Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for OO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OO over the 6 months to 20 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 (OO)
England > South East
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 91 118
Rank change year-on-year -8 +27 -49
Contract jobs citing OO 393 376 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.35% 2.44% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.94% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 245 254
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +19.72% -3.73%
10th Percentile £351 £313 £290
90th Percentile £588 £538 £538
England median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 22
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +37.50% +1.27%
10th Percentile £39.45 £32.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £77.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%

OO 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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,119 12,796 14,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.54% 83.12% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,320 7,405 9,188
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 507 560
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -11.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £10.62 £11.25 £11.59
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £52.53
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +9.52%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing OO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for OO in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OO in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for OO in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO in the South East over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OO in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OO in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO in the South East over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OO in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 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
Thames Valley -46 132 £450 +5.88% 109
Surrey -24 101 £475 +5.56% 40
Hampshire +34 73 £475 +23.38% 34
Berkshire -28 56 £418 -7.22% 57
West Sussex +14 43 £500 +6.95% 5
Oxfordshire -8 39 £500 +11.11% 40
Buckinghamshire -30 37 £463 +17.09% 12
Middlesex +15 25 £475 +35.71%
East Sussex +13 23 £445 +30.40% 14
Kent +5 3 £363 -9.38% 14
Sussex - 2 £575 -
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England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OO 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 South East region with a requirement for OO.

1 198 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (44.27%) JavaScript
3 125 (31.81%) Java
4 117 (29.77%) TDD
5 112 (28.50%) HTML
6 100 (25.45%) CSS
7 90 (22.90%) OOP
8 87 (22.14%) Test Automation
9 85 (21.63%) Git (software)
10 77 (19.59%) RESTful
11 73 (18.58%) Scrum
12 72 (18.32%) Oracle
13 70 (17.81%) C#
13 70 (17.81%) Linux
14 67 (17.05%) Web Services
14 67 (17.05%) PHP
15 66 (16.79%) Finance
16 65 (16.54%) REST
17 63 (16.03%) AngularJS
18 62 (15.78%) SQL
19 60 (15.27%) C++
19 60 (15.27%) Spring
19 60 (15.27%) jQuery
20 59 (15.01%) BDD
20 59 (15.01%) SQL Server
21 58 (14.76%) OOD
22 57 (14.50%) Node.js
23 56 (14.25%) Relational Database
24 55 (13.99%) Software Engineering
25 49 (12.47%) .NET

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 20 (5.09%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (3.82%) Apache
2 15 (3.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (3.56%) Cloud Foundry
3 14 (3.56%) WebLogic
4 12 (3.05%) Confluence
4 12 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (2.80%) Drupal
6 10 (2.54%) GemFire
6 10 (2.54%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (1.02%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.76%) CMS
8 3 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.76%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.51%) FileNet
9 2 (0.51%) IIS
9 2 (0.51%) nginx
9 2 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.25%) InVision
1 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (4.33%) Magento
2 4 (1.02%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 47 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.34%) Serverless
4 20 (5.09%) GitHub
5 10 (2.54%) PaaS
6 9 (2.29%) TestFlight
7 8 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (2.04%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 7 (1.78%) Amazon Kinesis
8 7 (1.78%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.27%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.02%) SaaS
11 3 (0.76%) Amazon Glacier
11 3 (0.76%) Boomi
12 2 (0.51%) npm
13 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.25%) Heroku
13 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.78%) HTTP
2 5 (1.27%) FTP
3 3 (0.76%) Asterisk PBX
3 3 (0.76%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (0.76%) GSM
3 3 (0.76%) Internet
3 3 (0.76%) LTE
3 3 (0.76%) MGW
3 3 (0.76%) PBX
3 3 (0.76%) RANAP
3 3 (0.76%) RTP
3 3 (0.76%) SGSN
3 3 (0.76%) UMTS
3 3 (0.76%) VoIP
4 1 (0.25%) Broadband
4 1 (0.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (15.01%) SQL Server
2 56 (14.25%) Relational Database
3 36 (9.16%) MySQL
4 30 (7.63%) RDBMS
5 29 (7.38%) Oracle Database
6 16 (4.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (3.82%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.80%) Apache Hive
8 11 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (2.54%) HBase
10 8 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (1.53%) MongoDB
13 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
14 4 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (1.02%) DB2
14 4 (1.02%) OLTP
14 4 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 85 (21.63%) Git (software)
2 49 (12.47%) Jenkins
3 47 (11.96%) Maven
4 35 (8.91%) JUnit
5 30 (7.63%) Eclipse
6 26 (6.62%) Subversion
7 25 (6.36%) Cucumber
8 24 (6.11%) IntelliJ
8 24 (6.11%) JIRA
9 20 (5.09%) Selenium
9 20 (5.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (4.83%) ReSharper
10 19 (4.83%) SoapUI
10 19 (4.83%) SonarQube
11 13 (3.31%) TeamCity
12 12 (3.05%) XMLSpy
13 10 (2.54%) Xcode
14 9 (2.29%) CocoaPods
14 9 (2.29%) fastlane
14 9 (2.29%) Mercurial
General
1 66 (16.79%) Finance
2 15 (3.82%) Retail
3 10 (2.54%) Banking
3 10 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.27%) Games
5 5 (1.27%) Marketing
6 3 (0.76%) Electronics
6 3 (0.76%) Law
7 1 (0.25%) Advertising
7 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.25%) Back Office
7 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.25%) Military
7 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 294 (74.81%) Developer
2 54 (13.74%) Java Developer
3 42 (10.69%) Senior Developer
4 31 (7.89%) C++ Developer
4 31 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
5 30 (7.63%) .NET Developer
5 30 (7.63%) Software Engineer
6 29 (7.38%) Lead Developer
7 27 (6.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 27 (6.87%) Lead Java Developer
8 21 (5.34%) PHP Developer
9 20 (5.09%) Android Developer
9 20 (5.09%) Architect
10 19 (4.83%) UI Developer
11 17 (4.33%) Integration Developer
11 17 (4.33%) Java Engineer
11 17 (4.33%) Magento Developer
12 16 (4.07%) Cloud Developer
12 16 (4.07%) Senior .NET Developer
13 15 (3.82%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (28.50%) HTML
2 100 (25.45%) CSS
3 77 (19.59%) RESTful
4 67 (17.05%) Web Services
5 65 (16.54%) REST
6 63 (16.03%) AngularJS
7 60 (15.27%) jQuery
7 60 (15.27%) Spring
8 57 (14.50%) Node.js
9 49 (12.47%) .NET
10 45 (11.45%) JSON
11 44 (11.20%) React
12 43 (10.94%) SOAP
12 43 (10.94%) XML
13 36 (9.16%) HTML5
14 35 (8.91%) Hibernate
15 33 (8.40%) CSS3
16 26 (6.62%) .NET Framework
17 23 (5.85%) Spring Boot
17 23 (5.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.65%) Enterprise Software
2 32 (8.14%) User Experience
3 29 (7.38%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (7.12%) Mobile App
5 24 (6.11%) Computer Science
6 21 (5.34%) Blackberry
7 16 (4.07%) CUDA
8 11 (2.80%) Virtual Team
9 10 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (2.04%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.78%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.27%) Credit Derivative
12 5 (1.27%) Equities
12 5 (1.27%) Wiki
13 4 (1.02%) e-Learning
13 4 (1.02%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.76%) e-Health
14 3 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
15 2 (0.51%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 70 (17.81%) Linux
2 43 (10.94%) Unix
3 23 (5.85%) Android
4 14 (3.56%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.04%) Windows
6 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.51%) Solaris
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (29.77%) TDD
3 90 (22.90%) OOP
4 87 (22.14%) Test Automation
5 73 (18.58%) Scrum
6 59 (15.01%) BDD
7 58 (14.76%) OOD
8 55 (13.99%) Software Engineering
9 45 (11.45%) Unit Testing
10 44 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (10.43%) Multithreading
12 39 (9.92%) Microservices
12 39 (9.92%) User Stories
13 38 (9.67%) OO PHP
14 35 (8.91%) MVC
15 32 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
16 29 (7.38%) Functional Testing
17 27 (6.87%) Project Management
18 26 (6.62%) Front End Development
19 25 (6.36%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 174 (44.27%) JavaScript
2 125 (31.81%) Java
3 70 (17.81%) C#
4 67 (17.05%) PHP
5 62 (15.78%) SQL
6 60 (15.27%) C++
7 45 (11.45%) Python
8 28 (7.12%) Java 8
9 23 (5.85%) Ruby
10 20 (5.09%) VB.NET
11 16 (4.07%) T-SQL
12 15 (3.82%) Apex Code
12 15 (3.82%) C
13 13 (3.31%) PL/SQL
13 13 (3.31%) Shell Script
13 13 (3.31%) TypeScript
14 12 (3.05%) Apple Swift
15 11 (2.80%) Objective-C
16 10 (2.54%) ABAP
16 10 (2.54%) ES6
Qualifications
1 27 (6.87%) Degree
2 20 (5.09%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.76%) ISEB
6 2 (0.51%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.51%) OCA
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.25%) MCSE
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.25%) PMP
7 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.33%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) WCAG
3 1 (0.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (4.83%) Docker
2 14 (3.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 10 (2.54%) HDFS
4 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (2.54%) Puppet
2 7 (1.78%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.76%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.51%) Ansible
5 2 (0.51%) Terraform
6 1 (0.25%) Kibana
6 1 (0.25%) logstash
6 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 72 (18.32%) Oracle
2 25 (6.36%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.09%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (4.07%) SAP
5 7 (1.78%) Cisco
6 6 (1.53%) Twitter
7 5 (1.27%) Blue Prism
8 4 (1.02%) Adobe
8 4 (1.02%) Automation Anywhere
9 3 (0.76%) CA
9 3 (0.76%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (0.76%) Dell
9 3 (0.76%) NetApp
9 3 (0.76%) Remedy
9 3 (0.76%) Zend
10 2 (0.51%) Google
10 2 (0.51%) ILOG
11 1 (0.25%) Capita
11 1 (0.25%) Kronos
11 1 (0.25%) Perforce