Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OOP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOP over the 6 months to 25 May 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 Programming (OOP)
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 247 311 278
Rank change year-on-year +64 -33 -37
Contract jobs citing OOP 1,018 654 853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.10% 0.78% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.92% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 493 669
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £290 £290
90th Percentile £650 £643 £575
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +8.24% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
England median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -2.60%
10th Percentile £35.45 £18.80 £31.90
90th Percentile £42.75 £47.23 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.94% +13.33% -2.60%

OOP 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 79,687 70,828 81,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 84.79% 84.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,911 46,750 54,547
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,109 1,871 2,115
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% +9.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.60 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £50.64
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OOP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for OOP in England

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OOP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in England

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOP in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOP in England

OOP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOP in England

OOP
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 OOP within the England region over the 6 months to 25 May 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 +59 677 £500 +2.04% 231
South East +29 130 £448 +11.88% 90
North of England +2 99 £373 -6.88% 121
Midlands +22 62 £350 +13.82% 80
Yorkshire +4 48 £350 -12.50% 34
North West -28 37 £413 +10.00% 75
East Midlands +20 34 £350 +16.67% 30
West Midlands -15 28 £400 +18.52% 50
East of England +8 27 £420 +24.44% 58
South West +2 21 £400 -17.95% 48
North East +19 14 £350 - 12
OOP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 606 (59.53%) OO
2 540 (53.05%) Agile Software Development
3 418 (41.06%) Java
4 375 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 342 (33.60%) C#
6 339 (33.30%) TDD
7 319 (31.34%) HTML
8 263 (25.83%) .NET
9 253 (24.85%) CSS
10 252 (24.75%) Git (software)
11 248 (24.36%) MVC
12 240 (23.58%) Scrum
12 240 (23.58%) SQL
13 216 (21.22%) Finance
14 202 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
15 197 (19.35%) SQL Server
16 195 (19.16%) RESTful
17 184 (18.07%) BDD
18 165 (16.21%) HTML5
18 165 (16.21%) Test Automation
18 165 (16.21%) Web Services
19 155 (15.23%) Jenkins
19 155 (15.23%) Relational Database
20 152 (14.93%) E-Commerce
20 152 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
21 144 (14.15%) AngularJS
22 137 (13.46%) Microservices
23 135 (13.26%) Python
24 123 (12.08%) Linux
24 123 (12.08%) REST

OOP
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 45 (4.42%) Apache
2 34 (3.34%) CMS
3 28 (2.75%) Confluence
4 25 (2.46%) Tomcat
5 20 (1.96%) NServiceBus
6 19 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (1.77%) Commerce Server
7 18 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
7 18 (1.77%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.67%) Apache Spark
8 17 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
9 16 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.38%) JBoss
11 11 (1.08%) GemFire
11 11 (1.08%) IIS
11 11 (1.08%) nginx
12 10 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 10 (0.98%) WordPress
13 9 (0.88%) Apache Pig
13 9 (0.88%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 13 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.59%) GIMP
2 6 (0.59%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.39%) SPSS
4 3 (0.29%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (2.46%) Magento
2 9 (0.88%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.098%) BASE24
5 1 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.098%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.098%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.098%) RMDS
5 1 (0.098%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.098%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.098%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 93 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (5.30%) GitHub
4 11 (1.08%) Serverless
5 10 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (0.98%) PaaS
6 9 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
6 9 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (0.79%) NuGet
8 7 (0.69%) Sauce Labs
9 6 (0.59%) Heroku
9 6 (0.59%) Trello
10 5 (0.49%) BrowserStack
10 5 (0.49%) Force.com
10 5 (0.49%) npm
10 5 (0.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 4 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.39%) Firebase
11 4 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.39%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 112 (11.00%) HTTP
2 33 (3.24%) FTP
3 31 (3.05%) DNS
3 31 (3.05%) SSL
3 31 (3.05%) TCP/IP
4 30 (2.95%) DHCP
4 30 (2.95%) IPsec
5 10 (0.98%) Bluetooth
5 10 (0.98%) Internet
6 9 (0.88%) SMS
6 9 (0.88%) SMTP
7 7 (0.69%) IMAP
8 2 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.20%) SNMP
9 1 (0.098%) AMQP
9 1 (0.098%) ATM
9 1 (0.098%) Broadband
9 1 (0.098%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.098%) Firewall
9 1 (0.098%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 155 (15.23%) Relational Database
3 119 (11.69%) MySQL
4 99 (9.72%) NoSQL
5 76 (7.47%) MongoDB
6 67 (6.58%) RDBMS
7 32 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (1.96%) Apache Hive
9 19 (1.87%) Big Data
10 17 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (1.47%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.28%) Redis
13 12 (1.18%) HBase
13 12 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 11 (1.08%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.88%) Blockchain
16 8 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (0.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 252 (24.75%) Git (software)
2 155 (15.23%) Jenkins
3 89 (8.74%) JIRA
4 53 (5.21%) JUnit
5 47 (4.62%) Selenium
6 44 (4.32%) Subversion
7 41 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (3.63%) Cucumber
9 35 (3.44%) SonarQube
10 34 (3.34%) Eclipse
11 32 (3.14%) Travis CI
11 32 (3.14%) webpack
12 30 (2.95%) WebDriver
13 28 (2.75%) Grunt
13 28 (2.75%) NUnit
13 28 (2.75%) TeamCity
14 26 (2.55%) gulp
14 26 (2.55%) Maven
14 26 (2.55%) Mockito
15 25 (2.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 216 (21.22%) Finance
2 95 (9.33%) Front Office
3 79 (7.76%) Banking
4 77 (7.56%) Retail
5 20 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.96%) Marketing
6 19 (1.87%) Games
7 17 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.69%) Publishing
10 6 (0.59%) Legal
11 5 (0.49%) Law
12 3 (0.29%) Advertising
12 3 (0.29%) Automotive
12 3 (0.29%) Back Office
12 3 (0.29%) Electronics
12 3 (0.29%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.20%) Brand Awareness
13 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 768 (75.44%) Developer
2 153 (15.03%) C# Developer
3 129 (12.67%) Java Developer
4 126 (12.38%) Senior Developer
5 98 (9.63%) .NET Developer
6 81 (7.96%) PHP Developer
7 68 (6.68%) Android Developer
8 58 (5.70%) JavaScript Developer
9 51 (5.01%) Full Stack Developer
10 48 (4.72%) Front Office Developer
11 47 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
12 45 (4.42%) Quantitative Developer
13 40 (3.93%) HTML Developer
13 40 (3.93%) Software Engineer
14 36 (3.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 36 (3.54%) Java Engineer
14 36 (3.54%) Web Developer
15 31 (3.05%) DevOps Engineer
15 31 (3.05%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 30 (2.95%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (31.34%) HTML
2 263 (25.83%) .NET
