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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 51 47 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing OOD 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.01% 0.63% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.93% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
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£350 £270 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £344 £344
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.86 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -7.03%
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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
390 324 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 79.11% 68.35% 77.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 207 122
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 £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £538 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 19
Average hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £20.52 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOD across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

OOD Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 9 (100.00%) OO
2 5 (55.56%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) MySQL
3 4 (44.44%) C++
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) PHP
3 4 (44.44%) CSS
3 4 (44.44%) Web Development
3 4 (44.44%) JSON
3 4 (44.44%) jQuery
4 3 (33.33%) WordPress
4 3 (33.33%) Symfony
4 3 (33.33%) Drupal
4 3 (33.33%) Qt
4 3 (33.33%) Open Source
4 3 (33.33%) Ajax
4 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 3 (33.33%) CMS
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) XSLT
4 3 (33.33%) XHTML
4 3 (33.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services
6 1 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (11.11%) Linux

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) CMS
1 3 (33.33%) Drupal
1 3 (33.33%) WordPress
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) PHP Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Python Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C++ Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) CSS
1 4 (44.44%) JSON
1 4 (44.44%) jQuery
2 3 (33.33%) Qt
2 3 (33.33%) Symfony
2 3 (33.33%) XSLT
2 3 (33.33%) XHTML
2 3 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) Twisted
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) OO
2 4 (44.44%) Web Development
3 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 3 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 3 (33.33%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) OOP
4 1 (11.11%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) C++
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) PHP
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) PHP5
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft