Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 73 58
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15 -3
Contract jobs citing OO 2982 3149 3523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.10% 2.91% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 3.49% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2160 2288 2476
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £325 £305 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 61 83
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £32.50 £20.78 £30.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £52.17 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £39.63
% change year-on-year +6.51% +6.62% +1.60%

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 81146 90299 91124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.39% 83.55% 80.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 53265 59626 58246
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2222 2608
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +9.22%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +2 2675 £475 +11.76% 755
London -7 1686 £500 +11.11% 316
UK excluding London +14 1274 £400 +6.67% 468
South East +36 352 £425 +13.33% 100
North of England +4 262 £400 +4.58% 131
Midlands -7 150 £350 -13.63% 71
Northern Ireland +18 134 £413 +87.50% 3
Scotland -3 123 £385 +7.69% 23
South West -14 110 £350 - 55
Yorkshire -3 108 £400 +3.23% 50
North West -8 107 £400 +2.89% 76
East of England -20 107 £350 -12.50% 81
East Midlands -1 87 £363 -3.33% 41
West Midlands -4 62 £325 -26.39% 30
North East +49 47 £380 +8.57% 5
Wales -32 39 £407 +8.40% 4

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 1586 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1331 (44.63%) Java
3 1266 (42.45%) JavaScript
4 1103 (36.99%) TDD
5 919 (30.82%) HTML
6 836 (28.03%) CSS
7 744 (24.95%) SQL
8 688 (23.07%) Finance
9 659 (22.10%) C#
10 637 (21.36%) AngularJS
11 584 (19.58%) Scrum
12 580 (19.45%) Git (software)
13 568 (19.05%) HTML5
14 566 (18.98%) Continuous Integration
15 536 (17.97%) OOD
16 513 (17.20%) .NET
17 477 (16.00%) Web Services
17 477 (16.00%) Test Automation
18 456 (15.29%) Linux
19 455 (15.26%) OOP
20 452 (15.16%) Banking
21 451 (15.12%) Spring
22 443 (14.86%) Software Engineering
23 406 (13.62%) Oracle
24 402 (13.48%) BDD
25 398 (13.35%) Node.js
26 397 (13.31%) React
27 395 (13.25%) CSS3
28 390 (13.08%) XML
29 381 (12.78%) SQL Server

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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
1 130 (4.36%) Tomcat
2 129 (4.33%) WebSphere
3 97 (3.25%) WebLogic
4 93 (3.12%) Confluence
5 86 (2.88%) JBoss
6 73 (2.45%) Apache
6 73 (2.45%) CMS
7 63 (2.11%) OpenStack
8 62 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
9 45 (1.51%) Apache Spark
9 45 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 29 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
11 27 (0.91%) IIS
12 26 (0.87%) Mule
13 24 (0.80%) Drupal
14 23 (0.77%) nginx
14 23 (0.77%) WordPress
15 22 (0.74%) SharePoint
16 19 (0.64%) NServiceBus
17 18 (0.60%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 26 (0.87%) Photoshop
2 11 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.23%) Doxygen
5 6 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (0.17%) Pipeline Pilot
6 5 (0.17%) Simulink
7 4 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.10%) InVision
Business Applications
1 38 (1.27%) Magento
2 13 (0.44%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 11 (0.37%) Actimize
4 10 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.30%) Endur
5 9 (0.30%) ION MarketView
5 9 (0.30%) Pega PRPC
6 6 (0.20%) Fredhopper
6 6 (0.20%) OpenText Process Suite
6 6 (0.20%) SAP WM
7 5 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.13%) RMDS
8 4 (0.13%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.10%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.067%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 2 (0.067%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 2 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.067%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 181 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
2 151 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (1.81%) GitHub
4 38 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (0.60%) SaaS
6 17 (0.57%) IaaS
7 16 (0.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 16 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 15 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (0.44%) Heroku
10 11 (0.37%) Google Analytics
11 10 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.27%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.23%) PaaS
14 6 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.17%) Force.com
15 5 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
16 4 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 79 (2.65%) HTTP
2 46 (1.54%) Internet
3 37 (1.24%) LDAP
4 35 (1.17%) TCP/IP
5 28 (0.94%) SSL
6 23 (0.77%) DNS
7 20 (0.67%) Network Security
8 14 (0.47%) Diameter Protocol
9 12 (0.40%) Wireshark
10 11 (0.37%) SNMP
11 10 (0.34%) IMAP
11 10 (0.34%) Kerberos
11 10 (0.34%) Link 16
11 10 (0.34%) SMTP
12 8 (0.27%) VoIP
12 8 (0.27%) X.21
13 7 (0.23%) INAP
13 7 (0.23%) RTP
13 7 (0.23%) SS7
13 7 (0.23%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 360 (12.07%) Relational Database
3 329 (11.03%) NoSQL
4 255 (8.55%) MySQL
5 166 (5.57%) MongoDB
6 143 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
7 137 (4.59%) Big Data
8 124 (4.16%) RDBMS
9 87 (2.92%) Hadoop
10 84 (2.82%) Oracle Database
11 61 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
12 45 (1.51%) DB2
13 44 (1.48%) HBase
14 43 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 38 (1.27%) Apache Hive
16 37 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
16 37 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 32 (1.07%) RavenDB
18 30 (1.01%) KDB
19 28 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 580 (19.45%) Git (software)
2 324 (10.87%) Jenkins
3 246 (8.25%) Subversion
4 235 (7.88%) Maven
5 230 (7.71%) JIRA
6 205 (6.87%) JUnit
7 126 (4.23%) Eclipse
8 110 (3.69%) Selenium
8 110 (3.69%) TeamCity
8 110 (3.69%) Visual Studio
9 105 (3.52%) NUnit
10 102 (3.42%) Grunt
11 96 (3.22%) Gradle
12 95 (3.19%) Jasmine
13 90 (3.02%) gulp
14 81 (2.72%) Cucumber
15 70 (2.35%) Mockito
16 66 (2.21%) Ant
17 63 (2.11%) Mercurial
18 61 (2.05%) WebDriver
General
1 688 (23.07%) Finance
2 452 (15.16%) Banking
3 256 (8.58%) Front Office
4 213 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 106 (3.55%) Retail
6 80 (2.68%) Marketing
7 50 (1.68%) Telecoms
8 49 (1.64%) Publishing
9 45 (1.51%) Electronics
10 43 (1.44%) Back Office
11 39 (1.31%) Games
11 39 (1.31%) Manufacturing
12 31 (1.04%) Advertising
13 26 (0.87%) Automotive
14 10 (0.34%) Avionics
14 10 (0.34%) Billing
14 10 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.34%) Legal
14 10 (0.34%) Military
15 9 (0.30%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 2402 (80.55%) Developer
2 759 (25.45%) Java Developer
3 370 (12.41%) Senior Developer
4 352 (11.80%) JavaScript Developer
5 280 (9.39%) C# Developer
6 259 (8.69%) .NET Developer
7 195 (6.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 179 (6.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 172 (5.77%) Full Stack Developer
10 167 (5.60%) Agile Developer
11 140 (4.69%) Angular Developer
11 140 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
12 136 (4.56%) Software Engineer
13 121 (4.06%) Node.js Developer
14 113 (3.79%) Architect
14 113 (3.79%) PHP Developer
15 109 (3.66%) UI Developer
16 102 (3.42%) Python Developer
17 99 (3.32%) iOS Developer
18 97 (3.25%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 919 (30.82%) HTML
2 836 (28.03%) CSS
3 637 (21.36%) AngularJS
4 568 (19.05%) HTML5
5 513 (17.20%) .NET
6 477 (16.00%) Web Services
7 451 (15.12%) Spring
8 398 (13.35%) Node.js
9 397 (13.31%) React
10 395 (13.25%) CSS3
11 390 (13.08%) XML
12 381 (12.78%) RESTful
13 360 (12.07%) REST
14 298 (9.99%) jQuery
15 284 (9.52%) JSON
16 270 (9.05%) SOAP
17 222 (7.44%) Hibernate
18 176 (5.90%) Sass
19 168 (5.63%) ASP.NET
20 146 (4.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 283 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 219 (7.34%) Computer Science
3 195 (6.54%) Greenfield Project
4 193 (6.47%) User Experience
5 184 (6.17%) Data Structures
6 162 (5.43%) Algorithms
7 83 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 78 (2.62%) Mobile App
9 77 (2.58%) Derivative
10 76 (2.55%) Equities
11 61 (2.05%) iPad
12 58 (1.95%) Fintech
13 54 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
13 54 (1.81%) iPhone
14 51 (1.71%) Fixed Income
15 44 (1.48%) N-Tier
16 39 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
17 33 (1.11%) Hedge funds
18 30 (1.01%) Client/Server
