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 3 months to 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 70 59
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11  
Contract jobs citing OO 1439 1604 1754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.11% 2.98% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 3.58% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 1169 1206
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 30 36
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.13 £37.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.42% +8.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £11.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.85 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £41.13 £38.25
% change year-on-year +15.50% +7.51%  

OO is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39028 44824 43762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.34% 83.38% 80.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 25424 29677 27606
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1073 1282
Median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

OO
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OO as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for OO in the UK

OO
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

OO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO over the 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OO in the UK

OO
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

OO
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OO over the 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OO in the UK

OO
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 1275 £450 +2.27% 776
London -16 735 £500 +5.26% 317
South East +68 192 £425 +21.42% 102
City of London +2 148 £525 +5.00% 48
Scotland +22 73 £375 -1.96% 36
Yorkshire +4 66 £400 - 61
Northern Ireland +7 63 £413 - 2
County Antrim +7 62 £413 - 2
East of England 0 62 £350 -12.50% 69
East Midlands +20 60 £368 +43.41% 35
Belfast +7 59 £413 - 1
North West +3 57 £375 -3.84% 89
Glasgow +8 56 £375 -1.31% 11
Surrey +29 55 £480 +1.05% 19
South West -27 47 £425 +21.42% 55
West Yorkshire +8 41 £400 -3.03% 39
Berkshire +56 39 £390 -13.33% 15
Leeds -3 38 £400 -3.03% 29
Buckinghamshire +10 37 £375 +13.63% 7
West Midlands +8 34 £300 -32.04% 41
Manchester +5 30 £350 -22.22% 58
Oxfordshire +9 27 £475 +31.03% 15
Milton Keynes +10 26 £375 +15.38% 3
Gloucestershire +10 23 £425 -15.00% 7
Hampshire +1 22 £388 +19.23% 21
Birmingham +23 21 £300 -28.69% 15
Wales -19 21 £403 +7.53% 9
North East +33 17 £400 +23.07% 5
Hertfordshire +10 17 £550 +22.22% 20
South Wales -18 17 £400 +6.66% 7

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1510 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1244 (43.73%) Java
3 1113 (39.12%) JavaScript
4 964 (33.88%) TDD
5 856 (30.09%) HTML
6 776 (27.28%) CSS
7 742 (26.08%) SQL
8 653 (22.95%) C#
9 615 (21.62%) Finance
10 559 (19.65%) Scrum
11 541 (19.02%) .NET
12 537 (18.88%) OOD
13 517 (18.17%) Git (software)
14 513 (18.03%) AngularJS
15 499 (17.54%) HTML5
15 499 (17.54%) OOP
16 493 (17.33%) XML
17 486 (17.08%) Web Services
18 429 (15.08%) Linux
19 416 (14.62%) Oracle
20 415 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
21 406 (14.27%) Spring
22 402 (14.13%) Software Engineering
23 389 (13.67%) Test Automation
24 387 (13.60%) Relational Database
25 371 (13.04%) RESTful
26 369 (12.97%) CSS3
27 367 (12.90%) BDD
27 367 (12.90%) Banking
28 358 (12.58%) MVC

