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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 39 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing OOD 6 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.03% 1.42% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 1.84% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
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£270 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.51% +15.33%
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
237 217 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 80.07% 76.95% 68.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 141 105
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 15
Average hourly rate £9.00 £32.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.09% +17.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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
Maidstone -2 4 - - 2
Canterbury - 1 £270 -
OOD
South East

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) OO
4 5 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (50.00%) SDLC
5 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (40.00%) OOP
5 4 (40.00%) MVC
5 4 (40.00%) C#
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (30.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (30.00%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (30.00%) MVVM
6 3 (30.00%) WCF
6 3 (30.00%) WPF
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Phone
7 2 (20.00%) Android Development
7 2 (20.00%) Android
7 2 (20.00%) VB6
7 2 (20.00%) VB
7 2 (20.00%) HTML
7 2 (20.00%) JavaScript

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 1 (10.00%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (90.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (50.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 4 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (40.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (30.00%) WCF
3 3 (30.00%) WPF
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) JSON
5 1 (10.00%) Dojo
5 1 (10.00%) jQuery
5 1 (10.00%) REST
5 1 (10.00%) Spring Integration
5 1 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (10.00%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) OO
2 5 (50.00%) SDLC
3 4 (40.00%) OOP
3 4 (40.00%) MVC
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (30.00%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (30.00%) MVVM
5 2 (20.00%) Android Development
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 4 (40.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (20.00%) VB
4 2 (20.00%) VB6
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (10.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle