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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 272 271 262
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9  
Contract jobs citing OOP 402 488 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.87% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.05% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 355 322
Median daily rate £425 £411 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.34% +5.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £31.50 £38.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £39.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

OOP 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 39358 46364 44831
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.53% 82.93% 79.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 25908 30650 27860
Median daily rate £450 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +5.46%  
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 £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1090 1313
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OOP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OOP in the UK

OOP
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 OOP within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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 -23 333 £425 +0.59% 352
London +2 205 £475 +6.74% 139
Northern Ireland - 42 £433 - 2
South East -11 37 £375 +7.14% 44
City of London +6 35 £525 +16.66% 30
County Antrim - 30 £433 -
Belfast - 29 £433 -
North West -9 24 £325 - 30
Yorkshire +19 21 £375 -9.09% 32
Scotland +47 17 £366 +4.64% 9
Leeds +18 16 £375 -21.05% 11
West Yorkshire +12 16 £375 -21.05% 17
South West +3 15 £368 -18.33% 32
Manchester -10 13 £313 -5.30% 19
Berkshire +15 11 £450 +28.57% 5
East of England +11 11 £365 +21.66% 24
West Midlands +20 10 £375 -14.77% 15
Glasgow +5 10 £281 -19.64% 4
Cheshire +27 9 £400 +28.00% 5
Cardiff +1 9 £406 -0.91% 1
South Wales -10 9 £406 +0.30% 1
Wales -14 9 £406 +0.30% 3
Bedfordshire - 9 £365 - 1
East Midlands -15 8 £275 -15.38% 27
Oxfordshire -4 7 £300 - 4
Birmingham +12 6 £400 - 5
Gloucestershire +8 6 £325 -30.66% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 6 £313 -9.09% 3
Bracknell - 6 £500 - 1
Milton Keynes +4 5 £325 -5.45% 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 491 (66.80%) OO
2 357 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (37.28%) JavaScript
4 257 (34.97%) HTML
5 243 (33.06%) C#
6 226 (30.75%) Java
6 226 (30.75%) CSS
7 204 (27.76%) .NET
7 204 (27.76%) TDD
8 178 (24.22%) SQL
9 177 (24.08%) Scrum
10 171 (23.27%) MVC
11 152 (20.68%) Git (software)
12 151 (20.54%) RESTful
12 151 (20.54%) Finance
13 140 (19.05%) SQL Server
14 135 (18.37%) jQuery
15 126 (17.14%) Web Services
16 122 (16.60%) XML
16 122 (16.60%) Linux
17 121 (16.46%) HTML5
18 114 (15.51%) PHP
19 113 (15.37%) Python
20 107 (14.56%) MySQL
21 100 (13.61%) AngularJS
22 97 (13.20%) BDD
22 97 (13.20%) Banking
23 96 (13.06%) C++
24 94 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
25 92 (12.52%) JSON

