Period
to 24 May 2020

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 May 2020 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 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 136 108 78
Rank change year-on-year -28 -30 -4
Contract jobs citing OO 898 2,142 3,167
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.86% 2.34% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 2.68% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 1,503 2,318
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £356 £350
90th Percentile £650 £661 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 38 42
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £21.53
90th Percentile £65.60 £60.00 £53.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £46.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year - +3.37% +3.49%

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 41,109 80,039 87,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.35% 87.32% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,896 52,725 57,819
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £298 £304 £297
90th Percentile £668 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,469 2,152 2,311
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +11.36% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.70 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.00 £51.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.91 £23.00 £20.11
% change year-on-year -0.39% +14.40% -20.56%

OO
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OO in the UK

OO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OO.

Daily rate trend for OO in the UK

OO
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OO over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for OO in the UK

OO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing OO.

Hourly rate trend for OO in the UK

OO
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing OO over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for OO in the UK

OO
Top 17 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 May 2020. 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 -37 793 £475 -5.00% 317
London -15 479 £500 -9.09% 113
UK excluding London -26 393 £425 -5.56% 234
North of England +27 83 £450 -10.00% 67
South East -60 73 £425 -10.53% 46
North West +41 56 £450 +5.88% 29
South West -33 53 £440 -7.37% 41
Scotland +12 50 £410 +4.13% 12
Midlands +16 49 £375 -6.25% 33
East of England +6 48 £400 -11.11% 16
Work from Home +4 34 £425 -10.53% 37
West Midlands +16 26 £376 +3.79% 19
East Midlands +42 23 £345 -37.27% 14
Wales +4 23 £508 +23.03% 12
Yorkshire +11 15 £613 +22.50% 28
Northern Ireland +27 14 £455 - 7
North East +32 12 £430 -6.52% 10

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 with a requirement for OO.

1 410 (45.66%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (39.09%) Java
3 339 (37.75%) JavaScript
4 265 (29.51%) C#
5 263 (29.29%) SQL
6 245 (27.28%) OOD
7 219 (24.39%) OOP
8 218 (24.28%) HTML
9 205 (22.83%) CSS
10 201 (22.38%) TDD
11 194 (21.60%) .NET
12 176 (19.60%) Finance
13 169 (18.82%) SQL Server
14 159 (17.71%) Azure
15 158 (17.59%) DevOps
16 153 (17.04%) Git (software)
17 148 (16.48%) Software Engineering
18 147 (16.37%) React
19 145 (16.15%) AWS
20 139 (15.48%) Python
21 134 (14.92%) Test Automation
22 128 (14.25%) Scrum
23 122 (13.59%) AngularJS
24 116 (12.92%) Microservices
24 116 (12.92%) HTML5
25 112 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
26 109 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
27 107 (11.92%) Security Cleared
28 105 (11.69%) Web Services
29 104 (11.58%) Computer Science

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 35 (3.90%) Confluence
2 23 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 22 (2.45%) CMS
4 20 (2.23%) Apache Spark
5 16 (1.78%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.56%) Apache
7 13 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.45%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.22%) JBoss
9 9 (1.00%) nginx
9 9 (1.00%) WordPress
10 8 (0.89%) Apache ServiceMix
10 8 (0.89%) EPiServer
11 7 (0.78%) IIS
11 7 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.67%) Red Hat Fuse
12 6 (0.67%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.67%) WinCC
13 4 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 15 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.00%) Simulink
3 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.11%) Figma
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.56%) Magento
2 7 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.67%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.22%) Shopify
6 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.11%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.11%) PolarLake
6 1 (0.11%) Primavera
6 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 159 (17.71%) Azure
2 145 (16.15%) AWS
3 63 (7.02%) GCP
4 35 (3.90%) GitHub
5 31 (3.45%) Amazon S3
6 27 (3.01%) Serverless
7 24 (2.67%) AWS Lambda
8 23 (2.56%) SaaS
9 19 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (2.00%) Amazon Kinesis
10 18 (2.00%) Power Platform
11 17 (1.89%) Heroku
12 12 (1.34%) CloudFront
13 9 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
15 6 (0.67%) Amazon Glacier
16 5 (0.56%) Firebase
16 5 (0.56%) Google Analytics
17 4 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.23%) HTTP
2 11 (1.22%) Internet
3 9 (1.00%) SSL
4 8 (0.89%) FTP
5 6 (0.67%) Firewall
6 4 (0.45%) AMQP
6 4 (0.45%) DNS
6 4 (0.45%) SSH
6 4 (0.45%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.33%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.33%) IPv4
7 3 (0.33%) IPv6
7 3 (0.33%) Wireless
8 2 (0.22%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.22%) Skype
8 2 (0.22%) SNMP
8 2 (0.22%) VoIP
8 2 (0.22%) WebEx
9 1 (0.11%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (18.82%) SQL Server
2 104 (11.58%) Relational Database
3 72 (8.02%) MySQL
4 63 (7.02%) NoSQL
5 34 (3.79%) Big Data
6 32 (3.56%) RDBMS
7 27 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (3.01%) MongoDB
8 22 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (2.12%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.78%) Power BI
11 14 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (1.11%) Amazon Athena
15 9 (1.00%) Hadoop
16 8 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (0.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 153 (17.04%) Git (software)
2 81 (9.02%) JIRA
3 58 (6.46%) Jenkins
4 36 (4.01%) Visual Studio
5 35 (3.90%) webpack
6 31 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (3.34%) JUnit
8 29 (3.23%) Selenium
9 27 (3.01%) Cucumber
9 27 (3.01%) Maven
10 25 (2.78%) Eclipse
11 19 (2.12%) Ant
11 19 (2.12%) GitLab
12 17 (1.89%) gulp
12 17 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
13 16 (1.78%) Gradle
13 16 (1.78%) Subversion
14 14 (1.56%) Bitbucket
15 12 (1.34%) Grunt
15 12 (1.34%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 176 (19.60%) Finance
2 65 (7.24%) Banking
3 56 (6.24%) Public Sector
4 20 (2.23%) Front Office
5 19 (2.12%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.67%) Retail
7 12 (1.34%) Games
7 12 (1.34%) Marketing
8 11 (1.22%) Back Office
9 9 (1.00%) Law
10 8 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.89%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.67%) Military
12 5 (0.56%) Electronics
12 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.45%) Automotive
13 4 (0.45%) French Language
13 4 (0.45%) Legal
14 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.22%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 629 (70.04%) Developer
2 120 (13.36%) Java Developer
3 89 (9.91%) C# Developer
3 89 (9.91%) Senior Developer
4 87 (9.69%) .NET Developer
5 74 (8.24%) React Developer
6 71 (7.91%) Software Engineer
7 46 (5.12%) JavaScript Developer
7 46 (5.12%) Software Developer
8 43 (4.79%) Full Stack Developer
9 38 (4.23%) Architect
10 33 (3.67%) Python Developer
11 30 (3.34%) ASP.NET Developer
12 29 (3.23%) Angular Developer
12 29 (3.23%) Azure Developer
13 26 (2.90%) PHP Developer
14 24 (2.67%) AWS Engineer
15 23 (2.56%) HTML Developer
16 21 (2.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 21 (2.34%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (24.28%) HTML
2 205 (22.83%) CSS
3 194 (21.60%) .NET
4 147 (16.37%) React
5 122 (13.59%) AngularJS
6 116 (12.92%) HTML5
7 105 (11.69%) Web Services
8 101 (11.25%) RESTful
9 92 (10.24%) jQuery
10 87 (9.69%) REST
11 83 (9.24%) Node.js
12 77 (8.57%) JSON
13 73 (8.13%) Spring
14 69 (7.68%) ASP.NET
15 64 (7.13%) Redux
16 62 (6.90%) Kafka
17 49 (5.46%) SOAP
17 49 (5.46%) XML
18 46 (5.12%) CSS3
19 45 (5.01%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.13%) Data Structures
2 87 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (8.35%) Greenfield Project
4 64 (7.13%) User Experience
5 60 (6.68%) Algorithms
6 37 (4.12%) Mobile App
7 36 (4.01%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (3.01%) Fixed Income
9 23 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.22%) Augmented Reality
11 11 (1.22%) Derivative
12 10 (1.11%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.78%) SCADA
13 7 (0.78%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.67%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.67%) iPhone
14 6 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.67%) PKI
15 5 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 87 (9.69%) Linux
2 62 (6.90%) Windows
3 49 (5.46%) Unix
4 31 (3.45%) Android
5 28 (3.12%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.78%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.33%) CentOS
9 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.11%) Solaris
11 1 (0.11%) tvOS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (45.66%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (27.28%) OOD
3 219 (24.39%) OOP
4 201 (22.38%) TDD
5 158 (17.59%) DevOps
6 148 (16.48%) Software Engineering
7 134 (14.92%) Test Automation
8 128 (14.25%) Scrum
9 116 (12.92%) Microservices
10 112 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
11 109 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
12 104 (11.58%) Computer Science
13 91 (10.13%) Unit Testing
14 86 (9.58%) MVC
15 82 (9.13%) BDD
16 80 (8.91%) Open Source
17 74 (8.24%) SOLID
18 65 (7.24%) SDLC
19 63 (7.02%) Kanban
20 61 (6.79%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 351 (39.09%) Java
2 339 (37.75%) JavaScript
3 265 (29.51%) C#
4 263 (29.29%) SQL
5 139 (15.48%) Python
6 68 (7.57%) Java 8
7 56 (6.24%) PHP
8 55 (6.12%) C++
9 43 (4.79%) Scala
9 43 (4.79%) TypeScript
10 39 (4.34%) ES6
10 39 (4.34%) T-SQL
11 35 (3.90%) Kotlin
12 29 (3.23%) C
13 28 (3.12%) PL/SQL
13 28 (3.12%) Shell Script
14 18 (2.00%) Apex Code
14 18 (2.00%) Ruby
15 16 (1.78%) Apple Swift
15 16 (1.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 107 (11.92%) Security Cleared
2 91 (10.13%) Degree
3 86 (9.58%) SC Cleared
4 43 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.34%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.00%) AWS Certification
7 8 (0.89%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.67%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.33%) ISEB
10 3 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.22%) HND
11 2 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.11%) CAPM
12 1 (0.11%) MCP
12 1 (0.11%) MCSD
12 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.01%) QA
2 24 (2.67%) WCAG
3 8 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 7 (0.78%) MiFID
5 3 (0.33%) SLA
6 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) RMADS
6 2 (0.22%) WAI
7 1 (0.11%) COSO
7 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 94 (10.47%) Docker
2 8 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.33%) vSphere
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 91 (10.13%) Kubernetes
2 45 (5.01%) Terraform
3 22 (2.45%) Ansible
4 13 (1.45%) Kibana
5 11 (1.22%) logstash
5 11 (1.22%) Puppet
6 7 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.67%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 5 (0.56%) vRealize
8 5 (0.56%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.11%) Control-M
11 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.11%) MOM
11 1 (0.11%) Nessus
11 1 (0.11%) SCCM
11 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 103 (11.47%) Oracle
2 84 (9.35%) Microsoft
3 43 (4.79%) SAP
4 34 (3.79%) Google
5 27 (3.01%) Informatica
6 24 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (2.34%) IBM
8 15 (1.67%) Pega
8 15 (1.67%) Zend
9 14 (1.56%) BEA
10 12 (1.34%) hybris
10 12 (1.34%) webMethods
11 11 (1.22%) HP
12 9 (1.00%) IBM Sterling
12 9 (1.00%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.89%) Tableau
14 7 (0.78%) Apple
14 7 (0.78%) Ariba
15 6 (0.67%) Adobe
15 6 (0.67%) VMware