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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Object-Oriented (OO)
UK
Rank 70 61 59
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2  
Contract jobs citing OO 1421 1718 1674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.18% 3.23% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 3.90% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 1190 1193
Median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 50 31
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.77% +9.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £35.30 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.27 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.77% +12.66%  

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 37182 44106 42440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.13% 82.88% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24552 28910 26291
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1111 1221
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OO in the UK

OO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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 March 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 -7 1323 £450 +5.88% 766
London -6 746 £475 +5.55% 309
South East +15 195 £444 +25.00% 123
City of London +10 126 £500 +8.10% 49
East of England +11 86 £463 +15.62% 69
Yorkshire +26 82 £400 +3.22% 58
North West +16 81 £363 +3.57% 94
Surrey +18 63 £474 +5.27% 18
West Yorkshire +20 53 £400 +3.22% 33
Leeds +18 53 £400 +3.22% 29
Scotland +12 52 £425 -2.85% 27
East Midlands +18 51 £368 -2.00% 35
South West -44 39 £375 - 44
Berkshire +39 37 £450 +4.95% 17
Buckinghamshire +8 36 £400 +12.67% 11
Manchester +1 35 £325 -12.16% 63
Essex +5 31 £400 - 11
Glasgow +4 29 £438 +16.66% 8
Milton Keynes +9 27 £400 +12.67% 8
Hertfordshire +12 26 £550 +22.22% 17
Cheshire +38 24 £428 +22.14% 16
Northern Ireland - 23 £410 - 3
County Antrim - 23 £410 - 3
Belfast - 22 £410 - 3
South Yorkshire +8 21 £380 +48.29% 7
West Sussex +15 20 £468 +14.02% 13
West Midlands -34 20 £338 -23.42% 27
Wales -36 18 £406 +8.33% 8
Nottingham +9 17 £368 -2.00% 11
Northamptonshire +8 17 £313 -34.21% 5

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 1513 (52.75%) Agile Software Development
2 1234 (43.03%) Java
3 1140 (39.75%) JavaScript
4 927 (32.32%) HTML
5 882 (30.75%) TDD
6 840 (29.29%) CSS
7 713 (24.86%) SQL
8 665 (23.19%) C#
9 606 (21.13%) Finance
10 597 (20.82%) Scrum
11 577 (20.12%) .NET
12 542 (18.90%) Git (software)
13 519 (18.10%) OOD
14 517 (18.03%) Web Services
15 505 (17.61%) XML
16 499 (17.40%) HTML5
17 496 (17.29%) OOP
18 494 (17.22%) AngularJS
19 473 (16.49%) Linux
20 431 (15.03%) Software Engineering
21 428 (14.92%) MVC
22 420 (14.64%) Oracle
23 405 (14.12%) Spring
24 375 (13.08%) Relational Database
25 373 (13.01%) BDD
26 371 (12.94%) RESTful
27 369 (12.87%) CSS3
28 366 (12.76%) Continuous Integration
29 362 (12.62%) Python
30 351 (12.24%) SQL Server

OO
Top Related 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
1 101 (3.52%) Apache
2 95 (3.31%) Confluence
3 92 (3.21%) WebLogic
4 90 (3.14%) WebSphere
5 88 (3.07%) Tomcat
6 68 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 66 (2.30%) CMS
8 63 (2.20%) JBoss
9 58 (2.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 44 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
11 35 (1.22%) Apache Solr
12 30 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
13 28 (0.98%) IIS
14 25 (0.87%) Apache Spark
15 22 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
15 22 (0.77%) WordPress
16 21 (0.73%) SharePoint
17 20 (0.70%) GlassFish
17 20 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
18 16 (0.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 86 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.70%) MS Office
3 19 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.10%) InVision
7 2 (0.070%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (1.08%) Magento
2 17 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.52%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 15 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
5 11 (0.38%) Endur
6 10 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.17%) SAP PSCD
8 4 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.14%) Fredhopper
8 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.14%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.10%) Global One
9 3 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 2 (0.070%) Minerva
10 2 (0.070%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.070%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 130 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (2.02%) GitHub
4 30 (1.05%) SaaS
5 22 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.35%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (0.28%) Boomi
