The table below looks at the statistics for OOD skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 123 128 105
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -23
Contract jobs citing OOD 23 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.68% 0.44% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.61% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 1
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£425 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £33.73 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.96% -10.06%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2563 2309 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.69% 72.98% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1716 1521 1050
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 89 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
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 the South West

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

OOD Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

OOD
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

OOD Daily Rate Trend in the South West

OOD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

OOD Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

OOD
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
Bristol - 9 £425 - 1
Dorset - 7 - - 5
Somerset 0 4 £352 +22.43% 4
Gloucestershire -4 1 £400 - 4
Wiltshire -6 1 £338 - 1
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 40 (81.63%) OO
2 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (48.98%) .NET
4 20 (40.82%) Windows
5 19 (38.78%) C#
6 18 (36.73%) Java
7 17 (34.69%) C++
7 17 (34.69%) Scrum
7 17 (34.69%) TDD
8 16 (32.65%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (32.65%) Web Services
9 14 (28.57%) Unit Testing
10 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
10 12 (24.49%) BDD
10 12 (24.49%) OOA/OOD
10 12 (24.49%) Visual Studio
11 11 (22.45%) Perl
11 11 (22.45%) Python
11 11 (22.45%) .NET Framework
12 10 (20.41%) Subversion
12 10 (20.41%) Software Engineering
12 10 (20.41%) Apple iOS
12 10 (20.41%) DV Cleared
12 10 (20.41%) E-Commerce
12 10 (20.41%) C
12 10 (20.41%) SQL
12 10 (20.41%) HTML
12 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
12 10 (20.41%) CSS
13 9 (18.37%) VSS/SourceSafe

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (6.12%) CMS
1 3 (6.12%) EPiServer CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) Internet
2 7 (14.29%) SDH
2 7 (14.29%) Wireshark
2 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.24%) 4G
3 6 (12.24%) 3G
3 6 (12.24%) 2G
3 6 (12.24%) 2.5G
4 2 (4.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) SQLite
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Visual Studio
2 10 (20.41%) Subversion
3 9 (18.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (18.37%) ClearCase
4 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
5 5 (10.20%) Robotium
5 5 (10.20%) Mechanoid
5 5 (10.20%) Robolectric
6 4 (8.16%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.12%) Maven
7 3 (6.12%) Ant
7 3 (6.12%) JUnit
7 3 (6.12%) Apache Ivy
8 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.04%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (2.04%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (4.08%) Electronics
1 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.08%) Finance
1 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.04%) Military
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
2 1 (2.04%) Marketing
2 1 (2.04%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 39 (79.59%) Developer
2 16 (32.65%) Senior Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Software Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 7 (14.29%) C++ Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Web Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Android Developer
5 5 (10.20%) iOS Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Senior iOS Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Android Developer
6 4 (8.16%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.12%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (4.08%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Systems Developer
8 2 (4.08%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.98%) .NET
2 16 (32.65%) Web Services
3 11 (22.45%) .NET Framework
4 10 (20.41%) HTML
4 10 (20.41%) CSS
5 7 (14.29%) STL
6 5 (10.20%) JDBC
6 5 (10.20%) WCF
6 5 (10.20%) ActionBarSherlock
7 4 (8.16%) Entity Framework
7 4 (8.16%) .NET Compact Framework
8 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
8 3 (6.12%) JSP
8 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.12%) XSLT
8 3 (6.12%) Spring
8 3 (6.12%) Ajax
8 3 (6.12%) Spring MVC
9 2 (4.08%) Swing
9 2 (4.08%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Mobile Payment
1 9 (18.37%) User Experience
2 6 (12.24%) Client/Server
2 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
3 5 (10.20%) iPad
3 5 (10.20%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (10.20%) iPhone
4 2 (4.08%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.04%) DTV
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.82%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) Apple iOS
3 9 (18.37%) Windows Phone
3 9 (18.37%) Android
3 9 (18.37%) Windows Phone 7
4 7 (14.29%) Windows CE
5 5 (10.20%) UNIX
6 1 (2.04%) Solaris
6 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (81.63%) OO
2 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.69%) TDD
3 17 (34.69%) Scrum
4 16 (32.65%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 12 (24.49%) BDD
6 12 (24.49%) OOA/OOD
7 10 (20.41%) E-Commerce
7 10 (20.41%) Software Engineering
8 9 (18.37%) OOP
8 9 (18.37%) Android Development
8 9 (18.37%) Kanban
9 6 (12.24%) MVC
9 6 (12.24%) UML
10 5 (10.20%) iOS Development
10 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Release Management
12 3 (6.12%) Multithreading
12 3 (6.12%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) C#
2 18 (36.73%) Java
3 17 (34.69%) C++
4 11 (22.45%) Perl
4 11 (22.45%) Python
5 10 (20.41%) C
5 10 (20.41%) SQL
5 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
6 8 (16.33%) Ruby
7 7 (14.29%) Bash Shell
8 5 (10.20%) Objective-C
9 3 (6.12%) Lua
9 3 (6.12%) PHP
10 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.41%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Google
3 3 (6.12%) EPiServer
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) Appcelerator
5 1 (2.04%) Netbiscuits
5 1 (2.04%) Kony
5 1 (2.04%) Apple
5 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.04%) Volantis
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