Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 October 2017 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)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 73 60
Rank change year-on-year +1 -13 -5
Contract jobs citing OO 3198 3222 3588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.22% 3.03% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% 3.62% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2365 2551
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £325 £310 £281
90th Percentile £638 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +5.13% +6.85% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 60 99
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £32.50 £27.38 £30.00
90th Percentile £56.30 £53.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +6.67%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 83949 89067 93073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.87% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55749 58891 60306
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2340 2707
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.89 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +8.58% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.50 £11.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

OO
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OO in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OO in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OO in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OO in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OO in the UK

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Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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
England -1 2887 £475 +11.76% 558
London +4 1954 £500 +11.11% 189
UK excluding London -6 1228 £410 +5.13% 389
South East +33 360 £438 +15.13% 103
North of England -13 227 £400 +2.56% 105
Northern Ireland +24 143 £420 +90.91% 2
Midlands -41 136 £350 -17.65% 52
Scotland -12 130 £380 +8.57% 11
South West -11 111 £350 - 47
Yorkshire 0 110 £400 +4.58% 44
East of England -40 94 £400 - 62
North West -53 74 £400 - 53
East Midlands -32 68 £388 -8.82% 32
West Midlands -33 68 £338 -15.68% 20
North East +45 43 £375 -7.41% 8
Wales -17 30 £393 -3.68% 7

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OO.

1 1764 (55.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1495 (46.75%) Java
3 1352 (42.28%) JavaScript
4 1142 (35.71%) TDD
5 987 (30.86%) HTML
6 869 (27.17%) CSS
7 758 (23.70%) Finance
8 754 (23.58%) SQL
9 686 (21.45%) C#
10 670 (20.95%) Git (software)
11 644 (20.14%) AngularJS
12 636 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
13 610 (19.07%) Test Automation
14 590 (18.45%) HTML5
15 586 (18.32%) Scrum
16 557 (17.42%) OOD
17 518 (16.20%) .NET
18 486 (15.20%) Web Services
19 480 (15.01%) Linux
20 477 (14.92%) OOP
21 475 (14.85%) Spring
22 454 (14.20%) React
23 444 (13.88%) Banking
24 438 (13.70%) Oracle
25 434 (13.57%) Software Engineering
26 428 (13.38%) RESTful
27 418 (13.07%) REST
28 414 (12.95%) BDD
29 401 (12.54%) Node.js
30 398 (12.45%) MVC

