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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 71 57
Rank change year-on-year +2 -14  
Contract jobs citing OO 1483 1563 1809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.16% 2.90% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 3.48% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1083 1157 1248
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 £330 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 19 38
Median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.28% +1.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £26.16 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.16 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.67 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +17.69% +1.25%  

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 39590 44959 45378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.37% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25806 29818 29077
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 £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1062 1087 1274
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 0 1310 £450 +2.85% 771
London -14 796 £500 +5.26% 334
South East +57 192 £400 +14.28% 104
City of London -2 139 £525 +10.52% 66
Northern Ireland +8 74 £413 - 1
County Antrim +6 73 £413 -
Belfast +6 70 £413 -
Scotland +5 70 £375 +7.14% 23
South West -10 58 £380 +8.57% 58
Yorkshire +4 57 £400 - 49
Glasgow +5 55 £350 -6.66% 10
East of England -8 55 £350 -12.50% 62
Surrey +40 49 £480 +32.41% 24
North West 0 46 £400 - 82
West Yorkshire +1 44 £400 -3.03% 36
East Midlands +5 43 £350 +3.70% 41
Leeds -11 40 £400 -3.03% 31
West Midlands +21 39 £320 -28.08% 34
Berkshire +38 34 £375 -9.09% 15
Oxfordshire +3 33 £488 +34.48% 14
Buckinghamshire +8 32 £350 +2.94% 6
Hampshire -3 30 £350 +3.70% 19
Birmingham +15 25 £320 -26.43% 10
Gloucestershire +23 24 £425 -15.00% 1
Milton Keynes +6 23 £350 -1.75% 1
Manchester -1 23 £388 -22.50% 49
Wales -15 22 £393 +4.66% 7
South Wales -12 21 £393 +4.66% 6
North East +61 20 £380 +5.55% 7
Croydon +7 19 £456 +10.60% 3

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1524 (52.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1253 (43.25%) Java
3 1177 (40.63%) JavaScript
4 1013 (34.97%) TDD
5 887 (30.62%) HTML
6 809 (27.93%) CSS
7 740 (25.54%) SQL
8 648 (22.37%) C#
9 637 (21.99%) Finance
10 594 (20.50%) Scrum
11 578 (19.95%) AngularJS
12 539 (18.61%) HTML5
13 537 (18.54%) .NET
14 535 (18.47%) OOD
15 528 (18.23%) Git (software)
16 498 (17.19%) OOP
17 491 (16.95%) Web Services
18 478 (16.50%) XML
19 456 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
20 420 (14.50%) Linux
21 419 (14.46%) Test Automation
22 418 (14.43%) Software Engineering
23 404 (13.95%) Spring
24 402 (13.88%) Oracle
25 399 (13.77%) Banking
26 397 (13.70%) Relational Database
27 394 (13.60%) CSS3
28 391 (13.50%) BDD
29 366 (12.63%) RESTful
30 361 (12.46%) 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
1 113 (3.90%) WebSphere
2 112 (3.87%) Tomcat
3 83 (2.87%) WebLogic
4 79 (2.73%) Apache
5 77 (2.66%) Confluence
6 68 (2.35%) CMS
7 62 (2.14%) JBoss
8 50 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 46 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
10 34 (1.17%) OpenStack
11 27 (0.93%) Mule
11 27 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
12 24 (0.83%) WordPress
13 22 (0.76%) Apache Spark
13 22 (0.76%) IIS
13 22 (0.76%) SharePoint
14 20 (0.69%) nginx
14 20 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
15 18 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 16 (0.55%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 27 (0.93%) Photoshop
2 14 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.10%) Simulink
7 2 (0.069%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.069%) InVision
7 2 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (0.83%) Magento
2 20 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.31%) ION MarketView
5 8 (0.28%) Actimize
5 8 (0.28%) Endur
5 8 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.21%) Fredhopper
7 6 (0.21%) Pega PRPC
7 6 (0.21%) SAP WM
8 4 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
8 4 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 4 (0.14%) OpenText Process Suite
8 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.14%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.10%) RMDS
10 2 (0.069%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 150 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
2 100 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (1.79%) GitHub
4 30 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (0.66%) SaaS
6 18 (0.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 18 (0.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 14 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (0.41%) Heroku
9 11 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.31%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.21%) Boomi
13 5 (0.17%) IaaS
13 5 (0.17%) PaaS
14 4 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.14%) Route 53
14 4 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 84 (2.90%) HTTP
2 53 (1.83%) Internet
3 45 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.00%) LDAP
5 23 (0.79%) SSL
6 20 (0.69%) Diameter Protocol
7 18 (0.62%) Wireshark
8 17 (0.59%) Network Security
9 15 (0.52%) DNS
10 14 (0.48%) VoIP
11 13 (0.45%) Asterisk PBX
11 13 (0.45%) GSM
11 13 (0.45%) LTE
11 13 (0.45%) PBX
11 13 (0.45%) RANAP
11 13 (0.45%) RTP
11 13 (0.45%) UMTS
12 11 (0.38%) Intranet
13 10 (0.35%) GGSN
13 10 (0.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (13.70%) Relational Database
2 361 (12.46%) SQL Server
3 301 (10.39%) NoSQL
4 218 (7.53%) MySQL
5 147 (5.07%) MongoDB
6 110 (3.80%) Big Data
6 110 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
7 109 (3.76%) Oracle Database
8 93 (3.21%) RDBMS
9 72 (2.49%) DB2
10 64 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 48 (1.66%) Hadoop
12 41 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 38 (1.31%) KDB
14 32 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
14 32 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 29 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
15 29 (1.00%) Redis
15 29 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
16 28 (0.97%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 528 (18.23%) Git (software)
2 311 (10.74%) Jenkins
3 232 (8.01%) Subversion
4 229 (7.90%) Maven
5 221 (7.63%) JIRA
6 169 (5.83%) JUnit
7 131 (4.52%) Gradle
7 131 (4.52%) Selenium
8 113 (3.90%) Eclipse
9 98 (3.38%) Ant
10 91 (3.14%) Cucumber
11 90 (3.11%) Grunt
12 88 (3.04%) TeamCity
13 87 (3.00%) Visual Studio
14 83 (2.87%) Jasmine
15 81 (2.80%) WebDriver
16 78 (2.69%) NUnit
17 72 (2.49%) gulp
17 72 (2.49%) Mockito
18 59 (2.04%) Hudson
General
1 637 (21.99%) Finance
2 399 (13.77%) Banking
3 216 (7.46%) Front Office
4 160 (5.52%) Investment Banking
5 109 (3.76%) Retail
6 55 (1.90%) Back Office
7 54 (1.86%) Marketing
8 49 (1.69%) Telecoms
9 35 (1.21%) Electronics
10 33 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 31 (1.07%) Games
11 31 (1.07%) Publishing
12 23 (0.79%) Advertising
13 19 (0.66%) Law
14 17 (0.59%) Automotive
15 16 (0.55%) Legal
16 12 (0.41%) Military
16 12 (0.41%) Prime Brokerage
17 10 (0.35%) Avionics
18 9 (0.31%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2252 (77.74%) Developer
2 647 (22.33%) Java Developer
3 308 (10.63%) Senior Developer
4 297 (10.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 280 (9.67%) .NET Developer
6 266 (9.18%) C# Developer
7 184 (6.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 153 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
8 153 (5.28%) Software Engineer
9 151 (5.21%) Senior Java Developer
10 135 (4.66%) Agile Developer
11 128 (4.42%) Angular Developer
11 128 (4.42%) Full Stack Developer
12 127 (4.38%) Architect
13 114 (3.94%) PHP Developer
14 113 (3.90%) Analyst
15 95 (3.28%) Python Developer
16 94 (3.24%) C++ Developer
17 90 (3.11%) Node.js Developer
18 87 (3.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 887 (30.62%) HTML
2 809 (27.93%) CSS
3 578 (19.95%) AngularJS
4 539 (18.61%) HTML5
5 537 (18.54%) .NET
6 491 (16.95%) Web Services
7 478 (16.50%) XML
8 404 (13.95%) Spring
9 394 (13.60%) CSS3
10 366 (12.63%) RESTful
11 338 (11.67%) Node.js
12 329 (11.36%) JSON
13 321 (11.08%) React
14 297 (10.25%) jQuery
15 294 (10.15%) REST
16 261 (9.01%) SOAP
17 191 (6.59%) Hibernate
18 179 (6.18%) J2EE
19 165 (5.70%) ASP.NET
20 149 (5.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 275 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (6.87%) Greenfield Project
3 194 (6.70%) Computer Science
4 178 (6.14%) User Experience
5 159 (5.49%) Algorithms
6 149 (5.14%) Data Structures
7 112 (3.87%) Mobile App
8 88 (3.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 86 (2.97%) Derivative
10 69 (2.38%) Equities
11 60 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
12 55 (1.90%) Fintech
13 48 (1.66%) Fixed Income
14 44 (1.52%) iPad
15 36 (1.24%) Client/Server
16 35 (1.21%) iPhone
17 32 (1.10%) Hedge funds
18 30 (1.04%) Virtual Team
19 29 (1.00%) Management Information System
20 27 (0.93%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 420 (14.50%) Linux
2 315 (10.87%) Unix
3 182 (6.28%) Windows
4 115 (3.97%) Apple iOS
5 100 (3.45%) Android
6 35 (1.21%) CentOS
7 22 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.62%) Solaris
9 17 (0.59%) Windows Server
10 16 (0.55%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (0.21%) VME
14 5 (0.17%) AIX
15 3 (0.10%) HPUX
15 3 (0.10%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 2 (0.069%) SUSE
16 2 (0.069%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1524 (52.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1013 (34.97%) TDD
3 594 (20.50%) Scrum
4 535 (18.47%) OOD
5 498 (17.19%) OOP
6 456 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
7 419 (14.46%) Test Automation
8 418 (14.43%) Software Engineering
9 391 (13.50%) BDD
10 358 (12.36%) MVC
11 267 (9.22%) Unit Testing
12 262 (9.04%) SDLC
13 259 (8.94%) Front End Development
14 225 (7.77%) SOA
15 212 (7.32%) DevOps
16 200 (6.90%) Open Source
17 192 (6.63%) Web Development
18 185 (6.39%) UML
19 174 (6.01%) SOLID
20 173 (5.97%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1253 (43.25%) Java
2 1177 (40.63%) JavaScript
3 740 (25.54%) SQL
4 648 (22.37%) C#
5 332 (11.46%) Python
6 292 (10.08%) C++
7 187 (6.45%) PHP
8 131 (4.52%) Ruby
9 109 (3.76%) ES6
10 95 (3.28%) Shell Script
11 94 (3.24%) Perl
12 88 (3.04%) C
13 82 (2.83%) T-SQL
14 79 (2.73%) Apple Swift
15 78 (2.69%) Objective-C
16 72 (2.49%) Scala
17 66 (2.28%) PL/SQL
18 65 (2.24%) TypeScript
19 41 (1.42%) Groovy
20 35 (1.21%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 243 (8.39%) Degree
2 126 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 93 (3.21%) SC Cleared
4 68 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 36 (1.24%) Master's Degree
6 16 (0.55%) PhD
7 13 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (0.35%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.35%) ISEB
9 10 (0.35%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.35%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.14%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.14%) PMP
11 3 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.10%) CFA
12 2 (0.069%) CAPM
12 2 (0.069%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.069%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.069%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (3.35%) QA
2 59 (2.04%) MiFID
3 29 (1.00%) Dodd-Frank
3 29 (1.00%) EMIR
4 10 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.35%) MIL-STD-1553
5 7 (0.24%) MISRA
5 7 (0.24%) MISRA C
6 5 (0.17%) Def Stans
6 5 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.17%) SLA
7 4 (0.14%) WCAG
8 3 (0.10%) HL7
8 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.069%) GxP
9 2 (0.069%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.069%) PMO
9 2 (0.069%) WAI
10 1 (0.035%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (2.80%) Docker
2 10 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.31%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.069%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.069%) Firmware
5 2 (0.069%) HDFS
5 2 (0.069%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.035%) RACF
Systems Management
1 112 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
2 111 (3.83%) Puppet
3 78 (2.69%) Ansible
4 22 (0.76%) Terraform
5 17 (0.59%) logstash
6 12 (0.41%) Oozie
7 9 (0.31%) HP Fortify
7 9 (0.31%) Kibana
8 8 (0.28%) Control-M
9 7 (0.24%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 4 (0.14%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.10%) Grafana
11 3 (0.10%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 3 (0.10%) TIBCO Hawk
12 2 (0.069%) CFEngine
12 2 (0.069%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.069%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.069%) Rundeck
13 1 (0.035%) Graphite
13 1 (0.035%) Mesos
Vendors
1 402 (13.88%) Oracle
2 186 (6.42%) Microsoft
3 95 (3.28%) Sybase
4 76 (2.62%) SAP
5 69 (2.38%) IBM
6 54 (1.86%) Adobe
7 49 (1.69%) Perforce
8 45 (1.55%) Red Hat
9 33 (1.14%) Zend
10 32 (1.10%) Google
11 31 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
12 30 (1.04%) Sitecore
13 27 (0.93%) TIBCO
14 26 (0.90%) hybris
15 25 (0.86%) Apple
16 19 (0.66%) Atlassian
17 18 (0.62%) Splunk
18 16 (0.55%) Cisco
18 16 (0.55%) HP
19 15 (0.52%) Pega
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Trust In Soda
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £440 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 17 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £440 per day Weekly pay through Nakama
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
AMS contingency
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + + Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Flexible working
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Social Superstore
Rate: From £250 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Coded People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £600 (DOE)
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday