Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 293 282 279
Rank change year-on-year -11 -3 -29
Contract jobs citing OOP 824 860 911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.90% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.07% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 637 723
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £548
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +4.71% +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 10
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £20.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +123.33% -44.64%
10th Percentile £15.95 £15.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £48.86 £56.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £20.15
% change year-on-year - +123.33% -44.64%

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 80495 80390 85393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.70% 84.21% 82.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 54277 53538 56368
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1843 2142 2541
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £24.02 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.08% +6.67% +15.38%

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 11 December 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOP in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 11 December 2017. 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 -10 529 £500 +14.29% 159
South East -29 101 £413 +3.13% 71
North of England +5 85 £375 -9.09% 71
Yorkshire +19 49 £366 -6.09% 24
South West +11 43 £350 -8.20% 18
North West -16 35 £375 -11.76% 44
Midlands -4 33 £366 -8.44% 40
East of England -12 33 £380 +26.67% 23
East Midlands +1 21 £370 -2.63% 18
West Midlands -5 12 £320 -20.10% 22
North East +57 1 £375 -10.71% 3
OOP
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for OOP.

1 494 (59.95%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (54.98%) OO
3 329 (39.93%) C#
4 314 (38.11%) JavaScript
5 291 (35.32%) Java
5 291 (35.32%) TDD
6 281 (34.10%) HTML
7 258 (31.31%) .NET
8 236 (28.64%) CSS
9 227 (27.55%) MVC
10 226 (27.43%) SQL
11 221 (26.82%) Git (software)
12 214 (25.97%) Scrum
13 181 (21.97%) RESTful
14 177 (21.48%) SQL Server
15 165 (20.02%) HTML5
16 163 (19.78%) Web Services
17 149 (18.08%) REST
18 143 (17.35%) Finance
19 142 (17.23%) AngularJS
20 131 (15.90%) Continuous Integration
21 122 (14.81%) jQuery
22 120 (14.56%) Test Automation
23 106 (12.86%) Unit Testing
24 104 (12.62%) BDD
25 103 (12.50%) Front End Development
26 102 (12.38%) CSS3
26 102 (12.38%) Jenkins
27 98 (11.89%) Web Development
28 96 (11.65%) JSON

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 47 (5.70%) CMS
1 47 (5.70%) Elasticsearch
2 28 (3.40%) Drupal
3 24 (2.91%) Tomcat
4 20 (2.43%) Apache Solr
5 19 (2.31%) Sitecore CMS
6 17 (2.06%) Confluence
7 16 (1.94%) IIS
8 15 (1.82%) WordPress
9 14 (1.70%) Apache
10 13 (1.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 13 (1.58%) Apache Spark
11 11 (1.33%) JBoss
12 10 (1.21%) Apache Airflow
12 10 (1.21%) Luigi
13 7 (0.85%) nginx
13 7 (0.85%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.61%) NServiceBus
14 5 (0.61%) SharePoint
15 4 (0.49%) Jupyter
Applications
1 10 (1.21%) Pipeline Pilot
2 8 (0.97%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.49%) Magento
2 4 (0.49%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.49%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.24%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.12%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Odoo
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 60 (7.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (4.98%) GitHub
4 23 (2.79%) npm
5 14 (1.70%) SaaS
6 7 (0.85%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.73%) Yarn
8 4 (0.49%) Amazon Glacier
8 4 (0.49%) Boomi
9 3 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.24%) Google Play
10 2 (0.24%) Heroku
10 2 (0.24%) Office 365
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.12%) IaaS
11 1 (0.12%) iTunes
11 1 (0.12%) PaaS
11 1 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.67%) Bluetooth
2 17 (2.06%) HTTP
3 13 (1.58%) Internet
4 8 (0.97%) AMQP
5 7 (0.85%) Network Security
6 6 (0.73%) FTP
7 5 (0.61%) CTI
7 5 (0.61%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.49%) Skype
9 3 (0.36%) DNS
9 3 (0.36%) IMAP
9 3 (0.36%) LDAP
9 3 (0.36%) SMTP
10 2 (0.24%) ICMP
10 2 (0.24%) snoop
10 2 (0.24%) SSH
10 2 (0.24%) SSL
11 1 (0.12%) DHCP
11 1 (0.12%) Firewall
11 1 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (21.48%) SQL Server
2 79 (9.59%) MySQL
3 74 (8.98%) NoSQL
4 64 (7.77%) MongoDB
5 48 (5.83%) Relational Database
6 25 (3.03%) RDBMS
7 19 (2.31%) Big Data
7 19 (2.31%) Oracle Database
7 19 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (2.18%) Redis
9 17 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (1.58%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.21%) Data Mining
12 10 (1.21%) KNIME
13 9 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.73%) Couchbase
16 5 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 221 (26.82%) Git (software)
2 102 (12.38%) Jenkins
3 82 (9.95%) JIRA
4 76 (9.22%) Subversion
5 43 (5.22%) Selenium
6 42 (5.10%) Gradle
6 42 (5.10%) Visual Studio
7 41 (4.98%) JUnit
8 39 (4.73%) NUnit
9 29 (3.52%) Maven
9 29 (3.52%) WebDriver
10 26 (3.16%) Cucumber
10 26 (3.16%) Mocha
11 25 (3.03%) Crashlytics
12 23 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 22 (2.67%) gulp
14 18 (2.18%) Jasmine
14 18 (2.18%) Mockito
14 18 (2.18%) SpecFlow
14 18 (2.18%) webpack
General
1 143 (17.35%) Finance
2 57 (6.92%) Front Office
3 44 (5.34%) Banking
4 25 (3.03%) Retail
5 24 (2.91%) Marketing
6 18 (2.18%) Games
7 13 (1.58%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.33%) Legal
9 8 (0.97%) Back Office
10 6 (0.73%) Advertising
10 6 (0.73%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.61%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.49%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Automotive
14 2 (0.24%) Billing
14 2 (0.24%) Electronics
14 2 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 700 (84.95%) Developer
2 141 (17.11%) Java Developer
3 128 (15.53%) C# Developer
4 109 (13.23%) .NET Developer
5 100 (12.14%) Senior Developer
6 69 (8.37%) Android Developer
7 57 (6.92%) Full Stack Developer
8 56 (6.80%) JavaScript Developer
9 52 (6.31%) C# .NET Developer
10 50 (6.07%) PHP Developer
11 45 (5.46%) iOS Developer
12 42 (5.10%) Python Developer
13 36 (4.37%) Web Developer
14 35 (4.25%) Agile Developer
14 35 (4.25%) Software Engineer
15 34 (4.13%) Quantitative Developer
16 33 (4.00%) UI Developer
17 24 (2.91%) C++ Developer
17 24 (2.91%) HTML Developer
18 23 (2.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (34.10%) HTML
2 258 (31.31%) .NET
3 236 (28.64%) CSS
4 181 (21.97%) RESTful
5 165 (20.02%) HTML5
6 163 (19.78%) Web Services
7 149 (18.08%) REST
8 142 (17.23%) AngularJS
9 122 (14.81%) jQuery
10 102 (12.38%) CSS3
11 96 (11.65%) JSON
12 94 (11.41%) SOAP
13 90 (10.92%) ASP.NET
14 83 (10.07%) XML
15 79 (9.59%) Ajax
16 73 (8.86%) ASP.NET Web API
17 69 (8.37%) ASP.NET MVC
17 69 (8.37%) Node.js
18 65 (7.89%) .NET Framework
19 63 (7.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 89 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (10.19%) Mobile App
3 78 (9.47%) User Experience
4 73 (8.86%) Computer Science
5 63 (7.65%) Algorithms
6 53 (6.43%) Data Structures
7 33 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
8 24 (2.91%) iPad
9 22 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (2.67%) iPhone
10 20 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (2.18%) Animation
11 18 (2.18%) Derivative
11 18 (2.18%) Grid Computing
12 17 (2.06%) Hedge funds
13 14 (1.70%) Fintech
14 13 (1.58%) Chromecast
14 13 (1.58%) IPTV
15 10 (1.21%) Life Science
16 8 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 81 (9.83%) Android
2 68 (8.25%) Apple iOS
3 47 (5.70%) Linux
4 25 (3.03%) Unix
5 24 (2.91%) Windows
6 10 (1.21%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.49%) AIX
8 3 (0.36%) CentOS
8 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (59.95%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (54.98%) OO
3 291 (35.32%) TDD
4 227 (27.55%) MVC
5 214 (25.97%) Scrum
6 131 (15.90%) Continuous Integration
7 120 (14.56%) Test Automation
8 106 (12.86%) Unit Testing
9 104 (12.62%) BDD
10 103 (12.50%) Front End Development
11 98 (11.89%) Web Development
12 77 (9.34%) E-Commerce
13 74 (8.98%) Android Development
14 68 (8.25%) Software Engineering
15 63 (7.65%) Microservices
16 62 (7.52%) OOD
17 58 (7.04%) SOLID
18 57 (6.92%) Multithreading
19 56 (6.80%) Dependency Injection
20 54 (6.55%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 329 (39.93%) C#
2 314 (38.11%) JavaScript
3 291 (35.32%) Java
4 226 (27.43%) SQL
5 92 (11.17%) Python
6 91 (11.04%) PHP
7 83 (10.07%) C++
8 66 (8.01%) T-SQL
9 52 (6.31%) Apple Swift
10 46 (5.58%) Objective-C
11 36 (4.37%) Ruby
12 32 (3.88%) ES6
13 28 (3.40%) TypeScript
14 25 (3.03%) Scala
15 20 (2.43%) Kotlin
16 16 (1.94%) Perl
16 16 (1.94%) Shell Script
17 15 (1.82%) C
17 15 (1.82%) PowerShell
18 13 (1.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (6.31%) Degree
2 25 (3.03%) PhD
3 13 (1.58%) Security Cleared
4 8 (0.97%) ISTQB
4 8 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.61%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.24%) MCP
9 2 (0.24%) MCPD
10 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.12%) CAPM
10 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.12%) PMP
10 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.37%) QA
2 16 (1.94%) WCAG
3 9 (1.09%) WAI
4 4 (0.49%) MiFID
5 3 (0.36%) UCITS
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) GDPR
6 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 14 (1.70%) Docker
2 4 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.36%) Varnish
4 2 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.24%) HDFS
4 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (0.73%) Control-M
2 5 (0.61%) Ansible
3 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.24%) Plesk
4 2 (0.24%) Terraform
5 1 (0.12%) HockeyApp
5 1 (0.12%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 95 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 59 (7.16%) Oracle
3 33 (4.00%) Sitecore
4 22 (2.67%) Apple
5 18 (2.18%) Adobe
6 15 (1.82%) Apigee
6 15 (1.82%) Atlassian
6 15 (1.82%) Telerik
7 11 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.21%) Netezza
8 10 (1.21%) RapidMiner
8 10 (1.21%) SAP
8 10 (1.21%) Zend
9 8 (0.97%) Perforce
9 8 (0.97%) TIBCO
10 7 (0.85%) Google
10 7 (0.85%) IBM
11 6 (0.73%) Bloomberg
11 6 (0.73%) Capita
12 5 (0.61%) Citrix