The table below looks at the statistics for OOD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOD over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 98 73 68
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -5
Contract jobs citing OOD 6 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.35% 0.50% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.61% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £233 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £293 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £33.73 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.96% -10.06%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1391 821 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 82.11% 81.29% 79.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 540 406
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 27
Average hourly rate £15.25 £11.43 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.47% -74.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

OOD Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

OOD
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

OOD Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

OOD
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

OOD Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (71.43%) OO
1 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Android
2 4 (57.14%) RESTful
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 4 (57.14%) Android Development
2 4 (57.14%) User Experience
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Google
4 2 (28.57%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) UML
4 2 (28.57%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) Lotus
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) J2EE
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Xcode
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Android Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
1 4 (57.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) OO
1 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Android Development
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) UML
4 2 (28.57%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
5 1 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Google
2 2 (28.57%) Lotus