The table below looks at the statistics for OOD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOD over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 40 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing OOD 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.68% 1.04% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.86 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +1.35%
OOD
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
221 198 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 74.66% 68.51% 68.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 120 97
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £14.65 £16.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £36.00 £79.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

OOD Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

OOD
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

OOD Daily Rate Trend in Kent

OOD
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

OOD Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

OOD
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOD within the Kent region over the 3 months to 20 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Maidstone - 1 - -
Margate - - - -
Rochester - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Dartford - - - - 3
OOD
South East

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) OO
1 5 (100.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Spring
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Apache
2 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (80.00%) J2SE
2 4 (80.00%) JUnit
3 3 (60.00%) UML
3 3 (60.00%) JSP
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) OCPJP
3 3 (60.00%) Middleware
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) JPA
3 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) PrimeFaces
4 1 (20.00%) PhoneGap

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (80.00%) Apache
1 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JUnit
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (80.00%) Spring
2 4 (80.00%) J2SE
3 3 (60.00%) Middleware
3 3 (60.00%) JSP
3 3 (60.00%) JPA
4 1 (20.00%) PhoneGap
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) PrimeFaces
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) DHTML
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE
4 1 (20.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) Web Design
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) OCPJP
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle