Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 297 279
Rank change year-on-year +44 -18 +16
Contract jobs citing OOP 962 822 943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.03% 0.88% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.02% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 644 705
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £313
90th Percentile £625 £634 £575
UK median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 6
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -1.64% +125.37%
10th Percentile £23.33 £16.36 £23.75
90th Percentile £45.75 £47.14 £56.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £45.75
% change year-on-year -11.11% -1.64% +125.37%

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 80,882 80,687 83,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.38% 85.93% 85.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,167 54,188 55,835
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £648 £638 £610
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,057 1,917 2,252
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%

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 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOP in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 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 +6 529 £500 - 294
North of England +53 177 £425 +13.33% 151
South East +32 146 £450 +5.88% 85
North West +48 101 £415 +10.67% 91
Yorkshire +9 65 £425 +14.86% 46
Midlands +3 53 £456 +30.36% 62
West Midlands +1 35 £475 +48.44% 35
South West -38 34 £400 +14.29% 64
East of England -4 24 £450 +20.00% 46
East Midlands +3 16 £365 +0.69% 27
North East +6 11 £413 +10.00% 14
OOP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 610 (63.41%) OO
2 534 (55.51%) Agile Software Development
3 396 (41.16%) JavaScript
4 382 (39.71%) TDD
5 349 (36.28%) Java
6 291 (30.25%) C#
7 290 (30.15%) Git (software)
8 278 (28.90%) .NET
9 270 (28.07%) CSS
10 264 (27.44%) HTML
11 254 (26.40%) Scrum
12 211 (21.93%) MVC
13 208 (21.62%) SQL
14 196 (20.37%) HTML5
15 185 (19.23%) AngularJS
16 179 (18.61%) Test Automation
17 174 (18.09%) BDD
18 167 (17.36%) SQL Server
19 165 (17.15%) Continuous Integration
20 164 (17.05%) RESTful
21 153 (15.90%) Finance
22 152 (15.80%) Microservices
23 147 (15.28%) Node.js
24 145 (15.07%) Relational Database
25 131 (13.62%) jQuery
26 130 (13.51%) Web Services
27 128 (13.31%) CSS3
28 126 (13.10%) PHP
29 124 (12.89%) ASP.NET
30 121 (12.58%) Linux

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 56 (5.82%) CMS
2 33 (3.43%) Apache Spark
3 26 (2.70%) Apache
4 22 (2.29%) WebSphere
5 21 (2.18%) Confluence
6 18 (1.87%) Commerce Server
7 13 (1.35%) WordPress
8 12 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.14%) Drupal
9 11 (1.14%) nginx
9 11 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 10 (1.04%) NServiceBus
11 9 (0.94%) IIS
12 7 (0.73%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.52%) SharePoint
15 4 (0.42%) EPiServer
15 4 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.52%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.31%) Maya
4 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.21%) GIMP
4 2 (0.21%) Snapchat
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.10%) InDesign
5 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.35%) Magento
3 11 (1.14%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.21%) BASE24
4 2 (0.21%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.21%) Odoo
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.10%) Maximo
5 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 95 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (5.93%) GitHub
4 25 (2.60%) Serverless
5 15 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
5 15 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
5 15 (1.56%) npm
6 13 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (1.14%) Sauce Labs
8 10 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.94%) BrowserStack
10 8 (0.83%) Azure Functions
10 8 (0.83%) PaaS
11 7 (0.73%) Yarn
12 6 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.62%) Force.com
12 6 (0.62%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.52%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.24%) HTTP
2 17 (1.77%) Internet
3 15 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.46%) SSL
5 13 (1.35%) DNS
5 13 (1.35%) FTP
6 11 (1.14%) DHCP
6 11 (1.14%) HTTPS
6 11 (1.14%) IPsec
7 9 (0.94%) AMQP
8 8 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (0.62%) MQTT
10 5 (0.52%) Network Security
11 3 (0.31%) DLNA
11 3 (0.31%) UPnP
11 3 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.21%) ATM
12 2 (0.21%) Broadband
12 2 (0.21%) Skype
12 2 (0.21%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (17.36%) SQL Server
2 145 (15.07%) Relational Database
3 98 (10.19%) MySQL
4 85 (8.84%) NoSQL
5 67 (6.96%) MongoDB
6 42 (4.37%) RDBMS
7 40 (4.16%) Big Data
8 37 (3.85%) Hadoop
9 26 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (2.39%) Apache Hive
10 23 (2.39%) Redis
10 23 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (2.18%) HBase
12 20 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
12 20 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 13 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (1.25%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.83%) SAP BW
16 8 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 290 (30.15%) Git (software)
2 99 (10.29%) Selenium
3 90 (9.36%) Jenkins
4 70 (7.28%) JIRA
5 61 (6.34%) WebDriver
6 44 (4.57%) gulp
7 42 (4.37%) Subversion
8 41 (4.26%) Bitbucket
8 41 (4.26%) JUnit
9 40 (4.16%) Cucumber
10 36 (3.74%) Visual Studio
11 35 (3.64%) Grunt
12 33 (3.43%) SpecFlow
13 32 (3.33%) Maven
13 32 (3.33%) Moq
14 30 (3.12%) JMeter
15 29 (3.01%) Mercurial
16 28 (2.91%) Jasmine
17 27 (2.81%) webpack
18 26 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 153 (15.90%) Finance
2 73 (7.59%) Retail
3 67 (6.96%) Banking
4 39 (4.05%) Front Office
5 36 (3.74%) Marketing
6 25 (2.60%) Investment Banking
6 25 (2.60%) Publishing
7 22 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.77%) Electronics
8 17 (1.77%) Games
9 15 (1.56%) Back Office
10 14 (1.46%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.94%) Local Government
12 7 (0.73%) Billing
12 7 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.62%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.52%) Law
15 4 (0.42%) Advertising
16 2 (0.21%) Automotive
16 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 716 (74.43%) Developer
2 136 (14.14%) Java Developer
3 121 (12.58%) .NET Developer
4 102 (10.60%) C# Developer
5 99 (10.29%) Senior Developer
6 66 (6.86%) PHP Developer
7 54 (5.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 43 (4.47%) JavaScript Developer
9 39 (4.05%) Full Stack Developer
10 37 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
10 37 (3.85%) Software Engineer
11 32 (3.33%) Lead Developer
12 31 (3.22%) React Developer
12 31 (3.22%) UI Developer
13 30 (3.12%) Senior Java Developer
13 30 (3.12%) Tester
14 28 (2.91%) Python Developer
14 28 (2.91%) Web Developer
15 27 (2.81%) Automation Tester
16 26 (2.70%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (28.90%) .NET
2 270 (28.07%) CSS
3 264 (27.44%) HTML
4 196 (20.37%) HTML5
5 185 (19.23%) AngularJS
6 164 (17.05%) RESTful
7 147 (15.28%) Node.js
8 131 (13.62%) jQuery
9 130 (13.51%) Web Services
10 128 (13.31%) CSS3
11 124 (12.89%) ASP.NET
12 108 (11.23%) React
13 92 (9.56%) ASP.NET Web API
14 89 (9.25%) REST
15 83 (8.63%) Spring
16 80 (8.32%) JSON
17 75 (7.80%) .NET Framework
18 73 (7.59%) Ajax
19 72 (7.48%) WCF
20 68 (7.07%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 100 (10.40%) User Experience
2 81 (8.42%) Data Structures
3 76 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (7.80%) Algorithms
5 67 (6.96%) Computer Science
6 38 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (3.22%) Mobile App
8 27 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
9 25 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (2.29%) Fintech
11 17 (1.77%) Fixed Income
12 14 (1.46%) Graphic Design
13 13 (1.35%) Equities
14 12 (1.25%) Derivative
15 11 (1.14%) Hedge funds
15 11 (1.14%) iPad
15 11 (1.14%) iPhone
15 11 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
16 9 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (0.94%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 121 (12.58%) Linux
2 68 (7.07%) Unix
3 44 (4.57%) Windows
4 23 (2.39%) Android
4 23 (2.39%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.52%) tvOS
7 4 (0.42%) Solaris
7 4 (0.42%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.31%) CentOS
8 3 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.21%) VMS
10 1 (0.10%) SUSE
10 1 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (63.41%) OO
2 534 (55.51%) Agile Software Development
3 382 (39.71%) TDD
4 254 (26.40%) Scrum
5 211 (21.93%) MVC
6 179 (18.61%) Test Automation
7 174 (18.09%) BDD
8 165 (17.15%) Continuous Integration
9 152 (15.80%) Microservices
10 115 (11.95%) E-Commerce
11 106 (11.02%) Unit Testing
12 99 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
13 94 (9.77%) SOLID
14 90 (9.36%) Front End Development
14 90 (9.36%) Software Engineering
15 80 (8.32%) DevOps
15 80 (8.32%) Kanban
16 79 (8.21%) SOA
17 68 (7.07%) Web Development
18 67 (6.96%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 396 (41.16%) JavaScript
2 349 (36.28%) Java
3 291 (30.25%) C#
4 208 (21.62%) SQL
5 126 (13.10%) PHP
6 112 (11.64%) Python
7 91 (9.46%) C++
8 66 (6.86%) Scala
9 53 (5.51%) TypeScript
10 44 (4.57%) Java 8
11 35 (3.64%) T-SQL
12 28 (2.91%) ES6
13 23 (2.39%) Groovy
14 22 (2.29%) Apple Swift
15 21 (2.18%) Shell Script
16 18 (1.87%) C
17 17 (1.77%) Bash Shell
18 15 (1.56%) Ruby
19 14 (1.46%) Clojure
19 14 (1.46%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 88 (9.15%) Degree
2 21 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.87%) Security Cleared
4 17 (1.77%) Master's Degree
5 15 (1.56%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.52%) PhD
8 3 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.21%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.10%) CFA
10 1 (0.10%) ISEB
10 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (7.38%) QA
2 4 (0.42%) WCAG
3 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.21%) ECSS
3 2 (0.21%) MiFID
3 2 (0.21%) MIL-STD-1553
4 1 (0.10%) EMIR
4 1 (0.10%) GxP
4 1 (0.10%) PMO
4 1 (0.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.10%) WAI
System Software
1 57 (5.93%) Docker
2 32 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.83%) VirtualBox
4 5 (0.52%) HDFS
5 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.21%) Firmware
6 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.10%) Squid
Systems Management
1 25 (2.60%) Puppet
2 23 (2.39%) Kubernetes
3 22 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (2.18%) Ansible
5 8 (0.83%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.31%) Kibana
7 2 (0.21%) logstash
7 2 (0.21%) Mesos
7 2 (0.21%) Terraform
8 1 (0.10%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.10%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 97 (10.08%) Microsoft
2 69 (7.17%) Oracle
3 38 (3.95%) SAP
4 27 (2.81%) Google
5 19 (1.98%) Zend
6 18 (1.87%) MapR
7 16 (1.66%) Red Hat
7 16 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.25%) Demandware
8 12 (1.25%) hybris
8 12 (1.25%) Sitecore
9 9 (0.94%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 9 (0.94%) Perfecto Mobile
10 7 (0.73%) Adobe
10 7 (0.73%) Apple
10 7 (0.73%) TIBCO
11 6 (0.62%) Twitter
12 5 (0.52%) UiPath
13 4 (0.42%) Blue Prism
13 4 (0.42%) New Relic