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 28 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.

Object-Oriented (OO)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 61 59
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2  
Contract jobs citing OO 1424 1725 1708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.16% 3.22% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 3.89% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 977 1196 1215
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 £325 £309 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 32
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.77% +7.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £35.10 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £44.45
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 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
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 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
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 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 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 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 28 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 28 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 -8 1327 £450 +5.88% 746
London -6 744 £475 +2.70% 298
South East +9 192 £444 +25.00% 118
City of London +3 128 £500 +5.26% 49
East of England +16 88 £460 +15.00% 63
Yorkshire +21 83 £400 +3.22% 63
North West +19 82 £369 +5.35% 86
Surrey +21 63 £485 +7.77% 16
West Yorkshire +22 55 £400 +3.22% 36
Leeds +19 55 £400 +3.22% 30
East Midlands +15 55 £368 -2.00% 36
Scotland +13 52 £425 -5.55% 26
South West -49 39 £375 -3.22% 44
Manchester -1 37 £325 -12.16% 56
Berkshire +37 36 £450 +4.95% 18
Buckinghamshire +14 36 £400 +12.67% 12
Essex +8 31 £375 -6.25% 5
Glasgow +10 28 £438 +16.66% 9
Hertfordshire +15 27 £550 +22.22% 19
Milton Keynes +2 26 £400 +12.67% 8
Cheshire +32 23 £430 +22.85% 15
Northern Ireland - 23 £410 - 3
County Antrim - 23 £410 - 3
West Midlands -33 22 £355 -19.45% 29
Belfast - 22 £410 - 3
West Sussex +20 20 £468 +14.02% 11
South Yorkshire +13 20 £380 +48.29% 6
Northamptonshire +15 18 £313 -34.21% 4
Nottinghamshire +10 17 £368 -2.00% 17
Nottingham +8 17 £368 -2.00% 12

For the 6 months to 28 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 1507 (52.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1236 (43.34%) Java
3 1128 (39.55%) JavaScript
4 915 (32.08%) HTML
5 884 (31.00%) TDD
6 829 (29.07%) CSS
7 714 (25.04%) SQL
8 664 (23.28%) C#
9 607 (21.28%) Finance
10 603 (21.14%) Scrum
11 575 (20.16%) .NET
12 538 (18.86%) Git (software)
13 523 (18.34%) OOD
14 517 (18.13%) Web Services
15 504 (17.67%) XML
16 498 (17.46%) OOP
17 494 (17.32%) HTML5
18 489 (17.15%) AngularJS
19 466 (16.34%) Linux
20 432 (15.15%) Software Engineering
21 418 (14.66%) Oracle
22 415 (14.55%) MVC
23 404 (14.17%) Spring
24 371 (13.01%) RESTful
25 369 (12.94%) BDD
26 365 (12.80%) CSS3
27 364 (12.76%) Relational Database
28 363 (12.73%) Python
29 360 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
30 351 (12.31%) 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 95 (3.33%) Apache
2 94 (3.30%) Confluence
3 92 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 90 (3.16%) WebLogic
5 87 (3.05%) Tomcat
6 67 (2.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 66 (2.31%) CMS
8 63 (2.21%) JBoss
9 59 (2.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 39 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
11 33 (1.16%) Apache Solr
12 31 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
13 28 (0.98%) IIS
14 25 (0.88%) Apache Spark
15 21 (0.74%) SharePoint
15 21 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
16 20 (0.70%) GlassFish
16 20 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
16 20 (0.70%) WordPress
17 17 (0.60%) Mule
Applications
1 86 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.70%) MS Office
3 17 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.11%) 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 29 (1.02%) Magento
2 17 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.53%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 15 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
5 11 (0.39%) Endur
6 10 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.21%) Fredhopper
8 5 (0.18%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.18%) SAP PSCD
9 4 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.14%) SAP HCM
10 3 (0.11%) Global One
11 2 (0.070%) Minerva
11 2 (0.070%) SAP Hybris
11 2 (0.070%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.070%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 128 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (2.03%) GitHub
4 29 (1.02%) SaaS
5 22 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (0.46%) 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 (0.25%) iTunes
11 6 (0.21%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.18%) Google Play
13 4 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (3.37%) HTTP
2 52 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 36 (1.26%) Internet
4 29 (1.02%) LDAP
5 26 (0.91%) SSL
6 24 (0.84%) Diameter Protocol
7 23 (0.81%) VoIP
8 21 (0.74%) Asterisk PBX
8 21 (0.74%) GSM
8 21 (0.74%) LTE
8 21 (0.74%) PBX
8 21 (0.74%) RANAP
8 21 (0.74%) RTP
8 21 (0.74%) UMTS
9 18 (0.63%) Network Security
10 16 (0.56%) Wireshark
11 13 (0.46%) Intranet
12 12 (0.42%) FTP
13 10 (0.35%) SMS
14 9 (0.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (12.76%) Relational Database
2 351 (12.31%) SQL Server
3 227 (7.96%) NoSQL
4 147 (5.15%) MySQL
5 132 (4.63%) MongoDB
6 127 (4.45%) Oracle Database
7 92 (3.23%) Big Data
8 74 (2.59%) RDBMS
9 70 (2.45%) DB2
10 57 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 55 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
12 40 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
13 39 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
14 38 (1.33%) KDB
15 37 (1.30%) Hadoop
16 29 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 28 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
17 28 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
18 27 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
19 25 (0.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 538 (18.86%) Git (software)
2 270 (9.47%) Jenkins
3 242 (8.49%) Subversion
4 229 (8.03%) JIRA
5 208 (7.29%) Maven
6 146 (5.12%) Selenium
7 135 (4.73%) Gradle
8 132 (4.63%) JUnit
9 122 (4.28%) Ant
10 90 (3.16%) Eclipse
10 90 (3.16%) WebDriver
11 88 (3.09%) Cucumber
12 82 (2.88%) Grunt
12 82 (2.88%) Visual Studio
13 81 (2.84%) Jasmine
14 80 (2.81%) NUnit
15 73 (2.56%) gulp
16 59 (2.07%) Hudson
17 58 (2.03%) Moq
17 58 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 607 (21.28%) Finance
2 338 (11.85%) Banking
3 154 (5.40%) Front Office
4 127 (4.45%) Investment Banking
5 86 (3.02%) Retail
6 63 (2.21%) Back Office
7 60 (2.10%) Marketing
8 59 (2.07%) Telecoms
9 56 (1.96%) Games
10 29 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 26 (0.91%) Legal
12 25 (0.88%) Electronics
13 23 (0.81%) Advertising
14 22 (0.77%) Law
14 22 (0.77%) Publishing
15 17 (0.60%) Automotive
16 13 (0.46%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.39%) Prime Brokerage
18 9 (0.32%) Aerospace
18 9 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 2106 (73.84%) Developer
2 565 (19.81%) Java Developer
3 274 (9.61%) Senior Developer
4 261 (9.15%) JavaScript Developer
5 256 (8.98%) .NET Developer
6 243 (8.52%) C# Developer
7 182 (6.38%) Architect
8 170 (5.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 160 (5.61%) Software Engineer
10 131 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
11 117 (4.10%) Agile Developer
12 108 (3.79%) PHP Developer
13 107 (3.75%) C++ Developer
14 105 (3.68%) Senior Java Developer
15 103 (3.61%) Analyst
16 98 (3.44%) Angular Developer
17 84 (2.95%) Full Stack Developer
18 82 (2.88%) Python Developer
19 76 (2.66%) Software Developer
20 75 (2.63%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 915 (32.08%) HTML
2 829 (29.07%) CSS
3 575 (20.16%) .NET
4 517 (18.13%) Web Services
5 504 (17.67%) XML
6 494 (17.32%) HTML5
7 489 (17.15%) AngularJS
8 404 (14.17%) Spring
9 371 (13.01%) RESTful
10 365 (12.80%) CSS3
11 342 (11.99%) JSON
12 333 (11.68%) jQuery
13 312 (10.94%) REST
14 291 (10.20%) SOAP
15 285 (9.99%) Node.js
16 257 (9.01%) React
17 236 (8.27%) J2EE
18 222 (7.78%) ASP.NET
19 213 (7.47%) Hibernate
20 193 (6.77%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 242 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 166 (5.82%) Computer Science
2 166 (5.82%) User Experience
3 155 (5.43%) Algorithms
4 137 (4.80%) Data Structures
5 110 (3.86%) Mobile App
6 91 (3.19%) Derivative
7 75 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 63 (2.21%) Equities
9 59 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
10 51 (1.79%) Fixed Income
11 46 (1.61%) Fintech
12 41 (1.44%) Virtual Team
13 37 (1.30%) Market Risk
14 33 (1.16%) Management Information System
15 32 (1.12%) Client/Server
16 30 (1.05%) iPad
17 26 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
18 24 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
18 24 (0.84%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 466 (16.34%) Linux
2 305 (10.69%) Unix
3 199 (6.98%) Windows
4 113 (3.96%) Android
5 94 (3.30%) Apple iOS
6 42 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (0.98%) AIX
7 28 (0.98%) CentOS
7 28 (0.98%) Windows Server
8 16 (0.56%) Ubuntu
9 14 (0.49%) Mac OS X
9 14 (0.49%) Solaris
10 7 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (0.21%) VME
11 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.18%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 4 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
14 2 (0.070%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1507 (52.84%) Agile Software Development
2 884 (31.00%) TDD
3 603 (21.14%) Scrum
4 523 (18.34%) OOD
5 498 (17.46%) OOP
6 432 (15.15%) Software Engineering
7 415 (14.55%) MVC
8 369 (12.94%) BDD
9 360 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
10 258 (9.05%) SOA
11 244 (8.56%) SDLC
12 235 (8.24%) DevOps
12 235 (8.24%) Front End Development
13 234 (8.20%) Unit Testing
14 221 (7.75%) UML
15 215 (7.54%) Open Source
16 191 (6.70%) E-Commerce
17 186 (6.52%) Multithreading
18 184 (6.45%) Web Development
19 166 (5.82%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1236 (43.34%) Java
2 1128 (39.55%) JavaScript
3 714 (25.04%) SQL
4 664 (23.28%) C#
5 363 (12.73%) Python
6 321 (11.26%) C++
7 200 (7.01%) PHP
8 131 (4.59%) Ruby
9 106 (3.72%) Perl
10 95 (3.33%) Scala
11 90 (3.16%) C
12 82 (2.88%) T-SQL
13 77 (2.70%) ES6
14 74 (2.59%) PL/SQL
15 68 (2.38%) Shell Script
16 54 (1.89%) Apple Swift
17 49 (1.72%) Objective-C
18 45 (1.58%) TypeScript
19 41 (1.44%) Groovy
20 38 (1.33%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 192 (6.73%) Degree
2 144 (5.05%) Security Cleared
3 97 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 25 (0.88%) DV Cleared
5 23 (0.81%) PhD
6 19 (0.67%) Sun Certification
7 18 (0.63%) ISEB
8 14 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.39%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.18%) MCAD
12 5 (0.18%) MCSD
12 5 (0.18%) MCTS
13 3 (0.11%) CFA
13 3 (0.11%) OCMJD
13 3 (0.11%) OCPJP
13 3 (0.11%) OCPJWCD
13 3 (0.11%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (3.47%) QA
2 40 (1.40%) MiFID
3 27 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
3 27 (0.95%) EMIR
4 17 (0.60%) SDET
5 10 (0.35%) SLA
6 9 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.14%) Basel III
8 4 (0.14%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.11%) 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
1 119 (4.17%) Docker
2 18 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.46%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.18%) Firmware
5 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.070%) HDFS
6 2 (0.070%) NFS
6 2 (0.070%) Squid
6 2 (0.070%) Varnish
6 2 (0.070%) vSphere
7 1 (0.035%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 116 (4.07%) Puppet
2 102 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
3 65 (2.28%) Ansible
4 10 (0.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 7 (0.25%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 6 (0.21%) Terraform
7 5 (0.18%) Forum Sentry
7 5 (0.18%) HP Fortify
8 4 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.14%) Kibana
8 4 (0.14%) TIBCO Hawk
9 3 (0.11%) PowerBroker
10 2 (0.070%) Control-M
10 2 (0.070%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.070%) SCCM
11 1 (0.035%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.035%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.035%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.035%) WMI
11 1 (0.035%) WSUS
Vendors
1 418 (14.66%) Oracle
2 179 (6.28%) Microsoft
3 105 (3.68%) Adobe
4 84 (2.95%) IBM
5 82 (2.88%) Sybase
6 75 (2.63%) Red Hat
7 58 (2.03%) hybris
8 56 (1.96%) Perforce
8 56 (1.96%) SAP
9 48 (1.68%) Atlassian
10 46 (1.61%) Zend
11 43 (1.51%) Sitecore
12 40 (1.40%) HP
13 25 (0.88%) Google
13 25 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
14 22 (0.77%) Apigee
14 22 (0.77%) Cisco
14 22 (0.77%) Informatica
15 21 (0.74%) Pega
15 21 (0.74%) Splunk
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day 6 months initially likely to extend
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Piksel
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Piksel
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £410 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day 4 months likely to extend.
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £190 to £210 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Flexi Working (Some WFH)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Vadis People
Rate: c£55,000 - £65,000 Pro Rota
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago