Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 287 280
Rank change year-on-year +19 -7 -39
Contract jobs citing OOP 904 767 860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.97% 0.86% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.03% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 561 651
England median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £650 £620 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £429 £388
% change year-on-year +4.78% +10.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 9
England median hourly rate £41.25 £27.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.36% -27.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £35.55 £15.00 £20.24
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.98 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £27.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.60% -27.33% -6.25%

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 79,171 74,757 81,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.88% 84.03% 82.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,371 49,864 53,505
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.42%
10th Percentile £295 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,911 2,050 2,392
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.35 £11.34
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +19 581 £505 +6.32% 272
South East -2 112 £425 +6.25% 109
North of England +18 90 £350 -12.50% 166
Yorkshire +19 49 £350 -12.50% 54
Midlands +13 45 £363 +3.57% 80
East of England +9 42 £394 +6.42% 44
North West -17 36 £375 -6.25% 100
South West +7 35 £350 -17.65% 45
East Midlands +32 30 £344 -8.33% 38
West Midlands -9 15 £450 +28.57% 42
North East +41 5 £155 -58.67% 12
OOP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 506 (55.97%) OO
2 504 (55.75%) Agile Software Development
3 376 (41.59%) C#
4 340 (37.61%) Java
5 306 (33.85%) TDD
6 304 (33.63%) JavaScript
7 287 (31.75%) .NET
8 278 (30.75%) HTML
9 248 (27.43%) Git (software)
10 237 (26.22%) SQL
11 218 (24.12%) MVC
12 212 (23.45%) CSS
13 208 (23.01%) Scrum
14 192 (21.24%) Finance
15 189 (20.91%) SQL Server
16 171 (18.92%) RESTful
17 160 (17.70%) HTML5
18 156 (17.26%) Web Services
19 151 (16.70%) REST
20 138 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
21 137 (15.15%) Test Automation
22 135 (14.93%) AngularJS
23 131 (14.49%) BDD
24 128 (14.16%) Jenkins
25 120 (13.27%) jQuery
26 110 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
27 104 (11.50%) Python
27 104 (11.50%) E-Commerce
28 100 (11.06%) Relational Database
29 99 (10.95%) ASP.NET

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 42 (4.65%) CMS
2 36 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (2.88%) Tomcat
4 22 (2.43%) Confluence
5 21 (2.32%) Drupal
5 21 (2.32%) Sitecore CMS
6 18 (1.99%) Apache
7 17 (1.88%) Apache Solr
7 17 (1.88%) Apache Spark
8 15 (1.66%) JBoss
9 14 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 13 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.44%) NServiceBus
11 11 (1.22%) Apache Airflow
12 10 (1.11%) WordPress
13 9 (1.00%) IIS
13 9 (1.00%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.88%) Apache Pig
15 7 (0.77%) Luigi
16 6 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 11 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.00%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.77%) Pipeline Pilot
4 5 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.44%) SPSS
6 3 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.22%) GIMP
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.77%) Magento
2 6 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.44%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.22%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.11%) Odoo
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.11%) RMDS
7 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 86 (9.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (5.75%) GitHub
3 51 (5.64%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.44%) npm
5 12 (1.33%) SaaS
6 4 (0.44%) Amazon Glacier
6 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (0.44%) Boomi
6 4 (0.44%) Serverless
7 3 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (0.33%) Firebase
7 3 (0.33%) Heroku
8 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.11%) Force.com
9 1 (0.11%) IaaS
9 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.54%) HTTP
2 25 (2.77%) Bluetooth
3 22 (2.43%) FTP
4 15 (1.66%) DNS
5 14 (1.55%) DHCP
5 14 (1.55%) IPsec
5 14 (1.55%) SSL
5 14 (1.55%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.88%) AMQP
7 7 (0.77%) Internet
8 5 (0.55%) CTI
8 5 (0.55%) SMTP
9 4 (0.44%) IMAP
9 4 (0.44%) Skype
10 3 (0.33%) SMS
11 2 (0.22%) snoop
12 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.11%) Extranet
12 1 (0.11%) Multicast
12 1 (0.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (20.91%) SQL Server
2 100 (11.06%) Relational Database
3 79 (8.74%) NoSQL
4 77 (8.52%) MySQL
5 61 (6.75%) MongoDB
6 57 (6.31%) RDBMS
7 21 (2.32%) Big Data
8 19 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (1.99%) Redis
10 17 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.88%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.77%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (1.00%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.88%) Sqoop
16 7 (0.77%) Data Mining
16 7 (0.77%) KNIME
16 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 248 (27.43%) Git (software)
2 128 (14.16%) Jenkins
3 89 (9.85%) JIRA
4 52 (5.75%) Subversion
5 47 (5.20%) JUnit
6 46 (5.09%) Gradle
7 45 (4.98%) Selenium
8 32 (3.54%) WebDriver
9 31 (3.43%) Maven
10 29 (3.21%) Cucumber
10 29 (3.21%) NUnit
10 29 (3.21%) Visual Studio
11 28 (3.10%) Crashlytics
12 27 (2.99%) SonarQube
12 27 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (2.65%) TeamCity
14 22 (2.43%) Eclipse
14 22 (2.43%) Mockito
15 20 (2.21%) Grunt
16 19 (2.10%) Android Studio
General
1 192 (21.24%) Finance
2 98 (10.84%) Front Office
3 67 (7.41%) Banking
4 38 (4.20%) Retail
5 17 (1.88%) Marketing
6 16 (1.77%) Games
7 15 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.44%) Legal
9 11 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.00%) Back Office
11 6 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.44%) Automotive
12 4 (0.44%) Electronics
12 4 (0.44%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.33%) Billing
14 2 (0.22%) Advertising
14 2 (0.22%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 728 (80.53%) Developer
2 172 (19.03%) C# Developer
3 133 (14.71%) Java Developer
4 115 (12.72%) .NET Developer
5 114 (12.61%) Senior Developer
6 69 (7.63%) Android Developer
7 64 (7.08%) JavaScript Developer
8 63 (6.97%) Full Stack Developer
9 59 (6.53%) C# .NET Developer
10 55 (6.08%) Quantitative Developer
11 49 (5.42%) PHP Developer
12 45 (4.98%) Agile Developer
13 44 (4.87%) Software Engineer
14 37 (4.09%) Web Developer
15 34 (3.76%) Front Office Developer
15 34 (3.76%) iOS Developer
16 33 (3.65%) HTML Developer
16 33 (3.65%) Python Developer
17 26 (2.88%) Agile C# Developer
18 25 (2.77%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (31.75%) .NET
2 278 (30.75%) HTML
3 212 (23.45%) CSS
4 171 (18.92%) RESTful
5 160 (17.70%) HTML5
6 156 (17.26%) Web Services
7 151 (16.70%) REST
8 135 (14.93%) AngularJS
9 120 (13.27%) jQuery
10 99 (10.95%) ASP.NET
11 90 (9.96%) CSS3
12 88 (9.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 83 (9.18%) JSON
14 82 (9.07%) SOAP
15 79 (8.74%) .NET Framework
16 76 (8.41%) XML
17 72 (7.96%) Node.js
18 70 (7.74%) ASP.NET MVC
19 62 (6.86%) Ajax
19 62 (6.86%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 110 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (10.29%) Algorithms
3 83 (9.18%) Computer Science
4 74 (8.19%) Mobile App
5 60 (6.64%) User Experience
6 56 (6.19%) Data Structures
7 43 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 36 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
9 33 (3.65%) Fintech
10 32 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (3.21%) Derivative
12 18 (1.99%) Grid Computing
13 16 (1.77%) Equities
14 15 (1.66%) Chromecast
15 14 (1.55%) Hedge funds
15 14 (1.55%) iPad
15 14 (1.55%) IPTV
16 13 (1.44%) Fixed Income
17 11 (1.22%) iPhone
18 9 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 86 (9.51%) Android
2 66 (7.30%) Linux
3 58 (6.42%) Apple iOS
4 36 (3.98%) Unix
5 31 (3.43%) Windows
6 4 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.33%) CentOS
7 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.22%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.11%) AIX
9 1 (0.11%) Fedora
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (55.97%) OO
2 504 (55.75%) Agile Software Development
3 306 (33.85%) TDD
4 218 (24.12%) MVC
5 208 (23.01%) Scrum
6 138 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
7 137 (15.15%) Test Automation
8 131 (14.49%) BDD
9 104 (11.50%) E-Commerce
10 93 (10.29%) Microservices
11 89 (9.85%) Front End Development
12 85 (9.40%) Unit Testing
12 85 (9.40%) Web Development
13 82 (9.07%) Android Development
14 73 (8.08%) Open Source
15 69 (7.63%) DevOps
15 69 (7.63%) Software Engineering
16 67 (7.41%) Kanban
17 65 (7.19%) Multithreading
17 65 (7.19%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 376 (41.59%) C#
2 340 (37.61%) Java
3 304 (33.63%) JavaScript
4 237 (26.22%) SQL
5 104 (11.50%) Python
6 94 (10.40%) PHP
7 76 (8.41%) C++
8 59 (6.53%) T-SQL
9 48 (5.31%) Apple Swift
10 39 (4.31%) Objective-C
11 36 (3.98%) Ruby
12 32 (3.54%) Scala
13 27 (2.99%) VB.NET
14 21 (2.32%) Kotlin
15 20 (2.21%) ES6
15 20 (2.21%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.77%) Ada
16 16 (1.77%) R
17 15 (1.66%) PowerShell
18 14 (1.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 67 (7.41%) Degree
2 35 (3.87%) PhD
3 17 (1.88%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.66%) Numerate Degree
5 14 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.55%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.33%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.33%) MCP
8 3 (0.33%) MCPD
8 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.11%) CAPM
10 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.11%) PMP
10 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.98%) QA
2 11 (1.22%) WCAG
3 6 (0.66%) MiFID
4 5 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.44%) SLA
6 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.22%) WAI
8 1 (0.11%) GDPR
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.11%) PMO
8 1 (0.11%) UCITS
System Software
1 33 (3.65%) Docker
2 19 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (1.00%) HDFS
4 8 (0.88%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.22%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.11%) Varnish
6 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (1.66%) Puppet
3 11 (1.22%) Ansible
4 8 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (0.55%) Control-M
6 3 (0.33%) Terraform
7 2 (0.22%) SELinux
8 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.11%) Nagios
8 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 88 (9.73%) Microsoft
2 62 (6.86%) Oracle
3 22 (2.43%) Sitecore
4 20 (2.21%) MapR
5 18 (1.99%) Adobe
5 18 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (1.77%) Apigee
7 15 (1.66%) Capita
7 15 (1.66%) SAP
8 14 (1.55%) Bloomberg
9 13 (1.44%) Apple
9 13 (1.44%) Reuters
10 11 (1.22%) Zend
11 9 (1.00%) Atlassian
11 9 (1.00%) Citrix
11 9 (1.00%) Cloudera
11 9 (1.00%) Hortonworks
12 8 (0.88%) Google
12 8 (0.88%) Perforce
13 7 (0.77%) Netezza