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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
Rank 108 97 113
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Contract jobs citing OOD 34 30 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.07% 1.05% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.42% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 5
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£410 £288 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £309 £310
% change year-on-year
+23.48% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £39.25 - £35.00
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2368 2115 1783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.68% 74.08% 70.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1539 1293 1121
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 90 77
Average hourly rate £36.40 £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.77% -39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £12.31 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOD across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

OOD Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 March 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
Gloucestershire - 16 £478 - 1
Wiltshire +7 12 £375 - 3
Dorset +1 3 £400 - 5
Somerset - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - - 4
OOD
England

OOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (83.33%) OO
2 32 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (50.00%) C++
3 24 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 22 (45.83%) JavaScript
4 22 (45.83%) DV Cleared
5 21 (43.75%) Java
6 20 (41.67%) Subversion
7 19 (39.58%) Perl
7 19 (39.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 19 (39.58%) Python
7 19 (39.58%) ClearCase
8 16 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (33.33%) Bash Shell
9 15 (31.25%) Ruby
10 14 (29.17%) Release Management
11 13 (27.08%) MVC
11 13 (27.08%) Scrum
11 13 (27.08%) UNIX
11 13 (27.08%) C#
11 13 (27.08%) .NET
11 13 (27.08%) Git (software)
12 12 (25.00%) SQL
12 12 (25.00%) TDD
13 10 (20.83%) jQuery
13 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET
13 10 (20.83%) Client/Server
14 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
14 9 (18.75%) E-Commerce
14 9 (18.75%) HTML

OOD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.58%) 3G
2 7 (14.58%) 2G
2 7 (14.58%) 2.5G
2 7 (14.58%) Wireshark
2 7 (14.58%) 4G
2 7 (14.58%) SDH
3 1 (2.08%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (41.67%) Subversion
2 19 (39.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 19 (39.58%) ClearCase
3 13 (27.08%) Git (software)
4 6 (12.50%) Ant
4 6 (12.50%) Maven
4 6 (12.50%) Apache Ivy
5 5 (10.42%) JUnit
5 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.08%) NUnit
6 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.08%) MSTest
6 1 (2.08%) GCC
6 1 (2.08%) GoogleTest
General
1 6 (12.50%) Retail
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (6.25%) Electronics
4 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.17%) Marketing
4 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Military
5 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 41 (85.42%) Developer
2 17 (35.42%) C++ Developer
3 11 (22.92%) Java Developer
4 10 (20.83%) Senior Developer
5 9 (18.75%) .NET Developer
6 6 (12.50%) Software Developer
6 6 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (10.42%) Software Engineer
8 4 (8.33%) C# Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
10 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.17%) C# Software Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Agile .NET Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Agile C# Developer
10 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (4.17%) .NET Software Developer
10 2 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) .NET
2 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET
2 10 (20.83%) jQuery
3 9 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (18.75%) HTML
4 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 8 (16.67%) CSS
4 8 (16.67%) SOAP
4 8 (16.67%) STL
4 8 (16.67%) WCF
4 8 (16.67%) LINQ
5 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 7 (14.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 7 (14.58%) LINQ to SQL
5 7 (14.58%) MSMQ
6 6 (12.50%) Web Services
7 5 (10.42%) JSP
7 5 (10.42%) XSLT
8 4 (8.33%) Spring MVC
8 4 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Client/Server
2 7 (14.58%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.17%) DTV
3 2 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) UNIX
2 8 (16.67%) Linux
3 6 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (4.17%) Windows CE
5 1 (2.08%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.08%) Windows XP Embedded
5 1 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (83.33%) OO
2 32 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (29.17%) Release Management
5 13 (27.08%) Scrum
5 13 (27.08%) MVC
6 12 (25.00%) TDD
7 9 (18.75%) E-Commerce
8 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
9 7 (14.58%) BDD
10 6 (12.50%) UML
11 5 (10.42%) OOA/OOD
12 3 (6.25%) OOP
13 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
13 2 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
13 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
13 2 (4.17%) Programme Management
14 1 (2.08%) Information Management
14 1 (2.08%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) C++
2 22 (45.83%) JavaScript
3 21 (43.75%) Java
4 19 (39.58%) Perl
4 19 (39.58%) Python
5 16 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 15 (31.25%) Ruby
7 13 (27.08%) C#
8 12 (25.00%) SQL
9 7 (14.58%) PHP
10 6 (12.50%) Lua
11 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
11 4 (8.33%) C
12 2 (4.17%) Embedded C++
13 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
13 1 (2.08%) VC++
13 1 (2.08%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 24 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (45.83%) DV Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) VCP4
5 2 (4.17%) Sun Certification
5 2 (4.17%) OCPJP
5 2 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) SAP
3 2 (4.17%) Sun
4 1 (2.08%) Green Hills