Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 73 64
Rank change year-on-year -3 -9 -8
Contract jobs citing OO 3156 3187 3570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.08% 3.04% 3.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 3.63% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2378 2292 2579
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £338 £312 £288
90th Percentile £638 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £388 £370
% change year-on-year +5.81% +4.73% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 63 106
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +2.77% +0.95%
10th Percentile £32.95 £27.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £51.71 £52.43 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year +9.76% +1.54% +7.68%

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 86458 87823 93607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.48% 83.90% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57609 58040 60628
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2024 2360 2750
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +4.44% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £11.49
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.41 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 25 November 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 0 2879 £488 +14.71% 797
London +6 1975 £520 +15.56% 323
UK excluding London -27 1164 £410 +5.81% 494
South East -10 312 £450 +13.92% 124
North of England -6 246 £400 +5.26% 153
Midlands -47 135 £398 -0.75% 72
Scotland -13 122 £380 +5.56% 18
Northern Ireland +25 118 £425 +93.18% 1
Yorkshire +9 115 £400 +5.96% 71
South West -25 113 £350 - 58
East of England -36 101 £425 +6.25% 66
North West -32 93 £400 - 69
East Midlands -23 75 £400 -5.88% 37
West Midlands -49 59 £375 -6.25% 35
North East +16 38 £375 -6.25% 13
Wales -17 30 £400 -3.61% 2

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 1765 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1480 (46.89%) Java
3 1275 (40.40%) JavaScript
4 1067 (33.81%) TDD
5 953 (30.20%) HTML
6 824 (26.11%) CSS
7 760 (24.08%) Finance
8 732 (23.19%) SQL
9 695 (22.02%) C#
10 680 (21.55%) Git (software)
11 633 (20.06%) Continuous Integration
12 621 (19.68%) Test Automation
13 600 (19.01%) AngularJS
14 599 (18.98%) Scrum
15 559 (17.71%) HTML5
16 547 (17.33%) OOD
17 540 (17.11%) .NET
18 495 (15.68%) Web Services
18 495 (15.68%) Spring
19 485 (15.37%) OOP
20 470 (14.89%) Linux
21 465 (14.73%) RESTful
22 464 (14.70%) Oracle
23 437 (13.85%) REST
24 423 (13.40%) React
25 415 (13.15%) Software Engineering
26 399 (12.64%) Banking
26 399 (12.64%) BDD
27 397 (12.58%) MVC
28 373 (11.82%) SQL Server

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
1 173 (5.48%) Tomcat
2 145 (4.59%) WebSphere
3 138 (4.37%) Confluence
4 133 (4.21%) WebLogic
5 99 (3.14%) OpenStack
6 95 (3.01%) CMS
7 83 (2.63%) JBoss
8 73 (2.31%) Apache
9 58 (1.84%) WildFly
10 56 (1.77%) Apache Spark
11 40 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 37 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
13 36 (1.14%) Drupal
14 35 (1.11%) WordPress
15 31 (0.98%) Apache Solr
16 26 (0.82%) IIS
17 25 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
18 20 (0.63%) SharePoint
19 19 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
19 19 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 28 (0.89%) Photoshop
2 16 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.32%) Pipeline Pilot
5 7 (0.22%) Doxygen
5 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.19%) Simulink
7 5 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.095%) InVision
9 1 (0.032%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 48 (1.52%) Magento
2 13 (0.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 11 (0.35%) Actimize
4 8 (0.25%) ION MarketView
5 7 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
6 6 (0.19%) Endur
7 4 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.13%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.095%) OpenText Process Suite
8 3 (0.095%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.095%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.063%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.063%) LabWindows
9 2 (0.063%) RMDS
9 2 (0.063%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.063%) Shopify
9 2 (0.063%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 304 (9.63%) Amazon AWS
2 235 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.31%) GitHub
4 68 (2.15%) npm
5 53 (1.68%) SaaS
6 48 (1.52%) IaaS
7 25 (0.79%) iPaaS
8 23 (0.73%) PaaS
9 20 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
10 19 (0.60%) Force.com
11 18 (0.57%) Google Analytics
12 17 (0.54%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 16 (0.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 16 (0.51%) Yarn
14 13 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.35%) Heroku
16 9 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (0.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 66 (2.09%) HTTP
2 42 (1.33%) Internet
3 34 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 32 (1.01%) LDAP
5 26 (0.82%) SSL
6 22 (0.70%) DNS
7 14 (0.44%) Network Security
8 12 (0.38%) AMQP
8 12 (0.38%) Diameter Protocol
9 11 (0.35%) Intranet
10 10 (0.32%) Asterisk PBX
10 10 (0.32%) GGSN
10 10 (0.32%) GSM
10 10 (0.32%) LTE
10 10 (0.32%) MGW
10 10 (0.32%) PBX
10 10 (0.32%) RTP
10 10 (0.32%) SMTP
10 10 (0.32%) UMTS
10 10 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 359 (11.38%) NoSQL
3 353 (11.19%) Relational Database
4 289 (9.16%) MySQL
5 183 (5.80%) RDBMS
6 173 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
7 163 (5.16%) MongoDB
8 108 (3.42%) Big Data
9 90 (2.85%) Hadoop
10 86 (2.72%) Oracle Database
11 52 (1.65%) HBase
12 43 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 36 (1.14%) RavenDB
13 36 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 33 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
15 32 (1.01%) KDB
15 32 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
15 32 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 29 (0.92%) DB2
17 27 (0.86%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 680 (21.55%) Git (software)
2 332 (10.52%) Jenkins
3 328 (10.39%) Maven
4 282 (8.94%) JIRA
5 271 (8.59%) Subversion
6 262 (8.30%) JUnit
7 145 (4.59%) NUnit
8 124 (3.93%) Selenium
9 116 (3.68%) Mockito
10 112 (3.55%) Eclipse
11 103 (3.26%) Visual Studio
12 102 (3.23%) Jasmine
13 99 (3.14%) Cucumber
14 96 (3.04%) TeamCity
15 95 (3.01%) MSTest
16 89 (2.82%) SonarQube
17 85 (2.69%) gulp
18 81 (2.57%) Grunt
18 81 (2.57%) Mercurial
19 75 (2.38%) Gradle
General
1 760 (24.08%) Finance
2 399 (12.64%) Banking
3 245 (7.76%) Front Office
4 197 (6.24%) Investment Banking
5 105 (3.33%) Marketing
6 87 (2.76%) Retail
7 57 (1.81%) Publishing
8 53 (1.68%) Games
9 49 (1.55%) Telecoms
10 43 (1.36%) Advertising
11 41 (1.30%) Manufacturing
12 38 (1.20%) Retail Banking
13 34 (1.08%) Back Office
13 34 (1.08%) Electronics
14 29 (0.92%) Automotive
15 28 (0.89%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.29%) Multimedia
17 8 (0.25%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2537 (80.39%) Developer
2 875 (27.72%) Java Developer
3 369 (11.69%) Senior Developer
4 318 (10.08%) JavaScript Developer
5 278 (8.81%) C# Developer
6 221 (7.00%) .NET Developer
7 192 (6.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 176 (5.58%) Senior Java Developer
9 170 (5.39%) Agile Developer
10 162 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
11 144 (4.56%) Angular Developer
12 132 (4.18%) Architect
13 120 (3.80%) Software Engineer
14 115 (3.64%) PHP Developer
15 106 (3.36%) Agile Java Developer
16 105 (3.33%) C++ Developer
16 105 (3.33%) Node.js Developer
16 105 (3.33%) Python Developer
17 100 (3.17%) UI Developer
18 99 (3.14%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 953 (30.20%) HTML
2 824 (26.11%) CSS
3 600 (19.01%) AngularJS
4 559 (17.71%) HTML5
5 540 (17.11%) .NET
6 495 (15.68%) Spring
6 495 (15.68%) Web Services
7 465 (14.73%) RESTful
8 437 (13.85%) REST
9 423 (13.40%) React
10 363 (11.50%) Node.js
11 359 (11.38%) CSS3
12 326 (10.33%) XML
13 318 (10.08%) jQuery
14 292 (9.25%) Hibernate
15 289 (9.16%) JSON
16 288 (9.13%) SOAP
17 176 (5.58%) ASP.NET
18 155 (4.91%) Ajax
19 151 (4.78%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 315 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
2 258 (8.17%) Data Structures
3 235 (7.45%) Computer Science
4 220 (6.97%) Algorithms
5 196 (6.21%) User Experience
6 183 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
7 96 (3.04%) Mobile App
8 93 (2.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 83 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
10 75 (2.38%) Derivative
11 61 (1.93%) Equities
12 56 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
12 56 (1.77%) iPad
12 56 (1.77%) iPhone
13 55 (1.74%) Fintech
14 47 (1.49%) N-Tier
15 37 (1.17%) Fixed Income
16 33 (1.05%) Virtual Team
17 25 (0.79%) Hedge funds
18 22 (0.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 470 (14.89%) Linux
2 326 (10.33%) Unix
3 164 (5.20%) Windows
4 132 (4.18%) Apple iOS
5 71 (2.25%) Android
6 55 (1.74%) VMS
7 45 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (0.76%) AIX
9 13 (0.41%) Solaris
10 11 (0.35%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.29%) HPUX
11 9 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.25%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.25%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.22%) CentOS
14 6 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.19%) Windows Server
15 4 (0.13%) DC/OS
16 3 (0.095%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1765 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1067 (33.81%) TDD
3 633 (20.06%) Continuous Integration
4 621 (19.68%) Test Automation
5 599 (18.98%) Scrum
6 547 (17.33%) OOD
7 485 (15.37%) OOP
8 415 (13.15%) Software Engineering
9 399 (12.64%) BDD
10 397 (12.58%) MVC
11 309 (9.79%) Unit Testing
12 285 (9.03%) Front End Development
12 285 (9.03%) Microservices
13 238 (7.54%) Web Development
14 237 (7.51%) SDLC
15 217 (6.88%) SOLID
16 213 (6.75%) DevOps
17 204 (6.46%) E-Commerce
18 201 (6.37%) Multithreading
19 188 (5.96%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1480 (46.89%) Java
2 1275 (40.40%) JavaScript
3 732 (23.19%) SQL
4 695 (22.02%) C#
5 372 (11.79%) Python
6 287 (9.09%) C++
7 203 (6.43%) PHP
8 135 (4.28%) ES6
9 106 (3.36%) Scala
10 98 (3.11%) Objective-C
11 96 (3.04%) TypeScript
12 88 (2.79%) Perl
13 84 (2.66%) Apple Swift
14 78 (2.47%) Ruby
15 75 (2.38%) T-SQL
16 60 (1.90%) PL/SQL
17 57 (1.81%) C
18 53 (1.68%) JPQL
19 43 (1.36%) Groovy
20 42 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 237 (7.51%) Degree
2 194 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 147 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 92 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 46 (1.46%) PhD
6 27 (0.86%) Master's Degree
7 12 (0.38%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
8 11 (0.35%) ISEB
9 10 (0.32%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.095%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.063%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.063%) PMP
14 1 (0.032%) CAPM
14 1 (0.032%) OCP
14 1 (0.032%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.032%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.032%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (3.64%) QA
2 29 (0.92%) MiFID
3 24 (0.76%) WCAG
4 16 (0.51%) EMIR
5 12 (0.38%) HL7
6 11 (0.35%) WAI
7 7 (0.22%) Def Stans
7 7 (0.22%) MISRA
7 7 (0.22%) MISRA C
8 6 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.13%) GDPR
10 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.095%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.095%) SLA
11 3 (0.095%) UCITS
12 2 (0.063%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.063%) GxP
12 2 (0.063%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 89 (2.82%) Docker
2 34 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.57%) HDFS
4 12 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 11 (0.35%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.16%) NFS
7 5 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.095%) vSphere
9 1 (0.032%) KVM
9 1 (0.032%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 175 (5.54%) Puppet
2 143 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
3 136 (4.31%) Ansible
4 45 (1.43%) Kubernetes
5 31 (0.98%) Terraform
6 14 (0.44%) Oozie
7 12 (0.38%) BladeLogic
8 11 (0.35%) Kibana
9 10 (0.32%) logstash
10 9 (0.29%) Control-M
11 5 (0.16%) Forum Sentry
11 5 (0.16%) WebSphere Cast Iron
12 4 (0.13%) Ambari
12 4 (0.13%) Marathon
13 3 (0.095%) Apache Brooklyn
13 3 (0.095%) Grafana
13 3 (0.095%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.095%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 3 (0.095%) Mesos
13 3 (0.095%) Packer
Vendors
1 464 (14.70%) Oracle
2 243 (7.70%) Microsoft
3 89 (2.82%) Sybase
4 79 (2.50%) SAP
5 73 (2.31%) Google
6 59 (1.87%) Apple
7 57 (1.81%) IBM
8 51 (1.62%) TIBCO
9 47 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 47 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
10 42 (1.33%) Perforce
11 41 (1.30%) Adobe
12 30 (0.95%) Zend
13 25 (0.79%) Atlassian
13 25 (0.79%) HP
13 25 (0.79%) Workday
14 24 (0.76%) Bloomberg
15 23 (0.73%) hybris
16 21 (0.67%) Sitecore
17 20 (0.63%) CA Agile Central