9 8 (0.28%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.28%) PaaS
9 8 (0.28%) Slack
10 7 (0.24%) iTunes
11 6 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.21%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.17%) Google Play
13 4 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (3.45%) HTTP
2 52 (1.81%) TCP/IP
3 36 (1.26%) Internet
4 29 (1.01%) LDAP
5 26 (0.91%) SSL
6 24 (0.84%) Diameter Protocol
6 24 (0.84%) VoIP
7 22 (0.77%) Asterisk PBX
7 22 (0.77%) GSM
7 22 (0.77%) LTE
7 22 (0.77%) PBX
7 22 (0.77%) RANAP
7 22 (0.77%) RTP
7 22 (0.77%) UMTS
8 18 (0.63%) Network Security
9 15 (0.52%) Wireshark
10 13 (0.45%) Intranet
11 12 (0.42%) FTP
12 10 (0.35%) SMS
13 8 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 375 (13.08%) Relational Database
2 351 (12.24%) SQL Server
3 231 (8.05%) NoSQL
4 156 (5.44%) MySQL
5 136 (4.74%) MongoDB
6 128 (4.46%) Oracle Database
7 91 (3.17%) Big Data
8 75 (2.62%) RDBMS
9 70 (2.44%) DB2
10 58 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 56 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
12 40 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
13 39 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
14 38 (1.32%) KDB
15 37 (1.29%) Hadoop
16 28 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
16 28 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
17 27 (0.94%) Redis
17 27 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
18 26 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 542 (18.90%) Git (software)
2 272 (9.48%) Jenkins
3 247 (8.61%) Subversion
4 231 (8.05%) JIRA
5 208 (7.25%) Maven
6 148 (5.16%) Selenium
7 134 (4.67%) Gradle
8 132 (4.60%) JUnit
9 122 (4.25%) Ant
10 92 (3.21%) WebDriver
11 89 (3.10%) Cucumber
12 88 (3.07%) Eclipse
13 87 (3.03%) Grunt
14 85 (2.96%) Jasmine
15 81 (2.82%) Visual Studio
16 80 (2.79%) NUnit
17 76 (2.65%) gulp
18 60 (2.09%) Hudson
19 59 (2.06%) Moq
19 59 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 606 (21.13%) Finance
2 336 (11.72%) Banking
3 153 (5.33%) Front Office
4 127 (4.43%) Investment Banking
5 85 (2.96%) Retail
6 64 (2.23%) Back Office
7 59 (2.06%) Marketing
7 59 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 56 (1.95%) Games
9 29 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 26 (0.91%) Legal
11 25 (0.87%) Electronics
12 23 (0.80%) Advertising
12 23 (0.80%) Publishing
13 22 (0.77%) Law
14 18 (0.63%) Automotive
15 13 (0.45%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
17 9 (0.31%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2120 (73.92%) Developer
2 562 (19.60%) Java Developer
3 274 (9.55%) Senior Developer
4 264 (9.21%) JavaScript Developer
5 260 (9.07%) .NET Developer
6 244 (8.51%) C# Developer
7 182 (6.35%) Architect
8 175 (6.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 160 (5.58%) Software Engineer
10 132 (4.60%) C# .NET Developer
11 117 (4.08%) Agile Developer
12 110 (3.84%) PHP Developer
13 107 (3.73%) C++ Developer
14 105 (3.66%) Analyst
15 104 (3.63%) Senior Java Developer
16 98 (3.42%) Angular Developer
17 86 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
18 81 (2.82%) Python Developer
19 77 (2.68%) Node.js Developer
19 77 (2.68%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 927 (32.32%) HTML
2 840 (29.29%) CSS
3 577 (20.12%) .NET
4 517 (18.03%) Web Services
5 505 (17.61%) XML
6 499 (17.40%) HTML5
7 494 (17.22%) AngularJS
8 405 (14.12%) Spring
9 371 (12.94%) RESTful
10 369 (12.87%) CSS3
11 341 (11.89%) JSON
12 336 (11.72%) jQuery
13 314 (10.95%) REST
14 291 (10.15%) Node.js
15 289 (10.08%) SOAP
16 261 (9.10%) React
17 232 (8.09%) J2EE
18 226 (7.88%) ASP.NET
19 210 (7.32%) Hibernate
20 196 (6.83%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 241 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 166 (5.79%) Computer Science
3 164 (5.72%) User Experience
4 159 (5.54%) Algorithms
5 139 (4.85%) Data Structures
6 108 (3.77%) Mobile App
7 91 (3.17%) Derivative
8 76 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 62 (2.16%) Equities
10 59 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 50 (1.74%) Fixed Income
12 46 (1.60%) Fintech
13 40 (1.39%) Virtual Team
14 37 (1.29%) Market Risk
15 32 (1.12%) Management Information System
16 31 (1.08%) Client/Server
16 31 (1.08%) iPad
17 27 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
18 24 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
19 23 (0.80%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 473 (16.49%) Linux
2 301 (10.50%) Unix
3 198 (6.90%) Windows
4 111 (3.87%) Android
5 89 (3.10%) Apple iOS
6 42 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (1.05%) AIX
8 28 (0.98%) CentOS
8 28 (0.98%) Windows Server
9 16 (0.56%) Ubuntu
10 15 (0.52%) Mac OS X
11 14 (0.49%) Solaris
12 7 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (0.21%) VME
