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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 144 157 145
Rank change year-on-year +13 -12 -35
Contract jobs citing OO 1,329 809 799
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.87% 1.74% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.96% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 488 508
10th Percentile £406 £360 £356
25th Percentile £475 £413 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £750 £625 £588
90th Percentile £813 £727 £650
UK median daily rate £600 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +20.60% +4.74% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 17
10th Percentile £43.32 £37.14 £38.35
25th Percentile £47.56 £39.03 £45.75
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +3.26% +1.10%
75th Percentile £56.44 £55.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £62.00 £56.35 £68.75
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% -2.17% +2.22%

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 63,572 41,256 37,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.58% 88.76% 86.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,258 28,429 25,356
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
25th Percentile £433 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +8.59% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,603 1,271 1,078
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.75 £12.42
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate £27.00 £24.50 £21.93
Median % change year-on-year +10.20% +11.74% -2.56%
75th Percentile £51.00 £46.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £65.25 £58.75 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £27.73 £25.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.15% +12.91% -

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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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +30 876 £650 +9.70% 200
Midlands -30 104 £500 +25.00% 59
North of England -8 90 £450 +5.88% 84
West Midlands -49 77 £516 +27.41% 25
East of England -18 63 £579 +23.11% 43
South East -71 58 £500 +6.95% 70
North West -29 48 £425 - 52
Yorkshire +3 37 £450 +12.50% 24
South West -29 29 £527 +5.35% 35
East Midlands -13 27 £500 +38.89% 34
North East -9 5 £530 +11.58% 8
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UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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.

1 652 (49.06%) Agile
2 484 (36.42%) Java
3 433 (32.58%) C#
4 426 (32.05%) SQL
5 384 (28.89%) OOP
6 379 (28.52%) .NET
7 375 (28.22%) JavaScript
8 359 (27.01%) Finance
9 351 (26.41%) Python
10 335 (25.21%) DevOps
11 324 (24.38%) Social Skills
12 305 (22.95%) TDD
13 294 (22.12%) Git (software)
14 293 (22.05%) Azure
15 282 (21.22%) Software Engineering
16 263 (19.79%) CI/CD
17 252 (18.96%) HTML
18 249 (18.74%) Scrum
19 245 (18.43%) OOD
20 242 (18.21%) SQL Server
21 241 (18.13%) AWS
22 234 (17.61%) Test Automation
23 220 (16.55%) Microservices
24 204 (15.35%) CSS
24 204 (15.35%) Banking
25 196 (14.75%) React
26 191 (14.37%) Problem-Solving
27 190 (14.30%) Docker
28 185 (13.92%) Microsoft
29 180 (13.54%) 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 59 (4.44%) Apache Spark
2 56 (4.21%) Confluence
3 54 (4.06%) Elasticsearch
4 48 (3.61%) Apache
5 26 (1.96%) Apache Airflow
6 25 (1.88%) JBoss
6 25 (1.88%) SharePoint
7 23 (1.73%) WebLogic
8 21 (1.58%) Mule
9 20 (1.50%) Red Hat Fuse
10 16 (1.20%) CMS
11 15 (1.13%) WebSphere
12 14 (1.05%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.90%) EPiServer
14 11 (0.83%) Luigi
15 8 (0.60%) nginx
16 7 (0.53%) DataSynapse
17 6 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (0.45%) SAS
18 4 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 39 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.58%) Simulink
3 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.075%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.075%) InVision
6 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.075%) Sketch
6 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.075%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 11 (0.83%) assyst
2 9 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.45%) Workfront
4 5 (0.38%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.23%) Magento
