The first table below looks at the demand for HOOD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HOOD over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hierarchical Object-Oriented Design (HOOD)
Rank 585 565 565
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs citing HOOD 9 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.010% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.013% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 13
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£344 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.63% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £380 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

HOOD
Jobs Demand Trend

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

HOOD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HOOD
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HOOD within the UK.

HOOD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HOOD
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HOOD within the UK.

HOOD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HOOD
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HOOD within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
England -22 9 £344 -27.63%
London +19 3 £325 -35.00%
South West - 3 £350 -
Cirencester - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -

HOOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HOOD 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 HOOD.

1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 11 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 11 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 10 (45.45%) TDD
3 10 (45.45%) C#
3 10 (45.45%) C++
4 7 (31.82%) HTML
5 6 (27.27%) XML
5 6 (27.27%) Finance
6 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
6 5 (22.73%) CSS
6 5 (22.73%) .NET
6 5 (22.73%) HTML5
7 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
8 3 (13.64%) Java
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.64%) Intranet
8 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
8 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (13.64%) Advertising
8 3 (13.64%) Financial Institution
8 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
8 3 (13.64%) QlikView
9 2 (9.09%) CSS3
9 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
9 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
9 2 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (9.09%) Web Development
9 2 (9.09%) OOD
9 2 (9.09%) Linux

HOOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HOOD 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 HOOD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.64%) QlikView
2 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JMeter
1 1 (4.55%) LabVIEW
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium
1 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
1 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (13.64%) Advertising
3 3 (13.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 10 (45.45%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Web Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Junior
3 3 (13.64%) Junior Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Junior Web Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Junior Front-End Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Siebel Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Lead Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Web Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Junior Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Web Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Principle Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Web Designer
5 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) HTML
2 6 (27.27%) XML
3 5 (22.73%) HTML5
3 5 (22.73%) .NET
3 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
3 5 (22.73%) CSS
4 2 (9.09%) CSS3
4 2 (9.09%) DHTML
5 1 (4.55%) jQuery
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (45.45%) TDD
3 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
3 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Web Development
4 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
4 2 (9.09%) OOD
4 2 (9.09%) OO
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
5 1 (4.55%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) C++
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) Java
5 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.55%) Groovy
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) SAP
1 2 (9.09%) Siebel
1 2 (9.09%) JD Edwards
2 1 (4.55%) EPiServer
2 1 (4.55%) Allen-Bradley
2 1 (4.55%) Siemens
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle