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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 109 108 96
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing OOD 17 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.67% 0.99% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 1.35% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 11
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£375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £134 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £309 £310
% change year-on-year
+23.48% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
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
1900 1925 1563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.71% 73.28% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1130 1079 828
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 144 124
Average hourly rate £24.50 £26.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.41% -18.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.75 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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 +1 13 £375 -9.14% 6
Essex +9 2 £238 +13.09%
Hertfordshire +4 1 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Norfolk - - - -
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 45 (81.82%) OO
2 38 (69.09%) HTML
3 32 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (56.36%) JavaScript
4 31 (56.36%) SQL
5 28 (50.91%) .NET
5 28 (50.91%) Oracle
6 27 (49.09%) CSS
7 26 (47.27%) C#
7 26 (47.27%) .NET Framework
8 25 (45.45%) MVC
8 25 (45.45%) Windows
9 22 (40.00%) jQuery
10 21 (38.18%) XHTML
11 20 (36.36%) C++
12 19 (34.55%) Multithreading
13 18 (32.73%) WCF
13 18 (32.73%) TDD
13 18 (32.73%) Visual Studio
13 18 (32.73%) XML
14 17 (30.91%) Finance
15 13 (23.64%) Web Services
15 13 (23.64%) Java
16 12 (21.82%) ASP.NET
17 11 (20.00%) UNIX
17 11 (20.00%) Scrum
18 10 (18.18%) AccuRev
18 10 (18.18%) Web Development
18 10 (18.18%) Sun
18 10 (18.18%) Sun Certification

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 1 (1.82%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) FTP
1 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.82%) Intranet
1 1 (1.82%) Internet
1 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) DTS
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.82%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (32.73%) Visual Studio
2 10 (18.18%) AccuRev
3 6 (10.91%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.45%) CruiseControl
5 3 (5.45%) Subversion
5 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Automotive
3 2 (3.64%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.64%) Electronics
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (90.91%) Developer
2 17 (30.91%) .NET Developer
3 15 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 13 (23.64%) C++ Developer
5 7 (12.73%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.27%) J2EE Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Python Developer
7 2 (3.64%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.64%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (1.82%) .NET Architect
8 1 (1.82%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL Developer
8 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Agile Project Manager
8 1 (1.82%) Designer
8 1 (1.82%) Lead .NET Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Android Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Architect
8 1 (1.82%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (69.09%) HTML
2 28 (50.91%) .NET
3 27 (49.09%) CSS
4 26 (47.27%) .NET Framework
5 22 (40.00%) jQuery
6 21 (38.18%) XHTML
7 18 (32.73%) XML
7 18 (32.73%) WCF
8 13 (23.64%) Web Services
9 12 (21.82%) ASP.NET
10 10 (18.18%) XSLT
11 7 (12.73%) J2EE
11 7 (12.73%) MFC
11 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (12.73%) CSS3
11 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 6 (10.91%) TopLink
12 6 (10.91%) JAXB
12 6 (10.91%) Middleware
13 4 (7.27%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Client/Server
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) iPhone
4 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 25 (45.45%) Windows
2 11 (20.00%) UNIX
3 9 (16.36%) Linux
4 2 (3.64%) VxWorks
4 2 (3.64%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (1.82%) Android
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (81.82%) OO
2 32 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (45.45%) MVC
4 19 (34.55%) Multithreading
5 18 (32.73%) TDD
6 11 (20.00%) Scrum
7 10 (18.18%) Web Development
7 10 (18.18%) UML
8 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
8 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
9 5 (9.09%) SOA
10 4 (7.27%) Information Management
10 4 (7.27%) Project Planning
11 3 (5.45%) BDD
11 3 (5.45%) Software Engineering
12 2 (3.64%) Systems Analysis
12 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
12 2 (3.64%) Project Management
13 1 (1.82%) Workflow
13 1 (1.82%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 31 (56.36%) JavaScript
1 31 (56.36%) SQL
2 26 (47.27%) C#
3 20 (36.36%) C++
4 13 (23.64%) Java
5 4 (7.27%) C
5 4 (7.27%) PL/SQL
5 4 (7.27%) Python
5 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.45%) Embedded C
6 3 (5.45%) Embedded C++
7 2 (3.64%) VB
8 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.82%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.82%) MUMPS
8 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.82%) VBScript
8 1 (1.82%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Sun Certification
2 7 (12.73%) DV Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.27%) Degree
5 2 (3.64%) MCP
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Oracle
2 10 (18.18%) Sun
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) Macromedia
4 1 (1.82%) InterSystems
4 1 (1.82%) Xamarin