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Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 156 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 135 (4.22%) Confluence
3 128 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 116 (3.63%) WebLogic
5 92 (2.88%) CMS
6 85 (2.66%) OpenStack
7 84 (2.63%) JBoss
8 82 (2.56%) Apache
9 54 (1.69%) Apache Spark
10 49 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
11 48 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 47 (1.47%) WildFly
13 37 (1.16%) WordPress
14 33 (1.03%) Drupal
15 27 (0.84%) IIS
15 27 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
16 23 (0.72%) SharePoint
17 22 (0.69%) Apache Solr
17 22 (0.69%) nginx
18 21 (0.66%) Mule
Applications
1 28 (0.88%) Photoshop
2 16 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.25%) Pipeline Pilot
5 7 (0.22%) Doxygen
5 7 (0.22%) Simulink
5 7 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (0.094%) InVision
7 3 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.031%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 43 (1.34%) Magento
2 13 (0.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 11 (0.34%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.31%) Actimize
5 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
6 6 (0.19%) Endur
6 6 (0.19%) Pega PRPC
7 4 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.13%) OpenText Process Suite
7 4 (0.13%) RMDS
7 4 (0.13%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.094%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.063%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 2 (0.063%) LabWindows
9 2 (0.063%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.063%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 267 (8.35%) Amazon AWS
2 208 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (2.35%) npm
4 59 (1.84%) GitHub
5 47 (1.47%) SaaS
6 41 (1.28%) IaaS
7 23 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.66%) iPaaS
9 20 (0.63%) Yarn
10 18 (0.56%) Heroku
11 16 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 16 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 16 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
12 15 (0.47%) Amazon S3
13 13 (0.41%) Force.com
13 13 (0.41%) PaaS
14 12 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.25%) G Suite
16 8 (0.25%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 75 (2.35%) HTTP
2 48 (1.50%) Internet
3 46 (1.44%) LDAP
4 33 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 30 (0.94%) SSL
6 27 (0.84%) DNS
7 15 (0.47%) Network Security
8 12 (0.38%) SMTP
9 11 (0.34%) AMQP
9 11 (0.34%) Diameter Protocol
10 10 (0.31%) FIX Connectivity
10 10 (0.31%) IMAP
10 10 (0.31%) Intranet
11 9 (0.28%) Kerberos
12 8 (0.25%) FTP
12 8 (0.25%) X.21
13 7 (0.22%) GSM
13 7 (0.22%) PBX
13 7 (0.22%) RTP
13 7 (0.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 367 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 359 (11.23%) NoSQL
3 345 (10.79%) Relational Database
4 284 (8.88%) MySQL
5 166 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
6 163 (5.10%) MongoDB
7 152 (4.75%) RDBMS
8 131 (4.10%) Big Data
9 99 (3.10%) Hadoop
10 88 (2.75%) Oracle Database
11 52 (1.63%) HBase
12 45 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 43 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
14 38 (1.19%) RavenDB
15 36 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 34 (1.06%) Apache Hive
17 33 (1.03%) KDB
17 33 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 32 (1.00%) DB2
19 27 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 670 (20.95%) Git (software)
2 329 (10.29%) Jenkins
3 300 (9.38%) Maven
4 283 (8.85%) Subversion
5 275 (8.60%) JIRA
6 238 (7.44%) JUnit
7 131 (4.10%) Selenium
8 130 (4.07%) NUnit
9 120 (3.75%) TeamCity
10 119 (3.72%) Mockito
11 115 (3.60%) Eclipse
12 111 (3.47%) Jasmine
13 103 (3.22%) Visual Studio
14 100 (3.13%) gulp
15 95 (2.97%) Cucumber
16 92 (2.88%) Grunt
17 79 (2.47%) Mercurial
18 76 (2.38%) MSTest
19 73 (2.28%) SonarQube
20 68 (2.13%) Gradle
General
1 758 (23.70%) Finance
2 444 (13.88%) Banking
3 263 (8.22%) Front Office
4 224 (7.00%) Investment Banking
5 109 (3.41%) Retail
6 100 (3.13%) Marketing
7 55 (1.72%) Publishing
8 50 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.38%) Games
10 42 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 41 (1.28%) Electronics
12 37 (1.16%) Advertising
13 36 (1.13%) Retail Banking
14 35 (1.09%) Back Office
15 30 (0.94%) Automotive
16 19 (0.59%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.22%) Aerospace
18 7 (0.22%) Billing
19 6 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2573 (80.46%) Developer
2 868 (27.14%) Java Developer
3 386 (12.07%) Senior Developer
4 364 (11.38%) JavaScript Developer
5 279 (8.72%) C# Developer
6 236 (7.38%) .NET Developer
7 204 (6.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 186 (5.82%) Senior Java Developer
9 182 (5.69%) Agile Developer
10 173 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
11 152 (4.75%) Angular Developer
12 128 (4.00%) Software Engineer
13 127 (3.97%) Architect
14 126 (3.94%) PHP Developer
15 121 (3.78%) Node.js Developer
16 120 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
17 116 (3.63%) UI Developer
18 111 (3.47%) Agile Java Developer
18 111 (3.47%) Python Developer
19 104 (3.25%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 987 (30.86%) HTML
2 869 (27.17%) CSS
3 644 (20.14%) AngularJS
4 590 (18.45%) HTML5
