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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hierarchical Object-Oriented Design (HOOD)
Rank 578 586 547
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -39
Contract jobs citing HOOD 18 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.017% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.023% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £344 £320
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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
41173 39816 35317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.21% 75.21% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26232 25172 21131
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1182 1174 1060
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -11.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.77 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £50.00 £49.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -15 16 £381 +10.90%
London - 7 £388 -
Lancashire - 4 - -
North West - 4 - -
Preston - 3 - -
East of England -2 2 £400 +18.51%
Essex -8 2 £400 -
Cardiff - 2 £300 -
Coventry - 2 £313 -
South Wales - 2 £300 -
Wales - 2 £300 -
West Midlands - 2 £313 -
South West +13 1 £275 -21.42%
City of London - 1 £330 -

HOOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) ERP
2 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 4 (15.38%) SAP Retail
3 4 (15.38%) Ada
3 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (15.38%) PRINCE
3 4 (15.38%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) SAP
3 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 4 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.54%) Hudson
4 3 (11.54%) yum
4 3 (11.54%) Avionics
4 3 (11.54%) SDLC
4 3 (11.54%) Apache
4 3 (11.54%) Web Services
4 3 (11.54%) HTTP
4 3 (11.54%) Maven
4 3 (11.54%) TDD
5 2 (7.69%) Banking
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (7.69%) Military
5 2 (7.69%) SAS
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (7.69%) JIRA

HOOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (11.54%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) SAS
2 2 (7.69%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) SAP Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
2 2 (7.69%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.54%) Hudson
2 3 (11.54%) Maven
3 2 (7.69%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) JMeter
General
1 4 (15.38%) Retail
2 3 (11.54%) Avionics
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Military
4 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) SAP Consultant
1 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
1 4 (15.38%) Software Engineer
1 4 (15.38%) Developer
1 4 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (7.69%) Business Manager
2 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (7.69%) Support Manager
2 2 (7.69%) Applications Support Manager
2 2 (7.69%) VBA Developer
2 2 (7.69%) Information Analyst
2 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
2 2 (7.69%) Applications Manager
2 2 (7.69%) Excel Developer
2 2 (7.69%) Excel VBA Developer
2 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (7.69%) Analyst
2 2 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Splunk Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Junior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) EJB
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) ERP
1 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 4 (15.38%) PRINCE
2 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 3 (11.54%) SDLC
3 3 (11.54%) TDD
4 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.85%) OO
5 1 (3.85%) EAI
5 1 (3.85%) OOD
5 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Ada
2 4 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) Perl
3 2 (7.69%) PHP
3 2 (7.69%) C
3 2 (7.69%) VBA
4 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) Splunk
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.85%) JD Edwards
2 1 (3.85%) Siebel