The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 126 107 109
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing OOD 11 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.36% 0.59% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.84% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 21
Average daily rate
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£324 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £292 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £468 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £34.86 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.03% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.33% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2256 1664 2053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.73% 69.97% 67.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1325 869 1023
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 124 229
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
OOD
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -12 4 £315 -32.62% 9
Essex -4 3 £275 -8.33% 1
Suffolk -16 3 £340 - 2
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 3
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 22 (66.67%) OO
1 22 (66.67%) C++
2 14 (42.42%) HTML
2 14 (42.42%) Java
3 13 (39.39%) SQL
3 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (36.36%) .NET
4 12 (36.36%) C#
4 12 (36.36%) UML
5 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 11 (33.33%) Oracle
6 10 (30.30%) MVC
7 9 (27.27%) Sun
7 9 (27.27%) XML
8 8 (24.24%) XSLT
8 8 (24.24%) UNIX
8 8 (24.24%) PL/SQL
8 8 (24.24%) Sun Certification
8 8 (24.24%) Web Development
8 8 (24.24%) AccuRev
9 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database
9 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
9 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
9 7 (21.21%) Servlets
9 7 (21.21%) Python
10 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
10 6 (18.18%) Project Planning
10 6 (18.18%) Qt
10 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
10 6 (18.18%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (6.06%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) WiMAX
1 1 (3.03%) ZigBee
1 1 (3.03%) LTE
1 1 (3.03%) 2G
1 1 (3.03%) Wireless
1 1 (3.03%) 3G
1 1 (3.03%) Bluetooth
1 1 (3.03%) GSM
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.06%) Xcode
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.06%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (84.85%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) .NET Developer
2 7 (21.21%) C++ Developer
2 7 (21.21%) C# Developer
3 6 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Python Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.06%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) iOS Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Qt Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Silverlight Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Java Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) HTML
2 12 (36.36%) .NET
3 9 (27.27%) XML
4 8 (24.24%) XSLT
5 7 (21.21%) Servlets
6 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 6 (18.18%) Qt
6 6 (18.18%) WCF
7 5 (15.15%) jQuery
7 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (15.15%) CSS
8 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
8 3 (9.09%) JAXB
8 3 (9.09%) Web Services
8 3 (9.09%) XHTML
9 2 (6.06%) Cocoa
9 2 (6.06%) WPF
9 2 (6.06%) Silverlight
9 2 (6.06%) Cocoa Touch
9 2 (6.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Blog
2 2 (6.06%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.06%) iPhone
2 2 (6.06%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) UNIX
2 5 (15.15%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) OO
2 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (36.36%) UML
4 10 (30.30%) MVC
5 8 (24.24%) Web Development
6 6 (18.18%) Project Planning
6 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 6 (18.18%) TDD
7 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
7 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
8 4 (12.12%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (12.12%) CQRS
8 4 (12.12%) Scrum
8 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.09%) Multithreading
10 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (6.06%) BDD
10 2 (6.06%) iOS Development
11 1 (3.03%) Workflow
11 1 (3.03%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) C++
2 14 (42.42%) Java
3 13 (39.39%) SQL
4 12 (36.36%) C#
5 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 8 (24.24%) PL/SQL
7 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
7 7 (21.21%) Python
8 5 (15.15%) PHP
8 5 (15.15%) Delphi
9 4 (12.12%) Ruby
10 2 (6.06%) C
10 2 (6.06%) Embedded C++
10 2 (6.06%) Objective-C
11 1 (3.03%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle
2 9 (27.27%) Sun
3 8 (24.24%) AccuRev
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) Apple
5 1 (3.03%) Nintex
5 1 (3.03%) Business Objects
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