack
7 95 (3.02%) Apache Spark
8 93 (2.95%) CMS
9 73 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
10 52 (1.65%) JBoss
11 49 (1.56%) WildFly
12 41 (1.30%) NServiceBus
13 31 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
14 28 (0.89%) Drupal
15 25 (0.79%) Apache Solr
16 22 (0.70%) Commerce Server
17 20 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 20 (0.63%) SharePoint
18 17 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
18 17 (0.54%) nginx
Applications
1 33 (1.05%) Photoshop
2 27 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.19%) Maya
6 5 (0.16%) Windchill
7 4 (0.13%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.095%) Blender
9 2 (0.063%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.032%) CATIA
10 1 (0.032%) InDesign
10 1 (0.032%) InVision
10 1 (0.032%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.032%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.032%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 61 (1.94%) Magento
2 25 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
4 12 (0.38%) Endur
5 9 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 3 (0.095%) Global One
8 3 (0.095%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.095%) SAP PSCD
9 2 (0.063%) BASE24
9 2 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.063%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.032%) ENOVIA
10 1 (0.032%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.032%) SunGard Martini
10 1 (0.032%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.032%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 505 (16.03%) Amazon AWS
2 376 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 176 (5.59%) GitHub
4 123 (3.90%) Serverless
5 57 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
6 42 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 40 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
7 40 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 35 (1.11%) SaaS
9 31 (0.98%) Amazon Kinesis
10 30 (0.95%) Amazon EMR
11 28 (0.89%) PaaS
12 25 (0.79%) npm
13 23 (0.73%) Heroku
14 17 (0.54%) Amazon S3
15 16 (0.51%) Azure Functions
15 16 (0.51%) IaaS
16 15 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
16 15 (0.48%) OpenShift
17 14 (0.44%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 152 (4.83%) HTTP
2 42 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 41 (1.30%) DNS
4 39 (1.24%) SSL
5 28 (0.89%) Internet
6 23 (0.73%) HTTPS
7 19 (0.60%) AMQP
8 17 (0.54%) FTP
9 15 (0.48%) BIG-IP
9 15 (0.48%) DHCP
10 14 (0.44%) IPsec
11 13 (0.41%) SMTP
12 10 (0.32%) Intranet
12 10 (0.32%) Network Security
13 9 (0.29%) Firewall
14 8 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (0.22%) Bluetooth
15 7 (0.22%) MQTT
16 5 (0.16%) FIX Connectivity
16 5 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (12.16%) Relational Database
2 360 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 357 (11.33%) MySQL
4 345 (10.95%) NoSQL
5 239 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
6 141 (4.48%) RDBMS
7 135 (4.29%) MongoDB
8 105 (3.33%) Big Data
9 102 (3.24%) Hadoop
10 62 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
11 54 (1.71%) Apache Hive
12 49 (1.56%) HBase
13 38 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
14 37 (1.17%) Redis
15 33 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
15 33 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
16 32 (1.02%) Oracle Database
16 32 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 31 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 26 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 724 (22.98%) Git (software)
2 397 (12.60%) Jenkins
3 347 (11.02%) Maven
4 276 (8.76%) JIRA
5 198 (6.29%) JUnit
6 184 (5.84%) Selenium
7 169 (5.37%) NUnit
8 145 (4.60%) MSTest
9 143 (4.54%) Subversion
10 119 (3.78%) Cucumber
11 114 (3.62%) Jasmine
12 112 (3.56%) Mockito
12 112 (3.56%) TeamCity
13 95 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
14 94 (2.98%) webpack
15 90 (2.86%) Eclipse
15 90 (2.86%) SonarQube
16 87 (2.76%) Visual Studio
17 73 (2.32%) Karma Test Runner
17 73 (2.32%) Vagrant
General
1 651 (20.67%) Finance
2 235 (7.46%) Banking
3 141 (4.48%) Retail
4 132 (4.19%) Front Office
5 82 (2.60%) Investment Banking
6 80 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 48 (1.52%) Marketing
7 48 (1.52%) Publishing
8 46 (1.46%) Games
9 36 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 29 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 29 (0.92%) Law
11 28 (0.89%) Back Office
12 27 (0.86%) Electronics
13 22 (0.70%) Legal
14 15 (0.48%) Advertising
15 10 (0.32%) Prime Brokerage
16 9 (0.29%) Local Government
17 8 (0.25%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,368 (75.17%) Developer
2 720 (22.86%) Java Developer
3 287 (9.11%) Senior Developer
4 271 (8.60%) C# Developer
5 257 (8.16%) .NET Developer
6 208 (6.60%) JavaScript Developer
7 194 (6.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 175 (5.56%) Software Engineer
9 170 (5.40%) React Developer
10 133 (4.22%) PHP Developer
11 127 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
12 107 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
12 107 (3.40%) Python Developer
13 96 (3.05%) C++ Developer
14 94 (2.98%) Software Developer
15 92 (2.92%) Senior Java Developer
16 91 (2.89%) Lead Developer
17 89 (2.83%) Angular Developer
18 85 (2.70%) ASP.NET Developer
19 84 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 844 (26.79%) HTML
2 696 (22.10%) CSS
3 667 (21.17%) .NET
4 534 (16.95%) AngularJS
5 522 (16.57%) HTML5
6 481 (15.27%) RESTful
7 399 (12.67%) Spring
8 384 (12.19%) React
9 367 (11.65%) Web Services
10 346 (10.98%) REST
11 329 (10.44%) jQuery
12 303 (9.62%) CSS3
13 278 (8.83%) Node.js
14 274 (8.70%) ASP.NET
15 254 (8.06%) Hibernate
16 242 (7.68%) XML
17 224 (7.11%) JSON
18 216 (6.86%) Redux
19 193 (6.13%) J2EE
20 185 (5.87%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 274 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 265 (8.41%) User Experience
3 243 (7.71%) Greenfield Project
4 231 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
5 201 (6.38%) Data Structures
6 188 (5.97%) Algorithms
7 140 (4.44%) Mobile App
8 119 (3.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 100 (3.17%) Derivative
10 94 (2.98%) Linux Command Line
11 86 (2.73%) Fixed Income
12 79 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
13 78 (2.48%) Fintech
14 41 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
15 40 (1.27%) Equities
16 35 (1.11%) iPhone
17 32 (1.02%) Market Risk
18 27 (0.86%) Public Cloud
19 25 (0.79%) iPad
20 24 (0.76%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 373 (11.84%) Linux
2 313 (9.94%) Unix
3 140 (4.44%) Windows
4 118 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 111 (3.52%) Android
6 56 (1.78%) VMS
7 30 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (0.67%) Solaris
9 15 (0.48%) CentOS
10 13 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.38%) SUSE
11 12 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 10 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 10 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.25%) Windows Server
14 6 (0.19%) VME
15 4 (0.13%) AIX
15 4 (0.13%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,774 (56.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,108 (35.17%) TDD
3 679 (21.56%) OOP
4 676 (21.46%) Test Automation
5 565 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
6 527 (16.73%) Scrum
7 483 (15.33%) Microservices
8 474 (15.05%) MVC
9 459 (14.57%) OOD
10 437 (13.87%) BDD
11 416 (13.21%) Software Engineering
12 326 (10.35%) Problem-Solving
13 314 (9.97%) DevOps
14 293 (9.30%) Unit Testing
15 271 (8.60%) Front End Development
16 247 (7.84%) Open Source
17 232 (7.37%) SOLID
18 222 (7.05%) E-Commerce
19 215 (6.83%) SOA
20 214 (6.79%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,391 (44.16%) Java
2 1,218 (38.67%) JavaScript
3 765 (24.29%) C#
4 639 (20.29%) SQL
5 431 (13.68%) Python
6 324 (10.29%) C++
7 291 (9.24%) PHP
8 267 (8.48%) Java 8
9 164 (5.21%) ES6
10 137 (4.35%) Scala
11 132 (4.19%) TypeScript
12 117 (3.71%) Perl
13 113 (3.59%) Shell Script
14 88 (2.79%) Apple Swift
15 81 (2.57%) PL/SQL
16 75 (2.38%) Ruby
17 67 (2.13%) C
18 60 (1.90%) Objective-C
19 55 (1.75%) T-SQL
20 53 (1.68%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 302 (9.59%) Degree
2 219 (6.95%) Security Cleared
3 177 (5.62%) SC Cleared
4 117 (3.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (0.70%) Master's Degree
6 21 (0.67%) DV Cleared
6 21 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
7 13 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (0.35%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.35%) PhD
9 5 (0.16%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.16%) ISEB
10 3 (0.095%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.095%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.095%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.063%) CCSA
11 2 (0.063%) HPE ATP
12 1 (0.032%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.032%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.032%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (3.90%) QA
2 12 (0.38%) Data Quality
2 12 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.25%) WCAG
4 5 (0.16%) GCP
5 3 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.095%) PMO
5 3 (0.095%) PSD2
6 2 (0.063%) EMIR
6 2 (0.063%) GDPR
6 2 (0.063%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.063%) MiFID
6 2 (0.063%) WAI
7 1 (0.032%) DO-160
7 1 (0.032%) ECSS
7 1 (0.032%) IFRS
7 1 (0.032%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.032%) MIL-STD-1553
7 1 (0.032%) SLA
System Software
1 226 (7.17%) Docker
2 39 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (0.67%) HDFS
4 16 (0.51%) Active Directory
5 15 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.29%) vSphere
7 4 (0.13%) Firmware
8 2 (0.063%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.032%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.032%) Squid
Systems Management
1 223 (7.08%) Puppet
2 213 (6.76%) Ansible
3 212 (6.73%) Opscode Chef
4 115 (3.65%) Kubernetes
5 64 (2.03%) Terraform
6 18 (0.57%) Amdocs OSS
7 12 (0.38%) CFEngine
8 11 (0.35%) Salt
9 10 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (0.32%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 8 (0.25%) HockeyApp
11 6 (0.19%) Control-M
12 5 (0.16%) Packer
12 5 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.095%) Capistrano
13 3 (0.095%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (0.095%) Mesos
14 2 (0.063%) Kibana
14 2 (0.063%) logstash
14 2 (0.063%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 408 (12.95%) Oracle
2 234 (7.43%) Microsoft
3 76 (2.41%) SAP
4 62 (1.97%) Sybase
5 60 (1.90%) Google
6 53 (1.68%) Zend
7 48 (1.52%) Adobe
8 44 (1.40%) Red Hat
9 41 (1.30%) Twitter
10 32 (1.02%) BEA
11 29 (0.92%) Atlassian
12 26 (0.83%) MapR
13 24 (0.76%) Capita
14 23 (0.73%) Informatica
14 23 (0.73%) webMethods
15 22 (0.70%) Perforce
16 21 (0.67%) Pega
17 20 (0.63%) HP
17 20 (0.63%) Splunk
18 19 (0.60%) hybris