3 253 (24.85%) CSS
4 195 (19.16%) RESTful
5 165 (16.21%) HTML5
5 165 (16.21%) Web Services
6 144 (14.15%) AngularJS
7 123 (12.08%) REST
8 117 (11.49%) CSS3
8 117 (11.49%) JSON
9 116 (11.39%) jQuery
10 108 (10.61%) ASP.NET
11 95 (9.33%) Node.js
12 86 (8.45%) .NET Framework
13 79 (7.76%) XML
14 75 (7.37%) ASP.NET Web API
14 75 (7.37%) React
15 74 (7.27%) Spring
16 73 (7.17%) ASP.NET MVC
17 58 (5.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 112 (11.00%) Algorithms
2 110 (10.81%) Computer Science
3 97 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (8.55%) User Experience
5 65 (6.39%) Mobile App
6 56 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
7 45 (4.42%) Fintech
8 40 (3.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 33 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
10 30 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
11 27 (2.65%) Data Structures
12 23 (2.26%) Derivative
13 19 (1.87%) Equities
14 18 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
15 15 (1.47%) iPad
16 13 (1.28%) Fixed Income
16 13 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
17 12 (1.18%) Virtual Team
18 11 (1.08%) Chromecast
18 11 (1.08%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 123 (12.08%) Linux
2 107 (10.51%) Android
3 60 (5.89%) Apple iOS
4 54 (5.30%) Unix
5 41 (4.03%) Windows
6 9 (0.88%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.39%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.29%) CentOS
8 3 (0.29%) Solaris
8 3 (0.29%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.20%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.098%) Fedora
10 1 (0.098%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.098%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.098%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (59.53%) OO
2 540 (53.05%) Agile Software Development
3 339 (33.30%) TDD
4 248 (24.36%) MVC
5 240 (23.58%) Scrum
6 202 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
7 184 (18.07%) BDD
8 165 (16.21%) Test Automation
9 152 (14.93%) E-Commerce
9 152 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
10 137 (13.46%) Microservices
11 111 (10.90%) Open Source
12 109 (10.71%) DevOps
13 99 (9.72%) Front End Development
14 98 (9.63%) Kanban
15 94 (9.23%) Android Development
16 90 (8.84%) Unit Testing
17 87 (8.55%) SOLID
17 87 (8.55%) Web Development
18 81 (7.96%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 418 (41.06%) Java
2 375 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 342 (33.60%) C#
4 240 (23.58%) SQL
5 135 (13.26%) Python
6 120 (11.79%) PHP
7 86 (8.45%) C++
8 45 (4.42%) Ruby
9 43 (4.22%) Shell Script
9 43 (4.22%) T-SQL
10 41 (4.03%) Scala
11 39 (3.83%) Java 8
12 37 (3.63%) VB.NET
13 36 (3.54%) Apple Swift
14 34 (3.34%) R
15 30 (2.95%) Kotlin
16 28 (2.75%) Bash Shell
17 22 (2.16%) ES6
17 22 (2.16%) Objective-C
18 17 (1.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 106 (10.41%) Degree
2 35 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (3.14%) Security Cleared
4 27 (2.65%) SC Cleared
5 26 (2.55%) PhD
6 20 (1.96%) Master's Degree
7 19 (1.87%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.49%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.20%) MCP
9 2 (0.20%) MCPD
9 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.20%) OCA
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.098%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.72%) QA
2 8 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.59%) WCAG
4 5 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.49%) MiFID
4 5 (0.49%) WAI
5 4 (0.39%) SLA
6 2 (0.20%) GCP
6 2 (0.20%) PMO
7 1 (0.098%) ECSS
7 1 (0.098%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 60 (5.89%) Docker
2 43 (4.22%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (1.87%) HDFS
4 10 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.79%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.20%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (4.22%) Opscode Chef
2 37 (3.63%) Puppet
3 19 (1.87%) Ansible
4 9 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
5 8 (0.79%) Control-M
6 5 (0.49%) Terraform
7 4 (0.39%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.29%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.20%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.20%) Kibana
9 2 (0.20%) logstash
9 2 (0.20%) Mesos
9 2 (0.20%) SELinux
9 2 (0.20%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 1 (0.098%) Nagios
10 1 (0.098%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 80 (7.86%) Microsoft
2 57 (5.60%) Oracle
3 32 (3.14%) MapR
4 27 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
4 27 (2.65%) SAP
5 21 (2.06%) Sitecore
6 20 (1.96%) Google
7 16 (1.57%) Capita
7 16 (1.57%) Zend
8 14 (1.38%) Reuters
9 13 (1.28%) Bloomberg
10 12 (1.18%) hybris
11 10 (0.98%) Apigee
11 10 (0.98%) Cloudera
12 9 (0.88%) Adobe
13 8 (0.79%) Demandware
13 8 (0.79%) Embarcadero
13 8 (0.79%) Hortonworks
14 6 (0.59%) Apple
14 6 (0.59%) Sybase