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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hierarchical Object-Oriented Design (HOOD)
Rank 603 583 551
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -32
Contract jobs citing HOOD 10 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.017% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.023% 0.022% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 £43.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £43.75 -
% change year-on-year
-15.42% -

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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 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 3 July 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 -31 9 £325 -7.14%
Lancashire - 4 - -
North West - 4 - -
Coventry - 3 £325 -
Preston - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £325 -
South West -10 1 £275 -21.42%
London -12 1 £375 -
Cardiff - 1 £300 -
Wales - 1 £300 -
South Wales - 1 £300 -

HOOD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (18.52%) ERP
4 4 (14.81%) PRINCE
4 4 (14.81%) Ada
4 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (14.81%) Java
4 4 (14.81%) SAP
4 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) Retail
4 4 (14.81%) SAP Retail
4 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
4 4 (14.81%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
5 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (11.11%) Hudson
5 3 (11.11%) yum
5 3 (11.11%) Maven
5 3 (11.11%) SDLC
5 3 (11.11%) Avionics
5 3 (11.11%) TDD
5 3 (11.11%) Apache
5 3 (11.11%) Web Services
5 3 (11.11%) VBA
5 3 (11.11%) SAS
5 3 (11.11%) HTTP
6 2 (7.41%) SSL
6 2 (7.41%) Perl
6 2 (7.41%) PHP

HOOD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (11.11%) Apache
1 3 (11.11%) SAS
2 2 (7.41%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) SAP Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) HTTP
2 2 (7.41%) SSL
3 1 (3.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.11%) Hudson
2 3 (11.11%) Maven
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
4 1 (3.70%) Selenium
4 1 (3.70%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (14.81%) Retail
2 3 (11.11%) Avionics
3 2 (7.41%) Military
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) SAP Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Excel Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Excel VBA Developer
3 3 (11.11%) VBA Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Business Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Support Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Support Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Information Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Support
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Splunk Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) EJB
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (18.52%) ERP
3 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
3 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
3 4 (14.81%) PRINCE
4 3 (11.11%) SDLC
4 3 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.70%) OO
6 1 (3.70%) EAI
6 1 (3.70%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) Ada
3 3 (11.11%) VBA
4 2 (7.41%) Python
4 2 (7.41%) C
4 2 (7.41%) Perl
4 2 (7.41%) PHP
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) Siebel
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.70%) JD Edwards
2 1 (3.70%) Splunk