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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hierarchical Object-Oriented Design (HOOD)
Rank 607 592 571
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -21
Contract jobs citing HOOD 15 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.015% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.034% 0.019% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 4
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£350 £344 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £294 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £350 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
44294 41615 38269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.78% 76.15% 74.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28706 25700 23210
Average daily rate £418 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1169 1103
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -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
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 4 August 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 14 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 4 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
England -12 15 £350 +1.81%
London +4 5 £350 +7.69%
City of London -9 4 £350 +7.69%
South East -25 3 £400 +52.38%
West Midlands - 3 £325 -
Coventry - 3 £325 -
South West -4 2 £294 -16.07%
Kent - 2 £400 -
North West - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Chatham - 2 £400 -
West Sussex -10 1 £375 +42.85%
Preston - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 £375 -

HOOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
4 4 (12.90%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (12.90%) Ada
4 4 (12.90%) ERP
4 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.68%) Calabash
5 3 (9.68%) Robotium
5 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (9.68%) SDLC
5 3 (9.68%) SAS
5 3 (9.68%) HTTP
5 3 (9.68%) VBA
5 3 (9.68%) SAP
5 3 (9.68%) Web Services
5 3 (9.68%) Apache
5 3 (9.68%) Hudson
5 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.68%) yum
5 3 (9.68%) Android
5 3 (9.68%) Avionics
5 3 (9.68%) SAP Retail
5 3 (9.68%) Scrum
5 3 (9.68%) TDD
5 3 (9.68%) Retail
5 3 (9.68%) Maven
6 2 (6.45%) CRM

HOOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (9.68%) Apache
1 3 (9.68%) SAS
2 2 (6.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SAP Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) HTTP
2 2 (6.45%) SSL
3 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.68%) Calabash
2 3 (9.68%) Robotium
2 3 (9.68%) Hudson
2 3 (9.68%) Maven
3 2 (6.45%) JIRA
3 2 (6.45%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (3.23%) JMeter
General
1 3 (9.68%) Retail
1 3 (9.68%) Avionics
2 2 (6.45%) Military
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Developer
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) VBA Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Excel Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Excel VBA Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Information Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
4 2 (6.45%) Business Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Applications Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Support Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Applications Support Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) AWS Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Splunk Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) EJB
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (12.90%) ERP
3 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
4 3 (9.68%) TDD
4 3 (9.68%) Scrum
4 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
4 3 (9.68%) SDLC
5 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) CRM
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (3.23%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.23%) OO
6 1 (3.23%) EAI
6 1 (3.23%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) Java
3 4 (12.90%) Ada
4 3 (9.68%) VBA
5 2 (6.45%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) PHP
5 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.45%) C
6 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) Siebel
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards
2 1 (3.23%) Splunk