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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 125 95 111
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +16
Contract jobs citing OOD 19 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.62% 1.31% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.83% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 20
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£300 £280 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -33.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £262 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 1
Average hourly rate £36.75 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% +10.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-15.68% +17.64%
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
2328 1696 2199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.86% 71.71% 69.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1443 856 1149
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 134 219
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.87 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -7 4 £270 -12.55% 8
Suffolk +1 3 - -
Essex -14 3 £275 - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 - 8
Bedfordshire -18 1 £385 - 1
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 29 (85.29%) OO
2 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (55.88%) C++
4 16 (47.06%) HTML
5 12 (35.29%) .NET
6 11 (32.35%) UML
7 10 (29.41%) CSS
7 10 (29.41%) C#
7 10 (29.41%) SQL
7 10 (29.41%) MVC
8 8 (23.53%) Java
8 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
8 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET
8 8 (23.53%) XML
8 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
8 8 (23.53%) Web Development
8 8 (23.53%) .NET Framework
9 7 (20.59%) TDD
9 7 (20.59%) Project Planning
9 7 (20.59%) Qt
9 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 7 (20.59%) Python
9 7 (20.59%) Oracle
10 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
10 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
10 6 (17.65%) UNIX
10 6 (17.65%) Finance
10 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
10 6 (17.65%) Sun

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.94%) CMS
2 1 (2.94%) Alfresco
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.94%) GSM
1 1 (2.94%) 3G
1 1 (2.94%) Wireless
1 1 (2.94%) 2G
1 1 (2.94%) WiMAX
1 1 (2.94%) ZigBee
1 1 (2.94%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (11.76%) Subversion
3 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.82%) CruiseControl
5 2 (5.88%) Xcode
6 1 (2.94%) JUnit
6 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Electronics
3 2 (5.88%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.88%) Automotive
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) C++ Developer
3 7 (20.59%) Python Developer
4 6 (17.65%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) SQL Developer
5 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL Developer
6 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) iOS Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.94%) .NET Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Java Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) HTML
2 12 (35.29%) .NET
3 10 (29.41%) CSS
4 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET
4 8 (23.53%) XML
4 8 (23.53%) .NET Framework
5 7 (20.59%) Qt
5 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 6 (17.65%) jQuery
6 6 (17.65%) Web Services
7 5 (14.71%) Servlets
7 5 (14.71%) XSLT
7 5 (14.71%) XHTML
7 5 (14.71%) WCF
7 5 (14.71%) CSS3
8 3 (8.82%) Ajax
8 3 (8.82%) HTML5
9 2 (5.88%) Cocoa Touch
9 2 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) iPhone
2 3 (8.82%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) Smart Meter
3 2 (5.88%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) UNIX
2 5 (14.71%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.94%) Solaris
4 1 (2.94%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Android
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (85.29%) OO
2 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) UML
4 10 (29.41%) MVC
5 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 8 (23.53%) Web Development
6 7 (20.59%) Project Planning
6 7 (20.59%) TDD
7 6 (17.65%) Scrum
8 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
8 5 (14.71%) Multithreading
8 5 (14.71%) BDD
9 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
10 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (5.88%) OOP
10 2 (5.88%) iOS Development
11 1 (2.94%) Mobile Application Development
11 1 (2.94%) Android Development
11 1 (2.94%) Waterfall
11 1 (2.94%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) C++
2 10 (29.41%) C#
2 10 (29.41%) SQL
3 8 (23.53%) Java
3 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.59%) Python
5 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
6 5 (14.71%) Shell Script
7 4 (11.76%) Embedded C++
8 2 (5.88%) Objective-C
8 2 (5.88%) C
9 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Sun Certification
2 3 (8.82%) MCP
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) Sun
3 5 (14.71%) AccuRev
4 2 (5.88%) Apple
5 1 (2.94%) Xamarin