Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OOP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOP over the 6 months to 15 December 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 Programming (OOP)
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 291 270
Rank change year-on-year -5 -21 -13
Contract jobs citing OOP 895 878 1003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.85% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.02% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 647 794
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £312 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 10
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.75 £20.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +127.05% -44.64%
10th Percentile £16.64 £15.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £55.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £20.15
% change year-on-year +28.57% +73.70% -44.05%

OOP 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 87249 86383 92936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.54% 83.94% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58328 57054 60380
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +1.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1996 2339 2767
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% +17.50%

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OOP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OOP in the UK

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OOP.

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in the UK

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOP over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOP in the UK

OOP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OOP in the UK

OOP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOP over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OOP in the UK

OOP
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 OOP within the UK over the 6 months to 15 December 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 -10 820 £450 +5.88% 414
London +16 523 £500 +12.36% 188
UK excluding London +8 358 £375 -6.25% 233
South East -31 103 £388 -3.13% 65
North of England +6 84 £375 -6.25% 78
Yorkshire +21 49 £366 -6.09% 29
South West +7 44 £350 -15.15% 19
East of England -2 34 £380 +26.67% 25
North West -19 34 £375 -11.76% 46
Midlands -3 32 £370 -7.56% 39
Northern Ireland - 29 £413 -
Wales +33 25 £373 +10.37% 2
East Midlands +8 21 £370 -4.52% 20
Scotland -23 12 £325 -7.14% 5
West Midlands -17 11 £338 -15.73% 19
North East +55 1 £375 -10.71% 3

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 525 (58.66%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (52.18%) OO
3 353 (39.44%) C#
4 326 (36.42%) JavaScript
5 297 (33.18%) .NET
6 296 (33.07%) HTML
6 296 (33.07%) Java
7 293 (32.74%) TDD
8 255 (28.49%) MVC
9 254 (28.38%) SQL
10 246 (27.49%) CSS
11 224 (25.03%) Git (software)
12 220 (24.58%) Scrum
13 186 (20.78%) SQL Server
14 180 (20.11%) RESTful
15 173 (19.33%) Finance
16 171 (19.11%) HTML5
17 164 (18.32%) Web Services
18 155 (17.32%) REST
19 147 (16.42%) AngularJS
20 137 (15.31%) jQuery
21 135 (15.08%) Unit Testing
21 135 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
22 124 (13.85%) Microsoft
23 120 (13.41%) Test Automation
24 117 (13.07%) ASP.NET
25 106 (11.84%) C++
25 106 (11.84%) Web Development
26 105 (11.73%) CSS3
26 105 (11.73%) Front End Development

OOP
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 50 (5.59%) Elasticsearch
2 46 (5.14%) CMS
3 27 (3.02%) Drupal
4 22 (2.46%) Tomcat
5 20 (2.23%) Apache Solr
6 19 (2.12%) Sitecore CMS
7 16 (1.79%) WordPress
8 15 (1.68%) Confluence
8 15 (1.68%) IIS
9 13 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 13 (1.45%) Apache Spark
10 12 (1.34%) Apache
11 11 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
12 10 (1.12%) JBoss
12 10 (1.12%) Luigi
13 7 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.78%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.67%) nginx
14 6 (0.67%) NServiceBus
15 5 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (1.23%) Photoshop
2 10 (1.12%) Pipeline Pilot
3 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.45%) Magento
2 4 (0.45%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.45%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.22%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.11%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Odoo
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 64 (7.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (4.69%) GitHub
4 23 (2.57%) npm
5 14 (1.56%) SaaS
6 7 (0.78%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.56%) IaaS
7 5 (0.56%) PaaS
7 5 (0.56%) Yarn
8 4 (0.45%) Amazon Glacier
8 4 (0.45%) Boomi
9 3 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.22%) Google Play
10 2 (0.22%) Heroku
10 2 (0.22%) Office 365
11 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.57%) Bluetooth
2 14 (1.56%) Internet
3 13 (1.45%) HTTP
4 8 (0.89%) AMQP
5 7 (0.78%) CTI
5 7 (0.78%) Network Security
6 6 (0.67%) FTP
7 4 (0.45%) Skype
8 3 (0.34%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.22%) DNS
9 2 (0.22%) IMAP
9 2 (0.22%) LDAP
9 2 (0.22%) SMTP
9 2 (0.22%) snoop
9 2 (0.22%) SSH
10 1 (0.11%) DHCP
10 1 (0.11%) Extranet
10 1 (0.11%) Intranet
10 1 (0.11%) SMS
10 1 (0.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (20.78%) SQL Server
2 77 (8.60%) MySQL
2 77 (8.60%) NoSQL
3 66 (7.37%) Relational Database
4 64 (7.15%) MongoDB
5 43 (4.80%) RDBMS
6 20 (2.23%) Oracle Database
6 20 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (2.23%) Redis
7 19 (2.12%) Big Data
8 18 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (1.45%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.12%) Data Mining
11 10 (1.12%) KNIME
12 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.67%) Couchbase
14 5 (0.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 224 (25.03%) Git (software)
2 100 (11.17%) Jenkins
3 80 (8.94%) JIRA
4 72 (8.04%) Subversion
5 60 (6.70%) NUnit
6 44 (4.92%) Visual Studio
7 43 (4.80%) Gradle
7 43 (4.80%) Selenium
8 41 (4.58%) JUnit
9 30 (3.35%) Maven
10 29 (3.24%) WebDriver
11 27 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (2.91%) Crashlytics
13 25 (2.79%) Cucumber
14 24 (2.68%) Mocha
15 22 (2.46%) gulp
15 22 (2.46%) MSTest
16 20 (2.23%) Mockito
17 18 (2.01%) webpack
18 17 (1.90%) SpecFlow
General
1 173 (19.33%) Finance
2 82 (9.16%) Front Office
3 68 (7.60%) Banking
4 24 (2.68%) Marketing
4 24 (2.68%) Retail
5 23 (2.57%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.90%) Games
7 11 (1.23%) Legal
8 9 (1.01%) Back Office
9 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.56%) Advertising
10 5 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.56%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.34%) Automotive
11 3 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.22%) Billing
12 2 (0.22%) Electronics
12 2 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 770 (86.03%) Developer
2 146 (16.31%) Java Developer
3 136 (15.20%) C# Developer
4 132 (14.75%) .NET Developer
5 122 (13.63%) Senior Developer
6 69 (7.71%) Android Developer
7 65 (7.26%) Full Stack Developer
8 56 (6.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 56 (6.26%) JavaScript Developer
8 56 (6.26%) PHP Developer
9 49 (5.47%) C++ Developer
10 45 (5.03%) iOS Developer
11 41 (4.58%) Python Developer
12 37 (4.13%) Software Engineer
12 37 (4.13%) UI Developer
12 37 (4.13%) Web Developer
13 36 (4.02%) Agile Developer
14 35 (3.91%) Quantitative Developer
15 27 (3.02%) SQL Developer
16 24 (2.68%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (33.18%) .NET
2 296 (33.07%) HTML
3 246 (27.49%) CSS
4 180 (20.11%) RESTful
5 171 (19.11%) HTML5
6 164 (18.32%) Web Services
7 155 (17.32%) REST
8 147 (16.42%) AngularJS
9 137 (15.31%) jQuery
10 117 (13.07%) ASP.NET
11 105 (11.73%) CSS3
12 100 (11.17%) JSON
13 96 (10.73%) SOAP
14 95 (10.61%) ASP.NET MVC
15 92 (10.28%) .NET Framework
16 83 (9.27%) XML
17 81 (9.05%) Ajax
18 79 (8.83%) ASP.NET Web API
19 68 (7.60%) Node.js
20 66 (7.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 96 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (9.39%) User Experience
3 83 (9.27%) Mobile App
4 79 (8.83%) Computer Science
5 67 (7.49%) Algorithms
6 53 (5.92%) Data Structures
7 32 (3.58%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (2.79%) iPad
9 22 (2.46%) iPhone
10 20 (2.23%) Derivative
11 19 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 19 (2.12%) Grid Computing
12 18 (2.01%) Animation
13 17 (1.90%) Hedge funds
14 16 (1.79%) Virtual Team
15 15 (1.68%) Fintech
16 13 (1.45%) Chromecast
16 13 (1.45%) IPTV
17 10 (1.12%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 81 (9.05%) Android
2 71 (7.93%) Linux
3 68 (7.60%) Apple iOS
4 52 (5.81%) Unix
5 26 (2.91%) Windows
6 10 (1.12%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.45%) AIX
8 2 (0.22%) CentOS
8 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (58.66%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (52.18%) OO
3 293 (32.74%) TDD
4 255 (28.49%) MVC
5 220 (24.58%) Scrum
6 135 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
6 135 (15.08%) Unit Testing
7 120 (13.41%) Test Automation
8 106 (11.84%) Web Development
9 105 (11.73%) Front End Development
10 101 (11.28%) BDD
11 87 (9.72%) Multithreading
12 82 (9.16%) E-Commerce
13 74 (8.27%) Android Development
14 70 (7.82%) Software Engineering
15 65 (7.26%) Microservices
16 64 (7.15%) OOD
17 59 (6.59%) SOLID
18 56 (6.26%) Dependency Injection
19 55 (6.15%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 353 (39.44%) C#
2 326 (36.42%) JavaScript
3 296 (33.07%) Java
4 254 (28.38%) SQL
5 106 (11.84%) C++
6 98 (10.95%) PHP
7 92 (10.28%) Python
8 67 (7.49%) T-SQL
9 53 (5.92%) Apple Swift
10 46 (5.14%) Objective-C
11 36 (4.02%) Ruby
12 34 (3.80%) ES6
13 31 (3.46%) TypeScript
14 25 (2.79%) Scala
15 19 (2.12%) Kotlin
16 15 (1.68%) Perl
16 15 (1.68%) VB.NET
17 14 (1.56%) C
17 14 (1.56%) PowerShell
17 14 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (9.27%) Degree
2 27 (3.02%) PhD
3 20 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (1.68%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (0.89%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.45%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.45%) MCSD
8 4 (0.45%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.22%) MCP
10 2 (0.22%) MCPD
11 1 (0.11%) CAPM
11 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.11%) PMP
11 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.25%) QA
2 17 (1.90%) WCAG
3 9 (1.01%) WAI
4 4 (0.45%) MiFID
5 3 (0.34%) UCITS
6 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.11%) GDPR
7 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (1.56%) Docker
2 6 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.34%) Varnish
4 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.22%) HDFS
4 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (0.67%) Ansible
2 5 (0.56%) Control-M
3 3 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.22%) Plesk
5 1 (0.11%) HockeyApp
5 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.11%) Puppet
5 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 124 (13.85%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.82%) Oracle
3 33 (3.69%) Sitecore
4 23 (2.57%) Apple
5 22 (2.46%) Adobe
6 15 (1.68%) Apigee
6 15 (1.68%) Atlassian
6 15 (1.68%) Telerik
7 11 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.12%) Netezza
8 10 (1.12%) RapidMiner
8 10 (1.12%) SAP
8 10 (1.12%) Zend
9 8 (0.89%) Perforce
9 8 (0.89%) TIBCO
10 7 (0.78%) Google
10 7 (0.78%) IBM
11 6 (0.67%) Bloomberg
11 6 (0.67%) Capita
11 6 (0.67%) Citrix