Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 291 273 303
Rank change year-on-year -18 +30 -64
Contract jobs citing OOP 821 1029 863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.94% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.12% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 807 657
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £267
90th Percentile £611 £562 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -6.25% +10.34% +12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 5 4
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -8.57% +25.00%
10th Percentile £17.30 £31.90 £38.78
90th Percentile £46.00 £52.00 £50.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% +3.13% +14.29%

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 80768 91869 90936
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.22% 83.49% 80.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 52960 60573 57501
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2076 2216 2561
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +7.08%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.61 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% +4.65%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -44 684 £425 - 341
London -34 435 £488 +14.71% 132
UK excluding London +15 381 £375 -6.25% 219
South East -21 78 £389 +7.24% 41
North of England -8 77 £375 -6.25% 68
Northern Ireland +4 66 £423 +9.74%
Wales +2 39 £375 -6.25% 7
Midlands -8 39 £310 -28.74% 40
Yorkshire +12 38 £375 -7.69% 26
North West -22 38 £356 -3.72% 37
South West +3 29 £350 +7.69% 31
Scotland +58 28 £350 - 3
East of England +3 25 £365 -14.12% 29
West Midlands +7 20 £320 -28.89% 19
East Midlands -19 19 £300 -15.79% 21
North East +41 2 £350 -30.00% 5

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 488 (59.44%) OO
2 396 (48.23%) Agile Software Development
3 321 (39.10%) JavaScript
4 291 (35.44%) C#
5 282 (34.35%) HTML
6 258 (31.43%) .NET
7 255 (31.06%) CSS
8 223 (27.16%) TDD
9 220 (26.80%) SQL
10 215 (26.19%) Git (software)
11 209 (25.46%) MVC
12 208 (25.33%) Java
13 188 (22.90%) Scrum
14 173 (21.07%) SQL Server
14 173 (21.07%) HTML5
15 168 (20.46%) Finance
16 166 (20.22%) jQuery
17 161 (19.61%) Test Automation
18 154 (18.76%) Web Services
19 142 (17.30%) RESTful
20 140 (17.05%) CSS3
21 135 (16.44%) MySQL
22 130 (15.83%) C++
23 128 (15.59%) Linux
23 128 (15.59%) AngularJS
24 124 (15.10%) Banking
25 121 (14.74%) Web Development
26 114 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
27 110 (13.40%) Python
27 110 (13.40%) PHP

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 65 (7.92%) Apache
2 55 (6.70%) CMS
3 27 (3.29%) Confluence
4 24 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
4 24 (2.92%) Sitecore CMS
5 21 (2.56%) Tomcat
6 20 (2.44%) Drupal
7 15 (1.83%) IIS
8 14 (1.71%) WordPress
9 13 (1.58%) SharePoint
10 11 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (1.10%) Apache Solr
11 9 (1.10%) JBoss
11 9 (1.10%) nginx
11 9 (1.10%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.97%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.73%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 12 (1.46%) Photoshop
2 9 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) GIMP
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.10%) Magento
2 4 (0.49%) Pega PRPC
2 4 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.37%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) AquaLogic BPM
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.12%) RMDS
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 52 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.17%) GitHub
4 7 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.49%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.49%) SaaS
7 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.24%) Office 365
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudSearch
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.12%) Boomi
9 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (7.55%) HTTP
2 22 (2.68%) TCP/IP
3 20 (2.44%) Network Security
4 18 (2.19%) DNS
5 17 (2.07%) Internet
6 13 (1.58%) LDAP
6 13 (1.58%) SSL
7 11 (1.34%) SMTP
8 10 (1.22%) IMAP
9 8 (0.97%) Wireshark
10 7 (0.85%) FTP
11 6 (0.73%) Firewall
12 5 (0.61%) ICMP
12 5 (0.61%) Intranet
13 4 (0.49%) Multicast
13 4 (0.49%) tcpdump
13 4 (0.49%) VPN
14 3 (0.37%) BGP
14 3 (0.37%) DHCP
14 3 (0.37%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (21.07%) SQL Server
2 135 (16.44%) MySQL
3 66 (8.04%) NoSQL
3 66 (8.04%) Relational Database
4 59 (7.19%) MongoDB
5 38 (4.63%) RDBMS
6 27 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 22 (2.68%) Oracle Database
8 19 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (2.07%) Redis
10 16 (1.95%) Oracle9i Database
11 14 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (1.34%) Hadoop
15 9 (1.10%) Big Data
15 9 (1.10%) Couchbase
16 7 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 215 (26.19%) Git (software)
2 86 (10.48%) JIRA
3 78 (9.50%) Subversion
4 65 (7.92%) Jenkins
5 55 (6.70%) WebDriver
6 54 (6.58%) Visual Studio
7 50 (6.09%) Selenium
8 49 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 43 (5.24%) NUnit
10 27 (3.29%) git-flow
10 27 (3.29%) Maven
11 26 (3.17%) Cucumber
12 23 (2.80%) SpecFlow
12 23 (2.80%) TeamCity
13 20 (2.44%) Ant
13 20 (2.44%) gulp
14 19 (2.31%) Bitbucket
14 19 (2.31%) PHPUnit
15 17 (2.07%) Gradle
15 17 (2.07%) Protractor
General
1 168 (20.46%) Finance
2 124 (15.10%) Banking
3 99 (12.06%) Front Office
4 40 (4.87%) Investment Banking
5 39 (4.75%) Retail
6 20 (2.44%) Marketing
7 18 (2.19%) Advertising
8 13 (1.58%) Back Office
9 12 (1.46%) Games
10 8 (0.97%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.61%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.61%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.49%) Automotive
13 4 (0.49%) Publishing
14 2 (0.24%) German Language
14 2 (0.24%) Law
14 2 (0.24%) Local Government
14 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 657 (80.02%) Developer
2 160 (19.49%) .NET Developer
3 111 (13.52%) C# Developer
4 86 (10.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 83 (10.11%) PHP Developer
6 71 (8.65%) Senior Developer
7 64 (7.80%) C++ Developer
8 59 (7.19%) Java Developer
9 43 (5.24%) Web Developer
10 40 (4.87%) Python Developer
11 38 (4.63%) iOS Developer
12 35 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
13 32 (3.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 32 (3.90%) UI Developer
14 30 (3.65%) Low Latency C++ Developer
15 29 (3.53%) Software Developer
16 28 (3.41%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
16 28 (3.41%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 27 (3.29%) JavaScript Developer
18 24 (2.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (34.35%) HTML
2 258 (31.43%) .NET
3 255 (31.06%) CSS
4 173 (21.07%) HTML5
5 166 (20.22%) jQuery
6 154 (18.76%) Web Services
7 142 (17.30%) RESTful
8 140 (17.05%) CSS3
9 128 (15.59%) AngularJS
10 107 (13.03%) XML
11 105 (12.79%) JSON
12 97 (11.81%) ASP.NET
13 96 (11.69%) .NET Framework
14 91 (11.08%) REST
15 87 (10.60%) Ajax
16 74 (9.01%) Node.js
17 67 (8.16%) WCF
18 66 (8.04%) ASP.NET MVC
19 63 (7.67%) FIX Protocol
20 59 (7.19%) React
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
1 72 (8.77%) Computer Science
2 62 (7.55%) User Experience
3 49 (5.97%) Algorithms
4 37 (4.51%) Mobile App
5 36 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
6 30 (3.65%) iPad
7 29 (3.53%) iPhone
8 22 (2.68%) Data Structures
9 19 (2.31%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.95%) Animation
11 14 (1.71%) Equities
12 13 (1.58%) Derivative
13 12 (1.46%) STB
14 11 (1.34%) Video on Demand
15 10 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (1.22%) NHS
16 9 (1.10%) Fintech
16 9 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 128 (15.59%) Linux
2 80 (9.74%) Unix
3 60 (7.31%) Windows
4 49 (5.97%) Apple iOS
5 32 (3.90%) Android
6 22 (2.68%) CentOS
7 11 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.73%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.49%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.24%) Solaris
10 2 (0.24%) SUSE
10 2 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.12%) AIX
11 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (59.44%) OO
2 396 (48.23%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (27.16%) TDD
4 209 (25.46%) MVC
5 188 (22.90%) Scrum
6 161 (19.61%) Test Automation
7 121 (14.74%) Web Development
8 114 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
9 102 (12.42%) Front End Development
10 100 (12.18%) BDD
11 96 (11.69%) Unit Testing
12 93 (11.33%) Multithreading
13 78 (9.50%) Software Engineering
14 59 (7.19%) SOA
15 57 (6.94%) OOA/OOD
16 56 (6.82%) Low Latency
17 55 (6.70%) Market Making
18 54 (6.58%) SOLID
19 44 (5.36%) DevOps
20 43 (5.24%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 321 (39.10%) JavaScript
2 291 (35.44%) C#
3 220 (26.80%) SQL
4 208 (25.33%) Java
5 130 (15.83%) C++
6 110 (13.40%) PHP
6 110 (13.40%) Python
7 68 (8.28%) Ruby
8 42 (5.12%) T-SQL
9 38 (4.63%) Apple Swift
10 36 (4.38%) Objective-C
11 30 (3.65%) PL/SQL
12 27 (3.29%) Shell Script
13 23 (2.80%) Groovy
13 23 (2.80%) TypeScript
14 20 (2.44%) ES6
15 18 (2.19%) PHP 5
16 17 (2.07%) Perl
16 17 (2.07%) Scala
17 14 (1.71%) C
Qualifications
1 107 (13.03%) Degree
2 22 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (2.19%) Master's Degree
4 17 (2.07%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.58%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.22%) PhD
7 9 (1.10%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.37%) ISEB
9 3 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.24%) CAPM
10 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.24%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.24%) PMP
10 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.51%) QA
2 6 (0.73%) WCAG
3 4 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.49%) WAI
4 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.24%) MiFID
5 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.12%) EMIR
5 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) UCITS
System Software
1 28 (3.41%) Docker
2 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.24%) Varnish
2 2 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.12%) Firmware
3 1 (0.12%) HDFS
3 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (1.46%) Puppet
3 9 (1.10%) HP Fortify
4 8 (0.97%) Ansible
5 7 (0.85%) Control-M
6 6 (0.73%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.49%) Graphite
7 4 (0.49%) Icinga
7 4 (0.49%) Mesos
7 4 (0.49%) Nagios
7 4 (0.49%) Salt
7 4 (0.49%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.37%) Terraform
9 2 (0.24%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.24%) Kibana
9 2 (0.24%) logstash
9 2 (0.24%) Plesk
10 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.12%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 103 (12.55%) Microsoft
2 69 (8.40%) Oracle
3 30 (3.65%) Sitecore
4 22 (2.68%) Sybase
5 16 (1.95%) Adobe
6 15 (1.83%) IBM
6 15 (1.83%) Splunk
7 14 (1.71%) Zend
8 13 (1.58%) HP
8 13 (1.58%) Telerik
9 12 (1.46%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.34%) Atlassian
10 11 (1.34%) VMware
11 10 (1.22%) Google
12 9 (1.10%) TIBCO
13 8 (0.97%) hybris
13 8 (0.97%) SAP
14 5 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
15 4 (0.49%) Apple
15 4 (0.49%) F5
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