6 3 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.075%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.075%) RMDS
8 1 (0.075%) SAP Bank Analyzer
8 1 (0.075%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.075%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.075%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.075%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.075%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 293 (22.05%) Azure
2 241 (18.13%) AWS
3 68 (5.12%) Serverless
4 62 (4.67%) GitHub
5 55 (4.14%) SaaS
6 54 (4.06%) Amazon EKS
7 53 (3.99%) GCP
8 52 (3.91%) PaaS
9 39 (2.93%) Amazon ECS
10 33 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
11 25 (1.88%) npm
12 23 (1.73%) IaaS
13 22 (1.66%) Microsoft 365
13 22 (1.66%) Power Platform
14 20 (1.50%) Amazon SQS
15 19 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
16 18 (1.35%) Azure Monitor
16 18 (1.35%) Snowflake
17 16 (1.20%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 15 (1.13%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.66%) Internet
2 19 (1.43%) HTTP
3 12 (0.90%) Multicast
4 10 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.30%) FIX Connectivity
6 3 (0.23%) ATM
6 3 (0.23%) DNS
6 3 (0.23%) SSL
7 2 (0.15%) SSH
8 1 (0.075%) Firewall
8 1 (0.075%) FTP
8 1 (0.075%) Intranet
8 1 (0.075%) SMTP
8 1 (0.075%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (18.21%) SQL Server
2 123 (9.26%) Relational Database
3 114 (8.58%) NoSQL
4 89 (6.70%) MySQL
5 56 (4.21%) Big Data
6 48 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
7 40 (3.01%) Hadoop
8 36 (2.71%) MongoDB
9 32 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 26 (1.96%) Metadata
12 25 (1.88%) RDBMS
13 24 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (1.66%) Oracle Database
15 21 (1.58%) Power BI
16 20 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
17 19 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
18 18 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
19 16 (1.20%) Data Lake
20 15 (1.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 294 (22.12%) Git (software)
2 131 (9.86%) Jenkins
3 114 (8.58%) JIRA
4 70 (5.27%) TeamCity
5 68 (5.12%) Maven
6 61 (4.59%) GitLab
7 52 (3.91%) Visual Studio
8 51 (3.84%) JUnit
9 47 (3.54%) Subversion
10 43 (3.24%) Bitbucket
10 43 (3.24%) webpack
11 42 (3.16%) Cucumber
11 42 (3.16%) Selenium
12 31 (2.33%) Grunt
12 31 (2.33%) gulp
13 29 (2.18%) Moq
13 29 (2.18%) NUnit
14 27 (2.03%) Gradle
15 26 (1.96%) git-flow
15 26 (1.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 359 (27.01%) Finance
2 324 (24.38%) Social Skills
3 204 (15.35%) Banking
4 164 (12.34%) Front Office
5 146 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
6 98 (7.37%) Investment Banking
7 53 (3.99%) Public Sector
8 28 (2.11%) Presentation Skills
9 23 (1.73%) Legal
10 21 (1.58%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.28%) Law
12 15 (1.13%) Games
12 15 (1.13%) Organisational Skills
13 14 (1.05%) Telecoms
14 13 (0.98%) Marketing
15 12 (0.90%) Back Office
16 11 (0.83%) Retail
17 10 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.60%) Influencing Skills
19 7 (0.53%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 821 (61.78%) Developer
2 196 (14.75%) Java Developer
3 146 (10.99%) .NET Developer
3 146 (10.99%) Senior Developer
4 98 (7.37%) Software Engineer
5 73 (5.49%) C# Developer
5 73 (5.49%) Python Developer
6 64 (4.82%) Architect
6 64 (4.82%) Senior Java Developer
7 58 (4.36%) React Developer
8 55 (4.14%) Front Office Developer
9 53 (3.99%) C++ Developer
10 52 (3.91%) Full Stack Developer
11 48 (3.61%) Data Engineer
12 38 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
12 38 (2.86%) Software Developer
13 36 (2.71%) PHP Developer
14 33 (2.48%) Scala Developer
15 30 (2.26%) C# .NET Developer
16 29 (2.18%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 379 (28.52%) .NET
2 252 (18.96%) HTML
3 204 (15.35%) CSS
4 196 (14.75%) React
5 180 (13.54%) REST
6 166 (12.49%) RESTful
7 145 (10.91%) Spring
8 136 (10.23%) Web Services
9 130 (9.78%) HTML5
10 128 (9.63%) AngularJS
11 117 (8.80%) ASP.NET
12 116 (8.73%) XML
13 113 (8.50%) JSON
14 103 (7.75%) .NET Core
15 102 (7.67%) Node.js
16 97 (7.30%) .NET Framework
17 91 (6.85%) Spring Boot
18 87 (6.55%) Kafka
19 69 (5.19%) Redux
20 65 (4.89%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 119 (8.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 118 (8.88%) Data Structures
3 103 (7.75%) Algorithms
4 79 (5.94%) Derivative
5 68 (5.12%) User Experience
6 46 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
6 46 (3.46%) Fixed Income
7 45 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
8 30 (2.26%) Public Cloud
9 23 (1.73%) Cloud Native
9 23 (1.73%) Equities
10 21 (1.58%) Management Information System
11 20 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (1.20%) Hedge funds
13 15 (1.13%) Client/Server
13 15 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
13 15 (1.13%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.98%) Credit Derivative
15 12 (0.90%) Private Cloud
15 12 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 160 (12.04%) Linux
2 111 (8.35%) Windows
3 81 (6.09%) Unix
4 13 (0.98%) Android
5 12 (0.90%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.15%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.075%) CentOS
7 1 (0.075%) VMS
7 1 (0.075%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 652 (49.06%) Agile
2 384 (28.89%) OOP
3 335 (25.21%) DevOps
4 305 (22.95%) TDD
5 282 (21.22%) Software Engineering
6 263 (19.79%) CI/CD
7 249 (18.74%) Scrum
8 245 (18.43%) OOD
9 234 (17.61%) Test Automation
10 220 (16.55%) Microservices
11 191 (14.37%) Problem-Solving
12 149 (11.21%) Analytics
13 143 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
14 139 (10.46%) Multithreading
15 128 (9.63%) BDD
16 122 (9.18%) SOLID
17 118 (8.88%) Data Modelling
18 112 (8.43%) Web Development
19 99 (7.45%) Full Stack Development
20 98 (7.37%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 484 (36.42%) Java
2 433 (32.58%) C#
3 426 (32.05%) SQL
4 375 (28.22%) JavaScript
5 351 (26.41%) Python
6 156 (11.74%) C++
7 139 (10.46%) TypeScript
8 83 (6.25%) Scala
9 75 (5.64%) PHP
10 60 (4.51%) PL/SQL
11 57 (4.29%) Shell Script
12 48 (3.61%) VB.NET
13 44 (3.31%) C
14 42 (3.16%) ES6
15 40 (3.01%) Groovy
16 39 (2.93%) Go
17 37 (2.78%) T-SQL
18 30 (2.26%) R
19 29 (2.18%) Apex Code
19 29 (2.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 114 (8.58%) Degree
2 83 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 68 (5.12%) SC Cleared
4 45 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
6 14 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (1.05%) PhD
7 9 (0.68%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.38%) SAP Certification
9 3 (0.23%) CFA
10 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.15%) MBA
11 1 (0.075%) CCNA
11 1 (0.075%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.075%) CISSP
11 1 (0.075%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.075%) ISEB
11 1 (0.075%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.075%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.99%) QA
2 15 (1.13%) GDPR
3 14 (1.05%) Accessibility
4 9 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.45%) SLA
6 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.075%) NIST
6 1 (0.075%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.075%) PMO
System Software
1 190 (14.30%) Docker
2 11 (0.83%) HDFS
3 8 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.30%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.075%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.075%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 109 (8.20%) Kubernetes
2 94 (7.07%) Terraform
3 73 (5.49%) Ansible
4 25 (1.88%) Docker Swarm
5 20 (1.50%) Prometheus
6 14 (1.05%) Puppet
7 12 (0.90%) ITRS Geneos
7 12 (0.90%) logstash
8 9 (0.68%) Kubeflow
9 8 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.53%) Grafana
11 3 (0.23%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.15%) MIIS
13 1 (0.075%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.075%) Kibana
13 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.075%) Nagios
13 1 (0.075%) Oozie
13 1 (0.075%) SCCM
Vendors
1 185 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 129 (9.71%) Oracle
3 43 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
4 38 (2.86%) Databricks
5 35 (2.63%) TIBCO
6 30 (2.26%) SAP
7 24 (1.81%) Google
8 23 (1.73%) webMethods
9 22 (1.66%) BEA
9 22 (1.66%) Pega
10 20 (1.50%) Sybase
11 18 (1.35%) Zend
12 17 (1.28%) Adobe
13 16 (1.20%) ION Trading
14 14 (1.05%) Atlassian
14 14 (1.05%) IBM
15 12 (0.90%) Cloudera
16 11 (0.83%) Telerik
17 10 (0.75%) StreamSets
17 10 (0.75%) Talend