13 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.17%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 4 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
16 2 (0.070%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1513 (52.75%) Agile Software Development
2 882 (30.75%) TDD
3 597 (20.82%) Scrum
4 519 (18.10%) OOD
5 496 (17.29%) OOP
6 431 (15.03%) Software Engineering
7 428 (14.92%) MVC
8 373 (13.01%) BDD
9 366 (12.76%) Continuous Integration
10 254 (8.86%) SOA
11 246 (8.58%) SDLC
12 241 (8.40%) Front End Development
13 237 (8.26%) Unit Testing
14 234 (8.16%) DevOps
15 222 (7.74%) UML
16 214 (7.46%) Open Source
17 192 (6.69%) E-Commerce
18 189 (6.59%) Web Development
19 187 (6.52%) Multithreading
20 168 (5.86%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1234 (43.03%) Java
2 1140 (39.75%) JavaScript
3 713 (24.86%) SQL
4 665 (23.19%) C#
5 362 (12.62%) Python
6 321 (11.19%) C++
7 207 (7.22%) PHP
8 131 (4.57%) Ruby
9 105 (3.66%) Perl
10 96 (3.35%) Scala
11 89 (3.10%) C
12 82 (2.86%) T-SQL
13 77 (2.68%) ES6
14 72 (2.51%) PL/SQL
15 68 (2.37%) Shell Script
16 48 (1.67%) Apple Swift
17 46 (1.60%) Objective-C
17 46 (1.60%) TypeScript
18 41 (1.43%) Groovy
19 39 (1.36%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 191 (6.66%) Degree
2 150 (5.23%) Security Cleared
3 100 (3.49%) SC Cleared
4 25 (0.87%) DV Cleared
5 23 (0.80%) PhD
6 19 (0.66%) Sun Certification
7 18 (0.63%) ISEB
8 13 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.38%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.17%) MCAD
12 5 (0.17%) MCSD
12 5 (0.17%) MCTS
13 4 (0.14%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.10%) CFA
14 3 (0.10%) OCPJP
14 3 (0.10%) OCPJWCD
14 3 (0.10%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (3.45%) QA
2 40 (1.39%) MiFID
3 26 (0.91%) Dodd-Frank
3 26 (0.91%) EMIR
4 17 (0.59%) SDET
5 11 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.35%) SLA
7 7 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.14%) Basel III
8 4 (0.14%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.10%) WCAG
10 2 (0.070%) MISRA
10 2 (0.070%) MISRA C
11 1 (0.035%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.035%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.035%) PMO
11 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 121 (4.22%) Docker
2 18 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.45%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.17%) Firmware
5 4 (0.14%) Varnish
6 3 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.070%) HDFS
7 2 (0.070%) NFS
7 2 (0.070%) Squid
7 2 (0.070%) vSphere
8 1 (0.035%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 118 (4.11%) Puppet
2 103 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (2.34%) Ansible
4 11 (0.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 7 (0.24%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 6 (0.21%) Terraform
7 5 (0.17%) Forum Sentry
7 5 (0.17%) HP Fortify
8 4 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.14%) Kibana
8 4 (0.14%) TIBCO Hawk
9 3 (0.10%) PowerBroker
10 2 (0.070%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.070%) Control-M
10 2 (0.070%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.070%) SCCM
10 2 (0.070%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.035%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.035%) WMI
11 1 (0.035%) WSUS
Vendors
1 420 (14.64%) Oracle
2 176 (6.14%) Microsoft
3 106 (3.70%) Adobe
4 84 (2.93%) IBM
5 83 (2.89%) Sybase
6 75 (2.62%) Red Hat
7 56 (1.95%) hybris
7 56 (1.95%) SAP
8 55 (1.92%) Perforce
9 51 (1.78%) Zend
10 49 (1.71%) Atlassian
11 44 (1.53%) Sitecore
12 42 (1.46%) HP
13 25 (0.87%) Google
14 23 (0.80%) Cisco
14 23 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
15 22 (0.77%) Apigee
15 22 (0.77%) Informatica
16 21 (0.73%) Pega
16 21 (0.73%) Splunk
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day 4 months likely to extend.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £190 to £210 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Flexi Working (Some WFH)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Vadis People
Rate: c£55,000 - £65,000 Pro Rota
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
JWResource
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day 500 to 550pd for 6 months minimum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day 6 months initially likely to extend
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £330 - £360 per day + flexible working hours
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £454.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £1000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £524 - £578 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networkers
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago