The table below looks at the statistics for OOD skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOD over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 195 160 156
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -4
Contract jobs citing OOD 71 78 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.72% 0.88% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.21% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 47
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£353 £306 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.19% -4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+23.98% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
OOD
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7382 6452 5457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.32% 72.86% 71.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4060 3447 2670
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 264 306
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £49.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

OOD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

OOD Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OOD
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

OOD Daily Rate Trend in the South East

OOD
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOD across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

OOD Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

OOD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

OOD Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

OOD
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOD within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Hampshire -14 32 £313 +2.45% 9
Buckinghamshire +7 18 £413 +39.83% 3
Berkshire -9 7 £400 +25.49% 6
Kent -8 5 - - 3
Surrey -6 4 £375 -9.09% 5
West Sussex -21 2 £275 - 3
East Sussex - 1 £450 - 3
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 12
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 88 (66.67%) OO
2 75 (56.82%) Linux
3 73 (55.30%) UML
4 70 (53.03%) C
5 66 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 64 (48.48%) NUnit
7 60 (45.45%) C++
7 60 (45.45%) UNIX
8 58 (43.94%) Subversion
9 57 (43.18%) Analytical Skills
10 54 (40.91%) Security Cleared
11 52 (39.39%) Configuration Management
12 51 (38.64%) ClearCase
13 49 (37.12%) GoogleTest
14 48 (36.36%) Ant
14 48 (36.36%) SC Cleared
14 48 (36.36%) CppUnit
15 46 (34.85%) Motif
16 38 (28.79%) Project Management
16 38 (28.79%) .NET
17 36 (27.27%) SQL
17 36 (27.27%) C#
17 36 (27.27%) Multithreading
18 34 (25.76%) Use Case
19 33 (25.00%) XML
20 32 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
21 31 (23.48%) SQL Server
22 30 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
23 28 (21.21%) Python
24 27 (20.45%) MVC

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 14 (10.61%) Kentico
2 13 (9.85%) CMS
3 10 (7.58%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.79%) IIS
4 5 (3.79%) Apache
5 2 (1.52%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.76%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.79%) 3G
2 5 (3.79%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (3.79%) Wireless
2 5 (3.79%) WiMAX
2 5 (3.79%) UMTS
2 5 (3.79%) LTE
2 5 (3.79%) 4G
3 4 (3.03%) GSM
3 4 (3.03%) IPv4
3 4 (3.03%) IPv6
4 2 (1.52%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.52%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.76%) Network Security
5 1 (0.76%) CTI
5 1 (0.76%) Intranet
5 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (23.48%) SQL Server
2 24 (18.18%) Ingres
2 24 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.52%) MySQL
4 2 (1.52%) Big Data
4 2 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.76%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 64 (48.48%) NUnit
2 58 (43.94%) Subversion
3 51 (38.64%) ClearCase
4 49 (37.12%) GoogleTest
5 48 (36.36%) CppUnit
5 48 (36.36%) Ant
6 24 (18.18%) CruiseControl
7 23 (17.42%) ClearQuest
8 20 (15.15%) Rational Rose
9 18 (13.64%) Visual Studio
10 13 (9.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.79%) Eclipse
11 5 (3.79%) Git (software)
12 4 (3.03%) JUnit
13 3 (2.27%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 2 (1.52%) MSBuild
14 2 (1.52%) TeamCity
14 2 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (1.52%) Selenium
15 1 (0.76%) Maven
General
1 8 (6.06%) Finance
2 5 (3.79%) Electronics
3 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.52%) Banking
4 2 (1.52%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (65.91%) Developer
2 32 (24.24%) Software Engineer
3 22 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 19 (14.39%) .NET Developer
5 18 (13.64%) C Developer
6 11 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.30%) C++ Developer
8 6 (4.55%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.79%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.03%) Web Developer
10 4 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (2.27%) Agile .NET Developer
11 3 (2.27%) CMS Developer
11 3 (2.27%) Front-End Developer
11 3 (2.27%) Front-End Web Developer
11 3 (2.27%) Consultant
11 3 (2.27%) ASP.NET Developer
12 2 (1.52%) C++ Software Developer
12 2 (1.52%) Principal Software Engineer
12 2 (1.52%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (34.85%) Motif
2 38 (28.79%) .NET
3 33 (25.00%) XML
4 27 (20.45%) WCF
5 24 (18.18%) wxWidgets
6 16 (12.12%) HTML
7 15 (11.36%) CSS
7 15 (11.36%) jQuery
8 14 (10.61%) Web Services
9 12 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 10 (7.58%) .NET Framework
11 9 (6.82%) ASP.NET
12 7 (5.30%) AngularJS
12 7 (5.30%) WPF
13 6 (4.55%) Spring
13 6 (4.55%) Hibernate
14 5 (3.79%) SOAP
14 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (3.79%) HTML5
14 5 (3.79%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (43.18%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (18.18%) Derivative
3 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.03%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.52%) DTV
5 2 (1.52%) Open Source
5 2 (1.52%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 75 (56.82%) Linux
2 60 (45.45%) UNIX
3 22 (16.67%) Windows
4 9 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.52%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.52%) Android
6 1 (0.76%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.76%) SUSE
6 1 (0.76%) Fedora
6 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (66.67%) OO
2 73 (55.30%) UML
3 66 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 52 (39.39%) Configuration Management
5 38 (28.79%) Project Management
6 36 (27.27%) Multithreading
7 34 (25.76%) Use Case
8 32 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (20.45%) MVC
11 25 (18.94%) Memory Management
12 24 (18.18%) Integration Testing
13 23 (17.42%) Scrum
14 21 (15.91%) Unified Process
14 21 (15.91%) SOA
14 21 (15.91%) TDD
14 21 (15.91%) RUP
15 19 (14.39%) Automated Testing
16 11 (8.33%) Unit Testing
17 8 (6.06%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 70 (53.03%) C
2 60 (45.45%) C++
3 36 (27.27%) C#
3 36 (27.27%) SQL
4 28 (21.21%) Python
5 22 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 17 (12.88%) Java
7 7 (5.30%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.55%) Embedded C++
9 4 (3.03%) PHP
9 4 (3.03%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.27%) PHP5
11 2 (1.52%) Perl
11 2 (1.52%) Groovy
11 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.76%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.76%) VB
12 1 (0.76%) C++/CLI
12 1 (0.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 54 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 48 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.58%) Degree
4 2 (1.52%) ISEB
4 2 (1.52%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.52%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) Ansible
2 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.58%) Red Hat
3 5 (3.79%) webMethods
3 5 (3.79%) Oracle
4 4 (3.03%) SAP
4 4 (3.03%) Software AG
5 3 (2.27%) Appcelerator
5 3 (2.27%) Facebook
6 2 (1.52%) Coverity
7 1 (0.76%) IBM
7 1 (0.76%) InterSystems
7 1 (0.76%) VMware
7 1 (0.76%) Zend
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