The table below looks at the statistics for OOD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOD over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 51 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing OOD 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.62% 1.30% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.91% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£275 £288 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +35.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.73 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.86 £37.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +4.89%
OOD
East of 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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
376 314 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 77.37% 67.97% 65.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 162 158
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £264 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 38 54
Average hourly rate £30.50 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

OOD Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

OOD
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

OOD Daily Rate Trend in Essex

OOD
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

OOD Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

OOD
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOD within the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 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
Billericay - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
OOD
East of England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 8 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Sun
2 7 (87.50%) Sun Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Shell Script
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Web Development
2 7 (87.50%) AccuRev
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 7 (87.50%) C++
2 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) XML
2 7 (87.50%) XSLT
2 7 (87.50%) UNIX
2 7 (87.50%) Servlets
2 7 (87.50%) UML
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle Database
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) JAXB
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) OOP
6 1 (12.50%) OO
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) WPF
6 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
6 1 (12.50%) Relational Database

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Developer
2 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Silverlight Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) Servlets
1 7 (87.50%) XML
1 7 (87.50%) XSLT
2 2 (25.00%) JAXB
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) WPF
3 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) UML
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Web Development
2 1 (12.50%) OOP
2 1 (12.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Shell Script
2 7 (87.50%) C++
2 7 (87.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
1 7 (87.50%) Sun
1 7 (87.50%) AccuRev