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 46 (6.26%) CMS
2 38 (5.17%) Apache
3 25 (3.40%) Confluence
4 22 (2.99%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (1.50%) Drupal
5 11 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.50%) IIS
6 10 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.36%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.22%) Apache Solr
7 9 (1.22%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.09%) WordPress
9 7 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.82%) WebSphere Portal
11 5 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.54%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.41%) Jupyter
14 2 (0.27%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 11 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.36%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.14%) GIMP
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.63%) Magento
2 5 (0.68%) Pega PRPC
3 4 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 42 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.54%) GitHub
4 8 (1.09%) SaaS
5 6 (0.82%) Boomi
6 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.41%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.41%) MailChimp
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.27%) Google Play
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.90%) HTTP
2 35 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.77%) Network Security
4 12 (1.63%) FTP
5 11 (1.50%) Internet
6 10 (1.36%) SSL
7 6 (0.82%) DNS
7 6 (0.82%) Intranet
8 5 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.68%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.54%) AMQP
9 4 (0.54%) DHCP
9 4 (0.54%) IPsec
9 4 (0.54%) Multicast
9 4 (0.54%) VPN
9 4 (0.54%) WAN
10 3 (0.41%) DMVPN
10 3 (0.41%) Firewall
10 3 (0.41%) RS-232
10 3 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 107 (14.56%) MySQL
3 72 (9.80%) Relational Database
4 52 (7.07%) NoSQL
5 36 (4.90%) MongoDB
6 31 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (2.59%) RDBMS
9 18 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (1.77%) Big Data
12 12 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (1.36%) Redis
14 8 (1.09%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
16 6 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
17 4 (0.54%) Data Mart
17 4 (0.54%) DB2
17 4 (0.54%) Hazelcast
17 4 (0.54%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 152 (20.68%) Git (software)
2 67 (9.12%) WebDriver
3 62 (8.44%) Selenium
4 56 (7.62%) Jenkins
5 55 (7.48%) JIRA
6 53 (7.21%) Subversion
7 35 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (4.49%) NUnit
9 32 (4.35%) Maven
10 31 (4.22%) Moq
11 29 (3.95%) Mockito
12 28 (3.81%) JMeter
13 26 (3.54%) Gradle
13 26 (3.54%) Visual Studio
14 25 (3.40%) Ant
15 23 (3.13%) MSTest
16 20 (2.72%) Bitbucket
17 17 (2.31%) Cucumber
17 17 (2.31%) TeamCity
18 14 (1.90%) SpecFlow
General
1 151 (20.54%) Finance
2 97 (13.20%) Banking
3 70 (9.52%) Front Office
4 36 (4.90%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.67%) Retail
6 19 (2.59%) Games
7 18 (2.45%) Back Office
8 13 (1.77%) Law
8 13 (1.77%) Marketing
8 13 (1.77%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.50%) Publishing
10 10 (1.36%) Advertising
11 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.82%) Automotive
13 4 (0.54%) German Language
14 3 (0.41%) Electronics
14 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.27%) Local Government
16 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 591 (80.41%) Developer
2 110 (14.97%) C# Developer
3 104 (14.15%) .NET Developer
4 74 (10.07%) Java Developer
5 71 (9.66%) PHP Developer
6 64 (8.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 57 (7.76%) Senior Developer
8 56 (7.62%) C++ Developer
9 52 (7.07%) Software Developer
10 44 (5.99%) Developer in Test
11 37 (5.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 34 (4.63%) Web Developer
13 33 (4.49%) Python Developer
14 28 (3.81%) Architect
15 27 (3.67%) Agile Developer
16 26 (3.54%) iOS Developer
16 26 (3.54%) JavaScript Developer
16 26 (3.54%) Software Engineer
17 23 (3.13%) Quantitative Developer
18 19 (2.59%) Low Latency C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (34.97%) HTML
2 226 (30.75%) CSS
3 204 (27.76%) .NET
4 151 (20.54%) RESTful
5 135 (18.37%) jQuery
6 126 (17.14%) Web Services
7 122 (16.60%) XML
8 121 (16.46%) HTML5
9 100 (13.61%) AngularJS
10 92 (12.52%) JSON
10 92 (12.52%) REST
11 89 (12.11%) CSS3
12 85 (11.56%) ASP.NET
13 78 (10.61%) .NET Framework
14 63 (8.57%) Ajax
15 53 (7.21%) ASP.NET Web API
15 53 (7.21%) Node.js
16 52 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
17 50 (6.80%) WCF
18 47 (6.39%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
1 50 (6.80%) Computer Science
2 41 (5.58%) Greenfield Project
3 39 (5.31%) Algorithms
4 36 (4.90%) User Experience
5 24 (3.27%) Data Structures
6 23 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 19 (2.59%) Derivative
8 16 (2.18%) Virtual Team
9 15 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 15 (2.04%) iPad
9 15 (2.04%) Market Risk
9 15 (2.04%) Web 2.0
10 14 (1.90%) Equities
10 14 (1.90%) iPhone
11 10 (1.36%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.36%) OTC Derivatives
12 9 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (1.09%) Fixed Income
13 8 (1.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 122 (16.60%) Linux
2 51 (6.94%) Windows
3 46 (6.26%) Unix
4 31 (4.22%) Apple iOS
5 29 (3.95%) CentOS
6 18 (2.45%) Ubuntu
7 17 (2.31%) Windows Server
8 16 (2.18%) Android
9 8 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.54%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.27%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Solaris
12 1 (0.14%) SUSE
12 1 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (66.80%) OO
2 357 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (27.76%) TDD
4 177 (24.08%) Scrum
5 171 (23.27%) MVC
6 97 (13.20%) BDD
7 94 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
8 90 (12.24%) Front End Development
9 69 (9.39%) Automated Testing
10 67 (9.12%) Multithreading
11 66 (8.98%) Unit Testing
11 66 (8.98%) Web Development
12 63 (8.57%) SOA
13 58 (7.89%) Software Engineering
14 53 (7.21%) E-Commerce
15 52 (7.07%) Microservices
16 47 (6.39%) DevOps
17 43 (5.85%) Low Latency
18 41 (5.58%) SOLID
19 40 (5.44%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 274 (37.28%) JavaScript
2 243 (33.06%) C#
3 226 (30.75%) Java
4 178 (24.22%) SQL
5 114 (15.51%) PHP
6 113 (15.37%) Python
7 96 (13.06%) C++
8 41 (5.58%) Ruby
9 40 (5.44%) T-SQL
10 28 (3.81%) Objective-C
11 25 (3.40%) C
12 22 (2.99%) Apple Swift
13 18 (2.45%) Scala
14 17 (2.31%) Groovy
15 16 (2.18%) PL/SQL
16 14 (1.90%) TypeScript
17 13 (1.77%) PHP 5
17 13 (1.77%) Shell Script
18 10 (1.36%) VB.NET
18 10 (1.36%) XAML
Qualifications
1 64 (8.71%) Degree
2 31 (4.22%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.77%) DV Cleared
3 13 (1.77%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.63%) PhD
5 6 (0.82%) ISEB
5 6 (0.82%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.14%) CAPM
7 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.14%) PMP
7 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.67%) QA
2 16 (2.18%) SDET
3 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.14%) EMIR
5 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (5.17%) Docker
2 5 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.14%) Firmware
3 1 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (1.90%) Terraform
2 12 (1.63%) Puppet
3 11 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.68%) HP Fortify
5 4 (0.54%) Ansible
6 3 (0.41%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.14%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.14%) Graphite
7 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.14%) Icinga
7 1 (0.14%) Mesos
7 1 (0.14%) Nagios
7 1 (0.14%) Oozie
7 1 (0.14%) Salt
7 1 (0.14%) yum
7 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 71 (9.66%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.85%) Oracle
3 32 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 23 (3.13%) Sitecore
4 23 (3.13%) Zend
5 20 (2.72%) Sybase
6 18 (2.45%) Atlassian
7 15 (2.04%) Splunk
8 13 (1.77%) hybris
8 13 (1.77%) IBM
9 12 (1.63%) Adobe
10 9 (1.22%) Google
10 9 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.95%) SAP
12 6 (0.82%) Dell
12 6 (0.82%) HP
12 6 (0.82%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.68%) Algorithmics
13 5 (0.68%) Pega
14 4 (0.54%) Perforce
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day 6 months initially likely to extend
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £282.49 - £363.20 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Henlow Recruitment Group
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Searchability
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £25,070 to £57,300 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Prospectus
Rate: £300 - £350 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 19 days ago