Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 144 107 78
Rank change year-on-year -37 -29 -1
Contract jobs citing OO 793 1,995 2,908
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.84% 2.38% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.72% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 1,411 2,132
Median daily rate £475 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £356 £363 £350
90th Percentile £655 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 40
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.10% +1.11% +5.26%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £37.28
90th Percentile £68.75 £60.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.26%

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 36,927 73,480 80,218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.65% 87.67% 87.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,610 48,927 53,289
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,241 1,906 2,120
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.54 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.07% +11.53% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.21 £50.00
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +11.36% -12.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for OO in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OO in England.

Daily rate trend for OO in England

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Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OO in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for OO in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing OO in England.

Hourly rate trend for OO in England

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Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing OO in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020. 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 -15 479 £500 -9.09% 114
North of England +27 83 £450 -10.00% 67
South East -60 73 £425 -10.53% 46
North West +41 56 £450 +5.88% 29
South West -33 53 £440 -7.37% 41
Midlands +16 49 £375 -6.25% 33
East of England +6 48 £400 -11.11% 16
West Midlands +16 26 £376 +3.79% 19
East Midlands +42 23 £345 -37.27% 14
Yorkshire +11 15 £613 +22.50% 28
North East +32 12 £430 -6.52% 10
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UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 363 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (38.84%) Java
3 291 (36.70%) JavaScript
4 224 (28.25%) C#
5 219 (27.62%) SQL
6 206 (25.98%) OOD
7 202 (25.47%) OOP
8 189 (23.83%) HTML
8 189 (23.83%) TDD
9 170 (21.44%) .NET
10 167 (21.06%) CSS
11 156 (19.67%) SQL Server
12 154 (19.42%) Finance
13 150 (18.92%) DevOps
14 141 (17.78%) Azure
15 133 (16.77%) Git (software)
16 131 (16.52%) AWS
17 124 (15.64%) Python
18 120 (15.13%) React
19 119 (15.01%) Scrum
19 119 (15.01%) Software Engineering
20 112 (14.12%) HTML5
21 109 (13.75%) Test Automation
22 102 (12.86%) AngularJS
23 100 (12.61%) Microservices
24 98 (12.36%) Security Cleared
25 97 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
26 96 (12.11%) Web Services
27 95 (11.98%) RESTful
28 94 (11.85%) Continuous Integration

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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 28 (3.53%) Confluence
2 22 (2.77%) CMS
3 20 (2.52%) Apache Spark
4 17 (2.14%) WebLogic
5 14 (1.77%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.64%) Apache
6 13 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.26%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.13%) JBoss
8 9 (1.13%) nginx
9 8 (1.01%) Apache ServiceMix
9 8 (1.01%) EPiServer
10 7 (0.88%) IIS
10 7 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.76%) Red Hat Fuse
11 6 (0.76%) WinCC
12 5 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.63%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.13%) Simulink
3 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.13%) Figma
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.77%) Magento
2 7 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.25%) Shopify
5 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.13%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.13%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.13%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.13%) Primavera
5 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 141 (17.78%) Azure
2 131 (16.52%) AWS
3 49 (6.18%) GCP
4 35 (4.41%) GitHub
5 31 (3.91%) Amazon S3
6 27 (3.40%) Serverless
7 24 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
8 22 (2.77%) SaaS
9 19 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (2.27%) Amazon Kinesis
10 18 (2.27%) Power Platform
11 12 (1.51%) CloudFront
12 10 (1.26%) Heroku
13 7 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
14 6 (0.76%) Amazon Glacier
14 6 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.63%) Firebase
15 5 (0.63%) Google Analytics
16 4 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.40%) HTTP
2 8 (1.01%) FTP
2 8 (1.01%) Internet
2 8 (1.01%) SSL
3 6 (0.76%) Firewall
4 4 (0.50%) DNS
4 4 (0.50%) SSH
4 4 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.38%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.38%) IPv4
5 3 (0.38%) IPv6
5 3 (0.38%) Wireless
6 2 (0.25%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.25%) Skype
6 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.25%) WebEx
7 1 (0.13%) DHCP
7 1 (0.13%) POP3
7 1 (0.13%) RS-485
7 1 (0.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 88 (11.10%) Relational Database
3 58 (7.31%) MySQL
4 53 (6.68%) NoSQL
5 34 (4.29%) Big Data
6 27 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (3.40%) MongoDB
7 25 (3.15%) RDBMS
8 22 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (2.02%) Power BI
10 14 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (1.39%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.26%) Amazon Athena
13 10 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (1.01%) Redis
Development Applications
1 133 (16.77%) Git (software)
2 74 (9.33%) JIRA
3 47 (5.93%) Jenkins
4 33 (4.16%) Visual Studio
5 31 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (3.53%) webpack
7 26 (3.28%) JUnit
7 26 (3.28%) Selenium
8 24 (3.03%) Cucumber
9 19 (2.40%) GitLab
10 17 (2.14%) gulp
10 17 (2.14%) Maven
11 15 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
12 14 (1.77%) Bitbucket
13 13 (1.64%) Eclipse
13 13 (1.64%) Gradle
14 12 (1.51%) Grunt
15 11 (1.39%) Ant
15 11 (1.39%) git-flow
15 11 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 154 (19.42%) Finance
2 62 (7.82%) Banking
3 46 (5.80%) Public Sector
4 20 (2.52%) Front Office
5 18 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.89%) Retail
7 12 (1.51%) Games
8 11 (1.39%) Back Office
9 9 (1.13%) Marketing
10 8 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.01%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.88%) Law
12 6 (0.76%) Military
13 5 (0.63%) Electronics
13 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.50%) Automotive
14 4 (0.50%) Legal
15 3 (0.38%) French Language
15 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.25%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 561 (70.74%) Developer
2 108 (13.62%) Java Developer
3 85 (10.72%) C# Developer
3 85 (10.72%) Senior Developer
4 75 (9.46%) .NET Developer
5 68 (8.58%) React Developer
6 49 (6.18%) Software Engineer
7 41 (5.17%) Software Developer
8 40 (5.04%) JavaScript Developer
9 39 (4.92%) Full Stack Developer
10 33 (4.16%) Architect
11 32 (4.04%) Python Developer
12 30 (3.78%) ASP.NET Developer
13 29 (3.66%) Azure Developer
14 24 (3.03%) Angular Developer
14 24 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
15 22 (2.77%) HTML Developer
16 19 (2.40%) Data Engineer
16 19 (2.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 19 (2.40%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (23.83%) HTML
2 170 (21.44%) .NET
3 167 (21.06%) CSS
4 120 (15.13%) React
5 112 (14.12%) HTML5
6 102 (12.86%) AngularJS
7 96 (12.11%) Web Services
8 95 (11.98%) RESTful
9 81 (10.21%) jQuery
9 81 (10.21%) REST
10 68 (8.58%) Node.js
11 62 (7.82%) ASP.NET
12 60 (7.57%) JSON
13 59 (7.44%) Spring
14 52 (6.56%) Kafka
15 51 (6.43%) Redux
16 45 (5.67%) ASP.NET Web API
17 43 (5.42%) CSS3
18 42 (5.30%) XML
19 40 (5.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 83 (10.47%) Data Structures
2 75 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (8.95%) Greenfield Project
4 55 (6.94%) User Experience
5 53 (6.68%) Algorithms
6 35 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (4.29%) Mobile App
8 26 (3.28%) Fixed Income
9 17 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.39%) Augmented Reality
11 11 (1.39%) Derivative
12 10 (1.26%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.88%) SCADA
14 6 (0.76%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.76%) iPhone
14 6 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.76%) PKI
14 6 (0.76%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 76 (9.58%) Linux
2 51 (6.43%) Windows
3 47 (5.93%) Unix
4 30 (3.78%) Android
5 27 (3.40%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.50%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.13%) Solaris
9 1 (0.13%) tvOS
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (25.98%) OOD
3 202 (25.47%) OOP
4 189 (23.83%) TDD
5 150 (18.92%) DevOps
6 119 (15.01%) Scrum
6 119 (15.01%) Software Engineering
7 109 (13.75%) Test Automation
8 100 (12.61%) Microservices
9 97 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
10 94 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
11 93 (11.73%) Computer Science
12 80 (10.09%) Unit Testing
13 79 (9.96%) MVC
14 70 (8.83%) BDD
14 70 (8.83%) SOLID
15 66 (8.32%) Open Source
16 63 (7.94%) Kanban
17 60 (7.57%) Fintech
18 54 (6.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 308 (38.84%) Java
2 291 (36.70%) JavaScript
3 224 (28.25%) C#
4 219 (27.62%) SQL
5 124 (15.64%) Python
6 67 (8.45%) Java 8
7 47 (5.93%) C++
8 46 (5.80%) PHP
9 43 (5.42%) Scala
10 34 (4.29%) Kotlin
10 34 (4.29%) T-SQL
10 34 (4.29%) TypeScript
11 31 (3.91%) ES6
12 27 (3.40%) C
12 27 (3.40%) Shell Script
13 26 (3.28%) PL/SQL
14 16 (2.02%) Perl
14 16 (2.02%) PowerShell
15 15 (1.89%) Apple Swift
15 15 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 98 (12.36%) Security Cleared
2 86 (10.84%) Degree
3 78 (9.84%) SC Cleared
4 42 (5.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.51%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.13%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.88%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.76%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.25%) HND
11 2 (0.25%) ISEB
11 2 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.13%) CAPM
12 1 (0.13%) CCA
12 1 (0.13%) MCP
12 1 (0.13%) MCSA
12 1 (0.13%) MCSD
12 1 (0.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.54%) QA
2 21 (2.65%) WCAG
3 8 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 7 (0.88%) MiFID
5 3 (0.38%) SLA
6 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.25%) RMADS
7 1 (0.13%) COSO
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 75 (9.46%) Docker
2 8 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.38%) vSphere
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 73 (9.21%) Kubernetes
2 38 (4.79%) Terraform
3 22 (2.77%) Ansible
4 13 (1.64%) Kibana
5 11 (1.39%) logstash
5 11 (1.39%) Puppet
6 7 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 5 (0.63%) vRealize
8 5 (0.63%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.13%) MOM
11 1 (0.13%) Nessus
11 1 (0.13%) SCCM
11 1 (0.13%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 93 (11.73%) Oracle
2 81 (10.21%) Microsoft
3 40 (5.04%) SAP
4 32 (4.04%) Google
5 27 (3.40%) Informatica
6 16 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (1.89%) IBM
7 15 (1.89%) Zend
8 14 (1.77%) BEA
8 14 (1.77%) Pega
9 12 (1.51%) webMethods
10 11 (1.39%) HP
10 11 (1.39%) hybris
11 9 (1.13%) IBM Sterling
11 9 (1.13%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.01%) Tableau
13 7 (0.88%) Apple
13 7 (0.88%) Ariba
14 6 (0.76%) GoldenSource
14 6 (0.76%) Telerik