Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 326 267
Rank change year-on-year +81 -59 +46
Contract jobs citing OOP 1,048 673 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.12% 0.76% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.89% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 502 768
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £323 £300 £307
90th Percentile £639 £625 £557
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 7
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44% +157.14%
10th Percentile £38.28 £16.50 £31.10
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.57 £56.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +157.14%

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 80,429 75,819 85,235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.28% 85.77% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,541 50,012 56,874
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,187 1,876 2,068
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.75 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.47% +2.15% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.59
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £24.86 £23.50
% change year-on-year -15.45% +5.79% +9.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +47 636 £475 -3.06% 233
North of England +72 165 £425 +13.33% 120
South East +45 122 £450 +16.13% 93
North West +29 74 £425 +9.68% 70
Midlands +29 73 £400 +27.49% 76
Yorkshire +14 73 £425 +13.33% 45
West Midlands -9 42 £450 +40.63% 41
East Midlands +6 28 £369 +19.92% 35
South West -8 25 £406 +16.07% 46
East of England 0 24 £440 +46.67% 45
North East +13 18 £373 +6.43% 5
OOP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 653 (62.31%) OO
2 543 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
3 429 (40.94%) JavaScript
4 427 (40.74%) Java
5 351 (33.49%) TDD
6 342 (32.63%) HTML
7 293 (27.96%) CSS
8 284 (27.10%) Git (software)
9 282 (26.91%) C#
10 273 (26.05%) .NET
11 243 (23.19%) SQL
12 240 (22.90%) Scrum
13 235 (22.42%) MVC
14 212 (20.23%) RESTful
15 194 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
16 193 (18.42%) Finance
17 192 (18.32%) HTML5
18 187 (17.84%) BDD
19 179 (17.08%) SQL Server
20 176 (16.79%) Test Automation
21 163 (15.55%) Web Services
22 160 (15.27%) AngularJS
23 157 (14.98%) Relational Database
24 156 (14.89%) Linux
25 153 (14.60%) Microservices
26 146 (13.93%) Python
27 145 (13.84%) PHP
27 145 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
28 133 (12.69%) CSS3
29 130 (12.40%) E-Commerce

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 50 (4.77%) CMS
2 49 (4.68%) Apache
3 38 (3.63%) Apache Spark
4 24 (2.29%) Confluence
5 20 (1.91%) nginx
6 19 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
7 18 (1.72%) NServiceBus
8 15 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (1.43%) WordPress
9 13 (1.24%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.15%) Commerce Server
10 12 (1.15%) GemFire
10 12 (1.15%) IIS
10 12 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
10 12 (1.15%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.86%) Apache Airflow
12 8 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.57%) SharePoint
13 6 (0.57%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.48%) JBoss
Applications
1 17 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.76%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.57%) GIMP
4 6 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.29%) Maya
6 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.095%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 31 (2.96%) Magento
2 15 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.86%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.19%) Odoo
5 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.19%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.095%) BASE24
6 1 (0.095%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.095%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.095%) Maximo
6 1 (0.095%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.095%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 104 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (6.87%) GitHub
4 14 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (1.24%) PaaS
6 12 (1.15%) Sauce Labs
7 11 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
7 11 (1.05%) Force.com
7 11 (1.05%) Serverless
8 10 (0.95%) BrowserStack
9 9 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.86%) OpenShift
9 9 (0.86%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 8 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (0.76%) Heroku
10 8 (0.76%) NuGet
11 7 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.67%) Trello
12 6 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 95 (9.06%) HTTP
2 22 (2.10%) SSL
2 22 (2.10%) TCP/IP
3 20 (1.91%) DNS
3 20 (1.91%) FTP
3 20 (1.91%) Internet
4 19 (1.81%) DHCP
4 19 (1.81%) IPsec
5 10 (0.95%) Reverse Proxy
6 8 (0.76%) AMQP
6 8 (0.76%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.57%) MQTT
7 6 (0.57%) SMS
8 5 (0.48%) Network Security
9 4 (0.38%) SMTP
10 2 (0.19%) IMAP
10 2 (0.19%) SNMP
11 1 (0.095%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.095%) UPnP
11 1 (0.095%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (17.08%) SQL Server
2 157 (14.98%) Relational Database
3 129 (12.31%) MySQL
4 98 (9.35%) NoSQL
5 80 (7.63%) MongoDB
6 48 (4.58%) RDBMS
7 41 (3.91%) Hadoop
8 40 (3.82%) Big Data
9 38 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
10 33 (3.15%) Apache Hive
10 33 (3.15%) HBase
11 18 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (1.62%) Redis
13 12 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (0.76%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (0.57%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 284 (27.10%) Git (software)
2 119 (11.35%) Jenkins
3 76 (7.25%) JIRA
4 69 (6.58%) Selenium
5 59 (5.63%) JUnit
6 58 (5.53%) Subversion
7 48 (4.58%) Cucumber
8 38 (3.63%) WebDriver
9 37 (3.53%) gulp
10 35 (3.34%) Maven
11 33 (3.15%) Bitbucket
11 33 (3.15%) SpecFlow
12 32 (3.05%) Grunt
13 31 (2.96%) Visual Studio
14 30 (2.86%) Eclipse
14 30 (2.86%) Mockito
15 29 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
15 29 (2.77%) webpack
16 27 (2.58%) Jasmine
17 26 (2.48%) SonarQube
General
1 193 (18.42%) Finance
2 81 (7.73%) Banking
3 67 (6.39%) Retail
4 61 (5.82%) Front Office
5 35 (3.34%) Marketing
6 34 (3.24%) Investment Banking
7 22 (2.10%) Publishing
8 14 (1.34%) Games
9 12 (1.15%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.05%) Back Office
11 10 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.76%) Local Government
13 7 (0.67%) Law
14 5 (0.48%) Advertising
14 5 (0.48%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.29%) Legal
16 2 (0.19%) Brand Awareness
16 2 (0.19%) Electronics
16 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
17 1 (0.095%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 776 (74.05%) Developer
2 163 (15.55%) Java Developer
3 115 (10.97%) Senior Developer
4 101 (9.64%) C# Developer
5 88 (8.40%) .NET Developer
6 87 (8.30%) PHP Developer
7 52 (4.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 43 (4.10%) Software Engineer
9 42 (4.01%) JavaScript Developer
10 40 (3.82%) Python Developer
10 40 (3.82%) UI Developer
11 38 (3.63%) Android Developer
12 34 (3.24%) HTML Developer
12 34 (3.24%) Lead Developer
13 32 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
13 32 (3.05%) Front Office Developer
13 32 (3.05%) Senior Java Developer
14 31 (2.96%) Java Engineer
15 30 (2.86%) SQL Developer
16 29 (2.77%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 342 (32.63%) HTML
2 293 (27.96%) CSS
3 273 (26.05%) .NET
4 212 (20.23%) RESTful
5 192 (18.32%) HTML5
6 163 (15.55%) Web Services
7 160 (15.27%) AngularJS
8 133 (12.69%) CSS3
9 127 (12.12%) JSON
10 124 (11.83%) jQuery
11 121 (11.55%) Node.js
12 111 (10.59%) ASP.NET
13 99 (9.45%) XML
14 97 (9.26%) REST
14 97 (9.26%) Spring
15 80 (7.63%) .NET Framework
16 76 (7.25%) Ajax
17 75 (7.16%) React
18 72 (6.87%) ASP.NET Web API
19 69 (6.58%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 110 (10.50%) Algorithms
1 110 (10.50%) User Experience
2 97 (9.26%) Computer Science
3 85 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (6.30%) Data Structures
5 64 (6.11%) Mobile App
6 52 (4.96%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (3.15%) Fintech
8 30 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 30 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
9 23 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
10 15 (1.43%) Fixed Income
10 15 (1.43%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.24%) Derivative
11 13 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.24%) Graphic Design
12 12 (1.15%) Equities
12 12 (1.15%) iPad
13 10 (0.95%) RIA
14 8 (0.76%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 156 (14.89%) Linux
2 63 (6.01%) Android
3 52 (4.96%) Unix
4 44 (4.20%) Windows
5 41 (3.91%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.95%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.38%) Solaris
9 3 (0.29%) CentOS
9 3 (0.29%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.095%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.095%) SUSE
11 1 (0.095%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.095%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.095%) VMS
11 1 (0.095%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.095%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 653 (62.31%) OO
2 543 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
3 351 (33.49%) TDD
4 240 (22.90%) Scrum
5 235 (22.42%) MVC
6 194 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
7 187 (17.84%) BDD
8 176 (16.79%) Test Automation
9 153 (14.60%) Microservices
10 145 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
11 130 (12.40%) E-Commerce
12 111 (10.59%) Unit Testing
13 100 (9.54%) Front End Development
13 100 (9.54%) Open Source
14 96 (9.16%) Software Engineering
15 90 (8.59%) DevOps
16 84 (8.02%) SOLID
17 82 (7.82%) Kanban
18 69 (6.58%) SOA
19 67 (6.39%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 429 (40.94%) JavaScript
2 427 (40.74%) Java
3 282 (26.91%) C#
4 243 (23.19%) SQL
5 146 (13.93%) Python
6 145 (13.84%) PHP
7 98 (9.35%) C++
8 67 (6.39%) Scala
9 49 (4.68%) Java 8
10 42 (4.01%) TypeScript
11 37 (3.53%) Ruby
12 32 (3.05%) Bash Shell
13 31 (2.96%) Shell Script
14 30 (2.86%) Groovy
15 28 (2.67%) T-SQL
16 27 (2.58%) R
16 27 (2.58%) VB.NET
17 25 (2.39%) Apple Swift
18 23 (2.19%) ES6
19 21 (2.00%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 106 (10.11%) Degree
2 34 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (2.48%) Security Cleared
4 24 (2.29%) Master's Degree
5 22 (2.10%) SC Cleared
6 15 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
7 9 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.48%) PhD
9 2 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.19%) ISEB
9 2 (0.19%) OCA
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.095%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.92%) QA
2 6 (0.57%) WAI
3 5 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.29%) GCP
4 3 (0.29%) MiFID
5 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.19%) WCAG
6 1 (0.095%) ECSS
6 1 (0.095%) EMIR
6 1 (0.095%) MIL-STD-1553
6 1 (0.095%) PMO
6 1 (0.095%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (6.20%) Docker
2 47 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (1.53%) HDFS
4 12 (1.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 10 (0.95%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.095%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.095%) Firmware
6 1 (0.095%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.095%) Squid
6 1 (0.095%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (3.24%) Puppet
2 31 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (2.10%) Ansible
4 18 (1.72%) Kubernetes
5 10 (0.95%) HAProxy
6 5 (0.48%) Terraform
7 4 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.29%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.29%) Control-M
8 3 (0.29%) Mesos
9 2 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.19%) Kibana
9 2 (0.19%) logstash
9 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 1 (0.095%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.095%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.095%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 106 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 63 (6.01%) Oracle
3 30 (2.86%) MapR
4 28 (2.67%) Google
4 28 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (2.58%) Zend
6 25 (2.39%) SAP
7 15 (1.43%) Red Hat
7 15 (1.43%) Sitecore
8 12 (1.15%) hybris
9 8 (0.76%) Apigee
9 8 (0.76%) Demandware
10 7 (0.67%) IBM
11 6 (0.57%) Capita
11 6 (0.57%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 6 (0.57%) Perfecto Mobile
11 6 (0.57%) Sybase
12 5 (0.48%) Cloudera
13 4 (0.38%) Twitter
13 4 (0.38%) Xamarin