The table below looks at the statistics for OOD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOD over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 104 99 106
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing OOD 23 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.83% 0.61% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.87% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 2
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£425 £450 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +29.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £360 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £368
% change year-on-year
- -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +13.97%
OOD
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2099 1729 1779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.50% 69.97% 67.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 855 880
Average daily rate £379 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 77
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +44.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

OOD Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

OOD
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

OOD Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

OOD
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOD across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

OOD Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

OOD
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

OOD Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

OOD
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOD within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 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
Glasgow -9 13 £425 -5.55%
Edinburgh +5 9 £500 - 3
Aberdeen - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
OOD
UK

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 34 (87.18%) OO
2 31 (79.49%) Java
3 19 (48.72%) UNIX
4 18 (46.15%) Linux
5 16 (41.03%) Sybase
6 14 (35.90%) SQL
6 14 (35.90%) Perl
6 14 (35.90%) Spring
7 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (30.77%) Use Case
7 12 (30.77%) Relational Database
7 12 (30.77%) DB2
8 11 (28.21%) UML
8 11 (28.21%) Finance
8 11 (28.21%) SOA
9 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (23.08%) RDBMS
10 9 (23.08%) Web Services
10 9 (23.08%) JUnit
11 8 (20.51%) Oracle
11 8 (20.51%) J2SE
11 8 (20.51%) JMS
11 8 (20.51%) Hibernate
12 6 (15.38%) Front Office
12 6 (15.38%) Database Tuning
12 6 (15.38%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (15.38%) Degree
13 5 (12.82%) jQuery
13 5 (12.82%) Computer Science

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (10.26%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
3 2 (5.13%) GlassFish
3 2 (5.13%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.56%) Mule
4 1 (2.56%) Drupal
4 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) Relational Database
1 12 (30.77%) DB2
2 9 (23.08%) RDBMS
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.13%) MySQL
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) JUnit
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.56%) Maven
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Front Office
3 4 (10.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (71.79%) Developer
2 19 (48.72%) Java Developer
3 11 (28.21%) Designer
4 4 (10.26%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Designer
5 3 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (7.69%) Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Applications Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (5.13%) J2EE Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Java Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Java/J2EE Architect
7 1 (2.56%) SOA Designer
7 1 (2.56%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) Spring
2 9 (23.08%) Web Services
3 8 (20.51%) J2SE
3 8 (20.51%) JMS
3 8 (20.51%) Hibernate
4 5 (12.82%) jQuery
4 5 (12.82%) Java EE
4 5 (12.82%) CSS
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
5 4 (10.26%) .NET
5 4 (10.26%) HTML
6 3 (7.69%) Java EE 5
6 3 (7.69%) JSF
6 3 (7.69%) NHibernate
6 3 (7.69%) WCF
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle ADF
7 2 (5.13%) JSP
7 2 (5.13%) J2EE
7 2 (5.13%) JRuby
7 2 (5.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.38%) Equity Derivative
3 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
4 4 (10.26%) Mathematics
4 4 (10.26%) Physics
5 2 (5.13%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.56%) Open Source
6 1 (2.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) UNIX
2 18 (46.15%) Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (87.18%) OO
2 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Use Case
3 11 (28.21%) UML
3 11 (28.21%) SOA
4 9 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (15.38%) Database Tuning
6 5 (12.82%) Scrum
7 4 (10.26%) Multithreading
7 4 (10.26%) TDD
7 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.13%) BPMN
10 1 (2.56%) Coaching
10 1 (2.56%) BDD
10 1 (2.56%) BPEL
10 1 (2.56%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 31 (79.49%) Java
2 14 (35.90%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) Perl
3 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.26%) C#
4 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.13%) Jython
5 2 (5.13%) Groovy
6 1 (2.56%) PHP
6 1 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Sybase
2 8 (20.51%) Oracle
3 5 (12.82%) JBoss
4 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.13%) Twitter
6 1 (2.56%) Yahoo!
6 1 (2.56%) Informatica
6 1 (2.56%) IBM