The table below looks at the statistics for OOD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOD over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 37 31 41
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing OOD 2 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.62% 2.78% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 3.92% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 8
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£270 £413 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.58% +39.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £309 £310
% change year-on-year
+21.45% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
238 204 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 74.14% 70.83% 63.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 113 132
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £550 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 29
Average hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £22.30 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £45.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OOD across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OOD Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

OOD
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OOD across the Cambridge region.

OOD Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

OOD
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OOD across the Cambridge region.

OOD Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

OOD
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing OOD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OOD.

1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) Python
2 4 (80.00%) Project Planning
2 4 (80.00%) Qt
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (20.00%) Flash
3 1 (20.00%) Linux

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing OOD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OOD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) C++ Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Qt
2 1 (20.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree