The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hierarchical Object-Oriented Design (HOOD)
Rank 578 587 551
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -36
Contract jobs citing HOOD 16 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.024% 0.016%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.032% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £248 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.61% -22.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £166 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £330 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £320
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-17.77% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HOOD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

HOOD Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 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 24 April 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
England 0 14 £400 +61.61%
London +7 6 £394 +59.09%
Lancashire - 5 £700 -
North West - 5 £700 -
East of England +15 2 £400 -
Essex +2 2 £400 -
Cardiff - 2 £306 -
South Wales - 2 £306 -
Wales - 2 £306 -
City of London +18 1 £330 -5.71%
Preston - 1 - -

HOOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 5 (25.00%) ERP
2 4 (20.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) SAP
2 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 4 (20.00%) SAP Retail
2 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.00%) Maven
3 3 (15.00%) yum
3 3 (15.00%) Hudson
3 3 (15.00%) TDD
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.00%) Apache
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE
3 3 (15.00%) HTTP
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (10.00%) SSL
4 2 (10.00%) Python
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (10.00%) EJB
4 2 (10.00%) C
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) .NET
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Banking
4 2 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) Varnish

HOOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 3 (15.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) SAP Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (5.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (5.00%) Route 53
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
2 2 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) Maven
2 3 (15.00%) Hudson
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) Artifactory
4 1 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) JMeter
General
1 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Avionics
3 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Consultant
1 4 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Applications Support
2 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Support Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Support Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Business Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Junior Information Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Build Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Information Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) EJB
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ERP
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) TDD
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Web Development
5 1 (5.00%) Auto-Scaling
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) OO
5 1 (5.00%) EAI
5 1 (5.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) C
2 2 (10.00%) PHP
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Ada
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Siebel
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards