Period
to 21 August 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 21 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 (OO)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 106 148
Rank change year-on-year +12 +42 -65
Contract jobs citing OO 432 346 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.61% 2.17% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.58% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 232 194
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% +12.78%
10th Percentile £366 £301 £300
90th Percentile £588 £538 £496
England median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 17
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £36.83 £32.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.88 £77.50 £62.50
England median hourly rate £44.75 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -0.56% +6.51% +7.64%

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 14,182 13,429 15,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.60% 84.19% 83.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,446 7,803 9,311
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £588 £570 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 486 563
South East median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.50% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.49
England median hourly rate £21.33 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.15% +2.13% +9.05%

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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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 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
Thames Valley +4 179 £450 +16.13% 86
Surrey -24 101 £525 +9.38% 34
Berkshire +14 98 £450 +13.92% 40
Hampshire +14 83 £450 +4.65% 42
Oxfordshire +3 53 £500 +14.29% 33
West Sussex +27 32 £465 +7.20% 18
Buckinghamshire -15 28 £450 +20.00% 13
East Sussex +3 20 £500 +51.52% 11
Middlesex 0 10 £425 -15.00%
Kent +4 4 £475 +26.67% 9
Sussex - 3 £500 -
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England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 227 (52.55%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (42.82%) JavaScript
3 139 (32.18%) Java
4 131 (30.32%) TDD
5 115 (26.62%) C#
5 115 (26.62%) Test Automation
6 114 (26.39%) Git (software)
7 97 (22.45%) HTML
8 91 (21.06%) CSS
8 91 (21.06%) RESTful
9 90 (20.83%) Software Engineering
10 88 (20.37%) .NET
11 85 (19.68%) OOP
12 77 (17.82%) Web Services
13 75 (17.36%) Spring
13 75 (17.36%) SQL
14 73 (16.90%) Linux
15 69 (15.97%) BDD
16 68 (15.74%) Scrum
17 67 (15.51%) Continuous Integration
18 66 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
18 66 (15.28%) Node.js
19 65 (15.05%) MVC
19 65 (15.05%) C++
20 63 (14.58%) SQL Server
21 62 (14.35%) REST
22 60 (13.89%) Maven
23 57 (13.19%) PHP
24 56 (12.96%) Oracle
24 56 (12.96%) Microservices

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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 24 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 15 (3.47%) Cloud Foundry
4 14 (3.24%) Apache
5 13 (3.01%) Apache Solr
5 13 (3.01%) WebLogic
6 12 (2.78%) Confluence
6 12 (2.78%) GemFire
7 10 (2.31%) Drupal
7 10 (2.31%) Oracle Service Bus
8 9 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (2.08%) CMS
9 6 (1.39%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.69%) IIS
10 3 (0.69%) SAP Portal
10 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.23%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.23%) JBoss
11 1 (0.23%) Moodle
11 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) InVision
1 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (4.86%) Magento
2 3 (0.69%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.69%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.23%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 66 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (9.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (6.48%) GitHub
3 28 (6.48%) Serverless
4 14 (3.24%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (3.24%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (2.78%) PaaS
6 10 (2.31%) Amazon S3
7 9 (2.08%) TestFlight
8 8 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.85%) SaaS
9 6 (1.39%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.93%) npm
11 3 (0.69%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.69%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.46%) Amazon Glacier
12 2 (0.46%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.46%) Boomi
12 2 (0.46%) Force.com
13 1 (0.23%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.56%) HTTP
2 5 (1.16%) Bluetooth
3 4 (0.93%) Internet
4 3 (0.69%) FTP
4 3 (0.69%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.46%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (0.46%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (0.46%) GSM
5 2 (0.46%) LTE
5 2 (0.46%) MGW
5 2 (0.46%) PBX
5 2 (0.46%) RANAP
5 2 (0.46%) RTP
5 2 (0.46%) SGSN
5 2 (0.46%) UMTS
5 2 (0.46%) VoIP
6 1 (0.23%) Broadband
6 1 (0.23%) Intranet
6 1 (0.23%) MQTT
6 1 (0.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 44 (10.19%) Relational Database
3 39 (9.03%) MySQL
4 28 (6.48%) NoSQL
5 26 (6.02%) RDBMS
6 22 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (4.17%) MongoDB
8 16 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (3.47%) Oracle Database
10 14 (3.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (2.78%) Apache Hive
11 12 (2.78%) HBase
12 11 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (2.31%) Neo4j
13 10 (2.31%) Redis
14 9 (2.08%) Hadoop
15 8 (1.85%) Amazon Aurora
15 8 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 114 (26.39%) Git (software)
2 60 (13.89%) Maven
3 45 (10.42%) Jenkins
4 37 (8.56%) JUnit
5 32 (7.41%) Eclipse
6 30 (6.94%) Subversion
6 30 (6.94%) Visual Studio
7 28 (6.48%) JIRA
8 25 (5.79%) IntelliJ
9 23 (5.32%) Cucumber
9 23 (5.32%) Selenium
10 20 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (3.94%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (3.47%) SoapUI
13 14 (3.24%) TeamCity
14 12 (2.78%) XMLSpy
15 11 (2.55%) SonarQube
16 9 (2.08%) CocoaPods
16 9 (2.08%) fastlane
16 9 (2.08%) Xcode
General
1 55 (12.73%) Finance
2 18 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.08%) Banking
4 7 (1.62%) Law
4 7 (1.62%) Retail
5 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.46%) Electronics
6 2 (0.46%) Games
7 1 (0.23%) Advertising
7 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.23%) Avionics
7 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Marketing
7 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 314 (72.69%) Developer
2 77 (17.82%) Java Developer
3 47 (10.88%) Software Engineer
4 43 (9.95%) .NET Developer
5 40 (9.26%) Lead Developer
6 37 (8.56%) Senior Developer
7 32 (7.41%) Lead Java Developer
8 25 (5.79%) C++ Developer
9 23 (5.32%) C# Developer
10 21 (4.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 21 (4.86%) Magento Developer
11 19 (4.40%) Java Engineer
11 19 (4.40%) Software Developer
12 18 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
13 17 (3.94%) Architect
14 15 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
14 15 (3.47%) iOS Developer
15 14 (3.24%) Android Developer
15 14 (3.24%) JavaScript Engineer
16 13 (3.01%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (22.45%) HTML
2 91 (21.06%) CSS
2 91 (21.06%) RESTful
3 88 (20.37%) .NET
4 77 (17.82%) Web Services
5 75 (17.36%) Spring
6 66 (15.28%) Node.js
7 62 (14.35%) REST
8 55 (12.73%) SOAP
9 54 (12.50%) AngularJS
10 53 (12.27%) JSON
11 47 (10.88%) XML
12 46 (10.65%) Hibernate
13 44 (10.19%) ASP.NET
14 43 (9.95%) .NET Framework
15 39 (9.03%) jQuery
16 38 (8.80%) HTML5
16 38 (8.80%) J2EE
17 32 (7.41%) CSS3
18 30 (6.94%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.95%) Computer Science
2 39 (9.03%) User Experience
3 34 (7.87%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (5.09%) Mobile App
5 21 (4.86%) Algorithms
5 21 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (3.94%) Data Structures
8 16 (3.70%) CUDA
9 14 (3.24%) Blackberry
10 12 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (2.78%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.16%) Life Science
11 5 (1.16%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.93%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.93%) Fintech
12 4 (0.93%) iPhone
12 4 (0.93%) Social Media
12 4 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 73 (16.90%) Linux
2 34 (7.87%) Unix
3 23 (5.32%) Windows
4 18 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 16 (3.70%) Android
6 3 (0.69%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.46%) OpenVMS
7 2 (0.46%) Solaris
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.23%) VMS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (52.55%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (30.32%) TDD
3 115 (26.62%) Test Automation
4 90 (20.83%) Software Engineering
5 85 (19.68%) OOP
6 69 (15.97%) BDD
7 68 (15.74%) Scrum
8 67 (15.51%) Continuous Integration
9 65 (15.05%) MVC
10 56 (12.96%) Microservices
11 53 (12.27%) OOD
12 50 (11.57%) SOLID
13 46 (10.65%) Multithreading
14 39 (9.03%) SOA
15 38 (8.80%) Mathematics
16 37 (8.56%) OO PHP
17 35 (8.10%) Unit Testing
18 34 (7.87%) Open Source
18 34 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
18 34 (7.87%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (42.82%) JavaScript
2 139 (32.18%) Java
3 115 (26.62%) C#
4 75 (17.36%) SQL
5 65 (15.05%) C++
6 57 (13.19%) PHP
7 39 (9.03%) Java 8
8 33 (7.64%) Python
9 25 (5.79%) TypeScript
10 19 (4.40%) ES6
11 18 (4.17%) C
12 16 (3.70%) Shell Script
13 15 (3.47%) Apple Swift
13 15 (3.47%) Objective-C
14 12 (2.78%) T-SQL
15 11 (2.55%) PL/SQL
15 11 (2.55%) VB.NET
16 10 (2.31%) Ruby
17 9 (2.08%) ABAP
18 7 (1.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (8.56%) Degree
2 28 (6.48%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.86%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.69%) ISEB
7 2 (0.46%) OCA
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.23%) MCSE
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.40%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) GCP
2 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (7.18%) Docker
2 16 (3.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 12 (2.78%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (2.55%) Puppet
2 9 (2.08%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.62%) Amdocs OSS
5 4 (0.93%) Ansible
6 3 (0.69%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.46%) Kibana
7 2 (0.46%) logstash
8 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 56 (12.96%) Oracle
2 38 (8.80%) Microsoft
3 12 (2.78%) SAP
4 10 (2.31%) Rackspace
4 10 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (2.08%) Amdocs
6 7 (1.62%) Cramer
7 6 (1.39%) Blue Prism
7 6 (1.39%) Cisco
7 6 (1.39%) UiPath
8 5 (1.16%) Automation Anywhere
8 5 (1.16%) Perfecto Mobile
9 4 (0.93%) Adobe
9 4 (0.93%) webMethods
10 3 (0.69%) CA
10 3 (0.69%) NetApp
10 3 (0.69%) Remedy
10 3 (0.69%) Twitter
11 2 (0.46%) Dell
11 2 (0.46%) IBM