5 518 (16.20%) .NET
6 486 (15.20%) Web Services
7 475 (14.85%) Spring
8 454 (14.20%) React
9 428 (13.38%) RESTful
10 418 (13.07%) REST
11 401 (12.54%) Node.js
12 392 (12.26%) CSS3
13 338 (10.57%) XML
14 320 (10.01%) jQuery
15 288 (9.01%) JSON
16 277 (8.66%) Hibernate
17 266 (8.32%) SOAP
18 178 (5.57%) ASP.NET
19 174 (5.44%) Sass
20 143 (4.47%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 310 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 265 (8.29%) Data Structures
3 245 (7.66%) Computer Science
4 211 (6.60%) Algorithms
5 196 (6.13%) User Experience
6 189 (5.91%) Greenfield Project
7 101 (3.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 92 (2.88%) Mobile App
9 84 (2.63%) Derivative
10 71 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
11 70 (2.19%) Equities
12 60 (1.88%) Fintech
13 59 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
14 55 (1.72%) iPad
15 54 (1.69%) iPhone
16 50 (1.56%) N-Tier
17 46 (1.44%) Fixed Income
18 35 (1.09%) Hedge funds
19 27 (0.84%) Virtual Team
20 21 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 480 (15.01%) Linux
2 348 (10.88%) Unix
3 181 (5.66%) Windows
4 125 (3.91%) Apple iOS
5 62 (1.94%) Android
6 52 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (1.41%) VMS
8 24 (0.75%) AIX
9 14 (0.44%) Solaris
10 12 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 10 (0.31%) CentOS
11 10 (0.31%) HPUX
12 8 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.22%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.16%) Windows Server
16 4 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
17 3 (0.094%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1764 (55.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1142 (35.71%) TDD
3 636 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
4 610 (19.07%) Test Automation
5 586 (18.32%) Scrum
6 557 (17.42%) OOD
7 477 (14.92%) OOP
8 434 (13.57%) Software Engineering
9 414 (12.95%) BDD
10 398 (12.45%) MVC
11 322 (10.07%) Unit Testing
12 296 (9.26%) Front End Development
13 251 (7.85%) Web Development
14 248 (7.75%) SDLC
15 242 (7.57%) Microservices
16 227 (7.10%) SOLID
17 222 (6.94%) DevOps
18 199 (6.22%) SOA
19 193 (6.04%) E-Commerce
20 184 (5.75%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1495 (46.75%) Java
2 1352 (42.28%) JavaScript
3 754 (23.58%) SQL
4 686 (21.45%) C#
5 378 (11.82%) Python
6 281 (8.79%) C++
7 208 (6.50%) PHP
8 158 (4.94%) ES6
9 115 (3.60%) TypeScript
10 100 (3.13%) Perl
11 98 (3.06%) Ruby
12 96 (3.00%) Scala
13 93 (2.91%) Objective-C
14 84 (2.63%) Apple Swift
15 74 (2.31%) T-SQL
16 63 (1.97%) PL/SQL
17 61 (1.91%) C
18 57 (1.78%) Shell Script
19 48 (1.50%) Groovy
20 42 (1.31%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 243 (7.60%) Degree
2 197 (6.16%) Security Cleared
3 153 (4.78%) SC Cleared
4 94 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (1.03%) PhD
6 32 (1.00%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.47%) ISEB
7 15 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 12 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
9 11 (0.34%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.13%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.094%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.094%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.094%) PMP
13 2 (0.063%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.063%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.063%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.063%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (3.38%) QA
2 42 (1.31%) MiFID
3 23 (0.72%) WCAG
4 14 (0.44%) HL7
5 12 (0.38%) EMIR
6 10 (0.31%) MISRA
6 10 (0.31%) MISRA C
6 10 (0.31%) WAI
7 8 (0.25%) Def Stans
8 7 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.16%) MIL-STD-1553
10 3 (0.094%) GDPR
10 3 (0.094%) GxP
10 3 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.094%) SLA
10 3 (0.094%) UCITS
11 2 (0.063%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.063%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 83 (2.60%) Docker
2 35 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.59%) HDFS
4 12 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.16%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.16%) NFS
5 5 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.031%) KVM
7 1 (0.031%) RACF
7 1 (0.031%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 167 (5.22%) Puppet
2 150 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
3 119 (3.72%) Ansible
4 41 (1.28%) Terraform
5 39 (1.22%) Kubernetes
6 23 (0.72%) Oozie
7 15 (0.47%) logstash
8 12 (0.38%) Control-M
9 10 (0.31%) BladeLogic
10 6 (0.19%) Kibana
11 5 (0.16%) Forum Sentry
11 5 (0.16%) WebSphere Cast Iron
12 4 (0.13%) Ambari
12 4 (0.13%) HP Fortify
12 4 (0.13%) Marathon
13 3 (0.094%) Grafana
13 3 (0.094%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.094%) Mesos
13 3 (0.094%) Packer
14 2 (0.063%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 438 (13.70%) Oracle
2 246 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 95 (2.97%) Sybase
4 81 (2.53%) SAP
5 65 (2.03%) Google
6 62 (1.94%) IBM
7 56 (1.75%) Apple
8 49 (1.53%) TIBCO
9 45 (1.41%) Adobe
10 42 (1.31%) Red Hat
11 41 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
12 31 (0.97%) Perforce
13 28 (0.88%) Atlassian
14 27 (0.84%) HP
14 27 (0.84%) Zend
15 26 (0.81%) Sitecore
16 25 (0.78%) Bloomberg
17 19 (0.59%) CA Agile Central
17 19 (0.59%) Reuters
17 19 (0.59%) Workday