OO
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
1 108 (3.80%) WebSphere
2 105 (3.69%) Tomcat
3 85 (2.99%) WebLogic
4 84 (2.95%) Apache
5 69 (2.43%) CMS
6 67 (2.36%) Confluence
7 54 (1.90%) JBoss
8 50 (1.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 44 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
10 40 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 28 (0.98%) OpenStack
12 27 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
13 25 (0.88%) WordPress
14 24 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
15 23 (0.81%) Apache Spark
15 23 (0.81%) SharePoint
16 22 (0.77%) IIS
16 22 (0.77%) Mule
17 20 (0.70%) Apache Solr
18 18 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.42%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.070%) InVision
7 1 (0.035%) Simulink
7 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (0.88%) Magento
2 17 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.32%) Endur
5 7 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.25%) Pega PRPC
6 6 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
6 6 (0.21%) Fredhopper
6 6 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 6 (0.21%) SAP WM
7 4 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.14%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.14%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.11%) Actimize
8 3 (0.11%) OpenText Process Suite
8 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.11%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 146 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (2.11%) GitHub
4 24 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (0.63%) SaaS
6 17 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
7 15 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (0.42%) Heroku
8 12 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 12 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 9 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.32%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.25%) Boomi
11 6 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.21%) iTunes
11 6 (0.21%) Slack
12 5 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.14%) Route 53
13 4 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 79 (2.78%) HTTP
2 51 (1.79%) Internet
3 44 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.02%) LDAP
5 22 (0.77%) Diameter Protocol
6 19 (0.67%) SSL
6 19 (0.67%) Wireshark
7 17 (0.60%) VoIP
8 16 (0.56%) Asterisk PBX
8 16 (0.56%) GSM
8 16 (0.56%) LTE
8 16 (0.56%) PBX
8 16 (0.56%) RANAP
8 16 (0.56%) RTP
8 16 (0.56%) UMTS
9 15 (0.53%) Network Security
10 11 (0.39%) FTP
10 11 (0.39%) Intranet
11 10 (0.35%) DNS
12 9 (0.32%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (13.60%) Relational Database
2 351 (12.34%) SQL Server
3 288 (10.12%) NoSQL
4 200 (7.03%) MySQL
5 146 (5.13%) MongoDB
6 113 (3.97%) Oracle Database
7 110 (3.87%) Big Data
8 102 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
9 83 (2.92%) RDBMS
10 73 (2.57%) DB2
11 62 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 45 (1.58%) Hadoop
13 41 (1.44%) KDB
14 37 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 31 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
15 31 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
15 31 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
16 30 (1.05%) Redis
17 27 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
18 25 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 517 (18.17%) Git (software)
2 290 (10.19%) Jenkins
3 227 (7.98%) Subversion
4 226 (7.94%) Maven
5 204 (7.17%) JIRA
6 149 (5.24%) JUnit
7 139 (4.89%) Gradle
8 136 (4.78%) Selenium
9 112 (3.94%) Ant
10 102 (3.59%) Eclipse
11 94 (3.30%) WebDriver
12 88 (3.09%) Cucumber
13 81 (2.85%) Visual Studio
14 77 (2.71%) gulp
15 75 (2.64%) Grunt
16 72 (2.53%) Mockito
17 71 (2.50%) NUnit
18 67 (2.36%) Jasmine
19 65 (2.28%) TeamCity
20 63 (2.21%) Hudson
General
1 615 (21.62%) Finance
2 367 (12.90%) Banking
3 199 (6.99%) Front Office
4 147 (5.17%) Investment Banking
5 107 (3.76%) Retail
6 65 (2.28%) Back Office
7 57 (2.00%) Marketing
8 51 (1.79%) Telecoms
9 42 (1.48%) Games
10 34 (1.20%) Electronics
11 30 (1.05%) Publishing
12 29 (1.02%) Manufacturing
13 23 (0.81%) Law
14 22 (0.77%) Advertising
15 20 (0.70%) Legal
16 14 (0.49%) Automotive
17 12 (0.42%) Prime Brokerage
18 11 (0.39%) Military
19 9 (0.32%) Avionics
19 9 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2189 (76.94%) Developer
2 629 (22.11%) Java Developer
3 292 (10.26%) Senior Developer
4 271 (9.53%) JavaScript Developer
5 262 (9.21%) .NET Developer
6 254 (8.93%) C# Developer
7 166 (5.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 153 (5.38%) Software Engineer
9 139 (4.89%) C# .NET Developer
10 138 (4.85%) Architect
11 135 (4.75%) Senior Java Developer
12 120 (4.22%) Agile Developer
13 116 (4.08%) Analyst
14 112 (3.94%) Angular Developer
15 107 (3.76%) PHP Developer
16 102 (3.59%) C++ Developer
17 100 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
18 91 (3.20%) Python Developer
19 85 (2.99%) Node.js Developer
20 84 (2.95%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 856 (30.09%) HTML
2 776 (27.28%) CSS
3 541 (19.02%) .NET
4 513 (18.03%) AngularJS
5 499 (17.54%) HTML5
6 493 (17.33%) XML
7 486 (17.08%) Web Services
8 406 (14.27%) Spring
9 371 (13.04%) RESTful
10 369 (12.97%) CSS3
11 338 (11.88%) JSON
12 325 (11.42%) Node.js
13 304 (10.69%) REST
14 298 (10.47%) jQuery
15 284 (9.98%) React
16 269 (9.46%) SOAP
17 198 (6.96%) Hibernate
18 191 (6.71%) J2EE
19 174 (6.12%) ASP.NET
20 163 (5.73%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 254 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 206 (7.24%) Greenfield Project
3 182 (6.40%) Computer Science
3 182 (6.40%) User Experience
4 171 (6.01%) Algorithms
5 150 (5.27%) Data Structures
6 109 (3.83%) Mobile App
7 92 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 87 (3.06%) Derivative
9 75 (2.64%) Equities
10 56 (1.97%) Fintech
11 55 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
12 44 (1.55%) Fixed Income
13 40 (1.41%) iPad
14 35 (1.23%) Client/Server
15 34 (1.20%) Virtual Team
16 32 (1.12%) iPhone
17 30 (1.05%) Hedge funds
18 29 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
19 28 (0.98%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 429 (15.08%) Linux
2 313 (11.00%) Unix
3 198 (6.96%) Windows
4 101 (3.55%) Apple iOS
5 99 (3.48%) Android
6 30 (1.05%) CentOS
7 23 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (0.70%) Solaris
9 18 (0.63%) Windows Server
10 15 (0.53%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.46%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (0.21%) AIX
13 6 (0.21%) VME
14 4 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 2 (0.070%) Debian
15 2 (0.070%) SUSE
15 2 (0.070%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.070%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.035%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1510 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
2 964 (33.88%) TDD
3 559 (19.65%) Scrum
4 537 (18.88%) OOD
5 499 (17.54%) OOP
6 415 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
7 402 (14.13%) Software Engineering
8 389 (13.67%) Test Automation
9 367 (12.90%) BDD
10 358 (12.58%) MVC
11 262 (9.21%) SDLC
12 256 (9.00%) Unit Testing
13 239 (8.40%) Front End Development
14 229 (8.05%) SOA
15 212 (7.45%) DevOps
16 206 (7.24%) Open Source
17 184 (6.47%) Multithreading
18 183 (6.43%) UML
19 171 (6.01%) Web Development
20 160 (5.62%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1244 (43.73%) Java
2 1113 (39.12%) JavaScript
3 742 (26.08%) SQL
4 653 (22.95%) C#
5 336 (11.81%) Python
6 294 (10.33%) C++
7 181 (6.36%) PHP
8 139 (4.89%) Ruby
9 103 (3.62%) ES6
10 93 (3.27%) Perl
11 89 (3.13%) Shell Script
12 84 (2.95%) T-SQL
13 80 (2.81%) C
14 68 (2.39%) Apple Swift
15 67 (2.36%) Scala
16 66 (2.32%) Objective-C
17 64 (2.25%) TypeScript
18 62 (2.18%) PL/SQL
19 38 (1.34%) Groovy
20 33 (1.16%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 224 (7.87%) Degree
2 120 (4.22%) Security Cleared
3 88 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.16%) Master's Degree
5 14 (0.49%) DV Cleared
5 14 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (0.49%) PhD
6 13 (0.46%) ISEB
6 13 (0.46%) Sun Certification
7 11 (0.39%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.21%) Mathematical Degree
9 4 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.14%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.14%) PMP
10 3 (0.11%) CFA
10 3 (0.11%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.070%) CAPM
11 2 (0.070%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.070%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.070%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.30%) QA
2 58 (2.04%) MiFID
3 29 (1.02%) Dodd-Frank
3 29 (1.02%) EMIR
4 9 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.32%) MIL-STD-1553
5 5 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.18%) SLA
6 4 (0.14%) WCAG
7 3 (0.11%) HL7
7 3 (0.11%) MISRA
7 3 (0.11%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.070%) GxP
8 2 (0.070%) PMO
8 2 (0.070%) WAI
9 1 (0.035%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.035%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.035%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 98 (3.44%) Docker
2 11 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.070%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.070%) Firmware
5 2 (0.070%) HDFS
6 1 (0.035%) RACF
6 1 (0.035%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 113 (3.97%) Puppet
2 106 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
3 79 (2.78%) Ansible
4 19 (0.67%) Terraform
5 13 (0.46%) logstash
6 9 (0.32%) HP Fortify
6 9 (0.32%) Oozie
7 7 (0.25%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 6 (0.21%) Control-M
9 5 (0.18%) Kibana
10 4 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.14%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 4 (0.14%) TIBCO Hawk
11 3 (0.11%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.070%) CFEngine
13 1 (0.035%) BladeLogic
13 1 (0.035%) Graphite
13 1 (0.035%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.035%) Kubernetes
13 1 (0.035%) WMI
Vendors
1 416 (14.62%) Oracle
2 163 (5.73%) Microsoft
3 90 (3.16%) Sybase
4 70 (2.46%) IBM
5 69 (2.43%) SAP
6 67 (2.36%) Adobe
7 51 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 50 (1.76%) Perforce
9 40 (1.41%) Sitecore
10 37 (1.30%) hybris
11 35 (1.23%) Zend
12 28 (0.98%) Atlassian
12 28 (0.98%) Google
13 27 (0.95%) TIBCO
14 26 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
15 21 (0.74%) Apigee
16 20 (0.70%) HP
16 20 (0.70%) Splunk
17 17 (0.60%) Apple
17 17 (0.60%) Cisco
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £425 per day - 12 months - Cutting edge technology
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day 6 months initially likely to extend
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £275 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Collinson Central Services Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Digital Skills
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Quadratek People Limited
Rate: Unspecified Excellent hourly rate
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £340 per day 6 months initially likely to extend
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hanover Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Darwin Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £550 - £590 per day
Posted: 3 days ago