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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 93 95 103
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing OOD 29 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.13% 1.54% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 2.20% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 12
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£375 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £39.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-0.64% -
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
1913 1594 1618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.44% 70.22% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 881 887
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 156 131
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -6 17 £375 -11.76% 10
Essex -2 5 £224 +14.74% 1
Norfolk +4 2 £300 -
Hertfordshire -3 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - -
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 47 (78.33%) OO
2 41 (68.33%) HTML
3 35 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (53.33%) SQL
5 28 (46.67%) JavaScript
5 28 (46.67%) Oracle
6 27 (45.00%) .NET
7 26 (43.33%) C++
7 26 (43.33%) CSS
7 26 (43.33%) .NET Framework
8 25 (41.67%) MVC
8 25 (41.67%) Windows
8 25 (41.67%) C#
9 21 (35.00%) jQuery
10 20 (33.33%) XML
10 20 (33.33%) Visual Studio
10 20 (33.33%) XHTML
11 18 (30.00%) Multithreading
11 18 (30.00%) TDD
12 17 (28.33%) UML
13 16 (26.67%) Java
13 16 (26.67%) Finance
13 16 (26.67%) WCF
13 16 (26.67%) Web Development
14 15 (25.00%) ASP.NET
14 15 (25.00%) Web Services
15 13 (21.67%) XSLT
15 13 (21.67%) UNIX
15 13 (21.67%) Sun
15 13 (21.67%) Sun Certification

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2 (3.33%) CMS
2 1 (1.67%) Alfresco
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) FTP
1 1 (1.67%) Intranet
1 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.67%) DTS
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (10.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 6 (10.00%) Subversion
3 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.33%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.67%) JUnit
5 1 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (26.67%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Electronics
3 3 (5.00%) Automotive
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.33%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (90.00%) Developer
2 17 (28.33%) .NET Developer
3 15 (25.00%) C++ Developer
4 12 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 6 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Python Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 4 (6.67%) J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.00%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Lead Developer
9 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL Developer
9 2 (3.33%) C++ Software Developer
10 1 (1.67%) .NET Architect
10 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Developer
10 1 (1.67%) Senior Software Developer
10 1 (1.67%) Database Developer
10 1 (1.67%) Android Developer
10 1 (1.67%) Designer
10 1 (1.67%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (68.33%) HTML
2 27 (45.00%) .NET
3 26 (43.33%) CSS
3 26 (43.33%) .NET Framework
4 21 (35.00%) jQuery
5 20 (33.33%) XML
5 20 (33.33%) XHTML
6 16 (26.67%) WCF
7 15 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 15 (25.00%) Web Services
8 13 (21.67%) XSLT
9 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 9 (15.00%) CSS3
11 7 (11.67%) Servlets
11 7 (11.67%) J2EE
11 7 (11.67%) MFC
12 6 (10.00%) Middleware
12 6 (10.00%) JAXB
12 6 (10.00%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.67%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) iPhone
5 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 25 (41.67%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) UNIX
3 7 (11.67%) Linux
4 2 (3.33%) VxWorks
4 2 (3.33%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (1.67%) Android
5 1 (1.67%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (78.33%) OO
2 35 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (41.67%) MVC
4 18 (30.00%) Multithreading
4 18 (30.00%) TDD
5 17 (28.33%) UML
6 16 (26.67%) Web Development
7 11 (18.33%) Scrum
8 9 (15.00%) Configuration Management
9 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.00%) Unit Testing
11 5 (8.33%) BDD
11 5 (8.33%) Project Planning
11 5 (8.33%) SOA
12 4 (6.67%) Information Management
13 2 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
13 2 (3.33%) Asset Management
14 1 (1.67%) Content Management
14 1 (1.67%) Web Design
14 1 (1.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (53.33%) SQL
2 28 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 26 (43.33%) C++
4 25 (41.67%) C#
5 16 (26.67%) Java
6 7 (11.67%) PL/SQL
6 7 (11.67%) Shell Script
7 5 (8.33%) Embedded C++
7 5 (8.33%) Python
8 3 (5.00%) C
9 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.33%) VB
9 2 (3.33%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.67%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.67%) VBScript
10 1 (1.67%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Sun Certification
2 7 (11.67%) DV Cleared
2 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.67%) MCP
5 3 (5.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 28 (46.67%) Oracle
2 13 (21.67%) Sun
2 13 (21.67%) AccuRev
3 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) Macromedia
4 1 (1.67%) Xamarin