Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 112 75 73
Rank change year-on-year -37 -2 -5
Contract jobs citing OO 1,842 2,914 2,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.21% 3.17% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 3.65% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,298 2,067 1,914
England median daily rate £500 £498 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +10.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 69
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.78%
10th Percentile £32.50 £28.25 £32.50
90th Percentile £56.00 £53.00 £69.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.78%

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 72,757 79,819 72,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.40% 86.77% 85.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,329 53,009 47,730
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,954 2,180 1,911
England median hourly rate £25.34 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.16% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £25.34 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.84% -14.00% -

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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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 -30 1,065 £538 +2.38% 82
South East -41 283 £450 -5.26% 47
South West -1 144 £475 +11.76% 25
North of England -75 139 £450 +12.50% 59
East of England -2 110 £450 -5.26% 29
Midlands -51 96 £381 -12.86% 29
North West -7 77 £425 +6.25% 31
West Midlands -29 67 £361 -15.79% 14
Yorkshire -66 59 £450 +12.50% 23
East Midlands -40 21 £550 +22.22% 15
North East +6 3 £500 +25.00% 5
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UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 987 (53.58%) Agile Software Development
2 741 (40.23%) Java
3 729 (39.58%) JavaScript
4 596 (32.36%) TDD
5 533 (28.94%) OOP
6 512 (27.80%) HTML
7 511 (27.74%) C#
8 472 (25.62%) CSS
9 398 (21.61%) .NET
10 369 (20.03%) SQL
11 356 (19.33%) Git (software)
12 353 (19.16%) DevOps
13 319 (17.32%) AngularJS
14 317 (17.21%) Finance
15 315 (17.10%) MVC
16 314 (17.05%) OOD
17 311 (16.88%) Python
18 303 (16.45%) Continuous Integration
19 302 (16.40%) Test Automation
20 300 (16.29%) React
21 298 (16.18%) Scrum
22 290 (15.74%) Spring
23 286 (15.53%) Amazon AWS
24 285 (15.47%) Microservices
25 277 (15.04%) Web Services
26 266 (14.44%) Linux
26 266 (14.44%) Software Engineering
27 257 (13.95%) RESTful
28 244 (13.25%) SQL Server
29 232 (12.60%) REST

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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 68 (3.69%) Confluence
2 65 (3.53%) Apache Spark
3 44 (2.39%) Tomcat
4 42 (2.28%) CMS
5 37 (2.01%) WebLogic
6 35 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
6 35 (1.90%) WebSphere
7 28 (1.52%) SharePoint
8 27 (1.47%) Apache
9 26 (1.41%) JBoss
9 26 (1.41%) WordPress
10 23 (1.25%) Apache Solr
11 14 (0.76%) Drupal
12 12 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
13 11 (0.60%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.54%) IIS
14 10 (0.54%) Jetty
14 10 (0.54%) nginx
14 10 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 25 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.14%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.71%) Simulink
4 4 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.054%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.054%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.054%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 33 (1.79%) Magento
2 20 (1.09%) SAP Hybris
3 18 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.71%) SAP ERP
5 12 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
6 10 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.43%) Markit EDM
8 7 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.27%) Fredhopper
10 2 (0.11%) Actimize
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.054%) AquaLogic BPM
11 1 (0.054%) BASE24
11 1 (0.054%) OpenCart
11 1 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
11 1 (0.054%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 1 (0.054%) RMDS
11 1 (0.054%) SAP PP
11 1 (0.054%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 286 (15.53%) Amazon AWS
2 211 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (3.26%) Serverless
4 55 (2.99%) Amazon S3
5 53 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 51 (2.77%) AWS Lambda
7 49 (2.66%) GitHub
8 48 (2.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 41 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
10 39 (2.12%) AWS CloudFormation
11 24 (1.30%) Amazon Kinesis
12 22 (1.19%) PaaS
13 19 (1.03%) CloudFront
14 17 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
15 16 (0.87%) npm
16 15 (0.81%) Power Platform
17 14 (0.76%) Amazon EKS
17 14 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
18 13 (0.71%) MailChimp
19 12 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (4.99%) HTTP
2 61 (3.31%) FTP
3 57 (3.09%) DNS
4 40 (2.17%) DHCP
4 40 (2.17%) SSL
4 40 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 39 (2.12%) IPsec
6 23 (1.25%) Internet
7 16 (0.87%) SSH
8 9 (0.49%) Network Security
9 8 (0.43%) SMTP
10 7 (0.38%) H.323
10 7 (0.38%) Intranet
10 7 (0.38%) Skype
11 4 (0.22%) Firewall
12 3 (0.16%) Bluetooth
12 3 (0.16%) SNMP
13 2 (0.11%) 3G
13 2 (0.11%) OSPF
13 2 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 214 (11.62%) Relational Database
3 199 (10.80%) MySQL
4 197 (10.69%) NoSQL
5 132 (7.17%) MongoDB
6 100 (5.43%) RDBMS
7 74 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
8 69 (3.75%) Big Data
9 45 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 45 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
9 45 (2.44%) Hadoop
10 35 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
11 32 (1.74%) Oracle Database
12 19 (1.03%) Redis
13 15 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 15 (0.81%) Apache Hive
13 15 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (0.76%) HBase
14 14 (0.76%) SAP BW
15 13 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 356 (19.33%) Git (software)
2 195 (10.59%) Jenkins
3 138 (7.49%) JIRA
4 108 (5.86%) Maven
5 103 (5.59%) JUnit
6 83 (4.51%) Visual Studio Team System
7 71 (3.85%) Selenium
8 63 (3.42%) Visual Studio
9 58 (3.15%) Cucumber
10 52 (2.82%) Subversion
11 51 (2.77%) webpack
12 50 (2.71%) Jasmine
13 45 (2.44%) TeamCity
14 44 (2.39%) gulp
15 42 (2.28%) Bitbucket
15 42 (2.28%) Travis CI
16 39 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
17 36 (1.95%) Grunt
18 35 (1.90%) Mockito
18 35 (1.90%) NUnit
General
1 317 (17.21%) Finance
2 125 (6.79%) Banking
3 77 (4.18%) Front Office
4 62 (3.37%) Retail
5 53 (2.88%) Marketing
6 50 (2.71%) Investment Banking
7 30 (1.63%) Back Office
8 17 (0.92%) Games
8 17 (0.92%) Telecoms
9 16 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.65%) Electronics
10 12 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.65%) Legal
10 12 (0.65%) Publishing
11 9 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.27%) Advertising
12 5 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.27%) Law
13 3 (0.16%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,352 (73.40%) Developer
2 321 (17.43%) Java Developer
3 178 (9.66%) .NET Developer
4 158 (8.58%) C# Developer
5 152 (8.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 148 (8.03%) Senior Developer
7 141 (7.65%) React Developer
8 128 (6.95%) JavaScript Developer
9 111 (6.03%) Software Developer
10 106 (5.75%) Architect
11 93 (5.05%) Software Engineer
12 92 (4.99%) Python Developer
13 78 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
14 73 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
15 72 (3.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 67 (3.64%) PHP Developer
17 55 (2.99%) ASP.NET Developer
18 53 (2.88%) AWS Developer
19 51 (2.77%) Senior Java Developer
20 45 (2.44%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 512 (27.80%) HTML
2 472 (25.62%) CSS
3 398 (21.61%) .NET
4 319 (17.32%) AngularJS
5 300 (16.29%) React
6 290 (15.74%) Spring
7 277 (15.04%) Web Services
8 257 (13.95%) RESTful
9 232 (12.60%) REST
10 229 (12.43%) HTML5
11 203 (11.02%) ASP.NET
12 194 (10.53%) Node.js
13 180 (9.77%) SOAP
14 151 (8.20%) jQuery
15 141 (7.65%) XML
16 138 (7.49%) Kafka
17 132 (7.17%) Hibernate
18 121 (6.57%) JSON
19 120 (6.51%) Redux
20 113 (6.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 142 (7.71%) Algorithms
1 142 (7.71%) Greenfield Project
2 117 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (6.30%) Data Structures
4 78 (4.23%) User Experience
5 67 (3.64%) Mobile App
6 54 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
7 48 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
8 36 (1.95%) Hedge funds
9 32 (1.74%) Equities
10 27 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 26 (1.41%) Fixed Income
11 26 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
12 25 (1.36%) Virtual Team
13 24 (1.30%) Digital Media
14 20 (1.09%) Management Information System
15 19 (1.03%) Derivative
16 18 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
17 16 (0.87%) EPoS
18 12 (0.65%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 266 (14.44%) Linux
2 136 (7.38%) Windows
3 117 (6.35%) Unix
4 52 (2.82%) Android
5 50 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 18 (0.98%) VMS
8 8 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.33%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.22%) Solaris
11 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.11%) tvOS
13 1 (0.054%) CentOS
13 1 (0.054%) HPUX
13 1 (0.054%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.054%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.054%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 987 (53.58%) Agile Software Development
2 596 (32.36%) TDD
3 533 (28.94%) OOP
4 353 (19.16%) DevOps
5 315 (17.10%) MVC
6 314 (17.05%) OOD
7 303 (16.45%) Continuous Integration
8 302 (16.40%) Test Automation
9 298 (16.18%) Scrum
10 285 (15.47%) Microservices
11 266 (14.44%) Software Engineering
12 230 (12.49%) BDD
13 207 (11.24%) Open Source
14 186 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
15 164 (8.90%) Computer Science
16 153 (8.31%) Multithreading
17 143 (7.76%) Continuous Delivery
18 140 (7.60%) E-Commerce
19 139 (7.55%) Unit Testing
20 129 (7.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 741 (40.23%) Java
2 729 (39.58%) JavaScript
3 511 (27.74%) C#
4 369 (20.03%) SQL
5 311 (16.88%) Python
6 160 (8.69%) C++
7 154 (8.36%) PHP
8 144 (7.82%) Java 8
9 117 (6.35%) ES6
10 104 (5.65%) TypeScript
11 80 (4.34%) Scala
12 56 (3.04%) T-SQL
13 53 (2.88%) C
14 46 (2.50%) Ruby
15 41 (2.23%) ABAP
16 35 (1.90%) Shell Script
17 27 (1.47%) Apple Swift
17 27 (1.47%) Kotlin
17 27 (1.47%) Perl
18 23 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 166 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 134 (7.27%) Degree
3 117 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 47 (2.55%) DV Cleared
5 31 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.03%) AWS Certification
7 14 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (0.60%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.49%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.27%) PhD
11 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.22%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.16%) OCA
12 3 (0.16%) OCAJ
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.11%) CCNP
13 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.45%) QA
2 11 (0.60%) GDPR
3 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.33%) NCSC
4 4 (0.22%) MiFID
5 3 (0.16%) EMIR
6 2 (0.11%) HL7
6 2 (0.11%) MISRA
6 2 (0.11%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.11%) SLA
7 1 (0.054%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.054%) IFRS
7 1 (0.054%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.054%) JTAG
7 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.054%) PMO
System Software
1 183 (9.93%) Docker
2 53 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (0.43%) vSphere
5 5 (0.27%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.27%) HDFS
5 5 (0.27%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 2 (0.11%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.054%) Firmware
7 1 (0.054%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.054%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.054%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.054%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 97 (5.27%) Kubernetes
2 68 (3.69%) Puppet
3 55 (2.99%) Ansible
4 53 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (1.79%) Terraform
6 11 (0.60%) Marathon
6 11 (0.60%) Mesos
7 10 (0.54%) vCenter Server
8 8 (0.43%) logstash
9 5 (0.27%) Graphite
9 5 (0.27%) Kibana
10 4 (0.22%) Control-M
10 4 (0.22%) Nagios
10 4 (0.22%) StatsD
11 3 (0.16%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.16%) Istio
11 3 (0.16%) linkerd
11 3 (0.16%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.11%) Grafana
12 2 (0.11%) Rancher
Vendors
1 195 (10.59%) Oracle
2 128 (6.95%) Microsoft
3 99 (5.37%) SAP
4 62 (3.37%) Google
5 50 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
6 42 (2.28%) hybris
7 41 (2.23%) IBM
8 36 (1.95%) Atlassian
9 34 (1.85%) Informatica
10 33 (1.79%) Adobe
11 25 (1.36%) Zend
12 23 (1.25%) VMware
13 22 (1.19%) IBM Sterling
14 21 (1.14%) Tableau
15 19 (1.03%) Sybase
16 14 (0.76%) BEA
17 12 (0.65%) MuleSoft
18 11 (0.60%) Guidewire
18 11 (0.60%) MapR
18 11 (0.60%) webMethods