The table below looks at the statistics for OOD skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOD over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 96 81 103
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +22
Contract jobs citing OOD 42 45 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.50% 1.87% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.69% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 21
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£350 £250 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £158 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £314 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
OOD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2126 1672 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.71% 69.46% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 912 999
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 163 171
Average hourly rate £24.00 £33.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +3.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

OOD Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

OOD
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

OOD Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

OOD
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOD across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

OOD Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

OOD
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

OOD Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

OOD
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOD within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -10 18 £375 -11.76% 4
Essex -9 10 £239 +22.56% 5
Norfolk +3 2 £300 +45.45%
Hertfordshire +4 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 46 (77.97%) OO
2 38 (64.41%) HTML
3 34 (57.63%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (49.15%) SQL
5 27 (45.76%) C++
6 26 (44.07%) Oracle
7 25 (42.37%) JavaScript
7 25 (42.37%) .NET
8 24 (40.68%) Windows
8 24 (40.68%) MVC
8 24 (40.68%) .NET Framework
9 23 (38.98%) CSS
9 23 (38.98%) C#
10 19 (32.20%) Visual Studio
10 19 (32.20%) XML
11 18 (30.51%) XHTML
11 18 (30.51%) TDD
11 18 (30.51%) jQuery
12 17 (28.81%) UML
13 16 (27.12%) Multithreading
13 16 (27.12%) Web Development
14 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET
14 15 (25.42%) Java
15 14 (23.73%) Web Services
15 14 (23.73%) Finance
15 14 (23.73%) WCF
16 13 (22.03%) AccuRev
16 13 (22.03%) Sun Certification
16 13 (22.03%) Sun
16 13 (22.03%) UNIX

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (3.39%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) Alfresco
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) MySQL
4 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) DTS
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (32.20%) Visual Studio
2 8 (13.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (10.17%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 6 (10.17%) Subversion
3 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.47%) CruiseControl
4 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.69%) JUnit
5 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.69%) Xcode
5 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Electronics
3 3 (5.08%) Automotive
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.39%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (89.83%) Developer
2 16 (27.12%) .NET Developer
2 16 (27.12%) C++ Developer
3 10 (16.95%) C# Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Python Developer
5 5 (8.47%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.78%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.08%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL Developer
8 2 (3.39%) C++ Software Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Lead Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Architect
9 1 (1.69%) Database Developer
9 1 (1.69%) .NET Architect
9 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Designer
9 1 (1.69%) Lead .NET Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (64.41%) HTML
2 25 (42.37%) .NET
3 24 (40.68%) .NET Framework
4 23 (38.98%) CSS
5 19 (32.20%) XML
6 18 (30.51%) XHTML
6 18 (30.51%) jQuery
7 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET
8 14 (23.73%) WCF
8 14 (23.73%) Web Services
9 13 (22.03%) XSLT
10 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (15.25%) CSS3
12 7 (11.86%) Servlets
12 7 (11.86%) J2EE
12 7 (11.86%) MFC
13 6 (10.17%) JAXB
13 6 (10.17%) Middleware
13 6 (10.17%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.86%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.39%) iPhone
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.68%) Windows
2 13 (22.03%) UNIX
3 7 (11.86%) Linux
4 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.39%) VxWorks
4 2 (3.39%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (1.69%) Android
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (77.97%) OO
2 34 (57.63%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (40.68%) MVC
4 18 (30.51%) TDD
5 17 (28.81%) UML
6 16 (27.12%) Web Development
6 16 (27.12%) Multithreading
7 11 (18.64%) Scrum
8 9 (15.25%) Configuration Management
9 7 (11.86%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.17%) Project Planning
10 6 (10.17%) Unit Testing
10 6 (10.17%) BDD
11 5 (8.47%) SOA
12 4 (6.78%) Information Management
13 2 (3.39%) Systems Analysis
13 2 (3.39%) Asset Management
14 1 (1.69%) Content Management
14 1 (1.69%) OOP
14 1 (1.69%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 29 (49.15%) SQL
2 27 (45.76%) C++
3 25 (42.37%) JavaScript
4 23 (38.98%) C#
5 15 (25.42%) Java
6 7 (11.86%) Shell Script
6 7 (11.86%) PL/SQL
7 6 (10.17%) Python
8 5 (8.47%) Embedded C++
9 3 (5.08%) C
10 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.39%) Embedded C
10 2 (3.39%) VB
11 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.69%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.69%) VBScript
11 1 (1.69%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) Sun Certification
2 7 (11.86%) DV Cleared
2 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) MCP
4 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) Oracle
2 13 (22.03%) Sun
2 13 (22.03%) AccuRev
3 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.69%) Macromedia
4 1 (1.69%) Apple
4 1 (1.69%) Xamarin
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