19 28 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 456 (15.29%) Linux
2 322 (10.80%) Unix
3 189 (6.34%) Windows
4 124 (4.16%) Apple iOS
5 64 (2.15%) Android
6 44 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (0.77%) Solaris
8 19 (0.64%) AIX
9 15 (0.50%) CentOS
10 13 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.30%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.30%) VMS
12 6 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (0.17%) HPUX
14 4 (0.13%) Windows Server
14 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.10%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.10%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1586 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1103 (36.99%) TDD
3 584 (19.58%) Scrum
4 566 (18.98%) Continuous Integration
5 536 (17.97%) OOD
6 477 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 455 (15.26%) OOP
8 443 (14.86%) Software Engineering
9 402 (13.48%) BDD
10 379 (12.71%) MVC
11 317 (10.63%) Unit Testing
12 271 (9.09%) Front End Development
13 244 (8.18%) Web Development
14 240 (8.05%) SDLC
15 208 (6.98%) SOLID
16 204 (6.84%) DevOps
17 203 (6.81%) SOA
18 180 (6.04%) Open Source
19 178 (5.97%) E-Commerce
20 173 (5.80%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1331 (44.63%) Java
2 1266 (42.45%) JavaScript
3 744 (24.95%) SQL
4 659 (22.10%) C#
5 338 (11.33%) Python
6 278 (9.32%) C++
7 178 (5.97%) PHP
8 144 (4.83%) ES6
9 116 (3.89%) Perl
10 100 (3.35%) Objective-C
11 92 (3.09%) Ruby
12 91 (3.05%) Apple Swift
13 88 (2.95%) TypeScript
14 87 (2.92%) T-SQL
15 78 (2.62%) Scala
16 77 (2.58%) C
17 65 (2.18%) PL/SQL
18 63 (2.11%) Shell Script
19 44 (1.48%) Groovy
20 28 (0.94%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 235 (7.88%) Degree
2 162 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 124 (4.16%) SC Cleared
4 84 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (1.14%) Master's Degree
6 18 (0.60%) PhD
7 14 (0.47%) ISEB
7 14 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 12 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
9 11 (0.37%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.17%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.10%) CFA
11 3 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.067%) PMP
12 2 (0.067%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.067%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.034%) MCSA
13 1 (0.034%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (3.05%) QA
2 45 (1.51%) MiFID
3 15 (0.50%) WCAG
4 14 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
5 13 (0.44%) EMIR
5 13 (0.44%) HL7
6 10 (0.34%) MIL-STD-1553
6 10 (0.34%) MISRA
6 10 (0.34%) MISRA C
7 9 (0.30%) WAI
8 8 (0.27%) Def Stans
9 6 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.10%) GDPR
10 3 (0.10%) SLA
11 2 (0.067%) GxP
11 2 (0.067%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.067%) UCITS
12 1 (0.034%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (1.91%) Docker
2 24 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.54%) HDFS
4 15 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.17%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.13%) NFS
6 4 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.067%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.034%) RACF
Systems Management
1 139 (4.66%) Puppet
2 137 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
3 103 (3.45%) Ansible
4 33 (1.11%) Terraform
5 19 (0.64%) Kubernetes
6 18 (0.60%) Oozie
7 17 (0.57%) logstash
8 13 (0.44%) Control-M
9 9 (0.30%) Kibana
10 8 (0.27%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.17%) HP Fortify
12 4 (0.13%) Ambari
12 4 (0.13%) Forum Sentry
12 4 (0.13%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 3 (0.10%) Grafana
13 3 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.10%) Packer
13 3 (0.10%) WebSphere Cast Iron
14 2 (0.067%) Mesos
14 2 (0.067%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 406 (13.62%) Oracle
2 222 (7.44%) Microsoft
3 116 (3.89%) Sybase
4 79 (2.65%) SAP
5 74 (2.48%) IBM
6 52 (1.74%) Google
7 44 (1.48%) Apple
7 44 (1.48%) Perforce
8 42 (1.41%) Adobe
9 40 (1.34%) Red Hat
10 29 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
11 27 (0.91%) Zend
12 26 (0.87%) HP
13 25 (0.84%) hybris
13 25 (0.84%) TIBCO
14 23 (0.77%) Sitecore
15 21 (0.70%) Atlassian
16 19 (0.64%) Bloomberg
17 18 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
18 15 (0.50%) webMethods